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Hello Welcome January enews.
WHAT ARE SENIORS WORTH:
Remember, Old Folks are worth a fortune;
With silver in their hair, Gold in their teeth,
Stones in their kidneys, Lead in their feet,
and gas in their stomachs,
I have become a little older and a few changes have come into my life.
Frankly, I've became a frivolous old girl.
I'm seeing five gentlemen every day!
As soon as I wake up WILL POWER helps me out of bed,
Then I go to see JOHN,
Next it's time for Uncle Toby to come along,
Followed by BILLY T,
They leave and ARTHUR RITIS shows up and stays for the rest of the day, he doesn't stay in one place very long, he takes me from joint to joint.
After such a busy day, I'm really tired and glad to go to bed with JOHNNY WALKER.
What a life!
I'm also flirting with AL SYMER
The Minister came to call the other day. He said at my age I should be thinking about the hereafter. I told him Oh I do, all the time, No matter where I am in the parlour, up stairs, in the kitchen or down in the laundry, I ask myself,
"NOW WHAT AM I HERE AFTER?"
In this issue:
on the 6th January
*****NEWS FLASH we have tickets to the Gala Seniors Concert in Sydney for the 13th February. More information in newsletter.
*****REMINDER level 4 water. Grey water use only. Its a amazing how much water you can save and use in buckets.
Lets all hope it starts to rain !!!
Annual Christmas Party Rap
Thank you to all that came to our DSC Christmas party at the community centre. We hope you enjoyed it.
This wouldn't happen without our wonderful band of volunteers that gave their time to help from peeling and cutting veges the day before; setting up the hall; selling the raffle tickets and manning our street stall; serving lunch and the clean up plus the Dorrigo businesses that supplied the food etc. Dorrigo Bakery for the cooking of the chickens and baked vegetables; Vicki for supplying the Christmas Cake; our MC Peter Tarran; Barbara for the Acknowledgement to Country and for singing the National Anthem; Joyce for the table decorations; the Hospital for the corsages, Ellie's Choir; Dorrigo Primary School Choir for giving their time to entertain us, Santa for paying us a visit with gifts. I hope I haven't forgotten anyone! Thank you to all. The raffle was won by: first prize - Naomi from Elders, Second prize - Sue Costa. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets.
December Rap -Up
Unfortunately we didn't get enough numbers for the CEX seniors show this month. Why not come along and see if you like it. They always have great entertainment and it always an enjoyable day. The Bistro has a great selection for lunch costing from $10 for a member (membership is $5 a year and easy to obtain) $12 for a non member with an extra $1.50 you get dessert. You will never know if you don't come and the bus is now very user friendly. We drop off at the door and pick up at the door and the CEX has been refurbished which is very nice.
9th was our last SSS lunch for the year. With a good roll up. This is a very social day where we can catch up on what's been happening and what's coming up. We always enjoy a two course meal.
11th- Bingo and Scrabble player celebrated a get together at Hickory House. It was bring a plate to share "wow'' what a spread it looked wonderful and I forgot to take a photo.
Everyone was very busy in December with Christmas Parties. Which is wonderful to see. What a great time of year. Even the Staff had a little get together, it was nice to just sit, chat and relax.
We had to cancel our floral workshop due to everyone was too busy to fit it in. Maybe we can do one in the new year.
Premiers Gala Concert Sydney - Love to Celebrate
Supported Holiday to Sydney Monday 10th February to Friday the 14th February 2020
We have limited tickets to the Gala Concert in Sydney this year. Starring John Paul Young, Vanessa Amorosi, Paulini and Alfie Arcuri (winner of the Voice 2016). This will be a a five day trip. Traveling by train to Sydney. Please be aware there will be walking involved every day, you must be prepared to walk close to a kilometre and there are some stairs in the theatre (we have two lower level spots only). Other highlights will be the Aquarium, The Tower, a Harbour Cruise and hopefully a little retail therapy :) Accommodation will be in apartments and shared rooms.
If you are keen to go, contact the Office for more information and to secure your spot with a deposit of $100. An Itinerary will be available in January.
Coming up in January
Bingo and Scrabble will start back on Wednesday 15th January. Bingo 10.30am Scrabble 1pm. Why not come and see you may enjoy either Bingo or scrabble. Bingo runs every Wednesday from 10.30am at Hickory House. Scrabble runs from 1pm at Hickory House.
9th- Town lunch at Components Cafe 12noon please book. 6657 2896
16th - We will be having a picnic at Hungry Heads to enjoy some sea breeze, maybe some would like a beach walk or even a dip in the ocean. Pick ups will start at 9am cost for day includes lunch- $20- Please book in on 6657 2896. We require a minimum of 8 people.
20th- SSS lunch 12noon at Hickory House $8- please book in. 6657 2896
23rd - Town Lunch at the RSL for Chinese 12 noon please book in 6657 2896
27th - Public Holiday
30th - Bus trip to the Sikh Museum at Woolgoolga pick up starting at 9am. cost $20- with lunch at own cost. Please book 6657 2896
Dorrigo Support Centre Closure Dates
20th December returning Monday 6th January.
Remember the Dorrigo Support Centre needs transport to be booked at least the day before the travel is required.
For bus trips we need a minimum number for the trip to happen. So please book. We apologise when we have to cancel trips but we have to cover the cost of the bus. The bus is now more user friendly.
Please book in for town lunches, SSS lunches or any other activities we do. This way if we have to cancel we can let you know.
Remember there is a whiteboard at Hickory House that you can add your name to for trips, activities, etc.
Urunga/Bellingen/Dorrigo Taxi - 6655 3311
Community Transport - 1300 812 504
Dorrigo Health and Wellbeing - 6657 1272
Dorrigo Pharmacy - 6657 2005 will deliver
Spar- 6657 2572 will deliver
IGA - 6657 2002 will deliver
LifeLine -13 11 14
Healthdirect - 1800 022 222
Beyond Blue - 1300 22 46 36
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This monthly newsletter and schedule of events is supported by the Commonwealth Home Support Program.