Renowned entertainer Noeline Brown will be in town for the Healthy Ageing Community Expo next week.
Renowned entertainer Noeline Brown will be in town for the Healthy Ageing Community Expo next week. Contributed

Expo promotes healthy living

GROWING old gracefully is a skill in itself and no one has it down better than Ambassador for Ageing, Noeline Brown.

The much-loved veteran entertainer will be sharing her experiences locally next week when she comes to town for the 2010 Healthy Ageing Community Expo.

To be held at C.ex Coffs next Wednesday, August 25, the expo is promoting healthy living.

Speaking on behalf of the Interagency Working Party, Judy Bartholomew from Alzheimer’s Australia NSW said they were delighted Ms Brown has agreed to take part in the expo.

“This year’s expo aims to assist the whole community to ‘live well’ through providing information on and access to the broad range of local, state and national supports available for older people and their carers,” Ms Bartholomew said.

Ms Brown will take part in the official proceedings and will speak on this year’s theme ‘Ageing Well’ during her opening address.

Around 60 organisations will be on hand to provide information about all manner of ways to help residents ‘Age Well’.

Presentations throughout the day will cover topics such as falls prevention; ways to keep the brain healthy; legal and financial issues; dietary advice, and supports for people who provide care to a family member or friend.

“It will be a fun and informative day, with on stage entertainment provided by the Joan Rodgers Tappers and the Vallerinas,” Ms Bartholomew said.

“There will also be prize draws including wonderful prizes from the Pet Porpoise Pool, and free coffee and tea will be provided throughout the day.”

This year the Quota Hearing Awareness Expo will also be taking part, showcasing the latest aids and services.

The Expo will be held at C.ex Coffs on Wednesday, August 25, from 9.30am to 2.30pm. The Quota Hearing Awareness Expo will be at C.ex from 10am to 4pm on the ground floor level.

The event is free and registration is not required.

For further information contact Sandy Gray, Carer Support Program, North Coast Area Health Service on 6656 7226.



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