GET TO KNOW: There is always something   interesting at lifelong learning sessions.
GET TO KNOW: There is always something interesting at lifelong learning sessions. jacoblund

Libraries offer free lifelong learning opportunities

THE Sunshine Coast Council libraries are giving seniors the opportunity to participate in an interesting variety of free lifelong learning sessions in August.

The sessions are aimed at exploring and improving your knowledge and developing new skills in a safe place.

The formats will be talks, workshops or hands-on. They include:

"It's relaxed and social, and another way to meet like-minded people," the Programs and Marketing Officer, Rhiannon Tingle, said.

Street-smart seniors

Join solicitors from Greenhalgh Pickard Solicitors and Accountants for a closer look at the legal processes designed to protect your best interests. Learn how to prepare the right legal documents, tips on ways to structure your estate and protect your assets from falling into the wrong hands and how to recognise signs of elder abuse and what assistance is available. Choose 10-11.30am on August 13 at Coolum or August 14 at Nambour.

Raising resilient children

Grandparents are welcome and will find this session a valuable learning experience. Psychologist Brad Everton, the author of On Track Parenting, will show you how to reinforce positive thinking to accomplish positive behaviours which will give your grandchildren the mental tools needed to withstand conflict and find solutions. On August 5, 10-11.30am at Coolum.

Online grocery shopping

Discover how to save time, money and energy by doing your grocery shopping online. Learn how to sign up and navigate major store websites such as Woolworths and Coles. Find out how to see what's on sale and set up delivery options to meet your needs. On August 2, 10-11.30am at Kawana, August 8 from 9.30-11am at Nambour, August 14 from 9-10.30am at Caloundra, August 28 from 2-3.30pm at Coolum and September 11 from 9-10.30am at Maroochydore.

Good gut health

Join Naturopath and Nutritionist, Gerry de Jonge, for tips on improving your digestive system. Learn which foods enhance good gut health and how the bacterial environment you live in can affect your gut health. Get information on ways to deal with inflammation and unstable blood sugar levels. Discover the roles of good and bad bacteria in the gut and find out how to achieve a healthy balance. On 31st 10-11.30am at Caloundra.

Facebook basics

Join library staff in a group session to Discover the basic skills every beginner needs to start using Facebook. Learn how to open a Facebook account, navigate settings, find friends and create posts. On 21st 9-10.30am at Caloundra and 30th 2.30pm at Beerwah.

Finding Meaningful Work

Join career practitioner Meera Miller, from Buzz Career Counselling, and get inside tips on finding meaningful work that motivates you. Discover creative ways to gain experience in your industry of choice including trials, job shadowing and volunteering. Discuss the challenges that modern job seekers face and how to overcome these with the art of self-marketing. On 20th 10.30-11am at Coolum, 28th 10-11.30am at Nambour, September 3 10-11.30am at Caloundra, 4th 10.30am-12pm at Maroochydore and 6th 10-11.30am at Maleny.

Life After Retirement

Get tips on ways to fund your lifestyle during retirement.Financial Advisers and Aged Care Specialists from Compass Financial Solutions will discuss ways to make the most of the golden years. Find out about managing superannuation, retirement income streams and the Centrelink Aged Pension. Take a look at Aged Care Services, costs and payment options. Get further information on basic Estate Planning and various ways to structure your assets. On 12th 2-3.30pm at Maleny, 19th 10-11.30am at Nambour, 20th 10-11.30am at Caloundra, 22nd 10.30am-12pm at Maroochydore, 27th 2-3.30pm at Cooloum, 28th 1.2.30pm at Beerwah and 30th 10-11.30am at Kawana.

Bookings essential. Phone 5475 8989 or go to library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.


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