AgeConnect Champions Awards

The second annual AgeConnect Champions Awards, to recongise all the organisations, businesses and individuals supporting older people in the region, were held on 2 August. These were once again a great success and well attended. Overall we recognised 146 AgeConnect Champions, people who do amazing things to help make Nelson Tasman age-friendly and keep older people connected in their community. There were eight different categories and five finalist in each category. Congratulations to everybody for their AgeConnect Champion Award. We really appreciate all you do and thank you for helping to make Nelson Tasman a better place for older people. Winners are identified below:

AgeConnect-Friendly Environment Champion: Enliven Presbyterian Support Service’s facility for the Harakeke and Totara Day Programmes

Outstanding Elder-friendly Customer Service Champion: Tasman District Library – Housebound Book Delivery Service

Creating Connections Champion: Bowater Toyota

Above and Beyond Champions: Victory Boxing’s Parkinson’s  Programme

One Person Makes a Difference Champion: Sally Curtis & Tyson the horse

Intergenerational Champions: Waimea College

60+ Employer of the Year finalist: Fulton Hogan LTD

Magic FM People’s Choice Champion: Sport Tasman, Richmond Town Hall’s Mary-Ann McNatty and Anna Kuipers

Supreme AgeConnect Champion: Men’s Shed Waimea