Reimagine Ageing Festival

Group of older people exercising with hand weights

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

The Reimagine Ageing Festival is back and kicks off on Thursday 13 February for seven weeks with a series of workshops available for free registration.

Aimed at men and women aged 50 and over, the program is an opportunity to connect with other likeminded individuals, experience something new and learn a few different skills. From cooking classes, yoga, Zumba, exercises that help improve strength and flexibility to community gardening, easy computer classes and story time with grandchildren, there’s something for everyone at the festival.

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said that the festival is so important because age isn’t what it used to be.

“Getting older in 2020 is much different than it was 20 years ago, which is why our Festival program focuses on the question ‘Who says getting older means slowing down?’” Cr Fowler said.

“Our population is ageing and staying more active and engaged than ever before, and we are fortunate to have a number of local community organisations who provide experiences, opportunities and adventure for ‘seniors’ that are as creative and vibrant as they are. We thank them for their valuable contribution in running a range of activities for local seniors” he said.

“This year, the festival has produced a program of workshops designed to connect people with one another and with local community groups that run incredible activities that promote healthy living and opportunities to learn new skills.”

Workshops are held in easy and accessible locations in the suburbs across Penrith.

The Reimagine Ageing Festival reflects themes of NSW State Government’s Seniors Festival and aims to address needs of local senior residents for active living

For more information about the festival and to register for the free workshops, visit penrith.city/events

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 4 February 2020.