A seat for seniors to gain more joy rides

Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons and Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies support a grant to Liverpool's Cycling Without Age project.
Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons and Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies support a grant to Liverpool's Cycling Without Age project.

Liverpool seniors are set to benefit from a $100,000 grant after Council on the Ageing applied for a grant to help drive a new project, Cycling Without Age.

The project will involve volunteers visiting local aged care facilities to offer seniors an opportunity to go for a ride on a specially designed Trishaw, and be involved in outdoor activities.

Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons said it’s one of 25 community projects across NSW that secured a share of $1.2 million through round three of the NSW Government’s Liveable Communities Grants program.

“It’s fantastic that Cycling Without Age will have the resources they need to purchase trishaws in the pilot locations including right here in Liverpool, making our community more liveable for older people in a fresh and original way,” Ms Gibbons said.

“The NSW Government is committed to supporting projects such as Cycling Without Age so as residents grow older they’re supported to stay engaged with friends, family and our local community.”

Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said this round of grants focused on increasing older people’s participation in artistic, cultural, sport and exercise activities.

“The NSW Government is exploring new and unique ways to promote healthy ageing, so as residents grow older they’re supported to stay engaged with friends, family and their local community,” Mrs Davies said

“This third round is delivering an election commitment.”

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