- Friday 15 August 2008
Policy and program portfolio councillor Jenny McKay today officially launched Seniors Week 2008 on the Sunshine Coast today at the Maroochy Baptist Centre, Maroochydore.
In partnership with Diversicare and other community groups, Sunshine Coast Council put together today’s Cultural Connections Positive Ageing Expo; a program of entertainment, free seminars, health checks for men, stalls and lunch for the launch of Seniors Week, 23 – 31 August.
Cr McKay believes Seniors Week is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the contribution our senior residents make to the community.
“Seniors Week plays an important role in encouraging the older population to stay active while also introducing them to new opportunities,” Cr McKay said.
“Seniors play an important role in shaping our society and have a great deal of knowledge and experience to share, and this is a way to say thanks and provide opportunities for social interactions, physical activity and further skills development.”
The official opening of Seniors Week included the launch of the region’s Seniors Week Calendar of Events, the latest Keeping in Touch booklet and the third season of the popular talent quest, Senior Superstar Sunshine Coast.
The Positive Ageing Expo’s entertainment highlights included performances by Senior Superstar 2007 finalists, belly dancing, solo singing and laughter workshops.
This year’s Calendar of Events has a range of activities happening across the Sunshine Coast including:
- A reconnective healing demonstration at the Caloundra Library
- 9th Amateur Fun Walk along Golden Beach foreshore
- A Taste of Belonging – held at Noosa Library it will provide seniors snapshot sessions of the various clubs and groups they can get involved with
- 1920’s silent films will be shown at the Majestic Theatre in Pomona throughout the week
- Timeless Treasures – an antique road show with stalls, displays, demonstrations and parades at the Ginger Factory, Yandina
For further information about activities happening during this week, pick up a Calendar of Events at council’s customer service or libraries, or online at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.