26 November 2021
2021 WA Seniors Awards winners were announced on Thursday, 25 November 2021
Contributions of seniors, businesses and local governments celebrated yesterday included James Freeman who was recognised for the many years of volunteer work with the Bibbulmun Track Foundation.
The annual WA Seniors Awards celebrate and recognise the valued contributions of seniors, businesses and local governments within the community.
James (Jim) Freeman, formerly of Merredin and now living in Mandurah, is the WA Senior of the Year - Regional. Jim is recognised for his 23 years of dedication and volunteer service to the Bibbulmun Track Foundation since its inception in 1997. Jim has volunteered in the Foundation offices, lead events as a guide for the Foundation and maintained parts of the Bibbulmun Track for 20 years, which involved walking sections of the track four times per year, often involving eight-hour return drives from his home in Merredin.
The 2021 WA Seniors Awards were presented by the Council on the Ageing (WA) in partnership with the State Government.
The Minister for Seniors and Ageing Minister Don Punch said the WA Seniors Awards have again recognised the very best individuals, local governments and businesses who contribute to an age-friendly Western Australia. Recognising and celebrating the great value older people bring to community life is so important and the WA Seniors Awards are a great way to celebrate older peoples' contributions.