Wednesday 26 September, 2018
Thank you to everyone that joined us for the official Queensland launch of the CHAT speaker session made possible by the partnership of in-home service provider, Five Good Friends and Apia. It was wonderful to see so many new and familiar faces and we hope everyone had a great morning.
Guest Speaker and Five Good Friends Ambassador, Ita Buttrose AO OBE, discussed that, “while many people have a plan for retiring, very few people have a plan for growing old well and happy.” Among many messages about positive ageing, Ita stressed the importance of physical exercise for both the body and the mind and keeping social as you grow old. Those attending enjoyed hearing Ita’s entertaining anecdotes from her long trailblazing career and personal stories of caring for her father with dementia.
The Kingsford Terrace Café was also open before the event, offering a coffee for a gold coin donation to the Queensland Drought Appeal to support Queensland farmers doing it tough. We’re delighted to announce that through the generosity of our attendees, we raised over $180!