Greenwood resident recognised for volunteering efforts to help seniors


WA Seniors Award metropolitan winner Phillip Paddon, of Greenwood, and regional winner Lesley Balinski.
WA Seniors Award metropolitan winner Phillip Paddon, of Greenwood, and regional winner Lesley Balinski.

GREENWOOD resident Phillip Paddon has been recognised for his volunteering efforts to help seniors.

He won the lifetime achievement award for the metropolitan area at the WA Seniors Awards on October 22.

Mr Paddon has volunteered for more than 15 years where he encourages older people to stay active.

He is vice-president of the Seniors Recreational Council of WA, runs annual events for the Square Dancing Association of WA and stages country music concerts.

Maureen Felton, of Duncraig, was a finalist for the award for her role as facilitator at Perth Town Hall’s Holly Wood Tuesday Morning Show for 16 years.

She also helps raise donations for a range of community organisations.

Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray congratulated Mr Paddon and regional winner Lesley Balinski.

“Phillip and Lesley are great examples to our community – young and old alike – and are shining examples of the fact that age is no barrier to staying active,” he said.

“They have shown great commitment to bettering the lives of their fellow seniors as well as the community in general.

“They stood out from many worthy nominees in both categories and should be proud of their achievements.”

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