Over 40 stall holders and information providers came together for the Seniors Information and Activity day to help keep seniors and their families up to date with available services and changes. A range of free activities and entertainment made for an enjoyable day out while getting up to date on what is available to assist with day-to-day living.
GP down south team members attended the Live Lighter Seniors Expo. The theme of "memory" encouraged senior members of the community to reminisce and share their story. Social connections are crucial for us to survive and thrive. But as people age, they often find themselves spending more time alone, which can affect their health and well-being.
About 120 people visited the GP down south information stand to talk to staff about our services and to try their hand at some of the games we had on the table. They were provided information about our services, particularly our Socially Isolated Older Adults, along with goodie bags of information and gifts.
One activity in particular evoked some beautiful responses. The ‘Story Cubes’ ended up being a favourite. Visitors got to roll the dice and were encouraged to tell us a story inspired by the images on the dice. One visitor was reluctant to patriciate, but then she rolled a key hole and sheep. It took a few minutes, but slowly a memory was triggered of a childhood living on a sheep farm in Narrogin. She recalled they could only leave the house using a big key. Something she had completely forgotten, but was happy to remember the key and her childhood
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.