Nomination are now open for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards, celebrating the extraordinary contributions of senior volunteers in Victoria.
Victorian Minister for Ageing David Davis said: “The awards celebrate the many volunteers, aged 60 and over, who support and inspire others. They might be a friend, family member or a neighbour in your local community.
“Previous winners were recognised for providing comfort to hospital patients, being a mainstay of ANZAC Day Appeals, providing tutoring and financial support to disadvantaged students, and organising social opportunities for older members of Victoria’s multicultural communities.
“Last year dedicated Geelong volunteer Pat Smith was named Victorian Senior of the Year. She was honoured for pastoral care and support to vulnerable people, coordination of emergency relief support and for establishing the Education Assistance Program for vulnerable students.”
Categories for the awards include:
· Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year;
· Veteran Community Award;
· Promotion of Multiculturalism Award;
· Healthy and Active Living Award; and
· Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria Senior Achiever Awards.
The call for nominations ocloses on 11 July 2014.
Winners will be acknowledged at a special Government House reception on 2 October 2014, leading into this year’s Victorian Seniors Festival. To make a nomination, or to find out more about the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards, visit Seniors Online at www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au or call Seniors Information Victoria on 1300 135 090.[related_ad category=”998″ max_size=”3″ title=”Related Offers”] [related_ad category=”8″ max_size=”3″ title=”Related Stories”]