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Seniors reconnect during Seniors Week

The aptly called 2020 Seniors Celebrate – Let’s Reconnect Day, held at the Botanic Gardens on 19 August saw seniors reconnecting and recharging with U3A groups, quilters and more.
Rhonda Dunning, Jenni Harrison, Sandra Sullivan, Carol Ann Ferguson and Alisa Koloi from Bundaberg Quilters at the Seniors Week Event.

The aptly called 2020 Seniors Celebrate – Let’s Reconnect Day, held at the Botanic Gardens on 19 August saw seniors reconnecting and recharging with U3A groups, quilters and more.

Mature residents around the Bundaberg region have been making the most of Council’s Seniors Week events.

Bundaberg Regional Council Community Development Officer, Bev Devlin, said the event was one of the first back for seniors after COVID restrictions. 

“We’re hosting this today because its Seniors Week 2020, and there hasn’t been anything for seniors for some time,” Bev said.

“COVID has meant we had to cancel our seniors expo and forum back in March, and we’ve also had to cancel Flourish Family Fun Day, so to be able to host this today in a safe open-air environment is a real boon”

“Each event is held according to COVID restrictions, but it gives them the opportunity to take part in healthy activities, by enjoying the outdoors and staying engaged all in a safe environment.”

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Rod Nicholas with his car at the seniors week event.

Seniors were able to have free rides on the Australian Sugar Cane Railway, listen to Rod Bryant play fabulous music, go on a tour of the Botanic Gardens, enjoy the Orpheus Quartet singers and relive some great Australian driving history with the Early Holden Club and hot rod displays.

Bundaberg Quilters Sharee Bramwell said the Seniors Celebrate – Let’s Reconnect Day event was a great opportunity to reconnect, socialise with friends and enjoy the fresh air.

“Just to see people and see trains running and even just hearing music after being in restrictions is nice, and a small bit of normality,” said Sharee

“This event is really a good outlet for the community to come out and see people and socialise and we’re really enjoying it.”

On Friday, 21 August activity moves to Childers with a free morning tea at the Isis Club.

There’ll be fresh coffee and cake, fun and entertainment. RSVPs are needed for catering, phone 4130 4690.

To find out more about Seniors Week events visit the website or phone Council’s Community Development team on 4130 4150.

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