This year’s Seniors Festival (4 – 15 April) offers people over sixty the chance to do more together with a huge range of free and low cost events scheduled across the week.
Now in its 60th year Seniors Festival is celebrated across NSW.
The festival offers opportunities to engage your mind, activate your body, indulge your senses and provide a chance to make new friends, or get together with old ones.
“There’s so much on offer – from a musical morning in the Botanic Gardens, to picnics, tours, morning teas, right through to workshops and a fantastic celebration at the Harbourside Markets. There’s something for everyone,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight. “Seniors Week is all about acknowledging and appreciating the contributions that older people make to our community – and giving something back to them.”
Highlights of the festival include the Coffs Harbour City Orchestra performance at the North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens on Sunday April 8, A Lark in the Park – a good old fashioned picnic – in Bongil Bongil National Park on Monday April 9, and Regional Gallery and Museum Tours on Tuesday April 10.
Coffs Central will host a range of workshops throughout the week from learning the art of flower arranging to healthy cooking. Head on a tea journey around the world or learn to use your smart phone, ipad or computer to Buy, Swap & Sell second hand goods.
The festival comes to a close at Harbourside Market Seniors Celebration on Sunday April 15. Offering a great day out, come and get involved and connect to your community with a range of senior friendly clubs and community groups showcasing their passion, projects, products and produce. There will also be a performance by the Big Boogie Band, Yoga and Movement Classes, free refreshments for seniors provided by the local Girl Guides and much more.
For more information about what is happening throughout Seniors Festival and to book for events visit www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/seniorsweek