Seniors Awards

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 the 2017 Seniors Awards are now open, until Friday 4 August, 5pm. Nominations can be made online, by mail or in person at Council’s Community Engagement office Level 1, Northtown.

Nominate online here

2016 Seniors Awards Winners

Female Senior of the Year

Madge Scheriha

Ms Sceriha is a Social Worker Extraordinaire with many years of invaluable experience and expertise. Madge has worked tirelessly in the community sector for most of her adult life and her voluntary work has not decreased with her increasing age. At 81 years of age Madge is currently volunteering her time, energy and expertise for a number of local organisations. Most notably Madge is the President of Townsville Regional Committee on the Ageing (TRCOTA).

Male Senior of the Year

John Johnson

Mr Johnson’s considerable volunteering includes volunteering in policing through mentoring participants and staff, linking students with TAFE, supporting the attainment of Certificate 1 in Hospitality for students who are at risk of disengagement from education and engagement in youth justice pathways.