Williams Applauds Seniors

Williams Applauds Seniors

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams has today congratulated the recipients of the 2014 NSW Seniors Week Local Achievement Award across the state.

“These Awards are the community’s way of saying ‘thank you’ to seniors for their enthusiasm and impressive commitment to their community,” said Minister for Ageing John Ajaka.

“It is wonderful to see so many recognised during 2014 NSW Seniors Week.”

“Seniors deserve recognition for the important contribution they make across so many different areas of community life,” Mrs Williams said.

“Among the recipients in the Port Macquarie electorate was Brian Buckett who for many years has made an outstanding contribution to our local community as a leader and advocate for various organisations.

“Other seniors being recognised today include Jill King and Sandra Gordon as well as local organisations Lifeline Shop in Gordon Street and Hastings District Respite Care of Port Macquarie.

“These people and organisations have demonstrated great commitment and kindness in our local community.

“The seniors awarded today represent the diversity of talent, generosity of spirit and limitless energy of seniors in the Port Macquarie community,” Mrs Williams said.

The NSW Seniors Week Local Achievement Awards marks just one of the exciting program of events held during 2014 NSW Seniors Week.

An estimated 250,000 seniors are expected to attend more than 900 local events throughout the state during the week.

The activities support the objectives of the NSW Ageing Strategy, which was launched to support the health and wellbeing of seniors.

For more information about NSW Seniors Week events visit www.nswseniorsweek.com.au.

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