Seniors Week organisers, expo manager Jane Ford, committee president Nina Higgins and assistant sport and recreation officer Sandie Borg, are busily getting ready for coming activities.
Seniors Week organisers, expo manager Jane Ford, committee president Nina Higgins and assistant sport and recreation officer Sandie Borg, are busily getting ready for coming activities. Scottie Simmonds

Seniors prepare for celebrations

FEELING young again will come at no cost for older people, with plenty of activities for those in their advanced years during Seniors Week.

With a theme of “positively ageless”, the week, with activities from August 12 to 21, encourages seniors to get out into the community.

“The week is just to highlight that we seniors are ageless and we can get out there and have fun in the community,” Seniors Week organising committee president Nina Higgins said.

The first event will be on Thursday in Gin Gin, with a health forum focusing on diabetes.

But the week will not officially kick off until Sunday with a multicultural intergenerational concert at the Moncrieff Theatre.

“The concert and week will be opened by Jack Dempsey and feature a wide range of entertainment from all ages,” Mrs Higgins said.

A string of events will take place around the region, all aimed at getting seniors out there.

But Mrs Higgins said the most popular event each year was the seniors and healthy lifestyle expo.

“The expo is the most anticipated event each year, as it has all the information seniors need in the one place and everyone finds it convenient,” she said.

Last year, the expo saw about 300 older people visit the Civic Centre in the hope of gaining more information about seniors groups and services in the region.

The expo, which takes place on Thursday, August 19, will feature healthy living tips such as exercise and easy, nutritious eating.

Other activities being held through the week include a free movie, free morning tea and dance workshops.

The YMCA Bundaberg will hold free fitness classes for the over-60s every day between August 14 and 21.

Mrs Higgins said the week-long event had started to gain some traction in the region.

“It’s really taking off and people are getting to know what the week is about and ask some questions,” she said.

For more information about Seniors Week or the organised activities, visit Bundaberg Regional Council’s website at www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au.



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