Seniors given a lesson on living
MERRIMENT and music kicked off Tweed Shire Seniors Week for 2011.
President of the Noble Park Social Club and organiser of the Seniors Week launch Neil Gillie said the event attracted more than 200 people.
“Ambassador for Ageing Noeline Brown gave a speech about older people and the things they should be doing, like exercise,” Mr Gillie said.
“She also spoke about the myths surrounding older people and why they are not true.
“Everybody enjoyed the speech.”
Mr Gillie said it was important for Tweed residents to recognise the importance of Seniors Week.
“Older people need to know that life does not end when you get to this age,” Mr Gillie said.
“There are still so many things they can do and there are still so many opportunities.
“Life does not end.”
Mr Gillie said the Seniors Week launch was well received by those who attended and it was the perfect start to a fun-filled week.
The launch featured a number of musical performances and an afternoon tea at Noble Lakeside Park.
Tweed Shire Seniors Week will feature activates such as tai chi, bus tours, technology courses, themed parties, a comedy morning and a cruise.
All events are organised by the Tweed Shire Senior Citizen Week committee.
The week aims to celebrate the valuable contribution senior residents make to the community.