SENIORS Week is an opportunity for Queenslanders of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contribution of older people within the community.
Members of the community are invited to help celebrate Seniors Week at a special morning tea to be held at the Mareeba International Club on Friday 25 August starting at 10.00am.
Mareeba Shire Council Mayor Tom Gilmore encourages all seniors from across the Shire to attend the annual event.
“This is an opportunity to enjoy great company, food and entertainment whilst having fun talking about the joys of growing older,” Cr Gilmore said.
School students and local artists will perform at the morning tea, adding colour and atmosphere to the community celebration.
Many older people assist their families with caring responsibilities whilst being actively involved in their communities through volunteering and passing on their knowledge and experience to others.
“Seniors Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful contribution seniors make, and it is our chance to thank our seniors for their great contribution they have made and continue to make in our community,” Cr Gilmore said.
Further information and bookings, please contact 4086 4722 .
The Mareeba Library will be hosting a presentation about fall prevention with staff from the Mareeba Hospital on Thursday 24 August at 10.30am. The talk is part of the ‘Stay on your Feet Program’ which provides information for seniors about preventing falls and staying healthy and independent.
The program delivered by physiotherapists from Mareeba Hospital is for seniors and people who work with seniors, and provides information on exercises for strength, balance, flexibility and endurance as well as advice on reducing falls at home and risk assessment tools for professionals.