Songs all rage for Valley aged
THE Grafton community centre was filled with more than 150 singing voices yesterday as seniors across the Valley joined celebrations dedicated to the aged.
NSW Seniors Week celebrations were in full force with musical group Second Time Around getting the audience involved with the hits of their time, and a performance from South Grafton Public School girls’ choir.
For many, songs from the 1940s and 1950s brought back memories of the good old days shared with family and friends.
After returning to the Clarence Valley around 12 months ago, retiree David Bailey formed the instrumental ensemble made up of retired people, who get together to play socially.
The musically-minded group of 17 plays for nursing homes and community groups around the Valley to bring happiness to others.
Mr Bailey said the swing-style in their music was always popular with the oldies.
“We specifically wanted the South Grafton choir to be part of the day as well because they have such a high standard of singing and everyone enjoys what they do,” he said.
Seniors Week activities will continue around the Clarence Valley until Sunday and everyone is encouraged to get involved, organisers of events said.