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Victorian seniors to travel free during seniors week

Victorian Seniors Card holders can enjoy complimentary travel from October 8 to 15 as part of the 35th Victorian Seniors Festival.

This is the first year where the eight days of free public transport has been extended to V/Line travel, in addition to all other metropolitan and regional services.

The free travel applies to Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses and regional trains, coaches and buses.

Seniors will need to carry their Seniors myki and Victorian Seniors Card with them and touch on and off as usual.

Seniors will not be charged during the eight days of free public transport.

About 140000 older Victorians are expected to attend the 1500 events and activities, which will be statewide for seniors to enjoy with family and friends.


NSW Seniors Week 2011 Achievement Awards Winners Announced

Minister for Ageing Peter Primrose honoured the contributions of 60 outstanding New South Wales seniors today at a ceremony held at the City Recital Hall in Sydney.

The NSW Seniors Week Achievement Awards recognises outstanding leadership, initiative and contributions made by seniors and seniors’ organisations to the wider community.

Mr Primrose said it was a pleasure to present this year’s winners with their awards.

“These individuals and organisations are the ones who really make a difference in our community. Each one of them generously devotes their time, resources and energy to helping others.

Biographical details of each winner are published the link below and will be printed in the 2012 Achievement Awards Nomination booklet.

2011 NSW Seniors Week Award Winners

“It is a privilege to celebrate the winner’s accomplishments. Their stories will inspire others to live life to the fullest”

The NSW Seniors Week Award Ceremony launches 2011 NSW Seniors Week which features more than 700 events throughout the State.

“Seniors Week is a celebration the contribution of our seniors to community life,” Mr Primrose said.

“Seniors will have an opportunity to learn or participate in something new with events taking place all around NSW”

NSW Seniors Week is in its 53rd year and events will be held from 20 to 27 March.

NSW Seniors Week is organised and funded by Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC).

Seniors can pick up a copy of the official Seniors Week 2011 program at registered NSW Clubs.

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