The Older Person’s Action Program provides opportunities for seniors to participate in programs and activities that enhance health and wellbeing, lifelong learning, access to resources and information, safety and participation, that broaden friendship and network groups, as well as contribute to their community by sharing skills, knowledge and wisdom through volunteering. The program encourages intergenerational services and activities and diversity. Programs and activities include:
- Over 50’s Cooking Club – Tuesdays over five weeks during the School Term, held at Loganlea Community Centre. A great opportunity for keen and reluctant cookers to prepare and cook a range of savoury and sweet meals that use a fresh produce, a minimum of meat, natural sugars, and quality grains; enjoy getting to know other community members while cooking and sharing a three course lunch; enjoy a gentle, energising and relaxing brief Chair Yoga session; and develop new friendships and networks.
- Card Making Group – Tuesdays during the School Term from 11:30am to 1pm. Join a friendly and supportive group every Tuesday to make beautiful cards for all occasions; suitable for creative people as well as those looking to find extra creativity; enjoy a social morning tea with other community members as well as access to what’s happening in the centre and the community.
- The Computer Club – Monday’s during the School Term from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Join the Computer Club as a first-time user or a more experienced user; receive support with all PC, iPad, Tablet and Smart Phone challenges; build networks and friendships over morning tea.
- Yoga – Tuesdays during the School Term from 1:30pm to 2:30pm followed by afternoon tea. A great opportunity to build flexibility and strength, balance and heart health, confidence, awareness of your body and breathing; suitable for most fitness levels and abilities, suitable for all body types; meet new community members over afternoon tea and feel both relaxed and enlivened.
- Pilates – Maintain balance in body and mind. Free Pilates and mindfulness session on Mondays during the School Term from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Please bring a mat, towel and water bottle. A healthy afternoon tea will be provided.
- Craft Group – Tuesdays during the School Term from 9:30am to 11:30am. Join the Craft Group and share your creative flair (or discover your creative flair) over morning tea with a diverse group of friendly and supportive community members; the volunteer coordinator plans weekly activities and is open to new ideas from the group.
- Events and Information Sessions include: (TBA)
- Seniors Week Celebrations – annually in August
- First Aid (CPR) for Seniors
- Grandparents Day – annually in November
- Mental Health Week Celebrations – annually in October
- Elder Abuse Awareness
- Cross Cultural awareness
- Health & Wellbeing – Diabetes Awareness, The Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer’s Awareness, Incontinence
- Foundation of QLD, Nutrition QLD, Drugs/Alcohol and Over the Counter Medications
The Older Person’s Action Program is funded by the Queensland Government Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
The Older Person’s Action Program receives support from Logan City Council’s Live Well Logan Program and the Community Projects Grants