Proximity to SCS Lane Cove Community Hub was on the list of essentials when Judy Magson and husband Bill were looking for a new home – because they didn’t want to miss the social activities, people and community connections here!  So they moved from St Leonards to a village in Hunters Hill, and have not missed a beat with their full diary of regular and occasional SCS activities.

“We enjoy so many of the activities here, and have been for years,” she said. “We come regularly to monthly lunches in the Park View Room – that ‘royal’ luncheon was gorgeous! And we just about always go on monthly outings – which can be so interesting,” she says, having recently been on SCS excursions to ANSTO, the Australian Science and Nuclear Technology Organisation at Lucas Heights, and been thoroughly impressed with the level of service by guides at the Archibald exhibition – not to mention the portraits.

Bill enjoys BOOMers (Bus Outings for Older Men) just about every fortnight too and they sometimes find time for the occasional movie afternoon here.  Judy has taken up shuffleboard games on Thursdays because it demands movement and she’s making up for doing fewer aqua aerobics classes since the move to Hunters Hill. The couple also like the occasional Meals On Wheels service if they’re too busy to cook although Judy is often at the SCS Community Hub at Lane Cove  to pick up  dinners – so relies on her own wheels. Meeting old friends and new at SCS social activities reminds her that there are often more friends nearby than you might think.

“Today at shuffleboard,  three of us worked out that our social circles had crossed in the past, through children going to the same school or Probus club or other local things we’ve been involved in. The social activities are wonderful for keeping us busy and connected, and it’s so easy for people to get involved with these events, because you can arrange to get a lift if you need it.”

“Plus it’s good to know where to get help with meals or linen or nursing or even home modifications  if you need those – as we have at times.”