Older adults set the bar for volunteering in East Tennessee but often go unnoticed in their efforts.
One organization has created a special event called the Ageless Hall of Fame, that will honor and recognize 16 senior citizens who demonstrated their care for their community.
Jessica Popek from the Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service stopped by the WATE 6 On Your Side studios to tell us more.
Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service (SCHAS) is Knoxville-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the elderly, persons with disabilities, and their families by providing accessible care and supportive services through compassionate personnel.
SCHAS created a committee made up of county leaders and human service agencies that serve the East Tennessee community to review nominations submitted by the public to choose 16 individuals.
The counties that are participating are: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union counties.
SCHAS representatives want to hear from the community about these individuals and what they do to help their community be a better place!
Nominations can be placed by visiting www.schas.org on the Events page under Ageless Hall of Fame.
Submissions are due by Feb. 28 at noon. Suggested nominees must be age 60 or older and reside in one of the 16 counties.