Each and every day throughout Townsville there are countless senior residents who volunteer their time, contributing to the wellbeing of the Townsville community. Across our community, these volunteers connect people and provide services to others. The knowledge, skill, commitment and energy displayed by Townsville's senior residents is overwhelming.
These volunteers give their time, energy and skills without seeking public recognition or accolades for their contribution. The Townsville City Council Senior Awards have been designed to provide public thanks to those quiet achieving seniors who give so much to our city.
Nominations for 2019 have now closed.
Award presentations will be held during the Townsville City Council Seniors Week Luncheon at Townsville Stadium, on Thursday 22 August 2019, 10.30am - 1pm and replayed via video on Friday 23 August 2019, 10.30am - 1pm.
Don't forget Seniors Lifestyle Expo 2019
Come for activities, educational workshops on safety and much more - plus heaps of freebies!
20 August, 10am - 1pm
For transport and more information visit What's On Townsville
2017 Seniors Awards Winners and Nominees
Female Senior of the Year
Mrs Olive Foley
Mrs Foley has contributed tirelessly to the Queensland Country Women's Association (QWCA) since joining in 2000. She plays a huge part in the QCWA Magnetic Garbutt Branch supporting and mentoring new members and the committee, and is the embodiment of QCWA ‘A Friend To All’. Mrs Foley has also volunteered for Lifeline, The Endeavour Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Rowes Bay Ladies Golf Club, Mundingburra State School, Central School and Pimlico High School.
Male Senior of the Year
Mr Barry Martin OAM
Mr Martin created the Vietnam Veterans Federation in Townsville over 30 years ago. Since then, he has served as President for many years, as well as Senior Vice President of the national body. Mr Martin is a qualified advocate and welfare officer and personally supports a large number of veterans and their families in Townsville. He is also one of the original creators of the Townsville Men's Shed, which opened in 2009.
Special Commendation Award
Mrs Janice and Mr Allen Bishop
Mr and Mrs Bishop have made outstanding contributions to the community through dedicated volunteering over many years. Both are highly-valued volunteers at Ozcare Villa Vincent, supporting residents, their families and other volunteers.
- Mrs Susie Bayley
- Mrs Winifred Gresty
- Miss Joanne Hattingh
- Mrs Margaret Purdon
- Mrs Norel Walsh
- Mr Kenneth Christie
- Mr John Jackson