Modified: February 22, 2018 9:02am
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, and a description of the nominee’s contributions to the community through civic engagement can be found 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,” said Commissioner of Senior Services Timothy Hogues. “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- Rm. 1341, Buffalo NY 14202, and postmarked no later than March 1st, 2018.
The award winner will be invited to represent Erie County at Older New Yorker Day on May 22nd at the State Capitol Building in Albany. For general information call NY Connects at 858-8526.
For more information:
On the Erie County Department of Senior Services, visit http://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/ .
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