YOU'VE seen them on the TV, now you can meet the Four Roses ladies in person at the inaugural Tasmanian Live Well Live Longer Expo in Launceston.
The three Meander Valley ladies - Lexie Young, Sandra Atkins and Jan Atkins - are the stars of the latest ads for Tasmanian flour company Four Roses - and will be at the expo at Punchbowl Christian Centre on April 17 from 10am.
More than 40 exhibitors be at the expo - organised by Community Care Tasmania - offering a variety of support and advocacy services, activities and ideas for Tasmanians.
Community Care Tasmania chief executive, Wendy Mitchell, said she was pleased to bring this free event to the community.
"We believe our expo is unique in that it brings together a diverse range care related services and employment options combined with arts, cultural and healthy lifestyle activities such as fitness, art therapy, music and neck massage all under the one roof," she said.
"We aim to inspire Tasmanians to live the best life they can, whatever their age or disability."
As well as the fab flour foursome, there will be specialist hubs, such as the Art Therapy Hub, giving visitors the chance to play the drums or join a human orchestra.
"You can have fun and try something new," Mrs Mitchell said.
"There will many opportunities for everyone to join in have fun try something new and eat some great food from the local cooking celebrities - the Four Roses cooking ladies."
In the Lifestyle Hub you can talk to experts on the NDIS and home care packages, discover what assistive technologies are available to help you do things you can't, and experience Dementia Australia's virtual reality technology showing you what the world looks like for someone with dementia.
"Another plus is the employment hub for aimed at people looking to make a career as a carer or current carers looking for new work options," Mrs Mitchell said.
"You can chat to experienced carers, find out our about working conditions and industry super, and how to get into the right courses to get proper qualifications."
At the Exercise Hub visitors can try their hand at croquet, talk to a physiotherapist about exercises, or find out about classes at the YMCA.
The Community Hub will show what clubs like Rotary and Probus can offer, or you can spend some time putting your affairs in order with wills and end-of-life plans.
And at the Health Hub, check your CPR and first aid skills with St John Ambulance to see if you could save a life, have a free hearing test, get a heart screening test and more.
- Community Care Tasmania's Live Well Live Longer Expo at Punchbowl Christian Centre, April 17 from 10am. Details phone Community Care Tasmania on 1300 722 400 or visit www.cct.org.au