Seniors across the state have something to sing about as the NSW Government awards organisations funding through the Sing Your Age grants, to expand or start new choirs for older people.
Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke MP, is a strong supporter of activities for older people in the Cootamundra electorate and is delighted that Boundless Song, Young Regional School of Music Inc., has been awarded a grant to expand on their already broad repertoire.
“Singing groups are a great way for older people to build friendships and have some fun while getting involved in their local community,” Ms Cooke said.
“I am delighted that Boundless Song, Young Regional School of Music Inc., is receiving this funding and for older people in our community to have a supportive and creative outlet to socialise, build new friendships and generally have fun.”
The funding will be used for professional conductor fees, professional accompanist fees, the purchase of music and musical equipment, venue hire, and to promote the group locally.
A total of $150,000 has been allocated to 30 organisations throughout NSW.
The Sing Your Age grants program aims to reduce negative perceptions of ageing, improve physical and mental health, and reduce social isolation and loneliness in older people living in NSW.
“The NSW Government is committed to investing in exciting initiatives that encourage seniors to connect with their communities – because we know being socially active can help older people live happier, healthier and more independent lives,” Ms Cooke said. seniors