Agelink Theatre is supported by Lotterywest

Jenny Davis, WA Senior of the Year

Agelink is very proud to announce that Jenny Davis, our Artistic Director, was named as 2016 Juniper Champion for Seniors at the WA Seniors Awards on 6th November 2016.

Juniper has congratulated Western Australia’s outstanding senior for her work to improve the lives and wellbeing of older people throughout the community.

Presenting the Juniper 2016 WA Seniors Champion Award to Jenny Davis on Monday, Juniper Chief Executive Vaughan Harding said the 67-year-old actor, writer and producer continued to make a significant contribution through Agelink Theatre, a production company she founded nearly 25 years ago.

“Thousands of selfless people give back to the community in many ways and Jenny is a prime example of an individual who is brightening the lives of people across the State,” Mr Harding said.

“Agelink’s aim to honour and affirm the value of older people, through their lives and stories reflects Juniper’s values as we strive to provide a good life for all our people.

“Since 1993 Jenny has brought entertaining and emotionally moving works to the community and in doing so has helped enrich the lives of all involved.”

The Juniper 2016 WA Seniors Champion Award is the premier honour of this year’s WA Seniors Awards, hosted by the Council on the Ageing WA and the Department of Local Government and Communities to acknowledge the rich and rewarding service of our seniors.

Mr Harding said Jenny was a worthy winner and commended her efforts to tackle seniors’ issues such as social isolation and other challenges of ageing while informing younger generations about the lives and times of older people and their contributions to the community.

All of Agelink’s productions involve seniors sharing their stories and memories during workshops and some productions feature seniors onstage with professional actors, either playing a character or being interviewed during the show.

The awards’ judges noted Jenny’s longstanding service and the benefits that interactive shows have on people, particularly those with dementia.

“We are proud to sponsor the Juniper 2016 WA Seniors Champion Award, a fitting tribute to an outstanding individual for their commitment to the Western Australian community,” Mr Harding said.

“The community spirit and compassion displayed by winners and finalists complements Juniper’s activities as a leading provider of accommodation, care and support for older people.”

Jenny came to Australia in 1976 and has been involved in the Perth theatre scene as an actor and director since that time. She has toured as a performer and director nationally and internationally and has worked for major companies staging Shakespeare and classics to drama, comedies and farce.

Mr Harding presented the prestigious Juniper award in Perth with Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC Governor of Western Australia and Patron of COTA WA.