Minister for Veterans and Seniors Gordon Ramsay today welcomed senior Canberrans, their families and carers attending the ACT Seniors Expo at Exhibition Park, with around 4,000 people visiting the Expo over the course of the day.
“It was a pleasure to attend the Seniors Expo and celebrate what it means to be a senior citizen in the ACT. We are fortunate to have a thriving seniors community who contributes so much to the life of our city through involvement in community groups, volunteering, mentoring and guidance to the younger generations of the ACT,” Minister Ramsay said.
Over 130 exhibitors took part in the Expo, where patrons visited a range of exhibitions from government agencies, allied health services, the aged care sector, interest groups and community sector organisations, providing information on a range of health, care and recreational matters.
“Seniors were able to peruse what kind of caravan they may want for travel around Australia, follow up on a new club or interest, learn about retirement planning or writing a will, or enjoy the St John’s Ambulance demonstrations and the Seasoned Voices Choir,” Minister Ramsay said.
“I would like to thank Council of the Ageing ACT staff and volunteers for working so hard to deliver the Seniors Expo and for their involvement in the whole Seniors Week program. It wouldn’t be the success it is without your invaluable help.”
Minister Ramsay also reminded the community to have their say on their experience of Canberra as an age friendly city to inform future work.
“We want to ensure our city continues to evolve as an age friendly city which is inclusive and accessible to people of all ages. I encourage our seniors to take some time to share their views on how we can be even better,” concluded Minister Ramsay.
The survey is open until 12 April 2018, 5pm and is available at www.yoursay.act.gov.au
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