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Seniors Festival returns to the Central Coast

By Central Coast Council
Archived 24 May 2021 - Posted: 26 Mar 2021
Central Coast Council is once again celebrating the NSW Seniors Festival, with numerous events being held across the region this April to provide older residents an opportunity to participate in, contribute to and be included in community life.

The largest event for seniors in the southern hemisphere, NSW Seniors Festival is especially significant on the Coast, with more than a quarter of the Coast's population aged 60 years or older.


Council Director Community and Recreation Services, Julie Vaughan said Seniors Festival helps to connect seniors with the range of local services, lifelong learning and leisure activities available across the region.


"With a growing ageing population on the Central Coast, Council is committed to celebrating our older residents by promoting inclusion, independence and quality of life for all community members," Ms Vaughan said.


"We have put together a diverse calendar of events which seniors can access and enjoy throughout the month of April, including educational workshops, fitness programs and entertainment that will enrich their lives and support them to age positively as they grow older.

"A highlight of the Festival is the Seniors Expo on 15 April at Wyong Race Club, which will feature a variety of stallholders from services and community groups around the Coast that support older people to age in a healthy and positive way."

All events are COVID-safe to ensure the wellbeing and safety of participants.

Council Administrator Dick Persson AM said the NSW Seniors Festival is an important opportunity to shine a spotlight on the vital role seniors play in the Central Coast community.

"Older residents are active in all facets of community life and add significant value and knowledge to our region as workers, volunteers, neighbours, friends, parents and grandparents," Mr Persson said.

"Seniors Festival is a time to provide our growing older population with the chance to learn new skills and try different things, be active and or spend time with friends, new or old doing something you enjoy.

"This is your time to shine as a senior on the Coast - have fun and celebrate your age, wisdom and experience in a fun and friendly environment!"

Pick up a copy of the full program from your local library, 50+ Leisure& Learning Centres and Seniors Centres or view online at here.

This article archived 24 May 2021

 
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