GET FESTIVE: Seniors activities include cycling, stand-up paddleboard, aqua water aerobics, card-making, scrabble and various talks & topics.
GET FESTIVE: Seniors activities include cycling, stand-up paddleboard, aqua water aerobics, card-making, scrabble and various talks & topics. Wavebreakmedia Ltd

Group Guide: Central Coast


THERE is so much happening for seniors that Central Coast Council keeps the NSW Seniors Festival going throughout February. Pick up a copy of the full program from your 50+ Leisure & Learning Centre, Seniors Centre or local library, or find it online, go to centralcoast. Activities to come include seniors kayaking or stand-up paddleboard at Avoca Lagoon (phone 131 302 or 02 4348 6700), low intensity aqua water aerobics (various venues), Walking Football at Pluim Park (phone 02 4362 4300), tai chi, ballroom dancing (phone 0414 242 669), to card-making and Scrabble, and talks on everything from estate planning to nutrition and getting tech-savy.


VIEW stands for for Voice, Interests, Education of Women and is a valued part of the Smith Family raising money for The Learning For Life sponsorship and education of disadvantaged Australian children and young adults.



WE MEET on the second Friday of the month at Club Toukley RSL at 10.30am. We have lucky door prizes, raffles and a two course lunch $25 followed by guest speakers or members anticipation and interesting discussions. We also have outings, Friendship Morning Teas along with raffles.

Joining our VIEW Club is a perfect opportunity to meet with other like minded women and establish new friendships.

For more phone Kathie on 02 4393 0647 or 0413 424 949.


WE WILL meet next at the Candidates Forum on Friday, March 1 at 10am, Meeting Room 3, opp. Gosford Library, The Hive, Erina Fair.

The NSW State Election will take place on March 23. Looking ahead, we wrote recently to the candidates for the main parties for the Central Coast electorates of Gosford, Terrigal, The Entrance and Wyong, asking their views on legalising voluntary assisted dying.

Their responses will be reported at the Forum. Candidates were also invited to participate in the Forum, to speak and to respond to members' questions or, if they could not attend, to send a brief statement on their views to be read at the Forum. Question & Answer session after refreshments. Non-members welcome.


LOCAL writers meet monthly to encourage and develop their writing skills. Meeting on the fourth Saturday of each month - arrive 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start (no meeting held in December). The next meeting is on February 23 at Woodbury Park Community Centre, 1 Woolmers Crescent, Mardi. Contact president Mei-Ling Venning on (02 4333 7489, email or go to


SAVE the date.

Come long to Fairhaven Central Coast on Thursday, April 18 at noon for 'We love Disney' concert on centre stage in our garden for our disabilities special people to perform to the public for a gold coin donation. Fairhaven services has a op shop and cafe and it will be an all around happy day. For more information, phone Helen on 0412 289 841.

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