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A successful Seniors’ Expo

  cvi   The Active and Outrageous Seniors Expo was held at South Grafton Ex-Services Club and Yamba Bowling Club during the first week of April and proved to be a very successful event. Clarence Valley Council’s Care and Support Services manager Kerry Little said that those who attended the expo were impressed and excited with the information available to them. “People were very excited and keen to see the event run again next year,” said Ms Little. “It gave the community an opportunity to learn new things and find out information about senior events.” A performance by the Uke’n Seniors was a treat for all. The group of 14 students had participated in a four week workshop under the guidance of tutor Ann Commerford where they learnt to play four songs on their ukulele. The Clarence Valley Council funded project was a huge success as was evident on the faces of those who took on the challenge. Ms Little said that the expo also provided an opportunity to network with other service providers. “The variety of services and activities that are available in the Clarence Valley for seniors is fantastic,” she said. “Clarence Valley Council Community Development Officer Heather Lamberton who headed up the (seniors expo) committee along with the wonderful group of volunteers that assisted, the senior’s health and advisory committee members, community volunteers and service providers are all to be congratulated.”