Photography, nature, theatre outings, movement and sports are among the events being hosted as part of SA's first Week of Ageing Well.
To be held annually from October 1-7, the week gives an opportunity for all South Australians to connect through events and activities that support happy, healthy, and meaningful lives.
There are numerous events and activities planned so far, including:
- Seniors Card Through the Lens photography competition and exhibition at City Library.
- Nature Festival, which encourages the community to cultivate a deeper relationship with nature. It recognises that Aboriginal cultures value nature explicitly and suggests everyone could take a step to protect and care for nature with health and wellbeing benefits.
- A Date With State, which supports older and socially isolated patrons to continue to attend the theatre despite life changes, such as the loss of a partner or new living circumstances.
- Australian Masters Games, a week-long sports festival in Adelaide that brings together weekend warriors from around Australia and around the world to enjoy an extensive sporting and social program.
- Hutt Street Centre's Positive Ageing Expo, which will help seniors connect with organisations and services that can assist them to maintain your health, wellbeing and independence.
- Be Active: Find Your Why Wellness Expo in Salisbury with special guest Keith "Mr South Australia" Conlon, offering a day of have-a-go sessions and networking with health experts.
More details about events can be found here.
The week begins on International Day of Older Persons and encourages the community to reflect on 'life not labels' to help create positive change.
It's coordinated by the Office for Ageing Well.
For more information, click here.
Be sure to pick up The Senior's October edition for an exclusive interview with Keith Conlon, plus more information about the Australian Masters Games and Be Active: Find Your Why Wellness Expo