Brisbane Seniors Group is a service delivered by the Sinhala Association of Queensland (SAQ). The purpose of the service is to create an enabling environment for seniors and their supporters (and all community members) to engage in meaningful activities that promote the well being of the senior most members in our community.
As such the annual program is designed to engage the entire community, incorporating intergenerational interactions to create understanding and harmony, trips to interesting places, providing health and well being information and programs and opportunity for volunteering.
Currently the group meets monthly on the last Saturday from 9.30 am – 1.30 pm. Having fun at every meeting which promotes a sense of well being is the main focus of the group. As such singing and the shared lunch are regular features of the meetings.
Brisbane Seniors Group was established under the auspices of the Sinhala Association of Queensland in the mid 1990s. As the community grew, a need for services for seniors was identified. The founding of the group was the work of a handful of dedicated community members. ( a more comprehensive history of the group will be made available in a future update.)