Celebrating Seniors Week!

Moreton Bay Regional Council has awarded more than $5,000 in grants, to help community organisations bring to life a range of exciting events and activities across the region to celebrate Seniors Week (19 – 27 August 2017).

This adds to an exciting calendar of free events, workshops and programs, that will be on offer to seniors throughout the week at council libraries, galleries, museums and other facilities.

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Lifestyle and Amenity Spokesperson, Councillor Matt Constance, said there was plenty on offer across Moreton Bay to celebrate Seniors Week in 2017, and to recognise the valuable contributions of older people in our communities.

“Seniors Week is a great opportunity to connect with and celebrate our senior residents and the valuable contribution they make to our communities – whether it be in the workforce, or as volunteers, community leaders, friends, carers or grandparents,” Cr Constance said.

“From a senior’s high tea, to expos, a day-trip and a glamorous ball, council is proud to support a rage of community events and activities across the region in 2017 that will promote inclusion, and help connect our senior residents with each other and their communities.”

Cr Constance said to help celebrate Seniors Week, council would also host a range of free activities, throughout the week, for seniors to enjoy through its libraries and museums that would include a range of technology training sessions from social media to robotics as well as a Making Do exhibition tour and morning tea at Bribie Island Seaside Museum.

“That adds to our ‘Older and Bolder’ health and fitness program for seniors, for which applications will open during Seniors Week on 22 August,” Cr Constance said.

“I encourage everyone in our community to get involved in Seniors Week celebrations, by supporting an organised activity near them, hosting your own Seniors Week celebrations with friends or family, or simply saying ‘G’Day’ and having a chat to older residents in your community.”

Community Events supported by Council’s Seniors Week Grants Funding
 

              Community group                              Event

 

Golden Age Senior Citizens Association Inc.

Bribie Seniors Living Expo 2017

The expo will showcase recreational activities, community supports and services available to Seniors in the Bribie Island community.

 

Encirlce Redcliffe Neighourhood Centre

Seniors Long Lunch.

The event will connect seniors and sufferers of dementia to their community. Event activities will include bingo, art, story telling, guest speakers, massage, pampering and games.

 

Caboolture U3A

Celebrating Seniors.

The projects aims to bring together senior organisations for an Open Day to promote the importance of inclusion, healthy aging, and to celebrate what it is to be a senior in the Moreton Bay Region.

The event will be showcased at the Riverside Cottage – the home of theCaboolture U3A.

 

RSL Care Fernhill

Senior’s Week Ball

The Ball will provide residents of the aged care site the opportunity to get dressed up, feel glamorous and have a special night out. The event will be inclusive to those with mobility issues, dementia, limited vision and other disabilities.

 

Meals on Wheels Pine Rivers & District Inc.

High Tea and BBQ

The Pine Rivers Meals on Wheels will host a high tea and BBQ for clients, families and volunteers. Information will be provided to guests on the new MY AGED CARE System, MOW services and other locally available services for seniors

 

National Seniors Australia Caboolture Branch Inc.

Bus trip to Redcliffe Peninsula.

The National Seniors Australia Caboolture Branch will provide a low-cost day trip for pensioner members and their friends to the Redcliffe Peninsula.

 

Australian Care and Trauma Services (ACTS) Inc.

Nostalgic Morning.

Workshop participants will create nostalgic ‘Edwardian’ style photograph frames to house one of their most cherished photographs. The workshop will be followed by a ‘nostalgic’ morning tea, and sharing of the stories each person’s photograph represents.

 

Council organised events throughout Senior’s Week include:

 

Monday 21 August

Memories of Bribie

Bribie Island Library 1pm

Discover the fascinating history of Bribie Island and surrounds though our historic photo collection.

Share your memories of the Bribie Island area and explore the display of local history images in this relaxed and informative discussion.

 

Moreton Bay Region Libraries will also be running a range of their popular technology training sessions at selected libraries during Senior’s Week, including social media, robotics and coding and how to use your iPad, tablet or smartphone. Bookings essential, visit https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/techtraining/ for more information or phone 3205 0555

 

Saturday 19 August

Introduction to iPads

Redcliffe Library 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Learn the basics of using the iPad and discover apps to suit your interest areas.

 

Introduction to Tablets

Caboolture Library 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Learn the basics of using your Android tablet and discover apps to suit your interest areas.

 

Tuesday 22 August

Introduction to Tablets

Bribie Island Library 11.00am – 12.00noon

Learn the basics of using your Android tablet and discover apps to suit your interest areas.

 

Wednesday 23 August

Introduction to Social Media

Woodford Library 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Learn how to connect with friends and family by using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more.

 

Robots for Beginners

Bribie Island Library 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Discover the practical side of robots and coding in this fun and hands-on 90-minute workshop for adults and seniors.

 

Thursday 24 August

Introduction to Smartphones

Caboolture Library 10.00am – 11.30am

Learn the basics to better understand your smartphone.

 

Making Do exhibition tour and morning tea

Bribie Island Seaside Museum, Bongaree 10.30am

Followed by morning tea

Join us for a tour of our current exhibition that explores the ethos of “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.” From the Great Depression through to the current trends of upcycling, the tour is an opportunity to hear from the exhibition curator, reminisce and see fascinating ‘make do’ objects from the past and present.

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