City celebrates the contributions of Hamilton’s seniors at 27th annual Senior of the Year Awards and Gala event
HAMILTON, ON – Yesterday evening, the City of Hamilton recognized seniors in Hamilton for their outstanding volunteer contributions to the community as the Senior of the Year Awards marked its 27th annual celebration at Michelangelo’s Events and Conference Centre.
The Senior of the Year Award program celebrates seniors aged 65 and older who contribute their time and talents in service to enrich the social, cultural or civic life of those in our community.
The City of Hamilton and its community partners offer several programs and services to address the health and social needs of older adults and seniors, to support the City’s vision to be the best place to raise a child and age successfully.
The City congratulates and thanks all the award nominees. For a complete listing of this year’s recipients, please visit, www.hamilton.ca/seniorsawardwinners.
- The tradition of honouring the voluntary achievements and contributions of seniors in the Hamilton first began in 1995. Over the last 27 years, the Senior of the Year Awards have recognized more than 250 nominees, having greater than 3,000 attendees total celebrating at past awards galas.
- Approximately 20.9 per cent of Hamiltonians (118,975 residents) are 65 years of age or older (Source: 2021 census data).
My warmest congratulations to the recipients of the Senior of the Year Awards, and many thanks to each of the nominees for their outstanding voluntary contributions. It is important we celebrate the vital role volunteers play in making a difference in our community. Together, we are building an inclusive community that is actively engaged in making Hamilton an age-friendly city for our seniors and a better place for all.Mayor Fred Eisenberger