Emu Plains resident Susan Gallagher has been honoured for her work in the local community.
She was presented with a 2019 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Award by Penrith MP Stuart Ayres.
“I offer my congratulations to Susan on receiving this award and say thank you to all of the seniors who make invaluable contributions within our community,” Mr Ayres said.
“Whether it’s volunteering at the Penrith Blood Bank or preparing morning tea at the Joan for Morning Melodies, Susan always goes above and beyond to ensure the comfort of others.”
Susan represents the Red Cross at Penrith Citizenship ceremonies to encourage new citizens to become involved in the local community, has served with Meals on Wheels, is a Life Member of the Prostate Cancer Support Group and is Secretary to the Penrith Branch of the Red Cross.
The NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards are a way the NSW Government is recognising seniors during the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival.
Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies commended the recipients of the 2019 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Award across NSW.
“I am thrilled that seniors across the State are being recognised under this program for their extraordinary contributions our families and communities,” Mrs Davies said.
“The 2019 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards give our local communities an opportunity to say thank you to seniors.”
NSW Seniors Festival is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere and was established by the NSW Government to support seniors to participate in the community and connect with others.