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Blue Mountains Wins Seniors Festival Grant

By Office of the Hon. Shayne Mallard MLC
Posted: 4 Dec 2021
Seniors in Blue Mountains will have even more reason to celebrate during the 2022 Seniors Festival with Springwood and District Citizens Boys and Girls Club winning a share of $200,000 in NSW Government funding to host a community event.

Member of the Liberal NSW Government, Shayne Mallard said local events aimed at engaging older people 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 Mallard said.

"Local seniors are sure to enjoy the great variety of events planned in Blue Mountains 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."

Springwood and District Citizens Boys and Girls Club Head Coach, Tracey Crowe, said their event was certain to be a winner with seniors in Blue Mountains.

"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," Mrs Crowe 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 here

 
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