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Countdown to Seniors EXPO

30 May 2017

The Grey Panthers, contemporary dance troupe, performing at SENIORS EXPO 2016

Four fun, informative and festive jam-packed hours await seniors at COTA NT’s third SENIORS EXPO on Friday 2 June between 10am and 2pm at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT on Conacher Street, Darwin. The COTA team has been hard at work putting the finishing touches to a program that includes a free Greenfield Livings morning tea and refreshments, live music, performances from choirs, dance troupes, a fashion parade, lawn bowls, fitness demonstrations including Zumba Gold and free “posture power” aerobics classes.

The event is free to enter and we encourage locals and visitors to stroll through nearly 60 stalls and talk to providers of travel, maintenance, health, nursing and caring services, volunteering, physiotherapy, government services and concessions, bridge lessons, computing courses, fellowship, brain puzzles, super and retirement strategies and financial products for the over 60s, consumer advice, university courses, mobility products and more. From the ‘Gone Potty’ program to researching the family tree – activities and information offer something for every interest. There’s lots to see and do. Friends can meet for a cuppa and a chat too, listen in to the live broadcast from community radio, or perhaps meet the Minister for Territory Families.

There is more parking than last year thanks to the museum’s neighbours – at the main museum and overflow parking, Tactile Arts, Darwin Ski Club and COTA will be running a signed-bus shuttle from Vesteys Beach to the museum boat ramp. Plus additional free bus services from Darwin Interchange to the museum (8924 7666 for info).

COTA’s SENIORS EXPO is a very special event and only happens because of sponsorship, support and contributions from the whole community including government, businesses service providers, seniors’ groups and not-for-profit organisations. On the day, COTA has the support of over 40 valued volunteers who between them will clock up in the region of half a million steps. The event opens at 10am with formal proceedings at the Regis Aged Care Showcase end of the grounds.

Stephanie Kendall, Events & Communications Manager, COTA NT

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