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Nonprofit calls for 16 Over 60 nominations
A nonprofit is accepting nominations for its inaugural 16 Over 60 awards.
Grand Rapids-based Senior Neighbors, an agency serving the needs of older adults in Kent County, created the awards to recognize the contributions and impact of 16 individuals over the age of 60 living in Kent County “who inspire their community members and shape West Michigan.”
“We have countless engaged and inspiring older adults in Kent County who positively impact our community every day,” said Bob Barnes, president, Senior Neighbors. “Whether it’s through business excellence, caregiving or other extraordinary efforts, this population continues to shape West Michigan and are a vital part of the fabric of our community.”
Nominees can be active in a variety of ways: leaders or mentors in business, politics, philanthropy or religion; extraordinary volunteers; health care or healthy living trendsetters; advocates of senior issues; contributors to the local arts and culture community; extraordinary neighbors; or anyone else a nominator thinks should be recognized.
The nominees must be residents of Kent County or have their work/contributions taking place in Kent County. Their work must currently be taking place.
They must be at least 60 or older by April 15, 2018.
The nomination deadline is June 1.
The awards gala will be at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids on Nov. 14.
Nominations can be submitted online.