Golden Hoosier Award nominations now open


    by Wendy McNamara

    Do you know a Hoosier senior who devotes a lot of time to service in their community? Consider nominating them for a 2024 Golden Hoosier Award.

    The Indiana Lieutenant Governor’s Office and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Aging established the program in 2008 to honor Hoosier seniors who go above and beyond to help others. It is the highest honor the state bestows on its seniors. Now in its 17th year, more than 200 Hoosiers have received the award.

    To be eligible, nominees must be an Indiana resident, age 65 or older, and have volunteered in their community for the past three years.

    Nominations are due by July 14 and applications are available here. For questions, email or call 317-232-8915. Awardees will be honored during a ceremony on Sept. 24 at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.