Salute to Senior Services

January 22, 2012

Senior ServicesAccording to research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network, 52 percent of seniors volunteer their time through unpaid community service. Nearly 20 percent (one in five) of seniors surveyed started volunteering when they reached the traditional age of retirement – 65 or older. Furthermore, 20 percent of seniors who volunteer say that their community service is the most important thing they do.

Dr. Erwin Tan, director of the Senior Corps, a national organization that links more than 400,000 Americans 55 and older to service opportunities, says, “The one thing that I hear constantly from the seniors in our programs is that volunteering gives them a purpose in life – they say that it’s the reason they get up in the morning. In addition, it’s a great way for them to learn new things – whether a skill or just something about an issue in which they have an interest,” Tan said. “Volunteering is just a great way to expand their horizons and feel like they’re still a valuable part of their community.”

The Home Instead Senior Care® office has announced the Salute to Senior ServiceSM program to honor senior volunteers for the tireless contributions they make to their local communities.

  • The program will include a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state and culminate with the selection of a national Salute to Senior ServiceSM  winner during Older Americans Month in May.
  • Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nominations will be accepted at www.SalutetoSeniorService.com through March 15, 2012.
  • State Senior HeroSM winners will receive plaques, and their stories will be posted on the SalutetoSeniorService.com website. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s nonprofit charity of choice.

For more information about the Salute to Senior Service program or Home Instead Senior Care, please call our office at 832-379-4700.

*The Home Instead Senior Care network completed 600 telephone interviews with seniors age 65 and older in the U.S. who currently volunteer their time through unpaid community service. The sampling error is +/-4.0% at a 95%

Chris Lerch, Owner Home Instead Senior Care Houston

We hope this was helpful. If you have any questions or if you know of a senior that could benefit from our vast array of home care services in Houston, please call us at 832 379-4700 or email us. We accept most long term care insurance as payment and have a full time staff supervising more than 100 quality-trained home care personnel covering the Houston, Texas area.

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Chris M. Lerch, Owner

We hope this was helpful. If you have any questions or if you know of a senior that could benefit from our vast array of home care services in Houston, please call us at 832 379-4700 or email us. We accept most long term care insurance as payment and have a full time staff supervising more than 100 quality-trained home care personnel covering the Houston, Texas area.

2 Responses to Salute to Senior Services

  1. avatar Raghbir Singh says:

    The Senior Volunteer awards asked in news paper to be submitted by 31/3/13

    can Canadian Citizen self nominate?

    Kindly email your reply to my email address without delay

    so that I may nominate myslef Senior Volunteer now in my seventies and serving the

    community on daily day to day basis and payiong back to community in Toronto, Ontario Canada

    including GTA more than 15-18 years plus time.

    RGDS
    RAGHBIR SINGH

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