Early this year I successfully moved that the council conduct a forum for our senior citizens. This forum is taking place on thursday 13th October 2011 at the Newport Substation from 6pm. It is called the “Reinvent or Retire – Community Forum and Information Expo” and will feature MC Jane Clifton and panelists Dr Sally “Feelgood” Cockburn, Tommy Hafey (AFL legend), Betty Bobbitt (Actor and former “Prisoner cast member), and Dominic Alafaci (3AW Finance Expert). It is a free community event and will include refreshments, live entertainment and door prizes.
The forum will also help the council to review the Ageing Well Strategy 2007-2017, which aims to ensure Hobsons Bay continues to be a place where all residents are able to remain active. Priorities include housing, access and mobility, social connection and participation, service planning and delivery, lifelong learning and information and communication.
I look forward to seeing you at what I am sure will be a wonderful community event.