Taking care of the future
Over 60’s Fit & Strong 5-week program starts March 6 Classes held Thursdays 2.00pm - 3.00pm Continental Cafe Fresh Pasta & Delicatessen
At Pasta d’Vine we hand craft gourmet food for you to take home Egg pasta, ravioli and pasta sauces are freshly made at Pasta d’Vine daily.
Lasagnes, quiches, curries, vegetarian and meat dishes are ready to take home.
Try our ‘5-Minute Pasta and Sauce deal’ to cook at home or enjoy a freshly prepared lunch in the Cafe!
Our Deli is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday and 8:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday
Pasta d’Vine is also a great destination for Breakfast and Lunch
When pain and stiffness slows us down, we can improve our quality of life through appropriate exercise. Specifically designed exercise programs can improve the symptoms of chronic conditions such as depression, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Osteoporosis in particular, is an on-going issue for many of us as we age. The decline in our bone mineral density increases our risk of fractures. An exercise program that includes light weights and resistance can help prevent further decline in bone loss, and if done correctly can actually aid in increasing bone density. Our Over 60’s Fit & Strong - 5-Week Program is designed to increase strength and fitness, improving balance and core strength in a fun, safe and fully supervised environment. Our program will increase your confidence and raise your energy levels and your individually designed free home program will keep you moving in the right direction. Please call us for more information or to book in.
Only $90 (pre-paid)
We serve Breakfast from 8:00 am and Lunch from 11:15 am to 3:00 pm
includes FREE home program
Covered by Health Funds Veterans & War Widows covered (with GP referral)
Extensive breakfast menu from fruit toast to big Aussie Brekkie and a weekly changing lunch menu with all your favourite dishes.
48 Simpson Street, Beerwah
Ph & Fax 5494 6681 www.pastadvine.com.au
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Older people who care for others live longer
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Grandparents who care for their grandchildren live up to a five years longer than those who don’t, according to new research from Edith Cowan University. The research showed that half of the grandparents who provided occasional care for their grandchildren or other members of the community lived for about five additional years after first being interviewed for the research. Dr David Coall from ECU’s School of Medical and Health Sciences said it showed caregiving helped improve longevity among older people. “This research shows the positive link between caregiving and a longer lifespan in older people, however we can only speculate as to why,” he said. “Previous research points to helping behaviour as a stress buffer which involves, for example, the hormone oxytocin which can strengthen bonding between people. “This link could be a mechanism deeply rooted in our evolutionary past when help with childcare was crucial for the survival of the human species.” He said the research showed the benefits of caring also extended beyond grandchildren. “Older people who cared for their own adult children or other members of the community showed the same increase in longevity,” he said. However there can be too much of a good thing. Other research conducted by Dr Coall’s research group at ECU has found negative physical and mental health impacts among grandparents who care fulltime for their grandchildren. Dr Coall said there is no magic bullet amount of caregiving which is best to boost longevity “It is very important that every individual decides for themselves what ‘moderate amounts of help’ means,” he said.
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Choose your own aged care package provider By Sonia Clark The Australian Government has instigated significant reforms to home care which will improve the way that home care services are delivered to older Australians. Following ongoing changes to the orientation of service delivery, from February 27 funding for home care packages will now follow a consumer directed care (CDC) focus. Basically this means that previously where care packages were allocated by providers to clients – now the clients (consumers) can choose a provider suited to them and choose what types of care and services they want to access. Funding for care packages will now follow the consumer – which means that they can change providers whenever they wish, including if they move to another area. Glasshouse Country Care is a not for profit community care organisation who have been established for 20 years and are an approved
local provider for homebased care packages for the local Glasshouse region. GCC Manager Ann McQuay said Glasshouse Country Care are now able to provide home care packages guiding and supporting you from the first stage of aging right the way through the aging process. “Our organisation has been providing care in the local community for 20 years and we understand the concerns of clients living in a semi-rural area with limited access to health services,” she said. “We are committed to assisting people to stay functionally independent in their own homes. The organisation can assist people from the first signs of aging with a few hours a week general home maintenance services such as cleaning and mowing, all the way through to 24 hour home residential support." The community care group already has an established transport, home maintenance service, and day respite centre. From February 27, Glasshouse Country Care can offer a locally based service for higher needs home care packages and can now support clients, if required, in all areas of their life. Clients can access these packages through the ‘My Aged Care’ portal (www.myagedcare.gov.au). For further information call 54946948 or visit www.ghcare.org.au
Legal Topics Diary ADA Australia has produced the 2017 Legal Topics for Older People Diary. Designed for older people, it is a valuable resource that provides access to vital legal information in a handy diary. The topics covered in the diary include: aged care, the NDIS, retirement villages, future planning, funerals and wills, elder abuse, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander information, neighbours and housing, carers, mental health, consumer issues and finance. It also provides tips on everything from free mediation services to protecting yourself against elder abuse. The diary is available from ADA Australia at a cost of $5.00 (plus postage). It can be ordered online at www.adaaustralia.com.au/ product/2017-diary/ or by phoning 1800 818 338.
CALL US TODAY FOR AN OBLIGATION FREE QUOTE ARE YOUR DENTURES CAUSING TROUBLE?? Problem dentures can cause lots of discomfort and may seriously impact your quality of life. Poor dentures may cause: • Lost smile • Pain and discomfort • Poor chewing eﬃciency • Lost confidence Note the vastly improved appearance of this patient who had new dentures fitted recently at Beerwah Denture Clinic.
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Good dentures result in: • Improved confidence • Improved smile • Improved comfort • Improved appearance Implants Most full lower dentures are unsuccessful due to instability. Implants can solve these issues and Brian at Beerwah Denture Clinic, working with Dental Excel Implant Centre, Beerwah, can attach your denture to implants giving you improved comfort and chewing ability.
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Taking care of the future
Power of Attorney At the Maleny Library on Friday, February 10, learn about appointing a person to manage your finances and personal affairs if you are unable to do so – it can provide peace of mind. Join Suncoast Community Legal for a closer look at Enduring Powers of Attorney. Learn about the different types of Attorney, and their functions. Gain an understanding of ‘capacity’, find out how it’s measured and who the decision makers are. Explore your legal rights and pick up tips for some safeguards you can employ. The session runs between 10.00am and 11.30am. Attendance is free, however bookings are essential. Phone 5475 8989.
Healthy Ageing Sunshine 60 and Better Group is a healthy ageing program providing a variety of fun activities to keep the mind and body active for older people. The Caloundra Group offers Mah Jong from 9.30am to 12.00noon, Art Class from 9.15am to 12.00noon, Gentle Exercise from 9.15am to 10.15am, activities from 10.30am to 12.00pm, and sessions include morning tea. Come along and join in the fun. The group meets at the Uniting Church Hall, 56c Queen Street, Caloundra. On Tuesday, February 28 there will be a Healthy Ageing guest speaker. For more information, phone 5444 5833, email admin@ sun60.com.au, or visit www.sunshine60.org.au
Senior Moments Are you able to provide help or services to our mature readership? Don’t miss out on being part of our next Senior Moments feature. Be where the locals look. To book your spot in the next feature please call Carol 0488 444 525, Tina 0477 004 977 or Tara 5438 7445 or email email@example.com
Access to government funding for at-home care services will change from February 28, 2017. If you would like to find out more about how the new system will work, you might like to head along to hear the presentation on Thursday, February 9, from 10.00am to 11.30am at the Beerwah Library. Falon Newman from Home Instead Senior Care will provide a guided tour of the changes ahead.
Get a lesson in the government funding referral process and find out what makes someone eligible. Learn how to navigate My Aged Care with a live demonstration. Find out about your consumer rights and what questions to ask when comparing service providers. Attendance is free, however bookings are essential. Please phone 5475 8989.
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Capture your moment in Paradise A combined passion for photography and travel has led two friends to create exciting group tours to some beautiful destinations. It all began when Nature photographer Andrew Goodall and former Maleny local Arcadia Love had a chance catch up a couple of years ago. “Arcadia knew I had hosted photography tours to the Top End, the Kimberley and New Zealand,” explains Andrew. “She had just teamed up with Trade Travel on the Sunshine Coast who organise specialty group tours. We started talking about possibilities and within a year had co-hosted our first photography tour with 20 keen photographers to Norfolk Island. Another tour to Norfolk followed and now
we’re heading off to explore Vanuatu.” Having run his ‘Photography Essentials’ workshop in Maleny since 2008, Andrew had a huge following of over 1,500 photographers – from hobbyists to professionals.
Meet the locals (photo - Alcina Charlie)
Your tour host, Andrew Goodall
Co-host Arcadia Love with some of Vanuatu's wildlife
Many of the people who join his tours are past students. Some take partners or friends who just want to have a holiday, but Andrew says most people who join a tour share a love of photography. “Some come to learn, and others are highly experienced photographers who are there for the pure indulgence of spending a week taking photos in stunning locations. While I am always there to help with any questions, some of our photographers are happy to just take off in search of their own shots. “The great thing about a photography tour is the places we visit are breathtaking, so people have a wonderful time even if they don’t bring a camera.”
So where does Arcadia fit into the picture? “My job,” she says “is to make sure everything runs smoothly so we all have a great time along the way. “I’ve hosted many group tours and Vanuatu remains one of my favourite destinations. It truly is paradise – right on our doorstep. It’s so beautiful; it’s as if the colour on everything is just turned up! “We visit waterfalls, lagoons, beaches, tropical flora and fauna and there’s even an optional side trip to photograph a live volcano. We stay at the beautiful Iririki Resort, dine on fresh local food, experience some Vanuatu culture and meet some of the locals including a trip to a village Kindergarten. Only a few seats remain on the May / June tour to Vanuatu. To find out more contact Bruce Drysdale at Trade Travel: 0419 668 426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vanuatu was once voted by Lonely Planet as the friendliest place on earth. Join your host, nature photographer Andrew Goodall on a tour of discovery as he takes you to all the best spots for sunrise, sunset and nature photography. Co-host Arcadia Love joins Andrew to assist with any questions that don’t involve photography, and is there to help make your tour the most relaxing, enjoyable and memorable one you have been on!
Discover the natural beauty of Vanuatu … through your camera lens!
7 Days / 6 Nights - Tuesday 30 May - Monday 5 June, 2017 ALL INCLUSIVE Tour includes: • Return Airfares with Air Vanuatu - Brisbane to Port Vila & Port Vila to Brisbane • 6 Nights Resort Accommodation at Iririki Island Resort • Most Meals • All Coach Touring, Transfers and Attractions as per Itinerary
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For information contact: Bruce Drysdale Phone: 0419 668 426 www.gcnews.com.au
OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT VOLCANO TOUR* *Optional Tour cost from $955.00 per person (Price is based on a quote only and is subject to change)
per person Twin Share
($795.00 single supplement)
For bookings contact Trade Travel Toll Free: 1800 034 439
Business Class available. Price on application. + Taxes approx $245.00 - airport taxes/levies are subject to change until fully ticketed. Tour price based on minimum 20 paying passengers ex-Brisbane. Price valid for travel 2017 and is subject to International currency ﬂuctuations until fully ticketed. Please note that itinerary is subject to change without notice.
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Need transport to your local shopping centre? The Council Link initiative is an affordable transport service that collects eligible people from their homes and takes them to their local shopping centre. The service is available for Seniors (people aged 60 and over), people with a disability or mobility impairment (DSP concession card holders) and carers and minors accompanying eligible people (carers card or companion card holders). The service (previously known as Council Cabs) operates one day per week within a designated area and provides a door-to door service. Drivers will collect you from your home in the morning and drive you to your local shopping centre. If you book a return trip you will be picked up at around lunch time from the place you were dropped off. Around the Hinterland the service operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays, Council Link drivers will transport those living in Beerwah, Glass House Mountains and Peachester to Beerwah Marketplace. Landsborough, Mooloolah Valley and Mount Mellum residents can access Landsborough Maleny Road Shopping Centre. On Thursdays the service will take those living in Balmoral Ridge, Maleny, North Maleny and Witta to Maple Street and those living at Mapleton, Montville and Flaxton can be taken to Nambour Plaza. Cost is $2.00 per person per one way trip. To book, call 5390 1288 by 12.00noon the day before during business hours. If you have a hearing impairment you can book through the National Relay TTY Service on 13 3677. Please let the operator know if you have any special needs, including the use of walking frames or wheelchairs. If you decide to cancel your booking please call 5390 1288, preferably the day before. This allows another person from your community to use this service. Council Link is a service provided by Sunshine Coast Council in partnership with ComLink and is funded by the Public Transport Levy.
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Healthy Sunshine Coast Seniors program The Healthy Sunshine Coast Seniors program returns in 2017 offering everything from Tai Chi to belly dancing designed to improve the health and wellbeing of over-55s. Council is launching a series of affordable $5.00 seniors classes in six locations on the Sunshine Coast to add to the already large program of activities that support seniors to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. One of the key targets of council’s Sunshine Coast Social Strategy 2015 was for the region to maintain its ranking as the healthiest in Queensland and the Healthy Sunshine Coast Seniors program is a step in the right direction to achieving this. Fitness instructor Danielle Thompson from Mind, Body, Soul, Fitness for You understands the specific needs of seniors when it comes to exercising. “Exercise and health have no barriers, it is an individual’s journey for a better life,” she said. “Each class brings stability, balance, core, progressive functional movement and fall prevention to help maintain a full and independent life.” Community Port Stability, Balance and Core will be held at the Maleny RSL Hall, 1 Bunya Street, on Tuesdays from 8.30am to 9.30am (for more details, phone Danielle on 0418 139 878). Councillor Jenny McKay said taking part in regular physical activity was important for everyone’s health and unfortunately most Australians weren’t getting the required recommended physical activity they needed. In addition to the $5.00 seniors classes, Resolve Fitness Club at Caloundra RSL are offering free seniors fitness classes on the first and third Wednesday of each month following by a free morning tea. Seniors can also participate in the low-cost Sunshine 60 and Better Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Belly Dancing, Gentle Exercise and Fun and Laughter classes. “So if you are keen to start getting active but are not sure where to start, I’m sure Healthy Sunshine Coast will have a great option,” Cr McKay said. Visit council’s website for full details on the full Healthy Sunshine Coast program, including mums and bubs and general fitness for all the community to enjoy.
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