Tireless advocate inaugural Champion

Lance Girling-Butcher outside (Wellington).

Other Champions will be recruited over the next few months and announced on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 15 June.

What is a SuperSeniors Champion?

A SuperSeniors Champion is someone who embodies the qualities of active and positive ageing, and is a high-profile inspirational role model in a specific area of expertise who can highlight the opportunities presented by senior years.

What we mean by Positive Ageing

Positive ageing is something that everyone should be able to experience.

It is when older people are engaged with society and their contribution is valued. Society benefits from a healthy, happy and engaged older population, and recognises seniors who provide their expertise and skills to the community and workforce, in both paid and unpaid roles, who offer positive role models for both seniors and younger generations.

If you would like to nominate a well known high-profile New Zealander to become a SuperSeniors Champion, please email the Office for Seniors at osc@msd.govt.nz.