The Salute to Senior Service Program is looking for the state's best senior volunteers.
Friends, neighbors, co-workers, and relatives are encouraged to nominate their favorite senior volunteer to be honored either statewide or nationally for their service to the community.
"We all know seniors who do so much for our community," said Bob Koch, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Winnebago and Boone Counties. "These silent heroes give selflessly, expecting nothing in return. And yet, their contributions often make a difference not only to the organizations they serve, but in changing how the public views growing older."
Nominations will be accepted through March 31 and the winner for each state will get $500 and a national winner will get $5,000 for their favorite charity. Qualified nominees must be 65 or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month.
Nominations can be sent in online at SalutetoSeniorService.com and completed forms can also be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.