Southern Gold Coast 60 & Better Program Inc

We encourage connection through our wide variety of free or low cost activities. Join us!

Operating as usual

16/06/2024

💜our volunteers!

14/06/2024

Here's today's cyber security challenge: update your devices!

Updates are one of the strongest defences in your security toolkit.

Cyber criminals hack devices by using known weaknesses in systems or apps. Updates have security upgrades to fix these weaknesses. You can turn on automatic updates so that this happens without your input.

Don’t know how to update your devices? It’s okay, you’re not the only one 😊

🌐 Check out the information on how to update your devices at 👉 https://bit.ly/45lpoXs

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14/06/2024

Tomorrow is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Elder abuse is mistreatment of an older person by someone they trust, including partners, guardians, or family members. It comes in many forms including physical, financial and psychological abuse.

On this day we’d like to take the opportunity to share a really important reminder about a person or an organisation you may have asked to help you with your Centrelink, Child Support or Medicare business. A representative should be someone you trust to act in your best interests. If you need, you can end a voluntary arrangement at any time.

Find out more about someone acting for you at servicesaustralia.gov.au/actforyou

12/06/2024

If you've registered to donate your organs, have you told your family? 🤔

It's super important to prepare them so they're comfortable making a decision when the time comes. Donating your organs and tissues after you die will only happen with your family's support and consent.

It's a sensitive subject, so we have some tips on how to talk about it with your loved ones. 👇

If you or your family have questions about organ donation, head to https://www.donatelife.gov.au/ for more information.

Not all organ donations happen after death. If you're interested to learn more about living donors, tune in to episode 10 of our podcast, It Can't Hurt To Ask. Listen wherever you get your podcasts. 🎧

ℹ️ Source:
DonateLife. Talk to your family about donation | Myths about donation

12/06/2024

Myth: Dementia is just being a bit forgetful.

Dementia is not just being a bit forgetful and symptoms are not always limited to memory. Dementia can affect thinking and memory, as well as behaviour. Brain function is affected enough to interfere with someone’s normal social or working life.

We all forget things from time to time, but the loss of memory with dementia is very different. It is persistent and progressive, not just occasional.

For more information about memory loss associated with dementia visit: www.dementia.org.au/about-dementia/memory-loss

If you or someone you love are worried about your risk of dementia, call our National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

12/06/2024
12/06/2024

The countdown is on, with less than 2 months to go before 50 cent fares are introduced! 🕒If you think that is exciting, pack your bags! Airtrain fares are being slashed by almost half from Monday 5 August. Travel from the City to Brisbane Airport will soon be $10.95 or if travelling from the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast to Brisbane Airport, for as little as $11.45 💸🚆 To find out about Airtrain fare-tastic fares visit https://www.airtrain.com.au/ 🌟

12/06/2024

50 cent fares! From 5 August, the cost of all Translink public transport services (except Airtrain) will be cut to 50 cents. It's a six month trial to encourage more people to use our public transport network.

If you're a Senior Concession Card holder, then you will be able to continue to travel free on Brisbane City Council buses and in the Gold Coast City Council areas during off-peak travel times.

Find out more at https://translink.com.au/tickets-and-fares/50-cent-fares

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Homepage 12/06/2024

Homepage COTA Queensland is a for purpose registered charity committed to advancing the rights, needs, interests, and futures of people as we age.

Who can you turn to if you suspect abuse? 04/06/2024

Who can you turn to if you suspect abuse? Age Discrimination Commissioner, Robert Fitzgerald AM, discusses who you can turn to if you suspect abuse through an Enduring Power of Attorney.For more info...

04/06/2024

SCAM ALERT! 🚨

Imposters are lurking on social media, pretending to be myGov.

The details separating scam profiles from real ones can be subtle. Spot the differences below.

You can find more info about active myGov scams and how to report them here: my.gov.au/scams

03/06/2024
Ways to spot and avoid scams 31/05/2024

Scamwatch - Ways to spot and avoid scams

Ways to spot and avoid scams Common signs that something is a scam and steps you can take to protect yourself.

31/05/2024

How can I prevent falls?
https://www.activeandhealthy.nsw.gov.au/assets/Uploads/Staying-Active-A4-Oct2018-web.pdf

22/05/2024

It’s Macula Month!

If you have been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), your children and siblings have a 50% chance of being diagnosed as well.

Discover your risk factors for macular disease by taking the free 60-second Check My Macula quiz at 💻 www.CheckMyMacula.com.au

21/05/2024

Beware of websites with misleading information about bonus Centrelink payments!

Unofficial websites and social media accounts are sharing misleading information about bonus Centrelink payments. They encourage you to click on their site to read about a new ‘one off payment’ or ‘bonus payment’. They’re currently targeting older Australians by falsely saying there’s a bonus payment coming for people on Age Pension.

If you visit one of these websites or click their links, it may take you to an unsafe scam web page designed to steal your personal information.

Don’t trust these unofficial websites for advice about Centrelink payments. Only go to our official Services Australia website to get information about the payments and services we deliver.

For more information, go to: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/active-scams?context=60271

20/05/2024

A new Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report shows that people over 65 were more likely to lose money to scams than any other age group and were the only age group that lost more money in 2023 than in 2022.

The new report also indicated that older people suffered the greatest losses and there was a notable increase in scams originating on social media.

Fair Trading Queensland has advice for avoiding scams and fraud: https://bit.ly/4dBSwxa

🌐 To read the full article, visit https://ab.co/3ydyOYh

📷 Image: ABC News: Evan Young/Canva.
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20/05/2024

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60 & Better Program

The Southern Gold Coast 60 & Better Program is an incorporated lifestyle program. Our vision is to encourage you to join us to enjoy an active social and interesting life and to become involved in health enhancing activities. We have groups who bond together within our program to enjoy good company and their choice of activities.

Videos (show all)

Birthday Greeting
Seniors Connect Fest & Multicultural Dancing  @ Eleventh Ave Community Space today.
Fun…Fun…Fun today at Seniors Expo.#PalmBeach EleventhAveCommunity Space
FREE Online Digital learning (Be Connected) at Eleventh Avenue Community Space, Palm Beach. Lydia hasn’t looked back sin...
Todays delightful watercolours and sketches at 60 and Better Art Club. We’re impressed!! Tutor Glenda Wyld.Wednesdays at...
Aren’t we just 60 & Better! ❤️Members embracing the importance of exercise and the connections made through doing it. Th...
Celebrating 10 Years. The Pines Walking Group. Meet weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays. Join Us!
We made 7 Gold Coast News!Palm Beach Share and Care Centre were major partners in this event.
A big thank you to our 2022 Volunteers! 👏👏👏
Friday Exercise group enjoying the Christmas music on the last day of the 60 and Better year. Merry Christmas Everyone 🎄
Craft Group Christmas lunch @ Crema Espresso Elanora
Members enjoying 🐎 Melbourne Cup 2022

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33 Guineas Creek Road
Gold Coast, QLD
4221

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 3pm
Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Friday 9am - 3pm
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