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Expo full of terrific activities

6 Jun 2017

 

Chair aerobics participant

Nearly 1,000 Territory seniors visited COTA NT’s SENIORS EXPO held in the museum grounds on Friday and enjoyed an event full of fun, celebration, information and conversation. EXPO, now in its third year, is becoming an established event on the seniors’ calendar and is definitely a favourite for COTA staff and volunteers.

This wonderful event is generously supported by the community – government, businesses, community organisations, social groups and volunteers, including students from Darwin High School. Praises were sung from all corners for this group of young people who served Greenfields Living’s beautiful morning tea with huge smiles and delightful manners. A real credit to the High School and again we felt very lucky to have them and their teachers join us for this day.

Many people took advantage of the opportunities to give something new a try including seated “posture power” aerobics classes, which our special guest, Hon. Dale Wakefield MLA Minister for Territory Families sportingly joined in with. The Regis Aged Care Showcase delighted crowds all morning kicking off with a tremendous performance from the Grey Panthers and followed with sing and dance-a-longs with record numbers for the finale dance.

EXPO grounds

Many people enjoyed ‘coffee with a cop’ and City of Darwin’s smoothies were also super popular. The question was heard, “Are they free?” which had the smiling reply, “Yes, but you have to work for it.” Many people took up the challenge to create the perfect smoothie by cycling out the lumps.

COTA’s regular program of events and activities continues and we still have the NT Government’s Seniors Month in August to look forward too. Submissions to COTA NT’s Territory Seniors calendar are open all year round, but for inclusion in the printed Seniors Month calendar, submissions are required by 9 June. For further information, contact COTA.

Stephanie Kendall, Events & Communications Manager COTA NT

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