It’s on for young and old for Seniors Week in the Burdekin

It’s on for young and old for Burdekin senior residents this week with sausage sizzles, morning teas, open days, lunches and more activities planned to celebrate Seniors Week.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Seniors Week was a time for the community to celebrate and recognise the contributions our older residents had made to our shire.

“On Wednesday (17/8) the Burdekin Library Ayr has combined Seniors Week with Science Week and is offering a Brain Break morning tea at 10am,” she said.

“In keeping with the Seniors Week theme, ‘It’s on for Young and Old’, Home Hill State High School students will showcase a range of modern technology for those seniors coming along for morning tea.

“Presentations will include Lego Mindstorms, Ozobots and how a 3D printer works.

“A local retailer will display the latest in laptops and tablets and the Burdekin Seniors Computer Group will be there to talk about their activities.”

Cr McLaughlin said there also would be a Grandparents Day Story Time on Friday (19/8) at 10.10am at the Burdekin Library Ayr.

“Grandparents and their grandchildren are invited to come along to the Library and enjoy storytelling, rhymes, dancing and hands on activities,” she said.

“There also will be a morning tea and prized given out on the day.”

Other events being held during the week include:

  • Monday (15/8), Burdekin Men’s Shed Open Day, 155-157 Young Street, Ayr from 9am
  • Tuesday (16/8), The Friendship Group Morning Tea and Entertainment, Masonic Hall, Ayr, from 9.30am
  • Tuesday (16/8), Burdekin Machinery Preservationists Inc Open Day, 21-27 Spiller Street, Brandon, from noon
  • Thursday (18/8), Seniors Computer Group “Computer Club Free Open Fun Day”, Ayr Neighbourhood Centre, from 9am-noon
  • Friday (19/8), Burdekin Community Association Inc Seniors Week Luncheon, Ayr Anzac Memorial Club, from noon.

Bookings are essential for all events for catering purposes and some have a fee. Please contact the Burdekin Community Association Support Centre on 4783 3744 for bookings and more information.

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