Cessnock set to celebrate the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival

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Seniors in the Electorate of Cessnock can look forward to a range of exciting events and activities at the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival.

Cessnock City Council has been awarded a 2024 Seniors Festival grant to engage older people with their program Reaching Beyond in the Five Ways to Wellbeing for Seniors Festival in Cessnock.

Member for Cessnock Clayton Barr said local seniors should take advantage of the activities on offer during the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival.

“We have so many wonderful seniors in our communities and this is our way of thanking them for their contribution,” Mr Barr said.

“The theme for the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival is ‘reach beyond’ and we are encouraging seniors to expand their horizons by trying a new activity or meeting new people.

“Connection to community is so important for older people and the activities on offer in the Electorate of Cessnock can reduce social isolation in a fun and friendly way.”

Cessnock City Council is among 47 organisations across NSW to share in $200,000 in funding to stage activities and events during the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival.

Minister for Seniors Jodie Harrison said the NSW Seniors Festival Grants program allocates funding across NSW so as many seniors as possible can participate in the celebrations.

“From dance classes to drawing, gardening and games, the NSW Seniors Festival delivers engaging activities for older people throughout the state,” Minister Harrison said. “There are so many wonderful ways to get involved with the 2024 Seniors Festival.”

All the activities are aimed at people aged 60 and over with grant recipients meeting aims such as empowering older people to stay connected, delivering programs and activities for diverse communities, and supporting programs in regional NSW.

The 47 grant recipients were chosen from almost 300 applications in a robust selection process.

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

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