COMMUNITY NOTES: Central Coast
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The deadline for the September issue is September 11. Email Nicky or Chris at communitynotes@seniors newspaper.com.au.
LONG JETTY SENIORS
THE Long Jetty Seniors exists because of the willing volunteers who are happy yo give something back to the senior community. In appreciation of the time and effort our volunteer's give to the
club a volunteers luncheon was held for them on July 27. The club partnered with the Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College under the tuteledge of Michelle Timperley to cater for the event and the students presented a wonderful luncheon to the volunteers and their partners. These functions give the students hands on experience in a commercial kitchen and waiting experience. If you have a skill and you wish to share it, see a committee member and discuss volunteering for the club. Call 43325522 or call in a 6 Thompson St, Long Jetty, Monday to Friday 9am-3pm.
COME and enjoy a game of indoor bowls at the Central Coast Leagues Club. We play three times a week (both social and competition games) in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and we would be delighted to welcome new members. If you are new to this activity tuition will be given. Details call 43343800.
WE MEET on the third Friday of each month at Halekulani Bowling Club, Budgewoi. We are proud to support The Smith Family. Come along for a delicious luncheon and interesting guest speakers. Details call Chris 43965631.
BRISBANE WATER EVENING
WORKING for the Smith Family holds its monthly dinner meeting in the Function Room at the Grange Hotel, Renwick St, Wyoming on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm for 7pm. New members and visitors are most welcome. Call Valda on 43251688 or Helen 43675670.
WE MEET on the second Friday of the month at 10.30am at Club Toukley RSL. We have lucky door prizes,raffles and lunch followed by entertainment. We also have outings and friendship morning teas. Come along and make new friends. We are a member of the Smith Family raising money for the learning support and education of disadvantaged children of Australia. Contact Sandra on 43966206.
BRISBANE WATER HISTORICAL SOCIETY
OUR latest exhibition Red Woollen Petticoat will be on view until August 30 at 25-27 Henry Kendall St, West Gosford. Not often seen glimpses from the costume archive make an appearance with local stories about those people who helped weave the very fabric of cultural life in the early days of the Gosford region. Open: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm. Groups at other times by appointment. Entry $5 adult, $4 concession, $3 children, $10 family. Enquiries: 43252270 or go to www.henrykendall cottage.org.au
WYONG AT THE RACES EXHIBITION
WYONG District Museum is excited to announce its first special exhibition since the rebuild of the homestead following the arson attack in 2011. The exhibition will run from September 2 until November 15 at Alison Homestead, 1 Cape Rd, Wyong.
To celebrate Wyong's long and successful horse racing history and its connection with Alison Homestead Estate we are proud to be working in conjunction with Wyong Race Club, who will be providing us with some special pieces of memorabilia to display at our museum during the exhibition.
To open the starting gates to the exhibition, we are holding a special Winning Streaks Open Day on September 2 from 11am to 2pm.
The day will include a light lunch and refreshments with special guest speaker and local historian, Phillip Morley, sharing stories of Wyong's keen racing history as well as the chance to be first past the post to view the exhibition.
Tickets for the day are $10 per person.
Bookings are essential for the Open Day and can be made by calling the museum on 43521886 or emailing us at info@ alisonhomestead.com.au.
FREE TEA AND TECHNOLOGY FOR SENIORS
COME and join us for a relaxed free event to learn more about using an iPad, iPhone and apps. Speakers include Adssi Home living.
You will also learn more about YourLink an award winning free app developed in NSW for seniors to stay intouch with family, friends and the local community.
So come along Tuesday, September 12 from 9.30am-12.30pm (includes morning tea) to Club Mingara, 12/14 Mingara Dr, Tumbi Umbi. Places are limited.
To register call 1300578478 or email info@adssihomeliving. com.au
LOCAL aged care provider, Peninsula Villages has won two awards at the 2017 Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, taking out the Employer of Choice award and Chief Executive Officer Shane Neaves won the Business Leader award.
As an employer of more than 300 locals, Peninsula Villages was recognised for the Employer of Choice award for its strategies and initiatives that are implemented to create a stimulating and supportive workplace environment.
Peninsula Villages has won the Employer of Choice award for the second year running.
In addition to this award, the Peninsula Villages team secretly nominated Shane Neaves for the Business Leader Award where he was recognised for his positive contribution and strategic business direction on behalf of the organisation. Shane Neaves, Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Villages is delighted to be recognised on a local level and is pleased they will now represent the Peninsula in these two categories at the NSW Awards.
"The Employer of Choice award recognises strategies that have a positive impact on both employees and the organisation as a whole. We certainly pride ourselves on offering a range of programs that have a positive impact on our team and their families," explained Mr Neaves.
With more than 300 staff, 80 volunteers and 450 residents, Peninsula Villages is one of the largest employers on the Peninsula and these awards further recognise the organisation's positive reputation in the region and the aged care industry.
Details visit www.peninsulavillage. com.au or call 43449199.