With the 2017 Seniors Festival fast approaching, Member for Keira, Ryan Park MP has put the call out to the community to nominate the regions’ most distinguished senior citizens for the NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Awards.

The 2017 Seniors Festival will run from 3-12 March 2017, and celebrates the important role that seniors play in our community.

As part of the festival, Mr Park, the Shadow Minister for the Illawarra, has put out the call for people across the community to nominate hardworking senior citizens who are worthy ofan Achievement Award.

Mr Park is calling on all members of the community to nominate a senior citizen that they know who makes a significant contribution to their community.

NSW Seniors Festival is the largest festival for seniors in the southern hemisphere, with an estimated 500,000 seniors participating in hundreds of free or discounted events and online activities. The festival promotes inclusive communities and provides an opportunity for seniors to try new things, contribute, remain active and engaged in their local communities. Events are held throughout metropolitan, regional and rural NSW and cover arts, sports, music, technology and entertainment.

For access to nomination forms, please contact Ryan Park’s office at:

Quotes Attributable to Shadow Minister for the Illawarra Ryan Park:

 “I’m encouraging people from right across the community to nominate an exemplary senior that they know. This is our opportunity to say thanks.

“The 2017 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards will celebrate seniors’ achievements in a range of categories, including business, environment, science, agriculture, health and wellbeing, learning and community service.

“Seniors help make our community stronger. Their contribution is utterly invaluable, and this is one way of us saying thanks for all the work they do.

“I am a big believer in the power of a community. Seniors volunteering their time and devoting their efforts to the broader community is something that I applaud.