Free seniors activities in Brisbane

Jubilee Community Care’s Stay Connected programs are proving popular with our clients and other older adults.

The first programs of the year are currently underway with more to follow in the coming months.

Register your interest now for the free upcoming programs which include mindfulness, exercise and cooking/nutrition.

  • Body Moves – Presented by Bodytrack Exercise Physiology: Get moving under the expert guidance of an exercise physiologist. This program targets functional strength, falls prevention and social interaction, which helps to maintain independence and improve quality of life. The eight-week program includes an initial assessment and one 30-minute session each week. Participants require clearance from their doctor to take part. It is held at the Bodytrack clinic, 65 Sylvan Rd, Toowong. Free and disability parking is available.

 

  • Cooking for One or Two – Presented by Food Solutions: Nutritious cooking demonstrations followed by a shared lunch of the prepared meal is a great reason to join this popular program. Dieticians also provide information on nutrition and healthy ageing in this positive social environment where you can make new friends. Cooking for One or Two will run once a week for six weeks from April 27 at Graceville Presbyterian Church.

 

  • Mindful Connections – Presented by Conscious Beginnings: This program will start on May 12 with the eight weekly meetings held at the Voices of Birralee hall, 57 Carwoola St, Bardon. The program aims to support you to improve your wellbeing, mental health and self-care while meeting new people.

Previous participants in all of the programs, including the Mindful Connections program, have delivered wonderful feedback.

Arthur said of the mindfulness program: “I have heard many of the ideas and concepts before, but it was refreshing to hear them again in a new context, along with new ideas and fresh insights all presented in (the presenter’s) own bright informal style. The session on sleep was very helpful, and I would heartily commend the course to anyone seeking to improve their handling of their responses to the issues of daily life.”

Karyn aims to practise daily the mindfulness tips she learned. “I certainly remember to practice what (presenter Jon) taught me when distressed or overwhelmed and it has been very helpful,” she said.

As part of the project The University of Queensland’s Institute for Social Science Research will gather data, evaluate and publish the findings of the benefits of seniors attending the innovative activities in the project.

Register your interest for Stay Connected ASAP. Participants can register for one or multiple programs and must provide their own transport.

For more information please phone Jubilee Community Care on 3871 3220 or email events@jccagedcare.org.au

 

 

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