Plenty of life left in seniors branch

Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard, David Haimes, Glen Moore and David Carpenter celebrate National Seniors Australia Hillarys and Districts branch’s 10th anniversary. Right: Karan Mitchell with Barbara and John Dickson. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d417671
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard, David Haimes, Glen Moore and David Carpenter celebrate National Seniors Australia Hillarys and Districts branch’s 10th anniversary. Right: Karan Mitchell with Barbara and John Dickson. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d417671

To mark the milestone, the club hosted 50 people at morning tea on April 2, with Curtin FM radio host Alan Mannings providing a popular ‘memories’ segment.

Zone chairman/vice-chairman David Carpenter, Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard, inaugural president Glen Moore and president David Haimes cut the cake.

Inaugural vice-president Shirley Innes was among the guests.

‘Celebrations continued the following week when 15 members travelled by train to Bunbury, staying overnight and returning the next day,’ Mr Haimes said.

‘While the function of our branch is largely social, we do provide a forum for raising and discussion of issues affecting seniors.

‘Through our parent organisation, we have been very successful in persuading governments at all levels to introduce measures to improve the wellbeing of seniors.

‘A recent example is a State Government decision to provide funding to assist the setting up of an elder abuse hotline. This was an issue initiated by David Carpenter.’

The club meets on the first Wednesday of the month, Flinders Park Community Centre, 10am. Call David, 9204 5938.