Baby Boomers Generation Tribute



Baby Boomers Yearbook™ brings together and celebrates everyone born into the history making era known as the “Baby Boomers.”

Baby Boomers Yearbook™ showcases the stars, the music, and the events that impacted our lives from 1946 to 1964. The excitement of this beautifully bound coffee table book is that YOU can be a part of history too! Just like your treasured high school or college yearbook, YOU can be included in this historic testament to some of the most exciting years in US and worldwide history.

JOIN BABY BOOMERS YEARBOOK™ TODAY by uploading your picture and bio before March 1, 2016 at www.BabyBoomersYearbook.com

Baby Boomers Yearbook™ will hit newsstands June 2016. Your copy will be mailed directly to you!

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Aging Baby Boomer Products – 8 Benefits of the Baby Boomer Peel

The baby boomer generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, now make up an estimated 80 million people in the United States. Boomers grew up in an era when terms like sun protection factor, free radicals and antioxidants were non-existent. Now, many are facing the damaging effects of sun exposure, environmental toxins and stress as well as the effects of fast paced lifestyle choices. Fortunately, because we are now living in a time of significant advancements in skin care, baby boomers can substantially reverse these detrimental aging effects.

Top in youth-oriented treatments and products is the Baby Boomer Peel, specially formulated for the specific challenges faced by those between the ages of 43 and 63. If you are looking for aging baby boomers products, here are 8 benefits of the Baby Boomer Peel:

No Surgery or Downtime

By using safe, superficial chemical peels specially formulated for baby boomers, you may not have to resort to plastic surgery which is not only expensive but requires extensive healing time. With a peel, baby boomers will look younger, feel younger and live younger without surgery.

Exfoliation

Exfoliation is the key to youthful skin. Peels formulated for baby boomers gently lift away layers of dead, damaged skin cells to reveal fresher, softer skin with fewer lines and smaller pores.

Skin Stimulation

This peel will also stimulate the skin, encouraging new, healthy cells to travel upward to reveal moist, pink, renewed skin. In addition, increased blood flow from the stimulation also brings needed nutrients to the skin.

Diminished Crow’s Feet and Lines around the Mouth

A major benefit of the Baby Boomer Peel is how easily the fine lines and crow’s feet diminish with proper treatment.

More Even Skin Tone

Baby Boomer Peels even skin tone, lessening sun and age spots and creating a younger, smoother and more refined texture.

Increased Circulation

Increased circulation due to the peels brings vitality to tiny blood vessels responsible for tissue respiration, which brings more oxygen to the skin.

Firmer Skin

By using a peel specially formulated for baby boomers, slackened tissue becomes firmer and more toned, which is especially important for the jowl and neck areas.

Stronger Skin

Baby boomer peels also strengthen skin tissue, allowing the skin to take on a healthier, more youthful glow.

By utilizing natural ingredients partnered with scientifically developed compounds, baby boomer peels can turn back the hands of time, undoing years of damage from the sun and other sources. Aggressive peeling may occur in the first week and the appearance of the skin will continue to improve for the next few weeks, resulting in fewer fine lines and skin discolorations as well as a reduction in pore size. Offered in a range of specific peelings, baby boomer peels are especially geared for the boomer generation to refresh, revitalize, renew and protect the skin.

Baby Boomers' Housing Needs May Pave the Way for H4P – Reverse Mortgage Daily

Although the preferences of younger buyers will ultimately shape the future of the housing market, homebuilders must also pay attention to the housing needs of Baby Boomers and the challenges they face when buying a new home, a recent study suggests.

Homeownership is one of the most important life decisions a person can make, regardless of demographic or generational background. While Boomers and Millennials may not necessarily see eye-to-eye on music or the latest fashion craze, housing may be the one thing both generations can agree upon, according to the results of a recent survey from the National Association of Home Builders.

When buying a home, buyers of all ages say they are looking for homes with separate laundry rooms, energy-star appliances and windows, exterior lighting and a patio—to name a few preferences highlighted in the survey of potential homebuyers.

“What they don’t want are rooms with cork flooring, elevators, pet washing stations, expensive outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, and two-story entryways and family rooms,” noted NAHB. “And their countertops should be granite, but never laminate.”

In terms of housing type, 65% of all buyers said they want a detached, single-family home. This sentiment rises to 72% among Gen X-ers (born between 1965 and 1979, but falls to 55% among adults born before 1945.

The NAHB survey, which was conducted online, was sponsored by top-10 industry lender Reverse Mortgage Funding, in efforts to better understand the home buying preferences of Baby Boomers and older adults, and how a reverse mortgage, particularly the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage for Purchase (H4P), may help them with their purchasing decisions.

“The boomer generation is currently experiencing a transition to their next phase of life, so the home building and finance industries should commit to better understand the wants and needs of this generation to offer the best possible solutions for them,” said RMF President David Peskin in a prepared statement.

In a previous announcement, RMF said it hoped to use its involvement in the survey, as well as its attendance at NAHB’s International Builders Show this week in Las Vegas, as a means to raise awareness of the HECM for Purchase product not only for homebuilders, but economists and personal finance professionals, too.

“Our presence at this marquee event will help these parties understand and appreciate how a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage for Purchase loan can increase the buying power of older Americans, providing them with the financial flexibility to purchase the home they really want, including the amenities they need or desire,” said RMF’s Chief Marketing Officer Jean Noble back in November, when the company first announced its involvement with the survey. 

The H4P, considered by some as the “sleeping giant” of the reverse mortgage industry, presents a huge opportunity in the senior real estate market. However, the H4P market remains largely untapped, and for a number of reasons.

Perhaps by better understanding the personal preferences of older homebuyers, and having a place at the table during national trade shows, the industry may finally be able to drum up some more awareness and interest in the H4P product. 

“The results of this important survey shed light on the buying preferences of older Americans, and confirm that an uneasiness over finances is one of the primary reasons they are hesitant about relocating to a new residence that better suits their needs,” Peskin said. “At RMF, we are committed to helping home owners age 62 and older meet their financial needs, so this data will be informative to the way we educate consumers about our Home Equity Conversion Mortgage for Purchase product.”

Written by Jason Oliva

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French Gel Fade (Baby Boomer Nails)



There are always people asking me about doing french fades with gel. Its no secret that this is not an easy design to master with gel. In this tutorial I demonstrate a few different ways to do this with sculpting whites instead of paint on whites or gel polishes which you can find in one of my other ombre videos. There are also a few tips in the video that you can benefit from. The gels I used in this video are in the links below. If you like this video please like, share and click subscribe. I would also like to know what you would like to see demos of. Place your requests in the description below.

Evoke Transparent Pink UV Gel

Evoke All Purpose Crystal UV Gel

Nude Rose Tan UV Gel 30mL

New Era Cool Pink UV Gel

Baby Boomers Are a Unique Group of Individuals – Will They Plan For Successful Aging at Home?

Baby boomers are unique in their beliefs and characteristics. Boomers are very different from past generations. This uniqueness affects every aspect of life; beliefs about themselves, their career, home, and leisure time. Baby boomers plan to successfully age at home. Boomers are a very individualistic generation. Boomers have lived a very hectic lifestyle, and their leisure time is often interrupted by the many demands of life.

Boomers plan to age gracefully. Just as every generation before them, many of the aging boomers will be diagnosed with chronic medical conditions and will face their own mortality. Boomers will try very hard to stop or control the aging process through exercise, anti aging treatments and investigate alternative health treatments more than previous generations.

Many characteristics of baby boomers will allow them to successfully age at home. Boomers are the generation that is responsible for many of the advancement in today’s medical technology. Successful aging will be achieved as many will benefit from these advancements. Boomers are more health conscious, more physically active and more aware of healthy eating habits. As they try to age gracefully, many are now taking the necessary steps to improve their health. They are considered to be more active and are expected to live longer than previous generations.

Baby boomers are a generation that has sought fulfillment with self-help programs and community activities. Successful aging promotes the boomer to be socially, mentally and physically active. Boomers spend a lot of time volunteering and assisting to make their communities a better place to live. Boomers expect to age gracefully in their homes and remain in their communities to volunteer and financially support their favorite community group.

Baby boomers are comfortable with using computers and enjoy high tech products. Boomers will be open to technologies that will promote successful aging at home. They will also be open to technology that will be entertaining and fun. Wii’s are presently being used at home to promote fitness, exercise and balance. As the baby boomers begin to age gracefully, they will make demands for more products such as these, to assure activity and entertainment in their home.

They are an individualistic group, and are a generation that has rejected authority. This attitude toward authority figures has affected the aging boomer’s retirement. Many boomers have retired from jobs or have been downsized and experienced age discrimination due to an aging workforce. Boomers have taken their experience and developed a new level of an aging workforce. Boomers have started second careers and new business to stay active and productive as they age gracefully. The aging workforce is redefining retirement and how other generations perceive successful aging.

Boomers plan for successful aging at home as they come to face the aging experience through their parents. As much as boomers would like to ignore the fact that physical and mental changes occur during the aging process, they are dealing with facing their parents mortality. Boomers are faced with becoming caregivers of their children and their parents. Baby boomers are beginning to realize that they will have these experiences as they age and are now exploring avenues to successfully age at home.

Cycle of Life: Baby Boomers starting to see more celebrity deaths – Texarkana Gazette

They say that celebrity deaths come in threes.
Well, 2016 is putting a lie to that idea.
We are barely into the new year, and already we’ve lost several icons of stage, screen and music.
Natalie Cole, 65, died New Year’s Eve. David Bowie followed 10 days later at 69. Alan Rickman, also 69, died last week, and then Dan Haggerty—known as TV’s Grizzly Adams—passed at 74.
Now comes news that Glenn Frey, guitarist and co-founder of the supergroup The Eagles, has died at age 67.
Frey’s passing was especially felt in our area. The group has local ties. Founding member Don Henley grew up in nearby Linden, Texas, and is still a presence in the community.
Several lesser known celebrities also passed in the first three weeks of 2016, including Pat Harrington Jr., best known as handyman Schneider on “One Day at a Time,” character actor David Margulies, horror film icon Angus Scrimm and musicians Dale “Buffin” Griffin, Clarence Reid and Mic Gillette.
Many readers grew up with listening to their music, watching their performances. Especially readers who are part of the Baby Boomer generation.
You know what that means, don’t you?
Yes, age is catching up with the post-war bunch. Their parents—the Greatest Generation, the ones who won World War II—have already seen their icons pass into the great goodnight. Now it’s the Baby Boomers’ turn.
And it’s only going to get worse as favorite entertainers, sports stars and other public figures of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s gather more years and move closer to the light.
Death brings sadness, to be sure. And some Baby Boomers may well be feeling their own mortality as they take note of these celebrity deaths.
But the reality is that each generation makes way for the next. It’s always been so, always will be so. You can’t change the cycle of life, so it’s best to make the most of what time you have.
And to those members of Generation X—those born in the latter 1960s through the early 1980s. Don’t get smug. You’re next.

Facebook for Grandparents, Seniors & Baby Boomers FREE Short Course & Preview



Facebook for Grandparents, Seniors and Baby Boomers:

Are you a Grandparent or a Senior struggling with Facebook? Do your parents ask you for help with basic Facebook questions? Find answers to the most common questions and frustrations in this complete beginner’s guide for grandparents, seniors and baby boomers! See everything included in this free online course by reading more below. Get access to the full course on Udemy at https://www.myvideovoice.com or directly at https://www.udemy.com/facebook-for-grandparents-and-boomers/?couponCode=YT29. Gift this to your parents or grandparents by following the link, then choosing “More Options” under the Coupon Code.

First, this video begins with an overview the questions grandparents, seniors and baby boomers sent to me about their issues with using Facebook. Use the times below to go straight to the question.

06:47 What is Social Media?
11:32 My family says I need a Facebook – what is that?
13:58 I just got used to email, why do I need Facebook too?
16:34 Who can find me on Facebook?
19:04 Can everybody see everything?
20:33 Can you get a computer virus from Facebook?
23:10 How do I post?
29:37 When I write the name of someone in a comment, what does that do?
33:56 How do I create my Facebook profile?
39:14 What are the ads and notifications on the right side of my Facebook page?

Gift this to your parents or grandparents or other seniors by following the link, then choosing “More Options” under the Coupon Code.

I’ve been teaching social media for more than 6 years to entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits, and I’ve helped many of my friends who are grandparents and seniors get set up and familiar with the basics of Facebook. I’ve been waiting for a class made for grandparents and boomers to come out so I could pass that along – and then I realized, why am I waiting? So I reached out to a couple of dozen grandparents and seniors asking them what are your main questions and frustrations around using Facebook. And that’s what this course- Facebook for Grandparents, Seniors and Boomers – is all about.

In addition to the videos included in this free preview video, the full course teaches parents, grandparents, seniors and baby boomers Facebook basics like:

How do I share a picture or video on Facebook?
How can I use Facebook without being a “Facebook stalker”!
Is Facebook safe?
Can someone steal my Facebook identity?
How do I change my Facebook profile picture?
How do I comment on someone else’s Facebook post?
Do I have to accept every Facebook friend request?
Who can find me on Facebook?
Can I leave Facebook if I want to?
How do I change my privacy settings on Facebook?
How do I change my email notifications from Facebook?
How do I tell Facebook who can write on my Timeline?
Can I send a private message to someone on Facebook?

Facebook for Grandparents, Seniors and Baby Boomers is a full 62 lecture course with over 3.5 hours of video lessons. Using screen recordings, I’ll walk you through each answer. In the full course, I’ve also included documents you can download or print out with step by step walk throughs of what you’ve just learned.

Get a discount for this course by following this link: https://www.udemy.com/facebook-for-grandparents-and-boomers/?couponCode=YT29 or by visiting https://www.myvideovoice.com.

Gift this to your parents or grandparents, or other seniors by following the link, then choosing “More Options” under the Coupon Code.

You may have more questions about using Facebook as a grandparent, senior or baby boomer – you can use the Discussion section to ask a question – and get additional help from me and your fellow students.

This course can be your community with other grandparents, seniors and baby boomers for the basics of using Facebook, or a simple step by step guide for the questions you need most.

You can take this course at your own speed, skip to lectures that answer your main questions first, or take the lectures in order to build your knowledge base.

So are you ready to have fun and learn about this Facebook thing? Enroll today – and I’ll see you in class.

Baby Boomer Music – The Best Of All Times

Everybody loves music; it pleases as well as relaxes. It helps you unwind and relax at the end of a long and stressful day at work. Listening to music gives you the rest and relaxation that you badly need. It also takes your mind off stressful thoughts and ideas.

No wonder that music is an inseparable aspect of the American culture. A number of people turn on the music in a bid to concentrate better on their work. Some enjoy exercising to the accompaniment of music. Some listen to their favorite tunes after a long and stressful day at work.

Why does music have such an effect on our minds and bodies? Studies have revealed that people who work as they listen to music or listen to music at the end of a tiring day exhibit more productivity at work. Experts suggest that people improve their power of concentration by listening to music. Music blocks the stressful elements in your immediate atmosphere. It also provides a sense of joy as you work and, therefore, makes you more productive.

The time of the baby boomers is marked by rich developments in classical music. If you are a fan of the Beatles, you are a fan of music from the era of the baby boomers. The songs of famous singers, such as John Lennon, based on the Vietnam war and longing for peace also spring from the baby boomer time.

What is commonly considered to be “hippie music” also belongs to the time of the baby boomers. Another genre than enjoyed great popularity during the times of the baby boomers is Rhythm and Blues. The most popular Rhythm and Blues baby boomer artists were Sounds of Philadelphia, Motown, Memphis, and so on.

Music really flourished during the times of the baby boomers. Acoustic music enjoyed great popularity during this time, and artists such as Boz Scaggs, Crosby, Nash and Young, Simon Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Stills, and many more enjoyed great fame and popularity.

Modern music was born in the age of baby boomers. Great baby boomer artists have become musical legends of today. Modern music, be in Rhythm and Blues or Rock, is strongly influenced by baby boomer music.

If you are a fan of Rock and Roll or Motown Sounds, purchase a CD of baby boomer classical music. If you prefer classical music in the genre of Rock and Roll, go in for the music of Led Zeppelin, Ramones, and other hot stars of the baby boomer times.

Are you a jazz lover? If you are, listen to baby boomer jazz artists such as George Benson, Dave Koz, Sade, Spyro Gyra, the Rippingtons, and many more.

You can purchase baby boomer music from your local stores; it is still available. Modern technology can convert your baby boomer LP vinyl disc into a digital format so that it could be burned into a CD. You can listen to your LP by converting it to a CD.

The timeless baby boomer musical classics are the best music you can get your hands on. It will not only relax you, but will also transport you to the times of these artists.

An Open Letter About Dirty Grandpa and Baby Boomer Party Movies – Consequence of Sound (blog)

Dear Baby Boomers,

I’m just a random millennial, but I wanted to take some time out from whining, acting entitled, not looking for a job, listening to inferior music, or whatever it is that you think I’m doing with my life to see what’s going on with you.

Are you guys OK? Are you maybe feeling a bit insecure about your shifting place in the world?

I ask because there’s a new naughty grandfather and grandson buddy comedy starring Robert De Niro called Dirty Grandpa coming out on January 21st, and it occurs to me that this is the third time in as many years that the star has been in a film in which his character proves that he can party as well as any young whippersnapper (Last Vegas), teach a millennial a thing or two (The Intern), or party as well as any millennial while teaching them a thing or two (Dirty Grandpa). You know that De Niro is a highly decorated, Academy Award-winning legend, right? Surely there are better ways to use this incredible cinematic resource than to constantly transform him into the physical embodiment of a generation’s increasing anxieties about its own relevance.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not an ageist. Some of my best friends are baby boomers. As someone who grew up with the radical notion that women over 50 could still lead interesting lives and fuel excellent stories thanks to The Golden Girls – and as someone who consistently gets to watch 25-year-old Jennifer Lawrence play women of my ostensibly advanced age now – I am both emotionally and aesthetically invested in movies and TV shows that can explore complex characters of all ages. There’s so much more to the human condition than pretty white people under 30 or 40, and I want to see all of it on screen.

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As both creators and consumers of entertainment, your generation is in a unique position to help me realize this dream. While the long-coveted 18-24 demographic remains film’s biggest market, you are its largest growing one. As the New York Times reported in February 2011, “while the percentage of moviegoers in the older population remains relatively small, the actual number of older moviegoers is growing explosively — up 67 percent since 1995, according to GfK MRI, a media research firm. And the first of the 78 million baby boomers are hitting retirement age with some leisure hours to fill and a long-dormant love affair with movies.”

At that point, the Times’ vision of a boomer-influenced future was downright rosy. Arguing that your interest in more thoughtful, adult fare was leading to the unexpected box office success of smart(er) films like True Grit, Black Swan, and The King’s Speech,  writers Brooks Barnes and Michael Cieply believed that your resurrected cultural cache would lead to a new wave of more complex films populated by older stars.

Almost five years later, it looks like they were only partially right. We have been treated to the charming froth of frolicking boomers and seniors in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) and its sequel. We’ve seen Liam Neeson remain an action star and Helen Mirren become one. And we’ve witnessed mature love stories explored with a light comic touch in the well-meaning Hope Springs (2012) and with piercing devastation in the sublime 45 Years (2015).

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Unfortunately, we’ve also been subjected to some truly pandering fare like Parental Guidance (2012), a piece of pablum that exists to reassure grandparents that their yuppie hipster children are raising the next generation all wrong, and Last Vegas and Dirty Grandpastyle party pictures about old men (and the occasional slightly less old woman) gleefully acting less than half their ages. All together, this fare becomes the cinematic equivalent of your average boomer Facebook profile filled with jokes about lazy millennials and countless sad memes thirstily pitting old rock stars against current pop stars: a mess of regurgitated ideas created to prey upon your worst instincts and assure you that you are better and smarter and more mature than kids these days, but also totally cooler than them.

I get that the world can be an increasingly scary place as you grow older. Technology evolves at a rate faster than you can comprehend. Younger people can navigate the blurred lines between everything from genre to gender in a way that society didn’t even allow you to conceptualize let alone explore when you were their age. So many of you appear to fear Kanye West the way that your ancestors feared the horseless carriage. Being on the older end of the millennial spectrum, I can already sympathize with the terrifyingly rapid and remorseless passage of time and the desire to escape from it. Sometimes, when I stumble upon yet another teenager making more money on YouTube than I will probably ever see in my lifetime, or find out about a problematic thing my fave has done, I run straight into the obvious and empty solace of 20-odd Buzzfeed lists about forgotten toys and hair clips from the early ‘90s.

But here’s the thing: None of us are dead yet. At worst, you’re only slightly more dead than I am. We don’t have to be the primary driving force behind pop culture to have a place in it. We all have so many new stories in us, but we can’t begin to tell them until we’re willing to accept the changes in our minds, bodies, and relationship to the world as a whole. We don’t need to make our silver screen avatars hang out with Zac Efron to prove anything. We can let them do new and exciting things of their own.

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If you’re a creator of content, whether it be films, television, or even fan fiction (yes, I know what you’ve been getting up to in the Star Trek and Man From U.N.C.L.E. fandoms for the past 50 years), work on stories that mean something to you, whether that’s deep dramatic truth or something that just genuinely amuses you and the person you are now. If you’re a consumer, don’t support cynical, half-assed entertainment that reduces your life experiences to trite post-midlife crisis jokes. You deserve better than that! We all deserve better than that! And if you find yourself lost at any point, you can always ask yourself “What Lily Tomlin would do?” because the actress (who is slightly older than your generation at 76) has been tackling some really promising material about fully-fledged older woman on both the big (Grandma) and small screens (Grace and Frankie) lately. You could do worse for a role model.

To get to that point, all you need to do is suck it up, stop whining, accept that the world doesn’t revolve around you or owe you anything, work hard to better yourself every day, and make your superiors take notice of all the good things you have to offer. You keep telling us that this is simple to do when it comes to the economy and getting a job, so you should be able to handle it quite easily when it comes to entertainment and getting better movies for yourselves.

Sincerely,

A Snake Person

Australia’s Twin Towns – A Holiday Destination for Baby Boomers

We discovered the appeal of the Twin Towns on the Queensland/New South Wales border by accident when I planned a surprise 30th wedding anniversary weekend away with my wife. A colleague had suggested that I look at going to Coolangatta/Tweed Heads. So I contacted a travel agent in the area explaining what I wanted to do. She booked us into a resort on the beachfront at Coolangatta and suggested I take my wife to see a show in the Showroom at the Twin Towns Services Club. It was a Neil Diamond Tribute show with an eight piece orchestra. The seats were in the fourth row dead centre of the auditorium. It was fabulous.

That was the start of our love affair with the Twin Towns. You might say the Twin Towns have become our second home as we holiday there several times a year for short stays. Let me explain why.

You can swim on three patrolled beaches, Coolangatta, Greenmount and Rainbow Bay. You can surf at Snapper Rocks, Duranbah, Greenmount or Kirra points. Walking and Bike paths abound along the beaches and the Tweed River. You can fish in the river, off the beach or go ocean fishing. You can indulge in whale watching from Point Danger or go out in a boat from the Tweed River. You can even take a scenic cruise up the river.

In the winter you can be part of the “Cooly Rocks” Festival that features Rock and Roll of the fifties and sixties era and marvel at the restored cars of that era that are paraded during the festival in the local streets.

If you are into Lawn Bowls that the Tweed Heads Bowls Club is the place for you during the wonderful winter sunshine. Bowlers from all over Australia make the Twin Towns their home over many weeks during the winter. For the golfer, there are a number of courses within driving distance with the Coolangatta/Tweed Heads course worth a look.

If dancing is your passion then the Twin Towns Services club is for you. Several different dancing vogues are available each week. They include Line Dancing, Rock and Roll as well as different versions of Ballroom Dancing. Live entertainment occurs daily at Twin Towns Services Club and late in the week at the Bowls club.

The Twin Towns club have a large showroom where live shows are staged each week on Friday or Saturday. Mid-week shows, called Morning Melodies, are performed on most Tuesdays or Wednesdays at a small cost. Most shows are aimed at the Baby Boomers and their taste in music.

All the clubs provide a variety of dining opportunities. The best value for money is the buffet at the Coolangatta/Tweed Heads Golf Club. If you like to play the poker machines there are five big clubs in the areas providing a great variety of machines to play with various promotions on most days.

If Bingo is your “go”, the Tweed Heads Bowls Club has the best selection of games. Their Thursday night game has much to recommend it. If you want a game that stretches your concentration, then go to the Benora Club in South Tweed on a Tuesday night for their Novelty Bingo.

There is a great variety of accommodation available from caravan parks, to apartment and resorts. We stay at the Twin Towns Resort, adjacent to the club. It is managed by Mantra. We do this because of its central location; the cost is very competitive and there is a variety of accommodation from a hotel room to one and two bedroom apartments with direct access to the club. Although not on the beach front, there are views of the beach, the Tweed River Mouth; the Harbour as well as stretches of the river to the south and the ocean beyond.

Lastly, for interstate and overseas visitors, the Coolangatta airport is about five minutes’ drive away. Interstate and overseas flights arrive in great numbers daily to make it one of the busiest airports in Australia. With all these advantages you might think that this area is one of the busiest on the Gold Coast. But, in comparison to Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Burleigh Heads it is a quiet retreat most of the year. The Roxy Pro Surfing contest in March, Easter, “Cooly Rocks” festival in June, any long weekend and the Christmas/New Year period are the only times you need to avoid if you want a quiet, relaxing holiday.