Agelink Theatre founder claims win at WA Seniors Awards

Agelink Theatre founder claims win at WA Seniors Awards

AGELINK Theatre founder Jenny Davis, from Mt Hawthorn, received a top honour at WA Seniors Awards this month.

Mrs Davis, who founded the organisation in 1993 to create shows based on oral histories and West Australian history, won the arts and culture category on Sunday, November 6.

Speaking to Guardian Express from Brisbane, where she will be for three weeks performing as part of Tartuffe (The Hypocrite), Ms Davis said she had received many calls from people congratulating her.

“It is nice to be honoured by your community,” she said.

“I have enjoyed meeting so many people and telling their stories.”

Speaking at the ceremony, Seniors and Volunteering Minister Paul Miles praised Mrs Davis for her work.

“Jenny’s innovative work combining the arts and supporting seniors, which spans more than two decades, has been tireless and this award is a fitting thank you to her,” he said.

“The Agelink Theatre provides seniors with a wonderful way of sharing their lives, stories and memories.

“The organisation ensures that seniors, as valued members of WA’s communities, aren’t overlooked or forgotten and enables them to contribute in a meaningful way.”