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Hello Welcome to this months enews.
Welcome to 2019, may it be a year for good health and well being.
In this issue:
6th December Seniors Christmas Luncheon
On the 6th December we celebrated our Annual Christmas Luncheon, which has been going now for many years. Apparently the Guides started the event back in the 60's. If anyone has any bits of information around the history of the Christmas lunch we would love to hear from you.
The day started with a minor glitch with the keys to the hall being misplaced. A keen eye, eventually spotted the key, disguising itself as a Christmas tree decoration. We can laugh about it now, can't we Sean.
We couldn't made the day happen without the generous support of our volunteers, the Dorrigo High school Hospitality class and teacher Robin Cotton. Everyone worked so well together to make sure everyone was fed and looked after on the day.
Due to circumstances beyond our control our meal was a little late arriving this year due to some heating issues with the Bakery ovens. But with the expertise and perseverance of the Bakery staff we all enjoyed a sumptuous baked dinner, yummy deserts and Christmas Cake. A big thank you to the talented local musicians who entertained us, and also a very grateful thank you to Santa for dropping by. The raffle winner was Ruth Beaumont first Ida Taylor second thank you to everyone that purchased tickets.
We hoped everyone enjoyed their day and hope to see you all again at the Christmas 2019 Luncheon.
Great way of using up leftover ham and vegetables
4 cups Baked Vegetable (more if you like)
1/2 bunch spinach chopped
1 cup Ham or Bacon chopped
200g feta cheese crumbled
3/4 cup grated cheese
8 eggs add 1/3 cup cream or milk lightly beaten
Preheat oven 200 degrees c. grease a baking dish
Fried onion and garlic, add bacon or ham until cooked.
Place baked vegetables, chopped spinach, fried onion garlic and ham in greased baking dish, sprinkle with feta cheese and some of the grated cheese, pour over the egg mix, finish with remaining cheese bake in preheated oven until firm 30 minutes.
What a month, where did that year go! I feel every year is going quicker, maybe its because life is so busy. For many of our Support Centre Clients December's dairy is full of Christmas parties and good food to wind up the year.
On the 7th was the CEX Seniors Show with a special Christmas Show featuring the popular Bubbles. Her jokes had us all in tears of laughter and we enjoyed singing along to all the Christmas songs her and her fellow entertainer sang. Apparently she will be back again in February to entertain us.
10th was the last SSS lunch for the year. Thank you Fran for telling the jokes that we couldn't remember, you are great at it. It was a great day with lots of laughter.
12th Hickory House Bingo celebrated their Christmas Party at North Dorrigo Restaurant.
17th Floral Workshop with Fiona Davis from Iris & Elm. What a fun time we all had.
Whats on in January
Welcome to 2019. Remember please book in for lunches and Bus trips on 6657 2896
10th will be our first catch up for the year at Sip a While Cafe 12 noon for lunch. Please book in at the Support Centre on 6657 896.
16th Walking Group meets at Hickory House 9am.
16th Hickory House Bingo starts back 10.30am at Hickory House its a fun morning with lots of prizes.
16th Scrabble at Hickory House 1pm.
17th Bus trip to Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery for the Exhibition Tamworth Textile Triennial celebrates the open-ended nature of textile practice today.Pick up 9am cost $15- Lunch at own cost.
21st Checking in with our wellbeing with Maggie Cairns at Hickory House 10.30am followed by lunch
23rd Seniors Walking Group 9am Bingo 10.30am Scrabble 1pm
24th Town lunch at Components Cafe
28th PUBLIC HOLIDAY NO SERVICE
31 Bus trip to Valla Beach for a picnic lunch. P/U 9am cost $25 includes lunch. Why not pack your Bathers and enjoy the ocean and a beach walk.
Checking in with our Wellbeing
21st January at Hickory House 10.30am
With Maggie Cairns from The Spirit of the Spa who has had many years of training and knowledge in this field
We can all struggle in our day to day life with stress, worry, fear, anxiety and feelings that we can not control. This can take a toll on our health and wellbeing. This time of year especially, it can escalate as we come down from the Christmas holiday period. For some we have people around us to help celebrate the Christmas and New year festivities. At times when visitors leave some of us find ourselves feeling alone. For some it can be an emotional time either by ourselves or thinking of family and friends that are no longer with us. It can be helpful to keep in touch with our local connections and to maintain routines around the home, garden and the community. Dorrigo Support Centre has long been an important link between local services and the community. The Centre's staff will continue to provide friendly, professional, and flexible services in the Dorrigo area in the new year.
Come along and you may find some ways to support your wellbeing. Please book at the Support Centre drop in or phone: 6657 2896
U3A First Term Schedule 29th January to 12th April 2019
If you would like to know whats on contact Brian on 6657 8068 or we have a schedule at the Support Centre.
Dorrigo Support Centre Transport
A reminder that the Support Centre is not transport specific. It is a service we provide to help and connect people to the community. On many days transport can be very popular and time frames can be thrown out due to this demand. Please be patient as the support centre staff try hard to meet everyone's needs. Remember they deserve to be treated with respect also. Running late may be out of their control. On bus trip days the time stated is the time we start picking up, this can sometimes take a little longer so please be patient, we wont forget you if you have put your name down. Thank you
Support Centre Closure - Reminder
Our office is closed from the 21/12/2018 until 7/1/2019
HERE'S TO A YEAR OF
& MOST OF ALL,
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This monthly newsletter and schedule of events is supported by the Commonwealth Home Support Program.