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Energetic line-up planned for Queensland Seniors Week 2019

14 August 2019

Queensland Seniors Week 2019 promises an energetic line-up of events with a variety of new activities to engage and inspire Southern Downs seniors.

After consulting with stakeholders and the region’s seniors, Council has expanded on last year’s success by offering an extensive and exciting calendar of activities from 17 to 25 August.

Councillor for Communities, Towns and Villages Sheryl Windle said there was a lot to look forward to this Seniors Week as fresh ideas had been incorporated following feedback.

“Each year Seniors Week gets bigger and better on the Southern Downs, and in 2019 we have planned a super week of new and exciting activities that are sure to engage the whole community, both young and old,” said Cr Windle.

“We worked hard with stakeholders this year to build partnerships and incorporate fresh ideas for this year’s calendar.

“We have moved away from an expo style format in 2019 and have focused on an extensive calendar of events at a number of locations across the region.

“We are very excited that this year, the Stanthorpe Fitness Centre is offering a range of free classes such as Tai Chi, Heart Fit, Line Dancing and Raging Ageing to eligible seniors.”

Councillor Windle said Seniors Week was also an opportunity to celebrate Queensland and the Southern Downs Region as a community for All Ages.

“I encourage both the young and old to enjoy the range of activities on offer and celebrate the valuable contributions our older residents make to their families and friends and our region,” she said.

“It is a wonderful opportunity to meet people with similar interests. I know a lot of our region’s seniors look forward to Seniors Week and it’s a highlight on their social calendar.”

The Seniors Week 2019 line-up also includes new activities such as Pickleball, an amateur photo competition, travel presentations, and art and music events including a Sip and Paint lesson at the Queensland College of Wine and Tourism. The Southern Cross Soloists are set to perform at Churches of Christ in Warwick, and the Granite Belt Neighbourhood Centre has a range of women’s workshops in Wallangarra. 

“Whether it’s a cuppa or game of whist, digital learning, pottery or a garden care presentation, the Seniors Week 2019 Calendar of Events is sure to offer something for everyone,” said Cr Windle.

Help celebrate our region’s seniors! Check out the full Seniors Week Calendar of Events at sdrc.qld.gov.au or at Council’s Community Contact Centres and Libraries.  

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