WA Seniors Week Bunbury activity day offers mature residents chance to find fun, connection & information

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Wildlife Care Bunbury owner Doreen Jones will be there on the day.Picture: Callum Hunter
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South West residents approaching their finer years are encouraged to take part in a day to celebrate ageing and promote conversation and the sharing of memories.

Bunbury’s LiveLighter Seniors Activity and Information Day on Thursday will offer residents the chance to take part in a range of fun activities and engage with information specific to helping seniors in day-to-day living.

Over-45s will be able to try their hand at a range of free activities and enjoy entertainment, with more than 40 stalls to browse on the day including Regional Men’s Health, South West Women’s Health and Information Centre and the Department of Transport.

It’s an occasion for people looking for engagement on all topics as they age.

Organising committee member Lesley Jackes said this year’s theme of Memory aimed to encourage reminiscence and conversation.

“It’s an occasion for people looking for engagement on all topics as they age,” she said.

“Our committee saw the enormous value of valuing every member of the community, including people who are reaching an older phase, and with reminiscing and conversation comes valuing and understanding and contrast in life.”

Ms Jackes said the day was not limited to seniors and encouraged all ages to come celebrate the contributions of older people to the Bunbury community.

The event will run from 10am-2pm at Stirling Street Arts Centre.

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