Community & Business

10 January, 2023

Free disability and aged care expo returns

AFTER a highly successful inaugural event in Mareeba last year, Mission Australia is bringing its Community Services Expo to Atherton next Wednesday and give people in the region the chance to connect with local disability and aged care providers.

Free disability and aged care expo returns - feature photo

The free event was previously run in Mareeba, Cassowary Coast and Mossman and helps people to engage with disability and aged care providers along with mainstream and community services such as tenancy support and health and employment providers.

There are already 70 confirmed stalls with many having interactive activities such as cricket and walking hockey as well as equipment such as mobility chairs.

Event Coordinator Jodi Bjorksten said the expo was coming to Atherton after feedback from other regional expos.

“Understanding the NDIS and community services can be a daunting experience and we want to help people understand what is available in their area,” she said.

“One of the challenges living regionally is the tyranny of distance and knowing what services are available – this expo brings them all together in one place where you can ask questions and connect with providers.

“Existing NDIS participants, families and carers from the Tablelands or Mareeba area can come along and meet your NDIS Local Area Coordinator, have a chat about your NDIS support plan and get help to connect to services.”

There will be free food, refreshments and merchandise, stallholder applications are also free with some limited places still available.

For more information or to book a spot at the expo contact Ms Bjorksten on 0436 623 743 or email


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