Age Scotland is asking people across Scotland’s communities to nominate a champion in their annual awards.
The charity, which is dedicated to helping people in Scotland enjoy a better later life, is looking for nominations for the Age Scotland Awards 2014, which will be presented in the Scottish Parliament later this year.
The awards celebrate the people that have made a significant contribution to the lives of older people.
There are six categories of awards: Volunteer of the Year, Employer of the Year, the Jess Barrow Award for Campaigning and Influencing, the Patrick Brookes Partnership Award, Service for Older People Award and Member Group of the Year Award.
Brian Sloan, Chief Executive of Age Scotland, said: “Too often we hear negative messages about older people such as the ‘demographic time bomb’.
“These awards are our way of challenging these perceptions and celebrating later life.
“We want to demonstrate how older people embrace civic and social responsibilities and showcase the talent and experience amongst our older generation.
“If you know someone who’s making a real difference to the lives of older people then tell us about them. And remember if you know of an employer who has exemplary age friendly practices, please nominate them for our newest category of award.”
The nomination form can be downloaded at www.agescotland.org.uk/awards or can be requested by calling 0845 833 0200.
Nomination forms must be received no later than Friday 29 August.