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Making friends is easy at One Tree Hill

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Making friends is easy at One Tree Hill
Published 5 June 2017
Making friends has never been easier if you believe one local community group of elderly folk.

Making friends has never been easier if you believe one local community group of elderly folk. ^^ Joan (left) and Leslie Woods enjoy their time at the One Tree Hill Seniors Friendship Group. Photo: Rob Mclean The One Tree Hill Seniors Friendship Group meets weekly at the town’s institute, providing a social outlet via fun activities and outings.

It would also seem the group’s activities provide some sort of fountain of youth, with, impressively, nine of its 20 members aged 90 or above.

According to long-time member Ruth Rowley, there will be a further two additions to the ‘90 Club’ later this year.

“I’m happy to be here because I love doing so many different things every week and it keeps you active,” Mrs Rowley said.

Nell Levett is an original member of the group, which started in 1998, and enjoys the always-friendly atmosphere.

“We get on so well together and I cannot wait to get here all of the time,” Mrs Levett said.

“We do so many different things and at our age it’s very important to get out and be active.”

Activities the group undertake include craft, guest speakers and entertainment, while social outings such as 10-pin bowling

and horse-carriage rides also take place.

The Friendship Group meets at the One Tree Hill Institute each Thursday from 9.30am.

If you, or someone you know, would benefit from being part of the One Tree Hill Seniors Friendship Group, contact MY AGED CARE (1800 200 422).

Or for more information, email Playford Home Assist or ring 8256 0355.

^^ Nell Levett (left), City of Playford's Carol Johnson and Joyce Baggs enjoy socialising. Photo: Rob McLean