Age Concern Senior of the Year Awards

Carterton District Council is proud to support the Age Concern Senior of the Year Award and celebrate the amazing work of our older people in the Wairarapa, whether it be their volunteering, their teaching and their coaching. They contribute so much to our region!

Age Concern Wairarapa needs our community’s help to identify the Senior Person of the Year, 2021.

The award celebrates those who make an impact on other people’s lives, who give their time and service, and contribute to Wairarapa community life.

Initially planned to be announced at a special morning tea celebration on October 1, the International Day of Older Persons, the Senior Person of the Year award is supported by Age Concern and Carterton District Council, Masterton District Council and South Wairarapa District Council. The three Councils are delighted to be supporting Age Concern’s Senior Award as part of the Wairarapa Regional Positive Ageing Strategy.

Winners will be announced in the Mid-Week and the Times Age, and there will be an award ceremony at the Carterton Events Centre (providing Wairarapa is on Level One on October 1st).

Previous winners include Alison Underhill, Rod Sutherland, May Brown, Nigel Boniface and Helen Gray.

Age Concern is calling for nominations from the public.

To be eligible your nominated senior person must:

  • Be over 65 years of age, and a Wairarapa resident for more than five years.
  • Be a committed volunteer in our community who has made a significant contribution, either through volunteer or community work.
  • Have made an impact on other people’s lives through the sharing of their life experience, skills and time.

The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday September 24th.

Send Age Concern an email, or use the nomination form, found here, in the MidWeek or the Wairarapa Times Age.

Contact details: Nik Rilkoff, 0272258826,