Whether you’re enjoying a movie at the drive-in or taking part in the Super Seniors online programs, there’s something to suit every taste during Seniors Week 2020 thanks to Sunshine Coast Council Libraries and Friends of the Library.
Seniors Week August 15–23, 2020 recognises the valuable contribution of seniors in the community, whether as volunteers, in the workforce, community leaders, carers, grandparents or advocates.
Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said Seniors Week was a great opportunity to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing, as well as community participation and connection.
“This year’s theme is all about coming together, so what better way to do that than by taking a trip down memory lane at a drive-in movie,” Cr Law said.
“Sunshine Coast Libraries will host the 1960s British classic To Sir with Love, at the Eumundi Showground on Saturday August 15.
“Tickets are only $20 per car and patrons are encouraged to BYO food and snacks.
“The movie begins at 6pm, but there will be live music by Nyssa Ray from 5pm when the gates open.
“To keep everyone safe, social distancing measures will be in place with two metre distances kept between each car and hand sanitising stations throughout the grounds.
“All visitors will be required to provide their contact details to library staff upon arrival and sign-out when leaving, as per Queensland Government requirements.
“If you can’t make it to the drive-in make sure you check out the great Super Seniors programs available via the library website.
“You can get super fit, super safe, super social or super style this Seniors Week thanks to a variety of great online resources.”
To explore all the great Seniors Week offerings and book your ticket for the drive-in head to library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
What: Enjoy To Sir With Love at the Drive-In Theatre
When: Saturday August 15. Gates open at 5pm. Movie starts at 6pm.
Where: Eumundi Showgrounds, 1 Black Stump Rd, Eumundi QLD 4562
Cost: $20 per car
Bookings Essential: library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Entry will be contactless via confirmation email only, with no cash accepted on site.
Movie: To Sir With Love is a classic 1967 British drama film that deals with social issues in a tough inner city school. It stars Sidney Poitier and features singer Lulu making her film debut.
Poitier plays Mark Thackery, an out-of-work engineer, who takes up a teaching job at a high school in London's East End. Unaffected by the rowdy students, Mark implements his own brand of discipline in class, forcing the pupils to treat each other with respect and gaining their trust and friendship. The award-winning film was based on E. R. Braithwaite's 1959 autobiographical novel.