NSW Seniors Festival
NSW Seniors Festival will run 13 - 24 April 2021
NSW Seniors Festival is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, reaching up to 500,000 seniors each year.
If you are over 60, NSW Seniors Festival gives you the chance to make new friends or get together with old ones at an array of local community programs, many which are free or heavily discounted.
Presented by the Department of Communities & Justice (DCJ), NSW Seniors Festival is designed to celebrate the role seniors play and the contributions they make to the NSW community.
Every year during NSW Seniors Festival, government, community and commercial organisations hold hundreds of events across the state, encompassing art, sport, music, entertainment, technology, recreation, health, good nutrition and much more!
Who is NSW Seniors Festival for?
- The Seniors Festival is for:
- people over 60
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over the age of 50
- people over 50 that have a lifelong disability.
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