Strong start to Seniors? Week

MORE than 30 seniors put their best foot forward yesterday to launch the start of Seniors' Week.

Seniors' Week Committee assistant chairperson Norma Brinston said a mixed crowd gathered at the corner of East and Fitzroy streets and marched to Schotia Place where morning tea and entertainment was provided.

"It has been a great start to this year's Seniors' Week with much more planned for the rest of the week,'' she said.

"We had actors from Yeppoon's Footlights Theatre, dances, Bouldercombe singers and the Music Hall Union.'' An arts and crafts expo was held at the Gracemere Community Hall to mark the start of Seniors' Week.

Rockhampton City Council community service committee Chair Councillor Rose Swadling said Seniors' Week had been celebrated in Rockhampton since 1986.

"This years theme, Ageing ? Everybody's Doing It, aims to bring all generations of Rockhampton and districts together,'' Cr Swadling said.

She said local youth groups would be involved in assisting with catering and performing at events.

A full program of community events has been arranged to celebrate Seniors' Week 2005 in Rockhampton.

The Governor of Queensland, Quentin Bryce, will be the special guest at a Seniors' Week Breakfast at Schotia Place from 8.20am today.

A seniors art workshop and exhibition will be held at Bauhinia House, North Rockhampton from 10am.

Shopping centres will also host morning teas. Programs are run at Schotia Place, Bauhinia House, Northside Library, Southside Library, RCC Customer Centre, and Rockhampton tourist info centres.

Seniors' Week runs until August 28.



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