Seniors is a magic age where the freedom to go when you like and where you like arrives. The Wimmera Mail Times Seniors 2021 magazine gives you a chance to explore more possibilities than you ever imagined for this stage of your life.
Do you fancy learning a new pastime, or tickling up your knowledge of what the options are for your aging parents, or just need some inspiration from like-minded folk in our community? You've come to the right place.
Then there's the chance to look at what lifestyle suits you best. You might prefer to keep working, or simply sit on the couch forever, but the insights into why you want to is a revealing process.
As we baby boomers grow old disgracefully, it's encouraging to read about how others change direction and lifestyle, and how their worlds open up.
Enjoy the read.
It's always a good time to live, learn and enjoy with U3A
People entering retirement are seeing this as a time to do and learn things they didn't have time for previously.
Horsham and District U3A was formed in 1988, and a stimulating social program offers the chance for members and friends to meet. Membership is open to all mature or partially employed people.
Horsham U3A publishes a newsletter and a monthly timetable (also available on the website). Programs and activities are structured to meet the wishes of members, who share their time, knowledge and skills on a voluntary basis.
Fancy a couple of classes on this list? Give U3A a call because our brain doesn't retire when we do!
Art (pastels and acrylic)
Patchwork and Stitching, and there are so many more on the U3A list. To read more great ideas U3A has for you to try click on the emag link here
The grandkids need us
Here is the fabulous list of what boomers can help teach generation x's kids, our ever so clever grandies. While it all seems so simple, to your next of kin it could be a revelation, and best of all, tremendous fun for you all.
So what do they need to know?
1. How to write a letter
2. How to take a message
3. How to sew on a button
4. How to hammer a nail
5. How to introduce yourself
6. How to make scones and scrambled eggs
7. How to write a thank you note
8. How to work out your pocket money
9. How to do the laundry
10. How to weed the garden
And there are so many more tasks in our magazine. Click on the link to the emag here to see if you agree with them all.
It always bears repeating... we need to stay a step ahead of scammers.
SCAMMERS never sleep... and they never stop devising new ways to relieve you of your hard earned cash and/or your personal details.
One of the latest is a text message claiming to be about COVID-19 symptoms and details about when to
get tested in your geographical area. The recipient is encouraged to click on a link for more information.
While it claims to have been sent from the government, it's just one of many COVID-19 scams designed to
glean personal information, such as passwords and financial details, from its targets.
Since the start of the pandemic in March last year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
has received more than 5000 scam reports mentioning the coronavirus with over $6 million in reported losses.
So, be wary of messages that appear to be from official organisations such as the World Health Organisation
and the Department of Health or legitimate businesses such as travel agents and telecommunications companies.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre says if you receive one of these messages, you should delete it and not click the link.
Texting for Seniors to make you smile
ATD At the doctors
BFF Best friend fell
BTW Bring the wheelchair
CUASC See you at Senior Cits
TTYL Talk to you later
WAITT Who am I talking to?
FWIW Forgot where I was
IMHAO Is my hearing aid on?
ROFLACGU Rolling on the floor laughing and can't get up
TTML Talk to me louder