On Tuesday, 3rd December, our popular seniors’ drumming group ‘Elder Beats’ received a special treat. Beef and Beach restaurant owner Troy Lister generously supported our wonderful group with a special Christmas luncheon.
The event started in the morning with a drumming session in the restaurant. Followed by a delicious and freshly prepared lunch for 47 seniors and seniors’ activities volunteers.
“The event was put together after we hosted another function on reducing ageism in our community and two of the drummers Feather and Nina Mirza were there drumming at 98 ½ years old. It was so inspiring to see our senior citizens bucking the trend and keeping active and social in the community. I thought it would be great to have all the drummers in and then shout them a really nice Christmas lunch, they definitely deserve to be appreciated, said Troy Lister.
Byron Community Centre general manager Louise O’Connell and seniors’ activities coordinator Pippy Wardell are grateful for the generosity and support they experienced from the local community.
“We are truly grateful for Troy’s generous offer to host this year’s Christmas feast and celebration for our lovely seniors at Beef and Beach,” says Louise O’Connell.
“It was such a joy to see our fantastic group of seniors and volunteers getting excited about the luncheon,” says Pippy Wardell.
“Watching our drumming group perform in the beautiful restaurant that is Beef and Beach was nothing less of spectacular. Everyone had a great time,” she adds.
“We want to extend a huge thank you to Troy and his team for this special event and for showing our seniors and volunteers a great time,” says O’Connell.
The Byron Community Centre runs a weekly program for seniors which aims to connect older residents and create a sense of belonging. Activities include “Elder Beats – Seniors’ drumming”, Chair Yoga, a choir, ukulele classes and a morning tea.
“The Byron Community Centre’s seniors’ program aims to foster a sense of belonging and community connection for older people,” says seniors’ program coordinator Pippy Wardell.
For more information about the Byron Community Centre’s seniors’ activities visit https://byroncentre.com.au/community/seniors-activities/
For more information about Beef & Beach Byron Bay visit https://beefandbeach.com.au/byron/