Seniors Week is underway in Cessnock City, with a fun-filled program from April 1 to 10.
Monday’s activities included a taxidermy exhibition at Calvary Retirement Community Cessnock, and an open day at Cessnock Men’s Shed.
The Dead Stuffed Things taxidermy display was presented by the Newcastle Museum Outreach Program.
It provided an opportunity for Calvary residents to interact with real stuffed animals, and touch their fur, feathers and scales.
Some residents recalled and communicated their stories and experiences they had when they were growing up, involving the animals they got to hold and feel on Monday.
Over at the men’s shed, president Peter Torenbeek said that they received 10 new visitors who came and explored the community group on its open day.
This event has shown how the group is continuing to grow overtime through its leisure and support provided towards the men.
The Kurri Kurri Men’s Shed also held an open day on Saturday, April 2 as part of the Seniors Week program.
There are many more events to celebrate Seniors Week in Cessnock City, which help improve the wellbeing of senior citizens.
These include a Seniors and Carers expo at Kurri Respite Centre on April 5, aqua aerobics at Kurri Aquatic Centre (April 6 and 8), Kurri Kurri Women’s Shed open day (April 7 and 8), Balance and Bones (gentle exercise, at North End Hall on April 7) and an Elders Morning Tea in Cessnock on April 8.
See the full program on Cessnock City Council’s website.
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