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Services designed to make life easier The needs of the older community are met through a variety of groups.

IN THE wise words of Frank Lloyd Wright, “the longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.” Thankfully, the Bundaberg region has a wealth of valuable options for seniors whether they are looking for affordable living, entertainment, companionship or to explore what our great state has to offer. The needs of the older community are met through

a variety of community groups, including the YMCA’s 60 and Better Program where locals such as our featured resident Des Kemp work hard to provide activities and outings. As can be seen throughout Seniors Living, health is also a strong focus and local providers are committed to providing a thorough and convenient service for seniors.


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The C2G Financial Services team continue to share a wealth of experience with their clients.

Advice in your best interest C2G Financial Services has been servicing clients throughout the Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gladstone for more than 35 years. The business has clearly shown it is here for the long term and continues to offer the long-term services and relationships that have been established over the years. Louise Jealous-Bennett, a superannuation specialist with an accountancy background, with firmly grounded family roots in Bundaberg, has been the proprietor of C2G since 2006. Louise highlights that since then, the world of financial planning has changed a lot; many clients found themselves in either outdated products or services with very high fees and no great returns. “We wanted to join an independent financial services enterprise, one not owned by any bank, insurance company, fund manager or superannuation

provider so we could operate freely without institutional restriction or bias,” she said. “That is how we found GCR Financial, and amalgamated with them late last year. “We can now provide superior advice and services which are in our clients’ best interest, not the institutions best interest.” Gye Duncan is the managing director of GCR Financial Pty Ltd (AFS & ACL no. 333543). GCR stands for Gye, his wife Cara and their daughter Ruby. GCR has grown to more than 6000 clients Australia-wide, serviced by experienced and loyal staff in three locations: Brisbane, Norfolk Island and now Bundaberg. Gye brings more than 23 years of industry experience and knowledge to the diverse team that is GCR and said he believed in learning from the past while being a

forward-looking optimist, a strategic calculator and a persistent achiever. “The flow of success inter-connects with both personal life and business life,” he said. “For me, I love my work, so it doesn’t seem like work at all. Attitude is everything and I like working with people of similar positive attitudes.” Being regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commissions, GCR employs a full-time compliance manager, Marielle Andrew, to ensure all client dealings are in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations. GCR/C2G’s independence and specialist level of expertise in the areas of financial analysis and investment management has enabled them to already improve many of their clients’ investment portfolios with more flexibility, lower fees and higher net returns. They have been


particularly successful in doing so in the areas of Self-Managed Super Funds, Retirement Planning and Retirement Income Streams. GCR/C2G has a team of dedicated, highly-trained staff in a range of areas of expertise. Chris Palmer has more than 38 years of industry experience, during which he has won many awards. He continues working as a financial adviser from the office on Woondooma St, alongside Louise. “This building was originally a corner store around the 1900s, selling daily commodities, and we still have many of the items from back in those days on display,” Chris said. The team is supported by Maryelen Collins, who has years of administrative experience and knowledge. If you are interested in having your investments or superannuation reviewed, to find out if you can achieve a better outcome, GCR/C2G is here to help you!



New Affordable Over-50’s Lifestyle Village It’s easy to own a new home because the owner only buys the home.


SET in relaxed, park-like surrounds, Lifestyle Villages Bundaberg is the new style of affordable homes for over-50’s living. People choose to live in these parks for many reasons including: ■ A low-maintenance lifestyle

■ Affordability ■ No entry or exit fees ■ No stamp duty on purchase ■ No body corporate fees ■ Living with like-minded people in a safe environment ■ A place where the family can visit and use facilities.

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■ A manufactured home village is a revolutionary concept allowing home buyers to buy a new home with prices starting at $130,000. It’s easy to own a new home because the owner only buys the home – not the land it sits on – and the whole process is regulated by the Manufactured Homes Act. There is a rental component to buying in a village – covering rates, common ground maintenance, use of the pool and barbecue areas. However, if you are on any type of pension it will be greatly subsidised by the government.

Lifestyle Villages Bundaberg, 94 Twyford Street, AVOCA QLD 4650 Contact Dawn for an appointment on 07 4155 1022 Email: bundaberg@lifestylevillages.com | www.lifestylevillages.com


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See why The Waves is the place to visit Live music, beautiful setting, good food and the chance to win big – all at The Waves


WHEN you enter The Waves Sports Club, it is easy to see why it is Wide Bay’s most awarded and Queensland’s third most awarded club. Open seven days a week from 10am, The Waves offers an amazing array of entertainment, promotions, specials, discounts for seniors and a free courtesy bus service six days a week. The Waves’ free Morning Melodies are an ever popular, live music event. Held on the second Wednesday of each month from 9.30am, musicians, comics, and performers from across Australia and throughout the world perform live, with nostalgic

music to tap your feet or dance to. The Rock Salt Bistro also caters well for seniors and pensioners with terrific quality meal specials, including a daily specials board, roast of the day, pensioner discount meals, and unique, promotional offers for lunch or dinner. The recent awardwinning renovation of the bistro area has added facilities like six-star amenities, floor-to-ceiling glass panels which flood the room with amazing, natural light, and all new furniture and booth seating. The Waves also offers social membership for LIFE for only one dollar. Becoming a member of

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The Waves means you’re immediately entitled to food and beverage discounts and points with every spend. Becoming a member also entitles you to take part in our weekly membership draws with jackpots of up to $10,000, and our Member’s Birthday Promotion, where you can win your share of birthday prize money and redeem your birthday voucher towards an a la carte meal.



Day Tour First Tuesday of Every Month full fare: $75 member’s fare: $70 Join us for a fabulous day out, travelling near and far! Includes: M/Tea, Lunch, Attraction, Coach Travel

Moffatdale Winery & tuscan feast Day Tour Sunday 22nd April 2018 full fare: $99 member’s fare: $95 Treat yourself to some tastings, a delicious four course feast and entertainment by the fabulous Fortunato! Includes: Morning Tea, Entertainment, Lunch, Coach Travel

Tuesday 27th March 2018 full fare: $129 member’s fare: $123 Taste the award winning range of cheeses handcrafted at Kenilworth Country Foods, then discover for yourself the process of milk from the cow to the bottle at Maleny Dairies! Includes: M/Tea, Cheese Tastings, Lunch, Factory Tour, Coach Travel

euMundi Markets & sunshine plaza Day Tour Saturday 17th November 2018 full fare: $92 member’s fare: $88 This popular tour is just for shop-a-holics! Spend a day visiting the famous Eumundi Markets and the shopper’s paradise that is Sunshine Plaza! Includes: Luxury Coach Travel

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Day Tour Friday 17th August 2018 full fare: $104 member’s fare: $99 Travel to Boondooma Homestead for a day of celebrating Scottish culture with music, activities, stalls, entertainment and food! Includes: M/Tea, Entry, Luxury Coach Travel

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Thursday 26th July 2018 full fare: $1239 member’s fare: $1180 earlybird fare: $1125 (closes 01/03/18 unless sold out!) Spend a long weekend indulging in the most remarkable destinations that the Scenic Rim has to offer, including luxurious vineyards, breathtaking natural wonders and a stunning lavender farm.

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8 Day Tour Saturday 6th October 2018 full fare: $4695 member’s fare: $4480 earlybird fare: $4270 (closes 31/05/2018 unless sold out!) Experience a getaway like no other & explore the remote South Pacific island as it blooms in spring.

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Day Tour Wednesday 29th August 2018 full fare: $95 member’s fare: $91 Take in the scenic Sunshine Coast hinterland with visits to the quaint towns of Montville & Maleny! Includes: M/Tea, Luxury Coach Travel

10 Day Tour Wednesday 11th April 2018 full fare: $5239 member’s fare: $4990 earlybird fare: $4752 (closes 31/01/2018 unless sold out!) Discover beautiful Tasmania on a fly in, fly out tour! Filled with history and interesting places alongside some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country, this is one not to miss!

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Some of the destinations that Bundaberg Coaches visit on their tours are simply breathtaking.


Entertainment at your fingertips Bundaberg Coaches tours for 2018 take you to exciting destinations around the region


STUNNING views, magnificent countryside and a little night time excitement… Bundaberg Coaches have done it again with their extensive range of new tours for 2018 with one of the most incredible so far being the four-day Gold Coast and Scenic Rim Explorer departing on July 26. Owner Jason Beresford said he and his team had really noticed when planning this tour that The Scenic rim was the perfect long weekend getaway to the country. “Through this tour visitors can discover the incredible natural beauty of the lush world-heritage listed rain-forests and rolling farmlands, all contained in an arc of spectacular mountains. “The Scenic Rim is a burgeoning wine region and is home to a myriad of award-winning vineyards and wineries.” As well as the gorgeous

countryside, this tour has many highlights including attractions such as the Hinze Dam, Gold Coast War Museum, The Star Gold Coast Casino and Sunshine Castle. But that is only one on a list of amazing tours that Bundaberg Coaches have. If you are more of a foodie, then the tour to tantalise your tastebuds is the Moffatdale Ridge Winery and Tuscan Feast Day Tour on April 22. Here you can enjoy a delicious four course feast at Moffatdale Ridge Winery with entertainment by the fabulous Fortunato and surrounded by the picturesque country landscape. On June 2, it is time to saddle up for a captivating journey to the snow peaked mountains of the high country where legendary yarns come alive, and witness the bravery, beauty and courage of the greatest Australian stories never told with The Return of High

Country Legends. This is all part of the hugely popular Australian Outback Spectacular Overnight Tour, which allows visitors to enjoy the show and then a relaxing evening in hotel accommodation. If you are more attracted to tales from the east, take an exciting trip to experience first-hand the beloved story of Aladdin as it comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical that is filled with daring adventure and timeless romance with the tour departing on May 12. Whatever your tastes in tours, remember the Travel Club Membership offers discounts. Jason said he appreciated the level of service expected by customers. “It is vital that our team has a high level of experience whether in running tours and charters, creating tour itineraries, bookings and especially in driving the coaches.”







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Reading Cinema manager Ben Porter with Morag Barrett.


Comfort and excitement awaits Four wall-to-wall cinema screens feature the highest quality, crystal-clear digital sound at Reading Cinemas, Bundaberg.

WHEN it comes to fun, excitement and escaping to another world for a moment, there is nothing better than the cinema. A chance to relax in air-conditioned comfort and experience the story, whether it is seeing your favourite actor on the screen or viewing the next segment in a sequel you just can’t miss, it is all there at Reading Cinemas Bundaberg. With four wall-to-wall cinema screens featuring the highest quality, crystal-clear digital sound, you really can experience the difference at Reading Cinemas Bundaberg. Not only are the armchair seats luxurious but the stadium-style seating allows you to feel like you are almost within the show yourself while still having your own space.

Cinema complex manager Brent Abercrombie said Reading Cinemas continued to be a wonderful choice for all ages with an extensive range of films regularly on offer. “We continue to try to screen films that may be of interest to a broad range of viewers,” he said. “We also have a lift available for all our guests to use who are unable to use the stairs with wheelchair access and seating positions available in prime viewing areas in all of our cinemas. “Add to this 122 car parks plus street parking and it makes for a very easy and entertaining night out.” Reading Cinemas Bundaberg continue to pride themselves on having amazing value tickets, and of course, you can stop

past the candy bar to pick up a value packed combo deal from one of their friendly staff members. “We accommodate group bookings and if you are truly celebrating something special you can even book out a whole cinema,” Brent said. “If you love your movies and love to be rewarded, then join the Reading Reel Club today to receive your Reel Club Rewards Card and enjoy exclusive member benefits. “Points are awarded for every dollar spent online or at the box office or candy bar on eligible items, and award vouchers are given for ticket discounts, candy bar freebies and free tickets. “You’ll also be privy to exclusive member only benefits such as competition entry, plus so much more.”


e l b a l i a v a w o n Sleep Dentistry l a t n e D e s o o M at Orange Sometimes we’re in two minds about having that dental treatment that we know we need to have done, but we definitely don’t feel like having it done while we’re awake in the dental chair or making the effort to go to hospital for it. At Orange Moose Dental, there is another option. Imagine falling asleep and being gently woken up when your procedure is complete.That is the new reality at Orange Moose Dental. We are proud to announce that we can now offer conscious IV sedation or “sleep dentistry”, an ideal solution for patients suffering from dental anxiety. There are different types of dental conscious sedation techniques available to allow for a more comfortable visit to the dentist, all allowing some sort of depression of our conscious emotions and experience of our surroundings, usually to reduce fear and anxiety related to the dental experience. Oral sedation, Inhalation sedation and IV sedation are the most common types of

conscious sedation techniques used in dental practice. Sedation dentistry is very closely monitored by the Dental Board of Australia, Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. At Orange Moose Dental, a specialty trained professional is utilized for administering IV sedation, while Dr Venter performs the dental procedure, ensuring patient safety throughout the process. Patients can relax in comfort in a purpose built treatment room during the procedure and gently wake in our recently completed recovery room. It is important to understand that there are no such thing as a silver bullet where one type of service is ideal for all types of procedures and that’s why Dr Venter offers so many different types of services as part of the process to tailor each proposed treatment for each client that trusts Orange Moose Dental with their dental and oral health.

Up until now, clients in the Bundaberg region have been referred to the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane to have access to IV sedation services and Orange Moose Dental is proud to be the first practice now to offer this service at their beautiful facilities. If you have any questions or queries about IV sedation and want to find out if it is an option for you or someone you know, feel free to contact our office on (07) 4152 4404

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Tooth Loss, its Consequences and Solutions At Orange Moose Dental, Dr Venter often sees patients who have lost their teeth and have had dentures for many years. The concern for many is the inability to eat and enjoy the food they used to, having to chew for longer to manage the size of the food in their mouths, often leading to digestive problems and then also not able to bite as hard as they used to. The problem with tooth loss After tooth loss, the biggest problem we’re faced with, is bone loss. We can lose up to 4mm of bone height within the first 6 months after losing a tooth. With loss of bone height, comes loss of bone width too. The problem with this is loss of stability and support of future traditional dentures. Any pressure from your dentures on your gums accelerates this loss of underlying bone, which is an ongoing process throughout your life. How dental implants could help you Replacing missing teeth can be divided into Fixed or Removable solutions. Fixed Solutions refer to a set of teeth, completely supported and retained by implants, where a removable solution, refers to a full upper or lower denture supported by implants and gum. Your denture will clip onto the placed implants and you can still remove it when you go to bed and when you clean the denture. With the removable option, you still lose underlying supporting bone where the denture is supported by only gum, usually towards the back of your mouth.

© Dr Hanno Venter

© Dr Hanno Venter

Fixed Implant supported prosthesis

Fixed Implant supported prosthesis

With the fixed option, your set of teeth are more slim line, usually easier to clean and feels less invasive to your lips, cheeks and tongue. This set of teeth can only be removed by your dentist with special instruments and usually feels closer to natural teeth than a traditional denture.

Teeth in a day

“Research shows that implant-supported dentures allow patients to increase the amount of chewing force by up to 300%, improves chewing efficiency with 20% and usually only need 1.5 to 3.5 times less chewing strokes to obtain the same outcome compared to patients with traditional full dentures” – Dr Carl E. Misch in Contemporary Implant Dentistry, 3rd Edition For both of these treatment options, your dentist had to have special training and if you’re interested in persuing any of these options, be sure to ask your dentist if they can show you any cases that they have done.

© Dr Hanno Venter Removable Implant and Gum supported denture

Dr Venter at Orange Moose Dental offers varieties of options within the Fixed and Removable treatment solutions and the first step for you would be to contact our office to arrange a comprehensive dental examination. Usually before dental implants can be planned and placed, Dr Venter will have to take a small view 3D xray of the area in question to assess the shape and volume of your jaw bone. This will help him to also give you an accurate treatment cost for the proposed treatment options. Dr Venter has all the equipment to take all necessary photographs and xrays in his practice and therefore eliminates the need to refer you somewhere else for these diagnostic aids.

A Fixed treatment solution Dr Venter offers at Orange Moose Dental, is a Nobel Biocare® product, called All-on-4™. This allows a full arch of upper or lower teeth to be replaced by only four dental implants placed in a specific way, following a specific protocol. By only using four dental implants, it keeps the total treatment cost down and allows for immediate function if minimum amount of implant insertion torque is achieved. Along with this procedure, Dr Venter works alongside a master ceramist and his team from Victoria for the procedure that allows the patient to go home that same day with a fixed set of teeth, ready to smile and eat. This comes to no additional cost to Dr Venter’s patients, due to the nature of the professional relationship between Dr Venter and this dental laboratory. Not everyone is suited for the All-on-4™ treatment solution but that is why Dr Venter will assess each patient on their own merit and provide treatment options suitable for that specific patient. Visit our website and facebook page for real life treatment procedures completed by Dr Venter himself and come and visit us to find out what treatment options are available to you.

Dr Venter has been trained in various dental implant systems and will use the product best suited for your situation.

© Dr Hanno Venter

All of the placed dental implants are followed up by Dr Venter on a regular scheduled interval and for the first year this is complimentary.

Fixed Implant supported prosthesis

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Des Kemp with Thelma Bates - YMCA 60 and Better Program.

tastes and interest to keep members healthy in body, mind and spirit.” Des himself was originally working at the YMCA as a disability support worker before being approached to take on the role as the program co-ordinator and jumped at the chance to work with seniors. Apart from several classes in the fitness centres each week designed for senior participants, other regular activities include computer classes, ten pin bowling, cards (500), Lunch Club, line dancing, Walk in Water exercise class and free information sessions with morning tea. There are also other social activities organised such as bus trips, theatre visits and barbecues. All member activities are either conducted at a reduced rate, no cost, or may require a gold coin donation, while eligibility to 60 and Better can vary, however it is generally open to anyone over 60 years of


age. “I can honestly say that there is not just one memorable moment in my time since becoming a part of the program and I thoroughly enjoy working with seniors and getting the opportunity to listen to their life stories. “Bundaberg is a great place to live and we are lucky that it offers a great lot of activities for seniors and it is not so large that people cannot afford to live here.”

The 60 and Better Program has been operating in Bundaberg for a whopping 23 years. TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM AND THE ACTIVITIES ON OFFER DURING SENIORS WEEK, CONTACT PROGRAM CO-ORDINATOR, DES ON 4132 8224.

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SEEING age as just a number and definitely not content to slow down, Des Kemp is making the most of everything this region has to offer. For Des, as an integral part of the local YMCA’s 60 and Better Program he loves nothing more than the opportunity to share the fun, excitement and friendship that comes as part of being a member of the group, helping to organise up to 70 activities a month for seniors to participate in. As Des said when he looked to his future, it always involved continuing to keep the 60 and Better Program growing and making activities that seniors wanted to participate in. “Sometimes it can be tough to be a senior with the cost of living seemingly increasing all the time so if we can find an affordable way to seniors to enjoy something as simple as a walking group then I am proud to help that happen,” he said. “I love Bundaberg and I believe it truly keeps me active to be a part of my community through the seniors’ forum working group, the Seniors Expo working group, and of course, the Burnett Bowls Club. “I am proud to be a part of the 60 and Better Program because it has been operating in Bundaberg for a whopping 23 years. “The 60 and Better Program is designed to ensure independent, involved and informed local seniors, and it offers a broad choice of physical, social and recreational activities aimed at multiple


Carinity Kepnock Grove customer service co-ordinator Lorraine Murray, left, with Kepnock Grove resident Ruth van Beek.


Kepnock Grove a community of love People come first in a relaxing environment that fosters caring and compassion among residents.


NESTLED IN spacious gardens in Bundaberg, Carinity Kepnock Grove is a warm and welcoming aged care community where people come first. With the highest standard of residential and dementia-specific aged care, Carinity provides a safe and relaxing environment. Residents maintain their independence while feeling part of a community where they are loved, heard and valued. They enjoy an active lifestyle with regular group activities and interactive entertainment, including gardening, craft, games and live music. Our social program includes sightseeing bus trips and journeys to the shops, the cinema and special events. Morgan, a rescue dog, provides seniors with

cuddles and companionship. Children from local day care centres are regular visitors and fun gardening activities double as dementia care reminiscence therapy. Kepnock Grove features bright residential rooms which overlook beautiful landscaped gardens. Residents have access to physiotherapists, podiatrists, GPs, dental care, an on-site hairdresser and chaplaincy and church services. A retirement lifestyle community is co-located within the Kepnock Grove precinct, enabling couples to remain connected if one partner requires a higher level of care. Ruth van Beek, 80, embodies the community of love and care at Kepnock Grove. Living independently, she has an

active life as a volunteer and visits her friends in the aged care community almost daily. “My husband lived at Kepnock Grove aged care for three years and received excellent care. I keep going back to see the residents there as I know a lot of them and they knew my husband,” Ruth says. “I have volunteered at the aged care community at Kepnock Grove for the past seven years. I love being around elderly people, hearing them reminisce about what they did when they were young. I learn from them every day.” Environmentally sustainable and run with solar power, Kepnock Grove is one of 11 aged care communities operated by Carinity, a not-for-profit outreach of Queensland Baptists.



AG E D C A R E W H E R E YO U ’ L L F E E L AT H O M E When the times comes that you or your loved one needs a little extra support, Kepnock Grove offers a warm and welcoming community. With leafy surrounds, an enviable social calendar and the highest quality of care, you’ll feel at home at Kepnock Grove. At a time when privacy is the highest priority, all our suites are single with an ensuite. Beautiful bay windows overlook the grounds and fill each room with natural light. Couples can also stay connected, with retirement living just a few steps away. If you’re not quite ready to make the move, Carinity also offers home care services so you can continue to live the life you love in the home you’ve always loved.


We’d love to show you what Kepnock Grove has to offer. Call us on 4131 2222 to book a tour or for more information.

28 Jocumsen Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670 P: (07) 4131 2222 E: kepnock.grove@carinity.org.au carinity.org.au

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Bundaberg Seniors Guide to Living - Autumn Edition  

Bundaberg Seniors Guide to Living - Autumn Edition

Bundaberg Seniors Guide to Living - Autumn Edition  

Bundaberg Seniors Guide to Living - Autumn Edition