Action-packed time for seniors
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.