Get your nominations in for local seniors

NSW Seniors Festival takes place in April

Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Nominations are open for the NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards.

Part of the NSW Seniors Festival, the awards are a chance for our local MPs and the community to recognise seniors that make the Tweed a diverse, active and inspiring place to live.

The awards will be presented at the opening ceremony of the 2021 Tweed Seniors Festival on Wednesday 14 April 2021. 

Lee Swindells was a worthy recipient of a 2020 award for her involvement with the Fun Activities for Banora Seniors (FABS) program.

"The awards are a wonderful way of acknowledging the work of those in the community who help enrich seniors' lives," Ms Swindells said.

The Tweed Seniors Festival will run from 14 April to 24 April 2021, as part of the NSW Seniors Festival, and creates opportunities for seniors to learn, be healthier and become more connected.

"There's also an important social aspect to the festival, bringing people together, especially those living alone and those are usually women. 

"There are so many programs and activities like FABS available through places like the Banora Point Community Centre where people can come together, it's very rewarding." 

Nominations for the NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards must be received by Friday 5 March.

Visit to find out more about the festival and for nomination forms.

The program of events for the festival will be available on Council's website in the coming weeks.

Also keep an eye on the Tweed Link for the latest on the festival, to receive a copy in your inbox each week subscribe by visiting