Places still available for Seniors Week events

5 March, 2015Posted in: Community, Events

Bookings for Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Seniors Week activities have been moving fast but there is still time to book in for some great events.

“Once again the Mystery Bus Trip has been incredibly popular and is unfortunately now fully booked,” said Nicola Robson, Council’s Ageing and Disability Officer.

“However, there are still tickets for all other events and lots of opportunities to take part in Seniors Week celebrations.”

Kicking off the celebrations is the Southern Highlands Concert Band’s performance of Big Band Classics at the Moss Vale Services Club on Sunday 15 March.

On Monday evening 16 March, the Highlands will hold its own Q&A forum with a panel of well-known local residents of all ages discussing – ‘What makes an aged friendly community?

“The evening will be hosted by Garry Barnsley and we expect it will be a wide ranging and lively discussion,” Ms Robson said. “People of all ages are welcome to come along for a fun and thought provoking evening and might even like to pose a question to the panel.”

The Bowral Memorial Hall will take on a distinctly refined air on the Wednesday 18 March when it hosts an Autumn High Tea Dance.

Seniors will enjoy a traditional high tea, old time dancing and a performance from the Southern Belle’s choir at this free event. Around 30 dancers from around the region will travel to Bowral to perform and will be accompanied by renowned local musician Tom McQuade.

“We are planning what we hope will be a wonderful afternoon for our local seniors with music, dancing and food that brings back lots of great memories,” Ms Robson added.

“We hope to see as many people there as possible to enjoy the afternoon.”

For the full program of events, including dates, times, contacts and bookings visit 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 9 March 2015.