March 17, 2004
The Alaska Commission on Aging is currently soliciting nominations from businesses and individuals. Applicants must be 65 years of age or older, a resident of Alaska, currently employed, and working at least 20 hours each week for pay. The honoree must be willing and able to travel to Washington, D.C., Oct. 5 Oct. 9, 2004, for the Experience Works Prime Time Award Program events. Applicants who are part of a subsidized employment program funded by the local, state or national government are not eligible for this award.
Official nomination forms may be obtained from and mailed to Prime Time Awards, c/o Jeff Kemp, P.O. Box 110680, Juneau, Alaska 99811 or call, 907-465-4872. A nomination form can be accessed online at http://www.experienceworks.org. The deadline for nominations deadline April 30, 2004. A search for America's Oldest Worker for 2004 is also under way. Last year, Dr. Russell Clark, 102, real estate developer and retired physician, was named America's Oldest Worker.
In addition to special activities and recognition within the state, the honoree will attend the 2004 Prime Time Awards in Washington, D.C., this October. The visit will include meetings with congressional representatives, U.S. Senate and U.S. House events, and the awards banquet and ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Building.
Alaska's 2003 outstanding older
worker was Beulah May Poindexter, 80, owner of the Anchor Point
Farms and Greenhouse from Anchor Point. Previous winners include
Jim Tyner, 74, an office manager from Douglas, Lillian Ference,
80, bookstore owner from Ketchikan, Margaret Sanders, 74, the
director of a senior center from Nenana, and Norman H.V. Elliott,
80, a minister from Anchorage.
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