Seniors are the backbone of our community

Grandparents Day is just around the corner and LNP Candidate for Mount Ommaney Tarnya Smith is calling on the community to take the opportunity to thank grandparents and more broadly seniors, for their contributions to family and community.

“Queensland’s second annual Grandparents day will fall on Sunday 6 November, providing an honorary occasion to celebrate Grandparents, their love, support and contribution to community,” Mrs Smith said.

“I’m asking Queenslanders to take celebrations a step further and pay thanks to our seniors, whom without our strong ties to community would be less iridescent and deep-rooted.

“Community groups are the backbone of community, but seniors are the core of that backbone.

During a recent morning tea at James Ommaney Retirement Village, Mrs Smith was accompanied by Guest Speaker, Fiona Simpson MP – Shadow Minister for Community Services, Housing and Women and; Waste Watch portfolios – whom spoke on the importance of seniors to pass down stories and information of their lives and knowledge, prohibiting their vital experiences from fading.

“A lot of the life experiences garnered from our seniors play a much needed role in current society and still play an integral role in the upbringing of today’s families and youth,” Mrs Smith said.

“Fiona was magnetic and encouraged the group to get their thoughts and ideas down in writing to propagate with the Centenary Historical Society who can help foster these ideas and ensure their longevity into the future of our community.

“Many of our community organisations thrive by the hand of senior members and events such as the recent Jindalee 24 hour swim for MS, wouldn’t be possible without their experience and wisdom.

“Join me in celebrating the unsung heroes of our community this Grandparents Day.”

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