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A head for heights

By Sonia Clark Noelle Dean has a head for heights; in previous years among her various other adventures, she has happily completed a tandem skydive as well as flown in a tiger moth. Not bad for a devoted wife, mother and great-grandmother who is also President of the Glasshouse Country Ladies Bowls Club. So at the end of last month when it came around to celebrating her 80th birthday Noelle knew exactly what she wanted to do - she wanted to head back up to the skies for another exhilarating skydive! “I enjoyed it so much the first time and talk about an adrenaline rush! It was a great way to celebrate becoming 80!” said Noelle.

Noelle with her Skydiving companion at the completion of her dive

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Noelle in the air to celebrate her 80th birthday

The plane for Noelle’s skydive departed from Caloundra airport and Noelle and her skydiving companion landed at Currimundi Beach where she was excitedly greeted by family members upon completing the dive. Then it was back to the airport to view the video of the dive, followed by lunch at the Powerboat Club with her family, to celebrate both the successful dive and her birthday. “I love to be active and embrace living. Planning to do the dive was a great way to use my mind and do something a bit adventurous. The adrenaline certainly makes you feel alive,” laughed Noelle. Now that all the diving is out of the way for the moment, next on Noelle’s must do list is a visit to the famous ‘Cameron Corner’. In another notable milestone, to commemorate her 80th birthday, Noelle was awarded her ‘Super Veteran’ badge from Glasshouse Country Bowls Club. Noelle has been with the club for many years and has already received her ‘Veteran’ badge (when she turned 70). She now looks forward to wearing her new badge with pride.

Maleny Grove’s newly appointed village manager Greg Guilford (pictured) met with residents at the village clubhouse last week. Greg brings to the role many years of experience in senior positions in the hospitality industry. "There are a lot of parallels between my previous and current position," he said. A village is not unlike a hotel, but instead of having guests who come and go, residents remain to live the relaxed and supportive community lifestyle. "Maleny Grove is small scale living but it is certainly big on style with generous green space, beautifully designed spacious villas, plus a wide variety of facilities and activities," he said. "I am impressed to find the benefits and security afforded residents under the government retirement village’s act which Maleny Grove operates. "To have this security, a retirement without the worries of house and garden maintenance, as well as a variety of facilities and the freedom to lock up and leave your home is definitely having the best of both worlds," Greg said. "I look forward to my new role and getting to know the residents at Maleny Grove as well as welcoming visitors to show them what retirement living here has to offer." Call me on 1300 55 65 75 to arrange your personal tour or visit



LONNIE LEE The legendary career of Lonnie Lee started with his first hit in 1959 that he wrote with Johnny O’Keefe. Today, with eight national number one hits to his credit, Lonnie Lee is still going strong.

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The hidden risks in snoring Always feeling tired? Crave a daily nap? Find it difficult to concentrate? You could be suffering from osA (obstructive sleep Apnea) obstructive sleep apnea (or apnoea) is a common affliction that affects thousands of people every night causing excessive snoring and sometimes even choking. How serious is sleep apnea? If you’ve ever slept next to someone who snores you will know just how irritating it can be! However a common side effect of sleep apnea is excessive snoring and this can be much more serious. When we are asleep, our airways relax and start to narrow causing snoring. In people with apnea, the airway can completely close over causing it to become blocked which in turn starves the body

by Bryce Perron MD CPAP Direct

of oxygen. once the brain realises that the body isn’t breathing, it sends a shot of adrenalin to alert the body to wake up. We then take a deep breath (or loud snort) and go back to sleep. The cycle then repeats and can occur several hundred times a night – exhausting! How do you know if you suffer from it? some common signs are: • Excessive snoring • A choking sensation or waking with a loud snort • You appear to stop breathing • Frequent night visits to the bathroom • Continual lack of energy • Poor concentration and short term memory Why is it important to do something about it? The quality of your sleep is more important than the quantity. The reason that most people with apnea are always tired is that their body is still fatigued the next morning as a result of poor quality sleep. It’s also important to consider that the health of your partner may also be affected by continually interrupted sleep. Health risks directly linked with apnea include: • Type 2 Diabetes • Heart attack • Stroke • High blood pressure • Dementia How is it treated? The most effective treatment is with a CPAP or APAP machine which delivers pressurised air through a tube and mask to your face. The airways are held open by the higher air pressure

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providing a much better quality, uninterrupted and restorative sleep. How will the treatment improve my life? You will likely find that you have a completely new lease on life and look forward to waking up each day! At CPAP Direct (now under new ownership and direction) we first arrange a free consultation to provide you with information about taking a sleep test and the different kinds of treatment options available to you including equipment rental and interest free terms. our dedicated team are sleep experts and our therapy incorporates the very latest technology. Choosing a better quality of life has never been easier! To find out more about our life-changing technology visit shop 6/86 Burnett street, Buderim, contact us on 5476 8328 or email us at

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The Events Centre at Caloundra is hosting a series of morning concerts throughout the year as part of their Sunshine Melodies series. The first show for the year presents the legendary Australian recording artist; Lonnie Lee, on Wednesday, March 2 at 11.00am. Lonnie Lee started with his first hit in 1959 that he wrote with Johnny O’Keefe. Today, with eight national number one hits to his credit, Lonnie Lee is still going strong. Having sustained a stellar stage presence for an incredible 55 years, his hits include Starlight Starbright, Yes indeed I do, I Found a New Love, Defenceless, Sit Around and Talk, When the Bells stop Ringing, Sitting by the River, and Don’t you know Pretty Baby. Interestingly, Lee’s recording career has also achieved a number of notable firsts including the first Australian to have a full colour album cover; the first Australian to record a stereo album; the first Australian to have a double-sided #1 record; and, the first Australian to have a #1 song from an album. Tickets are $17.00pp with group booking of 10+, $15.50pp. Complimentary morning tea is available from 10.00am and a post show buffet lunch is available for purchase. Bookings are essential. The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra 5491 4240.

Win Win Win Thanks to the good people at the Events Centre, we have two double passes to be won (worth $34.00). To win, like our Facebook page and share the competition details and comment ‘shared’. Competition will be drawn 4.00pm Monday, February 15 and winners notified via Facebook. Tickets must be collected from the box office at the Events Centre.

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We’re well away to another year with strong membership and comfortable fellowship. This is a Club in which you feel you’re part of a supportive family geared to keeping your mind active. Traditionally, our Annual Honour Board records those of our members who came up with that extra special Club activity to boost our lives which either made it happen or produced the idea that made it work. Eight of our members were awarded this year. Di, Catherine, Marie, Riny, Bev, Coral, Ken and Steve carried home the chocolate box trophies. Our guest list for the next year will cover topics such as piracy on the high seas, a reminisce of the hospital ship Centaur and the story of a service we rely on, QR rail. For outings, we’ll have a good mix of home barbecues and trips, such as a day on the river or a wander through the Museum or Art Gallery or maybe learn about waste disposal. Our ‘Musical Morning with Peter’ covering a wide range of styles from Beethoven to Slim Dusty is always a winner and our periodic ‘Chat Morning’ on a member’s verandah is a lovely time to just relax and have a yarn with friends. It works well for us. So we hope 2016 is away well for you too. If Probus sounds interesting to you call Gordon on 5439 0446.

Pensioner electricity concessions safe Treasurer Curtis Pitt has again assured Queensland pensioners and seniors their existing electricity bill concessions are not at risk. “As I stated yesterday, the Palaszczuk Government is focussed on looking after our pensioners and making sure their concessions are safe,” Mr Pitt said. “We will always ensure we look after our pensioners and make sure their existing concessions are safe. “Everyone can remember the debacle under the previous LNP government when concessions were removed and had to be reinstated a day later. “We will always listen to stakeholders and the Palaszczuk Government will always do its best to look after the interests of our pensioners and low-income earners,” Mr Pitt said.

Skilled senior lends a hand You definitely don’t have to be a senior to be unsure of how to get the best out of your computer. Or perhaps you want to discover new skills for customising and interacting with your iPad? Our local libraries are able to help. The tutorials are run by a range of wonderful volunteers who will work at your own pace, whether it be in a group or in a one-on-one session. One of their ‘Senior’ computer volunteers sharing his expert skills is Brian Machin, from Landsborough, who assists people at the Beerwah Library. Brian has been a computer tutor at Beerwah Library since his retirement in 2012. “I really enjoy my volunteer role at Beerwah Library as it is a very friendly place, well-used by the community, and they’re a great group of staff,” he said. “I have a vast background in communications and IT and felt I could share my experience with the community. “Volunteering is my way of finally being able to give back to the community – something that is somewhat difficult when you work full time. “The benefits of being a tutor are seeing clients learn and grow, being unafraid of their device and having a go. I also meet some wonderful people,” he added. “I have seen people come to me with their laptop/phone/tablet still in the box as they have been too confronted to even turn their device on.

Brian Machin pictured at Uluru “After a few sessions I see them return, using their new found knowledge and beginning to stretch themselves. This is very rewarding. “I would like to see more volunteers with the broad range of my skill sets as there is definitely a need for this knowledge to be available for our community.” To book a tutorial session, head to council’s library website or call 5475 8989.

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A Diamond of a celebration

Gum Leaves, candles, and diamonds set the scene as Gordon and Cath Howitt, of Peachester, celebrated their 60th Wedding anniversary at ‘The Hideway’ in Beerwah. Family, friends and three of the original wedding guests travelled from New Zealand, Perth and everywhere in between. With much hilarity the gorgeous flower girl, (+ 60 years) complete with matching head gear and basket of flowers, led the happy couple into the function room that had been lovingly decorated with special photos and memorabilia depicting Gordon and Cath’s 60 years together. The celebration, organised by their four daughters, was full of surprises. Cath always dressed her daughters in home-made matching outfits so matching pinnies on the night, added to the festivities. A family always known for having lots of fun and laughter, when the congratulatory letters were delivered from the Queen, the Governor General and the Prime Minister, the daughters were suitably attired!

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Stories and memories from the flower girl and brother of the groom (a well know NZ rugby journalist) certainly entertained the guests. Their secret to 60 years of marriage is plenty of laughter, always working as a team, doing everything together, and communication.

Contributed by Kerry Gillam In 2002 I shifted to the Sunshine Coast from Victoria, and I have to say the thought of moving to a new area and meeting new people terrified me. Initially the new friends I made were basically neighbours, however I also now have lovely friends that I have made through being involved in Toastmasters. Back when I was working in Melbourne, my boss was a Toastmaster, and I thought that it only catered to business people. Anyhow I decided to give it a go and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was terrified the first time I turned up but, wow, what a friendly bunch of people they were and I was made welcome by one and all. I was never pushed into anything that I didn’t want to do and could go at my own pace. Through Glasshouse Country Toastmasters I have gained confidence, made some fantastic friends, learnt how to speak up for what I think is right, and be myself. GCTM also conducts Speech Craft in the local schools and what a rewarding experience that is. For more information, contact: Kerry 5494 0161 or Martine 5496 855.

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estate when you die. Reviewing your Will regularly is important to ensure that it accurately reflects your wishes and that it deals with all of your property. Having a current Enduring Power of Attorney allows someone you know and trust to make decisions for you in relation to your health and financial affairs if you lose capacity and are unable to do so yourself. Failure to have either of these important documents can cause your family great distress, be time consuming and expensive.

Estates King Tobin Lawyers is able to assist executors in the administration of Estates, or if you wish, we can perform the role of executor directly. We are local people and work sensitively and compassionately to administer estates quickly and at a reasonable cost.

Advanced Health Directive Allows you to decide in advance the level and degree of intensity of medical care you wish to receive and gives guidance to medical professionals in relation to very specific circumstances if you are not able to participate in the decision making at the time.

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