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Tweed Council is inviting organisations across the Tweed to be part of the NSW Seniors Festival 2023 by holding a special events during the annual celebration.

The Tweed Seniors Festival, running from February 1 – 12, celebrates the role and contributions older people make to our community.

Local seniors taking part in the Tweed Seniors Festival. Image supplied

It runs as part of the NSW Seniors Festival, which is the largest celebration of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Some event ideas that have been a hit in the past include:

  • a special morning tea, afternoon tea or lunch
  • concerts, social get-togethers, or special film screenings
  • leisure and health activities
  • demonstrations or tours, displays and exhibitions.

Activities and events will be included for free in the Tweed Shire Seniors Festival program and published in Council’s weekly newsletter, the Tweed Link.

‘Tweed Seniors Festival allows our community to showcase what we have on offer for older people in our community,’ Council’s Coordinator Community Care, Community Services Joanne Watters said.

‘Getting involved means putting your organisation in front of the biggest demographic in the Tweed – people aged over 65.’

‘We have such a wonderfully vibrant community – a huge portion of whom are in their senior years.’

Events must be registered no later than Friday 9 December 2022.

A significant and popular element of the festival each year is the Tweed Local Achievement Awards, which recognise seniors in our community who help to make it a more diverse, active, and inspiring place to live.

‘Nominating a friend or colleague means throwing your support behind someone who makes the Tweed the wonderful place that it is,’ Ms Watters said.

Some past winners from 2022 include Glenda Ashby for her services to Marine Rescue Point Danger, Carole Cohan for her service to Meals on Wheels, Tweed VIEW Club and Fun Activities for Banora Point (FABS) and Alan Young for his service to Twin Towns Radio Yacht Club.

Nominations for the Tweed Local Achievement Awards are now open and must be received by Friday 16 December 2022 to be considered.

To nominate a local senior or to register your event for the 2023 Seniors Festival, please visit: tweed.nsw.gov.au/seniors-festival.

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