Getting ready to celebrate the Super Seniors first birthday are group members (l-r): Audrey Bartrim, Ann Bigalow, vice-president Lyn Stewart, president Joan Burns and Ann Phair.
Getting ready to celebrate the Super Seniors first birthday are group members (l-r): Audrey Bartrim, Ann Bigalow, vice-president Lyn Stewart, president Joan Burns and Ann Phair. Tweed Daily News

Super Seniors turning one

MURWILLUMBAH'S Super Seniors group will celebrate its first birthday next month.

For the past year the group of knitting nannas and friendly pops has been meeting once a month at the Murwillumbah Church of Christ hall to share morning tea, make crafts and catch up with friends.

One of the organisers, Joan Burns, said they see at least one new face come along every month.

“We just provide a nice morning for them and they love the fellowship,” Mrs Burns said.

“We've got some ladies making rugs, some knitting and others playing games.

“The men are downstairs playing billiards.”

All rugs made at the group, which is free to join, are donated to nursing homes around Murwillumbah.

Super Seniors is run by the Murwillumbah Church of Christ.

“All craft materials and morning tea and lunch are provided by the church,” Mrs Burns said.

“As a church we feel we're meeting a need in the community.”

A big morning is planned for the group's first birthday on August 12, Mrs Burns said.

“We're having the Murwillumbah Primary School choir come up to perform for us,” she said.

“We think we'll give everyone a cupcake with one candle.”

Another organiser, Lyn Stewart, said new members are encouraged to join.

“Super Seniors is a place people can come and enjoy themselves and have company with one another,” Mrs Stewart said.

“You hear people say it's better than sitting at home looking at four walls.”

The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, from 9.30am until after lunch.

“We're quite happy to pick people up,” Mrs Burns said.

For more information phone Mrs Burns on (02) 6672 3336 or Mrs Stewart on (02) 6679 3232.



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