Senior volunteers to be honored

Staff report

The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, will honor the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted through March 31.

State winners will be selected by popular vote at

Online voting will take place from April 15-30.

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

Home Instead Inc. 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.

There will be $5,000 donated to the national winner’s nonprofit charity of choice.

Carol Hitchcock, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving parts of Mahoning and Trumbull counties, said volunteers’ contributions often make a difference to the organizations they serve and how the public views growing older.

Senior care professionals and those who work at hospitals, senior care facilities and other places where seniors volunteer are encouraged to nominate older adults.

Family caregivers and the adult children of aging parents are eligible for nomination. Older adults also may self- nominate.

To complete and submit a nomination form online for a senior 65 or older and to view the contest’s official rules, visit

Completed forms should be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.

For information call 330-729-1233 or 330-544-1544.

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