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Judy Fraser named senior of the year

Judy Fraser with her dogsGLEN INNES residentJudy Fraser was awarded the Glen Innes Severn Council Mayoral Award last week at the annual Seniors Week celebrations.
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The NSW Seniors Festival is designed to thank and celebrate seniors for the role they play and the contributions they make to our community.

Mrs Fraser was recognised for her energy and enthusiasm for volunteering and supporting charities.

She is well known for her volunteer activities with the Parkinsons Support Group, Hospital Auxillary, and Meals on Wheels, the RSPCA, and working at the Opportunity Shop each week.

Mrs Fraser said the highlight of her work around town is her pet therapy day once a week at Roseneath Nursing Home.

“I take our Labrador and two small dogs to Roseneath each Wednesday morning and the residents are so happy to see them,” she said.

“They would like me to bring more so each resident has a dog to interact with and I also give foot spas and massages on the day.

“There are so many volunteers in our community and they can all take credit for investing a lot of time and energy giving to others and I love doing what I’m doing.”

Mrs Fraser has already planned her next challenge. She wants to raise funds for the Young Diggers Dog Squad which trains rescue dogs to become Assistance Dogs supporting serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members who are dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders.

Glen Innes Severn Mayor Colin Price congratulated all nominees – Judy, Noel Trapp, Josie Black, and Lyn Stoker – on their Seniors Week nominations.

“These awards are recognition of the essential role of seniors in our community,” he said.

“The awards can only, however, recognise a fraction of the massive effort in volunteering contributed by our seniors.”

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