Greenville, RI (March 27, 2012) –  

Have you ever thought about how to honor a person who has inspired you? Maybe you would like to create a lasting testament to a person whose talents, ideas, values, or perhaps just friendship, made an impression on you or helped you in some way. 

The Village at Waterman Lake is sponsoring its first-ever essay contest, entitled “Chronicle a Senior Story.” This competition may be entered by anyone as long as the story is about a senior. The essay can be written in autobiographical format, or the subject can be someone who is deceased. The only requirement is that you personally know or knew the subject. To enter, submit a 1000-1500 word original essay about a senior who has greatly influenced your life, or humanity in general, in a positive way. 

The winner will be decided by popular vote on line, and will receive a $500 prize. Do you know of a great writer? Let them know about this great opportunity! Or maybe you could write about an inspirational person who deserves to be remembered for many years to come.

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Important dates to remember:

April 1 – June 30

Submissions can be filed online at Look for the “Enter” button and follow the steps to submit your story.

July 1 – July 15

Read the essays online and submit your vote at Contestants who have submitted an essay are not eligible to vote, so those people should let their friends and family know that they have joined the contest and can vote for them.

July 16 – July 20

Votes will be tallied and the winner, decided by majority vote, will be announced by July 20. 

The winning essay will be publicized and the prize awarded at TheVillage at Waterman Lake. All stories will be considered for inclusion in the Village’s Senior Chronicle Series as well as in a book, “The Greatest Generation Chronicled,” that is in the works.

For more information about the essay contest, you may contact John Dionne, Program Development Liaison at The Village at Waterman Lake, at

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