SENIORS EXPO: Richard Nickson (left) from the Chinchilla Men's Shed and Lindsay Marsden from the Chinchilla Horticultural Society will be speaking at the Seniors Expo to be held at the Chinchilla Cultural Centre on August 23.
SENIORS EXPO: Richard Nickson (left) from the Chinchilla Men's Shed and Lindsay Marsden from the Chinchilla Horticultural Society will be speaking at the Seniors Expo to be held at the Chinchilla Cultural Centre on August 23. Contributed

Plenty to do at Seniors Week Expo

IF YOU'RE a senior looking for a fun-filled morning of displays and activities head on down to the Chinchilla Seniors Week Expo this Thursday.

The morning event will feature up to 30 community groups, local businesses and interest groups providing either a display or an activity, including crafting pot plant hangars, painting, and even yoga.

Western Downs Regional Council spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Kaye Maguire said the Chinchilla Seniors Expo had always been popular.

"We have hands-on activities so that people can take something home with them,” Cr Maguire said.

"The Lapunyah Art Gallery is offering painting and there will be mini yoga sessions again, as they were very popular last year.”

Chinchilla Men's Shed president Richard Nickson said the groups has been busy preparing more than 50 terracotta pot-plant hanger kits in preparation for the event.

"Most of our members will be working on different elements of the project, we try to accommodate everybody so that anyone who wants to join in this activity is welcome.”

Chinchilla Horticultural Society president and Friends of the Botanic Parklands group member Lindsay Marsden will also discuss his involvement in the development of the new Chinchilla Botanic Parklands.

"The parklands is the culmination of a 40-year dream for me,” he said.

"I first suggested that we turn the old railway lands into parklands back in the 1970s, when the caravan park and museum were established.

"It's been a long journey since then, with many involved along the way, and here we are today with the parklands currently under construction.”

The event will run from 9am-noon at the Chinchilla Cultural Centre, with a free morning tea to be provided by the Chinchilla Chaplaincy Committee.

For more information on Senior's Week activities across the Western Downs, visit www.wdrc.qld.gov.au/visiting-western-downs/events/special-events/seniors-month-2018.


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