Seniors service award nominations

Albertans are encouraged to nominate individuals or organizations who have a positive impact on seniors for the 2012 Minister’s Seniors Service by the end of February.

Albertans are encouraged to nominate individuals or organizations who have a positive impact on seniors for the 2012 Minister’s Seniors Service by the end of February.

In its 15th year, the award recognizes Albertans who try to make a difference in the lives of seniors.

Seniors Minister George VanderBurg will select award recipients from five categories based on the services provided, quality, diversity and originality.

“I think that Albertans have a really strong volunteer spirit and so many are doing something everyday for seniors,” Gina Gariano, Alberta Seniors communications liaison said on Tuesday.

Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 28.

“I think these awards are really one way we can honour what people are doing for our seniors.”

In previous years, award recipients received a piece of art or memorabilia created by local artists.

Last year, a Red Deer organization, the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre at 4620 47A Ave., received a Minister’s Seniors Service award for its programming and senior outreach services.

Nomination applications are available by contacting the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992 or by visiting www.seniors.alberta.ca.