Tweed Seniors Festival back with bumper program

Tweed Shire Council

Tweed seniors, you have reason to celebrate. This year’s festival, which runs from 1 – 12 February is our biggest yet, with a full program of more than 40 exciting events just for you!

The festival’s theme for 2023 is Celebrate Together, a wonderful theme that promotes our goal of fostering an inclusive community where we care for each other.

The festival will showcase a range of community groups, services and fun activities that allow people to learn a new skill, enjoy themselves and socialise with others. It also involves our Local Achievement Awards, which celebrate seniors in our community who have gone above and beyond to help make the Tweed a diverse, active, and inspiring place to live.

The opening ceremony for the festival will be held on Wednesday 1 February at the Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre Auditorium from 10 am – 11.30 am.

The ceremony is a free event, open to all in the community, and will include music by the Murwillumbah Philharmonic Choir and Coolangatta Ukulele Player, followed by a presentation of our Local Achievement Awards.

A morning tea will be provided at the ceremony by the Murwillumbah Country Women’s Association. There will also be information from service providers related to programs and services for people aged 65-plus.

Transport to the event on the day will also be available from Tweed Heads and Banora Point.

Other events throughout the festival include morning tea and tours of Tropical Fruit World, chair yoga, indoor bowling, croquet – even a country music concert!

There will be bus day trips, art-making sessions as well as volunteer opportunities.

Council’s Community Care Coordinator Joanne Watters encouraged all local seniors to join in the fun.

“The Tweed Seniors Festival is all about celebrating our community and the diverse range of opportunities we have open for seniors in the area,” Ms Watters said.

“You can come and meet other seniors in your area, socialise, learn something new or just have fun with like-minded people.”

Every year, the Tweed Seniors Festival is run in conjunction with the NSW Seniors Festival – the biggest celebration of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

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