Lots on in the week for seniors

Forbes Senior Singers. There’s something for everyone during the Forbes Seniors’ Festival from March 3 to March 12.

If you are over 60, the Forbes Seniors’ Festival will give you the chance to make new friends or get together with old ones with a number of events planned.

The festival will start with a community barbecue at 12pm on Friday, March 3 at Jemalong Residential Village. The event will feature entertainment by Paddy Molloy and Ray Lassere as well as a barbecue lunch.

From 2pm on Sunday, March 5 a Seniors Variety Concert will be held at the Forbes Town Hall with performances from the Parkes Orchestra, Trish Maxwell, Barbara Bruce, Lyn Sharp, James Janetski, John Smith, Richard Morgan, the Gilmours and the Forbes College for Seniors Singers. This event is a gold coin donation.

A morning tea with the residents at Mater Aged Care is at 10.30am on Monday, March 6.

Entry is $6 and there will be lucky door prizes, raffles, a trading table and morning tea.

On Wednesday, March 8 students will be supporting seniors to help them learn more about computers and the seniors kiosk. This event will be held from 9.30am to 11am at Forbes High School with bookings essential.

Later that afternoon from 2pm, Mater Aged Care is hosting Big Bingo. Families and community members are welcome to attend with great prizes on offer.

For the final event of the festival, the Forbes Men’s Shed at the Forbes Showground will open its doors from 10am to 12pm. Sample the activities on offer and find out more about the Men’s Shed. For moreinformation or to RSVP contact Community Relations Officer Blake Nicholson on 6850 2355 or [email protected]论坛

Now in its 59th year, 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 events, many which are free or heavily discounted.

Presented by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), NSW Seniors’ Festival is designed to celebrate the role seniors play and the contributions they make to the NSW community, aligning to the policy objective of inclusive communities.

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