Media Release – Wednesday, 5th April, 2017.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, is today encouraging Victorians to recognise the contributions made to our community by senior Victorians.
Nominations are now open for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards, celebrating older Victorians who support and inspire others through their volunteer work.
The awards highlight the role of seniors as mentors, educators, role models, leaders, or behind the scenes workers.
“These awards celebrate dedicated seniors from our community here in Western Victoria who give so much back to other people and their communities,” Ms Pulford said.
“If you know an inspiring older person or organisation in Western Victoria that gives time to helping others in the community, give them the recognition they deserve with a nomination for the Senior of the Year Awards,” she said.
Categories include the Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year, the Promotion of Multiculturalism Award, the Healthy and Active Living Award, the Veteran Community Award and the Council on the Ageing Victoria Senior Achiever Awards.
The Age-Friendly Victoria Award recognises an organisation or a business that creates age-friendly communities, promotes active ageing, or improves quality of life for older Victorians.
Nominations for the awards close on Friday the 23rd of June.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony at Government House in October as part of the 35th Victorian Seniors Festival.
More information, profiles of previous award recipients and nomination form can be found at www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au