Recognising grandparents

MEMBER for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead is encouraging local residents to show their appreciation for grandparents by nominating theirs (or someone else’s) for this year’s NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards.

“Grandparents play a significant role in our homes and our community, said Mr Bromhead.

“Many grandparents are unpaid carers, while others may still work or volunteer in the community. Whatever it may be, their commitment to support their families and local community is invaluable, and this is a great opportunity to recognise them.

“I urge everyone, whether you’re a grandchild or someone who is simply thankful for the priceless role older Australians play in our society, to celebrate them by nominating someone for an award.”

Nominations for the Grandparent of the Year Awards will close on Friday, September 26. The categories are:

o Grandparent Carer of the Year

o Community Grandparent of the Year

o Grand Friend of the Year

Grandparents Day was launched in 2011 by the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government to recognise the unique role that grandparents play in our community.

The Grandparent of the Year Awards will be announced on Grandparents Day, October 26 by the Minister for Ageing, the Hon. John Ajaka MLC.

More information on how to nominate can be found on or by email