Salute to Senior Service

by Lois Etienne on February 16, 2013

in Caregiver Support,Grandmothers,History,Internet,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

LogoOlder adults who have spent much of their adult lives honing skills in the workplace could be looking forward to a well-deserved retirement. Instead, a good share of them are rolling up their sleeves and getting back to work volunteering. And they’re making a difference in communities throughout North America. In total, the contributions of these unsung heroes are creating a bigger impact than ever as local budgets evaporate and needs escalate.

Just through this one organization alone, more than 400,000 older Americans serve their communities annually through Senior Corps – delivering lasting, meaningful results as Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions and RSVP volunteers.

Now, here’s your chance to honor any senior volunteer’s efforts. The Home Instead Senior Care® network has announced the Salute to Senior ServiceSM program, which launched in January 2013. The campaign will include a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each U.S. state and Canadian province, and culminate with the selection of national Salute to Senior Service winners in the U.S. and Canada in June 2013. Senior HeroSM winners will receive plaques and their stories on the SalutetoSeniorService.com site. The national winners in the U.S. and Canada will be honored with a $5,000 donation to their nonprofit charity of choice.

• Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nominations will be accepted at SalutetoSeniorService.com through March 31, 2013.
• From April 15 through April 30, 2013, you will be able to cast a vote for your favorite senior volunteer at SalutetoSeniorService.com. The highest vote getters from each state will be featured on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame and be considered for national recognition.
• From the fifty state winners, a panel of judges will choose the National Salute to Senior Service honoree.

Go visit www.SalutetoSeniorService.com for more information.

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PEARL February 22, 2013 at 11:22 am

If/whenever I do retire as a caregiver, I wish to volunteer at HOSPICE in the VA Hospital.

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