Bumper week planned for our seniors



Seniors Week is only just around the corner, and with a wide number of activities planned for the Tweed, it is vital that seniors know what is going on.

With that in mind, there will be information days on programs, bookings and tickets will be held today from 9am to 1pm at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre, next Thursday from 9am to 1pm at Tweed City Shopping Centre, Tweed South and next Friday from 9am to 1pm at Sunnyside Mall, Murwillumbah.

The Tweed Shire Senior Citizens Week Committee has been busy fundraising and finalising events for Senior Citizens Week, and with the help of the Tweed Shire Council, a varied range of events are planned for the week which runs from March 13 to 20.

In the Tweed this year, events will include an opening ceremony, cruises for residents of nursing homes and hostels, trips to open gardens, picnics, extensive computer classes, healthy walks, school concerts, a karaoke lunch, lunches at high schools, barbecues and more.

Twin Towns Services Club has, once again, generously extended to seniors a special invitation to their Seniors Concert on Friday, March 18 at 11.30am (NSW).

Free tickets for this event (limited to six per person) will be handed out at information and booking days and distributed evenly across the shire.

Tweed Heads Bowls Club will hold a free bowls day, Tweed Endeavour Cruises will have special seniors rates on cruises, and many other organisations are also planning events.

Programs will be available and bookings taken for most events at information days, but no bookings will be taken by phone for committee events prior to information days.

Originally the committee was unsuccessful this year in securing state funding, but recent intervention by Neville Newell MP has secured $1000 which will fund a friendship lunch for seniors.

There has also been a generous donation of $500 from a local kindergarten.

Council's community worker, Maggie Groff, said, "This committee has worked very hard this year. They understand that there are many thousands of seniors in Tweed and they have tried to provide something for everyone."

This year CDSE funding from local service clubs will enable residents of nursing homes and hostels to enjoy free river cruises, and once again the coffers will be filled by raffles for fabulous prizes donated by Rory Curtis from "The Good Guys", Bridglands Retravision and many other local businesses.



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