Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith presented three seniors with Local Achievement Awards as part of the 2023 Seniors Festival.
Stuart Ayres said Cheryl, Rosalyn and Valda were carefully selected from a high calibre of nominees.
Recipients for the Penrith Local Achievement Awards are:
- Cheryl Devine for service to the community through the Emu Plains Lions Club, Emu Plains Netball Club and Emu Plains Little Athletics Club,
- Rosalyn Towers for service to the community through the Nepean Valley RSL Day Club,
- Valda Silvy for service to the community through work and advocacy for arts and culture.
“I congratulate today’s recipients who have made our region a diverse, active and inspirational place to live – thank you for your generous and remarkable contributions,” Stuart Ayres said.
The Local Achievement Awards are among an array of events taking place across the state as part of the 2023 NSW Seniors Festival, which enables older people to engage with each other, their community, and services.
The award winners highlight the diverse ways seniors support their families, communities, and society more broadly.
Minister for Seniors Mark Coure said the awards program and festival are key initiatives in the NSW Government’s ongoing commitment to supporting seniors.
“Seniors have and continue to make significant contributions to our society—we would not have the great state we do today without them,” Mr Coure said.
“I for one am incredibly appreciative of seniors and these awards are about recognising those contributions and thanking seniors for all they do.”
The NSW Seniors Festival runs from 1 – 12 February 2023 and is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere.
For more information about NSW Seniors Festival and the Local Achievement Awards, visit: seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au