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Service expo for seniors

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019

Seniors enjoyed the Far West HACC Mini Expo in the North Mine Hall yesterday. PICTURE: Myles Burt Seniors enjoyed the Far West HACC Mini Expo in the North Mine Hall yesterday. PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Myles Burt

The Far West HACC Seniors Lounge held a mini expo yesterday. 

It was held in conjunction with the NSW Seniors Festival to bring together officials from local services so that seniors could meet them. 

The Fire Brigade, Outback Pharmacy, NSW Government, Hearing Australia and many others were present.

Coordinator Nicole Fitzgerald said members of the FWHACC Seniors Lounge found the expo very useful.

“A lot of them don’t know what’s out there for them,” Ms Fitzgerald said.

“I’ve made it a one stop shop where they can be comfortable in their own environment, and so that all these organisations are available to them so they can come and meet them.

“I’m hoping it will be a benefit to them and they might learn some new things and access some new services.”

Today Senior Lounge members will be enjoying mental and physical activities such as games of Pictionary, dancing, Tai Chi and later a performance from the ‘Forever Young’ singing group.

“It’s encouraging our seniors to get interactive with physical activities,” Ms Fitzgerald said, “Things to get them thinking outside the square in terms of socialising, getting physically active and stimulating the mind at the same time.”

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