METLIFE FOUNDATION AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AREA
AGENCIES ON AGING (N4A) PARTNER TO HONOR OLDER VOLUNTEERS
Washington, D.C. - For the fourth year, outstanding volunteers from
across the country will be honored with a MetLife Foundation Older
Volunteers Enrich America Award. Administered by n4a, the awards
recognize and build awareness of the exemplary contributions of older adults
and encourage other older adults to contribute their knowledge, skills and time
to enrich society through volunteerism.
The Call for Nominations is underway with volunteer programs
nominating outstanding volunteers in three categories: Community Champion,
Mentor and Team Spirit. The awards recognize volunteers who are working to
make their community a better place to live, working with youth and their
families and helping other older adults.
"We are pleased to join n4a in offering a fourth round of awards," said Sibyl
Jacobson, president, MetLife Foundation. "The award winners' stories inspire
individuals of all ages and remind us of the wealth of commitment and talent
that exists in the older population that can be marshalled to strengthen
"It has been n4a's great pleasure the past three years to discover
extraordinary older volunteers and tell their stories through this program,"
notes n4a CEO Sandy Markwood. "At a time when so much of our daily news is
troubling, we look forward to honoring 25 individuals whose selfless efforts
on behalf of others help us see the good that people can do."
Twenty-five volunteers will be honored at an award ceremony on April 28,
2006, in Washington, D.C. Each honoree will receive an engraved gift
acknowledging his or her achievement, and the honoree's organization will
receive a monetary award to help further its work.
Additional information about the MetLife Foundation 2006 Older
Volunteers Enrich America Awards program, including a nomination form,
can be found on the n4a web site at http://www.n4a.org/metlife_awards.cfm.
The deadline for receipt of nominations by n4a is December 9, 2005.
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is the
leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging across the country
and a champion for Title VI-Native American aging programs in our nation's
capital. For more information about n4a, visit .
MetLife Foundation, established by MetLife in 1976, supports
educational, health, civic and cultural organizations. For more information
about the Foundation, visit www.metlife.org.