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Let’s shine a light on our seniors

By Riverine Herald

MEMBER for Murray Austin Evans is calling on residents to celebrate a local senior by nominating them for the 2019 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards.

The awards acknowledge the contributions older people make to the community on a daily basis.

“The unique insights, abilities and experience that seniors contribute to our community is what helps make our area thrive, and this is one of the ways we can show our appreciation,” Mr Evans said.

“I encourage everyone to nominate a senior who makes a difference, whether it be a grandparent who supports the family, a volunteer who lends a helping hand, or an older person who advocates for the rights of others.”

The award program will be held in Murray as part of the numerous events happening across the state for the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival.

The festival will take place in February 2019 to recognise the role older people play in the community.

Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said the awards not only showcase the positive impact seniors make within their communities, but challenge ageist stereotypes about what older people can achieve.

“The NSW Government is committed to supporting seniors so they can lead active, social and fulfilling lives,” Mrs Davies said.

“The 2019 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards recognise the skills and generosity of older people while encouraging other seniors to get involved and participate in their communities.”

Nominations are now open until February 1.

For more information call the Murray electorate office on (02) 6962 6644 or (03) 5881 7034, or email [email protected]