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Don and Stella Wilkinson talk with Veronika Brandt at the Lismore Community Centre during an event over the weekend. All three participate in the Seniors Outreach Program, which finished its third week last week. Their fourth meeting is this week.
LISMORE – Offering a variety of things each week, the key one being the opportunity to be social, the District 1 Seniors Outreach Program has had a great three weeks so far.
Held at the Lismore Community Centre, last week was the third week of the program, which will run eight weeks total. Their next gathering is tomorrow at noon at the community centre, with District 1 seniors welcome to attend.
Last week there were approximately 45 people out for their lunch and guest speaker.
They also have a small library in the basement, which allows seniors to take out books to read each week.
Don Wilkinson, who attends the gatherings each week with his wife Stella, said the guest speakers talk about things that apply to seniors in attendance. In the past they have had bankers in to talk about finances, discussions on home security, various speakers talk about health issues and one about phone scams.
He added that the best part is the chance to get out and be social in their community on a weekly basis.
Each week they have a different person cooking their meal, most of which are from District 1.
They also have a mini farmers marker that promotes locals that farm their own vegetables and make cheese locally.
Don said it’s a good way to promote buying locally in their community as well as not having to travel far for those items.