Senior Services Seeks Nominations for the 2014 Inspire Positive Aging Award

Senior Services is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Inspire Positive Aging Award. The deadline is May 2, 2014. Nomination forms are available at www.inspire-award.org. Requests for the form or questions regarding the award may be directed to Wendy Armour, Senior Development Director, (206) 727-6205 or wendya@seniorservices.org.

King County is filled with older adults, whose lives inspire us about how to age with grace, enthusiasm, creativity, hope, and energy. They quietly make life better for others even as their years advance. Senior Services created the Inspire Positive Aging Award in 2006 to recognize such inspiring elders.

“Is there a senior in your life who has inspired you?” asks Senior Services CEO Paula Houston. “You may have a parent, mentor, older neighbor or high school teacher, whose life exemplifies positive aging through community involvement, healthy living, relationships, and endurance—all the traits we ourselves hope to exhibit as we age. Join us in celebrating positive aging and nominate someone you know for the Inspire Positive Aging Award.”

The recipient of the 2013 Inspire Positive Aging Award was 78-year-old Dotti Lydon. She currently dedicates her energy and enthusiasm to volunteering at the Lifelong AIDS Alliance after retiring from a career in service to others as a registered nurse. The full list of past recipients is available at http://inspire-award.org/PastWinners.

Award eligibility: individuals 60 and over who live in King County, WA. Anyone is eligible to submit a nomination.

The recipient receives two domestic, roundtrip airlines tickets to a destination of his/her choice and a one-year membership to his/her King County senior center. The individual who nominates the recipients receives a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card.

The Inspire Positive Aging Award will be announced on May 31, 2014 at Senior Services’ Annual Meeting. The free lunch meeting is open to the public. Seating is limited and advance registration is required: https://seniorservices2014annualmeeting.eventbrite.com.

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