From Zumba Gold to cinema gold, something for all seniors on offer

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Local seniors are invited to enjoy a series of free and low cost events and activities this month as part of the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival.

The Seniors Festival, themed “Reach Beyond,” will celebrate the valuable contributions of local seniors aged 60 and over with a variety of activities including Pulitzer Prize winning show Wit and seven cinema screenings at Riverside Theatres, plus a range of live shows, exercise classes, tours and much more at Parramatta Aquatic Centre (PAC), Parramatta Library and PHIVE.

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Pierre Esber said Council is committed to supporting seniors in remaining active and engaged in their later years.

“Our seniors are important members of our community who have contributed to our area for many years, and this is a chance to give something back,” Cr Esber said.

“We know how important it is for our seniors to be able to access as many activities as possible in their local community so that they remain active and connected with others.

“I encourage locals to check out what’s on offer and take the chance to catch up with old friends or connect with new ones.”

The festival’s lineup includes the screenings of Bob Marley: One Love, A Star is Born, My Favourite Things: Rodgers and Hammerstein 80th Anniversary concert, The Mavis Bramston Show and Oscar Nominated Short Films at Riverside Theatres.

Parramatta Aquatic Centre is offering a free PAC ‘Walk the Ring’ Facility Tour, as well as free exercise sessions including Gentle Aqua, ‘Keep Watch’ Water Safety and Drowning Prevention sessions and a range of gentle exercise sessions.

At PHIVE and Parramatta Libraries, indulge in Zumba Gold and Sound healing using singing bowl therapy for relaxation and self-care, alongside classes tailored to assist local seniors with everyday life, including Explore Ageing and Brain Health, managing digital assets, and a range of tech-savvy sessions in different languages.

For a full list of free and discounted activities available for local seniors during the 2024 festival, please visit Seniors Festival 2024 | City of Parramatta (

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