Celebrating seniors in the Blue Mountains

“Let’s Do More Together” was theme of this year’s NSW Seniors Festival – and the Blue Mountains certainly lived up to the ideal.

With the support of the NSW Government, Blue Mountains City Council, local neighbourhood centres, businesses, community groups and organisations, a range of events was held in April.

These included events from the Abba show, Abbasback, at the Carrington Hotel to Seniors Week special lunches, classic Movies, inter-generational arts high teas, Zumba classes, Morning Melodies concerts, radio plays, literature events, and the annual Seniors Recognition Awards at the Blue Mountains Hub in Springwood.

The theme was about promoting inclusive communities by providing a range of opportunities for seniors to make new friends, get together with friends, share ideas and try new things. The events were also an opportunity to promote a better understanding within the community about seniors and the value they add to our lives.

Ageing and disability development officer Prue Hardgrove thanked and acknowledged the hard work of the Blue Mountains community organisations, groups, clubs and businesses in developing the program of events.

“A huge thank you to local businesses, partners, community organisations, groups and local community for making these events possible. Many thanks to our State and Federal Members, Trish Doyle and Susan Templeman, Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill and deputy mayor Chris Van der Kley for both supporting and attending these wonderful events.”