AgeCare, in partnership with a very committed group of community partners, is proud to present the annual “Seniors of Distinction Awards”. The awards program takes place in Lethbridge, Brooks, Medicine Hat and Burnaby each year and is a way for these communities to recognize seniors who are making a difference in the lives of others each and every day.
Today, world-wide, there are around 600 million persons aged 60 years and over; this number will double by 2025, and the world will our world will be the grateful home to close to two billion seniors by 2050 - the vast majority of them in the developing world.
In our fast ageing world, older people will increasingly play a critical role - through volunteer work, transmitting experience and knowledge, helping their families with caring responsibilities and increasing their participation in the paid labour force.
In honor of the International Day of the Older Person on October 1st, AgeCare and its partner are very proud to recognize and celebrate the contributions, achievements and diversity of seniors in our communities. The Seniors of Distinction Awards are an opportunity to recognize all seniors who share their culture and talents, enrich our communities and enhance the well-being of those around them.
*Arts *Leadership *Community Service *Healthy Living
OUR WINNERS 2011:
2011 Seniors of Distinction are:
Burnaby and New Westminster Newsleader Leadership Award:
Winner: Mona Forsyth
Mention: Benis Baker
NewsLeader and AgCare Community
Winner: Freda Phyllis Hogg
AgeCare Arts Award:
Winner: Margo Prentice
NewsLeader and AgeCare Healthy Living Award:
Winner: Kehar Singh Aujla
Medicine Hat Seniors of Distinction Winners 2011 are:
Medicine Hat News Leadership Award:
Winner: Bill Thompson
CHAT TV Community Service Award:
Winner: Alma Baker
AgeCare Arts Award:
Winner: Marvin Elchuk
M&M Meats Healthy Living Award:
Winner: Norman Emann
Lethbridge Seniors of Distinction Winners 2011 are: