Seniors Week Celebrated by Locals

Published on Thursday, 17 November 2022 at 10:00:00 AM

Approximately 35 people gathered at Boddington Recreation Centre on Wednesday, 9 November for Senior’s Week in Boddington: Have a Go Day. Proudly supported by Holyoake’s Wheatbelt Suicide Prevention Project Grant Round, as well as Council of The Ageing and Department of Communities, Senior’s Week in Boddington: Have a Go Day presented a full morning timetable of informative presentations and demonstrations.

To kickstart the day everyone enjoyed a lovely morning tea and engaged with fellow members of the community. Following morning tea, it was time to start the presentations with a Welcome to Country from Charmaine Williams and stories of growing up here in Boddington. Guests then enjoyed presentations from local community organisations detailing services on offer for older residents, followed by fitness demonstrations of local services available to support physical health and wellbeing. It was then time to get up, move around and meet community groups to learn more of the activities happening within the community. A lovely lunch was enjoyed while listening to music from Jim Nelson and a sing along. The day ended with a presentation from Nurse Cathy from the Boddington Medical Centre and Ronan the Community Ambulance Office from St John Ambulance. Attendees were treated with a gift bag full of information from community groups on activities and services available, helpful brochures and some fun little extras to enjoy.

A number of local organisations and community groups joined forces to deliver the free event and formed the Boddington Active Ageing Network, comprising of the Shire of Boddington, Boddington Arts Council, Boddington Hospital Auxiliary, Boddington Lions Club, Boddington Men’s Shed, Stay Active and Strength for Life. The Network will now continue to play an important role in connecting and improving participation of older people in community life, and already are considering a number of ideas for the future.

Image: Boddington Active Aging Network

Image (L-R): MC Cr. Ian Webster with Charmaine Williams

Image: Tony Carlyon with Strength for Life members doing a live demonstration

Image: Mingling with community groups

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