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Seniors awards

Saturday, 24th February, 2018

Senior citizens clap along during the Seniors Festival Concert held in March last year. PICTURE: Emily Roberts Senior citizens clap along during the Seniors Festival Concert held in March last year. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

By Kara de Groot

The Seniors Festival Local Achievement Award is now open, celebrating the talents and contributions of NSW’s older citizens.

This year is the 60th Anniversary of the festival, and the state government is encouraging people to nominate senior citizens in their area for the work they do.

Barwon MP Kevin Humphries said there are plenty of older people in his electorate who deserve to be recognised.

“Our seniors make a real difference to local families, recreational groups, businesses and organisations, and we want to celebrate them,” Mr Humphries said.

“I am sure everyone knows an older person who deserves to be recognised, so I encourage you to nominate them and show them how much they are appreciated for all they do.”

Nominations for the achievement award close on April 12, with the Seniors Festival running from April 4 to 15 state-wide.

Minister for Ageing, Tanya Davies, said the achievement awards are a special way to thank local seniors for their hard work and generosity.

“Seniors have a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer, and they continue to make significant contributions to communities across NSW,” Minister Davies said.

She said there will be plenty of events running across the state during the week and a half of festivities, all aimed at recognising and celebrating seniors.

Check out www.nswseniorsfestival.com.au for more information.

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