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In the dictionary it states that being a "senior" is someone of more advanced in age or someone who has more experience because of their age. Yet the minimum age for joining the National Seniors Australia is just 50 years and we would definitely consider ourselves to have obtained life experiences by the this age. Joining National Seniors Australia is easy with membership starting from $40 for a single year.
The association obtains and provides heaps of benefits to their members which include discounts on travel, insurance, accommodation, meals, books and even fifteen percent off your Ekka tickets. They publish a newsletter which is sent to members providing access to research and reports on various subjects and information on retirement. A member also had an opportunity to enter the competitions available on their website.
National Seniors celebrate 40 years (Photo courtesy of National Seniors Website)
The association is one of Australia's largest not-for-profit organisations for the over 50 age group representing these members on issues such as discrimination, mature age employment, pension, health and aged care and superannuation. They give a collective voice to an age group that may not have the opportunity to talk to key stakeholders.
The Buderim Branch of NSA is holding a sociable morning of craft and hobbies on Monday 22nd August 2016 to celebrate the 40th year anniversary of the NSA. This event will be held at the Buderim Bowls Club which is situated in Elizabeth Street and Tindale Streets, Buderim and will commence at 9.30am with presentations and discussions on what National Seniors is all about. To secure a seat it would be better if you arrived at 09:00am. A morning tea, raffles and giveaways will be underway during the morning event.
Buderim Bowls Club (Photo courtesy of Buderim Bowls Club webpage)
You do not have to be a member to attend as anyone over the age of 50 is welcome. Any queries on the event can be answered by contacting Mr Graham Kruck who is the President of the Buderim Branch. His phone number is 07 5444 2831.
If you would like to become a member and attend meetings in Buderim the group meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 9.30am. Times and days for meetings in other towns can be sourced from their webiste. Once you get to 50 or over, it is always beneficial to think about or plan for your retirement as the years seems to go much faster when you reach a certain age. A group like National Seniors Australia can certainly provide information to assist you on that journey.