CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia residents are encouraged to nominate an outstanding senior volunteer for The Salute to Senior Service program. The program honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.Nominations will be accepted now through March 31. State winners will then be selected by popular vote at SalutetoSeniorService.com. 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.Sponsor Home Instead Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, 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.
To complete and submit a nomination form online for a senior age 65 or older who volunteers at least 15 hours a month, and to view the contest's official rules, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com. Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.For more information about Salute to Senior Service or the Home Instead Senior Care network's services, call 855-390-0030.