Nominations open for C-K Senior Achievement Awards

By Bird Bouchard, The Ridgetown Independent News Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Every Senior citizen deserves recognition. Now seniors in Chatham-Kent who are making a positive impact on the community can have the chance to receive some recognition.

The municipality of Chatham-Kent is asking for nominations for this year’s Chatham-Kent Senior Achievement Awards.

The 35th annual award aims to recognize older adults aged 60-plus who have achieved significant goals and made outstanding volunteer contributions.

According to Mayor Darrin Canniff, more than 1,000 seniors have been honoured since the award’s inception.

“Volunteerism is the glue that holds our community together,” said Canniff. “People giving their time and effort for the good of others is one of the noblest and unselfish acts an individual can do. “I’m glad to say we have many such people in Chatham-Kent, and we should celebrate them.”

Nomination forms will be available at all Chatham-Kent Municipal Centres, public libraries, all 11 Seniors’ Centres within the municipality, as well as online through the Age-Friendly CK and CK Senior Awards Facebook pages.

The 2022 Senior of the Year will be announced during the Chatham-Kent Celebration of Older Adults broadcast on June 1.

The deadline for nominations is April 5