Nine individuals and groups from across South Australia were recognised at the annual CelebrateAge Awards at Government House in Adelaide.
Director of Intergovernment Relations and Ageing Jeanette Walters said the winners’ commitment to maintaining links across generations – a key priority to ageing well – was truly inspiring.
“The Office of The Ageing is proud to support the Active Ageing Week and the CelebrateAge Awards,” Ms Walters said.
“I congratulate all of the winners of the CelebrateAge Awards and commend Active Ageing Australia for providing such a great range of physical and social activities during Active Ageing Week 2017.”
Now in their third year, the CelebrateAge Awards recognise those that support South Australians to live active, healthy and engaged lives at every age.
The 2017 theme, ‘Coming Together, Active Together,’ focused on intergenerational connectedness and creating environments that bring people of all ages and stages of life together for wellbeing and a sense of community.
The Awards, which were presented by Mrs Lan Le, were a highlight of 2017’s Active Ageing Week, which closes this Saturday 30 September 2017.
The Awards are funded through a grant from Office for the Ageing to Active Ageing Australia and attracted more than 50 nominations from the community in 2017.
Source: SA Health