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Seniors Concert a hit

Tuesday, 19th March, 2013

‘Miss Prim’ (Mary Barrie, left) upsets a hobo (Fiona Dart) by taking his favourite park bench in a comedy skit for the Seniors’ Week Concert at the Civic Centre yesterday. ‘Miss Prim’ (Mary Barrie, left) upsets a hobo (Fiona Dart) by taking his favourite park bench in a comedy skit for the Seniors’ Week Concert at the Civic Centre yesterday.

The Civic Centre staged the NSW Seniors' Week Variety Concert yesterday to herald the start of Seniors' Week.

There were a variety of acts that included music students, choirs, line dancers, comedians and dancers.

Co-ordinator June Marie Bennett said that the concerts were always popular and that this year's lineup was a beaut, with a comedy section added to the show for the first time.

"We all need laughter in our lives," Mrs Bennett said.

NSW Seniors Week recognises the valuable contribution older people make to the community.

Carers NSW CEO, Elena Katrakis, said it was also a time to acknowledge those who provide care to a family member or friend.

"We know that many senior Australians are carers and it is important for us to ensure that they are supported to live an active and fulfilling lifestyle while continuing in their caring role if that is what they would like to do.

"The theme of this year's Seniors Week is "Live Life" and I think that is a very important message for senior carers.

It's important for carers to remember that they can be a carer and still pursue their own interests, hobbies and other activities outside of their caring role."

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