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Artists inspired by their travels

THE Annual Art Expo is the main showcase for the Monday Painting Group, which is only one of many creative groups belonging to the Buderim Craft Cottage. Within the group are many award winning artists who have exhibited in major exhibitions, and whose paintings are in public and private collections here and overseas. They use oils, acrylics and watercolours, producing beautiful artworks ranging from landscapes to flowers, birds and animals, Chinese brush painting, semi abstract and imaginative quirky works to seascapes and local buildings. The artists all come from diverse backgrounds and nationalities, backgrounds such as business, accounting, teaching, hairdressing, graphic design, music, antiques and computer skills to name but a few. These various experiences make for a very interesting group dynamic with each person contributing their own knowledge and skills to enable the group to function effectively. Some have grown up on the Sunshine Coast, others have retired here from elsewhere in Australia

and yet others have migrated from other countries. As can be seen from the photo, many of the artists are keen and frequent travellers both within Australia and overseas, and this is often reflected in their inspiration and choice of subject. One of the group recently returned from a trip to India and started work on a colourful painting of a dawn scene which had excited her artistic senses. Others have painted scenes from England, Venice, and various places in Europe seen on their travels. Another artist has been working on paintings of scenes she photographed while travelling across the north of Australia. Therefore it was decided that “Destinations” would be a fitting theme for this year’s art expo. Buderim Craft Cottages’s 14th Annual Art Expo will be held from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August at the Atrium Gallery, Buderim Craft Cottage, 5 Main Street, Buderim. Admission is free. Check out their very informative website at or call 5450 1714 for more details.

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QUEENSLAND’S quirky winter festival happens in Warwick each July. The Festival is a must do for any textile lover and the street art exhibition is guaranteed to inspire and enchant all who see it. Over 150 tree jumpers are worn by trees lining the CBD and every year the participating artists step up to a new level of cleverness and creativity. A diverse program of Jazz music events encourages visitors and locals to attend local cafes, restaurants, clubs and hotels to be entertained and most importantly “relax and enjoy”. This year, the festival runs from 18-28 July. More information at

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Free music and magazines at your local library TWO new and exciting products providing access to free music and magazines are just the latest benefits of being a member of your local library. Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said Sunshine Coast Council is very excited to launch two new products for library members which complement the existing range of eLibrary resources available through the library website. “The first product, Freegal Music, is a popular global service that offers library customers free access to licensed songs,” Cr McKay said. “People can choose from an extensive catalog of over 7 million songs and music videos, including material from Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. “This service delivers great music for free and offers compatibility with lots of devices and is very simple to use.” Councillor McKay said the region’s avid magazine readers will also be able to access Zinio Digital Magazines. “So if you love reading magazines, then you will definitely be interested in this new product which allows library members to access full digital copies of their favourite magazines,” Cr McKay said. “By accessing council’s library website, library customers are able to simply download over 300 titles direct into a PC or a wide range of mobile devices. “These products are easy to use, however we have included user guides and ‘how to’ videos on eLibrary. For those library members who need more assistance, the friendly staff at their local libraries will be very happy to help. “These two products will be very popular with our customers and are welcome additions to our widening range of eLibrary resources which already includes eBooks and eAudiobooks.” To find out more about eMusic and eMagazines, contact your local library on 1300 Library or visit council’s website www.library.sunshinecoast.

THIS colourful koala, aptly named ‘Koalakeet’, was just one of 21 that dotted Gold Coast City during a unique ‘Animals with Attitude Sculpture Trail’ that took place throughout March and April. Raising both awareness of the endangered nature of these unique marsupials as well as funds for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation, the koalas were sculpted by John Cox and given their own designer coats by a group of Australian artists. Koalakeet was ‘dressed’ by Scott Maxwell in hues matching those found in the thousands of Rainbow Lorikeet parrots that regularly thrill visitors to Currumbin Wildlife Park.

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SENIORS NEWS Nambour Probus Club THE Probus Club of Nambour welcomed Mr Kevin and Mrs Linda Grant to its May meeting as guest speakers. They are members of The Sunshine Coast Antique Car Club and gave an interesting address about that organization and what is involved during the restoration of antique vehicles. Kevin brought along his 1927 Dodge and Linda her mid-fifties Series 1 Morris Major Elite which is referred to as her “ladies car”. Both vehicles are magnificent examples of the art of restoration. When viewing photographs of Kevin’s 1927 Dodge, as it arrived at his workshop, it is hard to imagine that this wreck could be turned into the beautiful end

AS SEEN ON Kevin & Linda Grant with Club Vice President Colin Sim and Kevin’s 1927 Dodge car

result that we see today. Much of the body was in such a deteriorated state that it was only useful to make patterns to produce new panels. It is great to see that there are people with the ability and dedication to

preserve these historical vehicles. They are not static museum pieces, they are able to be driven on our roads albeit at a more leisurely and sedate pace

compared to today’s models. Due to the absence of the club president Vice President Colin Sim thanked Kevin and Linda for their presentation.

Queensland Budget brings limited relief to State’s seniors THE 2013/14 Queensland budget handed down recently brings limited relief from the spiralling living costs endured by some of the state’s most vulnerable residents, lobby group for the over 50s National Seniors Australia said. But while an increase in concessions was welcome, many older people will still have to find extra money just to pay household bills after 1 July, as power prices skyrocket by 22 per cent. Some eligible seniors can expect increased electricity concessions of up to $282 per household per year, a jump of 22 per cent including the Electricity Rebate Scheme and the Medical Cooling and Heating Concession. But the rises will not cover other cost of living increases due to take effect within weeks. These include a rise to nine per cent in the stamp duty on insurance premiums from 1 August to prepare for funding the DisabilityCare Australia commitment. Homeowners will also foot the bill for a 6.5 per cent increase in the existing Urban Fire Levy from 1 January next year or the imposition of a new levy in areas that did not previously have one. The charge will be renamed the Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy. “Many older Queenslanders are struggling to make ends meet and while the increases in concessions help with the cost of living, they are still out of pocket,” National Seniors Queensland Policy Advisory Group chair Vera Somerwil said. “The concession rises will simply not go far enough,” she said. “People on fixed or even falling incomes, such as pensioners and self-funded retirees, will find it increasingly difficult to cope with the soaring costs of insurance and other basic necessities. “Some will have to make difficult decisions about whether they can pay their bills or put food on the table,” MsSomerwil said.

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SENIORS NEWS Sunshine Coast cleans up at environment awards

MAYOR Mark Jamieson has congratulated local people for their commitment to improving the region’s waterways following four big wins at the Healthy Waterways Awards. Sunshine Coast community groups and a local volunteer won awards at the annual presentation. “The Sunshine Coast was extremely well represented at the Awards this year, which shows the ongoing commitment our community has to the environment,” Mayor Jamieson said. “All Sunshine Coast entrants have made significant contributions

to improve and protect our waterways and are an inspiration for others to take action. “These wonderful achievements will only strengthen the Sunshine Coast’s position in becoming the most sustainable region in Australia.” Sunshine Coast winners in the 2013 Healthy Waterways Awards included: Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation, Caring for Country on the Maroochy River (Indigenous Award) Night Eyes Water and Landcare, Pumicestone Passage Catchment Care (Clean Up Award) Noosa Integrated

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SENIORS NEWS 2013 Museum Remembrance Day NAMBOUR Museum announces its 2013 Remembrance Day Service commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. It will be held at 18 Mitchell Street on 27 July from 14pm. President Clive Plater said the Remembrance Day Service falls on the exact day 60 years ago when the Armistice was signed in 1953. “Australia’s contribution to the Korean War came at the United Nations Security Council’s request for its members to assist in repelling a North Korean attack and resulted in the deployment of 77 Squadron of the RAAF and the 3 rd Battalion, Royal Australian regiment, both of which were stationed in Japan at the time as part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force,” Mr Plater said. This year’s Remembrance Service aims to encourage the public to remember the personal contribution

Nambour RSL vice-president Frank Moss and president Len Beddington. Mr Moss will judge the student essay competition and Mr Bebbington will read the Ode

of Australian service personnel who served in the Korean War. During the formal service, winners of the annual Sunshine Coast High Schools essay competition will receive prizes with winners reading their entries. As in previous years, the Nambour Branch of the RSL and the RAAFA

Nambour have kindly donated prizes for the essay competition, as well as providing judges and personnel to take part in the service. Mr Plater said those attending will be welcome to inspect the museum’s displays, including some from the special 1950s collections. Phone 5441 2083 for information.

Tips to cut your home energy bill this winter THE weather’s getting colder and that means that many of us will soon be seeing a big spike on our electricity bills. But it doesn’t have to be that way – there are plenty of simple ways to minimise the amount of energy you use. Just because you aren’t using a charger, television or computer doesn’t mean it isn’t still sucking up electricity (and costing you money). If you saw that your tap kept dripping water after you had turned it off, you would probably do something about it and your electrical outlets should be no different. Standby mode on the TV,

DVD player, stereo and computer still uses energy, so turn these appliances off at the wall when not in use. With shorter days we switch on our lights a lot earlier, so make sure your bulbs are as energyefficient as possible. CFLs were the way to go a few years back, but LEDs are the future of low-energy lighting. High quality LED bulbs can now be found at major retailers at reasonable costs. Most consume 80 percent less energy and last 25 times longer than the old incandescents and are now designed to provide soft, warm ambient light, rather than

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without risking their pensions or property profits. Treasurer Wayne Swan announced a $112

million scheme to assist age pensioners downsize their homes by providing a means test exemption of up to $200,000. “The money, plus interest, will be exempt from the age pension means test for up to 10 years,” Mr Swan said. Retirees are now in a prime position to downsize and live it up. The tax breaks apply to people who move into granny flats or retirement villages. A granny flat has little appeal compared with the five star lifestyle offered in some retirement villages. Living Gems Lifestyle Resorts offer affordable architecturally designed homes in master planned communities. People aged 50 plus can enjoy five star resort facilities and an active

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Melbourne and set up home in Ruby Gardens almost two years ago. Trish says they are very pleased with their decision. “We liked the facilities and the price suited our budget. We chose a block of land and had our new

home built,” Trish says. “We have a lovely alfresco area, it’s completely private and looks out on to a park. We can be as private as we like or we can get out and about. “We go to the country club for coffee, drinks or dinner; we visit the onsite cinema occasionally. We walk our little dog, enjoy a swim in the pool, play tennis and croquet. We have made lots of lovely friends, there’s s a good community spirit. We can afford to enjoy life here, there’s plenty to do without spending a fortune,” Trish says. For more information about Living Gems Lifestyle Resorts visit or phone 1800 458 177.

Recognising the signs of Macular Degeneration MACULAR Degeneration (MD) is the leading cause of blindness in Australia. One in seven people over the age of 50 are affected by this medical condition which affects the ability to see fine detail, drive and read. Join local Orthoptist Lisa O’Connell at the free Macular Degeneration sessions hosted by Sunshine Coast Council library branches during July and August. Register today in one of the following sessions to discover the symptoms of MD and learn more about the treatments that can slow down its effects:

Caloundra Library, Thursday 18 July, 10am to 11.30am Coolum Library, Wednesday 10 July, 2.30pm to 4pm Cooroy Library, Wednesday 28 August, 12.30pm to 2pm Maleny Library, Thursday 29 August, 11am to12:30pm Maroochydore Library, Tuesday 13 August, 10am to 11.30am Nambour Library, Tuesday 27 August, 10am to 11.30am To book or for further information visit council’s library website or call 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 727).

SENIORS NEWS Knit a garment for Save the Children Fund THE 2013 Guardian Angel Knitting Program is underway and now in its 15th year. Ardent knitters have provided hundreds of thousands of garments to children in need. Guardian Angels have generously knitted garments for over two million children in need. To help celebrate their 15th year Guardian has partnered with Save the Children Australia and they are encouraging you to knit your way to a better world for a child in need.

To become a Guardian Angel and warm the hearts of disadvantaged children, cast on and get clicking and knit one of the patterns from the 2013 Guardian Angel Knitting Book, available free from your local Guardian Pharmacy. Next take your special donation to your local Guardian Pharmacy by 31 August 2013 and Save the Children Australia will distribute it to a child in one of its many local and international programs.

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Memory Support Unit Opens on June 29 THE wraps will come off the new Memory Support Unit at NoosaCare’s Carramar site on Saturday, June 29. At 11am past chairman of the Carramar board Bob Cartwright

will officially open and name Cartwright Lodge. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and escort visitors through the purpose-built dementia-specific facility from 9am to 3pm; a

sausage sizzle is planned on the day. This will be the last opportunity for members of the public to inspect the unit, as residents will begin moving in on July 1. And there is much to

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see and admire at Cartwright Lodge which breaks positive new ground in caring for people living with dementia. The opening comes after a busy month as all hands pitched in to have everything finished for the opening day. By mid June the building was completed and furniture was being moved in. A crew of volunteers helped out by making up beds and the admin staff moved into their new building where, according to Group Care Manager Sandra Gunner, they felt like royalty. Workers donned wellies and raincoats through the wet start to the month to finish the four innovative outdoor rooms that are a feature of the new facility. It was well worth the effort. Now the river is flowing, the rural sector is finished, the boat is beached and looks beautiful, and the beach and rainforest are ready for the first visits by residents.

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• Just across the road from the beach, residents of our 50s village in peaceful Beachmere enjoy gentle sea breezes all year round. • Our spacious 1 bedroom units offer an ensuite, lounge room, kitchenette with dining area and your own carport. • Each unit boasts a beautiful patio area just waiting for you to sit and enjoy your morning cuppa, on your way back from our clubhouse. • Our experienced chefs prepare meals using fresh locally sourced ingredients daily. There are limited vacancies available, so please call Leanne or Brian today or book a tour.

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of 4 Paws Animal Rescue. As a member of 4 Paws Animal Rescue you will receive our quarterly newsletter informing you of forthcoming events, merchandise and background into what happens to our cats and dogs once re-homed. You

may even want to 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.

NoosaCare receives grant NOOSACARE Inc (Carramar site) was granted $22,320 from the Queensland Government and Jupiters Casinon Community Benefit Fund. This grant was used to purchase 16 adjustable hospital beds for the new Special Care Unit for People Living with Dementia which is open for inspection

Lifeline Shops Blanket Drive WE need your unwanted blankets! If you have spare quality blankets that you no longer need, think about donating them to Lifeline. Each year Lifeline is inundated with requests for blankets due to rising electricity and retail costs. Please help us by donating quality blankets that we can sell for an affordable price. To donate blankets, drop them into any Lifeline Shop or donation bins across the Coast. Alternatively you can arrange a donation wheelie bin or collection by phoning: Caboolture: 5431 4860, Kunda Park: 5409 1400 Contact Details: Jaclyn Puglisi, Marketing & Communication Officer Jaclyn.puglisi, 3250 1934 Debbie Daybell, Shop Manager 5442 6464

to the public on Saturday 29th June, 2013 between 10am and 3pm. “With the generous assistance of such grants, we can continue to meet the needs of our local community”, said Megan D’Elton, Chief Executive Officer of NoosaCare.

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SENIORS NEWS Gateball Regional Competition

QUEENSLAND Inter-Regional Championships in Gateball were played at Caloundra and the winning team was represented by combined Caloundra and Bribie Island (namely The Sunshine Coast). The team only lost one match during the whole series and that was by one point. Gateball is the only sport, where both male and female of any age, together with juniors can compete against each other, completely on an equal basis. Therefore families can participate together. If anyone would like any further information, then please contact Les Smedley on 5491 3474.

The team as follows: l to r Andy Hallinon (Vice president Croquet Assoc. Qld), Les Smedley (Caloundra- team Captain), Glenda Windust (Caloundra), Helen Jefferson (Bribie, Vice Cpt), Jeanette Knight (Bribie) Margaret Jago (Caloundra), and Ros Clyne (Bribie)

Australians could be missing out on retirement dollar PEOPLE could be missing out on thousands of dollars in retirement savings by not paying enough attention to their super each year. A national survey commissioned by AustralianSuper has revealed that Australians spend more than four times as long doing their tax return than reviewing their superannuation each year. According to the survey, Australians spend around five hours on average doing their tax compared to just a little over one hour reviewing their super annually, with twothirds spending less than an hour on their super all year. AustralianSuper General Manager, Marketing and Communications James Coyle said that for the average Australian, spending a little time on their super could mean thousands of dollars extra in retirement. Mr Coyle recommends that to get the most out of super, Australians should add a ‘super checklist’ to their tax time routine. There are a number of simple things people can do at tax time to improve their final superannuation

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SENIORS NEWS Glasshouse Mountains Probus Club DURING May our monthly outing was to the newly refurbished Brisbane City Hall. What a fantastic job the Brisbane City Council (BCC) has done in restoring this historical building. First opened in 1930, it was the tallest building in the city until 1967 with the clock tower reaching 92 meters. Now the tallest building is the city is SOLEIL at 243 m. The quality of the workmanship in the City Hall is outstanding, the circular auditorium is spectacular and the 1891 pipe organ (which contains 4300 pipes) is amazing. The innovative Museum of Brisbane wing is a wonderful addition which celebrates the history, culture and identity of Brisbane. This was an excellent outing enjoyed by all who attended. Our Combined Probus Club of Glass House Mountains is always looking for new members who are like minded and enjoy participating in and promoting the various types of activities we have throughout the year. If you would like to learn more, please call our membership co-ordinator Val Machin on 0754941406 or come along to one of our meetings, held at the Sportsman’s Club on Steve Irwin Way, Glass House Mountains, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10am. You would be most welcome.

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NOWADAYS we are pushed to go online for more and more information whether it be a recipe off a TV show, make a booking or to enter a competition. Thankfully the devices used to access this information are getting much easier to use. Especially tablets like the iPad. Tech-savy seniors are achieving more than ever with their brand new digital devices that can access millions of songs, millions of books and hundreds of thousands of software applications all within a couple of taps on the screen. And if your eyesight is not as good as it use to be these devices can do extraordinary things. Forget the magnifying glass, with just a pinch of your fingers you can zoom in on any text you would like to read. Whether you are browsing the internet, reading a book or a newspaper online you can make the text as large as you need to. If you struggle with typing, either because you never learnt to type or have fingers that aren’t as dexterous as they use to be, you will be astounded by the voice recognition capabilities of these new tablets devices. It truly has to be seen to be believed. If you would like to see a demonstration of the capabilities of these new tablets Colin Dunkerley is doing a free presentation at the Mooloolaba Bowls Club 10:30am Wednesday 3rd July. The FREE Tickets can be booked at or by calling 07 3040 1095

Buderim VIEW Club will be holding its Luncheon Meeting at 11 am on Wednesday 3rd July at Clio’s, 246 Petrie Creek Road, Rosemount. Every month we offer interesting and varied programmes. Last month Olwyn Kerr from Guide Dogs Qld. spoke at our lunch and she was accompanied by her gorgeous PA! A black lab called Champ. Our speaker this month is Clare Forrest who wrote “From Depression to Expression” a life journey. Always popular are the monthly social activities and the July outing is no exception! A relaxing Morning Tea and Fashion Parade are arranged on Wednesday 17th July. Le Baroque will serve the Morning Tea and Meg’s Boutique is putting on the fashion show. Both businesses are at Gloucester Centre, Main Street, Buderim which is where we will meet at 9.30 am for 10.00 am. VIEW Clubs are a valued part of The Smith Family. Funds raised are used to assist The Learning for Life Programme for children from underprivileged families. If you would like to join us at this or any of our month luncheons, or if you would just like information about the Club, please call Gay at 5445 2224. Come along, we love to welcome new members and guests. For Luncheon bookings or cancellations, please call by 6 pm on the Sunday before the Luncheon.

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THE Maroochydore VIEW Club is taking part in the “Walk with a VIEW” which is happening on Friday 12th July. The walk starts at 9am with registrations open from 8am. It is a 5km walk from Alex Surf Club to Mooloolaba and back. Enjoy meeting up with fellow members for a delightful walk along the beach as well as raising money for a worthwhile cause. Morning tea consists of scones, jam and cream also tea or coffee. For more details please contact: Sharyn Sherrington 5451 0004. The VIEW club is a non-profit friendship club that supports The Smith Family chiefly through the Foundation’s Learning for Life Program for Disadvantaged students. The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. Financial disadvantage remains a hidden problem to vulnerable children. All proceeds from the walk will go to The Smith Family “Learning for Life” program.

SENIORS NEWS Historical custodian role for enthusiast Gardner’s personal secretary. Nina felt privileged to be invited to the film star’s Knightsbridge home on several occasions; today remembering that ‘Miss Gardner was a delightful hostess.’ Nina’s wish is to one day travel to the Ava Gardner Museum in the actress’s home town of Smithfield, North Carolina. Some 12,000 people visit the museum each year; such continues the interest in this legend. Nina is pictured beside a 2004 painting of Ava Gardner by Australian artist Sarah-Lyn Lewis. The artwork was inspired by a still photograph from the movie The Killers (1946). On the right is a reproduction costume created by Nina; the costume based on one designed by Walter Plunkett at MGM Studios and worn by Gardner in Show Boat (1951). Gardner’s 5’6" frame and 36-2337 figure stand out, ‘defining the allure on the screen of a film star that deserves to be remembered. They don’t make ’em like they used to!’ adds Nina.

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SENIORS NEWS Paris France comes to Sunshine Coast GYPSY music back in Community Hall, exhilarating Gypsy music town on Saturday 6th July Minyama Street, Kawana. with Swing Manouche led at the Kawana Swing and dance to the by Ewan MacKenzie,

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Kay Sullivan Accordion Player extraordinaire, Miranda Deutsch - Acoustic Guitar, Dan Cosgrove Reeds/Singer/ Composer, Peter Freeman-Master Bassist. The Swing Manouche Group starts at 7.30pm and play until 10.30pm. Cost for Members $25, U3A & Concessions $27.50 and Visitors $30. For bookings (Credit Cards) phone Jennie 5476 7154, Ted 5491 6017 for information. The event is BYO food and refreshments. Coffee, Tea and Cakes for sale. Sponsored by the Sunshine Coast jazz Club Inc and 104.9FM.

Sunshine Coast Computer Club Inc SUNSHINE Coast Computer Club welcomes visitors see a meeting in progress, have a cup of tea or coffee and chat to members to see if the Club will help them if they become members. A visit the Club Web site ( gives basic information about the Club, including where meetings are held including location maps. A telephone call to the Club Information Line 54921005, or e mail to the

Club at can get additional information. Help is offered to members at meetings on such matters as sending e mails and using the internet for information and banking or travel and entertainment bookings, keeping your computer safe from virus and scams and keeping up to date with changes in technology, and word processing (a computer

term for writing letters, making up a Newsletter for a group they may belong to, making greeting cards, calendars etc). The Internet allows surfing the web, emailing friends far and near, using Skype to telephone for free or at low cost, operating your own blogs and web pages. Members can learn how to make photographs into a slide show for recording holidays and family occasions. The Sunshine Coast Computer Club

meets weekly at Caloundra and Buderim, and monthly at Yandina for the northern end of the Coast. 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:// (view an informative Introductory Video) or e mail the Club at

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UNITINGCARE Community’s Seniors Enquiry Line is not only able to assist seniors directly but can also provide valuable help to friends, family and carers both near and far who care for the seniors in their lives. An example of this is the case of Mr Wilson*, a UK resident concerned about his sister living in Australia who had ongoing mental health issues that she was not addressing. His sister was in denial about her challenges and was not seeking treatment, much to her brother’s concern. After trying to broach the subject with his sister (which resulted in her breaking contact with him), and other family members not hearing from his sister in over a month, Mr Wilson decided to call Seniors Enquiry Line (SEL) for assistance. The support and information officer phoned local police to initiate a welfare check on Mr Wilson’s sister. The police visited Mr Wilson’s sister and discovered from a neighbour that she had suffered a heart attack and was in one of the local hospitals. The SEL support and information officer supplied Mr Wilson with a list of local private and

public hospital phone numbers for him to track down his sister with. “Without phoning Seniors Enquiry Line, Mr Wilson would likely not have known any way to check on his sister’s welfare and may not have discovered that she was so unwell,” said Julie Argeros, Seniors Enquiry Line Coordinator. Contacting SEL enabled Mr Wilson to renew contact with his sister and ensure that she now had assistance to maintain her

wellbeing and safety. Without his concern, Mr Wilson’s sister may have remained isolated, without support and unable to cope with her health issues. If you are concerned about a senior in your life, contact UnitingCare Community’s Seniors Enquiry Line on 1300 135 500 or visit w w w . s e n i o r s for information. *names have been changed to protect people’s identities.

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LES and Coral Schintler of Currimundi have a mystery on their hands. The couple found a red-covered album under a bush near Rotary Park in Caloundra while out for a walk last year. Among the photos in the album are what the Schintlers believe are memories of holidays in Bali, Penang and New Caledonia, all from around the 1970s or 1980s. Unfortunately, no names or photo captions are listed. Some of them are old Polaroid photos

with a middle-aged couple in them. The story was featured on the Today show back in August, 2012 and although this elicited some response, the owner of the photo album was not found. Mr and MrsSchintler are still loathe to throw out what may be treasured memories for some other person. If you have any information on the album you can call the Schintlers on 0412827699 or email to

Sunshine Coast Sub Section Naval Association of Australia THE Sub Section holds their meetings on the first Sunday of the month at the Caloundra RSL Sub Branch rooms. Meetings commence at 1100. Partners are welcome as associate members. Meetings last approximately an hour and we endeavour to have guest speakers for each meeting. Membership is open to all serving and ex-Naval personnel of the Commonwealth Navies. Whenever possible outings are organised for members and their partners, and recently we were treated to a great day at the Majestic theatre at Pomona enjoying a nineteen twenties silent movie. The sub Section is always keen on expanding their membership and help and advice on Welfare issues is available from our welfare team. For further information contact Dick on 5492 1637 anytime.

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SENIORS NEWS Sapphire Sales team host ‘Biggest Morning Tea’

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SAPPHIRE Sales team hosted a ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ on Thursday, June 13th 2013 in support of the Cancer Council Queensland and the Leukaemia Foundation. For the past two months staff and residents at Sapphire have been gaining local business support in aid of the Cancer Council Queensland. We found that local businesses were very generous in their support , donating $1600 worth of goods, services and gift vouchers for us to ‘auction’ at our Biggest Morning Tea. Many residents donated

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their time, culinary skills and financial support by giving generously and purchasing many of the items that were auctioned. Some actually buying back the item they donated. There were hand knitted toys, paintings, home pottery, beauty items, tools, golfing vouchers, travel vouchers, gift cards, fishing trip, just to name some. As well as supporting the Cancer Council of Queensland the day was also to support one of our local residents battling cancer and a Leukaemia raffle was conducted. A $200 gift basket, generously donated by RSL Care. Additionally, staff and residents took part in the ‘Biggest Shave / Colour’ of their hair. Hairdressing Services kindly donated by ‘Dare Hair’. In all a combined $2800 was raised on the day, a

fantastic effort. Sapphire Sales hosted 67 guests, 20 being current residents, 20 members from the local Probus Club and the balance depositors and otherinvitees.During the course of the day there was a tour of the building with display apartments open. Guests were also invited to remain at the conclusion of events to have a personal tour of apartments. All our visitors and sponsors have been thanked for their kind support and invited back to have yet another look or discussion with Sales staff, should they wish. A very successful day. The event, which we also held last year, took months of preparation, liaising with both the Cancer Council Queensland and the representative for the Leukaemia Foundation. Personal, individual

‘Sapphire’ invitations were created by us and sent out. Local businesses were presented with a small introduction letter from Sapphire and the Cancer Council provided a letter authenticating our request. These were taken around by residents and hence many donations were given. These supporters of the course will be individually thanked for their kind donation and offered a tour and morning tea, at Sapphire, as a thank you. All the donations were wrapped, tagged, put on the auction list and bidding cards were created by staff. Notices went out to residents calling for volunteers to help with baking of cakes – we were inundated with a wide variety. Sapphire staff, also baked the night before and provided platters of sandwiches and fruit.

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SENIORS NEWS Caloundra Quilt Show

CALOUNDRA Quilters are holding their 13th Biennial Quilt Show on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July from 9am to 4pm at the Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North Street, Caloundra (behind Caloundra Woolworths). Caloundra is situated on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, just one hour north of Brisbane. With over 100 members in the group there is sure to be an impressive display of quilts of all designs and different techniques. The theme of this year’s show is “Beside the Sea” and members are responding

to the challenge of making a place mat sized quilt in that theme in which 50 per cent of the supplied fabric must be incorporated. These quilts will be on display and visitors are invited to vote for their favourite. Members will also be conducting quilting demonstrations including “English Piecing”, hand quilting and machine embroidery using a laptop computer. The raffle is a lovely quilt in the seaside theme and has been made by several of our very talented ladies and is valued at $3000.

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A $400 craft basket, full of goods donated by our local merchants and $120 Voucher for “Daisy’s Place” restaurant in Glenview, make up 2nd and 3rd prizes. The proceeds from this raffle will be donated to a local charity, “Multicap Sunshine Coast Day Service”. Multicap is a high needs disability support organisation in Queensland, providing individual, family and respite support networks, opportunities and programs. For more information, visit their website: Some of our local merchants will have stalls at the Show and promise many bargains. Members also have a sales table with many high quality handmade goods for purchase. Caloundra Arts Centre Association’s Gift Gallery is also open during the show. The Gallery has an amazing array of Arts and Crafts for sale. Entry is $5.00 For more information visit the website: www.caloundraarts or email: info@caloundraarts

Lake Macdonald Flexilink trial service extended

THE Flexilink transport trial operating between Lake Macdonald and Cooroy has been extended until 31 August giving residents a further two months to use the service. Funded by Sunshine Coast Council’s Public Transport Levy, the new service started as a threemonth trial in April to make it easier for residents to access public transport. Transport Strategy Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the trial extension from 30 June until the end of August meant more passenger data could be collected to assess local demand for the service. “Flexilink trial services aim to provide affordable and accessible public transport to communities with fewer alternative transport options,” he said. “The extension of the trial will mean council can gather information on passenger numbers over a five month period and determine whether it’s viable for this service to continue as a sustainable travel option.” Division 12 Councillor Tony Wellington encouraged residents to use the service to keep it running. “The trial gives local residents better access to TransLink bus routes 631 and 632 operating between Cooroy, Nambour and Noosa,” he said. “Residents now have an extra two months to spread the word, use the service and show it’s needed.” The trial operates a return service three times a day Monday to Saturday between Lake Macdonald and Cooroy, travelling via Emerald, Myall and Elm Streets, Lake Macdonald Drive, Forest Acres Drive and Koala Crescent. It costs $2 for adults and $1 for children and concessions. A downloadable brochure including a timetable for the Lake Macdonald to CooroyFlexilink trial is available on council’s website. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available. Bookings are essential, phone 1300 511 163.


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Learn how to understand food labels SUNSHINE Coast Council and Diabetes Queensland have joined forces to present free Virtual Supermarket Tour sessions at library branches across the Coast from June to October 2013. This two hour session aims to help participants make sense of the nutritional information on food labels. Real food packaging will be used in a friendly and educational environment. While this session is primarily aimed at people with diabetes, anyone who would like to learn more about understanding food labels is welcome to attend. Sessions have already been held at Caloundra and Maroochydore Libraries but you can register today in one of the following sessions to find out more: Coolum Library, Tuesday 17 September, 10am to noon Cooroy Library, Tuesday 17 September, 2pm to 4pm Kawana Library, Tuesday 2 July, 2pm to 4pm Nambour Library, Tuesday 2 July, 10am to noon Noosa Library, Wednesday 23 October, 2pm to 4pm To book or for further information visit council’s library website or call 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 727).

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SENIORS NEWS Beautiful St Petersburg

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tall column that commemorates Russia’s victory over Napoleon in 1812. The square has been the scene of numerous demonstrations and revolts over many years. St Isaac’s Cathedral, third biggest in the world after St Peter’s in Rome and St Paul’s in London, is remarkable in that it was built on marshy ground but has not moved in centuries. Its hugely thick walls protected it from too much damage from the Germans during World War II. Its interior is richly adorned with gold.The Church of the Resurrection, otherwise known as the Church of the Spilled colourful onionskin Blood, boasts multiple domes that are synonymous with Russia. Its towering walls and ceiling are covered in mosaics depicting dozens of religious scenes. It is now a museum. Nevsky Prospekt is the main avenue in the city. With trams lumbering along, it is lined with low-rise, understated concrete build• Modern 1 bedroom Courtyard Villas • Gympie location ings. The largest department store occupies an • Packages starting from $255 per week entire city block. It consists of a large number of including services & food options • Air-conditioned small boutiques con• Well located in a relaxed rural setting nected together, all charging rather exorbitant prices for their wares. About 30 minutes out of St Petersburg is the village of Pushkin, named 2-12 College Road after Russia’s most faSouthside Gympie mous poet who went to school there. It is the site of Catherine’s Palace.

FORMERLY called Leningrad and Petrograd, St Petersburg is often referred to as the “most beautiful city in Europe”, at least by Russians! The inner city does have many beautiful and historic stone structures but they are sadly in need of cleaning. Most have five or six storeys with virtually no high-rises and few modern buildings. St Petersburg is the northernmost city in the world to have a population over one million. Located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea, this city was once the capital of Russia. It is the second largest after Moscow, with around five

million inhabitants. The most iconic centrepiece of St Petersburg is the Hermitage, former winter palace of Peter the Great together with several ancillary buildings, now a huge museum and art gallery. This complex houses one of the most extensive collections of art anywhere in the world. Room after room after room contains priceless art works by greats such as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, Cezanne, Rubens, Matisse, Daubigny, Van Gogh, Pissarro and countless others. Not just one painting by each artist,

but whole galleries full of their works. Gold adornment and decorations almost overwhelm the senses to the extent that they fade into the background. It is a total enigma that such wealth should be concentrated in one place in a country that has had a long history of impoverished people – one of the reasons for the October Revolution of 1917. Chandeliers weighing up to eight tonnes hang from the ornate ceilings. One room has a stupendous malachite vase weighing 18 tonnes! Bordering the Hermitage is the large Dvortsovaya Square, dominated by a 47-metre

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Built during the 18th Century, the palace is 325 metres long and boasts more than 100 kilograms of gold on its sophisticated stucco façade and numerous statues. The interior is similarly lavish, with each room seemingly outdoing the previous with gold gilding, ornate inlaid flooring, large mirrors and works of art. Huge gardens surround the palace on all sides and feature a formal pavilion on a lake. When German forces retreated after the Siege of Leningrad in 1944 they intentionally destroyed much of the palace. Restoration work is on-going but the exterior and gardens are back to their former glory. St Petersburg is home to more than 200 museums, many housed in historic

buildings, 2000 libraries, more than 80 theatres, 100 concert venues and 62 cinemas. Ballet occupies a special place in the cultural life of the city. It was home to Rudolf Nureyev and the Petersburg School of Ballet is renowned as one of the best in the world. A popular tourist jaunt is the cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow via a system of rivers, canals and lakes. Taking around six days, this pleasant journey is a relaxing way to see more of Russia and sample some of its culture and customs. The climate of St Petersburg ranges from quite warm in summer (June to August) and very cold in winter (December to February). The Neva River freezes during winter.

Kawana Senior Citizens Inc THIS month a group of Kawana Seniors went on a coach trip to Mt. Tamborine and stayed at Tweed Heads overnight, then next day enjoyed a 4 hour boat trip up the Tweed River. The Seniors also had a very successful ‘Bring and Buy’ and BBQ with Steve Hyndman entertaining for the morning. Next is a Coach Trip to Ballina and the surrounding areas for 8 days, with ‘Christmas in July’ at the Noosa Marina following. Then a day trip to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, a day trip to see the Police Training Horses at Moggil in Brisbane, a ten day coach trip to Floriade in Canberra, a 10 day train trip to Cairns and an overnight trip to Grafton for the Jacaranda Festival. All these trips are offered to the Kawana Seniors for the later months of the year. 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. Indoor Bowls, Hoy and Bingo Games are played throughout the morning. 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 very welcome.

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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 and their dependants. The Branch also conducts monthly subsidized lunches, bus tours of an interesting nature 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 . So why not become involved, if you are an Ex Air Force person living in our community by phoning our Secretary Lance on 07 5443 2775 for more information.

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HELLO all Hibiscus Lovers. We would love to see you at our meetings. The second Sunday of each month in the Woombye, School of Arts Hall, Blackall 123 Mark Rd (Off Daniel St) CALOUNDRA QLD SALES 07 5491 5888 Street, Woombye. The meeting is at 10.30 am. We Website have competition of blooms, morning tea, informaINFORMATION PACK AVAILABLE tive help on growing these beautiful flowers, also hybridising, planting, fertilising, techniques, to help get the best from your plants. We had a ABN 26 089 559 697 very successful Show last month, with lots of plants Subscriptions Only $39.60 for 1 years (12 copies) sold, so we would really subscription - includes GST & postage Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper like to make your anywhere in Australia. Send this form P.O. Box 1062 with your cheque/money order to: aquaintance. Come along Tewantin Q. 4565 to the next meeting and YES! Send me my monthly copy of Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper meet our friendly group. Name: ......................................................................................... Date: 14th July 2013. Look forward to seeing Address: ...................................................................................... you then. .................................................. P/Code: .................................... Contact Audrey 5476 2771 Phone: ......................................................................................... for more info.


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Protection from the elements all year round ACCOLADE® Weather Screens has launched into the Queensland market by tailoring outdoor weather proofing solutions for homes, offices and schools without spoiling the view. With industry experience since the 1930s, this successful Melbourne based company has decided to relocate its head office and establish a manufacturing division in Brisbane. Accolade® was awarded an Australian patent for developing an innovative alternative to PVC café blinds. Using the same material as café blinds, the insert is stretched into a custom frame giving protection from the elements all year round. “Most of our customers cannot believe that we use PVC within our screens, as most are convinced it’s glass,” Accolade® Weather Screens’ owner Mr Andrew Menzel said. With the harsh Australian climate in mind, Accolade’s® screens have

been designed to weatherproof an existing outdoor area from wind and rain. The screens give the effect of being a permanent structure; however they can bi-fold open allowing an open outdoor environment to be maintained. “Customers wanted to use their outdoor area all year round,” Mr Menzel said. “We listened and we provided an innovative solution.” The Accolade® system uses a unique tracking system which allows the screens to be run from either the top or bottom and comes in a range of frame colours, clear and tinted PVC, midge proof and paw proof mesh inserts. To find out more about Accolade® Weather Screens and to see how they can transform and weatherproof your outdoor area, visit or contact them on 3102 1186.

Fundraising Luncheon THE Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Auxiliary will hold a luncheon on Friday, July 26 from noon at the Trophies Restaurant, Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Buderim. Terence Seymour, the General Manager of the

hospital will be the guest speaker and the cost is $ 25. Proceeds to The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital. For bookings or more information please call Robyn on 5476 7212 or Ria 5450 1010.

EDITORIAL copy is always welcome. Deadline for the August edition of Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper is July 17th, 2013

SENIORS NEWS Caloundra Family History Research Inc portance to their family. More than a dozen members answered the call and the variety of items that were shown and explained during the afternoon was amazing. They included a tortoiseshell fan, WWII flyer’s log book and maps, Turkish urn, Asian pipe artefact, shell necklace made by the Tasmanian Aborigines for bartering, Wedding Anniversary album from 1800’s, 76 year old hand knitted Christening outfit and baby brooch, PMG hat th Brenda Smith and Helen Cossar cutting the 20 Birthday Cake. and whistle early CALOUNDRA Family jointly cut by the longest any description, which Caloundra post service, History Research Inc had serving member Brenda was of great historical im- original letter and fob a special cake and after- Smith, and the newest noon tea at the May gen- member, Helen Cossar. In eral meeting to celebrate lieu of a guest speaker, the 20th Birthday of the members were invited to group. The cake was bring along an antique of

watch from Napoleonic wars, framed collage of generational family photos, great grandfather’s moustache cup and saucer late 1800’s, grandfather’s Leichhardt St State School book prize 1888, eye glasses early 1900’s, great grandmother’s hand sewn tapestry, handwritten Confessions Album 1884-1890, swimming medal early 1900’s and one members ‘genes’ (expressed with a show of the type you wear!) On Saturday the 25th May, more than 50 attended the History Queensland

AGM, hosted by Caloundra Family History. Including locals, attendees came from Brisbane, Toowoomba, Gold Coast and country based societies. Sunshine Coast Regional Council Libraries Coordinator; Ms Julanne Neal, gave her well received talk - “A Brief History of Caloundra” and Ms Chrissy Fletcher, as always, did a wonderful presentation on the popular “Adopt-a-Digger” Project that she instigated and administers. All enjoyed the lovely food at the morning and after-

noon teas, as well as the lunch. The July general meeting will welcome Sue Reid, the Immediate Past President of QFHS, who will give a presentation on “Breaking Down Brick Walls”, a session not to be missed by family historians. Further information on all activities conducted by the group is available from Valerie on 5437 3879, June on 5493 2679, or Roz on 5493 1197. The group has an email address at caloundra familyres@ and the website address is www.caloundrafamily

Cane Train returns to Nambour

ALMOST 10 years to the day after the closure of Nambour’s Moreton Mill, Cr Greg Rogerson Has announced that we, the people of Nambour, have been gifted a fully working Locomotive. The Loco is to be a choice of either the ‘Petrie’ or ‘Bli Bli’, both of which spent their working life hauling Cane through Nambour and the gesture is the culmination of many months of negotiations between Council, the Museum and Bundaberg Sugar Clive Plater, president of the Nambour and District Museum, and who’s family have had a long association with the Moreton Mill said - “ The gift by Bundaberg Sugar of one of the Moreton Mill’s operational diesel cane locos is important for many reasons, we are only a few months away from acknowledging the10th anniversary of the mill’s closure with a special open day at the museum and we would be keen to see either Bli Bli or Petrie on display for that occasion. More importantly, this gift brings the dream of reactivating the Heritage Tramway through the middle of Nambour a gigantic step closer to reality”. This news has also been welcomed by the Nambour Heritage Tramway Group who hope to utilise the Loco on a special monthly run between the new Coles and ALDI supermarkets for the benefit of locals and visitors alike. Its arrival will give a much needed boost to have a regular, permanent Tram connection servicing both ends of the town and delivering shoppers and visitors into the main CBD. The committee have set their sights on a similar design to that of the famous Brisbane Tram 47 which gives an elegant, historic shape, with some open seating and the remainder as enclosed compartment. Tramway committee chairman Paul Moriarty said “Councillor Greg Rogerson, who has always advocated for this tramway link, has done an extraordinary amount of work behind the scenes to secure this vital part of the overall Nambour Heritage Tramway plans...a job well done!” Anyone can be a part of getting the train and the tram back on track, for enquiries or information, contact Peter on -

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Vietnam Vet talks on PTSD VIETNAM Vet Bob Walter, like so many of his fellow returned servicemen, suffered problems without accepting what was wrong or understanding the causes. However as his problems increased he realised his family and friends were suffering also. Today Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is recognised but for many returned Vets it was diagnosed too late. Bob wrote a very moving account of his experiences through poetry, called ‘There’s nothing wrong with me’ which opens up an awareness for readers of the trauma so many Vets and their families faced and still do when returning from overseas duty. Bob will talk about his experiences, his book of poems and his brush with PTSD at Noosa U3A, 64 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin, on21 June from 2-3.30pm. Everyone is welcome and entry is just $4. ”There’s nothing wrong with me” will be on sale at $20. All profits go to the REPAT Foundation to fund PTSD research. For more information phone U3A on 5440 5500.

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SENIORS NEWS Magical moments captured in glamour calendar

Calendar Cover

Immanuel Gardens resident, Marie Davis Photo courtesy of Marion Jonkers Photography, phone 5448 5747 or 0411 094 684

RESIDENTS of a Buderim retirement village were given the Hollywood treatment during a recent glamour photography session organised by staff. The resulting images of the Immanuel Gardens residents were so beautiful they have since been featured in a calendar, which will go on sale in July. Experienced Sunshine Coast photographer Marion Jonkers, who specialises in wedding

and vintage portrait photography, volunteered her time for the half-day shoot which was organised by Immanuel Gardens Retirement Village’s Care Coordinator Selina Bennett. Ms Bennett said a nurse colleague was the first to come up with the idea of taking professional photos of the residents as a Christmas gift but she decided to take the idea a step further and began investigating the logistics of a ‘vintage’ photo

“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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shoot. “I put a post on a Sunshine Coast community Facebook page titled ‘Can you Help?’ and asked people if they had any costumes, cars, props or photography skills that could be utilised in a vintage photo shoot at a retirement village,’’ she said. “The response was incredible. I put the post up on a Thursday night and by the next night I had more than 200 replies.’’ One of the first to respond was photographer Marion, who went on to photograph 38 hostel residents. Each resident volunteered to take part and had a hand in selecting the backdrop and props for their photo. Two classic cars and a Harley Davidson motorcycle were among the donated props. A volunteer make-up artist and the village’s onsite hairdresser styled each participant. Several staff also came in on their day off to lend assistance. Ms Jonkers described the photo shoot as ’’a very rewarding experience for all involved’’. “It was wonderful how the staff encouraged the residents to select their own theme for the photo, which allowed many of them to re-live aspects of their previous lives,’’ she said. “One lady was a champion tennis player in her younger days and when she came out dressed in tennis whites and with a racquet in her hand, she had this amazing spark in her eyes. As a portrait photographer you want to tell people’s stories through your photographs and together we were definitely able to achieve that.’’ Resident Marie Davis, 92, an accomplished artist, posed with a brush in her hand and a beret on her head in front a painting she is currently complet-

ing of the Hong Kong harbour front. She said the experience was “terrific’’. “Some people were transformed to the point where you almost didn’t recognise them,’’ she said. Ms Bennett said the

resulting calendar of images will be sold to residents, their families and staff, at cost. “The idea wasn’t to make money out of the calendar, it was simply to make memories for the residents,’’ she said.

SENIORS NEWS Parkinson’s sufferer has Deep Brain Stimulation

Carole and Alan are pictured eight weeks after Carole’s Deep Brain Stimulation procedure. Keen for her hair to grow back; it is happening.

THE statistics are staggering. Parkinson’s Disease is Australia’s second most common neurological disease after Alzheimer’s. It affects one in 350 Australians, with some 30 people diagnosed daily. Parkinson’s, which has grown in numbers by a confounding 17% over the last six years, today costs the Australian economy an estimated $8.4 billion dollars yearly, a figure that includes lost quality of life and premature mortality. According to neurologist Professor Peter Silburn AM, foundation Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the University

of Queensland, ‘Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects not only movement (motor) but mood and involuntary body functions (non-motor). PD usually presents in the sixth or seventh decade of life but many cases of young-onset Parkinson’s are diagnosed.’ Gold Coaster Carole Farrell, now 66 and with no family history of the disease, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in year 2000, not long after moving north from Sydney. With PD difficult to identify, as stroke and tumour need to be ruled out, doc-

tors eventually attributed Carole’s initial symptoms to PD. Symptoms included a tremor in one hand known as ‘pill-rolling’, a rhythmic backand-forth rubbing of the thumb and forefinger. Carole also was favouring her left side; her sense of smell was failing; her handwriting was worsening. Doctors explained to Carole that Parkinson’s leads to the loss of brain cells that produce the chemical dopamine, necessary for smooth and coordinated movement; however, PD symptoms don’t develop until about 70 percent of these cells are damaged, the reason behind delayed diagnosis and treatment. As wife to Alan, and an active mother and grandmother, Carole’s Parkinson’s progressed slowly over the years until about two years ago when she noticed that ‘all the symptoms were hitting me at once’ and now included trembling, slowness of movement, anxiety, depression, memory problems, disturbed sleep and tiredness. In late 2012, Carole and Alan made the decision that Carole would have Deep Brain Stimulation

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(DBS) under Professor Silburn and Associate Professor Terry Coyne, neurosurgeon, at Brisbane’s St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital. Together over some ten years the two specialists had performed more than 500 DBS procedures where they probed and stimulated specific areas of the brain while the patient, although under anaesthetic, remained conscious in part. As Professor Silburn explained, ‘DBS involves the implantation of a pulse generator (a battery-like device) that creates electrical stimulation that then directs a small electrical current to the area of the brain causing the PD symptoms; overriding the abnormal PD electrical messages.’ He continued, ‘This is not a cure for Parkinson’s, as there currently is no cure, but it is a way of managing symptoms. The PD symptoms continue to progress regardless of treatment but different disease management strategies are available.’ Carole’s 3½ hour Deep Brain Stimulation procedure took place on 14 Feb of this year. As a result, she is now able to externally regulate the electri-

cal current as necessary by using a remote control, thus easing her Parkinson’s symptoms. Carole also has had muscle-relaxant Botox injections into an arm and a leg, as muscles had shrunk due to the disease, causing considerable pain. Admitting that she has good days and not-sogood days, Carole says that she is glad that she had the Deep Brain Stimulation, her PD symptoms now eased. She emphasises that each case is different and anyone contemplating DBS should speak to others who have had the operation. A definite positive for Carole is that she no longer requires the amount of drugs that were an essential part of her life for the past 13 years. She also is more physically active. Carole and Alan continue to be co-ordinators of the Helensvale Support Group of the Parkinson’s Society of Queensland. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month from 9.30am at Club Helensvale, Discovery Drive. Everyone is welcome. Phone (07) 5563 9316 or 0413 011 320 for more information.

Our next edition of the Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper is 29 July Deadline for copy is 17 July

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Laguna Estate - a lifestyle choice

IS ‘grandma’s ghetto’ your idea of a retirement village? If so, stop right there! There is nothing further from the truth. In the past, most residents entered these villages aged in their seventies as part of a move to downsize, decrease maintenance responsibilities, experience a greater sense of safety and security, or for health and lifestyle reasons. Today, younger retirees from age 55 are seeing the benefits of relocating to a retirement village, with the emphasis on lifestyle and making the move a liberating experience. To those who say that they are not ready for such a move, many of the residents at Laguna Estate say that they wish they had made the decision earlier. It has given them the freedom to travel, visit family or just pursue new hobbies without any of the worries they previously had with the upkeep and security issues of their previous home. Combining outstanding resort facilities with stylish homes in a fully landscaped environment, this village strikes the perfect balance between privacy and independence whilst encouraging a vibrant and rewarding community in which to live. There are spacious villas and serviced apartments from which

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to choose, all in a quiet, peaceful location yet so close to all the vibrant action of Noosa. The range of facilities is cleverly geared towards anyone over the age of 55, whether you are physically active or prefer a quieter lifestyle - and the grandchildren are welcome here. So what will sell you on your decision to make Laguna Estate your home? It is a combination of many things – particularly the smart community facilities and the activities which cater for all lifestyles, but also the quality finish of both the new and the refurbished villas, the resort-style feel, the professional and hugely cheerful staff and the low monthly fees. At some time in the future you may need living assistance but this too is catered for at Laguna Estate with assisted care apartments available. Three meals a day, cleaning, weekly towel & linen changes and 24 hour on-call emergency staff are all part of the service. Laguna Estate is a class act – phone 1800 012 049 for lots more information and an appointment to view this special retirement estate at 21 Lake Weyba Drive, Noosaville. You could soon be making the best choice of your life!

SENIORS NEWS Mysore and into Kerala

by Antoinette O’Connor

was used. I was sure I would slide off the table. Afterwards I went into a “hot steam box”, then given a shampoo and shower. It was all very relaxing. While in Kerala we went on two long walks, one through tea plantations and the other through the Periyer Tiger Reserve. The latter covers 925 square kilometres and is the 10th of 42 Tiger reserves in India. Though billed as a tiger reserve Periyar is also famous for its wild elephants. Although our walk took 3 hours, Saying goodbye to the crew on the boat we didn’t see any tigers or elephants. OUR flight from Mumbai orchid like flowers were Glasgow. There was a This southern part of took us South to being thread onto string huge area in front of the India is well known for Bangalore. for garlands. One can palace and one could its spices . Pepper being As we drove towards only imagine the labour imagine the pageantry of the King of Spices and Mysore from Bangalore intensity of threading Durbars that took place Cardamom the Queen. . we could see a different these tiny flowers onto with numerous elThe accommodation India. Bangalore is the string, with wages I ephants dressed in their continued to be good. Technological Capital of imagine a mere pittance! finery. Apart from the two India where software Perfume of the flowers We then travelled to health resorts we stayed development is at the permeated the market. the State of Kerala also in The Spice Village forefront. It has UniverAfter lunch we toured where two of our at Thekkady. Each of sities and very up-tothe Palace of Mysore. accommodations had our rooms in this hotel date IT Centres. The After the original Palace Ayurvedic medicine was an individual roads were cleaner, the was burnt down, the centres, a Hindu system “house” with a veranda, houses more middle present one was of alternative medicines. thatched roof, the thatch class and, I noticed, an commissioned in 1897 I had a massage at both made of elephant grass. absence of wandering and completed in 1912. centres. A Massage Of course the room was cows. The best Indian archiwith a difference. Both impregnated with a Our hotel in Mysore tects were supported by started with sitting on a wonderful smell of spice, was one of the highan Irish Engineer Henry stool . My head was as was the huge lights of our accommoIrvine. In the Peacock massaged with warm oil, bathroom with its spicy dation. The Lalitha Hall the cast iron then I was transferred to soaps. We had lunch in Mahal Palace Hotel, had columns and beautiful the table. A firm wooden a garden cafe. The resort been a palace built in stained glass came from surface, again warm oil had a cooking demon1921to host the Maharajah’s most important guest, the Viceroy of India. It was also used as a guest house for European guests of the Maharajah It was converted into a hotel in 1974. Our wing had all the advantages of a very good hotel. My room had a balcony overlooking the pool and the spacious gardens. The hotel has retained the trappings of the original palace. The entrance had an Italian marble staircase, with the Belgian crystal chandelier still hanging. Simply sign a contract to build a new There were cut glass home from our ‘Premium Range’ lamps on heavy ornate prior to June 30th 2013 furniture, with Persian The package includes a European River carpets at our feet as we Cruise for 2 people Twin Share. hopefully accessed some Wi-Fi around the reception area. The ball We look forward to showing you around room has been conour expansive estate which encompasses verted into a dining 66 acres. room. Kind regards, Claremont Resort Park On our first day we Ridge Management. toured a fruit, vegetable and flower market, which was spotlessly clean. The produce all looked fresh. The flowers were bright and colourful, of course, with a predominance of marigold. These and other tiny

stration before dinner each night, with a tasting to follow the demonstration. There was also a cultural show, with women in beautiful costumes. The evening became cool and eventually I went back to my room tired after the long day. I didn’t really need it, but it was comforting to find a hot water bottle in my bed. Another highlight in this southern part of India, was our overnight on a houseboat at Alleppy. Our group was allocated three boats. Myself and another passenger, Elaine, were on the same boat as our two guides (Australian and Indian ). We went on board late in the morning and after a welcome drink were shown to our rooms. Mine had a queen size bed with plenty of room either side. A welcome bowl of fruit on the bedside table (not that I had the opportunity to disturb the wrapping.) Our chef asked what we would like for lunch. I chose fish. The smell of the cooking precursed what became a delicious lunch. Mine was prawns cooked in Indian spices and fish, I shared rice and vegetables prepared for the others. After lunch, Elaine and I went up onto the top

deck where we watched the activity on the river. By the shore, some locals were bathing, some washing their clothes. Children came home from school as only children do, chasing each other with laughter. We could see rice paddies off to the channels. Late in the afternoon, the boat pulled into the edge of the river and we joined our companions from the other boats on a walk to a local village. The woman were working in the channels, washing clothes and some just chatting to their neighbours. Each group smiled and greeted us, even though we felt we were intruding into what was literally their back-yards. Back on board our boat after cool drinks, we had another beautiful meal. What a delightful evening we had talking to our Indian guide

Aman about local customs. After an exotic breakfast next morning we berthed at our Ayurvedic resort. Another massage, and another cultural evening. The journey to India, was one of my most amazing experiences. Delhi was dirty, noisy and busy, Agra was beautiful, Varanassi enlightening. All these places were colourful even if they were packed with people, cars, tuktuks, motor bikes and cows and pigs smooching into the rubbish. The close of the journey was so different. Cleaner, the resorts, the houseboat and the spice walks giving a feeling of relaxation. It all gave the journey a beautiful rounding off. Yes I enjoyed the journey, the colour and the lovely people.

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SENIORS NEWS Lioness Big Screen Night THE Lioness Club of Caloundra recently held a very successful movie night at the Caloundra Big Screen Cinemas. It was a great night with most patrons enjoying the Baz Luhrmann movie “The Great Gatsby”. Left: Lionesses Jo, Val, Lois and Marilyn welcoming guests to the pre-movie refreshments. All proceeds are going to the Compass Institute.”

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Inclusive Community on Image AN Inclusive Community on Image program will be launched on 1st July and the aim of the program is to create a warm and welcoming community where everyone is valued as equals, facilitating and offering activities and opportunities that reflect the needs of interest of our community. The Open Day will run from 10am to 2pm at the Spiral Community Hub, 122 Image Flat Road, Nambour. Morning tea is available. This will include belly dancing, dance drumming, music, art, hobbycraft, story sharing, drama, performing arts, and yoga. Phone 5476 2711 or 5479 6119 for more information.

Buderim East Probus Club THE Buderim East Probus Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10.00a.m. at the Headland Bowls Club, Syd Lingard Drive Buderim.The next meeting will be held on July 9, when the guest speaker will be Mr. David Bliss, Principal of Immanuel Lutheran College. David will be talking on education in the 2000’s. New members and visitors will be warmly welcomed. The club has some interesting speakers organised for the following year, as well as outings and social activities. For further information please contact Joe Seeleither on 5443 3395 or Des Smallwood on 5493 6158.

Nambour Plaza Chemmart® Pharmacy supports the community THE Mens Shed Nambour was thrilled to receive their donation from Nambour Plaza Chemmart Pharmacy at the end of May for a generous sum of $807. To support the local community each month, Nambour Plaza Chemmart Pharmacy will be donating 5% of its monthly sales for Chemmart Own Brand, 4me and Faulding brands to a not for profit organisation or charity. Look out for Chemmart items highlighted with the name of the local charity or organisation which will be given the 5% of sales that month. Nambour and District Parkinson’s Support Group will be the recipient for June and Nambour Plaza Chemmart Pharmacy hopes to see the donation grow each month as more people become aware and support the brands that support the Community Fund campaign. You too can submit your own local community group as a worthy recipient. To be successful, the organisation or charity must make a submission to the pharmacy and meet the criteria required. The organisation or charity must describe what role they play in the community and how they can promote the offer to maximise sales on these products therefore increasing the dollar value they will receive at the end of the month. They may achieve this through additional media such as facebook, newsletters, seminars or workshops. Submissions can be emailed to Each month a new organisation or charity will be selected.

SENIORS NEWS Where are they now?


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Phone/Fax 5496 1590 Woodford Qld DALE Hanley who now lives in Mt Gravatt, Brisbane with photos and names of all platoons and activities who was part of 20 Platoon, E company of National of the 19 Training Battalion from 1955. Contact Dale Service 19 Training Battalion is looking for former Hanley in Brisbane 07 3219 1141. Nasho’s who he served with at Holsworthy near Liverpool, NSW. He was part of intake 1/55 which was in 1955. Whilst many would now be deceased or some even moved overseas, there may be still some around or readers may be able to recognise some of the men in the photo and know them. Mr Hanley has a full list of names in his platoon as well as a complete booklet

What happens to the stamps ABM supporters donate?

ABM is pleased to receive stamps all year round from across the country. For many years we have been accepting used postage stamps as part of our fundraising. Today this practice continues with our loyal supporters from different dioceses and parishes sending us stamps on a regular basis. Sister Rosamund, from the Community of the Sister of the Church, is a philatelist and collects the stamps from our office every two weeks. She takes them back to her convent where she and the rest of the Sisters sort through, clean and select the ones that may be valuable and are in a good enough condition to be sold at auction. The stamp auction takes place twice a year and the balance of the stamps are sold to agents in 2-5kg lots to be used in “mission mixture packs”. Sister Rosamund receives a cheque for the auction and sales, which she passes on the ABM. In 2010 ABM sold 45 lots of stamps and received $18,786,68, in 2011 we sold 41 lots and received $9.477.75 and in 2012 we sold 36 lots and received $10,174.00. Christopher Brooks, acting Communication and Fundraising Manager said, “We are so pleased to receive this money from the stamps that our loyal supporters offer us.” “Unfortunately, it is not possible for ABM to ascertain individual prices for collections. The main difficult arises when several collections are sold in one lot as the auction house does not give a breakdown of each collection.” “It is quite amazing that over $38,000 can be raised in three years from the donation of used stamps. We thank everyone for their donations which raises money that supports our work in mission,” he said. You can send your used stamps to ABM, Locked Bag Q4005, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230. For enquiries please phone 1300 302 663.

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Biennial Quilt Exhibition BUDERIM Craft Cottage is holding our Biennial Quilt Exhibition and Sale from 9am to 4pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5, 6, and 7 July 2013. Entry is $5. We are raffling 2 quilts and proceeds will be going to Cittamani Hospice. Each show we put a challenge to our members and this year they are asked to make a place mat using the theme of “Fresh Water”. Visitors to the Show will vote on that place mat they think fits the theme best and then their votes will become competition entries to win the place mat. We are at 5 Main St Buderim between St Marks Church and Buderim War Memorial Hall. For more information contact Sheila on 07 5445 1567 or visit our blog

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SENIORS NEWS Retired Probians need never complain

Diane with husband Tony share their story with Currimundi Probians

RECENTLY over 90 Currimundi Combined Probians were spellbound as they heard how to never complain again of their aches, pains or problems but to pursue life with persistence and passion. As Diane Carter, CPCS, Internationally recognised Professional Speaker and Author, shared part of her life story, she not only held everyone’s attention, but at times, had them in fits of laughter. She spoke with a specialness of

humour and seriousness. After a hyena mauled her face in the outback of Zimbabwe, and she lost an eye, ear, and had a badly mangled face, as well as serious thumb and other injuries Diane, in and out of consciousness and exhaustion, was taken to a local outback surgery through herds of wild elephants and finally put onto a MARS Air Hospital Plane to Harare where after exhaustive surgery and a new glass eye she recovered with a positive attitude and got

on with her life, living it to the full and turning every obstacle into a positive. The crocodile that nearly overturned their boat, the hilarious donkey story, the cable car ride over an African river when on safari, becoming a “prostitute/hooker” in Tijuana, Mexico, and other tales all made the morning very memorable and motivated everyone to make the most of every day. Diane is author of “Get a Life, Dare to Succeed” and “Dare to Live – Trust Yourself”, books which uplift spirits and help readers to find strengths within themselves they had forgotten they had.Diane, a former Head of Mvurachena School in Chipinge in Zimbabwe, has a special affinity with education groups and the corporate learning and development area. Experienced travellers, she and husband Tony grew up in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) - Tony flew with the Royal Air Force as a navigator back in the 60’s, arriving in Australia in 1971. Diane has been in education all of her life retiring as a school principal in 2006.”My attitude and mindset have had a huge positive effect on my home and professional life”, she says.

The merry month of May at Nambour National Seniors

86 members and friends enjoyed Charity day on the 13th May. To present a donation of $1000.00 to Alex Moore Director of Cittamani Hospice Palliative CarePalmwoods. This will help to continue their excellent service to the people of the Sunshine Coast. Free entertainment was provided by “The Good Old Girls, Plus Two. This was enjoyed by all. A tasty hot and cold morning tea was served to our members Many thanks to the caterers, and to the Nambour Heights Bowls Club, many worthy raffles donated by the Nambour Retailers were won by lucky ticket holders, resulting in a very successful morning. May 21st saw 30 members and friends depart Nambour by bus to visit Alma Park Zoo situated between Petrie and Dakabin. Just North of Brisbane. On our arrival we enjoyed Morning Tea supplied by the bus Company.. Armed with maps, we freely inspected the area which contains a vast array of local and imported animals, Reptiles, and Bird life. The facility is well maintained and inhabitants are very well fed and watered. We travelled to Redcliffe RSL to enjoy a delicious lunch and excellent music, after which we visited the Redcliffe Museum, to explore the history of the area. This is situated in a former Church. The display is excellent and is well worth the visit. Back to the Esplanade we checked out “The Walk of Fame” and Statues of the” B Gees aka the Gibb Brother’s, it is an excellent presentation. The trip back to Nambour ended a very happy and educational day.

Genealogy Sunshine Coast THE building extension to the Genealogy Resource Centre at Petrie Park Rd is well underway and weather permitting should be completed within the next few weeks. Opening hours are restricted during the construction so please phone the centre before attending to check if it is open. Phone the Centre on 5441 4266 or email A series of small cookbooks have been released at a cost of $5 each and these include “Bring a Plate”, “Muffin Recipes”, “Gluten Free Wheat Free”, “Dairy

Free” and “Healthy Eating and Diabetic Recipes”. The last three books include tips and hints and how to convert recipes. The next meeting of Genealogy Sunshine Coast will be on Saturday, 13 July at 9:30 am at the Resource Centre in Petrie Park Rd, Nambour, at the end of the car park opposite the swimming pool. See more on our website http:// genealogysunshinecoastinc/ For research queries phone Merle on 5444 4648.

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Monday July 15th Exhibits open 11am, speakers 12 noon to 4pm 12 noon to 12.15pm - Presented by Megan Tremlet & Isaac Gray Welcome - Introduction - Role of the Pharmacy 12.15 to 12.30pm - Presented by Dr Clive Creager & Sarah Hayward Divine Dental 12.30pm to 12.35pm - Presented by Greg Lowther Abbott Diabetes 12.35pm to 1.30pm - Presented by Jennifer Cameron Coastal Diabetes Education Q&A 1.30pm to 2.30pm - Presented by Annette Sym 3 course cooking demonstration 2.30pm to 3.00pm - Break Sample Annette Sym’s creations 3.00pm to 3.35pm - Presented by Annette Sym Healthy eating and reducing the impact of diabetes Annette Sym 3.30pm to 4.00pm - Presented by Dr Althea Page-Carruth Before & After Foot care in Diabetes Venue Catholic Church Hall, Moorindal Street, Tewantin

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SENIORS NEWS Sippy Downs Probus Club THE relatively new Sippy Downs Probus Club meets at 10.15am on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Chancellor Park Tavern. Theatre outings, travel and dining out are some of the many social activities we enjoy. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Contact Margaret on 5456 1926 for more information.

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Local helicopter pilot elected to fly Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific

Outgoing President Barbara Bailey and new President Ross Harrison

THE incoming president of the RC of Caloundra Pacific is Ross Harrison, local helicopter pilot and business owner. He will take over from current president Barbara Bailey at the Changeover dinner to be held at

the Caloundra Golf Club on Thursday 27 June 2013. Ross will be the 34th person to become President over the 37 year history of the Caloundra club which was first charted in 1977.Belonging toRotary District 9600 which covers P.N.G, the Solomon Islands, Nauru and part of south east Queensland the club is integral to the Caloundra community.Rosssaid I want to do my bit to make the world a better place and in Rotary I am able to help within a worldwide community of likeminded people. The outgoing President Barbara Bailey wished him luck saying,I have been encouraged during my 2 years as President by the ideal of Rotary service, as a basis of worthy endeavour and, in particular, by the support of the members of this club. I am sure that Ross will enjoy immensely his term as president, as I have and I wish him well for the next year. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to hisor her personal life and community life; encourages advancement of International understanding, goodwill and peace through this worldwide fellowship of business and professional people.

Maroochydore Aglow MAROOCHYDORE Aglow will hold its’ July meeting on Wednesday, 10th at 9.30am. Delegates to the Queensland Retreat will share at this meeting. Aglow is an international and interdenominational organisation and is in 170 nations throughout the

world. Morning tea is served and there is an entry cost of $7. Meetings take place at the Lifepointe Baptist Church, Wises Road, Maroochydore. Anyone interested is invited to attend. For further information phone Kath Parry 5478 8034.

Buderim National Seniors NATIONAL Seniors Buderim Branch monthly meeting will be held in the Buderim Bowls Club, Elizabeth Street Buderim at 9.30am on Monday 22 July, morning tea will be served. Cost is 4 dollars

per person; this month our guest speaker is Angie Andrews, author “Cooking Secure” and “Benefits of Aloe Vera” Do come along for a social morning.

La w, F inance & Y OU Law Finance YOU When Good News is Bad News

AS we assess things at the end of financial year it’s great to see growth investors have been rewarded with plus 20% returns for Aussie shares for the year to 6 June 2013. We have however seen some weakness recently for Aussie shares and our currency. Four factors have contributed to this: The surprise rate cut on 7 May 2013, which, all things being equal should have been good for growth assets, saw the local share market initially rise and the dollar fall as expected. An indication in US congress that if they saw sustainable improvements in the US economy, ‘a step down’ in the pace of purchases ‘in the next few months’ might be warranted. That good news (US economy possibly on a sustainable mend) was treated as bad

news by markets spooked by the thought of the US stimulus tap being turned off. This news saw the US dollar strengthen, which lead to a fall in the Aussie dollar, and coupled with lower rates, saw an exit of money out of Aussie assets with offshore investors worried their Aussie dollar exposure was suddenly going down in value - Australia is a strong capital importer with about half of our equity and debt financing coming from overseas . (Over the last couple of weeks US and Japanese investors would have seen the value of their Aussie holdings decrease around 6% as the Aussie dollar fell.) ‘Soft’ Aussie economic growth figures released on 4 June 2013 raised the possibility of another rate

cut which was quickly priced into the market. The final outcome was the RBA leaving rates on hold in June. In regard to the soft economic growth - net exports were a big factor in growth adding around 1% as export volumes rose and imports fell. The export pick up is a pleasant reminder that as all of the mining and energy projects come on stream, exports will pick up and contribute more to our nation. However, it was the domestic economy that was disappointing with domestic demand falling, housing flat and subdued consumption. On the plus side, new dwelling investment is lifting in response to lower interest rates, but a sharp fall in alterations and additions this quarter has masked some of that improvement.

In regard to the global story it can be summarised as follows: Good, albeit slow momentum in the US. The US has had some good news on their house prices, consumer confidence and household net wealth. A perceived “soft patch” in Asia and Australia. Indicators however show that China’s growth may be on a stable track. Continued contraction and high unemployment in Europe. A massive experiment of quantitative easing in Japan to try and shock its economy out of its deflationary trend. With these changes in the market now could be a good time to seek financial advice as to the best placement for your investments going into the new financial year. For more Information

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Senior and pensioners tax offset

AFTER working (and paying taxes) for most of your life, it can be a good feeling to get to that stage of your life where it’s time to get some pay-back from the taxman. Your golden years can be given an extra glow by qualifying for the senior Australian tax offset (SAPTO - formerly SATO). To get a tax offset is another way of saying you get to reduce your tax bill. But an offset doesn’t lessen ‘taxable income’, just the tax owing on it. So it can reduce tax to zero in theory, but will never in itself result in a refund. Since receiving the offset will make you liable for less tax, you can earn more income before paying any tax (and Medicare levy). In fact the intention of the offset is to make it so that lower income seniors have no tax liabilities. You need to meet certain conditions to qualify, chief among them being your age – you need to be at or above age pension age, which is 65 (but incrementally moving towards 67 by 2023). You also need to receive (or be able to receive if you made a claim) an age pension or Veterans’ Affairs payment. Another interesting qualifying stipulation is that you must not be locked up in prison. For SATO and some other tax breaks however, the way ‘income’ is defined has been given a tweak, and is now labelled ‘rebate income’. It encompasses your taxable income, total reportable fringe benefits, total net investment losses and reportable super contributions. Being separated due to illness is a recognition of some of the realities of getting older, where infirmity or illness may force some couples to live apart. The Tax

Office is aware that such situations can increase expenses, and so has boosted the amounts in these circumstances. You can also transfer any unused offsets from one partner to the other. The low income tax offset is taken into account when calculating the income threshold for the senior Australians tax offset, and recognises that the low income offset reduces after income exceeds $30,000. The calculation of the SATO threshold incorporates the reduction in the low income offset. The pensioner tax offset and the senior Australians tax offset (SATO) are mutually exclusive and cannot be used in conjunction with each other. According to the tax legislation, if you happen to qualify for both the SATO takes precedence over the pensioner tax offset. For more information on your eligibility on tax offsets go to or for personal tax enquiries call 13 28 61. Source: Taxpayers Australia Inc.

Seniors’ votes may be won on bread & butter issues A SURVEY of 1,600 Australians aged 50 plus, reveals that the seniors vote will be won this September on bread and butter issues such as health and the economy. The National Seniors survey, conducted over April and May, asked respondents to weight the importance of “concepts”, “policy areas” and specific “issues”, and then indicate their “vote changers”. Across all three categories the economy (81.1%) and health (78.9%) ranked as top priorities. While abolishing the carbon tax emerged as the leading “vote changer” it only ranked 42.8% in “importance”. Information technology and life-long learning ranked poorly across the board (see list below). “The results demonstrate that it’s back to the basics for older Australians,” said National Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill. “The over 50s want a health system that won’t fail them and an economy that ensures their retirement savings are safe”. “In terms of the seniors vote, we’re going to see an election won on bread and butter issues,” he said.


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WHY do patchworkers drool over layer cakes, jelly rolls and bali pops? Just ask a quilter at the Buderim Quilt Exhibition July 5-7 and watch their eyes light up. The Patchwork Group Buderim Craft Cottage Quilt Exhibition and Sale runs 9am-4pm Friday to Sunday at 7 Main St Buderim. Entry is $5. Buderim quilts are made with love: 25 were sent to Bundaberg after the recent floods to brighten the lives of flood victims and three large tactile floor quilts were made for Sunshine Coast libraries for children to sit on while listening to stories. This year the group is raffling two quilts in aid of the Cittamani Hospice, which provides compas-

A colourful selection of ‘layer cakes’ (top) and ‘bali pops’ on display at Kimz sewing and patchwork centre, Warana.

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Perpetual power price rises push people to solar IT’S death by a thousand cuts, or more accurately, increases. Electricity price rises seem to have become the third thing you can be sure of in life. For Queensland households, the situation is grim as they face electricity price rises of 22% soon, tacking hundreds of dollars onto the average annual bill. The Queensland Government’s electricity rate increase freeze has come back to haunt it - and in spades. It was akin to easy credit in that like easy credit from shady sources, debt repayments are often very hard. (As a result of the Queensland Government freezing electricity rates on Tariff 11 at 2011-12 levels plus the carbon price, the Authority is implementing a threeyear transitional path to rebalance fixed and variable components so each component is cost-reflective by

1 July 2015.) In among all this, one thing has been continually proven true - that green schemes are a small player in the increases. The title of major culprit goes to network costs - poles and wires to replace ageing infrastructure or in some cases, just to “gold plate” it and to deal with the infrequent spikes in power use each year through the use of air-conditioners; an issue that home solar is helping to address. Around 90 per cent of Australians took some kind of action to reduce their power bills in 2012, including going solar. Home solar is making a significant contribution to Australia’s Renewable Energy Target, reaching 8% in 2012. Source: Energy Matters

Get the best out of Google workshop ‘HOW to get the best out of Google’ will be a workshop given by a member of Cooroy-Noosa Family

Caloundra Markets CALOUNDRA’S first indoor-outdoor market is held at the Currimundi state school, Buderim st. Caloundra. Open every Sunday 7-12noon. Plenty of parking at the Currimundi Hotel. We have a treasure chest of collectables, coins, arts & crafts, jewellery and a great selection of books, plus kids toys and clothes. You will find a huge selection of fruit & veg, asian vegetables, olives and maleny yoghurt, cheeses,eggs and jams. 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. Supporting the Dicky Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. Car boot sales and new stall holders welcome. Details: Bob 0401 482 949

and Local History Group, John Sparrow, at the next meeting in July. John’s talk will start at 1.00pm on Saturday, 6th July, afternoon tea and the general meeting will follow at the research rooms 41 Miva Street, Cooroy.

The Group will celebrate with a Birthday Lunch on Wednesday, 10th July at Cooroy Bowls Club restaurant. Historian and author, Dr James Lergessner will talk about his book “Snippets from a Baby Boomers Diary” which is

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We would love to chat to you about being a Pictured above are some of the ladies from Palmwoods Garden Village who spend a lot of their time knitting for the Hospital Foundation Wish List as well as Lily House. In April we sent away over a 100 items for these organisations including beanies, knee rugs, bed socks, shawls, baby’s clothes and pram covers. This is the second time this year we have sent articles off to these organisations. Those in the picture from left to right are: Win Boag, Jean Hawkshaw, Daphne Blowers and Jan England.

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dent n e p e d In g in y a t S and Diet changes crucial to reduce bowel cancer risk SIGNIFICANT dietary changes are critical in reducing the incidence of the second most common cancer diagnosed in Australia, according to Cancer Council Queensland. The latest statistics from the World Cancer Research Fund estimate that changes in diet, along with adjustments to physical activity habits, could reduce colorectal cancer incidence by up to 75 per cent. For most Queenslanders this equates to a significant boost of fibrous food intake, reducing alcohol, red and processed meat consumption, and adjusting physical activity habits substantially. The Australian Dietary Guidelines suggest a healthy adult should eat at least four to six serves of wholegrain foods daily, two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables (depending on age and gender). Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the average Queenslander would need to almost double their intake of fibrous foods to gain the health benefits. “To meet the recommendations, most Australian men would need to cut red meat consumption by 20 per cent, and the average Aussie would need to eat 40

per cent more meat alternatives, including poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts or seeds. “Australians should aim to eat 100g of red meat about three to four times a week and include alternatives on other days. “Processed meat also increases the risk of bowel cancer. These meats are high in added salt and saturated fat, and are not a substitute for lean meat, poultry, fish, legumes or tofu.” Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in Australia. It accounts for almost 13 per cent of all cancers diagnosed in Australia, and around 10 per cent of all cancer deaths. In Queensland, around 2800 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year. About 980 people die from the disease. Participation in recommended screening is vital in the early detection of colorectal cancer. Cancer Council Queensland is calling on all Queenslanders to assess their diet, activity level and weight and participate in screening where eligible this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available at or Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20.

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ARE you one of the 82% of adult Australian who want control of your end of life decisions? Is Dying with Dignity your wish? Dying with Dignity Queensland needs more members to swell our ranks and pressure our politicians to listen to the will of the people. Why not join us in our quest for the right to die, if suffering and lack quality of life, become intolerable? We need your help 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. Our next meeting will be held at the CWA Hall, Memorial Ave, Maroochydore at 2pm on Wednesday July 17. Guest speaker is Judi Tompkins who will walk through, and answer all your questions about the Advance Health Directive. Please bring a copy of your current Advance Health Directive with you if you already have one. Meetings are free, afternoon tea will be served and parking is available at the door. Any enquiries please phone Joan on 5443 5576 or June on 0402 989 433.

When I become old WHEN I’m a little old lady, then I’ll live with my children and bring them great joy. To repay all I’ve had from each girl and boy I shall draw on the walls and scuff up the floor; run in and out without closing the door. I’ll hide frogs in the pantry, socks under my bed. And whenever they scold me, I’ll hang my head. I’ll pester my children when they are on the phone. As long as they’re busy I won’t leave them

Diabetes Expo 2013 A DIABETES Expo will be held on Monday 15th July from 12 noon – 4pm at the Catholic Church Hall, Moorindil Street, Tewantin. Exhibits open 11am, speakers 12 noon – 4pm Gold coin donation with proceeds going to Diabetes Australia Research Trust. Featuring Annette Sym Author of ‘Symply Too Good To Be True’ cook book. Presented by Tewantin Guardian Pharmacy

alone. Hide candy in closets, rocks in a drawer ... and never pick up what I drop on the floor. Dash off to the movies and not wash a dish. I’ll plead for allowance whenever I wish. I’ll stuff up the plumbing and deluge the floor. As soon as they’ve mopped it, I’ll flood it some more. When they correct me, I’ll lie down and cry, kicking

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extreme positions. This is great news for everyone looking for a safe alternative to traditional resistance training. There are no bulky weights and resistance can be as low as 100g. BT Health and Fitness now presents the most advanced Health & Fitness Equipment technology on the market,whichis used in Prevention and General Fitness, Rehabilitation and Testing as well as Senior Training.

MS Self Help Group

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THE Sunshine Coast MS Self Help Group meet every 4th Saturday of the month at 2.00pm at the Suncare Day Respite Centre, George Street, Maroochydore. Further information can be obtained by phoning Maureen on 5443 2215. There is no cost and Partners/Carers are also welcome. Future meetings for the rest of the year will be held on the 27th July; 24th August; 28th September; 26th October.

THE Sunshine Coast Arthritis Support Group will meet on Thursday 4th July from 12.45pm to 2pm at the Maroochydore RSL Sub-Branch, RSL House, 106 Memorial Ave, Maroochydore. Guest Speaker – A Naturopath & Pharmacist, Topic – Complimentary Medications & Pharmaceutical Medications for Arthritis. Contact Mary 5441 2259, 0403 339 057 or Jeanette 5443 7446 for more information.

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First on the Sunshine Coast iBalance Platform The iBalance Smart Card is an easyto-use tool for the assessment and training of balance. BT Physiotherapy can quickly assess the fall risk level of a person and with the Limits of stability test it can determine possible weaker directions. Using the results of these tests the training can be planned to strengthen the identified weaknesses. The HUR iBalance Smart Card is especially designed for independent balance training. HUR equipment helps target the exercises to the right muscle, which is important for fall prevention. For more information phone Mudjimba on 5448 8755, Nambour on 5441 6355 or Bli Bli on 5448 6552.

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KAWANA Waters VIEW Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month and would like to invite all Ladies to their next luncheon meeting on Wednesday 24th July at Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Buderim. Time – 11 for 11.30 a.m. The Guest Speaker for this month will be Marion Allan from The Smith Family. Marion will speak on The Smith Family’s Learning for Life Program, a program for disadvantaged Australian children, and the valuable work The Smith Family do on the Sunshine Coast. Visitors and non members warmly welcomed to any of our functions. Our social outing for this month will be a Morning Tea at Vast Interior Cafe, Home Central, Kawana Way, Kawana onWednesday 10th July at 10.00 a.m. This is an informal and relaxed get together - we all know how therapeutic a cuppa can be!! Kawana Waters VIEW Club is a warm friendly club for women. Kawana Waters VIEW Club is part of VIEW Clubs

of Australia. VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women. It is a leading women’s organisation and support network that empowers women to have their voices heard on issues of importance for the future wellbeing of Australian society. VIEW provides women with the opportunity to meet regularly with other women from all walks of life, establish lasting friendships and help disadvantaged Australian children through supporting the work of children’s charity The Smith Family. VIEW continues to hold a unique place in society as the only national women’s organisation solely focused on supporting and advocating for young disadvantaged Australians in need. We would like to meet you at one of our functions – please come – come discover VIEW. If you require any information about VIEW or would like to make a lunch booking please phone Pat on 5493 7137.




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Simplifying AGED CARE Choices Does Depression Contribute to Dementia?

A LARGE body of research has linked late-life depression to social isolation, poorer health and an increased risk of death. Now, a new study finds that depression is associated with subsequent vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, conditions poised to expand dramatically with the aging population. The report, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, found that depressed older adults (defined as those over age 50) were more than twice as likely to develop vascular dementia and 65 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than similarly aged people who weren’t depressed. Previous research has shown that a history of depression is linked to a doubling of the risk that someone will end up with Alzheimer’s disease. But this is the first analysis to demonstrate an even stronger association with vascular dementia, a condition caused by strokes or other interruptions to blood flow in the brain.

Who do you call… Seniors Card 137 468 or 1800 175 500 (free call outside Brisbane) Centrelink: Retirement 132 300 Disability, Sickness & Carers 132 717 Employment Services 132 850 Retirement Village Association of Australia 1800 240 080 Seniors Enquiry Line 1300 135 500 Department of Veteran Affairs 133 254 Veteran Affairs Network 1300 551 918 National Information Centre on Retirement Investments (NICRI) 1800 020 110

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Ita’s vision: a dementia-friendly Australian society ITA Buttrose has called on every local government association and community across Australia to make their towns and cities dementia friendly to combat negative attitudes about the condition and ensure the rights of people living with dementia are protected. Launching three new reports during the opening session of Alzheimer ’s Australia’s 15th National Conference in Hobart, the 2013 Australian of the Year and Alzheimer’s Australia National President said that with more than 3 million people expected to develop dementia between now and 2050, it ranks as one of the greatest health challenges of this century. “Each of us has to be engaged in promoting awareness of dementia and ensuring that people with dementia have equal access to the services that we all enjoy in the community,” MsButtrose said. “A national population survey in 2011 found that 44 per cent of respondents believed that people with dementia are discriminated against or treated unfairly, with 22 per cent indicating they would feel uncomfortable spending time with someone who had dementia. “A pilot study last year showed that approximately one quarter of those surveyed would avoid seeking assistance for memory problems. As well, 60 per cent indicated that if they received a diagnosis of dementia they would feel a sense of shame, while nearly half said that they would be humiliated by the diagnosis. “It is unacceptable for people to live in shame because they have a

medical diagnosis of dementia. It is also unacceptable for people to turn their backs on those with dementia because they feel uncomfortable.” “Australia needs to follow the lead of other countries in developing dementia friendly societies,” MsButtrose said. “We must reflect on how people with dementia live their lives and how we can develop a more inclusive society. “Walking groups, choirs, school programs, visits to art galleries, work place engagement programs, the use of technology and improved street scapes are all building blocks in achieving a friendly dementia society. “We also need dementia friendly organisations so that people with dementia have access to services we all enjoy. There are many service environments where it is important for organisations to make a commitment to good services for people with cognitive impairment. “Our vision is that organisations that are dementia friendly train their staff and display a symbol so that people with dementia can be confident of accessing the services they need.” MsButtrose has also called on the Government to improve access to respite care for carers of people with dementia. “People living with dementia have difficulty accessing respite services that meet their needs,” MsButtrose said. “We have proposed that the government should pilot the cashing out of the value of respite to the family carer so the carer can decide how the money is spent.”

Elder abuse on the rise WORLD Elder Abuse Awareness Day was recognised on 15 June. The day is represented by the colour purple – which denotes wisdom, dignity, independence and creativity. Elder abuse is an often hidden problem and includes psychological, financial, social, physical, and sexual abuse. The definition in use by the World Health Organisation is: “Elder Abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person.” In Queensland last financial year the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit (EAPU) received calls on their help line regarding 1137 abuse situations. They find that in Queensland, like elsewhere in the world, women are more likely than men to experience abuse, the majority of abusers are adult sons or daughters of the older person, and the most common forms of abuse were psychological and financial. If you think that an older person may be the subject of any kind of abuse, call the helpline of the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit on 1300 651 192.

National aged care phone number ON 1 July 2011, a single, national information line was introduced to make it easier for older Australians, their families and carers to access information about aged care. The number is 1800 200 422 and there is also an updated national aged care website at providing help for anyone needing to assess their aged care needs.



Spend a tranquil few hours in the Gardens

THE Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens are a must see for tourists and locals alike. The Gardens

are set on 31 hectares, just 10 minutes’ drive from central Surfers Paradise. There’s an experience for everyone –you can smell and touch plants and flowers at the Sensory Garden, take a mangroves to mountain walk, check out our local species, visit the native Butterfly Garden or smell the roses in the Rose Garden. Fun for the whole family includes a stroll on the boardwalks around the lake, a children’s playground or a picnic in one of the many picnic areas. The Friends’ Centre, is now open, your hub for visitor information. The Centre is manned daily by the wonderful Friends volunteers between 10am and 2pm. Guided walks are available by prior appointment. Maps are also available from The Friends’ Centre or at the information boards in the Gardens. The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens are open year round, from dawn to dusk each day. There is visitors parking on site, and entry is free. The Gardens are located off Ashmore Road, Benowa, opposite Benowa State High School.

La Grande at Broadbeach – a getaway to remember

LET your journey to relaxation commence at the iconic La Grande Apartments, breathtaking Mediterranean inspired accommodation on stunning Broadbeach. Enjoy the prime beachfront location, directly opposite one of the Gold Coast’s premier beaches, and experience a choice of superbly appointed apartments all with panoramic outlooks and surrounded by luxurious resort facilities and services. Be overwhelmed by La Grande’s peaceful location, with lush tropical gardens fringing the elegant apartment complex, which comprises of four medium rise towers, with elevators servicing three

of the buildings. La Grande is proudly a no smoking venue, offering contemporary designed fully air conditioned two or three bedroom apartments and sub penthouses, with modern conveniences and either ocean side, garden or hinterland outlooks. Finish your days relaxing on your private balcony, take in the sweeping views, listen to the waves, capture the cool breezes, and recharge for your next Gold Coast adventure. Or simply lie by the sparkling salt water pool and soak up the tranquil surrounds, unwind in the indoor spa or sauna, or more active guests can work out in the fully equipped gym.

The famous golden sand of Kurrawa Beach is directly opposite La Grande, while a relaxing stroll will take you to the thriving entertainment precinct of Broadbeach. There you will find a vibrant nightlife, with a world class diversity of restaurants, bars and pubs, as well as major shopping centres and tourist attractions. It is also walking distance to the Casino and the Convention Centre. La Grande’s friendly staff members are happy to assist in tailor-making your holiday experience. Offering the best of both worlds couples and families can make the most of the serenity inside the secure gates of the lavish

La Grande or take full advantage of the exciting experiences the Gold Coast has to offer. La Grande is situated at 126 Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach. Friendly hosts Tony and Grace Burns look forward to your call on (07) 5592 5350. For further information you can also check the website at

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Don’t Sit on Your Laundry!

IT was my wife’s day off. She departed on a mission of nails and shoes and other activities critical to female survival. Thus with “the light of my darkness” departed for the day yours truly was at the helm. All seemed to be going well at Clouds. There were several check-ins and a number of check-outs but I started to get the feeling that something was amiss. It was nothing obvious, there were no direct comments but I began to notice those sort of sideways glances. It was the look you get when you have a large piece of spinach stuck to your teeth or your fly is undone. No one actually tells you but you quickly pick up the impression that all is not well…. that there is something not quite right and it is probably embarrassing! I took the opportunity to check that there was no random vegetables lurking and indeed that the zip

continued to contain the dried arrangements. Yet still throughout the day I was subject to these side long glances and the occasional inaudible whispered comments. That evening I changed out of my work shorts only to discover the cause of this unease. We place our clean washing on a bed in one of our spare rooms prior to sorting and putting away. The shorts I was wearing were those quick dry fishing type shorts with two large back pockets. The tabs for these pockets are Velcro. At some stage that morning I had sat on the bed with the clean washing whilst making some attempt at sorting. Unbeknownst to me I had picked up a pair of my wife’s knickers on the Velcro tabs and had spent the day flourishing her undergarments from my backside at unsuspecting guests! To book your next getaway phone Clouds of Montville on 5442 9174.

Experience the Outback TRAVELLERS who want to explore their own back yard will be interested in Coastal Variety Tours Queensland Outback Explorer, which departs on 25th August. During the nine-day tour we will travel to Roma, Barceldine and arriving at Longreach. The Longreach tour will include the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, the Multi-Million Dollar Qantas Museum, as well as a visit to the School of Air. A Thompson River Sunset Dinner Cruise is also included. The Outback

journey is not complete without a trip to Winton, the home to the World’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils. The return trip home will include stopping at various places of interest including Anakie, Emerald, Biloela and the Burnett Highway to Monto, Mundubbera, Gayndah and Maryborough. Phone Coastal Variety Tours on 3343 6722 or Gold Coast on 5520 1499 for a detailed itinerary.

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Discover the Traders Hotel, Brisbane by Shangri-La on Roma Street Gallery of Modern Art, close to South Bank’s Streets Beach and Brisbane’s eclectic West End,” Mr Cristol said. After a long day enjoying the city sites, guests can sit back and relax at the hotels’ MJs restaurant to sample some delicious modern Australian cuisine paired off with quality wines, wines or unwind in their room with a cold beer and in-room dining available 24 hours a day. With free WiFi accessible throughout the entire hotel, guests will also not have a problem remaining OPENED in August 2012, Traders Hotel Brisbane connected with colleagues, family and friends while (part of the renowned Shangri-La Group) is the very out of town. first Australian Traders Hotel, boasting a blend of There has never been a better time to enjoy thoughtful simplicity and warm Asian hospitality to Brisbane with a stay at the Traders Hotel Brisbane create a vibrant and comfortable environment by Shangri-La. Come by bus, train or car, and also complementing work, rest or play. Traders Hotel consider bringing your bikes too. Discover General Manager Bruno Cristol said being adjacent Brisbane riding along the many bike paths that run to the Brisbane Transit Centre in the CBD fringe throughout the CBD, Southbank and surrounds. means the hotel is perfectly situated as a base to For hotel enquiries or to book phone (07) 3238 2222 explore the city and connect with all the wonderful or visit cultural activities on offer around town. “Neighbouring the lush Roma Street Parklands and a stone’s throw from the Queen Street Mall, Paddington Barracks, South Bank, Fortitude Valley and China Town, our guests are an easy walk from some of the city’s most vibrant leisure and retail precincts. “The hotel is a mere 10 minute stroll from Suncorp Stadium making it the perfect accommodation solution if in town for a game or concert, and wandering across the nearby Goodwill footbridge will bring people out at the Queensland Art Gallery |

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sports events, shopping, Doctors appointments or other.? 6. When you’ve stayed at other hotels previously, what were some of the things that spoiled your trip, and/or that made your stay better than you expected. Yes, we want to know what’s important 1. Would you rather pay for a room only rate, or is it to you when you stay overnight in a hotel in important that you stay in a room with some inclu- Brisbane. sions ie (mini bar?) 2. If you had a choice, would you prefer a $50 credit to use in the hotel, or a breakfast inclusive room Write your answers numbered 1 to 6, along with rate? your name, address and daytime contact phone 3. If staying in Brisbane at the Traders Hotel, would number and post your entry to Traders Hotel you arrive by car, train or bus? Brisbane Competition, Sunshine Coast Seniors 4. During a two night stay would you prefer to dine Newspaper, P O Box 1062, Tewantin Q 4565. out for dinner or eat your meal in the hotel restau- *Conditions Apply: One entry per person. The gift rant? certificate prize is for 2 nights accommodation in5. If you regularly stay in Brisbane, what is the main cluding breakfast for two. Prize is valid until 31 purpose of your overnight stay? To see shows, December 2013. Subject to availability.


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HOLIDAY & Leisure Flat-pack Europe!

DIY Europe doesn’t get any easier than this. My Europe Base puts the Continent in your hands with a set of fabulous selfcontained flats to base from in a perfect location - and on their website, a ‘pack’ of information, tips galore and over 20 days of great ideas. You can follow these assemble your own - or just immerse and relax amongst all the pieces of the Euro-puzzle. The idea of Queenslanders Ralph and Olga Jackson, My Europe Base makes it easy and affordable to enjoy Europe independently. They purchased the ‘First Base’ in 2009 and have an eye out for further locations to form a small network. Admittedly, First Base is hard to go past. It’s a re-built traditional apartment house beside the Mosel River in Zell, a cheerful Rhineland winemaker town with cobbled streets and Celtic origins - surrounded by gorgeous scenery.

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A rare once-in-30 year freeze of Zell-Mosel township

Zell offers terrific hiking and is mid-point on the famous Mosel Bike Path. From Zell, there is easy access to the regional rail and bus network with bargain day passes, cruising of the Mosel and Rhine rivers at their most spectacular, day coach tours - and from Hahn

Rhine Gorges, Rudesheim, Bonn, Cologne, Mainz, Weisbaden, Frankfurt, Limburg, Worms, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Ludwigshafen, Speyer, Kaiserslautern and several spa resorts. Paris is under 4 hours by rail. Touring with one or two

nights away from Zell, the possibilities are endless. My Europe Base has Wifi, enabling guests to plan excursions and trips away, make online bookings and print out itineraries and tickets on the laser printer. With My Europe Base, you can see Europe for yourself. Rates start at $200 AUD a week for the Mosel Studio apartment on 3 week stays in winter months. USA and Canada is top of mind for many Australian Regional rail and bus day travellers and being excellent value for money, the passes start from under 5 sights and sounds of the North American continent Euro per person. Ryanair are a huge draw card. The East and West coast of the USA, the natural beauty of Alaska and the magnificence of the Canadian Rockies beckon thousands of Australians each year to explore this exciting region. Globus offers a range of first-class touring holidays designed to offer flexibility, choice and pace that best fits the way you want to travel. Enjoy the conveniently located hotels, close to major attractions, VIP access to must see sights, Local Favourite highlights and free Wi-Fi on the motorcoach. Popular itineraries include the 19-day Spirit of the Rockies, a scenic adventure featuring overnights at famous Fairmont properties in spectacular locations. Travel from Vancouver to Banff on the Rocky Mountaineer, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Whistler and Victoria before an Alaska cruise. For those looking to explore more of Alaska, Globus’ 20-day Ultimate Alaska & the Yukon is a great way to take in the sights. Travel from Wasilla to Denali National Park on the Alaska Railroad; see the sights in Fairbanks, Dawson City, Whitehorse and Anchorage before an Alaska cruise to Vancouver. If history and iconic cities entice your traveller spirit, 13-day Eastern US & Canada Discovery will Vietnam & Cambodia delights delight you with stays in 16 Days fully inclusive from $3580 $3380 New York, Washington Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap D.C., Lancaster, Niagara Mighty Yangtze River & Hong Kong Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, 15 Days fully inclusive from $3798 $3098 Montreal, Quebec City Shanghai, Nanjing, Mt. Huang, Wuhan, 3 Gorges, Chongqing, Hong Kong and Boston. For the best Around Formosa Taiwan of the west, the 14-day 10 Days fully inclusive from $2495 $2295 Western Explorer covers Taipei, Sun moon lake, Kaohsiung, Taitung, Halien, Taroko Gorge the highlights of LA, Las Natural Wonders of China Vegas and San Francisco 14 Days fully inclusive from $3780 $3680 as well as overnight stays Zhangjiajie, Yangtze river cruise, Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong, Chengdu, in Grand Canyon and Panda Yosemite National Parks. Include Int’l& Domestic flights with all taxes and fuel surcharge, For more information meals, 4-5* hotels, sightseeing & transfers, English Speaking Tour Guide. contact your local Trav* Compulsory travel insurance, tipping are extras. ellers Choice travel agent Call for bookings and enquiry on 1300 78 78 58 or visit Airport close by, car rental and low-cost Ryanair flights all over Europe and the Mediterranean. Zell is really the ideal Europe Base. Within practical day trip reach are Cochem, Bernkastel, Castle Eltz, Trier, Luxembourg, Saarbrucken, Coblenz, the

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Seniors love autumn in Japan FOR over 25 years Brisbane travel company Toursgallery has been sending small groups of seniors on escorted tours of Japan. Red and gold autumn leaves make October and

November the most colourful months to visit Japan. Hokkaido, in the far north, is the best place to go for seeing wildlife in its natural habitat. Forest clad mountains,

national parks, deep gorges and wild coastal scenery create a spectacular touring environment. Brown Bear can be seen catching salmon in the streams and Red-

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crowned Cranes dance in farmers fields. White-tailed Sea Eagles, woodpeckers, squirrels, seals and deer are often seen in these wild areas, if you know where to look. Escorted by an Australian Tour Manager, Toursgallery guests meet local Japanese bird watchers and conservation experts and gain entry to locations not accessible to the independent traveller. Kyoto, Japan’s garden city, is best visited after the middle of November. Golden Ginkgo, red Mountain Ash and bronze Larch are just some of the colourful foliage trees scattered all around Kyoto. Ken Osetroff, director of Toursgallery said “We take our guests to some of the lesser known and not so crowded gardens.” Kyoto has over 300 gardens, public parks and 3,000 temples and shrines, each with their own unique displays of autumn colour.

“Our tour guests can choose to stroll around each area or simply sit amongst the carpet of leaves and enjoy the scene.” says Osetroff A comfortable private charter coach is provided by Toursgallery, even though the group is limited to accepting only 15 passengers.

Accommodation is in a mixture of familiar western style hotels and traditional Japanese ryokans. Guests can relax in the best available Japanese style rooms in each area, all with private facilities. All breakfasts and many banquet dinners are provided as well as all entry fees. Toursgallery’s 15

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*Travel Restrictions & conditions apply. Please ask us for further details. Prices are correct as at 18 June 13 & are subject to change. Quoted prices on sale until 25 Jul 13 or until sold out prior. Prices are per person twin share and are subject to availability. Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes, levies, government charges and other applicable fees. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Prices shown are for payments made by cash in store. Scandinavia & Fjords: Airfares are departing from and returning to Brisbane. Minimum numbers need to be reached for an Escape Travel Escort to accompany the group. 27 Day Alaska & Canada Discovery: Airfares are Departing from Brisbane entering Seattle and Return from Vancouver back to Brisbane. Minimum numbers need to be reached for an Escape Travel Escort to accompany the group. Cruises: Based on twin share lead in inside cabin. Onboard credit is per cabin only. Visas are the responsibility of the person travelling. Internal flight from Seattle to Vancouver is included in the price Please see in store for more details. Playford Travel Pty Ltd t/as Escape Travel Caloundra License number 3145713(ABN52332431024) ETCAL54227

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Jazzy July for PSA

AT the July 7th’s Pleasant Sunday Afternoon concert, people will be treated to the wonderful group “Jazz Softly” playing familiar lively music. This professional group is well known and loved on the Coast, and they will be a real treat! The very flamboyant Richard Chiverell is returning (by popular demand) to showcase his Musical Theatre acts. He will be accompanied by Anne Gralow on piano and promises some surprises - especially in his costumes (as in the photo). An “Andrew Sisters” look-alike and sing-alike group, consisting of Helen Butcher, Maria Lindsay and Helen Duffy will perform “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” in style. They will also entertain with poems and skits. Other artists are pianist Barbara Donnet, a young talented singer Riley Cope, and the usual performers of Bev Gourlay, Aart Schouten and Neil Booth (he’s back at the piano after his foot operation). All in all, it will be a most enjoyable, fun afternoon of top talent, at the very affordable price of $9 or only $5 for Caloundra Chorale Friends of Members. And this includes afternoon tea!. There’s no need to book, just pay at the door. We average around 160 people (although there were close to 200 last month), so plan to arrive around 1.30pm to buy a raffle ticket and get your seat. Depending on how much Neil banters with Bev, the concerts finish between 4.30pm and 4.45pm. Enquiries: ring Bev on 5444 8675. Wear a name tag (your own) so we can greet you, and we’ll see you there - at the CCSA Hall in Nutley St., Caloundra on Sunday 7th July.

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A Charity Concert on 29 June will help Eerwah Vale retirees Eileen and David Walder expand their work through the “Boots for Bali” project. Over the past six years their fundraising has helped more than 130 impoverished Balinese children receive kindergarten or primary school education, equipped two classrooms, a teachers’ room, a kitchen, provided five village soccer teams with boots, uniforms, equipment and funding to play in the Balinese League as well as assisting villagers with clothing, spectacles and money for food. The Family Fun concert, at the Cooroy Memorial Hall begins at 7pm

featuring entertainers from Brisbane through to Gympie. Raffle prizes including Australia Zoo and Thrill Hill, passes, restaurant vouchers, toys, gifts, sports goods and vouchers. A special item is a beautiful framed drawing done especially for this event by Anna Quayle. There will also be a door prize and giveaways. Tickets, on sale at the door, are just $10 each or $30 a family .Eileen and David hope for a great turn-out for this special night as they hope to continue their ongoing projects and extend their aid to another village kindergarten. For more information phone 5442 8255.

Noosaville VIEW Club THE Smith Family’s Noosaville VIEW Club July Luncheon will be Thursday 25th July, 11 am for 11.30 start at the Tewantin/Noosa RSL. VIEW Clubs are a valued part of the Smith Family which is a national, independent children’s charity committed to helping disadvantaged Australian children by unlocking opportunities through education and learning support. Our club is a good place to meet and make friends and new members are always welcome. If you would like to join us please ring the lunch coordinator Nanette McLay at 5455 6157 by the Tuesday before the meeting date.

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Piers Lane Concert “…No praise could be high enough for Piers Lane whose playing throughout is of a superb musical intelligence, sensitivity, and scintillating brilliance…”(Bryce Morrison, Gramophone) Pianist, Piers Lane returns by popular demand on Sunday 14 July to perform for the Noosa Music Society. Piers will play a selection from Rachmaninov’s Ten

Preludes, Stravinsky’s Three Movements from Petrushka and a selection of Chopin Nocturnes he previously has not performed for the Society. The concert commences at 7.30pm at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Centre, Eumundi Road Noosaville. Five times soloist at the BBC Proms in London’s Royal Albert Hall, Piers Lane has a flourishing international career,

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SING Australia was established in 1985, initially in Canberra, by singer Colin Slater. The aims of Sing Australia are to establish a national network of choirs (currently there are more than 100 choirs throughout Australia) and to create opportunities for everyone to sing - the unique quality about belonging to a Sing Australia choir is that there are no auditions and no previous experience is necessary. The local Sing Australia group began in 2004 and now boasts a membership of some 60 local people, who rehearse once a week in Nambour on a Monday evening and take every opportunity to sing at local events, nursing homes, shopping centres, Christmas celebrations and so on. The choir will be holding a Concert on Saturday 13th July from 2.00 pm at the New Life Assembly Auditorium, McKenzie Road, Woombye to raise funds to donate to both The Salvation Army and The Shack Community Centre in Nambour. Last year’s concert was a resounding success with proceeds being donated at that time to the Katie Rose Cottage Hospice. The Concert programme will include a variety of songs to suit all tastes and will also feature some local young musicians as guest artists. Tickets are $10.00 and will include a delicious afternoon tea - they are available from leader, Lyn Miller on 5494 6504 or Ann Bryan on 5476 2046, or can be bought at the door on the day.



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AUSTRALIAN Olympian Stephanie Rice has joined the campaign to grow hope this Daffodil Day, August 23, for Cancer Council Queensland. Almost 500 cancers are diagnosed every week across Queensland, affecting one in two men and women. By supporting Daffodil Day, you will give hope to the many lives affected by cancer. Stephanie is inviting communities all over Australia to take part in this iconic event. “Daffodil Day is such an important day to raise funds and awareness for Cancer Council,” she said. “It is a day of Hope! Hope to continue research for better treatments, survival and most of all a cure.” Cancer Council

Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the daffodil is the international symbol of hope for everyone touched by cancer. “All funds raised on Daffodil Day will help beat cancer, even $5 can help support a newly diagnosed patient, while $500 can help fund groundbreaking research into better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer,” she said. “Daffodil Day merchandise will go on-sale at selected retail outlets in July and August and you can donate to Daffodil Day online at any time. “Why not order a merchandise box of our bright yellow Daffodil Day products to sell to your colleagues and customers, or volunteer your time on Daffodil Day, selling those gorgeous blooms.

“Daffodil Day is a chance for all of us to grow hope for a brighter, cancer-free future,” Ms Clift said. In 2013, Cancer Council Queensland hopes aims to raise $1.9 million on Daffodil Day to continue the fight against cancer, to fund vital cancer research, prevention programs and support services like the Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20. Getting involved is easy! Simply register to volunteer, order a merchandise box, donate at or call 1300 65 65 85, or find us on Facebook w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / daffodildayaustralia. Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, communitybased charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of

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Retired Business Seniors Single Social Group WE are a retired business seniors single group wanting to meet retired single business, executive or professional men to join us. We need a balance of men and women to enjoy social outings. Theatre, home dinner parties, barbecues, walks, picnics and dining out are some of the venues we would like to share. These are the outings one doesn’t enjoy on one’s own. For further details please phone 5456 4787 after 4pm.

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: (All emailed adverts must be in lower case, except for the first word, which should be in capitals.)

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ACROSS 2 Composure 6 Shopping centre 7 Deadly 10 Meeting of spiritualists 11 Painful 12 Schoolyards 15 Flightless bird 18 Sugary substance 20 Robber 21 Hazard 22 Puddings

ACROSS 2 Equanimity of those receiving medical care, so to speak 6 A shaded avenue uses some thermal lighting 7 In brief, ballet halls can be fatal 10 Individuals can see an attempt to communicate with the dead 11 An irritation can become an abscess 12 Amuse oneself on the foundations of ovals 15 A factor of each ostrich-like bird 18 Fruit juice is the drink of the gods 20 Outlaw a prohibition on a morse component 21 Expose to danger, a little briskly

DOWN 1 Backwash 2 An abundance 3 Message transmitting device 4 Consumes food 5 Scorch 8 Bony outgrowth 9 Fewer 10 Splendid 13 So be it 14 Open sores 16 Possess 17 Activities 19 Too

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Chadwick will warm up yourtoe-tapping feet (and hopefully, the cockles of your heart). This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate anything in style – whether it be a birthday, anniversary, divorce, kids-leaving-home, new hair-do, end-of-season get together, or just an


excuse to party with your friends. Obviously we provide the venue (so you don’t have to clean up afterwards), tables and also chairs for up to 12 people per table, and all supplied with a jumping, excellent, “live” band. The SCCB welcomes the return of swing singer Tanya McFadden, who will join regular singers Alan Winter and Bev Gourlay. Ken has arranged many new swing songs, as well as plenty of rock’n roll, waltzes and foxtrots, along with favourites such as Gypsy Tap, the Merilyn, Pride of Erin, and a Progressive Barn Dance (where you get a

chance to meet new people too). Bookings are essential at $15 per person. Phone Helen on 5477 1037 or email If you want to make new friends, Helen will place you at a table with like-minded people. Meet and greet and dance! BYO drinks, glasses, nibbles, and coffee & water are available. So, whether you want to dance or just listen to fantastic music, make a booking, get out your dancing shoes, put on your party clothes, grab your friends, and we’ll see you there! For SCCB events, check out our website

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Facts and oddities of the English language Fickleheaded and fiddledeedee, both 12 letters long, are the longest words consisting only of letters in the first half of the alphabet.

Comedy & Consomme at the Indee

It’s Party time! DANCE away the winter chills at a “Party Time” Dance on Saturday 13th July at the Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St., Buddina (behind the Kawana Library). Starting at 7.30pm, the Sunshine Coast Concert Band, under the baton of dance master Ken

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Lindley Moon (Detective Throssle), Carol Burls and Rita Walker as sisters Hannah and Elouise in The Herb Garden

It’s the fun equivalent of Christmas in July – Comedy & Consomme at The Indee. A threecourse winter dinner (and plenty of it) and three comedies to tickle the ribs to the extreme, all makes for a top night out. Now’s the time to start organising your group (or yourself) and taking advantage of early booking prices. Friday dinner shows start at 6.30 for 7 and Saturdays a tad earlier at 5.30 for 6pm, with a choice of soups then comedy No.1 The Herb Garden, followed by a choice of mains and comedy No.2, Vonney & Clive, then coffee and dessert and the final comedy, Something Nebulous. The three sparkling, very funny, plays are The Herb Garden, a story of two elderly sisters who decide to

supplement their pensions with a small business, growing fresh herbs in their back garden. They find a ready market in local restaurateurs, who are thrilled with the vibrant quality of the herbs. Their horticultural secret is that they fertilise with real blood and bone. Vonney & Clive is the tale of a couple who barely get by until Clive comes up with a plan to rob a bank. Which bank? The bank where they bank. Instead of balaclavas they choose clown costumes, from a local hire firm. There are

lots more pieces to this story, but generally speaking, perhaps because of their amateur status, Vonney & Clive aren’t very good at their new vocation. Still the ending’s a cliff-hanger. Something Nebulous is a subtle warning that hen-pecked husbands can turn the tables and wives should show due care. A soiree with the girlfriends has inherent dangers. Dinner & Show specials $39, $41 and BudgetBusters $35, Sundays non-dining $18. 5472 8200 orwww.eumundilive

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Is it ‘sinister’ to be left-handed?

DESPITE decades of research, very little is known about why some people are left-handed. Yet southpaws make up 10 percent of the world’s population and they even have their own International Day, on 13th August every year. At various times in history, left-handedness has been seen as many things: a nasty habit, a mark of the devil, a sign of neurosis, rebellion and even criminality. The word left in English comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lyft, which means weak or broken. There used to be extreme and severe suspicions of anything ‘left’. In the history of left handed people, the Latin term for left is sinister, which in modern English can be interpreted as meaning “evil”, “menacing” or “threatening”. By contrast, “dexter” is the Latin word for

right, which is used in a complimentary way when talking of someone well skilled with the hands, i.e. “dexterous”. Just why one in 10 people favour their left hand is a mystery. A straightforward genetic link hasn’t been proven, and it is possible for two right-handed parents to have a left-handed child. But it can be an advantage to be left-handed –many tests have found there are more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people so maybe they have more chance of being a genius! Famous left handed people include artists Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo, actors Charlie Chaplin and Judy Garland, writers Lewis Carroll and Germaine Greer, sports stars Pele and Martina Navratilova, scientist Albert Einstein and politician Winston Churchill.


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Selling your house, unit, villa or relocatable One of our readers may very well want to buy it! You can now advertise your home in the Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper’s Property Section A one-off discounted outlay of $110.00 inc. GST gives you a (4cm x 6.5cm) sized advertisement - over 4 editions. Approximately 50 words. Post advertisements to: Property Section, Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper, PO Box 1062, Tewantin. Qld. 4565 by the 15th of each month. *Conditions apply: This discounted offer is only available to our ‘Senior readers’. Private adverts only. The $110.00 must be paid for by cheque, money order or by credit card prior to advertisements appearing. (No refunds given on this discounted rate.)

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Art Awards for young artists As part of the d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards free twilight entertainment will be held between the hours of 5 and 7 pm, during the dates 27 June to 6 July. A programme of artists has been put together to please all tastes and a wine bar is available for your enjoyment while viewing the paintings on display. Each night will feature a different genre, Big Band music, Ballet, a Capella Group, Poetry reading, Choirs, Swing and Show Tunes, an Author’s stories, emerging young musicians and even a Heritage Film night. Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall, 62 Railway Street Mudgeeraba (next to the Bendigo Bank) on Wednesday 26 June to Sunday 7 July from 10am to 7pm (last day until 3pm). Free with everyone welcome.

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Sunset from Currumbin Roack by Geoff Hale – Landscape winner from 2011

stone in the art careers of previous winners. The total prize money this year will be $17,500 with the primary prize to be awarded in the Landscape category. Still Life and Portrait/ Figures are the other two categories to be judged. There is also a Peoples Choice Award announced on the closing day. More than 300 quality artworks will be on sale. 2013 brings exciting changes with: A new venue with improved facilities and more space for the display of paintings. Extended opening hours Artists in residence live painting by participating artists, liaising with visitors. The introduction of a Junior d’Arcy Doyle


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