OMAHA, Neb. -- A 100-year-old Hutchinson woman has been honored as the Kansas winner of the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Salute to Senior Service® award.
Opal Wilson is being recognized for her dedicated community service, including her work at Elmdale Senior Center.
As one of 50 state winners, Wilson earned $500 for her charity of choice – donated by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network and contest sponsor. Wilson also will have a spot on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame on SalutetoSeniorService.com where her nomination story has been posted. As a state winner, Wilson now will be considered for the national Salute to Senior Service award.
The Salute to Senior Service program was launched last year by the Home Instead Senior Care network to honor seniors’ commitments to their causes and communities.
“Opal represents so well the dedication and commitment that make senior volunteers such a value to their communities,” said Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead, Inc. “She has proven once again that age is meaningless when it comes to making a difference. So many charities, nonprofit organizations and faith communities could not do the work they are doing without selfless volunteers such as Opal.”