Agelink Theatre founder claims win at WA Seniors Awards


Jenny Davis. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Jenny Davis. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

AGELINK Theatre founder Jenny Davis has received a top honour at WA Seniors Awards.

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

When she was announced a finalist for the award in October, Mr Davis told the Guardian Express she was “proud to be a senior”.

“It has been a busy year,” she said.

“I will definitely keep going, but I think I will need to take a break soon, though as soon as I do I know I will itch to get back into it.”

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.”