Honouring seniors for giving back to their communities

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Nova Scotians are encouraged to help celebrate the generosity and selflessness of seniors by nominating them for a Remarkable Senior award.

Seniors Minister Leo Glavine opened nominations today, Wednesday, April 16,  for the awards that honour Nova Scotians age 50-plus for volunteer work, leadership and community service.

"Communities rely on dedicated and committed seniors. They become active volunteers and make positive differences by helping others," said Glavine in a media release. "I want to recognize the time and effort our seniors put forth each day to make our communities better places for everyone."

Many older Nova Scotians are actively involved in community and church groups, provide service to other seniors or youth, and take on leadership roles in local organizations.

Glavine said older Nova Scotians support vibrant communities and inspire others to become involved in a way that makes life better for everyone.

Anyone in Nova Scotia can submit a nomination. The deadline is May 9.

For more information about the awards or to download the nomination form, visit: http://novascotia.ca/seniors/Remarkable-Senior-Awards.asp .

Organizations: Remarkable-Senior-Awards.asp

Geographic location: Nova Scotia

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