Christmas celebrations with U3A Hervey Bay creative writing group (left to right)Judy Kenefick, Anne Claydon and Dawn Billingham.
Christmas celebrations with U3A Hervey Bay creative writing group (left to right)Judy Kenefick, Anne Claydon and Dawn Billingham.

Group Guide: Wide Bay

VIEW CLUBS

Hervey Bay

The Hervey Bay VIEW Club (Voice, Interests and Education of Women) meetings and luncheon are always the second Monday of each month at the clubhouse, Tooth Street, Pialba, from 10.30am and usually include a guest speaker.

Monthly socials are on the fourth Monday at various venues from 9.30am.

We finished 2019 with a very casual meeting and lots of raffles and fun with a Secret Santa. Also, we acknowledged that we had a very successful year, welcoming new members who joined our VIEW family, and thanking many who have been forthcoming with offers of help when needed.

Our jovial, fun-loving Celie Peach dressed accordingly as Santa's elf to help deliver the presents. Our December meeting was followed by a lovely summer Christmas luncheon. New ladies are always welcome. Phone Bev on (07) 4128 2692.

 

Hervey Bay View Club's assistant treasurer Glenda Reinke and treasurer Edna Down.
Hervey Bay View Club's assistant treasurer Glenda Reinke and treasurer Edna Down.

 

 

SKIN CANCER INFORMATION

Have you been suffering from skin cancers and sun-damaged skin for years? Are you tired of having skin cancers frequently removed but continue to get them in the same area?

Come along to a free information session and find out how advances in skin cancer treatments could help you. It's on Tuesday, February 4, from 9.30am at the Gympie Civic Centre, 32 Mellor Street, Gympie. Register now as places are strictly limited. Phone 1800 314 430 or go to genesiscare .com/skineventqld.

 

U3A Hervey Bay

This year is the 30th anniversary of the University of the Third Age Hervey Bay. It is a voluntary and not-for-profit organisation. We meet in the University of the Sunshine Coast, Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay. Tutors, who are all volunteers, teach a wide range of subjects, including creative writing, art, philosophy, Australian and aviation history, and languages such as French, German and Spanish.

Other activities are book and movie clubs, mah jong games, croquet, Scrabble and trivia.

No qualifications are required so if you would like to run a new course, please contact the U3A president or a committee member.

Our website is u3aherveybay.net or phone 04313 66 264. A full list of activities is available on our website along with dates and times.

An information stall will be at Stockland Hervey Bay on Thursdays, January 23 and 30, from 9am until 3pm. Sign-on day is at the RSL at Hervey Bay on Tuesday, February 4, from 10am until noon.

FINANCIAL ADVICE

If you are facing major life events involving financial decisions, are being confronted with new financial information or need help with your financial situation, the Seniors Financial Protection Service can help you with independent information and advice; retirement planning including superannuation, reverse mortgages, credit and loans in retirement; wills and advance care planning; aged care services; assets and income tests for accessing the pension; and debt issues including budgeting.

Visit the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre Seniors' Legal Service, 16 Torquay Road, Pialba, or phone (07) 4124 6863.

 

Hervey Bay View Club’s Celie Peach and Lyn Bourke added a real festive theme to the last meeting for 2019.
Hervey Bay View Club’s Celie Peach and Lyn Bourke added a real festive theme to the last meeting for 2019.

 

Seniors in Focus

Seniors in Focus is a Fraser Coast Council program funded by the Queensland Department of Communities to support and encourage all local seniors to live productive, enjoyable lives, be independent and make informed choices for their own wellbeing.

Seniors in Focus, which also offers music and drama groups, is based at the Urangan Community Centre, Elizabeth Street, Urangan.

Please call (07) 4194 2441 for further information.

 

 

 

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