Plenty on offer during Seniors Week 2019 on the Sunshine Coast


Cathie and Ron Twaddle

From ballet workshops to a lifestyle expo there’s something to suit every taste during Seniors Week 2019 on the Sunshine Coast.

More than 60 exhibitors will turn out to showcase the opportunities available to older Sunshine Coast residents at the free IAgeWell Expo taking place at Sunshine Coast Council’s Venue 114 on Wednesday August 21 from 9.30am-2pm.

Designed for those in their 50s and beyond, the expo will feature exhibitors covering a diverse range of topics including recreation and fitness, employment and education, finance and business, fashion accessories and more.

Entertainment includes presentations from University of the Third Age Sunshine Coast, tap dancing, ukulele performances, a solo performance from musician Ken O’Flaherty as well as Bronte’s Band DownUnder and a fashion show.

A range of seminars will also be offered covering everything from health to transitioning to retirement, spirituality, downsizing, estate planning and superannuation.

Residents and visitors also have the opportunity to try a new activity during Seniors Week with Queensland Ballet holding a series of workshops at Venue 114 on Monday August 19.

Community portfolio councillor Jenny McKay said at just $8 per workshop, the classes are a wonderful way to try a new activity.

“Ballet is a terrific way to increase fitness, improve your stamina and have lots of fun along the way and the classes are suitable for all levels of experience – including beginners,” Cr McKay said.

Bookings for the ballet workshops are essential.

Cr McKay said another event not to be missed was the Healthy Ageing Partnership’s Seniors Week morning tea on Thursday August 22.

Taking place at the Maroochy RSL, the morning tea will feature delicious treats, a range of entertainment and opportunity to make new friends.

Tickets to the morning tea are $12.50 per person and bookings are essential. For more information on this event and all events taking place as part of Seniors Week 2019 visit council’s events page by visiting and click on Community and then Events.

Cr McKay said Seniors Week is a good time to remind people of the many activities on offer for older Sunshine Coast residents every day of the year through council’s Healthy Sunshine Coast Seniors initiative.

“Our Healthy Sunshine Coast Seniors classes are offered at community facilities across the coast from Caloundra to Maleny and are a low-cost way to take part in everything from Strength and Stability classes to Aqua Fitness,’’ Cr McKay said.

Tanawha couple Cathie and Ron Twaddle never miss their weekly dose of lunges and laughter at the Buderim Strength and Stability classes run specifically for seniors of all fitness levels.

Both Cathie and Ron have noticed significant improvements in their strength, cardiovascular fitness, balance and flexibility since they started attending the Healthy Sunshine Coast Seniors class 12 months ago.

Cathie has Parkinson’s disease and said the classes, combined with her broader exercise program, helped her manage her condition.

“Balance is a real problem for people with Parkinson’s disease. These classes have really helped in that regard and keeping up your general fitness is important – it’s important to keep moving,” Cathie explained.

For Ron the classes have led to noticeable improvements in strength as well as cardiovascular fitness.

“I don’t get puffed as easily anymore,” Ron enthused.

“Keeping fit and healthy is really important. You get to a certain age and you find you can’t do all the things you used to do,” he said.

For more information on the Healthy Sunshine Coast Seniors classes visit, click the Living and Community tab and search for Healthy Sunshine Coast.

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