The 2017 Victorian Senior of the Year award winner has been announced. Roy Francis won the prestigious award for his tireless work and travel promoting cancer awareness around the state.
The awards recognise the enormous contribution made by seniors across Victoria. Read more on Seniors Online to find out the 14 other award recipients who were recognised for their community contributions. Below is a summary of the winners.
Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year
Outstanding contribution to local community and Victoria.
Roy Francis, Mornington
Promotion of Multiculturalism Award
Significant contribution to promoting the benefits of cultural diversity in local or broader community.
Marcello D’Amico, Watsonia
Healthy and Active Living Award
Helping to create active and healthy communities through community involvement and being a role model.
Barry Witmitz, Kaniva
Veteran Community Award
Exceptional contribution to the veteran community.
Roger Boness, Mt Evelyn
Age-Friendly Victoria Award
Organisation that creates age-friendly communities and promotes active ageing and improving quality of life and inclusion for older people.
Travellers Aid Australia
Council on the Ageing Victoria Senior Achiever Awards
Maria Wiseman, Moe South
Jennifer Disney, Diamond Creek
Margaret Griffith, Barwon Heads
Nola Nugent, Nunawading
John (Jack) Bell, Surrey Hills
Robert Bolch, Langwarrin
Graham Boyd, Woodend
Edward Jarrett, Sunbury
John Lowcock, Hamilton
Apolonuz (George) Semkowski, Glenroy