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Friday, June 21, 2024

Seniors festivals kick off across NSW

Coffs Coast seniors are being celebrated as part of the largest seniors festival in the southern hemisphere, which is now underway across the state. 

The two-week event, which officially begins today Monday 11 March, aims to recognise the contributions our older generations make.

More than 500,000 people take part in the event in NSW each year, and this year’s theme is Reach Beyond! 

Member for Coffs Harbour, Gurmesh Singh (pictured with Coffs Harbour seniors today) said the festival is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate seniors in our community.

“Our seniors are such a valued part of our community, and we can’t do enough to thank them for the knowledge and achievements they have passed down through generations,” said the shadow Minister for Tourism, Emergency Services and the North Coast. 

“As part of the two-week festival, there are a range events across the state including art classes, fitness and live music as well as events that can be accessed online, so you can join in on the fun no matter where you live.

“I encourage everyone to get in touch with their grandparents, parents, friends, or neighbours and spread the word to make sure all seniors can take advantage of these fantastic two weeks.

“Let’s celebrate our seniors and show them how much we value them, because they deserve it.”  

The 2024 NSW Seniors Festival will run from Monday, 11 March until Sunday, 24 March. 

For more information visit: www.nsw.gov.au/arts-and-culture/seniors-festival.

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