The City of Rockingham will host the ninth annual Seniors and Carers Expo on Friday 5 October at Mike Barnett Sports Complex, to celebrate the contribution of seniors as part of the International Day of Older Persons.

Over 145 stalls will be available at the expo, providing information to visitors on the range of services, activities, programs and products that are available to seniors and carers.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the Seniors and Carers Expo was a chance to highlight the important contribution older people make to the City and to raise awareness of the issues surrounding ageing.

“Seniors make up a significant proportion of our community, approximately 16 per cent, and the City highly values the contribution they make to our society,” said Mayor Sammels.

“Our older residents have helped forge the City into what it is today, which is why the International Day of Older Persons is a great opportunity for the community to reflect on their efforts.

“The Seniors and Carers Expo is a wonderful chance for seniors and carers to access valuable information on the services, programs and activities that are available to help older people live a safe, fulfilling and enjoyable life.”

The International Day of Older Persons is an annual event that is celebrated on 1 October each year.

The City would like to thank all sponsors including Silver Chain Group, Baptistcare, Alzheimer’s WA, Curtin FM 100.1, Relationships Australia WA, BlueSky Healthcare, Act-Belong-Commit, Drip Hunters Plumbing and Gas, Respite Home From Home, Inner Calm Health and Wellbeing, Specsavers Rockingham, Home Chef (WA), Unicare Health, and Foreshore Holistic Health.

Curtin FM will also broadcast live from the event at Mike Barnett Sports Complex.

On the day there will be free parking available in the main car park at Mike Barnett Sports Complex, with priority to be given to visitors with ACROD permits.

Additional parking will be available in the overflow parking area behind the venue on Dixon Road Reserve, which can be accessed from Dowling Street.

A free wheelchair accessible shuttle bus will be available to assist visitors from the overflow car park to the venue.

For public transport residents can catch the 548, 549, 551 or 555 buses. The closest train station is Rockingham and residents can then catch the 555 bus to the expo.

For more information about the Seniors and Carers Expo call 9528 0333

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