Seniors Festival 2018 Baby Boomers Bus About

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Federation Council is extending an invitation to residents aged over 55 years to join the 'Baby Boomers Bus About' as part of the 2018 NSW Seniors Festival from 4 to 15 April.

This year’s theme, ‘Let’s do more together’, promotes inclusive communities by providing a range of opportunities for seniors to make new friends, get together with old friends, and try new things.

In line with this theme, the Baby Boomers Bus About is a series of organised tours encouraging people to get out and about. The events have been tailored to provide opportunities for seniors to spend time with friends, meet new people, learn new skills and most importantly have fun.

Events are free and people can attend as many events as they like. Buses will be available for people to pre-book their seat on, or they may choose to make their own way there.

Five events are scheduled over the festival and return buses to and from each event will run from Corowa, Howlong, Mulwala, Oaklands and Urana.

EVENTS

MORNING MELODIES

WHERE: Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Golf Club Road

WHEN: Friday April 6th at 10:30 am.

Looking for a great morning out?

Enjoy a show at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort. Show will run from 10:30 am to 11:30 am followed by a light lunch.

Book the bus today to pick you up from your town and deliver you to and from the event.

 

APRIL NO FALLS

WHERE: Oaklands RSL Club, 57 Bullers Street

WHEN: Monday 9 April at 9:30 am

Want to stay in your own home as you get older but need some help with things like cleaning or preparing meals?

Do you want to learn more about how to prevent falls for you or a loved one?

Paula Schneider, Regional Assessment Service, Murrumbidgee LHD will speak about understanding the care system and what home care products and services are available to help you live independently in your own home and community for as long as possible.

Volunteers from the Urana Gentle Exercise class will give a presentation on falls prevention.

Guests will then be asked to engage in an introductory tai chi class or gentle exercise class.

Morning tea included.

Book the bus today to pick you up from your town and deliver you to and from the event.

 

SALT AND PEPPER SILVER SCREENING

WHERE: Corowa Golf Club, 1-67 Hume Street

WHEN:  Wednesday 11 April at 10 am.

Sit back, relax and enjoy a flick on us.

Guests will be treated to the ultimate in cinemas experience at the Corowa Golf Club with a screening of an excellent new film especially chosen for the Baby Boomers Bus About.

All finished off with a light lunch and a chance to mingle. Book the bus today to pick you up from your town and deliver you to and from the event.

 

DYING TO KNOW

WHERE: Howlong Golf Resort, 186 Golf Club Dr

WHEN: Thursday 12 April at 10 am.

This is an event with a difference – because talking about death means to talk about and celebrate life.

Guests can learn information about writing a will, who will be your enduring guardian, nominating a power of attorney and ‘after death’ possibilities when it comes to organising your funeral.

Guests Speakers

  • Hume Riverina Community Legal Services discussing available services and life planning options including nominating a power of attorney and medical endurance power of attorney plus Q&A
  • Travis Johnson, Lawyer, Kell Moore Lawyers & Conveyancers speaking about what is involved with writing a will plus Q&A.
  • Tracey Bastin, Manager, John Hossack Funeral Services explaining post-life options plus Q&A.

Guests will be treated to a morning tea with the option to buy your own lunch afterwards.

Book the bus today to pick you up from your town and deliver you to and from the event.

 

AGEING WELL LUNCH

WHERE: Urana Bowling Club, 18-20 William Street

WHEN: Sunday 15 April at 12 pm

Meet new friends and catch up with old at the Ageing Well Lunch.

Guests can enjoy a two-course lunch and soft drinks at the Urana Bowling Club. Book the bus today to pick you up from your town and deliver you to and from the event.

The Baby Boomers Bus About is an opportunity for all ages to join together and celebrate the role senior’s play and the valuable contributions they make to the community. It allows senior residents to connect with each other, provides an opportunity to get out-and-about, to learn new skills, participate in physical activity, or just have fun and socialise.

 

BUS PICK UP LOCATIONS

Corowa Civic Centre @ 100 Edward Street

Howlong Community Health Centre @ 110 Hammer Street

Mulwala Civic Centre @ 71 Melbourne St

Oaklands CWA Rooms @ Cnr Milthorpe and Coreen Steet

Urana Council Offices @ 30-32 William St

Anyone interested in attending an event should contact the Corowa Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6033 8975 between 10 am and 4pm Monday to Friday.  Make sure you book the bus today to pick you up from your town and deliver you to and from the event.