With the theme of ‘Love Your Life”, the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival will take place from February 13 – 24. On Thursday 21st February Bellingen Shire Council, in partnership with Hammond Care, North Beach Bowling Club, Open Arms Care and Royal Freemasons Benevolent Institution, is hosting a day for seniors at North Beach Bowling Club.
Guest speakers at this event include Kevin Williams from Arts Mid North Coast who will talk about Creative Ageing, and Maryann Anderson from NSW Health Promotion who will talk about the Stepping On program. Commencing at 10.30am and including morning tea, lunch, entertainment and bingo, this event is free to seniors and represents a wonderful opportunity to make new friends or get together with old ones.
Bellingen Shire Mayor, Dominic King said, “It is important that as a community we acknowledge and celebrate the contribution made by our older people. Sharing their wisdom and learning from their experiences can help shape a better community for everybody and I encourage participation in the events taking place across our Shire”.
Lunch will be provided on the day by Chan’s Chinese restaurant, followed by entertainment courtesy of The Urunga Revellers – a group of seniors from the Bellingen Shire who have been performing their musical comedy routines to people around the Coffs Coast for more than 30 years.
Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting Bellingen Shire Council on 6655 7300.
In addition to this event, there will also be a free seminar on Friday 15th February hosted by the Urunga Mylestom Chamber of Commerce at Club Urunga, 20 Orara Street, Urunga. The Make Urunga Dementia Friendly seminar will have a range of guest speakers including respected geriatrician Dr Vaibhav Tyagi, who will share valuable insights into the impact of dementia. Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting Amcal Pharmacy Urunga on 66556104.
Now in its 61st year, the NSW Seniors Festival is the largest in the southern hemisphere, reaching up to 500,000 seniors annually.
For further information on NSW Seniors Festival visit www.nswseniorsweek.com.au or regarding the local events contact Anna Joy, Council’s Community Wellbeing Planning Officer on 6655 7300.