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


Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

2022 Reopening Postponed: We'll advise new date

Line Dancing resumes MONDAY 24th January 2022

Bingo resumes FRIDAY 28th January 2022

New "Dine with Friends" Activity - postponed for now

"Dine with Friends"on the 3rd Monday of the month. Each month a venue in Geelong will be chosen to meet with friends and dine at your own cost. There will be a sign up sheet so we can book the venue.

Fundraising: We are pleased to announce that our donation to the Cancer Council this year was $2,110. A fantastic effort, thank you everyone.

38th Birthday Celebrations - Friday 18th March 2022

Reserve this date. Details to come.


COVID Rules at the Centre

You must be fully vaccinated to enter the Centre.

Do not enter the Centre if you are feeling unwell. Masks are mandatory. Density limit is 1 per 2 sq metres.

Remember to register.
Sanitise when entering and before tea/coffee- it is for the safety of every person using the centre. At the end of a session all participants are required to ensure ALL areas touched are cleaned. Hospital grade disinfectant and paper provided for your use.
Cleaning register to be signed.

These requirements are designed to keep our community safe and open.

Welcome to our new committee members Joan and Brian Goudge. Brian has taken on the role of Maintenance Officer which involves reporting any maintenance issues to council. Brian has a trade background and has already been busy.

Joan has taken on the role as Minute Taker to help out Secretary/Treasurer Sandy. Thank you Brian and Joan.

The club is looking for people to take on the role of updating the Webpage and also the monthly newsletter. Please let a committee know if you are interested.

Our garden is looking great, but weeds are a problem. If you have time to spare our garden bed west of the club needs some weeds removed. Also with the warmer weather the plants need a water. Please lend a hand if able.


Some thoughts to help us get through COVID-19

  • Look for something positive in every day, even if some days you have to look a little harder

  • Just in case you have forgotten today.You matter. You are loved. You are worthy. You are magical.

  • We don't have to agree on everything to be kind to one another.

  • Smile for no reason.

  • Be teachable, you are not always right.

  • I have learnt silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind

  • Communication is one thing, but your tone while communicating is everything.

  • When you can't control what is happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond and to what's happening.

That's where the power is.

Activities at the Highton Senior Centre:

Check out the Activities page of this web site
or have a look at our monthly newsletter to see our activities.

Feel free to come over and pick up a copy of the newsletter from the foyer at the Club.


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


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 activities:

  • Bowls: Beryl - Tues & Sat; Vivien - Wed & Sat
  • Bingo: Vivien, Beryl, Elma, Angela
  • Line Dancing: Ivy, Mila, Shirley,
  • Table Tennis: Vivian, Gabriel

We are grateful that the following members have accepted responsibility to help the club stay operational:

  • Building maintenance & General upkeep: John, Brian.
  • Cleaning: Chris, Matt.
  • Events co-ordinator: Angela
  • Garden: Jillian, John, Brian
  • Kitchen: Vivien - Everything to do with the kitchen.
  • Opening of Club: John, Sandy
  • New Activities: Sandy
  • Newsletter: Elaine, Sandy, Heather
  • President: Elaine
  • Renters: Sandy, Elaine
  • Secretary: Sandy
  • Treasurer: Sandy
  • Website: Elaine, Sandy


  • Refer to the Activities Page for days, times and costs, if any, for all activities.
  • Please let us know if there is anything you think we could add to our activities, especially if you would be prepared to help lead the activity. We're always keen to expand our range of activities offered to members.

















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.