Emerald seniors head to lunch

Central Highlands preparing for all the fun of the annual seniors lunch.

Registrations are now open for the annual Central Highlands Council Seniors Lunch in Capella.

“Seniors month is a great opportunity for Queenslanders of all generations to connect and celebrate the contributions of seniors to the state,’ Communities General Manager John McDougall said.

He said a variety of events and activities would be held throughout the month across the Central Highlands, including at council libraries.

The most anticipated event is the Seniors Luncheon. This year, the lunch will be held on 5 October at the Capella Cultural Centre from 10am to 2pm.

“The luncheon is one of my favourite events of the year,” Mayor Kerry Hayes said.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with those who have the most life experience in the Central Highlands.

“I’m always pleased by the lively turnout, the entertainment, food, and of course, the awards ceremony.”

Free buses to and from the event will be provided in Duaringa, Dingo, Bluff, Blackwater, Comet, Yamala, Emerald, Springsure, Rolleston and the Gemfields.

For those who can’t attend the luncheon, registration for hand-delivered gift boxes will also take place in the week following the luncheon.

Seniors, caregivers, family members and friends can register for the luncheon until from Friday 23 September by calling 1300 242 686. Registration for the lunch, bus, or gift box is essential.

Central Highlands community members aged 55 and over are eligible to participate. Carers are also welcome to join and support the community members attending. Bookings are required for all events.

Check out the official Facebook event for more information.

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