Seniors Festival Expo – events in the north

The Central Coast Council’s Seniors Festival Expo returns on 31 March with an event at Wyong Race Club.

The Expo will bring together a range of services and resources available to seniors at the top end of the Coast by bringing them together under one roof.

The event will feature a variety of stallholders from businesses, services and community groups and visitors will have the opportunity to speak to the organisations first-hand, ask questions and gather resources as required.

The day is shaping up to look like this:

Duck for Cover Acapella Group (9:30am/11am) – relax and take in some good vibes of local acapella group Duck for Cover.

Fire & Rescue NSW, Kitchen Fire Simulator (10am/11:30am) – learn how a kitchen fire can quickly get out of control and what to do to keep your home safe.

Black Belt Martial Arts Gosford (10:30am/12:00pm) – watch members of the Black Belt Martials Arts group demonstrate some key moves that can help kept you fit, mobile and safe

The Expo takes place from 9:30am-12:30pm and a free morning tea will be available for the first 150 attendees.

Other events happening around the top end of the Coast include Dance for Health at Tuggerah Lakes Community Centre, from 10:00am-11:00am each day.

Meals on Wheels Central Coast will be teaming up with Dance Health Alliance, an Australian based charity which specialises in dance classes for retirees as well as people living with dementia, chronic cognitive and movement challenges, to hold Dance for Health classes at their Meals on Wheels Central Coast Community Restaurants.

The classes promote a healthy and active life and aid in improving general levels of health, immune function, brain health, and confidence.

Dance can also assist in falls prevention, agility, and balance – done with peers in a fun environment, morning tea will also be offered at the dance classes, giving the participants an opportunity to interact with other members of their community.

Bookings can be made on 0427 026 229.

Meanwhile, on 26, 28, 29, 31 March from 9am-10am at Toukley Aquatic Centre, participants can take part in Aqua Deep.

This aqua fitness class is conducted in the deep end of the indoor 25m heated pool, where participants use a buoyancy belt and equipment such as noodles and aqua dumbbells for a whole-body workout.

Enquiries for Aqua Deep can be made at 4304 8060.

Nicola Riches