Seniors who make Camden a great place to live can be recognised for their efforts, with Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves urging locals to nominate them for the 2022 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Awards.

Nominations are now open for the awards program across five categories:

  • Business
  • Environment, Science, Agriculture
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Community Service

“Seniors are invaluable to our community as volunteers, carers and role models – even more so during such a challenging year,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

“If you know a senior who helps make our community diverse, inspiring and active, then I encourage you to nominate them for acknowledgement of their contribution.”

Winners of the Local Achievement Awards will be announced during the NSW Seniors Festival which runs from 25 March – 3 April. The awards program are part of an exciting schedule of events across the state.

Minister for Seniors, Mark Coure, said the festival and the awards highlight the vital role seniors play in the community.

“This annual festival is about celebrating the positive impact of older people in our families and society,” Mr Coure said.

This is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere and enables older people to engage with each other, their community, services and supports.

It is one of many initiatives the NSW Government promotes to support the state’s seniors in living happy, healthy and active lives.

“We will continue to challenge ageism and empower seniors to overcome social stigmas by highlighting their continued efforts in helping communities thrive,” Mr Coure added.

To nominate a senior or find further information on the program, contact: Camden Electorate Office- or 02 4655 3333