Health Service joins in celebrating NSW Seniors Festival

The Far West Local Health District is joining the celebrations for NSW Seniors Festival next week!

A special information and display stall will be set up in the Broken Hill Hospital foyer on Thursday, 12 April including activities such as Tai Chi demonstrations and free blood pressure checks.

NSW Seniors Festival is celebrated from 4 to 15 April every year and encourages seniors to be active, social and healthy to attending different events across NSW.

This year’s festival theme is “Let’s Do More Together” and the health service is taking that on board by adding to events being held by Broken Hill City Council, such as information days, morning teas and concerts.

“Senior citizens are important members of our community,” said Ms Linda Sutherland, Clinical Nurse Specialist 2, Aged Care/Dementia/Falls.

“They are our parents and our grandparents, people who have contributed to the history of our community and our families in so many ways. This year’s NSW Seniors Festival is also celebrating its 60th Birthday, so we’ve got two great reasons to participate!”

Members of the Broken Hill Aged Care Team and the Far West LHD volunteers will be available in the hospital foyer between 10am and 2pm with information about supports available for the Seniors of Broken Hill.

Staff will be available to talk about My Aged Care, healthy eating, continence, mental health, chronic disease management, advance care planning, dementia falls prevention, carer support and community aged care services.

There will be displays from the Broken Hill Hearing Centre, Tai Chi Volunteers and free blood pressure checks.

For more information contact Linda Sutherland, Clinical Nurse Specialist 2, Aged Care/Dementia/Falls 08 80801285.

Comments are closed.