Celebrating a Queensland for all ages this Seniors Week

    Seniors Week 18-26 August 2018, provides the opportunity for older Queenslanders to explore programs and services, events and activities, connect with people of all ages and backgrounds, to celebrate the many contributions older people make in their communities.

    A greater emphasis on meaningful ageing

    At Churches of Christ in Queensland we believe greater emphasis should be placed on productive, successful and meaningful aging; that growing older need not be period of continuous decline and removal from society.

    We believe caring for older people must include maintaining, and even building, capabilities and potential, not simply to manage decline.

    Positive wellbeing model of care

    To enable this we implement a Positive Wellbeing Model of Care – a holistic, person-centred approach focused on uplift and quality of life.

    With our Positive Wellbeing Model, we see people:

    • Smiling and laughing
    • Being proud of their space and home
    • Moving around
    • Functioning at an optimal capacity
    • Being interested and enthusiastic about what they’re doing
    • Feeling an important part of the community
    • Feeling relaxed and comfortable
    • Being busy.

    We encourage people within our services to develop and maintain friendships and a sense of belonging is a key contributor to wellbeing and feeling safe, secure and comfortable.

    The activities and events happening across our Churches of Christ Care services this Seniors Week vary.

    In Boonah, older people are being encouraged to participate in wellbeing programs at the Scenic Rim Aqua Fitness Centre. Participants can enjoy Hydrotherapy followed by morning tea on 21 August and/or Tai Chi followed by morning tea on 22 August. Call 3370 1900 to find out more.

    (The Boonah events are partially funded by the Queensland Government and supported by COTA in line with Seniors Week 2018.)

    In Acacia Ridge, a free Seniors Week Expo will be held at the Brigadoon Community Centre on Mortimer Road from 10am to 1pm. People can find out what they need to know about navigating the retirement and aged care maze. There will be complimentary sausage sizzle and product samples from a range of suppliers. Everyone has the opportunity to ask questions about ageing and what is important to them. For more information call 0447 152 842 or visit our events page.

    Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland coordinates Queensland Seniors Week on behalf of the Queensland Government.

    For more info on what’s happening in your area during Seniors Week visit https://www.qldseniorsweek.org.au/events/



    Posted August 17, 2018 in Lifestyle blog