The Senior Hall of Fame represents an elite and unique group of people who share many years of commitment to volunteerism and public service.
In 1982, Silver Horizons, then the Senior Foundation, began honoring outstanding older adults in the Albuquerque area who had demonstrated lifetimes of commitment to community service. While this honor acknowledges that many advances in our community are made thanks to the efforts and commitment of older adults, this year, you don’t have to be a senior to be inducted into Silver Horizons’ Senior Hall of Fame. The awards, for the first time, were open to groups and individuals of all ages. Non-senior nominees must have made significant contributions toward improving the lives of seniors in the Albuquerque metro area. Senior inductees must be at least 60 years old as of Sept. 30, 2016, demonstrate accomplishments or service that have greatly benefited the community, and be active in that service at the time of nomination. Nominees must reside in Sandoval, Valencia or Bernalillo counties.
The Senior Hall of Fame is comprised of exceptional individuals making a difference in our community—people of any age working to improve the lives of seniors, or seniors currently volunteering to better our community. Since the ceremony’s inception, 114 individuals and eight couples have been inducted into the Senior Hall of Fame. A new permanent display of award recipients will be at Albuquerque’s Convention Center beginning in 2017.