Murrumbidgee Council Celebrates Its Seniors

23 February 2017 - Media Release

Seniors in the Murrumbidgee Council area are being encouraged to step out and join in the fun of a festival dedicated to them.

With the theme ‘Let’s do more together’, the NSW Seniors Festival promotes inclusive communities and provides an opportunity for seniors to try new things, contribute, and remain active and engaged in their local communities.

Formerly NSW Seniors Week, the NSW Seniors Festival, runs from Friday 3 March to Sunday 12 March across NSW.

Murrumbidgee Council has three free events planned for locals to enjoy.

Administrator Austin Evans said it was an opportunity to get together and celebrate the valuable contributions of older people in our community.

“I’d urge all of our senior residents to attend these activities if they can,” he said.

“It gives them the chance to make new friends or get together with old ones.

“I’m looking forward to seeing lots of seniors from within our community.”

Celebrations will start on Wednesday 8 March when a luncheon is held at the Darlington Point Club, with music by Pete Smith and Roy Calabria and guest speakers Dr Marion Reeves and Regional Development Officer Cheryl Wilson. A bus will leave from the Coleambally bus stop at 10am.

The fun will continue in Darlington Point on Thursday 9 March when a Fashion Show and High Tea is held in CWA Park. The bus will depart from Coleambally at 9.30am that morning.

Meanwhile Jerilderie’s Got Talent Seniors Week Luncheon will be held on Friday 31 March at 10am at Jerilderie Civic Hall. Morning tea will be served and entertainment will be provided by Ray McCartney. Collect your free ticket from Murrumbidgee Council’s Jerilderie Office or phone 03 5886 1200 to reserve a spot by Thursday 23 March.