|Highton Senior Citizens Club||84 Barrabool Road
Highton VIC 3216
Ph: 03 5244 2258
MERRY XMAS & A HAPPY & SAFE NEW YEAR to all our members and renters from the Highton Senior Committee.
AFTER THE CHRISTMAS BREAK
Centre reopens on Sat 11th January after the Council repolish the Hall Floor.
Activities start for 2020 on;
Sat 11th January BOWLS
Fri 17th Jan TAI CHI
Thurs 23rd Jan TABLE TENNIS
Fri 24th Jan BINGO
Mon Jan 27th LINE DANCING
GAMES DAYS Trial SESSIONS
Our Table Tennis trial was a huge success. Many keen players turned up for an energetic time. We're also happy to hear members planning to get together on Thursdays for cards, dominoes and other board games.
WELCOME BACK BBQ & Activity Day on Sat 11th January 2020
The club welcomed back approx 30 members to the activity day.
Thank you to all who bought along their special salad or a sweet to share with our BBQ meat.
While the film was being shown some were pracising their bowling skills ready for the afternoon comp and also others enjoyed the challenge of playing the new game similar to Quiots. This game bought back many childhood memories.
Mexican Train Dominoes game as well as "Hand and Foot" card game was also in progress.
Everyone was busy either participating or just chatting and enjoying just being back at the club with their friends.
It was pleasing that people were lending a hand to set up the day .Thank you All .
HOME STYLE ITALIAN COOKING one of our events for the October Seniors Festival
This was demonstrated by Oriana and Ornella from Cucina Con Noi translated "Cook with Us". The event was well attended with all participants taking notes on the technique of making fettucine pasta and bolognese sauce. This was eagerly devoured for our lunch with everyone agreeing it was delicious.
TAI CHI Demonstration Monday 7th October was our second successful event during the October Senior Festival .
Instructor Watson had a captive audience when demonstrating the art of Tai Ch. About 30 interested people attended including some of our regular participants. It was pleasing that some people showed an interest in attending our regular clssses each week.
Beginners: Monday 1.30-3.00pm Advanced: Friday 9-10.15 am
FREE LINE DANCING Tuesday 8th October was our third successful Senior Festival Event
Many new people attended and showed an interest in continuing. Instructor Margaret Young was pleased with the response. Those people who bought morning tea to share received a FREE Ticket to attend again without paying.Thank you
Thank you everyone for making our Senior Festival Events a success and has also been a way to inform people of the activities that are at our great club.
A few of our members took advantage of their free travel voucher and had a day in Melbourne. Generally people attended many of the free activities and were looking forward to next year. The cooking demonstration was the 12th outing for one couple who attened.
HAVE YOU NOTICED?
NEWS-STOP PRESS -NEWS
Our competent Secretary Sandy has been awarded a "MOST VALUED MEMBER" trophy by her 140 member singing group in Christchurch NZ. This was in recognition of her many hours/weeks/months transferring the choir onto their new website (this included 1,500 songs).
Recently Sandy travelled to New Orleans with the Sweet Adelines Christchurch City Chorus to compete at the Sweet Adelines International. Her group came 7th from 1,000 groups, a great achievement. Sandy's group had 130 members, but a Swedish group had 170 .
This was on top of the hours spent on our club work. Well done Sandy!
KNIT & CHAT (by Val Madden)
The knitting group has been donated a large amount of knitting yarn. As the "group" is small Val is appealing for help to knit some squares which can be made into blankets for charity.
A "Kit" of yarn, needles and instructions will be available for members to take and knit at home or at the Centre then return knitted squares to Val at the club.
The charities chosen are Melbourne Children's Hospital and Geelong Mums where items are provided for families less fortunate than we are.
With the number of members and renters outnumbering our car park spaces we find it difficult to get a car park. It would be appreciated where possible to car pool with a friend or taxi.
"Many Hands Make Light work"
FRIDAY BINGO 1.00pm - 3.30 pm
Bingo numbers have increased. Thank you to our members who organise the games each week. Many prizes to be won.
COMMENTS FROM SOME BINGO PLAYERS WHY THEY COME EACH WEEK :
"Fun afternoon, like Seniors kindergarden
Wanted to be with everyone and not sit at home by myself
Company, enjoy, keeps mind active, love meeting people
Love playing Bingo , all lovely people
Love helping set up the Bingo "
Best Bingo Markers are: Dob O Ink, Bingo O Marker
CARPET BOWLS TUESDAY,WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY
CARPET BOWLS DITTY
Ha, Ha, Ha, and Ho, Ho, Ho,
As on the carpet I Go, Go, Go.
If I'm lucky I get on kitty
If not on the ball I get quite niggly
After all it's just a game
When all's said and done
Winning's the aim
Bowls are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1.00pm
Two new Bowling arms have been purchased for the use of members. These arms enable players who have difficulty getting down to bowl, thus enabling players to still enjoy the game of bowls.
Name down for carpet bowls at 12.45pm. This enables teams to be written up and start play at 1.00pm sharp. Now that the weather is improving the 3 mats are being used. Door prizes and competitions are being organised. All welcome to come along and enjoy the bowls as well as meeting with your friends over a cuppa during the afternoon. Cards and board games are available for members to play on these days.
Elder Abuse Prevention and Support
Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust (such as a family member or friend).
Abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and include mistreatment and neglect.
Contact is free confidential help on 1300 368 821
Barwon Community Legal Service offers free independent legal advice, education and support in Belmont, Corio, Norlane and Colac. Call 1300 430 599 to make an appointment.
The Highton Senior Club relies on volunteers for all their activities, so if you are able to lend a hand please see President Elaine.
We are grateful that the following members have accepted responsibility for organising the following activities;
Kitchen: Vivien - Everything to do with the kitchen.
Cleaning: John, Graham - General cleaning and repairs.
Garden: Jillian, Lynn, Eligio, John, Noreen
Bowls: Beryl - Tuesday; Vivien - Wednesday
Saturday: Vivien and Beryl
Bingo: Rita, Beryl, Elma
Renters: Sandy, Elaine
Opening of Club: John
Finance: Mary, Sandy
Meals: Vivien, Beryl, Heather, Rita, Roma
Line Dancing: Noreen, Ivy, Mila, Shirley, Mary
Highton Seniors contacts Phone 5244 2258
President: Elaine Coles 5248 4327
V/President: Angela Thompson
Secretary: Sandy Beath 0412 004 636
Treasurer: Mary Lyons 5221 4510
Line Dancing - Mon 9.00am, Tue 9.00am, Fri 10.30am Cost $5.00
Carpet Bowls - Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 1.00pm
Cards - Tuesday, Saturday 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Tai Chi - Learners Mondays 1.30pm-2.30pm, Advanced Fridays 9.00am-10.15am Cost $5.00
Bingo - Fridays 1.00pm EYES DOWN
Saturday Meal 2nd & 4th Saturday of month at noon. Meal Cost $7.00/$10
Committee Mtg 2nd Wed of month at 10.30am
Christmas Bells are ringing
Glad tidings they all bring
Carols new and old are sung
What a wonderous thing.
When you hear a carol
Raise your voice and sing
They tell the Christmas story
In messages they bring.
The clock of life is wound but once
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour
NOW is the only time you own
Live, love, toil with the will
Place no time in tomorrow
The clock may then be still
GRASSROOTS WISDOM FROM A COUNTRY GAL
Humanity needs to move beyond the notion of 'sustainable' we need to embrace 'regeneration' grazing practices for all our farming landscape.
OPEN YOUR EYES AND HEARTS TO NEW WAYS
HEALTHY EATING IS IMPORTANT SO TOO IS HEALTHY THINKING
Give yourself 'mind snacks' that help you in the day...not hinder you.
If you are pigging out on fatty, self depreciating thoughts, throw them in the mental chook bucket as they come to peck you.
Feed your mind with plenty of positive lightweight happy thoughts.
Author Rachael Treasure
Take life by the throat and shake the living life out of it .
Take charge of your life, and work at making each day better than the one before ....
it is up to you.
Smile, no matter how much you dislike the job you have to do..
Always look for the best in people .
Take a problem and turn it into an asset.
Author Sara Henderson July 1995
SHE'LL BE RIGHT JACK
He lived way out in the outback
Not far from the Birdsville Track
Nothing seemed to worry him
They called him "She'll be right Jack"
One year he lost a thousand sheep
When the rain was really slack
When confronted by his banker
His reply was "She'll be right Jack"
His wife ran off with a stockman
Almost took the shirt off his back
When the boys in the pub said sorry
He simply said "She'll be right Jack"
Well one day our man went to Heaven
To our earth he would never come back
As he firmly shook hands with St Peter
He grinned and said "She'll be right Jack"
SENIORS TEXTING CODE
ATD: At The Doctors
BFF: Best Friend Fell
BTW: Bring The Wheelchair
BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth
FWIW: Forgot Where I Was
GGPBL: Gotta Go Pacemaker Battery Low
GHA: Got Heartburn Again
IMHAO: Is My Hearing Aid On
LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out
OMMR: On My Massage Recliner
OMSG: Oh My, Sorry Gas
ROFLACGU: Rolling On Floor Laughing Can't Get Up
TTYL: Talk To You Louder
WHAT IS LIFE?
Life is opportunity, benefit from it
Life is beauty, admire it
Life is bliss, taste it
Life is a dream, realise it
Life is a challenge, meet it
Life is a duty, complete it
Life is a game, play it
Life is a promise, fulfil it
Life is sorrow, overcome it
Life is a song, sing it
ACCEPT THINGS AS THEY ARE
We must learn to accept ...
To accept life, and to accept ourselves,
not blindly and not with conceit.
but with a shrug and a smile,
To accept in the end existence
not because it's just or reasonable
or even satisfactory,
but simply and plainly because it is all we've got.
Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended.
But having these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness.
You can choose not to let little things upset you.
This is the beginning of a new day.
I have been given it to use as I will.
I can waste it or use it for good, but what do I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place something I have traded for it.
I want it to be good and not evil, gain and not loss, success and not failure, in order that I shall not regret the price I have paid for it.
LET'S ENJOY LIFE
Happiness is always there within reach no matter how long it lasts.
Let's enjoy life and don't live a complicated life.
Life is too short.
Work as if it is your first day .
Forgive as soon as possible.
Love without boundaries.
Laugh without control and never stop smiling.
Please think of those with cancer or any other illness..
5 Minutes is all it takes to.....
Leave an anonymous thank-you note on a colleague's desk.
Return a shopping trolley to the trolley bay and save someone's car from being dented.
Make someone a cup of tea and start a conversation.
Praise a shop assistant and wish them a happy day.
Collect your neighbour's garbage bin.
Share a joke with someone who needs a laugh.
You will find that when you look back on life, the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived.
SLOW DOWN THERAPY
In a hurry? Of course you are.
Remember a happy peaceful time in your past. Rest there.
Each moment has a richness that takes a lifetime to savor.
Allow yourself time to be lazy and productive.
Rest isn't a luxury, it's a necessity.
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