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2017 Victorian Senior of the Year award winners

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

Roy Francais

Promotion of Multiculturalism Award

Significant contribution to promoting the benefits of cultural diversity in local or broader community.

Marcello D’Amico, Watsonia

Marcello DAmico

Healthy and Active Living Award

Helping to create active and healthy communities through community involvement and being a role model.

Barry Witmitz, Kaniva

Barry Witmitz

Veteran Community Award

Exceptional contribution to the veteran community.

Roger Boness, Mt Evelyn

Roger Boness

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

Travellers Aid Australia Elias Lebbos

Council on the Ageing Victoria Senior Achiever Awards

Maria Wiseman, Moe South

Maria Wiseman

Jennifer Disney, Diamond Creek

Margaret Griffith, Barwon Heads

Margaret Griffith

Nola Nugent, Nunawading

John (Jack) Bell, Surrey Hills

Jack Bell

Robert Bolch, Langwarrin

Robert Bolch

Graham Boyd, Woodend

Edward Jarrett, Sunbury

Ted Jarrett

John Lowcock, Hamilton

Apolonuz (George) Semkowski, Glenroy

George Semkowski

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