Monday, 20 February 2017
NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall is urging locals to hurry and get their nominations in for the 2017 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards.
“With years of experience and wisdom, seniors are the pillar of many communities in the Northern Tablelands,” Mr Marshall said.
“Through the NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards, we want to thank them for all they do to make our cities and towns a brilliant place to live.
“For that – we need the community’s help tracking down the seniors that are always willing to lend a hand and are deserving of recognition.”
Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said seniors were valued and respected members of the community.
“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,” Mrs Davies said.
The 2017 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 2017 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards close this Friday (24 February) at 5pm. They will be presented as part of NSW Seniors Festival, held from 3-12 March.
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. An estimated 300,000 seniors are expected to attend more than 1,000 free and discounted events throughout the state during the festival.
The activities support the objectives of the NSW Ageing Strategy, which was launched to support the health and wellbeing of seniors.
For more information, go to www.nswseniorsfestival.com.au/