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Retire, not expire
As the baby boomers get older the whole idea of retirement is changing. These days, Grandma is almost as likely to be found skydiving as she is knitting in her rocking chair. With this in mind, the City of Swan and the Swan Regional Seniors group are sponsoring the second annual Time of Your Life Festival. Last year's drew several thousand visitors and this year's is expected to be even better.
TOYL takes place in the Old Midland Town Center, with exhibitions and displays located in a variety of venues, including the Town Hall, the beautifully refurbished Old Midland Courthouse, the Midland Library, Carnegie Park and the Centrepoint shopping centre.
Already there are more than 50 exhibitors offering information about travel, housing, health and more. A new feature this year will be market stalls offering arts and crafts and once again there will be free entertainment by many different groups. Local businesses are also coming to the party with at least 30 offering discounts and food and drink specials.
All ages are welcome, so come along and see what services, activities and events are on offer for the "new old age"!