When you read that definition, who comes to mind? Anyone in particular?
Now is the time to recognize a deserving senior volunteer for the Salute to Senior Service award. That’s right, it’s the Senior Heroes Contest 2012. Your nominee could win a donation to the non-profit charity of their choice!
Here are just a few of the great stories we’ve heard so far:
Ruth S. from Ocala, Florida: She has volunteered at the Florida Center for the Blind and the West Marion Hospital Emergency Department for over 10 years! Not only is she a teacher and mentor to others but she provides her love and support to the individuals, whether young or old. The rest of her family lives in Massachusetts. She has stayed in Florida, even though her husband passed away several years ago, because she values the importance of the work she is doing. Great job, Ruth!
Don W. from Jasper, Georgia: Back in 2003, he started the non-profit organization, Mountain Stewards, which creates and preserves an interconnecting network of trails and ecosystem study areas in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. This has included handicap accessible trails, storm relief work and conservation efforts. Amazing!
Lynda G. from Morton, Illinois: For 27 years, she has volunteered for the Central Illinois Riding Therapy organization. This is a non-profit that helps people with disabilities through horseback riding. She is a board member, an instructor, a fund raising chairman and also does speaking engagements on behalf of the organization. Very cool!
Thomas B. from New Orleans, Louisiana: He has volunteered at the National World War II Museum for 10 years, putting in over 11,000 hours doing such things as setting up a table with photos and maps of the area and giving first hand history lessons to those who walk through the door. (He served with the 82nd Airborne division in the European theater of war, with some 30 parachute jumps into enemy territory.) He loves giving school children a personal tour of the European theater floor, explaining in great detail the artifacts, how they were used, their greatness, their innovation, and their flaws. Thank you for your hard work, Thomas!
There are so many wonderful people who put their heart and soul into helping others.
Nominate your Hero today!
- The contest is open only to legal U.S. and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec residents, who are 65 or older as of Jan. 15, 2012.
- The nominee must volunteer at least 15 hours a month.
- The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on March 15, 2012.
March 15, 2012
Finalists Notified by Judge’s Panel:
April 7, 2012
May 1, 2012 (in the U.S.)
June 1, 2012 (in Canada)
National winners will receive a $5,000 donation to support their volunteer activities, courtesy of Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network. All Senior Hero℠ winners will receive a plaque and a spot in the Salute to Senior Service℠ Wall of Fame in recognition of their outstanding service.
For full details, please visit: Salute to Senior Service.
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.