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Bookings set to open for Seniors Festival

14 January, 2020Posted in: Community, Events
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Bookings for Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2020 Seniors Festival activities will open Friday 17 January 2020.

Council’s Ageing and Disability Officer, Erin Adams urged prospective attendees to view the program ahead of the booking opening.

“With over 45 events planned for this year’s festival, we’re confident we’ve got something for everybody,” Ms Adams said.

Official events begin on Wednesday 12 February with the Leisure and Travel Expo, launch of the new-look Senior’s Directory, literary talk with Susannah Fullerton and a performance by the Older Women’s Network (OWN) at the Mittagong RSL. The Festival will close on Monday 24 February 2020 with an Irish Morning Tea in Hill Top.

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

“We recommend that anyone thinking of joining us, check out the program beforehand to see what events they may be interested in attending and book from Friday 17 January to secure their place.”

“The key message is to get in early to avoid disappointment.”

Returning for this year is the option of online bookings through 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 Adams said.  “However we’re still more than happy to take bookings in person or over the phone.”

With the 2020 theme being ‘Love to Celebrate’, the aim of the festival is to promote inclusive communities and encourage seniors to remain active and engaged in the community.

“With so many activities available we really want our Shire’s seniors to get out, try some new things and perhaps meet some new friends in the process,” Ms Adams added.

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Seniors Festival is presented in conjunction with our sponsors the Mittagong RSL, Macarthur Disability Services (MDS) and Helloworld Travel in Bowral.

To view the full program of events visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/seniors or pick up a hard copy from Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre or your local Wingecarribee Public Libraries branch.

For more information, contact Wingecarribee Shire Council on phone 4868 0888.