Stirling resident nominated for social work in Belmont

Nilda Eisen with foreign language books in Umbrella Multicultural Community Care Services library.
Nilda Eisen with foreign language books in Umbrella Multicultural Community Care Services library.

AN Argentina-born Stirling resident has been involved in social work for most of her life but she says her proudest achievement is being a board member of a community service in Belmont.

Nilda Eisen has lived in Perth for 46 years and is now committed to improving the lives of people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

In addition to being the Umbrella Multicultural Community Care Services president in Belmont, Ms Eisen is a Justice of the Peace for City of Stirling and volunteers for Books on Wheels.

Ms Eisen said she was invited to join the Board by chief executive officer Anna Harrison 20 years ago.

“We have the same way of thinking of the importance of empowering people in the community to live better lives and improve the quality of their golden years,” she said.

Ms Eisen was named as a finalist for the Juniper WA Lifetime Achievement Award Metropolitan for her work in the City of Belmont.

Ms Eisen said she was motivated to continue her service providing opportunities for people.

“I’m 71 on my next birthday, in a few more years I might be one of the clients,” she said.

“We’re sort of trendsetters, if you like, we try to set up things for the benefit of everyone in the community and it would be for our generation’s benefit as well.”