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Salute to Senior Service: North Carolina Residents Encouraged To Nominate Outstanding Senior Volunteers

   The search is on for North Carolina’s outstanding senior volunteer.  The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the  franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, honors the                 contributions of  adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to  their favorite causes.  Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted between Feb. 1  and March 31, 2013. State winners then will be selected by popular vote at  SalutetoSenior Online voting will take place from April 15 to April  30, 2013.
From those state winners, a panel of senior care experts will pick the  national Salute to Senior Service honoree.  Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ favorite  nonprofit organizations and their stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior  Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national  winner’s nonprofit charity of choice.  
“We all know seniors who do so much for our community,” said Sarah Blackman,  co-owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Wilmington. “These  silent heroes give selflessly, expecting nothing in return. And yet, their  contributions often make a difference not only to the organizations they serve,  but in changing how the public views growing older.”   Senior care professionals and those who work at hospitals, senior care  facilities and other places where seniors volunteer are encouraged to nominate  older adults.  So, too, are family caregivers and the adult children of aging  parents. Older adults also may self-nominate.  
To complete and submit a nomination form online for a senior age 65 or older who  volunteers at least 15 hours a month, and to view the contest’s official rules,  visit SalutetoSenior Completed nomination forms also can 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 910-342-0455.