Gurmesh Singh MP

SENIORS FESTIVAL GRANTS FOR THE COFFS COAST

Coffs Coast seniors will have even more reason to celebrate during the 2022 Seniors Festival with local organisations winning a share of $200,000 in NSW Government funding to host a community event.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said local events aimed at engaging older people are a highlight of the Seniors Festival.

Our local recipients are:

  • Coffs Harbour City Council – Reconnecting Seniors Towards Positive, Healthy and Empowered Ageing ($7000)
  • Coffs Harbour Home Modification and Maintenance Service – Seniors celebration – art therapy for our elders, both men and women ($800)

“Our seniors play a vital role in our community as volunteers, carers and grandparents and we want to recognise and reward their contribution with activities tailored to their interests,” Mr Singh said.

“Local seniors are sure to enjoy the events planned here to celebrate the Seniors Festival.”

Minister for Seniors Natalie Ward said 92 groups across NSW have been awarded grants of between $450 and $10,000 to provide opportunities for older people to participate in their communities.

“We’re supporting the programs that assist older people to be healthy and active as they age,” Mrs Ward said.

“The events and activities will take place during NSW Seniors Festival from 25 March−3 April next year and provide older people with cultural, creative, sporting and recreational opportunities.”

Mrs Ward said the grants align with the NSW Government’s commitment to older residents, under the Ageing Well in NSW: Seniors Strategy 2021–2031.

For more information about the 2022 NSW Seniors Festival visit seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au