SENIORS | Concerts were fun for Liverpool's over-55s

The free seniors' concerts last month were enjoyed by many senior citizens in our community. Liverpool Council planned them as events with live performances and lunch among friends.

Mayor Wendy Waller joined 900 seniors at the concerts at Liverpool Catholic Club on April 17 and 18.

"Our free seniors' concerts are a perennial favourite and tickets are usually fully booked very quickly," Ms Waller said. "They're very popular. Tickets for the concert we held last November went in less than a week.

"Attendees at our April concert were again treated to fantastic entertainment and food at Liverpool Catholic Club and I thank all who helped make our latest concerts such a success.

One in five of our residents is now older than 55 and these concerts are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the contributions so many have made to our city.

WENDY WALLER, mayor

"Talented vocalist SusannahMirana took people back to the nostalgic sounds of the 1950s through to today, while Johnny V's performance took inspiration from rock'n'roll greats Roy Orbison, Rod Stewart and Johnny O'Keefe."

The event was open to residents of the Liverpool Council area and members of Liverpool-based seniors' groups only. Everyone had to be over 55.

Ms Waller said the twice-yearly concerts were a chance for the council and the community to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions seniors have made to Liverpool.

"One in five of our residents is now older than 55 -- an increase of more than 25 per cent since 2011 -- and these concerts are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the contributions so many in our community have made to our city in their lifetime.

"I look forward to celebrating with our seniors at our next concert."

  • Information about seniors' concerts or other activities: hammondk@liverpool.nsw.gov.au or 8711 7401.
  • More about the council's seniors' events: events@liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

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