‘We Are Active Seniors’ Positive Ageing Festival coming soon


Georges River Council’s Administrator, John Rayner, is encouraging older members in the local community to take part in this year’s ‘We Are Active Seniors’ Positive Ageing Festival.
Mr Rayner said this year’s festival reflects the diversity of the local area, and offers a wide selection of activities to get involved in.
“There are a number of ways people can participate, whether it be attending informative seminars, being involved in hands-on workshops, or learning some new dance moves, there is something for everyone,” he said.
“The festival is a fantastic opportunity for people to get active, try new things, socialise, share skills and source important information.
“There’s an Elders Olympics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander seniors, a seminar on keeping your mind healthy, yoga, line dancing, art classes and information on topics relevant to older people  – the list keeps going, so do take a look at the full program.”
The festival encourages seniors to get out, make new friends and catch up with old ones by doing more together.
Georges River Council received a grant of $4,800 from NSW Government to help fund the festival, which runs from 3 March until the end of the month.
The official launch takes place on Wednesday 8 March, with an Aged Care Information & Cultural Entertainment Expo at Event Cinemas, Hurstville Westfield.
There will be information available on Aged Care related services, as well as free blood sugar tests, hearing tests and head and shoulder massages.
Brochures with the full list of events can be picked up at Council’s Service Centres, libraries, Hurstville Seniors Centre, Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre, Mortdale Community Centre and the Community Hub at Westfield.
For more information, please contact Council on 9330 6400 or visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.