Ac­tion-packed time for se­niors

Isis Town and Country - - NEWS -

CHILDERS se­niors are ready to cel­e­brate, with a few ex­cit­ing ad­ven­tures planned.

Last Satur­day some mem­bers of the Childers APSL branch were at the Ap­ple Tree Creek mar­kets hav­ing a look at what was on of­fer and also took part in the Cent Sale.

Mau­rie Styles, the Childers APSL branch events and ac­tiv­i­ties co-or­di­na­tor, said mem­bers had a great time on bus trips.

“Mem­bers of the Childers branch will be join­ing the Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre bus trip with 80 pas­sen­gers for a day trip to Her­vey Bay to visit the Boat Club and the craft mar­kets,” Mr Styles said.

As part of Se­niors Week cel­e­bra­tions, mem­bers are in­vited to at­tend a spe­cial event at the Isis Club.

“On Fri­day mem­bers will be join­ing in with up­wards of 70 dis­trict se­niors for a two-course lunch, with fan­tas­tic en­ter­tain­ment also in­cluded,” he said.

“We have a planned trip to Gin Gin for Septem­ber 23 and I en­cour­age se­niors in our com­mu­nity to at­tend.”

A whale watch­ing tour is set for Septem­ber 26, with the mem­bers be­ing treated to a bus trip to Her­vey Bay.

The Aus­tralian Pen­sion­ers’ and Su­per­an­nu­ants’ League is a vol­un­tary sup­port, re­fer­ral, in­for­ma­tion, ad­vo­cacy and lobby group with mem­bers of vary­ing ages but with one thing in com­mon.

APSL pro­vides a voice at lo­cal, state and fed­eral lev­els of gov­ern­ment on all is­sues of im­por­tance to the well-be­ing, security and dig­nity of peo­ple who are re­ceiv­ing a pen­sion or su­per­an­nu­a­tion pay­ments.

The league was formed in 1945 by women who were wid­ows, both war and civil­ian. The group, headed by a rad­i­cal woman, Mary Noo­nan, lob­bied the gov­ern­ment and ral­lied in front of par­lia­ment, un­til the wid­ows’ pen­sion was in­tro­duced.

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