The deadline for nomination entries in the Google Silver Surfer Awards with Age Action is fast approaching. The people of Westmeath have until Sunday September 15 to nominate a friend, neighbour, or relative who is over 50 and who has made modern technology a part of their daily life.
Google and Age Action are searching for older people who have embraced the digital world, like last year’s overall winner Pauline O’Connor who discovered a unique way to bond with her grandchildren by learning to play computer games, or those who simply use the internet to keep in touch with their family or friends around the world.
Sinead Gibney, head of social action at Google, said, “Everyone deserves their achievements to be recognised and this is especially true of older people who have taken the often intimidating step of getting online. At Google we believe the internet is for everyone, not just the young. Last year we had more nominations than ever before and we hope to continue this trend in 2013, so nominate someone today who deserves to have their achievements recognized.”
There are five award categories this year. The public can nominate someone by filling in a form online at www.ageaction.ie/silversurfer or by phoning Anne Marie on (01 ) 4756989.
The winners of the Google Silver Surfer Awards with Age Action will be announced at an awards ceremony on October 2 at Google Headquarters in Dublin.