Islanders encouraged to nominate Senior Islanders of the Year

Nominations are being accepted until July 15, 2016 for the annual Senior Islanders of the Year Award, says Minister of Family and Human Services Tina Mundy.

"This prestigious award is given Islanders who are recognized as leaders and mentors in our communities," said Minister Mundy. "There are so many ways that seniors enrich the lives of their friends, families and neighbours.  These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the significant contributions of Island seniors in many aspects of community life.”

Seniors can be recognized for their contributions in various areas, including: volunteerism, artistic achievement, fund raising, community participation, fitness and recreation, and other activities.
The deadline for nominations for the 2016 PEI Senior Islanders of the Year Award is July 15. Nominations will be reviewed by members of the Prince Edward Island Seniors' Secretariat.

To be eligible for an award, nominees must be:

- a current resident of Prince Edward Island;

- 65 years of age or older; and

- willing to be nominated.

Those wishing to nominate someone for the PEI Senior Islanders of the Year Award can find more information and the nomination form online at www.gov.pe.ca/seniors  or by calling 1-866-770-0588.
Media contact:
Jean Doherty
Communications PEI
902 569 0548

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