Latest Club News 26th March 2021

Name Change

We received numerous responses to our Change of Name survey indicating that we revert to using the original name ‘Coolangatta Senior Citizens Centre’ instead of Cooly Rec Club. We need to state that the official business name is Coolangatta Senior Citizens Centre Inc trading as Cooly Rec Club. We will be revising this at the next committee meeting after Easter.

We also found out that a lot of people had not been notified of the survey because a lot of members are not actually subscribed to our newsletters via our website.

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Our Activities

Seated Tai Chi to start Thursday 1st April.

We are extremely excited to be offering a movement practice to those less mobile of our members.

The Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis program has been developed by Doctor Paul Lam and is supported by Arthritis Foundations around the world. It has also been recommended for falls prevention by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and has other proven health benefits, including:

  • Supporting joints and improving mobility
  • Building muscle strength, including core
  • Boosting wellbeing

The Seated Tai Chi class would benefit those who:

  • Are recovering from injury, illness, or surgery
  • Use a walker, wheelchair, or cane
  • Are unsteady on their feet, or cannot easily walk for 30 mins

New Class Thursdays 9.00am - 9.30am (Qld time) from 1st April with the lovely Marlene, an accredited instructor from the Tai Chi for Health Institute. We’d love you to please tell all your family members and friends who you think would sincerely benefit from this practice!

Creative Writing

This group of incredible creatives keep inspiring each other. This week’s prose comes from our wonderful David, who has so much more up his colourful sleeves…stay tuned for more.

Man cannot live on bread alone
Quoth the Bishop from his throne
He needs cathedrals to inspire
And music to stoke an inner fire.
He needs high ceilings and stained glass
And 'oft a good kick up the arse.

David DeVerelle-Hill

Needlework, Patchwork and Quilting

The ladies are firing on Fridays with their incredible artworks they are producing via needlework and quilting. What a happy vibe they create in our centre we love having them! Here is a snippet of their wonderful creations.


We are so very relieved that we now have a defibrillator back in the centre thanks to a few big-hearted people in our community. Our heartfelt thanks to The Tweed Valley Men’s Shed for their generous donation of $500 via their community grant, then for club member Ray Jones for his generous donation of $250 plus the extra generous balance from our local business owner and club member, Don the Chemist from Chempro at The Strand!

Easter Break

The Centre will close during Easter from Good Friday 2nd April and resume activities Monday 6th April.
Table Tennis and Lawn Bowls will still be on Easter Sunday.

Before signing off, I must farewell my counterpart, Lu Bouttell, who has been essential in the Centre Coordinator Role since pre-Covid times and helped so much in recuperating the centre post-Covid. It has been a pleasure to work with Lu and know we both had the same vision to get the centre up and running with as many activities back as possible, plus look after our wonderful volunteers. I honour Lu for her dedication to getting the coordinator tasks done, plus the extras on the top she contributed to, including recruiting her husband Henry as a volunteer helping with set-ups and roof leaks, plus driving our bus! We will miss you and send you the best of wishes!

Until next time, I look forward to more instalments for my Latest News articles.

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