Talk to cover many as­pects of living life as a se­nior

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

A talk on age­ing grace­fully and pas­sion­ately, tar­get­ing over 40s, will be held in Ex­mouth next week by the Coun­cil on the Age­ing.

COTA se­niors hous­ing com­mu­nity ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer Bruce Carstairs will be at the old Du­rack Tafe meet­ing room from 10am on Mon­day, Novem­ber 21 to chat on the top­ics of hous­ing, se­cu­rity and strik­ing out.

Mr Carstairs said the talk would be framed around a broad ap­proach to age­ing and con­tin­u­ing to have fun.

“I re­ally hope to share a whole raft of knowl­edge around res­i­den­tial aged care, around equip­ment, and around how you can stay in your own home,” he said.

“There are ways of re­main­ing as young as pos­si­ble but bad diet, work­ing long hours, not main­tain­ing phys­i­cal fit­ness, those sort of things can lead into age­ing poorly.

“This is about let­ting peo­ple know what’s out there in terms of home and sup­port ser­vices.”

Mr Carstairs said he would also be pre­sent­ing some of the lat­est ECU re­search on mus­cle den­sity and how ex­er­cise could get peo­ple back on their feet quicker after ac­ci­dents.

“What this re­search is show­ing is that even with a mild ex­er­cise pro­gram, you can speed up re­cov­ery much quicker.”

Morn­ing tea will be pro­vided at the event.

The talk is be­ing jointly hosted by COTA, the Shire of Ex­mouth and the Se­niors’ Hous­ing Cen­tre.

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