Positive ageing focuses on the challenges and opportunities available as people grow older, taking a whole-of-community and whole-of-life approach to ageing.
Positive ageing seeks the continuing inclusion of people in the broad spectrum of mainstream community life as they age, seeing older people as positive contributors and assets in the community.
Active ageing is a life-long process that facilitates people reaching their physical, social and mental health and wellbeing potential throughout the course of their lives. It also includes participating in society, having access to appropriate care, safety and security when and if required.
View the broad range of services, programs and events to promote healthy active ageing for residents and visitors:
Art of Ageing - National Seniors Week Event
Wednesday 4 November 2015, 11.00am - 2.00pm
Duncraig Library and Leisure Centre, Cnr Marmion Avenue and Warwick Road, Duncraig
The upcoming Art of Ageing event will provide you with a huge range of activities and presentations to choose from, all in celebration of National Seniors Week. There will be a small $5.00 entry fee, payable at the registration desk on the day of the event only. This Art of Ageing event will start with an activity of your choice from the following list:
- Try your hand at Beginners Knitting (and if you're a very able knitter you are also more than welcome to join in)
- Make a gift card for a loved one
- Learn about the mental health benefits of Adult Colouring-in
- Learn about permaculture and take home a potted plant with the Duncraig Edible Garden (workshop full)
- Give creative writing (memoirs) a crack with the Peter Cowan Writers Centre
- Have a seat in the sunshine and enjoy a friendly board game or two.
Each activity or workshop will last for approximately 45 minutes. Attendees will be contacted within two working days with a confirmation on which activity they will be participating in, based on the preferences given and the availability of those activities.
After participating in your chosen activity, a light lunch will be provided along with an opportunity to view some important community service expo stalls, followed by guest presenters in the Sports Hall of the Duncraig Leisure Centre including the Council of the Ageing (COTA) Active Ageing Manager Phil Airey and Seniors Fitness and Motivational Speaker Rexy Ball, as well as northern suburbs based Heart Moves instructor Sandy Duxbury, as they discuss handy options for keeping active. Special thanks to Duncraig Library for providing the gift card workshop, beginners knitting, adult colouring activities and board games.
Please register online.
For further information contact the City on 9400 4503.