Home Instead Senior Care has launched a new public education program and contest called Salute to Senior Service.
The program honors the outstanding senior volunteers, not only in the
Phoenix area, but also around the country. One senior volunteer from
each state – aged 65 or older and who volunteers at least 15 hours per
month – will be honored as a Senior Hero, and from those state winners a
national winner will be selected. That national winner will receive a
$5,000 donation to their nonprofit charity of choice, courtesy of Home
Instead Senior Care.
While this contest provides a great
opportunity to recognize our senior volunteers, our gratitude shouldn’t
be relegated to once per year. The seniors we encounter volunteering in
churches, hospitals and senior centers should be treated with respect
and kindness every day. Many of them are volunteering because it helps
them feel better, whether they suffer from a chronic health condition or
feelings of isolation and depression – volunteerism is a proven coping
mechanism, according to the research we conducted as part of the
If you need to be further convinced, here are the compelling reasons why seniors volunteer:
is a significant factor in “changing the face of aging,” which is what
we’re all about at Home Instead Senior Care. Let’s prove to the rest of
the country that our seniors are a valuable asset through the volunteer
work that they do, and change the perception that aging is lonely.
We encourage you to nominate a senior volunteer for our award through the website, www.salutetoseniorservice.com. Nominations will be accepted through March 15, 2012.
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