Being age-friendly means valuing the contribution older people make to our community, working together to reduce ageism and encouraging respect and inclusion of older people across our Peninsula.

These awards continue to remember their namesake Delys Sargeant OAM who was a driving force behind creating better opportunities and support for older community members on the Mornington Peninsula. If you know of something or someone who contributes to building a stronger age-friendly local community, then nominate them for an award.

Nomination categories include:

  • Senior Achiever Award
    Do you know a person aged 50+ who has made a significant contribution to our local community? One special person will also be awarded Mayor’s Elder of the Year Award.
  • PACE Community Award
    Does your local community organisation or club offer an innovative and age-friendly program? Do you work with someone who encourages diversity and inclusive opportunities? Perhaps a local business goes over and above to help you? Let us know about them!
  • Intergenerational Award
    We can all learn from each other at any age so nominate your favourite individual, group, business, or service who has created projects or activities that bring people of all ages together.


Previous Delys Sargeant Age-Friendly Awards Winners

Mayor’s Senior Achiever Award

Elder of the Year

  • Lorenzo ‘Laurie’ D’Alia

Senior Achiever

  • Meredith Studdert
  • Janet South
  • Lynda ‘Lou’ Howard

PACE Age-Friendly Community Award

    Age-friendly community service or program

    • Peninsula Writers Club
    • Hastings Community House
    • University of the Third Age, Southern Peninsula

    Innovative club for older people

    • University of the Third Age, Mornington
    • Mount Eliza Neighbourhood House Inc.

    Encouraging diversity and inclusive opportunities for older people

    • Lorenzo ‘Laurie’ D’Alia

    Age-friendly local business

    • Naomi Bailey - Rosebud CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) Services

    Promotion of Intergenerational Opportunities Award

    • Mount Martha Yacht Club
    • Peninsula Obedience Dog Club
    • Peninsula Writers Club
    • Southern Peninsula Choir

    Mayor's Senior Achiever Award

    • Elder of the Year - Terry Phippen
    • Senior Achiever - Tony Clarke

    PACE Age-Friendly Communities Award

    • Individual - Meredith Studdert
    • Group - Blairgowrie Community Garden
    • Arts & Culture - Mornington Peninsula Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS)
    • Individual/Local Business - Mina Tawadros, Bittern Pharmacy
    • Innovative Club - Hastings U3A
    • Community Service and Encouraging Indigenous/Multicultural Opportunities - Southern Women's Action Network (SWAN)

    Promotion of Intergenerational Opportunities Award

    • Group - Point Nepean Men's Shed Association
    • Group - New Peninsula Men's Shed

    Download: 2019 Brochure