Generations of families and friends will come together at Pennant Hills Community Centre on Sunday, 28 October, to celebrate seniors and show gratitude for local grandparents in Baulkham Hills, thanks to the NSW Government’s 2018 Grandparents Day Grants.
Baulkham Hills Liberal State MP David Elliott today announced that the Australian Hindi Indian Association has received $3,000 to bring Grandparents Day to life in the local community.
“Grandparents Day is a wonderful opportunity to say thank you to the seniors in our community, and the Australian Hindi Indian Association is offering a great way to give back with insightful workshops and packed entertainment,” Mr Elliott said.
“I hope to see Hills residents young and old enjoying Grandparents Day, and I encourage everyone to bring their grandparents or the older people in their lives along to celebrate their delightful blend of laughter, thoughtful deeds, captivating stories, and unconditional love.”
Spokesman Tilak Kalra said the Australian Hindi Indian Association will celebrate older people and grandparents by presenting workshops acknowledging the contributions of local grandparents in Baulkham Hills, offering yoga tutorials, providing entertainment by young artists from the performing arts Natraj Academy, and inviting a guest health specialist to discuss matters related to well-being and ageing.
“We want out seniors to thrive in the community, and Grandparents Day provides opportunities for older people to not only enjoy entertainment, but get involved and share their talents with our community,” Mr Kalra said.
“I thank Mr Elliott and the NSW Government for providing the opportunity for the Australian Hindi Indian Association to host this event which will be held at Pennant Hills Community Centre on Sunday, 28 October, from 11am to 3pm.”
NSW Grandparents Day celebrates the role grandparents and older people play in communities across NSW, and is held annually on the last Sunday in October. The day was launched by the NSW Government in 2011.
Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said that more than $200,000 has been delivered to councils, schools and community organisations to hold Grandparents Day celebrations this October.
“Grandparents Day gives us a chance to recognise the older people in our lives for the invaluable contributions they make to their families and communities,” Mrs Davies said.
Last year, the NSW Government doubled the amount of funding available to organisations so they could deliver a diverse range of events that reach more people. In 2018, NSW Grandparents Day will be celebrated on Sunday 28 October, while the NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards will be presented at a ceremony on 24 October.
Nominations are currently open for the 2018 Grandparent of the Year Award and the Grandparents Day Photography Competition, and will close in early September.
Local events will be published on the Grandparents Day website in coming weeks. For more information and to submit an Award nomination or photography competition entry, please visit www.grandparentsday.nsw.gov.au.