National Seniors celebrates 25 years

National Seniors celebrates 25 years

MORE than 115 local seniors came together at a special lunch last month to celebrate Gladstone National Senior’s 25th birthday.

President Terry Freyling said the club’s longevity and success could be attributed to a large group of active and involved members.

“We are a busy and social group,” he said.

“We have regular meetings and social events, including outings in the region, and excursions around the state and country.”

Mr Freyling said the group was a great way for local seniors to get involved in community issues.

“Through meetings, members can meet other like-minded people, hear from informative guest speakers and voice their concerns on issues that affect them,” he said.

Founding member Voila Christensen, 90, said the friendships made was the highlight of her involvement with the club.

“I’ve met, and had the opportunity to travel around Australia with, so many lovely people thanks to National Seniors,” she said.

“It’s important for older people to stay active and stay connected, so I would encourage anyone interested in learning more about the group to come along to a meeting and join in.”

National Seniors is a not-for-profit membership organisation and advocacy group for over 50s that is committed to achieving better outcomes for all older Australians.

The Gladstone Branch meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Yaralla Sports Club from 9am; visitors are welcome to attend.

Contact Terry on 0418 185 380 or nsagladstonebranch@gmail.com for more information.