Hawkesbury celebrates NSW Seniors Festival 2019

The Hills Shire Council has organised a range of free local events to Celebrate NSW Seniors Festival 2019 which run until February 24 for residents over the age of 60.

Activities include guided bushwalks, hydrotherapy sessions, fitness and dance classes, a medicine management workshop and so much more.

Hills Shire Mayor, Dr Michelle Byrne said: “This year’s theme, ‘love your life’, resonates with everything that this Council considers when it comes to the services that we provide, how we plan for the future and the support and the vital connections that we create.

February 18: Baulkham Hills Heritage Walk Walk through the Toongabbie Creek headwaters where some of the first farms in Baulkham Hills were established before the end of the 18th century. The easy graded walk is approximately 3km. Wear enclosed shoes, plus bring a hat and water.

To book: walk-nsw-seniors-festival-tickets-55054630883.

Buttercream Cake Decoration – Learning in the Hills Balcombe Height Estate. Class starts at 2.15pm. To book: Call 9639 7918.

February 20: Let’s Talk about Medicine Management – Baulkham Hills Library. Starts 10.30am at Baulkham Hills Library, 1 Railway Street, Baulkham Hills. To book: 54054328953.

February 19 and 21. Hydrotherapy for Arthritis Treatment – Lakeview Private Hospital – The physiotherapists at Lakeview Private Hospital at Bella Vista are hosting two afternoon hydrotherapy classes. Session One is on at 2.30pm on February. 19. Session Two is 2.30pm on February 21 at Lakeview Private Hospital, 17-19 Solent Circuit, Norwest;

February 20 at 11am. Falls Prevention Morning. Lakeview Private Hospital. Learn how to reduce the risk of falling over either at home or in aged care facilities during a presentation by physiotherapists and occupational therapists at the Rehabilitation Centre at Lakeview Private Hospital 17-19 Solent Circuit, Norwest;

To book of any session visit: 2019/ .

February 21: Roughley House Tour – The Pines, Dural. Learn all about the Roughley family and their historic home, which was built in 1856. The Roughley family story in Australia began in 1817 when Joseph Roughley and his son James were convicted of theft and given a seven year sentence of transportation to Australia. Morning Tea is provided. To book: www. 55055098281.

February 19 and 21. Fit 4 Seniors – Waves Fitness & Aquatic Centre at Baulkham Hills. Join a fitness class and discover the benefits of strength and fitness training, including arthritis relief, reducing the risk and severity of falls, weight maintenance, sleep improvement and a sense of mental well-being. A free coffee or tea will be on offer at the end of the session To book:

February 22. Dance for Parkinson’s Workshop – Learning in the Hills Balcombe Heights Estate. Seniors with Parkinson’s, their family and carers are invited to this taster dance workshop at 9.30am. A morning tea is available.

Dance for Seniors Workshop – Learning in the Hills Balcombe Heights Estate. This is a fun and invigorating dance workshop. No prior dance experience is required. The fun begins at 11am.

Both dance workshops are being held at Learning in the Hills on the Balcombe Heights Estate, 92, Seven Hills Rd, Baulkham Hills. To book or find out more call: (02) 9639 7918.