Nominate Someone for Dr. Kenneth Hood Award

Nominate Someone for Ken Hood Award by June 1
Posted on 05/22/2019
Kenneth Hood

The Village's Senior Citizens Commission is seeking nominations for the ninth annual Kenneth Hood Senior Service Award.  The award nomination form is available online, or by calling 1-847-253-5532.  Although nominations are accepted at any time, the deadline for submission for 2019 consideration is June 1.

Prior recipients of the Kenneth Hood Senior Service Award include: Kathy Kasprowicz, 2018; 2017 Terry McElroy; Maureen Seleski, 2016; Julie Wright, 2015; Mary Jo Zeller, 2014; John W. (Jack) Muldoon, 2013; Jack Hanahan, 2012; Joe Cesario, 2011; Frank De Rosa, 2010; and Shirley Garrison, 2009 as well as Jack Schimpf, 2008, honored posthumously. 

Future nominees should exhibit a history of excellent service to the senior community, have developed or conducted programs that enhance the quality of life for senior citizens, have embraced or nurtured activities that affect, in a positive way, the lives of the senior citizens population. 

They must serve as an example by continuing their efforts toward these goals with a zest for the joy of living.  Candidates must reside, work or volunteer in the Village of Arlington Heights 

This prestigious award carries Dr. Kenneth Hood’s name because of his long dedicated service to the senior citizens of Arlington Heights.  After his retirement from the business world, he served on and then chaired the Senior Citizens Commission.   He was also one of the early and longest term members of the board of directors of Arlington Heights Senior Center, Inc. as well as president of that organization. 

Arlington Heights Senior Center, Inc. is the not for profit corporation that raises funds to purchase equipment and support senior center programs.   Ken Hood was instrumental in establishing the “new senior center.”   Ken Hood served as president of the Senior Center Advisory Council.   He served as secretary of the Noon Hour Rotary Club and as the honorary chairman of the Arlington Heights Senior Center Accreditation Committee.

On July 3, 2007, his 100th birthday, Dr. Kenneth Hood addressed his peers, friends and family and advocated carrying forward the torch of service on behalf of today’s senior citizen population.