Exciting Seniors Festival program announced

Seniors Festival

Local seniors across Camden are invited to enjoy new experiences, continue learning new skills and have fun during NSW Seniors Festival this month.

Council is offering a range of free or low-cost events and activities throughout April to inspire seniors to connect, stay active, share skills and keep doing the things they enjoy, including:

Virtual Connect DVD

When: Available from Wednesday 14 April

Cost: Free

Help navigating the My Aged Care Connect System

When: Make your appointment by calling 0492 817 853 today

Where: Camden Meals on Wheels

Cost: Free

Camden Seniors Citizens Centre

When: Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each week, 9am-1pm

Cost: Membership $11 per year

Longevity Senior Services 50+ Club

When: Open every day, 9am-7pm

Where: The Pit Martial Arts Defence and Fitness Centre

Cost: $10

Seniors Festival Art Classes at the Gallery

When: Monday 12 April (Watercolour), Tuesday 20 April (Charcoal) and Wednesday 28 April (Pastel), 10am-noon

Where: Alan Baker Art Gallery

Cost: Free

Take the Plunge! Free pool entry for seniors

When: Monday to Friday, 5.30am-9pm

Where: Mount Annan Leisure Centre

Easy Moves for Active Ageing

When: Thursday 15 April

Where: South West Community Transport

Cost: $10 transport cost – bring a friend for free

Chair Yoga

When: Saturday 17 April

Where: Oran Park Library- Lakeside Room (10.30am-11.30am)

Cost: Free

To book: Call 4645 5039 or visit library.camden.nsw.gov.au/events

Tech Workshops for Seniors at Narellan Library

When: Tuesday 20 April, Session Times- 10am-11.30am and 1.30pm-3pm

Where: Narellan Library

Cost: Free

To book: Call 4645 5039 or visit library.camden.nsw.gov.au/events

Café Connect, Meditation and Tai Chi classes

When: Meditation is on Wednesday 21 April, 10.30-11.15am. Tai Chi is on Tuesday 27 April 10.30-11.15am. Café Connect will be there for one hour from 11.30am after both classes.

Where: Camden Civic Centre

Cost: Free

To book: Call 4645 5020

Dementia Education Session

When: Wednesday 5 May, 10am-noon, with Café Connect to be there from noon

Where: Camden Civic Centre

Cost: Free

To book: Visit eventbrite.com.au/e/143021297551

10 Things I Need to Know Before I Go workshop

When: Wednesday 19 May, 9.30am-2pm. Café Connect to follow from 2pm

Where: Camden Civic Centre

Cost: Free

To book: Visit eventbrite.com.au/e/143641580835

Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli said the program gave local seniors an opportunity to get out and about in the Camden area again.

“Our local seniors have been eagerly awaiting the time they can safely venture out and enjoy everything that Camden has to offer since the pandemic and now is their chance,” Cr Fedeli said.

“We have put together an exciting program full of great activities and opportunities for our seniors. Local seniors can also take advantage of one of many Active Ageing opportunities including exploring the Miss Llewella Davies Pioneer Walkway, visiting our two local pools, watching a show at Camden Civic Centre or visiting Alan Baker Art Gallery to name a few.

“I believe it is important for our seniors to be able to access as many activities as possible so that they remain active and live a healthy life.”

For more information and a full program, visit camden.nsw.gov.au and search ‘Seniors’.

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