2018 Message from the Premier

Every year the NSW Seniors Festival encourages seniors to be active, social and healthy with hundreds of events across our great State. The festival provides seniors with the opportunity to get involved in their communities and enjoy all the benefits that come from that participation.

The role of seniors in NSW is valued and celebrated through this festival of events, and the NSW Government acknowledges the commitment and dedication of seniors, who make NSW the great place that it is.

The NSW Government’s vision for our seniors community is to empower them to live active and fulfilling lives. We do this by collaborating with non-government organisations and the wider community to foster opportunities for social inclusion. Many organisations came together to deliver a diverse program of events to encourage a healthy, creative, active and connected lifestyle.

An annual highlight of the festival is the Premier’s Gala Concerts, which showcase some of Australia’s finest stage and recording artists. The theme for this year’s concert is Time of Your Life. Right next door, the NSW Seniors Festival Expo will be home to more than 50 exhibitors across lifestyle, travel, health and more over two days. With plenty of giveaways, special activities and live entertainment, this is a free event that’s not to be missed.

There are so many events and activities on offer, most of which are free or heavily discounted. You can find all the events on the NSW Seniors Festival website www.seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au.

This year NSW Seniors Festival is turning 60. This is a great cause for celebration and we hope you’ll join us by getting involved in all the special events and offers.

I hope you have a wonderful time at the concerts and enjoy the 2018 NSW Seniors Festival.

GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN MP
Premier of NSW