SHARING IS CARING: Celebrate Queensland Seniors Week 2019.
SHARING IS CARING: Celebrate Queensland Seniors Week 2019. Cecilie_Arcurs

Qld Seniors Week: Wide Bay events

SENIORS Week provides the opportunity for older Queenslanders to explore programs and services, events and activities, connect with people of all ages and backgrounds, to celebrate the many contributions older people make in their communities. Take a look at our Calendar of Events across your region from August 17-25.

Pre-Seniors Week:

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14

 

Vintage Film Penny Serenade

 

10am-noon

In this classic, heart-wrenching melodrama, Roger Adams (Cary Grant) and Julie (Irene Dunne) are married and deeply in love. Their dreams of starting a family are tragically put on hold when Julie suffers a miscarriage that leaves her unable to carry another child.

Determined not to let this prevent their parenthood, the couple adopts a little girl, Trina. However, when Roger's newspaper folds, they are forced to convince the court that they are fit to keep her. They succeed in this battle, but tragedy soon strikes again, and Adam and Julie must re-examine themselves - and their love for each other - in order to fight for their marriage.

Venue: Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 07 4197 4220.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

 

2019 Gin Gin Seniors Expo

 

9.30am-1pm

Stalls and displays from service providers and community groups. Enjoy various stalls and displays from service providers and local community groups. Raffle and lucky door prizes on the day. Grab a cuppa and enjoy free morning tea and lunch with friends.

Venue: Gin Gin RSL Hall, 39 Milden St, Gin Gin.

Cost: Free

 

Digi Help Drop in Sessions

 

1pm-3pm

Have you got a new or old device and have a simple question you want answered? Hervey Bay Library now has Digi Help Drop In sessions from 1pm-3pm on Thursdays in the Creative Space.

These are short personal sessions of no longer than 10 minutes, to assist you to trouble shoot access to things like emails and social media sites. Please be ready with your password and email address. Software installations and hardware fixes will not be included. No bookings required.

Venue: Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay.

Cost: Free

 

The Baycrest Ball

 

1pm-3pm

Join the residents of Baycrest at their Annual Ball. Get dressed up and join us. Dance with the members from Mansong. Prizes including Belle and Beau of the ball.

Venue: Baycrest RSL Care, 99 Doolong Rd, Kawungan.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 07 4194 2441.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

 

Open Day Hervey Sixty & Better

 

9am-12.30pm

If you are 50 plus, come and join us. You are warmly invited to join our organisation and participate in any or all activity groups to help foster a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.

Venue: Hervey Bay Sixty & Better, 459 Boat Harbour Dr, Torquay.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 07 4194 2441.

 

Scrabble

 

9.30am-11.30am

The free weekly scrabble get-together is organised by U3A Hervey Bay. Everyone and all levels of expertise are welcome to join in.

Venue: Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay.

Cost: Free

 

Meditation with Annemarie De Seriere

 

9.30am-10.30am

Raja Yoga Meditation presented by Annemarie De Seriere, member of Brahma Kumaris, a global not for profit spiritual community offering free meditation programs. Help reclaim your inner power, take control of your own life, live more happily, calmly and productively. Chair based meditation with no need for special postures, mantras or clothing.

Venue: Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 07 4197 4220

 

Lunchtime Wildlife Talk - Wildlife Rescue and Care

 

noon-1.30pm

Presented by Wildlife Rescue Fraser Coast.

Venue: Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 07 4197 4220.

 

Seniors Week

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

 

Thinking about Makin' Whoopee

 

7pm-9pm

Makin' Whoopee are a fun loving, friendly and highly skilled set of 30 plus lady performers.

The debut performance was well received by 500 members of our local community at the Brolga Theatre in November 2017.With songs from ABBA to Aretha Franklin, from show tunes to soul music and everything in between. Makin' Whoopeewill take you on a musical journey of song, laughter and audience participation.

Venue: Brolga Theatre, Lennox St, Maryborough.

Cost: $22

Contact: Bookings required, go to ourfrasercoast.com.au /Events/or in person at Halcro Community Centre.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

 

5th Annual Duckpond Dash

 

8.30am-11.30am

Registration from 8.30am with the official proceedings commencing at 9am- 11.30am. Take on friends and family in this all abilities novelty walk for seniors! Games, entertainment and complimentary Devonshire Tea. All welcome- you can walk, waddle, dash or skip your way around the duckponds. Wheelchair accessible. A prize will also be awarded to the Best Dressed Duck!

Venue: Lake Alford, 215 Bruce Hwy, Gympie.

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Contact: Bookings required phone 1300 307 800.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19

 

Mayoral Heritage Morning Tea

 

9am- 12.30pm

Mayoral Morning Tea is annual tradition whereby the sitting Mayor and Councillors provide table service to our Senior community and thanks them for their contributions and accomplishments that have helped evolved our town from the past to the present day. Wheelchair accessible.

Venue: Brolga Theatre, Lennox St, Maryborough.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required by Wednesday, August 14 on 07 4123 1554.

 

Heritage Chat

 

9am-11am

Heritage talks in U3A rooms followed by singing and morning tea.

Venue: Bundaberg Library, 49 Woondooma St, Bundaberg.

Cost: Free

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

 

Annual Seniors Concert and Morning Tea

 

10am- 11.30am

Doors open from 10am for musical entertainment with the official program commencing at 10.30am-11:30am on Tuesday 20 August. The event will include delicious morning tea, further entertainment and the announcement of the 2019 Senior Citizen of the Year Awards. Gold coin donation entry with all proceeds going to the Gympie Community Bus. Wheelchair accessible.

Venue: The Gympie Civic Centre, 32 Mellor St, Gympie.

Cost: Gold Coin Donation.

Contact: Bookings required by Tuesday, August 13 on 1300 307 800.

 

Bloom Free Hearing Health Checks

 

11.30am-4pm

bloom hearing specialists Gympie are holding free hearing health checks during Seniors Week. We encourage you to join us at The Gunabul Golf Club, Gympie and take part in our free hearing health check event. We will be providing hearing screenings and discussing all things hearing health!

Our fabulous team will be able to answer any questions your may have and showcase some great new hearing technology available in our clinics. Wheelchair accessible.

Venue: Gunabul Golf Club Gympie, 9 Power Rd, Southside Gympie.

Cost: Free

 

Connecting Communities

 

10am-12.30pm

Connecting Communities is an activity that is planned so that it may support older people from Bauple, Gundiah, Tiaro, Mungar, Antigua and Yengarie to positively connect with their families, friends and social networks in adjoining regional townships during the week of celebrations. Wheelchair accessible.

Venue: Tiaro Memorial Hall, Cnr Mayne St & Forgan Tce, Tiaro.

Cost: $5

Contact: Bookings required by Tuesday, August 13 on 07 4123 1554.

 

Happy Days

 

1pm-4pm

Happy Days Seniors Week Concert. Come along to our choreographed performance of memorable tunes, toe tapping enjoyment and plenty of laughs with performances by "The Happy Pensioners" and other guest artists.

A delicious catered afternoon tea by Alowishus Delicious Maryborough will be provided. We will also have lucky door prizes and the traditional big raffle.

You are going to love this one. Last year was a real winner with record numbers attending and yes its free entry! The Maryborough and District Committee on the Ageing. Wheelchair accessible and hearing loop available.

Venue: Senior Citizens Centre, 333 Alice St, Maryborough.

Contact: Bookings required by Tuesday, August 13 on 07 4123 1554.

Cost: Free

 

Seniors Expo

 

8.30am-12.30pm

Enjoy a morning of stalls, entertainment and raffles.

Venue: Bundaberg Multiplex Centre, 1 Civic St, Bundaberg West.

Cost: $3

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

 

Masquerade Party

 

2.30pm-4pm

Come and join us for a Masquerade Party as we celebrate Seniors Week in disguise. Wheelchair accessible.

Venue: Ozcare Hervey Bay, Ground Floor Recreation Room, 35 Davis Drive, Kawungan.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required by Monday, August 12 on 07 4194 3300.

 

Seniors Unite

 

9am-4.30pm

During Seniors Week celebrations we are committed to ensuring all of our well aged residents are recognised and have equal opportunity to participate. Seniors Unite is a whole day activity, including morning tea, 3 course Buffet lunch and a social game of lawn bowls. Buses shall travel from Maryborough to Poona for morning tea. Then travel from Poona to Boonooroo for lunch and bowls. One (1) bus shall then transport passengers back to Poona, and the other return to Maryborough. Wheelchair accessible.

Venue: Poona Community Centre, 7 Snapper Dr, Poona.

Cost: $25

Contact: Bookings required by Tuesday, August 13 on 07 4123 1554.

 

Navigating the Aged Care Maze

 

9.30am- 12.30pm

Navigating the Aged Care System can be confusing and it's important to get the right information. Do you want to know more about the aged care system? Are you seen as a trusted source for information? Do you belong to a community group? Join us for an information session where you will learn about the aged care system to share with people in your networks or with other groups in the community

Venue: Bundaberg and District Neighbourhood Centre, 111 Targo St, Bundaberg South.

Cost: Free

Contact: If you have any questions, phone Paul on 07 3316 2913. Bookings required, go to agedcaremaze. eventbrite.com.au or phone 07 3316 2999.

 

Finding Your Feet // Free Community Movie

 

10am-noon

Celebrate Queensland Seniors Week 2019 at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre. This event is funded by the Queensland Government and supported by COTA Queensland. 'Lady' Sandra Abbott finds the courage to reinvent herself after she flees a broken marriage to stay with her bohemian sister in London. Featuring an acclaimed British cast led by Imeld Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall and Joanna Lumley, Finding Your Feet is a hilarious and heartwarming comedy proving it's never too late to start again. Wheelchair accessible and hearing loop available

Venue: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, 177 Bourbong St, Bundaberg Central.

Contact: To book,

go to moncrieff- bundaberg.com.au or phone 07 4130 4100.

Cost: Free

 

Tapas for Seniors

 

6pm-8pm

A Spanish cooking class and demonstration held for seniors including people from a multicultural background. A Spanish Chef will be showing seniors how to prepare, cook and serve a variety of Spanish Tapas plates during a 2-hour demonstration. This is seen as an event that will bring seniors and multicultural people together in the one place. Wheelchair accessible.

Venue: Bundaberg Neighbourhood Centre, 111 Targo St, Bundaberg South.

Cost: $10

Contact: Bookings required by Friday, August 16 on 07 4153 1614.

THURSDAY, 22 AUGUST 2019

 

Be Connected - Your Guide to Getting

 

9.30am-11am

Be Connected is an Australia wide initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world. We have online learning resources as well as a Network of community partners - the Be Connected Network - who offer in-person support so you can develop your digital skills and confidence.

Venue: Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay.

Contact: Bookings required on 07 4197 4220.

Cost: Free

 

Open Day

 

10am-2pm

Join the Australian Pension Superannuants League for an open day. APSL is a community based organisation for over 40's, focusing on social and sporting tuition, such as Table Tennis, Art, Mah Jong, Meditation, Card and Board games plus computer tuition.

Venue: APSL Hall, 61 Hunter St, Pialba.

Cost: Free

 

Digi Help Drop in Sessions

 

1pm-3pm

Have you got a new or old device and have a simple question you want answered?

Hervey Bay Library now has Digi Help Drop In sessions from 1- 3pm on Thursdays in the Creative Space. These are short personal sessions of no longer than 10 minutes, to assist you to trouble shoot access to things like emails and social media sites. Please be ready with your password and email address. Software installations and hardware fixes will not be included. No bookings required.

Venue: Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 07 4197 4220.

 

Mini Expo 19

 

9am-12.30pm

A collaboration of local regional organisations to display services which support the needs of our ageing community. This initiative will enable older Maryborough and district residents to participate in and explore regional programs and services at a centrally located facility. Our Mini Expo will attract agencies which have a focus on the health and wellbeing of our ageing community. Organisations such as U3A, Senior Citizens, and MaDCOTA Inc will have a presence and this will create opportunities for our older residents to continue to participate in activities outside of Seniors Week celebrations. Services such as Australian Hearing, Wide Bay Health & Hospital System and local doctor practices are encouraged to attend to promote mobile services to outer remote townships. Wheelchair accessible and hearing loop available. The Maryborough and District Committee on the Ageing.

Venue: Senior Citizens Centre, 333 Alice St, Maryborough.

Cost: Free

Contact: For more information phone 07 4123 1554.

 

Guided Zoo Free Tour

 

9am-10am

This compact menagerie at a public park features exhibits with dingos, lizards, birds & more.

Venue: Alexandra Park Zoo, Quay St, Bundaberg West.

Cost: Free

 

Free Tai Chi in the Park

 

10am-11am

Join us for a Tai Chi class where we will embrace the mind, body and spirit. Tai Chi originated in ancient China and is one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body. Wear loose comfortable clothing and flat shoes suitable for exercise and bring water with you.

Venue: Alexandra Park, Quay St, Bundaberg West.

Cost: Free

 

60 and Better Bundaberg 25 Birthday Celebration

 

10.30am-2pm

Bringing members and the public together to celebrate the achievements of the 60 and better program over 25 years. Wheelchair accessible.

Venue: Burnett Bowls Club, CNR George and Mulgrave Sts, Bundaberg.

Cost: $15 pp.

Contact: Bookings required by Thursday, August 8 on 07 4132 8224.

FRIDAY, 23 AUGUST 2019

 

Scrabble

 

9.30am-11.30am

The free weekly scrabble get-together is organised by U3A Hervey Bay. Everyone and all levels of expertise are welcome to join in.

Venue: Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 07 4197 4220.

 

Hinkler Hall of Aviation

 

9am-3pm

Come and be amazed by the awe inspiring, dynamic and unique structure of soaring glass and steel made in the shape of an aircraft wing. Set in the lush Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation brings to life the adventures and achievements of Australia's famous pioneer solo aviator Bert Hinkler.

Venue: Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Mount Perry Rd & Young St, Bundaberg North.

Cost: $0-41. **Free tour for first 50 patrons.

 

Steam Train Rides

 

10am-12.30pm

All aboard! Come along and enjoy a FREE steam train ride at the Botanic Gardens. The platform is located next to the Coffee Shop and Rose Garden and is easily accessible from the Mt Perry Road entrance to the gardens. The ride takes about 10 minutes so there is never too long to wait for the next train to come. The train travels adjacent to the wetland area through bush, parkland and even the railway workshop.

Venue: Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, 6 Mount Perry Rd, Bundaberg.

Cost: Free

 

Ingenia Gardens Bundaberg Mediterranean Luncheon

 

noon-2pm

Join the residents at Ingenia Gardens for a Mediterranean Luncheon!This is an opportunity to dress up and mingle with the residents of Ingenia Gardens Bundaberg, try a delicious Mediterranean luncheon, dress up, take part in a blind auction and discover what life at Ingenia Gardens Bundaberg can be like. Wheelchair accessible

Venue: Ingenia Gardens Bundaberg, 55 Jefferis St, Bundaberg North.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required by Monday, August 19 on 07 4151 8500.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

 

Graffiti Grannies

 

9.30am-11.30am

Learn to knit or crochet. Perhaps you already know how.

Everyone is welcome to join in the Graffiti Granny 2019 projects- knitting/crocheting squares for a giant Christmas tree, the ocean themed post covers for Pialba Place Shopping Centre and the annual Christmas Display.

Venue: Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 07 4197 4220.

 

Mansong Dance Night

 

6pm-8pm

Dance with Mansong - Includes light supper. Book at Halcro Street Community Centre. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Venue: Pialba Memorial Hall, 5 Main St, Pialba.

Cost: $10

EXTRA ACTIVITIES: MONDAY, AUGUST 26

 

Open Evening at the Fraser Coast Toastmasters

 

6.45pm-9pm

Join us for an evening to find out more about what happens at a Toastmasters Group and the art of public speaking.

Venue: Hervey Bay Bridge Club, 17 Cypress St, Torquay.

Cost: Free

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

 

Hervey Bay & District Senior Citizen Club Inc. Open Day

 

9am-4pm

Demonstrations of some of our daily activities, chance to learn new skills and try different activities. Sausage sizzle, cool drinks, tea/coffee and snacks and raffle available to purchase on the day.

Venue: Hervey Bay & District Senior Citizens Club, 28 Totness St, Torquay.

Contact: Bookings required on 07 4194 2441.

Cost: Free

 

Scrabble

 

9.30am- 11.30am

The free weekly scrabble get-together is organised by U3A Hervey Bay. Everyone and all levels of expertise are welcome to join in.

Venue: Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay.

Cost: Free

Disclaimer: Dates and times are printed as given to us. No responsibility is taken for accuracy of this information.


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