Westfund Health Insurance recognised a group of its longest serving members when it staged its inaugural Rose Member Luncheon recently.
The luncheon recognised members who have been with the locally-established fund for 50 years or more.
Guest speaker on the day was Gold Walkley award winning health broadcaster, Dr Norman Swan. Dr Swan spoke about the perception of ageing and how culture, education and social status all impact on life expectancy.
Westfund CEO Matt Banning addressed the gathering, thanking them for their decades of loyalty to the fund.
"As CEO, it is an honour to be with you all today, and I'm sorry you have had to wait so long for this recognition," he said.
"As Westfund grows as a nationally-recognised fund, it is important we don't lose sight of where we have come from and the people that have been loyal to us, right from the beginning."
The luncheon was well received by the membership group, with a high percentage being former and current residents of Lithgow.