Clark Paradise, an 85-year-old volunteer from Toms River, N.J., who founded a growing mission for the homeless in his community, has been honored as the national winner of the Home Instead Senior CareÂ® network’s Salute to Senior Service(SM) award.
Founded in 1994 in Omaha by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care network is the world’s largest provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors. The Salute to Senior Service program was launched this year by the network to honor seniors’ commitments to their causes and communities. A $5,000 gift will be donated by Home Instead, Inc., to Your Grandmother’s Cupboard in honor of Clark’s dedicated service. He was selected from 1,549 nominees nationwide and judged from among state finalists by Dr. Erwin Tan, director of the Senior Corps.