STRIKE up the band, it’s ACT Seniors Week next month and what better way to celebrate than attending a rousing concert by the Band of the Royal Military College.
The popular free Chief Minister’s ticketed concerts on March 19 at 11am and 1pm in the Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue, will be a big band extravaganza of toe-tapping tunes that will make you want to trip the light fantastic in the aisles.
ACT Seniors Week from March 18-24 embraces the theme Love Later Life and will inform, inspire and encourage older people to get out and have a really good time.
The annual ACT Seniors Week Expo on March 21 from 10am-3pm at Exhibition Park will bring together more than 120 exhibitors covering all aspects of older life, from travel opportunities to investments, government services, community links and social and leisure activities.
Expo workshops will cover estate planning, housing and care options and making the best of your retirement.
St John Ambulance will stage demonstrations of first aid and CPR; and if you feel in need of a rest after exploring the variety of stands there will be entertainment on the main stage and plenty of food.
The 2019 Positive Ageing Awards will be announced during Seniors Week, with the deadline for nominations February 15.
Community groups throughout the ACT will also stage activities, open days and entertainment.
“ACT Seniors Week provides older Canberrans with a wealth of opportunities to get involved and love later life,” said COTA ACT’s Catherine Adcock.
“Seniors Week has something for everyone – from the adventurous traveller to those looking for a gentle exercise option, options to see special interest groups such as croquet and machine knitting, and information and workshops to give information about finance, wills and aged care.”
- Chief Minister’s concert tickets: www.eventbrite.com.au or phone 6282-3777.
- Seniors Week Program and Positive Ageing Awards: cotaact.org.au
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