The Schenectady County Legislature announced a call for nominations for the 2021 Hon. Karen B. Johnson Schenectady County Older New Yorker of the Year awards, which are sponsored by the Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services.
The awards were created to recognize older adults in the community who have offered their time and experience to worthwhile projects or causes, either through professional or volunteer efforts. The Senior and Long Term Care Services Advisory Council voted to rename the award after Karen B. Johnson on 2019. She previously served on the Council and was a liaison between the Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services and the County Legislature.
“This year our community has relied on the help of volunteers more than ever – from food distribution, to sewing masks, taking care of neighbors and those on quarantine, and now helping administer vaccinations,” Schenectady County Legislator Sara Mae Pratt. “We encourage our residents to nominate seniors who have dedicated their time to helping others either professionally or through volunteering.”
The nomination form is available online at www.schenectadycounty.com/SLTC and at the Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services, 107 Nott Terrace Suite 305, Schenectady, NY 12308.
Nomination forms may be submitted by email to Kathleen.Albert@SchenectadyCounty.com, by fax at (518) 382-0194 Attn: Kathleen Albert, by mail or in person to Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services, 107 Nott Terrace, Suite 305, Schenectady NY 12308. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, February 19, 2021 by 4:30 pm.