Members of the Lawrence Over 50s group Lorna Reeves (left), Neville and Patricia Taber get ready for Seniors Week.
Members of the Lawrence Over 50s group Lorna Reeves (left), Neville and Patricia Taber get ready for Seniors Week. Adam Hourigan

Seniors taking time for fun

SENIORS Week is in full swing and there is a range of activities for the older members of the Clarence Valley community to get involved in.

One of the people that has been aiding in the organisation of these activities is Clarence Valley Council's Susan Howland, who is a part of the Social Planning and Cultural Development team, and takes care of the Senior development aspect of the department.

She firmly believes that without seniors our community would not function properly.

“The majority of volunteers in the Clarence Valley are made up of seniors and the same goes for seniors groups,” she said.

“A lot of them are run by seniors, for seniors.”

What to do this Seniors Week

Today

A photographic workshop at the Grafton Regional Gallery with a conservator from the National Archives of Australia will take place at the Grafton Regional Gallery. The workshop will run from 11am to 4pm and is free, however, bookings are recommended. Call the gallery on 66423177.

Tomorrow

Active Seniors Breakfast in Ford Park, Yamba: There will be entertainment, exercise demonstrations, free samples and prizes. The breakfast is free and will begin at 9am. In case of wet weather, the breakfast will be held at the Wooli Street Community Hall.

Thursday

Seniors gallery tour and morning tea at the Grafton Regional Gallery. The tour is free.

Maclean Senior Citizens afternoon of fun-filled with entertainment, lucky door prizes, raffles and afternoon tea.

Jo Bangles will provide entertainment for the Grafton Shoppingworld Seniors Celebration. There will be things going on during the day at Grafton Shoppingworld.

Friday

The awards night for the fourth annual Clarence Valley Seniors Week Writing Competition will take place from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Treelands Drive Community Centre in Yamba. Cost is $15 for adults or $10 for children under 18. Book at the Yamba Community Centre on 66461478.

Sunday

Maclean Lions Club's annual Seniors luncheon and entertainment at the Harwood Hotel.

Monday

The Lawrence Over 50s ‘Wild West' morning tea will take place from 9.30am at the Lawrence Literary Institute in Bridge St. Cost is $5 per person and bookings can be made on 66477255.



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