Each year during April NSW celebrates seniors with the largest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. This annual event is designed to celebrate the role seniors play and the contributions they make to communities across NSW. These celebrations give people over 60 years old the chance to make new friends or get together with old ones and connect with their community at an array of local events.
To celebrate Seniors in 2021, Southern Cross Housing hosted a Senior’s Expo in Ulladulla, bringing together Senior tenants in the area for a health & wellbeing event which featured speakers and resources from organisations including Uniting, University of the Third Age, IRT, Wesley Mission, Shoalcoast Community Legal, Service NSW, NSW RFS, NSW Health, Shoalhaven Community Transport and Ulladulla Community Resource Centre.
The Expo commenced with Executive Manager Corporate Services Eric Coulter welcoming tenants, staff, service provider representatives and Aboriginal Elder Victor Channell to the event. Eric spoke with gratitude for the contribution’s seniors make in our communities and Southern Cross Housing’s commitment to supporting our senior tenants. Victor Channell warmly welcomed all to country and we heard from presenters who shared information and opportunities available to seniors in Ulladulla area.
Attendees were invited to connect with someone new over lunch and many took the opportunity to ask service provider representatives questions or book in follow up appointments. One tenant remarked that she would not have known about all these opportunities and support services available to her if she hadn’t come along to the event. The day finished with senior specific chair yoga and gentle movement taught by local yoga teacher Kerri Wild.
Eric Coulter – Executive Manager, Corporate Services
Phone: 1300 757 885