Celebrating Age Festival seeks nominations for ‘super citizens’

IF you know a ‘super citizen’ who is a shining example of what can be achieved in later life – it’s time to nominate them for an award.

Celebrating age festival

 Winners will be announced at this year’s Celebrating Age Festival (CAF) Launch at the M Shed on Saturday 27 September and receive a medal and certificate for their achievements.

The Festival will run for two weeks until 12 October with events taking place across the city, reflecting this year’s Bristol Ageing Better theme.

Judith Brown, member of CAF Steering Group and Bristol Older People’s Forum says: “It’s brilliant in Bristol and we want to honour those ‘super citizens’ who make a difference in our community. Nominees must be current Bristol residents aged 55 plus.”

Chief Executive of Age UK Bristol, Mark Baker says: “Being 55 and over can be a great time in people’s lives. At this year’s Celebrating Age Festival Awards we want to celebrate not only those who have helped others but also those providing inspiration as to the richness of later life…”

The five categories are:

  • Sports and Physical Activity for an older person who is a regular sports player, dancer or coach
  • Caring for someone who looks after a partner, friend or group of people
  • Challenge for a person who has ‘gone that extra mile’
  • Community Award for someone who is ‘making a difference to people’s lives’
  • Group Award for an older person’s group that ‘enhances lives’.

Nomination forms can be obtained from Shelley Hankins, Services Manager, Age UK Bristol, Canningford House, 38 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6BY,  email  shelleyhankins@ageukbristol.org.uk; local Neighbourhood Partnership offices or libraries.

Deadline for completed entries is Friday 12 September at 5pm and all forms should be sent or emailed to Shelley Hankins at the Age UK office.

For more information or to download a form visit http://celebratingage.org.uk/

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