Nev Ollis talks about his book with Margorie Green, Dorothy Netscher, Pat Macdonnell and Loretta Muenchberger at a Rochedal-Springwood National Seniors branch meeting.
Nev Ollis talks about his book with Margorie Green, Dorothy Netscher, Pat Macdonnell and Loretta Muenchberger at a Rochedal-Springwood National Seniors branch meeting. Robyn.Wallish

Elements of third age at Rochedale-Springwood meet

THE elements of third-age living were highlighted by health care professional Chiou See Anderson at the June 17 meeting of the Rochedale-Springwood National Seniors branch.

"In the first stage you are nourished; in the second age you're a breadwinner; and in the third age life is a feast," said Chiou See who is managing director of Elements Retirement Living at Springwood.

Branch president Charles Achilles has reminded members that the annual general meeting will be held on July 15.

"The branch prospers because of the strong support from committee members and we hope this support continues," he said.

On June 23, branch members visited a steam display at Timplin Historical Village on the Scenic Rim and enjoyed lunch at Flavours Cafe in Boonah.

A recent guest speaker, Nev Ollis gave members the background on the preparation of his book John Pond Of Oaks and the discoveries he made along the way which led to an inspiring novel.

Nev told of the many rumours generated through those early days of settlements, painting a different light on the picture that so many of us have enjoyed in the past.

Zone101 chairman Dr Marjorie Green was also a welcome visitor at this meeting. She outlined the recent zone conference where all four branches - Centenary, Corinda, Rochedale/Springwood and Sunnybank - celebrated 25 years of operations.

In May, a coachload of members visited the Maleny Botanical Gardens and Bird World against the backdrop of the spectacular Glasshouse Mountains.

Lunch was enjoyed at Gypsy's Table Restaurant in Maleny.


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