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More ways involve seniors in 2023 festival

More than 80 community-led activities and programs are set to join the NSW Seniors Festival thanks to grant funding provided by the NSW Government.

18 November 2022

 

MINISTER for Seniors Mark Coure said 85 community organisations from across the State have received a share in $200,000 to host activities during the festival.

 

“The NSW Seniors Festival is the largest celebration of seniors in the Southern Hemisphere and attracts up to 500,000 people every year,” Mr Coure said.

 

“Each of these groups are helping make the festival even bigger, giving seniors more opportunities to get involved across the State.”

 

The activities hosted by the community groups will take place during the NSW Seniors Festival, which is scheduled to run from 1-12 February 2023.

 

Among the grant recipients is Dance for Parkinson’s Australia who will offer free creative workshops of African drumming and dance facilitated by professional local artists.

 

“Being involved in the Seniors Festival gives people a chance to see what we do and realise that dancing can help people in several ways,” Gordon Coss from Dance for Parkinson’s Australia said.

 

Other programs include The Dementia Inclusive Ballina Music Muster, which is a morning of music, dance and fun, while in Coogee there will be an English over-70s cricket team.

 

Organisations will host a series of local events and programs across the State to empower and support our seniors in leading happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

 

Each of the 85 activities are to provide seniors an opportunity to get involved during the festival and connect them with their local community, no matter their background or abilities.

 

For more information, please visit www.nsw.gov.au/seniors-festival.

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