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File #: 12-0560    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 5/1/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/22/2012 Final action: 5/22/2012
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Community Services Division, on behalf of the El Dorado County Commission on Aging (COA), recommending the Board: 1) Adopt a proclamation designating May 2012 as Older Americans Month in the County of El Dorado; 2) Present a certificate to each Senior of the Year nominee, mentioning as noted on the certificate their primary contribution to the community; and 3) Announce the 2012 Senior of the Year and present the perpetual trophy to the nominee selected by the COA to receive this honor. (Est. Time: 20 min.)
Attachments: 1. A - 2012 Older Americans Month Proclamation.pdf
Title
Health and Human Services Agency, Community Services Division, on behalf of the El Dorado County Commission on Aging (COA), recommending the Board:
1) Adopt a proclamation designating May 2012 as Older Americans Month in the County of El Dorado;
2) Present a certificate to each Senior of the Year nominee, mentioning as noted on the certificate their primary contribution to the community; and
3) Announce the 2012 Senior of the Year and present the perpetual trophy to the nominee selected by the COA to receive this honor. (Est. Time: 20 min.)
 
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: None.
 
Reason for Recommendation:  Annually the Federal Government declares the month of May as "Older Americans Month", and the State proclaims May as "Older Californians Month".  The 2012 theme is "Older Americans: Never Too Old to Play".  The attached Proclamation designates May, 2012 as Older Americans Month in El Dorado County to pay tribute to the rapidly increasing older population in local communities and throughout the world and encourages social interaction across generations for the benefit of all involved.  A local celebration sponsored by the El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging and Commission on Aging took place on May 16, 2012 at each Senior Nutrition mealsite.
 
Every year, members of the public are invited to nominate a senior they believe has made a significant contribution to the local community to be considered for designation as Senior of the Year.  A panel of Commission on Aging members reviews the nominations and awards this prestigious title to the nominee they believe, based on information presented in the nomination, best demonstrates selfless dedication to serving their fellow County residents and the community at large.  A perpetual Senior of the Year trophy is traditionally presented annually to the senior selected to receive this honor, and the deserving nominees each receive a certificate in recognition of their contributions to the community
 
Action to be taken following Board approval:
Board Clerk to provide Health and Human Services at Briw Road with the Older Americans Month Proclamation signed by the Chair.
 
Contact: Daniel Nielson, 642-7275