Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging nominations for recognition as part of the 2022 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Awards.
“Seniors are invaluable to our small communities as volunteers, carers and role models – even more so during such a challenging year,” Ms Cooke said.
“If you know a senior who helps make our community diverse, inspiring and active, then I encourage you to nominate them for acknowledgement of their contribution.”
Winners of the Local Achievement Awards will be announced during the NSW Seniors Festival which runs from 25 March – 3 April. The awards program are part of an exciting schedule of events across the state.
It is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere and enables older people to engage with each other, their community, services and supports.
Minister for Seniors, Mark Coure, said the festival and the awards highlight the vital role seniors play in the community.
“This annual festival is about celebrating the positive impact of older people in our families and society,” Mr Coure said.
“These initiatives also provide an important opportunity for seniors to participate in their communities in meaningful and engaging ways.”
It is one of many initiatives the NSW Government promotes to support the state’s seniors in living happy, healthy and active lives.
“We will continue to challenge ageism and empower seniors to overcome social stigmas by highlighting their continued efforts in helping communities thrive,” Mr Coure added.
Nominations are now open for the awards program which celebrates the work and achievements of seniors in the community.
To nominate a senior or find further information on the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Junee Electorate Office on 6924 2533