- Last updated:
- 11 Jul 2022
Ageing in Australia can and should be a time of possibility, opportunity and influence. Older people play a vital role in the Sunshine Coast community. Council recognises and respects the significant contribution older people make to the region.
Health and wellbeing
The following are all free or low-cost programs to improve your health and wellbeing.
- Heart Foundation Walking
Community-based walking groups with free weekly organised walks in your local area
- Healthy Ageing Partnership
A Sunshine Coast collaboration that brings together industry partners to share information on positive ageing activities and services
Healthy Ageing Forum – Getting Old is not a Disease!
In partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), council hosted a highly successful Healthy Ageing Forum – Getting Old is not a Disease! on Saturday 20 February 2021.Close to 150 of our community members listened to the latest research on chronic disease prevention and management from experts from USC, the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and the President of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr Sam Manger.
The outcome of the forum tells us that the secret to a healthy long life is a daily dose of ‘lifestyle medicine’ made up of a balanced diet, exercise, good social life and reconnecting with nature.
"Chronic disease is now a major burden in Australia that affects 85 per cent of the population. If we don’t change direction, we may end up where we are headed. This is not about lifestyle instead of medicine, it’s lifestyle as medicine." Dr Sam Manger
- Transport for older people - for more information on transport services for older people
- Pensioner concessions for rates and pet registrations
- Sunshine Coast Libraries
- Sunshine Coast Events
- Queensland Government Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
- Council of the Ageing Queensland
For more information
Please phone (07) 5475 7272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org