Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

The Moree Plains Shire has a new Senior Citizen for 2024, congratulations to Lyn Moore.

Lyn has served the community through her long career of roughly 28 years at the Moree residential aged care facility Whiddon, formally known as Fairview.

Having grown up in the area Lyn was familiar with local families, allowing her to give her personal touch when working with the residents.

With a willingness to volunteer where possible, from either serving you food/drinks through the local Lions Club, to her time at St Vinnie’s sorting through kindly gifted donations to serving the customers on front counter, always giving her time and energy to uplift those around her.

“It is always a pleasure to attend the Seniors Citizens luncheon, with a very pleasing number of nominations for this most deserving accolade. We thank Lyn for her dedicated time to the community”. said Mayor Johnson.

“Congratulations to our other nominees, Darryl Bird, David Roberts, Dawn McMahon, Geoff Dunlop, Henry Trow, Jock Jones, Kerry Cassells, Lorraine Bartel, Madonna McInnes, Michael McNamara, Nelly Jones, Sylvia Macey, Tommy Cain, for their unwavering and invaluable contribution to our Shire.”

Over the past five years Moree has honoured the following recipients, 2023 – Slyvia Broderick, 2022 Carolyn Osmond, 2021 Connie Potts, 2020 – no awards due to COVID-19, and 2019 Aunty Mary Swan.

“I would love to see the nomination numbers grow each year, as we certainly have many people who make immeasurable impact to this place, the Moree Plains which we call home.” said Mayor Johnson.

The ‘Senior Citizen of the Year’ is presented annually as part of the NSW Seniors Festival. NSW Seniors Week celebrates the valuable contribution of our seniors to local communities.

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