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WeekendPlus is a digital magazine for seniors, distributed fortnightly to over 60,000 Seniors Card members, you can view the current edition of WeekendPlus - to see previous editions click on Browse Issues.
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Live Streaming from 2019 Adelaide Writers' Week
With support from the Office for Ageing Well and Seniors Card, Writers’ Week is offering four days of the best writers, thinkers and philosophers direct to your door in live streamed sessions from the East Stage to libraries, schools and retirement villages across the state. If you would like to be part of this exciting event, check to see if your facility has broadband, and the technology to present it.
Adelaide Writers’ Week is a highlight of the Adelaide Festival and is regarded as one of the world’s most significant writers’ festivals. It provides six days of public readings, talks and discussions with writers from around Australia and the world. The event is in an historic garden and is FREE to the public.
In 2019, new Director, Jo Dyer seeks to create a space for reflection and contemplation, for considered debate and thoughtful discussion on this year’s theme Telling Truths. The Festival’s aim is a curated program that delivers smart, singular, subjective truths from an impressive line-up of interesting, erudite and insightful authors.
Live streaming dates: 3 – 6 March, 9.30am – 6pm
To sign up and request technical information to participate contact Kvitka Becker email@example.com
Registration deadline: Friday 22 February 2019
Please note: The live stream is not available to individuals. Contact your community, village or library to organise your local live streaming event.
2019 Seniors Card Discount Directory now available
The 2019 Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide, is now available to South Australian Seniors Card members. More than 700 businesses are offering 380,000+ South Australian Seniors Card members great discounts and offers, which are listed in the easy-to-read guide launched today.
The updated directory contains discounts and offers in a wide range of industries including travel, dining, entertainment, home and garden, professional services and retail.
To complement the hundreds of discounts, the 2019 edition of Your Lifestyle Guide also contains valuable information on a range of topics such as technology and going online, concessions, planning ahead, energy saving and consumer advice like buying a car or house, ladder safety, online shopping, refunds and scams.
Seniors Card members can view the 2019 guide online or pick up a copy from one of the hundreds of collection points across South Australia, including The Catalyst Foundation / Seniors Information Service, and their local council, Member of Parliament’s office, library or community centre.
Visit the Seniors Card Discount Directory page for more information and offer updates as they become available.
No more expiry date on Gold Opal card when visiting NSW
South Australian Seniors Card members can obtain a Gold Opal card that never expires, for use on public transport services across Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, Illawarra and Southern Highlands capped at $2.50 a day, no matter how much they travel.
Until now, the Gold Opal card for South Australian members travelling to NSW was only valid for 60 days and members had to reapply each time they travelled to NSW or stayed longer than 60 days.
Following agreement between the South Australian and NSW governments to periodically revalidate ongoing eligibility, SA Seniors Card members will now receive a Gold Opal card with no set expiry date and after initial application, renewal applications will not be required.
To be eligible for a Gold Opal card, you must hold a valid SA Seniors Card, and apply through the NSW Government Opal card website. Each month, Transport NSW will check whether SA members currently holding a Gold Opal card are still eligible and if so, the card will remain valid.
Through the Lens 2018 winner
A photo depicting the strong hypnotic stare of Ellie the owl has won the 2018 Seniors Card Through The Lens photographic competition. David Munro was awarded this year’s top prize for his photo taken at the Raptor Domain on Kangaroo Island.
Through the Lens 2017 winner
A photo depicting a 360-degree view of participants at a seniors camp has been chosen from close to 400 entries as the winner of the 2017 Seniors Card Through The Lens photographic competition.
Taken by Grant Hugo at Carrickalinga, the winning photo featured on the cover of the 2018 Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide.
Through the Lens 2016 winner
The 2016 overall winner was Colin Sanderson, whose photo of the Arckaringa Hills appeared on the cover of the 2017 Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide.
2018 Seniors Card member survey - winner announced
The survey is now closed. Thank you to all Seniors Card members who completed the survey. Results of the survey will be published in WeekendPlus.
By completing the survey, Seniors Card members had a chance to win a seven-night Murray Princess cruise holiday package, thanks to Australian Holiday Centre and Captain Cook Cruises.
The winner of this great prize is Heather Ings. Congratulations!
Share your experiences with WeekendPlus readers
Have you been out and about at an event or enjoyed a social activity with family, friends or a community group in SA lately? Then we would love to hear about it!
Sharing your experiences may encourage other Seniors Card members to get out and about in their communities and enjoy this wonderful state that we live in.
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