Casbah at Cavanbah

Woolgoolga's 'Turkish Delights' kick-started Seniors Week.
Woolgoolga's 'Turkish Delights' kick-started Seniors Week. Trevor Veale

SENIORS Week started in earnest in Coffs Harbour yesterday when hundreds of seniors rolled up to the opening ceremony to see a colorful bellydancing performance.

Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser officially opened proceedings.

The day focused on delivering useful information to older residents with many social groups and health organisations also offering advice.

Coffs Harbour fire brigade presented a talk on the importance of smoke alarms in the home while the NRMA discussed safe road use for pedestrians and scooter users.

Entertainment included performances from Julie Ross Dance School and belly and square dancers.

Senior Citizens Week committee president Barb Pearce is encouraging all seniors to register for the bus trip to Trial Bay on March 27. Tickets are $30 and can be booked by visiting Level One Rigby House or the Sawtell RSL.

Sand set to fly at foreshores

PICTURE PERFECT: Plant life is about to come alive in the dunes near the Jetty boardwalk with the public asked to observe exclusions.

Work to begin again on revegetation of the dunes at Jetty Foreshores

Graduate nurses and midwives

ALL IN BLUE: Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and MNCLHD board chairman Warren Grimshaw meet some of the new graduates at the CHHC simulation centre.

COFFS Harbour Health Campus 32 graduate nurses and midwives

Need a break from the daily grind?

PRIZE HOLIDAY: A $1000 travel voucher is up for grabs.

Would a $1000 Flight Centre gift card help?

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