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Celebrating the role and contributions of our older adults

Mar 11, 2024 | News

Warrah embraced a week of wonderful activities dedicated to recognising and celebrating our seniors as part of the NSW Seniors Festival. This year’s theme, “Reach Beyond,” encouraged us to expand our horizons by embracing new experiences and making new connections.

The Senior’s Festival is important at Warrah, as it provides an opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of the seniors within our community, many of whom have been integral members of the Warrah family for many years.

Among our esteemed residents stands Richard, a beacon of resilience and vitality at 77 years old. Richard fondly recalls his days assisting on Warrah’s Biodynamic Farm when he was only 19 years old.

Richard exemplifies healthy living. Each day, he walks to his various activities with enthusiasm. From frequenting the Dural Men’s Shed to refine his woodworking skills to attending weekly drama classes at the Riverside Theatre’s Beyond the Square program. Richard is a cornerstone of our community, enriching it with his respectful demeanour and infectious positivity.

Recently, Richard discovered a newfound passion for the Scottish bagpipes, immersing himself in the rehearsals and performances by the Castle Hill Pipe band, indulging his love for music.

In celebrating Richard and all our esteemed seniors, we come to appreciate their invaluable insights into the art of living a fulfilling life. Their resilience, zest for learning, and unwavering spirit inspire us all to reach beyond our perceived limitations and embrace each day with renewed vigour and appreciation.

Activities held for the Seniors’ Festival?

The festivities commenced with a special launch event at the Waaia Café and activities ranged from an art workshop, a comedy festival, to a games day, and chair yoga.

We enjoyed celebrating our remarkable seniors during the NSW Seniors’ Festival!