Seeking outstanding seniors who volunteer

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Every day, Illinois senior volunteers generously give their time and service to help others. Nominate a deserving older adult in your community for his or her outstanding service through the Salute to Senior Service program.  

Sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., Salute to Senior Service recognizes the 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 Wayne Slagle,  owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving DeKalb, Ogle and Lee counties and the western portion of Kane County. “Senior volunteerism not only benefits others, but also helps seniors stay active and socially engaged in their communities – important elements of healthy aging.” 

Members of the community are asked to nominate and vote for these everyday heroes through March 1 at SalutetoSeniorService.com. State winners will be determined by popular vote. A panel of senior care experts will then select a national Salute to Senior Service winner from among the state honorees.

Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ designated and approved nonprofit organizations, and their personal stories will be shared online. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s designated and approved nonprofit charity.

For more information, call your local Home Instead Senior Care at 815-754-1300.

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