Top senior volunteer sought for annual award

Nominations now being accepted through March 31

LAS VEGAS – The National Silver Haired Congress Nevada Delegation, in partnership with the Aging Service Directors Organization (ASDO), is seeking nominations for its sixth annual Nevada Senior Citizen of the Year Award now through Saturday, March 31.

Nominees can be friends, neighbors or community leaders from across the state. Nominees must be ages 60 and older (by Dec. 31, 2017), a resident of Nevada for at least five years, and a volunteer and contributor to the local, state, and/or national community, specifically with respect to the senior citizens of Nevada. Volunteer work previous to age 60 also can be included.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 1 with the awards luncheon set for Wednesday, May 30 at the Las Vegas National Golf Club, 1911 E. Desert Inn Road.

Nomination forms and guidelines are available online at or by calling 702-860-6349.

Last year’s honoree was Beverly Saperstein, a Henderson resident of 26 years and lifetime volunteer for more than 12 organizations.

According to the 2016 U.S. Census, 15 percent of Nevada residents are older than age 65. Herb Randall, Ed.D. of Henderson, a retired Army colonel and recipient of the Silver and Bronze Stars for valor in Vietnam, created the Nevada Senior Citizen of the Year Award in 2013 to honor a single volunteer each year who tirelessly supports that population. The Nevada Senior Citizen of the Year Award is made possible by the National Silver Haired Congress Nevada Delegation and the Aging Service Directors Organization, both nonprofit organizations. Additional information can be found by visiting the website at or by calling 702-860-6349.

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