Our seniors community in Queensland have been taking part in some fun and exciting programs recently. These programs are a great way for seniors to socialise, remain active and stay engaged with the local community.
Cake Cuppa Connect is a fun program brought to our seniors from Karyn at Therapigs. This group provides pet therapy over a cuppa! It has been proven that the human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial relationship that improves physical, social and emotional wellbeing. This program involves our seniors giving cute guinea pigs a cuddle while enjoying some morning tea. We received beautiful feedback that the seniors light up every time they see the guinea pigs and they thoroughly enjoy the experience.
Below are some photos from one of the Therapig sessions.
Able Active is a health and fitness program for seniors that is beginning at the end of March. Led by accredited Exercise Physiologist Steve Royle, the free, interactive and low impact program is a fun and informative fitness session that will be held in Lowood, Laidley and Gatton. Remaining mobile and active is crucial to the health of older Australian’s and this is sure to be a fun way to exercise.
Below are some photos from a Able Active session.
The Active Living Program for seniors is a program aimed at reducing loneliness and isolation within the senior community. If you are feeling lonely or disconnected, our seniors program facilitates a range of free, fun and informative projects focusing on increasing awareness of healthy lifestyle options and reducing social isolation. The program works to improve links with other agencies and the community across Ipswich and the West Moreton region.
Below is a photo from the program at Christmas 2021.
Our Safer Seniors Program is aimed at engaging seniors and building their self-confidence while providing an opportunity to gain information and advice on a number of relevant topics that will assist in keeping them safe. This will assist in keeping them safe and reducing the fear of crime and victimisation.
Below are some photos from a workshop.