Armidale Regional Council celebrates 2017 NSW Grandparents Day

Council’s Youth Services Coordinator Cara Barnes and Debbie Gwynne, Customer Service Officer and grandmother of three, are looking forward to Grandparents Day activities.
Council’s Youth Services Coordinator Cara Barnes and Debbie Gwynne, Customer Service Officer and grandmother of three, are looking forward to Grandparents Day activities.

Local grandparents, seniors and families are encouraged to connect across the generations this NSW Grandparents Day.

NSW Grandparents Day celebrates the contributions grandparents and older people make to their families and communities.

It’s a day to celebrate all the great things our grandparents and seniors have done, and continue to do.

While it is usually held on the last Sunday in October, this year NSW Grandparents Day will be celebrated with a special mid-week event at the Guyra Library on Wednesday, November 1.

Armidale Regional Council CEO Peter Dennis said they want to celebrate the role grandparents and older people play in our society.

“It is wonderful to have the opportunity to host some fun, interactive events that bring young people together with older people in our community. The events provide a great reason for people to connect, share skills, thoughts and ideas!”

In the Guyra Library on Wednesday, November 1, the council will host a series of activities from 10am – 1.30pm including a morning tea and cake cutting, giant chess, knitting, reading, card making workshop and 3D printing.

On the Sunday prior, an event will be held at the Markets in the Mall in Armidale with activities including crafts, scrapbooking, knitting, garden pot decorating, a reading corner and dance.

NSW Grandparents Day is an initiative of the NSW Government that provides older people with opportunities to connect with their families and communities.

For the latest updates and event and offer listings visit www.grandparentsday.nsw.gov.au.