Seniors celebrations in Myall Lakes
Seniors in Myall Lakes can look forward to local celebrations during the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival in March.
The 2017 Myall Lakes Seniors Festival Concerts in Taree and Forster are right around the corner, and further to that, three local organisations have been gifted funding to help support their own events.
Taree RSL and Golf Club, Manning Valley Senior Citizens Association and Arts Mid North Coast are among 159 organisations across NSW to receive grants from the NSW Government to hold events and activities that will help the community celebrate the festival.
Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead congratulated the three recipients for being amongst the successful beneficiaries to receive grants.
“The 2017 NSW Seniors Festival grants support events that will help our seniors live active, healthy and social lives,” Mr Bromhead said.
“I would encourage everyone to get involved and check out events like the Mid North Coast Creative Ageing Festival being run by Arts Mid North Coast for example.
“On March 13 and 14 I am pleased to be hosting four concerts across two days with nearly 3000 people attending at both Club Forster and Club Taree.
“The Myall Lakes Seniors Concerts were the first professionally produced regional seniors concerts to be held outside of the metropolitan area.
“All of the artists appearing at the concerts are renowned for their international performances and we’re thrilled to have them here to perform to thousands of local senior citizens,” Mr Bromhead said.
Now in its 59th year, the NSW Seniors Festival is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, with around 500,000 people taking part in more than 1,000 free or discounted events across the state.
The celebration of seniors has grown from a week-long program to a 10-day festival, prompting the event being renamed NSW Seniors Festival.
NSW Seniors Festival will run from 3 to 12 March. For more information, visit http://www.nswseniorsfestival.com.au/.