Extraordinary Senior Award will be accepting nominations online across B.C. until July 15: nominees must be over the age of 65 and a resident of British Columbia. To submit a nomination application, please visit www.extraordinarysenior.com. File photo

B.C. golden-agers wanted for extraordinary senior award

The second annual Extraordinary Senior Award seeking nominations

If you know somebody in their golden years who’s still defying all odds and is an outstanding member of the community, it’s time to nominate them for the Extraordinary Senior Award.

In partnership with the Alzheimer Society of B.C., and the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), Retirement Concepts is calling on British Columbians to nominate outstanding seniors in their communities for the second annual Extraordinary Senior Award.

Nominees must be over the age of 65 and a resident of British Columbia. The Extraordinary Senior Award will be accepting nominations online across B.C. until July 15.

“We are so pleased to be hosting the Extraordinary Senior Award for the second year, and to once again recognize people within our communities that go above and beyond to help others,” said Jennie Deneka, a Retirement Concepts partner.

“At Retirement Concepts, we are fortunate to see extraordinary seniors each day and know first-hand the incredible contributions they make across organizations, charities, and community initiatives.”

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is also fortunate to have more than 750 volunteers across the province who choose to spend their time building valuable relationships and developing meaningful connections to help others.

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“Our volunteers ensure our fundraisers are successful, our resource centres stay open, our support groups are available when people need them the most and that the voices of people affected by dementia are heard at all levels of government,” said Maria Howard, chief executive officer for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

“Much of this volunteer work is supported by incredible seniors – community leaders who make B.C. a better place for people living with dementia. We’re excited to celebrate all they do.”

The recipient of the Extraordinary Senior Award will receive his or her award at Seniors Day at the Fair at the PNE on Aug. 22.

The lucky winner will also receive a VIP day at The Fair at the PNE, including admission and parking for four, dinner for two at Hendricks Resto-Lounge in the Westin Grand Hotel, accommodation at the Westin Grand Hotel and travel to the PNE.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Retirement Concepts and the Alzheimer Society of B.C. to host the second annual Extraordinary Senior Award and acknowledge those over 65 who make outstanding contributions to our communities,” said Shelley Frost, present and chief executive officer for the PNE.

“The Fair at the PNE is so fortunate to be able to host this important event as so many of those who come to the Fair every year are seniors themselves.”

If you know an extraordinary senior who is passionate about a cause or active in the community, you can nominate them at: www.extraordinarysenior.com.


 

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