Alex Lever, Paulene Dow, Kristen Forster and Lona Brown.
Alex Lever, Paulene Dow, Kristen Forster and Lona Brown. Tweed Daily News

Expo improves with age

AFTER 10 successful years, the Tweed Seniors Expo certainly has aged well.

Next month's annual event is the biggest yet, with more than 100 information stalls, as well as workshops and entertainment, booked for Thursday May 21.

Tweed Shire Seniors Week Committee chairperson Pauline Dow said seniors looking for a new hobby would have no shortage of options, including sailing, miniature railways, radio control yachts, gardening, woodwork, spinning and weaving, motor homes and cake decorating.

“Overall, I think we have found a winning formula which makes the Tweed Seniors Expo like no other seniors event in Australia,” Mrs Dow said.

“We have an enthusiastic, hard-working committee, a great venue with wonderful indoor and outdoor facilities, dedicated volunteers, great community support and an ability to open up to new ideas and possibilities every year,” she said.

New exhibitors at this year's expo, to be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Centre, include the National Heart Foundation walking groups, QDeck, The Murwillumbah Men's Shed and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.

Mrs Dow said the exhibitors featured many health and service-based organisations including Intouch Continence Aids, SOS Medical Alarms, the Murwillumbah Hospital Auxiliary, Tomewin Essential Oils and the Northern Rivers Community Legal Service.

“Don't miss the free reflexology sessions from the Tweed Reflexology Association or free hearing tests conducted by Australian Hearing.”

Australia's first ambassador of ageing, Noelene Brown, will be a special guest at the expo.

Ms Brown, one of Australia's best known actors and media personalities, will talk about positive ageing.

The Logie-award winning actor, now 70, started in 1962 and will be known by many for her roles in The Mavis Brampton Show, The Naked Vicar Show, Blankety Blanks and, more recently, on the TV series Dancing with the Stars.

The Tweed Seniors Expo will be held from 9am to 3pm on May 21 at the Seventh Day Adventist Centre, Racecourse Road, Murwillumbah. The cost of expo entry is $2.

Free shuttle buses will run from Murwillumbah, Tweed, West Tweed, Bilambil, Terranora and Tweed Coast. Bookings are essential. Call Pam Veness on (02) 6670 2674.



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