Golden Hoosier Award

The 2018 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 will be accepted until Monday, May 14, 2018

If you have questions or need assistance with the submission process, please contact Jessica Baker at 317-232-4789 or email


If you need assistance with the submission process, please contact Jessica Baker at 317-232-4789.

If you have questions about this year's awards ceremony, please email

2018 Golden Hoosier Awards Event Details

The 2018 Golden Hoosier Award recipents will be honored on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Indiana Statehouse.