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Seniors Get Active day back again for annual Seniors Week celebrations

CELEBRATE: Ilma George fishes for points at the 2019 event. Photo: Zaarkacha Marlan
CELEBRATE: Ilma George fishes for points at the 2019 event. Photo: Zaarkacha Marlan

It's that time of year where we recognise and celebrate the contribution our senior citizens make to our community.

The very popular Senior's Getting Active day is back again on March 12 in the gardens of the Kurrajong Court located at the Trangie hospital from 9.30am.

The event is again been sponsored by the Senior's Festival grant funding that supports organisations such as the Trangie LALC to hold events and activities for the Seniors Festival.

"The Seniors Festival is designed to celebrate the role seniors' play and the contributions they make to our community," Narromine Shire general manager Jane Redden said.

"The council is excited to welcome our senior citizens to celebrate this special time."

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The Seniors Getting Active event is designed for senior members of the community participate in low key sporting activities that promote active lifestyles, inclusiveness, health and wellbeing.

The recreational activities are created and assessed by year 9 and 10 students at Trangie Central School undertaking Physical Activity and Sports Studies.

Activities include golfing activities, basketball throwing, volleyball, noughts and crosses, can and hoop throwing.

Each activity is specially designed and assessed to accommodate the senior athletes.

Organiser and CEO of the Trangie Local Aboriginal Lands Council Terrie Milgate said the event is a fantastic way to help promote interaction and connection to the community.

The morning will commence with a free morning tea, followed by some planned low key activities that will suit all levels of ability.

A lunch will also be provided, and all participants will take home a prize that has been funded by the 2020 Seniors Festival grant.

Trangie's senior residents aged 60 and over as well as the community groups and agencies, families and carers within the shire and beyond.

A bus will depart from the Narromine Library at 9.15am, and return at 1.30pm.

Bookings for the bus are essential, and residents may book a seat by phoning Council on 6889 9999 by Friday, March 6.