Temora Shire Council has been successful in receiving $20,000 to hold their ‘Flow’ workshops thanks to the third round of the NSW Government’s Reducing Social Isolation for Seniors Program.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said these workshops are designed to empower seniors to be active and connected in their local community.
“Following this round of the program, the NSW Government have now supported 71 different programs with some $2 million to support seniors and keep them connected with their local communities right across the state,” Ms Cooke said.
“Seniors are an integral part of our society and we want to make sure they don’t run the risk of falling into social isolation.”
“I encourage all our Seniors to get out and take part in these workshops regardless of your background, language or abilities.”
Ms Shontayne Ward Community Development Officer at Temora Shire Council said the ‘Flow’ workshops build on the outcomes achieved through the previous program by continuing to offer creative ways for seniors to reconnect with each other and the wider community.
“In the Temora Shire we have a higher proportion of seniors than average, and we want to ensure they know how much we value their contribution to our local society.” Ms Ward said.
It is important to support our local seniors, as they play such an important role in breaking down those barriers of social isolation.
Funding of up to $50,000 were on offer in the third round of the Reducing Social Isolation for Seniors Grants program. Projects must run through 2022-2023.
For more information on the grants program, visit: Reducing Social Isolation for Seniors Grant Program (nsw.gov.au).