Council Celebrates Seniors Festival

Thursday, 10 Mar 2022

Council Celebrates Seniors Festival Love to celebrate? Then you’re in luck, because Griffith City Council is offering a series of low cost or free events for older residents to have fun during the 2022 NSW Seniors Festival.

The 2022 ‘Learn, Move and Celebrate Griffith’ festival runs from Friday 25 March to Sunday 3 April and this year’s theme is Reconnect, focusing on activities to bring people together.

Council in conjunction with Facilities, are running a series of events to break down those fear barriers of trying something new.  This is an opportunity for senior’s to re-connect after COVID-19 and celebrate being a senior with friends and other community members. All seniors are invited to attend these inclusive events. 

Griffith Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre kicks of the Festival, with a host of free classes running all week.
  • Monday 28 March and Thursday 31 March at 8am: Gentle Aqua
  • Tuesday 29 March at 8.30am and Friday 1 April at 10.30am: Gentle Exercise
  • Wednesday 30 March at 10.30am: Gentle Stretch
If you are looking to be entertained, head to Griffith Regional Theatre on Tuesday 29 March at 11am (morning tea from 10am) and enjoy the Mid Morning Melodies with Local mezzo-soprano, Zoe Yalouris, who will treat you to her favourite tunes and Opera classics. Tickets are being offered at $10pp, a 50% discount for the Seniors Festival. Bookings are essential, click here to book

Griffith City Library is hosting a Living Local – Now and Then bus tour on Wednesday 30 March at 10am. Pick up from the Library, the tour will take in some of the local historical sites. The tour will take approximately one hour, and will conclude with a local historical photo exhibition from the Local History Collection. A light lunch will be provided following the tour. Bookings are essential and can be made online at by clicking here or call the Library on 6962 8300.

Meanwhile, Griffith Pioneer Park Museum is offering a guided tour and talk on Wednesday 31 March. Tickets are $5 each and include the guided train tour, afternoon tea and a floor talk on the TEXTILE collection. Bookings essential, please contact the Museum on 6962 4196.

Lastly, Griffith Regional Art Gallery will be providing a Floor Talk with Ray Wholohan on Thursday 31 March at 10am, discussing the National Contemporary Jewellery Collection . Ray will offer his insight into the pieces on display at the gallery, the curatorial set-up and insights into the Award process. The Floor Talk is free, but bookings are required. Book online here
 

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