Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Seniors Volunteers Retire

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Seniors Volunteers Retire

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Byline: Jenny Lightfoot Jenny.Lightfoot@capnews.com.au

AFTER 25 years as an active volunteer looking after seniors at Schotia Place, Rockhampton's Shirley Wooler, 82, has decided it's time to step aside and put her feet up.

Shirley joined the team at Schotia Place in 1989 as a volunteer and before she knew it, became the cook, catering for senior functions and activities four days a week.

As an active supporter of the South Rockhampton Senior Citizens group, Shirley was elected seniors' president from 2001 to 2004 and from 2006 to 2012.

For many years Shirley has been cooking and looking after the needs of seniors much younger than herself.

Senior Citizens president since 2012 Jean Robinson said Shirley was a hard worker who was devoted to the senior citizens club.

Jean said Schotia Place had always been a place for senior residents to meet and enjoy the activities.

She said this year they would celebrate the 40th birthday of Schotia Place as a seniors centre in Rockhampton. …

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