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Seniors in for treat

Wednesday, 14th March, 2012

LIVE IT UP: June Marie Bennett is well prepared for the upcoming Seniors’ Variety Concert. LIVE IT UP: June Marie Bennett is well prepared for the upcoming Seniors’ Variety Concert.

By Chloe Vella

A wide variety of local talent has signed up to kick off Seniors’ Week next week.

The Seniors’ Week Variety Concert on Monday is free and is presented by City Council.

This year’s concert at the Civic Centre will have a variety of performers, ranging from musicians and dancers to people reading humorous poetry.

“Seniors’ Week is important for the seniors and for caring about the aged,” said Concert Co-ordinator and compere, June Marie Bennett. 

“We go by the motto, ‘Let’s Live’.”

“The youngest performer we have is a seven-year-old dancer, Taeja Edwards, and the ages range all the way up to the Pensioners Choir who are senior citizens.

“I am excited as certain acts have not performed for a while, and all performers are appreciated for giving their time.”

Mrs Bennett has been a singer and performer for 25 years and famously featured in the movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Seniors’ Week involves many activities, beginning with the Variety Concert which starts at 1pm and finishes at 3:30pm.

Over the week there will also be free aerobics, a Residential Care Expo, luncheons and a Young at Heart Short Film Festival. 

For more information on any of the of the week’s events contact the Far West Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre on freecall 1800 052 222.

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