Anne Sinnamon and Norma Wenham enjoy being seniors.
Anne Sinnamon and Norma Wenham enjoy being seniors. Candyce Braithwaite

Calendar lists broad choices for seniors

THEY get to spend their days relaxing with a cup of tea or maybe doing some gardening or even a morning yoga session by the pool.

According to Norma Wenham, the best thing about being a senior is doing, whatever she wants.

Norma and her friend Anne Sinnamon are long-time residents at Regency Park.

While sharing a love of art the two ladies get the opportunity to talk about wonderful memories of youth.

"We sit and paint together," Mrs Wenham said.

"We were just talking about how we've both lived such full lives. We're both grateful for the opportunities we've had throughout the years and now we are enjoying retirement."

Southern Downs Regional Council Community Services manager Sheila Stebbings said while Seniors Week officially was from August 17 - 25, the Southern Downs community had embraced the celebration so heartily that in the region it was nearly a month long, with events from August 13 to September 7.

"Council is a strong supporter of the many valued and talented seniors that reside and contribute to the quality of life in our Southern Downs communities," she said.

"This support has extended once again this year to the collation of a Seniors Week calendar of events, which we are very proud to say, includes 28 events and activities being held throughout our region by a range of community groups, clubs and organisations.

"There's fishing, friendship, art, learning, craft and exercise opportunities, there's concerts, movies, music and much more."

For your copy of the Seniors Week calendar of events, contact the council's community contact centres in Stanthorpe or Warwick, or download a copy from council's website at http://www.sdrc.qld.gov.au and click on Seniors Week.



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