- Friday 10 August 2018
From free online streaming sessions to morning and afternoon teas, there is something for everyone at Sunshine Coast Council Libraries during Seniors Week from August 20-24.
In recognition of the contribution our seniors make to our region, council has partnered with the community to highlight Seniors Week, incorporating the 2018 theme - 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’ library members to join the celebrations happening across our region,” Cr McKay said.
“There will be lots of activities to choose from, including free Streaming for Seniors sessions, the As I Age interactive chalkboards, and an author talk with Dr Jay Judowyke.
“And, of course, Seniors Week celebrations would not be complete without a morning or afternoon tea.”
Seniors week events at libraries
Streaming for Seniors
Celebrate by getting online and join Digital Fish and Chips as they take you through the basics of streaming. Bring your own device and get hands-on experience using Radio National, Spotify, Netflix, Stan and more. These sessions are funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and supported by COTA Queensland.
As I Age chalkboard
Due to popular demand, the As I Age interactive modular chalkboards will return to Maleny and Maroochydore libraries, providing an opportunity for seniors to join in a conversation by writing statements and thoughts about the journey of ageing.
Discover Carpathia and the extraordinary story of the ship that rescued the survivors of the Titanic. Join author Dr Jay Ludowyke during Seniors Week as she takes you through this rich and captivating truelife tale, follow the history of the Carpathia and its dramatic sinking in WWI during the 100th anniversary.
Raise your awareness of modern scammer techniques. Join John Northey from the Office of Fair Trading for tips on how you can avoid being an easy target.
Road trip adventures
Make your next big adventure your best yet. Join Ron Chapman from Caravanning Queensland and learn how to find the perfect caravan or camper trailer to meet your adventuring needs.
getStarted Instagram, photography, iPad and online shopping classes
Come along to a variety of getStarted classes designed to help beginners develop basic skills in a range of areas. Learn how to use Instagram, set-up a profile, find friends and share photos. Learn how to take photos with your smart device, how to edit your pictures and share them with friends. You can even learn how to use a touch screen and keypad, search for WiFi, access the internet and explore apps. If you’ve ever wanted to buy or sell online, we can teach you the basics of trading on eBay and Gumtree, how to search for bargains, sell unwanted items, discover safe payment methods and how you can shop from the comfort of your own home. Head to the library website to find a getStarted course to suit you.
All library events are free, but registrations are essential via the library website.
You can also explore the range of other Seniors Week events happening across the Sunshine Coast via council’s website.