Governor Martinez Seeks to Honor New Mexico Centenarians

Albuquerque, NM – Governor Susana Martinez says she wants New Mexicans’ help to honor seniors who are 100 years or older.  Martinez says the Aging & Long-term Services Department has launched an effort to recognize Centenarians as their effort to celebrate New Mexico’s 100th year as a state.  If you or a family member are 100 years or older, send a nomination to

“As New Mexico celebrates its 100th year, we should also honor New Mexicans who have been a part of our state’s history at every step of the way,” said Governor Martinez.

Martinez spoke today at the 34th Annual Conference on Aging held near Albuquerque.  The 34th annual New Mexico Conference on Aging provides seniors and professionals who work with them the opportunity to learn and have fun in an environment that supports independence and dignity.

More than 1,400 individuals are expected to attend the Conference, which features 42 workshops, 8 discussion groups, 60 interactive exhibits and a Health & Enrichment Fair.  The conference also includes a variety of entertainment reflecting New Mexico’s cultural diversity.

Martinez says people should send nominations which should include the Centenarian’s name, address, phone number, and a brief description of their life and achievements.

Martinez also told the audience about her administration’s efforts to help New Mexicans with Alzheimer’s, and to protect seniors from financial scams.

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