Hon Paul Miles MLA

Hon Paul Miles MLA

Former Minister for Local Government; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Youth

    First WA senior presented with new centenarian pin

    6/10/2016 2:00 PM
    • WA Seniors Card holders turning 100 years to be presented with a commemorative pin to mark their milestone birthday
    • More than 540 West Australians are currently 100-years-old and over

    A Menora resident today became the first recipient of the new WA Seniors Card centenarian pin, in recognition of her 100th birthday.


    Seniors and Volunteering Minister Paul Miles presented Corrie Toneman with the new lapel pin at her birthday celebration at Juniper Elimatta Residential Care in Menora.


    Mr Miles said the pin would be presented to all WA Seniors Card holders who turned 100 in recognition of their contributions to the community over their lifetime.


    "In Western Australia, there are currently more than 540 seniors who are 100-years-old and over, of which 220 reached or will reach their milestone birthday in 2016," he said.


    "These seniors have lived through some remarkable times over the past century.  The Liberal National Government is pleased to be able to mark this momentous occasion with a commemorative pin as a token of our appreciation.


    "I am honoured to be able to present the first badge to Corrie who moved to WA from Holland in 1953 and has seen some incredible changes in our State throughout the years."


    The Minister said addressing the needs of WA's ageing population was a high priority for the Liberal National Government and the wider community.


    "In 2015-16, the State Government, through the Age Friendly Communities grants, invested more than $1 million into programs and initiatives to promote seniors' inclusion, participation and security," he said.


    "It is imperative all West Australians have the opportunity to age well in communities where they matter, belong and contribute."


    Fact File

    • The WA Seniors Card provides more than $1,000 in concessions throughout the year, including a Cost of Living Rebate payment
    • For more information, visit http://www.seniorscard.wa.gov.au

    Minister's office - 6552 6600


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