In this edition we explore the deep-rooted community connections formed by Men’s Sheds, hear your Commissioner's reflections on using social media to stay connected, and learn about the health benefits of immunisation. We get outdoors with getaways for older people and hear from Helen, an Active April participant, about her Active April outdoor pursuits. If you haven’t registered, you can still get on board with Active April and receive a stack of fitness freebies, including 10 free passes to leisure facilities to help you stay active.
We feature some of the discounts available to Seniors Card holders in this e-News, and be sure to visit the Discount directory or ask if there’s a Seniors Card discount when you are out and about.
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Victorian Senior of the Year Awards
Nominations for 2018 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards is now open.
Staying connected using social media
It’s hard to believe that it was only in 1993 at a conference in Switzerland that the World Wide Web was officially launched by its inventor Sir Timothy Berners-Lee. I wonder if even the forward thinking Sir Timothy – who had invented it in 1989 – imagined on that day the possibilities his invention would have in the years ahead and the reach it would have into our daily lives?
It’s April and flu shots are now available. This year people aged 65 and over are getting a specially designed vaccine that gives potentially increased protection, especially against a strain which is more common and severe in the elderly. For more information talk to your doctor, and remember flu shots are free for people aged 65 and over.