Boggabri's May Boxsell has been recognised for more than 40 years of service to the Glentarkie Home for the Aged committee.
Mrs Boxsell served as treasurer for 44 years, declining to accept her re-election in February.
The committee and residents hosted a special morning tea recently at the aged care facility to celebrate her dedication. It was delayed because of COVID-19.
Boggabri Home And Community Care's (HACC) Julie Heiler said Mrs Boxsell was "surprised, delighted and humbled by the allocades of appreciation and affection".
After cutting her cake, Mrs Boxsell was gifted with a Slim Dusty rose and a certificate of appreciation for her "amazing" service. Before she took up the treasurer role, she used to assist her mother collect rent each Friday.
"Her role as treasurer was also one of social support and friendship to all the residents, who looked forward to her visits each Friday," Ms Heiler said.
Mrs Boxsell's role has been filled by Jennifer Grover.
The Glentarkie units were built in the early 1970s with community-raised funds to provide affordable accommodation for our senior residents and is run by the small voluntary committee, which meets bi-monthly.
The committee is now investigating the costs and availability of funding to build much-needed extra units to meet the growing demand in the Boggabri community.