Burleigh Heads Ladies Probus Committee and Ambassadors gave endless support to their club during throughout 2019.
Burleigh Heads Ladies Probus Committee and Ambassadors gave endless support to their club during throughout 2019.

Group Guide: Gold Coast

SOUTHPORT SENIOR CITIZENS

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. For all activity times, head online to southportseniorcitizens.com or phone Annette on 5537 1377. Membership is $8 a 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 and fitness" - if you are interested in these three things, please come along and join us. We are a very active and friendly club.

A new upward beginner line-dance class starts on Wednesday, January 22, from 6.30-8.30pm. For more details, phone Gaye on 0419 772 841 or Pamia on 0439 718 674. You can find as at 2 Whitby St, Southport. Parking is available in Owen Park, right behind our lovely airconditioned hall. Our hall will be opening on January 14.

 

SIP N SUP CLUB

WE meet each fortnight at great restaurants around the Gold Coast. All men welcome for beer, wine and food. We critique restaurants and have guest speakers but most of all we have a lot of fun. Generally Thursday afternoons but some evening events. There are 23 meetings a year. More info at Facebook, search for @sipnsupgc or phone Michel on 0412 757 535 or email michel_44@bigpond.com.

 

OVER 50s GROUP EXERCISE

GROUP fitness classes to improve fitness, strength and balance. Suitable for men and women, over 50s and various fitness levels. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am. Cost $5. At Maher Hall, Burleigh Heads Senior Citizens, 42 Matilda Street, Burleigh Heads. Phone Caroline on 0402 812 227.

 

U3A BROADBEACH

UNIVERSITY of the Third Age welcomes new members who are over 50 and looking to continue their learning in a fun and social group setting. Take a look at our website, U3ABroad beach.com, to get a flavour of our broad range of courses, activities and excursions and advice on how to join us. Our activities are centred on Merrimac State High School and opportunities include ukulele, languages, history and memoirs, mahjong, yoga, art, choral singing, card playing, walking, armchair travel, discussion group, lunches and outings. We are also always delighted to have volunteers to tutor new courses.

 

BLUE CARE GRIEF AND LOSS PROGRAM

HAVE you experienced the loss of a loved one? Blue Care offers a free, structured program of two hours a week over eight weeks within a safe and secure small-group setting.

The aim of the program is to: provide information on the grieving process; offer practical advice; provide emotional and social support in a group setting; and provide effective coping skills. Elanora on Mondays from 9.30-11.30am - Group 1: February 3 to March 21. Coomera on Tuesdays from 9.30-11.30am - Group 1: February 4 to March 24. For inquires and future dates, phone 5525 5439.

 

VIEW CLUBS

VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women

Coolangatta Tweed

WE are proud to announce that they will be holding a celebration of International Women's Day 2020 at the South Tweed Sports Club on Monday, March 9, from 10am (DST) for morning tea. An excellent program of influential and inspiring women is guaranteed and will include Linda Robertson, stem cell therapist who is studying the potential of stem cells for the treatment of incurable neurological diseases. Natalie Trengrove, a veteran of children's theatre, actor, director and writer with the Tweed Theatre Company since its inception. will also attend. A Learning for Life student currently receiving sponsorship through VIEW Clubs of Australia will also speak. The event will be compered by Maggie-Anne Leybourne of BAM Corporate Events, a highly regarded events organiser and dedicated supporter of VIEW Clubs of Australia. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program and a trading table will be available. Cost is $16. Bookings can be made up to March 2 and further information is available by phoning Janice Monk on 07 5524 5707.

Coolangatta Tweed VIEW Club looks forward to welcoming women from all walks of life to this important event.

Surfers Paradise

OUR club supports The Smith Family plus nine Learning For Life students. 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 are most welcome. For an opportunity to meet new friends and join in our social activities and really enjoyable outings, phone Nancy Uren on 0412 639 574 or 07 5592 6730.

 

PROBUS

Burleigh Heads Ladies

OUR club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at Burleigh Heads Surf Lifesaving 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. Visitors welcome. Phone Helga on 07 5520 2426 or Jennifer on 0402 860 650.

 

Members from the Sorrento Probus Club celebrated Christmas at Voco Hotel, Surfers Paradise ,with a sumptuous three-course luncheon.
Members from the Sorrento Probus Club celebrated Christmas at Voco Hotel, Surfers Paradise ,with a sumptuous three-course luncheon.

 

Sorrento

OUR members celebrated Christmas at Voco Hotel, Surfers Paradise, with a sumptuous three-course luncheon. Beautifully decorated tables welcomed our large group, with Voco staff greeting us warmly. Christmas crackers, smiles and a delicious luncheon with special drinks was the order of the day. We are a growing mixed club undertaking many interesting social activities. We meet every second Thursday at 10am at the Southport Bowls Club. Come join us for morning teas, lunches and outings and hear great speakers. Phone Cate on 07 5539 6240.

Varsity Lakes

WE finished a great year of activities with a well-attended Christmas lunch at Palmer Golf Club. Members dressed up for Christmas and we had a three- piece band and singer to entertain us and sing Christmas carols. During the year, members enjoyed bus trips, outings, dine-outs and excellent guest speakers, social interaction, fun and friendship. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month at Robina Community centre, San Antonio Dr, Robina, at 9.30am. For more, phone Geoff on 0409 637 066.


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