The awards recognise a local initiative, club, business, service or person of any age that contributes to building a stronger local community for older people who live, work or visit the Mornington Peninsula.

Through these awards we aim to encourage an age-friendly Mornington Peninsula that will promote our values such as respect and inclusion of older people, reducing ageism and giving value to the contribution older people make to our community.

The Delys Sargeant Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the many different kinds of age-friendly work being done by, with and for older community members and also serve to remember their namesake Delys Sargeant (OAM), who was a driving force behind creating better opportunities and support for older community members on the Peninsula.

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