Coffs Coast residents can challenge their views of older people by visiting the Art of Ageing Exhibition at Toormina during this year’s NSW Seniors Festival.
A learner driver, gymnast and ukulele player are among the extraordinary seniors who feature in this exhibition, which celebrates the lives of older people living in regional NSW.
Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the NSW Government commissioned the exhibition to highlight the incredible lives of seniors and promote inclusive communities for all generations.
He said the exhibition aims to challenge perceptions of ageing and demonstrate the diversity and experiences of older people across the state.
“Misconceptions about the lives of older people are prevalent in our community, but the experience of ageing is unique,” Mr Fraser said.
“Many older people are artists, athletes, business owners, farmers and volunteers, and this Exhibition challenges people’s perceptions.”
The Art of Ageing exhibition is on display at the Marian Grove Recreation Hall from 18 February to 22 February 2019 to coincide with the NSW Seniors Festival.
The exhibition’s artworks, stories and photographer biographies can also be viewed online at the NSW Family and Community Services website.