Date: 27 January 2020

Join us at Whiddon to celebrate the 2020 NSW Seniors Festival. Our homes and services have an exciting line-up of events and you’re invited!

We love celebrating NSW Seniors Festival and this year we are again offering an exciting jam-packed program of events – from art workshops, pop-up cafes and guest speakers, to high tea events and a ‘back to the 20’s’ tea dance!

This year’s Festival will be held from 12 – 23 February with the theme Love to Celebrate! We’re encouraging our residents and clients to join in the fun, share new experiences and meet new friends by offering an inviting and engaging program that’s open to our communities.

We’re also paying tribute to, and celebrating, the valuable role that older people have in our communities. So join us in celebrating this year’s Festival – it’s sure to be a whole lot of fun for everyone!

Check out our program below and what you’re invited to – all events are free!

Whiddon Belmont

  • Back to the 20’s Tea Dance, Friday 21 February, 9.30am – 11.30am
    The 20’s are back, so get set to enjoy a dance with a difference! The New Vogue Dancers will perform at Whiddon Belmont and teach a range of dance styles while we serve up a delicious morning tea for our residents and guests. Open to public, RSVP on 1300 738 388.

Whiddon Casino

  • Coffee Club, art exhibition & workshop, Wednesday 19 February from 9:30am
    Coffee, tea and nibbles, an exhibition of residents’ works and an art workshop led by Japanese artist Hiromi Tango – it really is a day of creation and connection at Whiddon Casino.
    Open to public, RSVP on 1300 738 388.

Whiddon Easton Park

  • Aged Care Open Day, Friday 28 February, 10am -11.30am
    Find our more about Whiddon Easton Park, our award-winning care and wellbeing programs, and meet new friends. Includes an understanding aged care talk, morning tea, art workshop and a visit from some cute and cuddly Creature Comforts pets! Open to public, RSVP on 1300 738 388.

Whiddon Grafton

  • Tea and craft session with a difference! Friday 14 February, 10am
    Morning tea and a craft session with our residents and Whiddon Grafton team. We will be knitting and sewing much- needed mittens and pouches and donating these for wildlife affected by the bushfires.

Whiddon Kelso

  • Growing Together Gardening session and BBQ, Thursday 13 February, 10:00 am.
    Visit Whiddon Kelso and join our social gardening session and a delicious BBQ with new friends. Find out more about our programs, services and accommodation options. Open to public, RSVP on 1300 738 388.

Whiddon Kyogle

  • Exercise session, tea and lunch, Thursday, 13 February, 10am
    Get active at an exercise session with local personal trainer, Sharron at the local Community Centre (3 Boore Street, Kyogle). Also on offer is an energetic Dancewise session, morning tea and a delicious BBQ! Open to public, RSVP on 1300 738 388.

Whiddon Largs

  • Seniors Festival High Tea, Friday 21 February, 10am
    Enjoy a high tea with all the trimmings and meet new friends at Whiddon Largs. Includes entertainment and delicious refreshments. You can also find out more about our award-winning care and take a look around our beautiful home. Open to public, RSVP on 1300 738 388.

Whiddon Laurieton

  • Art Spectacular, Thursday¬†20 February, from 9:00am
    Unlock your inner artist at a very special art themed event at Whiddon Laurieton. Craft a self-portrait and enjoy morning tea with new friends. You can also find out more about our award-winning care and accommodation options. Open to public, RSVP on 1300 738 388.

Whiddon Maclean

  • Aged Care Open Day, Friday 21 February, from 9:00am
    Find out more about our award-winning care, wellbeing programs and accommodation options at Whiddon Maclean. Chat to our aged care experts, take a look around and enjoy a cuppa with us. Open to public, RSVP on 1300 738 388.

Whiddon Moree

  • Aged Care Information Session, Tuesday 25 February, from 10am – 11am
    Find out more about Whiddon, our award-winning care, wellbeing programs and accommodation options at Whiddon Moree. Chat to our aged care experts, learn more about COmmunity Care (home care) and enjoy a cuppa with us. Open to public, RSVP on 1300 738 388.

Whiddon Narrabri Jessie Hunt

  • A morning of fun! Sunday 16 February, from 10am
    Bring the family, enjoy games and refreshments and come together as a community to enjoy Seniors Festival celebrations at Whiddon Narrabri Jessie Hunt! Find our more about our award-wining care and wellbeing programs, and learn how to become a Dementia Friend. Open to public, RSVP on 1300 738 388.

Whiddon Narrabri Robert Young

  • A morning of fun! Sunday 23 February, from 10am
    Bring the family, enjoy games and refreshments and come together as a community to enjoy Seniors Festival celebrations at Whiddon Narrabri Robert Young! Find our more about our award-wining care and wellbeing programs, and learn how to become a Dementia Friend. Open to public, RSVP on 1300 738 388.

 Whiddon Redhead

  • Coffee Club, Thursday 20 February
    Enjoy a hot beverage in our stunning new cafe and take a look around our newest home, Whiddon Redhead! Chat to an aged care expert and find out more about our award-winning care and new household living model – a first for Whiddon! Open to public, RSVP on 1300 738 388.Our residents will also be enjoying a visit from some adorable pre-school students who will be inviting their grandparents along to show them how much fun they have on their weekly visits.

Whiddon Temora

  • Seniors Festival Afternoon Tea and Guest Speaker, Tuesday 19 February
    Bill Speirs from Temora Rural Museum will be the special guest at our afternoon tea event to celebrate the NSW Seniors Festival at Whiddon Temora. All welcome to enjoy afternoon tea and celebrate the town’s unique history. Open to public, RSVP on 1300 738 388.

Whiddon Walgett

  • Intergenerational cake decorating workshop, Monday 10 February, 10am – 12pm
    There will be plenty of fun at a cake decoration workshop when local pre-school children come to visit to join residents at Whiddon Walgett and the community to whip up some new creations! All welcome to be part of this sweet activity. Includes morning tea. Open to public, RSVP on 1300 738 388.

Whiddon Wingham

  • Relaxing morning meditation and tea , Wednesday 12 February, 10am
    Take time for yourself and relax with us at Whiddon Wingham at a meditation session hosted by Kate from Gumboots by the Sea. Enjoy morning tea with new friends and feel refreshed and invigorated. Open to public, RSVP on 1300 738 388.