Retirement Village celebrates Seniors’ Week

Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna with Briget and Megan

A pop-up market of arts and crafts, experts on achieving a gorgeous garden and an Aussie barbecue attracted the local community to join Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna at Woodport Retirement Village to mark NSW Seniors’ Week on Saturday, March 14.

Staff, residents and visitors were treated to a vibrant display of resident arts and craft stalls, and gardening experts were on hand to impart their gardening knowledge over a barbecue lunch in the Village gardens.

Mayor Cr McKinna said he was honoured to have been a part of a wonderful day celebrating the important role older people play in society.

“I am very pleased to be here with the local community and residents of the Woodport Retirement Village to celebrate NSW Seniors Week,” mayor Cr McKinna said.

“We are fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful people who are redefining the definition of the word ‘senior’, with their enthusiasm and energy”, he said.

Woodport Retirement Village manager Ms Megan Rowe said: “Our residents are very much a part of the local community, and we relish the opportunity to open our doors to showcase the village.”

“It was a happy day with lots of stories shared, which is the perfect way to celebrate NSW Seniors’ Week.”

One resident in particular, Briget loves to celebrate this beautiful day with her fellow neighbours. “Today is a celebration of the steps I have taken to start the next phase of my life.”

Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna with Briget and Megan

Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna with Briget and Megan


Media release,
14 Mar 2015
Lisa Burling, LB PR