Blue Mountains residents recognised at Seniors Week awards

Making a difference: Recipients of the 2019 Seniors Week Recognition Awards.
Making a difference: Recipients of the 2019 Seniors Week Recognition Awards.

Blue Mountains Council recently celebrated the community’s older people at the annual Seniors Week Recognition Awards.

Held in the last week of the NSW Seniors Festival, the ceremony took place at the Blue Mountains Hub at Springwood.

Thirty seven people were honoured, along with three organisations, for their outstanding contribution to the community and for making the Mountains a richer and more connected place to live.

Blue Mountains Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, said: “The Seniors Festival and our annual Seniors Week Recognition Awards provide an opportunity to promote a better understanding about seniors and the value they add to our lives.”

The organisation recipients were:

  • Blue Mountains Food Services
  • Playtime Playgroup – Leura Uniting Church
  • Belong Blue Mountains Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre Volunteers

The 2019 Seniors Week Recognition Awards individual recipients were:

  • Phil Mullens
  • Larry Howard
  • Maureen Doherty
  • Andrina McGinley
  • Ann Ludbrooke
  • Mike Doolan
  • Kerry Rice
  • Sandra Arrell
  • David Hobbs
  • Cheryl Cordery
  • Robin Green
  • Stephen Corrigan
  • Lindena Robb
  • Carole Lee
  • Elaine Valton
  • Pamela Gardiner
  • Jenny Davies
  • Trish Brown
  • Chris Watson
  • Captain Chris Campbell
  • Gino Baudo
  • Ruth Henderson
  • Aaron Thorn
  • June Bonn
  • Jeffrey Alexander
  • Peg Taylor
  • Gerry Taylor
  • Keith Ward
  • Sue Beevers
  • Coert Hendrik Van Den Bout (Harry)
  • Geoff Hatswell
  • Laraine Graham
  • Chris Kelly
  • Bill Webster
  • David Coleby
  • Marilla North
  • Fay Wheatley