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Salute to Senior Service program seeks outstanding volunteers

Nominations due March 1 for state award
Feb 26, 2014

Sponsored by Home Instead Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, Salute to Senior Service recognizes the invaluable 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 Robert Ware, director of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Kent, Sussex and southern New Castle counties. “Senior volunteerism not only benefits others, but also helps seniors stay active and socially engaged in their communities - important elements of healthy aging.”

Members of the community are asked to nominate and vote for these everyday heroes by Saturday, March 1, at SalutetoSeniorService.com. 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 Inc. 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 designated and approved nonprofit charity.

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, go to SalutetoSeniorService.com. Completed nomination forms can also be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.

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 302-697-6435.

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