NSW Seniors Festival Albury

The largest senior’s festival in the Southern Hemisphere is coming to Albury and LiveBetter is ready to celebrate with seniors, inviting the community to see what is on offer at Townsend Street Centre.

LiveBetter Celebrates Seniors Week in Albury 29 March 10am to 2pm

The largest senior’s festival in the Southern Hemisphere is coming to Albury and LiveBetter is ready to celebrate with seniors, inviting the community to see what is on offer at Townsend Street Centre.

“This year’s theme is ‘Reconnect’, and after months of lockdowns and social distancing, we’re throwing the doors open to show people what they can learn and do here,” says Centre Manager, Ally Looker.

“Our Open Age Learning program provides seniors the opportunity to learn new skills, be active and socialise so what better way to celebrate Seniors Festival than by holding an Open Day to showcase all the amazing activities we offer!”

The Open Aged Learning program offers classes across the week in;

  • Learning to read and play music
  • Strength training
  • Painting in watercolour and acrylics
  • Embroidery
  • Card making
  • Doll and teddy bear making
  • Photoshop

Diane Darcy regularly attends classes. “I have recently been widowed and live alone. I find comfort with the others and feel my involvement with Open Age Learning helps me get through the day,” she says of the positive impact the program has made in her life.

“I have made friends, I have someone to call on to assist with my craft and I find it very helpful towards my mental health,” Diane enthuses.

“We are passionate about providing meaningful social connections and life-long learning for our seniors,” adds Mrs Looker.

“Between the hours of 10am and 2pm on the 29th March we will have live music, a sausage sizzle a coffee cart and our whole suite of activities to try as well as our teachers on hand to answer any questions people might have.

“It’s our Seniors Festival party and everyone is welcome!”

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