Shire Seniors keeping minds active

Published on 05 July 2022


Liverpool Plains Shire Council recognises the importance of engaging our senior residents in activities that can lead to a longer and healthier life.  The Quirindi Library Community Hub recently held a Senior Trivia event with over twenty local seniors joining in some fun and social engagement.

Mayor Doug Hawkins OAM said research suggests that older adults who frequently participate in intellectually and socially engaging activities, such as trivia, show higher cognitive function than those who don't. When someone answers questions and learns new facts, they're actually working on improving their cognitive skills and health.

“Due to popular demand this is the second Seniors Trivia that has been held by Council. Four groups of Seniors competed for the range of fabulous prizes donated by Friends of Quirindi Library, St Joseph’s PT&F and Judy Gill. The competition was fierce with only a few points separating the eventual winning team “Nullabor”.

“The Lucky Door prizes which were generously donated by St Joseph’s PT&F were won by Margaret Vickers (Willow Tree Butchers Meat Tray), Susie Sultania (St Joseph’s Gift Bag) and Judy Williams (The Nest Hair Studio Voucher).

“Trivia it also an opportunity to get together in a social group with a bit of friendly competition that can stimulate your mind. It enables our senior members to get out, and to talk and interact socially with others in our community.  Keep an eye out at the Library for details of the next Seniors Trivia event to be held before the end of the year,” Cr Hawkins concluded.

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