Jam-packed program for 2016 Wagga Wagga Seniors Festival

Published: 29 May 2018 4:39pm

Jam-packed program for 2016 Wagga Wagga Seniors Festival - 23 February 2016


Whether you want to learn something new, discover local history or sit back and relax, the 2016 Wagga Wagga Seniors Festival has something for everyone aged 50 years and over.

The jam-packed celebration of seniors has outgrown a week and now runs for 10 days from April 1 to 10, prompting a name change from NSW Seniors Week to NSW Seniors Festival.

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

“This year’s program is bursting, with up to 38 events and workshops designed to inspire, excite and delight,” Wagga Seniors Week Committee chair Kate Brill said.

“A number of new elements have been introduced this year that would not be possible to roll-out without the generous support of local community-based organisations and volunteers.”

This year’s festival includes unique activities such as the Love Cats Collage Workshop and the Silver Screen Seniors program, as well as informative events such as the Elder Abuse Legal Aid NSW Workshop and Climate Conversations.

City of Wagga Wagga’s Director Environment and Community Services Janice Summerhayes encouraged all of the community’s seniors to take part.

“With approximately 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 the festival,” she said.

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

“I would strongly encourage everyone to pick up a copy of the program and book as soon as possible so they don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in the celebrations.”

Tickets go on sale and bookings for free events can be made from Monday 7 March.

The Wagga Seniors Festival 2016 program is available online now at www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/seniorsweek or you can pick up a copy from the Civic Centre, Visitor Information Centre, Civic Theatre and Seniors Community Centre.

Nominate now for the Community Service Awards

Nominations are open now for the Wagga Wagga Seniors Festival 2016 Community Service Awards.

Proudly sponsored by Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire and Council, the awards recognise outstanding contributions to the community by seniors.

Nominations close on 11 March and will be announced on 3 April. For more information, contact Mr Maguire’s office on 6921 1622.