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Seniors centre stage at Moreton Bay

By James Brown

Everyone knows the old adage that one should always respect their elders. Not only are their lives a rich tapestry of experiences, not all of them easy or pleasant, but there is a certain level of wisdom and knowledge that comes with living through many summers that ought to be given its fair regard. 

Well, the Moreton Bay region is not just respecting its elders – it's downright celebrating them with its 2015 Seniors Week. Until 23 August, older residents of real estate in Morayfield, Deception Bay and surrounding areas will have a variety of fantastic free events that will get them excited to act their age. 

Among the events will be an exploration of family history through church periodicals, an examination of old prison records and a collections showcase at Bribie Island Seaside Museum. Additionally, 19 August will see an iPads for Beginners class held at the Bribie Island Library. 

The Older and Bolder program will also be open for bookings for any seniors who are keen to get out and about later this year. Featuring everything from stand-up paddle boarding and tandem bike rides to winery tours, the program will run from 1 September to 29 November. It's a great way to spend the spring months, while providing a great excuse to get out of the house – no matter how idyllic that real estate in Narangba might be. 

Moreton Bay regional council lifestyle and amenity spokesperson councillor Julie Greer said the event was a necessary acknowledgement of the value seniors bring to to the region. 

"Queensland Seniors Week recognises the important contribution seniors make in our community," she said. 

If you're happy to treat yourself, there's no excuse to miss out on the fun. The Moreton Bay council's website has a full list of events and where they can be found. 

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