GREAT OUTING: Gorokan mixed Probus club members, enjoyed a picnic and a visit to the Toukley Art Society gallery.
GREAT OUTING: Gorokan mixed Probus club members, enjoyed a picnic and a visit to the Toukley Art Society gallery. Picasa

COMMUNITY NOTICES: What's on the Central Coast


SENIORS Newspaper is coordinating a Calendar of Events for the NSW Seniors Festival Inclusive Communities. The event will be held from Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 12. We invite all our Clubs and Community groups to submit an Event including: name, date, time, brief description, location, cost and contact and we will publish the information within the Calendar. It will be published in our February 27 edition. Email submissions by Tuesday, February 14 to


PROMOTE your club or community group for free. Submit up to 100 words and a photo but please ensure the quality is at least 180dpi and of people's faces, and bright. Club Notices deadline for the next issue is February 17. Send your notices and enquiries to Nicky or Chris via email We look forward to hearing from you.


A NUMBER of our members recently enjoyed a picnic and a visit to the Toukley Art Society gallery at the Wallarah Peace Park. The club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at Toukley RSL at 9.30am. For details contact Phil Crowther 43921884.



OUR Club works the Smith Family and holds its monthly dinner meeting in the Function Room at the Grange Hotel, Renwick Street, Wyoming on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm for 7pm. New members and visitors are most elcome. Details contact Valda on 43251688 or Helen 43675670.


WE ARE A SOCIAL group formed in 1982 for all former apex members and partners, we get together on the last Thursday of each month and continue to enjoy the great friendships made in apex. We have members from many different apex clubs so anyone who has moved to the central coast is very welcome to come along any time. For details call Lea Dumpleton on 43932681.


BYTES ON FRIDAY: This ia a new activity . Every Friday the computer room and the adjacent lounge turn into a computer cafe' where you can spend a couple of hours with other like minded enthusiasts to exchange computer wisdom and have a cuppa in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. All members are welcome. Open for business Friday's from 12pm. Ph:4332 5522


YOURLINK, together with partners Adssi HomeLiving Australia, will be running two free Tea and Technology for Seniors events on the Central Coast in February. Attendees will be part of a relaxed free event where they will learn more about how to use an iPad, apps and technology. Seniors across NSW are embracing smart devices. This event creates a unique opportunity to have questions answered, share information and demystify technology.

Guest speakers include Adssi HomeLiving Australia, who will discuss how to access aged care, together with the changes being introduced by the government in early 2017.

Attendees will also learn more about YourLink, an award winning free app developed here in NSW for seniors to stay in touch with family, friends, services and the local community.

YourLink is one of the few apps designed specifically for seniors, with information that's relevant and helpful, all in a design that is easy to use.

Attendees are encouraged to bring along their iPad to make it more hands on.

Guests will have support to download interesting apps discussed during the session.

  • Event 1: 9.30am - 12.30pm Tuesday February 7 at Mingara Recreation Club
  • Event 2: 9.30am - 12.30pm Thursday February 9 at Club Toukley.

Complimentary morning tea will be provided at both events.

Entry is free and registration is essential. Contact Adssi HomeLiving Australia on 1300578478 or email info@adssihomeliving.

Guests do not need to own an iPad to benefit attending.



  • Tuesdays 6pm to 7 pm Zumba with Haruko Fitness and Fun? What's not to love about that! Drop in or call Haruko 0402731922
  • Wednesdays 10am to 2pm Healthy Living for Seniors Lunch and Activities. Call 43559600 to book.
  • Wednesdays 2pm to 3pm Ukulele for beginners (adult) Come on - you know you want to! Call Liz 0412837008
  • Fridays 11am to 1pm Handy Home & Garden Demonstrations Learn new skills - recycle and re-purpose - reduce energy costs. $5 covers materials and a cuppa. Call 43237483
  • Fridays 1pm to 3pm Food Hub Pre-Order value packed box/bag of fresh fruit and veg. $13-$16 Call 43237483


  • 2nd Saturday 10.30 am to 12 pm Commuters Book Club (FREE) Love books? Can't get to a book club during the week? This one is for you. Call Ellen 0434185898 for information.
  • 2nd Saturday Central Coast Poets Always happy to have new members. Call John 0449741397.
  • 3rd Saturday from 9 am Anxiety Support Group (FREE) You aren't alone. This free and friendly support group is there for you. Call 93396013 for information.
  • 3rd Sunday each month Wildlife ARC Dedicated group looking after our wildlife. Call Jan 43250666.
  • 4th Tuesday each month 2pm-4pm Book Club (FREE) Supported by Gosford Library. Call 43237483.

Contact Us: 147 Maidens Brush Road, Wyoming or for more information phone 43237483.


RECRUITING Now, Come and Have a Go!

Now is a great time to discover Dragon Boat Paddling!

If you have ever wanted to have a go at paddling, with absolutely no pressure then now is your chance.

Come and join us for a Come and Try session every Sunday at 9.30 am and find out for yourself why so many people are getting hooked on Dragon Boating!

Where: Marine Rescue Base, Peel Street, Toukley. Enquiries contact: Kevin Isherwood (Coach) 0407606252 or Fran Stanley (President) 0401870210.


WE encourage co-operative rather than competitive learning. There is no great divide between learners and presenters. A student in one class may become a tutor in the next. No academic qualifications are needed to join or to lead courses. There are no exams or grading of students' achievements.

U3A Central Coast was incorporated in 1998 and has steadily increased in size until today its membership is approximately 800, with some 70 courses available each semester.

Courses vary greatly and change from semester to semester as members decide to share their special knowledge with others. Courses may include lifestyle and practical skills, musical, theatrical, literary, artistic, cinematic, scientific, environmental and historical interests, as well as discussions about current affairs.

There are two intakes of members into courses each year, for the February to June semester and for the July to December semester. I

f you would like to become a member, it is best to apply before the end of November or the before the end of May to be able to apply for the courses in the next semester.

Most courses operate during the week in the daytime, although occasional courses are also held.

Outings, trips and social events are also held from time to time.

If you would like to join or find out more, click on this U3A Membership Application link or click on the Membership link on the right.

If you would like to communicate with a committee member, call our Duty Officer on 0408 704 701 or email or write to the Secretary of U3A at PO Box 1239, Gosford, 2250.

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