Chalk it up for some thought-provoking fun this Seniors Week

FEROS Care has joined forces with Sunshine Coast Council for Seniors Week (August 13-21) by supplying thought-provoking chalkboards that will ask our older population to finish the sentence As I age.

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said Seniors Week would be an opportunity for all Queenslanders to come together to celebrate the valuable contributions of our older people.

"In line with our priorities in the Sunshine Coast Social Strategy, council is partnering with not-for-profit organisations and community groups to highlight Seniors Week activities and events, incorporating the 2016 theme It's on for young and old," Cr McKay said.

"Even our libraries are getting into the Seniors Week spirit with a range of activities aimed at members aged 50+.

"Our seniors are invited to join in the As I Age conversation which is designed to kick start conversations about ageing.

"They can write statements and thoughts about the journey of ageing on two interactive modular chalk boards, which will be installed at Caloundra and Nambour library branches. The 2m x 2m boards have been supplied by Feros Care and will be on display during Seniors Week.

"Mayor Mark Jamieson will launch the Seniors Week celebrations at a high tea at Lake Kawana Community Centre at 10.30am on August 17, and all senior residents from across the Coast are invited to attend."

Cr McKay said we are very privileged to deliver in partnership with IRT Lifestyle and Care, a dance workshop day with the Queensland Ballet.

"There are four workshops on offer including Dance for Parkinsons, Grandparent/Grandchild Ballet Storytime, Ballet for Seniors and Zumba Gold," Cr McKay said.

"Grandparents are invited to bring their grandchildren along to the Grandparent/Grandchild Ballet storytime workshop for some fun inter-generational bonding activity.

"These are just some of the exciting events which are happening across the Coast.

"With everything from sea kayaking to craft and collectables displays and everything in between - there is definitely something to suit everyone."

The library events are funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and supported by COTA Queensland. Bookings are essential via council's library website www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au as morning or afternoon tea will be provided.


The Dance Workshop Day with Queensland Ballet is just $10 per person. For bookings please call Lake Kawana Community Centre on 5413 1400 or visit www.scvenuesandevents.com.au

Sunshine Coast Seniors Week is delivered in partnership with COTA, Healthy Ageing Partnership, IRT Lifestyle and Care, Stockland and Feros Care.

For full event information visit council's website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and search 'what's on' and head to the council events page www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.


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