Bridgewater School for Seniors
by Brighton Council
The Bridgewater School for Seniors said a fond farewell to Geoff Dodge ahead of his move interstate. Geoff has been a mainstay of the school since its inception 18 years ago. Some of the original members of the group were able to be at the meeting to farewell Geoff, who may become a special guest at future meetings thanks to the wonders of Zoom!
Shirley Williams had originally put forth the proposal to have a School for Seniors group in the Bridgewater area. Shirley, Elizabeth Holloway and Geoff Dodge attended the initial public meeting with Adult Education to see if there was any support for the idea and the Bridgewater School for Seniors was established as a result.
The group activities will start up again on 6 February with a BBQ at Tolosa Park. The Bridgewater School for Seniors will usually meet at the Bridgewater Library on Tuesday mornings from 10am until 12pm, with a coffee and chat break in between.
A list of interesting and informative speakers has been organised and there’s also a bus trip every term. Some of the speakers the school had in 2023 informed members about local council emergency plans, international affairs, the seafarers mission, the important role of hoverflies in agriculture, mountain climbing in Switzerland and the effect of air pollution on our health, to name just a few.
For more information on the Bridgewater School for Seniors, ring Shirley on 0457 024 871.