Nominate an extraordinary senior

Retirement Concepts, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and the Pacific National Exhibition, is 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 Retirement Concepts partner Jennie Deneka. “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 fortunate to have more than 750 volunteers across the province who choose to spend their time building relationships and developing 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,” says society CEO Maria Howard. “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 will receive his or her award at Seniors Day at the Fair at the PNE on Aug. 22, as well as 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.

“Those over 65 who make outstanding contributions to our communities,” says PNE president/CEO Shelley Frost. “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.”

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.

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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