Penrith Council believes that 'old' is just a state of mind, which is why we hold the Reimagine Ageing Festival every year.
This year the Festival is on Saturday 16 February, and has a new home - Thornton Community Centre and Oval, just a 3 minute walk from Penrith Station.
The whole community is invited to come to Thornton Community Centre and Oval between 5-8pm and enjoy free food and entertainment and join in fun activities aimed at helping remind us that age isn't a barrier to loving your life.
Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said that the Reimagine Ageing Festival is so important because age isn't what it used to be.
"Getting older in 2019 is much different than it was even 20 years ago, which is why our Festival program focuses on the question 'who says getting older means slowing down?', which is a great message," Cr Fowler said.
"Our population is ageing and staying more active and engaged than ever before, and I think it is really important that we provide experiences, opportunities and adventure for 'seniors' that are as creative and vibrant as they are," he said.
Whether you want to kick back and relax, enjoy live music and performances, challenge a friend to a game of chess or table tennis, grab a delicious bite to eat, or learn about the great range of local groups and services on offer in our City, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Local organisations will also be there, sharing the interesting events, classes and activities happening around Penrith, all year. And there will be pre-booked cooking demonstrations, a dog behaviourist Q&A session, an outdoor gym demonstration and a community garden workshop.
Join us at the Reimagine Ageing Festival to get active, get creative and stay connected: www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/ReimagineAgeing2019.
Reimagine Ageing is part of the NSW State Government's Seniors Festival.