LET GO: Read up on the event calendar and choose an actvity to suit you.
LET GO: Read up on the event calendar and choose an actvity to suit you. KatarzynaBialasiewicz

Calendar of events: Sunshine Coast

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

 

Rest and Restore

 

9-10am

Yoga Nidra Sunshine Coast. Resting in stillness during a 45-minute guided meditation session followed by a watercolour painting experience. Morning tea included with homemade lamingtons made with cannellini beans, no flour or sugar... you'd never know. Tea included. Please arrive at 8.45am to set up for supreme comfort.

 

Venue: Kawana Girl Guides Hall, 54 Iluka Ave, Buddina.

 

Cost: $13

 

Contact: Bookings required on 0431873042.

 

The Grey Medallion

 

9am-4pm

Ithaca Caloundra City Life Saving Club. The Grey Medallion is an accredited water safety and emergency skills program specially designed for Senior Australians by the Royal Life Saving Society. It is a two-day, weekend course. Many older Australians care for Grandchildren and many enjoy water-based activities.We are all prone to accidents at home. But do we know how what to do in an emergency?This is a program to help you to learn the essential lifesaving skills that could one day save your family members, friends or your life. Our FREE two-day course covers: Water wise skills and water safety. Children and Pools. "Dry"rescue skills. How to act in emergency situations on land or around the water. CPR, basic First Aid (as well as stroke recognition), use of a Defibrillator, and emergency procedures. You do not need to be fit or able to swim to complete the Grey Medallion, as it aims to teach you how to rescue someone without getting into the water.

 

Venue: BreakFree Resort Caloundra, 100 Bulcock St, Caloundra.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required by August 15, go to caloundracity.org.au or 0402454644.

 

Celebrating Seniors

 

10am-2.30pm

Caboolture U3A Inc. A celebration of what it is to be a senior in Caboolture. Each one of our 38 classes will demonstrate what is on offer at Caboolture U3A.

 

Venue: Caboolture Memorial Hall, 77 King St, Caboolture.

 

Cost: Free

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

 

Sunshine Coast Jazz Club's afternoon session

 

2-4.30pm

 

The David Bentley Quintet brings a cool groove. This swinging and spirited and multi-faceted line-up delivers original songs, gospels, romps, revitalised jazz standards, cool blues and New Orleans grooves.

 

Venue: Pelican Room, Caloundra Power Boat Club, 2 Lamerough Pde, Golden Beach.

 

Cost: $22.50 seniors and $25 non members.

 

Contact: Julie on 0412789 957 and tickets Carlyn on 0427782960.

 

Rest and Restore

 

9-10am

Yoga Nidra Sunshine Coast. Resting in stillness during a 45-minute guided meditation session followed by a watercolour painting experience. Morning tea included with homemade lamingtons made with cannellini beans, no flour or sugar... you'd never know. Tea included. Meet some lovely people. Please arrive at 8.45am to set up for supreme comfort.

 

Venue: Kawana Girl Guides Hall, 54 Iluka Ave.

 

Cost: $13

 

Contact: Bookings required on 0431873042.

 

The Grey Medallion

 

9am-4pm

Ithaca Caloundra City Life Saving Club. The Grey Medallion is an accredited water safety and emergency skills program specially designed for Senior Australians by the Royal Life Saving Society. It is a two-day, weekend course.Many older Australians care for Grandchildren and many enjoy water-based activities.We are all prone to accidents at home. But do we know how what to do in an emergency?This is a program to help you to learn the essential lifesaving skills that could one day save your family members, friends or your life. Our FREE two-day course covers: Water wise skills and water safety. Children and Pools. "Dry"rescue skills. How to act in emergency situations on land or around the water. CPR, basic First Aid (as well as stroke recognition), use of a Defibrillator, and emergency procedures. You do not need to be fit or able to swim to complete the Grey Medallion, as it aims to teach you how to rescue someone without getting into the water.

 

Venue: BreakFree Resort Caloundra, 100 Bulcock St.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required by August 15, go to caloundracity.org.au or 0402454644.

 

Suncare Seniors Over 50s Team

 

10am-noon

To kick off Seniors Week in August, Suncare is organising a team to join the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival for a 2km walk along Alexandra Headland. With support from the Sunshine Coast Council's grant program, Atlas Multisports, the Queensland Government, and Council on the Ageing, we are excited to offer a much-reduced entry fee to our team. Participants need to be over the age of 65 (50 for indigenous entrants) as is the requirement for Aged Care funding.

 

Venue: Alex Surf Club, , Alexandra Headland.

 

Cost: Normal entry is between $20-30, but for our Suncare Seniors Over-50s Team, the entry fee will be just $10.

 

Contact: Bookings required by August 10 on 0468560563.

 

Come-and-Try Croquet Days

 

2-4pm

Equipment will be provided with members on hand to provide some coaching. Enjoy an informal and fun game before afternoon tea.

 

Venue: Caloundra Mallet Sports Club, 78 Arthur St.

 

Cost: Free

 

Bookings required by August 15 on 0468700934.

 

 

 

INCLUSUVE: People of different ages and nationalities having fun together
INCLUSUVE: People of different ages and nationalities having fun together Rawpixel

MONDAY, AUGUST 20

 

Streaming for Seniors

 

10-11.30am

Celebrate Seniors Week by getting online. Join Grace Walker from Digital Fish and Chips as she takes you through the basics of streaming. Bring your own device and get hands-on experience using Radio National, Spotify, Netflix, Stan and more. Funded by Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. Supported by COTA Queensland. Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development.

 

Venue: Coolum Library, 6 Park St.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required on 54758989.

 

Step into Spring

 

11.30am-1.30pm

Spring has sprung so join us for a spring fling as we celebrate Seniors Week. Ladies wear your prettiest frocks and gentlemen dress to impress.

 

Venue: Ozcare Noosa Heads, Central Garden, 80 Cooyar St.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required by August 15 on 54736400.

 

Streaming for Seniors

 

2-3.30pm

Celebrate Seniors Week by getting online. Join Grace Walker from Digital Fish and Chips as she takes you through the basics of streaming. Bring your own device and get hands-on experience using Radio National, Spotify, Netflix, Stan and more. Funded by Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. Supported by COTA Queensland. Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development.

 

Venue: Nambour Library, cnr Currie and Bury Sts, Nambour.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required 54758989.

 

Free Seniors Stay Active Exercise Class

 

2-3pm

Run by an accredited exercise physiologist, this free Seniors Stay Active exercise class is aimed at helping seniors to maintain and improve their exercise capacity, muscle strength, co-ordination and balance. The class includes a flat walk along Lake Kawana, a 30-minute circuit class and a "Live Well" presentation. Come along and meet some new people and set some exercise goals. Wear comfortable work-out clothing, sneakers/trainers and bring a water bottle.

 

Venue: Birtinya Retirement Village Clubhouse, 3 Reflection Cres, Birtinya.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required on 04394165612.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

 

YMCA Pryme Movers Program

 

10.30am

Celebrate our first birthday during Seniors Week with a free class and a little party at the conclusion of the class. A fun exercise session with a qualified instructor. Please come early to register. Research tells us that to age well we must keep moving.

Venue: Arthur St, in between the Aquatic Centre and Tennis Club.

Cost: Free

Contact: Phone 54380944 or 0408373861.

 

Streaming for Seniors

 

10-11.30am

Celebrate Seniors Week by getting online. Join Grace Walker from Digital Fish and Chips as she takes you through the basics of streaming. Bring your own device and get hands-on experience using Radio National, Spotify, Netflix, Stan and more. Funded by Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. Supported by COTA Queensland. Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development.

 

Venue: Maroochydore Library, 44 Sixth Ave, Cotton Tree.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required on 54758989.

 

Free Healthy Eating Workshop

 

10-11.30am

Run by a local qualified nutritionist and dietitian, this free workshop will teach you about the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet. There will be a cooking demonstration and tasting. Learn some tips and shortcuts to cooking delicious, healthy meals and improve your overall health and wellbeing. A free healthy morning tea will be provided. Free parking.

 

Venue: Birtinya Retirement Village Clubhouse, 3 Reflection Cres.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required by August 20 on 0439465612.

 

Seniors Fitness Classes

 

10-11am

YMCA Caloundra is now offering a range of exercise classes to music designed for the over 50s athlete. Our instructors are specialists in older aAdult fitness, our classes are safe, fun, low-impact, easy to learn, and designed so that each participant can begin slowly and progress at their own rate, regardless of their individual fitness level or physical ability. Our instructors are skilled, experienced older adult specialists who will provide all the necessary care and hands-on support participants need to exercise safely, while importantly still getting the most physical and mental benefit out of every workout.

 

Venue: YMCA Caloundra, cnr Arthur St and Central Park Rd.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: 54380944

 

Seniors Week Creative Workshops

 

10am-noon

Enjoy free workshops at the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre with facilitator artist Judith Ahern and have fun with friends. The whole event is free, including a free morning tea and all art materials supplied. Enjoy our free exhibitions and the artisan store while you are here.

 

Venue: Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, 11A Maple St.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required on 54426665.

 

High Tea, Tour and Information Session

 

10am-noon

Join us for a beautiful high tea, tour of our aged care home and a short presentation on FAQ about entering residential aged care and the associated fees. Placing a loved one in an aged care home is something that someone rarely plans for. In most cases, it's a significant event or health turn that leads to an aged care admission.Please come along and hear from our quest speakers: Your Aged Care Solutions, Sharon Coleman, Opal Aged Care, Lifestyle Department, First Resident of Opal Kawana Waters, Kenneth Hipwood.

 

Venue: Opal Kawana Waters, 1 Reflection Cres, Birtinya.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required by August 13 on 043 804420 or 53905100.

 

Streaming for Seniors

 

2-3.30pm

Celebrate Seniors Week by getting online. Join Grace Walker from Digital Fish and Chips as she takes you through the basics of streaming. Bring your own device and get hands-on experience using Radio National, Spotify, Netflix, Stan and more. Funded by Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. Supported by COTA Queensland. Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development.

 

Venue: Kawana Library, 30 Nanyima St, Buddina.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required on 54758989.

 

FOR ALL AGES: Seniors Week entertainment.
FOR ALL AGES: Seniors Week entertainment. Christine Perkin

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

 

Active Morning Tea

 

9.30am-1pm

The Healthy Ageing Partnership is hosting the annual Active Morning Tea for seniors. Enjoy morning tea and a range of fabulous activities and entertainment, including garden activities, Ageless Grace, belly dancers, ukulele, tap dancer and tai chi.

 

Venue: Lake Kawana Community Centre.

 

Cost: $12.50.

 

Contact: email admin@healthyageing partnership.com

 

Pickleball Event at Halcyon Lakeside Bli Bli

 

10am-4pm

Come to Halcyon Lakeside and try Pickleball, a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. It is great fun and a gentle way to keep fit. See the game in action, try a round for yourself and hear from one of Australia's best coaches.

 

Venue: Halcyon Lakeside, 1 Halcyon Way, Bli Bli.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required by August 20 on 1800050555.

 

Free Stay Active Seniors Exercise Class

 

10-11am

Run by an accredited exercise physiologist, this free Seniors Stay Active exercise is aimed at helping seniors to maintain and improve their exercise capacity, muscle strength, coordination and balance. The class will be held in Stockland Retirement's newest community, Birtinya Retirement Village indoor wellness centre which overlooks Lake Kawana. The class will include a gentle flat walk along Lake Kawana, a circuit class in the gym and a Live Well presentation. Come along and meet some new people and set some exercise goals. Wear comfortable work-out clothing, sneakers / trainers and bring a water bottle.

 

Venue: Birtinya Retirement Village Clubhouse, 3 Reflection Cres, Birtinya.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required by August 20 on 0439465612.

 

Step into Spring

 

10am-1.30pm

Spring has sprung so join us for a spring fling as we celebrate Seniors Week. Ladies wear your prettiest frocks and gentlemen dress to impress.

 

Venue: Ozcare Caroline Chisholm, Kenilworth Room, 28 Saffron Dr, Currimundi.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required by August 15 on 54138400.

 

Streaming for Seniors

 

3-4.30pm

Celebrate Seniors Week by getting online. Join Grace Walker from Digital Fish and Chips as she takes you through the basics of streaming. Bring your own device and get hands-on experience using Radio National, Spotify, Netflix, Stan and more.Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development.

 

Venue: Beerwah Library, 25 Peachester Rd, Beerwah.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required on 54758989.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

 

Streaming for Seniors

 

10-11.30am

Celebrate Seniors Week by getting online. Join Grace Walker from Digital Fish and Chips as she takes you through the basics of streaming. Bring your own device and get hands-on experience using Radio National, Spotify, Netflix, Stan and more. Funded by Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. Supported by COTA Queensland. Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development.

 

Venue: Caloundra Library, 8 Omrah Ave, Caloundra.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required on 54758989.

 

Laughter Yoga Free Workshop

 

10-11am

Celebrate Seniors Week with a free laughter yoga workshop at Birtinya Retirement Village. Laughter Yoga is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter. It is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Laughter yoga teaches 'yogic breathing' exercises. It promotes the use of breathing activities in between laughter and yoga exercises as a way to relax the body and mind. Get your giggle on and have some fun. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one as well as a water bottle.

 

Venue: Birtinya Retirement Village Clubhouse, 3 Reflection Cres, Birtinya.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required by August 20 on 0439465612.

 

PRYME MOVERS - Seniors Fitness Classes

 

10-11am

YMCA Caloundra is now offering a range of exercise classes to music designed for the over 50s athlete. Our instructors are specialists in older adult fitness, our classes are safe, fun, low-impact, easy to learn, and designed so that each participant can begin slowly and progress at their own rate, regardless of their individual fitness level or physical ability. Our instructors are skilled, experienced older adult specialists who will provide all of the necessary care and hands on support participants need to exercise safely, whist importantly still getting the most physical and metal benefit out of every workout.

 

Venue: YMCA Caloundra, cnr Arthur St and Central Park Rd, Caloundra.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: 54380944

 

Streaming for Seniors

 

3-4.30pm

Celebrate Seniors Week by getting online. Join Grace Walker from Digital Fish and Chips as she takes you through the basics of streaming. Bring your own device and get hands-on experience using Radio National, Spotify, Netflix, Stan and more. Funded by Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. Supported by COTA Queensland. Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development.

 

Venue: Maleny Library, 5 Coral St, Maleny.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required by August 23 on 54758989.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

 

RACQ Presentation

 

10.30am

We know you can drive, we just want to let you know about some changes you might not have heard about. The Years Ahead is a 45-minute discussion-based presentation covering a range of age-related topics including Recent changes to the Queensland road rules (including roundabouts and merging); Defensive driving tips; Clarification of commonly misunderstood road rules; Regulations surrounding medical fitness to drive; Alternative transport options such as motorised wheelchairs. This presentation is not usually available outside the Brisbane area.

 

Venue: Lawson Shed, 1 Memorial Ave, Pomona.

 

Cost: $3 donation for morning tea.

 

Contact: Bookings essential: 54852427.

 

Streaming for Seniors

 

10.30am-noon

Celebrate Seniors Week by getting online. Join Grace Walker from Digital Fish and Chips as she takes you through the basics of streaming. Bring your own device and get hands-on experience using Radio National, Spotify, Netflix, Stan and more. Funded by Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. Supported by COTA Queensland. Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development.

 

Venue: Kenilworth Library, 4A Elizabeth St, Kenilworth.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required on 54758989.

 

Step into Spring

 

1.30-3.30pm

Spring has sprung so join us for a spring fling as we celebrate Seniors Week. Ladies wear your prettiest frocks and gentlemen dress to impress.

 

Venue: Ozcare Ozanam Villa, Outdoor Garden and Patio (weather permitting), cnr King and Tainton St, Clontarf.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required by August 20 on 34804418.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

 

Pickleball Event

 

10am-4pm

Halcyon Over 50s Lifestyle Community. Come to Halcyon Glades and try Pickleball, a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. It is great fun and a gentle way to keep fit. See the game in action, try a round for yourself and hear from one of Australia's best coaches.

 

Venue: Halcyon Glades, 34 Ardrossan Rd, Caboolture North.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Phone: 1800814567.

 

That was Then - This is Now Free Silent Film

 

12noon-2pm

Seniors are invited to enjoy a free silent film with live organ music at the historic Majestic Theatre at Pomona. Come and enjoy this wonderful experience in the world's only continuous silent movie theatre built in 1921. Memorabilia, raffle, prizes and morning tea available. Enjoy trying out the old pianola and meet friends of all ages.

 

Venue: Majestic Theatre, 3 Factory St, Pomona.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required on 54842330.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

 

Come-and-Try Croquet Days

 

2-4pm

Equipment will be provided with members on hand to provide some coaching. Enjoy an informal and fun game before afternoon tea.

 

Venue: Caloundra Mallet Sports Club, 78 Arthur St.

 

Cost: Free

 

Bookings required by August 15 on 0468700934.

 

19th Seniors Week Fun Walk and Forum

 

6.30am-12.30pm

Join Australian Pensioners and Superannuants League Caloundra Inc in a 4km fun walk and reinforce to the wider community that mobility brings a better lifestyle. Over 50s and their families and friends are invited to attend. The walk is suitable for persons in a wheelchair or with vision impairment. Our instructor will get you warmed up for the day with the walk commencing at 7.30am at the Oaks Oasis Resort. Finish at the Caloundra Power Boat Club.

 

Venue: Oaks Oasis, Landsborough Pde and North St, Caloundra.

 

Cost: $10, children are free.

 

Contact: Bookings required by August 18 on 54927134, 0422536276 or 0417700502.

 

Rest and Restore

 

9-10.15am

Yoga Nidra Sunshine Coast. Resting in stillness during a 45-minute guided meditation session followed by a watercolour painting experience. Regular practice of relaxation and meditation has beneficial effects on physiological, psychological and emotional health and wellbeing. Morning tea included with homemade lamingtons made with cannellini beans, no flour or sugar.Tea included. Meet some lovely people. Please arrive at 8.45am to set up for supreme comfort.

 

Venue: The Little Yellow Wooden Hall, cnr Ilya St and Currimundi Rd, Currimundi.

 

Cost: $13

 

Contact: Bookings required on 0431873042.

 

Happy Hormones with Lisa Curry Event at Halcyon Lakeside

 

10am-4pm

Halcyon Over 50s Lifestyle Community. Discover how to maintain a hormonal balance with Lisa Curry's Happy Hormones program. This is an informative and educational talk by an engaging presenter.

 

Venue: Halcyon Lakeside, 1 Halcyon Way, Bli Bli.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required by August 24 1800050555.

 

Come-and-Try Croquet Days

 

2-4pm

Equipment will be provided with members on hand to provide coaching. Enjoy an informal game before afternoon tea.

 

Venue: Caloundra Mallet Sports Club, 78 Arthur St, Caloundra.

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: Bookings required by August 15 on 0468700934.

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