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


Activities have resumed at the Highton Senior Club

Carpet Bowls Tuesday, Wed, Saturday 1.00pm

Table Tennis every Thursday 9.30-12noon

Natter until Noon every Thursday 9.30-12noon

Chat or have your own activity in Supper Room or Ross McDonald room.

Bingo has resumed Friday 1.00pm

Line Dancing has resumed Mon/Tues/Friday

Tai Chi Mon ,Thurs 1.30 to 3.00pm

Walking Group, Interested participants

ring Josephine ph 0425 705 911

Cards with Pat Vella every Tuesday at enquiries ph 0499 651 015

Garden, Welcome back Jill who has started to attack the weeds. If you have an hour or less to spare please ring Jill ph 0414 025 198

To comply with government conditions Angela Thompson was appointed as our COVID Safety Marshall. Please bring your own drinks.

COVID Rules at the CENTRE

Government/Council Rules for us to operate activities in our centre.

We have monthly inspections by a specially appointed Council Officer checking our records.

Number allowed in the room; Signs are on the door to show how many people are allowed in each space. Seats are set up in each room represent number of people allowed.

COVID restrictions eased so Bingo have returned to Supper room. Thank you to the volunteers who are organising tea and coffee. Remember, to keep the job manageable for them YOU MUST SANITISE before touching any cups etc.

Masks; to be worn at the centre if unable to social distance 1.5 metres unless you have a medical exemption. They're not mandatory while dancing if distancing.

Sanitise Hands at the entrance of the Foyer

Sign In book in the fiyer

The Leader of an activity is responsible for ensuring members disinfect and sanitise everything that has been touched and for completing the cleaning register. This register must be signed and dated with the time cleaning took place.

  • more info ; www.dhhs,




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

LET'S CELEBRATE Two Years' Birthdays

We're celebrating with lunch for a belated 36th and 37th birthday.

Come along on Thursday 22nd April dressed to impress in your best birthday attire. Mystery prizes!!!

Bus leaves club at 11.30am, return 2.30pm .

All information in our latest newsletter at the club.


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;

COVID-19 Health Officer: Angela

Kitchen: Vivien - Everything to do with the kitchen.

  • Cleaning: John,Chris, Matt - General cleaning and repairs.
  • Garden: Jillian, Lynn, John, Noreen
  • Bowls: Beryl - Tuesday; Vivien - Wednesday
  • Saturday: Vivien and Beryl
  • Bingo: Rita, Beryl, Elma
  • Renters: Sandy, Elaine
  • Opening of Club: John
  • Finance: , Sandy
  • Line Dancing: Noreen, Ivy, Mila, Shirley,
  • TableTennis: Vivian, Gabriel
  • Newsletter &
  • Webmaster: Elaine, Heather, Sandy, Angela
  • Secretary/Treasurer : 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:


  • Line Dancing - Mon 9.00am, Tue 9.00am, Fri 10.00am Cost $5.00
  • Carpet Bowls - Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 1.00pm
  • Cards - Tuesday,Thurs, Saturday 1.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Tai Chi - Learners Mondays 1.30pm-3.00pm, Advanced Thurs 1.30-3.00pm Cost $5.00
  • Bingo - Fridays 1.00pm EYES DOWN
  • Table Tennis /Board Games - Thurs 9.30-12noon


















Apparently one of the symptoms of COVID -19

is having no taste

Looking back on all my exes-

I think Iv'e been infected for years



This happened. A friend had his 2nd dose of the vaccine at the Vaccination Centre, after which he began to have blurred vision on the way home. When he called the Vaccination Centre for advice to ask if he should go to hospital or see a doctor. He was told to return immediately to the Vaccination Centre to pick up his glasses.




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.