Jan. 21, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Nominations from organizations and groups are being accepted by the Senior and Healthy Aging Secretariat for individuals interested in becoming senior goodwill ambassadors. The deadline for applications is March 6.
"Our senior goodwill ambassadors are dedicated volunteers who devote their time to promoting our province and to spreading the message that seniors in New Brunswick are active and involved in their communities," said Minister of State for Seniors Brian Kenny. "These seniors provide a valuable service to our province by helping make New Brunswick the place to be at any age."
The Senior Goodwill Ambassador Program promotes a positive image of New Brunswick to residents and visitors. There are 35 senior goodwill ambassadors representing, on a volunteer basis, each of the province's 15 counties. They are appointed for a two-year term by the minister of state for seniors.
Among their commitments, senior goodwill ambassadors may be requested to make presentations to local groups, provide assistance and greet tourists, read New Brunswick legends to individuals of all ages, and highlight New Brunswick wherever they travel.
To qualify as a senior goodwill ambassador, an individual must be:
For more information on the program or for an application form, contact the Senior and Healthy Aging Secretariat at 506-457-6811, or visit its website.
MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Cole, communications, Seniors Services, 506-444-3522.