Happy Seniors Week

Seniors Week – Celebrating a Queensland for All Ages 17-25 August 2019

by Ted Sorensen
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Let’s come together Queensland!

Queensland Seniors Week provides opportunities to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing, facilitate community participation, and enhance community connections, aligning with the Queensland Government’s and Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland’s vision of building Age-friendly communities in Queensland.

During 17-25 August 2019, Seniors Week will connect communities, providing opportunities for people to share and learn new experiences, discover services and support, and assist in reducing social isolation.

Seniors Week aims to:

  • improve community attitudes toward older people and ageing
  • facilitate community participation including those from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • enhance community connection and intergenerational relationships.

COTA coordinates Queensland Seniors Week on behalf of the Queensland Government and receives funding to collaboratively plan, run and subsidise Seniors Week events and activities.

Both COTA Queensland and the State Government value the contribution older people have made – whether as volunteers or in the workforce, community leaders or carers, grandparents or advocates.

Funded by the Queensland Government, the program provides $100,000 to subsidise events and activities held during Queensland Seniors Week.

This program supports the building of an age-friendly Queensland.

Hervey Bay Events:

Vintage Film – Penny Serenade

August 14 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Road
Hervey Bay,QLD4655 Australia
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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…

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Digi Help Drop in Sessions- Hervey Bay Library

August 15 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm

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Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Road
Hervey Bay,QLD4655 Australia
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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.…

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The Baycrest Ball

August 15 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Baycrest RSL Care, 99 Doolong Rd
Kawungan,QLD4655 Australia
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Free

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.

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Open Day Hervey Sixty & Better

August 16 @ 9:00 am12:30 pm
Hervey Bay Sixty & Better, 459 Boat Harbour Drive
Torquay,QLD4655 Australia
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Free

IF YOU ARE 50 PLUS, COME & 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.

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Scrabble

August 16 @ 9:30 am11:30 am

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Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Road
Hervey Bay,QLD4655 Australia
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The free weekly scrabble get-together is organised by U3A Hervey Bay. Everyone and all levels of expertise are welcome to join in.

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Meditation with Annemarie De Seriere

August 16 @ 9:30 am10:30 am

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Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Road
Hervey Bay,QLD4655 Australia
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Free

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.

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Lunchtime Wildlife Talk – Wildlife Rescue and Care

August 16 @ 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Road
Hervey Bay, QLD 4655 Australia
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Free

Presented by Wildlife Rescue Fraser Coast.

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