The Twin Towns latest Tech Savvy Seniors graduates from ACE Community Colleges.
The Twin Towns latest Tech Savvy Seniors graduates from ACE Community Colleges.

Group guide: Northern NSW

VIEW Clubs


Coolangatta Tweed

WE ARE proud to present International Women's Day in 2019 and look forward to welcoming women from other VIEW Clubs, service organisations and the general public to this very important event on Friday, March 8.

It will be held at South Tweed Sports Club on Minjungbal Dr at South Tweed Heads commencing with morning tea at 10am DST. It will feature an excellent program of influential and inspiring women including a previous Learning for Life student. She owes her success in the academic field to the assistance she was given by The Smith Family. Another speaker is the facilitator of the Gold Coast Post Polio Network providing information, support and the opportunity to share experiences and the third speaker is the orchestra manager of the Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra, which will provide a short musical interlude to accompany her address. The compere will be Maggie-Anne Leybourne, of BAM Corporate Events, a highly regarded events organiser.

Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event and a trading table will be available. The cost for the event is $16 and bookings may be made by contacting Coolangatta Tweed VIEW Club president Penelope Thorpe on (07)55343931 before March 1.



Tweed Coast

WE ARE holding a special information and enrolment day from 10am-2pm on January 24 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Hall, Phillip St, Chinderah. Come along and chat to our friendly group leaders about the different activities, from painting to languages, book clubs to tennis, computers to dancing.

It costs just $40 to join. For more information, phone Jeni on 0401821681 or go to tweedcoast.u3a


Twin Towns

WE INVITE you to come along to our information and open mornings from 9am-noon on Tuesday, January 15 and 29 and Wednesday, January 23 at 4 Boyd St, Tugun.

You can meet our tutors to discuss the classes and activities we will hold weekly in 2019. There is something for everyone.

No special clothing for any of our classes, just wear something comfortable. Classes for the new and old hands include Physical Activities and Inner Health, Arts and Craft, Games, Music, Languages, General Interest and Computing. For more information, phone (07)55347333 or email

Tech Savvy Seniors

TWIN Towns and ACE Community Colleges are offering a free course to help Northern NSW seniors unlock the mystery of smart phones, iPads and tablets, learn how to shop and bank online, and engage with family and friends on social media and Skype.

Delivered in partnership with the NSW Government and Telstra, Tech Savvy Seniors provides free training to help older people learn to make the most of the digital world. The Tech Savvy Seniors program proves age is no barrier to learning about the online world, with one graduate, Twin Towns member Harry Birkin, completing the course just a few days shy of 100 years young.

Training modules in each five-week course include an introduction to the internet, cyber safety, social media and online shopping. Robyn Keenan from ACE Community Colleges said the course is aimed at beginners and no experience is necessary.

Each Tech Savvy Senior course runs for five weeks and all classes are held in the Anzac Room at Twin Towns. Courses are available during March, April and May and bookings are essential. Applicants must be NSW residents and over 60 years of age.

These courses are extremely popular and will fill quickly so register now to avoid missing out. Phone Maria at ACE Community Colleges on (07)55203026 to discuss the dates to book your spot.

Probus Clubs



MEMBERS boarded The Lady Brisbane on her regular cruise through Moreton Bay on a glorious day to Hamilton.

We were informed and entertained by the captain's commentary. The crew prepared and we enjoyed morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea. For retired and semi-retired men and women, the club provides a diverse range of social and healthy pastimes We meet at Currumbin RSL at 10am on the fourth Thursday of each month. For more information, phone Rod on 0438341909.

Health Wealth and Lifestyle Expo for the over 50s

WELCOME to the inaugural Health Wealth and Lifestyle Expo for the over 50s to be held at the South Tweed Sports Club on Thursday, February 7 from 9am-1pm.

Entry is free. This and future events will cater for baby boomers and seniors with expos also to be held at Bribie Island and Northern NSW areas on an annual basis.

The exhibitors will be offering you information on services such as hearing and eyesight checks, specialists in senior's travel, funeral services, financial planners, legal advice, residential aged care providers, in-home care providers, mobility aids, senior's insurance and much more.

The expos are run by One Purpose One Solution Foundation, a private not-for-profit organisation, and as such costs will be kept to a minimum for exhibitors. Make a day of it and have a delicious morning tea or lunch upstairs in the bistro.

For more information or to book a site, phone Adrian on 0419709661.

Seniors at Tintenbar Hall

ACTIVITIES for Seniors at Tintenbar Hall for January and February include carpet bowls: fortnightly on a Friday 10am-noon, January 11 and 25 and February 8 and 22.

Phone Marg on (02)66878033 for more information.

The Channon Craft Market

WE PROUDLY support local business and individuals, with more than 240 stalls displaying and providing services and products, community organisations networking and fundraising, street performers, main stage and children's activities. The market has operated for more than 41 years. Full of regional colour, diversity and a stimulating environment, it is a must do when visiting the area and beyond. The Channon Craft Market is a pet-free event. The next market is on February 10 from 9am-3pm at Coronation Park, The Channon Rd, The Channon. It's anout 1.5 hours from the Gold Coast, 45 minutes from Byron Bay and 20 minutes from Lismore and Nimbin.

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