Friday February 19, 2016
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP, today called for nominations for the 2016 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards, which recognise the significant contribution seniors make to the Mulgoa community/
“Seniors play a pivotal role in enhancing and strengthening our community. Their wisdom and lived experience, alongside their calm and caring character, make them invaluable assets to our society,” Tanya Davies said.
“The NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards are an opportunity to thank a special senior for all that they do, in selflessly helping and assisting others and in advancing our region,” said Tanya Davies.
Minister for Ageing, John Ajaka, commented on how seniors are valued and respected members of our society.
“Whether it is volunteering for a charity, lending a helping hand to a local sporting club or caring for a loved one, older Australians do so much to make our families and communities stronger,” Mr Ajaka said.
The 2016 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards will celebrate seniors’ achievements in a range of categories, including business, environment, science, agriculture, health and wellbeing, learning and community service.
Nominations for the 2016 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards are open from Monday, 22 February until Friday, 1 April. They will be presented as part of the 10-day-long NSW Seniors Festival from 1-10 April 2016, formerly NSW Seniors Week.
NSW Seniors Festival celebrates and acknowledges the important role that seniors play in our community. It is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, with an estimated 300,000 seniors expected to attend more than 1,000 free and discounted events throughout the State.
The activities support the objectives of the NSW Ageing Strategy, which was launched to support the health and wellbeing of seniors.
For more information, visit: http://www.nswseniorsweek.com.au/