9 March 2015 Seniors Week–Be Inspired

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This year’s Seniors Week (March 14-22) is bursting with more than 60 events and activities for Coffs Harbour locals to enjoy.


“There’s so much on offer – from stand-up paddle boarding, to life drawing classes, right through to a series of workshops with the University of the Third Age and fantastic entertainment from the renowned Max Cullen. There’s something for everyone,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight. “Seniors Week is all about acknowledging and appreciating the contributions that older people make to our community – and giving something back to them.”


Council is hosting a special FREE Seniors Week ‘Live to be Inspired’ Forum on Wednesday, March 18, at the Cavanbah Centre, from 9.30am. Hosted by local radio personality Peter Leonard, the event will see the presentation of the 2015 Seniors Awards, followed by a variety of presentations including how to avoid scams and fitness through the ages. 


Plus there will be entertainment by Mei Wei Lim and members of the Swingfonia Choir.

In addition, the Bunker Cartoon Gallery is hosting a special pre Seniors Week event - ‘Growing Old Disgracefully’ performed by veteran actor Max Cullen and author Warren Fahey.


This is a one-hour concert in which they sing songs and ditties about yesterday’s Australia - shearing and droving ballads, city larrikin songs, army parodies - and firmly press all the nostalgia buttons.


Humour is a large part of the show and Max and Warren always warn: “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing”.


‘Growing Old Disgracefully’ will be performed at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery, John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour on Thursday, March 12, starting at 2pm. Entry is by gold coin donation and includes morning tea. Bookings are not necessary.


Copies of the full Seniors Week and ‘Live to be Inspired’ Forum programmes are available from Council’s website at www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/seniorsweek, at local libraries and from the Community Village, Earl Street.