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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Cessnock uniting young and old for NSW Seniors Festival

Cessnock has a full program of activities planned for this year’s NSW Seniors Festival, which kicks off on Tuesday, April 13 and will run until Saturday, April 24.

The Hunter region city will be hosting cooking lessons, technology workshops, health-related info sessions, gym workouts, film screenings, heritage events and music lessons – isn’t it time you learned how to play a ukulele?

There’s something for everyone in Cessnock this NSW Seniors Festival!

“I’m so pleased and proud to be welcome everyone to the Cessnock City Seniors Festival 2021,” said Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent.

“We have worked hard with all our venues and participating organisations to ensure we can promote the whole festival as a COVID-19 safe event.

“We are especially excited that this year’s Festival is running in tandem with Youth Week and there are opportunities for older and younger community members to come together.

“The Seniors Reference Group and Youth Week Planning Committee have planned several joint events including a free BBQ and screening of Mary Poppins at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre and a special radio program on 2CHR.”

Cr Pynsent is looking forward to the festival more than ever after almost a year of limited opportunities for the community to connect.

He said that during the Festival, Seniors Card holders can get a fitness passport to access all the classes and facilities at Kurri Kurri Aquatic and Fitness Centre.

And any residents needing transport can get in touch with Lower Hunter Transport Services, which is offering door-to door return transport to Festival events for a subsided fee. To book call 4019 9750.

“I would like to acknowledge the generous support of this year’s Festival sponsors, in particular our Gold Sponsors, East Cessnock Bowling Club, Priceline Pharmacy Cessnock, Hunter Valley Gardens, Back in Motion and Northern Coalfields Community Care Association,” said Mayor Pynsent.

“This generous community support enables our Festival to continue to grow and diversity each year.”

“I encourage everyone to come along and participate. I look forward to seeing you during the celebrations.”

Festival programs are available from council’s administration building, Cessnock Performing Arts Centre and Cessnock and Kurri Kurri library branches; and can also be viewed on council’s website: cessnock.nsw.gov.au/youth-week-2021 and cessnock.nsw.gov.au/seniors-festival-2021.

Here’s the program at a glance:

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