Taylorville, IL

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

For the second year in a row, a Carlinville woman has been honored as the Illinois winner of the Home Instead Senior Care network's Salute to Senior Service award. Judy Minster is being recognized for her dedicated community service, including her work at Carlinville Area Hospital. Minster has volunteered at the hospital for more than 13 years, first volunteering as the blood drive coordinator in 2001 before later becoming membership chair and treasurer for the Hospital Auxiliary.

As one of 50 state winners, Minster earned $500 for her charity of choice, donated by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network and contest sponsor. Minster also will have a spot on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame on

The results of a Marist poll sponsored by Home Instead, Inc. indicate that 62 percent of seniors age 68 and over volunteered their time in the last year, with 13 percent of those reporting that they volunteer in order to stay active.

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

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