Plans for the 2012 Moore County Caregiver Awards are underway. Caregivers are the unsung heroes to those for whom they provide care. Day after day in the life of older adults, there are people who work and sacrifice to make sure seniors have an opportunity to have a better quality of life. Amy Natt, CEO of Aging Outreach Services and founder of the Moore County Caregiver Awards, requests the Moore County community “share the ways a caregiver has enhanced their life or the life of a family member or friend.” Nomination forms for the 2012 Moore County Caregiver Awards are available on on-line at http://www.agingoutreachservices.com/caregivers-awards/.
To be eligible for this award, the nominated caregiver must be working or volunteering on a regular basis with senior adults in Moore County. All the nominated caregivers will be honored at the 2012 Caregiver Awards reception in late October. A selection committee of independent judges will review each application; select the top three finalists and the caregiver of the year. The finalists and caregiver of the year will be announced at the reception.
The Moore County Caregiver Awards was established in 2010 to acknowledge the vital role caregivers have in the lives of senior adults. More than 10,000 Baby Boomers will reach the age of 65 every day for the next 17 years. As the senior population grows, the need to establish a support system increases. Family members, friends, community service volunteers, and professional paid caregivers become the life line for seniors. Join the 2012 Caregiver Awards committee’s efforts to acknowledge and honor caregivers. Nominations are due no later than Friday, August 31.
For additional information call 910.692.0683 or email caregiverawards@AgingOutreachServices.com.