The St. Petersburg’s Parks & Recreation Department’s Office On Aging honors senior volunteers throughout Pinellas County at the annual Senior Hall of Fame
St. Petersburg, FL (March 2019) – Nominations are now open for the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department’s prestigious annual Senior Hall of Fame, which honors senior volunteers, age 62 and older, who dedicate their time to enriching the community. Nominees must be residents of Pinellas County and have dedicated exemplary service benefiting the residents of St. Petersburg.
“It’s inspiring to see and hear the stories of seniors who dedicate their time to give back to the community. They are very important contributors to elevating the quality of life in St. Pete,” says Mike Jefferis, Leisure Services Administrator for the City of St. Petersburg.
To submit a nomination for someone you know as an active senior volunteer in the community, visit www.stpete.org/seniorawards. Online submission and mail-in submission are available. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 5.
The Senior Hall of Fame awards ceremony is held at the Sunshine Senior Center, 330 Fifth St. N., on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. Honorable mentions will receive a gift. Inductees will receive a certificate and prize and will be honored at a City Council meeting with a Key to the City. A reception will follow with entertainment, beverages and hors d’oeuvres. To RSVP to the awards ceremony, contact the Sunshine Senior Center at 727-893-7101. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
For more information about the Senior Hall of Fame, contact the Sunshine Senior Center at 727-893-7101 or visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/sunshinecenter. Deadline for nominations is Friday, April 5.
About the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department
The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department is nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, and with 17 recreation facilities, nine swimming pools, over 150 parks and more than 70 athletic fields, the department makes it a mission to preserve and enhance the city’s parklands and recreational facilities and engage the community in leisure activities. Visit www.StPeteParksRec.org to learn more.
About the Office On Aging
The Office on Aging is a division of the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department and acts as an advocate and an educational resource to elders in the community. It offers programs, classes and services for adults and seniors of all abilities to stay active, connected and informed. They are located in the Sunshine Senior Center. For additional information, visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/sunshinecenter.