Positive Ageing in Kingborough

Retirement can be a time for learning new things, spending more time with family and friends, and doing more of what you enjoy.

Kingborough Mayor, Paula Wriedt said Kingborough Council’s Positive Ageing program created great opportunities for our older people to learn, engage and have fun.

“Tuesday Talks are held on the First Tuesday of each month and provide informative, informal gatherings for older people to hear presentations on a variety of topics,” Cr Wriedt said.

“Recent Tuesday talks have been about topics such as misunderstood road rules and mobility aids.

“We also have regular Seasonal Walks taking place four times a year to make the most of the variety of walking trails across Kingborough.

“Each walk everyone enjoys some of the shorter, gentle rambles with a guide from Council’s Natural Areas team.

“The walks are for those interested in experiencing and learning about some of our beautiful natural areas, while socialising and having a cuppa together.

“Pop-up Cafes have become a regular feature on Council’s positive ageing calendar.

“The cafes ‘pop up’ at the Kingborough Community Hub during school holidays to allow newly trained young baristas prepare favourite beverages to build up their hospitality work skills.

“Café patrons are treated to a guest speaker to listen to while having a tasty morning tea.

“Recent speakers at our pop up cafes have covered topics such as: keeping your indoor plants healthy, how to boost your nutrients with delicious protein-rich toast toppings; and the fine art of successful and satisfying plant propagating.

“This July we’ll have delightful presentation on birds and bees – literally!

“Birdlife Tasmania will talk about all the wonderful birds you might see in the area, and Yves from ‘Miellerie’ (a high quality, local honey business) will share his passion for bees and their magical honey.”

All talks and walks are free and morning tea is provided. For more information on Kingborough’s positive ageing programs, call 6211 8200, email .