Seniors weeks kick off

Lets Go Surfing are offering a free surfing lesson for people 55 years and older in Byron.Photo supplied.

Seniors festivals are kicking off in Ballina, Byron and Tweed Shires as part of the NSW Seniors Festival events this month.

Tweed Shire

Tweed Shire will mark the 60th anniversary of the Seniors Festival with more than 40 events to be held across Tweed Shire from now until Sunday April 15. This will feature music, activities, information stalls and great food. 

The Seniors Festival is about getting out, making new friends and discovering new things about the community around you and we are all looking forward to the event on Sunday as well as other activities over the two weeks,’ said Fiona Holland, council’s seniors festival coordinator.

You can find out more about the Tweed Shire events at libraries and Council offices click here.


In the mean time Ballina the University of the Third Age will be starting celebrations with their Expo on Friday 6 April.

They will be showcasing recreational, wellbeing and creative classes available to seniors in the Ballina – Byron area.

‘I look forward to seeing the range of activities and services available to seniors at the expo and I congratulate U3A on organising such a great event,’ said Member for Ballina Tamara Smith.

‘Councils and seniors’ groups are running some wonderful free and low cost events across the Ballina electorate in line with this year’s festival theme, “Let’s do more together”,’ said Ms Smith.

For information on events for Ballina and Byron click here


For the first time in Byron there will be the ‘Silver Surfers’ delivering learn to surf and surf education courses to seniors in our community for free. These programmes coincide with Seniors Week and are available for anyone active over the age of 55. All are welcome; locals, interstate and international visitors!

The sessions suit beginners, scaredy cats or those wanting to get back into surfing. The lessons are safe, fun and tailored to suit seniors.
Byron’s First session will be the 11th April 9:30am – 10:30am. All equipment is provided
participants just need to contact Lets Go Surfing on 02 6680 9443 or email
[email protected]

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