Over 40 activities on offer for Seniors Week

2016 Seniors Week is shaping up to be bigger than ever—with 40 plus events from Friday 1 to Sunday 10 April 2016 ranging from harp workshops to tai chi.

2016 Seniors Week is shaping up to be bigger than ever—with 40 plus events from Friday 1 to Sunday 10 April 2016 ranging from harp workshops to tai chi.

Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent is looking forward to attending as many events as possible this year and hopes local seniors will follow suit.  

“Our theme for this year is Love Life! and I encourage our local seniors to go for bushwalks, belt out songs, catch a film and get involved wherever they can,” Cr Pynsent said.  

“Whether you’re an active senior citizen or a more relaxed type, there’s something for everyone in this year’s calendar.”  

The generosity of local service providers and NSW Seniors Festival grant funding is allowing for the provision of transport to major events, and with many offering complimentary morning teas, there is no reason not to get involved.  

“We have a jam-packed calendar of events this year across the Cessnock local government area catering to a variety of different interests and hobbies.”  

Cr Pynsent said the growth of this year’s Seniors Week is due to the volunteer organising committee, who have worked tirelessly to ensure the program is interesting and varied.  

This year for the first time a Seniors and Carers Expo is being held at Kurri/Kaludah Respite Centre at Kurri Kurri Hospital, which will be a great opportunity to talk to a wide range of organisations and service providers about health and wellbeing options.  

The week is the perfect time for local seniors to try their hand at something new—from aqua aerobics to eBooks and computer workshops, just to name a few.  

Cr Pynsent’s advice is for seniors to book places as soon as possible for the activities they wish to attend, as some have limited space and will fill up quickly.  

Copies of the free Love Life! program are available at Cessnock and Kurri Kurri libraries, Council’s Administration Building (62-78 Vincent Street Cessnock) and from our website.

In addition, programs have been circulated throughout the community.

15 March 2016