SES040816 SEN WEEK
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Sunshine Coast Seniors Week calendar of events 2016

AUGUST 6

Old Time Dance

7.30pm-12am

Old time dancing to the Sunshine Swing Band. Supper included. Belli Community Hall, 1170 Eumundi Road, Belli Park. Cost $14

AUGUST 11

Information Day

10am

Information day for potential new and existing clients and their carers regarding the home modification and home maintenance services provided by Maroochy Home Assist. Refreshments provided. Millwell Community Centre, Main Hall, 11a Millwell Road East, Maroochydore. Free

Open House @ Men's Shed

9.00am-12pm

Open House for prospective members and the public to come have a look at what goes on at the Buderim Men's Shed, 53 Mill Rd, Buderim. Bookings not required. Free 

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SATURDAY AUGUST 13

Seasons Exhibition Day

10am-2pm

At Seasons Private Aged Care, Mango Hill, it's on for young and old. You and your family are invited to attend where you can experience the 'EKKA' excitement without the crowd or the flu. Come along and enjoy the day; there will be entertainment, face painting, balloon animals, chocolate wheels, games, stalls, plenty of food, fairy floss, sample bags and don't forget the strawberry ice creams. Bookings not required. Wheelchair accessible. Free

Save Your Sight

10am-11.30am

Vision is one of our most important senses. Join Dr Eve Hsing as she discusses eye health and how to improve or maintain it. Maleny Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

Herbs & Spices

10am-11.30am

Why buy wilted or frozen supermarket herbs and spices when you can pluck a few fresh leaves from a plant in your backyard. Discover water-saving, chemical free and sustainable techniques for planting, harvesting, drying etc. Kawana Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

AUGUST 13 - 21

Special Home Style Lunch

Monday through to Friday - Special Seniors Week Homestyle Lunch at Caloundra Power Boat Club, The Esplanade, 1 Woorim Park, Golden Beach $9.95

'As I Age' Chalkboards

Come to Caloundra or Nambour Libraries to add your comments to the 'As I Age' Chalkboards and open a dialogue on the journey of ageing. Accessible to visitors using the library. Free

Noosa Leisure Centre

There is a multitude of social senior sports and creative groups that meet weekly at the centre including table tennis, badminton, indoor bowls, dance, writers group and the 60s & Better groups. These groups are eager to welcome new participants during Seniors Week for a free class to come and try. Classes are designed with seniors in mind. Check out the current Group Fitness Timetable and full info at www.noosa.qld.gov.au/nlc or phone 5329 6550.

SUNDAY AUGUST 14

Young at Heart Costume Exhibition

10am-4pm

This exhibition features the outstanding talent of Gwen Delacour who has made costumes for many years for various Singers. Her fine work will be showcased in this brilliant exhibition. Woodford Embracia, Cnr Archer & Margaret Streets, Woodford. $5.00

Home Instead Fun Activities

Home Instead Senior Care Maroochydore will have fun and invigorating activities for people living with dementia during Seniors Week. Activities will include adventurous outings to sensational locations to excite and delight the senses. Family carers are welcome to attend or take the opportunity for much needed respite. Further details phone 5443 3562.

MONDAY AUGUST 15

Tai Chi - With a focus on Arthritis

10.30am-11.30am

Presented by Lyn Hogg. Anglican Church Hall, Kenilworth. More info and bookings phone 5472 3089. Free

Police Advice for Seniors

2pm-3pm

Home Security, personal safety etc. Presented by Sen Sgt Pierre Senekal. St John Bosco Church, Kenilworth. More info and bookings phone 5472 3089. Free

Knitting

All week - whenever it suits you

Trauma bears and knee rugs for kids with cancer. Presented by Nambour Hospital. St John Bosco Church, Kenilworth. Free

Tea and tunes

10am-11.00am

Celebrate Seniors Week with morning tea and be entertained by this month's Music on Monday's musician David Rowan. David will be reminiscing with classic melodies on his accordion. No bookings required. Cooroy Library. Free

Colouring and Conversation

10am-11.30am

Come along and enjoy a morning of calming adult colouring and pleasant conversation. Morning tea included. Noosaville Library. Bookings required phone 5329 6555. Free

Sea Kayaking Info Session

7am-8am

Suncoast Seniors Recreational Kayaking Club will welcome the general public to come down and meet with club members and get info about the club at the Park near Caloundra Power Boat Club ramp. Free

Dance Workshop Day

10am-3pm

Workshop with Queensland Ballet. On offer are Dance for Parkinsons, Grandparent/grandchild Ballet Storytime, Ballet for Seniors & Zumba Gold. Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsman's Parade, Bokarina. Bookings essential phone 5413 1400. Cost $10

Come & Try Croquet Coolum

1.30pm-4.30pm

The Coolum Croquet Club invites you to come and try croquet on our lawns at Coolum (off David Low Way north of Stumers Creek behind Seacove Resort / RSL). Also on Friday August 19. Afternoon tea will be provided. Suggest you wear comfortable clothes, sports-like footwear and a hat. The aim of the day is to introduce people to the game of croquet. Come and enjoy a game out on the lawn. All equipment will be supplied. This is a free event. Further info contact Adrian Prince on 5448 2985 or Allan George 5473 9910. Free

Instagram for Seniors

10am-11.30am

Instagram is a fabulous way to share photos and videos of your travels and family moments. Learn how to use this social media app with Grace Walker from Smile I.T. as she takes you through the basics of uploading, filtering photos and hashtagging. Morning tea provided. Nambour Library, Cnr Currie & Bury Streets, Nambour.

Bookings required. Phone 5475 8989. Free  

Grandparent/Grandchild Storytime

11.30am-12.30pm

Bring your grandchild to attend a workshop for an intergenerational bonding activity. Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsman's Parade, Bokarina. Bookings required phone 5413 1400. $10

Ballet for Seniors

1.00pm-2.00pm

Feel better, think better, live better - with ballet. This gentle class is especially tailored for Seniors with a focus on improving poise, core strength, memory & mobility. Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsman's Parade, Bokarina. Bookings required phone 5413 1400. $10

Zumba Gold

2.15pm-3.15pm

Come ready to sweat and feel empowered with this modified version of the hugely popular Zumba class which is a great cardio workout designed especially for seniors. Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsman's Parade, Bokarina. Bookings required phone 5413 1400. $10

Technology Help

Having problems with your digital device? Unsure how to get the best out of your programs? Bring your own device. Beginners welcome. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

9.30am-1.00pm: Maleny Library. 9.30am-4pm: Nambour Library. 9am-10am:

Beerwah Library. 9.00am-4.00pm: Caloundra Library.

Lifehack: Productivity

10am-11.30am

Don't let your inbox rule your world. Pick up some smart tips on how to prioritise tasks and organise time. Kawana Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

TUESDAY AUGUST 16

Beyond Colouring In

10am-12pm

Art for Everyone. Presented by Denise Lamby, St John Bosco Church, Kenilworth. More info and bookings phone 5472 3089. Free

Driving for Seniors

1pm-2pm

Road rules and safe driving, presented by RACQ. St John Bosco Church, Kenilworth. More info and bookings phone 5472 3089. Free

Scottish Interest Group

9.30am

Seniors are welcome to come and observe our Scottish Interest Group meeting to see what the centre has to offer. Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre, Petrie Park Road (opp swimming pool). More info contact Secretary Angela James 54414266.

Introduction to Computers

9.30am-11am

Not everyone had the opportunity to grow up with computers. This session is for people who have never really used a computer before and might find them a little scary. Bookings required phone 5329 6555. Noosaville Library Free

Tech Savvy Seniors

2pm-3.30pm

Participants will look at using email and Facebook to share photos and files. Also learn to attach files to their emails and how to use their Facebook account to upload photos. Bookings required phone 5329 6555. Noosaville Library. Free

Volunteer Information for Sailability

9am-11.30am

Sailability Sunshine Coast Qld are hosting an information morning to show potential volunteers for Sailability what we do and how we do it. Mooloolaba Marina, Sailability Sunshine Coast HQ. Bookings essential phone 5477 1037. Free

Open Door - Tour of Men's Shed

9am-12pm

Tour of Buderim Men's Shed, 53 Mill Road, Buderim. Free

Movie Night

5pm

Movie and Dinner. Kawana Family Centre, Iluka Avenue, Buddina. Bookings essential phone Sunshine 60 & Better 5444 5833. $10

One on One Computer Help

9.30am-1pm

One on one help for basic problems with PCs, Android tablets and phone. No Mac/iphone help. Cooroy Library. Bookings essential phone 5329 6555. Free

Instagram for Seniors

Instagram is a fabulous way to share photos and videos of your travels and family moments. Learn how to use this social media app with Grace Walker who will take you through the basics of uploading, filtering photos and hashtagging. Bookings required phone 5475 8989. Free

10am-11.30am - Kawana Library. 2.00pm-3.30pm - Coolum Beach Library. 10.00am-11.30am Kawana Library.

Technology Help

Having problems with your digital device? Unsure how to get the best out of your programs? Bring your own device. Beginners welcome. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

9.30am-1pm: Maleny Library. 9am-5pm: Beerwah Library. 9am-12pm: Coolum Library. 9am-12pm.

Lifehack: Productivity

5pm-6.30pm

Don't let your inbox rule your world. Pick up some smart tips on how to prioritise tasks and organise time. Maroochydore Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

TechBar Drop In

2pm-3pm

Are you puzzled by technology? Want to read an eBook but not sure where to start. Come along to the drop in sessions. Maleny Library. Free

Feng Shui

4pm-5.30pm

A place for everything and everything in its place. Join us for tips on how to create harmony in your space and learn about the nine areas of the feng shui bagua. Maleny Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

Living Backyards

10am-11.30am

Create a haven for native creatures and learn how to create your own little backyard sanctuary. Nambour Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

Primal Play

10am-11.30am

Get off the treadmill and back to nature. Exercise does not have to be a chore. Discover an enjoyable, functional and sustainable form of exercise. Caloundra Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

Astrology & Numerology

10am-11.30am

Gain a better basic understanding of the theories behind Astrology and Numerology. Discover how predictions are determined and how these techniques have been used to help people understand their lives for centuries. Coolum Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17

High Tea & Launch

10.30am-1pm

High tea for seniors and launch of Seniors Week by the Mayor. Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsman's Parade, Bokarina. Bookings essential phone 5413 1400. $12.50

Cuppa, Chat & Entertainment

From 8.30am

People can enjoy a cuppa & chat followed by musical entertainment from 10am to 11am. Raffle tickets are drawn. CCSA Hall, Nutley Street, Caloundra. Ramp at front entrance. Just come along. Free

Bluegrass Band

12pm-1pm

Sing-along. Presented by Change of Heart. St John Bosco Church, Kenilworth. More info and bookings phone 5472 3089. Free

Computer Tuition

2.00pm-4.00pm

PCs, tables and phones. Presented by Sunshine Coast Council, Kenilworth Library. More info and bookings phone 5472 3089. Free

English Interest Group

9.30am

Seniors are welcome to come and observe our English Interest Group meeting to see what the centre has to offer. Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre, Petrie Park Road (opp swimming pool). More info contact Secretary Angela James 54414266.

Cent Auction

10am-2pm

Cent Auction and refreshments. Sunshine 60 & Better, Salvation Army Building, 1/163 Currie Street, Nambour.

Download an eBook on your Tablet

Come along to a 1 hour Techtalk and learn how to use your tablet to download a thrilling eBook, eAudiobook or eMagazine.

10.15am-11.15am: Mobile library Cooran. Bookings required phone 5329 6555. Free

9am-11am: Maroochydore Library. Bookings required phone 5475 8989. Free

Caloundra Senior Citizens Morning Tea

10am-11am

Come and join us for a cuppa and chat from 8.30am. Entertainment from 10am. CCSA Hall, 1 Nutley Street, Caloundra. Free

Instagram for Seniors

10am-11.30am

Instagram is a fabulous way to share photos and videos of your travels and family moments. Learn how to use this social app with Grace Walker as she takes you through the basics of uploading, filtering photos and hashtagging. Maleny Library, 5 Coral Street, Maleny. Bookings required phone 5475 8989. Free

Resolve Fitness Class

10.15am-12pm

Resolve Fitness Club invites you to a free class with a qualified instructor, tour of the facilities and morning tea. Resolve Fitness is a non-threatening environment welcoming Seniors. 19 West Terrace, Caloundra. Free

Noosa's Biggest Seated Dance Class

10.30am-12pm

Seniors who have mobility issues are invited to be part of this class. If you are not moving as well as you used to due to ageing issues, then come and experience the joy of dance at The J, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads. Free

Technology Help

9am-12pm

Having problems with your digital device? Unsure how to get the best out of your programs? Bring your own device. Beginners welcome. Maleny Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

Retirement Villages

10am-11.30am

Many seniors think about moving into a retirement village or caravan park as a way to downsize when the family home becomes too big for them. Learn about freehold, leasehold, license & company title. Nambour Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

Feng Shui

1pm-2.30pm

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice used to improve various aspects of life. Discover how subtle changes to décor and furniture can help boost your mood and energy. Beerwah Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

Travel with eLibrary

9am-10.30am

Travelling? Learn how to access eResources on your tablet or smart phone. Caloundra Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

iPad Photos

2pm-3pm

Learn the basics of using your iPad to take, edit and manage photos. Apple's iPad only. Coolum Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

THURSDAY AUGUST 18

Line Dancing

10am-11am

Beginners classes, introduction to line dancing. Presented by Irene Flint. Gheerulla Hall, Kenilworth. More info and bookings phone 5472 3089. Free

First Aid & CPR

3pm-4pm

Be prepared. Presented by Kenilworth First Response. St John Bosco Church, Kenilworth. For more info and bookings phone 5472 3089. Free

Sea Kayaking Info Session

7am-8am

Suncoast Seniors Recreational Kayaking Club will welcome the general public to come down and meet with club members and get info about the club at the Park near Caloundra Power Boat Club ramp. Free

Android for Beginners

9am-10am

For beginners new to Android only or those with limited skills. BYO Android device, ID & password. Caloundra Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

Tech Savvy Seniors

9am-10.30am

Intro to online shopping. In this session participants will find out how they can shop, bank and pay bills online. It also covers how to find things to buy online and how to make payments safely. Bookings essential phone 5329 6555. Free

Investment Discussions - AIR

8.45am

Are you retired or about to retire and want to further your knowledge of investments and Self-Managed Super Funds? The Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R. Ltd) Noosa Branch invites you to attend their monthly Investment Discussion Group Meeting (IDG) at the Uniting Church, Grass Tree Court, Sunrise Beach. A.I.R. is a not for profit organisation working for the interests of self-funded and partially self-funded retirees or those about to retire. More info call 5448 2985. $5.00 inc morning tea. 

Instagram for Seniors

Instagram is a fabulous way to share photos and videos of your travels and family moments. Learn how to use this social app with Grace Walker as she takes you through the basics of uploading, filtering photos and hashtagging.

10am-11.30am Maroochydore Library, 44 Sixth Avenue, Cotton Tree. Bookings required phone 5475 8989. Free

2pm-3.30pm Caloundra Library, 8 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra. Bookings required phone 5475 8989. Free

Technology Help

Having problems using your digital device. Unsure of how to get the best out of your programs. Bring your own device. Beginners welcome. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

2.30pm-5.30pm: Maroochydore Library. 9am-12pm: Beerwah Library. 9am-12pm: Caloundra Library. 2pm-5pm: Kawana Library.

Lifehack: Productivity

10am-11.30am

Don't let your inbox rule your world. Pick up some smart tips on how to prioritise tasks and organise time. Caloundra Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

Basic Bike Maintenance

5pm-6.30pm

Want to learn some handy bike maintenance tips? This session includes hands-on activities and practical demonstrations. Maleny Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

Scrabble Group

All day

Every Thursday at Nambour Library, scrabble will be set up for anyone wanting to play. You do not need a group, just turn up and use the library scrabble sets. Free

eLibrary on the iPad

9am-10.30am

Discover how to borrow and read travel and photography eBooks on your iPad. Basic iPad skills required. Nambour Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

eLibrary Workshop

10am-11am

Did you know you can download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eMovies and eMusic for free with your Sunshine Coast Library card? BYO your device and discover a whole new collection. Kawana Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

Supercharge your Income

5pm-6.30pm

Could you be missing out on clever money making opportunities? Find out how to grow your finances to match your ideal lifestyle & discover the benefits of starting early. Kawana Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

FRIDAY AUGUST 19

Seafood Lunch Cruise

10.30am for 11am Departure

Sunshine Coast Ladies Probus Club - 1 ½ hour cruise of Mooloolaba Harbour, River & Canals. Choice of 4 meals. Intending passengers to meet at the Wharf landing next to The Edge restaurant. Payment to be made at August meeting. Cost $33. Bookings contact Patricia de Waardt on 5479 2463 or 0408 986 825.

Balancing Stones

10am-11am

A creative dexterity exercise. Presented by Justin Bucciarelli. St John Bosco Church, Kenilworth. For more info and bookings phone 5472 3089. Free

Singing

1pm-3pm

Fun with informal group singing. Presented by Kathy Mullins. St John Bosco Church, Kenilworth. More info and bookings phone 5472 3089. Free

Open Day for Genealogy Group

This Open Day will give seniors the opportunity to research their family history in and beyond the local area. There will be free access and assistance to the very large collection of resources. Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre, Petrie Park Road (opp swimming pool). For more info phone Secretary Angela James 5414266. Free

Prime Timers

9.30am-11.30am

Prime Timers is a group of over 50s who meet on the 3rd Friday of the month at Sanctuary Park Church of Christ, 22 National Park Road, Nambour. Guest speaker today will be Debbie Bazzo who has been a missionary in Africa and now works in conjunction with Care Outreach. Donation only includes morning tea. Free

Yoga Class for Seniors

9am-10.30am

Yoga can decelerate the ageing process, improve posture and increase energy and vitality. Kawana Guide Hall, Iluka Avenue, Buddina. Bookings essential phone Leisa 0418 811 932. Free

Instagram for Seniors

Instagram is a fabulous way to share photos and videos of your travels and family moments. Learn how to use this social media app. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

10.30am-12pm: Kenilworth Library. 2.00pm-3.30pm: Beerwah Library.

Bowen Therapy

10am-11.30am

Bowen is a holistic technique that stimulates the muscles and soft tissue of the body. Gain an understanding and learn about the history and development of this alternative therapy. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

AUGUST 19 - 21

Noosa Open Studios

10am-4pm

Noosa artists and artisans open their studios to locals, visual arts students and visitors over the 3 days. Wallace House, Noosaville. For more info phone 0411 244 304. Free

SATURDAY AUGUST 20

20th Anniversary Concert

2pm

Sunshine Coast Concert Band is celebrating 20 years of fund-raising for charities and not for profit groups on the coast. The concert will be full of variety and will feature classical, jazz, rock, tap dancing and more. Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima Street, Buddina. Cost $10 incl afternoon tea. Bookings contact Val on 5443 9547 or website: www.sccb.org.au

Open Day at Caloundra Family History Research

10am-3pm

Open Day with morning tea & light lunch courtesy of COTA Qld at CFHRI Resource Centre, Gate 2, Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Corbould Park, Pierce Ave, Little Mountain. Bookings contact Roz Kuss on 5493 1197 or E: caloundrafamilyres@y7mail.com Free

Basic Bike Maintenance

10am-11.30am

Want to learn some handy bike maintenance tips? This session includes hands-on activities and practical demonstrations. Maleny Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

Save Your Sight

10am-11.30am

Vision is one of our most important senses. Find out what symptoms to look out for that can cause irritation or low vision. Beerwah Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

Supercharge your Income

10am-11.30am

Could you be missing out on clever money making opportunities? Find out how to grow your finances to match your ideal lifestyle & discover the benefits of starting early. Caloundra Library. Bookings essential phone 5475 8989. Free

AUGUST 20 - 21

The Grey Medallion

9am-4.00pm

The Grey Medallion is a program to help you to learn the essential life saving skills that could one day save your family members, friends or your life. This is a 2 day course which covers water safety, emergency situations, basic CPR etc. BreakFree Grand Pacific Resort, 100 Bulcock Street, Caloundra. Bookings essential phone 0402 454 644. Free

SUNDAY AUGUST 21

Come & Try Free Croquet

2pm-3.30pm

We invite you to try croquet with afternoon tea supplied. All very welcome. Flat shoes and hat recommended. Mallets provided. Headland-Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Enquiries phone 0423 534 909. Free

Family Fun Walk & Senior's Forum

7.10am-11.30am

Come out and join in the fun! Australian Pensioners and Superannuants League are celebrating Senior's Week with their 17th Annual 4km walk and forum. Join in and explore the Golden Beach foreshore. Warm up starts at Oaks Oasis, North Street, Caloundra and finishes at the Caloundra Power Boat Club. Bookings essential phone 5492 7134. $10.

Yandina Street Fair

Yandina Street Fair is an annual event that has been drawing crowds since 1977. Town centre is closed to vehicles so visitors can stroll and sample local gourmet produce, enjoy live music and entertainment. Stevens & Scott Street, Yandina. Free

Living, Loving & Learning Church Service

5pm

Explorers Group bi monthly Evening Service will explore 'what is the starting point when we consider Christianity for today's world'. Coffee, cake and chat will follow the service. Caloundra Uniting Church Hall, 56 Queen Street, Caloundra. Phone Anne Hoogendoorn 5492 6761. Free

MONDAY AUGUST 22

National Seniors Anniversary Display

9.30am

Buderim National Seniors 40th Anniversary display of members crafts, hobbies and collectables. Buderim Bowls Club, Cnr Elizabeth & Tindale Streets. Free

For further event listings in your area please visit www.qldseniorweek.org.au or phone 1300 738 348. Stay connected on the Queensland Seniors Week Facebook page.

 

 


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