Senior Citizen of the Year 2020 to be awarded online

Published on 09 October 2020

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West Wimmera Shire Council will this year host an online celebration to announce its 2020 Senior Citizen of the Year Award.

This award is traditionally presented at the shire’s annual Seniors Concert in October, however due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event has had to be postponed.

The Senior Citizen of the Year Award recognises an unsung hero in West Wimmera Shire. Winners are often someone who continues to be active in the community and encourages others to do the same.

Council called for nominations in August and received a range of outstanding candidates.

Council’s Chief Executive Officer Mr David Leahy said the award ceremony would be an online event on October 29 at 11am.

“Council is inviting all of our seniors to register their intention to join in the live stream,” he said.

“To celebrate this occasion the council would like to offer all seniors, aged 60 years or older, a $10 meal voucher.”

Following the announcement of the 2020 Senior Citizen of the Year Award, attendees can enjoy some online entertainment provided by Orlando Combo, a swing and jazz band from Melbourne

“We realise that technology is not always easy to navigate, but council staff will be available to offer some assistance with accessing the live steam,” Mr Leahy said.

“We also encourage people to ask for help from family or friends, if they have people living close by.”

Council’s 2020 Seniors Concert was originally planned for the same day. This event has now been postponed, with the hopes of running it later in the year, once COVID-19 restrictions are further eased.

Anyone wishing to view the online celebrations can RSVP by calling council on 13 99 72 or emailing RSVPs are due October 21.


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