Sierra Madre Older American


Sierra Madre, CA – January 9, 2023 - The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department and the Senior Community Commission are seeking your collaboration to find the next Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American of the Year. The honor is a long-standing tradition in Sierra Madre and bestowed upon exceptional individuals, age 60 or older, who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community service. The individual selected by you or any organization must live in Sierra Madre.

All submissions are due prior to, or no later than Thursday, March 16, 2023. Recommendations are now being accepted for this recognition and will only be eligible for new candidates who have not been honored in prior years.

Forms may be picked up and returned to the Hart Park House Senior Center:
Hart Park House
222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Please mail your entries to
Sierra Madre City Hall
C/o Older American Nomination
Community Services Department
232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

The Commission will review nomination forms and select an honoree at their regularly scheduled meeting open to the public in the City Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, April 6th at 3:00 p.m.

The honoree will also be recognized at a city reception held in their honor on Wednesday, May 10th, 2023.

Previous Honorees: Paul Hagen, Darlene Crook, Jay Whitcraft, Ann Tyler, Laurie Cooper, Dick Johnson, Joan Crow, Gerry & Nan Carlton, Pat Alcorn, Fran Garbaccio, Ken Anhalt, Eph Konigsberg, Russ Anderson, George Throop, Loyal Camacho, John Grijalva, Joy Louise Harte-Smith, James Heasley, Lucile Flanders, Midge Morash, James Tyler, Isabella Paegal, Bonnie Garner, Rose Fafach, Karl Teigler, Ed Wellman, Celeste McCreary, Dorothy Tillquist, Doris Webster, Elsie Dammeyer and George Maurer. 

For more information, please contact the Hart Park House Senior Center (626) 355-5278 x704; or the Community Services Department at (626) 355-5278.

2023 Older American of the Year Nomination Form

Older American Reception 
When:   Wednesday, May 10, 2023                                                                       
Time:    4:30pm-7:30pm
Where:  Hart Park House

Traditionally the Senior Community Commission would be honoring one very special individual who has given themselves selflessly to volunteering in our community. This year the Commission has made a very special selection...they have selected to celebrated ALL of our seniors! As we begin to rediscover our friends, loved ones and neighbors, we are learning how incredible and resilient each of you are and each one of you deserves to be celebrated!

Please join the Senior Community Commission as we enjoy an evening of finger foods, wine, laughter and celebration. 

For more information please call the Community Services Department at 626-355-5278.