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Information Memoranda

INFORMATION MEMORANDUM
AoA-IM- 99-01

TO : STATE AND AREA AGENCIES ON AGING AND TRIBAL ORGANIZATIONS ADMINISTERING PLANS UNDER TITLES III AND VI OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED

SUBJECT : 1999 SEARCH FOR AMERICA’S OLDEST WORKER

LEGAL AND RELATED : Older Americans Act, As Amended

REFERENCES : None


Green Thumb, Inc.has launched the 1999 Search for America’s Oldest Worker. Again, this year, the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (DoL/ETA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging (DHHS/AoA) are joining with Green Thumb, Inc. to promote this event. The winner of the 1999 title and the outstanding worker from each State will be announced in March 1999 at the Green Thumb Prime Time Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. to be held during the National Employ The Older Worker Week, March 14 - 20. Green Thumb is a national sponsor of the Title V Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), which is authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1965, and is administered by the Secretary of Labor.

This is the second nationwide search for the oldest worker in America. The first search was launched in 1998. The 1998 winner, Milton Garland, is a refrigeration engineer, who at 103 years of age, is still working for the Frick Company, a Division of York Refrigeration Corporation.

The only criterion for entry to the contest is that individuals must be employed a minimum of 20 hours per week. The oldest worker will receive the award. Workers who wish to enter should provide the following information: name, date of birth (month, day, and year), home telephone number, name and address of employer, position or title, business telephone number, name of supervisor and the number of hours worked each week. Send a post card or note by mail to: Oldest Worker, Green Thumb, Inc., 2000 - 14th Street, Suite 800, Arlington, Virginia 2220l, or enter the information directly on the "Oldest Worker" page of Green Thumb’s website at: http//www.greenthumb.org . The deadline for entries is December 30, 1998. Workers may enter themselves or be nominated by employers, family or friends.

For further information, contact Alice-Ann Toole, Director of Public Affairs at Green Thumb on 703-522-7272 or e-mail at aliceann_toole@greenthumb.org

 /S/

Jeanette C. Takamura

Assistant Secretary for Aging




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