South Australia’s first Week of Ageing Well

South Australians are being encouraged to value and celebrate the diversity of older people and their significant contributions to our society, as part of the first-ever Week of Ageing Well, October 1-7.

Coordinated by Office for Ageing Well, the week provides an opportunity for all South Australians to connect through events and activities that support happy, healthy, and meaningful lives.

The week begins on International Day of Older Persons and encourages the community to reflect on ‘life not labels’ to help create positive change.

“The Week of Ageing Well recognises, celebrates and values the diversity of older South Australians and provides an opportunity for the community to connect through events that support all of us to live meaningful lives,” says Cassie Mason, Office for Ageing Well Executive Director.

Events and activities already planned during the Week include SA Seniors Card’s 30th birthday celebrations, SA Seniors Card’s Through the Lens photography competition and exhibition and the ‘Tea Trail: Australian Tea Experience’ which is a partnership between Nature Festival and Office for Ageing Well.

Cassie added, “we would like to encourage everyone to get behind this new initiative to celebrate ‘life not labels’ by getting together with friends old and new. It’s a great chance to share unique stories and interests which inspire and form meaningful connections.”

The week also leads into the Australian Masters Games from October 7 – a week-long sports festival which brings together weekend warriors from around Australia and the world to compete. There’s no maximum age limit, with sports offering categories for people aged 60+.

South Australia’s Week of Ageing Well will be held annually from October 1-7 and supports South Australia’s Plan for Ageing Well 2020-2025.

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