This year, the NSW Seniors Festival is set around the theme of reconnection, celebrating gathering together once again after the division caused by Covid-19. The festival will take place between the 25th of March and the 5th of April, 2022. The 10-day long program will feature many events set to inspire seniors through different mediums.
STITCH IT FOR DEMENTIA
Some of these events include inspiration through craft, such as the event Stitch it for Dementia: Care Craftivism on Saturday 26th March between 11am and 3pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Argyle Street, Berrima.
“This remarkable exhibition of work by carers of people living with dementia will be opened by Caroline Baum, NSW ambassador for the older women’s network, followed by a craft workshop, led by visual artist, Michele Elliot”
Other events inspire through information, such as the opening of ‘Charlie’s Place’ on Monday 28th march from 11am-3pm, also at the Holy Trinity Church Hall.
“Come and learn about ‘Charlie’s Place’ – where carers and families throughout the southern highlands can find information and support on living well with dementia. Joining us to celebrate this launch is Sue Hayward, a staunch advocate for local community initiatives, and the inspiring Nell Hawe, who will challenge your thinking about living with dementia!”
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
As well as the launch of Behind Closed Doors: One Family’s Journey through the Australian Aged Care System
“This insightful book by local author, Sarah Wallace, will be launched by academic and activist, Linda Steele. Linda shares Sarah’s passion for change in our aged care system”
NOT DEAD YET
Other events inspire through theatre, such as the play “Not Dead Yet!” opening on Wednesday 30th march, between 11am and 12.30pm, at the Mittagong RSL.
“Debut of the latest performance by the internationally-acclaimed older women’s network theatre group. “Not Dead Yet!” Say these 60 to 90 year old women who have been activists for change their entire lives. Now they are ageing activists! This new show is a sharp, honest, poignant and funny look at when you are old and the way society pigeonholes older women! Yes, we are old and we own it! Come with them for a fabulous death-defying ride.”
All festival events are free and require registration in advanced.