• Tony Bosworth

Senior’s Festival will showcase Hawkesbury's local achievement awards

Updated: Apr 15



Hawkesbury Police Area Command will release details early next week of the Seniors Festival Local Achievement Awards event they are hosting on April14 as part of NSW Seniors Festival.


Chief Inspector Garry Sims APM, the Customer Service Duty Officer for Hawkesbury Police Area Command said, “We are pleased to announce that we will hold a special event for Hawkesbury Seniors.


“I can confirm our local State Member, Robyn Preston MP will join us along with the Hon. Geoff Lee, the Minister for Seniors and Veterans Affairs, in a very special day. We are planning on delivering entertainment and a morning tea to celebrate the importance of seniors in our community.”


The Chief Inspector added that, “details will be announced next week along with information on how to obtain a ticket to the event”.

Chief Inspector Sims APM says Hawkesbury Police Area Command are committed to engaging with the community and their participation in the NSW Seniors Festival reflects the special relationship they have with seniors in the Hawkesbury.


Locals can also nominate seniors who are helping to make the Hawkesbury an inspiring place to live in for the 2021 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Awards.


Ms Preston said the awards program celebrates the work and achievements of seniors in Hawkesbury who make us proud every day.


“Seniors have gone above and beyond for our community as volunteers, carers and role models in a challenging year where our State has faced bushfire, flood, drought and a health pandemic,” Ms Preston said.


“If you know a senior who helps make our community a better place to live, then I encourage you to nominate them.”


The awards presentation will be held on April 14 at the Richmond Club during the Seniors Festival as part of a number of events across the state.


It’s the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere – it runs from April 13 to April 24 and enables older people to engage with each other, their community, ageing services and relevant businesses.


Acting Minister for Seniors, Geoff Lee, said the festival and the awards would highlight the important role seniors played in the community.


“This annual festival is about celebrating the positive impact of older people in our families and society,” Mr Lee said.


“These initiatives are a great opportunity for communities to celebrate their seniors and all the fantastic work they do for the Hawkesbury community.” It’s one of many ways the NSW Government continues to support the state’s ageing population and support seniors in living happy, healthy and active lives.


Winners of the Local Achievement Awards will be announced during the NSW Seniors Festival.


Nomination forms can be downloaded here.






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