Nominate a Gippsland senior citizen now!

The 2018 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards are open for nominations.  The Victorian Senior of the Year Awards acknowledge seniors who volunteer to assist, support and encourage others in their local communities.

The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath said it is important that our senior citizens are acknowledged as valuable contributors to our community.

“Our Gippsland seniors are a treasured community asset.  In retirement they give back in so many ways, assisting everyone from young people right through to other seniors who are less fortunate.  In my role I have been privileged to meet so many hard working seniors across Gippsland selflessly giving back to our community.

“It is hard to imagine our Gippsland community without seniors, the amount they contribute to make our lives easier and more rewarding is well worth celebrating and acknowledging,” said Ms Bath.

Nominations for the 2018 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards close on Friday 20 July 2018 and can be made under a number of categories.

“The Victorian Senior of the Year Awards are an important mechanism in which we celebrate and recognise seniors for their voices, their contributions as parents, carers, mentors and volunteers.  Seniors enrich our lives and make a significant contribution they make to our economy.

“If you know a senior making a worthy contribution to the Gippsland community, I strongly encourage you to jump on line and get nominating.  I would love to see one of Gippsland’s worthy senior volunteers win an award in 2018,” said Ms Bath.

Nomination forms can be downloaded at and close 20 July 2018.