Redland City Mayor Karen Williams is calling on Redlanders to get behind Blue Care’s Inspiring Seniors community initiative by nominating an inspiring senior for their 2018 honour roll.
Councillor Williams said that many of our seniors contributed significantly to the Redlands community on a regular basis – compassionately giving their time, skills and ideas for the benefit of others.
“Quite simply, they are an indispensable resource, often keeping not-for-profit organisations that provide essential community services afloat.
“Redland City Council is proud supporter of this Blue Care initiative, with each of our divisional Councillors nominating an inspiring senior deserving of recognition,” Cr Williams said.
“But there are many unsung heroes in our midst, so I’m appealing to my fellow Redland residents to unearth and nominate their own inspiring seniors. They may be working with charities, schools or sporting clubs – or simply offering support and friendship to others in their time of need.”
Blue Care’s Breanne Tukavkin said that the event, now in its tenth year, provided an opportunity to acknowledge someone who might otherwise go unnoticed.
“If you are inspired by someone – a neighbour, a relative or someone in your local club – please nominate them, including a 200 word submission about their contribution, why it is inspiring and how it has positively impacted the Redland Community.
“Nominations close Monday 23 July, after which the recognised seniors will be special guests at a presentation morning tea with Redland City Councillors during Seniors Week,” Ms Tukavkin said.