The Governor along with Ms Christine Allen – Chief Executive Officer, Council on the Ageing (WA), presented the 2020 Council on the Ageing (WA) Seniors Awards to recognise West Australian seniors that strive for the betterment of our society, often leading volunteering efforts of essential services and helping to make Western Australia age-friendly, vibrant and safe.
“It is a unique privilege that we are able to meet here at Government House, given the current health challenges across the country and throughout the globe.
The reality of an ageing globe brings to the forefront of our minds and policy considerations, the requirements of age friendly communities, and the value of seniors to society.
When we look at Western Australia’s 2020 Seniors Awards recipients, we gain an even greater appreciation of the contributions of our seniors, and also of others in striving to foster an age friendly society.
Congratulations to all of today’s recipients and thank you for your invaluable contributions to our community. Each of you is an example of why I am proud to be a Patron of COTA (WA).”
2020 COTA WA Seniors Awards recipients:
Ms Sheena Edwards
Award Recipient – WA Senior of the Year Award 2020 Metropolitan
Dr Sheila Twine
Award Recipient – WA Senior of the Year Award 2020 Regional
Mr Gerald Burns
Award Recipient – WA Age Friendly Business 2020
City of Albany
Award Recipient – WA Age Friendly Local Government 2020
The Governor is Proud to be patron of Council on the Ageing (WA)