This year's Seniors Festival promises opportunities to meet new people, try new activities and stretch body and mind.
Bega Valley Shire Council, along with the library team, has put together a fun-filled and diverse program. It's all part of the NSW Seniors Festival, February 12-23 - the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere.
A broad range of community groups will be holding events, classes and workshops all over the shire. All events are free and designed to be engaging and accessible for senior members of our community. Whether its art and crafts, music, social activities, or health and fitness there is something on for almost everyone.
"With all that's happened to our community these past few months, it's important to remember to take some time out and enjoy ourselves," said Vanita Wahl, library learning and engagement officer.
"The library always strives to be a welcoming place for seniors and aims to cater for all ages with its programs - I really hope that seniors take this chance to try something new and share time together."
NSW Seniors Festival 2020 is proudly supported by the Bega Valley Shire Council Community Grants Program and includes events hosted by the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre in Eden, South Coast History Society, Bega Valley Historical Society, Bega Valley Archers in Bemboka, Bermagui District Seniors Social Club, Bega Valley Bridge Club, Eden Community Access Centre, Far South Film, Bega Valley Meals on Wheels, and Panboola Wetlands.
Each year, the Bega Valley Shire Council awards grants to community groups within the shire to encourage active and healthy communities where our seniors can enjoy a culturally rich and vibrant community life. This year, $10,000 was awarded to celebrate the valuable contributions of our seniors and promote their connections to their wider community.