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68-Year-Old Volunteer Honored as Arkansas’ Salute to Senior Service Winner

A 68-year-old Jonesboro man has been honored as the Arkansas winner of the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Salute to Senior Service® award.

Mickey Bridger is being recognized for his dedicated community service, including his work at Blessed Sacrament Church. As a volunteer, he serves as head of the ministry to elderly, going to multiple nursing homes and visiting shut-ins.

As one of 50 state winners, Bridger earned $500 for his charity of choice – donated by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network and contest sponsor. Bridger also will have a spot on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame on where his nomination story has been posted. As a state winner, Bridger now will be considered for the national Salute to Senior Service award.

The Salute to Senior Service program was launched last year by the Home Instead Senior Care network to honor seniors’ commitments to their causes and communities.

“Mickey represents so well the dedication and commitment that make senior volunteers such a value to their communities,” said Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead, Inc. “He has proven once again that age is meaningless when it comes to making a difference. So many charities, nonprofit organizations and faith communities could not do the work they are doing without selfless volunteers such as Mickey.”

For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network’s Salute to Senior Service program, visit