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FRAMINGHAM – For the third time, the Framingham Council on Aging is accepting nominations for its Senior Heroes Award.

Nominations for a senior age 60 or older in four categories are due by Friday, February 3, 2023.

Nominate a Framingham senior, who has shown that they value diversity and have contributed significantly to the inclusivity in Framingham, by volunteering in one of the following categories:

Culture/Arts – Performing arts, painting, poetry, playwriting, music, dance, etc. that celebrate diversity and inclusivity.
Social Development – Programs that improve or promote positive interactions among people from different ethnic groups, abilities, gender identities, ages; such as sports, after school programs, special events or other activities.  
Health or Health Care – Efforts that focus on the populations whose access has been limited, due to race, gender, gender identity, language, disability, immigration status, etc.
Public Service – Contributed in this way with their volunteer service on any of the boards, councils or committees in the City, or Town Meeting or former elected officials.

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Individuals who are currently employed by the City or hold or are a candidate for political office, are ineligible for nomination. 

Former public officials or people not currently employed by the city and residing in Framingham may be nominated for volunteer efforts that show they value diversity and inclusivity.  

To nominate an individual, click here.

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.