The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours per month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted through March 31. State winners then will be selected by popular vote at SalutetoSeniorService.com. Online voting will take place April 15 to 30.

From those state winners, a panel of senior care experts will pick the national Salute to Senior Service honoree.

Home Instead 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.

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.

What's next: For details or to complete and submit a nomination form online, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com. Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, Neb. 68005.



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