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Seniors celebrated as new ambassador named

Published: 18 August 2015

Seniors celebrated as new ambassador named
Mayor Pam Parker and last year's winner Mary Bickerdike presented new Logan senior ambassador Max Noble with the award.

As part of nationwide Seniors Week celebrations, the City of Logan has today hosted its annual Logan Loves Seniors event at the Logan Entertainment Centre.

At the event, local resident Max Noble, who has been president of the Brigalow Country Music Club for 15 years, was also named the 2015 Logan senior ambassador. 

Mayor Pam Parker said Max is a fantastic senior ambassador demonstrating an active and positive lifestyle that is admired by his peers and the entire community. 

"Max is not only a great performer – he is a genuinely compassionate person who goes out of his way to help those less fortunate and make life easier for others," she said.

"The Brigalow Country Music Club is a wonderful asset for our city which under Max's leadership makes a real difference in people's lives and helps them to connect and feel part of a greater community.

"The group has touched so many lives and really brings the community together through its performances for the elderly, residents in nursing homes, the disabled, indigenous and multi-cultural groups and many others."

Mr Noble was presented the award by Mayor Parker and the 2014 Logan senior ambassador Mary Bickerdike.

In thanking last year's Ambassador for her efforts over the past 12 months, Mayor Parker said Mary had been a wonderful role model for Logan's seniors who would no doubt continue giving tirelessly to the community through her extensive volunteering efforts.

Along with naming the new senior ambassador, an estimated 2000 people attended this year's event which is designed to recognise and honour the contribution of local seniors.

The free annual event at the Logan Entertainment Centre is now in its seventh year and featured 35 exhibitors offering a range of activities including health checks, Live Well Logan programs and massages. There were also two performances by Hazel Philips (OAM) and Denise Drysdale of their Independent Woman show.