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For Immediate Release:
February 06, 2018
Media Contact:
Manuel Orbis jr


Commissioner Sosa wants to recognize the seniors of our Community

Today, County Commissioners unanimously adopted Commissioner Sosa’s initiative to create the “Seniors Who Serve” Volunteer Award program.

Our community boasts a vibrant population of seniors who happily share their expertise and life experiences to help others. Knowing this firsthand, Commissioner Sosa proposed legislation to establish a program to annually honor these valued members of our society who too often go uncelebrated.

The “Seniors Who Serve” Volunteer Award program will recognize Miami-Dade seniors who give of their time to serve the community in addressing homelessness, at-risk youth, and the elderly. Each year a selection committee, empaneled by the Mayor’s designee, will review nominations received from residents and county officials and select award recipients. The honorees will receive a special recognition along with profiles on the county website,, and on Miami-Dade TV.

“Every day I meet seniors with incredible talent and energy who are out in the community mentoring our youth and helping others,” said Commissioner Sosa. “They do this out of the goodness of their hearts and serve as an inspiration to us all. It is with this mind, that I felt the need to propose the establishment of a program to recognize their hard work and showcase their kindness and compassion. Our seniors deserve the very best quality of life, and it is my hope that this program can help shine a light on the wonderful work they do throughout our county.”