Every day, Ontario senior volunteers generously give their time and service to help others throughout the province.
People now have their chance to give back by nominating a deserving older adult in your community for his or her outstanding service through the Salute to Senior Service Contest.
Sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, Salute to Senior Service honours the invaluable contributions of adults age 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.
“Seniors have so much to give and make a positive impact on our communities daily,” said James Chalmers, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in London. “Senior volunteerism not only benefits others, but also helps seniors stay active and socially engaged in their communities — important elements of healthy ageing.”
Nominate and vote for these everyday heroes until March 1, at www.SalutetoSeniorService.ca. Provincial winners will be determined by popular vote. Then a panel of senior care experts will select the national Salute to Senior Service winner from among the provincial honorees.
Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each of the provincial winners’ designated and approved nonprofit organizations, and their personal stories will be shared online on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s designated and approved nonprofit charity.
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 the Salute to Senior Service website. Completed nomination forms can alternatively be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 25 Toronto F, Toronto ON, M4Y 2L8.
Go to www.SalutetoSeniorService.ca to download free giveback activity resource sheets that can help older adults engage in volunteerism, and remember to vote for an outstanding volunteer while you’re there.
For more information about Salute to Senior Service or the Home Instead Senior Care network’s services, call 519-913-1662.