REAL Services Accepting Nominations for Age of Excellence Awards

REAL Services are now accepting nominations for the 18th Annual Age of Excellence Awards, acknowledging individuals who support older adults or disabled individuals through acts of kindness, compassion and selflessness. The awards recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their service to older adults and the disabled.

The organization is encouraging members of the community to submit nominations for the nine award categories: Business of the Year, Caregiver of the Year for an Older Adult, Caregiver of the Year for the Disabled, Education Award, Hoosier Lifetime Award, Kimble Volunteer of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer Group of the Year.

Nominees must live or work in Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall or St. Joseph counties. Nominations can be submitted online at

Nominees will be invited to an awards luncheon, and the award recipients will be announced at the event scheduled for May 8 at the Century Center in South Bend from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are now available.

For more information, call (574) 284-7104 or 1-800-552-7928 ext. 7104 or visit