Enid Hamilton, Mavis Pettiford and Aileen Maher.
Enid Hamilton, Mavis Pettiford and Aileen Maher. Liana Walker

50 years young and loving life

THE Senior Citizens may be a group of over-50s but they're proving they're still young at heart.

The group meet in the seniors room on Marsh St every Tuesday morning where they have tea or coffee and snack and a babble among each other.

Each month a guest speaker attends from all walks of life, from wildlife carers to town criers to the rural fire brigade, the group know how to be entertained.

President Brenda Comway wants to drop the stigma of being "senior” citizens.

"We do find if you say 'do you want to join the senior citizens?' they can take that as you're saying I'm old,” she said.

"We're trying to shift it to we're over 50s and it's a social group.”

Alongside guest speakers they also travel around the region thanks to patron Crisps Coaches.

Fundraising is also a big part of the group.

They've helped a student attend a school camp, as well as donating to CWA drought relief and helping CDS with hampers.

"This group is helping other community groups,” she said.

Membership is $5 per year and members put in a $2 donation every week to cover the costs of room rental.

Members also bring along a snack to share but what's more important to Mrs Comway is seeing members show up.

"Everybody's welcome,” she said.

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