Group guide: Wide Bay
FREE SUPPORT SERVICE FOR SENIORS
THE Seniors Legal and Support Service is a community service providing free legal advice and support for seniors 60 years and over, who are experiencing or at risk of elder abuse, mistreatment or financial exploitation.
The service can provide information, advice and support including: Short term counselling/advocacy; Information on your legal rights; Advice on Enduring Power of Attorney documents; Referrals to other support, legal and consumer services; Community education.
For further information, phone the service on 07 4124 6863 or call into their office situated at Shop 6, 16 Torquay Road, Hervey Bay (opp RSL), Monday to Friday 9am-3pm.
GYMPIE NATIONAL SENIORS
AT THEIR April meeting, members of Gympie National Seniors listened and learned all about recycling from Elli Webb who is employed for Clean Away and works for Gympie Regional Council. She was the guest speaker for the morning. Elli who loves her work spoke about our two bins which are for general waste and for recycling. Members were taught about what to recycle and what to put in the general waste bin.
Elli spoke about what happens to our rubbish once it leaves our homes. It was interesting to learn about the recycling going to Hervey Bay Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and then once sorted going to Brisbane. As it was their Easter meeting everyone received an Easter Egg. Lucky door winner was Linda Osmond and the raffle winners were Olive Hooper and Vi Brennan. The meeting finished with a tasty lunch served by the ladies from the bowls club.
THE Hervey Bay and Maryborough Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meet on the first Friday of each month on the Deck at the Hervey Bay RSL at 10am for a coffee and a chat.
Our meetings continue to be well attended and the therapeutic benefits of sharing personal experiences, the good and the bad are evident. We have members who haven't attended a meeting for years suddenly turn up to rekindle old friendships and join in our fun filled get togethers.
Anyone is welcome to attended, whether they have MS or know of someone who has MS and our lovely volunteer Laney has really shone, helping one of our long-term members with their MS journey.
Phone Bev on 07 4128 2692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voice, Interest, and Education of Woman
WE ARE holding its popular Fashionista Day once again this year at The John Paul Centre, Cnr Bryant and Hillyard Streets, Pialba on May 15 at 10am for a delicious morning tea and chat and the opportunity to purchase pre-loved fashion at a minimal price. Morning tea is $5 and a gold coin donation for the Hall would be appreciated. All fashions are $5 unless marked. Proceeds from this event go toward our Learning for Life Student sponsorships through The Smith Family.
OUR meetings and luncheon are always the second Monday of each month at the Club House, Tooth Street, Pialba from 10.30am and usually includes a Guest Speaker. Monthly socials are on the forth Monday at various venues from 9.30am. Our April guest speaker was Debbie Haigh from Haigh's Jewellers who spoke on pearls and for several years Hervey Bay had its own oyster/pearl industry until vandalism sadly forced a stop to the business.
April's social was our annual chicken and bubbly day at Esme and Vic's home which also included fun games of Hoy before the special lunch. We are very proud to have sent $1,000 to the Smith Family for 'Joy Spreader Charity Gifts' for uniforms, shoes, books and a mentor to work one on one with children falling behind at school.
We now sponsor three young students. New or interested ladies are always welcome to join our very friendly club. Phone Mary on 07 4128 3908 or Bev 07 4128 2692.
Fraser Coast-Hervey Bay Combined
WE MEET at 10am every third Tuesday of the month in the Fraser Room at the Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, followed by lunch in the Boat Club Restaurant. Visitors are most welcome. Phone Malcolm or Gina on 07 4183 7017.
RETIREMENT LIVING OPTIONS SESSION
FRASER Coast Seniors: Are You Thinking About Retirement Living? Come along to a free "Retirement Living Options" session presented by lawyers from Caxton Legal Centre.
The 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.
Sessions are at Hervey Bay library on May 14 from 3pm-4.30pm and Maryborough library on May 15 from 10am-11.30am and Gympie Library on 17 June 17 from 10am-11am.
Places are limited, phone Michelle on 07 3214 6333 to RSVP.
GOOMERI LIBRARY GETS A FACELIFT
THE Goomeri Library will be a hive of activity as work has begun to improve the library's façade and outdoor area. The works will improve access to the library with new pathways and landscaping, including shade trees. Outdoor wooden seating will also be installed to provide the public with outdoor space to read and access the library's wifi.
The library will maintain its usual opening hours during construction; however pedestrian access to the library will be through the back door off the breezeway. Council expects the works to be completed by May 26 in time for the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival.