The late Delys Sargeant OAM with a young friend.
Do you know of an initiative, club, business, service or person helping build a stronger community for older people who live on, work on or visit the Mornington Peninsula? Then why not nominate them for the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s Delys Sargeant Age-Friendly Awards.
Nominations open on Monday and close on May 28 for the awards, through which the council aims to encourage an age-friendly Peninsula that will promote respect for and inclusion of older people, reduce ageism, and give value to the contribution older people make to our community. Categories include the Mayor’s Senior Achiever Award for a person 50 years and older, the Age-Friendly Community Award (any age), and the Promotion of Intergenerational Opportunities Award (any age).
The awards are named after Delys Sargeant OAM, who was a driving force behind creating better opportunities and support for older community members on the Peninsula. Nominations will be judged by a panel including representatives of the council’s positive ageing steering committee and the Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders. You can download a nomination form here or pick one up at your nearest shire customer service centre.