Nominations are currently being sought for an award program that honors senior citizen volunteers.
The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by the Home Instead Senior Care network, recognizes the contributions of adults 65 and older who volunteer 15 hours a month or more.
“We all know seniors who do so much for our communities,” said Robert Ware, the owner of the Home Instead Senior Care in Delaware, which serves the state’s three counties with offices in Wilmington and Wyoming. “These silent heroes give selflessly, expecting nothing in return. And yet, their contributions often make a difference not only to the organizations they serve, but in changing how the public views growing older.”
Nominations will be accepted up to March 31.
State-level winners will be selected by online voting from April 15 to April 30. A national honoree will be chosen from among the state winners.
Home Instead will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ favorite nonprofit organization and their stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame.
Online nomination forms, contest rules and other information can be found at www.salutetoseniorservice.com. Completed nominations forms also can mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.