Seniors are being encouraged to enjoy new experiences, continue learning and impart their skills, as part of the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival.
With the theme ‘Love your Life’, the festival celebrates older people in the community and encourages them to live active and connected lives.
As part of that theme a pool party and services expo will be held at the Cowra Aquatic Centre on Wednesday, February 13 with morning tea, BBQ lunch and entertainment all free to Senior’s card holders.
Cowra Mayor, Councillor Bill West said their would be a range of local events held throughout the festival, with something for everyone.
“On a local level, the Cowra Seniors Festival covers a range of fun cultural, social, sporting and cinematic events,” he said.
“We’ve got some great events on the program, including barefoot bowls, a high tea, a free movie screening and craft workshops, along with the annual trivia challenge and seniors lunch.
“Seniors are an increasingly-active and respected part of the community.
“This year’s Cowra Seniors Festival program will see our senior residents inspired to try new things, socialise, share skills and keep doing the things they enjoy, together.”
Mayor West said events would not be possible without the support of several local organisations.
“Cowra Senior Citizens Group, Cowra Special Needs Services, Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre, Cowra Art Group, Cowra Community Health, Cowra U3A, Cowra Services Club, Meals on Wheels, and Cowra Bowling Club all actively contribute to this program of events,” he said.
“It’s a testament to Cowra’s community spirit to have such great partnerships that allow us to present this wonderful program of events.”
The 2019 NSW Seniors Festival which will run for 12 days from Wednesday, February 13 to Sunday, February 24.
For more details on all Seniors Festival events visit www.cowracouncil.com.au, or contact Community Projects on 6340 2069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org