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Movies, concerts and exercise classes headline Seniors Festival

9 April, 2018Posted in: Community, Events
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Celebrations for this year’s Seniors Festival are set to hit top gear as festivities enter the second week.

Bowral’s Empire Cinema will be the venue of a movie screening of ‘Finding your feet’ on Tuesday 10 April which will be backed up by a Local History Tour at Bowral Library on Wednesday 11 April.

This will be followed by a ‘Live and Local Country Music’ session with Steve Cheers on Saturday 14 April at the Bowral Memorial Hall.

The ‘Art is Ageless’ exhibition will also feature over the weekend and continue every day from 10am to 4pm until Saturday 14 April at the Old Town Hall in Bowral.

Festivities culminate with an Irish Morning Tea at the Hill Top War Memorial Hall on Monday 16 April.

Council’s Ageing and Disability Officer Nicola Robson said over 40 diverse events had been organised over the course of the 12 day festival.

“This year’s theme is about promoting inclusiveness and encouraging seniors to remain active and engaged in the community,” she said.

“And with dozens of events planned for this year’s festival, we’re confident we’ve got something for everybody to try.”

“Some events still have vacancies so our advice is to get in early to avoid disappointment.”

Formerly known as Seniors Week, the NSW Seniors Festival has continued to grow each year since it began 60 years ago.

“Seniors Festival is a chance for all of us to recognise and celebrate the important role that seniors play in our community,” Ms Robson added.

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Seniors Festival is presented in conjunction with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and will run from Wednesday 4 April until Sunday 15 April 2018.

To view the full program of events for this year’s Senior’s Festival visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/seniors or contact Council’s Ageing and Disability Officer on phone 4868 0888 for more information.