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Inspirational Penrith Seniors Recognised with Local Achievement Awards


Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today presented four local seniors with Local Achievement Awards as part of the 2021 NSW Seniors Festival.


The deserving seniors received their accolade at the Penrith CBD Corporation Seniors Week Morning Tea held at The Savoury Dining that was sponsored by Lamrocks Solicitors.


“It was my pleasure to present these awards which highlight the valuable impact these seniors have in Penrith.”


“Kath, Vivienne, Alan and Colin showcase the qualities of seniors who make our region an inspirational place to live,” Stuart Ayres said.


“I congratulate and thank them for their generous contributions, remarkable skills and extensive knowledge which continues to benefit our community.”


The award winners were carefully selected from a high calibre of nominees and highlight the diverse ways seniors support our society.


Recipients were:

  • Mrs Kathleen McInerney: service to the Penrith Community Kitchen
  • Mrs Vivienne Ross: service to the Nepean Blue Mountains Parkinsons Support Group,
  • Mr Alan Cooper: service to the Lions Club of Emu Plains
  • Mr Colin Murphy: service to the Museum of Fire.


The Local Achievement Awards are part of many events taking place across the state in the 2021 NSW Seniors Festival.


Minister for Seniors, Geoff Lee, said the awards program and festival are key initiatives in the NSW Government’s ongoing commitment to supporting seniors.


“NSW has an ageing population and our vision is to create a state where residents experience the benefits of living longer, while being able to contribute, be included and actively participate in their communities,” Mr Lee said.


The NSW Seniors Festival runs from 13 – 24 April 2021 and is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere.


For more information about NSW Seniors Festival and the Local Achievement Award, visit:



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