Lake Macquarie seniors set standard

RECOGNITION: MP Greg Piper, second from left, with recipients of the 2014 NSW Seniors Week Local Achievement Awards.

RECOGNITION: MP Greg Piper, second from left, with recipients of the 2014 NSW Seniors Week Local Achievement Awards.

SENIORS week may have ended, but these folk are still celebrating.

Eleven individuals and two organisations were recognised for their ongoing commitment to the community at the 2014 NSW Seniors Week Local Achievement Awards.

Presented at the Toronto Royal Motor Yacht Club by Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper, the awards recognised the seniors' work in community service and for the environment.

Among them were a fire brigade veteran, a nun, a choir leader, a landcare member and an environmental achiever.

The two organisations that received an award were Westlakes Seniors Computer Club and Southlakes Carers.

Mr Piper said it was a diverse group of seniors that represented Lake Macquarie's rich community tapestry.

"It was wonderful to have the opportunity to bring together so many of the committed people in our community who work quietly behind the scenes, contributing much and expecting nothing," he said.

"All of the Lake Macquarie award winners work for different causes and organisations, but share a common desire to make their community more caring, vibrant and inclusive."

The awards were part of 2014 NSW Seniors Week.

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