HAPPY DAYS: Residents watch Margaret Lohman and Jim Bolger play indoor bowls on the new mats donated to Bremer Waters.
HAPPY DAYS: Residents watch Margaret Lohman and Jim Bolger play indoor bowls on the new mats donated to Bremer Waters. Sarah Harvey

Council money rolls out fun times in retirees lives

THEY say you can't put a price on happiness but the people at Bremer Waters retirement village reckon $4000 is a pretty good start.

Among other losses at the Tivoli village in the floods, residents lost their indoor bowls mats.

"With the bowls and everything it cost $4000 to replace them," resident Eric Evans said.

"We got a donation from Ipswich City Council and Heather Morrow's office put in $1000.

"There are about 300 residents here and anyone can use them. It's a very therapeutic thing as well."

On Wednesday, the residents invited Cr Morrow - and the Mayor, who couldn't make it - to Bremer Waters to say thanks.

"It's a pleasure being with such pleasant and happy people," Cr Morrow said. "You copped a caning 18 months ago but bounced back."



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