Sunshine Coast Libraries join in Seniors Week celebrations
  • Wednesday 09 August 2017

From free online shopping sessions to morning and afternoon teas, there is something for everyone during Seniors Week from August 19-27 at council’s libraries.

In recognition of the contribution our seniors make to our community, council has partnered with a range of providers to help highlight Seniors Week 2017 - Celebrating a Queensland for All Ages.

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said our libraries are the perfect place to be during Seniors Week.

“I encourage our ‘young at heart’ members to join in the celebrations happening across the Coast,” Cr McKay said.

“Our free Online Shopping for Seniors sessions, presented by technology business consultants Smile I.T., will demystify the world of online shopping.

“Using sites such as eBay or Gumtree is a great way to buy and sell goods or promote a small business. At this session, seniors will learn how to set up an account, purchase online and use PayPal.

“And, of course, Seniors Week celebrations would not be complete without a morning or afternoon tea.”

Due to popular demand, the As I Age interactive modular chalk boards will return to Kawana and Kenilworth libraries providing an opportunity for seniors to join in a conversation by writing statements and thoughts about the journey of ageing.

Other activities include Technology Help, Got the Grant, Nambour Soundtrail Launch, Basic Bike Maintenance sessions across the region.

The library events are funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and supported by COTA Queensland.

All library events are free and bookings are essential via council’s library website and for other Seniors Week events happening across the Coast visit council’s website and search ‘Seniors’.