SOUTH BEND — Nominations for REAL Services’ 17th Annual Age of Excellence Awards must be submitted by 4 p.m. Thursday. The community is encouraged to submit nominations for nine award categories: Business of the Year; Caregiver of the Year for an Older Adult (60+); Caregiver of the Year for the Disabled (under 60); Education Award; Hoosier Lifetime Award (over 60); Professional of the Year; Kimble Volunteer of the Year (over 60); Volunteer of the Year (under 60); and Volunteer Group of the Year. Age of Excellence acknowledges individuals and organizations that support older adults or disabled individuals through acts of kindness, compassion and selflessness. Nominees must live or work in Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall or St. Joseph Counties. To submit nominations online visit www.realservices.org. All nominees will be invited to the awards luncheon when winners will be announced. Age of Excellence Awards Luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16 at Century Center, 120 S. St. Joseph St. For more information visit www.realservices.org or call 284-7104 or 800-552-7928, ext. 7104.