Information about aged care services, goods and recreational groups for seniors, will be at local residents’ fingertips this month, when the district’s first-ever Ageing in Style Expo is staged in Two Wells.
Showcasing a variety of local organisations, goods and service providers, the Expo will be held in the Two Wells Community Centre on Thursday, August 14,from 10am until 1pm.
Access to information about aged care services and other goods and services to enhance quality of life for older people is a major issue for consumers in the region, and the Seniors Collaborative Action Project (SCAP) has organised a series of expos to address this.
Hosted by District Council of Mallala (DCM), it builds on the success of past events in Nuriootpa, Gawler and Kapunda by using a collaborative approach to maximise the availability of resources.
Goods and services, including arts and crafts activities, aged care home support and home care services, residential care, recreation and fitness activities and mobility equipment will all be on show.
DCM community development officer, Lynette Seccafien, says the event assists local people to access information about aged care services and goods.
“It’s a great way to provide information to the general public about the range of goods, services and activities available for older people,” Mrs Seccafien said.
“It also makes sense for us all to be working together to ensure everyone in the region has access to events such as these.”
The expo will feature stalls and prizes, information and demonstrations, a ‘yellow brick road’ type activity, a free sausage sizzle and Devonshire tea.
Home and Community Care Collaborative (HACC) project officer, Debra Anderson, says the Expo is suitable for people of all ages.
“The Expo targets older people, however it is useful for others to know about these services so if parents or grandparents need assistance, family members can help them make informed decisions,” Ms Anderson said.
•For more information contact HACC project officer, Debra Anderson at Barossa Council on 8563 8414 or for transport options, District Council of Mallala Community Development Officer, Lynette Seccafien on 8527 0200.