Coun­cil cel­e­brates re­gion’s se­niors in Au­gust

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

NORTH Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil will cel­e­brate Se­niors Week on Au­gust 18, with events in re­gional li­braries.

The cel­e­bra­tory day will in­clude shar­ing stories ses­sions, Nin­tendo Wii ac­tiv­i­ties and pho­to­graphic ex­hi­bi­tions.

There will also be an af­ter­noon tea in each of the li­braries from 2.30pm.

Mayor Rachel Cham­bers said Se­niors Week was an op­por­tu­nity for lo­cals to cel­e­brate the valu­able con­tri­bu­tions of older peo­ple.

“Se­niors Week is an op­por­tu­nity for all of us not only to ac­knowl­edge the huge part our older gen­er­a­tion plays in our lives and com­mu­ni­ties but to cel­e­brate this fact,” Cr Cham­bers said.

“Se­niors are the pot of gold within a com­mu­nity.

“Not only do they reg­u­larly as­sist fam­i­lies with their car­ing re­spon­si­bil­i­ties but many of our com­mu­nity groups and ser­vices would cease to ex­ist with­out se­niors vol­un­teer­ing their time and ex­ten­sive ef­forts.

“Older gen­er­a­tions have ex­ten­sive life ex­pe­ri­ence and work back­grounds and we need to har­ness their knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ences in or­der for our com­mu­nity to be the best it can be.”

Se­niors Week runs from Au­gust 13–21.

For more in­for­ma­tion phone the coun­cil on 1300 696 272.

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