The City’s positive ageing program is set for a refresh, thanks to a new partnership with The Salvation Army.
The refreshed program will enable community members over 60 to stay connected and supported through an updated calendar of events which includes both new events and activities as well as old favourites.
All positive ageing program events under this partnership will be centrally located and aim to deliver value for money for City ratepayers.
Mayor Penny Taylor said The Salvation Army’s local branch already knew the community well.
“The City is proud to partner with the Salvation Army to help support our older residents,” she said.
“Everyone is welcome to attend the broad range of exciting events and activities.”
The Salvation Army’s Lyn Jones said the ‘Salvos’ were excited about the partnership and the benefits it would bring to the community.
“It’s great for the City to work with and support a local organisation which is already embedded in the community,” she said.
“We’re aiming to create a welcoming environment and offer something for everyone so we hope to see lots of attendees and are looking forward to getting to know them.”
The program will be delivered largely out of the centrally located The Third Place and will include Seniors Space on Wednesdays at Tom Dadour, quarterly community lunches, movie days, fortnightly coffee club, and one-off special events.
The partnership agreement will run from July 2021 to June 2022.