Singleton seniors urged to try out a new hobby, make friends

CELEBRATION: Singleton Council's Community Planner David Baker, Team Leader Library Resources Kylie Tatt, Pamela Goodwin from the Singleton Embroiderers Guild and Nicki Moody from Belgravia Leisure. Picture: SUPPLIED.
CELEBRATION: Singleton Council's Community Planner David Baker, Team Leader Library Resources Kylie Tatt, Pamela Goodwin from the Singleton Embroiderers Guild and Nicki Moody from Belgravia Leisure. Picture: SUPPLIED.

A first-of-its-kind high tea planned for Singleton's Seniors Festival has proved incredibly popular, with tickets selling out early, but there will still be plenty to see and do to celebrate our seniors.

Coming on the heels of the high tea will be a community services expo from 12pm-3pm on Wednesday, February 19 at the Singleton Civic Centre, featuring more than 30 stallholders. Singleton Council's acting director of organisation and community capacity Deborah McDonald said it was exciting to see how many services had become involved.

"This is an event to bring seniors together to access services and activities, or even volunteer for a local organisation," Ms McDonald said.

"The expo will cover sport, arts, culture, health and community services as well as special interest groups providing information and opportunities.

"Best of all - it's all free."

The Seniors Festival Expo includes:

  • Reading and Heritage with Singleton Library
  • Craft and sewing with Singleton craft groups
  • Cooking and baking with CWA
  • Making with Men's Shed and Singleton Woodworkers
  • Knowledge with U3A
  • Engaging with school students
  • Community services organisations providing information stalls

Ms McDonald urged people to support the event.

"It's wonderful that such a range of organisations and community services are coming together to provide a one-stop shop for over 55s looking for information, a group to join or a new hobby," she said.

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