LAKE Macquarie has an older population than the NSW average, with nearly 20 per cent of our residents aged 65 and over.
Throughout the year, the council supports and promotes activities and events as part of the Seniors Program aimed at maximising the health, safety and well-being of local seniors.
Last week was Seniors Week, a time to celebrate the contribution seniors make to the community.
The highlight of the week was the free annual concert at the Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre.
Whether you're young or old, it's important that we take the time to recognise the valuable role that people of all ages play in our community.
Do you know of a young sportsperson aged between 12 and 15 who lives or goes to school in Lake Macquarie?
We've just announced the selection criteria to determine how young sportspeople can represent Lake Macquarie at the International Children's Games this December.
Go to icg-lakemacquarie2014.com to learn more about the selection process for the Games.
Taking part in the Games isn't just about the competition but is about children from different cultural backgrounds coming together here in Lake Macquarie to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience and learn from one another.
As a member of Team Lake Macquarie, they will be great ambassadors for the city, and represent our nation on an international stage.