First ever Seniors Week Expo success at community centre

OVER 100 seniors have converged on Padstow Community Care (PCC) to take part in its first ever Seniors Week Expo.

There were over 30 vendors representing 14 government and non government services, covering issues such as health, aged care, seniors rights, legal issues and access to services.
They provided information stalls and talked with seniors, answering their questions and offering advice and support as required.
One of the attendees, Padstow resident Cheryl Blair, said she enjoyed the event immensely.
A regular at PCC’s coffee hub connection group on Wednesdays, 9am-12noon, as well as the ‘In The Know’ info sessions on the first Wednesday of the month, Cheryl said it was more than she expected.
“There was such a diverse range of areas and the stallholders were not just there ‘plugging things’ but were trying to be as helpful as possible,” she said.
“I want to commend our quiet achiever Federal MP for Banks, David Coleman, who opened the event and always has our best interests at heart.
“I am thrilled too that a security firm member who was there promoting door key locks, has offered to send me some key locks for my number plates for free as I’ve been worried about these getting stolen.”
Cheryl said she also made some new friends from Menai, Chipping Norton and elsewhere and was already looking forward to the next event.
“I’m grateful to the organisers but I do feel sorry for seniors who don’t have computers or smartphones, everything is much harder for them but these talks help enormously,” she added.