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Senior of the Year Awards open for nominations

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NOMINATIONS are open for the State Government’s Senior of the Year Awards, recognising hard-working seniors for their time and energy to improve community.

For more than 25 years, the awards have highlighted the work seniors achieve at neighbourhood houses, places of worship, and on community projects that benefit their peers.

Victorians are encouraged to nominate residents aged 60 and above and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians aged 50 years and above.

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Categories from the nominations include:

  • Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year for outstanding achievement
  • Promotion of Multiculturalism Award for promoting the benefits of cultural diversity
  • Healthy and Active Living Award for helping to create active and healthy communities
  • Veteran Community Award for expectational contribution to the veteran community – open to all who work with the veteran community.
  • Ageing Well Award for combatting ageism and promoting ageing well intiatives
  • Council of the Ageing, COTA, Victoria Senior Achiever Awards for significant contribution to local communities and Victoria.

Every nominee will receive a certificate acknowledging their impact, and recipients of the 2023 awards will be honoured at a ceremony during the Victorian Seniors Festival in October. Nominations close on Friday.

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