Gold Coast mayor's message for upcoming Seniors Week

THE role our valued seniors play in the social fabric of the Gold Coast cannot be underestimated which is why the City of Gold Coast supports a range of events and activities during Seniors Week.

It's great to see so many Gold Coast seniors out and about gaining full value of the newly-extended Free Seniors Bus Travel initiative.

Many are enjoying the chance to experience more of the wonderful lifestyle we are privileged to enjoy here on the coast. Participation and inclusion are vital characteristics of a full and enjoyable life so anything we can do to assist that is a responsibility we take seriously.

Already 27,000 seniors have signed up to use this affordable transport option which is supported by the

Queensland Government. I'd like to also highlight the launch of our new and enhanced Active & Healthy Program. Let me encourage everyone to get moving and take part because there are new elements to the program that seniors can get fully involved in. There are a number of other benefits that we offer to seniors. These include pensioner rate rebates, Council Cabs and specially-designed library

services. Please make sure you take full advantage of any benefits we provide.

And, if you like music and entertainment then please join me for my free Mayor's Seniors Week 'Rock 'n' Roll Flashback' concert on Thursday 18 August at the Paradise Room, The Arts Centre, Gold Coast. Thousands come along for all the fun so make sure you book early for this wonderful program

of entertainment. More details can be found at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/seniorsweek

 

TOM TATE

MAYOR


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