Waverton Hub model shared in the Barossa

Williamstown's senior citizens Shirley Davies, Cynthia Hockley, Robert Tuffery
and Judy Nicholas with Barossa Council's Jo Parker. Photo: Supplied
Williamstown's senior citizens Shirley Davies, Cynthia Hockley, Robert Tuffery and Judy Nicholas with Barossa Council's Jo Parker. Photo: Supplied

Senior citizens in the region are encouraged to attend one of two free information sessions aimed at sharing details about how they can age well in their own homes using a unique "hub model".

The sessions, instigated by The Barossa Council, will highlight the 'Waverton Hub' which was created by residents of Waverton and surrounds in Sydney in 2013.

According to the council, the hub started with six dedicated members before growing to about 300 paid members within two years.

The hub is also run by members for members and is now a model for communities across Australia to face the constraints of ageing.

The council shared how the core focus is to bring older people together to facilitate ageing well and meaningfully as inexpensively as possible within their own home and community.

This is achieved through creating a diverse program of social, cultural, physical and lifelong learning activities, information sharing and members assisting each other with small day-to-day tasks.

Two information sessions will be held on Wednesday, June 26, for senior community members at the Williamstown Senior Citizens RSL building from 9.30am-11am, and at the council chambers, 43-51 Tanunda Road, Nuriootpa, from 12.30pm-2pm.

Registrations are essential.

For more information and to register, email community@barossa.sa.gov.au or phone 8563 8411. Transport options are also available if required.