Lt. Governor Crouch and FSSA now accepting 2017 “Golden Hoosier Award” Nominations

Golden Hoosier Awards are one of the highest honors given by the State of Indiana to senior citizens


INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, in collaboration with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Aging, has announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Golden Hoosier Award. The award, which began in 2008, annually honors Hoosier senior citizens for their lifetime of service and commitment to their communities. The award is considered one of the highest honors given by the State of Indiana to senior citizens.

“What an honor it is to recognize Senior Hoosiers who impact our great cities and towns each day through their volunteering and dedication to their local communities,” said Lt. Governor Crouch. “I would like to encourage everyone to nominate a special neighbor, but I am calling upon our Mayors, Town Councils, and community groups to take the time to recognize individuals who spend their time making our communities a better place for all of us and mode lifelong service for our young people. We would love to see nominations from all across Indiana.”

To be eligible for the Golden Hoosier Award, the nominee must currently be an Indiana resident, age 65 or older, and been a volunteer in the community for the past three years.

Electronic nomination forms are available at

Completed applications must be electronically submitted by Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

2017 Golden Hoosier Awards will be presented to the honorees on June 23, 2017 at a ceremony in the Indiana Statehouse.

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