Seniors gather in Wudinna

Senior citizens clubs from across Eyre Peninsula met in Wudinna recently for the 38th senior citizens rally.

The rally was hosted in Wudinna because of its central location but it was hosted by Tumby Bay.

Pat McKenna from Tumby Bay welcomed the various clubs and Tumby Bay deputy mayor Geoff Stewart gave the opening address, followed by reports from clubs across Eyre Peninsula, including Whyalla, Tumby Bay, Kimba, Wudinna, Ceduna and Port Lincoln.

Guest speaker Elizabeth Hakkarainen from Council on the Ageing spoke about the changes in the home help scheme and independence to assist people to stay in the own homes.

After lunch each club presented an item, with Ceduna’s Dulcie Wright doing a delightful Gracie Field song.

Another item was presented by Maddaline Wright and Judy Milton from Tumby Bay.

Poetry and skits were performed by the other clubs.

Afternoon guest speaker was Marie Bell who spoke of her visit to Cambodia. 

It was decided to trial only having three clubs participate next year, with Whyalla, Tumby Bay and Port Lincoln forming one group and Kimba, Wudinna and Ceduna forming the other.

Raffle prizes were drawn and afternoon tea finished the day.