50 & Better: Acacia Ridge’s Morning Tea with Graham Perrett

Inala Community House’s 50 & Better Healthy Ageing Program: Acacia Ridge is dedicated to seniors aged 50 and over. We offer various social, recreational and educational activities to improve overall health and wellbeing of senior members within the local community.


On Tuesday 25th October 2016, 50 & Better Healthy Ageing Program: Acacia Ridge held a special “Morning Tea session with Graham Perrett (Moreton MP)” at our centre from 10-11.30am.

The event was well-attended by many local senior members. It started off with a formal welcome of Mr. Perrett by our Community Engagement Services Manager Haley Kiata.

“For the first time ever, we are incredibly honoured to invite Mr. Graham Perrett for a special meet and greet session with local senior members. This provides a great opportunity for them to continue actively participating in local matters, exchange views and build long-term meaningful relationships with key politicians,” said Ms. Kiata.

Mr. Perrett also expressed his gratitude for the invite:

“Thank you for the invitation to be present today. It is my pleasure and I look forward in continuing my support for your healthy ageing program within the community,” he said in his welcoming speech.


From left to right: Program Coordinator Larissa, Program Member Esther Knowles, Moreton MP Mr. Graham Perrett and Program Manager Haley Kiata

All of our senior members were pleased to meet with Mr. Perrett. Throughout the meet and greet session, Mr. Perrett answered all members’ enquiries and discussed key issues impacting our local community.

We also organised a complete centre visit with Mr. Perrett to introduce our centre facilities and regular activities that significantly benefitted local senior members for many years.

edit-3Our Members holding a meaningful item symbolising each of our program activity: Tai Chi, Craft, Games, Gentle Fitness, Indoor Bowls, Casual Computers and more!

On behalf of our program, a lovely member Rosemary also gifted Mr. Perrett a handmade Christmas tree which he graciously accepted to be displayed in his office.

Finally, a healthy and delicious morning tea was enjoyed by all to conclude the event.

To join our healthy ageing program, please contact us: info@ich.org.au | (07) 3372 1711. Drop-in anytime between Monday-Thursday 8.30am-2pm at our Acacia Ridge centre (29 Chardean Street, Acacia Ridge Queensland).

Our website: http://www.ich.org.au/service-areas/community-engagement/50-better-acacia-ridge