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Moreton Shores Seniors Expo a One-Stop-Shop

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Thornlands seniors stepped through retirement living options and products and services to support independence and ageing well at the inaugural Bolton Clarke Moreton Shores Seniors Expo on 17 June.

Exhibitors included representatives from Bolton Clarke At Home Support, Bolton Clarke InTouch digital independence systems and Be Healthy and Active health education sessions, with trials of Wholesome Fare ready meals on offer.

Other stalls included Scooters and Mobility, Movement 4 Health, A Better Ear, Redland’s U3A, Redland Bay Men’s Shed and Bolton Clarke Moreton Shores resident’s craft group, art group.

Assistant Village Manager Debbie Grice says that the idea for the Seniors Expo was born out of wanting to create a one-stop-shop for seniors in the local community.

“We get asked a lot of questions about different aspects of ageing and support, with people unsure of where to go, or who to ask their questions to,” Debbie explained.

“The Expo aimed to showcase what is on offer as they step through their later lives, whether it’s illness, remaining independent at home or their options for further care. The main question we wanted to answer was ‘how can we assist them?’

“What we created was a one-stop-shop in their own backyard! Having everyone in one place makes the process of asking for help so much more familiar and comfortable. The expo was all designed to help the members of our community.”