Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman said with record numbers of West Australians reaching the age of 100 this year, the new pins were an opportunity to recognise the contributions of West Australian seniors.
“In Western Australia, there are currently more than 540 people over the age of 100, of which 220 reached or will reach their milestone birthday in 2016”, Mr Redman 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.”
Addressing the needs of WA’s ageing population is a high priority for the State Government, with more than $1 million invested in 2015-16 through the Age Friendly Communities grants into programs and initiatives to promote seniors’ inclusion, participation and security.
In addition, the WA Seniors Card provides seniors with more than $1,000 in concessions throughout the year, including rebates across a wide range of State Government services from public transport to the cost of vehicle registration and entry to museums, galleries and national parks.
"Western Australian seniors have access to the most generous suite of concessions in Australia and I urge seniors to maximise the use of their WA Seniors Card by taking advantage of these benefits," Mr Redman said.
For more information, visit http://www.seniorscard.wa.gov.au