Thursday May 5, 2016
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP, congratulated Mr Scott Wheeler on receiving the 2016 Mulgoa Senior Achievement Award, in recognition of his ongoing community service work, as a volunteer and now Chairman of Nepean Food Services.
“Scott is a worthy recipient, having dedicated so many hours in advancing the cause of helping those who are vulnerable and require assistance in our community, most notably elderly residents, who wish to remain independent in their homes,” Tanya Davies said.
Initially, Mr Wheeler was a volunteer for Nepean Food Services, primarily delivering meals to frail elderly people, as part of the NSW Meals on Wheels program, before taking on the role of Chairman of the organisation in 2012.
“Nepean Food Services has been operating in the Penrith Local Government Area for nearly 25 years as a not-for-profit incorporated organisation, providing services for elderly and frail residents, as well as those living with a disability and their carers and stands out as an exemplary organisation, in selflessly advancing the needs of others,” said Tanya Davies.
The 2016 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards celebrate seniors’ achievements in a range of categories, including business, environment, science, agriculture, health and wellbeing, learning and community service.
The awards coincide with the NSW Seniors Festival, the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, celebrating and acknowledging the vital role that seniors play in the community and across the State.
“Undoubtedly, our seniors play a crucial role in the direction of our State and it is individuals like Scott who exemplify selfless and sacrificial service, emblematic of the character of the seniors of Mulgoa and New South Wales, borne by their life experience and ability to empathise with others,” Tanya Davies said.
“I sincerely hope that the work Scott has been doing for our community, over the course of many years, along with his recognition, serves to spur all members of the community to consider ways in which they can assist others and give back, for all that they have received,” Tanya Davies concluded.
Further information can be found at: http://www.nswseniorsweek.com.au/