Seniors Festival returns with a month-long program of events

The annual Seniors Festival is back in March, with a month-long program of events and
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offers including arts and craft workshops, discounts for seniors at participating cafes,

galleries and museums, Tai Chi classes, social games, meals and more.

NSW Seniors Festival (formerly Seniors Week) is the largest festival for seniors in the

Southern Hemisphere. It acknowledges, celebrates, and supports the remarkable seniors in

our community. It is also an opportunity to encourage older people to lead active lifestyles

and participate at all levels in our community. This year’s festival theme is ‘Reach Beyond’.

Blue Mountains Mayor, Mark Greenhill said: “Seniors Festival is an opportunity to promote a

better understanding of seniors within the community and the value they add to our lives.

“It’s vitally important that we continue to care for older people and acknowledge and

celebrate the remarkable contributions they make to our local community.

“The achievements of our seniors sometimes go unrecognised, and the Seniors Festival

helps shine a spotlight on our older residents as well as all the hardworking carers and

community organisations who are essential in supporting older people to remain active in the


As part of the celebrations, Council hosts the annual Blue Mountains Seniors Week

Recognition Awards, which acknowledge the contribution that individuals and organisations

have made to the Blue Mountains community in the past 12 months.

Nominations for the 2024 Seniors Week Recognition Awards close Monday 26 February

2024. There are two categories of nomination – individuals or organisations.

To be eligible for an individual award you must be 60 years of age or older and have made a

significant contribution to the lives of older people in the mountains. To nominate an

organisation, the organisation must support older people in our community.

The award ceremony will be held on Monday 25 March at 10.30am at Blue Mountains

Theatre and Community Hub, Springwood.

During the Seniors Festival, Council is also running a survey to learn more about the

experiences and priorities of seniors living in the Blue Mountains.

The survey is an opportunity to share your experiences and will provide Council with a better

understanding of seniors within the community. It asks questions like how you enjoy

spending your time, and whether you have the access to the services and supports you


For more information, including the Seniors Festival program, and how to nominate

someone for a Seniors Week Recognition Award, visit

To complete the seniors survey, visit

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