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17 September, 2021

Gazza’s Goss: Senior moments not to be missed.

‘It’s Alright, It’s O.K. – doesn’t even matter if you’re old and grey’ That’s the signature tune for Douglas Shire Seniors Inc.


The Seniors Group, established 16 years ago, is one of the largest and most active clubs around, catering for the over 45’s who are getting a bit bored and need some action to brighten up their lives. 

Activities include indoor bowls, or a game of cards if pinpoint accuracy isn’t your speciality, a fitness class to assist with those annoying niggles as you get older, aquarobics (during the warmer months), the popular hoy and quiz mornings and what Seniors Club would be complete without a weekly bingo session.  

Ports Douglas’s very own amazing Alteouise De Vaughn coaches an extremely active Glee Singing Group, who entertain regularly in nursing homes, at church events and other gigs including productions at the Clink Theatre. The Clink is also very generous in inviting the Seniors to their dress rehearsals.

When COVID eases, the Club hopes to get back to regular CPAC Concert tours in Cairns, with some shopping thrown in, the occasional Casino Concert trip and their own popular monthly Morning Melodies with entertainment and lunch.

For now, they have to be satisfied with smaller Op-Shop trips to Cairns, including lunch and maybe some 10-pin bowling. 

Although on hold at the moment, there are usually trips to the Daintree Rainforest to visit the Club’s Sub-Branch. An Indoor Bowls Tournament is, however, planned for next month, COVID restrictions allowing. Most other events take place at the very supportive Mossman Bowls Club.

A regular monthly newsletter keeps everyone up to date with Club activities and members can decide which one is best for them.

So why not get off the couch and increase the fun factor in your life together with like-minded Seniors.  Yearly membership is only $10, or $15 per couple and weekly rates for activities are kept to the bare minimum. For details ring Ann on 4098 1543 or email:  

Douglas Shire Seniors aims to shout out loud and let the Shire know they are still ACas their song ends: ‘We still have plenty to say!’

I’m off to practice my Bingo technique, so for now it’s Gazza signing out.

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You can catch up with Gazza each weekday afternoon between 4 – 7 pm on 90.9FAB FM in Port Douglas!

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