Mick McEniery with posters for just some of the exciting activities planned for Seniors Week.
Mick McEniery with posters for just some of the exciting activities planned for Seniors Week. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Downs seniors set to cut loose

SENIORS and their families will be cutting loose this week as the Southern Downs Seniors Week celebrations get under way across the region.

An action-packed calendar of events has been compiled by organisers and the festivities will kick off on Thursday with the Killarney Senior Citizens Association’s Hot Luncheon.

Killarney Senior Citizens Association treasurer Jessie Volk said the group would prepare about 10 dishes for the luncheon, including chicken, rissoles, curry and steak, and all it will cost is a gold coin donation.

This is the second year the association has held the luncheon and Mrs Volk said they are expecting around 60 guests, up from 40 last year.

Warwick Senior Citizen’s Association publicity officer Mick McEniery has spent a lot of time working behind the scenes in the lead-up to the events and said it was great to see Killarney getting involved in the celebrations this year.

“It’s a great way for people to support the Killarney Senior Citizens centre, meet new people and make new friends,” Mr McEniery said.

Last year’s celebrations were a huge success, with huge numbers venturing out to take part in the events.

“What Seniors Week is about is showcasing what facilities and activities are available to seniors in the Warwick community,” Mr McEniery said.

Sunday will feature the second event on the events calendar, with a free movie screening at the Warwick Twin Cinema.

Murder by Death will be showing on the big screen and tea and scones will be served beforehand.

Tickets are free and will be secured by a “first in, first served” method to ensure no empty seats are left.

“Last year the movie day was very well received and we had a lot of positive feedback,” Mr McEniery said.

“People have been looking forward to it again this year and asking when it is going to be on.”

Mr McEniery said it was important for all seniors to feel included in the activities and said people with mobility issues should not be deterred from taking part, as their needs had been addressed at all of the events.

“It is also a great opportunity for families of seniors to get involved and see what is out there for the seniors of the family,” Mr McEniery said.

 

This week’s events

Thursday: Killarney Senior Citizen’s Association’s Hot Luncheon and music by Killarney State School. Cost is a gold coin donation. For more information call Ken on 4664 1208.

Sunday: Movie Day. Murder By Death will screen at Warwick Twin Cinema. Entry is free and first in, first served. For more information contact Sarah on 4660 4402.



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