Free seniors activities with Stay Connected program

Free mindfulness, cooking and exercise programs are on offer over the coming months as part of Jubilee Community Care’s Stay Connected project.

The project is open to Jubilee clients and seniors in the community, with the first program kicking off this montRegister your interest now as previous programs have proved popular.

** Cooking for One or Two – Presented by Food Solutions: Dieticians provide lessons in basic cooking, nutrition and healthy ageing in a positive social environment. There will be nutritious cooking demonstrations and you share meals with participants. Once a week for six weeks, starting Wednesday, March 3 from 10am-1pm at St Lucia.

**  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 starts Monday, January 18 from 2pm at the Bodytrack clinic, 65 Sylvan Rd, Toowong. Free and disability parking is available.

**  Mindful Connections: – Presented by Conscious Beginnings: This popular program aims to empower and support older people to reduce their isolation and improve their wellbeing, resilience, mental health and self-care. It will run online once a week for eight weeks, starting Thursday, March 4, from 10am – 11.30am. It will be delivered via the Zoom video platform.

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.

Places are limited so please register your interest 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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