Human services looking to honor centenarians

ATLANTA -- Calling all (really) old-timers: The Georgia Department of Human Services is looking for you.

The DHS has announced a search for local residents who will turn 100 years or older in 2012, in a quest for the Division of Aging Services to honor them "with a certificate of recognition and a thank you for their contributions to Georgia's families and communities."

Relatives and friends of centenarians -- those more than 100 years old -- can request a certificate by clicking "Honor a Centenarian" at http://aging.ga.gov. The Division of Aging Services must receive requests at least 45 in advance of the honoree's birthday to ensure timely delivery.

"We want to congratulate and honor a group of special Georgians whose contributions are immeasurable and will benefit generations for years to come," DHS Commissioner Clyde L. Reese said.