Seniors Week had the community out and about

CARPET BOWLS: Tim Vanstan, Brian Winfield and Maurice Rudolph attending a games day during Seniors Week. Picture: DAINA OLIVER.
CARPET BOWLS: Tim Vanstan, Brian Winfield and Maurice Rudolph attending a games day during Seniors Week. Picture: DAINA OLIVER.

THE valuable contributions that people over 60 make to the Wimmera will be celebrated as part of Seniors Week this week.

Organiser Jackie Bennett said the week was important to acknowledge.

She said participants were appreciative and really enjoyed their time. 

Ms Bennett said she planned a busy week with a mix of activities to get everybody involved.

She said on Thursday people would go to the Welsey Performing Arts Centre for Leonie Lee in Concert.

“The YMCA has also organised Aqua Mover classes for people to come and try on Wednesday and Thursday at 10.15am,” she said. 

In the afternoon she encouraged people to attend the old time dancing at Hamilton Lamb Hall. 

“People can come along at 1.30pm. It will be great fun for everyone and if people don’t want to dance they can still come and listen to the music,” she said. 

Ms Bennett said Thursday would begin with a viewing of ‘MADAME’ at 10am followed by a lunch at the RSL. 

She said the senior citizens club rooms would be open for a game of carpet bowls at 1.30pm 

“To finish the day we will be visiting the Horsham Art Gallery where people can see the Australian photography exhibit,” she said.

Seniors Week will end on Friday with a tour of the library. Ms Bennett said it was a chance for people to “look back at history.” 

Horsham Rural City Council mayor Pam Clarke launched Seniors Week on Monday at the Horsham Town Hall.

The launch was followed by a performance by the Voices of Wimmera choir and a production of Scones, Lamingtons and Chocolate Rolls.

Ms Bennett said the day was fantastic with more than 300 people attending. 

She said in the afternoon people learned how to paint and play bridge and canasta at the U3A. 

on Tuesday a mystery bus tour had participants travel to Rupanyup and Sheep Hill to see the silo art followed by a lunch in Stawell.

MS Bennett said people also gathered at the senior citizens clubrooms for a games day.