Tapping into Seniors Week
TAP-dancing seniors Joy Pettit, 64, of Banora Point, and Pam Sherwood, 54, of Pottsville, were looking forward to giving a show to remember at Murwillumbah's Mountain View retirement village yesterday.
They are two of 14 dancers in the U3A Tweed Coast Tappers, who were scheduled to give their second ever live performance at the official opening of Seniors Week on the Tweed.
Tweed mayor Warren Pol- glase praised organisers for a packed program of about 80 events.
Tweed MP Neville Newell said he was a little frightened at his own approaching senior years "but it's one of the things we all have to face up to". He urged seniors to particiapte in the week's activities, including river cruises, beach walks and tomorrow's fashion parade and karaoke sing-along.
Richmond MP Justine El- liot said the Tweed community was built on the efforts of seniors.
She announced a Seniors' Community Information Register offering information on entitlements, health care and other services.
Tweed Coast Tappers dancing teacher Lynne Fallon of Kingscliff, who was a teenage dancer at Melbourne's Tivoli Pantomimes, said tapping encouraged co-ordination and was a lot of fun.