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Seniors encouraged to connect during Seniors Month

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There will be lots of activities on offer in the Bundaberg Region for Seniors Week this month.

This October there will be a range of activities to celebrate Queensland Seniors Month, with everything from outdoor adventures to arts and movie events on offer.

This year’s theme, social connection, is about connecting people of all ages, cultures, and abilities through inclusive events and activities and celebrating the important and essential roles older people play in the community.

Bundaberg Regional Council has created a detailed Seniors Month calendar which brings together community events and events and activities hosted at council operated facilities in Bundaberg, Gin Gin, Childers and Bargara.

Council Community Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Tracey McPhee encouraged everyone to try something new as part of Seniors Month while meeting new people in light of this year’s theme.

“We encourage everyone to take a look at the activities that are on throughout the month and if you are interested in something, give it a go and meet someone new; that is what the month is all about!” she said.

“We look forward to seeing people out and about enjoying the activities that are on offer across the region.”

Many activities are free of charge, with some having a small fee for transport to the event location.

Activities include bird watching and board games through to arts and craft sessions, lawn bowls and both easy and medium level walks exploring different parts of the region.

Queensland Seniors Month aims to:

  • Improve community attitudes towards older people and ageing.
  • Facilitate community participation and activity by older people, including those from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Enhance community connections and inter-generational relationships.

A full guide to all the activities can be found here.

You can find out more about Queensland Seniors month here.

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