2016 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards - 10 May 2016

NOMINATIONS for the 2016 Victorian Senior of the Year are now open.

The Victorian Senior of the Year Awards recognises the valuable contributions of older Victorians to our community. They celebrate the many inspirational women and men, aged 60 and over, whose volunteer work supports and encourages others in their community.

Award categories include:

· Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year
· Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria Senior Achiever Awards
· Healthy and Active Living Award
· Veteran Community Award; and
· Promotion of Multiculturalism Award

The Promotion of Multiculturalism Award is given to an individual for making a significant contribution to promoting the benefits of cultural diversity in their local community or in the broader community.

A diverse range of people are nominated for the awards each year, recognising the enormous contribution that older volunteers make to Victoria..

Last year’s recipients were commended for their roles in health and wellbeing, veterans affairs, education, local neighbourhoods, social justice, land care and their contributions to older people’s organisations. They are advocates, mentors, educators, role models, committee members, leaders and behind-the-scenes workers, all providing valuable support to many organisations and the broader community.

The 2016 awards will be presented at Government House as part of the 34th Victorian Seniors Festival.

Nominations close 30 June 2016.

For a nomination form or more information phone 1300 135 090 or go to www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au.