SCC Expo



 As part of Senior’s Week 2017, Ipswich City Council, in partnership with U3A Ipswich & West Moreton Inc., held the See Create Connect Expo on Tuesday 22 August and it was a great success! 2017 saw the launch of Seniors Week in Ipswich take on a completely new image and concept. Just under 500 people came to the event. Over 50 local organisations and groups attended the event which included small arts and craft groups, government organisations, recreational organisations, health services plus minimal support services.

The day showcased varied choices for seniors who wanted to engage in social and recreational activities, educational pathways, volunteering opportunities and lifelong learning. In addition to this, the event focused strongly on promoting community activities and attendees were given this in an expo format that enabled them to walk around and talk with groups of interest.

U3A, with the support of Council, were the key organisers of the event, with the expo being planned and delivered solely by a team of committed and enthusiastic volunteers. The organisation of tasks was second to none! A huge learning curve for U3A, who threw everything into making the day a huge success and ensuring that the event was welcoming to seniors and inclusive.

Enjoy the photos: