Blue Mountains City Council hosted the annual Seniors Week Recognition Awards for 2015 at the new Blue Mountains Community Hub on 23 March, as a part of the long running Seniors Week program.
Twenty one seniors were recognised during the Awards ceremony for their pivotal role in our community through volunteering.
Each recipient has volunteered their time, some for 20 years or more, to various local endeavours ranging from bushcare and biodiversity conservation to aged care and intergenerational programs.
2015 Award Recipients are: Patricia Welsh, Anna Martin, Kate Litchfield, Faith Astle, Sue Whitehouse, Jean Anne Carter, Elizabeth Van Reyswoud, Helen Herculson, Martin Whitehouse, John Frawley, Pat Whitehead, Margaret Clague, David McNally, Catherine Cole, David Grove, Andy and Marian Cairns, Kath Ravell, Paul Best, Sue Price and Merle Williams.
Cr Mick Fell presented the awards on behalf of the Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, and was joined by Cr Chris Van der Kley.
“The Blue Mountains is an ageing community”, said Cr Fell. “In these times of change, it is even more important to ensure communities are connected. The role of seniors in our communities and in voluntary work becomes even more vital”.
Over seventy people attended the awards ceremony to celebrate the contribution and achievements of these inspiring seniors.
“It was exciting to host the Seniors Week Awards presentation in the Hub, our wonderful new community and cultural facility in Springwood, which only opened a week beforehand.
Council looks forward to holding many such community events in the future, along with a variety of performing arts events in the new Blue Mountains Theatre”.
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