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Recognize that special senior in your life
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Posted: 2014 Feb 21 - 06:35

By Konur Oyman

For Hometown News

BREVARD -- In honor of the senior citizens, who devote their time to their communities, the Home Instead Senior Care network is sponsoring the Salute to Senior Service program to recognize those volunteers, who go above and beyond, to help their communities.

Entering its third year, the Salute to Senior Service program provides an opportunity for those, who are 65 or older, and who volunteer at least 15 hours a month, to be recognized for their generosity and dedication to their communities.

"Senior volunteers work every day to make a difference in our community - giving back to schools, community organizations, churches, senior centers, hospice and hospitals," said Laura Purcell, co-owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office, located in Brevard County. "They do so without asking for anything in return, but we think they deserve some recognition."

Those interested in nominating a senior or voting for one, who already has been nominated, can visit www.salutetoseniorservice.com or call the Home Instead Senior Care office at (321) 751-1003.

The cut-off date for voting is Saturday, March 1, and members of the community may vote daily for the nominee of choice.

In addition to recognizing outstanding senior citizen volunteers, the network also wants to help them give back to their communities.

"Home Instead Senior Care will donate $500 to the state winners' nonprofit charity of choice," Ms. Purcell said. "From the 50 state winners, a panel of judges will choose the National Salute to Senior Service honoree. For the national winner, $5,000 will be donated to his or her charity of choice."

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