Do you know an extraordinary senior deserving of some recognition?
Retirement Concepts, which provides services, care and housing to seniors across British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec, is teaming up with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and the Pacific National Exhibition and calling on British Columbians to nominate outstanding seniors in their communities for the second annual Extraordinary Senior Award.
“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,” says Jennie Deneka, a partner in Retirement Concepts. “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.”
Nominees must be over the age of 65 and residents of British Columbia. Nominations for the Extraordinary Senior Award are being accepted online until July 15.
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. says it’s 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.
“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,” Maria Howard, CEO of Alzheimer Society of B.C., says in a press release. “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.”
Recipients of the Extraordinary Senior Award will receive their awards at Seniors Day at the Fair at the PNE on Aug. 22. They’ll also receive a VIP day at The Fair at the PNE, which includes 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,” PNE president and CEO Shelley Frost said in a press release. “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.