Nominations open for Senior Islanders of the Year

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Forms available online, or submit by telephone, until July 15, 2014

CHARLOTTETOWN – Each year, the Prince Edward Island Senior’s Secretariat honours some of the most deserving of the province’s senior citizens, bestowing awards as PEI Senior Islanders of the Year. The opportunity to nominate opened May 1 and will continue until July 15, 2014.

Island Information Service made the announcement, at the request of the Department of Community Services and Seniors.

“I hope community groups, organizations and members of the public will take time to nominate a senior citizen for the award,” said Community Services and Seniors Minister Valerie E. Docherty in the press release.

The award highlights the unique role that older adults play, in enhancing community and family life and in promoting positive images of aging, she noted.

Nominees must be a current resident of Prince Edward Island, 65 years of age or older, and willing to be nominated and participate in the award promotions. The Senior’s Secretariat reviews all submissions and selects the recipients.

Lois Brown, Sr. Norma Gallant, Eric Hammill, John Kenny and Marion Murphy were honoured with the award in 2013.

Nomination forms are available online at www.gov.pe.ca/sss or by calling 1-866-770-0588.

 newsroom@journalpioneer.com

Organizations: Community Services, Island Information Service

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island

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