NEWSLETTER - Highton Senior Citizens Club
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 for all Member Activities until further notice.

REGULAR CLUB ACTIVITIES;
CARPET BOWLS ,SATURDAY MEALS ,BINGO, TAI CHI ,
LINE DANCING, CARDS, TABLE TENNIS, KNIT and CHAT
To contain the spread of this virus, good person hygiene, socialdistancing 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,vic.au/coronavirus

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.

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. .

 

TABLE TENNIS SESSION

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.

The Thursday morning time -slot has been set aside and it has become popular Thursday activity day 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursday 9.30-12pm.

HAVE YOU NOTICED?

  • Pot holes in carpark have been filled.
  • We have a photocopier in the Ross McDonald Room for members to use. Paper is available but you might have to bring your own sometimes.
  • Newly polished hall floor

  • Dazzling white paint on carpark and garden edging

  • Boiling Billy Urn is now to stay ON
  • Roses are blooming in the garden

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.

The charities chosen are Melbourne Children's Hospital and Geelong Mums where items are provided for families less fortunate than we are.

SPECIAL DATE for your Diary

TBA

SATURDAY MEALS -more help needed.

We sincerely thank our volunteers who shop and prepare our meals every 2nd and 4th Saturday in the month.

It would be appreciated if we could have 2 people each meal to clear tables and scrape the plates before they're loaded into the dish washer.

The volunteers who prepare our meals are not expected to do the dishes as well.

Members it is up to you to make sure our meals continue. Please indicate on the signup sheet which of these roles you will help with.

LIMITED CAR PARK SPACE at the CLUB

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.

USEFUL RESOURCES

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.

VOLUNTEERS

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: hightonseniors@gmail.com
  • Website: www.hightonseniors.com.au
  • President: Elaine Coles
  • V/President: Angela Thompson
  • Secretary:Sandy Beath 5292 2117
  • Treasurer: Mary Lyons 5221 4510

CLUB EVENTS

  • 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 - 2nd/4th 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

7 RULES of LIFE

1 Make peace with your past so it won't disturb your future.

2 What other people think of you is none of your business.

3The only person in charge of your happiness is you.

4 Don't compare your life to others- the comparison is the thief of joy.

5 Time heals almost anything.

6 STOP thinking so much. It's alright not to know everything.

7 Smile. You don't own all the problems in the world.

LIFE'S CLOCK

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

OUTBACK WISDOM

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.

 

WINNERS

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..

 

KINDNESS

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.

 

THINKING BACK

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.