Seniors Week celebrations sees record attendance

Beth and David
Beth and David

Seniors Week 2017 has been hailed a “great success” with more than 500 residents attending various events and activities across the region, Mayor of The Hills Shire, Councillor Yvonne Keane said.

“NSW Seniors Week celebrates the valuable contributions made by our wonderful seniors to our community through volunteering, mentoring and other activities,” Mayor Keane said.

The week opened with a full house at the free seniors movie and morning tea presented by Event Cinemas Castle Hill in partnership with Cranbrook Residences on Friday 3 March.

“One of the highlights was a tour of Tobruk Sheep Station on Thursday 9 March which featured whip cracking demonstrations, duck and sheep mustering, sheep shearing and a damper morning tea,” Mayor Keane said.

“Another fun-filled success was the Discover Digital – Facebook for Seniors workshop, with all spots booked within days of the event being publicised online.

“Residents in the Shire certainly loved their Seniors Week celebrations, and a great time was had by all,” Mayor Keane added.

Local seniors were treated to a week-long program of entertainment and activities, from Friday 3 March to Friday 10 March.

This year’s theme was “Let’s do more together”, which promotes inclusive communities and provides an opportunity for seniors to try new things, contribute, and remain active and engaged in their local communities.

Mayor Keane said the week provided an opportunity to thank seniors for their on-going work, support and dedication to creating a vibrant, inclusive and connected region.

“Council looks forward to building on this year’s success, ensuring that The Hills Shire Seniors Week continues to be one of the best celebrations held in north-west Sydney,” Mayor Keane added.