DRESSED UP: 60 and Better members Stuart Thomasson and Cliff Rawlings know how to have some fun.
DRESSED UP: 60 and Better members Stuart Thomasson and Cliff Rawlings know how to have some fun. Allan Reinikka

60 and Better calls on Capricorn Coast tomorrow

ROCKHAMPTON group 60 and Better are exactly what their name suggests.

But they want to spread their message a little further, and invite the Capricorn Coast's elderly community to join in on their fun.

Manager of the program Anita Griffiths said they had a few members from the Emu Park and Yeppoon area and wanted to aim for holding more activities around our way.

"We're holding an information morning on June 16 to gauge interest and ideas into activities retirees would like to see on the Capricorn Coast," Anita said.

"We were contracted by the Department of Communities who have provided more funding for us to assist the wider areas of Rockhampton including Mt Morgan, Gracemere and the Capricorn Coast."

Celebrating their 21 years recently, 60 and Better is funded to provide healthy ageing and social activities for maintaining good health.

"We're trying to reduce social isolation. When someone's lost their loved one it can be especially difficult to get out and get into things again," Anita said.

"So that's what we're primarily funded for, to ensure that they have something to do health wise and have activities to do for the social side of it which is equally as important."

Anita said the information morning would give locals the chance to offer their suggestions of activities they'd like to try.

"Things like a morning tea at the sailing club, crafts day, a darts afternoon, an exercise program, or information sessions on topics they're interested in, like flying foxes, were one of them for example," she said.

"That's the most important thing, finding out what they want. We get lots of great feedback from it too from people who have come along to these activities."

INFO MORNING

WHERE: The Community Centre, 80 John St, Yeppoon

WHEN: Tuesday, June 16, from 10am to 12pm

RSVP: 4926 9445 or the Community Centre on 4913 3840



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