APPLICATIONS have opened for funding to support the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival, formerly NSW Seniors Week.
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The annual event will run from Wednesday 13 February to Sunday 24 February 2019 and include a host of state-wide and local activities.
Local groups can apply for grants of between $1,000 to $5,000 for local events, or up to $10,000 to support regional level events.
Acting Shadow Minister for Ageing Kate Washington has encouraged groups in the Hunter to apply for funding to put on local events.
Senior Festival 2018 events across the Hunter included Yoga in the Park, croquet come-and-try days, film screenings, information sessions on legal issues for seniors, and social morning teas.
The annual Seniors Festival also includes a free Gala Concert, with tickets released closer to the event.
Ms Washington said, “Whether it is local morning teas, or the state-wide Gala Concert, the annual Seniors Festival is a celebration of life for older Australians.”
“The Seniors Festival also includes important information sessions and workshops for older people on legal issues, healthy living, staying safe in your home,” she said.
Any groups wishing to apply for funding to support a local event can find more information at https://seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au/events/grants-program.
Ms Washington said, “Older Australians contribute so much, in so many ways to our communities. Seniors Festival is a great opportunity to celebrate their contributions and serves as an important reminder that seniors should be respected and valued.”