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Gin Gin Seniors Expo offers a place to connect

Gin Gin Seniors Expo
The Gin Gin Seniors Expo was held this week with plenty of information on offer for participants.

More than 100 people attended the Gin Gin Seniors Expo this week with plenty of stalls on display at the newly opened Gin Gin Community Hub.

The expo is an annual event facilitated by the Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre to connect the ageing community with organisations and community groups that offer services in the area.

Bundaberg Regional Council's Community Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Tracey McPhee said 24 stallholders took part in the day, offering a variety of displays, information and advice.

“It’s important for regional and rural communities to know what services are available and how they can access them locally or if they need to travel into Bundaberg,” she said.

“Each year we have a theme and this year it was ‘back to nature' and the many health and wellbeing benefits seniors can experience by spending time outdoors.”

Gin Gin Seniors Expo
There was plenty of activities happening at the Gin Gin Seniors Expo.

The community enjoyed the free morning tea and lunch that was provided by the Neighbourhood Centre with lucky door prizes featured as well as demonstrations by Tai Chi for Health and Balanced Bodies Pilates.

Divisional representative Cr Wayne Honor said the Seniors Expo provided the perfect opportunity for residents and visitors to check out the recently completed community hub and surrounding park areas.

“The event was well attended by the community with people enjoying the outdoors and new park space alongside the Gin Gin Community Hub,” he said.

“Some members of the public said they had not visited the community hub before and were very impressed by the area.”

Gin Gin Seniors Expo
Hearing Australia in attendance at the Gin Gin Seniors Expo.

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