Nantucket Seniors Of The Year Nomination Period Is Open
Nantucket Current •
Nominations are open for Nantucket's 2023 Senior Man and Senior Woman of the Year. The awards, which began in 1988, recognize extraordinary volunteer contributions by seniors to the Nantucket community. Nominees must be at least 60 years old, enthusiastically involved as a volunteer in the community, and a role model for seniors.
Seniors who are not eligible for the awards include employees of the senior center, Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands, or members of the Council on Aging.
You can download a printable nomination form by clicking here. Confidential nominations can be sent to Laura Stewart, the program coordinator at the Saltmarsh Center via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or they can be drop off or mail the forms to the Saltmarsh Center at 81 Washington Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554.
The deadline for applications is Friday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m. and the winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 3 at the Nantucket Council of Aging's regularly scheduled meeting.
Below is a list of the previous winners of the award, which stretches back to 1988.
1988: Faith Oldham
1989: Paul Whitten
1990: Sylvia Maltby
1991: Beatrice Santos
1992: Anna Mclean
1993: Fredrick Cook
1994: Joseph Souza
1995: Gertrude Bernard
1996: John Maury
1997: Alcon Chadwick
1998: K Anne diCurcio
1999: Rev. Ted Anderson
2000: Jane Harter2001: Jareaseh St. Jean
2002: James King
2003: Peggy & Keith Krewson
2004: Christine P. Santos and Reginald T. Reed
2005: Eileen McGrath and Rev. Warren Gritzke
2006: C. Jean Egan and Eldridge “Nick” Norton
2007: Mary Glowacki and John McLaughlin
2008: Joan Ottinger and Robert F. Mooney
2009: Louise G. McGarvey and Joseph Aguiar
2010: Louise Benoit and Manny Dias
2011: Jackie Seidel and Phil Read2012: Randy Wight and Paul Connors
2013: Sara Johnsen and Francis Pease
2014: Emma Rusch and Michael Varbalow
2015: Maureen Beck and Augie Ramos
2016: Helene Blair and Maurice Gibbs
2017: Fran Karttunen and Ned Wight
2018: Peggy Kaufman and Allen Reinhard
2019: Jeanette Topham and Peter Richards
2020: *No recipients due to Covid-19 pandemic*
2021: Joanne Polster and Ritch Leone
2022: Barbara Kotalac and Bill Grieder