Maitland Community Care Services (MCCS) is hosting a free Geri-Active Expo as part of the NSW Government’s Seniors Festival in Maitland this month, encouraging seniors to make the most of everyday and keep socially, mentally and physically active.
“The ‘love your life’ theme of the festival is carried through with a focus on ‘love being active, love technology and love living independently,” explained MCCS’s General Manager, Megan Smith.
Remaining active, both physically and socially, are important elements to maintaining well being through later life and this event is designed to encourage such activities.
The event, at Club Maitland City on Thursday, February 21, will give local seniors very practical information including how to access home and community care.
“Most people want to stay living in their own home and community as they age, and MCCS will show guests how to access subsidised practical support to enable them to do so.
Most people want to stay living in their own home and community as they age.
“We’ll explain what types of services there are, what they cost and where to start,” explained Ms Smith.
Special guests include NSW Police and Fire NSW who will provide tips on staying safe in the home and community.
A gentle exercise demonstration from Vital Moves, plus a falls prevention demonstration also form part of the event.
In addition, guests are encouraged to bring their smartphone or tablet/iPad along to the expo.
MCCS have teamed up with Grossman High School students who will be available to help seniors with their tech questions. These ‘digital natives’ will be able to support guests to better use their technology with some hands-on help.
Guests will also be treated to a free Devonshire morning tea and will receive a goody bag full of relevant community safety information.
There will also be digital tips, vouchers for free coffee, vouchers to attend Vital Moves exercise classes and more.
Lucky door prizes and raffles round out the event. Prizes include movie tickets and one lucky person could win an iPad.
Seats are limited and so RSVP is essential. Please contact MCCS on: 4932 5755.
For anyone wishing to access home and community support, access is via the Federal Government’s My Aged Care line on 1800 200 422.