Celebrate Seniors Week

Published Friday, 23rd February 2018

Fairfield City Council will celebrate Seniors Week in April with a number of engaging programs and activities for the City’s senior community in April.

Council’s popular Seniors Talent Quest will return to Club Marconi and include singing, dancing and plenty more. Other events will be held at Council’s leisure centres, libraries and Museum and Gallery.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said that Seniors Week, held between 4 and 15 April 2018, is an important celebration for the City’s senior’s community.

“Almost 39,000 Fairfield City residents, aged 60 years or over, make up more than 19% of our population. Seniors are therefore a large and important proportion of our community,” Mayor Carbone said.

“As our population continues to age, seniors will continue to play a significant role in shaping our City as a great place to live and play.”

“Many of our City’s seniors do great things in our community. Their skills, life experience and wisdom are invaluable as they continue to care for grandchildren, share family traditions, volunteer in the community or continue in the workforce.”

“Seniors Week is a great opportunity to recognise the achievements and compassion of our seniors community while taking part in a number of fantastic and fun events. I encourage seniors to join us and celebrate with friends and family.”

“Council is also finalising the program for our popular Talent Quest and I encourage those who would like to showcase their talents during Seniors Week to get in touch with us.”

 Please visit www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/seniorsweek for more information on Council’s Seniors Week events and to register as required. 

Event details

Seniors Talent Quest
Thursday 12 April, 10am-2pm
Club Marconi, Colosseo Room, 121 Prairie Vale Rd, Bossley Park
The Talent Quest will include performances from singers, musicians, dancers and cultural groups aged 60 or over. There will be complimentary light refreshments and lucky door prizes on the day. People interested in showcasing their talent should call 9823 7542.

Oil Painting for Seniors
Thursday 5 April, 11am-2pm – Intermediate
Monday 9 April, 11am-2pm – Beginners
Bonnyrigg Library, 100 Bonnyrigg Ave, Bonnyrigg
Get creative and learn the art of oil painting with the guidance of talented local artist Alba. Registration required. Please call 9725 0333.

Spin A Yarn: Social Knitting Group
Saturdays 7 April – 26 May, 1pm-3pm
Fairfield City Museum & Gallery, 634 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield
Meet new people and swap yarns with fellow knitters. Participants will knit and crochet poppies to be used in a 2018 Remembrance Day installation in Canberra.

Seniors Health Day
Tuesday 10 April, 8am-1pm
Cabravale Leisure Centre, 30 Broomfield St, Cabramatta
A bonanza of free activities and entertainment can be enjoyed at Cabravale Leisure Centre including a health expo and nutrition seminar plus Pilates, yoga, tai chi, aqua classes and seniors self-defence. All visitors will enjoy a complimentary morning tea.