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New activities for seniors in Ballina

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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.

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