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Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea this May 23rd and help beat cancer. There couldn’t be an easier way to help make a difference. Simply gather together your friends, family and colleagues, put the kettle on and tuck into some delicious morning tea treats. In 2012 Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea smashed its fundraising target and raised a huge $12.3million, providing essential funds for Cancer Council’s world class research, prevention programs and support services (like the Cancer Council

Helpline 13 11 20) for people affected by cancer. Cancer Council ambassador and celebrity chef, Poh Ling Yeow, is proud to support Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea for the 2nd year running. She’s encouraging all Australians to take part in the popular event. “Like so many Australians, my family has been affected by cancer - and I’ve seen, first hand, what incredible work Cancer Council do in terms of funding support, as well as research and prevention measures. This year, I’m doing

everything I can to support Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and I’d love you to be involved too!” she said. In 20 years Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea has raised over $110million dollars and the survival rate for many common cancers has increased by 30%. But there’s still more to do. So this year, why not join the 20th anniversary celebrations and help make it our biggest and best year yet. Your morning tea can be as simple or extravagant as you like. Whether it’s mini macarons with your

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Community Funding for Seniors Week 2013 THE ‘Council on the Ageing Queensland’ (COTA Qld) has been appointed to run and subsidise Seniors Week events and activities by the Queensland Government. Seniors week will run from 17 – 25 August 2013. To encourage events and celebrations during Seniors Week 2013, COTA Qld is making available a limited number of $1000 subsidies. Subsidies can be used for catering, venue hire, speakers, entertainers, advertising and

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SENIORS NEWS A community treasure celebrates her 80th birthday

MEMBER for Nicklin Peter Wellington and his wife Jenny joined with the family and friends of long-time Nambour identity Margaret Farmer to celebrate Margaret’s 80th Birthday. Peter said that it was a pleasure to be invited to celebrate a wonderful woman who has done so much for so many. Margaret was born in Graceville on the 3rd of the 3rd1933 and moved to Montville as a bride in 1954 after marrying Les. During her time in Montville Margaret was involved in the school Parents and

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Citizens Association, the school tuckshop, the Montville Ladies Club and the Uniting Church Guild. Together with Les she also managed to raise seven children. Margaret has been involved in numerous community groups over the years and first met Peter during her lengthy term as convenor of the Nambour Meals on Wheels. Margaret has been recognised for her services to the community through a Quota Woman of the Year Award and a Paul Harris Fellowship.

Old age & declining health no barrier to happy social life AUSTRALIANS in their 70s and 80s enjoy better social relationships and report higher satisfaction with their lives compared to people in their 50s, according to a study released recently. Despite being in poorer health and more likely to be living alone, people aged over 70 said they were less likely to feel socially isolated and, instead, had more companionship than their younger cohorts. The findings were released in the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre report Staying Connected: Social Engagement and Wellbeing Among Mature Age Australians. National Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill said the results were surprising. “This older cohort is more likely to report that they socialise as much as they want to and they have all the friends they want or need, so overall the quality

of their social relationships is higher than for younger people,” he said. “Compared to those in their 50s and 60s, they also reported higher levels of being comfortable with their living standards and felt free to make decisions about how they live their lives.” But the study raised some worrying concerns about the wellbeing of people aged in their 50s, O’Neill said. “People in their 50s are not doing as well. They are more likely to feel isolated from others and more likely to feel a lack of companionship,” O’Neill said. “Possible reasons for this include potential stressors of workforce participation or unemployment, sharing their household with children and the hours involved in caring for their elderly parents.” The researchers surveyed 2,123 members of National Seniors Australia aged between 50 and 89 years. Media release: National Seniors

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SENIORS NEWS Kawana Waters VIEW Club KAWANA Waters VIEW Club celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March with a

lunch at “the silva kitchen” Birtinya. Along with the most delicious food, great company and

an interesting and often thought provoking quiz on inspirational women this proved to be an extremely

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enjoyable afternoon. This was echoed by all who attended. Kawana Waters VIEW Club will be holding its next lunch meeting on Wednesday 24th April at Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Buderim. Time: 11 for 11.30 a.m. The Guest Speaker for this month will be Stacey Brauman. Stacey is from Kawana Shopping World and will give us some insight into the redevelopment of Kawana Shopping World. It should be quite exciting to hear what we can expect to find on completion of this work. All are most welcome to attend. Our Social Outing for April is on Wednesday 10th April at The Pioneer Cottage, 5 Ballinger Crescent, Buderim. Time: 10.00 a.m. We will be having morning tea and also be given a short talk on the history of the cottage. Cost is $7.50. Numbers required. An interesting morning assured. Kawana Waters

VIEW Club is a warm, friendly and informative club for women. As well as a monthly lunch meeting we also have a monthly social outing to a variety of interesting and relaxing places. All Ladies are most welcome to attend any of our functions. Come along and discover the benefits of VIEW. VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women. Kawana Waters VIEW Club is part of VIEW Clubs of Australia, a nationwide self-governed women’s organisation formed in 1960. VIEW provides women with the opportunity to meet regularly with other women from all walks of life, establish lasting friendships and support the important work of The Smith Family. For any information about VIEW or to make a lunch or social outing booking please call Pat on 5493 7137.

Trivia with Allan Blackburn 1. What is the capital of Nigeria? 2. Dee Why is a suburb of what Australian capital city? 3. Which British monarch was known as “Good Queen Bess”? 4. What raw material does the Bowen Basin have in abundance? 5. What animal builds a nest called a drey? 6. What was the first given name of English composer Elgar? 7. What is the name of the thin rod on which food is placed to make a kebab? 8. In medieval households, what did the chandler do? 9. What is the specialty of a vascular surgeon? 10. Who was Queensland’s Chief Magistrate who was jailed for intimidating a witness? 11. Who is the mother of kids called Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne? 12. Colloquially, what is a “nuke”? 13. What is a funeral fire known as? 14. From what country did the tsars come? 15. What kind of creature is a water moccasin? 16. Who was the transvestite in the Rocky Horror Show? 17. A fawn is the young of what animal? 18. Which city is home to the Cowboys NRL team? 19. In what language does “buon giorno” mean good day? 20. Who became US president after Kennedy? Answers on page 10

RAAF Kawana Waters THE Royal Australian Air Force Association Kawana Waters Branch currently has vacancies for membership both male and female. The aim is to promote and maintain welfare and benefit of serving members, ex-members of the RAAF and of Her Majesty’s Air Forces, Allied Air Forces and their dependants. The branch also conducts monthly

subsidized lunches, bus tours of an interesting mature and many other types of social activities. The Branch meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Kawana Waters Surf Life Saving Club at Pacific Blvd, Buddina at 10am. If you are an ex Air Force person living in our community, phone Secretary Lance on 07 5443 2775 for more information.


SENIORS NEWS Caloundra Lioness Club THE Caloundra Lioness Club meets on the first Tuesday monthly for a business meeting and fourth Tuesday for a dinner meeting held at the Caloundra Golf Club. Next dinner meeting is April 23 at 6pm. Our guest speaker will be Garry Burke, CEO of ScanGuard who will inform us of how we can protect ourselves from identity theft. Eileen Smith & Vi Onyett, active Charter Members of For more informathe Lioness Club of Caloundra cutting the 30th Anni- tion on the clubs versary cake at the clubs celebrations held at activities contact Lois on 5493 6575. Caloundra Golf Club on 26th February.

Community opposition to proposed privatisation of hospital

THE decision will be made by June 2013 to privatise the new hospital at Kawana. This hospital will be replacing the majority of services at Nambour General and if privatised will mean a massive decline and services for public patients and many people needing to go to a Queensland health hospital for care may have to go to Brisbane. This is really a nightmare for public health care on the coast. Private hospitals, as we know, need to make money and like Noosa hospital if it is too complex you will go to the next big public hospital – if the new hospital is privatised this will not be Kawana.

If you are opposed to the privatisation, please sign the petition at www.parliament.qld.gov.au/ en/work-of-assembly/petitions/e-petitions. The petition reads: Queensland residents draw to the attention of the House - The proposal for the privatisation of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital was not foreshadowed by the LNP Government during the 2012 State Election and is not part of Campbell Newman’s contract with voters of the Sunshine Coast region. - The Sunshine Coast community is overwhelmingly opposed to the privatisation and wishes the hospital to remain

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Genealogy Sunshine Coast OUR guest speaker for the April meeting is Russell Phipps, who will be speaking on “Characters of War “ featuring Pompey Elliot and Weary Dunlop. The next meeting of Genealogy Sunshine Coast will be on Saturday, 13 April at 9:30 am at the Resource Centre in Petrie Park Rd, Nambour, at the end of the car park opposite the swimming pool. The workshops planned for Saturday 27 April 2013 will be advertised on our website. Costs are $7 per session or $12 for both. Bookings are essential. To book, phone the Centre on 5441 4266 or email genealogysc@gmail.com See more on our website http://sites.google.com/ site/genealogy sunshinecoastinc/ For research queries phone Merle on 5444 4648.

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them a care package, free of charge, through Australia Post. Australia Post allows free delivery for packages weighing no more than 2kg (cubed) to our soldiers on the front line. When sending your parcel don’t forget to include a letter of support to the troops and include a stamped self-addressed envelope so they can send a letter back to you. Alternatively, you may like to consider donating money to the RSL’s Australian Forces Overseas Fund (http:// www.rsl.org.au/Support-Us). The RSL provides care packages to Australian troops biannually, and your support would contribute to this valuable programme. If you wish to support those personnel who have been wounded on operations and those family members who are suffering financially and socially from the death of a loved one you may like to make a donation to Legacy (www.legacy.com.au) or Soldier On (www.soldieron.org.au). ‘Australian’s are proud of their military personnel and ANZAC Day is a perfect opportunity for all in the community to rally behind our serving personnel, particularly those currently deployed on overseas operations, wounded on operations and their families,’ Mr Somlyay concluded.

Wisdom from Seniors The best way to forget all your troubles is to wear tight shoes. The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don’t know what you’re doing, someone else does. The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight because by then your body and your fat are really good friends.

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SENIORS NEWS New committee for Combined Probians A GREAT committee last year has given way to another enthusiastic group of volunteers in the Currimundi Combined Probus Club. With an excellent team, this Club is able to organise overseas, Australian, and day trips - and this year’s planned trips, for example, to The Murray River Adelaide, and Vietnam. Local activities engage members in such things as Coffee and Chat mornings, Craft, bowls, golf, tennis, camping and walks. At the monthly local meetings interesting guest speakers always keep club members informed and entertained. 2013 promises to be better than ever.

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THE Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) is calling on the Federal Government to rethink how older Australians will be cared for given the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) excludes people who acquire a disability at the age of 65 and over. MDFA CEO, Julie Heraghty said, “If you acquire a disability, such as legal blindness from macular degeneration (MD) after the age of 65 years, you are presently excluded from the support of the NDIS and expected to be catered for in the aged care system. Aged care is not powered to care for those with a disability of blindness or serious vision loss, even under the present aged care reform.” For the estimated 167,000 people who have late agerelated MD and experience serious vision impairment or blindness, virtually all are aged over 65i and therefore will be excluded from the NDIS. “The Government needs to extend the NDIS to include people aged 65 years and over or find another solution very quickly before the NDIS and aged care reform travels so far that over 65 year olds are locked

out,” said Heraghty. “Letting people fall through the cracks of two Government reform agendas based on an arbitrary pension age cut off is just unfair and unjust. There is no interface and no mechanism between disability and aged care reform for rehabilitation, training and equipment for those diagnosed after 65,” said Heraghty. What is alarming is that Australians are unaware of the over 65 year old exclusion. A national survey conducted by the MDFA reveals that only 3% of all Australians know that the National Disability Insurance Scheme exclusion starts at age 65 years. “The Government has an obligation to accommodate older Australians who go blind. The older you get, the harder it gets, and we can’t let this group suffer in silence,” said Heraghty. The MDF have presented their concerns to a Senate Committee Enquiry in Canberra. For further information on macular disease phone the free call number 1800 111 709 or visit www.mdfoundation.com.au.

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Beware Of Legacy Plans SENIORS are the best clients anyone could possibly have. You pay your bills on time and are very loyal. So why is it that when it comes to telecommunications there are companies that take advantage of you? “Recently I was helping some retirees who had been with Telstra for a combined 75 years. You would think that loyalty might have carried some weight but no, it seems the exact opposite is in place.” Says Coin Dunkerley of iPadLessons.com.au There are a lot of you who are on legacy phone and internet plans that provide far less value than that offered to a new customer. They know you have been with them for decades and that it is very confusing to understand the changes occurring in the telecommu-

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Caloundra and District Model Railway Association Sale and Display Day THE Model Railway Sale & Display Day will be held on Saturday 13th April from 9.15am to 2pm at the Caloundra Arts Centre Assoc Building (North Street, Caloundra) opposite the *Oaks Oasis Resort*. Entry is Free. On display will be train layouts that have been admired at recent model train shows complete with buildings and scenery. It will bring back some childhood memories to many visitors. The Club has an added attraction on our Display Day with the Display Locos from the Sunshine Coast Railway Modellers Soc (Nambour) being on

show. Also on show will be two LEGO Displays. An assortment of preloved railway rolling stock, engines, track, buildings and electrics will be on sale. This exhibition has been staged over many years and attracts a wide range of visitors from enthusiasts to beginners as well as families Club members will be on hand to offer friendly advice. Light refreshments available ( very good sausage rolls and drinks). Raffle of a choice of Dinner at the Oasis, or a Model train set. If you need further information phone 5445 1225, 5491 9213, 54996572 after Easter.

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Antique Bottle & Collectable Show

THE Sunshine Coast Antique Bottle & Collectable Club is all geared up to play hosts to the ‘Big National Collectable Show’to be held in the Caloundra Indoor Sports Stadium, North Street, Caloundra on 4th and 5th of May 2013. Doors open

to the public at 9am – 5pm Saturday and 9am to 3pm Sunday. The Sunshine Coast Club was established in 1979 their first show being held 35 years ago in the Maroochydore Scouts Hall. As the club’s reputation grew so did the need for larger premises

and for the past eleven years annual shows have been held in the Caloundra venue. The Sunshine Coast Antique Bottle and Collectable Club is known for hosting the largest indoor collectable, antique and bottle show in Australia.

This year having gained the National Show it will be even bigger with 3,000 sq metres of space and over 200 displays, numerous interstate and local antique dealers, swap and sell stalls and as always our resident antique valuer Mr. Danny Doyle will be in attendance so visitors can bring along their antiques for appraisals (conditions apply). The National Show attracts not only interstate dealers and collectors from all over Australia, but also overseas visitors from as far away as Germany, Canada and New Zealand. Food and beverages are sold on site. We thank both Sunshine Coast Destination Limited and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council for their support. We support the A.G.L. Helicopter Rescue Service.

OUR meeting for April is on Sunday 14th at the Tewantin Noosa RSL at 9.30am for a 10am start. The drive for new members is ongoing. If you know, or happen to meet someone who has served in the RAAF or other air-force, please invite them to join our ranks or to come along to our meeting, to check us out. (A Guest Speaker will be present) A reminder that wives and widows of ex-servicemen are eligible for full membership- no service experience necessary.

Noosa votes to go it alone ON Saturday March 9, the Noosa community had their say and voted overwhelmingly in favour of deamalgamation and a return to a stand-alone Noosa Council. It is now the Local Government Minister’s responsibility to make a formal decision regarding the de-amalgamation of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. It is expected that State Government approval for de-amalgamation will soon be confirmed.

The full details and timing of the transitional arrangements are yet to be finalised and announced by the State Government. The election to form the new Noosa Council is expected to be conducted in late 2013 (according to the Queensland Boundaries Commissioner website). It is anticipated that a new Noosa Council will commence on 1 January 2014. BR O BE ASK ST US AVAILCHUR PR AB AB ES ICE OU LE GU T O AR UR AN from Arthritis, Back Pain, Swollen Legs, Breathing TE E and many other health related problems

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SENIORS NEWS Cooroora Woodworkers Club’s Proud Heritage THE Cooroora Woodworkers Club is holding its annual Wood & Craft show as part of the Cooroy Fusion Festival on Friday & Saturday 10 & 11 May 2013. This very popular event will be held as usual in the Cooroy Memorial Hall in the main street of Cooroy. The Cooroora Woodworkers Club was founded by a group of like-minded woodworkers who held their first meeting in the Sea-Scouts facility in Noosaville on 14 December 1988. The fifteen founding members

soon swelled to 46 in April 1990 when the meetings and demonstrations moved to the Noosa High School. The first wood & craft show (it was then called the “festival”) was held in October 1990 and for a period two “festivals” were held each year and the annual interclub competition had its beginnings After a number of years of negotiation with the Noosa Council, the club submitted a proposal to renovate an old cottage in the grounds of the old Cooroy butter factory

which was to be demolished. With lots of volunteer work, sponsorship from local businesses and joint funding from the council, the renovations were completed in late 1997 and club settled into a permanent home. In 2008 the decision was made to build a new library in Cooroy and that meant the clubhouse would have to move and a new workshop be established. The new site selected was within the Lower Mill precinct and incorporated elements of the heritage listed build-

ings in that area. Slowly, the old kilns were converted into the club workshops, the original clubhouse was moved into the precinct, an old railway shed became the carvers hut and the area was landscaped to promote visitors to the area. The club officially moved in during 2009 with Councillor Ray Kelly doing the honours. By 2102 the club had over 100 members and still continues to be community-oriented, assisting where appropriate to contribute to the timber heriThe move of the clubhouse with John Gollan who was President at the time of the move.

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tage of the area. In 2013 the club has its 25th birthday – please come to the club Wood and Craft show to join us in this celebration.

For further information please contact the Show Committee Chairman, Bob Bennett at marcoolabob@bigpond. com.au

Nambour Croquet Club

CROQUET is a game of some skill and can be played by people of all fitness levels. We have players aged from 18 to 91. Play is three times a week. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9am till noon. Mallets are provided. Soft soled shoes need to be worn on courts. Morning tea is provided cost $0.20. There are no playing fees for your first four visits. We are a very friendly group and prospective players are made most welcome. So come along, improve your fitness and have lots of fun. Contact Patrick on 5472 7287 or e mail berpat@bigpond.com.au Mahjong is played on Monday morning 9am to noon. Cost is $3.00 and morning tea is included. If you have never played tuition is provided. Cards are played on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Cost is $3.00 and morning tea is provided. Contact is the same as Croquet.

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Volunteers required for the Floating Land event 31 May - 9 June 2013 FLOATING Land is an ongoing conversation about creativity, the environment and culture. It began as an outdoor sculpture event and has since grown to include writers, performance artists, musicians, photographers, academics and scientists. This year Floating Land is a multi-arts ten day event exploring the theme of Nature’s Dialogue. The central venue is Boreen Point. Lake Cootharaba is the largest lake in the Noosa River system. The fresh tea-tree waters of the Cooloola catchment flow south, winding through to Lake Cooroibah, Tewantin, Noosaville and to the river mouth opening at Laguna Bay, Noosa Heads.

For more information on the event, visit the Floating Land website at floatingland.com.au. The Floating Land team of the Sunshine Coast Council requires volunteers for the event in the following areas: Info Tent and Registration personnel throughout the festival Foot Traffic marshalling for the opening of the event School Workshop Assistants On-site assistance throughout the festival Volunteers will receive a Floating Land T-shirt and lanyard and volunteer induction will be provided. For more details and to register your interest, please call Chris Glass on (07) 5441 9376 or email.

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Car required for trips down memory lane NOOSACARE Inc is looking for some kind person to donate an old Holden or Ford of around 1958-68 vintage to add to its Memory Support Unit currently under construction at the Carramar site. The car does not have to actually go, but it must have character - something like the residents. The new Dementia Unit will be surrounded by four secure landscaped outdoor areas where residents are free to wander. One of these is “The Rural Sector”, given over to raised vegetable gardens, a lavender field, chooks and a Men’s Shed; this is where the car will find a home. The aim is for the men in the unit to be able to tinker with the motor, wash the bodywork or just reminisce about the cars they have owned, and generally enrich their lives. If you have a vehicle of this type sitting in your yard or garage that you no longer have a use for, but you would like it to bring pleasure to someone else, NoosaCare would love to give it a home. If you can help please talk to Greg Crawford on 0427 355 541.

We won’t forget you cobber ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity. On ANZAC Day, ceremonies are held in towns and cities across the nation to acknowledge the service of our veterans. Join the RSL in commemorating 2013 ANZAC Day by attending one of the many services held across the Sunshine Coast.

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Brain Fodder Three people go fishing — two fathers and two sons. How is this possible? Answer: The three people are a grandfather, father, and son.

Correction WE apologise to the Adopt a Digger program, which featured on our front page last month. Some details from the previous month’s front page inadvertently made their way into the article. We incorrectly published that Digby Milne is the organiser of Adopt a Digger. In fact, Chrissy Fletcher is the founder and manager of the project. She may be contacted at Adopt a Digger Inc. via email: chrissy@adoptadigger.org. Go to their website at www.adoptadigger.org or to www.adoptadiggerproject/facebook for all the details about this very interesting project.

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SENIORS NEWS Local man aboard the ‘Silent ANZAC’ in Gallipoli campaign as the first boatloads of ANZAC soldiers were approaching the coast of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Under fire from Ottoman shore batteries, AE2 dived into the heavily mined waters. Over four days, only rising to the surface when necessary, AE2 fired torpedoes at enemy warships whilst under constant bombardment from shore. Suffering from mechanical problems and almost out of control, AE2 was finally scuttled. Her officers and 29 crew were captured and spent the rest of the war as prisoners of the AE2 Crew onboard submarine Ottoman Empire. Alex Alexander Charles Nichols was transferred ADOPT a Digger, the Sunshine Coast project Nichols, a farmer’s son to three different from Bli Bli, was the concentration camps commemorating our only Queenslander in where he suffered WW1 soldiers and nurses, has uncovered the crew of HMAS AE2, malaria and dysentery, ending up in San yet another astonishing also known as the Stefano, possibly the story of one of our local ‘Silent Anzac’. AE2 entered the Dardanelles best run prisoner of war soldiers and his Strait shortly before camp in Turkey, but still experiences during the dawn on 25 April 1915, dependent on the whim Great War.

of the German commandant. Nichols’ diary, now held at the Australian War Memorial, describes how one man, Count von Bennermann, ‘was also very good, until his brother was killed … then he turned on us … and put us in prison for 14 days on the slightest pretext.’ Following Armistice in November 1918, Nichols was released and began a homeward journey, via Malta, Italy, overland to Paris, then to London. There he spent several months recuperating before returning home to Nambour. Nichols left the navy in 1920 and, despite his WW1 experiences, signed up again in 1939. He was one of the longestsurviving AE2 men, despite almost having died as a POW in Turkey. He died in 1971 in Brisbane, aged 78. And the fate of the

AE2? She lay in the Sea of Marmara until 1998 when she was discovered, intact, 73 metres

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Providor provides Life Story AT the March meeting of Nambour National Seniors Frank Zealey re counted his life story from birth in Sydney, to his now modest retirement with his wife Sally at their Nambour Heights Home. Frank began life with his parents living in a tent. His Dad was an army member who signed up for an extra 6 years and was transferred to store duties at Wallangarra. The family followed and lived and went to school , where Frank re called an events which could have been catastrophe, Enemy P.O.W. were used to for transport to Brisbane A plot was hatched to blow up a train, but this was defused by an Australian soldier,

The Family’s existence was helped by trapping rabbits to eat. selling the skins to a tannery at Tenterfield, and picking and stealing fruit. After leaving the army Frank’s father headed north,purchasing a 6 acre farm now called Zealey Road. Frank and siblings picked beans all weekend then of to school for 5 days. After 6 months of school Frank left and began working, Firstly at Wimmers soft drinks, then joined his dad at Nambour Sugar Mill seasonally, picked pineapples and bananas, at various farms 1956 saw Frank at Kenilworth Forestry, then Main Roads. Frank and family members moved to Julia Creek for work, this

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Some wordplay to amuse us A bicycle can’t stand alone - it is two tired. A boiled egg is - hard to beat. A dentist and a manicurist married - they fought tooth and nail. A thief who stole a calendar - got twelve months. A will is - a dead giveaway. Acupuncture - a jab well done. I’m reading a book about anti-gravity - it’s impossible to put down. Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now. I was going to look for my missing watch, but I could never find the time. I used to have a fear of hurdles, but I got over it. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it. Police were called to a daycare where a threeyear-old was resisting a rest. He drove his expensive car into a tree and found out how the Mercedes bends.


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A NEW 32-bed, $8 million dementia-specific wing currently under construction at NoosaCare Inc’s Carramar aged care facility is expected to be open by July this year. The building has been designed to incorporate the latest developments in aged care gathered from around the world, aimed at providing a supportive environment for people living with dementia and giving them a chance to do some living. The single level building reflects the Noosa lifestyle and the grounds are designed in response to our love of the outdoors. Each of the larger than average single rooms has a private ensuite and an outlook onto magnificent gardens where landscaping obscures the security. Themed garden room s are a special feature: residents can wander freely in “The Rural Sector”, “The Rainforest”, “The River” and “The Beach”, and be able to experience the smell and feel of the grass, feel the sun on their skin, watch the birds in

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MEMBERS of the Probus Club of Kawana Waters boarded a bus for a Mystery Tour last month and in anticipation of a day of fun and mayhem dressed in casual gear with comfortable shoes, hats and sunscreen we took off early one morning and arrived at the Caloundra Mallet (Croquet) Club. After being given a short and interesting talk on the origins of Croquet and armed with mallets, the Probians were led out onto the green by Croquet Club players and had a short lesson on how to hit the ball with the mallet. As none of the Probians had ever been on a Croquet Green before it was a very interesting experiment. There was much wild hitting and hilarity and good time was had by all. After the game, morning tea was served, the “winners” were rewarded with boxes of chocolates, and the morning, so far, voted very successful. It was now time to board our bus again for the rest of the Mystery Tour……Where to next? The bus finally turned into the Maleny Botanical Gardens in time for lunch which was very pleasant sitting outside in one of the covered areas normally used for Weddings. etc. During lunch we were given a short talk on how the Gardens were started by an ex-Pat South African, Frank Schipp, who bought an old dairy farm and in a couple of years turned it into a remarkable and very beautiful place. Light rain started falling in the afternoon but it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. We walked all over the place looking at plants, waterfalls, lagoons, etc. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end and it was back up for Afternoon Tea. More food! After another quick look around it was back into the bus for the journey home. Voted the “best ever” Mystery, our thanks were extended to Member Norm for organizing it.

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BUDERIM VIEW Club will be holding its luncheon meeting at 11 am on Wednesday April 3rd 2013 at Clio’s on Rosemount, 246 Petrie Creek Road, Rosemount. This month’s speaker will be Gordon Cramer a cryptologist who will give a presentation on the shady world of spies and espionage during the 1940s. A cold case investigation that Gordon became involved with is that of The Somerton Man in South Australia in 1948. Awarm welcome is assured to visitors and new members. In addition to the monthly luncheon meetings, fun-filled monthly social activities are on the calendar for the year. Come along, meet women from all walks of life and make new and lasting friendships. VIEW (which stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women) Clubs are a valued part of The Smith Family. Funds raised are used to assist the “learning for life Program” for children of underprivileged families. If you would like to join us at this month’s luncheon or at any of our luncheon meetings or if you would like information about Buderim VIEW Club please phone Marina at 5445 2542. For Luncheon bookings and cancellations, please phone by 6 pm the Sunday before the luncheon. April 2013 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 15


SENIORS NEWS VIEW to the future & blast of the past Cooroy VIEW Club have ments of a social due to the wet (like many tolerated postpone-

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aprons and Grandma’s biscuits and kittens in pockets of aprons. We also sent an Easter card with letter and poem to our sponsored Learning for Life Student. We are so lucky to know we are helping Aussie Children. Our next luncheon will be on April 9th at 10.30am - meeting in the Cooroy Hotel Function Rooms join us for a great two course luncheon and guest speaker Ann McKenna the QB National Councillor who will speak on the future of VIEW. We will also be having a Maureen being presented with her VIEW Welcome pack from our President Grace Taylor Trade Table and drawing a special raffle of a wonderful crocheted rug some. Also in closing clubs)but now move the surprise knowledge from one of our Memforward with the that nicotine is the most bers Mothers (Barbara induction of a new potent dangerous drug. Malcolm)well into her Member Maureen 90’s - What amazing Peter spoke on the Austin from Cooran women we have in our “harm minimisation” welcomed to our club. community. Come and As part of our Education necessary in so many Program for women (the drugs in society at large. join us in friendship and assist the Smith Family No matter what age of E in VIEW) this month our members all found it through VIEW Clubs we introduced a young across Australia. all very interesting. speaker who came to educate us on drugs and To lighten things up we For more information on our club and essential had discussion on the alcohol - Peter Cochrane. He spoke not History of “The Apron” bookings please call Grace Taylor 5471 1364 only on illegal drugs but - Many members had or Lal Vider 5449 1902or stories from stolen on the legal drugs and apples, starched nurses cooroyview@gmail.com often interaction of

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SENIORS NEWS Pet of the Month SAKE is a ten year old Bichon Frise x. He is a loving gentle boy, very affectionate, loves cuddles and travels well in the car. He would make a wonderful companion for any type of family, no aggression whatsoever, very sociable with other dogs an inside dog only and toilet trained. He has a beautiful nature, is a veryquiet dog and enjoys sitting on your knee for just that little bit of extra attention. Should you wish for more information please phone 0438 635 191 or 0411 144

689 or view our web sitewww.4pawsanimal rescue.org.au All 4 Paws Cats and Dogs are flea and worm free, microchipped, vaccinated and de-sexed which are all covered by an adoption fee. All our needy animals can also be viewed on our website at www.4paws animalrescue.org.au You can help support 4 Paws Animal Rescue by becoming a member! Members play a large part in supporting the committee and this contributes to the success of 4 Paws Animal Rescue. As a

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become a volunteer or even a temporary foster carer and look after one of our cats and dogs until a new permanent home can be found, all vet fees are covered; all we ask is that you supply a loving caring home.

Easter in Pomona

HOP into Pomona for a fun-filled Easter Saturday. On Saturday, March 30th there will be heaps happening in our beautiful picturesque town. Walk around Pomona and take in the following: The Pomona Easter Country Market in Stan Topper Park, 7.00am until 2.00pm. New stall holders welcome for only $10.00. Our lovely local shops on both sides of the railway, catering to all your needs at great prices.Look out for the special Easter window displays. Our selection of fabulous coffee shops and restaurants. Face painting in Memorial Avenue. Kids Easter Craft activities. An Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny at 11.00am. The Majestic Theatre will screen” The Gold Rush”, Charlie Chaplin at 2.00 pm with tickets at the discounted price of $12 and kids under 12 are $8. Accompanied live on the Conn Theatre Organ by Chris Rose. A special tour of the theatre will be conducted after the screening explaining the history of the theatre and special stories for people who are interested. Meet in the foyer after screening! The Railway Gallery will be open from 10am to 2pm with an exhibition “Meanderings” of ceramics and paintings by Beatrice Prost. The Gallery Signal Room gift shop will open as well for that special Easter purchase! Noosa Museum, 29 Factory Street, open from 10.00am – 4.00pm. Come and join us for a great day! For enquiries and information please call Kathryn or Heather at the Pomona & District Community House on 5485 2427.

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SUNSHINE Coast Council presents yet another funfilled and affordable holiday activities program to entertain the whole family at performance venues across the Coast. The Lake Kawana Community Centre, Nambour Civic Centre and The J Noosa have joined forces to secure a great range of events to keep children entertained these Easter school holidays. Lake Kawana Community Centre will kick off the holiday season festivities with the return of the popular Flipside Circus workshops on 2 and 3 April. Workshops include the chance for kids to perform their newly acquired circus skills for family and friends in a mini performance. If you love music why not try an African Drumming Workshop on 8 April at Lake Kawana Community Centre where each participant will learn skills to play a drum and be able to engage with others through traditional West African rhythm, song and dance. Calling all aspiring movie makers and iPad lovers to attend a Nambour Civic Centre iPad Movie Maker workshop on 10 April where children, using nothing more than an iPad and their imagination, will go about making a funky little short film to show family and friends. Nambour Civic Centre will also screen the popular Disney movie, Wreck It Ralph, in the Arthouse Cinema from 2 to 4 April. The J Noosa will have children jumping, moving and grooving with the return of the Jumping @ The J on 3 April and the Greenzone disco on 5 April. Early bookings are encouraged for all holiday events by contacting the venues direct or booking online atwww.scvenuesandevents.com.au. If parents would like to be kept informed of upcoming activities and events subscribe to the performance venues’ e-Newsletter today.


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Lifeline Marks 50 Years of Suicide Prevention Services

ON 16 March 2013 Lifeline celebrated 50 years of suicide prevention services in the Australian community. The idea of a crisis line, later to be called Lifeline, originated on a Sunday night in early 1960 after Rev Dr Sir Alan Walker, then Superintendent of Wesley Mission, took a phone call from a distressed young man. “This is Roy speaking,” said a quiet voice on the other end of the line. “You don’t know me, but can I speak with you a few moments, I have just written you a letter, which you will receive on Monday morning. By that time I will be dead. I’m sorry to worry you but there is really nobody who cares what happens to me.” The loneliness and desperation of this suicidal man, later found dead by Darlinghurst police, along with many similar experiences, prompted Sir Alan to take action to prevent suicide. Determined not to let isolation and a lack of support be the cause of more deaths, Sir Alan began planning a 24-hour crisis support line, which would operate from Wesley Mission in Sydney’s CBD. At 5pm on the 16th of March, 1963, the first call was taken from a distressed young woman on Lifeline’s crisis line, a service born out of the social change that had embraced Australia in the 1960s. In its first week of operation Lifeline received 350 phone calls on its crisis support line which swelled to more than 15,000 calls in its first year. Lifeline has continued to grow over the ensuing 50 years and now operates from 41 Centres throughout every state and territory in Australia. The demands on Lifeline’s 13 11 14 crisis line, and other services, continue to climb. “Last year Lifeline answered 541,000 calls which is the highest number in its history and we expect this number to grow in 2013 and beyond,” John Brogden, Lifeline Chairman, said. “Lifeline’s endurance is due

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to the wonderful contribution of volunteers and staff, To donate to Lifeline please visit www.lifeline.org.au/ past and present, who have positively impacted on donate. To enquire about volunteering please visit the lives of 100s of thousands of Australians over www.lifeline.org.au/volunteer. the last 50 years.” “In 2012 Lifeline launched Crisis Support Chat, an online equivalent of 13 11 14, to reach out to even more Australians in a medium comfortable to them.” “As Lifeline continues to innovate • Clydesdales • and service more help seekers than ever before, I remind everyone that our existence is entirely possible • Meet the gentle giants due to the generosity of Australians, governments • Come close and feed them and our corporate friends and I use this occasion to • See working demonstrations ask everyone to dig deeper as we strive towards our • Play a game of horse shoe pitching vision of ‘an Australia free of suicide’.” Group Bookings only Today, Lifeline services are provided by 12,000 vol• See our collection of heavy horse unteers and staff nationally; however Lifeline memorabilia wouldn’t exist without the original vision of the • Learn the history of the heavy horse Wesley Mission back in the early 1960s. Under the visionary leadership of the Rev Dr Sir Alan Harry & Marlene Churches Walker, Wesley Mission responded to a growing social need and established Lifeline. It continues that commitment today through Lifeline Woodford Qld Sydney and Sutherland.

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Coolum Croquet Club NOW that you have retired or no longer work fulltime have you considered a new interest? Croquet could be what you are looking for. We are a small, friendly club with our own premises (without poker machines or bar). Croquet is a low cost – low impact sport while still providing plenty of exercise. Croquet is a sport that can be played by one of the widest ranges of ages from youngsters just able to manage to use a mallet up to people over ninety. It’s also one of the few sports where men and women compete on a completely equal footing. A typical singles game of Ricochet involves walking about 3½ km whereas a game of Golf Croquet takes just 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Coolum Croquet Club offers three different forms of the sport suitable for all levels of experience and for players from purely social up to the highest levels of the game. Anyone interested is welcome to come along and try Croquet free of charge both for the initial sessions and for coaching. For details phone Adrian Prince on 5448 2985, e-mail: coolum_croquet@yahoo.com.au or check the website at http://www.croquetqld.org/node/55. Our lawns are at Coolum off David Low Way north of Stumers Creek behind Seacove Resort / RSL. Ricochet and Association Croquet are played Saturday afternoon and Wednesday mornings, Golf Croquet is played Monday and Friday afternoons. Croquet is said to contain the thinking of chess players and the skill of snooker players while combining two human passions – taking walks and hitting things with sticks. The 2013 season has started and visitors are very welcome.

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NOOSA U3A ArmChair Travel. This presentation on Friday Afternoon 12th April at 1.45pm until 4 pm will appeal to Motorsports and Wildlife enthusiasts when Sunshine Beach Residents Laurie Jones and MaryAlice Jones go to South Africa with their 1971 Alfa Romeo Spider, joining in the Classic Safari Challenge. In 23 days they traverse 9000km through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Swaziland. The route followed the Skeleton Coast, sand dunes of Namibia, Etosha Game reserve, Caprivi Strip , Chobe and Zambesi rivers and into Kruger National Park, then back to Capetown along the Garden route. U3A House is at 64 Poinciana Ave opposite the Shell Service Station, and everyone is welcome. Afternoon tea is served. Questions? 5440 5500. April 2013 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 19


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ON Saturday 20th April the Caloundra Family History Research group will be conducting a Scotland Seminar at the Guide Hut in Arthur Street, Caloundra, for members and visitors. The afternoon will commence at 1pm, concluding at 4pm, with the following programme1st Speaker: Mr Malcolm J Ferguson Esq, FSA Scot. & Life Member Clan Fergusson Society, whose topic will be The Clan System & Scottish History 2nd Speaker: Ms Ann Swain, Founding Member Qld Family History Society & Researcher for more than 30 years, whose topic will be Scottish Research Afternoon Tea 3rd Speaker: Capt Graham L Jardine-Vidgen Ret’d, Chieftain Clan Jardine in Australia, whose topic will be Vidgen & Jardine Family History from 1066 to the Present Day There will be time for Questions and Answers during the three presentations, and Entry fee of $15 for members and $20 for visitors includes an afternoon tea with Scottish fare. The group will host the History Queensland AGM on Saturday 25th May, with two knowledgeable speakers doing presentations on our local history. Members and Visitors are welcome to attend. Further information on the group’s calendar of events, resources, “Caloundra Clipper” journal, activities, and even a

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map to locate us, is available on our website at www.caloundrafamilyhistory.org.au. For personal contact about meetings and seminars, phone Valerie on 5437 3879, Roz on 5493 1197; June on 5493 2679, or you can email at caloundrafamilyres@y7mail.com Guest Speaker at the February general meeting was Ms Desley Schafer, an educator and historian. Desley’s talk on “Pioneers & the Hardships” was well received, and her Powerpoint presentation gave a graphic insight to the very different lives the pioneers lived compared to the luxuries of today.

Messy Church MESSY Church is a family friendly late afternoon get together for families. There are creative activities and singing and worked around a bible story. We often have a visit from Bubbles the Clown. Sharing a meal with friends, new and old, finishes off this uplifting and fun service. Why not join us next time?

Messy Church is held at St Peter’s Anglican Church cnr Church St & Beach Rd. Maroochydore the first Sunday of each month from 4pm to 6pm. The next service is Sunday 7th April at 4pm. For information phone church office mornings on 5443 2133 You can find St Peter’s on the Cnr of Beach Road and Church Street, Maroochydore, next to the Suncorp Building

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“To embrace a lifetime, we give you time” Drysdale Funerals was established in 1989 by Don and June Drysdale to provide a special level of care for the residents of the entire Sunshine Coast. We place the very highest priority on meeting the specific and personal wishes of those involved in arranging funeral services either immediately or in the future. They are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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Planning ahead gives peace of mind It is a good idea to plan ahead by completing your personal profile record. It ensures your family or close friends have the answers they will need should anything happen to you. As a community service, Drysdale Funerals have prepared a small booklet in which you can record these details. It is yours free, without obligation, upon request. Just complete the coupon and send it to us or phone 5449 9383. A member of the Australian Funeral Directors Association.

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‘I HAVE to laugh at myself,’ a Seniors reader writes. ‘Each time I bake an Impossible Pie, the island of Greenland comes to mind.’ If the seemingly quirky connection between Impossible Pie and Greenland escapes you, please read on. ‘Being a really busy person,’ continues the reader, ‘I sometimes have so much on my mind that I even forget what day it is but, for some curious reason, I have remembered at least in part the 1000year old story about Erik the Red (whose son became the explorer Leif Erikson), which I first learned during my school days back in the ’50s. Legend has it that on being exiled from Norway, Erik the Red, together with family and followers, settled on the mostly icecovered landmass that he, appropriately or not, named “Greenland” in the hope of attracting further settlers. ‘Well,’ the Seniors reader’s entertaining story goes on, ‘I’m not exactly sure how the name “Impossible Pie”

came about but, in the same way that Greenland is hardly green, Impossible Pie is hardly impossible. In fact, Impossible Pie would have to be one of the easiest dishes to put together, whether in its delectably sweet or deliciously savoury form.’ As the icing on this tale, our reader has kindly offered to share a favourite recipe for sweet Impossible Pie, although there are sure to be many sweet and savoury variations in households around the country. (By the by, today Greenland is the least-densely populated country in the world, with inhabitants numbering approximately 57,000 people; however, in terms of area, it is considered the world’s largest island, with Australia listed as a continent.)

Impossible Pie – Sweet 4 eggs 2 cups milk ½ cup melted butter ½ cup plain flour ½ tsp baking powder 1 cup caster sugar 1 cup desiccated coconut 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind (if desired) Blend (or mix well by hand or using electric mixer) all ingredients together. Pour resulting mixture into a 25cm (10in) greased pie plate. Bake at 180C for one hour or until centre is firm. Impossibly (is this, perhaps, where the name originates?) the flour settles to form a crust; the coconut forms a topping and the centre becomes an eggcustard filling. How good, and easy, is that?!


SENIORS NEWS Help improve women’s health care in West Africa with ‘Mercy Monday in May’ Helping is easier than you think! All you need to do is get your friends together for a good time and raise money for a great cause in the process. Coinciding with International Nurses Day, National Volunteer Week and Mother’s Day, Mercy Monday in Mayon May 13 will help Mercy Ships complete its 2013 field services in the African nations of Guinea and the Republic of the Congo. “The birth of a child should be joyful,but for many women in developing nations, it’s the beginning of a downwardspiral into pain, loneliness and poverty. For those without access to routine medical or surgical care during andafter delivery, chronic medical issues such as incontinence can lead to spousal abandonment and communityostracism,” explained Mercy Ships Fistula patient Fatoumata with Mercy Ships Australia CEO,Gary volunteer nurse Andrea Valk Regazzoli. ON Monday 13 May, women’s health issues in These medical problems – Mercy Ships is asking for West Africa by participat- vesicovaginal fistulas your help to raise aware- ing in Mercy Monday in and rectovaginal fistulas ness and funds for May. – are relatively unknown

inWestern countries where caesarean sections are widely available. They occur during prolonged or difficult labours,and they can have devastating physical, emotional and spiritual consequences. “West Africa holds some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.The statistics show that a woman living in sub-Saharan Africa has a one in 16 chance of dying

during pregnancy, compared to a one in 13,300 risk for a woman in Australia,” Mr Regazzoli said. “Mercy Ships wants to do more to lower the alarming statistics associated with deaths and injuries during childbirth in Africaand help prevent these issues from occurring in the first place, so while our surgeons are treating those who have childbirth injuries, other health care professionals

to grow. The project aims to combine this tissue with a patient’s own stem cells to regenerate dopamine cells. “We expect that when implanted the material and stem cells would be accepted by the brain as normal tissue and grow to replace the damaged or dead cells,” Dr Williams said. Dr Williams said the creation of the tissue structure also had the potential to treat parts of the body which struggle to repair themselves, such as cartilage, muscle and heart cells, bones and teeth. “Ultimately, it will be like taking your car to the garage to have new parts fitted to replace the worn-out ones,” he said. An Australian Crime Commission report last month identified widespread misuse of prohibited peptides in professional sport.

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are training local doctors, nurses and other medical staff in better management of women’s health,” Mr Regazzoli added. Mercy Monday is a great way for people to step up their involvement with Mercy Ships and share the story of the charity with their friends, and improve women’s health in West Africa at the same time. Eventscan be of any size and held at any time during May.Mercy Ships

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SENIORS NEWS Sunshine Coast Rotary Clubs support ROMAC with Trivia NINE Sunshine Coast Rotary clubs combined to raise funds to assist with medical treatment for children from developing countries at a recent Trivia Night held at Unity College in Caloundra. The Glasshouse Mountains Rotary Club won the Perpetual Trophy presented by Continental Car Repairs by successfully answering more trivia questions correctly than other clubs. This annual event is coordinated and sponsored by the

for a degree in Government & International Relations at Griffith University and hopes to eventually join the Diplomatic Corps. He was first brought to Australia from Da Dalat in Vietnam in 2002.He was 13 and received 16 life changing operations to his severely fractured right leg. K’Chinthanked all Rotarians for supporting ROMAC saying It is truly a wonderful charitable organisation and every dollar of your support goes directly to help children, I am

Caloundra Pacific Rotary Club. ROMAC - (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children) provides medical treatment for children from the Oceania region in the form of life-saving and/ or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country. Bryan Mason, OAM, ROMAC Board Operations Consultant, surprised the audience by introducing K’Chin a recipient of significant support from ROMAC. K’Chin is now studying

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evidence of your support. ROMAC is assisted by many eminent Australian surgeons who generously respond to requests for assistance, this humanitarian program has provided almost 400 children from

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GIVE them land, lots of land under starry skies above - then fence them in. That is the way to save Africa’s wild lion population from near extinction, according to an international team of conservationists writing in the latest edition of Ecology Letters. The team, including Australian researchers, says wild populations of African lion could decline to near extinction levels during the next 20-40 years. However their work shows in fenced reserves in southern African, such as Kruger National Park, populations of lions are expected to remain at their potential capacity for the next 100 years. Co-author Professor Stephen Garnett, an expert in conservation management at Charles Darwin University admits the idea of fencing large African reserves runs counter to a long-standing conservation practices. These practices encourage human-wildlife co-existence through conflict-mitigation programs, compensation schemes or payments for tolerance. However he says rapid growth in human populations in Africa is putting increased pressure on the traditional ranges of wildlife taking conservation to “a completely new situation”. “There will be places where lions will only persist if fences are built,” Garnett says. Thursday, Courtesy:Dani Cooper, ABC

Wisdom from Seniors I READ an article that said the typical symptoms of stress are: eating too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast. Are they kidding? That is my idea of a perfect day! I know what Victoria’s Secret is. The secret is that nobody older than 30 can fit into their stuff.


SENIORS NEWS Lioness Club donates to charities

Pictured are Darryl from Coolum Board Riders, David from Sun Coast Rescue Helicopter, President Robyn, Mary from Youth Insearch, Trevor & Sandi from Coolum SES, Joanna from Motor Neurone, Nicci from Lions Emergency Accommodation & Mark from Coolum High Chaplaincy.

New $15 million Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial launched APPLICATIONS are now open for the Newman Government’s $15 million Elderly Parent Carers Innovation Trial. Disability Services Minister Tracy Davis recent;y announced that organisations are now able to apply for capital grants under the new trial which would roll out over the next three years. “This trial is about developing innovative strategies that will provide sustainable living options for adults with disabilities when they can no longer be cared for by their elderly parents,” Ms Davis said. “Capital grants up to $1 million and small grants up to $50,000 are available for residential construction, modification or acquisition projects.” The Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial was announced as part of the Queensland 2012-13

State Budget. The capital projects must target adults with a disability 30 years and over, who are being cared for by their parents who are 65 years and over or Indigenous parents who are 50 years of age and over. Families can approach disability service providers to make an application on their behalf. The closing date for submissions is 4.00pm Monday 15 April 2013. For more information on the Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial visit www.communities.qld.gov.au/disability/keyprojects/elderly-parent-carer-innovation-trial For information about disabilities and available supports and services, visit www.qld.gov.au/ disability

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ON 5th March Morning Tea was held by the Coolum Beach Lioness to donate proceeds of their Twilight Market proceeds out to the local charities. The rest of the money was sent to the Lions Clubs in Bundaberg for distribution to the flood victims.

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THE Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) Limited Noosa Branch News A.I.R. is a not for profit organisation fighting for the interests of self-funded and partly self-funded retirees or those about to retire. It has 10,000 members in 70 branches across Australia. The Noosa Branch has served the local community for over 20 years and is the largest branch in Queensland. Next General Meeting will be held on 11 April, 2013 at 9:45 am for 10:00 am start at South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Road, Noosaville. Topic: “AIR Priorities for the Year Ahead” Speaker: Max Barton (National President AIR). $5 pp inc morning tea. Please call 5448 1383 for further information. Retirement Seminar: On 16 April, 2013 the A.I.R. Noosa Branch, in association with our sponsors, will be holding a free Retirement Seminar. This is aimed at members of the community still in the planning stages leading to retirement or those who have recently retired. Please register beforehand to participate email: msktt@yahoo.com A.I.R. offers: An investment group to discuss how best to handle your investments and Super fund Advocacy to Government on superannuation taxation, health & concessions Monthly meetings with speakers on matters of interest to retirees The Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) Noosa Branch welcomes all members and visitors to our meetings. .All meetings are conducted in a friendly and informal atmosphere and visitors are invited to attend and share a coffee and a chat with like minded members of our community. You will be made very welcome. We seek a fair outcome for retirees. http:// www.independentretirees.com.au

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SENIORS NEWS EDITORIAL DEADLINE for the May edition of Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper is April 17th, 2013

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Will I Live To 80? I RECENTLY went to a new GP. After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing “fairly well” for my age. A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking him,” Do you think I’ll live to be 80?” He asked, “Do you smoke tobacco or drink beer or wine?” “Oh no,” I replied. “I’m not doing drugs, either.” Then he asked, “Do you eat rib-eye steaks and

barbecued ribs?” I said, “No, my other doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy.” “Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?” “No, I don’t,” I said. He asked, “Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?” “No,” I said. “I don’t do any of those things.” He looked at me and said, “Then why do you want to live to 80?”

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COOLUM Beach Combined Probus Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Coolum Beach Bowls Club at 9.15am. Trips in March include visiting the Clydesdales at Strathgordon on Tuesday the 19th and in April the Maroochy Wetlands on Tuesday the 16th. Members and visitors enjoyed a lively and fascinating performance by magician Benjamin Jay Wright at Tranquil Park’s Irish Restaurant Maleny. Visitors and new members will be warmly welcomed. Enquiries to William 54716553 or Margaret 5446 3293.

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her daughter Georgia became ill so she took time off work to care for her. Kerry loved telling stories so friends and colleagues suggested she write a book about the Big Pineapple. Our Sweetest Icon was meant to be a 50 page booklet but 18 months later grew into a bigger project. Lots of information was either destroyed or lost which made her search more difficult. Anyone interested in joining our VIEW Club can phone Margaret on 5435 2172 who will be pleased to supply further information about the club. For those who don’t know about the VIEW Club, we are a ladies club and we have a luncheon once a month and a monthly outing. We raise money for the Smith Family and are also involved with the Learning for Life programme. Check out our club on www.view.org.au/ 1645.html.

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THE February luncheon was a prickly affair! Our guest speaker at our February luncheon held on 20th was Kerry Brown who has written a book titled “Our Sweetest Icon” which tells the history of the Big Pineapple near Nambour on the Sunshine Coast. The talk was very interesting and many people present at the meeting could relate to some of the changes associated with the Big Pineapple over the years. Kerry was a passionate speaker and held the ladies spellbound. Kerry was a freelance journalist on the Sunshine Coast and covered a story about the last working farm in Woombye. After finishing this project she drove past the Big Pineapple and wondered why it had fallen into rack and ruin and she often talked about the mystery of the faded icon. Months later

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SENIORS NEWS Kawana Senior Citizens

THIS month Mike Edwards’s Rag Tag Duo pictured here with our Senior’s President Mavis Farmer, entertained the Kawana Seniors on March 7 and received a sounding ovation from the Members. We are fortunate on the Sunshine Coast to have many such groups who entertain our Seniors in Clubs and at nursing homes, regularly. Next, Kawana Seniors will be entertained by Kathy Godwin playing her guitar and singing, then Bev Gourlay together with Art Schouten, will entertain the Seniors for their Easter Parade Morning. Cost of being in this Friendly Senior’s Club is just $3.00 per morning & yearly subs of $5. Each morning you will receive a Lucky Door Ticket that could win you spins on their wheel or one of 2 fruit trays as well as a meat tray raffle. The Kawana Seniors, start at 9.30 am. Thursday Mornings,with musical entertainment and a delightful morning tea to follow. Hoy and Bingo Games are then played throughout the morning. Coach Trips to many popular places regularly. Join this very Friendly Senior’s Club, who meet at the Kawana Community Hall, just behind the Kawana Shopping World in Nanyima St. Buddina, near the Kawana Library. Please phone their President, Mavis Farmer at 5493 3545, for any enquires, about this very active Seniors Club of Kawana Waters. If you are lonely, come along and meet other local Seniors and join in the fun. Members come from all over the Sunshine Coast – Sippy Downs, Mountain Creek, Glenfields, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Minyama, Buddina, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla & Currimundi. Any Seniors of the Sunshine Coast are made very welcome.

Social Singing Club continues its success

Mike Edwards Rag Tag Duo

The popularity of the Social Singing Club of Palmwoods continues to grow strongly. The Club’s weekly meeting on Wednesday mornings are regularly attended by an average of twenty or so of its almost thirty members. The main reason for this strength is believed to be mostly due to the policy of great fellowship and fun together with regular programs of songs from the ‘50’s and ‘60’s eras. After a number of recent requests, the Club has now added a new session, timed for 7.00pm each Monday night. This session is open to everyone who would like to enjoy the Clubs activities without any formality and even if one is not a good singer, they are still welcome to come along and enjoy an evening of friendship, sitting back and listening to the music. The Club meets at the Palmwoods Girl Guide Hut on Palmwoods-Montville Rd. There is a smallfee to help cover the rent. More information can be obtained by calling the Club’s Director, Warner, telephone 5457 3317. We look forward to welcoming new members. And also casual visitors as well.

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winds we get here.” Rustic walls and pathways, built from stone salvaged from old Brisbane gardens and some local stone, add charm and texture to the garden. Potted plants soften the hard surfaces and the use of some gorgeous vintage pots adds to the eclectic feel of this beautiful and creative garden. “I have enjoyed the process of bringing plants, pots and objects together from previous gardens and travels, and combining them with local trees, shrubs and grasses to create a place that reflects both my own gardening journey and the natural married these elements surrounds of this unique location,” says with drought tolerant Greg. exotics to create a Address is 16 natural look and feel,” Cormorant Crescent, says Greg. Peregian Beach on 6 & “All plants here must 7 April from 10am to be tough and 4.30pm. Admission is $7 adaptable enough to thrive in the pure white (under 18 free). Light refreshments will be sand and withstand available. the salty southerly

Sunshine Coast Computer Club Inc

THE meetings of the Sunshine Coast Computer Club although held weekly at Caloundra and Buderim do not require that members attend a meeting every week All members receive a weekly e mail to let them know the tutorials being held in the coming week and also information about new technology, updates to programmes and current news of spams etc. This allows members the option of attending part or all of the meeting or not attending. For the members needing hands on help with their computer or other technology the informality of meetings allows them to attend when they need to. Members come also to enjoy the company of friends made through the Club with a chat over a cup of tea or coffee. The weekly e mail to members is also posted on the Club Events Calendar on the Club Web site (www.sccc.org.au) Weekly Computer Club meetings are held at Caloundra on a Saturday morning, on a Thursday afternoon at Buderim and once a month at Yandina on the third Wednesday (except December) for North Coast members of the Club. Sunshine Coast Computer Club welcomes visitors to meetings to see just what happens at these meetings to see if what is on offer will help them if they become members of the Club. For reasonable membership fees members have multiple avenues for help and support when needed It could be just what you need to help you make better use of your computer and other technology items. To find out more about when and where the Club meetings are held and how you too can join the Club and get help – Telephone the Club Information Line 5492 1005 visit the Club Web Site – http://www.sccc.org.au (view an informative Introductory Video) or email the Club at sccc@internode.on.net

Sunshine Coast Stamp Club THE largest stamp exhibition to take place in the southern hemisphere this year is ‘The World Stamp Expo’ being held from 10th to 15th May 2013 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. This Exhibition celebrates the centenary of the ‘Kangaroo and Map of Australia’ stamps first issued in 1913. This major international exhibition offers Australian collectors the opportunity to view rarely seen Australian Commonwealth stamps from the Royal Philatelic Collection – the world’s most comprehensive collection of British and Commonwealth philatelic material. More information can be obtained by visiting

Caloundra Markets CALOUNDRA’A IndoorOutdoor Market is held at the Currimundi State School, Buderim Street, Caloundra. Open every Sunday 7-12noon. Plenty of Parking at the Currimundi Hotel. We have a Treasure Chest of Collectables, Coins, Arts & Crafts, Jewellery, Clothing, Kids Clothes, and made-to-order cloths, Books & Furniture. You will find a great selection of Fruit & Veg, Asian Vegetables, Olives and Maleny yoghurt, cheeses, eggs and Jams. Also Organic Skin-care and pesticide free Vegetables. For the garden there is plants, herbs, palms & pots and handiman tools. Have coffee and breakfast and a Treasure Hunt in the car boot sales. Funds raised go to Dicky Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.Car boot sales and new stall holders welcome. Details: Bob 0401 482 949

worldstampexpo.com.au. We have five major Stamp Dealers and a Coin Dealer, ready to buy and sell all manner of stamps and collections. Also, we have 15 Stamp Clubs & Societies from all over south-east Queensland with their Exchange Books for buyers to purchase that elusive stamp for their collections. An innovation this year is the opportunity for residents of the Sunshine Coast to bring along their own collections and have our experienced members give an appraisal on their collections and introduce them to the specialist Stamp Buyers who will be in attendance. More information from Max Lennox phone 5448 6565.

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IN times of trouble, crisis, or just when you need to NEEDLESS to say, the talk to someone, who is Wetlands have been your nearest point of call? very wet lately, but we For most Australians, it is are still in business. their neighbour. Yet how We now have a new time many stories are published for our monthly each year about people meetings, so if you have who are unwell and not been thinking of coming found for days, isolated along but the 4.00pm men and women having no timeslot did not suit, conversation with another then maybe 7.00pm will person for weeks? This is suit you better. The not only a sad reflection of meetings will still be on our current lifestyle, but it the second Thursday of has become a safety issue the month at the as well. With home Information Centre in invasions on the rise, Sport’s Rd Bli Bli, which flooding, fire and weather means that the next two disasters now a regular meetings will be on 11th occurrence, it’s more April and 9th May. important than ever to Our big news for this befriend your neighbour year is that there will be and check in on them each major rebuilding work week. The Guardian being done on our Duress Alert application boardwalk so takes this friendship one unfortunately the walk step further. This to the river will be smartphone application closed down for a few allows you to enter the months later in the year. mobile phone numbers of As yet, we do not know five close friends, family of the exact dates but work neighbours, who could be will probably commence relied upon to help if you in June. ever got in trouble. Until then, you can still Brisbane couple, Michael enjoy getting out and and Lucy Davis, about and hopefully the developed the app after rain, mozzies and heat they were the victims of a will all have home invasion at their disappeared. property in Camira. For further information “Had our neighbours or queries, please known there was a problem contact Derek on 5448 over the fence, the 6723, or email to situation could have mwssgi@gmail.com. See turned out differently,” th you on Thursday 11 says developer Michael April at 7.00pm! Davis. “My wife and I

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decided we had to do something about our safety and the safety of our children and grandkids – and technology was the answer.” The Guardian app uses SMS technology, touchscreens and GPS mapping to send a distress signal to the five emergency contacts you have nominated, in the event you feel unsafe, become injured or get into a dangerous situation. Once the alarm is switched on, GPS location information is collected and sent to your safety net of contacts every 5 to 10 seconds, allowing them or emergency services to track your location. “Rather than face an attacker on

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metres, or minutes away.” The application was built by Brisbane technology company Creative Intersection, and costs only $1.99 from the AppStore (iPhone and iPad) or GooglePlay (Android devices). Mr Davis is happy to attend Brisbane and SEQ meetings and clubs to demonstrate how the App works. He also plans to tour Australia later this year with his wife and would be happy to speak with group members about the app during his travels. Please contact Mr Davis directly on 0432 046 016 to request a speaking engagement. Media release: shortstop communication.com

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Retirement Seasons residents put care into action

who were displaced and still without homes. Two weeks after the worst of the event he had only just located dear friends, a couple in their nineties. “My wife and I have been looking everywhere and nobody knew where they were,” said Warren. “The independent living facility where they lived went totally under and it turned out they were relocated prior to the registering of names at the various evacuation centres. Seasons’ staff and other residents were Janinie Peucker, Lifestyle Coordinator and quick to rally support Barbara Booth, Community Manager and came up with the with Gloria and Warren Caple from Seasons fundraising evening Waterford West where 120 guests enjoyed a dinner with SEASONS Waterford personal when resilive entertainment plus West Care Community dents Warren and major prize giveaways held a fund-raiser for Gloria Caple’s son and raffles. The Bundaberg flood Warren and his family evening raised $4000 victims through a were in the centre of which will be donated dinner function on the devastation. to Foodbank Wednesday 6 March. Warren Caple said Queensland. Seasons The crisis in many elderly were Care Communities Bundaberg became amongst the thousands phone 1300 506 116.

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Turning grey into gold PEOPLE are working longer and the public’s attitude to the elderly is changing, says the head of the Panel on Positive Ageing. The stigma around aged care and the costs associated will be greatly reduced if seniors become more active in the community and therefore a reduced burden on young taxpayers, says Everald Compton, chairman of the Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing, formed last year. The panel members are eminent Australians with strong expertise in issues facing our ageing population. It was formed to ensure that our growing population of seniors can participate in the community and economy in whatever manner they choose. The panel provides advice to the federal government to ensure industry and the various governments can position Australia to benefit from a larger, more active population of seniors. It is a key element of the federal government’s response to the final report made by the Advisory Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior Australians, ‘Realising the economic potential of senior Australians: turning grey into gold.’ “The main challenges facing older Australians are ensuring they have access to affordable and appropriate housing and having the skills and opportunity to participate in the workforce for as long as they choose,” said Compton. “Keeping in touch with tech-

nological innovation is also challenging. As such, our work plan includes work on age-appropriate housing supply, lifelong learning opportunities, matureage employment, and seniors and the digital revolution.” To gain insight about the real issues being faced, the panel will meet regularly and seeks to take the views and opinions of experts, community groups and the public in areas of ageing policy. “As chair of the Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing, I would like to facilitate a dialogue to discuss what ageing positively means and how best to formulate policies to encourage seniors to have active lives that they enjoy whilst participating in activities that contribute to the national economy,” Compton said. Assisting the ageing population to be seen as a positive asset and contributor to the nation’s economy is vital, and Compton believes this can be changed once the ageing learn to best harness the economic and social opportunities that will be presented by an older population. “I think that attitudes will continue to change as a greater proportion of the population ages. In the future, ageing will become ‘mainstream’ and the community’s attitudes will naturally evolve as they observe greater numbers of Australians contributing to community, work and family life well into their old age,” he said. by Amie Larter. Agedcareinsight.com.au

Living Longer Living Better website AS part of keeping everyone regularly informed on the progress and implementation of aged care reform and how it will affect them, the Department of Health and Ageing recently launched the Living Longer Living Better website. This new website offers information in the form of fact sheets, publications, media releases, frequently asked questions, a discussion forum, these newslet-

ters, and updates on the progress of aged care reforms. This new website also offers all readers the opportunity to subscribe to further editions of this newsletter and updates on the implementation of the Living Longer Living Better aged care reform package. Simply go to the Living Longer Living Better website at livinglongerlivingbetter.gov.au.

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Sanctuary Park celebrates its first 90th DIANA Coles wasn’t the first person to turn 90 in Nambour. But the English-born local will forever hold a place in the history books at Churches of Christ Care Sanctuary Park Retirement Village. The first resident to reach the milestone in the village’s short four year history, Mrs Coles was

treated to a celebratory morning tea put on by the residents’ committee. More than 50 people attended, bearing gifts and flowers and Sanctuary Park Retirement Living Manager, Linda Whittingham, said the village was already talking about plans for Mrs Coles’ next major milestone.

“We are already planning her 100th!” Ms Whittingham said. “We are sure that being as fit and active as she is, Mrs Coles will be around for her royal letter.” Mrs Coles was born in England on 5 January, 1923, and, after living in Europe, Canada and New Zealand, settled in Australia in the early 1970s, buying a Ba-

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agreed to come for the sake of my husband,” Mrs Coles said. “Moving into Sanctuary Park was the best thing we ever did. “My husband passed away a little over a year ago and the support and friendship from my extended family at Sanctuary Park has been wonderful.” Sanctuary Park Retirement Village is nestled in the foothills of the Sunshine Coast and is surrounded by lush, subtropical rainforest gardens. Surroundings Mrs Coles enjoys daily. “Mrs Coles can be seen every day in her shorts and sport shoes with silver hair in a ponytail, walking very spritely behind her wheeler-walker, taking her little dog for a long walk along the rainforest path,” Ms Whittingham said. Sanctuary Park offers spacious two-bedroom, two-bedroom-plus-study, and three-bedroom retirement units with outstanding features including large, open plan living areas; modern kitchens and laundries; quality fixtures, fittings and appliances; built-in wardrobes; generous outdoor entertaining areas; and remote controlled garage with extra

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Retirement Are you ready to retire?

RETIREMENT is like closing one door and opening another into a new world of experiences. Look at retirement as an opportunity to seek out fresh challenges in a different area of paid or unpaid work, to learn new skills, help others, travel, keep fit or take up studies you have never had time for, until now. Planning your future direction with an accredited financial adviser is critical, not only for finances. It’s better to do this when you are fit and well and can make well-informed decisions. Are you ready to retire? Are there other goals you want to achieve? What are your financial circumstances? Are you eligible for the full or part-age pension? What will you do for the rest of your life? People react differently to retirement. Once the euphoria has evaporated the honeymoon period can be followed by disillusionment or even depression, although most people adapt well. One of the best ways to help adjust is to develop meaningful activities and a purposeful routine. A meaningful activity helps replace the sense of purpose that may be lost after leaving the work force. There are many volunteer organisations happy to have your assistance but how much time do you want to give? What organisations or groups appeal to you - service clubs, environmental groups, sports clubs, school or church groups, the list is long. Some travel companies specialise in tours for older people or cater for specific needs or disabilities. Keeping your mind active is important. Consider the University of the Third Age (U3A) or Open Learning and Adult Community Education, do some courses, learn a new language, join the library. Can you continue the recreational activities you enjoy, or do you have skills you can pass on to others? It’s never too late to become physically active - check your local gym or council community programs. Walking costs nothing, fits into a daily routine and be done with other people.

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ment has amalgamated the SEQ bulk water entities into a single entity, Seqwater, from 1 January 2013 as part of a longerterm solution to address bulk water costs. The rebate is provided to SEQ households who receive a water bill from their SEQ water service provider. The 5 SEQ water service providers are Unitywater, Queensland Urban Utilities, Logan City Council, Redland City Council and Gold Coast City Council. The rebate will also be

provided to households in SEQ retirement villages, including relocatable homes (also known as manufactured homes) that are solely for retirees, who do not receive a water bill directly from an SEQ water service provider. All households who pay water charges, either to their water service provider or their body corporate, will receive the rebate. Households that receive a water bill from their SEQ water service provider will receive the

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Beachmere Sands – the perfect retirement option

THE magnificent Moreton Bay Marine Park is your backyard when you relocate to Palm Lake Resort at Beachmere Sands. It is ideal for boating and fishing and at the Beach House (recently refurbished) you will be able to enjoy a quiet coffee overlooking the Bay, take a stroll along the sandy beach, have a picnic on the beach, watch the boats sail past or simply drop a line. Walk through a little bush track and you will discover the hidden treasure that is the Beach House on the water’s edge. Renovated to perfection, it boasts beautiful polished floorboards allowing wheel chair and walker access and a huge colonial style kitchen featuring a double oven, dishwasher, fridge, coffee machine and cooking facilities and utensils. If you haven’t already fallen in love with the resort, you will when you view what else is on offer. Beachmere Sands Retirement Resort offers an incomparable level of luxury, security, comfort and convenience in a stunning natural setting. The retirement resort is set amid beautifully maintained gardens and award-winning villa-style homes are modern, cleverly designed and meticulously finished. This is real value for money with homes starting at just $299,000. Out-standing facilities and natural amenities provide for all tastes and activities on land and water, from boating and fishing, to yoga, bingo, bowls and bridge. The gated security system provides peace of mind, while you can allow your visitors access with the simple press of a button. The onsite management team are there to cater to your every need, while an emergency call system and duress button is monitored 24/7 and directed straight to hospital should the need arise. Secure caravan and boat storage is provided at no extra cost, and Beachmere Sands is proudly pet friendly, with nearby unleashed exercise areas. Beachmere Sands Retirement Resort is a whole new concept in retirement living in the best of all possible worlds. Downsize your home and upsize your lifestyle with a move to Beachmere Sands. Call Leisa or Mark Saunders on 1800 338 382 to view this little piece of paradise for yourself.

Famous retirement thoughts AGE is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Mark Twain A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. John Barrymore You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there. George Burns People ask me what I’d most appreciate getting for my eightyseventh birthday. I tell them, a paternity suit. George Burns I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap. Bob Hope I don’t plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet. Rita Rudner

I do wish I could tell you my age but it’s impossible. It keeps changing all the time. Greer Garson I’m very pleased to be here. Let’s face it, at my age I’m very pleased to be anywhere. George Burns Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did. Robert Benchley There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. Sophia Loren You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing. George Bernard Shaw

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Retirement Doctors in support of voluntary euthanasia

ADELAIDE-based gynaecologist, Dr Rosemary Jones, doesn’t believe that voluntary euthanasia ‘may’ one day be legalised. She feels confident that it’s a question of ‘when’. As an active member of the threeyear-old Doctors for Voluntary Euthanasia Choice national lobby group, Dr Jones works with 89 other Australian medical professionals to advocate for the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia. Now, she calls on other doctors throughout the country to sign up, support the cause and become a member of the minority group in favour of legal assisted dying. “We are not a group of people who propose to implement euthanasia,” Dr Jones said. “We are not practitioners of assistive dying. All we are interested in is influencing events to bring about the legalisation of euthanasia.” “We stand for a group of doctors distressed about the small number of patients, who, at the point of death, get no relief from palliative care. “We thoroughly endorse the practice of palliative care for 95 per cent of all palliative care [patients] and understand that for five per cent, there are persistent problems beyond relief provided for by palliative care. “We don’t contest the major role of palliative care but do see that

assisted dying is a part and parcel of the end [goal] of palliative care.” The national group aims to add its weight to lobbying for the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia in Australia, mostly by writing politicians letters and via the use of other campaign tools. Dr Jones said ideally, she would like the membership base of the somewhat controversial organisation to hit 60,000. Always a realist, she adds, she would be happy if the group achieved 34,000. “Realistically, if we get a couple of thousand names, it would be fine. Not every doctor wants to have their name on a website and letters put to politicians. “But, if you scratched the numbers hard enough, the majority of the medical community would support legalising voluntary euthanasia.” That’s because, she explained, medical professionals “see a lot of sadness and unnecessary suffering”. If voluntary euthanasia was legal and it was the wish of the dying, Dr Jones believes that most doctors would euthanase under instruction and in the right circumstances. For information about the lobby group, Doctors for Voluntary Euthanasia Choice, visit www.drs4vechoice.org. Source: Australian Ageing Agenda

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beginnings Forced into early retirement ILL-health is more likely to lead to early retirement for men and women living in regional areas than for those residing in cities, according to University of Sydney research. The study, recently published in the Journal of Public Health, also found men and women that had health problems including stroke, cancer, osteoarthritis, depression, osteoporosis, or anxiety were more likely to be fully retired as a result of ill-health than people without those problems. The largest association with early retirement due to ill-health for men and women was stroke, followed by cancers other than melanoma, skin or breast cancer, said lead author Dr Sabrina Pit, from the Centre for Rural Health, School of Public Health, at the University of Sydney. “Our findings could be used by health practitioners, governments and employers to address specific health problems and reduce early retirement due to ill health, particularly in areas outside capital cities,” Dr Pit said. Using data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study, the investigation looked at the self-reported data of 21,719 women and 16,393 men aged 45 to 65 living in New South Wales. It found that five percent of working aged men in

cities were fully retired due to ill-health, compared to eight percent in inner regional areas and nine per cent in outer regional areas. In comparison, four percent of working aged women in cities were fully retired because of ill-health compared to five percent for women in inner regions and six percent in outer regions. Men from outer regional areas were also more likely to be partially retired due to ill-health than their city counterparts, the study found. This research could inform health policies for mature-age workers aimed at reducing early retirement, Dr Pit said. “Government spending on pensions and disability payments could be reduced by putting in place more programs that specifically address health problems leading to early retirement. “Our results could also be used by managers of large pension/superannuation or private health funds to support people who are at higher risk of early retirement. “For example, an industry-specific fund could subsidise health promotion programs in its industry that reduce the likelihood of people retiring early,” Dr Pit said. Courtesy: Australian Ageing Agenda

Visitors welcome ARE you looking for somewhere interesting to visit without going to a lot of fuss and bother? From the convenience of your home computer you are welcome to check out (i.e., visit) the Queensland Government website for Seniors at http:// www.qld.gov.au/seniors. ‘Retirement’ is the first category covered at this comprehensive site, with subsections A Guide to Retiring; Retirement Planning Checklist, and Ageing Myths.

Other categories included, all with a variety of relevant subsections, are Recreation and Staying Connected; Health; Home Support and Housing; Legal, Finance and Concessions; Safety and Protection; Transport; Education, Work, and Technology (including Computers and the Net), and Grandparenting. A host of miscellaneous subjects are also covered throughout, with everything only a few clicks of the mouse away. Why not give it a go?


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Want to retire happy?

RETIREMENT is the perfect time to become the person you would like to be and do the things you have always wanted to do. No doubt doing everything you have always wanted to do sounds great. It won’t happen by itself, however. This is true even if you have excellent health and a big pile of money in the bank when you retire. Retirement planning is important. You must take steps to ensure that when the bell rings to announce your retirement, you’re ready for what’s in front

of you. The time available for marital, personal, social, creative, and family activities expands considerably when the hours previously taken up with fulltime employment cease. How you manage time is just as important as when you are in the workforce. A good retirement income and the best retirement advice in the world won’t help if you don’t do something intelligent with them. You won’t find genuine joy and satisfaction by spending all your time sleeping, relaxing, loafing, and watching TV, hoping to live up to the ideal of a true idler. Many retired people with nothing to do wind up depressed and hating retirement. Now’s the time to make a list of all the things that you’d always wished you could do but put off because of work and other responsibilities. Have a look at your list and get started on making those things happen. They can be simple things like going to stay with a friend or family member for a weekend or something a little more out there like hiking in the outback. You have carte blanche now that you’re free of the 9 to 5 daily grind! Another way of making the most of retirement is to not get sucked into doing what others think you should do, including kissing the workforce goodbye forever. If you find after retirement that you really miss working, then why not go back to work part time if that’s what you want? Or get involved in volunteer work? This is your time!

Red wine pill could lead the way for anti-aging process

A GROUP of scientists aiming to imitate the lifeextending qualities created by a chemical found in dark chocolate and red wine say they have figured out how this compound functions - and its ability to fight diabetes, obesity, and even some cancers. This groundbreaking research was published in the journal Science recently, and could pave the way for medicine that could mimic resveratrol a compound that pharmaceutical industries have spent millions of dollars attempting to explore how it can be used to improve the body’s defences against aging and disease. The study was led by Harvard geneticist David Sinclair, and revealed a link between a group of enzymes called sirtuins which trigger proteins that regenerate cells - and resveratrol. This link could open doors to a new design of

resveratrol-related drugs. Sinclair explained, “Ultimately, these drugs would treat one disease, but unlike drugs of today, they would prevent 20 others. In effect, they would slow aging.” The target enzyme, SIRT1, goes into action on its own via exercise and calorie restriction, but it can also be improved through activators. The most common naturally-active trigger is resveratrol - small amounts of which are found in red wine - however, more powerful synthetic activators are currently being created. Until recently, the basic science surrounding resveratrol had been called into question, despite over a decade of extensive research on this topic. There have already been significant results in some trials with implications for a range of diseases including type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease,

osteoporosis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, sleep disorders and inflammatory diseases.

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The History of the NAMBOUR District Nambour does not forget its past FOR many, Nambour is the Sunshine Coast’s best kept secret. It has absolutely everything you need and also has that friendly town feeling. Having undergone extensive redevelopment to revitalise the township and cultivate a new image, Nambour has been able to reinvent itself. However, past history is not forgotten and much of it has been preserved for the benefit of future generations.

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The Currie family of Nambour BY the late 1870s, a small number of pioneer families had settled in the Nambour area. In 1882, Daniel Currie selected 640 acres, including Currie’s Knob, a big hill over which the Gympie Road ran. The present Nambour Connection

Road still runs over it, in the vicinity of Lamington Terrace and Panorama Drive in Nambour. The Currie family were commission agents, and opened the first general store and butcher shop in the fledgling settlement. Their homestead was in today’s Magnolia Street, which is named after a large tree there which the Curries planted. Image: Courtesy of Sunshine Coast Libraries Daniel Currie

Stylish, affordable lingerie at Ladybird THE closure of Bayards store in Nambour was the catalyst for opening Ladybird Lingerie in its current position. Currie Street was the hub of the town and Queen Street was the perfect spot. It provided private shopping for the ladies of the district. Prices were very different then, the average bra was $10. After a few years when the Doreen cotton bra by Triumph reached $20, we felt we would soon have to close the doors – no one would spend $20 on a bra! In those days hosiery was very popu-

lar, petticoats were an essential and most women dressed up to go to work or just to town to shop. Life is much more relaxed now, fashions, fabrics and colours have all changed but helpful service and understanding of our feminine differences have and will always be key to our business. We are grateful to our customers for supporting us in our endeavour to offer the best support for them. Ladybird Lingerie, 3 Queen Street, Nambour and 2 Ocean Street, Maroochydore.


The History of the NAMBOUR District The Fabulous Fifties at Nambour Museum A 1951 Holden sedan 48215 (FX) will bring back memories of the 1950s at the Nambour Museum on Saturday, 13 April. The iconic Aussie car, owned by Cliff and Jean Hultgren, of Nambour, and its mate a 1953 Holden Sedan manufactured just prior to the well-remembered FJ, will take pride of place at the museum along with other 50s treasures. Mr and Mrs Hultgren said they are the second owners of the 1951 car which was purchased brand new in Nambour from Marshall’s Garage

which later changed its name to Williams’ Garage. With just 64,000 miles on the speedo, the car is in beautiful condition, and 62 years from its date of manufacture, continues to take its owners for runs from time to time. “We are members of the Sunshine Coast Antique Car Club,” Mr Hultgren said, “and we drive our cars in some of its rallies taking to the roads in our special cars.” Visit the museum to relive the memories of cars of the fabulous 50s, and also check out what sports were played, the clothes, the entertainment, the

shops, the music, plus photos and the news of the era. One of the special displays will be an original 50s rope petticoat owned by museum volunteer Daphne Heaton. She wore the petticoat as a teenager when she was growing up in Nambour during the 50s. “A 50s girl would not feel satisfactorily dressed without her rope petticoat,” Daphne said. “We wore big full skirts, accentuated by tiny waists with belts. Fashion was about pretty clothes then, with lovely colours, and it was very feminine.”

Daphne said Nambour was a great place in the 50s with plenty of jobs for everyone and plenty to do. The museum will be open from 10am-4pm and admission is $4 adults, $1 school children, with stall, refreshments and a raffle available. Phone 5441 2083 for further information.

Cliff Hultgren, with his 1951 Holden sedan 48215 (FX) to be on display at the Nambour Museum on 13 April

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Band leading a procession past Ashby’s Royal George Hotel, Currie Street, Nambour, ca 1930. Image: Courtesy of Sunshine Coast Libraries

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The History of the NAMBOUR District Balkins Menswear – an oasis of old-world service MANY men find clothes shopping time consuming, inconvenient and complex. They want a simple and efficient service with minimal fuss – no loud music in the shop and no pushy staff. That is exactly what you can expect at Balkins of Nambour. Balkins Menswear has been retailing mens clothing from the heart of Nambour for nearly fifty years. Generations of families have benefitted from the quality and choice of merchandise and most importantly, they keep returning to the store because of the personalised customer service. Also, if the particular size or colour of your choice of clothing is not in stock, staff will order it in for you. The store first opened in October 1963 in the Royal George Hotel premises and was owned and operated by Reg Balkin, later joined by his brother John. Retaining the original

name, Balkins relocated to their present premises in the heart of town at 76 Currie Street. The business was bought by Kim Reid and Dianne Norton-Smith in July 2011- Kim had already worked for Balkins for eleven years so he is well known to his loyal customers. There is still a warm family feel about the store and former Balkins employee of twenty years standing, Terry O’Hagan, still pops in for his morning tea. Balkins continues its remarkable tradition of being an iconic ‘mens store’ (remember when?) with all the virtues and attributes of what represents the best in small business culture. Their opening hours are 9am (or earlier if needed) to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and until 6pm on Thursday. On Saturdays the store is open all morning until 1pm (but they will stay open later if needed). Their wide range of brands includes City Club, Farah, Breakaway,

The Moreton Central Sugar Mill Company was formed in Nambour in 1894. Sadly, it closed in 2003. This photograph was taken in 1982. Later this year Nambour Museum will be marking the tenth anniversary of the Sugar Mill closure. More details of this event soon. Image: courtesy of Sunshine Coast Libraries

Bisley workwear, R.M.Williams Stockyard, Levis and many high fashion brands. They also stock company and sports uniforms and, in the tradition of longstanding family owned stores, will do any alterations, or embroidery you might need. Seniors receive a 10%

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IT is where he practised as a solicitor, where he was elected as a Maroochy Shire Councillors\ and where he now has his Nicklin electorate office. As Nambour’s councillor Peter fought hard to keep the council open and accountable. He is still remembered for refusing a Council pay rise and spending the money buying thousands of trees for the Nambour residents. Peter’s commitment and service to Nambour is legend. He is involved with numerous community groups and organisation and before entering State Parliament was honorary solicitor to dozens of community organisations. He was the inaugural chair of Nambour Sugar Festival and as chair of Support University for Nambour (SUN) fought to have the Sunshine Coast University built in Nambour. In Parliament Peter is a fearless advocate for the people he represents. Some of his achievements are: Rights of the Terminally Ill Bill

that changed Queensland law enabling people with a terminal illness to receive as much pain relief as is necessary to relieve pain and suffering even if the end result is death; Changes to the Double Jeopardy law so that people who are acquitted of murder can be tried a second time if new evidence comes to hand; The right for Hospices to be built in residential areas. Peter is not your everyday politician. He is a decent bloke, a hard worker and always fights for what he believes is right. Not afraid of getting his hands dirty, he is happier at a backyard barbie than a black tie ball. His way of relaxing is working on his farm. Peter and his wife Jenny live on their farm at Belli Park, close to the family farm where he grew up. He attended the Kenilworth Primary and Noosa District High Schools.


The History of the NAMBOUR District Did You Know? DID you know that Nambour is the 5th town mentioned in the first verse of the original Australian song ‘I’ve been everywhere’ written by Geoff Mack in 1959 and first made popular in 1962 by Lucky

Starr? The song has since been rewritten for numerous countries throughout the world using local placenames. The original verse starts with…I’ve been to Tullamore, Seymour, Lismore, Mooloolaba, Nambour,

Maroochydore, Kilmore, Murwillumbah, Birdsville, Emmaville, Wallaville, Cunnamulla, Condamine, Strathpine, Proserpine, Ulladulla, Darwin, Gin Gin, Deniliquin, Muckadilla, Wallumbilla, Boggabilla, Kumbarilla, etc.

Bullock team Currie Street

Horses and bullock teams did the hard work of the pioneers. The first car did not arrive in Nambour until 1914. Image: Courtesy of Sunshine Coast Libraries

Memories of Currie Street in the fabulous fifties

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Come support the Nambour Originals NAMBOUR Originals (sibling of Peregian Originals) is an open air community event that celebrates original live music and brings the community together every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 1pm in Quota Park, Nambour. Young and old join together at these great local, social events. Venue facilities include BBQ, sheltered area, shady trees, kids play area, toilets and ample parking. In the event of rainy weather please check the Nambour Originals Facebook page for any cancellation notices (These are picnic style concerts with coffee, food and soft drinks are available. Professional touring artists and local emerging artists are featured and the event makes for a fun relaxing day for all the community.) There is no entry fee; however, this nonfunded event relies on your purchase of raffle tickets and donations for its survival and growth.

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Law, Finance & YOU Profits Growth and Shares SINCE Euro-crisis lows in late 2011 the Australian share market has risen 32%, reaching its highest level since the Global Financial Crisis. However, the share market has risen ahead of profits and there is debate as to how the economy will deal with the slowdown in mining investment and whether interest rates

need to fall further. The December half year (financial year) reporting season saw a fall in overall profits of around 9% however, this was far better than feared indicating some light at the end of the tunnel. Results showed 44% of companies exceeded market expectations, which is the best in three

years. Economy outlook comments appear to be improving and this is backed up by rising company dividends which suggest companies are confident that there will be an upturn in the profit cycle. Australian GDP growth has slowed through the course of last year. In

fact, growth has been bobbing around an annualised 2.5% pace for the last three quarters as the pace of investment has slowed and consumer spending softened. The biggest uncertainty relates to the slowdown in mining investment at a time of weak non-mining investment. More broadly, the response to interest rate cuts has been slower than expected, with most economic indicators taking longer to pick up than has been the case through past easing cycles. However, positive signs are gradually starting to appear suggesting rate cuts are starting to have an effect. Consumer and business confidence readings are up from their lows and retail sales had a good start to the year. Property indicators suggest a gradual housing recovery is getting underway which

should boost housing construction activity. Investors are starting to move away from safe havens and look at more risk taking investments which spreads the availability of capital throughout the economy. In addition, the A$, whilst still strong, has come back off its highs. To nurture these positive economic signs, we may see the RBA reduce interest rates further to push borrowing costs down a little more. While the next six months or so may still see growth at around 2.5%, as the economy shifts from strong mining investment to more balanced generalized growth, signs of an improvement are gradually appearing. In regard to shares, many question why the Australian share market is still 25% below its record 2007 high, despite having a much stronger economy

when compared to other countries? The fact that the US Dow Jones index has made it to a record high with the S&P 500 close behind has to be seen as a positive. The US is finally shaking off the malaise it has been in for 13 years, assisted by a recovering housing sector, an energy boom, a manufacturing resurgence and strong productivity growth. The slower recovery in Australian shares from the GFC is due to a combination of much higher interest rates, the strong A$ and worries about China. In the bigger picture though, since the tech boom peak in 2000, the Dow Jones index is up just 22% and the S&P 500 is up just 1%, while Australian shares are up 55%. So over this longer period Australian shares have performed far better. For more Information contact Tim

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IMPLEMENTING a pension strategy and taking advantage of a zero tax rate, requires a little more planning than just starting to take money out of your super fund. The payment of a pension will be governed by the fund’s trust deed, so this must be referenced prior to taking any action. The member’s request, the fund’s acknowledgment and the pension terms must all be documented in writing demonstrating adherence to ATO and SIS regulations for payments of member benefits. The member must meet a condition of release. Generally, at present, this can be as simple as having your 55th birthday. Once the fund trustees’ have determined a condition of release has been met, the tax free percentage of a member’s benefit balance must be calculated. This percentage remains fixed for the term of the pension. Any earnings on pension assets as well as pension payments must be proportionally allocated according to this fixed percentage for the life of the pension. The next decision is to determine whether a Transition to Retirement or Account Based

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Pension is most appropriate for the member. The member must also elect as to whether a Reversionary Beneficiary is to be included in the terms of the pension. Assets supporting the pension should be revalued and then a minimum payment can be established for the current year. If the member is under 60 years of age, then a number of other steps must be undertaken with the ATO in regards to PAYG withholding obligations. If another member is still in accumulation mode, a decision must be made as to whether to segregate assets or use the services of an actuary at year’s end to determine the Pension Exempt Income component of the fund’s annual earnings. In short, careful, systematic planning is required to ensure the fund’s pension strategy meets SIS and ATO requirements to gain and keep that zero tax rate. The Super Factory Pty Ltd has been specializing in self managed super fund administration since 2003. Give Paul a call now on 5476 9955 and see where we can help you to maximize your SMSF benefits.

range of tasks which they undertake complements, rather than competes with, the roles and responsibilities of paid police officers and staff members. Some of these tasks include: providing support to, and assisting, victims of crime; conducting home security assessments and engraving property; participating in crime prevention initiatives; assisting police with customer service; assisting with schoolbased crime prevention projects.’ To pass through the selection phase of the program, ViPs must: be 18 years and over; be willing to participate in a mandatory training program; agree to the Queensland Police Service conducting a national criminal history check; be prepared to participate in the ViP Program for at least 12 months and be willing to work a minimum of four

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Caloundra wins Heritage Cup THE Heritage Cup is a gateball competition (form of croquet) played by teams from all over Queensland. Caloundra won in Ipswich recently. All of the players in the Caloundra side are over 70 years with Nancy McKee being 85. Gateball is a game for all ages and genders to compete against each other on an equal basis. Back row: Pat Burton, Nancy McKee, Trish Williams Front row: Coral Schintler, Glenda Windust, Les Smedley (Captain) & Val Brett

Is arthritis getting you down? IF arthritis is getting you down, then check out Gerald Quigley’s free Arthritis Resource Centre. www.livingwitharthritis.com.au has some great tips to help you manage your condition. Gerald is a practicing Community Pharmacist, Accredited Herbalist and Health Presenter on 3AW, 6PR & 2CC radio stations. Some examples of his tips are below. For more helpful arthritis pain-relieving strategies sign up for free to www.livingwitharthritis.com.au 1. Always wear the best walking shoes possible. Seek advice from a podiatrist. 2. Support your digestion with apple cider vinegar. 3. Eat cold water fish (cod, tuna, salmon, and sardines) at least three times a week. 4. Use cod liver oil as a supplement. 5. Try more oats and mussels in your diet. These are rich in proteoglycans, which are responsible for “bounce” in your joints. 6. Glucosamine normalises cartilage metabolism, so aim to have at least 1500mg a day. Available through pharmacies. 7. Eat more whole grain cereals, hard nuts and apple these foods are rich in silicon. 8. Coffee, alcohol and processed foods make pain worse. Avoid wherever possible. 9. Use a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory such as Cumerone, derived from tumeric. Available through pharmacies. 10. Try ginger in cooking for its anti-inflammatory effects. 11. Take Vitamins C and D to help collagen production (strengthens connective tissue). 12. Use massage, chiropractic, magnet therapy as needed.

13. Keep exercising and on the move! Gerald Quigley livingwitharthritis.com.au By signing up to livingwitharthritis.com.au you can gain valuable free arthritis information, tips and tools from Gerald Quigley. You can also join our forum and talk to other arthritis members. Any questions? Please call 1300 790 978 or email info@livingwitharthritis.com.au

My Life, My Choice OUR next meeting will be held at the CWA Room, Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore on Wednesday April 17th at 2pm and our guest speaker will be a representative from the National E-Health Transition Authority who will explain personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR) for all Australians. Our society lobbies politicians “to have the law in Queensland changed so that, subject to appropriate safeguards, residents suffering intolerably can receive assistance to die peacefully and painlessly. This help must be in accordance with that person’s expressed direction.” We believe that all adult Australians should have choice in their end of life decisions. If this is also your belief, please help us achieve our aim and come and join us. Afternoon tea will be served and parking is available at the door. For any enquiries please phone Joan on 5443 5576 or June on 0402 989 433.

ABOUT 70 per cent of adults in Australia are not active enough – which is bad news for their bone health. While good calcium intake and vitamin D from sunshine are important for maintaining strong bones, so is exercise and some types of exercise are better for your bones than others. ‘I think most people know exercise is good for general health but they may not be aware that exercise is of great benefit to our bone health,’ says Dr. Sonia Davison, an endocrinologist at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health. ‘Exercise is important for bone health throughout life but it becomes particularly important later when issues such as fractures and osteoporosis become more common.’ Dr. Davison is surging women to move more to boost their bone health. Weight bearing exercises such as running, walking, skipping, dancing and even Zumba are particularly good, says Dr. Davison. ‘With these exercises you take the load through your body so your skeleton is used for what it is actually designed for,’ says Dr. Davison. Load placed on bone leads to increased bone formation at the site where the load is greatest, too. ‘Exercises that improve balance, such as Tai Chi , Pilates and yoga are also good as with good balance you are less likely to suffer falls and fractures,’ she says.

Resistance training, such as working out with weights, is the third type of exercise important for our bones. It strengthens our muscles so they can support loads on our joints. While most physical activity benefits our health in some way, Dr. Davison says these three types of exercise are the best for our bones. ‘Swimming and cycling don’t really help our bone health and strength because they don’t encourage you to support the load through your skeleton. In water you float and when you cycle you are

sitting down,’ says Dr. Davison. ‘If nothing else, at least go for a walk a few time a week for around 40 minutes or more – walking is great because it works on your balance and it includes resistance training and weight bearing. Push your body a little but you shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort when you exercise and if you haven’t exercised for a while, ease yourself into it and perhaps talk to a doctor or physiotherapist first to find out what is best for you and your bone health.

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all your relevant aspects of treatment. How often should you have your dentures assessed ? If your dentures are over two years old, showing excessive wear, ill fitting & causing discomfort then you should make an appointment for a free denture assessment . Can patients claim from a health fund ? Yes all patients with private health insurance if they have the appropriate cover , we are a Medibank Private Members Choice Provider & provider for Dept. Veteran Affairs. We have HI-CAPS which is a direct link to health funds so you are able to claim on the spot. Currie Street Denture Clinic is located at Shop 3, Centrepark Arcade (just up from Balkins Menswear), 76 Currie Street , Nambour. Please phone Jackie for your free denture assessment on 5476 0055.

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Is your BOD killing you? HIGH Blood Pressure, Obesity, and Diabetes (BOD) kill more people every year around the world than any terrorist attack! In the twenty-seven years I have been in clinical practice, the number of new patients coming in with these problems has risen alarmingly. There doesn’t seem to be much argument that genetic predisposition and environmental factors contribute to both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes but there is more and more discussion about treatment principles. You can’t do anything about your genetic gifts or curses, but you can positively influence your internal environment from which hope springs for those with Diabetes. Diabetes causes tissue damage and inflammation. One of the sites for damage occurs in the lining of your arteries and over time robs them of their elasticity so that stiffening occurs and up goes your blood pressure. At the same time as your blood pressure goes up, your circulation begins to go down particularly if your arteries are choked with cholesterol. Vital organs such as your heart, kidneys and liver deteriorate without an adequate supply of blood. When I began in practice, the majority of people I saw with diabetes were between fifty and seventy. Their type of diabetes was termed MOD - Mature Onset Diabetes. Now, because patients with diabetes are younger and younger, the term MOD has given way to Type 2 Diabetes. This shift should be telling us something and clearly pointing the way to a different, more effective, integrated treatment principle. Part of this should be a much closer scrutiny of how we are fuelling our internal environment - in other words our DIET! We should be asking - Why is Type 2 Diabetes sweeping the world with scant respect for age? Some of the reasons are listed below: 1. People are eating more and more sugar (sucrose) - the silent killer that has crept into almost all manufactured food leaving the blood stream awash with intolerable levels of glucose. The other component of sucrose (fructose), when not directed to our energy needs is stored in fat cells as triglycerides and fatty acids. It’s easy to see then that excess sugar makes you fat! 2. People are eating more and more hydrogenated fats (fast foods) that promote inflammation and obesity. 3. People are choosing highly refined carbohydrates such as white flour over foods such as peas and beans that contain Vitamin B6. (B6 is a powerful ally in the fight against Diabetic Neuropathy and has an important role to play in chemical signalling in the brain via neurotransmitters that control our moods.)

4. People are drinking more and more alcohol at a younger and younger age. All alcohol is an irritant to the gut lining and promotes inflammation through malabsorption. 5. People have to be almost surgically removed from television sets and computers so there is little or no time for exercise. 6. People are plagued with more and more stress. This elevates a hormone called cortisol. Elevated cortisol levels raise blood pressure and increase insulin resistance. Long term cortisol elevation also increases Visceral Adipose Tissue (Fat) around the abdomen.People with obesity are more likely to contract Diabetes. (I wrote a book in 2001 called 100% ALIVE & HAPPY which details my method of meditation - a powerful antidote to Stress.) Our chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes increase with age. The conclusion I draw from this is that the longer we assault our bodies with poor food choices, the more unlikely it is that our organs such as the pancreas can perform adequately. Just think for a moment what would happen if you put diesel fuel into a car with a motor designed to run on petrol. Your pancreas produces insulin but it also plays a major role in digestion. A great many diabetics I see, although they are overweight,are badly nutritionally deprived of a range of vitamins and minerals that are the essential spokes in the wheel of Good Health. I see these deficiencies time and again in diabetics. Perhaps the most consistent deficiency I’ve observed in a high percentage of my patients with Type 2 diabetes is low Vitamin D. Diseases of the arteries can parallel low Vitamin D count. Insufficient Vitamin D can also be implicated in High Blood Pressure. From my observations, there is an inverse relationship between Vitamin D levels and Blood Sugar Levels. In other words, the higher the Blood Sugar, the lower the Vitamin D.One of the tests I suggest for all my new Type 2 Diabetes Patients is evaluation of Vitamin D. (Vitamin D should not be taken without the advice of a health professional who should know any special circumstances that may apply to you.) There certainly isn’t any single magic bullet when treating people with Elevated Blood Pressure, Obesity and Diabetes.An integrated approach,including the restoration of the balance of all Vitamins and Minerals forms a safe basis for my treatment when helping patients with BOD. Stephen Zemek, Coolum Naturopath’s Centre 51 Toolborough Road Yandina Creek 4561. Ph 5446 4877 www.stephenzemek.com Fellow of ANTA Reg No. 1220 www.stephenzemek.com Telephone: 0428 789 103

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IN our lifetime our feet will probably walk about 120,000 kilometres - that’s more than three times around the earth. As we age, feet can become a regular topic of conversation, as a host of foot conditions starts to slow us down. As you’ll only ever have one pair of feet it makes sense to look after them and to talk to your podiatrist if you experience any problems. Coastal Podiatry is a local family business operated by owners and directors Kristy and Peter Shelton. They have a professionally trained team of 8 practitioners who service the Sunshine Coast. Coastal Podiatry is a community based mobile podiatry company servicing the aged population of the region from Caboolture to Gympie. For those who cannot access the traditional Podiatry care delivery system or don’t want to wait in busy waiting rooms or face transport issues, Coastal Podiatry focuses on an affordable mobile service for home access when you need it most. With old fashioned values and years of experience in aged care related podiatry they are committed to providing the best service and treatment in the comfort of your own home. Coastal Podiatry is built on strong values and highly professional staff, thus consistently offering exceptional services to clients. Specialising in aged care, they understand the issues facing aged care facilities and their residents. Podiatrists and support staff who make up the team are experienced and committed to delivering a professional, caring service. All staff are experienced in dealing with older clients. Their focus is on the prevention, management and rehabilitation of pathological foot and lower limb prob-

lems offering a complete range of services including assessments and reports, footwear assessment, preventative and routine foot care, wound care dressing, diabetic foot reviews, orthotics, paraffin therapy and reflexology. Whether you just need toenail cutting, or a more complex service such as professional analysis of your walking gait or an ultrasound to promote healing of soft tissue injuries Coastal Podiatry will address your needs. Additionally a full range of products are available to help with conditions such as bunions, hammer toes, sore heels, sore toes, dry skin, fungal nails etc. Bulk billing is provided for all Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Gold Card & Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Referrals with no out of pocket expenses and Private Health Fund members are welcome. Bulk discounts are available to Nursing Homes & Hostels. To book an appointment at your home or aged care facility, please call 5492 2944. See our advertisement on Page 6 herein.

Type 2 Diabetes Awareness SUNSHINE Coast Council’s free Type 2 Diabetes Awareness sessions will be presented by Diabetes Queensland at library branches across the Coast during April and May 2013. The community-based program is designed to raise awareness about type 2 diabetes and provide people with information about what they can do to reduce their risk of developing the condition. This informative session will cover a range of topics including what diabetes is, risk factors for type 2 diabetes, prevention and assessment, management of the disease and where to find information on healthy lifestyles. Register for one of the sessions to find out more:-

Beerwah Library on Wednesday 15 May from 2pm to 3pm Caloundra Library on Wednesday 1 May from 10am to 11am Coolum Library on Friday 10 May from 10am to 11am Cooroy Library on Thursday 16 May from 10am to 11am Kawana Library on Friday 26 April from 2pm to 3pm Maleny Library on Monday15 April from 1pm to 2pm Maroochydore Library on Friday 3 May from10am to 11am Nambour Library on Wednesday 8 May from10am to 11am Noosa Library on Thursday 9 May from 2pm to 3pm To book or for further information visit council’s library website at library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or call 1300 LIBRARY.

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LNP candidate for Fairfax, Ted O’Brien, has warned there could be cuts to aged care staffing and other services within the electorate and beyond if the policies of the Federal Labor government are not changed. Mr O’Brien was speaking after a successful Sunshine Coast forum on Aged Care policies attended by the Coalition’s Shadow Minister for Ageing, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells. Mr O’Brien said that aged care providers, clinicians, and carers in Fairfax had been invited to participate in a discussion about aged care. “Today’s forum allowed members of the local community to have their ideas and concerns about aged care heard,” he said. “The forum also provided details of the Coalition’s plans for ageing and aged care should we win government at the next election. “For the Coalition it is im-

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portant to hold forums on portfolio issues like ageing so we can gain a better understanding of what best suits the needs of the community.” Mr O’Brien said according to recent findings by Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) aged care facilities could face a revenue black hole of $750 million in the next 2½ years as a result of federal funding changes. “Results also showed that on average aged care facilities can expect to lose more than $125,000 each year.

“Aged care providers unlike most businesses cannot increase aged care fees as they are set by the Federal Government, so any hikes in running costs cannot be simply passed on to the consumer. Mr O’Brien praised the success of the Forum and thanked the Hon Alex Somlyay, Federal Member for Fairfax for arranging the event and also Senator Concetta FierravantiWells for taking the time to visit the Sunshine Coast and meet with the local community.

Government Improves Home Medicine Program HEALTH Minister Tanya Plibersek said patients will benefit from a move by the Government to strengthen the program that helps patients who

are at risk of accidently taking the wrong medication. After it emerged that some checks were not taking place in patients’ homes under the Home Medicines Review program, an accredited pharmacist will now have to visit the patient where they live. “The evidence is clear that the very best way for us to help patients who might be at risk of accidently taking the wrong medicine is for an accredited pharmacist to visit the person at their home.” “It is important for a pharmacist to see for themselves what a patient is taking as those at risk of not using medication correctly could be elderly, infirm or perhaps may have poor English literacy.” Ms Plibersek said it was unacceptable that under the program some 1,500 medicine checks each month were taking place outside the home. After consultation with the Pharmacy Guild the Government will now require an accredited pharmacist to visit the patients’ homes and have access to all medicines they are using. This includes prescription medicines, over the counter and complementary medicines. “The popularity of these checks shows that patients appreciate the ben-

efits of improved medication management so it is important we get it right.” “In the future, medication reviews under the program will only be conducted outside the home of clients where there is pre-approval for defined circumstances – such as patient or pharmacist safety, or for cultural reasons.” To ensure the best result for consumers the Government will also require that reviews, including interviews and written reports for general practitioners, may only be conducted by accredited pharmacists. The Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement with the Pharmacy Guild contains $663.4 million in funding to support pharmaceutical services which offer the best value and improved health outcomes for Australians. Outside the home, there are other medication management programs by which pharmacists can reduce the risk of medication misadventure, such as MedsCheck and Clinical Interventions. There are also a number of other minor changes to improve accountability under the program. A complete list of all the changes to come into effect from 15 March 2013 can be found at www.5cpa.com.au.


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HOLIDAY & Leisure The Taj Mahal - the most beautiful building in the world by Antoinette O’Connor ONE simply can’t exaggerate the beauty of the Taj Mahal. One needs to know the incredibly romantic story of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan. Shah Jahan was simply Prince Khurram when they were betrothed in 1607 and she was Arjumand Banu Begum. They were married in 1612, the date selected by court astrologers. After the wedding celebration Khurram gave her the title ‘Mumtaz Mahal’ Begum which means Chosen one of the Palace. She became the love of his life. He had previously taken two other wives, but by all accounts, other than siring a child with each, it is said he showed little interest in exercising his polygamous rights over them. According to what I have read, Mumtaz travelled all over the Mughal Empire with her husband Shah Jahan, as he became known. Court historians go to great lengths to document the relationship the couple enjoyed. She is portrayed as the perfect wife, with no political aspirations. Indeed how could she. They had fourteen children . And alas it was in 1631 that Mumtaz died after giving birth to the fourteenth child. The Shah was inconsolable and remained in secluded mourning for a year. The construction of The Taj Mahal, the final resting place of Mumtaz Mahal commenced in 1632 and was completed in 1653. On the morning of our tour, the bus parked well away from the Taj. Then a battery bus took us closer to the entrance, thus reducing the danger of pollution. We walked through the great gateway, with the vision of the wondrous building in front of us. We were never rushed and so there was plenty of time for photos until we slowly walked towards the building itself. None of us spoke. We were in such awe of the beauty of the Taj. We put on cloth shoes to enter the Building and at the same time, marvelling at the intricate work of the

marble. Alas inside was crowded and no photos could be taken. The perfect symmetry of the whole complex was relaxed as we peered through the perforated marble screen towards the two caskets, studded with precious stones. The tombstone of Mumtaz Mahal is in the centre and the Shah Jahan on the right, although, of course, the actual cenotaphs lie in a crypt directly below. The symmetry of the building is perfect. The architect, Isa, also designed the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. It is built of the finest Indian marble onto a bed of 22 deep wells, protecting the building forever. The four

minarets lean out at angle of 92 degrees so that they can never fall onto the dome. A thousand elephants brought the marble to the site, where 20,000 workman took 20 years to complete the building. On the sides are 2 identical structures of red sandstone, one a Mosque facing Mecca, the other to balance ‘the picture’. Before we left we had time to walk around the whole building, and as we walked through the gardens to the gate, we looked behind for one more glance at the Dome above the four marble cupolas. One more perfect photo for a memory that will be there forever.

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ASIA is an incredible holiday destination that offers something for everyone. From the hustle and bustle of Vietnam to the sombre past of Cambodia and the amazing sites of China, Wendy Wu Tours will take you on a journey to the very best each country has to offer while you relax in the knowledge that you don’t need to worry about a thing. Vietnam is a country of outstanding natural beauty combined with bustling cities and picturesque villages. A trip to this part of the world will have you caught up in the buzz of Saigon and the chilling history of the Cu Chi Tunnels, meandering through the charming streets of Hoi An and enjoying the stunning waters of Halong Bay. While in Vietnam why not skip over the border to Cambodia to see some of the world’s longest-lasting architectural achievements at the temples of Angkor Wat and learn about the remarkable, yet emotional past of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.

A trip to China will have you marvelling at its many hidden treasures from the spectacular Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Xian to the mighty Yangtze River and the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai where you can stroll along the famous riverside area known as the Bund. Exploring Asia with Wendy Wu Tours’ fully inclusive tours means that all aspects of your trip are taken care of so you are able to enjoy your holiday to its full extent. All group tours include return economy airfares, all meals, accommodation, transportation, daily tours and entrance fees, a national tour escort accompanying you throughout your tour and/or English speaking local guides in each city. Let Wendy Wu Tours share its passion for travel with you, contact your local Travellers Choice travel agent on 1300 78 78 58 for more information about aweinspiring Asia.

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Sydney Christmas Celebration

BY the end of the year, we’re all exhausted and ready for a break. Unfortunately Christmas is not often a time of relaxation. Why not change that this year and let Polleys whisk you away from it all? Enjoy nine days of being chaffeured in style and see some of the best sights in the beautiful state of New South Wales. Begin your Christmas break by exploring the breathtaking Blue Mountains. Here we visit the Victory Theatre Antique Centre, enjoy high tea at the elegant Carrington Hotel for high tea and ride the Scenic Railway, the world’s steepest incline railway. Celebrate Christmas Day in fabulous style with a 5 course lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour, then spend Boxing Day witnessing the famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race! Other highlights include: • Hunter Belle Cheese Tour • Hawkesbury Paddlewheeler Cruise • Sydney Christmas Carols • Coffs Harbour At only $3499.00 per person (twin share), with most meal and all activities include, this is a great value for money tour not to be missed! Call Polleys now on 1800 072 322 to take advantage of a 5% discount off the tour price! Touring pioneer Duncan Polley began exploring Australia in 1959 in an old Volkswagen Microbus. Sharing in his passion for exploring this great country of ours, today his sone and current owner Warren Polley is carrying on his legacy of providing you with high quality, value for money tours of Australia and beyond. We hope you can join us!

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this is the perfect Phuket Getaway. The private rooftop plunge pool, jacuzzi and entertaining area has heart stopping panoramic views of the Andaman sea and jungle clad mountains as well of some of the most stunning sunsets you will ever see. The luxury penthouse has 2 bedrooms both with ensuites and surround sound televisions. A fully self contained kitchen. The open plan living and dining area is tastefully furnished and features a spiral staircase to your very own private rooftop entertaining area. Besides the pool and jacuzzi you will find a fully air conditioned relaxation room with 2 divans that convert to beds. This rooftop area also has has an outdoor shower and bathroom. If you don’t feel like cooking indoor/outdoor dining is available at the resort. Your luxury penthouse is safely situated high enough to accommodate all weather conditions, but is only a few minutes by a free shuttle bus service away from great local restaurants, shopping centres and stunning beaches. Forget cleaning, because your penthouse comes complete with a full maid service too! You can also relax at the resort pool and take advantage of the air conditioned gym. Airport transfers are also included. This is not time share it is fractional ownership which means you have shares in the building and use your 4 weeks either to holiday in, share with the family or place in the rental pool. Reason for sale is because we have purchased another Penthouse in another resort.

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Golden Oldies days of Hollywood THE members of WIZO Kesher are holding a charity fundraising morning featuring a Golden Oldies film to be hosted by the charasmatic Joel Archer who specialises in the 1920’s - 1950’s era of film making. Lovers of old time films will enjoy Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart in “The Shop Around the Corner”, a charming comedy made in 1940, and if you would like to get the truth about those old rumours

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concerning your favourite film stars, just ask Joel he knows all about it. A delicious home made morning tea will be served at 10am followed by the film at 10:30am. A lucky door prize and raffle will be drawn at the conclusion of the film. On Tuesday 9th April at 219 Panorama Drive, Nambour. Entry $12.50 per person. Bookings are essential Phone 5437 2905 or 5494 1095 for more information.

An afternoon of brass bands SPIRITED Brass is the title of an afternoon of brass bands, featuring Sunshine Brass and the Sunshine Coast Salvation Army band. Each will bring their own unique style from a selection of Broadway hits, classical gems, famous marches, great hymns, fanfare flourishes - music to excite all tastes. The program will highlight why brass band music can stir so much passion amongst music lovers. Sunshine Brass are currently Queensland champion Band and have a desire to create the love of brass music for all generations. Salvation Army bands are best known for their stirring marches, and passionate performances and will bring to the afternoon music from Andrew Lloyd Weber, and Army classics. Proceeds from the afternoon will help with the work of the Salvation Army on the Sunshine Coast leading up to their Red Shield Appeal. The 28 piece Sunshine

Brass ensemble and the 25 piece Salvation Army band will join forces for a rousing final number and feature entertaining soloists. These bands are the only brass bands that exist between Brisbane and Maryborough and the quality is the envy of bands in other centres in Queensland. Conductors Kevin Brown and Graham Stringer bring years of experience to the stage with performances in the orchestral and band scene including overseas performances. Kevin stated “The two bands

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performed together in 2011 on the stage at the Nambour Civic Centre for a Flood Benefit concert and the experience was so great for both the audience and bandsmen that we just wanted to do it again”. The performance will be at the Nambour High School Auditorium on Sunday afternoon April 28th . Commencing at 2.00. This is one concert not to be missed. Cost is $12 and refreshments are available. For further information phone Kevin Brown on 5457 0811.

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Watercolour exhibition NOOSA Arts and Crafts’ first exhibition for 2013 will be “Floriade, Noosa Style,” a display and sale of works by the talented Watercolour groups at Wallace House. The artists have been painting a myriad of beautiful floral designs over the last few weeks. For those who enjoy Artist Carole Castle, overall Champion Noosa other subjects, there Show 2012 with one of her paintings and (right) will also be a good Holly Simpson, esteemed Watercolour teacher at selection of paintings to Noosa Arts and Crafts. enjoy.

Everyone is invited to the opening of the Exhibition by Isobel Coleman, on Friday, 12th April at 5.30pm. Entry is by gold coin donation and there will be an opportunity to win the prize of a beautiful painting in our raffle. For those unable to attend the opening, the Exhibition will be open over the weekend of the 13th and 14th and throughout the following week between

Don’t miss Australia’s biggest comedy festival right on your doorstep

SUNSHINE Coast Council welcomes back to the Coast the renowned Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow which promises a big night with some of the world’s funniest comedians at three venues across the region. The Roadshow cast of intrepid travelling comedians is hitting the road, entertaining crowds all across Australia. You can be a part of the fun when they roll into the Coast with a big show featuring some of the best from one of the world’s biggest comedy festivals! Last year the Roadshow hit the dirt track, with over 90 performances in over 65 Australian towns, covering a distance of more than 25,000kms, before taking the tour to the world, with seasons in Singapore, Hong Kong and India. What happens on tour doesn’t always stay on tour, and when a bunch of comedians are unleashed on a

road trip, you can only imagine what they get up to! Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow – the hijinks are coming your way at the following venues: Nambour Civic Centre on Friday 3 May at 7.30pm The J Noosa on Saturday 4 May at 7.30pm The Events Centre Caloundra on Wednesday 22 May at 8pm. Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are just $42 per adult and can be purchased in advance by calling the Nambour Civic Centre on 5475 7777, The J Noosa on 5455 4455 and the Events Centre Caloundra on 5491 4240, online at www.scvenuesandevents.com.au or visit the theatre Box Offices. Please note this show is not recommended for those under 15 years as performances may contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend.

Pride of Australia concert

CELEBRATE our Australian heritage with the Sunshine Coast Concert Band at a “Pride of Australia” concert at 2pm on Sunday 28th April at the Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima Street, Buddina, (behind the Kawana Library). This concert is part of the 2013 Queensland Heritage Festival,which is a month-long programme of events celebratingQueensland’s diverse history and culture. Under the baton of Music Director Ken Chadwick, the 40 piece band will play many rousing tunes, such as the “Dam Busters”, the “Never Never Land” ,”Impossible Dream”, and the stirring “Man from Snowy River”. There’ll be many favourite songs eg “True Blue” ,”I am Australian”, “Queensland Drover” , some Seekers and Bee Gee tunes, and of course a Dixie Group and even an Aussie singalong. The Singers are Bev Gourlay, Aart Schouten & Alan Winter. The nett proceeds are for the Rotary Maroochydore Community Projects - Maroochy Men’s Shed Incorporated. Admission at the door is $15 which includes

afternoon tea. Tickets can be pre-booked via emailsecretary@maroochydorerotary.com.au Enquiries Terry Welch, 0417 649 686 For SCCB details, please check out the websitewww.sccb.org.au

9.30am until 3.30pm. This is a great opportunity to see the art on display, to speak with the members about all that the Association offers and to view the

wide variety of gifts in our shop. Watercolour Exhibition, Wallace House, 7 Wallace Drive, Noosaville (enter from the roundabout). Opening 5.30pm Friday,

12th April, open Sat Sun (13th and 14th) and 9.30am - 3.30pmDaily www.noosa artsandcrafts.org.au Enquiries to Karina 5474 1211.

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . THE MEETING PLACE Women Seeking Men Caloundra Lady Slim and still attractive, seeks gent in 70’s for companionship and outings etc. Must have GSOH and FS. Ref: 1045

Sharp and Awake Club seeks members. Qualifications awake, sharp ready responses often witty, insight and spirituality are also prerequisites. One highly qualified male is sought by lone female member NS, SD, FS. Think carefully before you respond to SAAC. Ref: 1051

Sunshine Coast Lady Would like to meet a mature gentleman, 78+ educated, GSOH, for friendMen Seeking ship only. No commitment Women or expenses, just conversation and companion- Sunshine Coast Gent 63 ship. Ref: 1046. years SD, NS seeks fun loving slim lady for social Sunshine Coast Lady outings, dinner, country Active, slim, softly spo- drives, intelligent converken feminine lady with sation etc. Ref: 1048 background in business, loves theatre, current af- Gent 63, 165cm, 77kg, fairs, travel, English His- easy going simple easy life tory, classical music, gar- into boating, fishing, travdening, dogs, seeks edu- elling, walking, movies, cated gentleman 70 plus non smoker, SD. Would to share my life. NS., SD. like friendship with lady Ref: 1047 who likes markets, easy going. Ref: 1049 Sunshine Coast Lady Searching for retired man Sunshine Coast recently 80 and over to share a retired gent NS, SD, house in exchange of help GSOH , FS seeks companlight gardening work. ion for walking France Free individual style of Spain Italy pilgrim trails life. Ref: 1050 25km per day approx.

Need commitment and reasonable fitness to benefit from this challenge. Ref: 1052

How to Reply Place your reply in a sealed STAMPED envelope (please don’t write on this envelope). Enclose this envelope inside another envelope and write the reference number advertisement you wish to respond to and post it to “Seniors Meeting Place”, P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin. Qld 4565. We will then forward your message on to the person who placed the advertisement.

To place a FREE ad Send your free advertisement (up to 40 words) with your name, address and phone number to “Seniors Meeting Place”, P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin. Qld 4565. (No names, addresses or phone numbers are printed in the advertisements, only a reference number).

Pipe Band Competition

NORTH Coast Regional Pipe Band Competition, Mini Band, Full Band, Massed Bands and Drum Major Solo on Saturday 18th May, 2013 from 10am to 4pm at Nambour Yandina United Football Club, North Street, Yandina. Presented by the Sunshine Coast Caledonian Pipes and Drums and the Nambour Yandina United Football Club. A free community event. For enquiries please phone 5442 8632 or visit http://www.sunshinecoastpipesanddrums.com/. There will be stalls, refreshments, entertainment and so much more!

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BIKE new girls bike 24" has 6 gears, pink. Repco Grace. $85. Ph 5449 8138. Tewantin. BOOKCASE 3 shelf timber, 150cm wide x 90cm high. Exc. Cond. $60. Ph 5474 3971. Tewantin. CD’S ‘mozart edition’ arias, lieder, opera, rarities, nocturnes, theatre and ballet music etc. $5 to $15 ph: 0401 768 019. Coolum CHAIR lift/recliner. Electric. VGC (no place to store) $150 ono. Ph 5492 5681. Caloundra. COMPUTER desk blonde oak as new exc. Image: courtesy of sunshinecoastfood.com Cond. $45 ono. Ph LOOKING for a fun and off right, with a delicious which has been a great 5453 7175. Sippy memorable way to spend breakfast at 7am in the success with the kids in Downs. this Easter with your fam- park, events kick off with previous years. ily? Celebrate this Easter the fun and unique There will be a variety of COMPUTER desktop, Sunday at the Kenilworth cheese rolling contest at market stalls showcasing Dual Core 2.2 Ram Cheese, Wine and Food 8.30am. At 10am, the local fruit and vegetables, 2GB. XP with virus and Festival. Starting the day Chester Egg Hunt begins, jams, sauces, meat, herbs Malware protection, and spices, international Nero 10, Open Office, cuisine, honey, organic Skype, Live Mail, Media food, bush tucker, and of Player, plus photo editcourse, a delicious selec- ing software, plus more tion of Kenilworth’s fa- software. Plus monitor mous cheese and wine. 17" LCD Keyboard and You’ll also be able to meet mouse. PH or TXT and I Seniors Card 137 468 or the wonderful people be- will ring you back . $250. 1800 175 500 (free call outside Brisbane) hind these delicious foods Ph 0435 288 120. and beverages, and pick Tewantin. Centrelink: Retirement 132 300 up some great growing Disability, Sickness & Carers 132 717 and cooking tips. CUTLERY silver Other activities include (EPNS) 6 large forks, 6 Employment Services 132 850 line dancing exhibition, small $12 each set. Ph live cooking and cheese 5492 2902. Golden Retirement Village Association of Australia making demos and face Beach. 1800 240 080 painting for the kids which will be available DIGITAL Orion TV 30" throughout the whole screen GC older model Seniors Enquiry Line 1300 135 500 day. with digital, what reaExperience a beautiful day sonable offer? Owner Department of Veteran Affairs 133 254 in the country at leaving. Ph 5474 0500. Kenilworth; entrance is Noosaville. Veteran Affairs Network 1300 551 918 free and it’s shaping up table to be a community event DINING 150cmx90cm extends National Information Centre on Retirement to look forward to. Find to 180cmx90cm, 6 more information at Investments (NICRI) 1800 020 110 www.kenilworthfoodfest.org.au. chairs backs and seats green fabric. $250. Ph 5443 6748. Maroochydore.

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DIVAN opens to double bed size, large storage area underneath VGC. $100. Ph 5456 2792. Sippy Downs.

LOUNGE 3 seaters GC, cream fabric $100. Ph 5445 0574, 0458 085 574. Palmwoods.

MATTRESS rubber DRESSING table old double bed, new condiwing mirror. Ex Coogans Antiques tion $50. Ph 5441 3271. Hobart 1985. $495. Ph Nambour. 0426 848 880. Tewantin. NEC LCD TV 48cms ELEGANT Mikosa VGC had little use, stoneware dinner ser- $250. Ph 5437 2581 vice. More details on Caloundra. phoning plus many extra items. $100. Ph RECLINER chairs 2 avo5474 3989. Noosaville. cado green leather. Aust. Made,VGC $500 FRIDGE 300 Kelvinator ono for 2. Ph 5446 4852. no frost & freezer 180 Coolum Beach. Lemair upright. GC $400 ono. Ph 5492 2485. STAMPS Australian decimal VFU one of HEALTH video ‘Osteo Exercises’ help prevent each from Feb. 1966 to osteoporosis. $4. Ph today instant collection. 5492 2902. Golden $450. Ph 5491 3266. Caloundra. Beach JASON recliner, beige velour exc. Cond. $195. Ph 5448 9692. Twin Waters.

TURNTABLE technics brand sl-b220d exc. cond. $40 ono. Ph 5446 3326. Coolum.

UNIQUE design pool/ snooker cue, still in plastic with carry case. Value $120 will sell for $50. Ph 5448 7806. Marcoola.

WERTHEIM powerhead vacuum cleaner attachment for deep clean. Hardly used. Cost $199, sell $75. Ph 5449 7563. Tewantin.

WEDGEWOOD Made in England. All colours, extensive range styles and sizes. Great gifts. From $35 each, negotiable. Ph. 0419 737 461 Noosa Heads.

STERO – CD- tape recorder radio- white sys- WHEELCHAIR GC no tem, brand new. $120. further use $65. Ph 5493 9110. Wurtulla. Ph 5493 3661.

FREE For Sale Classifieds Only ONE FREE FOR SALE classified allowed per person per month. No other sorts of Classifieds, ie: Wanted adverts will be accepted. The publisher reserves the right to decline, edit and reduce the number of classifieds appearing due to space available in the newspaper. Due to these space constraints sometimes not all adverts will appear in the one month, but will be placed in the following month. You can write up to 20 words per advert, but make sure that your contact phone number, and the selling price are clearly stated. Items for sale must not exceed $500. Please submit FREE classifieds only by post, fax or email to our office by 17th of each month. (No adverts will be accepted over the telephone.) Wanted items are no longer accepted. Conditions apply: Free For Sale classifieds are for private party advertising only. No business adverts accepted. Please print the first word of your classified in CAPITALS, and the rest of the advert should be in lower case. All adverts must be accompanied by the name, address and phone number of the person placing the advertising. POST your adverts to: ‘SC Free 4 Sale,’ SC Seniors Newspaper, P O Box 1062, Tewantin Q. 4565. FAX adverts to: 5474 4975 EMAIL: free4sale@seniorsnewspaper.com.au (All emailed adverts must be in lower case, except for the first word, which should be in capitals.)

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Straight Clues ACROSS 2 Of the face 5 Singly 7 Take into custody 8 Water mammal 11 Hail in prayer 12 Thin piece 14 In the centre (2,7) 16 Finished 17 Unused 18 Protective garment 20 Make spirits for drinking 21 Good cow 22 Cutters DOWN 1 Flesh food 2 Dread 3 Churchman 4 Refusal to participate 6 From country divisions 9 Have a tendency 10 Looked over 12 Exchange 13 US city 15 Given a hiding 18 Charity 19 Part in play

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Ladies High Tea YOU are invited to attend a High Tea to raise money for the Lions Medical Research Foundation. The event is hosted by Miss Personality Entrant Felicity Grigor. Guests will be entertained by Lyn Burgess from Mary Kay, Sandra Tester from Koko Jewellery and Rosie Gollan from Tupperware. High Tea is on Saturday 20th April, 9:30am till 11:30 at Flaxton Gardens, Flaxton. The cost is $20 per person, includes High Tea. To obtain your tickets contact Felicity Grigor on 0437 966 589 or felicitygrigor@gmail.com. Or Helen Johnston on 5499 9000 or Community Centre Maleny. Rsvp: Monday 15th April 2013.

AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

ACROSS 2 Fail to turn round account for some beauty treatment 5 A portion placed separately 7 Stop after both ends before the others 8 Swimming mammal in hot territory 11 Avert without right in avenue, in short 12 Deprive of covering some comic . . . 14 . . . in separating space bent in wee exchange (2,7) 16 Finite over . . . 17 . . . unused piece mineworker has 18 Most of a month on part of stage 20 Ground is tilled, partly to extract volatile components 21 A dairy cow and its attendant probably 22 Rakish young men with swords

First staging of local playwright’s The Orange Grove THERE will be two staged readings of The Orange Grove by George Landen Dann at Noosa Arts Theatre on Saturday 13 April. Sue Davis, the Chair of Noosa Biosphere is directing this production. This is the first time Dann’s work has been staged on the Sunshine Coast and it features an outstanding cast with Sam and Xanthe Coward, Mark Darin, Mary Eggleston, Kate Foy and Sharon Grimley. George Landen Dann was Queensland’s first major playwright who won numerous playwriting competitions and had his work staged around Australia and broadcast on ABC radio and television. He spent the last twenty years of his

life (from 1954-77) living on the Sunshine Coast, initially at Coolum and then at Lake Webya Drive, Noosaville. The Orange Grove was written while he lived at Coolum and was inspired by a woman he met who lived on the ti-tree flats near the Maroochy River. The Orange Grove is a touching drama that prompts personal contemplation about human relationships, mortality and caring for people and place. Performances are on Saturday 13 April at 2pm and 7.30pm. All tickets are $10 and can be booked on line www.noosaarttheatre.org.au, by phone 5449 9343 or at Noosa Arts Theatre Tues to Sat 9am to noon.

DOWN 1 Encounter heard in the flesh 2 Be afraid of fare renewal 3 Dog demolished member of the clergy 4 Been cast in play about self-restraint 6 Commonly unsophisticated one from smaller administrative division 9 Have leaning

towards some attendant 10 Looked over the way the field finishes 12 Was new player first in changeover? 13 US city concerned with refusal 15 Given champion boxer’s trophy though thoroughly beaten 18 Slam exchange in help for the poor . . . 19 . . . or return the French part

Facts and oddities of the English language Cabbaged and fabaceae, each 8 letters long, are the longest words that can be played on a musical instrument.

Mother’s Day tribute special A MOTHER’S Day Tribute Special featuring Johnny Nicol will be held on Sunday 12th May Currimundi Hotel Motel Function Room, Buderim Street, Currimundi Johnny Nicol, a legend of Australian jazz has been described as “our own George Benson in both vocal style and jazz guitar technique’ will present a Mother’s Day Tribute Special” Johnny started his musical journey in Sydney joined with three Kiwis and formed the very popular Maori Troubadours who toured extensively throughout Australia and overseas. Johnny will be supported by three of Australia’s best musicians. The costs are $20.00 for Jazz Club Members, $22.50 Concession Holders and U3A Members and $25.00 for visitors. Bookings are advisable. Phone Ted 5491 6017 . ‘

NOW OPEN “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.

Set on over three hectares of uniquely layered and manicured gardens, positioned high on the escarpment, the magnificent, privately owned gardens are a panorama of waterfalls, ponds and colourful plantings. Idyllic rainforest surroundings and the spectacular Glasshouse Mountains backdrop create a truly unique garden. Adults $11, Children (under 16 - Free when accompanied by a parent) Devonshire Tea $7

Open 7 days 9am - 4.30pm info@malenybotanicgardens.com www.malenybotanicgardens.com PH: 07 5408 4110 or 0400 091 731 233 Maleny-Stanley River Rd, Cnr Mountain View Rd, Maleny Qld Group Bookings Welcome Page 54 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - April 2013

Spiritsong seeking singers

SPIRITSONG A Cappella Choir is seeking new singers. We sing mostly classical sacred music. Anthems that are sung in cathedrals. Song length. Pass the audition and come to choir free for five weeks, which could be extended if necessary. Be prepared to practice! “Finale” computer files are provided. Spiritsong sings in Tewantin on Wednesday evenings. Email Andrew andrewjemmet@gmail.com 5474 1498.


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or email advertising@seniorsnewspaper.com.au THE Caloundra Community Bank® and the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra have come together to present a Community Concert of light classical music to support Caloundra’s Australian Volunteer Coast Guard. Money raised will assist in gaining for the Coast Guard a much needed dedicated pontoon. The Orchestra, conducted by Adrian King, will perform works of Dvorak, Herold, Coates, Lloyd Webber, Irving Berlin, Strauss and much more. The concert will be staged at Caloundra’s Events Centre, Sunday the 21st April, 2013, at 2 pm. Ticket prices are $33 at the door, $28 pre-booked/pre-purchased, $25 each for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased in person from the Caloundra Community Bank®, the Events Centre at Caloundra, and the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Caloundra. Tickets may also be pre-booked by phoning 07 5445 5123. For more information please visit www.scso.org.au

Mother’s Day weekend date claimer

SYMPHONY by the Sea, Coolum Civic Centre Saturday, 11th May 2-4pm. Featuring The Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra performing light classical music. The afternoon will be filled with wonderful music performed by exceptional musicians. This is an event not to be missed! Advance tickets: General $20, Pensioners $18. ($5 & $4 extra at the door). Lovely afternoon tea, also wine & cheese provided. Purchase tickets; pay online, www.developmentwatch.org.au, Bank of Queensland Coolum, Annie’s Books Peregian, Sunshine Coast Environment Council, Porters Lane Nambour or Phone 5446 2615. Prizes include painting by Helena Lloyd, Mother’s day Prizes, meal vouchers and lots more. Entry for children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free.

Maroochy North Shore Lions

ANNUAL Cent Auction: On Easter Saturday 30th March the Maroochy North Shore Lions are holding their Annual Cent Auction at the North Shore Community Centre, David Lowe Way, Pacific Paradise commencing at 6.30pm. This Annual event will be supporting many local projects and the Flood Relief. Come along and bid on over 100 items and have fun, whilst supporting your local community. Pre-ticket sales are also available by calling Connie on 5450 6010

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