ReServe Contest to Observe Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month and ReServe invites all ReServists to submit original stories for a chance to win a $25 gift card.

The theme for this year’s Older Americans Month is “Never Too Old to Play,” which encourages older Americans to stay engaged, active and involved in their own lives and with individuals from other generations. This month shines a spotlight on the important role older adults play in sharing experience, wisdom, and understanding with other generations through social activities and civic engagement.

Criteria to enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card:

- Have served or are currently serving in a ReServe assignment.
- Write an original essay describing: your ReServe assignment, how you interacted with other generations, what you gained personally, what you helped to accomplish and how you tapped your professional experience for the assignment.
- Include the name of the organization/agency you served and details about your role.
- Write up to 500 words.
- You may use your first name only.

All essays will be published on our website at and are subject to editing.

To enter, send your essay of no more than 500 words to by May 15, 2012.


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