Do you know an inspiring senior who has made a significant contribution to our community over the years? Why not nominate someone deserving for a Redlands Coast Inspiring Seniors Award?
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said nominations for Blue Care’s Redlands Coast Inspiring Seniors Awards were open and it was a perfect opportunity to acknowledge the dedication of some of our senior citizens in the lead up to Queensland Seniors Week.
“Council is once again proud to support this annual Blue Care initiative, now in its eleventh year of operation,” she said.
“Just like the rest of Queensland, Redlands Coast has an ageing population and that comes with a lot of positives.
“Many of our seniors are opting to stay in the workforce for longer than previous generations and others choose to share their wisdom and experience giving back to the community in other ways.
“Countless unpaid hours of volunteer work are racked up by Redlands Coast seniors every year, often filling the gaps by providing services relied on by many people.”
Blue Care’s Inspiring Seniors Coordinator Breanne Tukavkin said the awards were a way of recognising those who gave selflessly, all year round.
“We time our Inspiring Seniors Awards so that nominations are open to the public in the lead up to Seniors Week,” Ms Tukavkin said.
“The announcement of successful recipients will be made during Seniors Week celebrations, at a special morning tea with Mayor Williams and Redland City Councillors.
“Of course there are so many worthy recipients out there, which is why I am urging members of the public to nominate someone they know by 28 June 2019.
“We hate our heroes to go unsung!”
Terms and conditions, including selection criteria and the judging process are included on the nomination form. Nominations close at 5pm, Friday 28 June 2019. For more information, phone Breeanne Tukavkin on 0411 738 159.