Gurmesh Singh MP

COFFS COAST SENIORS GET SOCIAL

The social calendar on the Coffs Coast just got busier with the NSW Seniors Festival Grants Program providing opportunities for local seniors to get active and stay connected.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said Community Housing Ltd has been allocated $4450 for its Social and Healthy Connections for Seniors project.

Community Housing Ltd, Mission Australia Housing and the Mid North Coast Local Health District will provide a roadshow of free seniors events in Coffs Harbour, the Nambucca Valley and Kempsey.

“These events are designed for housing clients and other seniors in the community, including Aboriginal elders,” Mr Singh said.

“This grant is an opportunity for older people in our area to get out into the community and be social, happy and active.

“Seniors in our region lead the way as role models, carers and volunteers. We want to see them continue to be active participants and valued for their contribution.”

Almost 80 projects were selected across the state, adding to a diverse schedule of activities including social dances, educational workshops and health programs.

Successful recipients will hold local programs and activities during the NSW Seniors Festival, which runs 13-24 April 2021.

Acting Minister for Seniors, Geoff Lee, said the program aims to give all older people the chance to be part of the NSW Seniors Festival.

“For more than 60 years, our seniors have joined the Festival’s activities and programs, which foster innovation for healthy ageing,” Mr Lee said.

“Staying connected is pivotal to wellbeing, so we’ve backed local initiatives to help reach seniors no matter their language, location or mobility level.”

Learn more about the NSW Seniors Festival at: www.seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au