Savvy Senior award nominations kick off

Peter Vannucci of Northport and Sondra Rose of Peter Vannucci of Northport and Sondra Rose of Cedarhurst, 2012's Savvy Senior King & Queen, an award bestowed by the Association of Generational Experts for Seniors. Photo Credit: Handout

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Do you know seniors who have given back to the community and enriched the lives of others? Help them get recognized for their accomplishments by nominating them in this year's Savvy Senior competition.

The Savvy Senior award, sponsored by Melville-based Association of Generational Experts for Seniors (AGES), is given to Long Islanders for "heroism, volunteering or any contribution for the benefit of others." There are separate awards for the savviest male and female.

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To nominate a senior, send a 200-word typed or printed essay to: AGES Savvy Senior Award, Box 774, Melville, NY 11747. You also can email your nomination to savvy2013

@agesresourcenetwork.com or upload it at agesresourcenetwork.com. Deadline to nominate someone is Aug. 31. Winners will be honored at AGES' fourth annual Savvy Senior Day on Sept. 7 at the Holiday Inn in Plainview.

For more information, call 631-630-9498 or 516-617-5176.

At last year's event, Peter Vannucci of Northport was honored as Savvy Senior King and Sondra Rose of Cedarhurst was named Savvy Senior Queen. Vannucci promotes fitness and alternative medicine. Rose runs half marathons to raise funds to fight lymphoma.

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