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21 November 2022

Be part of our biggest Tweed Seniors Festival yet

2023 Tweed Seniors Festival shaping up to be our biggest and best yet

Tweed Seniors Fest dance 2022

Join in the fun of next year's Tweed Seniors Festival which promises to be the best yet by registering your event or nominating a local achiever.

Help celebrate Tweed seniors by registering an event or nominating a local achiever – and be part of the 2023 Tweed Seniors Festival.

We are inviting organisations across the Tweed to be part of the NSW Seniors Festival 2023 by holding a special event between Wednesday 1 February and Sunday 12 February 2023.

The Tweed Seniors Festival celebrates the role and contributions older people make to our community. 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.

Your organisation could even offer your regular class or activity for free or at a discount to encourage seniors to try it. Your activity or event will be included for free in our 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. It also allows seniors to take advantage of these opportunities and make connections with other people from all walks of life,” 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.”

Your event 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.

Tweed Local Achievement Award Winners 2022

Do you know a senior person who helps to make the Tweed a great place to live? Nominate them for the upcoming Tweed Local Achievement Awards. Pictures here are the 2022 award recipients.

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Photo 1: Seniors Festival dance
Caption: Join in the fun of next year's Tweed Seniors Festival which promises to be the best yet by registering your event or nominating a local achiever.

Photo 2: Local Achievers Award Winners 2022
Caption: Do you know a senior person who helps to make the Tweed a great place to live? Nominate them for the upcoming Tweed Local Achievement Awards. Pictures here are the 2022 award recipients.

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