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22 Sun Newspapers Feature WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2013. Morning tea serves diversity Katrina Fong Lim at the morning tea. DARWIN has a large culturally and linguistically diverse population, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, and the annual Seniors Morning Tea, held by Alzheimers Australia NT since 2008, is a popular part of Seniors Month activities. About 120 people from at least six nationalities including Greek, Italian, Filipino, Malaysian and Chinese attended last years event. The Seniors Morning Tea will be held at the Chung Wah Hall, 25 Woods St, Darwin, between 10am and 11.30am on Friday, August 2 and all seniors are invited to attend. The City of Darwins Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim will conduct the official welcome. As well as brief presentations, the morning tea provides a welcoming opportunity for seniors to get together, interact and talk freely, listen to music and dance, if inclined, and enjoy refreshments, including Devonshire tea. Anyone wishing to attend should RSVP to Alzheimers Australia NT on 8948 5228. Not a moment to waste in August SENIORSMonth is held in August each year and is a great opportunity to celebrate the positive aspects of ageing. Activities are aimed at encouraging older Top Enders to have a healthy lifestyle, become involved in a new activity, connect to the community and to create opportunities for continued involvement in activities. An extensive program has been put together for seniors to enjoy this year with events planned for Darwin, Palmerston and the rural region. Check out some of the highlights listed here but be sure to go online and download the full August 2013 Seniors Month calendar fromwww.seniors.nt.gov.au Learn to laugh and relax. CLAY TARGET SHOOTING Friday, August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 4.30pm Something different and exciting for seniors. Clay target shooting is a safe and fun activity but is not overly strenuous or physically demanding. Bookings required. Venue: Field and Game Range, Meckit Ck Shooting Complex, end of Brandt Rd, Berrimah. Cost: Free. Contact: George Hennessy, 8945 2234. Organiser: Northern Territory Field and Game Incorporated. COME & TRY EVENTS August 17 from 10am-noon. Line dancing for seniors and morning tea Venue: Coconut Grove Seniors Hall, Musgrave Cres, Coconut Grove Bookings required. Cost: $2. August 21, 9.3011.30am Lawn bowls for first-time players and morning tea Venue: Nightcliff Sports Club. Bookings required. August 6, 6pm to 7.30pm Update on prostate Doctor and physio speakers, plus drinks and nibbles. Bookings required. Venue: Territory Sports Medicine, 8 Parap Place, Parap. August 13, 6pm to 7.30pm Facts and fallacies regarding osteoporosis and exercise Medical speakers, drinks and nibbles. Bookings required. Venue: Territory Sports Medicine, 8 Parap Place, Parap. Contact: 8948 5232. Organiser: Arthritis Foundation of the Northern Territory Inc. CELEBRATION OF OUR MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY August 22, 11am to 2pm Sampling of a smorgasbord of home-cooked Chinese, African and Indian foods to celebrate our cultural diversity. Bookings required. Venue: Spillett House, 65 Smith St Darwin and the park. Cost: $5. Contact: Lina Paselli, 8941 1004. Organiser: COTA NT. LAUGHTER YOGA August 16, 2pm to 3.30pm Enjoy the benefits of Laughter Yoga, which combines laughter with yoga breathing exercises. It is the perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time. Followed by afternoon tea. Bookings required. Venue: Casuarina Library. Cost: Free. Contact: Stacey Rosser, 8930 0216. Organiser: City of Darwin. SOCIAL MEDIA COMPUTER SKILLS DIGITAL HUB August 22 and 29, 9.30am-11am Learn to use social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and blogging. Bookings required. Venue: Casuarina Library Meeting Room. Cost: Free. Contact: Sheree Jeeves, 8930 0645. Organiser: City of Darwin. SWING DANCING LESSONS August 7 and 21, 2pm-3.30pm Swing is a group of dances developed with the swing style of jazz music which became popular in America in the 1930s and 1940s. Afternoon tea follows. Bookings required. Venue: Lyons Community Centre. Cost: Free. Contact: Sheree Jeeves, 8930 0645. Organiser: City of Darwin. ULYSSES BIKE RIDE ADVENTURE August 31, 9.30am-12.30pm The Ulysses Bike Club gives rides to senior passengers around the city. Tea/coffee provided. Bookings required. Venue: Starting from Spillett House, 65 Smith St, Darwin. Cost: Gold coin donation. Contact: 8941 1004. Organiser: COTA. PALMERSTON AND RURAL August 11/18 Opening and Closing Celebrations of the Palmerston and Rural Seniors Week. Bookings required. Venue: Woodroffe Primary. Cost: Free. Contact: Jan Peters, 8935 9972. Organiser: Palmerston and Rural Seniors Week Organising Committee. SENIORS@SUNSET Sunday, August 4, 2pm-6pm Quadbike rides, cake, market stalls, BBQ, fun and games. Venue: Dundee Beach. Cost: $15 hire for seniors. Contact: Kris Horsley, 8977 7185. Organiser: Dundee Progress. Association DAY TOUR August 6, 9am to 5pm Butterfly Farm talk by owner, flora display. Bookings required. Venue: Batchelor Butterfly Farm & Pets Garden. Cost: Free. Contact: Michael Campaign, 8978 5185. Organiser: Wagait Shire Council. GET OUT OF TOWN August 9 and 20 Day trips to Museum and Art Gallery (on August 9) and Pine Creek Railway Resort (on August 20). Bookings required. Cost: Free. Contact: Marilyn Morris, 8976 0058 or 0437 760 028. Organiser: Coomalie Community Gov Council. SENIORDISCOUNT PLEASE DID you know that if you are over 60 years of age and are a permanent NT resident, you are eligible to apply for an NT Seniors Card? The NT Seniors Card is part of an Australia-wide initiative jointly supported by the NT Government and private enterprise. It recognises the valuable contribution older peoplemake to their local community and the Territory as awhole. The card is free and provides access to savings on a range of goods and services provided bymore than 630 participating businesses. Phone free on 1800 777 704 for more details. COTA NT Council on the Ageing (NT) Inc. SENIORS FIND YOUR VOICE! COTANT and CDU are asking all Indigenous Territorians 45+ years and other Senior Territorians 50+ years to participate in the Seniors Survey, 2013. NT Seniors Card holders will receive a hard copy of the survey in the Seniors Month Calendar. Hard copies of the survey will be available throughout the NT at your local library. Survey close off date is 30 September 2013. To access the survey electronically go to www.cotant.org.au or phone 8941 1004 for assistance. SENIORS MONTH AUGUST 2013 @ Territory Sports Medicine 8 Parap Place, Parap shopping village A doctor and physiotherapist will facilitate all sessions Nightcli Sports Club Camphor Street Nightcli. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: p 8948 5232 6th Aug. 6pm 7.30pm Update on Prostate 13th Aug. 6pm - 7.30pm Facts & fallacies regarding Osteoporosis & Exercise 18th Aug. 10am 12noon Line dancing for Seniors & morning tea $2. @ Coconut Grove Seniors Hall, Musgrave Crescent, Coconut Grove. 21st Aug. 9.30am - 11.30am Lawn Bowls for rst time players & morning tea ATTEND THE SENIORS MORNING TEA 10AM FRI 2 AUG CHUNG WAH HALL HAVE A CHAT CATCHING UP WITH A FRIEND COULD REDUCE YOUR RISK OF DEMENTIA CONNECT THE DOTS. 1800 100 500NATIONAL DEMENTIA HELPLINE RSVP 8948 5228
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