Seniors Festival 2017

NSW Seniors Festival 2017

Byron Shire celebrated the NSW Seniors Festival on Tuesday 7 March with a special event:

Date: 9:00am - 12:30pm Tuesday 7 March

Venue: Mullumbimby Civic Hall, 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby

Cost: FREE!

With the Positive Ageing Awards, Morning Tea, Entertainment, Activities, Information and more, this was a celebration for the whole family that was not to be missed!

The Seniors Festival encourages seniors to get out, make new friends and catch up with old ones by doing more together.

NSW Seniors Festival is presented by the Department of Family and Community Services and attracts over 500,000 seniors across NSW each year through events and new lifestyle experience that enrich their lives. For the latest updates and event listings visit .

Positive Ageing Award 2017

Getting older is positively inspiring and Byron Shire Council recognises the golden stars in our communities.

The annual Seniors Festival Positive Ageing Award was presented at the Mayor’s Morning Tea on Tuesday 7 March.

The 2017 finalists included:

Carmel Mitchell

Dot Gill

Chris Sanderson

Elaine Robinson

A Special Mention went to fabulous local identity, Feather!

And our 2017 Positive Ageing Award winner was Jan Mangleson - congratulations, Jan!

What is the Positive Ageing Award?

Seniors Festival is an opportunity to celebrate senior people in the local community. Activities are provided in the community with the opportunity to focus on the positive contributions that senior people make, and can make, to society.

This award has been initiated to recognise the importance of a positive philosophy towards ageing and to recognise not only the work that an individual does to assist others in the community, but also their positive attitude towards ageing.

This is your opportunity to recognise and reward someone, over 60 years, who is growing young.

Who can nominate?

Any individual or group can nominate someone they admire for the Positive Ageing Award. Your nominee may be a friend, family member, work colleague– in fact any person over 60 that you believe deserves recognition.

The nominee must be a Byron Shire resident.

Nominations will reopen in 2018.

For more information, please contact Deb Stafford on 6626 7088 or email

+612 6626 7000
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