Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Know someone over 60 who is changing the world?

I’ve just received this request and it sounds interesting and it's great to see older people being celebrated, so I am passing it around:

Know someone tapping their experience to improve the lives of others? Nominate yourself or someone you know for the 2010 Purpose Prize. Nominations are open until March 5, 2010.

The Purpose Prize provides ten awards of up to $100,000 to social innovators in encore careers, 60 years and older, who are solving some of our most pressing social issues – from health care to the environment, poverty to education.

The Purpose Prize is accepting nominations, including self-nominations until March 5th.

See who has won the Prize:

Judith Broder, a psychiatrist who combined her experience and passion to recruit mental health professionals to provide free, confidential counseling to veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families through The Soldiers Project.
Don Coyhis, a former computer executive who built a nationwide substance abuse recovery program based on Native American beliefs and traditions.
Connie Siskowski, a former nurse who founded the Youth Caregiving Project to support a hidden population of pre-teens who shoulder adult-sized responsibilities caring for chronically ill relatives.

Please nominate, get inspired by watching a brief video, and help us spread the word by posting information about The Purpose Prize on list serves, blogs, or by emailing your friends and colleagues.

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