NEWSLETTER - Highton Senior Citizens Club
Highton Senior Citizens Club 84 Barrabool Road
Highton VIC 3216
Ph: 03 5244 2258


As of 13th March 2020 the Highton Senior Club is closed until further notice. Unfortunately the latest news in NOVEMBER the restrictions are still in place.


Hope you all have been keeping safe, sane and well during the COVID -19 lockdown. We miss you all so we've organised a catchup. Restrictions still mean we can't catchup at the Centre.

CATCH UP at BARWON EDGE 11am Thursday 12th November

40 Windsor Rd Newtown Vic 3220

A small group of members met outside in the gardens and it was great to chat with friends. Many bought their own chairs but there were ample chairs and tables provided. COVID-19 restrictions applied.

Notice of AGM

COVID -19 prevented us having our Annual meeting in July 2020. Meeting is being held on Friday 27th November at 11am in the club carpark. Only 10 of us will be permitted to attend which means just committee plus Council representative.

We have received nominations for each of the present committee to continue, however Treasurer Mary Lyons is not accepting nomination so we would appreciate someone else to join the committee to help with financial and or secretsrial duties.

If you are considering joining the committee in any capacity please ring Sandy or Elaine, chat to us at the Barwon Edge Catch up or email

If there is anything you wish discussed at the AGM please let a committee member know.


Swimming Pools, National Wool Museum, Belmont Market

Keep up to date with the latest changes using the radio, TV and newspapers.

What's Happening at the Club?..

Council have completed the refurbishment of the women's and men's toilets also the store room.

The club's roof has been replaced in preparation for the Solar Panels to be installed.

Members will be notified when the club opens for our regular activities.


Find up to date resources and answers to common questions



If you are in mandatory self-isolation, you may be eligible for deliveries of essential food and personal care items and should call the hotline on:

1800 675 398

2020 Victorian Seniors Festival re-imagined

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID -19) restrictions, the annual celebration of senior Victorians has been transformed to a re-imagined showcase of music, stand-up comedy, Bollywood dancing and more- all from the comfort of your own home via the Seniors Online website.

A broadcast schedule will be available on community radio stations, Radio 95.7FM, local papers and the Senior newspapers.

For more detail call

1300 797 210

To contain the spread of this virus, good person hygiene, social distancing and not visiting friends or relatives if you are unwell.

A few tips;

  • Wash your hands with soap and running water.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough.

    more info ; www.dhhs,

ADVICE FROM Department of Health and Human Services Food Safety

If you are unable to buy a sanitiser you can make your own .

  • Household bleach (unscented) 2.5ml (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1ltr of water
  • Use 1ltr spray bottle .

This solution can be used to soak dishes after hand washing.

Stock up on paper handtowels

To wipe hands use paper hand towels and if using a tea towel or towel only use once and put in the wash.


CANCELLED-- all Activities at the Club. Keep in contact with your family and friends.With all this spare time go for a walk, pull out weeds, read a book, watch a movie and generally keep busy.



Happy Birthday to all our members who have a Birthday in OCTOBER


I'm normally a social girl

I love to meet my mates

But lately with the VIRUS here

We can't go out the gates

You see , we are "oldies"now

We need to stay inside

If they haven't seen us for awhile

They'll think we've upped and died

They'll never know the things we did

Before we got this old

There wasn't Facebook

So not everything was told

We may seem sweet old ladies

Who would never be uncouth

But we grew up in the 60's

If you only knew the truth

There was sex and drugs and rock'n roll

The pill and miniskirts

We smoked we drank we partied

And were quite outrageous flirts

Then we settled down and got married

And turned into someone's mum

Somebodie's wife and then Nana

Who on earth did we become?

We didn't mind the change of pace

Because our lives were full

But to bury us before we're dead

Is like a red rag to a bull

So here you found me stuck inside

For 4 weeks maybe more

I finally found myself again

Then I had to choose the door!

It didn't really bother me

I'd while away the hour

I'd bake for all the family

But I've got no bloody flour

Now Netflix is just wonderful

I like a gutsy thriller

I'm swooning over Idris

Or some randy sexy killer

At least I've got a stash of booze

For when I'm being idle

There's wine and whiskey, even gin

If I'm feeling suicidal

So let's all drink to lockdown

To recovery and health

And hope this bloody VIRUS

Doesn't decimate our wealth

We'll all get through the crisis

And be back to join our mates

Just hoping I'm not far too wide

To fit through the flaming gates!!! .

  • LOCKDOWN RECIPE Savoury Scones


1cup SR flour a little salt 1/4 teaspoon mustard

1 cup bacon pieces 1 cup tasty cheese

1 egg 1 cup milk cayeene /parsley

Mix all ingredients together, put spoonful in shallow patty tins or on a tray and cook in a hot oven for 20 minutes.


SPECIAL DATE for your Diary


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

Legal Problems

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
  • Newsletter &
  • Webmaster: Elaine, Heather, Sandy, Angela
  • Secretary: Sandy
  • President: Elaine

Highton Seniors contacts

  • Phone: 5244 2258
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • President: Elaine Coles 0434021062
  • V/President: Angela Thompson
  • Secretary:Sandy Beath 5292 2117
  • Treasurer: Mary Lyons

CLUB EVENTS all postponed until further notice

  • 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-10.00am Cost $5.00
  • Bingo - Fridays 1.00pm EYES DOWN
  • Table Tennis /Board Games - Thurs 9.30-12noon
  • Saturday Meal - 2nd&4th Saturday of month at noon. Meal Cost $7.00/$10
  • Committee Mtg - 2nd Wed of month at 10.30am



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




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


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"



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


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



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.



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.



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.