SWEET: Seniors (from left) Elaine Bryant, Albert Lee and Fran Sutton prepare for today’s high tea at the Currimundi Hotel.
SWEET: Seniors (from left) Elaine Bryant, Albert Lee and Fran Sutton prepare for today’s high tea at the Currimundi Hotel. Iain Curry

FOR THE DIARY: Seniors Week events on the Coast

SUNSHINE Coast seniors will clink together their finest china in a toast to being "golden oldies".

A massive morning tea will take place today at the Currimundi Hotel as part of Seniors Week celebrations.

The spread of triple sandwiches, sweets, treats and tea, laid out by the Caloundra City National

Seniors, is one of many events being held this week across the region.

Up to 200 people, including a range of guest speakers, will join in the special morning tea.

"This is all about celebrating Seniors Week, but also about showing just what Caloundra City National Seniors is all about because we are dwindling in numbers and

always looking for new members," president Fran Sutton said.

"The best thing for me about joining a national seniors group, was making friendships. We're very social."

But it seems not everyone is as welcoming of senior members of the Coast community.

Mrs Sutton said a blatant disregard for seniors in customer-service areas was a real problem at home and across the country.

"We are just ignored," she said. "Airlines, restaurants, shops - anywhere, really.

"We are ignored and we are the last to be served.

"But the best part about being part of a group like this is the friendships you make."

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