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'Senior Citizen of the Year' nominations wanted

Herman Eli Soblick of Franklin Square received Nassau

Herman Eli Soblick of Franklin Square received Nassau County's "Senior Citizen of the Year" award for 2012. Credit: Nassau County

Do you know a Nassau senior who has selflessly helped others this past year and is worthy of the title "Senior Citizen of the Year"?

The county award is given to a Nassau resident 60 or older who has shown "outstanding concern and action" for the community.

The 2012 winner was Herman Eli Soblick of Franklin Square. According to the county's website, Soblick, born in 1924, is a retired educator and "has spent countless volunteer hours working with and on behalf of our youth and today is a tireless volunteer for his local senior citizen organization."

To be eligible, the senior cannot be an employee of any social-service organization, unless he or she is an unpaid volunteer.

Nominations must be submitted on an official application form. To get one, call 516-227-8919, or email Michele.Greenblatt@hhsnassaucountyny.us. Nominations must be received by April 1.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly described the time period of Soblick's award.

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