In brief: Liverpool joins the senior-friendly world network

Liverpool joins the senior-friendly world network

LIVERPOOL council has been chosen to join the World Health Organisation's Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. The council is one of 12 councils to be accepted in Australia. Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun said it was a significant achievement for Liverpool to be acknowledged as one of the first three NSW councils to join the global network which comprises 27 countries. "Our commitment to being an age-friendly community in Liverpool is now even more prominent by accepting this global membership," he said. "The council recognises the significant contribution that seniors make to all aspects of civic, economic and cultural life."

Swim for accessibility

Liverpool YMCA Swimathon is at Whitlam Leisure Centre on Sunday. Swimmers will take to the pool at 11am to raise money to support people with disabilities so they can enjoy the water safely. Mayor Ned Mannoun said the swimathon aimed to raise $15,000 to fund programs and equipment designed to promote accessibility. There will also be a barbecue, facepainting, a group fitness display, free swimming lesson assessments and a laser skirmish.

Everything is awesome!

Liverpool libraries will launch their new Lego Club next month. The free weekly program is open to pre-school-aged children, encouraging them to play, build, learn and explore their own ideas. The club will also offer guided sessions which follow different themes. Mayor Ned Mannoun said Lego was one of the most popular and enduring of children's toys. "The library Lego Club provides a great opportunity for parents to help their kids explore and learn in a fun, hands-on way," he said. It's on from 10am to 11am each Tuesday from March 3 at Green Valley, Miller, Moorebank and Casula libraries.