Queensland Seniors Month – connecting with one another has never been more important

Queensland Seniors Month – connecting with one another has never been more important

For the first time ever our region’s seniors will be celebrated for the whole of October with inclusive events and activities designed to honour the important role older people play in our community.

Usually held in August, Queensland Seniors Week has expanded into a month-long celebration, and Gladstone Regional Council is joining in on the fun with a long list of events on offer.

Mayor Matt Burnett said one of the biggest Council-led events on the Queensland Seniors Month calendar was the H.O.P.E (Helping Other Possibilities Emerge) Café, set to take place at Imperial Vale Station near Miriam Vale.

“We are inviting seniors to join us for a roast lunch starting from 11am on Tuesday 26 October where local young people will be invited to join the lunch to promote intergenerational discussion, looking at the strengths of our region and what makes us unique,” Cr Burnett said.

“Transport to and from Imperial Vale Station is available across the region including Gladstone, Mount Larcom, Boyne Island, Calliope, Miriam Vale and Agnes Water, departing at 8.30am and leaving at 2pm.

“Email info@gladstone.qld.gov.au or call 4970 0700 to register your attendance.”

Visit www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/senior for a comprehensive list of Council and community-related events taking place during Queensland Seniors Month.

 

Community events and activities include (a highlight):

  • Senior Walking Group
  • Senior Fit Classes
  • Gladstone Men’s Shed visit
  • National Seniors Meeting
  • Gladstone QLD ParkRun
  • Cox Plate
  • Introductory Croquet
  • Creative Writing Short – Stories and Memoirs
  • Computer Skills
  • Phone Photography
  • Creating Handmade Cards

 

Be a part of the bigger picture…

In order to feel connected we need to feel seen, heard and valued.

One way you can be seen is by being a part of the Bigger Picture.

Like the saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words” well what if we created a picture out of a thousand pictures.

Can you imagine the stories it could tell?

The Bigger Picture is an intergenerational, cross cultural digital art project aimed as highlighting the diversity of older Queenslanders and increasing intergenerational connections through the shared use of technology by creating a photomosaic.

That’s a picture made up of lots of different people.

Contribute to the Bigger Picture by submitting a selfie of yourself, or with a friend or loved one, by October 17.

Visit www.qldseniorsmonth.org.au/contribute-bigger-picture/ to submit your selfie.

The Bigger Picture will be launched on October 24 just in time for National Grandparents Day.