The best of community

The best of community

Preparing panellists for the Seniors Expo.
Preparing panellists for the Seniors Expo.

The best Seniors Festival experiences are to be found in our very own Jewish community. Judaism teaches us to respect and revere our elders, and as a result we offer some of the best services for seniors.

The Seniors Festival is the perfect time to experience them.

COA kicked off the Festival on Friday March 25, together with U3A and the presentation ‘A Tsunami of Change’, followed on Monday March 28 with a special performance by singer Sasha Pak.

This year the Seniors Festival coincides with the COA’s Annual Model Seder on March 30, and we are proud to present it as part of the myriad of events on offer for seniors around Sydney.

This year also brought a new purpose, as the entire community came together to provide a special Seniors Forum and Expo in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Organised by COA Sydney, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, and the Bondi and Districts Chamber of Commerce, ‘Making Aged Care Work for You and Your Family: How to navigate the system’ will hopefully be the first of many such events.

The expo featured local services for seniors providing all kinds of support, from kosher Meals on Wheels to Home Care Packages, from carers to entertainment.

In addition to information stalls, attendees heard directly from seniors about their experiences trying to find their way through the aged care system. They also had the opportunity to hear from a panel of industry experts including COA Sydney, Montefiore, JewishCare, and Carers NSW.

Finally, a plenary session featured Australian icon Jean Kittson, author of We Need to Talk About Mum & Dad: A Practical Guide to Parenting Our Ageing Parents.

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