Community Guide: Toowoomba
NATIONAL SENIORS AUSTRALIA
WE HOLD our morning teas on the first Thursday of each month at All Seasons Function Centre, corner of North and Tor Streets, Wilsonton, starting at 9.30am.
Visitors are always welcome.
Come along and enjoy a fun morning with guest speakers or an entertainer.
Lucky door and raffle prizes can be won.
For information, please phone Desma on (07) 4613 6750.
The Annual General Meeting of Garden City Toowoomba branch of National Seniors Australia will be held at 9.30am at the Drayton Bowls Club, corner of Ball and Gipps Street.
Before the formalities of the annual meeting we will be entertained by a singing group.
There will be raffles, a bring and buy stall, morning tea served by the Bowls Ladies.
For more information, phone Hazel on (07) 4635 4519.
QUILTS FOR ALL SEASONS
WHAT would you do with three men's ties if you were challenged to make a piece of patchwork using only the fabric in those three ties?
There were 30 members of the Toowoomba Quilters Club who accepted this challenge.
They came up with some incredibly creative ways of using and presenting their three ties.
Visitors will be able to see the Challenge entries on display at the annual Quilt Exhibition presented by the Toowoomba Quilters Club at the Salo Centre, St Ursula's College, Rome St, Newtown from September 21-27.
Doors are open from 9am-4.30pm, except Friday when doors close at 2.30pm.
Club members will proudly display over one hundred new quilts, plus Art Quilts and small items.
They will demonstrate techniques, supply handmade items for sale, host several Trader stands and promote Quilt Art Union ticket sales to assist the LifeFlight Foundation, and much more.
Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Bus tours welcome.
For more information, phone Marilyn on 0408 139075 or Janice on 0409 634272.
SENIORS DAY OUT
THE monthly Day Bus Trip leaves Toowoomba for Dolphins Leagues Club, Redcliffe on the third Tuesday.
Cost is $30.
For more information, phone (07) 4634 3751 or 0418 878867.
2019 Australian of the Year: This exhibition pays tribute to eight extraordinary Australians chosen as the 2019 Australian of the Year finalists.
Read their stories and see personal objects selected by each finalist that provide a special insight into their lives and experiences.
This travelling exhibition was developed in partnership with the National Australia Day Council and presented by National Museum of Australia.
Now on for a limited time!
Must close August 14. Located at 27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba.
For more, phone (07) 4659 4914 or go cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au.
THE theme for Darling Downs Health's next instalment of the Twilight Talks series is one affecting many people - osteoarthritis.
Guest presenter, Toowoomba Hospital orthopaedic surgeon Dr Chris Wall, said osteoarthritis was likely to become more prevalent in the future.
Twilight Talks are open to the public, so if you or a loved one has osteoarthritis, or if you'd just like to learn more about the condition, please come along.
The Twilight Talks presentation "Creaking hips and knees - osteoarthritis in 2019: prevention, treatment... cure?" will be held Toowoomba Hospital's Unara Conference Rooms, Tuesday, August 13 from 6-7pm.
Complimentary parking for the Twilight Talk will be available, and a light supper will be served.
No bookings are required.
TOOWOOMBA SENIORS EXPO
DURING Seniors Week, Garden City Branch of National Seniors Australia with the sponsorship of Toowoomba Regional Council will be hosting a Seniors Expo at the Clive Berghofer Centre in Baker Street on Thursday, August 22.
This will be an opportunity for seniors to gain information on, and interact with the providers of, services and activities such as health services, finance, travel, retirement living, social clubs and more.
There is still space for more stall holders.
Info: phone Hazel on (07) 4635 4519.
TOOWOOMBA PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP
OUR next meeting the Toowoomba Parkinson's Support Group is on Thursday, September 5 at the usual time and place - 11.30am, meeting room, top floor, Toowoomba Municipal Library, Victoria St, Toowoomba. Our guest speakers will be from Brightside in Victoria.
They will outline their specific respite programs as well as the home care packages they now offer.
There will be a shared lunch as usual.
We look forward to seeing our regular members there and, as well, hopefully some new people who are always welcome.
For more, phone Carol on (07) 4659 7646.
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