Monday, June 25, 2018

Positive ageing expo this Thursday

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AN expo showcasing some of the extensive range of services and activities available to older residents of the Derwent Valley will be held at the New Norfolk RSL this Thursday from 11am until 2pm.

The Keeping Engaged in the Derwent Valley positive ageing expo is funded by the Tasmanian Government and organised by the Derwent Valley Council and an external partner.

“We’re very pleased to be partnering with Corumbene Care to hold the expo," Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans said. "It’s a great opportunity for members of the Derwent Valley community to see what sort of services are available and opportunities to remain active in the community,” he said.

Corumbene chief executive Damien Jacobs said the organisation had hosted two previous health and wellbeing events.

This week's event is expected to feature a wide range of stalls providing information, demonstrations, and health checks. There will be organisations and groups with information on how older people can remain active in the community through recreation and volunteering opportunities with local community groups and service providers.

People needing transport to the event can contact either their usual service provider, Community Transport Services Tasmania, or Corumbene Care. “We’d like to thank Corumbene Care and Community Transport Services Tasmania for their support in making Keeping Engaged in the Derwent Valley a successful and informative expo”, Councillor Evans said.

During the expo attendees will be able to state what services or activities they would like more information about. Subsequently, three forums will be organised to provide more detailed information on the topics that participants have indicated they are most interested in.

There is no charge to attend the Keeping Engaged in the Derwent Valley positive ageing expo and light refreshments will be provided.

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