North Salem’s Cynthia Curtis named to Westchester County Senior Hall of Fame
North Salem’s Cynthia Curtis is one of 51 senior citizens from throughout Westchester County who will be honored at the 40th Annual Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Awards Virtual Celebration on December 2. The awards will be held virtually and streamed from the Westchester Public Private Partnership for Aging Services website.
Curtis chairs the North Salem Planning Board and she has also been highly involved with helping to develop the Croton Falls Master Plan. She is co-president of the North Salem Improvement Society and president of the North Salem Historical Society. Previously, she served on the Historic Preservation Committee and Town Board.
"I am honored to recognize this year's group of seniors and induct them into our Westchester County Senior Citizens Hall of Fame," said Westchester County Executive George Latimer. "The Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is our way to honor our seniors for giving their time, energy, and talents to enhancing the quality of life throughout Westchester."
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Curtis took her nomination in stride, saying simply, “guess it's time to admit I'm getting up there in years! Of course, every time I see my grandchildren I'm reminded of that.”
This celebration began as part of the 300th Anniversary of Westchester County's founding, to showcase how seniors have contributed to our communities. Over the past 40 years, almost 1,300 seniors have been inducted. To be nominated, seniors must have made significant and enduring contributions to enhance Westchester's quality of life through their professional work, volunteer achievements, or both. Members make nominations of the community, and a panel of judges selects the honorees. The names of past honorees are engraved on plaques displayed at the DSPS office in Mount Vernon.
"The Senior Hall of Fame is a highlight of the year, and we look forward to recognizing this year's honorees who have improved their communities and Westchester County through their significant contributions," said Commissioner Mae Carpenter, Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS). "We look forward to our 40th Annual Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Awards, and celebrating this distinguished group of seniors."