Group guide: Gold Coast
RETIRED ONLINE MORNING TEA
WE ARE holding a special morning tea in October in conjunction with nationwide Be Connected initiative to help older Australians learn how to use computers and the internet. Get Online Week free morning tea is a Federal Government initiative inviting Australians 50years+ to an introduction to computers. Join Retired OnLine from 10am, Monday, October 15 at Palm Beach Share-N-Care Centre, 31 Tenth Ave. Phone Lynette on (07) 5576 6926 or 0481 318 688. Lynette is co-ordinating our Be Connected program if you have any questions regarding either our free morning tea or the program of tuition.
MEMBERS enjoyed a great day out to Rathlogan Olive Grove, Rathdowney Museum and Beaudesert Information and Arts Centre. Retired or semi-retired men are invited to join us at club meetings from 10am on the third Monday of each month at Burleigh Waters Community Centre, 131 Christine Ave, Burleigh Waters. Nominally a men's club but wives are welcome to share the club's fellowship, friendship and fun at all club meetings and outings. Phone Brian (07) 5520 6332 or John (07) 5520 6661.
WE INVITE active retirees to join our many activities on the fourth Thursday each month at 10am at the Currumbin RSL club. Phone Rod on 0438 341 909.
Palm Beach Combined
MEMBERS meet for coffee at The Pines Shopping Centre, Elanora, Tuesdays at 9.30am following the monthly meeting. Probus is an association of retired people who join together in clubs, the basic purpose of which is to provide regular opportunities for them to keep their minds active, expand their interests and to enjoy the fellowship of new friends. PROBUS is an amalgam of the words "PROfessional" and "BUSiness". Activities include guest speakers, golf, cards, bus tours, coffee mornings. Phone Jim on (07)5534 7801 or Tom 0438 532 245 or go to Facebook.
THE University of the Third Age Broadbeach has just celebrated its 25th anniversary with two days of entertainment at its base at Merrimac State High School and a grand lunch at the Palmer Colonial Golf Course. The U3A remains strong and active, offering members a wide variety of life long learning opportunities and social events. Go to u3abroadbeach.com.
MAKING LIFE'S CHOICES
WE INVITE you to our upcoming free information session at 10am on Wednesday, October 24. The seminar will include financial matters, legal matters, guardian plan, retirement solutions and more. Lucky door prizes and light refreshments provided at White Lady Funerals, 2140 Gold Coast Highway, Miami. RSVP October 14 - phone (07) 5526 6960 or email raelene.williams@white ladyfunerals.com.au.
LOCAL women urged to stay up-to-date with screening. More than 31,000 women took advantage of free breast screening at BreastScreen Queensland Gold Coast services last financial year, leading to hundreds of unsuspected breast cancers being detected. BreastScreen Queensland health promotion officer Julia Foreman hopes to see even more women screened this year, particularly those aged 50 to 74 - the age group where evidence of screening benefit is strongest.
Statistics show just over half of local women in this high-risk age group attend the BreastScreen Queensland program within recommended timeframes, which for most of these women is once every two years. A screening mammogram is the most effective screening test to find early breast cancers, before they can be seen or felt, which improves the chance of successful treatment. A mobile breast screening unit is visiting the new Pimpama City Shopping Centre until October 18. BreastScreen services are also conveniently located at Helensvale, Southport and West Burleigh. Women in their 40s or 75 and older can also attend. Phone 132050 or go to breastscreen.qld.gov.au.
VILLAGE CRAFT FAIR
MUDGEERABA Uniting Church, 89 Franklin Dr, will be holding their Village Craft Fair on October 19 and 20. Come along and enjoy some of the creative talent Mudgeeraba and surrounds has to offer. There will be handmade crafts and quilts, plants, cakes and book stalls, pre-loved art, coffee shop and barbecue. On Saturday there'll be slot car fun and other activities for the kids. Our fantastic Op Shop will also be open Friday, October 19 from 9am-4pm and Saturday, October 20 from 8am-2pm. For bookings, phone (07) 5525 1309.
NUTBUSH / QIGONG EXERCISE CLASS
THE fabulous Nutbush / Qigong Exercise Class is an exciting and fun way to improve your fitness, cardiovascular function and your spiritual wellbeing by harnessing chi energy via qigong majestic moves. The one-hour class also includes light weights and expert health tips. Classes are held every Thursday at 10.30am in the Coolangatta Uniting Church hall, cnr Lanham and McLean streets. After class you can enjoy a half-price coffee deal at a local cafe. Come along and bring your friends. Bookings with Peter on 0413 125 640.
ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE NASHOS
THE Gold Coast North branch of National Servicemen's Association of Australia (Qld), invites all Nashos and partners to their meetings held on the second Tuesday of each even numbered month commencing at 9.30am followed by a social barbecue lunch, located within the Light Horse. Museum adjacent to the Mudgeeraba Showground, 8 Worongary Rd. Phone Brian Handke, president on (07) 5630 8071, or Jeff Wootten, publicity officer on (07) 5546 6888.
FREE CARERS ONE DAY WORKSHOP
THIS is for unpaid carers living at home caring for a loved one or colleague suffering from a serious chronic illness, such as cancer or a life-changing illness. Learn tips and strategies to help you on a day-to-day basis, care at home for longer and develop self-care strategies to deal with daily stresses and demands. Meet others is similar situations and share tips and ideas. Fully funded by the Commonwealth Respite Carelink Centre. Lunch provided free of charge. Contact Julie Howe on 0422 191 146 or email@example.com. Day respite available for carers some conditions apply.
RETIRING WITH JOY 2-DAY PROGRAM
THE next Retiring With Joy 2-Day Program for women wanting to re-invent their retirement will be on Wednesday, October 10 and 17 from 10am-3pm at Victoria Towers, 34 Scarborough St, Southport. Phone Maria Paterakis, women's counsellor on 0429 119 775 or email maria@retiringwithjoy. com.
WE ARE an organisation for people grieving the loss of a partner. We meet every second and fourth Wednesday at 10.30am at Broadbeach Senior Citizens Centre, TE Peters Dr, Broadbeach. Phone Betty (07) 5580 7034.
VIEW Club stands for Voice, Interests & Education of Women.
Burleigh Heads Ladies
WE MEET on the third Wednesday of the month at Burleigh Heads Surf Life Saving Club. Morning tea is enjoyed at 10am, followed by a meeting at 10.30am, which includes an interesting speaker. Lunch can be ordered. A coach trip or social activity is held on the fourth Wednesday. Phone Helga on (07) 5520 2426 or Glenda (07) 5576 0303.
Burleigh Palm Beach
THERE are over 15,000 VIEW Club members across Australia who are fundraising and volunteering for The Smith Family. Members of Burleigh Palm Beach VIEW Club recently held a Soup & Slice lunch to raise funds in support of the students they sponsor through The Smith Family program. New members are always welcome to help promote the important work of The Smith Family to enjoy new friendships and social events. The next meeting is at Treetops Tavern, West Burleigh, on Tuesday, October 16 at 10am. For further information, phone Ros on 0431 442 030.
OUR next luncheon is on October 18 at the South Tweed Sports Club from 11am for a 11.30am start (DST). For bookings and apologies, phone Kay on (07) 5524 4089 before Monday. October 13. All ladies very welcome. October is poverty month and our guest speaker will be Aleisha Yackley from the Salvation Army. Ladies to bring along non-perishable and tinned food.
OUR friendly ladies get together twice a month to have fun and support the Smith Family's Learning for Life Program for disadvantaged children. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 9.30am for 10am start at the Robina Bowls Club, Ron Penhaligon Way, Robina. We have interesting guest speakers with morning tea; and other social days and outings. New members and guests are welcome. For more information phone Jennifer on 0408 005 458.
OUR club meets on the third Wednesday of each month for a delicious luncheon at the picturesque Southport Yacht Club, Macarthur Pde, Main Beach overlooking the Broadwater at 11.30am for noon start. Each month there are interesting guest speakers or entertainers. This is a great way to meet and make new friends. The first Friday of each month is Social Day when various get togethers are organised. For inquiries and bookings phone Robin on (07) 5537 4593.
WE HOLD our meetings and lunch on the second Tuesday of each month at the Southport Golf Club. Meeting at 11.30am for lunch at noon. Always with an interesting guest speaker. New members and visitors welcome. For an opportunity to meet new friends and join in our social activities and really enjoyable outings, phone Nancy on 0412639574 or (07)55926730.
Twin Towns Day
OUR ladies take pleasure in inviting non-members and other VIEW Club members to their annual Portofino pre-Melbourne Cup fashion parade. Ladies can try and buy the fashions, shoes and jewellery featured in the parade on the day. Money raised goes towards providing better educational opportunities for disadvantaged students in The Smith Family's Learning for Life Program. On Thursday, November 1 at 10am at South Tweed Sports Club. Booking is essential. Cost of $26 includes two-course lunch, tea and coffee. Phone Freda on (07) 5524 1357 or email Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 25.
SOUTHPORT SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION
WE WELCOME all over 50s to our activities which include: line dancing; new vogue dancing; Scottish; square and tap dancing; tai chi and light exercise. Membership is $8 per year with each activity costing a low $3. We celebrate Christmas twice a year and organise other social functions throughout the year. Our club motto is "finding Friends Fun & Fitness" - if you are interested in these three things please come along and join us. We are a very active and friendly club. Parking is available in Owen Park right behind our lovely air-conditioned hall at 2 Whitby St, Southport. Go to southportsenior citizens.com or phone Annette on (07) 5537 1377.
GOLD COAST FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
HAVE you ever watched the TV series Who Do You Think You Are and wondered where your family came from? Gold Coast Family History Society can help you! We will be holding an Introduction to Family History Research Class at 9am on Friday, October 26, where you can learn how to start your family research. The class will be held at our Library, Room 3 in the Nerang Bicentennial Centre. Come along and find out how enjoyable family history research can be. Booking essential with Pam on (07) 5594 0610.
GOLD COAST SENIORS ON THE NET
WE ARE a friendly organisation teaching seniors how to use their electronic devices. So if you need help with your new phone, iPad, tablet or laptop, we can help you. All our volunteer tutors are seniors with many years of experience. One-on-one hourly lessons learning on your own device - learning what you want to learn. We are based at 3/47 Nerang St, Southport and are easily accessible on the light rail and bus. Phone (07) 5591 5766 Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between 9am-4pm to book appointment.
TWEED THEATRE COMAPANY
WE HAVE lots of exciting upcoming shows throughout the year for you, your family and friends! Tickets available at the door or at Tweed & Murwillumbah Information Centres: phone 1800 674 414, email: tickets@tweed theatre.com.au or go to tweedtheatre.com.au. Notice is hereby given for the AGM for Tweed Theatre Co to be held on Wednesday, October 31 at 7pm (NSW) at the Opal's Room, Tweed Heads Bowls Club. Inquiries and nominations to the secretary, Sue Ellen McCubbin via email enquiries@tweed theatre.com.au.
PALM BEACH SHARE AND CARE
WE ARE a community-based, non-profit organisation dedicated primarily to cater for senior citizens and Meals on Wheels. The premises consist of a community hall, meeting rooms, Meals on Wheels kitchen and other facilities which are used for the benefit of all but particularly for our senior citizens. Meals on Wheels is a service dedicated to providing a well-balanced nutritional meal to our senior members of the community. Our team of dedicated volunteers enable clients to receive their meals in their own home which helps combat social isolation and promotes independence and autonomy. We are organising a fundraising event (YELP) on Saturday, November 3. Tickets for the event cost $5 each and are available for purchase, phone Sarah on (07) 5535 6036.
END OF LIFE CHOICES
EXIT International is a voluntary euthanasia group that meets quarterly. Meetings are held at the Robina Community Centre. Attendees must be Exit Members. Go to exitinternational.net or phone local co-ordinator Elaine (07) 5580 8215 or 0421 796 713.
U3A TWIN TOWNS
WE INVITE you to join us for a free event on October 19 from 2pm at 4 Boyd St, Tugun. Members and public welcome. Learn how to take a selfie, make a video call, find your childhood home on Google Maps or make a shopping list on your phone. Free afternoon tea plus quizzes free raffles and heaps of fun. Phone (07) 5534 7333.
TWIN TOWNS & DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB
OUR next Meeting will be on Monday, November 12. Venue will be South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed in the downstairs auditorium. Our Guest Speaker will be Shelly Gilbert with her "Beezwax Wraps". It's an alternative to wrapping & sealing with plastic), great "stocking filler" for Christmas. Shyamli Long, demonstrated how to make the Japanese inspired Kokedamas at our October meeting on 8th October 2018. The hall opens at 8.30am for entry and benching. Cuttings and Trading Tables will commence selling at 8.45am, so come along and snap up a bargain. Morning Tea is available and the general meeting commencing at 10am. Cost: $4 entry fee paid at the door. Raffles, lucky door prizes and much more. Hope to see you there, bring a friend and a coffee mug to help save the planet. For more information phone Monika Ross, 0412638373 or go to wintownsgardenclub.com.