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IT’S that time of the year again when Queensland seniors are encouraged to kick up their heels and be noticed. There is a full program to entice you out and about as the Sunshine Coast gets ready to celebrate Seniors Week from 17th to 25th August. The theme this year is ‘Respect and Social Inclusion’ and the program is packed with entertainment, information, activities and events to suit all tastes. Turn to Pages 35-41 and check out the full calendar of events. Many activities are free but with some you will need to book in advance, so get the red pen out and pick your preferences. So many choices – will it be ballroom dancing or a free variety concert, a bowls tournament, tips on how to use Google or how to grow your own delicious veggies? It’s your week so make the most of it.
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Centenary Evening VIEW Club ARE you interested in finding out how arts funding works in Queensland? Do you value the various festivals that make life in Brisbane entertaining? Perhaps you even have a secret desire to be a writer and need some financial support. Then you can’t afford to miss the September meeting of the Centenary Evening VIEW Club. You may be surprised by the range of activities that come under the arts “umbrella”. The guest speaker will be Jenny Galligan who is Executive Director of Arts Policy and Programs at Arts Queensland. This
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body plays a key role in enriching the lives of all Queenslanders through its support of diverse arts and cultural activities. This dinner meeting of the Centenary Evening VIEW Club (a friendship club for women) will take place on 9 September, 6:30pm for 7:00pm, at the Mount Ommaney Hotel/Apartments. Bookings must be made before 12 midday on Thursday 5 September, by ringing Di on 3202 9759 or Helen on 3279 4416. New members are always welcomed at this club and members are very proud of the support they give to The Smith Family’s Learning for Life Program.
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Spinal Injuries Association Meeting THE Spinal Injuries Association Brisbane Post Polio Network will meet at 2.00p.m on Saturday 10th August, 2013 at Spinal Injuries Association 109 Logan Road, Woolloongabba. (Entrance and parking off Balaclava Street). Guest Speaker will be from Council of the Ageing. New members are welcome. For more information please ring the facilitator on 3381 0976.
SENIORS NEWS Don’t blame aged carers: the problem lies with administrators and the funders
FOLLOWING recent revelations on the ABC Lateline program recently about the quality of aged care and the more recent calls for a royal commission, it is time for a rethink of how we fund and deliver aged care. Brisbane specialist orthopaedic surgeon Dr Des Soars says although there is a large increase in the number of elderly people in the community, many of them are living longer – and better. ABS population reports show that the absolute number of the frail aged is increasing significantly; the population over 90 has tripled in the past 20 years from 51,220 to 156,602, and is expected to double again to 314,884 in the next 20 years. Dr Soars says that to understand the needs, we need to understand that aged care is not a homogenous service. “There are a wide variety of needs and demands for care,” he said. “The majority of people in aged care are in independent living units. A large proportion live in a village setting where home maintenance and gardening are taken care of. “However, these provide their own meals and look after their own home
cleaning and care. “This group functions effectively with minimal government support. The main issue for government is regulations involving how the costs are managed. “The next group are people who live in independent units but who have meals and other support provided for them. They may also access assistance with showering and hygiene and other activities of daily living.” Dr Soars pointed to another group – the frail aged who require significant support including assistance and care with most tasks including feeding. Some in this group also have dementia, so in addition to care they need close supervision to prevent injury. The final group are the frail aged who are bedbound because of
medical conditions or poor mobility. “It is important to place all this in context in order to plan and understand how we can deliver care to the growing number of elderly,” Dr Soars said. “We need to understand that all of the stories and images of poor care that have been shown relate to this final group of people. The information on the number of people in this group is not easily available and should be the subject of further study.” Dr Soars said these patients had ended up in a high care because their families were unable or unwilling to care for them in their own home. They required complex care that was very labour intensive. “Simple things like good pressure care mean that the person needs to be on a special pressure mattress and needs to be turned regularly so they
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do not develop pressure areas on their heels, or back or sides,” Dr Soars said “Development of pressure sore areas are always a reflection of nursing care. If a person develops a pressure sore we know that it means the person has not been nursed appropriately. This is not to blame the nurse caring for them. Rather this is a reflection on the administrators and funders who fail to fund an adequate number of nurses and carers. “These frail people often have multiple medical problems with very fragile skin that is easily torn. I myself have torn skin on these patients with simple actions like assisting to lift a leg. Some of this cannot be prevented. “If patients are becoming malnourished, as reported by Lateline, then it means there are not enough carers to feed each of them. Again this is a reflection on the administrators and funders of the system. “It is poor form to take out the anger on the poorly paid staff who actually care for these frail elderly.” So how can we fix this? Dr Soars says we need to reassess how the various groups of elderly are funded for their aged care. We need demographic information on the number of people in this high care group. We need better information on what quality care looks like for this group and what it costs. “Certainly there is a need for additional funding for these high-demand, high-care clients,” Dr Soars believes. “Are the families who are upset at the poor care their relative has received willing to fund the additional care they demand? The federal government may need to pick up the additional cost for those without their own family resources.” Finally, says Dr Soars, we need to think about how to make aged care more attractive for medical staff. He said a Tasmanian university was trying an innovative program to provide exposure to aged care for medical and nursing students with promising results. “We need to improve aged care even if it is only for the selfish reason that all of us may have to experience it as a recipient one day.”
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SENIORS NEWS Seniors Week activities being held across Brisbane
LORD Mayor Graham Quirk is inviting seniors across Brisbane to get involved in Seniors Week from 17 to 25 August, with a range of activities planned. The Lord Mayor said Seniors Week was about recognising the important contribution seniors made to Brisbane. “Brisbane’s senior residents play a significant role in our city’s social, business, creative and cultural life and Seniors Week is a
chance to celebrate the valuable contribution these residents make,” Cr Quirk said. “I want all seniors to experience Brisbane as a city that supports active living, a positive attitude to life, and the associated benefits.” Cr Quirk said the city’s suburban libraries would host a variety of Seniors Week activities, but there would also be other opportunities to join in the fun. The Lord Mayor’s
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BRISBANE Seniors Online (BSOL) recently explored the city sites and buildings when a number of keen digital photographers took to the streets with cameras in hand. BSOL has a number of highly skilled and p r o f e s s i o n a l photographers as part of a special interest group that operates within BSOL. Whilst BSOL is mainly about teaching seniors and over 50s how to confidently and safely use computers and the internet, digital photography is also an important aspect as it enables people to capture and send family as well as travel photographs anywhere in the world using modern technology and the internet. A 90 minute walk led by volunteer guide with the Brisbane Visitors Information Centre Pam Verney took the group around Brisbane city area to capture some of the interesting buildings and monuments. One aspect of the walk pointed out some of the architecturally designed new buildings around the City area. Sites of interest apart from the beautiful heritage buildings were King George Square, Queens Park and Anzac Square
The Digital Photography Special Interest Group is only one of four that operates within BSOL. In addition, all members can attend sessions on Video Photography and using Apple devices. Mentors can also attend the Mentor Support group where particular computer problems are discussed and resolved. In addition, new technology and applications are alsoreviewed. During and after Senior’s Week from 17-25 August, BSOL will be conducting a number of information sessions in Brisbane City Council libraries and other locations. This includes Ashgrove Library on 20 August (2pm-4pm); Mt Ommaney Library on 23 August (10am-12 noon); Hornets Football Club on 23 August and Zillmere Library on 28 August (10am-12 noon). Interested people are welcome to attend these free events. BSOL welcomes new learners as well as volunteer mentors across all of Brisbane and in the Redlands area. Tuition is normally conducted in learner’s own homes on their own computer on a one on one basis. However in some instances, training can be provided in the BSOL Central Training Centre in
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Hospice doorknock to help those who need it most 3rd - 16th August IPSWICH, 15th July, 2013 - Hospice launched its third annual Door Knock Appeal on Sunday 3rd, August with the launch function to be held in the Hospice Memorial Gardens from 10am at 37 Chermside Road, Eastern Heights. “We have been very pleased with the support from the community for our Doorknock Appeal, in particular from the local schools, and our major
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local community in supporting its fund raising events, donations and helping with volunteering in the various areas of Hospice” said Hospice Director, Ros Holloway. Interested volunteers can register for the Doorknock Appeal by logging onto the Ipswich Hospice Care web site at ww.ipswich hospice.org.au or telephoning 3812 0063.
The Media – It’s time to have your say HAVE you seen a story or photograph in our paper over the past year that you would like to nominate for a media award? In the 2013 Older People Speak Out (OPSO) People’s Choice Media Awards, OPSO are asking you to nominate any media item which features Seniors and to say, in no more than 50 words, why you think this item deserves an award. The item must have been published or broadcast between 21 August 2012 and 20 October 2013. Media stories on
seniors, whether print, electronic or photographic, whether political, business, social or intergenerational help to inform the public and break down negative stereotypes about older people. Equally important, such stories and photos are changing the way we seniors regard ourselves and are bringing to many a new self-image. There are 4 categories in the OPSO Media Awards: photo, print, radio/TV, and seniors website, and Entries close on 24 October
2013. You can enter as many times as you like. All winners (nominators and authors of the four winning entries) will be flown to Brisbane, accommodated overnight at a 4 1/2 star hotel and invited to accept a prize at the Awards Ceremony in Brisbane. You can find more about the Media awards and download entry forms from the website at www.opso.com.au or you can contact OPSO by telephone on 07 3002 7612.
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longer,” Mr Harnisch said. “The building industry is very aware of the importance of housing to Australia’s social fabric and always strives to create housing that meets the needs of all Australians. “Homes entered in this award will be practical, liveable homes that can be easily adapted to the changing needs of older Australians. “The award enjoys the support of the Department of Health and Age-
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Enoggera & Districts Historical Society Inc. WE took on a couple of new members over the past month and also had a few visitors to our library, so we must be doing something right! What these visits show us is that the compiling of local history information is a two way affair. If you have a story to tell about your house, your family your street or early days in the district, please do come and tell us. EDHS has its own library and research centre in Enoggera Memorial Hall cnr Wardell and Trundle Streets Enoggera (refidex 139A10). Visiting hours are each Thursday between 9.30am and 1pm and on the first Saturday afternoon of each month between 14pm (next Sept 7); alternative times can be arranged by phoning the number below. Limited parking is available in Trundle Street and the hall is wheelchair accessible. The area is well serviced by public transport, both bus and train. Our three very popular publications, Enoggera Heritage Walk, From Kedron Brook to Taylor Range and Mitchy Picture Show are all readily available, the last named being so much in demand that we have reprinted it. For further information or perhaps to arrange a guest speaker to address your local community group scroll website www.enoggerahistoricalsociety, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone Dave on 3366 3191. Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome. August 2013 - Brisbane Seniors - Page 7
SENIORS NEWS International Day of the Older Person JOIN Noeline Brown, one of Australia’s best loved stars of stage, screen, television and radio and nowAustralia’s First Ambassador for Ageingon Wednesday 2nd October. The New Farm peninsula is home to several Senior’s organisations and many residents who prefer not to join a group but have an interest in Senior’s issues. Rather than competing with each other, we need to work together to complement each other and exchange information for the benefit of all seniors in the area. As part of this, New Farm Branch of National Seniors has decided to mark the annual International Day of the Older Person in place of our monthly general meeting on Wednesday 2nd
October when Noeline has agreed to speak covering the broad topic of Positive Ageing. As well as representatives of all the local senior’s organisations, we would also like to extend an invitation to anyone else who is interested to come along. The meeting will be in the Merthyr Uniting Church complex where numbers are limited to 150 so first in best dressed. Morning tea will be available from 09.30 and proceedings will get underway at 10.00. The cost will be $5.00 to cover Hall hire and refreshments payable in advance by cheque to NSA new Farm Branch at GPO Box 13, New Farm. Please RSVP by Monday 16thSeptember to Tony Townsend on 33152523 or email email@example.com.
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QLD Mental Health Commissioner starts work MENTAL Health Commissioner Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck is now at the helm of the newly-established Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC). Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said, “The Commissioner, her board and officers will develop a strategic plan to direct and guide government and non-government agencies. “They will drive reform to improve mental health and address the impact of substance abuse in Queensland communities.” A priority will be to provide feedback to a review of Queensland’s Mental Health Act 2000 to improve mental health strategies and address community needs. Dr van Schoubroeck comes to the Queensland Mental Health Commission from the Western Australia Mental Health Commission, which she helped establish. The Commissioner said responsibility for improving outcomes must be shared by key portfolio areas, including health, education, housing, employment and justice.
“Our objective will be to shape and strengthen partnerships between the community, government and industry,” Dr van Schoubroek said. “This is essential if we are to improve support for people living with a mental illness or who misuse substances, as well as their families, carers and support networks.” The QMHC is an independent statutory body established under the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013. The Commissioner will be supported by the Queensland Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council which will be established in the near future. The State budget allocated $2 million to establish and run the Commission with additional funds to support specific functions, including prevention and early intervention strategies, community awareness and management of the cross-government suicide prevention budget. The QMHC website and contact details are at http:// www.qmhc.qld.gov.au. Courtesy: seniorau.com.au
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SENIORS NEWS Whale kill inspires sad song by animal lover and eukele player
David Eames .. a song for dying whales
ANIMAL lover and entertainer David Eames, 81, wiped away a tear as we talked about the Japanese slaughter of thousands of whales in the southern ocean. David, who lives on Macleay Island in Moreton Bay, is performing in the Lord Mayorâ€™s Seniors Cabaret Showcase, which will see finalists selected in the Queen Street Mall this month. â€œItâ€™s a tragedy that these wonderful creatures are turned into whale meat in the name of science,â€? David said. A singer and eukele player, this much-travelled performer has written â€˜A Minkieâ€™s Farewellâ€™, a song about the most hunted whale species.
But Davidâ€™s connection with animals, particularly horses, goes back a long way â€“ to the 1930s when his father and mother travelled the agricultural show circuit setting up rides and fun parlours for children. He was â€˜born on the roadâ€™ in the little town of Bingara on the Gwydir River in the NSW New England region. â€œThey had to put down roots some time, and I guess I was the reason,â€? reflected David whose love of animals grew as he watched and tended horses at hundreds of country shows. Davidâ€™s father, the son of an immigrant Irishman, was a buckjumper and horse trainer in the 1920s. â€œHe used to break in horses for the NSW Police at Redfern and once performed before the Prince of Wales when the future king visited Australia in 1920,â€? David said. â€œWell, dad got too old for this, and joined the show circuit so he could follow the horses. He eventually bought a farm and bred Shetland ponies.â€?
David Eames, who went on to become a diesel engineer, was inspired to sing and write songs by his mother, a Londoner, who knew all the songs about her birthplace â€“ Flanagan and Allenâ€™s Underneath the Arches, Maybe Itâ€™s Because Iâ€™m a Londoner, Streets of London and many others.
David often includes these in his performances.. His most recent performance was as a finalist at the Seniors Cabaret concert at Mount Gravatt. He chose the ukulele â€“ now experiencing something of a resurgence in popularity â€“ â€œbecause when I put the chords to-
A Minkieâ€™s Farewell By David Eames Well the crew are asleep and the oceans at rest And Iâ€™m singing this song to the whales that are left. Hey ho little humpbacks donâ€™t cry donâ€™t cry. Hey ho little Minkieâ€™s weâ€™ll wave you goodbye. Oh the harpoon has struck and the winches are set And here comes a Minkie to put with the rest The blood is a spilling and the knives are all sharp If we need any more whales weâ€™ll look in the Ark CHORUS: Well the weather is fine and were here for the test Iâ€™ve brought some choice Panda to put with the rest Lay out the blubber and crank up the fire Weâ€™ll see tis worth eating â€“ donâ€™t call me a liar CHORUS: Oh baby do listen to mumâ€™s wistful song Beware of Maru ships their harpoons are strong The Japanese Yen has bought them some mates Oh how can I tell you beyond the Hellâ€™s Gate.
gether it seemed right for my songs.â€? His wife of 57 years, Daphne is a great support. â€œShe my â€˜roadieâ€™,â€? David laughed. Entrants in the Lord Mayorâ€™s Seniors Cabaret Showcase were judged during June, July and
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early August ahead of the gala finals concert at City Hall on August 18, which celebrates the start of Seniors Week. Brisbaneâ€™s seniors have turned out in big numbers for the event, dancing, singing and playing musical instruments and at-
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SENIORS NEWS Queensland Stamp Show 2013, September 21 – 22 EDITORIAL DEADLINE
people that have or still are interested in the hobby. Perhaps you may also be a collector of postcards? Shortly, you will have the opportunity to revisit your own memories, rekindle your interest or perhaps develop a new one! For the first MANY of us have time since 2006, probably dabbled a bit Brisbane is to host the in the hobby of stamp National One Frame collecting during our Exhibition (both lifetimes or know philatelic and
Editorial is always welcome. Copy deadline for the September edition of Brisbane Seniors Newspaper is August 21st, 2013
postcards) over the weekend of 21 st and 22 nd of September 2013, at the Brisbane Table Tennis Association Centre, 86 Green Terrace Windsor. It promises to be an interesting event with approximately 900 sheets of material on show. These cover a wide range of topics, capturing the spectrum of collector’s interests and differing
periods in global history. Free entry and parking. Open each day from 10am to 5pm, with Australia Post, dealers from the Australasian Philatelic Traders’ Association Inc; the Australian Philatelic Federation and the Queensland Philatelic Council in attendance. For more information, visit the website at www.qpc.asn.au/ special_events.html.
Reunion Form Class 8C at The Gap State High School in 1969 . . . 45 years ago FOR those who continued to Year 12, it will be 40 years. Time flies when you are having fun. Two weeks ago, I went to pay a bill at Brookside RACQ office and came face to face with Lorelle McKinna nee Davies, a lady who had been in my Grade 8 form class at the Gap State High School in 1969... Amazing who you meet at Brookside after all these years! We are trying to contact our former classmates in order to arrange a reunion to be held on Saturday, 28th September. We are planning to arrange a “girls only” afternoon tea with Back to the 70’s theme with an ABBA or BeeGees fancy dress option for those who
have still have clothes in their wardrobes from those unforgettable days. Guys are welcome but we were an all girls class in 1969. Mixed classes were inconceiveable then. For those who are interested in attending the reunion or can help me to contact former students at The Gap High school from 1969 - 1973, please contact Ann McColm via email@example.com NOTE: I am in the process of joining Facebook but it’s a steep learning curve. You’d think it would be a breeze after learning Malagasy language and adapting to life in rural Africa.
Tax deduction cap shortsighted A PROPOSED $2000 a year cap on tax deductions for professional education was a short-sighted slap in the face for older workers, consumer lobby group for the over 50s, National Seniors Australia said. The move announced in the May budget was also contrary to the federal government’s own strategy for overcoming barriers to employment for older workers. National Seniors’ chief executive Michael O’Neill said that if the legislation comes into force on 1 July 2014, it will impose an additional barrier on people maintaining their skills and could hasten the retirement of experienced skilled professionals. “This is short sighted and ignores the wealth of knowledge and experience gathered over a lifetime,” O’Neill said. “Investing in one’s own professional development is simply good practice. “Older Australians are encouraged by ministers and bureaucratic advisers to maintain the currency of their skills but
this proposal quite simply devalues that advice and plays right into the kind of attitudes that result in entrenched discrimination against mature aged workers.” A survey of Barriers to Employment for Mature Age Australians in 2011-2012 showed that an overwhelming majority (85.7%) of respondents believed there was not only a mismatch of skills and experience with industry demands but also there were barriers to retraining and up-skilling. O’Neill said the research by National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre showed that early retirement had a detrimental effect on the Australian economy. It not only reduced the size of the labour force, but also meant that employers had to forego the skills and knowledge of mature age people, their substantial contributions to productivity, as well as their capacity to mentor younger workers. Media release: National Seniors
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Trivia Answers From page 6 1. Tasmania 2. one eighth 3. Disguising or deceiving 4. A wether 5. Judo 6. USS Nautilus 7. Coal 8. Monaco 9. Baldness 10. Navy 11. Tortoise 12. Gladiator contests and public spectacles 13. Bogota 14. Desert Fox 15. Last 16. Jackie Collins 17. Bat 18. Coffs Harbour 19. 1800 333 000 20. Khe Sanh Disclaimer for Trivia quiz: Answers are correct to the best knowledge of our quizmaster Allan Blackburn. Sometimes people may have different views and some answers considered correct by Allan may be considered incorrect by others. While all care and attention is taken with these answers, mistakes can happen. If you find one, please live with it! No correspondence will be entered into regarding Trivia Quiz answers.
SENIORS NEWS Future health problems loom for G Y-ers addicted to smartphones
App-y grandpappies.. taking on Generation Y.
WHO would have thought, 20 years ago, that a plastic and glass box smaller than the palm of your hand would ruin the good manners of millions of people? Yes, we know about the digital miracles wrought by the smartphone. But there’s no more powerful measure of its growing influence on our lives than the sudden shattering – in less than a decade – of standards of etiquette dating back centuries. The makers of smartphones know far more about our mental reward circuits than is good for us. They divide information into bite-sized chunks that leading educationists say may damage children’s ability to study complex issues. Games apps, in particular, are ruthless brain-hijackers. But hold the phone! There’s another side to this – the controlled, managed side. Seriously, it seems grandparents are making new friends on Facebook every day. It has become an easy way to get back in touch with old friends from way back when. Not to mention that Facebook is the fastest way to get photos of the grandchildren. However, next timehhEY a smartphone is offered to you by a 20something grandchild, you might want to handle it with extreme care. A new survey from networking giant Cisco Systems has confirmed Generation Y has a (literally) unhealthy addiction to their smartphones. In addition to texting while driving, many freely admit to using their phones in the bathroom. Cisco surveyed 1441 college students and 1412 professionals under 30 in an attempt to understand how mobile technology has impacted the lifestyle and working habits of Generation Y. “Addiction is a strong word, but the way many under-30s interact with their smartphones can only be classed as addictive or compulsive behaviour,” survey leader Kevin Bloch explained. Out of the people surveyed, 90% admitted to checking their smartphones first thing in the morning, 20% are checking their phone every 10 minutes and one in six is texting while driving, despite being dangerous and illegal.
A third of Gen Y-ers in the survey were so dependent on their smartphone that they even refused to part with it on the toilet. More than a third of us own a smartphone and, on average, will look at it a barely believable 150 times a day. How healthy is this? Ophthalmic surgeons at respected English university Luton and Dunstable say smartphones could be affecting children’s eyesight in the long-term and could leave them needing glasses sooner. Screen time has already been linked to a number of health problems in children aside from vision, including obesity and heart problems. And excessive phone use could change the definition of your jawline, cosmetic dermatologists warn. They say there has been an increase in the number of women in their 30s concerned about weakness in the lower third of their face. Dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting says as we age, our skin’s elasticity decreases and it’s feasible that bending our neck forward for hours on end to look at smartphones and tablets may mean there is more of a downwards tug on the delicate skin. The solution: try holding your phone or tablet straight out in front of you, rather than below chest level, so you’re not constantly looking downwards. We might think our phones facilitate communication, but studies suggest otherwise. “Technology can make it hard to manage boundaries in our lives,” says university psychologist Dr Emma Short. “If we’re on our phone, we don’t give our full attention to those we’re physically with,” she says. “Research also suggests the more engaged we are in social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, the more lonely we can become as family, friends and work relationships suffer.” The solution: have a strict rule that there are no phones at the dinner table or when you’re out socially. If you’re game and you care for the darlings, you might also tell them it’s darn rude, too.
Centenary Evening VIEW Club IF you are interested in making new friends, come along to a meeting of the Centenary Evening VIEW Club. Our next meeting is on Monday, 12 August, at 6:30pm for 7:00pm at the Mount Ommaney Hotel/Apartments. As well as providing support for The Smith Family, we have lots of social activities which enable members to enjoy one another’s company. This year we have theatre evenings, movie outings, City Hall visits, coffee mornings, breakfasts, casual dinners and craft activities. There are more events planned for the second part of the year. Bookings for the dinner meeting are essential and must be made before midday on Thursday, 8 August, by telephoning Helen 3279 4416 or Di 0408 725 542. The cost for the dinner is $35. www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au
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SENIORS NEWS Retirees unlikely to recover - GFC losses: Challenger chief STRONG growth in superannuation in recent years does not help retirees whose accounts took a beating in the global financial crisis, according to Jeremy Cooper, chairman of retirement income for Australian investment manager Challenger Ltd Mr Cooper, who chaired the 2010 Super System Review that led to the ‘stronger super’ reforms,said retirees would have weathered the GFC better if they had moved their super
savings from an account-based pension – which is basically a super fund switched from accumulation to drawdown mode – into a defensive or conservative investment option before the crisis hit. “A four-year average of 8.8% a yea after the GFC is great if your money has been locked away, but it’s just not enough if you’ve been using your super for its intended purpose of providing income in
retirement,” Mr Cooper said. “They are highly unlikely to ever recover their GFC capital losses,” he added. According to research by Challenger, a retiree with a super balance of $400,000 in 2007, drawing around $20,000 a year from an accountbased pension, would now have an account balance of less than $300,000. On the other hand, if the same retirees had put their money into an
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Mr Cooper said. “The vulnerability of retirees to volatility is the main reason why investing in retirement is different,” he said. Established in 1985 and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 1987, Challenger Ltd is an investment management firm managing in excess of $40 billion in assets. It is focused on providing Australians with financial security in retirement.
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GET outdoors and experience the natural beauty on your doorstep during the Great Queensland Bushwalk event on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11 th August at the Glasshouse Mountains, Lamington and D’Aguilar National Parks. Passionate and experienced leaders will be running a variety of themed bushwalks and activities including rainforest photography, trail running, historical talks, bird watching and wildflower walks. Hosted by the National Park Association of Queensland (NPAQ), the Great Queensland Bushwalk is a great way to get active outdoors, learn
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“We hope that this event will encourage people to explore the diversity and beauty of our national environment,” Paul said. “Each activity is aimed to give participants the chance to experience the serenity of nature and learn about the value of preserving our national parks in a healthy, engaging and social atmosphere.” All participants should wear sensible shoes, sun protection and bring water and food (unless you choose to go on the Northbrook Gorge walk and lunch of course!) To register, contact the National Parks Association of Queensland on (07) 3367 0878 or email email@example.com. August 2013 - Brisbane Seniors - Page 13
SENIORS NEWS Older workers are good value IN early 1994 the state government provided funding for 23 extra ’60 and Better programs’ to be set up in Queensland. One of those programs was at Wynnum. The management committee took on the suggestion that older workers could be em-
ployed in the position, so when interviewing included older workers in the interview list. The position was given to Mr Freddie Butler who had recently retired from the banking sector. Freddie retired 5th July 2013, after completing more than 19 years in the job. Freddie
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ers might have been. Freddie will be sadly missed by the participants of the program at Wynnum. All over Queensland, workers will miss the expertise, support and good nature that Freddie had when we rang him with a problem that needed sorting. Freddie, you set an example to us all. Courtesy of Margaret Redsell Program Manager, Skylarkers 60 and Better Program, Inala.
New test to tackle antibiotic resistance A TASMANIAN research project, facilitated by Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust, has delivered ground breaking results that will benefit millions of people worldwide. During Medical Research Week recently, the success of chief investigator Dr Stephen Tristram, from the University of Tasmania, and his PhD student and associate investigator, Elizabeth Witherden, was being celebrated. The pair has investigated the rapid emergence of antibiotic resistance in Haemophilus Influenzae – a bacterial pathogen that is frequently involved in respiratory infections, such as pneumonia and middle ear infections. Antibiotic resistance has been declared by the World Health Organisation as one of the three biggest global threats to human health. The pair has published a new molecular test – set to
be implemented internationally – that accurately detects the resistance. It will prove a handy tool, given that about 30% of strains of H. Influenzae are resistant to the three most commonly prescribed antibiotics for respiratory tract infections. “The problem with antibiotic resistance is that it is sometimes difficult to detect and patients end up receiving an antibiotic that doesn’t work as well as an alternative, or in the worst case, doesn’t work at all,” Dr Tristram said. “We hope that our findings will help laboratories be able to more easily detect antibiotic resistance and better guide prescribing by doctors. “This is significant because there are about 20 million prescriptions for antibiotics every year in Australia, many of which are prescribed for respiratory tract infections.”
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LOCAL community groups and individuals are being asked to get involved and unite to stop stroke this National Stroke Week. National Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer Dr Erin Lalor is calling on members of the local community join in the fight against stroke this Stroke Week by hosting fun community activities, information sessions or displays and fund raising events. “This National Stroke Week we are encouraging communities and workplaces to unite with us to help raise awareness of stroke and encourage all Australians to take action to reduce their risk of stroke,’’ Dr Lalor said. “Stroke touches all of our lives in some way, whether it is personally, through a family member, a friend or colleague. Yet, only around half of Australians know the signs of stroke and one in 10 couldn’t spot a stroke if it happened right in front of them. “One in six Australians will suffer a stroke in their lifetime. Stroke is Australia’s second biggest killer and of those who survive stroke 65% are
left with a disability that impleads their ability to carry out daily living activities. “Unite with us this National Stroke Week and help stop stroke, save lives and end suffering for good - united we can make a difference.” More than 4000 Unite to Stop Stroke activities are expected to be held across the country during National Stroke Week ranging from morning teas, to fun runs, health checks, workplace displays and community information sessions. To get involved with National Stroke Week, host a ‘Unite to Stop Stroke’ event in your community or work place visit www.strokefoundation.com.au or phone: 1300 194 196. Free activity packs and information will be provided to assist with your event; including posters fundraising ideas and information about stroke prevention. National Stroke Week runs from September 9 to 15. Stroke Week is an annual event that aims to raise the awareness of stroke within the community and encourage all Australians to take action to prevent stroke.
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SEMINAR on Land Records. On Saturday 24 August, the Queensland Family History Society will be holding a seminar entitled Introduction to Land Records to assist family history researchers whose family members may have had land holdings in the past. The speakers are Carole Riley and Nola Fullwood. Carole is a professional genealogist from NSW and is the author of the book, Land records for family historians in Australian and New Zealand. Nola Fullwood was the Queensland State Archives public access manager. Land and property records can tell us so much about how our ancestors lived and worked. In colonial times buying, selling or leasing of property may have been the only times our ancestors dealt with govern-
ment at all. The records potentially contain information found nowhere else. At this seminar the presenters will explain terms such as grants, deeds, Torrens Titles, Crown leases, selections, soldier settlements, maps, and plans. They will tell people where to find these records and what might be in them. As Nola has worked in the Queensland Archives, her talk will focus on records particular to Queensland. The seminar will be held at the Queensland Baptist Conference Centre, 53 Prospect Road, Gaythorne and runs from 9.00 am until 12.30 pm on Saturday, 24 August 2013. The cost is $15 for QFHS members and $20 for nonmembers. Bookings are essential. To book, please ring the QFHS Library and Resource Centre on 3355 3369 during library opening hours.
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SENIORS NEWS Crack-down on motorised scooters at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
PLANS to place a limit on the number of mobility scooters allowed into Commonwealth Games venues is outrageous and discriminatory, according to the lobby group for seniors. Media outlets have reported that the Queensland Government is concerned about overcrowding at the Commonwealth Games and is considering implementing news laws which allow venue management to place a cap on the number of mobility scooters at sporting venues.National Seniors Australia chief executive Michael O’Neill slammed the proposed limit on mobility scooters and said it was one of the most outrageous plans he had ever heard of and a ‘dumb’ response to the ageing of the population. “If a venue reaches their capacity of mobility scooters for the day, will mobility scooter patrons be refused a ticket and told they can’t enter?” O’Neill said. “I’d like to know just what government advisers were thinking of when they came up with these plans. “We have just seen the national Parliament pass a most historic disability scheme, the NDIS, and now Queensland’s bureaucrats are saying they’re worried about too many mobility scooters clogging stadiums and other sporting venues. “What kind of message does this send to our society?” O’Neill said the plans could set a worrying precedent around the country. “We are concerned that if they are looking to cap the number of mobility scooters at these events, is the next step capping the number of wheelchairs?” he added. “It’s a scary thought and could set a worrying precedent for all public event venues around Australia.” Under the Commonwealth’s Disability Discrimination Act, it is unlawful for public places such as sporting venues to be made inaccessible to people with a disability. The Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act says people should have access to any place that members of the public are permitted to use, including entertainment and sporting facilities. According to a September 2012 report there were around 231,000 mobility scooter users in Australia.
Walkies at Wellington Point FOLLOWING Council’s amendments to animal management laws in May, people are now enjoying weekend walks with their dogs on-leash at Wellington Point Reserve and the sandbar to King Island. Redland City Council recently erected signs in the area to inform dog owners of how the animal management laws had changed. Council’s spokesperson for animal management Cr Wendy Boglary said dogs were allowed to be walked onleash at the Wellington Point Reserve anytime on weekdays and before 9am and after 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. “This allows busy working people to take their dog for walk while enjoying Wellington Point Reserve on weekends and public holidays,’’ she said. Cr Boglary said the increase in on-leash times on the weekends was in response to feedback from residents, but dogs were still not allowed off the leash in any part of the reserve, including on the sandbar to King Island. “Council has had calls
from people who mistakenly thought they would be allowed to let their dogs off the leash this is absolutely not so. Other walkers, especially young families, feel threatened and harassed by dogs being off leash while walking to the sand bar,’’ Cr Boglary said. “The Council provides dog off-leash parks throughout the city where owners can let their pets run freely and play.’’ For the safety
and amenity of the children’s area, dogs remain prohibited at all times in the playground and adjacent bathing area. Council compliance officers have been using their regular patrols to educate visitors. Cr Boglary said new bag dispensers had been installed at the reserve to make it easy for owners to pick up after their pets. “Dog owners can continue to use and enjoy this beautiful
Redlands park every day of the week during the allocated times as long as they accept their responsibilities and other users of the reserve are not negatively impacted,” Cr Boglary said. The penalty for taking a dog into Wellington Point Reserve during prohibited hours (9am to 4pm on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays) is $220. The penalty for failing to
effectively control an animal in a public place (“run free”) is $220 and for failing to remove faeces is $110. Dogs were previously banned throughout Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at Wellington Point Reserve. For more information on Redland City Council’s dog regulations and your nearest dog off-leash area go to www.redland.qld.gov.au
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Living at Pacific Palms saved us from ‘not living’ our retirement A Pacific Palms resident’s personal recommendation: When my husband retired at sixty-five, we very soon realised that the age pension, even with the limited superannuation he’d only started late in his working life, simply wasn’t going to be enough for us. We were in the same situation as many people of our generation – ‘assetrich, but income-poor’. Our home was worth a reasonable amount of money, but we were going to be flat-out afford-
ing to maintain it, let alone keep up with rate rises, higher insurance costs, and constantly increasing power bills and so on. And yet we were both active and healthy, nowhere near ready to give up on getting as much out of life as we possibly could. The last thing we’d ever planned on was spending the rest of our lives moping around the house, wishing we could afford to do the things we’d always looked forward to. Luckily, we heard about
Pacific Palms. For us, their advertising was absolutely spot-on. It was definitely the ‘right place, right time, right price’. We checked it out, and found that after selling our existing home we could buy a really nice two or three-bedroom home at Pacific Palms (room for the grandkids to visit), plus the fourwheel-drive our plans required, and still have cash-in-hand. How it works is that you buy the house and lease the site it’s on, so you don’t have land rates to
pay, plus in our case even that lease is subsidised because we qualify for what Centrelink calls a Rental Rebate on top of our pension. How good is that? Pacific Palms is a really great place to live. It’s a secure village environment with a real community spirit, and we’ve made lots of new friends. There’s a licensed bowls club with eight rinks, a couple of swimming pools, a community barbecue area, a recreation hall where we have crafts and bingo and aerobics
and so on, and even a little convenience store too. There’s a bus stop right at the entrance, and you can drive into Brisbane in half an hour or go by train, although I prefer Westfield Northlakes which is only a few minutes. Pacific Palms saved our retirement. If it sounds like the right place for you, visit their website w w w. p a c i f i c p a l m s village.com.au or in person at 98 Eastern Service Road (just off Bruce Hwy) at Burpengary.
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OUR Village is conveniently located within walking distance to all amenities, in a quiet, friendly and picturesque location. Teviot Villas offers independent living for Residents aged from 70 years in a small, supportive community of like-minded people. We welcome people from all walks of life, providing the opportunity for a low stress and enjoyable retirement. Our two bedroom villas include quality inclusions, air conditioning, security screens, safety rails, easywalk pathways and carports. Spacious and well maintained villas within a tranquil setting; this complex consists of 19 villas ranging from $150,000 to $240,000. Here is your opportunity to embrace a relaxed lifestyle and bid farewell to the burden of home and yard maintenance and enjoy those activities you have wanted to do for years. An on-site community room offers cards, scrabble and social gatherings. Boonah boasts a range of retail stores, cafes, a men’s shed, hydrotherapy pool, cultural centre and beautiful picnic spots. The local hospital and medical centres are a handy distance with high standards. Residents at Teviot Villas are highly valued and respected. Our management and staff are understanding and professional. For a no obligation inspection telephone our Manager Renee Noe on 0419 312 738 and see why our Residents “love it here”. Teviot Villas is located at 16-18 Church Street, Boonah. “I am a long term Resident at Teviot Villas after moving from central NSW. I am very happy here, the people are very friendly and the Village has a lovely atmosphere. I have security and peace of mind”. J Lee- unit 6. My husband and I absolutely love it here. The people are all very friendly and the Village is well managed. The units are spacious, highly maintained and good value for money. We recommend Teviot Villas to anyone interested in thoroughly enjoying their retirement”. A & J Rasmussen – unit 11.
Bowel cancer screening rates on the decline
CANCER Council Queensland is alarmed at new research showing bowel cancer screening rates declining, with only 33 per cent of eligible Queenslanders completing the free test.According to figures released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare this week, participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program dropped in 2011/12, compared to the previous three years. “It’s crucial that if you are aged over 50, you participate in recommended bowel cancer screenings every two years, and discuss these screenings with your GP. “This simple test, known as a Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) has the power to save lives. “Bowel cancer is also known as one of the most preventable cancers. It’s important that Queenslanders make simple lifestyle adjustments to reduce their risk of bowel cancer. Queenslanders can join the QUEST to help reduce their risk of cancer at www.cancerqld.org.au/quest. More information about Cancer Council Queensland, including screening recommendations, is available atwww.cancerqld.org.au or Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20.
SENIORS NEWS Inner-city lifestyle has greater appeal as more baby boomers move into retirement
AT the end of World War 21 in 19451 Australia’s servicemen and women returned and family life resumed after an interruption of almost six years of wartime conflict. This ignited the population revolution and nine months later,2 as childbirth rates soared, more than four million Australians were born between 1946 and 1961. In Brisbane today, thousands of these baby boomers are moving into retirement which is feeding a growing demand for inner-city living. “We are seeing more and more baby boomers who want to maintain their inner-city lifestyle and be close to the major cultural and sporting precincts,” executive director of Wesley Mission Brisbane Geoff Batkin told Seniors Newspaper. Wesley Mission Brisbane is a leading provider of contemporary, competitive and quality retirement living
city lifestyle and staying close to family and friends was a major drawcard for choosing to retire at Aldersgate. “We wanted somewhere in the inner city, as we’ve lived here most of our lives, and we had to have somewhere that could accommodate our beloved dog Chappie and Aldersgate ticks all the boxes,” Mrs Chapman said. “We can walk to QPAC for our concerts, the Barracks for a movie and lunch and on Saturday’s we enjoy An integrated approach . . . relaxed, secure lifestyle at Wheller on the Park taking Chappie for a options for Brisbane’s “The retirees who live many of our retirees are walk down to the Kelvin Grove precinct seniors. here will have the engaged in to the markets. With the finishing convenience of visiting volunteering and If we need to go into touches being made to friends and relatives in fundraising activities town, we’ve got a great the fourth stage of the the aged care homes on across the wider bus route right outside Wheller on the Park site, visiting the Wesley community.” the door.” project at Chermside, children at the child WMB’s latest Wesley Mission the precinct will become care centre and access development one of Queensland’s to the day therapy Aldersgate at Red Hill is Brisbane, a leading not for profit organisation, largest retirement living centre,” Mr Batkin said. a boutique retirement established villages. With 340 one, “This integrated village on the fringe of Queensland’s first two and three bedroom approach, gives retirees Brisbane city with retirement community apartments in resort a real sense of views to Mount Cootmore than 75 years ago. style surroundings, community. The sale of tha in the west and Wheller on the Park Wheller on the Park our retirement living Moreton Bay in the was named in the top offers over 65s units adds to the east. three retirement independent living in a continued community For social retirees Ted villages in safe and secure support work of Wesley and Lee Chapman, environment. Mission Brisbane and maintaining their inner- Queensland.
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SENIORS NEWS Hobby gets a stamp of approval by these two long-time collectors
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throughout southeast Queensland attended the Buderim stamp fair. “Stamps are going through a boom period at the present time,” he said. “Quite a number of stamps were sold at the fair and one collection was valued at between $30,000 and $100,000 depending on the type of watermarks on the stamps. “This in included the kangaroo on map of Australia, King George V, Sydney Harbour Views and the Robes stamps. “These are classics in the Australian stamp scene and regular auctions see them sold for very high
Max Lennox .. boom time for stamps
ONE of the world’s most popular hobbies, with more than 20 million collectors, is philately, or the art of collecting stamps. Stamps travel the world in order to communicate news, and now with the digital age, stamps are less common – which makes them more valuable. Seniors Newspaper talked with two long-time stamp collectors. Both agreed the art of stamp collecting is breathing new life into retirees looking for an interesting pastime, professionals wanting to unwind after a tiresome day at work, or students looking for playful ways to learn history and geography. Max Lennox, fresh from the 31st annual Sunshine Coast Stamp Fair at Buderim, which brought out hundreds of stamp enthusiasts, says any Australian stamp considered old, rare and in good condition is likely to be a “gold mine”. “The first stamp in Australia was printed in 1913 and this year it’s 100 years old,” Max said. “Those stamps show a kangaroo on the map of Australia. Another first stamp was King George V, which was around for 26 years. “Those stamps are bringing brilliant prices.” Jack Mordue, 88, of Bundaberg can relate to this. Among his collection is the famous Black Penny, one of the first stamps ever issued. “I bought it for $3.50,” he told Seniors Newspaper. “God knows what it’s worth today. A bloody lot I’d reckon.” Stamp collecting has been a way of life for Jack since he was 12, The Bundaberg Philatelic Society which he helped establish in 1967 is still going strong. On May 31, 1970, the first official stamp fair was held in the Senior Citizens Hall. During the course of his stamp collecting, Max has amassed so many specimens he is not totally sure how many he has. “In my albums I would have around 40,000 stamps,” he said. Max Lennox said members of 16 stamp clubs
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prices.” Max said there was a total clearance of ‘kangaroo map’ stamps at a Sydney auction this year achieving total sales of $2,587,000. “A highlight was the sale of a mint one pound sideways watermark stamp, estimated to be worth $40,000 but which sold at auction for $233,000, a world record for a single Aussie stamp,” he said. The Sunshine Coast Stamp Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the CWA Hall, Short Street, Nambour, at 7 pm. The next meeting is on August 7. Inquiries to Max Lennox on 07 5448 6565. Stamp clubs affiliated with the Queensland Philatelic Council meet regularly in Brisbane, Logan City, Enoggera, Redcliffe, Caboolture and other centres. Contact the society on 07 3396 0846. And happy stamp hunting.- JIM BOWDEN
WITH 35 Bowlers from Brisbane, Maryborough, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba and Managers making strong Queensland Representative contingent heading south to take on the rest of Australia’s best in Sydney this August. All States and Territories send teams to compete in the National Seniors Championships, Masters and the 21st Interstate Team Challenge involving Graded and Scratch divisions for both Male and Females. Last year in Townsville, our graded Men and
Women won gold and we also had the National Masters winner in mens graded. This year, Our Classic Scratch division looks a big chance of taking gold along with our Restricted and Open scratch teams. This event brings bowlers to different states each year for some very tough competition and to catch up with long time friends made over the years. “The spirit of camaraderie and friendship of these people is something you have to see to believe ‘“ says ATBAOQ President Andrew Nicol. Go Queensland.
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with a “Picnic By The Sea” at Toorbul 11.30am . Bring own lunch or buy at shops across the road. A nice chance to meet and get to know some of our happy club members. Please phone Esther on 3888 2558 for more information. August 2013 - Brisbane Seniors - Page 21
SENIORS NEWS Be amazed on your visit to Parrots in Paradise IF you saw Better Homes & Gardens and Dr Harry Cooper on television recently you will know that parrots exhibit amazing
intelligence. Their quirky, hilarious mannerisms, their endearing jabber, their unsurpassed beauty cannot help but put a
smile on your face. Dail Malins has a wealth of talent and ability gained over a lifetime of pet ownership and animal
husbandry and she showcases the incredible tricks of her Alexandrine parrots during her regular Parrots in Paradise
shows at her Glasshouse Mountains exotic bird sanctuary, eight kilometres south of Australia Zoo. The centre is dedicated to conservation and preservation through education and entertainment and there are two ways in which visitors can enjoy their visit – either with the spectacular show or on a conducted tour. 3 parrots at basketball The show often has tour groups laughing with astonishment at the bizarre circus tricks and comical chatter of Dail’s feathered friends. There is nowhere else that you can see birds such as these, behaving in the most natural way, all while happily getting involved in the show. For the birds, the show is actually a creative play day. All the tricks they perform are extensions of natural parrot behaviour. In fact while they are enjoying themselves, being the centre of attention, they are actually showing how incredibly clever and intelligent they are, and their understanding,
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Costumed Dinner Dance for Tolkien Fellowship THE Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship is a group which creates social events for fans of J.R.R.Tolkien/The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings, in Brisbane. Our non-profit registered company name is The Fortinbras Proudfoot Esq. Foundation which supports children’s education through literacy. The Tolkien Fellowship invite you to a costumed Dinner Dance to raise money for the Fortinbras Proudfoot Esq Foundation on Saturday 12th October at the Morningside RSL at 6.30pm. Come dressed as a middle earth character, enjoy the ambience of
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SENIORS NEWS Brendale Evening VIEW Club
SUPPORT The Smith Family’s Learning for Life programme in their commitment to provide educational opportunities for disadvantage students in our community. We would like to welcome you to our friendly club. If you are interested in joining Brendale Evening VIEW Club, we meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 6.30 for 7.00pm start at Aspley Hornets Football Club, 50 Graham Road Carseldine. Dinner meeting: 20th August guest speaker will be Ann Gillies, QLD Health
Patient Safety Officer, who will speak on the being a patient in the Public Health Hospital System. “The Good the Bad and the Ugly” Ann is a wonderfully entertaining speaker. Book by the Sunday 18th August . Jill on 3263 5068. VIEW goes Back 2 School , September is The Smith Family’s Back 2 School Day national fundraising event .Back 2 School Day is an initiative that encourages Australians everywhere – in workplaces, school, homes and clubs – to hold a school-themed
old school days and help Casino.Mad Hatters Tea raise funds for kids in Party and Cent auction. need through Back 2 For more information on School Day. Celebrate your past, Change a child future. 17th September: Dinner Meeting “Back 2 School” Theme for The Smith Family’s fund raiser. Guest speaker will be a Year 12 Boarder from St. Margaret’s Anglican Girls School who will tell us about her school life as a boarder. Book by (L-R) Guest speaker Mary Cuneen and Lyn th Anderson (Hostess thanking the guest speaker) Sunday 15 to Jill 3263 5068.13-15 Sept: 13 of our ladies will attend Family. We’re event anytime in encouraging members of VIEW Convention at September to raise Gold Coast Jupiter’s the public to relive their money for The Smith
Queensland hit as travelling conmen move north for the winter ITINERANT traders have moved north for the winter months and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging Queenslanders to put the freeze on door-todoor rogues. Fair Trading Executive Director Brian Bauer said travelling conmen offering home maintenance services door-to-door in return for upfront cash traditionally favoured a warmer climate to ply their trade. “There is often a marked increase in itinerant trader activity in
Queensland in the cooler months, and this is definitely the case this year,” he said. “The OFT has received reports of travelling conmen from across the state. “The majority of reports we receive this time of year are about bitumen bandits, but itinerant traders are known to offer any type of home maintenance they feel the homeowner might need % from tree lopping to roof cleaning. “These conmen perform substandard work or
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leave without finishing the job and do not abide by door-to-door laws.” Mr Bauer said the OFT took reports of itinerant traders very seriously and had successfully prosecuted a number of conmen recently. “In one of these cases a trader approached an elderly Rockhampton resident and offered tree lopping services, at around four times the usual cost. “The conman then drove the resident to the bank, where the resident with-
drew the requested amount and handed it over.” There are specific laws covering door-to-door transactions and consumers should be very wary of traders who breach these laws. “It is illegal for door-todoor traders to take any upfront payments or deposits for services valued at more than $100. “You must be given a 10 business day cooling-off period and provided with documentation to enable
you to cancel the contract at any stage during this period. “Door-to-door traders must leave your premises immediately if you ask them to. Any person who has concerns about traders who have approached them door-to-door should note down anything that may identify the trader and the registration number of their vehicle, and contact the Office of Fair Trading via www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au or call 13 74 68.
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SENIORS NEWS Older patients need special care in emergency departments: study more complex changes requiring staff to undertake specialised training, or the purchase of equipment to minimise risk. ”Many hospitals are now designing sections of the emergency
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A LARGE international study led by the Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Queensland suggests that emergency departments should focus their attention on the needs of frail older people. The collaborative study examined the needs and outcomes of 2282 older patients in 13 emergency departments across seven countries. Lead researcher Professor Len Gray said the
study was the first to demonstrate that issues with older patients attending emergency departments were the same all over the world. ”Older patients have complex problems before they arrive at emergency departments and even more complicated needs once they get there,” Professor Gray said. ”Dependence on others and geriatric illnesses, such as cognitive impairment and mobility problems, affect the
majority of older emergency patients across a wide range of nations with different health systems and cultural contexts. ”Older patients require specialised care to avoid missed diagnoses, to prevent complications associated with frailty, and to ensure best care and appropriate discharge planning.” Prof. Gray said adjustments could include simple changes in furniture or lighting, or
department to cater specifically for frail older patients,” he said. The study tracked the progress of patients aged over 75, and was conducted in emergency departments across Australia, Belgium,
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OUR General Meetings of the Branch are always on the third Tuesday of the month at the Ashgrove Bowls Club in Yoku Street at 9.30am. Members have the option after each Meeting to adjourn to The Gaythorne RSL for lunch and enjoy the social aspect of belonging to the Branch. Usually we don’t list passed events but Christmas in July Dinner at Tranquil Park and sightseeing in the beauti-
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Star Cruises ‘fired up’ for visit to historic Fort Lytton A NEW jetty on the Brisbane River now allows Brisbane Star Cruises access to historic Fort Lytton national park for the first time in 17 years. Owner-director Darren Wensor says it’s a ‘winwin’ for everyone and provides a whole array of exciting possibilities for those who enjoy cruises. “Now by not paying berthing fees in the city and using Mowbray Park public wharf, cruise costs are reduced,” Mr Wensor said. “Also, passengers can bring there own lunch which is another saving.
“It’s a cruise with a difference, especially if the vessel you’re on is fired at by a 64 pounder cannon!” The old quarantine jetty was closed in 1996, ending river access to the park. The affect was to isolate the historic heritage site even more, confirming its reputation as Brisbane’s ‘greatest secret’. Built in 1880, Fort Lytton was designed as a hidden coastal garrison to prevent enemy vessels enter-
ing the river. But the fort also served as a training ground for all of Queensland’s volunteers and militias. The fort played a significant role in World War 2; it was responsible for the boom gate that protected the American South Western Pacific fleet, based in the Brisbane River following Pearl Harbour. But Fort Lytton National Park is more than a colonial fortification; it incorporates the historic
Lytton Quarantine Station (1915-1982), as well as a permanent exhibition on Peel Island Lazaret (19071957). There’s plenty to see and on Sundays the canteen is open and the fort guides are happy to answer questions and escort tours. Book your next Cannon Fire Cruse now – for October 6 and December 1. Group bookings are essential. Adults $27; pensioners/seniors $23. Contact Brisbane Star Cruises on (07) 3399 1599.
Legacy Week “Keep the promise campaign” 2013 REPRESENTS a special year for Legacy, as they celebrate their 90th Anniversary. Legacy Week is Australia’s iconic fundraising campaign known for its Badge Day and the iconic badges offered as a token of appreciation for the donation made by the public. Legacy Week is the annual national appeal to raise awareness and funds for the families of our deceased Veterans. It is held in towns and cities big and small across Australia and supported by young and old. The funds raised from this year’s Legacy Week Appeal will help Legacy continue to assist 115,000 widows and 1,900 children and people
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SENIORS NEWS Carinity benefits from its older workers LADIES, it’s time to get your gal pals together and host a Breast ever Brunch to raise vital funds for cancer research at Mater Hospital. Mater chicks in pink is calling on women across Queensland to host a girly affair this August to show their support to women touched by cancer. This is your opportunity to get creative with your Breast ever Brunch ideas. The theme could include 1950s housewives, makeovers, pink on pink¾the options are endless, so get creative. Past hosts have reached generous fundraising targets by Chaplain Lyndon Niemann goes through some music with Carinity Aged organising raffles, selling Care – Brookfield resident Shirley Houlihan. Mater chicks in pink mer-
chandise, or gold coin donation upon entry. Breast ever Brunch is a great excuse to get the girls together to have a good laugh. With your help Breast ever Brunch can raise vital funds to help chicks in pink to continue to support services to women with breast cancer and raise vital funds for research. Sadly, one in two Queensland women will develop cancer in their lifetime. In 2010, breast cancer was the second leading cause of cancerrelated death in Australian women, accounting for 15.3 per cent of all can-
cer deaths in women. You can help women with breast cancer by hosting a Breast ever Brunch this August. Together we can make a difference to women with breast cancer at Mater. Mater chicks in pink supports Mater Private Hospital Brisbane, Mater Private Hospital Redland, Mater Adult Hospital and Mater Research to contribute to better understanding and treatment of breast cancer through medical research. For more information and to register your Breast ever Brunch event, visit h t t p : / / w w w. b r e a s t everbrunch.org.au/
Jindalee Probus Club
THE August meeting of the Probus Club of Jindalee will be on Tuesday 13th. Meetings are held at the Jindalee Golf Club following morning tea at 10 am. The guest speaker at this meeting will be Gordon Plant, who will have information about the Men’s Shed operating in the grounds of the Jindalee Golf Club. Probus is a friendship club for retired and semi-retired men and women. As well as monthly meetings, members enjoy outings and a variety of other activities. For more information please ring Neville 3376 1823.
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OLDER Australians have plenty to give to the workforce, especially in sectors like aged care, according to Carinity CEO Jon Campbell. Seniors Week runs between August 17 and 25, and one of its purposes is to improve the attitude of the community toward older people and ageing. Yet a 2011 statistical analysis found age was a perceived barrier to the labour force, with 48,000 people aged 55 or above who wanted a job or more work not looking because they thought employers considered them too old. In total, 311,000 Australians aged 55 or above wanted to get a job, with 39,000 of them after full time work. Mr Campbell says older workers shouldn’t be left on the sideline – especially by industries where they can be a real asset, like aged care. “To have a skilled and knowledgeable workforce you need older workers who can mentor the younger ones.” “Younger staff come equipped with knowledge from their aged care studies, but they also need assistance
to apply that knowledge to the practical work of caring for the aged,” said Mr Campbell. Carinity (formerly Queensland Baptist Care) provides communities of care, passion and respect to more than 11,500 Queenslanders each year, including the frail aged, homeless youth, people with disability, and teenagers struggling in traditional schools. More than 29 per cent of its 851 aged care workers are over the age of 55. Carinity has 11 Queensland sites with aged care centres, retirement lifestyle units, or both. One of their employees, 61-year-old Lyndon Niemann, Chaplain at Carinity Aged Care – Brookfield, says residents appreciate older workers. “I think when you’re dealing with people, who are obviously senior residents, our age as employees is meaningful to them. The residents do relate well to an older person,” Mr Niemann said. “But I also think it would be great for younger people to come in here and see just how great an
industry it is.” Mr Campbell says age is not a consideration for Carinity when it comes to hiring, and other employers could benefit from taking the same stance. “What we look for are people who are relational with their workmates, want to make a contribution, are happy to work as part of a team, and are passionate about caring for people,” he said. Mr Campbell says he’s very happy with the number of older workers at Carinity. “I am pleased we have staff from all ages, nationalities and backgrounds working for us. We find diversity in our workforce enriches work life for everyone,” added Mr Campbell.
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SENIORS NEWS A living flower show fit for a Queen Memories of an Ekka performance 59 years ago WITH her little heart pounding, Kelvin Grove schoolgirl Glenda Guy, 13, clasped her hands behind her head and waited for the whistle. The shrill was sharp and clear and Glenda and hundreds of other school children brought a giant human red, green and yellow poinsettia to life in the main arena of the Brisbane Royal Show. That was in August 1954 and applauding along with thousands of onlookers was Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip who were at the show as part of their royal tour of Queensland that year. Glenda, now Glenda Winter of Castle Glenda Winter (centre) pictured at Brisbane Royal Hill, Sydney, said the moShow in 1953 with her sister and brother. They ment came rushing back had just collected their free Aspro show bags! to her when she saw the
aerial photo of the 1954 poinsettia performance in last month’s Seniors Newspaper. “The display by the children was another of those heart-stirring demonstrations of loyalty by young Australians,” Glenda told us. “I was one of 10 girls dressed in bright yellow skirts and tops with a matching head scarf to depict the centre of the poinsettia. “We sat crossed legged on the grass and at the command of a series of sharp short whistles we clasped our hands behind our heads then bent forward with our heads bowed down. “At that point, the show crowd of more than 80,000 people broke into thunderous
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while, the Ekka this year trumpets more food, more entertainment and more animals than ever before. A centre piece of the show, Ekka After Dark – is line-up of evening shows, concerts and live entertainment. Among these are monster truck shows, wood chopping and sheep dog trials. The iconic strawberry sundaes are back and celebrating a 25-year fundraising partnership with the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation. And nobody knows Ekka strawberry sundaes better than Stafford couple Tom Logan, 83, and his wife Gladys, 76, volunteers who have been dishing out the treats for more than a decade. Sales last year raised a record $160,000 for medical research. The 136th Ekka runs from August 8 to17. Schedules, programs and ticket information from ekka.com.au
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KIDS’ showtime priorities haven’t changed so much over the years and the best memory I have of the Brisbane Exhibition is the show bags. I don’t remember much about the rest of the show but I was probably dazzled by the showbags. At this time, in the latter years of the 1930s, showbags were free, with the exception of the Mitchum Lavender bags which cost (I think) threepence - at that price not every girl was lucky enough to get one. Fry’s Chocolates, Nestles, Cadbury, Rosella and I think some brand of licorice all made miniature versions of their products especially for the Show. Once we were home with the booty my brother Tom and I spent hours sharing out the small chocolate bars, cocoa and bottles of tomato
sauce and soup. The Mitchum Lavender bags were beautifully packaged in mauve and the contents of tiny bottles of perfume and talcum powder and gauzy bags of dried lavender (and more that I can’t remember) were much prized. I loved them. The building where the bags were displayed was cavernous and not very well lit and maybe the floor was not paved but of that I can’t be certain. It didn’t matter, the bags were the thing. One year I became part of an exhibit myself. My father was manager of Electrolux in Brisbane and there was Dad on a little elevated stage, vacuuming a piece of carpet to demonstrate how it removed the dirt and talking non-stop as well. In those days a vacuum cleaner was viewed with
suspicion as a newfangled gadget that would never take the place of a good carpetbeater and Dad suddenly had a brainwave to show the people gathered around how efficient and how easy they were to use. Which was to get his small daughter up on the stage to demonstrate the cleaner. I cleaned that carpet over and over and each time, as soon as I had finished Dad emptied the dirt back out and I did it again. I remember being quite annoyed and asking him why he was emptying it out when I had just cleaned the carpet. I just hope he sold lots of cleaners. The last time I went to the Exhibition was the year WWII broke out. We left Brisbane that year and by the time I came
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Stroll down Memory Lane MY mother kept the two page spread of that stage of the Queen’s visit as I was one of the many children in the display. We trained marching under the parade ground voice of a recently de-mobbed sergeant-major teacher’s shouts and were perfectly coordinated after a year’s practice. Trams ferried us to the Ekka grounds and we marched proudly into formation, kneeled then crouched
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It was an event that I have never forgotten and I’m sure I could still march with the best of them. Roselyn Layt. August 2013 - Brisbane Seniors - Page 31
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difficult for them to get out, and victims can lose tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars as a result. This type of fraud is not new and has been around for a long time, even before the internet. However, the internet has made it easier for people to send these types of frauds out to the masses, for relatively little cost. A person might send out 1,000 emails, and if they only get a couple of responses, it makes it worth their while. Advanced fee fraud can come in a lot of different forms. Some of the most popular ways are described here: Lottery: You receive an email congratulating you as the winner of a lottery. You are asked to send an amount of money (administration fees or taxes) for your prize to be released. Inheritance: You receive an email notifying you as the beneficiary to a deceased estate (the deceased person may or may not have your surname). You are asked
to send an amount of money (death certificate, taxes, administration fees etc) for the estate to be released to you. Investment: You receive an email presenting you with an opportunity to invest in a new business venture. You are asked to send through an amount of money in order to buy into this opportunity. Charity: You receive an email asking you to contribute to a special cause or charity. You are asked to send an amount of money to show your compassion toward the cause. Romance: You are involved in a relationship with someone you met online. After a while, you receive an email from them detailing something bad which has happened to them or a family member (an accident or illness). You are asked to send money to assist them (for example with medical costs). The previous examples are only a few of the ways in which advanced fee fraud can appear in your inbox. There are many different ways that
fraudulent emails can ask for money, however the story they give is not important. The important part is that all advanced fee fraud emails will ask for money or personal details. Even if they don’t ask for money in the first or second email; they will ask for money at some point. They will not communicate with you unless they think they can get money from you. There is no point for them otherwise. How to protect yourself from responding to fraudulent emails: Use an Email Filter. Use the delete key. Never reply to an email with personal details. Never send money in response to an email. We will go over these in a bit more detail in the September issue of the Brisbane Seniors Newspaper. To be continued... Source: Queensland Police & Carindale PCYC. h t t p : / / www.police.qld.gov.au/ programs/cscp/eCrime/ sos.htm. Courtesy “The Comet” Volume 45, Issue 6 2013
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THIS year 2013 marks 10 years since our founding and we are planning a celebration at our AGM 13/09/13. Our September Newsletter is being expanded to cover this event and some nostalgia. Some of our
members also belong to organisations such as Arts Alliance of Pine Rivers, Rotary Club of Albany Creek Inc. and U3A Pine Rivers Inc. We interact in various ways with these. The Albany Creek branch of
Our 3rd Birthday celebration at the 2006 AGM.
National Seniors Australia meets on the second Friday of each month at the Albany Creek Community Centre, Ernie St. Albany Creek.5.30 pm for 6.00 pm. Visitors are most welcome, Ring Len 32641509. We have a number of interest groups (Some numbers are limited),
Reading, Exercise, Craft, Photography, Golf, Coffee, Dining out and movies. Some groups are open to other N.S.A. members and visitors. These groups are formally run and each has a coordinator. Contact numbers are in our newsletter and on our website, www.nsaalbanycreek.org.au
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THE RACQ CareFlight Rescue would like to make people aware of an alternative emergency number to Triple Zero. Mobile phone users who have run out of credit or who have no signal with their own carrier, can still phone for emergency assistance if they’re in an area covered by another mobile network. The alternative number 112 (one, one, two) diverts the caller to a Triple Zero operator.
SENIORS NEWS Banyo RSL welfare offices run special lunch for war widows members are always welcome. Eight welfare offices that are part of the Banyo RSL sub branch Citizens’ Auxiliary operate from a ground floor office located at the old Nudgee State School which is part of the Multicap facility at 453 Earnshaw Road, Banyo. The office is open on Monday from 9am to 12 noon and Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm (excluding public holidays and during the Xmas break) and can be contacted on 3267 0353.
Ladies enjoy the Banyo RSL sub branch welfare lunch at Commix Expresso City Hall
BANYO RSL sub branch welfare offices recently ran a special lunch for war widows at the refurbished Commix Expresso café (formerly the Red Cross Tea Rooms). Around 43 people were collected from their homes in a number of small buses and transported to the venue for an enjoyable afternoon. Secretary of the Banyo RSL sub branch Citizens’ Auxiliary said this was one of about 4 of five similar social events
that were held every year as part of the RSL welfare program that allowed war widows to get out of their homes and socialise with others. It also allowed some with mobility issues to be collected from their homes and brought to the event in comfort. The activity is usually spread around different locations across Brisbane and sometimes special themes. Pensions and welfare offices also assist veterans,
war widows and their families with pensions, entitlements, obtaining medals and other benefits. The Banyo RSL sub branch has monthly meetings and also actively participates in the local Anzac Day and Remembrance Day services. Sub branch meetings are usually held on the third Sunday of the month at 2pm. A BBQ usually follows the meeting. President of the Banyo RSL sub branch said that new
Carindale National Seniors THE next coach trip is to Boonah Bowls Club for “Christmas in July”. We will be taking 2 coaches for this trip & there will be 2 prizes for the “ Best Christmas Outfit’ one for Male & one for Female.The Guest Speaker for the 13th August Meeting will be Jim Lergessner who will be accompanied by his Boom Boom Music group. The August 27th Coach trip will be to Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre. Starting time for this trip is 8am as we must be at the museum by 9.50am. Lunch will be at Dugandan Hotel Boonah.The 13th August meeting will be the A.G.M. so we will have a busy morning after the A.G,M. & the election of officers we will hold the normal monthly meeting followed by
the Guest Speaker. We will finish the morning with a sausage sizzle & Barefoot Bowls. The Annual “Bring & Buy” will be held in November so we hope all are busy with their craft works, as this is our only fundraising event of the year. Carindale National Seniors is a friendly club & always welcomes new & prospective members & Visitors to our meetings. Carindale NSA meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month except Jan and Dec Coach trips are on the 4th Tuesday of every month [except Jan & Dec ]. We meet at the Clem Jones Centre, Carina Bowls Club, Stanley Rd Carina. Parking is available. For further information please phone Anne 32453847 or Maureen 33984236.
Walking to raise money . for TSF CABOOLTURE VIEW Club Held their annual Walk with a VIEW on Thursday 4th July. The view was great as it was held at the beautiful Caboolture Lakes. It is a great place to walk around the lakes with people feeding the ducks and other birds. Walkers refuelled after with a delicious morning tea.
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SENIORS NEWS Accordionist Ossie Mazzei celebrates ‘The BIG 100’!
Ossie Mazzei is pictured front centre, with son Leo to his left, as accordionists prepare to play a 100th birthday tribute.
MANY Queenslanders will fondly remember Ossie Mazzei, whose love of accordion music brought joy to countless lives for over half a century. On 10 June, the wellknown and highly-respected Ossie was feted by family and friends at a celebration that had him and his beloved accor-
dion music at heart. It was Ossie’s birthday, and a very special birthday at that. Ossie turned the page of his personal score from 99, to an amazing 100-years young. Guests—and accordions—came from near and far to join in the party (and a great party it was), held at the Italo-Australian
Club on the Gold Coast. Ossie arrived in Brisbane in 1930, aged 16, from the island of Elba in Italy’s Tuscany region. Initially, Ossie worked as a stonemason with his father while studying piano accordion. He had had to leave a button accordion, which had been a passion, behind in Italy.
It wasn’t long before Ossie became known as a concert artist and a teacher. During World War II he performed for fellow Australian Defence Force troops. On becoming a professional accordionist, Ossie toured Australia before forming his own orchestra— Ossie Mazzei and his Ac-
cordion Orchestra—in 1947; entertaining ‘Queensland’ for 50 years, until 1997. For some 25 years during that period, he also ran the Ossie Mazzei Accordion Centre, a teaching studio on Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. In 1996, when he was 83, Ossie Mazzei and his Accordion Orchestra, which included son Leo, travelled internationally through several European countries; receiving standing ovations as they performed. Ossie, with accordion music forever noted within him, has lived on the Gold Coast for nine years. Wife Rose and daughter Paulette have both passed away but son Leo and other family members and friends made sure Ossie’s 100 th birthday celebration was a very special occasion. A very special occasion for a very special man.
Enjoy Seniors Week SENIORS Week 2013 – 17th-25th August, provides another opportunity for seniors to enjoy activities and events in the company of their contemporaries and sometimes with those of other generations. For some of us, who lead fairly private lives, there are opportunities to participate in activities with people, many of whom we don’t know, and feel that sense of being a part of a community. Others of us, who regularly take part in community events, can once again revel in that feeling of gregariousness which comes from being part of public gatherings. Whatever group we are in, we can find activities
such as the Redland City Council Seniors Walk, the Macleay Island Seniors Walk, canoeing on Tingalpa Creek and tenpin bowling to join with others for some exercise either outdoors or at the bowling alley. A small number of seniors will be honoured at Inspiring Seniors for the efforts they have made in the community and there will be events and performances to enjoy. Some of these are the U3A breakfast and community garden, the great musical talents of our high school students, several other musical events including the Redland City Band, the U3A Choir and a series of short films at RPAC
organised by the Redland City Council. Compared to the number of seniors in Redland City, all of these functions will occupy a relatively small number. Some will be entertained in residential facilities which organise internal functions for their residents. Many others will not participate, perhaps because they are otherwise occupied or, it could be that there are not activities or events that interest them. It is this latter group that we would like to hear from. Are there events that you would like to see organised during seniors week? In the past there have been parades, art shows, expos and other events
which have not been continued in recent years. There has not been any great demand for any of these to be re-introduced but we would be glad to hear your opinions. Sadly, two activities have recently been discontinued. Lawn bowls was discontinued last year and will not be held again this year. Because of a prior court booking, the tennis round robin will not be held this year. It would be good to see more activities developed in future years. There was an attempt last year to conduct a seniors’ conference to introduce a more intellectual activity into seniors week but the idea was dropped for lack of inter-
est. Perhaps interest will emerge for this or some similar activity in future years. There are, nevertheless, many activities set out in this program which many of you are encouraged to enjoy as I know I will. Seniors Week celebrates our senior citizens and reminds us that there is much satisfaction in being the elders in our community who can contribute much, as many of us do in any number of ways, and continue our enjoyment of life. For Seniors Week Calendar of Events turn to page 35-41. From the President Redland District Committee on the Ageing
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Saturday 17 August 9.30am-11.30am CREAT YOUR OWN HERB GARDEN @ BANYO An opportunity to create your own mixed potted herb garden to take home and enjoy. Presented by ABC Radio gardening presenter, Annette McFarlane. Bookings essential. Phone 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to Banyo Library. Saturday 17 August 9.30am-2pm POETRY AND PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP @ WYNNUM Learn the art of poetry and performance with Komninos, master of performance and poetry. Bookings essential. Phone 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to Wynnum Library. Saturday 17 August 10am-11.30am CELEBRATING 200 YEARS “PRIDE AND PREJUDICE” 2013 marks the bicentenary of the publication of “Pride and Prejudice”. Join us as we explore and celebrate the works of Jane Austen, to be followed by a quizzes and vintageinspired craft. Venue: Mt. Ommaney Library. To book phone Council on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to Mt Ommaney. Saturday 17 August 10am-12noon CARING FOR AGEING PARENTS – CARINDALE Join us for an in depth Q&A session with medical, financial and legal experts from key age care agencies as they discuss common concerns and challenges of caring for aging loved ones. Free event. Carindale Library, 1151 Creek Rd, Carindale. No bookings required.
Friday 16 August 9.30am ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT RETIREES (AIR) MEETING AIR Brisbane North will hold a monthly meeting for members and visitors to attend for a morning cuppa as well as listen to our Guest Speaker, local State Member, Dr. Chris Davis (Assistant Health Minister). AIR generally discusses finances without giving advice. Phone: 3881 1820 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Friday 16 August 6.30pm-10.30pm JAZZ AND SWING @ NEW FARM Come and dance the night away to the sounds of the Cleveland Jazz band. The evening will also feature a light meal, lucky door prizes and a good time all round. The evening will also feature a light meal, lucky door prizes and a good time all round. Venue: Riverside Reception Centre, 50 Oxlade Drive, New Farm. Bookings essential. Sarturday 17 August Phone Seniors Enquiry Line on 1300135500. Free event. 2pm-4pm CONCERT @ CARINA SENIORS WEEK Carina Senior Citizen’s Club has a Concert by St. Andrews Community SATURDAY 17 AUGUST TO Orchestra from 2pm-4pm in their Club SUNDAY 25 AUGUST rooms, 1 Edmond Street, Carina. Cost $6, with a special afternoon tea. Public SATURDAY 17 AUGUST are welcome to attend. Phone 3395 4636 Saturday 17 August to Sunday 25 August for further information. 8am-5pm Saturday 17 August DISCOUNT OFFERED – BULIMBA DENTURE CLINIC 7.30pm-10pm Bulimba Denture Clinic is offering 10% discount on any service SALISBURY SATURDAY NIGHT during Seniors Week, 17 to 25 August. Situated: Shop 1, 77 BINGO Oxford Street, Bulimba. Phone: 3899 5588. View: Salisbury & District Senior Citizens www.bulimbadentureclinic.com.au for further information. Club Saturday 17 August Let’s stir the grey matter as we cross off 9.30am-11am PERSONAL SAFETY STRATEGIES FOR SENIORS the numbers in a friendly social Free Workshop – Introduction to personal safety for seniors, atmosphere. Costs are $3 – $6 and $21 using uses a Walking Stick or Cane method of defence to for a full book. Phone: 3275 3218 for further promote strength, balance, flexibility and endurance. Please information. book early! Venue: Nundah Activity Centre, 15 Jenner Venue: Salisbury & District Senior Street, Nundah. 3266 4500 to book by 15 August. Citizens, 87 A Cripps Street, Salisbury.
SUNDAY 18 AUGUST Sunday 18 August 10.30am-12noon SOCIAL NETWORKING: FACEBOOK Find out about social networking site Facebook & why it is so popular. Create your own Facebook account so you can stay in touch with family & friends. Garden City Library. 3403 8888. Sunday, 18 August 1.30pm-3pm LORD MAYOR’S SENIORS GALA CABARE Following on from the Performance Workshops, Suburban Showcases and the Queen Street Mall Concert, the cream of our seniors talent alongside their professional mentors will be present a delightful and entertaining one off performance in the soaring Main Auditorium of Brisbane City Hall in the Lord Mayor’s Seniors Gala Cabaret. Bookings: Ticketek on 13 28 49, cost $5 covering a service fee and donation to the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust. MONDAY 19 AUGUST Monday 19 August 8am-9am TAI CHI FOR HEALTHY AGEING A proven falls prevention program that is adapted for all levels of ability. This dynamic mind and body activity for 50+ will invigorate you; help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Venue: Old Friary, 139 Brookfield Road, Brookfield. Monday 19 August 9.30am-10.30am TAI CHI FOR HEALTHY AGEING A proven falls prevention program that is adapted for all levels of ability. Venue: Walton Bridge Reserve.
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Monday 19 August 9.30am-12noon SALISBURY INDOOR BOWLS No skill required! Come and have a friendly, enjoyable game of bowls. Morning will start at 9:30am with bowls to follow at 10am. Held at Salisbury & District Senior Citizens Club, 87 A Cripps Street, Salisbury. 3275 3218. Cost: $4. Monday 19 August 10am-11am DRAWING FOR SENIORS Where: Carindale Library. Bookings: Essential – please phone the Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Carindale Library. Cost: free. Monday 19 August 10am-12noon SENIORS CONCERT AT UPPER MT GRAVATT Seniors Suburban Concert Series will feature some of the series most loved acts as well as new faces to entertain and impress. Features toe tapping dance favourites from the late 1950’s through to 1970’s. Today’s concert will feature Facin’ The Crowd. Venue: Mt Gravatt Bowls Club, 1873 Logan Rd, Upper Mt Gravatt. Bookings 3349 2367 Cost: free. Monday 19 August 10am-12noon SENIORS CONCERT AT RED HILL Seniors Suburban Concert Series will feature some of the series most loved acts as well as new faces to entertain and impress. Features toe tapping dance favourites from the late 1950’s through to 1970’s. Today’s concert will feature Craig Martin. Venue: Broncos League Club, 98 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill. Contact 3858 9000 to make a booking. Cost: free.
Get Active Get Involved at Burnie Brae during Seniors Week DURING Seniors Week 2013 Burnie Brae at Chermside is calling Brisbane Seniors to Get Active and Get Involved by opening its doors on the 19th and 21st August to all over 50’s to come and sample some of the great activities and facilities the organisation provides. Kevin Rouse, CEO of Burnie Brae said “We would like all over 50’s looking for some low cost fitness activities on the northside of Brisbane to take the opportunity to come on 19th August and try our activities free of charge.” The activities on offer include Zumba Gold, Fitness classes, Line Dancing and for those interested in exploring their creative side, the Centre is introducing a beginner’s art class which will be launched during the week. Also on the agenda is an information session about the Centre’s over 50’s exercise
clinic, free morning teas and a BBQ in beautiful Burnie Brae Community Garden. The Centre is also very excited to host a community information morning on 21st August in celebration of Seniors Week, with Australian Ambassador for Ageing, Noeline Browne, as a special guest. The morning will provide some valuable insights into important and relevant issues with a good dose of humour included. Seats for this event will be limited and bookings for both of these days is essential. For further information about the Seniors Week program at Burnie Brae, check out our ad in this Brisbane Seniors edition or the Centre website www.burniebrae.org.au. Bookings can be made by contacting Burnie Brae on 3624 2100.
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CELEBRATING SENIORS WEEK 2013 Monday 19 August 6.30pm-7.30pm DANCE WORKOUT – LOW IMPACT @ SANDGATE An exciting, fun and easy to follow fitness session offering jazz dance, aerobics, yoga, pilates and kick-boxing movements. Sandgate Senior Citizens Centre, Seymour Road, Sandgate. This event for 50 and over. Monday 19 August 6pm-8pm CARING FOR AGEING PARENTS Join our in-depth Q&A session with medical, financial and legal experts from key age care agencies as they discuss common concerns and challenges of caring for aging loved. Venue: Sunnybank Hills Library, Compton Rds, Sunnybank Hills.
Tuesday 20 August 10am-10.30am SENIORS WEEK SUPER STORYTIME Where: Toowong Library. Bookings Essential – please phone the Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Toowong Library. Cost: free. Tuesday 20 August 10am-12noon SENIORS CONCERT - INALA Seniors Suburban Concert Series will feature some of the series most loved acts as well as new faces to entertain and impress. Features toe tapping dance favourites from the late 1950’s through to 1970’s. Today’s concert will feature Facin’ The Crowd. Cost: free. Venue: Bluefin Fishing Club, 24 Lilac Street, Inala. Contact 3372 0333 to make a booking. TUESDAY 20 AUGUST Tuesday 20 August Monday 19 August Tuesday 20 August 10am-1pm 1pm-2pm 9am-10am COOKING FOR HEALTHY BONES INTRODUCTION TO iPADS - CARINA Instruction on preparation of simple, nutritious meals that Learn the basics of how to use an iPad at Carina Library, ABBA – ACTIVE BABY BOOMERS ACTIVITIES along with some handy tips and tricks to get the most out of Cardio, body weight and weight style exercises aimed to focus on foods that encourage healthy bones. Event for 50 improve balance, whole body tone and bone strength. This and over. Venue: Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben your new purchase. Participants are encouraged to bring event for 50 and over. Venue: Lang Park PCYC, Suncorp Street, Mitchelton. their own iPads. Bookings required: Contact Centre on Stadium, Castlemaine Street, Paddington. Tuesday 20 August 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Carina Library. Tuesday 20 August 10am-11am Monday 19 August 9.30am-10.30am LEARN ABOUT YOUR LIBRARY 1.30pm-2.30pm GENTLE EXERCISE AND STRENGTH @ MT GRAVATT SERVICES AT HAMILTON TAI CHI QIGONG FOR HEALTHY AGEING Enjoy specifically designed sessions to increase your fitness Drop in for morning tea with the staff of Hamilton Library to Gentle exercise for stability and strength, mind and body in a social environment. Venue: Mt Gravatt Progress Hall, learn more about library services for seniors. Bookings relaxation to give a little spring to your day. This event for 50 l873 Logan Road, Mt Gravattt. This event for 50 and over. required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put and over. Venue: Hives Park, Thallon St, Sherwood. Tuesday 20 August through to the Hamilton Library. Monday 19 August 9.30am-10.30am Tuesday 20 August 1.30pm-4pm JAZZERCISE LITE 10am-12noon SALISBURY’S MONDAY DANCE Low impact fitness session offering jazz dance, aerobics, SENIORS CONCERT AT CORINDA All welcome! Dancing days are here again with Old Time yoga, pilates and kick boxing movements, choreographed Seniors Suburban Concert Series will feature some of the and New Vogue Ballroom dancing. Afternoon tea provided. to today’s hottest music. No high kicks, mirrors or lycra! series most loved acts as well as new faces to entertain and Cost: $5. Ph: 3275 3218. Venue: Salisbury & District Senior This event for people 50 and over. Venue: YMCA, 1391 impress. Features toe tapping dance favourites from the late Citizens - 87 A Cripps St, Salisbury. Beaudesert Road, Acacia Ridge. 1950’s through to 1970’s. Today’s concert will feature Craig Martin. Cost: free. Venue: Sherwood Services Club, 2 Clewley Street, Corinda. Contact 3379 8555 for booking. Tuesday 20 August 10am-2pm CRIME PREVENTION DISPLAY Queensland Police Service In celebration of Seniors Week 2013 the Queensland Police Service is hosting a free crime prevention display with a focus on senior safety including personal safety, cyber safety, home and vehicle safety. Venue: Aspley Hypermarket, 59 Albany Creek Road, Aspley. Tuesday 20 August 10.30am-11.30am TEA AND TRIVIA AT CARINA Come along for a morning of fun at Carina Library to celebrate Seniors Week. Test your general knowledge with trivia questions. Bookings required: phone 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Carina Library. Free event. Tuesday 20 August 10.30am-12noon DISCOVER EMAIL - BRISBANE SQUARE LIBRARY Participants should have basic mouse skills. Bookings required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Brisbane Square Library. Tuesday 20 August 10.30am-12noon DISCOVER EMAIL - WYNNUM LIBRARY Create your own email account and learn how you can keep in touch with friends and family around the world via the internet. Participants should have mouse and internet skills. Bookings required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Wynnum Library. Tuesday 20 August 10.45am-11am TEA TASTING Where: Toowong Library. Bookings: Essential – please phone the Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Toowong Library. Cost: free Tuesday 20 August 12noon-1pm ROCKABILLY ROUND-UP An hour long show that will treat you to a Aspley Hornets AFC I 50 Graham Road Carseldine Qld selection of tunes from the 1950’s era, such PO Box 85 Aspley Qld 4034 as Bill Haley, Elvis Presley and more recently, the Stray Cats. Venue: City Phone 07 3263 I Fax 07 3862 8791 I www.aspleyhornets.com Hall, Brisbane.
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Tuesday 20 August 1pm-2pm DISCOVER EMAIL – CARINA LIBRARY Participants should have basic mouse skills. Bookings required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Carina Library. Tuesday 20 August 1pm-2.30pm INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY DATABASES – ZILLMERE Learn how to access the vast collection of databases available at Zillmere Library with your library membership. See what databases are available and learn about their function as well as other ways to view and use the collection. Participants must have basic internet skills. Bookings required. Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Zillmere Library. Tuesday 20 August 1.30pm-3pm DISCOVER EMAIL- KENMORE LIBRARY Create your own email account and learn how you can keep in touch with friends and family around the world via the internet. Participants should have mouse and internet skills. Bookings required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Kenmore Library. Tuesday 20 August 1.30pm-3.30pm INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET – INDOOROOPILLY Learn how to use search engines and get the best search results. This session shows participants how to navigate the internet for information. Participants should have mouse skills. Bookings required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to Indooroopilly Library. Tuesday 20 August 2pm-4pm Q & A ON COMPUTING FOR SENIORS – ASHGROVE LIBRARY Do you have questions about computing? Don’t hold back, help is on the way. An expert panel from Brisbane Seniors Online will field your questions and do their best to solve your computing problems. Bookings essential. Phone 3210 6983 or visit: www.bsol.asn.au. WEDNESDAY 21 AUGUST Wednesday 21 August 9am-11am COMMUNIFY SOCIAL GROUP Meet other seniors at our social morning tea. Please call Georgina on 3368 3723 for more information. Venue: Ashgrove Library. Wednesday 21 August 9am-1.30pm LIFE-TEC EXPO AT NEWMARKET Information stalls by a variety of organisations with information and entertaining presentations. There will be a free screening of the award winning documentary 100 + Club. Venue: Level one, Reading Newmarket, Cnr Newmarket and Enoggera Roads, Newmarket. Phone: 1300 885 886 or 3552 9000 for further information. Tuesday 20 August & Wednesday 21 August 9am-2pm 500 CARDS AT SALISBURY SENIOR CITIZENS Come and enjoy fun and laughter over a social game of cards. Don’t stay home - come and join us! Morning tea will be served at 9 am, cards - 9:45 am. Tea and coffee supplied; bring your own lunch. Cost: $4. Phone: 3275 3218. Venue: Salisbury & District Senior Citizens, 87 A Cripps Street, Salisbury Wednesday 21 August 9.30am-10.30am GENTLE EXERCISE AND STRENGTH @ COORPAROO Enjoy specifically designed sessions to increase your fitness in a social environment. For those 50 and over. Venue: Coorparoo Community Hall, 208 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo. Wednesday 21 August 9.30am-10.30am HEARTMOVES @ PADDINGTON Specifically designed physical activity program for people with stable long term health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and bone or joint problems. For those 50 and over. Venue: Lang Park PCYC, Suncorp Stadium Castlemaine St, Paddington. Wednesday 21 August 9.30am-10.30am TAI CHI FOR HEALTHY AGEING @ SHORNCLIFFE Gentle exercise for stability and strength, mind and body relaxation to give a little spring to your day. This event for 50 and over. Lower Moora Park, Park Parade, Shorncliffe.
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Wednesday 21 August 9.30am-2pm PORT OF BRISBANE TOUR & LUNCHEON Be at Wynnum RSL bus stop no later than 9.30am. First stop - Observation Cafe for an introduction followed by a Port Tour. Return to the R.S.L. about 1pm where lunch will be enjoyed. Tour and lunch $10. Phone: 3258 4888 to book by 14 August. Wednesday 21 August 9.30am-2pm BURNIE BRAE SENIORS HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO A fun day for seniors to “have a go” at a wide range of activities, listen to guest speakers, participate in workshops, enjoy a lovely morning tea and lunch, lots of displays and stalls to see! Venue: Burnie Brae Centre at 60 Kuran Street, Chermside. Phone: 3624 2100 for information. Wednesday 21 August 10am-11am VINTAGE VOICES Vintage voices is a community choir in Brisbane South – provides an opportunity for older people to engage with their community and enjoy the benefits of music and singing in a group. This performance will also include a chance for the audience to join in and sing along. Free. Venue: Garden City Library, Crn Logan & Kessels Rd, Upper Mt Gravatt. Wednesday 21 August 10am-11.30am INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET –TOOWONG Participants should have mouse skills. Bookings required: Contact 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Toowong Library. Wednesday 21 August 10am-12noon EATING AND LIVING WELL FOR SENIORS Where: Toowong Library. Bookings: Essential – please phone the Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Toowong Library. Cost: free. Wednesday 21 August 10am-12noon SENIORS CONCERT AT CARINA Seniors Suburban Concert Series will feature some of the series most loved acts as well as new faces to entertain and impress. Features toe tapping dance favourites from the late 1950’s through to 1970’s. Today’s concert will feature Facin’ The Crowd. Cost: free. Venue: Carina Leagues Club, 1390 Creek Road, Carina. Phone 3843 9200 for booking. Wednesday 21 August 10am-12noon SENIORS CONCERT AT WYNNUM Seniors Suburban Concert Series will feature some of the series most loved acts as well as new faces to entertain and impress. Features toe tapping dance favourites from the late 1950’s through to 1970’s. Today’s concert will feature Craig Martin. Free event. Venue: Wynnum R.S.L. Club, 174 Tingal Rd, Wynnum. Contact 3396 7333 to make a booking.
Wednesday 21 August 10am-3pm MOBILE MEN’S SHED - BRISBANE CITY Want to know more about Men’s Sheds? Men’s sheds are friendly environments that cater for men of all interests, ages and cultures. They’re a place to socialise, share life experiences and skills, make things, fix things and support each other. No booking required. Venue: King George Square, Brisbane Wednesday 21 August 10.30am-11.30am TAI CHI FOR HEALTH AGEING @ BULIMBA Gentle exercise for stability and strength, mind and body relaxation to give a little spring to your day. This event for 50 and over. Venue: Bulimba Memorial Park. Wednesday 21 August 10.30am-11.45am HEALTHY EVIRONMENT DISCUSSION AT ROCHEDALE Rochedale/Springwood National Seniors at Logan East Community Centre, Cnr Cinderella Dr & Vanessa Blvd is the venue for a short address by David Lin LNP candidate. Dr Heidi Muenchberger Neuropsychologist & research professor at Griffith University who will speak about Healthy Design of environments for active living-current trends. She will also discuss how people with chronic and complex illness can think about their future living environments and the design of daily assistance aids that are functional as well as stylish. Wednesday 21 August 10.30am-12noon INTRODUCTION TO DOWNLOADABLE DIGITAL BOOKS Take a guided tour on how to borrow, download and enjoy free digital books from the online library catalogue at Mt Coot-tha Library. Discover where to find help when downloading digital books at home and look at some of the eReaders available today. Note: Amazon Kindles are not compatible with library eBooks. Bookings required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Mt Coottha Library. Wednesday 21 August 11am-12.30pm INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET - CORINDA Learn how to use search engines and get the best search results at Corinda Library. Participants will learn how to navigate the internet for information. Participants should have mouse skills. Bookings required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Corinda Library.
Wednesday 21 August 1.30pm-3pm INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET - ASHGROVE Learn how to use search engines and get the best search results at Ashgrove Library. Participants will learn how to navigate the internet for information. Participants should have mouse skills. Bookings required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Ashgrove Library. Wednesday 21 August 1.30pm-3pm SOCIAL MEDIA BASICS FOR SENIORS Where: Mt Ommaney Library. Bookings: essential – please phone the Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the My Ommaney Library Cost: free. Wednesday 21 August 2pm-3pm IPAD BASICS - SUNNYBANK HILLS LIBRARY A Brisbane Digital Hub training session. Discover the basics of how to use an iPad including navigating an iPad, using apps and searching the internet. Bookings required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Sunnybank Hills Library. Wednesday 21 August 2pm-3.30pm DISCOVER EMAIL - MT GRAVATT LIBRARY Create your own email account and learn how you can keep in touch with friends and family around the world via the internet. Participants should have mouse and internet skills. Bookings required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Mt Gravatt Library.
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THURSDAY 22 AUGUST Thursday 22 August 9am-12noon SNOOKER AT SALISBURY & DISTRICT SENIOR CITIZENS All are welcome to come and have a social game of snooker. Morning tea provided. Cost: $3. Bookings not required. Venue: Salisbury & District Senior Citizens, 87A Cripps Street, Salisbury. Phone: 3275 3218. Phone: 1300 885 886 or 3552 9000 for further information. Thursday 22 August 9am-1.30pm LIFE-TEC EXPO AT NEWMARKET Information stalls by a variety of organisations with information and entertaining presentations. There will be a free screening of the award winning documentary 100 + Club. There will also be an Art Exhibition at Life Tec’s display centre. Venue: Level one, Reading Newmarket, Cnr Newmarket and Enoggera Roads, Newmarket. Thursday 22 August 9am-4pm OPEN DAY FOR SENIORS SANDGATE & DISTRICT MEN’S SHED Join us for a display of wood crafts including demonstrations and techniques of lathe and wood working skills. Guest Speakers to enlighten attendees on health and lifestyle issues. Bookings: not required. Phone: 0405 698 330 for further information. Venue: Sandgate & Dist Men’s Shed, 58 Rainbow Street, Sandgate.
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introduction of a brand new Lunch Menu.You told them what you wanted, more choice on how you want to eat, and better value every day – and here it is. You’ll still find all your Sizzler favourites…and so much more. Starting from as little as $7.95 for Lunch Monday to Friday, enjoy the Sizzler Lunch Grill Special, or choose from a range of sandwiches, wraps and burgers from just $9.95 (no further discounts apply). Not feeling up to the endless possibilities of the full Salad Bar experience? No problem, with the introduction of the One-Trip Salad Bar. Plus there’s a new range of ‘Tasters’ –tasty, new sharable starters, like Salt and Pepper Calamari or Satay Chicken Skewers. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, how about a 20% Seniors Discount*, for guests 60 years and over! *Available all day Mon-Wed and before 6pm Thurs-Sun. Conditions apply. Enjoy the brand new lunch menu at your local Sizzler from 12 August. For further information or to find your nearest restaurant, visit www.sizzler.com.au or freecall 1800 807 076.
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CELEBRATING SENIORS WEEK 2013 Thursday 22 August 10am-12noon SENIORS CONCERT AT KEPERRA Seniors Suburban Concert Series will feature some of the series most loved acts as well as new faces to entertain and impress. Features toe tapping dance favourites from the late 1950’s through to 1970’s. Today’s concert will feature Facin’ The Crowd. Cost: free. Venue: Arana Leagues Club, 247 Dawson Parade, Keperra. 3354 1333 to make a booking. Thursday 22 August 10am-12noon SENIORS CONCERT AT SANDGATE Seniors Suburban Concert Series will feature some of the series most loved acts as well as new faces to entertain and impress. Features toe tapping dance favourites from the late 1950’s through to 1970’s. Today’s concert will feature Outtawak Trio. Free event. Venue: Sandgate RSL Memorial Club, 50 Keogh Street, Sandgate. 3269 2704 for booking. Thursday 22 August 10am-3pm PICNIC IN THE PARK @ SEVENTEEN MILE ROCKS National Seniors Aust - Centenary Branch invites seniors to “Rocks Riverside Park” to celebrate the valuable contribution of seniors. Lunch will be provided. Members and friends welcome. Venue: Counihan Road, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Bookings not required Ph: 07 3376 1371 for further information. Thursday 22 August 1pm-2pm INTRODUCTION TO EMAIL – STONES CORNER LIBRARY Create your own email account and learn how you can keep in touch with friends and family around the world via the internet. Participants should have mouse and internet skills. Bookings required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Stones Corner Library.
Thursday 22 August 2pm-3.30pm INTRODUCTION TO DOWNLOADABLE BOOKS AND E READERS Take a guided tour on how to borrow and download free digital books from the online catalogue. Bookings essential: Phone 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to Sandgate Library. Thursday 22 August 2pm-3.30pm COMPUTER BASICS – SUNNYBANK HILLS LIBRARY A Brisbane Digital Hub training session. Get started with computers and learn the basics of how to use a computer. No skills necessary. Bookings required: Contact 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Sunnybank Hills Library. Thursday 22 August 2pm-3pm EBay: AN INTRODUCTION – BRACKENRIDGE LIBRARY Participants should have basic mouse skills. Bookings required: Contact 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Brackenridge Library. Thursday 22 August 2pm-3.30pm INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET – MITCHELTON LIBRARY Learn how to use search engines and get the best search results. This session shows participants how to navigate the internet for information. Participants should have mouse skills. Bookings required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Mitchelton Library. Thursday 22 August 2pm-3.30pm LITERARY AFTERNOON TEA: GREAT EXPECTATIONS Explore the life of Charles Dickens through the novel “Great Expectations”. Enjoy craft activities and afternoon tea. To book phone 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to Grange Library. Thursday 22 August 6pm-7pm DISCOVER EMAIL – NEW FARM LIBRARY Create your own email account and learn how you can keep in touch with friends and family around the world via the internet. Participants should have mouse and internet skills. Bookings required: 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the New Farm Library. coaches.
Thursday 22 August 1.30pm-2.30pm TAI CHI FOR HEALTH AGEING Gentle exercise for stability and strength, mind and body relaxation to give a little spring to your day. This event for 50 and over. Venue: St Michael’s Church Hall, 250 Banks St, Dorrington. Thursday 22 August 1.30pm-3pm GOOGLE MAPS, GOOGLE EARTH ND GOOGLE IMAGES -CHERMSIDE During this hands-on session at Chermside Library you will use popular Google tools to see maps and pictures of places. An ideal introductory course to these Google tools. Participants should have basic computer skills. Bookings required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Chermside Library. Thursday 22 August 2pm-3.30pm INTRODUCTION TO DOWNLOADABLE BOOKS AND E READERS Take a guided tour on how to borrow and download free digital books from the online catalogue. Bookings essential: Phone 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to Everton Park Library. Thursday 22 August 2pm-3.30pm INTRODUCTION TO DOWNLOADABLE BOOKS AND E READERS Take a guided tour on how to borrow and download free digital books from the online catalogue. Bookings essential: Phone 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to Coopers Plains Library.
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FRIDAY 23 AUGUST Friday 23 August 9am-1.30pm LIFE-TEC EXPO AT NEWMARKET Information stalls by a variety of organisations with information and entertaining presentations. There will be a free screening of the award winning documentary 100 + Club. Presentations on Assistive Technology, speakers and demonstrations. There will also be an Art Exhibition at Life Tec’s display centre. Venue: Level one, Reading Newmarket, Cnr Newmarket and Enoggera Roads, Newmarket. Phone: 1300 885 886 or 3552 9000. Friday 23 August 9.30am-1pm CONCERT & BBQ @ CARINA Carina Senior Citizens Club Concert by their Talent Group. Morning tea is at 9.30am followed by the Concert from 10.15am-12noon. A two-course barbecue to follow from 12noon- 1pm. Public welcome to attend. Cost: $6. Phone 3395 4636 to book by 16 August for catering purposes. Event: Club Rooms at 1 Edmond Street, Carina. Friday 23 August 9.30am-2.30pm CELEBRATION OF MITCHIE DAY CLUB - MITCHELTON Special luncheon and concert to celebrate the Clubs first anniversary. Mitchie Day Club provides a great opportunity to develop a broader range of interests, learn new skills and make new friends. Bookings: Not Required. Phone: 0416 670 511. Venue: Seventh Day Adventist Hall, Cnr Ruby Road and Blackwood St, Mitchelton.
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Friday 23 August 10am-10.30am GRANDPARENTS STORYTIME Where: Sunnybank Library. Bookings: Essential – please phone the Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Sunnybank Library. Cost: free. Friday 23 August 10am-11.30am SENIORS Q&A – COMPUTING PROBLEMS Where: Mt Ommaney Library. Bookings: Essential – please phone the Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Mt Ommaney Library. Cost: free. Friday 23 August 10am-12noon SENIORS CONCERT AT ACACIA RIDGE Seniors Suburban Concert Series will feature some of the series most loved acts as well as new faces to entertain and impress. Features toe tapping dance favourites from the late 1950’s through to 1970’s. Today’s concert will feature Facin’ The Crowd. Free event. Venue: South’s Sports Club, Brandon Park Reserve, Mortimer Road, Acacia Ridge. Contact 3277 6600 to make a booking. Friday 23 August 10am-12noon SENIORS CONCERT AT CHERMSIDE Seniors Suburban Concert Series will feature some of the series most loved acts as well as new faces to entertain and impress. Features toe tapping dance favourites from the late 1950’s through to 1970’s. Today’s concert will feature Craig Martin. Free event. Venue: Kedron Wavell Services Club, 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside. 3359 0406 to make a booking. Friday 23 August 10.30am-11.30am GRANDPARENTS STORYTIME Where: Mt Ommaney Library. Bookings: Essential – please phone the Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Mt Ommaney Library. Cost: free. Friday 23 August 1pm-2.30pm CLASSIC MOVIE – YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER Where: Carindale Library. Bookings: Essential – please phone the Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Carindale Library. Cost: free. Friday 23 August 1.30pm-4pm FRIDAY’S DANCE AT SALISBURY The Salisbury and District Senior Citizens Club at 87 A Cripps Street, Salisbury invites you to an evening of Old Time and New Vogue Ballroom Dancing. Come along, sing with the music. Cost: $5.50 Bookings: 3275 3218. Friday 23 August 2pm-3pm INTRODUCTION TO iPADS – NEW FARM LIBRARY Learn the basics of how to use an iPad, along with some handy tips and tricks to get the most out of your new purchase. Participants are encouraged to bring their own iPads. Bookings required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the New Farm Library. Friday 23 August 2pm-3pm INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET – WEST END LIBRARY Learn how to use search engines and get the best search results. This session shows participants how to navigate the internet for information. Participants should have mouse skills. Bookings required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the West End Library. Friday 23 August 2pm-3.30pm VINTAGE MOVIE & DISCUSSION - BRACKEN RIDGE A WC Fields comedy (short reel featuring American comedian WC Fields) and a short feature about the Ipswich railway workshop. Where: Bracken Ridge library Bookings: Essential – phone the Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Bracken Ridge Library. Cost: free
SATURDAY 24 AUGUST Saturday 24 August 10am–11am SENIORS MORNING TEA Where: Inala Library. Bookings: Essential - please phone the Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Inala Library. Cost: free. Saturday 24 August 10am-12noon CARING FOR AGING PARENTS Join our in-depth Q&A session with medical, financial and legal experts from key age care agencies as they discuss common concerns and challenges of caring for aging loved ones –Cost: free. Bookings: not required.Venue: Kenmore Library Address: Kenmore Village, 9 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore.
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Saturday 24 August 10am-12noon HIGH TEA IN STUDIO GARDEN STUDIO VILLAGE - OXENFORD Come and enjoy a High Tea bringing together seniors and families to celebrate Seniors Week. Cost: free. Bookings: required 5529 8253. Venue: Studio Village Community Garden, 87 Village Way, Oxenford. Saturday 24 August 10am-2pm MUSIC & ART IN THE PARK This is a culture experience of art, music and fine food. A local artist will be on site to sketch individuals on request as well enjoy a light meal and refreshments. Bookings not required. Free event. Venue: Studio Village Community Centre, 87 Village Way, Oxenford Saturday 24 August 1pm-3pm FILM SCREENING – INDEPENDENT FILM, 100+ Where: Brisbane Square Library Bookings: Essential – please phone the Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Brisbane Square Library. Cost: free. Saturday 24 August 7.30pm-10pm SATURDAY NIGHT BINGO Come out and play an enjoyable game of bingo. Cost: $3-21 Bookings: not required. 3275 3218. Venue: Salisbury & District Senior Citizens, 87 A Cripps Street, Salisbury
Sunday 25 August 1pm-3pm DISCOVER EMAIL – INDOOROOPILLY LIBRARY Create your own email account and learn how you can keep in touch with friends and family around the world. Participants should have mouse and internet skills. Bookings required: 3403 8888 ask to be put through to the Indooroopilly Library. Sunday 25 August 1.30pm-3pm eBay: AN INTRODUCTION – CHERMSIDE LIBRARY Participants should have basic mouse skills. Bookings required: Contact Centre on 3403 8888 and ask to be put through to the Chermside Library.
Sunday 25 August 1.30pm-4 pm CLEVELAND CONCERT BAND ENTERTAINS Cleveland Concert Band will perform a variety of marches and arrangements of easy listening classical and popular music. Bayside Harmony male barbershop singers and a talented young vocal soloist will also entertain. Contact Luke Kinmany on 0432 035 142, especially if mobility requirements need to be met. Free entry, but gold coin donation appreciated. Venue: Cleveland Assembly Hall on Smith St, Cleveland.
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POST SENIORS WEEK EVENTS Wednesday 28 August 10am-12noon Q & A SESSION ON TECHNOLOGY AT ZILLMERE LIBRARY Brisbane Seniors Online (BSOL) is conducting a free Q&A session at the Zillmere Library, Cnr Jennings & Zillmere Roads, Zillmere. BSOL will have a panel of mentors available to help answer your computer and internet questions. Windows, Apple, iPads, tablets and androids and related technology is taught and assistance available. Phone 3210 6983 or visit: www.bsol.asn.au.
SUNDAY 25 AUGUST Sunday 25 August 10.30am-12noon INTRODUCTION TO DOWNLOADABLE DIGITAL BOOKS Take a guided tour on how to borrow, download and enjoy free digital books from the online library catalogue at Garden City Library. Discover where to find help when downloading digital books at home and look at some of the eReaders available today. Note: Amazon Kindles are not compatible with library eBooks. Bookings required: phone Brisbane City Council on 3403 8888.
Put a spring in your step by celebrating at LifeTec! JOIN in the fun for free at the ‘Active Living’ Seniors Expo andMorning Tea. Seniors Week 2013promises to be much more fun and informative with the ‘Active Living’ Seniors Expo, Art Exhibition and screening of the 100+ Club Movie being held at LifeTec in Newmarket.Seniors, friends and family are invited to attend the expo on Wednesday 21stAugust 2013, from 9am until 1:30pm. Attendees will be well catered for with a free scrumptious morning tea. The program for the expo includes a variety of information stalls and presentations from numerous organisations that provide services to seniors. The expo provides a great opportunity for the whole community to enjoy the fabulous entertainment andto be informed about the range of community resources available to seniors. An art exhibition and sale of works created by seniors will be on display at LifeTec from the 19thto the 24th August and will feature over 30 pieces of art, free for you to browse. Another highlight of the event will be a free screening of the awardwinning “100+ Club”Movie. The 100+ Club was created by a Brisbane film production company and tells the story of some of the remarkable members of the world’s only social club for centenarians. LifeTec is proud to be hosting the expo at their display centre that also features thousands of items of assistive technology equipment. They have been helping the community with free specialist information and advice, to maximising independence and safety enabling people to stay within their own homes. LifeTec staff will be available at the expo to conduct tours of the display centre and Smart Home. For more information about the ‘Active Living’ Seniors Expoand LifeTec,visit www.lifetec.org.au or phone 07 3552 9000 to RSVP by Friday, the 16th August.
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Monday 19 August to Friday 23 August 9am REDCLIFFE FUN AND FITNESS Come and celebrate Seniors Week with a Free Class for NEW participants Over 502s Fitness Class for active mature age adults. This class is for reasonably active seniors who can walk unaided. Bookings required 3204 9099. Venue: Webb Hall Redcliffe Show Ground Address: Cnr Old Scarborough Road & Portwood Street, Redcliffe. Tuesday 20 August & Wednesday 21 August 9.30am-12.30pm SENIOR’S MORNINGS AT CABOOLTURE HISTORICAL VILLAGE An event to honour our senior citizens. Typical program for both mornings would include – Morning Tea, guest speaker, seniors Sing-a-Long. A variety of stands displaying information of interest to seniors. Entry $10.00 includes morning tea and carer’s entry is free. Bookings phone 5495 4581. Venue: Caboolture Historical Village, Address: 280 Beerburrum Road, Caboolture.
Monday 19 August 10am-1pm SENIORS WEEK VARIETY DAY This free event will launch Seniors Week in Ipswich and will be a free and fun-filled day for seniors. The Variety Day will feature a Seniors Expo with more than 40 stallholders. Location: Ipswich Showgrounds, corner Warwick and Salisbury roads, Ipswich. Activities include free morning tea and lunch, Seniors Expo and live entertainment. Wednesday 21 August 9.30am-1.30pm MARBURG SENIORS WEEK CELEBRATIONS Council is proud to be supporting the Marburg Residents Association to deliver an event for the senior residents in the Marburg area. Location: Marburg Residents Hall, Corner Queen and Edmond streets, Marburg. Activities include free morning tea and lunch, Tai chi, live entertainment and Information stalls. Thursday 22 August 9am-11am PRESENTATION OF THE MUSICAL HAIRSPRAY Bundamba Secondary School will present Hairspray, the musical free to the seniors of Ipswich. Location: Bundamba Secondary School, Performing Arts Centre, 15a Naomai St, Bundamba. Morning tea included. RSVP by August 15 to Council on 3810 6655. Thursday 22 August 10am-1.30pm DOWN BY THE RIVER Featuring live entertainment, lunch and giveaways, this free event. Location: Frank McGreavey Function Room, Brisbane Tce, Goodna. RSVP by August 15 to Council on 3810 6655. Friday 23 August 9.30am-12noon SENIORS CINEMA DAY Seniors will be treated to an inexpensive day out with a $5 entry fee to see new release movie – Red 2. There will also be giveaways on the day. Location: Event Cinemas, Ipswich Mall Book in person: Ipswich City Council Customer Service Centre, 143 Brisbane Street Ipswich. Open from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm. Bookings: 3810 6666 between 8am and 4.30pm.
Tuesday August 20 10am–2pm MORETON BAY’S SENIORS BIG DAY OUT Settlement Cove Lagoon Amphitheatre, Redcliffe. Free event. PRE SENIORS WEEK Entertainment, live music, free morning tea and BBQ lunch, information and special guest Dr Elaine Saunders, winner of the National Telstra Monday, 5 August - 9am–2.30pm Business Woman of the Year. Contact Jacqui Pederson on 3205 0555. Tuesday 6 August - 8.30am–2pm Friday 23 August DICKSON SENIORS EXPO 10am-3pm Strathpine Community Centre, Mecklam St, Strathpine. Free event - COMMUNITY SERVICES SPECTACULAR – BRIBE ISLAND Entertainment, Fashion Parades, guest speakers including Ita Buttrose Centacare on Bribie welcomes you to the Community Services AO, OBE and Noel Whittaker AM. Penny on 0407 160 288. Spectacular. Education and information will be provided to the general public regarding availability of services available to ageing people and their carers. Phone: Christine on 3408 2131 for SENIORS WEEK information. Venue: Pumicestone Lions Park, Foreshore Welsby 17–25 AUGUST 2013 Parade, Bongaree, Bribie Island.
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IPSWICH SENIORS WEEK Saturday 17 August 2013 to Sunday 25 August 2013 During Seniors Week 2013 Ipswich seniors and residents with a disability will be able to continue to access a special transport service available through Ipswich City Council. See page 56 for full information of eligibility and pick up points at shopping centres.
PRE SENIORS WEEK Tuesday 15 August 10.30am BOOK LAUNCH Ipswich Libraries will hold a free book launch with Queensland mystery author Pat Noad. Pat will give an insight into the writing of Unearthed – the fifth instalment of the Annie Bryce mystery series. Venue: Ipswich Central Library, South Street, Ipswich. Bookings essential – phone Ipswich Central Library on 3810 6655.
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Saturday 24 August 9am to 12noon GAILES FAMILY BREAKFAST BBQ Following the overwhelming success of the last three year’s family barbeques, Gailes Community House are once again, with council’s support, providing their residents a community activity in honour of Seniors Week. Location: Lowry Park, Corner Connell and Ashworth Streets, Gailes. Activities include free BBQ breakfast, Animal Farm, Yoga and low impact workout. Tuesday 27 August 10am-11.30am SENIORS SAFETY WORKSHOP This workshop will outline appropriate strategies to protect seniors’ and benefit them by reducing the opportunity for crimes against themselves and their property. Location: School of Arts Hall, 71 Brisbane Road, Redbank. RSVP by August 22 to Council on 3810 6655.
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Thursday 29 August 9am-12.30pm ARTS GENERATION EXPO This expo will showcase a variety of arts and crafts, giving the seniors the opportunity to try something new. Location: North Ipswich Corporate Centre, 43 The Terrace, North Ipswich. Entry fee of $5 includes morning tea, workshop and materials. Phone Suzanne Lewis at Arts Connect Ipswich on 3281 4001 or 0424 270 933. RSVP by August 22 to council on 3810 6655. Thursday 5 September 9am-12noon SENIORS RETIREMENT SEMINAR This free seminar will be a collaborative effort between the members of the Seniors Consultative Group and aims to provide seniors with the information and tools to enjoy and maximise the benefits of retiring. Location: North Ipswich Corporate Centre, 43 The Terrace, North Ipswich. RSVP by August 27 to council on 3810 6655.
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REDLANDS SENIORS WEEK PRE SENIORS WEEK THURSDAY AUGUST 15 9.45am-12 midday Remembering Our Old Vehicles from Yesteryear. Bayside Vehicle Restorers Club will visit the RSL Care Moreton Shores Retirement Community. 10.00am 1st day of 4 day Senior Citizens Handicap Snooker. Hosted by Redlands RSL Snooker Club, 8 Passage Street, Cleveland.
SENIORS WEEK EVENTS SATURDAY AUGUST 17 1.00pm Inter-Village Croquet Tournament - hosted by Melaleuca Grove Community Club, 12 Tauris Road, Capalaba. SUNDAY AUGUST 18 6.30am–9.30am The popular Redland City Council Seniors Walk – Promoting Physical Activity Among Seniors. Proudly sponsored by Redland City Council and Great Southern Memorial Park. 1.45pm Keyboard Music Club, Donald Simpson Community Centre 172 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland. - Cost $4.50 2.00pm Redland City Council “Young at Heart” free Film afternoon.
MONDAY AUGUST 19 8.00am-10.30am U3A Seniors Week Annual Continental Breakfast with special guest speaker Madonna King (popular media expert) - Donald Simpson Community 8.30am Canoeing for Pleasure WRCC Clubhouse, Esplanade Thorneside. 8.45am Seniors Week Specials Out With a Difference Treescape to Seascape. 10.00am – 12 noon A Morning Drive in Yester- year Vehicles by Bayside Vehicle Restorers Club Inc. from Bluecare Nandeebie Respite Centre, 87 Winchester Road, Alexandra Hills. Victoria Point Shopping Centre During Seniors Week there will be Displays by Shoreline Probus Club, U3A, Meals on Wheels, Home Assist Genealogy Society, Absolute Hearing Solutions, Jetts Fitness and Mattress Gallery 10.30am Victoria Point Shopping Centre (Kmart) Popular local jazz & pop group “In Accord” will perform and entertain shoppers. 11.00am-1.00pm Redlands Sporting Club - Big Band Swing Music 12 noon Workshops Monday to Friday at Bunnings Victoria Point (DIY Area). Monday: Woodwork workshop for seniors. 12.30pm - 4.00pm Victoria Point Seniors Citizens Club Inc Monday Bowls and Cards - Community Hall Victoria Point, Link Road and Colburn Ave., Victoria Point. Tutorial “Drop in” Service Redland Libraries will offer a tutorial “drop in” service where clients can be shown how to access up to 750 free lessons in diverse topics such as Blog basics, iPad basics, Microsoft Word, Facebook 101, Mobile apps, iTunes, Maths basics, Reading, Google and others. For further information contact your local Redland library. No bookings are required for these self-paced tutorials.
8.30am for 9.00am start. Redland Bayside Indoor Bowls Assoc. presents the Redland Senior Citizens Indoor Bowls Perpetual Shield Competition at the Donald Simpson Community Centre 9.00am-1.00pm Stockland Shopping Centre Cleveland National Seniors Australia Cleveland information display 10.30am-1.30pm Redlands Sporting Club (Main Lounge) Anson Road, Wellington Point. Terrific Tuesday 10.30am Capalaba Central Shopping Centre near food court. “In Accord” very popular local jazz group will provide music to listen and enjoy while you shop. 12.00 noon Bunnings Victoria Point (DIY Area) Seniors Week Workshop - Mosaic tile on a pot workshop for seniors. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21 8.00am Coach Departure from Donald Simpson Community Centre, Bloomfield Street, Cleveland. Back to the Tivoli Senior’s Week Special. 8.30am-10.30am U3A Open Garden and Heritage Garden Dept. Primary Industries Grounds, Delancey Street, Cleveland. Entry via Gate 3 9.00am Indoor Bowls Competition hosted by Adventist Retirement Village – Indoor Bowls Club, supported by Mater Private Hospital, Redlands. 10.00am Victoria Point Lakeside Shopping Centre - (outside Aldi) 11.00am-2.00pm Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Road, Wellington Point. Entertainment by David Barry 12.00 noon Bunnings Victoria Point (DIY Area) Seniors Week Workshop. Grouting Mosaic on a pot workshop for seniors. 2.00pm Redland Museum Inc. 60 Smith Street, Cleveland presents “Exploding Giftbox” 4.00-5.00pm Cleveland District High School Performance Space Jazz Afternoon
FRIDAY AUGUST 23 7.45am Coach Departure from Donald Simpson Community Centre, Bloomfield Street, Cleveland to O’Reilly’s Rainforest. 9.30am-12.00noon Bay Island Bloomers (over 55’s) Macleay Island Progress Hall 9.30am-12 noon A social morning of international food and entertainment by the Southern Bay Islands Community and Friends. Macleay Island Progress Hall. 9.45am – 1.00pm Redlands Over 50’s Social Darts Club Perpetual Shield Competition - Redlands Multi-Sports Club, Judy Holt Reserve, Randall Road Birkdale. 10.00am-11.00am Victoria Point Shopping Centre Special Seniors Morning Tea with Entertainment by Susie Elsmore. Bookings required please call 38208100 10.00am Tranquil Waters Retirement Village, 31 Thompson Street, Victoria Point - Festival of Entertainment 10.00am-2.00pm U3A Information Display Stockland Shopping Centre,Cleveland. 10.00am Redland City Church,29 Beveridge Road Thornlands. - “Merry Hearts” Concert 11.00am-2.00pm Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Road, Wellington Point. Morning Melodies 12 noon Stockland Shopping Centre Cleveland “In Accord” jazz band will once again entertain shoppers with their unique renditions of music from the jazz and big band era. Don’t miss this great group
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SATURDAY 24 AUGUST 10.00am-5.00pm Golden Oldies vs the Juniors 12-a-side Handicap Challenge Snooker Competition. 10.30am Stockland Shopping Centre - Donald Simpson Community Centre Theatricals performance
SUNDAY 25 AUGUST 1.30pm- 4.00pm Redland City Bands Inc Seniors Concert at Cleveland Assembly Hall, Smith Street, Cleveland. WEDNESDAY 28 AUGUST 10.00am North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum 15-17 Welsby Street, Dunwich. - Cloudland Concert
Seniors Week events as outlined above are up to date at time of publication. For later inclusions check out the Department of Communities website at www.communities.qld.gov.au/seniors/ events/seniorsweek or http:// cotaqld.org.au/events/upcoming.
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Seniors Refresh Space at Capalaba Library Art Space every second Thursday (next Refresh date Thursday 29 August 9.30am) Redland Libraries Free online classes @www.gcflearningfree.org
THURSDAY AUGUST 22 8.30am Canoeing for Pleasure WRCC Clubhouse, Esplanade Thorneside. 9.00am-3.00pm Carers Queensland Information Stall at Capalaba Central Shopping Centre. 9.30am Stockland Shopping Centre Footlites performance 10.00am Blue Care Redland Community Care presents Redland City Inspiring Seniors 2013 at Tranquil Waters Retirement Village - 31 Thompson Street, Victoria Point. (Invitation only) 10.00am- 2.00pm U3A Information Display, Victoria Point Shopping Centre, Cnr. Bunker & Redland Bay Roads, Victoria Point. 10.30am Stockland Shopping Centre Donald Simpson Community Centre Theatricals 11.00am-2.00pm Redlands Sporting Club Main Lounge Anson Road, Wellington Point. Sentimental Journey 12.00 noon Bunnings Victoria Point (DIY Area) TUESDAY AUGUST 20 Seniors Week Workshop. MONDAY AUGUST 19 12.00 noon 8.30am Stockland Shopping Centre - Cleveland Canoeing for Pleasure WRCC Clubhouse Esplanade, District State High School Flute ensemble Thorneside performance
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Indonesian teachers whom North Moreton hosted in 2009, met their families and visited their schools. Meeting these friends again was very special. I wondered as surprised onlookers
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North Brisbane Orchid Society Annual Spring Show THERE will be an outstanding display of Hybrid Orchids, species from around the world and also many flowering and beautiful Australian Native orchids. There will also be foliage, bromeliads, anthuriums and other foliage plants etc. Some floor displays and very many table tops loaded with orchid flowers. We will be selling a large variety of orchids from small plants to flowering sizes at very reasonable prices. Expert advice and help in the plant sales section will be given free of charge. There will be an art and craft stall selling books, home made jams, cakes, floral arrangements featuring orchids and also small orchid posies. A very large Raffle box filled with beautiful Orchids and foliage to the value of $100 this will be drawn on Sunday afternoon. Light refreshment will be available. A well stocked stall with bark pots fert. etc. will be there for your convenience. Wheel chair friendly and plenty of parking available in the gardens. Come along to the Auditorium Botanic Gardens Mt. Coottha, On Saturday 24th August and Sunday 25th August 8.30am to 3.30pm both days Admission Adults $4.00 children under 14 free. For further information please phone 3204 6324.
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Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club If you’d like to learn a lot about herbs, attend the meeting of the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club on Thursday, 5th September, at the Enoggera Memorial Hall, corner of Wardell and Trundle Streets, Enoggera. The guest speaker is Debbie Aitcheson from Minden and in October they’ll be at the Brisbane Organic Growers Inc. Fair. A friend
introduced Debbie and Paul to the Herb Society in 1999 and they still have a strong connection with that society. Debbie has held each committee position and has been president for three years of that time. She loves to share her knowledge of herbs and gives talks at garden clubs. August activities include What’s Cooking in the Garden
and the Brisbane Ekka. Herbs form an integral part of life in many cultures around the world. From them comes food, health needs and remedies, heating, dyes and fibres, etc. The use of herbs has increased here since Australia became a multi-cultural nation. Their strong flavours have reduced the need for the use of big amounts
of salt and sugar in our diet. Most of the world’s population relies on herbs for health. As well as culinary uses, herbs medicinal properties are priceless and the bases of modern medicines lie in herbal remedies. Did you know meadowsweet is a famous plant healer? It’s botanical name is Spiraea ulmaria. Meadowsweet was found to contain the
aspirin compound, acetylsalicylic acid, and Aspirin’s name came from using the A from acetyl and SPIR from spiraea. The meeting commences with morning tea at 9.45 a.m. The hall is close to public transport and is accessible by wheelchair. Visitors and new members are most welcome. For more information phone Pat, president, on 3356 1256.
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FREE The U3A Pine Rivers will be holding a social and information meeting on Friday August 16th 2013 at 10.10am. The meeting will be held in Bray Hall, Cnr Cooke & O’Loan Street, Petrie. In addition to normal information about activities, we will be having an informative and very relevant talk by a Guest Speaker from R.A.C.Q. who will talk about Changes To Road Rules, learn about our New Classes and existing classes . You will be able to book bus trips and theatre tickets. Theatre tickets already paid for can be collected at the meeting. Raffle tickets available at the door. Don’t forget our September meeting on Friday 20th September will be the Annual Fashion Parade. Visitors are very welcome and light refreshments will be provided. For further information, please ring 3321 0681.
Down at the retirement centre . . . 80 year old Bessie bursts into the recreation room at the retirement home. She holds her clenched fist in the air and announces “Anyone who can guess what’s in my hand can have sex with me tonight!!” An elderly gentleman in the rear shouts out “An elephant?” Bessie thinks a minute and says, “Close enough!”
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SENIORS Week occurs in August and New Farm Branch of National Seniors welcomes Sargent Jose Sarmiento from the police crime prevention unit to our General Meeting at the Merthyr Uniting Church at 09.30 for 10.00 on Wednesday 7th. The Branch will organise dinner on Friday 16thcommencing at 6.00 pm at 2BThai restaurant in Merthyr Road for members and those interested in National Seniors but cannot attend daytime meetings. The Branch will join with the new Farm Neighbourhood Centre in Brunswick Street for a Seniors Week Barbeque on Tuesday 20th. The Branch AGM is at the Merthyr Uniting Church at 09.30 for 10.00 on Wednesday 4th September and we welcome Mark Furness from Head Office to preside over the election of new office bearers, followed by lunch in the Courtyard. For further information about any of these activities please call Tony Townsend on 33152523 or go to our website www.nsanewfarmbranch.com.
Some of our members are having a social time at the trade table at our July meeting
WHAT a lucky generation we are, to have witnessed such amazing changes and improvements in our lifetime.In August Robert Browning will speak to us about his recent trip to Sri Lanka, with special reference to the plants and gardens there. The Stafford Garden Club Inc. will meet at 9.30 on Thursday August 15th at the OES Hall cnr Kitchener Rd and Bohland St Kedron. Phone Gloria on 33554703 or Jane on 3359 3565.
Springtime on the Mountain SPRINGTIME on the Mountain will be held on September 27th, 28th & 29th from 9am - 4pm Mt. Tamborine, Qld. Cost is $15 Trail Pass, dependent children free. 7 Private Gardens, enjoy our popular plant stalls, Garden Club Cafe’s, Botanic & Creative Arts displays and sales, and wandering musical entertainment. Phone 07 5545 3334 or to download our brochure: www.tmbotanicgardens.org.au
A sacrificial anode is a vital part of your water system, and having it inspected can be the difference between an efficiently working system and a costly replacement. Manufacturers recommend that you maintain the anode in your system in order to prevent damage from rust and corrosion. After it’s 5th birthday - warranty expires. THE ANODE IN YOUR SYSTEM SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO CORRODE AWAY WHATEVER TYPE OR BRAND OF SYSTEM YOU HAVE, SOLAR - Electric, Gas or Heat Pumps. FOR A LIMITED TIME we will check your anode in the Brisbane area free of charge. “REMEMBER YOU CAN’T LOSE, NO ANODE REPLACEMENT, NO CHARGE” Comes with a 5 year warranty
Make your Hot Water System last for 30 years without replacement.
AUSSIE ANODES Arrange a free inspection, phone:
1300 166 673
Cutaway section of a typical electric hot water heater
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Discover • ANTIQUE CLOCK REPAIRS and SALES • Grandfather, Mantel, Wall, Carriage Clocks • Repairs to Wind up Toys and Music Boxes • Qualified Horologist (Clockmaker) • 30 Years Experience • Free Pick-up and Delivery Service
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South Sea Islander Exhibition The Australian South Sea Islanders exhibition opens at State Library of Queensland Find out more about Queensland’s South Sea Islander community at an exhibition to open at State Library of Queensland tomorrow. It is 150 years since South Sea Islanders were brought to Queensland to work in the state’s cotton and sugar plantations and the exhibition The Australian South Sea Islanders – presented by the ASSI 150 SEQ Commemorative Program – commemorates their history and celebrates the rich and vibrant South Sea Islander culture of today. State Librarian Janette Wright said the exhibition revealed the hidden and sometimes difficult stories of Australian South Sea Islanders in Queensland. She said, “South Sea Islanders were brought to Queensland from 1863 to 1904 to work in the state’s cotton and sugar plantations.. “Despite this difficult history, Australian South Sea Islanders have a unique
identity in Queensland today, which is embedded in a rich heritage and vibrant culture. “The exhibition features storytelling, contemporary and historical art, artefacts, and photographs from private and state collections, including State Library of Queensland, Queensland Museum, and Queensland State Archives. “The exhibition also showcases the artwork of several Australian South Sea Islander artists.” To mark the contribution of South Sea Islanders to Queensland over 150 years, State Library of Queensland, Queensland Museum, and Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art will present Memories from a Forgotten People: 150 Years of Australian South Sea Islander contributions to Queensland. Recognise this important anniversary from 16 to 18 August with a weekend of exhibitions, workshops, discussions, tours, and music across the Cultural Precinct at South Bank. For more information see blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/assi.
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IF you still like the hands on way of reading, and there’s nothing like the feel of an actual book, call in and see us atLawnton Book Stop Unit 1/ 666 Gympie rd Lawnton right next to Midas and not far from Bray Park station. Our opens times are Tues. to Fri. 9.00 am. To 4.30 p.m. Sat. 9 to 4 and Sun 10 till 3 p.m. Ph 3381 1547 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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The fashion archives
AN online platform is being created that will map Queensland’s cultural and social history through fashion from Tuesday 27 August; created by Madeleine King and Nadia Buick. The Fashion Archives will release a new issue each fortnight examining various perspectives on Queensland fashion. Utilising rich photographic documentation, audiovisual oral histories and written accounts, it tells the stories of everyday Queenslanders, individual designers, significant places and the cultural impact of clothing through time. The first edition sets out to explore the idea of ‘distinctive Queensland style’ by looking at fashion and dress from the late 19th century onwards. View: www.thefashionarchives.org from 27 August to to explore the idea of a distinctive Queensland style.
wear from popular Australian and overseas labels such as BLACK PEPPER at reasonable prices.
The long-established boutique caters for all middle-aged and retired women, with stylish comfortable garments ranging from size 8 to 20.
Shop 16, Stockland Shopping Centre Woolworths side 91 Middle Street, Cleveland
Ph: 3286 3133
Attention All Book Lovers MIRIMAR CRUISES LUNCH AND SCENIC RIVER CRUISE 10am til 3pm
MIRIMAR CRUISES offer a relaxing cruise abroad the NEW Mirimar II on the Scenic Brisbane River. Our informative commentary includes stories of the sights and history of Brisbane and much more! Morning Tea and a 2 course Lunch is served
Monday to to Friday Friday trips trips Monday only$32 $35per perperson person only Minimum number 20 people Minimum number Valid until 30th November, 2013 20 people
THE MOST RELAXED, INTERESTING AND ENJOYABLE WAY TO SPEND YOUR DAY
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We sell and exchange quality pre-loved books • Our shop is Tidy and well organized • Wheelchair friendly and walker accessible • Friendly environment you can spend hours browsing
Come and say hello to Dale who will be happy to help you look for a particular book.
Closed Monday – Open: Tuesday to Friday 9am – 4.30pm Saturday – 9am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 3pm
Lawnton Book Shop 666 Gympie Road
Ph: 3881 1547
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Get ready for a whale of a time! Remember when . . . BRISBANE and surrounds certainly has changed over the past century. We would like to hear your memories of historic milestones and trends. Your words, your memories and pictures. Tell us your stories and we will share them with our readers. Please forward your information to editor@seniors newspaper.com.au. Or post to Seniors Newspaper, P O Box 1062 Tewantin, 4565
BRISBANE is now being recognized as Australia’s premier Whale Watching destination, offering a sheltered haven for whales to rest and play. Join Captain Kerry Lopez and her friendly and experienced crew to observe the mighty Humpback’s play within metres from the boat.
These intelligent and naturally curious mammals will greet you with behavior that will both charm and inspire. Our vessel ‘Eye Spy’ enhances the whale watching experience with wide walk decks, six outdoor viewing areas, and floor to ceiling windows
ensuring maximum viewing from inside. Look on in awe at these magnificent mammals whilst you enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Obtain a greater understanding of these gentle giants with an expert commentary provided by Captain
QUEENSLAND BRIDGE ASSOCIATION INC Want to play Bridge? For more Information about a club near you Phone: Queensland Bridge Association
FROM Saturday 7 September to Saturday 28 September, Brisbane Festival will host a packed line-up of outdoor events, theatre, dance, circus, music and more. As part of the festival, free over two nights on the Riverstage, Opera Queensland and Queensland Symphony Orchestra will present unforgettable concerts under the stars at City Botanic Gardens. Friday 20 September from 7pm Symphony Under the Stars. Enjoy the ambience of this popular free event as the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) performs well-known classical pieces and a world premiere
of a newly-commissioned work ‘An Australian in New York’ from celebrated Australian composer, Sean O’Boyle. Listen as the QSO interprets Boyle’s New York reverence through jazzinfused rhythms. Friday 21 September from 7pm - Opera on the Riverstage. Opera Queensland and QSO unite for a free outdoor opera spectacular. In celebration of the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi, renowned soprano Cheryl Barker joins Kang Wang, Emily Burke, Douglas McNicol, Andrew Collis and the mighty Opera Queensland chorus in a passionate concert performance conducted by Simon Kenway.
Brisbane Writers Festival BRISBANE Writers Festival brings a page-turning experience to Brisbane from 4-8 September. Be re-inspired by the books and writers you love and discover new ones as you share in conversations ranging from fiction to politics, science to sustainability and everything in between. Celebrate words, learn something new and challenge your ideas with a range of writer talks, readings and feature
events guaranteed to stir your senses and provoke debate. Browse the bookstore for new favourites and discuss your findings with friends over coffee. Indulge your inner-wordsmith with workshops for everyone from the novice to the experienced professional and, at the end of the day, relax with a drink in the Festival Club to the soulful strains of local and international singer/ songwriters. Visit: www.bwf.org.au for further information.
Midday Concerts TUESDAY lunchtime at Brisbane City Hall should be locked in your diary, with music that will
brighten your day. Each Tuesday concert runs from 12noon until 1pm and are free. 6 August - The Duke Ellington Experience. The evolution of Duke Ellington from Cotton Club hand leader to the most significant jazz composer in history is showcased by the Joshua Hatcher Quintet. 13 August - Celts don’t Bag the Pipes. A concert of Celtic music featuring Brisbane’s own Welsh harpist, Irish love balladeer, mediaeval British folk ensemble and Scottish piper. 20 August - Rockabilly Round-Up. West Texas Crude provide a raw representation of one of the earliest styles of rock ‘n’ roll, dating back to the early 1950’s. 27 August - While Shepherd and Angel Spring. Angel Strings spring quartet and soprano Louise Kennedy present a program of melting music by Vivaldi, Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, Grieg and Ellington. 3 September - UK Bee Gees. The UK Bee Gees present a tribute to a music phenomenon that
started in humble beginnings and went onto international stardom.
Kerry Lopez, renowned as the only female Captain in the South Pacific Rim to skipper a Whale Watching venture. Tours depart daily from Redcliffe Jetty (just 30 minutes from Brisbane City), with boarding commencing at 9.30 am for a 10.00am departure, returning at
approximately 2.30pm 3.00pm. Hotel shuttle bus transfers are also available from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Brisbane Whale Watching – Closer than you think! For Reservations Call: (07) 3880-0477 or visit our website: www.brisbane whalewatching.com.au
Rosco’s Menswear Rosco’s offers quality menswear specialising in easy care clothing suitable for travelling and comfort. ❖ City Club slacks and shorts
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Discover the diversity of FREE health checks, art workshops, iPad training, get active programs, massages, trivia and arts and craft stalls are just a taste of what will be on offer at Logan’s Seniors Week celebrations next month. This year’s Logan Loves Seniors Day at the Logan Entertainment Centre, hosted by 4BC’s Ian Maurice, will include two Roy Orbison tribute shows. The theme – In-
Logan Loves Seniors ...a day to taste, test and try spiring Not Retiring – is designed to encourage active ageing, both in mind and body. Logan Mayor Pam Parker said Logan Loves Seniors Day was a great way for seniors to try out new activities and find out about the latest equipment available to help make life easier. “This event is a one-stopshop for seniors to find out how to remain active
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in all areas of life – body, mind and socially,” she said. Seniors will be able to try out tai chi, yoga, Zumba, fitball, Pilates, gentle fitness classes and even healthy cooking demonstrations. With more than 16 stalls, there is sure to be something for everyone. There will be health checks for diabetes, blood pressure and hearing,
massages will be provided to relax the body and a trivia competition will help keep the mind active. The team from Medicare Local will be hosting a ‘pit stop health program’ – a fun and interactive way of encouraging seniors to stay on top of health issues with free health checks. Scooters and mobility equipment available to test and try Seniors will also get the chance to register for the Seniors Superstar – a regional seniors singing Bernard Harrison and Madge Buchanan of Slacks Creek get some advice competition– and to par- on the Logan City Emergency and Disaster Alliance stand at last year’s ticipate in a singing workLogan Seniors Day. The alliance’s aim is to empower the community to shop. prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, through community The Logan Loves Seeducation and other activities niors – Inspiring Not Retiring event runs from 9 am to 2.30 pm on August 20. Entry is free and tea and coffee will be available all day at no charge. Visit www.logan entertainmentcentre.com.au
Lovin’ it ... Logan seniors preparing for Logan Loves Seniors Day are, from left, Lesley Dahm, Dawn and Norm Arthur, Helen Leegott and Hanna Homotink, all from Browns Plains.
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Calendar of Events
CELEBRATING SENIORS WEEK 2013 LOGAN SENIORS WEEK Tuesday 20 August 9am-2.30pm LOGAN LOVES SENIORS The Logan Loves Seniors – Inspiring Not Retiring event is designed to encourage active ageing – both in mind and body. Logan seniors will have the opportunity to try out tai chi, zumba, fitball, Pilates, gentle fitness classes and even healthy cooking demonstrations. With more than 16 stalls, there is sure to be something for everyone. Seniors will be able to get health checks for diabetes, blood pressure and hearing, massages will be provided to relax the body and a trivia competition will help keep the mind active. Entry is free. Tea and coffee will be available all day. Venue: The Logan Entertainment Centre.
Wednesday, 21 August 9am-2.30pm SENIORS CELEBRATION DAY - EXPO Information stalls focused on available services to assist seniors with day to day needs. Try the Broadband for Seniors Kiosk and discover the digital world. Enjoy the multicultural entertainment and presentation of “Seniors of the Year” award for volunteer work. Morning tea and lunch provided. Cost: $2. Bookings required by 16 August, phone 3290 0088. Venue: Logan Central Community Centre, 9 Jacaranda Avenue, Logan Central.
Friday 23 August 10am Roy Orbison Tribute Shows LOGANLEA COMMUNITY CENTRE MORNING TEA 9.30am and 1.15pm Seniors Week Morning Tea at Loganlea’s Community Centre, At Logan Loves Seniors event seniors will have the 28 Timms Street , Loganlea. Bookings required 3805 8260. opportunity to enjoy Rob Orbison Tribute Shows for only $5 per session. The show will be staged at the Logan Saturday 24 August - Sunday 25 August Entertainment Centre, Auditorium. 8.30am-3pm Phone: 3412 5626 or online at LOGAN & DISTRICT ORCHID www.loganentertainmentcentre.com.au to book. SOCIETY ANNUAL WINTER SHOW Logan & District Orchid Society will be holding their Annual Friday 23 August Winter Show at the Logan Central Community Centre, Cnr. 9am-1.30pm Jacaranda Avenue & Wembley Road, Logan Central. There CRESTMEAD CONCERT AND LUNCH will be a spectacular display of orchid blooms of many different Crestmead 40+ Club is a leading social club in Logan offering varieties, shapes and sizes exhibited by some of South East the widest variety of social, recreational and educational Queensland’s best orchid growers. You will be able to have activities with the emphasis on enjoyment and friendship in a your questions answered by experienced growers, potting safe and happy environment. Members and visitors invited. demonstrations, purchases available at reasonable prices. Cost: $4. Light refreshments available. Admission: $3. For further Venue: Community Centre, Gimlet Street, Crestmead. information phone Pam on 3345 6143.
Get Rhythm Dance Team
Seniors enjoy Zumba
Lesley, Dawn, Norm, Helen & Hanna from Browns Plains
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Annual Winter Orchid Show LOGAN & District Orchid Society will be holding their Annual Winter Show on the weekend of 24th & 25th August at the Logan Central Community Centre cnr Jacaranda Ave & Wembley Rd Logan Central 8.30 to 3pm daily. There will be a spectacular display of orchid blooms of many different varieties, shapes and sizes exhibited by some of S.E. Queensland’s best orchid growers. You will be able to have your questions answered by experienced growers, see potting demonstrations, purchase orchid plants, books, growing accessories and floral arrangements all at very reasonable prices. Light refreshments will also be available. With admission at only $3 it’s well worth a visit. For any further information phone Pam on 3345 6143.
Announcing a new optical dispensing shop right in the heart of Slacks Creek. No need to travel to a large shopping center if you work local
Simply bring in your prescription*, choose a frame & we’ll make them up *Prescriptions has to be less then 2 years old
PH: 3299 3356 Shop 5/250 Kingston Rd KINGSTON SQUARE
Plants & birds thrive in this organic haven An amazing array of Australian native plants, many of them naturally growing on the block, abound in this beautiful and inspiring organic garden. Despite the challenges – sandy soils, proximity to the sea and huge temperature variations – keen gardeners Denis Cox and Jan Glazebrook have created a wonderful Australian garden beautifully showcased against natural rocky outcrops. “It’s been hard work building it up, that’s for sure. The garden has large areas of sandstone, which breaks down to sand and gravel – and that’s our ‘soil’!” says Denis. “Instead of being discouraged, we’ve seen it as an opportunity to grow dry land plants. We have over three hundred different grevilleas and around one hundred and sixty different acacias growing here now.” Enthusiastic appreciators of Aussie plants, Denis and Jan also have large collections of Eremophilas and Melaleucas, as well as rainforest trees, daisies, small wattles, native grasses, lilies and orchids. Teeming with native birds all year round, birdsong is the natural soundtrack to a gentle wander around this garden. “Some of the more uncommon bird visitors we’ve had have been satin bower bird, whip bird, bush turkery, rose robin, scarlet honey-eater, rufous fantail and button quail, with crested hawks and wedge-tailed eagles regularly seen whirling overhead,” says Jan. Denis and Jan belong to a local sustainable gardening group and use only organic pest controls, such as molasses and seaweed spray, and organic fertilisers. This protects the native birds and other native fauna, as well as encouraging healthy soil. Denis has established a large vegetable garden and an orchard, where the chickens have free run. He also has some bee hives, which produce masses of delicious honey. Jan has recently taken up pottery and her work can be seen throughout the garden, along with some of her mosaic pieces. 87 Daintree Drive, Logan Village on 24 & 25 August from 10am to 4.30pm. Admission is $7 (under 18 free). Open Gardens Australia
We are no “run of the mill” Fitness Club At Lifestyle Health Club Browns Plains we specialise for the over 50s
Provided Services • • • • • • • •
Healthy eating activity and lifestyle programs Over 50’s Pilates and group fitness classes Type 2 Diabetes Classes RSL Conditioning programs Pre/Past Surgery Rehabilitation Falls prevention classes Home Visits available Private Health and Medicare Rebates (available on most sessions)
Discounted Seniors Rates
Lifestyle Health Club Browns Plain Please call one of our friendly staff for assistance
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You see we really are unique All sessions taken by an accredited exercise Physiologist who specializes in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high risk or developing/with existing chronic complex medical conditions or injuries.
National Family History Month
NATIONAL Family History Week has now gone to National Family History Month. This is due to more and more people becoming involved with tracing their family histories due to shows like “Who Do You Think You Are” and “Find My Past”. The Logan River and District Family History Society is Logan City’s “Own Family History Society” and saves you the time and expense of either going into Brisbane or down to the Gold Coast to research your family history. We can help you not only research your local family but also your family anywhere in the World. Our Society can be found at the Kingston Butter Factory, 1 – 21 Milky Way, Kingston, Qld 4114 (next to the Kingston Railway Station) UBD Street Directory Map 242 D15. To help celebrate “National Family History Month August 2013” we are holding three events. The first will be on Saturday 17th August 2013 when our President, Graham Popple, will hold a session on “Get to Know Family Tree Maker”. Family Tree Maker is one of the top selling family history programs and using this program you can enter all of the information on your family and your ancestors and descendants and their families. You can download many different types of charts and reports and eventually you can even make your research into a book to share with your family and relatives. Then on Saturday 24th August 2013 our Society will be holding an “Open Day” where you can come along and speak with members, over a cup of tea or coffee and look around our library holdings. The third event will also be run by our President, Graham Popple and will be a session called “Family History for Beginners”. As the title says this is a session where you will be shown how to go about finding resources to help you locate information regarding family members and the correct way of going back in time looking for ancestors, both here in Australia and overseas. If you would like more information about any of the above events telephone Graham Popple on (07) 3200 6141.
What do you think is special about Logan? IT could be a particular place, your first school, memories of your family, some local legend or recollections of an event that has stayed with you over the years. We also would like to hear about any upcoming community events. Your story does not have to be past tense and photographs would be icing on the cake. If Logan is special to you, the Brisbane Seniors Newspaper would love to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or post to PO Box 1062, Tewantin, 4565.
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Pine Rivers VIEW Club
VIEW stands for Voice, ing The Smith Family and Life”program are most lunch, contact Joy on for welcome. Bookings for 3285 5989 or 3204 4410. Interests and Education “Learning of Women. Pine Rivers VIEW recently celebrated Christmas in July with a luncheon meeting at Murrumba Downs Tavern. The room was very festive with red, green and gold decorations. If your dentures are causing you discomfort, perhaps it’s Talented members protime to talk to Michael Hearsch. Michael has long been vided entertainment with singing, reciting poetry, known as ‘the denture maker to the dentists’, specialising funny jokes and a Christin beautiful looking teeth that fit perfectly. Now you can mas trivia quiz. The next be treated direct by Michael at any one of his convenient monthly luncheon will be Northside locations. held on Wednesday 21st August at Murrumba Downs Tavern, Dohles Rocks Rd, from 11amFREE CONSULTATION 2pm. Guest artists will be & QUOTE students from Pine Rivers Special School Choir with • Dentures • Full Dentures music master, Colin RhysJones. Ladies interested • Relines • Partial Dentures in friendship and support-
Are Your Dentures Giving Your Grief?
(L-R) Christmas in July, Members of VIEW - Margaret, Anne and Elizabeth at Murrumba Downs Tavern
Stay safe in your home In celebrating Seniors Week from August 17 to 25, it’s the perfect time to think about any improvements that can be made around your home to ensure your safety. Here are some simple tips to prevent falls and other dangers: Ensure any loose edges of carpets are taped down and remove any rugs or mats that are not secure; Check your lighting in dark areas of your home, especially around steps and other hazards; If you have a mobile phone, keep it near you at all times in case of emergencies; Wipe up any spills as quickly as possible; Wear shoes that have good grip and support; Keep walkways clear at all times; Don’t ever stand on a chair or table to reach – use a small step stool or a reaching aid; Store all items between hip and eye level so you can reach them more easily. Personal Support & Home Care Services offers a range
of support options to ensure your independence, including domestic assistance, personal care, respite care (in-home and emergency), and social support. These services are offered to people who are covered by funding from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Support is also offered on a fee-for-service basis for all seniors. We offer tailor-made, flexible services to meet an individual’s specific needs and lifestyle. The program is a division of the Spinal Injuries Association – however, it can be accessed by all seniors and veterans. For more information,contact Gloriaon (07) 3391 2044.
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NSA Brisbane North West BRISBANE North West Branch advises that for this month only our meeting will occur on the fourth Sunday, i.e August 25. Next month we will revert to the third Sunday, i.e. September 15. As usual these meetings will be at Gaythorne RSL commencing 10.15AM. A service will be held at Gaythorne War Memorial at 1715hrs on Sunday August 18 to commemorate Vietnam Veteran’s Day. Our guest speaker for August meeting will be Russell Jones from Veteran’s Exercise Programme, Enoggera who will speak about an exercise programme available to ex service men women and war widows. For further details phone Dave on 33663191 or consult website www.nashoqld.org.au. For information on how to obtain either of the two medals available to ex nashos, phone 3324 1277. www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au
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nt e d n e p e d In g in y a t and S What is incontinence?
INCONTINENCE is the accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (Urinary Incontinence) or bowel or wind from the bowel. Incontinence affects people from all age groups and affects both
men and women. Women are more susceptible to bladder and bowel issues earlier as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. This article will focus on urinary Incontinence, however, it is important to remember than bowel In-
continence can also occur, neither of which is normal. Urinary Incontinence has 3 common types - Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence or Overflow Incontinence. Stress Incontinence:
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Involves urine leakage with physical exertion or effort. Examples include when coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising, walking or lifting. Having a chronic cough, constipation and being overweight can all put pressure on the pelvic floor and may lead to stress Incontinence. Menopause and Incontinence: Oestrogen, a female hormone, is important for the pelvic floor muscles and assists in keeping the lining of the vagina and urethra thick. The thickness of the lining keeps the urethra sealed after urine passes. Less oestrogen is produced after menopause and the lining of the urethra thins. Sometimes the urethra doesn’t close as a result. Men and stress Incontinence: Men can develop stress Incontinence after
prostrate surgery. Urge Incontinence: Urgency is the sudden, strong urge to pass urine. Urge Incontinence may occur when a person experiences a strong urge to pass urine with little warning. Wetting occurs when unable to make it to the toilet in time. Urge Incontinence is often caused by an over-active or unstable bladder. It can occur at any age and is often associated with nocturia. Overflow Incontinence: Overflow occurs when the urine leaks out from an already over-full bladder. The bladder does not empty completely. Urine continues to fill the bladder and overflows. Symptoms can include: straining to pass urine, weak urine stream, feeling the bladder is still not empty just after going to the toilet, little or no warning when you need to pass
urine, passing urine while asleep, frequent UTI’s or cystitis, dribbling more urine after leaving the toilet. What should you do if you have Urinary Incontinence? Talk about it! Seek help from your doctor, continence physiotherapist or other health professional. They will be able to give you advice on fluid intake, body weight, safe exercise and pelvic floor exercises. Exercise and the Pelvic Floor Muscles: Exercise is important for maintaining your health and wellbeing. Resistance exercises strengthens and tones your muscles and bones. However, not all exercises are suitable for everybody. If you have pelvic floor problems or are at risk of pelvic floor problems then it is important
to be aware that not all exercises may be suitable for you. Consult your continence physiotherapist for more information on safe exercise. Who is at risk of pelvic floor problems? Pregnant and postnatal women; Menopausal or post menopausal women; Women who have had gynaecological surgery; men who have had prostate cancer; elite athletes; regular lifting of heavy weights; if you strain to empty your bowels; if you have had a trauma to the pelvis area or if you have a history of lower back pain. If you think you are at risk of pelvic floor problems or would like more information on safe exercise the pelvic floor, seek help from your doctor, physiotherapist or other health professional.
Prevention and management of disease TYPE 2 Diabetes is a serious pandemic in Australia, with over 1 million people currently diagnosed and an additional
280 people developing the disease each day. As the sixth leading cause of death in Australia and the alarming increase in incidence of diabetes, it is true but hard to believe that 60% of cases are preventable. Allied health professionals at Quality of Life (QOL) Exercise physiology specialize in the prevention and management of chronic disease including diabetes. Exercise Physiologists provide evidence-based exercise prescription and lifestyle modification to manage the disease in the early stages of progression and reduce the need for medication dependence in advanced diabetes. Exercise group classes specifically for chronic disease and Type 2 Diabetes are available. A balanced exercise program benefits those with Type 2 Diabetes by utilising unwanted blood sugars for energy while increasing insulin sensitivity to lower blood sugar level. Decreasing body fat through exercise helps to promote insulin sensitivity, a problem that trademarks diabetes patients. Other benefits include increased bone strength, decreased blood pressure, decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, lowering of ‘bad’ cholesterol, improving circulation, increasing energy and more. Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes can be referred to QOL Exercise Physiology by their GP as a part of the chronic disease management plan and
Medicare Benefits Schedule. This entitles Type 2 Diabetes patients to an individual assessment and 8 group classes, in addition to 5 individualized sessions with an accredited exercise physiologist. This scheme enables diabetes patients to undergo a comprehensive assessment to allow for an exercise program prescribed and delivered by individuals with appropriate qualifications to accommodate for the complications involved with this condition. For individuals
interested in group-exercise classes who suffer from chronic conditions other than diabetes, are eligible for rebates though private health funds depending on the level of cover. For further information please contact QOL Exercise Physiology by free calling 1800 813 113 or emailing info@QOLife.com.au or go to the website www.QOLife.com.au. Clinics are located at Aspley, Chermside, Deagon, Redcliffe, Teneriffe and Wolloongabba.
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Star rating system for packaged foods announced PACKAGED foods will feature a health star rating to assist consumers make informed, healthier food choices. Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek and Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing Shayne Neumann made the announcement following the Food Regulation Forum in Sydney. “Front-of-Pack Labelling will support consumers to make healthier food choices by giving them at-aglance information about the food they buy,” Ms Plibersek said. “The star rating system will contribute to alleviating the burden of chronic disease, overweight and obesity issues in Australia. “Overweight translates into chronic diet-related diseases, hospitalisations and a significant rise in long-term care so this is a significant step in assisting consumers make informed choices.” The health star system will apply to packaged, manufactured or processed foods presented ready for sale. The system will consist of a star rating scale of ½ a star to 5 stars, with ½ star increments and a “slider” above the relevant star/half star with the corresponding number to highlight the star rating of the food. Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, Shayne Neumann said the star rating is under-
pinned by a modified Nutrient Profiling Scoring System. “In short, the more stars, the healthier the food.” The preferred implementation option in Australia is a voluntary system, subject to there being a consistent and widespread uptake of Front of Pack Labelling. If, following evaluation after two years, a voluntary implementation is found to be unsuccessful, a mandatory approach will be required. This would require Food Standards Australia and New Zealand to develop a standard. “The Federal Government commends the development of the health star system as an important preventative health initiative to assist Australian consumers to make healthier food choices.”
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Study reveals marijuana does cause brain damage POT smokers may want to think twice before lighting up their next joint. Australian scientists have proved the long-held suspicion that persistent heavy marijuana use damages the brain’s memory and learning capacity. Researchers also showed for the first time the earlier people developed their cannabis habit, the worse the damage. Scientists from Melbourne’s Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), Melbourne University and Wollongong University used Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to scan the brains of 59 people who had been using marijuana for 15 years on average. The images were compared with scans of 33 healthy people who had never used the drug. The scans measured changes to the volume, strength and integrity of white matter, the brain’s complex wiring system. Unlike grey matter, the brain’s thinking areas which peak at age eight, white matter continues developing over a lifetime. Senior researcher Dr Marc Seal of MCRI said the scans showed long-term heavy cannabis users had disruptions in their white matter fibres. There was a reduction in the volume of white matter of more than 80 per cent in the users studied, Dr Seal said. While the average age participants started using marijuana was 16, some began as young as 10 or 11 and were more seriously affected. “This is the first study to demonstrate the age at which regular cannabis use begins is a key factor in determining the severity of the brain damage,” Dr Seal told AAP. Cannabis interferes with naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors in the brain. The significant differences in long-term heavy cannabis users’ white matter was linked to poor memory and learning. “We don’t know if the changes are irreversible but we do know that these changes are quite significant,” Dr Seal said. “These differences are linked to memory impairment and concentration. These people can have trouble learning new things and they are going to have trouble remembering things,” he said. The results could not be explained by other recreational drug use and alcohol. Dr Seal said the participants would be followed up in the next two years to track any further changes. The results added to previous evidence showing the hippocampus, the area of the brain involved in memory, shrank in heavy users. Previous studies investigating white matter among cannabis users had substantially smaller numbers of participants.
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Anna Gare backs Red Cross Big Cake Bake
HOST of The Great Australian Bake Off and Junior MasterChef judge, Anna Gare is urging cooks all around Australia to register for next month’s Red Cross Big Cake Bake. Anna is married to former NBA player Luc Longley and in the ‘80s and ‘90s was a member of the internationally acclaimed all-girl rock band the Jam Tarts. At the same time Anna was developing her culinary career in various restaurants around Australia. “I’m delighted to be an Ambassador for the Red Cross Big Cake Bake” says Anna. “It is such a great way to bring your friends and families together over delicious food and raise money so Red Cross can help make a difference to those around us who need our support. “Grab your aprons
and recipes today and support theBig Cake Bake!” Anna Gare is not the only one getting ready to bakeup a storm for Red Cross. Maggie Beer, Adriano Zumbo, Kate Ritchie, Alvin Quah, Chris Bath, Eamon Sullivan, Poh, Adrian Richardson, and Sammy and Bella are putting on their oven gloves too. To become a Big Cake Bake host and to get the recipe for Anna’s Dad’s delicious Cumquat Cake go online to bigcakebake.org.au The official Big Cake Bake day is Monday, 26th August but to make sure nobody misses out, events can be held anytime throughout August. For more information email bigcakebake@ redcross.org.au, call 1800 652 635 or join the Big Cake Bake online community at facebook.com/ BigCakeBake.
Daffodil Day – Grow Hope THE daffodil is a symbol of life, spring and hope and Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day is a symbol of ever-growing hope in the fight against cancer. Daffodil Day is on Friday 23 August and, by supporting it, you can help the one in two people who will be diagnosed with cancer within their lifetime. You can help grow hope for a cancer-free future by clicking on www.daffodilday.com.au or by selling/buying merchandise and fresh daffodils.
How does it feel to tell someone they are going to die? TELLING someone they are going to die and that further treatment is futile is a regular challenge for many doctors, but few have had formal training in how to do it. University of Queensland Associate Professor of Sociology Alex Broom is working to help doctors approach such difficult conversations. “The art of communicating with patients about the end of life is learned ‘on the job’, but doctors are largely unaware of how their colleagues approach these conversations,” he said. “Some doctors believe it is their role to ensure patients understand and accept their terminal condition, whilst others avoid direct communication about death and dying altogether. “Talking to patients about the need to move to palliative care is fraught with interpersonal and emotional challenges. “We expect doctors to be objective and for medicine to be abstract, but doctors are human and are influenced by emotions. “We don’t often acknowledge that side of medical work.” Professor Broom and his team, in collaboration with staff at St Vincent’s Brisbane and Mater Health Services, interviewed 20 Brisbane-based medical specialists about how they discuss stopping life-prolonging treatment with their patients, and how they feel about having these conversations. “The doctors who took part in our www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au
study found talking to young patients, and those with very young children, particularly emotionally challenging, and felt a moral imperative to try anything and everything in terms of treatments,” Professor Broom said. “They talked about wanting to hold on to patients and about how they dreaded, and often delayed, having ‘that conversation’ with them. “A key reason for delay was that many doctors are more emotionally comfortable as disease-beaters than as bearers of bad news. “The desire of doctors and their patients to maintain hope may sometimes cause harsh lifeprolonging treatments to be pursued, when best practice would be to focus on comfort and quality of life. “This is particularly crucial given that recent evidence shows that earlier referral to palliative care can extend life expectancy for some patients.” Results of the study are published in the journal Social Science and Medicine. The interviews were the first phase of the Australian Research Council-funded project, ‘Pathways to and through palliative care: A sociological study of patient, carer and clinician experiences at the end-of-life’. Results from this project will be used to better prepare doctors for difficult conversations toward the end of life.
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50 Plus Club Activity Centre DURING Seniors Week Monday 19 August to Friday 23 August the 50 Plus Club is offering the following program for seniors to come along and enjoy! Situated at Brisbane City Hall, Adelaide Street, Brisbane City. Phone: 3403 4319 or 3847 4606 for further information. Art & Sculpting Class Tuesday 10am - midday and midday - 2pm, Wednesday 10am - midday and midday - 2pm. Cost: $7. Bookings: call Marie Clark (teacher) on
3390 4270. Cards: Bridge Monday 8.30am - 1.30pm. Wednesday 9.30am-2pm Thursday 8.30am - 3pm. Cost: $2. City Sequence Ballroom Dancing Monday 11.30am - 2pm. Cost: $4. Bookings: 3403 4319 or 3847 4606. Clogging Monday 8.45am 11.30am. Cost: $5. Bookings: 3403 4319 or 3847 4606. Gentle Exercise Wednesday 11.15am 12.30pm. Cost: $6.50.
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Cost: $1.50 Bookings: Peter on 3844 9329. Square Dancing Tuesday 10am – midday. Cost: $6. Bookings: Kay Walker (teacher) on 3202 8378. Tai Chi Wednesday 8.40am 9.40am. Cost: $6. Bookings: Jennifer Jones on 3857 2907. Yoga Wednesday 9.45am 11.15am Cost: $7. Bookings: 3403 4319 or 3847 4606. Zumba Gold Thursday 1.30am - 3pm. Friday 9.55am - 11am, Bookings: 3403 4319 or 3847 4606. Exercise Zumba 9.55am11am. Cost: $6.50. Bookings: 3403 4319 or 3847 4606.
Walking can help stave off Alzheimer’s symptoms
EXPERTS have been mystified why higher physical and mental activity can lower your chances of getting Alzheimer’s Disease. A stress hormone produced during a brisk stroll can protect the brain from memory loss. The discovery may also explain why people vulnerable to stress are at more risk of dementia. Experts have been mystified why higher physical and mental activity can lower your chances of getting Alzheimer’s, but a team at the University of Nottingham have found that the key might be found in balancing the body’s level of the hormone CRF. People with Alzheimer’s have a reduced level but normal levels of CRF help the brain, keeping the mental faculties sharp. Research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, shows the effects of CRF in mice and found when its production was blocked, the mice displayed stress and abnormal behaviour. Dr Marie-Christine Pardon and her team found releasing CRF can maintain a connection between nerve cells which is thought to break down in Alzheimer’s patients and cause early memory loss. Other symptoms include mood changes and problems with communicating and reasoning. Dr Pardon said: “This is the first time researchers have been able to identify a brain process directly responsible for the beneficial effects of exercise in slowing down the progression of the early memory decline of Alzheimer’s. “Overall, it is further evidence a healthy lifestyle involving exercise slows down the risk.”
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Bookings: Ann Lear (teacher) on 0431 223 190. Indoor Bowls Tuesday 12.15pm 2.15pm,.Cost: $1.50. Bookings: Dorothy (teacher) on 3855 9107. Norma’s Line Dancing Wednesday 12.30pm2.30pm. Friday 11am-1pm. Cost: $3. Bookings: 3403 4319 or 3847 4606. Old Time Ballroom Dancing Thursday 10am - 12.45pm Cost: $2. Bookings: Marie D’Alton(teacher) on 3371 3707. Patchwork and Embroidery Thursday 10am – midday. Cost: $4.50. Bookings: Robin Clegg (teacher) on 3369 0431. Scrabble Thursday 8.30am - 3pm
THE Dial a Local Doctor Service being offered throughout various areas of South East Queensland and Northern NSW. Dial a local doctor is a bulk billing, home visiting doctor established to alleviate the pressure off hospital emergency rooms and to provide a quality after hours service to the communities in which it operates, helping anyone who needs nonemergency urgent medical care. Many patients that utilise our service include people with disabilities, elderly community members either living at home or in aged care or retirement villages and newly born babies, all of which are extremely pleased to have a service in their area that provides a Doctor arriving right to their doorstep when needed. The Service is 100% bulk billed to valid Medicare card and DVA card holders. Dial a Local Doctor 1300 980 980.
Time to Get away Pensioners/Senior Citizens
Fresh mountain air, crystal clear creeks
LOCATED in World Heritage listed Lamington National Park, Gold Coast Hinterland, O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Villas and Lost World Spa provides a unique Australian nature and wildlife experience. Escape to a world of ancient sub-tropical rainforest, fresh mountain air, crystal clear creeks and breathtaking sun-
sets. Discover the magic of the 20,000 hectare rainforest with over 160kms of walking trails, 500 waterfalls and 160 species of unique Australian wildlife right outside your door. Owned and operated by the O’Reilly family, pioneers of ecotourism, O’Reilly’s has become legendary for providing traditional Australian
hospitality for over 85 years. O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat has the traditional warmth and old world
charm of guesthouse accommodation with a focus on nature. Tariffs include complimentary early morning bird walk, an integral part of the O’Reilly’s experience, evening audio-visual presentation plus country style morning and afternoon tea. O’Reilly’s ‘Discovery Program’ of activities operates daily, including guided rainforest walks, 4WD bus excursions, adventure activities, spotlighting and glow worm tours or Pamper yourself at O’Reilly’s Lost World Spa, a haven for rejuvenation and relaxation. Today, O’Reilly’s remains the oldest continuously family owned and operated guesthouse in Australia. One thing that won’t change is their philosophy of treating our
VISIT GRAFTON IN NORTHERN NSW guests as friends, friends as family, and family as gold. O’Reilly’s is two hours from Brisbane or 90 minutes from the Gold Coast and transfer services are available on request. O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards, located at the base of the mountain, is a boutique vineyard dedicated to the enjoyment of food and wine. Enjoy the ambience of the historic Queenslander homestead, indulge in gourmet picnic baskets by the creek or sample internationally award-winning wines at the Cellar Door.
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Breakfast in the Clouds!
A GREAT SENIOR’S SPECIAL
Holiday in the Hinterland
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Angus about to serve up one of his special breakfasts
Available Sunday to Thursday ONLY 3 Nights accommodation for 2 in a self contained/air conditioned ground floor GARDEN UNIT Plus Cooked breakfast each morning served to your unit
TOTAL PRICE $295 per couple
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BOOK THIS MONTH AND RECEIVE FREE ENTRY FOR 2 TO THE AMAZING MALENY BOTANIC GARDENS
“The most exquisite gardens I’ve seen in my 41 years in the Garden Business. It will be the next wonder of the world.” Graham Ellis, The Garden Guru
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THE Clouds of Montville Seniors Getaway package is proving very popular. Seniors Card holders can escape to the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland staying at Clouds of Montville for as little as $87 per couple per night. Whilst the rooms have kitchen facilities this top value package also includes a cooked breakfast each morning served to your unit. “The breakfasts are a terrific way to kick off the day” said Angus Richard who in partnership with his wife Margaret own Clouds. “Our guests can choose from poached, fried or scrambled eggs with cheese or plain omelettes as an option also.” Margaret is a wonderful cook and her poached eggs are a triumph. There is however some doubt about Angus’s claim that his corn flakes are the stuff of legends! Each month Clouds offers an extra bonus to guests to add that something special to their stay. This month it is free entry to the Maleny Botanic Gardens. These extraordinary gardens have been described by Graham Ellis, the ‘Garden Guru’, as the best he has seen in his 41 years in the garden business. He predicts they will be the next wonder of the world! Thus the Clouds of Montville Seniors package gives you a fantastic location, a wonderful place to stay, a brilliant breakfast plus free entry into some very special gardens and all for under $100 per couple per night. Isn’t it time you had breakfast in the Clouds? To book your next getaway phone Clouds of Montville on 5442 9174. August 2013 - Brisbane Seniors - Page 57
HOLIDAY & Leisure ALL ABOARD FOR A RELAXING JOURNEY
Discover the Traders Hotel, Brisbane by Shangri-La on Roma Street
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September TOOWOOMBA CARNIVAL OF LOWERS Travel by steam to this great known floral event
Wednesday 25th September SILVER BULLET EXPRESS Rail Motor to Spring Bluff Gardens and Toowoomba
Monday 7th – Friday 11th October THE THALLON SOUTH WEST EXPRESS 5 day diesel hauled tour to Goondiwindi and Thallon
Saturday 19th October GLASSHOUSE COUNTRY FESTIVAL Steam train to Glasshouse Mtns Landsborough and Mooloolah “Book early as seats are limited”
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OPENED in August 2012, Traders Hotel Brisbane (part of the renowned Shangri-La Group) is the very first Australian Traders Hotel, boasting a blend of thoughtful simplicity and warm Asian hospitality to create a vibrant and comfortable environment complementing work, rest or play. Traders Hotel General Manager Bruno Cristol said being adjacent to the Brisbane Transit Centre in the CBD fringe means the hotel is perfectly situated as a base to explore the city and connect with all the wonderful cultural activities on offer around town. “Neighbouring the lush
Roma Street Parklands and a stone’s throw from the Queen Street Mall, Paddington Barracks, South Bank, Fortitude Valley and China Town, our guests are an easy walk from some of the city’s most vibrant leisure and retail precincts. “The hotel is a mere 10 minute stroll from Suncorp Stadium making it the perfect accommodation solution if in town for a game or concert, and wandering across the nearby Goodwill footbridge will bring people out at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, close to South Bank’s Streets Beach and Brisbane’s
eclectic West End,” Mr Cristol said. After a long day enjoying the city sites, guests can sit back and relax at the hotels’ MJs restaurant to sample some delicious modern Australian cuisine paired off with quality wines, wines or unwind in their room with a cold beer and in-room dining available 24 hours a day. With free WiFi accessible throughout the entire hotel, guests will also not have a problem remaining connected with colleagues, family and friends while out of town. There has never been a better time to enjoy Brisbane with a stay at the Traders Hotel Brisbane by Shangri-La. Come by bus, train or car, and also consider bringing your bikes too. Discover Brisbane riding along the many bike paths that run throughout the CBD, Southbank and surrounds. For hotel enquiries or to book phone (07) 3238 2222 or visit w w w. s h a n g r i - l a . c o m / brisbane/traders/.
HOW TO ENTER to WIN 2 nights accommodation including breakfast for two*. TO ENTER: We want you to tell us what you look for when you stay at a hotel in Brisbane, by answering the six questions below. 1. Would you rather pay for a room only rate, or is it important that you stay in a room with some inclusions ie (mini bar?) 2. If you had a choice, would you prefer a $50 credit to use in the hotel, or a breakfast inclusive room rate? 3. If staying in Brisbane at the Traders Hotel, would you arrive by car, train or bus? 4. During a two night stay would you prefer to dine out for dinner or eat your meal in the hotel restaurant? 5. If you regularly stay in Brisbane, what is the main purpose of your overnight stay? To see shows, sports events, shopping, Doctors appointments or other.? 6. When you’ve stayed at other hotels previously, what were some of the things that spoiled your trip, and/or that made your stay better than you expected. Yes, we want to know what’s important to you when you stay overnight in a hotel in Brisbane. Write your answers numbered 1 to 6, along with your name, address and daytime contact phone number and post your entry to Traders Hotel Brisbane Competition, Brisbane Seniors Newspaper, P O Box 1062, Tewantin Q 4565. *Conditions Apply: One entry per person. The gift certificate prize is for 2 nights accommodation including breakfast for two. Prize is valid until 31 December 2013. Subject to availability.
HOLIDAY & Leisure Discover New Zealand on a guided walk
THE natural wonder of New Zealand makes it the ideal destination to test your limits with a guided walk. It is said that we get wiser as we get older and for many we also become more adventurous. We decide to challenge ourselves and go looking for that next new thing that will invigorate our senses and make us feel young again. New Zealand is a magical playground for hikers and offers a great variety of guided walks all in close proximity to each other. Trekking is the perfect way to experience some of New Zealand’s iconic landmarks and with the 100% Kiwi owned New Zealand specialists, Kirra Holidays, you can expect to have all your needs covered. The only planning you need to do is decide which part of the country you want to unearth and which walk suits you
best. The benefits of a guided walk include having your very own expert guide alongside to impart local knowledge, access to the best tracks and most popular sights, shared experiences with fellow walkers, as well as a hot shower at the end of each day and somebody else cooking your meals. Traverse the heart of New Zealand’s national parks, Fiordland and Mount Aspiring. Marvel at undisturbed scenery that has remained largely untouched for thousands of years, from snow-capped mountains of the Southern Alps to the remote sand dunes, reef and surf of the rugged West Coast. Opt to kayak in enclosed tranquil lagoons, swim in crystal clear waters, kick back on golden sand beaches or hike inland to see historic sites and pristine mountain streams cascading through native
forest. You will be astounded at the variety of landscapes and wildlife encountered on your
journey. Isn’t it time to challenge yourself in New Zealand? For more information contact your
local Travellers Choice travel agent on 1300 78 78 58 or visit www.travellers choice.com.au.
All aboard the spring time express THE excitement of a day out by steam train commences at Roma St as you go walk along the platform to find your carriage with a reserved seat. It is then a quick walk to the head of the train to inspect the great “Iron Horse” which is simmering away quietly waiting for the grand departure. Final boarding announcements are made
, the guard blows his whistle and waves the green flag and the engine bursts into life with it’s whistle blowing to signal departure and steams out of the platform heading for the day’ destination. Like the sound of the above ? The Australian Railway Historical Society (Queensland Division) is in its 56th year of operating rail tours.
Over 960 excursions operated by both steam and diesel hauled trains to many destinations in Queensland have been run by the Society since 1957, of course the steam hauled tours are very popular and give passengers a nostalgic tour in travel of a bygone era – travelling in style in the heritage carriages. Forget about the cold
weather, spring is not far off – that means the flowers are about to bloom in Toowoomba so join us for our most popular tour for the year – by steam train of course to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. There is a choice of 3 great day tours to choose from with the steam train excursions on both Saturday and Sunday for
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DAY & EXTENDED TOURS Day Tours from $35 Saturday 10 August ......... Experience the Brisbane River ......................................................................................... $68 Saturday 24 August ......... O’Reillys ........................................................................................................................... $40 Saturday 14 September ... Lockyer Valley – Quilt & Craft Expo ................................................................................. $40 Saturday 21 September ... Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers ...................................................................................... $48 Saturday 5 October ......... A Big Day Out ‘Parrots in Paradise’ & more ..................................................................... $76 Saturday 19 October ....... Say Cheese – Towri Cheesery ........................................................................................ $69 Saturday 2 November ..... Eumundi Markets ............................................................................................................. $35 Sunday 24 November ..... Australian Outback Spectacular ..................................................................................... $109 Saturday 7 December ...... Annual Christmas Lunch ................................................................................................... $89 Thursday 12 December ... Christmas Morning Melodies Toowoomba ........................................................................ $60
Extended Tours – from $695 Prices quoted are per person, share twin – single prices available Home Transfers Included ( Greater Brisbane Area ) Country Culture - Ballet & Shakespeare ..... 3 days/ 2 nights 18 – 20 October ................................................ from $695 Jacaranda Festival & Coffs Harbour ............ 3 days / 2 nights 1 – 3 November .............................................. from $850 Norfolk Island ‘New Year’ ............................ 8 days/7 nights 28 Dec – 4 Jan ................................................. from $2992 Vietnam & Cambodia .................................. 8 to 24 April 2014 (includes luxury Mekong Cruise) ................... from $8200
CHRISTMAS 2013 4 days / 3 nights - 24 to 27 december 2013 Kingfisher Bay Resort - Fraser Island From $1235-00 TWIN SHARE - all meals included
Contact our office for brochures on all above tours Enquiries: 599 Oxley Road, Corinda - PO Box 200 Corinda, 4075
Phone: 3379 6255
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the Carnival and also a midi week tour by Silver Bullet Rail Motor just for those who are unable to make one of the week end trips. Looking for a great train adventure? The join us in the first week of October aboard the Thallon South West Express. This diesel hauled tour takes you in heritage wooden carriages to South West Queensland with overnight stops at Warwick and Goondiwindi enroute to Thallon – the terminus of the south west line. Enjoy great country scenery as the train passes through the southern and downs and south west region grain and cotton fields. The Glasshouse Country Festival takes place on 19th October and there is no better way to see the scenic Sunshine Coast Hinterland than from the window of your heritage carriage as the train steams along. This excursion will stop for short breaks at the Glasshouse Mountains, Mooloolah and Landsborough townships along the way for you to hop off and explore the festivities. To book or order a brochure phone our office on 3252 1759 between 10am and 3.00pm Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays. A recorded message operates at other times. Ray Edser (Tour Manager) August 2013 - Brisbane Seniors - Page 59
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CAIRNS & TROPICAL NORTH QLD OUTBACK QLD EXPLORER Whitsunday Islands – Port Douglas – Kuranda Daintree Longreach12- Days Winton - Dinosaur Stampede – 7th August 27th July
Charleville - Emerald - Barcaldine - Roma $1899 includes: Good Motels – Breakfasts & Dinners, One Morning Tea. Admissions: Sky Rail or Travel Train to Kuranda, Daintree Rainforest River Cruise, Biloela Town of 1700 Port Douglas Tour, Boat Cruise, Two Island Cruise (Hamilton and Daydream Island), Townsville Tour, Reef HQ, “The World’s Best Living Reef”, $1799 - 9 Days 25th August - 2nd September Paronalla Park, Mackay, Rockhampton, Airlie Beach, Bundaberg. Home Pickup and Return: Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Redcliffe, Brisbane FareRedlands, includes: Breakfast & Dinners Area, GoldGood Coast, Motels, Tweed Heads, Banora Point, Kingscliff. Admissions: Age of Dinosaurs, Longreach Hall of OUTBACK QLD EXPLORER Fame, Qantas Museum, Dinner Cruise Thompson Longreach – Winton – Dinosaur Stampede – Charlville River, Australian Workers Heritage Centre – Emerald – Barcaldine – Roma – Biloela – Town of 1770 $1799 – 9 Days 25th August – 2nd September
Fare and Includes: Good Motels, Breakfast & Dinners Home Pickup Return: Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Admissions: Age of Dinosaurs, Longreach Hall of Fame, Qantas Museum, Redcliffe, Brisane Area, Redlands, Gold Coast, Tweed Dinner Cruise Thompson River, Australian Workers Heritage Centre Home Pickup andHeads, Return: Banora SunshinePoint, Coast, Kingscliffe. Caboolture, Redcliffe, Brisbane Area, Redlands, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Banora Point, Kingscliff. Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Redcliffe, Brisbane Metro Area, Redlands, Redcliffe, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Banora Pt, Kingscliff Will mail Itinerary on all tours, Please Phone
Sunshine Coast / Brisbane: 3343 6722 - Gold Coast: 5520 1499
“Whales at 4 O’Clock and 9 O’Clock” ONCE again the Tour Director for the Redcliffe City Mixed Probus Club organised a fantastic June Whale watching trip aboard the multilevel catamaran ‘Eye Spy’. For Friendship, Fellowship and Fun, the Redcliffe City Mixed Probus Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month 9.15am for 10.00 am start, at the Moreton Bay Boat Club, Bird of O’Passage Parade, Scarborough, visitors are welcome. For further information please contact our Secretary by Email at redcliffecitymixed56051 @probusclubs.com.au or write to PO Box 342, Redcliffe 4020.
Probus trio enjoying trip out
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Shanghai, Nanjing, Mt.Huang, Wuhan, 3 Gorges, Chongqing, Hongkong
Around Formosa Taiwan
14 Days f fully inclusive from $5980
Tokyo, Hakone, Mt.Fuji,Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Osaka,Kobe
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Highlights of Japan & Taiwan
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Include Int’l& Domestic flights with all taxes and fuel surcharge, meals, 4-5* hotels, sightseeing & transfers, English Speaking Tour Guide. * Compulsory travel insurance, tipping are extras.
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Tour Date: 15th Oct 2013
Outback Qld to the Reef Cowboys, Caves 11 days $1,999* & Castles
*per person twin share plus applicable rail fare (includes rail travel time) single supplement $460
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Explore the great Australian outback and Qld Coast COME join us on our fantastic new 11 day tour called “Cowboys Caves & Castles” which departs from Brisbane on 08th October. This tour explores the areas of Townsville, Charters Towers, Undara Lava Tubes, Mount Surprise, Cairns and the Daintree. This tour encompasses 2 iconic Queensland Trains. Your journey will begin on the Sunlander Train between Brisbane to Townsville. We will also travel from Mount Surprise on the Savannahlander experiencing the visual delights of the Australian outback merging later in the journey to the tropical Tablelands and finally Cairns. The rail experience finishes with a journey down the Qld Coast from Cairns back to Brisbane. This may be your last opportunity to travel on board the Sunlander Train as this year is its 60th Birthday and Qld Rail have decided to retire her in the near future. After arriving in Townsville we will explore the city, including a visit to the top of Castle Hill (the red monolith right in the heart of town). Travel down the Overlander’s Way to Charters Towers including tours of this town with so much history. We will then travel on to Undara National Park staying overnight and touring the Lava Tubes, after a
bush breakfast we will then travel to Mount Surprise to meet the Savannahlander. Once in Cairns some of the experiences we will enjoy are traveling on the Skyrail, a cruise on the Daintree River, Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge and much more in between. Please see our advert in this newspaper. The tour includes meals, accommodation, interesting day tours, entry fees, transfers and a helpful fun Tour Host. The properties we use have been awarded for their quality and great service. The tours have been fine tuned with your enjoyment and comfort in mind visiting regions of interest and are run by local operator’s with years of experience. For those of you on special diets no need to worry, we are happy to assist you with your needs. Our aim is to keep you smiling. Our tours provide guests with a well rounded experience that you may not get if travelling independently of a tour group. For more information regarding these great tours, please call Ian or Robyn at Great Value Holidays on our toll free number 1300 722 661 and they will send you a brochure. Alternatively go to www.greatvalue holidays.com.au
HOLIDAY & Leisure Let New Zealand Bowl You Over!
THERE’S nothing quite like a lawn bowls game with friends. When the game is set in breathtaking New Zealand, it can be the experience of a lifetime. On the Grand Pacific Tours Lawn Bowls tour, you will travel around New Zealand with a group of people all interested in this enjoyable sport. Whether you are new to bowls, an experienced player or just wanting to see this spectacular country with a few friendly games of lawn bowls included, this will be a tour to remember. Australian based travel company, Grand Pacific Tours, are the innovators behind this fun filled journey.
Known as the New Zealand coach holiday specialists, they are recognised as the market leader for providing a comprehensive range of all inclusive, value for money coach holidays. This fully escorted 18 day tour provides a great balance of quality touring around New Zealand with four friendly games against local members in Christchurch, Queenstown, Rotorua and Auckland. Beginning in Christchurch, discover the delights of the South Island over 10 wonderful days. Experience historic Larnach Castle in
luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and see the famous Hole in the Rock. Your tour ends in the beautiful city of sails, Auckland. The exciting itinerary includes airfares & pre paid taxes, quality accommodation, transfers, most meals and an extensive range of pre paid activities to ensure the best of each region is experienced. Travellers will depart on 9 April 2014. The tour will be accompanied by Grand Pacific Tours’ experienced lawn bowls coordinator, Barrie Jackett. Prices for the 18 Day New Zealand Lawn Bowls Tour start at $4714* per person, twin Dunedin, enjoy a cruise share. Be sure to book on the majestic Milford early as this exclusive Sound and take in tour is bound to be spectacular adventure popular. For further filled Queenstown. information visit www. Relax on board the grandpacifictours.com TranzAlpine Railway, or call 1800 622 768. world renowned as one *Conditions apply. of the world’s most Price valid for travel ex spectacular scenic train MEL, BNE, OOL & SYD journeys. and includes pre paid You will then spend 8 taxes (subject to marvellous days touring change). Single the North Island, supplement available. visiting cultural Rotorua where you will experience an entertaining and traditional Maori Hangi and concert, visit the fun and interactive Agrodome and ride the Skyline Gondola & Luge. Next, travel north to explore the stunning Bay of Islands, board a
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You are invited to join us on our 2014 New Year Tour. We have planned a wonderful itinerary which includes return flights, sightseeing, breakfasts, dinners & lots of laughs. Each day we have offered ‘free time’ for you to indulge in your own passion. Maybe play golf, fish, shop, visit the spa or just relax. After all it is your holiday. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit Norfolk Island and celebrate New Year with new and old friends. Herman Wubben Other Inclusions – A Night As a Convict, Sound & Light Show, Wonderland by Night, Progressive Diner, Cyclorama, Horse & Carriage Ride, Island Fish Fry
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HOLIDAY & Leisure Tale of Two Cities
by Phil Hawkes
tralian wines! After Penang we headed back on Air Asia to Kuala Lumpur [KL] for a few days of big city life….and the shopping. KL has taken over the mantle of Asia’s best place for bargains in fashion, electronic devices, footwear and big brand names, in huge air conditioned malls where it’s easy to get lost…a compass may be a good idea! There are many fine hotels in KL and we chose the venerable Shangri-La, an old favourite with Australians, recently refreshed and as exotic as Horizon Club Lounge ever. Best of all. you can guests, I might add) and Nor thirsty, with excellent book a room in the Horihuge suites with modern local beers and yes, Aus- zon Club on the 1st floor bathrooms. Ideal for exploring this fascinating city with its Peranakan [Straits Chinese] history and culture. Not only that, but Penang is widely recognised as Malaysia’s food capital, ranging from 5 star restaurants to streetside hawker stalls serving delicious [and safe] Malay/Chinese and Indian fare. There’s no risk of going hungry in George Town. 7 Terraces Lobby
FOOD and shopping reign in Malaysia’s two big cities. In a recent study of Australian travellers planning to go overseas, mature age people were asked what are the main drawcards that attract them to a particular country. For this age group, perhaps unsurprisingly, food and shopping came up trumps. Beaches, museums and tiring day tours didn’t rate highly, although of course beautiful scenery is always popular. This brought back memories of our recent trip to Malaysia, flying Air Asia from the Gold Coast to Kuala Lumpur and on to Penang. It’s an easy [and inexpensive] way into Asia as their network covers just about every city in the region. In our case, we chose Penang and this proved to be a highlight. For a start, the old Colonial capital George Town, now World Heritagelisted, is undergoing a significant renaissance, with old Chinese shophouses being converted to luxury boutique hotels. We enjoyed staying at a lovingly restored property called Seven Terraces, a hotel crammed with antiques (not the Photo courtesy of Redland City Council
where you can eat and drink basically all day long! It was a very pleasant way to end our weeklong Malaysian holiday…but combining Penang and KL is definitely the perfect combi-
nation of food and shopping, exactly what people like us are looking for. The icing on the cake is to pay a little extra on Air Asia on the way home, and book their Red Carpet Service where you’ll
be personally escorted from a dedicated check-in counter all the way to the plane, with priority baggage tags giving you quick retrieval at Gold Coast Airport. www.visitpenang.com
Travel with your mobility scooter on public transport
MOBILITY devices such as wheelchairs and scooters are an essential part of daily life for many people. More and more Queenslanders are using mobility devices every year and this number is expected to keep growing as Queensland’s population grows older. The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has produced a booklet that focuses on requirements for using the increasing number of accessible transport services, such as buses, trains, ferries and wheelchair accessible taxis. It is important that you know your rights and responsibilities on public transport and know any other laws that apply to using your wheelchair or mobility scooter. To obtain a copy of the booklet go online to www.tmr.qld.gov.au/ T r a v e l - a n d transport.aspx, click on ‘Disability access and mobility’ and find ‘Travelling with mobility devices’. You can also pick up a copy at your local Dept. of Transport service centre or call 13 74 68. August 2013 - Brisbane Seniors - Page 63
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Winchester Mystery House
WILLIAM Winchester made his fortune from the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, marketers of the famous rifle. His widow, Sarah, was apparently told by a medium that she must “build a home for herself and for the many spirits who fell from this terrible weapon.” She was also told that she must never stop building, if she did, she would die. Sarah chose a site that is about one hour’s drive south of San Francisco, in what is now San Jose. Construction began in 1884 and continued around the clock, without interruption for 38 years until her death at age 82, at which time work immediately ceased. The result is a bizarre legacy, now a tourist attraction. The mansion is renowned for its size and utter lack of any master building plan. Prior to the 1906 earthquake the house was seven stories high but suffered damage in the quake and was restored to just four stories. It has 160 rooms including 40 bedrooms, two ballrooms, 47 fireplaces, 17 chimneys, 10,000 windows and three elevators. It is a veritable hodge-podge of doors, stairs, passageways, cupboards, rooms, windows and balconies with no sense or order in the layout. One door opens onto a blank wall, several others open to a sheer drop. A staircase goes right up to a ceiling and just stops. Posts are upside down. There is a window built into the floor. Some passageways have dead ends. One chimney is four floors high and stops just short of the ceiling. Sarah suffered debilitating arthritis and had special narrow steps with low risers that zigzagged back and forth to go from one level to the next. Some passageways are so narrow that an ordinary person has to turn sideways to get through. The number 13 had special significance for Sarah. Chandeliers hold 13 candles, clothes hangers are in multiples of 13, stained-glass windows have 13 colours, 13 windows in a room, 13 panels in each window, 13 drain holes in the sinks, 13 petals on daisies. One had to wonder if she was mad or possessed. The mansion had some features unheard of when the house was built. It had forced-air heating, indoor toilets and plumbing, push-button gas lights, servant call buttons and piped hot water. Sarah slept in each of the 40 bedrooms in turn. Legend has it that she never had any visitors and only three people ever went through the ornate front doors – herself and two builders. The roof is a maze of spires, turrets and peaks with nothing matching and no symmetry. The grounds have a foreman’s house, fruit-drying shed, pump house, aviary, greenhouse and a museum of the “Gun that won the west”. Guided tours are available. These take about two hours and cost around $40. It is a unique experience!
HOLIDAY & Leisure Take in the magic of cherry blossom time in Japan
MARCH through to April is springtime in Japan, creating an artist‘s palette of pale pink cherry blossoms, colourful gardens, bright green new foliage and crisp clean air. The cherry blossom (sakura) is Japan’s unofficial national flower. It has been celebrated for many centuries and holds a very prominent position in Japanese culture. The beautiful spring blossoms of Japan are always a great drawcard for visitors and Mandarin World Tours has put together a fantastic trip commencing in March 2014.This is a truly unforgettable trip! The 14 day Garden tour brings you to Tokyo, Hakone, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima and Osaka capturing the essence of Japan. Visiting some of the iconic historical sights of Japan and experiencing authentic Japanese culture this is the most popular of all Mandarin’s Japanese tours and you are guaranteed a memorable tour of a lifetime. You will visit Tokyo
Tower, the world’s tallest self-supporting steel tower, experience an authentic Tea Ceremonyand marvel at the Bonsai Museum. A Sumida River Cruise follows. There will be great photo opportunities at Koishikawa Botanical Gardens, featuring many tree and plant species, as well as a small Japanese landscape garden. Afterwards travel to Hakone by coach to visit the Peace Park, Owakutani Hot spring and take a cruise on Lake Ashi. On your trip, you will be transported in luxury 2300 metres up Mt. Fuji and then board the famous Bullet Train for a short trip to Toyohashi. Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, is the home of perhaps the world’s most authentic and exquisite Japanese Garden, as well as the celebrated Golden Pavilion. It is famous worldwide for its temples and shrines and wonderful Japanese traditional architecture.A sightseeing tour of Kyoto and Nara is a must.
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A tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima is also on the agenda.Miyajima is a scenic sight in which the mountains, sea and red shrine buildings blend in harmony, and the entire island is designated as a historic site. No tour would be complete without a visit to the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. The Genbakudome (The Atomic Bomb Dome, riginally the Hiroshima Industrial Promotion Hall, miraculously remained standing while
all structures vanished in the atomic bomb explosion of 1945. Then it’s on to Osakathe food capital of Japan. You will later move on to Kobe and Nada -the development of sake brewing in the 18th century made the name of Nada known throughout Japan. There will also be opportunities to explore or shop at your leisure during your trip. The tour price of $5680 includes return economy flight to Japan, twin-
share accommodation, most meals, all admission fees and, of course, the services of a professional English-speaking national guide. MW Tours are the specialists in organising and operating small groups throughout Asia. Full details of this and other tours are available by calling Mandarin World Tours on 1300 842 688. You can also obtain information from www.mwtravel.com.au.
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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . .
AUSSIE heroes Simone Dew and Tom Burlinson share passion for horses and jazz It’s ironic that Samford Soprano Simone Dew should team up with Sydney Tenor Tom Burlinson to perform “Come Swing With Me,” with Queensland Pops Orchestra at QPAC on 31 August. Both of them are passionate about horse riding, jazz and are Australian heroes in their own way. In recent years, Simone was awarded the Australian Army Soldiers Medallion for Exemplary Service in recognition of her enduring passion and dedi-
Queensland Pops Orchestra, Come Swing With Me cation as an Army vocalist. A few years earlier, Tom portrayed the iconic “Man from Snowy River,” a horse riding hero, who rode down the side of steep mountains in New South Wales. No stunt double was used in that 1982 film, the highestgrossing Australian film ever at that time. In 1983, Tom portrayed horse trainer Tommy Woodcock in Phar Lap: Heart of a Nation, which was about celebrating national pride through sport. In 2006, former Australian Prime Minister John Howard asked Simone Dew to feature as the vo-
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cal soloist on a new government recording of the Australian National Anthem. At the end of August 2013, the 30th anniversary of the Phar Lap film, the combined harmonies of these two passionate vocalists should delight audience members at the latest Queensland Pop Orchestra concert at Queensland Performing Arts Centre from 7pm. ”I am absolutely delighted to be performing with Queensland Pops Orchestra again,” said Simone. ”I’m also really looking forward to singing alongside my favourite Sinatra
tribute artist Tom Burlinson. He is a genuine Australian star. ”In the past, I have shared the stage with many of Australia’s favourites including Guy Sebastian, Peter Cousins, Marina Prior and Rhonda Burchmore. ”And Tom Burlinson of course is no exception. He has been an Aussie favourite for the past few decades whether on stage, screen or tv. He has that X factor.” Simone started her musical career as an enthusiastic young amateur theatre performer in her home town of Geelong. She grew up loving classic
musicals like “Oklahoma” and “Annie Get Your Gun” not to mention “The Sound of Music” and “Westside Story.” By the time Simone turned 18 years of age, she frequently featured as a soloist in many variety shows. During this time, Simone was invited to perform as a guest artist with the Australian Army Band in Melbourne. It was then she discovered a unique opportunity to embark on a rewarding performing career, as the first full-time professional vocalist with the Australian Army Band Corps. Simone’s performance career has centred around
being one of the Army’s principal soloists. This has enabled her to perform extensively throughout Australia and overseas accompanied by a variety of Defence Bands and Symphony Orchestras. ”Performing with the Queensland Pops Orchestra again is like a
home coming for me!” ”It’s amazing how life comes full circle - as the Pops conductor is my former Australian Army Band colleague Patrick Pickett,” she said. For more information Phone Jo Anne Haywood 0404 445796 or email email@example.com
Philip Gould sings the hits of London’s West End!
REDLAND Performing Arts Centre is thrilled to welcome Philip Gouldin a spectacular tribute of the most memorable musicals of London’s West End,for the next instalment in the 2013 Musical Melodies Concert Series. Philip Gould, former child star of Young Talent Time, has spent over 15 years in leading roles on London’s West End, including three years non stop as the leading man in 42nd Street. Philip brings to the stage not only a superb voice and a wealth of professional experience, but style and panache in spades! Joining Philip in Showstoppers of London’s West End is Tenterfield Saddler star Michelle Fitzmaurice, whose acting, stunning voice and commanding stage presence will delight audiences. Narration will be by seasoned professional Philip Wheeldon and the performance will be musically backed on the piano by the highly talented Robyn Womersley, whose musical credits include long seasons playing in hit musicals ‘Wicked’ and ‘Love Never Dies’. Together they bring you the very best from musicals such as ‘My Fair Lady’, ‘Camelot’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘Miss Saigon’,’Les Miserables’ and many more on Wednesday 28th August at11am. So join us on for a fabulous show packed with the most memorable hits of the West End including Before I Gaze At You Again and If Ever I Would Leave You(Camelot), The Charlston (Boyfriend), Sun and Moon (Miss Saigon), Bring Him Home (Les Miserables), Shall We Dance? (Crazy for You) and a stunning tribute to 42nd Street by Philip Gould. Tickets are selling fast, if you haven’t already, book your tickets early to avoid disappointment! Tickets are: Seniors/Pensioners $17 – Groups of 10 or more Seniors/Pensioners $15, Adults $22. To book tickets, call the RPAC Box Office on 3829 8131 or visit www.rpac.com.au (a $2 online booking fee applies).
The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers in concert
QUEENSLAND Symphony Orchestra presents The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers Complete Score Performed Live with Film. 6.30pm, Saturday 5 October, Riverstage Tickets - Ticketmaster 136 100 or visit qso.com.au/ thetwotowers
‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Event Cinemas, proud to celebrate Queensland Seniors Week
EVENT Cinemas and Birch Carroll & Coyle are helping celebrate Queensland’s Seniors Week, from the 17th to the 25thof August with some great events and offers for Seniors to enjoy during the week long celebrations. The cinemas have secured a Special Advanced Screening of the highly anticipated film, Red 2, which will be screened on Wednesday the 21st of August 2013 exclusively for Seniors. In addition to seeing this film before its release, a complimentary morning tea will be served from 10am and the film will commence at 10.30am at all Event Cinemas and Birch Carroll & Coyle locations giving Seniors a chance to catch this fantastic film and enjoy a cuppa and morning tea before the screening. Red 2 is the action-comedy sequel to 2010’s Red, the DC Comic graphic novel adaptation about a group of retired secret service men and women forced back into the dangerous game of international espionage.
Red 2 features an all star cast including Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirrin. For new comers, this screening is a fabulous introduction to the cinemas’ Cine Buzz Rewards for Seniors Club, which host regular advance screenings and morning teas as well as providing members with $8* everyday movie tickets. Membership is open to anyone aged 60+ and is free to join. Members also have a chance to earn points to redeem for free films and enjoy regular discounts at the candy bar for those much loved movie treats like choc tops. To join, visiteventcinemas.com.au or simply ask one of the cinemas’ friendly staff for assistance the next time you visit the movies. To find a cinema location close to you and to book your seats to this fantastic exclusive event, visiteventcinemas.com.au. Tickets are also available at the box office.
Ipswich Council assists seniors during Seniors Week
LOW-cost taxi service in Ipswich was designed to assist the city’s senior citizens and community members with a disability and their carers to attend Seniors Week 2013 events. The services include: Brassall Shopping Centre - available Monday to Friday for residents living in Brassall, Coalfalls, Sadliers Crossing and Woodend; Booval Fair Shopping Centre - available Wednesdays and Thursdays for Booval, East Ipswich, Eastern Heights, Newtown, North Booval, Raceview and Silkstone residents; Orion Town Centre - available Thursdays for Augustine Heights, Brookwater, Camira, Springfield and Springfield Lakes residents; Redbank Plaza - available Thursdays and Fridays for Bellbird Park, Bundamba,
Collingwood Park, Ebbw Vale, Goodna, Redbank, Redbank Plains and Riverview residents and; Riverlink/Ipswich City Square - available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for Basin Pocket, Churchill, Coalfalls, East Ipswich, Eastern Heights, Ipswich Central, Leichhardt, Moores Pocket, Newtown, North Ipswich, One Mile, Raceview, Sadliers Crossing, Tivoli, West Ipswich and Woodend residents. To use the services: People must meet the eligibility criteria. Call Yellow Cabs on 3363 2373 before midday on the day before travel. Further information is available by visiting council’s website at http:// www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/ or by calling 3810 6646. For Seniors Week Calendar events turn to pages 35 to 41.
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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Morning Masterworks with QSO ONE of Australia’s most acclaimed pianists, Tamara Anna Cislowska, joins the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) to perform Rachmaninov’s tantalising Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini at 11am on Thursday 8 August in the QPAC Concert Hall. “I have performed a number of concertos with QSO including Schumann, Chopin, Britten and Grieg,” Ms Cislowska said. “It’s wonderful to do Rachmaninov with them for the first time,” she added. “I’m very much looking forward to working with QSO again, they have such energy, skill and musicianship.” Ms Cislowska explains how this performance of Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini will differ from her past concerto solos with the QSO. “A rhapsody implies a sense of freedom and discovery and is more of an open form than the traditional concerto of three to four separate movements,” she explained. Variations from Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody
on a Theme of Paganini have been featured in a number of films including Groundhog Day (1993) and Somewhere in Time (1980). “The piano writing is extremely virtuosic, and there are several cadenzas throughout,” Ms Cislowska said. Led by Chief Conductor Johannes Fritzsch, the QSO will also perform Suk’s Scherzo Fantastique and Dvoøák #” #b˜ s Symphony No.7. This concert is proudly co-produced by QPAC and supported by Brisbane City Council. A free morning tea will be provided by QPAC before the concert. Tickets qtix 136 246
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Monday 19 August – Sunday 25 August ‘INACCORD’ REDLAND CITY BANDS ENTERTAINS Inaccord is a group of senior/retired musicians, all members of the Redland City Bands based in Cleveland. One elder statesman will be 86 this year, five of the remainder are 80 or older, while a couple of youngsters are in their mid 70’s. We specialise in playing old time pop music and will perform at the following venues during Seniors Week: Monday 19 August @ 10.30am – Victoria Point Shopping Centre (Near Kmart). Tuesday 20 August @ 10.30am - Capalaba Central shopping Centre. (Beside food area) Tuesday 20 August @ 2pm - Meals on Wheels Seniors’ Concert – Redland Reformed Church Hall, Sturgeon and Delancey Streets Ormiston. Wednesday 21 August @ 10am – Lakeside Shopping Centre, Victoria Point. Friday 23 August @ 12noon - Stockland Shopping Centre, Cleveland. Sunday 25 August @ 1.30pm – A segment of the program in Seniors’ Week Finale Concert, Cleveland High School Assembly Hall, Smith Street.
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IT’S official, Australian award winning comedian and actor Shane Bourne will play the dastardly Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Bourne will be replacing Alan Brough as the vindictive, pampered, self-cantered, and incredibly effeminate Baron Bomburst for both the Perth and Brisbane seasons. Opening at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 19 November 2013, in the Lyric Theatre, the smash hit musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is sure to delight and excite audiences of all ages. Previews from 19 November 2013, Lyric Theatre, QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane. Bookings contact qpac.com.au or 136 246
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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . What does The Amadeus Orchestra and Mozart Have in Common? JOIN us for an evening extravaganza of spectacular music when The Samford Farmer’s Hall comes alive with the sound of “Amadeus Comes to Samford”. The night will open with “The Nightinguys”, a much loved male vocal ensemble of seven men who will perform an eclectic big sounded blend of original songs, and original arrangements of rocking 70’s music. Following will be popular Brisbane orchestra, The Amadeus Orchestra, a small orchestra with a big sound! playing music spanning across the ages. The Soiree then moves into Mozart mode and the three groups combine to
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contribute to the performance of the Finale of Act 2 of “The Marriage of Figaro”. In the words of the organiser, Terence O’Donohue, “Given that opera singers don’t mind
transgressing into the folk or popular arena, this experiment takes a look at what happens when you throw people together from different musical persuasions to sing
opera, or, in other words, juxtaposing dissimilar things into a pod!” Join us for an unforgettable and entertaining night out. Tickets available from Feel Crystals in Main
St John’s Anglican Cathedral Brisbane Free Lunchtime Concerts HERE are the details of the FREE “Last Thursday in the Month” concerts at St John’s Anglican Cathedral in Brisbane for the remaining months of 2013.Thursday 29th August at 11 am, Thursday 26th September at 11 am, Thursday 31st October at 1.15 pm, and Thursday 28th November at 1.15 pm. St John’s Cathedral started free lunchtime concerts last year to give music students at or close to professional playing standard an enthusiastic audience and a beautiful venue in which to play. We can provide the beautiful venue, we need an enthusiastic audience. FREE lunchtime concert. Performance date: Thursday 29th August 2013. Time: 11 am to noon. Venue details: St John’s Anglican Cathedral, 373 Ann Street, Brisbane,
Queensland. Performers: Opera and Voice students of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University. Ticket price: FREE. Further information: www.stjohnscathedral.com.au or 3835 2222
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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . QUT Art Museum August to 22 September, QUT Art Museum, Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane. Second Event. Conversations in Art, 30 Years
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TWO Events .Exploring methods of Contemporary Art Conservation. From the 3 August to 22 September at QUT Art Museum presents Made to last: the conservation of art, bringing together five contemporary artists who use a range of complex materials in their work. What happens if a light globe goes when it is part of an artwork in a National collection? Can an artist make a sculpture out of lollies and expect it to be around in 50 years’ time?
The conservation of art is commonly associated with the restoration of seventeenth century easel paintings or marble sculptures from antiquity. The use of materials in contemporary art has challenged this perception and enabled a shift in the way conservators interact with artists. Visitors can expect to see incredible works of art which include neon works and master woodblock prints by Brook Andrew, altered ceramics by
Penny Byrne, paintings and anamorphic works by Juan Ford, ink on paper and unique objects such as cacti on shelves by Ghostpatrol and video work and nstallation using strawberries and cream and raspberry lollies by Claire Anna Watson. Just as we now look back at the great movements in art history, one day others will be looking back at what is happening now. Made to last: the conservation of art 3
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of Collecting. Art/Life, selected works from the Shane and Sally Thompson bequest running from 3 August to 15 September. In 2009, Shane and Sally Thompson bequeathed their extensive art collection as a gift to the Queensland University of Technology. Shane first met Sally in the late 1970s during his final year of architecture studies at QUT when Sally was working as assistant to Ray Hughes at his gallery in Red Hill. It was during this period that the couple began to fully engage with contemporary art and develop friendships with artists. For further details please visit www.artmuseum.qut.edu.au , or phone 07 3138 5370. QUT Art Museum, Gardens Point Campus. You can also contact us via email email@example.com. We are open from Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday12pm to 4pm. Admission Free.
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PLAN a picnic day out and be treated to the delightful sounds of bands in parks in and around Brisbane. Relax and enjoy a variety of music styles in a park near you. Sunday 11 August - Celtic Airs Bagpipes in the park with an informal performance and open air rehearsal with Queensland Irish Association Pipe Band. City Botanic Gardens, Alice Street, Brisbane at 11am. Sunday 11 August - Stage and Screen Roll out the red carpet and focus on the beautiful music of stage and screen. St Johns Ambulance Concert Band will showcase some of Hollywood’s greatest hits throughout history. Mowbray Park, Park Avenue, East Brisbane at 2pm. Sunday 11 August - Family Fun Day South Brisbane Federal Band takes to the bayside with characteristic energy and enthusiasm. Enjoy sea breezes and big band chart toppers. Little Bayside Park, Manly Harbour Village, Manly at 11am. Sunday 18 August - Big Band Brass Swing Swing to the beat of Brisbane Brass as they play a selection of tunes made popular by greats like Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Robbie Williams. Newstead House, Breakfast Creek www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au
Road, Newstead at 2pm. Sunday 18 August - Heavenly Sunshine Come and listen to new and surprising arrangements of well-known hymns with a twist of upbeat tempos and foottapping rhythms. New Farm Park, Brunswick Street, New Farm at 2pm. Sunday 18 August - Bands in the Square Brass Roots Live are back to entertain in vibrant big band style at the twilight markets in King George Square, Brisbane at 7.30pm. Sunday 18 August - Movin’ Around Brisbane Municipal Concert Band charges through a program of music that marches, parades, gallops, chases and catches. Roma Street Parkland Amphitheatre, Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill at 2pm. Sunday 1 September - Mandolin Magic Let the magic of a mandolin orchestra fill the air for a concert by Mandolins of Brisbane. Old Government House, George Street, QUT Gardens Point Campus at 10.30am. Sunday 1 September - Swing Into Spring. Spring is here and Windsor Brass will celebrate the new season with an exuberant and energetic selection of music. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong at 2pm. August 2013 - Brisbane Seniors - Page 71
SENIORS NEWS Old Friends Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards. One day, they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said,
“Now don’t get mad at me... I know we’ve been friends for a long time but I just can’t think of your name. I’ve thought and thought, but I can’t remember it. Please tell me what your name is.” Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, “How soon do you need to know?”
Art Facts ART Facts is the new home for statistics about Australian arts. Easy to find if you have a computer by visiting the Australian Government website: http://artfacts.australiacouncil.gov.au/.
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Popular seniors events to return with council budget funding IPSWICH seniors interested in learning more about how to age healthily will be able attend a special Ipswich City Council program during the coming year. Youth and Seniors Committee Chairperson Councillor Sheila Ireland said provision had been made in the 2013-2014 Budget for the continuation of the popular Ageing Stronger, Active Longer program. “We will once again be offering this free program to Ipswich seniors over the next year,” Cr Ireland said. “The program has been running several times a year for the past seven years and is a popular part of council’s seniors program. “It is a great way for seniors to learn more about and experience a variety of physical activities, such as tai chi, lawn bowls and yoga and how to adopt a nutritious diet.”
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Ideal for cat lovers with cat run 2011 flood free 2 large bedrooms - 2nd room guest/study/craft 2nd WC in laundry, Light and airy - spacious, fully screened porch with oasis-style outlook, Community pool/clubhouse/golf/bowls etc
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Cr Ireland said the program was open to Ipswich residents aged 60 years and over and indigenous residents aged over 55. For more information on the program contact the Community Development Branch by calling 3810 6655 or visit council’s website at http:// www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/ Cr Ireland said council was also currently making plans for the annual Christmas concert for seniors to be held on a date yet to be determined in early December. “Each year, council holds a free Seniors’ Christmas event which is eagerly awaited by many Ipswich seniors,” Cr Ireland said. “This event provides an opportunity to recognise our seniors, and to show our appreciation and acknowledgement of the important role they play in our community.”
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4 WALLMUT high back dining room chairs with leather seats GC. Near new. $50. Ph 3803 6556. Marsden. Can deliver chairs for a little extra. BBQ 4 burner on timber trolley with gas and safety valve. $100. Ph 3353 2676. McDowall. BEDSPREAD - 2 Queen size, 2 single size, 1 Queen size quilt. All poly/cotton, floral GC @ $25 each. Ph 3420 6403. Wishart. BOOKSHELF 5 tier laminated 150cmH x 105cmW x 36cmD. $20, matching corner floor unit with 4 sliding doors $35. Will sell separate. Ph 5498 3471. Caboolture. CLOSING (dual) rack with adjustable height and width on wheels new cond. retails $40. Sell for $20. Ph 0403 766 959. LATHE wood 800 between centres. Cen ht 240. Cutting tools, face plate, sand disk, stand-cabinet. $500. Ph 07 3265 5069. Geebung. NEC 4.5kg auto washer, perfect cond. Suit as new buyer. $150 ono. Ph 0415 844 478. Aspley. ROLLATOR walker GC. $55 ono. Ph 3396 6335.P.M. Manly. SINGER sewing machine with cabinet and carry case and all attachments plus lots of extras. $150. Ph 5498 3471. Caboolture. TEAK dining table extendable plus 6 cream padded chairs. VGC. $350 ono. Ph 3423 7235. VINTAGE bowls 2 sets Henselite, 2 sets various sizes, 8 in leather bag, 4 in blue bag. $180. Ph 0488 067 833. Springbrook. WALKER 3 wheels, basket $20. Stepladder 6’ strong aluminium $25, 2 coffee tables $15 and $10 each. Ph 3283 5647. Margate.
Bat rescue course and baby bat raising course ARE you looking for a rewarding interest that will also help the environment? Flying-fox numbers have massively declined and 2 of our 4 species are Vulnerable to Extinction. They are the only longdistance night pollinators of trees that we and other animals rely on, including Koalas. Bat Conservation and Rescue Qld are running a one-day course to learn how to safely rescue a Flying-fox and initial first aid on Sunday 25 August 2013 at RSPCA Wacol campus. There will also be a one-day course on caring for the very cute and intelligent orphaned bat babies on Sunday 29 September 2013. See www.bats.org.au or phone Pam on 0409 729 885 for more information. A bat on its own in daylight needs help – do not touch it but please urgently call the BCRQ rescue service phone 0488 228 134.
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THE Annual General Meeting of Rochedale/ Springwood National Seniors Branch was held on Wednesday July 17th and it was strongly supported by a large number of members and guests. Special guest Vera Somerwil President of Goodna/Redbank National Seniors Branch conducted the election of the new committee and a very able group was elected once again led by retiring President Charles Achilles who once more nominated his services for a further twelve months. During his report President Charles thanked his team of committee members and outlined some of the achievements covering the past year of operation. Logan City Hospital benefitted from a National Seniors Foundation Grant of four pressure cushions valued at $1,235 in answer to a successful submission lodged in April by the R o c h e d a l e / SpringwoodBranch. The Salvation Army at Bundaberg was the recipient of a donation of the sum of $1,000 forwarded
for distribution to flood affected seniors in that city and these funds were made up principally from monies generated by the Christmas Hamper Raffle late last year. Other guests in attendance at the meeting were Peter Wild and Paul Crowley of Bendigo Bank Springwood and Indooroopilly, John McLaughlin of McLaughlin and Associates Lawyers Springwood and Jessica McKenna Clinical Liaison Officer from Tall Trees Tanah Merah. Following the meeting a Bar-B-Que lunch was enjoyed by those attending. With a full diary of events prepared and listed covering July to November and now available to members and friends a very busy time is indeed predicted for the branch during the remainder of the year. July’s coach trip featured a tour of bridges and tunnels throughout the Brisbane central area. After enjoying morning tea at Roma Street Parklands a visit was then made to the Supreme
8th National Over 60s/70s Cricket Championships WANT to see some ‘golden oldies’ out enjoying themselves when they visit the coast? There may even be some former test cricketers enjoying themselves! The 8th National over 60’s/70’s Cricket Championships will be held around the Sunshine Coast from 7th to 13th September. Thirty two teams representing all States, the ACT and NZ will be competing at Coast cricket venues from Noosa to Caloundra and nearby Hinterland. More than 400 cricketers will be joined by over 200 partners for the week-long event. They will be accommodated at all major centres across the coast, visit many iconic tourist attractions, shopping centres, clubs, restaurants and cafes. The event features four days of cricket interspersed with a rest day, a ‘Meet and Greet’ and a Championship Dinner with former Australian Wicketkeeper Ian Healy as guest speaker, to celebrate the completion of the event. Keep your eye out in the local press for more details and join in the fun.
Vera Somerwil President Goodna/Redbank NSA Branch & Charles Achilles President Rochedale/Springwood NSA Branch
Court Building to view the halls of justice. Lunch was enjoyed at the Pineapple Hotel Main Street Kangaroo Point before resuming the rest of the tour and returning homewards. Members will once more pack sample bags on August 8th for the forthcoming Logan Loves Seniors Day set down for Tuesday August 20 th . Members will also be
supporting a branch display stand and information kiosk on the Tuesday at the Logan Entertainment Centre Wembley road when a great day of activity is assured to celebrate Seniors Week being celebrated from August 17th
to 25th. Of particular mention by President Charles was the wonderful support tended by the Brisbane Senior Newspaper whose regular articles meant so much toward the branch success during the 2012/2013 year.
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Science Quiz 1. In which type of rock are fossils most likely to be found: sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic? 2. What compound containing nitrogen and hydrogen is produced in the Haber-Bosch process? 3. How many humps does a dromedary have? 4. What is the atomic number of phosphorus? 5. Do male or female clownfish guard their eggs? Quiz answers 1. Fossils are most likely to be found in sedimentary rocks. 2. Ammonia is produced in the Haber-Bosch process. 3. A dromedary has one hump. 4. Phosphorus has an atomic number of 15. 5. Male clownfish guard their eggs. For more CSIRO Double Helix science visit www.csiro.au/helix or call 02 6276 6643.
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Life lessons THESE 45 life lessons were written by 90-year old Regina Brett. Maybe we should read them at least once a week. 1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Change the way you think. 4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. Stay in touch. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than
crying alone. 8. Release your children when they become adults, it’s their life now 9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay cheque. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. 12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry. 13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it. 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. 16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful. 18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger. 19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer. 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 22. Just because you believe you are right, doesn’t mean you are. Keep an open mind. 23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to
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wear purple. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 26. Frame every socalled disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will this matter?’ 27. Always choose life. 28. Forgive everyone everything. 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 33. Believe in miracles. 34. Your job is to love your children, not choose who they should love.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. 36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young. 37. Your children get only one childhood. 38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back. 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 42. The best is yet to come... (Can’t wait to find out what! ) 43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 44. Yield. 45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.
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FORMER serving soldiers in the RAAEC (Education) met to read the history of the corps service in Papua New Guinea during the Vietnam War period. This little known Australian Army Aid project involved approximately 300 conscript teachers over a 7 year period 1966-72 who instructed the Pacific Islands Regiment soldiers in both academic and military subjects. It was believed by many in the Army hierarchy that an educated force subservient to the government of the day would play an active and vital role in a country emerging from colonial rule, minimizing the chances of rebellion and military coup. To this end the project has been a success so far as 2013 sees 38 years of PNG Independence from Australia! The Australian soldiers now entering their retirement years are compiling a history of this unique scheme in both written and photographic form. Work-in-progress may be viewed at http:// www.nashospng.com/
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In the bedsit was a table, a chair and a bath tub in the corner. It guess praying for a great change is all I have left: for, in seriousness, how I perk myself up is lost on me. From open doors at The Ivy and a job rushing all over the world to a room so appalling. I’ll have to think of the mice as free pets! Weep, though? NO WAY! Life’s an adventure, so a knowing sage once said. www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au
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Over 50s Resort Style Living at its Best Extensive facilities and loads of free activities. No entry or exit fee. You pay No stamp duty. Brand New Homes complete at our Premier Eagleby Heights location where homes range from $300,000 for a 2 bedroom home to $382,000 for our large 3 bedroom homes. PHONE FOR MORE INFORMATION
1800 781 101 Palm Lake Resort - Eagleby Heights
Palm Lake Resort - Mt Warren Park Mt Warren Park is located opposite to the shopping centre and medical facilities. There is a bus stop right out front, along with a resort bus that takes you shopping. Lawns Bowls, Community Centre, Swimming Pool, Hairdresser, Gym plus more.
• Three bedroom Bottlebrush design home • Tiled living and dining area • Designer kitchen with plenty storage • Covered alfresco area • Lovely quiet street,
Great Location • New carpets and curtains • Freshly painted. Good natural light throughout. • Air Conditioning and ceiling fans • Open plan living and dining • Covered patio and well kept gardens • Close to Clubhouse facilities.
Priced at $320,000 by motivated vendor
Priced to sell at $ 259,000 • Popular Outlook design home • Three large bedrooms and corner position. • Double garage • Two bathrooms, two toilets • Extras include plantation shutters two air conditioners etc.
Palm Lake Resort - Waterford Low maintenance home • Lovely two bedroom home easy to look after. • Perfect position in quiet street with big backyard. • Beautiful kitchen with stone bench tops and two pac cupboards. • Separate tiled dining area. • Air Conditioning for those long summer days. • Close to all the fabulous multi million dollar clubhouse facilities.
Priced to meet the market at $415,000
• Under 12 months old • Immaculate three bedroom home • Low maintenance good sized backyard. • Tiled living and dining area in this bright and refreshing home. • One and a half garage size
Immaculate well positioned home • Spacious well planned Cottage design home has everything you need • Air Conditioning, Modern Functional kitchen with European appliances • Loads of extra including external blinds • Huge outdoor area for entertaining with lots of covered area to sit and relax • Walking distance to Clubhouse facilities.
Offers above $350,000
• Lovely near new Fernwood design • Corner position, right opposite Summerhouse • Three bedrooms. • Two bathrooms, two toilets. • Great value for money in this large home.
Priced to sell at $383,000
• Beautiful three bedroom home • Position, position, position • Outstanding views and pool at your front door • Loads of character • Covered patio and large backyard • Could not be closer to bowls and clubhouse
Dont miss this one at $398,000
Motivated Vendor • Presentation plus in this lovely three bedroom home • Tiled living and dining open plan area. • Two toilets. • Many extras including Vacuum maid, robe fit out, two air conditioners. • Close to bowling green and clubhouse facilities.
Priced to sell by motivated vendor $320,000
• Resort Bus • Security Gated • Community Hall
• Lawn Bowls • Hairdresser • Dinning Room
• Heated Swimming Pool • Craft Activities • Workshop
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