Range of activities to engage seniors in Gladstone region

Contestant Irene Wex in the first heat of the Senior Talent Star 2013 Quest, held at the St Peter's Anglican Church, J Hickey Drive,
Contestant Irene Wex in the first heat of the Senior Talent Star 2013 Quest, held at the St Peter's Anglican Church, J Hickey Drive, Brenda Strong

GLADSTONE Regional Council is encouraging residents aged 55 and over to join in a range of activities to be held across the region as part of Seniors Week 2013.

Seniors Week will run from August 17 to 25 and is aimed at encouraging seniors to get active, have fun and engage with the community while learning.

The theme for this year's Seniors Week is "Get Educated, Energised, Entertained & Engaged".

Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers said the council had partnered with community groups and organisations to deliver an outstanding program of events.

"Some of the activities on offer this Seniors Week include zumba classes; photography workshops; chinese cooking and cake decorating workshops; community music concerts; and tap dancing classes," Cr Sellers said.

"Residents can also book a day trip to Quoin Island for $25 per person; take an Aussie Farm Tour at Miriam Vale; or join Councillors for a morning tea and fashion parade.

"There really is something for everyone this Seniors Week."

Cr Sellers said the events would be held at various locations with some on weekends and outside of working hours to cater for those in employment or who were unable to attend during business hours.

"With heats well under way in Council's Senior Talent Star Quest, supported by Australia Pacific LNG, the grand final at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre Marina Marquee on August 23 is shaping up to be a spectacular," she said.

The Seniors Week 2013 program is available from the council's website.

Bookings can be made by contacting Council's Community Development Officer Andrea Hughes on 4976 6318.
 



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