Seniors Week celebrations in full swing
GARDEN PARTY UPDATE – This event has been relocated to the grounds of the Cairns Regional Council Administration Building in Spence St, due to forecast rain.
Seniors Week has officially arrived and Cairns Regional Council has joined with community organisations to offer a range of activities to celebrate the life experience that comes with growing older.
Many events on the Seniors Week program are already fully booked, including tomorrow’s Garden Party and Friday’s Mayor’s Luncheon.
“It’s great to see these community events so well supported,” Mayor Bob Manning said
“While the Garden Party has had to be relocated, it will still be a colourful event, with guests encouraged to bring a bit of old-time glamour.”
There are still a few places available in Wednesday’s free internet safety workshop at Earlville Library.
The workshop is aimed at seniors who are already using the internet but would like to learn more about protecting against cyber bullying, scams and other security risks.
The workshop starts and 10.30am and morning tea will be provided. Contact Earlville library on 4044 3766 to book.
For those wanting to get a bit more active on Wednesday, social tennis – accompanied by a chat and a cuppa – will be held at the Port Douglas Tennis Courts on Davidson Street. Phone June on 4099 4690 to book.
Cr Manning said the Positive Ageing Fair, to be held on Thursday on the Cairns Esplanade, would provide plenty of inspiration for making the most of the senior years.
“There are exercise classes, information stalls on everything from government services to travel and we will introduce the members of the Older Persons Advisory Committee, which will help inform Council on issues affecting older people in our community,” Cr Manning said.
The Positive Ageing Fair is free and open to all members of the public. It will be held on the Western Lawn of the Cairns Esplanade from 7am to 2.30pm, with Cr Manning to perform the official opening at 9.30am.