Three North Salem residents were honored at the 36th Annual Westchester County Senior Citizen Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon on Dec. 7.

The three residents are: Herb Geller,  Rob Loeb, and Anna May Wiede.

The Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS); the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation; Westchester County Livable Communities and the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services. 

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“The honorees show that age is never a deterrent to being a vital member of our society,” DSPS Commissioner Mae Carpenter said. “In fact, it’s an advantage because of the life experiences they bring with them. Their generous contributions have helped to make Westchester County one of the most senior-friendly places in the world.”

The Senior Hall of Fame began in 1983, the 300th Anniversary of Westchester County’s founding. Its purpose was to showcase how seniors have contributed to building the County. More than 1,100 seniors have been inducted since. 

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. Nominations are made by members of the community, and the honorees are selected by a panel of judges and Hall of Fame members. The names of past honorees are engraved on plaques that are permanently displayed at the DSPS office in Mount Vernon.

This year’s Top Honors went to Joann Prinzivalli of White Plains and Rosemarie Stasio of Mt. Kisco. Prinzivalli is a vocal advocate for the LGBT community. Stasio has been an active volunteer at the Senior Center at Fox Center, FISH (Friends in Service Helping), and My Second Home.