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Golden Hoosier Award

The 2019 Golden Hoosier Award nominations are now open.


The Golden Hoosier Award was established in 2008 to acknowledge and recognize outstanding seniors for their lifetime of service to their communities. Sponsored by the Office of Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch in collaboration and partnership with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration's Division of Aging, the Golden Hoosier Award is the highest honor bestowed on a senior in Indiana.

The ideal recipient is considered an unsung hero, who has not already received a Golden Hoosier Award, for the impact they have made in the lives of others and the community.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Golden Hoosier Award, the nominee must currently be:

  • An Indiana resident,
  • Age 65 or older, and
  • Have been a volunteer in the community for the past three years.

Nomination Forms

To nominate a senior neighbor for the Golden Hoosier Award, please fill out the electronic forms below:

Nominations are now open

If you have questions or need assistance with the submission process, please contact Maureen Hayden at 317.232.5675 or email GoldenHoosiers@fssa.in.gov.


If you need assistance with the submission process, please contact Maureen Hayden at 317.232.5675

If you have questions about this year's awards ceremony, please email GoldenHoosiers@fssa.in.gov.

2019 Golden Hoosier Awards Event Details

The 2019 Golden Hoosier Award recipients will be honored on Monday June 24th at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center.

Nominations are now open


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