Provincial government accepting nominations for senior citizen awards

Nicholas Mercer
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The provincial government is aiming to recognize some of Newfoundland and Labrador’s outstanding senior citizens.

In a release, the government is now accepting nominations for the 6th annual Seniors of Distinction Awards program.

“Making a positive contribution to your community and our province is not limited by age. Older adults are the cornerstones of our society. They have helped make Newfoundland and Labrador thrive, and their dedication will ensure the province continues to flourish,” said Health and Community Services Minister Susan Sullivan.

Eligible nominees for the award must be 50 years of age or older and be a current or past resident of the province.

Both voluntary and pair work will be considered, while nominations from last year may be reviewed again this year at the request of nominator.

It is also possible for posthumous awards may also be awarded and up to five citizens will be recognized with awards.

“The Seniors of Distinction Awards is one way in which we can all show our gratitude to the people who continue to help shape the future of our province. I encourage everyone to nominate a deserving senior in your community,“ said Sullivan.

Nomination forms and guidelines can be found at www.health.gov.nl.ca , by calling 1-888-494-2266 or emailing seniorsofdistinction@gov.nl.ca.

The deadline for nominations is May 23.

Organizations: Health and Community Services

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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