This week, seniors from across the Moggill electorate were treated to a special morning tea, hosted by State Member for Moggill and Shadow Minister for Seniors, Dr Christian Rowan MP, in celebration of Queensland Seniors Week.
In welcoming residents to his fourth annual Seniors Morning Tea, Dr Rowan paid tribute to the incredible contribution seniors have not only made, but continue to make in the community.
“Queensland Seniors Week is a week for promoting positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing and to enhance community connections.
“At the very heart of this week is an opportunity for us in the western suburbs to come together and celebrate the many contributions and everyday efforts of our local senior community” Dr Rowan said.
In addition to entertainment being provided by the Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School Choir, and a performance from the Kenmore State High School String Quartet, attendees were treated to a special award ceremony, recognising local seniors who have gone above and beyond in the Moggill electorate.
“This year, as the local member for Moggill and Shadow Minister for Seniors, it was particularly special to be able to present my Moggill Electorate Community Awards to a number of local seniors who, in their own way, have contributed greatly to the electorate.
“It goes without saying that our seniors bring so much value not only to the lives of those around them, but to our broader community. That’s why it’s so important that we have an occasion like Queensland Seniors Week so that we can say thank you and acknowledge this incredible contribution.
“It was also terrific to host this year’s event together with Pullenvale Ward Councilor, Kate Richards, and Cr Richards and I look forward to next year being even bigger and better again.”
Recipients of the Moggill Electorate Community Awards:
– John Kahlert
– Philip Castle
– James Bakker
– Janet Allen and
– Aunty Jean Phillips