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DUO Celebrating Seniors

Coordinated by the senior’s peak organisation Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland on behalf of the Queensland Government Queensland Seniors Week is an opportunity for older Queenslanders to explore programs and services, events and activities and connect with people of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate the many contributions older people make in their communities. This year we are celebrating a Queensland for ALL ages from Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 August 2017. Events will be held throughout the state ranging from BBQ’s, open days, expos, dances, films, walks, exercise classes, Tech Savvy Seniors sessions, arts shows, demonstrations and so much more. “Seniors Week provides a wonderful opportunity to connect communities through a wide range of activities and we encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved”, said COTA Queensland Seniors Week Coordinator Lisa Hodgkinson. “It’s a time to learn and share new experiences or to discover services and support to assist in reducing social isolation”. “Over the years we have heard stories of people who had experienced isolation yet by attending events and activities it was reported that afterwards they felt informed, connected and empowered.” Stephen Pether, Manager at LifeTec said “LifeTec would like to thank and acknowledge the Queensland Government and COTA Queensland for their many years of support of Seniors Week events in the Townsville region. It has been because of this support that Townsville could have opportunity for people of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contributions of older people and empower people to make informed decisions to maximise their independence. “LifeTec are experts in assistive technology and are focused on providing individuals with specialist information and advice to maximise their independence and safety.

Queensland Seniors Week, uniquely Queensland. “Come and meet the LifeTec team and hear how they can help you to ‘imagine’ what is possible, ‘seek’ the correct information with appropriately qualified professionals and ‘choose’ what is best suited for your lifestyle.” You can connect with LifeTec at the Seniors Lifestyle Expo on Tuesday 22 August at the Townsville Stadium. This free event will showcase products and services from approximately 100 exhibitors with information, activities and giveaways especially for seniors. So let’s come together Queensland! CONNECT NOW For more information visit www.qldseniorsweek.org.au www.facebook.com/ QueenslandSeniorsWeek/ DUOMagazine August 2017

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Duo Magazine August 2017  

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