Maroochydore Community Centre Seniors Week Expo

Suncare Seniors Week Expo with Mike and Ken O'Flaherty
20 August 2019

Where the fun never gets old

A fantastic turn out at the Maroochydore Community Centre yesterday, as customers, staff and dozens of children celebrated the start of Seniors Week with a fun-filled exhibition.

Brent Miller opened the exhibition with Welcome to Country and explained how some of the Sunshine Coast town names derived from the local Kabi Kabi language. Brent also described the habits of our native insects and how to learn from their behaviours. This fascinating insight was followed by a didgeridoo performance which coincided with the arrival of some tiny tots from a nearby Kindergarten. This fitted perfectly with this year’s Senior’s Week theme A Queensland for all ages with attendees age range from three to 94.

The day was full of activities for all age groups including art workshops, chair yoga, Zumba and belly dancing, along with pampering stations and even short movie screenings. A very popular activity was the ukulele workshop, hosted by brothers Ken and Mike O’Flaherty. Several Suncare staff even tried their hand at this musical instrument, much to the amusement of the customers.

Health students from Griffith University also joined the event, they took time to chat with customers about their health conditions in an informal Q&A style setting. The students received good insight into the senior community, and both benefitted from the time they spent together.

Following the event, several individuals made their way next door to enjoy a delicious lunch subsidised by the Maroochy RSL.

We look forward to doing it all again next year!

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