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Outstanding senior volunteers to be recognized

If you are a senior volunteer, or know an outstanding one, the search is on again for this year’s Colorado Outstanding Senior Volunteer, an honor sponsored by the Home Instead Senior Care network.

Each year, deserving older adults in communities throughout Colorado are nominated for their outstanding service. Winners receive a donation in their name to a non-profit organization and their personal stories are shared online at the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame.

“Seniors have so much to give and make a positive impact on our communities daily,” said Robin Mosey, a Home Instead Senior Care franchise owner in the Colorado Springs area. “Senior volunteerism not only benefits others, but also helps seniors stay active and socially engaged in their communities – important elements of healthy aging.”

Nominees for the award must be at least 65 years young and give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

Members of the community are asked to nominate for and vote for these deserving people through March 27, at SalutetoSeniorService.com. State winners are determined by popular vote. Then, a panel of senior care experts 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 non-profit organizations. Additionally, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s designated non-profit.

To complete and submit an online nomination form for a senior volunteer and to view the official contest rules, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com, or forms can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.

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