THE Port Curtis Place Senior Citizens Hall was a hive of activity on Wednesday morning as guests joined in the fun of the Evenglow social event.

Evenglow is a volunteer committee that hosts fortnightly social events and activities for the elderly.

Guests last week enjoyed a morning tea and live musical performance before enjoying a few games of Hoy.

Evenglow president Roy Jones said the events were a great opportunity for people to get out of the house and catch up with old friends.

"Everyone is welcome, whether they are in aged-care facilities or still live at home," he said.

"It's just a bit of fun and socialising. After a while you get to know everyone's stories."

Mr Jones said the social events usually attracted between 80 and 100 guests.

As well as the regular fortnightly gatherings, Evenglow also holds special events on occasions such as Mother's and Father's Day, Easter and Christmas.

"Depending on the holiday we like to do themes or have choirs come in to sing to us," Mr Jones said.

"It is a good place for potential entertainers to donate their talent from time to time."

Joyce Porteous (left) and Muriel Gambie enjoy the morning tea provided by Evenglow.
Joyce Porteous (left) and Muriel Gambie enjoy the morning tea provided by Evenglow.

Music co-ordinator Carole Dickinson is among the Evenglow volunteers, entertaining guests at the fortnightly gatherings during morning tea.

"I have been volunteering and performing here for 14 years," she said.

Mr Jones' wife Val also volunteers for the social group, alongside fellow committee members Edna Stokes, Kathy Webb, Gwen Coyle and Kathy Cockburn.

"We have such a wonderful committee. We even have a kitchen full of volunteers who cook and bake for us," Mr Jones said.

The next social event will be at the Senior Citizens Hall on Wednesday, July 29.

A bus service is available to transport residents to and from aged-care facilities, including New Auckland Place, Hibiscus Gardens, Edenvale and Bindaree Lodge.

Those who live in their own homes can also use the bus to get to and from the hall.

The events are open to everyone and begin at 10am.

For enquiries phone Mr Jones on 4978 2898.



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