Forum on ageing well

LIVING WELL: A group from the Waverton Hub in Sydney.
LIVING WELL: A group from the Waverton Hub in Sydney.

The Whyalla City Council will be continuing its commitment to our valuable senior citizens when it holds an Ageing Well in your Community forum later this month.

The forum on June 25, to be opened by Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin, will feature Merilyn Alt from the Waverton Hub and Bob Shaw from Whyalla Ageing and Disability Advisory Group as the guest speakers.

Council's Manager Community Services, Ann Ryan said the forum will be a great opportunity for agencies and the community to come together to hear about the Waverton Hub model and how successful it has been.

The Waverton Hub is a mutual organisation of residents of Waverton, Wollstonecraft and neighbouring areas in Sydney. Members of the hub help each other to enjoy their lives, stay in their own homes for as long as they can, be as healthy as they can and achieve all this for as little cost as possible.

"We are delighted to welcome Merilyn from the Hub who will provide valuable information on how to develop a Hub in Whyalla if the community thinks it is a good idea," Ann said.

"The Hub allows people to realise their potential for physical, social, and mental wellbeing throughout the life course and to participate in society according to their needs, desire and capacities while providing them adequate protection, security and care when they require assistance.

"Overall the wellbeing of the Hub's members is their priority."

The free admission Ageing Well in your Community forum will be held on Tuesday, June 25 from 10.30am to 12 noon with a light lunch in the Council Chamber on Darling Terrace. All interested residents are invited to attend.

For catering purposes, please RSVP by Friday, June 21 to Jenny Barnes on 8640 3444 or jenny.barnes@whyalla.sa.gov.au