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2016 Victorian Senior of the Year Award

Who do you think should be our Senior of the Year 2016?

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The Victorian Senior of the Year 2016 awards are seeking nominations. Last year, the top honour went to Peter Hopper of Bright for his advocacy work for older people in Bright and the Alpine region, and for people living with a disability or who may be marginalised due to their ethnicity or cultural background.

Nominations opened 4th April 2016 and close 30th June 2016.

The categories are:

  • Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year for an outstanding contribution to their local community and Victoria.
  • Promotion of Multiculturalism Award for a significant contribution to promoting the benefits of cultural diversity
  • Healthy and Active Living Award for helping create active and healthy communities
  • Veteran Community Award for an exceptional contribution to the veteran community
  • Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria Senior Achiever Awards for significant contributions to their local communities and Victoria


Download a nomination form from Seniors Online Victoria here or call Seniors Information COTA Victoria on 1300 13 50 90 to have a form mailed out.



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2 Responses to 2016 Victorian Senior of the Year Award

  1. Michael vj Hayward says:

    Who the hell cares about this sort of feelgood nonsense? Where do I find any serious attempts to enable people who are on a pension, and have contributed greatly to putting this country on the map, a decent rise in income? I’ve recently had a rise, which, if I continue to support my local pharmacy, effectively aborts that rise! Our minimum wage is about to go up by 2.4%….when will we pensioners see something akin to this….I suspect never.
    Regards, Michael vj Hayward.

  2. bmorton says:

    Thank you for this. Now that we have a Federal Election in a month’s time we can lobby hard for an increase in the pension. This is what COTA is doing. Join our election campaign where you can register your views on issues and policies:
    There are a number of organisations working hard to increase the pension including Fair Go for Pensioners: