Wagga Wagga Seniors Week 2015 to launch on 15 March

Published: 30 May 2018 11:07am

Wagga Wagga Seniors Week 2015 to launch on 15 March - 14 March 2015

Get ready to “Be Inspired” during this year’s Wagga Wagga Seniors Week celebrations to be held from March 15 to 22.

Whatever your passion, there is something for everyone 50-plus to enjoy in this year’s program of highly interactive activities and events.

“The community’s support of this year’s program has exceeded expectations, with walking and coach tours as well as hands-on creative art workshops proving to be extremely popular with the community,” Wagga Seniors Week Committee Chair Kate Brill said.

“While most of the coach tours and creative art workshops are booked out, there is still ample opportunity for people to take part in a range of other activities and events being staged during Seniors Week,” she said.

Wagga Wagga Seniors Week 2015 will be officially launched by Councillor Alan Brown on Sunday 15 March, at 1.30pm in the Seniors Community Centre in Tarcutta Street. Member for Wagga Daryl Maguire will also be officiating and presenting eight outstanding seniors citizens with Community Service Awards.

Wagga Wagga City Council’s Director Environmental and Community Services, Janice Summerhayes encouraged all generations to come together to celebrate.

“With about a third of our city’s population aged 50 years and over, it is important to have a greater focus on seniors integrating and connecting with others, and this is one of the key aims of Seniors Week,” she said.

“As a community, Seniors Week encourages us to reflect and celebrate the incredible wisdom, knowledge and experiences that our mature citizens so willingly share with us all.

“It also provides a platform to challenge popular stereotypes associated with ageing.

“Council is proud to fund and support local festivities that promote positive attitudes towards older people.”

Tickets are still available to see one of Australia’s most enduring and recognised talents Denise Drysdale, as well as Peter J Casey’s melodious and naughty comedy cabaret show, One Man Banned.

Everyone is welcome to join cellist Clare Brassil at the Wollundry Amphitheatre on Thursday 19 March at 7pm as she performs her own interpretation of J.S. Bach’s optimistic and sensitive Suite for Solo Cello No.3 in C Major, followed by a solo suite by Benjamin Britten.

Also on offer is I Want to Share My Story, which features images created by 28 local mature students who took part in a recent six-week digital photography course led by Charles Sturt University Photography and Animation and Visual Effects students.

The breathtaking images will be projected onto the side of the Civic Centre building at night overlooking Wollundry Lagoon and exhibited at the Museum of the Riverina’s Historic Council Chambers site from March 13 to 29. The projections start at 7pm and finish at 11pm each night.

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What: Wagga Wagga Seniors Week Launch

When: Sunday 15 March, at 1.30pm

Where: Seniors Community Centre, Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga