There’s a saying that defines Salemtowne: this is “where every life shines.”
The words don’t stop at the nonprofit community. Salemtowne strives to make life better for older adults throughout Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. And the community celebrates those seniors who share this mission.
The Salemtowne Shining Light Award is a volunteer service award that honors individuals who reflect Salemtowne’s commitment to support the well-being of others. Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 award until April 14.
Previous winners have contributed their time and talents in a variety of areas for local nonprofit organizations such as The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem, Bethesda Center for the Homeless and The Second Harvest Food Bank. These volunteers humbly gave of themselves to support local nonprofit organizations in offering valuable services to those in need in our community.
But those seniors aren’t the only ones who benefit from charitable activity. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, older Americans who volunteer are more likely to live longer and report fewer health problems as they age.
“Salemtowne values being a good community partner. Our residents are contributing members inside and outside of the Salemtowne community with many engaged in volunteerism with local nonprofit organizations,” says CEO Mark Steele, “and so we strive to make a difference where we can. It’s inspiring to see local seniors who share our commitment.”