WDBJ7 Multimedia Journalist
4:36 AM EST, February 18, 2013
Virginia residents are encouraged to nominate outstanding senior volunteers.
The Salute to Senior Service program honors the contributions of seniors 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 between February 1st and March 31, 2013.
State winners will then be selected by popular vote at SalutetoSeniorService.com
Online voting will take place from April 15th to April 30, 2013.
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.
In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner's nonprofit charity of choice.
Older adults may self-nominate.
To complete and submit a nomination form online for a senior age 65 or older, who volunteer at least 15 hours a month, and to view the contest's official rules, click here.
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 Car network's services, call (540) 966-3399 in Roanoke and (434) 385-0321 in Lynchburg.
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