Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke thanked the community’s seniors for the important role they play ahead of this year’s Grandparents Day and encouraged residents to spend the day with an older loved one.
“Grandparents Day is a day to connect across the generations and to recognise the important work seniors do in strengthening our community,” Ms Cooke said.
“Sunday October 28, is when we can celebrate some of the most cherished members of our families and let them know how much we truly love and respect them. It’s all too easy to take them for granted as we go about our busy daily routines, so let’s take a moment to let them know how much we all adore them. We have some truly inspiring grandparents and seniors in the Cootamundra electorate and I would encourage everyone to reach out to their grandparent or to a senior they know to connect and thank them this Grandparents Day.”
Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said $200,000 was made available for organisations across NSW to host events that engage and celebrate grandparents of all ages and abilities.
“Grandparents play an integral role in NSW families and it is important that we take the time to thank them for their invaluable contributions,” Mrs Davies said. “The love and care grandparents give to their families and our communities is truly cherished and these events are a way to show this appreciation.”
Grandparents Day is an initiative of the NSW Government’s Ageing Strategy and is held annually on the last Sunday in October.
To find local events and activities, visit: https://www.grandparentsday.nsw.gov.au/