CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2nd ANNUAL EXTRAORDINARY SENIOR AWARD SEEKING NOMINATIONS

Retirement Concepts, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and the Pacific National Exhibition, is calling on British Columbians to nominate outstanding seniors in their communities for the second annual Extraordinary Senior Award.

Vancouver, B.C. – Retirement Concepts, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and the Pacific National Exhibition, is calling on British Columbians to nominate outstanding seniors in their communities for the second annual Extraordinary Senior Award.

“We are so pleased to be hosting the Extraordinary Senior Award for the second year, and to once again recognize people within our communities that go above and beyond to help others,” says Retirement Concepts Partner Jennie Deneka. “At Retirement Concepts, we are fortunate to see extraordinary seniors each day and know first-hand the incredible contributions they make across organizations, charities, and community initiatives.”

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is fortunate to have more than 750 volunteers across the province who choose to spend their time building valuable relationships and developing meaningful connections to help others.

“Our volunteers ensure our fundraisers are successful, our resource centres stay open, our support groups are available when people need them the most and that the voices of people affected by dementia are heard at all levels of government,” says Alzheimer Society of B.C. CEO Maria Howard. “Much of this volunteer work is supported by incredible seniors – community leaders who make B.C. a better place for people living with dementia. We’re excited to celebrate all they do.”

The recipient of the Extraordinary Senior Award will receive his or her award at Seniors Day at the Fair at the PNE on August 22nd, 2019, as well as a VIP day at The Fair at the PNE, including admission and parking for four, dinner for two at Hendricks Resto-Lounge in the Westin Grand Hotel, accommodation at the Westin Grand Hotel and travel to the PNE.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Retirement Concepts and the Alzheimer Society of B.C. to host the second annual Extraordinary Senior Award and acknowledge, those over 65 who make outstanding contributions to our communities,” says PNE President and CEO Shelley Frost. “The Fair at the PNE is so fortunate to be able to host this important event as so many of those who come to the Fair every year are seniors themselves.”

Nominees must be over the age of 65 and a resident of British Columbia. The Extraordinary Senior Award will be accepting nominations online across B.C. until July 15.

If you know an extraordinary senior who is passionate about a cause or active in the community, you can nominate them at: www.extraordinarysenior.com

About Retirement Concepts
Operating since 1988, Retirement Concepts is proud to provide high-quality services, care and housing to seniors across British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec. Retirement Concepts has developed a philosophy that is ‘resident focused’. The company employees over 4,000 employees and is considered home for over 4,200 residents.

About the PNE
Owned by the City of Vancouver, the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is a healthy and vibrant non-profit organization dedicated to providing over 3 million visitors a year with first-class cultural, sporting and family entertainment events. Founded in 1910, the PNE operates from a 114-acre site at Hastings Park, a multi-facility venue in Vancouver where the organization operates four activity streams: an annual 15-day Fair, Playland Amusement Park, maintenance and care of the Hastings Park site and management of the site’s year-round facilities. These facilities are utilized to celebrate a variety of hockey, amateur sporting, music, community, social, cultural and commercial events throughout the year.

About the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Families across British Columbia are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s ultimate vision is a world without dementia; that vision begins with a world where people living with the disease are welcomed, acknowledged and included. Working in communities throughout the province, the Society supports, educates and advocates for people affected by dementia, as well as enabling research into the disease. As part of a national federation, the Society is a leading authority on the disease in Canada.