TECH SAVVY SENIORS: Here we are again ready for another year of classes at the TACT club. A variety of computer classes are held Monday to Thursday at the South Tweed Sports Club.
TECH SAVVY SENIORS: Here we are again ready for another year of classes at the TACT club. A variety of computer classes are held Monday to Thursday at the South Tweed Sports Club. CPaulussen

Group guide: Northern NSW


Coolangatta Tweed

WE ARE again proud to present International Women's Day for 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, Minjungbal Drive, 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 who will provide a short musical interlude to accompany her address. The MC will be Maggie-Anne Leybourne, of BAM Corporate Events a highly regarded events organiser. Light Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the above and a Trading Table will be available. The cost for the event is $16 and bookings may be made by contacting Penelope Thorpe, President, Coolangatta Tweed VIEW Club, on 07 5534 3931 prior to March 1.

Twin Towns Day

THURSDAY March 7 will be the next two course luncheon/meeting at 10.30am for 11am DST. Guest Speaker will be Rod Preston, from Australia Post. Venue will be the South Tweed Sports Club. Advanced bookings please to Freda on 07 5524 1357 by 3pm, the prior Tuesday. All ladies, all ages are very welcome.

Twin Towns Evening

WE MEET on the second Wednesday of each month at the Tweed Heads Bowls Club 6.30pm DST. Our next meeting will be on February 13, which is our AGM. All Committee positions will be vacated and members are urged to participate in the running of our club. Subs are due that night. This year is our 30th Anniversary and a great year is anticipated. We welcome visiting VIEW Club members and always have room for new ones. Enjoy a delightful two course meal as well as guest speakers and fun and friendly times. For guests and apologies, phone Trudy on 07 5524 1770 by 1pm on the Monday prior.

For further information, go to our Facebook page.


THE monthly meetings of the AOOB Twin Towns Branch are held on the first Friday of each month at 2pm NSW time in the Secret Garden Room at South Tweed Sports Club. We have a Guest Speaker as well as fun and friendship, plus Bus Trips. We also raise money for Tweed Palliative Care, Story Dogs, the Children's and Women's Units at The Tweed Hospital and local children's charities. New members are very welcome. For more information, phone Twenette on 07 5523 2939.


TWEED Area Computer Tuition club starts off another year of classes for the TACT computer club a variety of classes are held Monday to Thursday for further enquiries phone 07 5524 9212 or by email or go to We have volunteer tutors who enjoy their students gaining the knowledge they require for the necessity of coping with the internet world. Enjoy your classes in a fully air conditioned atmosphere.


COME along on Saturday, March 2 from 9am-11am and for the next 8 weeks. Cost: $50 for the 8 sessions including morning tea and course notes. Bookings are necessary. Recreation Street is holding the bridge lessons. Phone: 07 5536 1570 or the club on 0427 171 007 - Roslyn Hand, secretary or email: tweedbridgeclub


OUR next meeting will be on Monday, March 11. Venue will be South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed in the downstairs auditorium. March Guest Speaker will be John Bennett speaking about 'successfully growing roses in our sub tropical climate'. The hall opens at 8.30am (NSW time) or 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 with 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 contact Monika Ross, 0412 638 373. Go to twintowns


WE OFFER a range of art and excercise classes for mature age people. Most classes are held at the Lismore Heights Bowling Club, High St, Lismore Heights. New members are always welcome. Inquiries, phone Barbara on 02 6624 2237, 0450 1503 7232 or see our facebook page: "Over 50s Learning Centre Lismore."


Hastings Point/Tweed Coast

WE WILL meet next on Tuesday, February 19 at 10am at Tricare Retirement Community, 87 Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point. The speaker will be Jan Pilgrim, a Rescue/Carer from Tweed Valley Wildlife. Inquiries with Jean Watson on 02 6670 4072.


Tweed Coast

BEV Larsson, a motivational speaker for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, will be the special guest of the University of the Third Age (U3A) Tweed Coast at our First Friday Forum on March 1. Bev lost her sight suddenly eight years ago. She struggled to come to terms with her new circumstances until guide dog Henry entered her life. With Henry by her side, she has been able to regain her independence and freedom. Please join us to hear Bev's inspirational story at The Uniting Church Hall, 24A Kingscliff St, Kingscliff. It costs just $2 and includes our famous afternoon tea. For more, go to

Twin Towns

WE ARE for people who retire to live, laugh and learn. Enrol in Walk and Discover, Australian History, Art History, Line Dancing, Book Clubs, Practical Psychology for Relationships, Qi Gong, Yoga, Art, Pen & Ink, i Pad, Phone and PC, Languages, Ukulele, Social Events and many more. Classes are held at Tugun, Coolangatta, Palm Beach & Tweed Heads, Retire from work not life. Phone 07 5534 7333. Our office is at 4 Boyd St Tugun and is open for inquiries and enrolment from 9am to 12 noon Monday to Friday.


ON MONDAY, March 18 at 11am Qld, Service NSW will host two consecutive free presentations in the Bay Room, level 3 at Twin Towns, where seniors living in NSW can learn important and useful information about reducing their living costs, as well as requirements for older driver licensing.

Many NSW seniors are unaware of the savings they can access to help cut household costs, including energy, gas, water and low-income rebates, appliance replacement schemes and energy blackout compensation.

The presentation is an opportunity to learn about eligibility for rebates how the application process works.

The second part of the presentation includes information about the older driver licensing system in NSW, licensing options, the practical driving assessment and medical examination required once drivers reach 75 years of age. The older driver licensing system is designed to balance the safety of road users and the general community with the continuing independence and mobility of older drivers. The presentations will take place immediately after the Seniors Social Club meeting. Registration is not required.

Just come along and be seated in the Bay Room prior to commencement of the presentations at 11am (Qld time).


COME along to a free 'Retirement Living Options' session, which will be presented by lawyers from Caxton Legal Centre on the Gold Coast in April.

Each session will give an overview of different legal issues in retirement villages, manufactured home parks and other types of accommodation, with a focus on what you need to know before making the big decision about where to live in retirement.

We will be visiting Palm Beach Library on April 5 at 10am-11.30am and Nerang Library on April 26 from Noon-1.30pm. Places are limited, to RSVP phone Michelle on 07 3214 6333 to RSVP.


TRIVIA Night: To celebrate Library Lovers Day, join us for a fun night of literary themed trivia, prizes and more... Come on your own or make a team of four and pit your wits against teams in Tweed, Ballina, Byron and Lismore. Go in the lucky door prize draw to win a tablet device. Bookings essential. Phone 07 5569 3150. Tweed Heads library on Thursday, February 14 at 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start.

NSW Seniors Festival events at the Tweed Heads Library:

Laughter Yoga demonstration: Laughter Yoga is a new twist on an ancient practice. Not only does it increase happiness, but it also strengthens the immune system, reduces pain and lowers stress.

Join us for a demonstration, kindly presented by U3A Twin Towns. Bookings essential, on Friday, February 15 at 11am. Phone 07 5569 3150.

Paper craft: Join us to create something unique and beautiful. Places are limited, so bookings are essential on Saturday, February 16 at 9.30am. Phone 07 5569 3150.

Vision Australia: A representative from Vision Australia will discuss the services they provide, tips and tricks for people who have blindness or low vision and more.

Bookings essential on Tuesday, February 19 at 11am. Phone 07 5569 3150.

Have you planned ahead?: Interested in preparing a will, making a Power of Attorney or appointing an Enduring Guardian? A representative from the NSW Trustee and Guardian will cover these topics and answer your questions. Bookings essential on Thursday, February 21 at 10.30am. Phone 07 5569 3150.

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