Chatham County Aging Services seeks nominations for 2nd annual “6 over 60” awards

Pittsboro, NC – The North Carolina State Demographer’s Office indicated that in 2023, Chatham County was home to the 8th-highest percentage of population over the age of 65 among 100 North Carolina counties.

Last year’s “6 over 60” award winners

With explosive growth on tap in Chatham County, that number only stands to increase exponentially in the coming years. For the county to realize its full potential, the 29% of its residents which fall into that category will continue to play a pivotal role in shaping its future.

Given that age does not have to be a limiting factor in authoring a meaningful contribution to the cultural, civic and community discourse, Chatham County Aging Services, for the second year, strives to recognize the best of these efforts with the “6 over 60” awards.

Nominated by the public and identified by a five-member selection committee, six award winners are selected annually. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 10 a.m. at the Siler City Center for Active Living. The ceremony will be the culmination of “We Love Seniors” month in Chatham County, a month-long celebration of older adults that is unique to Chatham.

Nominees must be 60 years of age or older as of January 1, 2024. They must have made, or continue to make, meritorious contributions to Chatham County. Award winners must live in Chatham County or have spent the majority of their life and career in Chatham. Candidates who are not selected will be considered next year unless they request to be removed from consideration.

The selection committee will consider, in no particular order, the number of nominations an individual receives as well as the merit and quality of their work in the Chatham County community. Current employees of Chatham County Aging Services are not eligible for the award.

There are three ways to nominate a candidate:

Nominators should include their name and a method of contact. Nominations must be submitted or postmarked by Friday, January 26, 2024. Recipients will be notified the week of February 5-9, 2024.

For more information regarding the “6 over 60” awards program, individuals may contact Jimmy Lewis, Aging Services Grants and Communications Specialist, at 919-542-4512 or  .