Celebrate Sunshine Coast Seniors Week
  • Monday 31 July 2017
ImageWith everything from Queensland Ballet dance workshops to morning teas, there is something to suit everyone during Seniors Week on the Sunshine Coast from August 19-27.

In recognition of the contribution our seniors make, Sunshine Coast Council has partnered with the community to highlight Seniors Week activities and events, incorporating the theme Creating a Queensland for All Ages.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said there was no doubt our seniors continue to make an invaluable contribution every day to the economy, our community initiatives and to maintaining our outstanding environment.

“It is only fitting that this is recognised and celebrated,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“Seniors Week provides a very powerful opportunity for council and the community to appropriately acknowledge our seniors and what they add to the vibrancy of the Sunshine Coast.

“Whether it involves offering business advice based on a lifetime of experience, volunteering in a community organisation, helping out in the extended family by caring for grandchildren, our region is a richer place for the efforts of our seniors.”

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said in line with the priorities outlined in the Sunshine Coast Social Strategy, council was once again partnering with not-for-profit organisations and community groups to highlight Seniors Week activities and events.

“This will include numerous high teas at various locations and times across the week. Queensland Ballet in partnership with the IRT Group will present four exciting sessions on August 21 designed to stimulate the bodies and minds of active older people,” Cr McKay said.

“Sunshine Coast Libraries are also getting into the Seniors Week spirit and have organised morning and afternoon teas to celebrate the valuable contributions our older people make every single day.

“But make sure you find out what else is on as these are just a few of the exciting and fun events which are happening across the Coast.”

Get involved in the following Seniors Week events:
  • Healthy Ageing Partnership’s ComLink High Tea at Kawana Community Hall on August 21
  • IRT Sponsored Dance workshops with Queensland Ballet at Lake Kawana Community Centre on August 21
  • Healthy Ageing Partnership’s Sundale High Tea at Coolum Beach Retirement Community on August 22 Healthy Ageing Partnership’s Glass House Country Care High Tea at Beerwah Community Hall on August 24
  • Sunshine Coast Libraries morning and afternoon teas and more!
For more information, visit council’s website to view the 2017 Seniors Week calendar of events.