30 Nov Chronicle Counsel: Seniors have reason to celebrate in 2022
Seniors have reason to celebrate in 2022 during the 2022 Seniors Festival with a number of organisations winning a share of $200,000 in NSW Government funding to host a community event.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said local events aimed at engaging older people are a highlight of the Seniors Festival.
“Seniors play a vital role in our community as volunteers, carers and grandparents and we want to recognise and reward their contribution with activities tailored to their interests,” Mr Crouch said.
“Local seniors are sure to enjoy the great variety of events planned across the whole of the Central Coast to celebrate the Seniors Festival.”
“Events like Hume Seniors Olympics, Dance for Health, Kicking COVID Concert and Seniors Week Central Coast Diverse Music and Theatre 2022 will help seniors through our community make the most out of the Seniors Festival by staging engaging activities sure to inspire their interests.”
Minister for Seniors Natalie Ward said 92 groups across NSW have been awarded grants of between $450 and $10,000 to provide opportunities for older people to participate in their communities.
“We’re supporting the programs that assist older people to be healthy and active as they age,” Mrs Ward said.
“The events and activities will take place during NSW Seniors Festival from 25 March−3 April next year and provide older people with cultural, creative, sporting and recreational opportunities.”
Mrs Ward said the grants align with the NSW Government’s commitment to older residents, under the Ageing Well in NSW: Seniors Strategy 2021–2031.
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