Port Residents Celebrate International Day Of Older Persons

Representatives of Port Stephens Probus Clubs from Fingal Bay to Lemon Tree Passage came together at Nelson Bay Bowling Club.

 

THERE’s a Day for everything, including the International Day for Older Persons.

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It started 30 years ago in 1990, when 1 October was decreed the International Day of Older Persons.

Port Stephens has more retirees than most other communities which means we will have more people celebrating on 1 October than most other areas.

Recently Probus announced an annual celebration of Probus Day on that same date.

Probus Ambassador Frances Wathen told News Of The Area, “This invites all ‘older persons’ in the Port Stephens Community to rejoice in their longevity, to assess and celebrate their contribution to others, and to take a stand against ageism.”

The contributions made by those older members of our society is widely acknowledged, and those who fill the volunteer roles are well aware of the benefits to their own lifestyle and wellbeing.

Port Stephens in particular has a large number of older people who volunteer within our community with organisations such as Landcare and of course within our service clubs like Rotary, Lions and the Masonic Lodges.

Frances encourages the older people of Port Stephens to, “Celebrate well your talents, your time given so willingly and freely and know how much you are all appreciated here in Port Stephens.”

She believes that it is fitting that we will also celebrate “Probus Day” on 1 October, with membership open to retirees and semi retirees offering fun fellowship and friendships, together with a wide variety of outings and activities.

For Port Stephens residents there is a myriad of choice when it comes to Probus clubs with eight active Probus Clubs in the area.

These offer members a choice of ladies only, men only and combined clubs.

If you are interested in connecting more with your community Frances and Ken are ready to help you to find a club that best suits you.

Contact Fran on 4033 2102 or Ken on 4981 4485.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

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