Salute to Senior Service searches for outstanding volunteers


The Home Instead Senior Care office serving seniors in Rhode Island has announced the Salute to Senior Service program to honor senior volunteers for the contributions they make to their local communities.

The program will include a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state and culminate with the selection of a national Salute to Senior Service winner during Older Americans Month in May.

Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nominations will be accepted at through March 15. Nomination forms also can be requested at

State Senior Hero winners will receive plaques and their stories will be posted on the website. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s non-profit charity of choice.

“Helping others defines life for many local retired seniors,” said Gary Leiter, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Rhode Island. “And what a difference we have observed in seniors’ health, attitude and outlook among those who choose to stay active as they age.”

For more information about the Salute to Senior Service program or Home Instead Senior Care, call 667-2923.


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