The nominations are in, and now it is time for Arizona’s Senior Hero
to be chosen as part of Home Instead Senior Care’s Salute to Senior
Service program. We would like to thank everyone that nominated a senior
volunteer this year. More than 1,200 nominations were submitted, and we
look forward to hearing the inspiring stories of senior volunteerism
from all of the state Senior Heroes, as well as reveal the national
Grand Prize Winner in May.
Senior volunteers benefit greatly from
the experience of giving back, and their service is invaluable to the to
the organizations they help. Research shows that seniors who volunteer
are far less likely to suffer from loneliness and isolation;
volunteering can also help seniors manage their chronic conditions
because it requires them to be social and active – taking their mind off
of the condition and doing something positive for their health, as well
as the community.
Be on the lookout for the announcement of the
Arizona Senior Hero within the next several weeks. In the meantime, if
you would like to be inspired, read about some of the outstanding senior
volunteers who have been nominated for our Salute to Senior Service
Senior Hero award. http://www.salutetoseniorservice.com/senior-heroes/senior-hero-nominations/
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