22.6 C
Byron Shire
November 27, 2021

New activities for seniors in Ballina

Latest News

COVID update: a new Byron case, Aquarius and Community Support Accommodation

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there was one new case of COVID-19 was reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 25. This case is located in the Byron Local Government Area, a traveller from outside the region and e is not associated with the Aquarius Backpackers.

Other News

Tweed Council Greens ticket is seeking to build on the current strengths

Dr Nola Firth has taken the helm of The Greens ticket for the Tweed Shire Council elections on 4...

Entries open for Byron All Shorts

It wouldn't be summer if you didn't sit in a cool, dark theatre and watch the Byron All Shorts program. Local filmmakers are invited to enter their short films to be screened in February as part of Flickerfest 2022 at Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

Ballina mayoral candidate calls for tighter holiday letting rules

Byron’s status as the only shire exempt from NSW holiday letting regulations could be under threat as a declared housing crisis on the Northern Rivers continues.

Stop logging core koala habitat at Cherry Tree State Forest 

If it was private land it would be considered core koala habitat so why are the NSW government allowing Cherry Tree State Forest to be logged?

Brookies bring out pre-mixed Negroni

The Negroni is my favourite cocktail. It’s quick and simple to make yourself, if you have all the ingredients (equal quantities of gin, Campari and vermouth plus ice and a slice of orange).

COVID fragments at Banora Point and Kingscliff and new venues of concern in Byron Bay

The Northern NSW Local Health District is urging residents in the Tweed Shire, particularly in the Banora Point and Kingscliff areas to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms following the detection of fragments of the virus in sewage samples.

Ageless Grace class. Photo supplied

Ballina Shire Meals on Wheels is running weekly activities for over 65s on Wednesday mornings at Ballina Hockey Club, Bentinck Street, Ballina.

Two activities are held, on alternate weeks. The first activity is called ‘Ageless Grace’.

Ageless Grace class. Photo supplied.

Kristen Forster leads this self-paced seated movement for life long comfort and ease of body and brain done to music.

The second activity is meditation. Meredith Yardley leads seated short meditations to calm the body and mind.

There are also weekly writing workshops to learn how to write stories, including your own life history, with tutor Vicki Knudson.

‘We are all extraordinary but we are reluctant to say so,’ said John Heaton, one of the participants.

Program Development and Activity Officer Kristen Forster said, ‘We each have stories and experiences that we can share through the written word.

Writing, old school style. Photo Pixabay.

‘Having the support of a tutor and discussion and exploration with other writing group members helps to improve our writing skills.’

Sessions cost $2, with morning tea included.


Ballina Shire Meals on Wheels follows COVID-safe practices.

While the local area is currently free of the virus, they are able to respond quickly if the situation changes, including notifying participants of the need to cancel sessions, to ensure everyone’s safety.

For older people who are feeling socially isolated and would appreciate a weekly chat on the phone with a volunteer, Ballina Shire Meals on Wheels also offers free social support phone calls.

For more information and bookings, please contact Kristen Forster on 0419 679 719.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Kingscliff Public School gets long-awaited upgrade

If you were wondering what is happening at Kingscliff Public School, construction is well underway on an upgrade.

Community carers and responders program launched

Following the recent second anniversary of the bushfires that hit our region, Resilient Byron say they are proud to announce the beginning of their...

Leigh Thomas says political affiliations not relevant to Council decision making

Leigh Thomas is the lead candidate for Group M running in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections. Mr Thomas is a member of the...

When we get to 95 per cent vaccination, this will happen

Just when we were getting used to the current COVID roadmap, it has changed directions. Adjustments to previous settings scheduled for this milestone were announced yetserday.