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Senior Citizens celebrated with events throughout the region during Seniors Month

The Western Downs is celebrating its seniors with a range of activities planned throughout the region during Queensland Seniors Month.

Celebrated throughout October, Seniors Month is an opportunity to recognise the contributions of our older residents, change the way we think about aging, and reconnect with the community.

Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said Seniors Month recognised the vital role our local seniors play in the region’s active, vibrant community.

“Senior’s Month is a wonderful opportunity to recognise everything our senior citizens do and have done in the community. They have helped shape the Western Downs, so it’s important that they know they are valued,” Cr Maguire said.

“It’s also a chance to foster and strengthen social connections, which is particularly important given the challenges COVID-19 has presented over the past two years.

“Council is proud to have secured funding through a partnership with the Queensland Government and local community groups to host a wide range of activities around the region.

“There is something for everyone, from morning teas, bowls days and technology classes taking place across the region.”

Cr Maguire said one of the highlights was Seniors Movie Events, where seniors will be treated to discounted screenings at the Chinchilla Cinema.

“On top of the various activities happening in local towns, seniors will get to enjoy discounted screenings of the film ‘Dream Horse’ at Chinchilla Cinema, with popcorn included in the $2 ticket price,” she said.

“Free buses will be running from Miles, Tara and Dalby with a pick-up location in each town to ensure our seniors have a chance to be a part of the movie fun.”

“We encourage our seniors to get involved, take the opportunity to come together and catch up with friends and family and connect with the community.”

For more information, or to book a seat on one of the Seniors Movie Event busses, contact Council on 1300 268 624 (COUNCIL) or visit www.wdrc.qld.gov.au/living-here/seniors-month/

More information on Seniors Month events across the region:

Chinchilla & District

Event Date & Time Location
Tech Savvy Seniors Tue, 5th October 10am-12pm Chinchilla Library
Tech Savvy Seniors Wed, 6th October 10am-12pm Chinchilla Library
Morning Tea Thur, 14th October 9am Fuller Place
Seniors Movie Event Thur, 14th October 10:30am Chinchilla Cinema

Dalby & District

Event Date & Time Location
Tech Savvy Seniors Wed & Thur, 6th & 7th October 10am-12pm Dalby Library
Tech Savvy Seniors Thur & Fri, 7th & 8th October 2-3pm Jandowae Library
Indoor Bowls Wed, 6th October 9:30-11:30am U3A
Trivia Wed, 13th October 9-11am Jandowae Library
Seniors Movie Event Thur, 21st October 10:30am Chinchilla Cinema
Grandparents Bowls Day Sun, 31st October 1pm-5pm Dalby Bowls Club

Miles & District

Event Date & Time Location
Tech Savvy Seniors Tues, 5th October 10am-12pm Miles Library
Seniors Movie Event Fri, 8th October 10:30am Chinchilla Cinema
Tech Savvy Seniors Fri, 15th October 11am-12pm Wandoan Library
Wandoan Seniors Event Tue, 19th October 9:30am-2pm Taroom Town Hall
Grandparents Bowls Day Sun, 31st October 9am-12pm Miles Bowls Club

Tara & District

Event Date & Time Location
Tech Savvy Seniors Tue, 5th October 9-11am Tara Library
Tech Savvy Seniors Tue, 5th October 10am-12pm Moonie Library
Tech Savvy Seniors Tue, 5th October 10:30am-12:30pm Meandarra Library
Tech Savvy Seniors Thur, 7th October 10:30am-12:30pm Meandarra Library
Seniors Movie Event Fri, 8th October 10:30am Chinchilla Cinema
Seniors Morning Tea Wed, 20th October 10am Tara Function Room
Grandparents Bowls Day Sun, 24th October 12:30pm Tara Bowls Club

 

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