Awards recognise contributions by older people

Wednesday, 19 June, 2024

Awards recognise contributions by older people

Victorians are being asked to nominate older people for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards.

Minister for Ageing Ingrid Stitt recently announced the opening of the awards, celebrating older Victorians who share their skills, experience, time and energy within the community.

“I encourage Victorians to identify the inspiring older people in their lives and put them forward for well-deserved recognition,” Stitt said.

“The vast majority of older people give back to their community without asking for any accolades — but this is their time to shine.”

There are six categories of awards, including:

  • Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year for outstanding contribution to local community and Victoria
  • Promotion of Multiculturalism Award for promoting the benefits of cultural diversity
  • Healthy and Active Living Award for helping create active and healthy communities
  • Veteran Community Award for exceptional contributions to the veteran community
  • Ageing Well Award for combatting ageism and promoting ageing well initiatives
  • Council on the Ageing Victorian Senior Achiever Award for significant contribution to local communities and Victoria

The award ceremony will be held in October, coinciding with the annual Victorian Seniors Festival. All nominees will receive certificates acknowledging their contributions.

Nominations can be submitted digitally through a new online platform until 11 August, making it easier to nominate. Nominees must be aged 60 years or over, and 50 years or over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians.

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