Search is on for older adult volunteers who serve, are engaged in community
The Erie County Department of Senior Services is seeking nominees for Erie County Senior of the Year. The honor will go to a resident over the age of 60 whose community involvement has made a difference to others - improving the quality of life in and around Erie County - and putting to use his or her knowledge, skills, values and motivation to enable that difference.
A brief history of the nominee, including a short biography, a list of volunteer activities the nominee is involved in, and a description of the nominee's contributions to the community through civic engagement can be submitted on the nomination form at the Erie County Senior Services website
"Older adult volunteers are a truly unique and special group of people who have the ability to bring years of wisdom and decades of knowledge to every job they undertake. Also, people who volunteer report they are more satisfied with their lives, are mentally and physically happier, and have a greater sense of purpose, which is why we want to celebrate their efforts," Commissioner of Senior Services Timothy Hogues said. "This is a wonderful opportunity for a special volunteer to receive recognition for their selfless acts of kindness, so we are extending this invitation across Erie County."
Nominations for Senior of the Year must be mailed to: Erie County Senior of the Year, 95 Franklin St., Room 1341, Buffalo NY 14202, and postmarked no later than March 1.
The award winner will be invited to represent Erie County at Older New Yorker Day on May 22 at the State Capitol Building in Albany. For general information, call NY Connects at 716-858-8526. For more information on the Erie County Department of Senior Services, visit www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/