Old school learning new tech in Laidley
SENIORS Week celebrations went old school in Laidley last week when the Eagle Rock Cafe hosted the Laidley Community Centre’s Old School is Cool event.
More than 40 people enjoyed a day of live music, food and games, and Laidley Community Centre Manager Alana Wahl said everyone had a great day.
“It was great to see everyone getting up to dance and enjoy themselves,” Ms Wahl said.
“Age was no barrier to having a good time today.”
Last Wednesday was the third year the centre has run the event and Ms Wahl thanked the cafe owners Gary and Denise Morris for their continued support.
“We were really happy that Gary and Denise of Eagle Rock Cafe agreed to do the event with us again this year – we couldn’t do it without them,” she said.
“They put a lot of their own time and effort into making it a really special day for the seniors.”
Gary Morris said the cafe enjoyed hosting the event.
“It’s always a pleasure – it’s good to be part of the community,” Mr Morris said.
Exploring technology was a major theme on the day, with seniors being given assistance with their smart phones during the event.
Ms Wahl used the opportunity to promote the community centre’s Be Connected program that supports seniors in utilising technology which she said was vital.
“Being online immediately opens up the doors for seniors to find out what services and events are available to them,” she explained.
“We don’t want anyone to be left behind with technology as it will increase the chances of them being isolated and without support.
“The sooner they start learning the easier they find it in the long run.”
GROOVING: Attendees hit the dance floor at the Eagle Rock Cafe.