Senior citizens welcome visitors

July 17, 2014

New committee members of Bingara Senior Citizens last Thursday opened the Senior citizens rooms inviting all seniors to drop in.

Twenty people, including some visitors to the town, took advantage of the facility, bringing their knitting, playing cards and sharing morning tea.

Don and Daphne Pollard, from Albury, who are travelling with a caravan, saw the sign outside the rooms, welcoming seniors to ‘come in for a cup of tea’.

The Pollards were made welcome by the local seniors, and stayed a good part of the morning.

Daphne told the Advocate that she and Don had arrived in town the previous evening, and had bought the local paper to see what was available in town for them to see, and had visited the Visitor Information Centre.

“This morning, we went through the Greek Museum, which was magic,” Daphne said.
She said they would have loved to have stayed on to see ‘The Curious Savage’ at the Roxy on Saturday night, but were committed to be in Yamba on Saturday.

“We would like to come back to Bingara again,” she said.

The Annual General Meeting of the Bingara Senior Citizens Association on Thursday, August 7 will see a new executive and committee formed.

Susanne Hughes, whose mother, the late Betty Hayes, was heavily involved in the formation of the Bingara Senior Citizens, is becoming involved in the organisation.

“We want seniors to attend the annual general meeting, and to bring their ideas about the direction they want the Association to take,” Susanne said.

All agreed the Senior Citizens rooms is a good spot where people can get together without having visit each other’s houses, which is not always convenient.