RELAXING TUNES: Roger Illot entertaining at a previous Seniors Week.
RELAXING TUNES: Roger Illot entertaining at a previous Seniors Week. Samantha Wantling

Seniors event: Get on the list

MOVE over Seniors Week because August is Seniors Month on the Southern Downs, and the council wants to list your event in the Southern Downs Seniors Month 2016 calendar of events.

Seniors Week will be celebrated across Queensland from August 13–21, with the theme It’s On for Young and Old, and is an opportunity for Queenslanders of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contributions of older people.

Mayor Tracy Dobie said the council had again declared August to be Seniors Month in recognition of the growing support and interest by the Southern Downs community in holding events.

“Over the past few years, the sheer number and variety of events that community groups, clubs, organisations, government agencies and even businesses have held across the region has actually outgrown Seniors Week, with many spilling either side of the official week,” Cr Dobie said.

“In Seniors Month last year, there were around 40 events held by more than 25 organisations including displays and exhibitions, art demonstrations and classes, fitness, fashion parades and friendship mornings, pottery, orienteering and croquet, country, jazz, gospel and other live music, and two seniors expos. It would be great to have that many events again in 2016, if not more.”

The council will list (free of charge) any event or activity in the Southern Downs Seniors Month 2016 Calendar of Events.

The events calendar will be distributed throughout the region.

If you would like your event or activity included in this year’s calendar, complete the Southern Downs Seniors Month 2016 Calendar of Events listing form, which is on the councils website, sdrc.qld.gov.au.

Completed forms must be received by 5pm, Thursday, June 16.

For more information, contact the council community services team on 1300697372.

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