Seniors events

Illustration of two older people dancing and a man singing and another playing the chello, on a blue background with small colourful flowers.

Seniors week is Saturday 15 to Sunday 23 August 2020. This year it’s going virtual! 

This week is an opportunity for us to celebrate the older people in our lives helping them increase their internet skills allowing them to connect with community, friends and family. 

This year we are celebrating Seniors Week a little differently with online activities and events. For details of the online activities and events, please see the table below.

We recognising not all seniors are online and that they can feel disconnected and isolated. COTA QLD, the QLD Government, Volunteering QLD and Telstra have put together a guide to help people access online events and activities. 

To download the guide or find out what other online activities and events are available for our seniors, visit Queensland Seniors Week

Event details Description Organisation 

Can you spot a scam? 

  • Tuesday 18 August from 10:00am to 11:15am. 

To register, please visit Can you spot a scam webinar registration. 
 
All you need to know about data and public Wi-Fi? 

  • Wednesday 19 August from 8:45am to 10:00am 

To register, please visiit Data and public Wi-Fi webinar registration.
 
Safe online shopping? 

  • Friday 21 August from 11:00am to 12:15pm 

To register, please visit Safer online shopping webinar registration. 

The internet is a wonderful place to explore, and it can help you do a lot of things easily, but there are a few things you need to know so you can enjoy being online safely.

Join nbnTM, eSafety Commissioner, Queensland Police, and COTA Queensland at one of three webinars on eSafety as they show you some simple tips to stay safe online. 

nbnTM, eSafety Commissioner Queensland Police COTA Queensland

nbnTM ‘How to Connect’ Seniors Week Event 
Thursday 20 August from 10:00am to 11:00am  

To join the webinar, please visit How to connect webinar. 

Discover ‘How to connect’ and learn essential facts for your migration onto the nbn™ network. How to choose a plan to suit you, medical device compatibility, phone only, scam awareness, and more for your migration onto the nbnTM network.

Live Presentation and Q&A. Webinar is delivered through Microsoft Teams.

For information on how to use, visit teams demo

nbnTM

Memory lane quiz competitions 

From Tuesday 18 August to Thursday 20 August.

To find out more and to register for one or more of these competitions, please visit Memory lane quiz competitions

If you’d like to brush up on your trivia skills before Dean’s quiz extravaganza, join library staff for three online Microsoft Teams warmup quiz contests.

For instructions please download How to use Microsft Teams document (PDF size 59 KB).

Logan City Council Libraries

Morning Tea and Sing-a Long with Elizabeth Rose at our Connect Café

Thursday 20 August 2020.
Morning tea on arrival from 9.30am.

Welcome and Entertainment at 10:00am concluding by midday.

 Logan Wesleyan Methodist Church, 877 Kingston Road, Waterford West.

Cost: $2

Please contact Robin Gallen OAM on 0411 094 268 to register your attendance. 

This is a physical event and the Logan Wesleyan Methodist Church will comply with Covid-19 regulations.

Logan Wesleyan Methodist Church

Drawn Together

15 August 2020 from 10:30am to 11:10am

Free event

To register, please visit QPAC and COTA Queensland online registration.

QPAC’s Drawn Together invites people all over Queensland to share morning tea with friends and family, young and old, celebrating the powerful relationships that exist across generations.

From the comfort of your own home, join our morning tea as our guests discuss the big, complicated and fun issues of our times.

QPAC and COTA Queensland

Falls Prevention Exercise

For more exercise ideas to boost your health, please visit Fizzio for life

Check your bedroom floor -  Make sure that there are no trip hazards before you go to bed!

Balance - Stand on 1 leg next to bench for 30seconds, trying not to have to hold on. Repeat 5 times each leg.

Sit to Stands - Try standing up from your dining room chair without having to use your arms. Repeat 10 times.

Heel to Toe Walking - Walk along your hallway putting your heel up against your toe of your other foot. Repeat 3 times.

Wear Shoes - Socks are slippery. Light weight shoes can be an easy way to prevent falls.

Fizzio for life