Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott today called for nominations for the 2016 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards to recognise the huge contribution seniors make to the Baulkham Hills community.
“Seniors help make Baulkham Hills stronger and better,” Mr Elliott said.
“The NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards are an opportunity to thank a special senior for everything they do in the community.
“We are calling on people to nominate seniors who are making a real difference to the lives of those around them.”
Minister for Ageing John Ajaka said seniors are valued and respected members of our 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,” 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 now open and will close on Thursday 24 March. 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. 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 http://www.nswseniorsweek.com.au/