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Concert kicks off seniors week

Tuesday, 22nd March, 2011

FULL HOUSE: The Seniors Week Concert was attending by over 200 people. FULL HOUSE: The Seniors Week Concert was attending by over 200 people.

The launch of Seniors Week was celebrated with a variety concert at the Civic Centre yesterday.

A full house enjoyed the concert, presented to start NSW Seniors Week.

Free entertainment was provided by dancers, musicians and the Broken Hill Philharmonic Choir.

Concert co-ordinator and comperem June Bennett said the concert was a resounding success by all accounts.

"People were coming up to me saying they loved it," Mrs Bennett said.

"One lady came up and said at the start of the show she wasn't feeling well but it cheered her up."

Mrs Bennett said as many as 250 people attended the show to watch outstanding performances.

"The idea is to entertain and please," she said. "It was as good as what you would find in the capital cities.

"It was as popular as last year, it sets a very high standard ... when everyone says it is the best year, how do you beat that?.

"We do it for the community of Broken Hill, as long as they enjoy it, and for the seniors in nursing homes for their enjoyment."

Seniors Week will continue until Sunday and there are still lots of activities for the elderly to enjoy.

Free Aerobics will be held at the Sturt Club today at 11am, and luncheons will be held tomorrow at the Legion Club and on Thursday at the Barrier Social

Democratic Club. The luncheon at the Legion Club is booked out.

The Broken Hill Health Council will also celebrate NSW Seniors Week by staging two free events - an afternoon tea with TAFE students and seminars on how older people can become engaged in their community.

A "High Tea" will be held at the TAFE restaurant held today at 2pm. Seniors are invited to meet TAFE students and experience their hospitality expertise.

Tomorrow two free seminars will be presented by Helen Feist and Dr David Evans about ageing and the other for older community members.

The free seminars will be held at the Sturt Club, one at 10am to 12 noon for aged care providers and the other at 2.15pm to 4.30pm for the public.

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