Centacare will be hosting a free Living Well Longer information session for those over 60.
Centacare will be hosting a free Living Well Longer information session for those over 60. Marian Faa

How to live well for longer in the South Burnett

CENTACARE is hosting a free Living Well Longer information session for those over 60 who are wanting to live in their own home for longer.

The workshop will focus on practical strategies to help South Burnett residents achieve their goal of living a long, healthy and life.

Information will be provided about how to leverage government funding, how to organise home security, how to cut through the complexity of organising help and care, and overall wellness and wellbeing tips.

The information session will be held at the Kingaroy RSL in Markwell St from noon to 2pm on Tuesday, June 25.

The session is free and everyone is welcome, however it is specifically aimed at ageing South Burnett residents.

It seems the South Burnett is the ideal place to retire, as data reveals almost half the population, 44.38 per cent, is over the age of 50.

This figure was revealed in the Australian Bureau of Statistics' 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

According to this data, 30.38 per cent of this South Burnett population was over 60 years old and retired. That's 9779 South Burnett residents.

Then there's a further 4507 South Burnett residents who were preparing to retire. That's 14 per cent of our population.

This free workshop is a great fit for the South Burnett considering these statistics and the age of many of our residents.

South Burnett physiotherapist Katie Zerner will be a speaker and will talk about preventing falls, managing pain, and living independently.

Dalby-Burnett District Crime Prevention co-ordinator Senior Constable Dan O'Hara will also make an appearance, and will discuss home security and the secret to preventing break ins.

To book for the session, call 4162 5096.

South Burnett

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