Seniors and Carers Expo 2017

29/09/2017

The International Day of Older Persons, celebrated annually on 1 October, highlights the important contributions older people make to society and raises awareness of the issues and challenges associated with ageing.

Seniors account for approximately 16% of the City of Rockingham’s population, so the City is keenly aware of the need to make information about ageing available to them, and their carers.

In partnership with Care Options, Community First and Volunteer Task Force, the City is hosting the eighth Seniors and Carers Expo on Friday 6 October 2017 from 10am-2pm at the Mike Barnett Sports Complex in Rockingham. Over 140 stalls will be available under one roof to provide information to visitors on the affordable and innovative community services, programs, activities and supports available to help them live a safe, fulfilling and enjoyable life. This year we are also very fortunate to have Curtin FM broadcasting live from the venue.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said “Seniors are a large and integral part of our community, and the contributions they make are highly valued. The International Day of Older Persons is a great opportunity for the wider community to reflect on these contributions and to celebrate older people.”

“The Seniors and Carers Expo has grown each year to become one of the largest events of its kind in Western Australia. We are very grateful to our sponsors: Ace Cinemas, Act-Belong-Commit, A-Z Photography, Bunnings, Curtin FM, and Specsavers for their support with this popular and important event.”

How to get there:
• Free parking: available in the main car park (please note, priority will be given to visitors with ACROD permits). Additional parking available in the overflow parking area behind the venue on Dixon Road Reserve, access via Dowling Street. A free shuttle bus will be available to assist visitors from the overflow car park to the venue.
• Public transport: catch the 548, 549, 551 or 555 buses. Closest train station is Rockingham, then catch the 555 bus. For more information, contact Transperth on 13 62 13.



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