The NSW Government is boosting the line-up of activities for the 2021 Seniors Festival, by investing in new and exciting initiatives delivered by local organisations, through the NSW Seniors Festival Grants Program.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said he was delighted to see local organisations rewarded for their ingenuity, particularly at a time when supporting our seniors and ensuring they stay connected is so important.
“This funding will help local seniors get out in the community and be social, happy and active.
“Our seniors lead the way as role models, carers and volunteers – we want to see them continue to be active participants in our community and valued for their contribution,” Mr Elliott said.
“This funding will add more options to the diverse range of activities already on offer during the Seniors Festival including social dances, educational workshops and health programs.
“I congratulate The Hills Community Aid and Information Service and The Women’s Shed Hills Shire, whose ideas to deliver exciting workshops for our seniors, stood out amongst hundreds of quality applications across the state.
“The grants program included three categories covering small, community-run activities with grants of up to $1,000, to large-scale activities with grants of up to $10,000.
“Successful recipients will hold local programs and activities during the NSW Seniors Festival, which runs from the 13th until the 24th of April 2021.
“For more than 60 years, our seniors have joined the festival’s activities and programs, which foster innovation for healthy ageing.
“Staying connected is pivotal to wellbeing, so we’ve backed local initiatives to help reach seniors no matter their language, location or mobility level.”
For more information about the NSW Seniors Festival, visit www.seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au.
Details of the successful applications:
|Organisation name:||The Hills Community Aid & Information Service Inc|
|Workshop name:||Community Connections|
|Workshop description:||Community Connections is a program of fun and informative workshops to facilitate social connectivity in an inclusive, welcoming and COVIDSafe environment. It involves a series of workshops designed to appeal to seniors that promote and encourage positive wellbeing, physical health and an engaged, active lifestyle. As a neighbourhood information service that also operates an extensive leisure-learning program throughout the year, Hills Community Aid is well placed to not only offer a taste of the planned activities but to support seniors seeking further information and on-going opportunities to engage and connect with their community.|
|Organisation name:||The Women’s Shed – Hills Shire incorporated|
|Workshop name:||She Shines Wellness Workshops|
|Workshop description:||The Women’s Wellness Hub provides a valuable opportunity for senior women to gather together to reduce social isolation, establish meaningful connections and be educated on health related topics. We are proposing to run “She Shines Wellness Workshops” over two days during Seniors Festival which will be open to the public for women to attend free of charge information sessions and activities promoting active living, health and wellbeing.|