Connect During Seniors’ Month

Tablelands Regional Council is celebrating Seniors’ Month with a free Ageing Well Expo and a host of regional events during October.

‘This has got to be our biggest Seniors’ Month yet,’ said Deputy Mayor Kevin Cardew.

‘We are hosting the expo, Seniors on the Road information sessions, ageing well forums, library activities and a special disaster preparedness event.

‘The Ageing Well Expo will give people a chance to come together and connect — and learn from experts on planning for ageing well including legal advice, health services, and volunteer and recreation organisations. There will be free health checks on offer, exercise demonstrations, opportunities to join a club, and free light refreshments.

‘The expo is at 9.30am–12noon on Tuesday 24 October at Merriland Hall in Atherton.

‘We are also seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) for exhibitors and demonstrators to join us at the expo. If you provide a service or offer activities to older community members you can submit an EOI until Friday 13 October.

‘Once again, we are partnering with Department of Transport and Main Roads and Queensland Police Service to host free Seniors on the Road information sessions. THESE SESSIONS ARE FULLY BOOKED.

‘A special disaster preparedness event — Seniors Safety Squad — is being held at the Coordination Centre in Atherton 9.30am–2.30pm Tuesday 10 October. Participants will gain knowledge to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural hazards and disasters through fun interactive activities. Bookings are open for this free event at until Friday 6 October.

‘We are also holding a series of free ageing well forums during Seniors’ Month with a panel of experts discussing topics including advanced care planning and directives, enduring power of attorney, My Aged Care and writing a will. Come along for a cuppa and a chat and pick up some resources at the same time. You can register to attend a forum at until Friday 6 October, with five taking place across our region:

• Yungaburra Community Hall — 9.30am–12noon Thursday 12 October
• Malanda Pavilion Supper Room — 1.30–4.00pm Thursday 12 October
• Ravenshoe Town Hall — 9.30am–12noon Wednesday 18 October
• Herberton Town Hall — 1.30–4.00pm Wednesday 18 October
• Coordination Centre, Atherton — 9.30am–12noon Thursday 2 November

‘With so much going on visit for a full list of activities,’ said Deputy Mayor Cardew.