Seniors welcome State funding for QEII Centre

Published: Thursday, 4 July 2019 at 11:36:54 AM

QEII Senior Centre Geraldton

Picture Caption: Geraldton & Districts Seniors Action Group President Trevor Hansen, Pensioners Social Club Treasurer Pat Parker, Mayor Shane Van Styn, Laurie Graham MLC, Geraldton Seniors Week Committee Treasurer Lina Mittoni and City CEO Ross McKim.

More than 3,500 seniors who attend the QEII Seniors and Community Centre every month will continue to do so after the State Government renewed funding for the service.

As one of the City of Greater Geraldton’s most loved and attended facilities, the QEII Centre offers more than 35 programs and activities with everything from sports, arts, games and music.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the funding was crucial to servicing the local senior community.

“A big thank you goes to the State Government and Minister Mick Murray for renewing this funding which is absolutely imperative to the ongoing delivery of services to our seniors,” he said.

“We have such a passionate community of seniors here in Geraldton, and they are all very devoted and committed to the QEII Centre which offers them so much.

“Positive ageing is high on our agenda and the services offered at the QEII Centre promotes a healthy lifestyle physically and mentally, and also promotes an inclusive environment for seniors.”

The service agreement between the State Government’s Department of Communities and the City for funding of $124,000 will run from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

Representing Minister Hon Mick Murray, Member for the Agricultural Region Laurie Graham MLC said the funding is great news for seniors in Geraldton and across the Midwest.

“The QEII Seniors and Community Centre is a strong collaboration between the City of Greater Geraldton, the McGowan Labor Government and the numerous volunteers who generously dedicate their time to provide support services,” he said.

“The centre has become a vital part of our community providing services, social outlets and a welcoming space for our seniors to gather and interact.”

For more information on the programs and services on offer at the QEII Centre contact them on 9956 6636 or visit the City’s website.

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