Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams has congratulated local seniors who received a 2016 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Award, in recognition of the enormous contribution they make to our local community.
"These awards are the community's way of saying 'thank you' to our local seniors for their enthusiasm and commitment to their community," Mrs Williams said
"Seniors deserve recognition for the significant contribution they make across many different areas of community life."
"The recipient in Port Macquarie was Ann French for her outstanding work with Sing Australia, while Edna Lamb from the Camden Haven was recognised for her community work over five decades.
Leslie Williams congratulated Ann and Edna and thanked them for their commitment and generosity to our local community.
"I commend today's recipients for demonstrating the diversity of talent, generosity of spirit and limitless energy of seniors in our community," Mrs Williams said.
The awards coincide with NSW Seniors Festival (running from 1 - 10 April 2016), which celebrates and acknowledges the important role that seniors play in our community.
It is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere. An estimated 300,000 seniors are expected to attend more than 1,000 free and discounted events throughout the state during the festival.
The activities support the objectives of the NSW Ageing Strategy, which was launched to support the health and wellbeing of seniors.
For more information, go to http://www.nswseniorsweek.com.au/