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August 2, 2012

Missouri Seeks Older Worker of the Year

Department of Health and Senior Services Now Accepting Nominations

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for the 2012 Older Worker of the Year. Missouri's annual Older Worker of the Year contest seeks to honor a Missouri resident who is 65 or older, employed at least 20 hours a week, and displays dependability and new skills on the job.  The winner and regional finalists will be recognized at a two-day awards ceremony in October in Jefferson City.  

"As the population ages, older workers are playing a larger role than ever before," said Margaret Donnelly, Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services. "Because of their importance in today's workplace, we're pleased to have this opportunity to recognize a Missouri Older Worker of the Year."

Nomination forms for the Older Worker of the Year are available on the Department of Health and Senior Services' Web site at http://www.health.mo.gov/ownomform.pdf. Completed nomination forms must be submitted by August 17, 2012.

The completed entry forms can be faxed to (573) 522-3024 or emailed to evelyn.patino@health.mo.gov. They also can be mailed to: Missouri Outstanding Older Worker Contest, Division of Senior and Disability Services, Bureau of Senior Programs, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO  65102-0570. For more information, please call 573-526-0713.

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