A Club for the over Forties

A Club for the over Forties

By Snezana Gosden

Secretary, Hervey Bay APSL

The Hervey Bay APSL is situated at 61 Hunter St, Pialba, right next door to HBW Food Service, and is a club that has been around in the bay for quite a number of years. The APSL, (Australian Pensioners’ and Superannuants League), has been at its current premises since the year 2000, and has evolved from being an advocacy and support service for pensioners and superannuants to providing more recreational and social support.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and rely on members and volunteers to keep the club running. Our membership is only $15 per year, and all activities are $3 (other than computer tuition). We’re a club that’s about enjoying each other’s company, participating in activities and forming friendships.

At the Senior’s Expo this year, we had a stall showcasing some of our artists’ talents and a slide-show highlighting our other activities.

The APSL has a variety of activities. Table tennis is our primary activity and it’s played every afternoon except Thursdays. We’re all about a healthy mind, body and spirit. Our table tennis players range in age from 40 through to 90+ and it really is a good mix of experience and wisdom. We also offer a guided meditation practice and there is a steady group of members who attend every Tuesday morning. We play Mah-jong on Wednesdays, and then we have card and board games on Thursdays; for those who enjoy keeping their minds and their wits sharp. We play games to suit member’s wishes. Finally, we have personalised computer tuition to help anybody navigate their way through modern technology.

So, come along and see what all the fuss is about. You’ll be pleasantly surprised. For more details call 4124 8532.

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