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Bookings open for Seniors Festival

3 March, 2016Posted in: Community, Events
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Bookings for Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2016 Seniors Festival activities open Tuesday 1 March.

Council’s Ageing and Disability Officer, Nicola Robson urged participants to join the celebrations and to get in and book early.

Events planned for this year’s celebrations include a Mystery Bus tour, band concert, computer workshops, movie screening and Healthy Ageing Workshop to be held at the Mittagong RSL Club.

“In total we’ve got over 20 events planned for this year’s celebrations which now cover 10 days,” Ms Robson said.  “We’ve definitely got something to suit everyone.”

Community events kick-off on Friday 1 April with the first of a series of free technology workshops at the CTC@Robertson.  The Southern Highlands Concert Band are set to relive the golden era of film and television with their ‘Like Old Times’ theme show at the Moss Vale Services Club on Sunday 3 April while the Healthy Ageing workshop on Tuesday  5 April will cover issues important in maintaining health and lifestyle as you age. The festival will continue with events each day, finishing on Sunday 10 April.

“Some of the excursions such as our Mystery Bus tour are extremely popular,” Ms Robson said.

“We definitely recommend that anyone thinking of joining us check out the program beforehand and make their bookings or RSVP’s as soon as possible to secure their place.”

Online bookings were very successful last year and will continue again this year via Council’s website.

“We know more and more older people are confident computer users and this will allow them to browse events at their leisure and at a time that is convenient for them,” Ms Robson said.  “However we’re still more than happy to take bookings over the phone.”

Chair of Council’s Seniors Committee, Councillor Juliet Arkwright said this year’s program had been designed to cater for all interests and abilities.

“Recognising and celebrating our Shire’s largest demographic audience is vitally important and Council staff have done a fabulous job putting together another great line-up of activities for this year’s celebrations,” she said.

“The message is to get involved and book in early to avoid disappointment.”

For the full program of events, including dates, times, contacts and bookings visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/seniors-week-2016 or contact Council’s Ageing and Disability Officer on phone 4868 0801.

Booking confirmations will be emailed immediately for events booked online. For bookings made over the phone, confirmations will be posted from Monday 14 March 2016.