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The 2023 Seniors Achievement Award winners have been announced

COTA ACT Announces Distinguished Winners of the 2023 Seniors Achievement Awards

Canberra, Friday 24th November 2023 — COTA ACT (Council on the Ageing ACT) is delighted to reveal the outstanding winners of the 2023 Seniors Achievement Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations that have made remarkable contributions to the well-being, social advancement and quality of life of senior citizens in the Canberra community. COTA ACT prides itself on getting the opportunity to spotlight organisations and people who may not always have a big platform but that definitely have a big impact in the seniors community.

The broad range of winners showcase achievements in the field of aged care, education, outstanding service, diversity and inclusion and social justice and advocacy. The winners are:

The LDK Seniors Achievement Award – Vijay Puri of the Indian Senior Citizens Association

The Capital Chemist Seniors Achievement Award for Aged Care Services – Bina Brown of Third Age Matters

The ActewAGL Seniors Achievement Award for Education for seniors – Martin Pikler

The ACT Seniors Card Seniors Achievement Award for outstanding service to seniors – Communities at Work Seniors Team

The Beyond Bank Seniors Achievement Award for community diversity & inclusion – Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra

The ACT Human Rights Commission Seniors Achievement Award for social justice and advocacy – Lina Webber of ACT Policing

Minister of Seniors Emma Davidson MLA presented each winner with a custom made Harriet Schwarzrock ‘Bud’ vase prize through Craft + Design Canberra.

An overview and biography of the achievements of each winner and photos from the event can be found here.

Jenny Mobbs, CEO of COTA ACT says: “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners of the 2023 Seniors Achievement Awards. Their exceptional contributions exemplify the spirit of community, inclusivity, and advocacy that makes Canberra a better place for seniors. We would like to thank every person who nominated such outstanding individuals and our sponsors, including the ACT Government, for making this event possible each year.”

For more information and to view the award ceremony highlights, please visit Seniors Achievement Awards 2023.

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