Liverpool City celebrates seniors throughout April

Liverpool City celebrates seniors throughout April

Liverpool City Council’s Seniors Concert is returning in April to celebrate NSW Seniors Festival (13-24 April), the largest festival for seniors in the southern hemisphere.

An annual initiative by the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ), NSW Seniors Festival is designed to celebrate the important contributions seniors make to the NSW community. This year’s theme is ‘In our nature.’

Held during the NSW Seniors Festival week this year, Council has reimagined its popular Mayoral Seniors Concert to incorporate live entertainment, a high tea and an expo of local businesses and services. The event will be held on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 April 2021 at the Liverpool Catholic Club.

Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said Council was delighted to bring this event back in a new format to seniors across the Liverpool Local Government Area.

“This event presents an opportunity to foster connections between seniors and the broader community following extensive periods of social restrictions due to COVID-19.

“Council understands how important face-to-face events are for the mental health and wellbeing of our seniors community. Many members have told us they would like to see events like this return face-to-face and we’re pleased to be able to do this.

“The exhibition is an exciting addition to this year’s Seniors Concert providing an opportunity for local organisations to connect with seniors and showcase how their products and services could potentially improve their quality of life.”

Mayor Waller said the health and wellbeing of Liverpool’s seniors community is Council’s highest priority.

“We’re working hard to ensure the event follows COVID Safe practices and, therefore, capacity will be limited this year.”

Tickets are essential to attend Council’s Seniors Concert and will be available to reserve from 9am, Thursday 1 April. Those wanting to attend can reserve tickets:

  • Online through our website www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/seniorsfestival2021
  • Over the phone on 02 8711 7123
  • Or by visiting Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (1 Powerhouse Road, Casula NSW 2170 access via Shepherd Street, Liverpool)

Throughout NSW Seniors Festival, Liverpool City Library and Liverpool Regional Museum will also be hosting a diverse range of free activities.

Liverpool City Library will be hosting free workshops and information sessions on several topics from memoir writing and Tai Chi to composting and seniors rights. The program will also include a performance from the Antegra Harmonics Seniors Community Choir.

Liverpool Regional Museum will be hosting a free high tea and museum tour for carers of the Ray Hely: An Engineer’s Eye Liverpool 1971-1993 exhibition and an interactive conversation around the museum’s historical objects.

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