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Seniors Festival 2017

Join us to celebrate the NSW Seniors Festival 2017!

Byron Shire will celebrate the NSW Seniors Festival on Tuesday 7 March with a special event:

Date: 9:00am - 12:30pm Tuesday 7 March

Venue: Mullumbimby Civic Hall, 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby

Cost: FREE!

With the Positive Ageing Awards, Morning Tea, Entertainment, Activities, Information and more, this is a celebration for the whole family that is not to be missed!

Now in its 59th year, the Seniors Festival encourages seniors to get out, make new friends and catch up with old ones by doing more together. 

NSW Seniors Festival is presented by the Department of Family and Community Services and attracts over 500,000 seniors across NSW each year through events and new lifestyle experience that enrich their lives. For the latest updates and event listings visit

For more information about the Byron Shire event on 7 March, please contact Leseera Kia from the Mullumbimby District Neighbourhood Centre on 6684 1286.

Positive Ageing Award 2017 - nominations now open!

Getting older is positively inspiring and Byron Shire Council would like to recognise the golden stars in our communities.

If you know someone 60 or over that is actively involved in our community, is a role model, challenges traditional assumptions and is making a difference to one person or a number of people, then nominate them for the Seniors Festival Positive Ageing Award.

Mayor Simon Richardson encourages members of the Byron Shire community to nominate an inspirational senior for this annual Seniors Festival Positive Ageing Award to be presented at the Mayor’s Morning Tea on Tuesday 7 March.

What is the Positive Ageing Award?

Seniors Festival is an opportunity to celebrate senior people in the local community. Activities are provided in the community with the opportunity to focus on the positive contributions that senior people make, and can make, to society.

This award has been initiated to recognise the importance of a positive philosophy towards ageing and to recognise not only the work that an individual does to assist others in the community, but also their positive attitude towards ageing.

This is your opportunity to recognise and reward someone, over 60 years, who is growing young.

Who can nominate?

Any individual or group can nominate someone they admire for the Positive Ageing Award. Your nominee may be a friend, family member, work colleague– in fact any person over 60 that you believe deserves recognition.

The nominee must be a Byron Shire resident.

Nominations closed at 4pm Thursday 2 March 2017.   

For more information, please contact Deb Stafford on 6626 7088 or email