Do you know of any resident of the Nairn area over the age of 60 deserving of an award for their achievements or contribution to the lives of others or the wider community?
If so, now is the time to nominate them for one of the Golden Oldie Awards 2014.
The Golden Oldie Awards is a new initiative being promoted by the RCOP Highland Project (Reshaping Care for Older People). There are 10 awards in total covering all aspects of local life:
· Most Caring Golden Oldie
· Most Active Golden Oldie
· Most Talented Golden Oldie
· Most Enterprising Golden Oldie
· Most Influential Golden Oldie
· Most Inspiring Golden Oldie
· Most Adventurous Golden Oldie
· Golden Oldie Carer of the Year
· Golden Oldie Community Group of the Year
· Golden Oldie of the Year
Anyone over the age of 60 living in Nairn or any of the surrounding settlements, including Ardersier, Auldearn, Croy, Cawdoretc can be nominated for an award. Nomination forms can be picked up from the community centre, library or health centre and once completed should be returned via postboxes in the same locations. Alternatively forms can be obtained by contacting Roy Anderson on (01667) 455620 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Nomination form also available online here.
“You can nominate as many folk as you want for the various award categories. All you need to provide is their name and reasons why you believe they deserve the award,” said Roy Anderson. “We are particularly anxious to recognise the achievements, service and contribution of the many unsung heroes out there, who put others and the community before self. The nomination form itself provides a more detailed explanation of the type of person we are looking for in each category.”
The closing date for nominations is Monday 15th September, after which a small panel will meet to choose a short leet of three award nominees in each category. The individuals (or groups) chosen will then be invited to a glittering Awards Ceremony on the afternoon of Sunday 5th October in Nairn Arts & Community Centre. Representatives from many of the local community groups and organisations, providing services and activities for older people, will also be invited to the Award Ceremony. On arrival guests will enjoy a nice afternoon tea and be entertained by local musicians.
The date chosen for the event, 5th October, is now recognised nationally as Silver Sunday with events organised across the country to celebrate old age and the contribution of older folk to the community.