Seniors invited to have a cuppa with the Mayor this month

SENIORS from across the Fraser Coast have been invited to the upcoming Mayoral Morning Teas this month.

Seniors Week celebrations will start early on Tuesday, August 13, at the Hervey Bay PCYC from 9-11.30am.

Mayor Gerard O'Connell will officially open proceedings which include a free morning tea for seniors, live music, badminton and prize giveaways.

Councillor for community George Seymour said the morning teas were always a popular event.

"Seniors Week is celebrated right across the country and is an opportunity for people of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contribution of older people," he said.

Seniors Week, from August 17-25, aims to:

  • improve community attitudes towards older people and ageing
  • facilitate community participation and activity by older people, including those from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • enhance community connections and inter-generational relationships

A Mayoral Morning Tea will also be held in Maryborough at the City Hall on Tuesday, August 20, from 9-11am for seniors in the Maryborough, Tiaro, Glenwood and Woocoo areas.

"Hospitality students from the Wide Bay TAFE will be putting their skills to work serving the free morning tea," Cr Seymour said. 

"Local folk dancing troupe University of the Third Age will provide some fantastic entertainment.

"Bookings are not required and all seniors are invited to attend.

"I'm looking forward to seeing a great turnout at both events."

For more information, phone the council's community development team on 1300 794 929. 

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