Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall with Seniors Festival organisers and lucky attendees at Life Choices Support Services yesterday. Standing, Glen Innes Severn Council Director Corporate and Community Services Anna Watts, left, Sam Bushell, Adam Marshall, Kim Newberry. Seated, left, Joyce Garden, Alice O’Brien, Jane Maynes and Nancy Service.
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
SENIORS from across the Glen Innes district can join in on a bumper week of entertainment during next month’s NSW Seniors Festival, with Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today announcing $3,500 in funding support.
Mr Marshall said the grant would help seniors from smaller centres travel to the festival, which will be held in Glen Innes from Wednesday, 4 April through to Sunday, April 15.
“As many as 400 seniors from across the region are expected to attend the 2018 Seniors Festival in Glen Innes, enjoying a packed list of activities from fishing, tai chi, art workshops and a trip to the cinema,” Mr Marshall said.
“This funding will help seniors from Glen Innes’ outlying villages access the festival, offering a free bus service directly to events throughout the week.
“These seniors will experience the greatest benefit from the rich schedule of events – as many face geographical isolation, this week will be a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new people and experience new things.”
Mr Marshall said Life Choices Support Services would also use funds to market the festival across the region.
“The NSW Seniors Festival is an important opportunity for older people to take up free and low cost activities that mentally, physically and culturally enrich their lives,” Mr Marshall said.
“This funding will ensure the ‘Diamond Anniversary’ of the Seniors Festival can be accessed by the majority of the region’s older citizens.
“Each day offers something different, and with most events free or just a few dollars, it’s the perfect opportunity to try something new.
“I’d encourage all Glen Innes seniors to check out the action-packed schedule. Whether you’re interested in learning about computers, making soaps or just throwing in a line for some Murray Cod, there’s something for everyone.”
Seniors are encouraged to call Life Choices on 6730 2500 for further details on any events, or to arrange transport.