The Australian Seniors Insurance Agency has announced the first winners of its new community initiative ‘Supporting Seniors’. Operating through the first Australian Seniors retail store at Castle Towers, Castle Hill, the program provides funding to local community groups on a quarterly basis.

The community votes on who receives the funding. In the first round, Computer Pals for Seniors _ the Hills received $1000 and the Castle Hill Lions Club were awarded $500.

Connie Vallis, Welfare and Publicity Offer at Computer Pals for Seniors – The Hills said the $1000 donation was being put towards a new projector to be used for training. “Computer Pals for Seniors is a place where the senior community is supported in overcoming the ever-expanding world of technology, in a no fuss, no pressure and friendly environment. “

The Castle Hill Lions Club said their $500 would help them with their continued support of Riding for the Disabled at Box Hill.

Sarah Richards, Chief Customer Officer at Greenstone and Australian Seniors spokesperson said “With just under a quarter of seniors stating they feel ignored within society, we wanted to create a program to ensure valuable community groups continue to thrive in their mission to support this demographic and make them feel heard.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the interest and support in this initiative and are pleased to have the ability to make a positive impact within the local community.”

To find out more about the Supporting Seniors Program visit the Australian Seniors retail store at Castle Towers Shopping Centre on Level 1,.

Second round voting has commenced in-store with Tunde- World Tai-Chi and Baulkham Hills Senior Citizens Inc set to benefit.

Round two will run through to April 15.

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