Senior volunteers eligible for service award
Jan. 24, 2014 at 4:04 p.m.
Updated Jan. 24, 2014 at 7:25 p.m.
Senior volunteers can be nominated for the Salute to Senior Service award, honoring outstanding senior volunteers.
Sponsored by Home Instead, Salute to Senior Service recognizes the contributions of adults age 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.
"Seniors have so much to give and make a positive impact on our communities daily," said Stephanie Niles, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office that serves in Victoria, Jackson, Wharton, Matagorda, Lavaca and Calhoun counties.
"Senior volunteerism not only benefits others but also helps seniors stay active and socially engaged in their communities - important elements of healthy aging."
Nominations can be made and votes placed for a deserving senior volunteer until March 1 at SalutetoSeniorService.com, according to a news release from Home Instead Inc.
State winners will be determined by popular vote. A panel of senior care experts will then select a national Salute to Senior Service winner from among the state honorees.
Home Instead will donate $500 to each of the state winners' designated and approved nonprofit organizations and their personal stories will be shared online on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame.
In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner's charity, according to the news release.
To complete and submit an online nomination form for a senior age 65 or older who volunteers at least 15 hours a month and to view the contest's official rules, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com.
For more information about Salute to Senior Service or the Home Instead Senior Care network's services, call the local Home Instead Senior Care at 361-433-0330.