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Seniors moments for a whole week

A FULL program of activities is in store for Denmark seniors next month in celebration of Seniors Week, with ‘Summer of ‘69’ the theme for the program’s cornerstone luncheon.

Seniors Week runs from November 10- 17 and provides opportunities for social interaction, community involvement and recognition of seniors’ contributions to the wider community.

This year’s theme commemorates the 50th anniversary of major cultural milestones in history, including the moon landing, Woodstock, the year before The Beatles split, and more.

The event promises to be fun and engaging, with plenty of entertainment, delicious food, and prominent guest speaker and author Dr Noel Collins.

Guests are invited to join in the fun and dress up for the event, with prizes for best-dressed.

Other events during the week include a twoday expo at the Denmark CRC, and health and fitness activities.

A repeat of last year’s successful intergenerational tabletop games will be held at the recreation centre.

Last year this event saw more than 100 local primary school students challenge seniors to classic board games and share a morning tea.

The luncheon is free, and will be held at the civic centre on Friday November 15.

Places are limited, so RSVPs are essential – phone 9848 0300 or email shire community development officer Claudia Simpson at cdo@denmark.wa.gov.au before November 8.

The full program will be available soon on the shire website.

Shire of Plantagenet will host a series of free events during Seniors Week, for everyone and every taste to enjoy.

It is a special time of celebration for Western Australian seniors to ensure that their valued contributions to society are acknowledged.

The week begins with the Mount Barker RSL Remembrance Day service at 11am on Monday November 11 at the war memorial, followed by a light lunch at the Mt Barker CRC and the official opening of the 2019 Seniors Expo, at noon.

The expo program incorporates the launch of the Lower Great Southern Age Friendly Charter, which was developed by the WA Primary Health Alliance and the City of Albany, with input from Plantagenet and Denmark residents.

This will be followed by the launch of ‘The Hub’, a collaboration between the CRC, library and TAFE to better respond to community needs.

A series of presentations will be given by service providers, with an opportunity for personal consultations with representatives from Silver Chain, Alzheimer’s WA, CarersWA, Hall and Prior, Baptist Care, Plantagenet Village Homes, Albany Community Legal Centre, and the departments of Human Services and Consumer Protection.

A fun movie afternoon and light afternoon tea will begin at 2pm on Wednesday November 13 at the district hall, with Robot & Frank, about a former jewel thief with dementia who receives a gift from his son, a robot programmed to take care of his every need.

Initially reluctant to accept the robot, Frank soon finds that it may have its uses, as he introduces it to a life of crime.

The Plantagenet Historical Society invites all seniors to an afternoon tea at 2.30pm on Friday November 15, at the Mount Barker Police and Folk Museum.

Come along, meet their friendly volunteers and have a look what the museum, one of the best of its kind in Australia, has to offer.

For catering purposes at each event, please contact in advance:
• Seniors Expo: admin@ mtbarkercrc.com or 9851 2674 by November 4.
• Movie afternoon: email Roxanne on info@ sop.wa.gov.au by November 6.
• Museum afternoon tea: email Elizabeth on museummtbarker@ westnet.com.au or 0448 512 651 by November 8.

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