There's Plenty to Love at Richmond Club During the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival

Richmond Club will be celebrating the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival with a multitude of events and activities for people from all backgrounds, age groups and walks of life.

The highlight of the week is a free trip to the Sydney Town Hall to see the side-splitting NSW Seniors Festival Comedy Show, on Tuesday 19 February.

Playing on the theme of ‘Love Your Life!’, the show features some of Australia’s comedy icons such as Wendy Harmer, Rebecca De Unamuno, Peter Berner, Tommy Dean, Bruce Griffiths, Mick Meredith and Dave Williams. It promises to be a cracking day of laughter and fun. Tickets are limited so members are encouraged to book early from February 1 to secure their spot.

The NSW Seniors Festival runs from Wednesday 13 to Sunday 24 February, and is a celebration of the valuable contribution that seniors have in our communities. The theme of ‘Love your Life’ highlights that there is plenty to love about our life at any age and it is no coincidence that Valentine’s Day falls within the Festival for the first time.

Richmond Club has been holding seniors’ events heavily discounted offers for many years and 2019 is no different. The club will be holding events to entertain you, stimulate your mind, and keep you active
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Kimberley Talbot, Group CEO of Richmond Club, said that the club has always been a strong advocate of seniors in the community.

“Throughout the year, we promote positive attitudes towards older people, support participation and social inclusion in the community, and encourage fit and active minds. For 14 years the club has also been actively involved in developing aged care services in Richmond, through our aged care facility at Hawkesbury Living”.

Active8 plays host to two seniors’ specific classes focused on improving strength and managing physical activity later in life. Living Stronger Living Longer is a low impact strength training program held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11.30am-1.30pm, and Heart Moves is fitness class designed for people just getting back into exercise, or starting for the first time held from 8.15am three times a week.

“The easy and enjoyable exercises are ideal for people managing health conditions and the class is a great opportunity to socialise and meet new people while motivating yourself to make exercise a regular part of your life,” Ms Talbot said.

For those who want to continue exercising, Zumba Gold classes are also held twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11.30am. The classes are based on the popular dance fitness program and use modified moves and lower intensity to promote balance and coordination.

Seniors can also enjoy daily lunch specials from the Crafty Brew Café, and an all-you-can-eat lunch special of just $12.80 at Star Buffet. The club is also host to a variety of organisations and activities including Bowls, Golf, Table Tennis, Euchre that welcome new members of all ages and abilities.
 
For more information on the NSW Senior’s Festival celebrations, visit www.seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au. For details on the events happening at Richmond Club throughout the festival, call 4578 1144 or email online@richmondclub.com.au. Bookings for the bus trip to the NSW Seniors Comedy Show are open to members of Richmond Club from February 1 (Member ID required) by calling 4578 1144.
 
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