Help Celebrate Annual Seniors Festival 2023

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix

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The call is out for organisations across the Hilltops to help fill a calender of engaging and empowering activities for older people during the 2023 NSW Seniors Festival.

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke said the $200,000 NSW Seniors Festival Grants Program supported initiatives that encouraged people aged 60 and over to stay healthy, connected to their community and active.

“This is an opportunity to celebrate or build on the diverse skills and interests of seniors in our community in areas like art, sport, health or technology,” Ms Cooke said.

“This year’s Seniors Festival included computer classes, dance lessons and gardening workshops, so it would be terrific to see local groups come up with more creative and fun activities for the 2023 festival.”

Local Councils, community groups and not-for-profit organisations are among those who can apply for grants of up to $10,000.

“The Seniors Festival is an opportunity for all seniors in our community to be active, connected and social - no matter their location, language or ability level,” Ms Cooke said.

Minister for Seniors, Mark Coure said the NSW Seniors Festival was the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and had been running for more than 60 years.

“These grants reinforce the NSW Government’s commitment to helping older people in NSW stay connected with their community as outlined in the Ageing Well in NSW: Seniors Strategy 2021–2031,” Mr Coure said.

Visit seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au/events/nsw-seniors-festival-grants for more information.

KP Carmody

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