Logan City Council has joined forces with the Logan Seniors Network to celebrate Queensland Seniors Month.

The Connect 4 Seniors Picnic will be held from 10am to noon on Wednesday, October 26 at Tygum Park at Waterford West.

Among the activities to be showcased will be Dance for Parkinson’s Australia.

Director Erica Rose Jeffrey said Dance for Parkinson’s Australia began in 2013 and earlier this month launched two free pilot programs in the City of Logan at Jimboomba’s Rotary Hall and Gould Adams Community Centre at Kingston.

Weekly dance classes are now held at both venues.

Dr Jeffrey said the dance classes are led by professional teachers and provide a creative activity and quality of life intervention for those with Parkinson’s disease.

She said the classes help improve mobility, balance, rhythm, and flexibility in an enjoyable, social and communal environment.

Dance for Parkinson’s teaching artists will give a demonstration during the Connect 4 Seniors Picnic.

Other activities include a seniors and tiny tot ballet class, walking football, bingo, tai chi, giant games and a display of model boats.

There will be a free sausage sizzle and refreshments and participants will receive goodie bags.

City Lifestyle Chair, Councillor Laurie Koranski said the free event would help bring different generations together.

“Members of the Mums’n’Bubs Logan group will be attending to provide seniors in the community with the chance to connect with young mums and babies,” Cr Koranski said.

“We want to acknowledge the essential roles seniors play in our community and invite everyone to come together to celebrate them.

“This picnic will provide an opportunity for seniors to re-connect with friends and family members and build new community connections.”

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