New home for The Daffodil Ladies

KINDNESS IS THE KEY: Gisborne Senior Citizens Hall treasurer and vice-president Des Jones hands over the hall key to Daffodil Ladies group member Adrienne Douglas. The group, who meet every two weeks, had to find a new venue after their previous venue became unavailable. Enjoying a meeting are (from left) Liz Griffin, June Nicholson, Jocelyn Hankey, Shirley Rolfe, Aileen Mudford, Gisborne Senior Citizens Association president Arnold Hutchins, Carol Sharp and Kathy Williams. Picture by Liam Clayton

As soon as they walked in they felt at home.

A group of women affected by cancer have a new place for their fortnightly get-together after their usual room at Gisborne East Coast Cancer Society’s centre became unavailable.

The new spot for their fortnightly cuppa and get-together is at the Senior Citizens Association Hall.

The Daffodil Ladies — who have all been diagnosed with cancer — love their catch-ups for the good company, laughs and sharing stories.

They were disappointed when their usual meeting spot became unavailable but delighted with the new venue.

“We are so appreciative of the Senior Citizens Association for offering us this space,” said group member Adrienne Douglas.

“We just walked in and it felt like home.”

The new meeting place is warm, safe, and has a homely feel, say the ladies.

It is perfect as the cold winter months and recent loss of a few members mean they need the group more than ever.

Gisborne Senior Citizens Association president Arnold Hutchins says people are always welcome at the hall, where they are greeted with a smile, cup of tea or coffee and biscuits or cake.

“Aims and objectives of our association include having a club facility and being entirely free from party politics or religious action, discussion or controversy.”

Mr Hutchins wants to bring a closer and more personal contact between the aged people of Gisborne.

For anyone who would like to join the Senior Citizens Association, it costs just $15 a year.

  • For further information contact Mr Hutchins on 868 5529 or May Selby on 867 7090.

As soon as they walked in they felt at home.

A group of women affected by cancer have a new place for their fortnightly get-together after their usual room at Gisborne East Coast Cancer Society’s centre became unavailable.

The new spot for their fortnightly cuppa and get-together is at the Senior Citizens Association Hall.

The Daffodil Ladies — who have all been diagnosed with cancer — love their catch-ups for the good company, laughs and sharing stories.

They were disappointed when their usual meeting spot became unavailable but delighted with the new venue.

“We are so appreciative of the Senior Citizens Association for offering us this space,” said group member Adrienne Douglas.

“We just walked in and it felt like home.”

The new meeting place is warm, safe, and has a homely feel, say the ladies.

It is perfect as the cold winter months and recent loss of a few members mean they need the group more than ever.

Gisborne Senior Citizens Association president Arnold Hutchins says people are always welcome at the hall, where they are greeted with a smile, cup of tea or coffee and biscuits or cake.

“Aims and objectives of our association include having a club facility and being entirely free from party politics or religious action, discussion or controversy.”

Mr Hutchins wants to bring a closer and more personal contact between the aged people of Gisborne.

For anyone who would like to join the Senior Citizens Association, it costs just $15 a year.

  • For further information contact Mr Hutchins on 868 5529 or May Selby on 867 7090.

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