WA Seniors Awards announce two new categories as nominations open

Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray is calling for nominations for the WA Seniors Awards 2018.


The annual awards celebrate and recognise the important contribution seniors make to the community, while acknowledging those that support older Western Australians to remain active and engaged in their communities.


Two new award categories have been introduced this year to recognise age-friendly local governments and age-friendly businesses. The new categories join the existing Senior of the Year (metropolitan) and Senior of the Year (regional) honours.


Mr Mick Murray said, "Every day there are seniors doing remarkable things in our communities. The WA Seniors Awards is our chance to highlight these wonderful contributions.


"The two new categories we are offering this year - recognising leaders in the age-friendly movement - is one way the State Government is highlighting Western Australia's leading work in this space.


"I urge Western Australians to nominate an inspiring senior in their community, to recognise and reward the often unsung contributions our older citizens make."


This year, entries can be submitted by the general public as well as organisations.


The WA Seniors Awards 2018 will be presented by the Council on the Ageing (WA) in partnership with the State Government. The judging panel will include representatives from the State Government, Lotterywest, sponsors and COTA WA.


Nominations are now open, closing at 5pm on 11 October 2018.


Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony hosted by the Minister, during Seniors Week, on Saturday November 17, 2018.


Seniors Week runs from November 11 to 18, 2018, and is an opportunity for Western Australians of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contributions of older people.


For more information or to nominate a senior, see http://www.cotawa.org.au


31 August 2018.