Making our seniors travel savvy

15 August 2016

Seniors will know how to travel around the city more safely thanks to a new guide. 

Mayor Tom Tate today launched The Seniors Safe Travel Guide as part of Seniors Week.

“This guide highlights a range of safe, accessible and inexpensive transport options available to seniors on the Gold Coast,” he said.

“As we age, we need to consider if our health allows us to continue to drive safely. That’s why we have produced a practical guide to help aging people maintain independence without relying on their cars.”

The free guide is available at City of Gold Coast Customer Contact Centres, libraries or by phoning 1300 GOLD COAST.

The Mayor launched the guide at the International Café event at Robina Community Centre, one of the many activities in a packed calendar of events for Seniors Week.

International Café event organiser, Corinne Butt of CURA Community Care, said Seniors Week was all about getting out and about and being part of the community.

“I urge all our older residents to get involved,” she said. “There’s a few days left but you can still get involved with everything from croquet to weaving and Scottish dancing.”

The Mayor said Seniors Week was a celebration of our senior residents who account for around a quarter of the Gold Coast community.

“I hope to see a full house at the Mayor's free Seniors Week Concert - 'Rock 'n' Roll Flashback - on Thursday 18 August at the Paradise Room, The Arts Centre Gold Coast,” he said.

Seniors Week runs from 13 - 21 August.

The full calendar of Seniors Week events can be found at goldocastcity.com.au/seniorsweek

The Seniors Safe Travel Guide was developed using Community Road Safety Grant funding provided by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.

The guide is available online here:

http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/documents/bf/seniors-safe-travel-guide.PDF

 

 

 

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