The NSW Seniors Festival is an opportunity to promote a better understanding of seniors within the community and the value they add to our lives. It is also an opportunity to encourage older people to lead active lifestyles and participate at all levels in our community. 

The 2022 Seniors Festival has finished.

Blue Mountains Seniors Week Recognition Awards

As part of the Seniors Festival Celebrations, Council also hosts the annual Blue Mountains Seniors Week Recognition Awards. These Awards acknowledge the contribution that individuals and organisations have made to the seniors of the Blue Mountains community.

Residents can nominate an Individual (60yrs or older or 50yrs or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents) or an Organisation who has demonstrated a commitment to, and leadership in, the areas of community service or volunteering. Residents who are previous award recipients cannot be re-nominated.

2022 Seniors Week Recognition Award winners

In total, 2 organisations and 23 individuals received awards for all that they do to assist our seniors in the Blue Mountains Community.

Individual award recipients:

  • Jan Carbury
  • Elizabeth (Liz) Sergeant
  • Julie Brackenreg
  • Vera Hartley
  • Margaret Brown
  • Merle Hansard
  • Edith Jones
  • Jim Holdaway
  • Peter Bugeja
  • Richard Talbot
  • Noreen mason
  • Shirley Williams
  • Robert Muir
  • George Alexander
  • John Finnerty
  • Meredith Brownhill
  • Nancy Shying
  • Uncle Lex Dadd
  • Noel Higgs
  • Alan Marsh 
  • Annette Boyle 
  • Rabiya Higgs
  • Gail Siccardi

Organisation award recipients:

  • Lower   Blue Mountains Rotary
  • Caring Hearts Quilters 



2022 Seniors Week Recognition Award Winners (left to right): John Finnerty, Peter Bugeja, Annette Boyle and Richard Talbot





More information

If you have any enquiries regarding the Seniors Festival Program or the Seniors Week Recognition Awards, please contact Prue Hardgrove, Council's Aged and Disability Services Development Officer on 4780 5546 or at