NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards winners at the 2019 Tweed Seniors Festival.
NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards winners at the 2019 Tweed Seniors Festival.

Nominate a senior in your life who deserves recognition

DO YOU know a senior who deserves recognition for the great work they do in the community?

Nominations are now open for the NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards, which are run as part of the 2020 NSW Seniors Festival.

The awards provide an opportunity for local MPs and the community to recognise the seniors who help make their community a diverse, active and inspiring place to live.

Nominations must be received by January 18 and the presentation to successful nominees will be made at the Seniors Festival opening ceremony on Wednesday, February 12, at 10am at the Tweed Heads Civic and Cultural Centre auditorium.

Everyone is welcome to attend the opening ceremony, which will include entertainment, light refreshments and an opportunity to enjoy a fun morning celebrating with your community.

Download a nomination form or register your attendance for the opening ceremony at www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/SeniorsFestival.

State Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the theme of this year's festival was Love to Celebrate and there were plenty of ways to have fun in the Tweed with a range of events to suit every interest.

"The NSW Seniors Festival brings people together, encourages seniors to try something new and fosters a great community spirit," Mr Provest said.

State Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin said the Tweed Seniors Festival was a great opportunity for local seniors to participate in the community and live active, healthy and social lives.

"The festival will give seniors the opportunity to get involved in exciting activities with friends and family, meet others, and share their insights and experiences," Ms Saffin said.

The NSW Seniors Festival runs from Wednesday, February 12, to Sunday, February 23, and the Tweed will once again be hosting a full program of events for seniors to be involved in.

The council's Community and Cultural Services acting manager Joanne Watters said it was all about creating a fun opportunity for seniors to participate in community events.

"Events will be open to all seniors, and will focus on and celebrate the valuable contribution seniors have made, and continue to make, to the life of our community," Ms Watters said.

"The 12 days of festivities will include activities such as morning teas, concerts, social get-togethers or special film screenings, leisure, health activities, demonstrations, tours, exhibitions, classes and activities.''

The program will be available on the council's website and locations across the Tweed.

Keep an eye on the Tweed Link in your local free newspaper for information about the Tweed Shire Seniors Festival program.

You can also subscribe to receive the Tweed Link free in your inbox each week. Go to tweed.nsw.gov.au/subscribe.

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