Social seniors: Funding for high tea event

Social seniors: Funding for high tea event

Liverpool Council has received a $8300 grant to host a free two-day Seniors Tea Break.

Seniors will be able to enjoy high tea, entertainment and an exhibition of local service providers as part of the event which is funded from the NSW Seniors Festival Grants Program.

"This grant is an opportunity for older people in our area to get out into the community and be social, happy and active," Holsworthy MP Melanie Gibbons said

"Seniors in our region lead the way as role models, carers and volunteers. We want to see them continue to be active participants and valued for their contribution."

Ms Gibbons said 80 projects were selected across the state with grants covering overing small, community-run activities to large-scale programs.

"There has been a real emphasis on online engagement for seniors during the last year and these options will help older people join the fun," Ms Gibbons said.

Acting Minister for Seniors, Geoff Lee said: "Staying connected is pivotal to wellbeing, so we've backed local initiatives to help reach seniors no matter their language, location or mobility level."

Successful recipients will hold local programs and activities during the NSW Seniors Festival, which runs from April 13 to 24.