Department launches search 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, 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 or has participated in in the past, 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.
“Erie County is blessed with many older adults who volunteer, give back to the community and make a positive difference in the lives of the people around them,” Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said. “Volunteering not only helps people on the receiving end, the people who volunteer report they are more satisfied with their lives, are mentally and physically happier, and have a greater sense of purpose. We are celebrating that spirit and searching countywide for the senior who best embodies it.”
Nominations for Senior of the Year must be mailed to: Erie County Senior of the Year, 95 Franklin St., Room 1341, Buffalo NY 14202, postmarked no later than Friday, April 19.
For more information on the Erie County Department of Senior Services, visit http://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/.