The State Government is urging local communities to nominate seniors and seniors' organizations to be considered for a 2011 NSW Seniors' Week Achievement Award.
The Minister for aging, Peter Primrose, said the awards honored the significant contributions that older people made to their community.
"The NSW Seniors' Week Awards are the government's way of recognizing older people for what they have done, and continue to do."
Mr Primrose said that up to 60 awards were available in six categories - Business; Intergenerational Understanding; Environment, Science and Agriculture; Health and Wellbeing; Education and Lifelong Learning; and Community Service and Volunteering.
"Seniors continue to play a very valuable role in our community by giving of their time, their talent and their knowledge and it is only fitting that the work they are doing is recognized," Mr Primrose said.
"Recipients of the awards include community groups, and individuals who work or volunteer in areas as diverse as libraries and community colleges, to the performing and visual arts, charities, environmental organizations and many more areas."
This year's winners included volunteer gardener John Fuller; Pink Ladies Auxiliary volunteer Eunice Lyons; Salvation Army member James Thomas Hope; volunteer librarian Ivan Trposki; and chartered accountant Peter Ferris.
Organizations that received awards in 2010 included, the Australian Railways Monument and Rail Journeys Museum at Werris Creek, the Senior Chinese Care Free Group in Ashfield and Parkes Men's Shed.
Nominations for the 2011 NSW Seniors Week Achievement Awards will be received from 9 August and close at 5pm on 3 September 2010.
Mr Primrose said the awards would be presented during Seniors Week in March next year.
For a copy of the 2011 nomination form visit www.nswseniorsweek.com.au or call the Seniors Information Service on 13 12 44.
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