August 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Alexandra Hills Shopping Centre, 71 Cambridge Dr, Alexandra Hills, 4161
Probus is all about Friendship, Fellowship and Fun in retirement. Probus provides you with the opportunity to join together in clubs and to progress healthy minds and active bodies through social interaction and activities with retirees in your community. Probus opens the door to new experiences and friendships, you can hear wonderful guest speakers, stay active by participating in a wide range of activities and explore your community, your country or the world.
Come by the booth and find out how you can get involved.
August 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Moora Park, 65 Park Parade Shorncliffe, QLD 4017 Australia
An introduction to fishing or an opportunity to brush up on your skills and meet new friends. Learn knot tying, bait presentation, rod casting and other tips to make your next fishing trip more successful. Bookings essential. Meet at the beginning of the jetty. Wear clothes and footwear that you don’t mind getting muddy and wet. Bring a towel, spare clothes and a snack.
Balinese Cooking – Cooking Class
August 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Beelarong Community Farm, Corner York and Beverley Streets, Morningside, QLD 4170 Australia
Bookings essential. Learn how to prepare and cook fragrant and spicy curries, sambals (chilli sauce), noodles and salads. This cuisine uses lots of aromatic spices that are tasty and healthy. Walking tour of the farm included. Please wear enclosed footwear and bring an apron. All are materials provided. Meeting point is the shed.
Estate Planning, and Understanding Grief and Bereavement
August 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Redlands Multi-Sports Club, Old Cleveland Road East, Birkdale, 4159
Join us for a 2 part combined information session. 9 am-10 am: Part 1 Estate Planning for Older Australians Tenneal Banks from Department of Human Services will help you understand what is involved with estate planning to ensure that your wishes are carried out. Light refreshments between sessions. 10:45-11:45 am: Part 2 Understanding Grief & Bereavement With Alex Gow Funerals.
Logan Loves Seniors
August 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Logan Entertainment Centre, 170 Wembley Road, Logan Central, QLD 4114 Australia
In celebration of Logan seniors, Logan City Council will host the popular Logan Loves Seniors Day on Tuesday 21 August 2018 from 9am – 2.30pm at the Logan Entertainment Centre.
The event will feature two gala entertainment shows starring Peter Byrne in concert as a Neil Diamond tribute.
Peter Byrne is one of Australia’s most talented and versatile entertainers. His career is studded with awards from the entertainment industry, acknowledging his outstanding ability to create and perform shows that take his audience on a memorable journey of songs and music.
In conjunction with the gala concerts, a FREE seniors’ expo will run from 9am – 1pm and will feature a large range of exciting activities including, workshops, get active programs, massages, information stalls and much more.
SHOW TIMES: 9.30am – 11am and 1pm – 2.30pm
PAQ Arts &Craft Show
August 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Road Toowong, Brisbane, 4066
A two day show during Seniors Week, celebrating the creativity and artistry of older Queenslanders. The show will display over 130 diverse and spectacular entries from women and men.
Centenary Volunteers in Policing – Over 50’s Expo – Forest Lake
August 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Light house community and events centre, 65 Woogaroo Street Forest Lake, 4078
The Centenary Volunteers in Policing in conjunction with the Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club, Forest Lake Probus Club and Forest Lake National Seniors Branch are running a Over 50’s health and Safety expo.
Speakers from the Queensland Police Service and other organisations will provide advice on how Over 50’s can protect themselves from crime and fraud, and how they can prepare better to enjoy their retirement and senior years.
There will be over 50 displays from Government departments, community organisations and commercial providers. Morning tea and lunch is provided. This is a free event.
Music Through the Ages for the Ages
August 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bulimba Senior Citizens and Community Centre, 1 Stuart Street (Corner Barramul Street), Bulimba, 4171
In Celebration of Our Seniors, The Bulimba Senior Citizens and Community Centre presents Music Through the Ages for the Ages.
Get ready for a day of fun, music, and community at the Bulimba Senior Citizen’s and Community Centre. There will be performances by the Something to Sing About Choir, the Morningstar Choir, music from our very own ukulele group, displays by the Historical society, Paint Box, and more. Plus, we’ll be hosting a multi-raffle prize draw.
Join us on Wednesday 22nd August at 9am to kick start our super awesome day of music.
$2 for members, $5 for non-members.
Grow It, Cook It Compost It
August 22 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Brisbane Botanic Gardens, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong, QLD 4006 Australia
Learn how to produce a sustainable backyard garden and cook nutritious meals from seasonal produce. Combined composting, sustainable gardening and fresh produce cooking workshops. Enjoy the food prepared together at the end of the session. Follow directional signs to the outdoor kitchen. It is essential that you wear enclosed footwear. All materials provided. Bookings essential.
Freedom and Choice in Ageing Expo
August 22 @ 10am – 3pm
Western Districts Football Club, Memorial Park, 65 Sylvan Rd, Toowong, 4066 Australia
Having the freedom and choice in your senior years to live independently in your own home is important to both your health and happiness. Jubilee Community Care is helping you do just that with the opportunity to learn more about what care and support is available at its Freedom and Choice in Ageing Expo on Wednesday, August 22 at Toowong.
The expo, during Seniors Week, will include exhibits by a Stay Standing falls prevention facilitator, Bodytrack Exercise Physiology, Blamey Saunders hears, Star Express cleaning and property services, Michelle K Boutique and Gifts, and other local organisations showcasing mobility and daily living aids, assistive technologies and more.
“This expo will also allow seniors to find organisations and products that will assist them in their daily living and help them to enrich later life.”
The expo will be held from 10am – 3pm on Wednesday, August 22 at the Western Districts Football Club, 65 Sylvan Rd, Toowong.
Military Barracks Walking Tour
August 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Victoria Barracks, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
Incorporating museum exhibition and an historic presentation. Souvenir booklet, digital photo of your visit and a Devonshire tea is included in the tour. Meet at the guardhouse. Names and registration number for any vehicle parked at Victoria Barracks will be required at the time of booking. Don’t forget to wear suitable walking shoes.
Panel Discussion: Staying Relevant & Engaged Past 55
August 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Womenspace, 11 Second Ave, Sandgate, 4017
Womenspace invites you to a panel discussion to celebrate and share in women’s contribution to Qld Seniors’ Week. The topic being “Staying Relevant & Engaged Past 55.”
In this age of constant change, new technologies and youth obsessed consumerism, how do women continue to re-invent themselves as they get older? Increasingly, in our culture, older women become ‘invisible’ and possibly feel ‘irrelevant’. Womenspace wants to unpack and interrogate this important question.
It is envisioned that this is an interactive, informative evening of participation, sharing, understanding, open minds and open hearts. And that this openness and shared experience will assist participants to be courageous and optimistic about their future. Discussion of strategies and ideas based on the panel’s experiences will possibly assist other women overcome obstacles to continued relevance and engagement. The added benefit of older women leading full and productive lives is improved physical and mental wellbeing well into the third age.
We sincerely hope you can join us for this special event and look forward to seeing you at Womenspace.
August 23 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Fulton Wellbeing Centre, 620 Seventeen Miles Rocks Rd, Sinnamon Park, 4073
Navigating your way to the right aged services can be challenging and confusing.
At Wesley Mission Queensland we’re empowering you to Age Stronger at this free community event where you learn about:
– the My Aged Care website and how to use it, including personalised, hands-on tutorials
– in-home care including information and advice relating to Home Care Packages and the Commonwealth Home Support Programme
– allied health services and how to make the most of them
– residential and day respite options
– NDIS for senior carers
– the importance of being mindful as you age.
Age Stronger 2018 will take place in the brand new Fulton Wellbeing Centre at Wesley Mission Queensland’s Sinnamon Village. Event attendees will have the chance to tour the centre along with the on-site gym, hydrotherapy pool, Dovetree residential aged care community and Hadden Place day respite centre.
Darling Point Special School Celebrates Senior Week – Open Classroom Event
August 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Darling Point Special School, 368 Upper Esplanade, Manly, 4179
As a Special School, DPSS wishes to acknowledge the remarkable contribution of the Senior citizens in our School community by opening our classrooms for viewing on Thursday 23 August 2018, between 10 and 12am. This time will be confirmed closer to the event, to make sure it is at a convenient time for teachers. Invitees will be asked to come in and see how their ongoing support has made a positive difference for our students.
It will also be an opportunity to seniors to view a special needs classroom in action, including the different types of equipment, technology and resources, which make our School unique.
This invitation is extended to all those senior citizens’ in our School community who touch upon or have an impact on our students lives – be it a grandparent, neighbour, family friend and so on.
Seniors can also see our in-house coffee training facility in action. DPSS is a registered training organisation, and has students working in our purpose built kitchen to make drinks and sweet and savoury items. Students work towards a Certificate 1 in Hospitality. The Coffee Shop is normally open for business to the school and the public on Thursdays, but would be used specifically for the Seniors event on this day.
After the Open Classroom viewing, invitees will be invited for a cuppa and a sweet or savoury treat. Coffee / Tea orders will be taken for our coffee shop but are strictly limited to pre-orders only, so as not to overwhelm our Hospitality students in training.
All attending Seniors will be provided with a thank you gift specially designed by our students.
Life in Irons Guided Tour
August 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
Life in convict Brisbane was unrelentingly harsh for the 3,000 men and women imprisoned here from its founding in 1824 to the penal colony’s closure in 1839. This exhibition offers a rare chance to view some of the few remaining official documents from the Brisbane penal colony.
Curator Madeleine Johns will discuss some of the priceless pieces on display including five hand-written registers that detail rations and harvests, illnesses and death, employment and transgressions as well as the original architectural plans and maps, showing the footprint of the penal settlement prior to the reopening of Brisbane Town as a free settlement in 1842.
The exhibition is held at the Museum of Brisbane, Level 3 Brisbane City Hall.
Falls Prevention – How to fall-proof yourself
August 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aspley Memorial Bowls Club, Nemira Street, Carseldine, 4034
Join us for a free health information session Did you know that a third of people aged over 65 experience a fall at least once per year and half of these are in and around the home? The good news is that many falls are preventable, so come along and learn why we fall and what steps you can take to reduce the risk of falling. Learn how to fall-proof yourself!