Generations of families and friends will come together to celebrate seniors in the region thanks to NSW Government grants for Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre and United Hospitals Auxiliaries to show gratitude for local grandparents.
Member for Dubbo Troy Grant has announced the Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre and United Hospitals Auxiliaries in Dubbo have received $6,080 and $3,935 to bring Grandparents Day to life in the community.
“Grandparents Day is a wonderful opportunity to say thank you to the seniors in our community,” Mr Grant said.
“I hope to see local residents young and old enjoying Grandparents Day and I encourage everyone to bring their grandparents or the older people in their lives along to the events.”
NSW Grandparents Day celebrates the role grandparents and older people play in communities across NSW, and it is held annually on the last Sunday in October.
The day was launched by the NSW Government in 2011.
Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said that more than $200,000 has been delivered to councils, schools and community organisations to hold Grandparents Day celebrations this October.
“Grandparents Day gives us a chance to recognise the older people in our lives for the invaluable contributions they make to their families and communities,” Mrs Davies said.
Last year, the NSW Government doubled the amount of funding available to organisations so they could deliver a diverse range of events that reach more people. In 2018, NSW Grandparents Day will be celebrated on Sunday 28 October, while the NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards will be presented at a ceremony on 24 October.
Nominations are currently open for the 2018 Grandparent of the Year Award and the Grandparents Day Photography Competition, and will close in early September.