Se­niors Week cel­e­bra­tions

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News -

Al­most 80 com­mu­nity groups and lo­cal gov­ern­ments will share in $80,000 of State Gov­ern­ment fund­ing to host events this Se­niors Week, which will be marked across WA from Novem­ber 11-17.

Funded through the Se­niors Week 2018 Com­mu­nity Grants Pro­gram, an ar­ray of events will cel­e­brate se­niors, en­cour­age ac­tive age­ing and bring gen­er­a­tions of peo­ple to­gether.

Se­niors and Age­ing Min­is­ter Mick Mur­ray said Se­niors Week was a time to ac­knowl­edge and hon­our older peo­ple.

“That is ex­actly what we’re do­ing with these won­der­fully var­ied Se­niors Week events,” he said.

“As a re­gional Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment, I am par­tic­u­larly pleased to see so many of these grants sup­port­ing events and ac­tiv­i­ties in re­gional com­mu­ni­ties and I en­cour­age all Western Aus­tralians, re­gard­less of age, to get in­volved in Se­niors Week.

“Each event will bring some­thing to the peo­ple who or­gan­ise it, their com­mu­nity and, of course, the dis­tin­guished Western Aus­tralian se­niors cel­e­brated.”

The Shire of Au­gusta-Mar­garet River was one of the lo­cal gov­ern­ments to re­ceive fund­ing for its Se­niors Week cel­e­bra­tions, among other South West or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Grants of up to $3000 were made avail­able and ad­min­is­tered by the Coun­cil on the Age­ing WA. The pro­gram is sup­ported by the State Gov­ern­ment and Lot­tery­west.

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