The City of Kalamunda’s 2018 Seniors Week celebrations wrapped up last month, bringing hundreds of community members together in celebration of the valuable contributions made by over 55’s to the community.
Mayor John Giardina said, “This year’s event was bigger and better than ever. We had a jam packed program of fun and activities, all free for our senior members of the community to enjoy. The much-loved fish and chips by the sea was back on the program and a major hit with all. Over 170 seniors joined the bus journey to Fremantle, where they basked in the sun and enjoyed a spot of fish and chips.”
The week of activities kicked off on 2 November with a special exhibition at the Zig Zag Gallery titled ‘That’s how I see it! Everything is open for interpretation’. The exhibition showcased the art of City of Kalamunda senior residents and remained on display for over a week, drawing visitors from near and far.
Seniors were invited to celebrate Melbourne Cup Day in style at the Woodlupine Family and Community Centre. 150 attendees dressed to impress for the event, which included a morning of race day entertainment, a fashion parade and long lunch.
The Supper Club Variety Show booked out with 140 attendees packing the High Wycombe Recreation Centre. Visitors were treated to an evening of performance, dance and music that filled dancefloors and shaped lives.
Celebrations concluded on 16 November with the Forrestfield Leisure Club’s annual Bingo event, with 110 seniors joining the afternoon of bingo fun.
During the week, many elected to use a free pass into an Active Seniors Program, offered by Hartfield Park Recreation Centre. The free pass gave seniors a chance to try Zumba, Social Table Tennis, Stretch and Tone, Live Active and Living Longer, Living Stronger, which are offered year round and are aimed at keeping seniors physically and mentally healthy.
Community members have hailed the week of celebrations a major success, sharing their gratitude with City of Kalamunda Councillors and staff.
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the time, efforts and resources made by the Council, staff and volunteers to acknowledge and celebrate the life of seniors living in Kalamunda not only this year but in previous years too. We seniors salute all of you,” said one of the attendees.
Mayor John Giardina said the City looked forward to doing it all again next year.
“The City of Kalamunda is proud to be able to host such a fun and entertaining line up of events in recognition of the contributions made by our senior members of our community. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the celebrations and can’t wait to be back next year.”