Chance for the older generation to learn new skills in Rockdale

March 2, 2014 by  

Rockdale’s older citizens have a series of events lined up just for them in March, as part of Seniors Month.

The City Council has teamed up with several partners to deliver a range of talks and activities aimed at the older generation, including courses to learn new skills and information on how to cope with the ageing process.

One of the main events is a forum designed to help people look after their brain and memory as they grow older. The talk – delivered in conjunction with staff from the New South Wales -based Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing – will focus on how to prevent memory loss and cognitive decline through exercise, diet and medication. The forum takes place at Rockdale Town Hall on Tuesday March 4th.

Other events include a cruise along the Georges River, an evening trip to the New South Wales art gallery and a tour of the Rockdale Community Nursery.

On Friday March 14th, author Henry Collins will be speaking about his new book, titled ‘How to Retire Disgracefully’ and there are several chances to take grandchildren along to special music sessions at local libraries.

Seniors interested in taking part should look out for poster printing advertising the different events. Details of the full programme are also available via the Rockdale City Council website. Events are free, but do need to be booked in advance.