OKLAHOMA CITY – While many Oklahomans give their time to help others, a program is looking to honor seniors who are trying to make their communities a better place.
Home Instead, Inc.’s ‘Salute a Senior Service’ program recognizes the invaluable contributions of adults who are 65-years-old or older and give at least 15 hours a month to their favorite causes.
“Seniors have so much to give and make a positive impact on our communities daily,” said Christy Roberts, a local Home Instead Senior Care franchise owner in the greater Okalahoma City and Norman areas. “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 the everyday heroes in their lives.
Residents can nominate a senior at the program’s website until March 1.
State winners will be determined by a popular vote before heading to a panel of senior care experts who will select a national winner.
Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ designated and approved nonprofit organizations.
Also, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s nonprofit charity.