• Ann Proctor, Betty Willis and Haze Westwood

    Ann Proctor, Betty Willis and Haze Westwood

  • Meg Sherwood accepts her 90th Birthday flowers from Sue Murray.

    Meg Sherwood accepts her 90th Birthday flowers from Sue Murray.

  • Anne Mann and Jan Skorich

    Anne Mann and Jan Skorich

  • Margaret Perry, Betty and Clarrie Burgermeister and Nives Padovan

    Margaret Perry, Betty and Clarrie Burgermeister and Nives Padovan

  • Katica Mehakovic, Karin Nikitser, Milllis Macklan and in front Jean Love

    Katica Mehakovic, Karin Nikitser, Milllis Macklan and in front Jean Love

  • Jane Donnelly and Brett Yeats

    Jane Donnelly and Brett Yeats

  • Meg Sherwood and Joan Sheppard

    Meg Sherwood and Joan Sheppard

  • Robert Perryman, Fred Lowson and Norman Sheppard

    Robert Perryman, Fred Lowson and Norman Sheppard

  • June Holland and Audrey St George

    June Holland and Audrey St George

  • Siggy Jentsch, Kathy Ossowski and Lorna Armstrong

    Siggy Jentsch, Kathy Ossowski and Lorna Armstrong

  • Alison Brownell and Sue Driscoll

    Alison Brownell and Sue Driscoll

  • Gwenyth George, Angelika Dunker, Sue Murray, Mary Nicholls, Betty Yeats and Ruth Murray

    Gwenyth George, Angelika Dunker, Sue Murray, Mary Nicholls, Betty Yeats and Ruth Murray

Spiral: A Group for Seniors to Socialise and Stay in Touch

5 March 2015

My grandmother was a joiner. Not of the carpentary kind, but should have learnt it as she famously sawed off the kitchen table legs to stop the wobble, went too far and it eventually became a coffee table. No, she loved being part of a group, loved learning and sharing and was an office bearer of many organisations with her name to be found on honour rolls around Canberra. Diverse interests gave her a sense of community and involvement kept her active and interested. And in community halls, church annexes and sporting halls around our fair city groups of all kinds are connecting and meeting and are still an integral part of the community.

We’re living longer, we’re working longer but being part of a local community organisation keeps us in touch. Spiral is an organisation for seniors that provides both the social and stimulating kind of membership activities and has done that for 46 years. It benefits from the input of an eclectic mix of invited speakers bringing a personal perspective to the members every week and an energetic group who handle the logistics of organising, arranging and keeping members informed.

Ann Moyal is among a great list of upcoming speakers and her book ‘A Woman of Influence’, a second autobiographical volume is where she continues her “ageing life with passion, involvement and intensity”.

That’s the only way to do it!
More information from Brett Yeats at yeatsb@iinet.net.au or 6281 7684