Come together to celebrate Seniors Week
  • Tuesday 24 July 2018

With everything from Queensland Ballet dance workshops to morning teas, there is something to suit everyone during Seniors Week on the Sunshine Coast from August 18-26.

In recognition of the contribution our seniors make, Sunshine Coast Council has partnered with the network to highlight Seniors Week activities and events.

Acting Mayor Tim Dwyer said there was no doubt our seniors make an invaluable contribution every day to the economy, our community initiatives and to maintaining our outstanding environment and it was only fitting that this is recognised and celebrated.

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

“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 Queensland Ballet workshops on August 20 and a Healthy Ageing Partnership Active morning tea with a range of entertainment at Lake Kawana Community Centre on August 22,” Cr McKay said.

“Sunshine Coast Libraries are also getting into the spirit by providing hands-on training at the Streaming for Seniors sessions, Digitise Your Memories sessions and the return of the popular ‘As I Age’ chalkboards to open the dialogue on the journey of ageing.

“There will be Healthy Sunshine Coast fitness classes and so much more to celebrate the contribution our wonderful seniors make on the Coast.”

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