It’s our week seniors – let’s celebrate!

THROUGHOUT the year, many seniors give generously of their time and expertise in a variety of endeavours.

Thousands volunteer at local charities and many provide valuable support to their families, particularly by caring for and spending time with grandchildren.

So now it is time to indulge yourself and enjoy what is on offer during Seniors Week.

You have the chance to rekindle an interest or plunge into a new one, to meet new friends and to re-connect with old mates.

In Queensland the week kicks off on August 15, finishing on August 23.

As usual there is a huge range of activities to suit every taste, no matter whether you want to get the body moving or prefer to settle for something more sedentary.

There are opportunities to exercise both your mind and your body. Maybe try something different for a change - an aqua class at Coolum, a family history day at Caloundra, high tea at Caboolture Historical Society or a lively session of games at Pomona.

The program is packed with entertainment, information, activities and events to suit all tastes.

Peruse our Seniors Week calendar on pages 23-27 - you will be amazed at the variety of options.

Many activities are free but with some you will need to book in advance, so get the red pen out and pick your preferences.

Let's end our winter hibernation, start sharing ourselves around and celebrating the things we can still do.

As Henry David Thoreau, the poet and philosopher once said, "None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm".


Meghan, Harry ‘struggling to cope’ in LA

Meghan, Harry ‘struggling to cope’ in LA

Dream of a blissful new life has quickly turned into a nightmare

Fresh confusion over virus 'detention'

Fresh confusion over virus 'detention'

Thousands of Melbourne public housing residents have been provided with "detention...

Man in iconic 9/11 photo dies from virus

Man in iconic 9/11 photo dies from virus

This man miraculously survived the 9/11 terror attacks