Scones, sausages and fun at community expo

TASMANIAN seniors were treated to free scones, sausages and a healthy dose of sunshine when South East Community Care (SEC Care) hosted its community expo.

Now in its second year, the SEC Care Community Expo brought together 25 organisations from around Tasmania for one special event to pay homage to Tasmanian seniors.

SEC Care chief executive officer Helen Pollard said for the second consecutive year, the organisation had put the expo together without funding assistance and at no cost to stallholders or patrons.

“Most items we needed to host the free sausage sizzle and Devonshire Tea had either been generously donated or funded by local businesses and organisations from the Sorell community,” she said.

“We believe this expo was a true testament to the community spirit that is alive and well in the Sorell municipality and are excited to be a driving force behind that ethos in the future.

“Servicing rural and regional parts of southern Tasmania, every day we see how important our seniors are in our Tasmanian communities.

“Hosting an event like our Community Expo is our way of showing our elders how much we value the contribution they make to their community.”

Following the success of this year’s event, SEC Care is looking ahead to Seniors Week 2018, where it plans to host another expo.

“We are already looking forward to doing this all over again in 2018,” Ms Pollard said.

“We encourage people who may be interested in getting involved to come forward now so we can make it bigger and better.”

SEC Care is a Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation that provides quality community care to people of all ages.

For more information about SEC Care, visit www.secommunitycare.com.au or www.facebook.com/secommunitycare.

Caption: Wendy and Andrew Friedrich at the SEC Care Community Expo.