Seniors throughout the Cootamundra Electorate are encouraged to get out and join in local activities while reconnecting with their community during this year’s NSW Seniors Festival which starts today – Friday, March 25 – and runs until Sunday, April 3.
More than 90 community organisations and councils across the state will host events in the coming weeks to celebrate this year’s NSW Seniors Festival.
Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said she hopes to see people in the area participating and taking the opportunity to reconnect with friends and other members of the community.
“We’d like to see as many local seniors take part in this year’s Seniors Festival as possible. We know that the last couple of years have not been easy, and we hope that the festival brings some much needed joy,” Ms Cooke said.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw increased rates of loneliness and isolation, especially amongst the elderly in our rural communities, so the theme of ‘Reconnect’ for this year’s festival is very meaningful.”
Local councils and organisations received up to $10,000 to organise activities focussed on getting older people out and about.
The grants are in line with the NSW Government’s Ageing Well in NSW: Seniors Strategy 2021–2031.
Festival grant recipients will also deliver programs to help and support seniors make the best of their later years.
For more information from the NSW Government about the 2022 NSW Seniors Festival, please visit: seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au.
For more information on events happening in the Cootamundra electorate during the 2022 Seniors Festival, please visit:
- Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council
- Hilltops Council
- Cowra Shire Council
- Narrandera Shire Council
Alternatively, please contact your local council or community centre directly for event information in your area.