Sunday, October 1, 2022

Brunch and Program – 10:30am
The Dearborn Inn –  20301 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124

Honoring exceptional older adults who prove


The 70 Over 70 Next Chapter Awards, presented by Hannan Center, represent the human potential that continues and in many cases increases with age. Awardees reflect the diverse interests, accomplishments and lifestyles of older people in Michigan.

Event Overview

What is the age requirement for the 70 Over 70 Awards?

All nominees must be 70 years of age or older to be eligible for consideration.

How are the 70 Over 70 awardees selected?

All nominations will be reviewed by a judging panel comprised of Hannan Center trustees, past honorees, and community members. The panel will review the nominations carefully and debate the merits of the candidates, weighing their achievements until the 70 Over 70 Class of 2022 is determined. There will be ten awardees per category.

How will the 70 Over 70 awardees be recognized?

Awardees will receive two complimentary tickets to the brunch program at the Dearborn Inn – one for themselves and one for a guest.  All awardeeds will also be featured in a commemorative program book and on the 70 Over Seventy Awards website.

Award Descriptions

  • These individuals have made outstanding and significant contributions to their communities in their lifetime and exemplify aging in a way that others aspire to experience. These awardees continue to participate in new careers, mentorship opportunities, volunteerism, and other impactful endeavors.

  • These awardees participate in the creation, teaching and/or development of art. They continue to improve communities by giving them greater access to art, increasing their knowledge of the craft, and creating exceptional work.

  • These awardees have created innovative solutions to known challenges within their communities. They are leaders in developing social, cultural, and economic change to improve lives.

  • These awardees have fostered a spirit of service in others by maintaining meaningful involvement in civic service. The depth and scope of their work has had a great impact on the communities they serve, and their inspiring commitment and passion to their work continues to bring others into service.

  • Awardees will have entrepreneurial spirit and initiative.  They will have taken the time to shape ideas into well performing ventures as well as operationalize innovation and demonstrate resilience.  Awardees will have either newly entered the entrepreneurship field by starting or supporting a new business or have owned and operated their own business within the last 10 years.

  • Awardees demonstrate a lively curiosity and willingness to study new subjects or have a serious involvement with a specific subject matter.  They treat learning itself as a valued part of life and through it find ways to continuously recreate themselves through personal and/or professional growth.

  • These awardees have consistently contributed their talents, skills, and support to family, friends, and neighbors with little recognition. They have a deep, tireless, and quiet commitment to service that enhances the quality of life in their communities, and positively influence many circumstances from behind the scenes.

Nominations are open until
Thursday, June 30, 2022

70 Over 70 The Next Chapter Awards™ is produced by Hannan Center, which houses the programs and services of the Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation, and has served older adults in the metro Detroit area for over 97 years.