Seniors Week expo a first for local seniors and carers

This year’s Seniors Week will include a free Seniors and Carers Expo, providing information, ideas and inspiration for seniors and their carers.

This year’s Seniors Week will include a free Seniors and Carers Expo, providing information, ideas and inspiration for seniors and their carers.

Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent said the idea for the expo came about in a Seniors Week Committee meeting in late 2015, with local service providers wanting to offer an activity that would be both informative and practical for their clients.  

“The feedback was some of our seniors and carers were struggling to locate services, whether it be a hairdresser or a government service,” Cr Pynsent said.  

“Having a range of these providers in the same place at the same time provides a great opportunity to talk to local services, agencies and organisations about their lifestyle, health and wellbeing.”  

Coalfields Neighbour Care CEO Bill Parker said the expo is an exciting opportunity for seniors and their carers to find out what services are available to them.  

“There will be over 30 service providers and organisations exhibiting during the day, so take the opportunity to find out what’s out there to help you,” Mr Parker said.    

The expo will be held on Tuesday 5 April from 10am to 2pm at Kurri/Kaludah Day Respite Centre, Kurri Kurri Hospital.  

There are free accessible shuttle buses leaving from Cessnock Performing Arts Centre carpark at 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm.  

For more information please contact 4936 3240.  

The Seniors and Carers Expo has been supported locally by Coalfields Neighbour Care and Hunter New England Health.  

You can download a full copy of the 2016 Seniors Week program from our website.

1 April 2016