SilverSource — a nonprofit agency providing information, counseling and emergency financial assistance to the over-60 population of the greater Stamford, area — is accepting nominations for the first SilverSource Awards. The awards celebrate the contributions made in improving the lives of adults over age 60 throughout Fairfield County by volunteers, individuals, businesses and organizations.
The SilverSource Awards will recognize these advancements in two areas:
- The SilverSource Community Service Volunteer Award will recognize an outstanding volunteer age 50 or over who is sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of older adults.
- The SilverSource Contribution to Community Award will recognize one individual and one organization or business that provides significant improvements to the community as a place to live and retire.
Nominations now open
Nominations are now open to volunteers, individuals, organizations, businesses and groups or collaborative initiatives that contribute to the lives of older adults. All nominations will be evaluated by a panel of judges comprised of community, business and thought leaders. All achievements, accomplishments or service on which nominations are based must reflect the SilverSource vision and mission. The awards recognize high impact programs and initiatives in Fairfield County. There is no cost to enter.
The SilverSource mission is to advance the dignity, independence and quality of life of older adults by providing guidance for families and supportive services to those who are in need, by engaging in community partnerships and by advocating for sound public policies. SilverSource envisions a society that ensures older adults have the resources to live independent, healthy and fulfilled lives.
How to enter
To learn more about the SilverSource Awards, or to submit a nomination, visit SilverSource.org/Awards or call 203-324-6584. The deadline to submit a nomination is Sept. 1. Awards will be presented on Oct. 27, at the SilverSource Autumn Breakfast.
“We know that there are significant advancements taking place throughout our region to address the needs of older adults and contribute to their quality of life. The SilverSource Awards will shine a light on those people, programs and achievements that promote individual wellbeing and healthy communities,” said Kathleen Bordelon, Executive Director of SilverSource. “We are looking forward to recognizing the inspiring ways individuals and groups are making our communities more livable for all ages.”
For more information about the SilverSource Awards or to make a nomination, visit SilverSource.org/Awards Enter a nomination using the online form, or download a PDF with full details and email it to Awards@SilverSource.org or fax it to 203-324-3787. Questions may be directed to Linda Christensen, 203-324-6584.
About SilverSource, Inc.
SilverSource, formerly known as Senior Services of Stamford, was founded in 1908. It is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides information, financial support, and other services that positively improve the quality of life for people over age 60 while serving as a resource center and referral source for older adults and their families. SilverSource, Inc., is a 501(c) 3, is located at 2009 Summer Street in Stamford, CT 06905. For more information visit silversource.org or call 203-324-6584.