January 24, 2008

Nominations sought for Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Do you know any active senior volunteers (age 60 or older) who have made outstanding contributions to improve the lives of others in the community?

If so, please consider nominating them for the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.

All that is required is the completion of a nomination form, a reference letter from an individual who knows the nominee's accomplishments and a photograph of the candidate.

Each year, Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Inc. honors up to 50 nominees as inductees into the Hall of Fame. Nominations may be made by an individual or an organization.


Nomination forms are available by calling Parker Koons at 1-410-828-5852. Please mail requests and the completed form to The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, Inc., 800 Southerly Road, Box 1, Towson, MD 21286-8403.

The deadline for submission of nomination forms is April 30.

Nominees who are selected for induction will be presented at the Annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 23, at Michaels Eight Avenue in Glen Burnie, Md.

Driver safety course to be held Feb. 16 in Halfway

The Washington County Commission on Aging will hold the AARP Driver Safety Program on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway at 11114 Lincoln Ave., Hagerstown.

The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gwilym Reese will be the instructor.

The class costs $10 per person. Make checks payable to AARP.

If class is canceled, enrollees will be notified and registration fees returned or held for the next scheduled class. The class is designed to help drivers improve their skills and prevent traffic accidents. AARP's Driver Safety Program is approved in every state, and automobile insurance companies in some states provide premium reductions to those who have taken the class. Classes are open to drivers of all ages.

For more information or to register, call Judy Brewer at the Washington County Commission on Aging at 301-790-0275, ext. 220.

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