2022 Outstanding Older Americans nominations open

LIHU‘E — This year’s Outstanding Older Americans theme is “Age My Way,” which focuses on how older adults can age in their communities, living independently for as long as possible and participating in ways they choose.

Mayor Derek Kawakami and the county Agency on Elderly Affairs invite the public to submit nominations for 2022 Outstanding Older Americans recognition.

“Every May, during Older Americans Month, we pay tribute to older adults 65 years and older who play vital, positive roles in our communities — as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce and more,” OEA Executive on Aging Kealoha Takahashi said.

Diverse communities are strong communities. Ensuring that older adults remain involved and included in island communities for as long as possible benefits everyone, she said.

As AEA prepares to celebrate Older Americans Month in May, officials are seeking nominations for this year’s Outstanding Older Americans recognition.

“Just as every person is unique, how they age and how they choose to do it is also unique — there is no (one) right way,” said Takahashi.

Nomination forms are available at the AEA weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. except county holidays. The AEA is located at the Līhu‘e Civic Center Pi‘ikoi Building Suite 330. Interested individuals must call the AEA at 808-241-4470 to access the building. Nomination forms can also be emailed by contacting AEA at the same number, or via email at elderlyaffairs@kauai.gov.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Feb. 25, by close of business.

Anyone needing an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability should call AEA as soon as possible so that requests can be fulfilled in a timely matter. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille or electronic copy.


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