Support for seniors on show
Published Thursday, 16th November 2017
Seniors had a ball at Fairfield City Council’s ever-popular annual Seniors Concert on 16 November, with a day full of music, dancing and entertainment.
Concert goers were treated to a wide range of entertainment and performances including Latin music, belly dancing, opera singing, raffles and an appearance from Santa Claus.
Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said the day was a great way to celebrate the contribution of seniors to the community.
“The Seniors Concert was a wonderful day that celebrated our seniors and everything they do for our community to help make our City a better place,” Mayor Carbone said.
“Seniors are a large part of our community and it is vital for governments, health services and organisations to encourage seniors to be healthy, active and stay connected to the community.
“According to the 2016 Census, 27,440 Fairfield City residents are aged over 65 years.
“Special events such as the Seniors Concert provide a recreational outlet to be active, engaged and connected. Residents from the Fairfield Seniors Network play an important role providing advice on the programming and volunteering on the day.”
Mayor Carbone said that Council continues to invest in services and facilities for seniors.
“Council provides many avenues for recreation such as walkways, cycleways, gyms in parks, Leisure Centres, Libraries, community facilities, community buses, and many events and programs connected to Seniors Week, Carers Week and Grandparents Day,” Mayor Carbone said.
“We are also looking to transform Cabravale Leisure Centre into a regionally significant Health and Wellbeing Precinct to provide specialist services for seniors, people with disability and people recovering from health conditions."