Nominations are open for the annual Office for Ageing Well Tackling Ageism Award, part of the South Australian Community Achievement Awards.

The award recognises an individual, community group, or organisation that understands the pervasive nature of ageism and is taking action to challenge it and better promote the value of older people and ageing well.

It is open to those who can demonstrate tangible actions to confront and overcome discrimination against older South Australians.

It is the third year Office for Ageing Well has offered the Tackling Ageism Award with 22 people nominating in 2021 and 19 in 2020.

Individuals, community groups and non-profit organisations actively working to combat ageism are encouraged to apply. Government organisations and programs are not eligible for the award.

Nominations for the Community Achievement Awards close on Thursday 25 August and awards will be presented in Adelaide in December.

Tackling Ageism will be a priority of the new Strategy to Safeguard the Rights of Older South Australians 2022-2027, to be released later this year, and is an Enabling Factor of South Australia’s Plan for Ageing Well 2020-2025.

For more information and to nominate, see the Awards Australia website.