Senior Citizens’ Association members Mick McEniery, Joe Owens and Col Cameron after a successful Open Day.
Senior Citizens’ Association members Mick McEniery, Joe Owens and Col Cameron after a successful Open Day. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Seniors showcase options

WARWICK seniors spent yesterday morning indulging in such fun activities as belly dancing, line dancing, tai chi and yoga at the Senior Citizens’ Association open day.

Around 60 people turned out to celebrate the event as part of the Seniors’ Week, with 11 new members signing up to join the active group.

Guests and members spent the morning being entertained with a showcase of performers, followed by a hot lunch and the day was finished off with a few friendly games of cards.

Long-time member Marj Mogridge has been scooting around all of the seniors’ events held in Warwick and Killarney during the past week and said she wasn’t going to miss out on the huge list of events.

Mrs Mogridge said she had even rejected an invitation to attend an event at Tannymorel with her daughter to attend the Seniors’ Week events.

“My daughter said ‘I’ll pay for you’ but it’s not about the money – it’s about loyalty,” she said.

Mrs Mogridge said while some people might not understand why she spent so much time with the members of the Senior Citizens’ Association, she said the answer was simple.

“I love the Senior Citizens – it’s my life and we have a great time together,” she said.

During yesterday’s celebrations a woman told Mrs Mogridge she never knew there were so many options for seniors in the community.

Association publicity officer Mick McEniery said he had received lots of great feedback from the event and was pleased to see new faces in the crowd.

“We had a lot of people we’d never seen before attend and people were coming up and saying how much they enjoyed it,” he said.



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