Plenty of fun at Seniors Festival

CUMBERLAND Council honoured its oldest residents through a series of activities as part of this year’s Seniors Festival.

The festival, in line with this year’s theme ‘Reach Beyond,’ kicked off on Monday, March 11, with a special morning tea, followed by a program of events that included a golf day, trip to the Premier’s Concert, picnic in Auburn Botanic Gardens and several picturesque bus trips.
Cumberland Mayor Lisa Lake expressed her praise for the festival as it served as an excellent platform to recognise the invaluable contributions seniors make to the community.
“Each year the Seniors Festival offers a jam-packed, two-week celebration for our seniors, and offers them a chance to venture outdoors, socialise, acquire new skill, and participate in a compelling assortment of events and activities,” she said.
“Seniors make up 15 percent of our population and play active roles in enriching our Cumberland community, so it’s crucial we dedicate this moment to appreciate and thank them for their role in shaping Cumberland into the dynamic and welcoming community it is.”
Seniors also attended a range of complimentary health seminars, a Harmony Day cook-off and a picnic in the park to round out the fortnight.
The council offers a wide range of services and activities for senior citizens of all levels of fitness and independence, including meal delivery services, health support, shopping services and more.
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