Seniors Expo for Tin Can Bay

By Lee McCarthy

Kudos to the committee from the Cooloola Cove Residents and Friends Inc who have put their skills together to organise the Cooloola Seniors Expo at Tin Can Bay to celebrate Seniors Month.

Being held at the Cooloola Coast Bowls Club on 23 October from 10am to 1pm the event gaining momentum with committee spokesperson Theresa Fear fielding calls from groups to exhibit at the expo.

Theresa said: We have had so much support. It has been amazing. When you say what you are doing, businesses are offering it for free or at a reduced price so what we budgeted for we have been able to use on other things.”

The committee applied for a grant from the Council of the Ageing and the Queensland Government for up to $1000 and has been able to use that money to host the expo.

“We went to the council to ask about the recreational grant for our Christmas Celebrations and mentioned we had received the senior’s month grant and they included our event in all their advertising too.”

“We just want people to come along and get information about what they are entitled to. Some are ‘fee for service’ but it will show seniors what services are available to them and what they are entitled to. We have a lot of information to share.”

“When we approached the Cooloola Coast Bowls club, they were more than happy to help us out with the venue. Kids Bizz and the C & K hopped on did the two-family day-care mums creating ‘grandparent’ artwork for display. Kids Bizz are making a trip to an aged care facility to work on the artwork that is going on to our welcome sign.

“The great news is because we have sponsorship there is no fee for the public, exhibitors or the presenters. Lunch will be available to purchase from the club. To book in for lunch call the club on 07 5486 4836.”

“The bowls club are lending us their courtesy bus for free, so we will be able to pick up and drop off our guests from Cooloola Cove, Tin Can Bay and Wallu for a gold coin donation.”

“We have exhibitors from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg as well as local businesses and community organisations plus an advocacy group have contacted us to see if they could participate too.”

Theresa said they also have the ‘cars ‘n coffee’ group setting up a display of their prize vehicles plus acoustic entertainers will be on hand to provide a relaxed environment.

The public are invited to come into the club through the main entrance to complete the Check-In Qld details. This event will be COVID Safe. Any restrictions, as a result of COVID, will be adhered to.

The exhibitors will be set up inside the function area and the guest speakers will be presenting on the verandah so people inside can enjoy the exhibitors while our special guests are speaking.

Booking details will be available on the Cooloola Cove Community Facebook page or email the Cooloola Coast Residents and Friends Committee on

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