Ku-ring-gai Wins Seniors Festival Grant

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22 November 2021

Seniors in Ku-ring-gai will have even more reason to celebrate during the 2022 Seniors Festival with Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community Aged/Disability Transport Service Inc winning a share of $200,000 in NSW Government funding to host a community event.

Alister Henskens SC MP said local events aimed at engaging seniors are a highlight of the Seniors Festival. “Our seniors play a vital role in our community as volunteers, carers and grandparents and we want to recognise and reward their contribution with activities tailored to their interests,” Mr Henskens said. “Local seniors are sure to enjoy the great variety of events planned in Ku-ring-gai to celebrate the Seniors Festival.”

Minister for Seniors Natalie Ward said 92 groups across NSW have been awarded grants of between $450 and $10,000 to provide opportunities for older people to participate in their communities. “We’re supporting the programs that assist older people to be healthy and active as they age,” Mrs Ward said. The events and activities will take place during NSW Seniors Festival from 25 March−3 April next year and provide older people with cultural, creative, sporting and recreational opportunities.”

Mr Henskens said the Aloha Fun event was certain to be a winner with seniors in Ku-ring-gai. “We are looking forward to helping older people in our community make the most out of the Seniors Festival by staging engaging activities sure to inspire their interests,” Mr Henskens said.

Mrs Ward said the grants align with the NSW Government’s commitment to older residents, under the Ageing Well in NSW: Seniors Strategy 2021–2031.

For more information about the 2022 NSW Seniors Festival visit seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au.