Thursday, 17 November 2022

Seniors living in the Davidson electorate can get involved locally in the 2023 NSW Seniors Festival, thanks to grant funding provided by the NSW Government.

Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea said Ku-ring-gai Local Council had received $4,800 in funding to host a “Day of Cultural Delights” during the festival, which is the largest celebration of seniors in the Southern hemisphere. 

“These community-led activities and events are a great way for seniors and help keep them connected with their local community during the NSW Seniors Festival,” Mr O’Dea said.

“The electorate is increasingly culturally diverse, with almost 20% of residents speaking a Chinese language at home, and smaller percentages speaking Korean, Persian and Hindi.”

“The 2023 NSW Seniors Festival is an opportunity for people to showcase unique aspects of their culture. The Ku-ring-gai Day of Cultural Delights program features multicultural performances and will showcase various cuisines. There will be activities such as Tai Chi and Qi Gong as well as ancient games like chess and Mah Jong,” Mr O’Dea said.

Minister for Seniors, Mark Coure, said Ku-ring-gai Council joins 85 community organisations across the state that have received a share in $200,000 provided by the NSW Government to host activities during the festival.

“Each of these activities help make the festival bigger and better. Seniors are such an important part of our local communities and the 2023 Seniors Festival has something for everyone.” Mr Coure said.

The NSW Seniors Festival runs from 1-12 February 2023. For more information, please visit