Seniors Village Hub still open for business as government funding ends

Orange Council

The Seniors Village Hub Steering Committee is assuring the community the Hub is still open for business, supported by Orange City Council.

The Hub was founded in 2021 to increase wellbeing and reduce isolation experienced by older people in the area. The Australian Government provided almost $250,000 funding over three years to establish the facility. The funding has run its course and will end as planned on 30

June 2024.

The Seniors Village Hub now has more than 400 members who visit the centre regularly to take part in activities, maintain health and wellbeing, and socialise with friends.

CONNECTION: Older people at the Seniors Village Hub enjoy visits by a range of guest speakers.

Orange City Council Services Policy Committee Chair, Cr Mel McDonell said the steering committee was keen to see it continue operating for members, by members.

“The Seniors Village Hub has become such a popular place for seniors to connect and socialise and it’s important to let everyone know that the centre is still operating. The funding was great and would have been a welcome continuation, but Hub was too important to let go,” Cr McDonell said.

“Project Manager Sam Vennard and the steering committee have done an incredible job in building the Hub into what it is today, and I encourage older people from across the region to maintain their support for this valuable, local community-run service.”

“The Hub always welcomes new members, as well as anyone interested in sharing their skills, interests and experiences. This is a chance for the community to come together and continue the facility that we can all be proud of.”

The Seniors Village Hub is open to residents and visitors over 55 years (or 50 years and over for Indigenous Australians) in the Orange, Blayney and Cabonne local government areas.

The Hub is located at 77 Kite Street, with access via the Woolworths car park.

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