Council encourages active ageing and recognises and celebrates the many benefits that the ageing population contribute to the community.
Maitland’s population is ageing, reflective of the national trend, with the proportion of population aged 65 or over slightly increasing from 11.7% in 2006 to 14.3% in 2016. The proportion of the population classified as elderly, (75 or over) is 6%, slightly lower than the NSW figure.
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Seniors Festival will take place from Wednesday 1 February to Sunday 12 February 2023.
The official NSW theme for 2023 is ‘Celebrate Together’, which is particularly powerful after a socially and physically distanced year. Seniors Festival celebrates the role older people play in our communities and their contributions.
In 2023, Seniors Festival will focus on activities and events that celebrate our Seniors community. A wide variety of events will be running during the festival to encourage older people to get involved in art, fitness, outdoor, and social activities.
Stay tuned for more info about Seniors Festival 2023.