County honoring top service to others

Pierce County Community Connections Aging and Disability Resources is calling for nominations of individuals and organizations that make outstanding contributions to the lives of older adults, individuals with disabilities, caregivers and the community at large.

The award for individuals is based on dedication to their work for at least three consecutive years, an innovative work practice or style, respect in their ability to listen to, understand and give voice to others, and participation in activities that may be outside of their job description and work hours and that serves seniors or disabled persons.

Organizations (for-profit or non-profit) are recognized for their ongoing stability, delivery of services, enhancing the quality of life for clients, and contributions beyond the boundaries of their usual service.

The deadline for nominations is Nov. 4. Nomination forms are available at and 253-798-4600.  

Awards will be presented at the annual Aging and Disability Resources (ADR) appreciation luncheon in December.

ADR programs help older and disabled adults remain independent in their homes. The programs include case management, family caregiver support, and long-term care ombudsman.