With more than a quarter of the region’s population aged over 60, the spotlight will shine on them when the Seniors’ Festival returns with a wide range of activities during April.
A highlight of the Festival is the Seniors Expo on April 15 at Wyong Race Club, which will feature a variety of stallholders from services and community groups who support older people in a healthy and positive way.
Council Director, Community Recreation Services, Julie Vaughan, said the Seniors’ Festival helped to connect seniors with the range of local services, lifelong learning and leisure activities across the region.
“With a growing ageing population, Council wants to celebrate our older residents by promoting inclusion, independence and quality of life,” she said.
“We’ve put together a diverse calendar of events which seniors can access and enjoy throughout April, including educational workshops, health and fitness programs and entertainment, which will enrich their lives and support them in a positive way as they grow older,” Vaughan said.
All events are Covid safe.
Council Administrator, Dick Persson, said the festival is an important opportunity to shine a spotlight on the vital role that seniors play in the community.
“Older residents are active in all facets of community life and add significant value and knowledge to our region as workers, volunteers, neighbours, friends, parents and grandparents,” he said.
“The Seniors’ Festival is a time to provide our growing older population with the chance to learn new skills and try different things, be active, spend time with friends, new or old, and do something they enjoy.
“This is your time to shine as a senior on the Coast, have fun and celebrate your age, wisdom and experience in a friendly environment,” Persson said.
Some of the events in the northern suburbs will be held at Wyong Race Club, Lake Haven Recreation Centre, Point Wolstoncroft Recreation Centre, Toukley Aquatic Centre, Toukley 50+ Leisure and & Learning Centre, and The EpiCentre San Remo Neighbourhood Centre.
A copy of the program is available at libraries, 50+ Leisure & Learning Centres and Seniors’ Centres, and on Council’s website.
The Central Coast festival is held in conjunction with the NSW Seniors’ Festival, the largest event for seniors in the southern hemisphere, with a multitude of events across the whole state.
Media release, Mar 24
Central Coast Council