NEPEAN VALLEY DAY CLUB
Day Club celebrated another birthday, our sixth, on the 30th of August. Our birthday cake was donated by one of the members, and was cut by founding member 100-year-old, Jean Poole, Lil Baldwin who was celebrating her 99 year birthday and founding volunteer Diane Larsen. We were entertained by magician Lindsay Gardiner who had us all mystified by his tricks.
We have different themes each week. We have visited Scotland, Tasmania, China, and Sydney, in the Convict Days. We started the year with an Aussie Safari, caught up with all types of Animals of the World and held a World of Dogs Day. We celebrated Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, and Father’s Day. Golden Rule Days, Reminiscing Childhood Memories, which members loved talking about, Letters, Maths, Words, Book Week and of course Movie Days. We went up the Garden Path and also had a Comedy Day, these are just a few.
Speakers who visited were from Penrith Historical Society, Anglicare, Nepean Therapy Dogs, all the dogs were a hit, it was great to see Members and Volunteers enjoy a pat and cuddle the dogs. The Blue Mountains Ukulele Group also came along to entertain us.
Outings are popular with members and volunteers, in February we had an outing to the Hydro – Majestic at Medlow Bath for morning tea, then drove to Govett’s Leap to see our beautiful Blue Mountains and finished off the trip with lunch at the Ivanhoe Pub in Blackheath. September we visited a house in Windsor Downs to see a collection of musical organs. After a lovely morning tea and listening to beautiful music we moved on to the Clarendon Hotel for a great lunch.
Over the next few months, we will have many more themes including, Music, Sports, Grandparents Day, Comics, Cartoons and Super Hero’s, Country Day with a speaker from the CWA as well as a Campfire Sing a Long. We will be finishing the year with our Christmas Party and an outing to Penrith RSL for Morning Melodies.
If you are a veteran, a war widow or an older member of the community and like meeting new people and having fun, come along Day Club and see what we are about. If you like what you see and meet our membership criteria, this is the place to be. We meet every Friday at the Penrith Senior Centre in Station Street from 10 am to 2.00 pm. A small contribution is required, this covers morning tea, lunch and activity costs. Our program covers things like gentle exercises, mind alive activities (keeps the brain active) as well as leisure activities (games) and much more.
We are looking for a volunteer bus driver to help pick up and drop off members when our regular driver is away. If you or if you know of anyone please contact me.
Rosalyn Towers Co-ordinator
Nepean valley Day Club 0407 014 542