|Highton Senior Citizens Club||84 Barrabool Road
Highton VIC 3216
Ph: 03 5244 2258
OUR NEWSLETTER - CORONA VIRUS
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 email@example.com
If there is anything you wish discussed at the AGM please let a committee member know.
GEELONG FACILITIES HAVE OPENED
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;
ADVICE FROM Department of Health and Human Services Food Safety
If you are unable to buy a sanitiser you can make your own .
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.
TAKE CARE EVERYONE to KEEP HEALTHY
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
CORONA VIRUS (Anon)
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!!! .
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
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;
Highton Seniors contacts
CLUB EVENTS all postponed until further notice
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
.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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