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Walking - the oldest and best exercise by Gill MacDonald

WALKING has to be one of the finest exercises around. Whether you are interested in health, fitness, weight loss, or delaying the aging process, there are not too many things that have such a beneficial effect as walking. Organised walking groups provide safety, companionship and motivation, so why not look out for a group in your local area? Now in its tenth year on the Sunshine Coast, Heart Foundation Walking provides a chance to meet new friends and connect with other walkers in your local community. Heart Foundation Walking also provides a great opportunity to enjoy the health benefits of fresh air and physical activity. Grab the family, a friend, a neighbour or come alone and join in an enjoyable ramble or a monthly Moonwalk. If you have a hankering to take in the beautiful beach, pathways and foreshore at Peregian, try the newly formed group called ‘Never, never, never give up walking.’ They have a one hour medium-paced walk each Thursday at 4.30pm and meet near the entrance of Peregian Beach Surf Lifesaving Club on Kingfisher Drive. Arrive five minutes early, dress comfortably and carry a water bottle. Or you can join in one of 70 free Heart Foundation Walks occurring across the Sunshine Coast each week. New walkers are always welcome - just turn up at the meeting point. Get active and enjoy the healthy fresh air – it’s all free! Someone once said, “Walking gets the feet moving, the blood moving, the mind moving. And movement is life.” How true! For Heart Foundation Walking schedules and Moonwalking information visit council’s website at sunshinecoastqld.gov.au or contact council on 5475 7272.

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SENIORS NEWS Generous local business support for flood victims

The Caloundra Coast Guard’s Memorial Wall on Caloundra Headland is providing a great way for people to keep their loved ones lives in their thoughts. The Wall was set up on a beautiful spot. Anyone can purchase a plaque from The Caloundra Coast Guard, and have it placed and kept by them forever. The Memorial Wall provides a living memory of friends and loved ones Enquiries may be made on

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ANOTHER generous local business in the Kawana electorate has donated funding to the Lockyer Valley Regional Council flood appeal. Mr Bryan Hill from Scooters and Mobility on Nicklin Way has generously contributed $1400 to one of Queensland’s worst hit areas of the flood crisis in December/January. Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie has praised local business efforts in the electorate who continue to offer support to their fellow Queenslanders. Mr Bleijie has praised the efforts of Mr Hill,

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particularly in a time when business has been slow. “I understand that Scooters Mobility contributed money from each new Scooter, Electric Wheelchair or Lift and Recline Chair purchased in the past month which totalled $1400,” Mr Bleijie said. “This is money that Mr Hill has taken from his business profits to donate towards the rebuilding efforts in the Lockyer Valley region. “I have been amazed at the great sense of community spirit from local residents and business owners in the Kawana electorate and this is another example of selflessness. “I applaud the efforts of Mr Hill, which have followed on from several other fundraising efforts and donations to Queensland flood victims,” Mr Bleijie said. “We all saw the disasters that struck Queensland in December and January, especially the Lockyer Valley and Grantham area that was hit so very hard. A donation was the least that we could do to help out our fellow

Queenslanders,” said Mr Hill. “Scooters and Mobility are very active in our support for disabled and children’s charities as well as local sporting organisations, but events such as these affects us all. “Yes, economic times are tough but we have all seen the devastation inflicted by the floods. As a family unit and local business, we had to be there and support those who are in need, in some way, shape or form,” Mr Hill said. This donation is on top of the $500 donated previously at the height of the crisis to the Premiers Flood Appeal by Scooters and Mobility.

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THE family of James King is going through its worst nightmare – their beloved son, aged just 22 years has a life threatening brain tumour and needs urgent expert surgery. James is a local Sunshine Coast Boy, who attended Chancellor State Primary and Mountain Creek High School. James was diagnosed in December 2010. It is a rare brain tumour, which surrounds major blood vessels and nerves. Due to the complexity of James’s tumour it was decided that James will travel to Sydney and undergo the operation with renowned surgeon Dr Charles Teo, to offer James the best possible outcome as Dr Teo has performed surgery on this type of tumour many times. James does not have private health cover and the procedure including hospital care is expected

to reach $55,000.00. James’s grandmother, who lived at Hibiscus Bellflower was diagnosed with lung cancer at about the same time as James received his diagnosis and it was her fervent wish that her grandson be in the care of Dr Teo. She sadly passed away just over a month ago, but her friends, the residents at Bellflower (including the garden club, golf club and fishing club) took up the task of raising the necessary funds for James. However, much more is needed. Can you help? Donations can be made at any Commonwealth Bank (please quote: James King Brain Tumour Support Fund). Even if you are unable to donate you can still make a big difference by voting for James at Sunsuper Dreams. Sunsuper will give $5000 to the dream with the most votes as at 31 May. Vote

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THE 2011 Sunshine Coast Seniors’ Forum and Expo will return again this year, to be held at Lake Kawana Community Centre on July 29. The speakers include Shadow Minister for Seniors Bronwyn Bishop MP. The Sunshine Coast Seniors’ Forum and Expo was first hosted by the Fisher Seniors Council and Member for Fisher Peter Slipper in 2001, with the purpose of providing senior residents of the Sunshine Coast with friendly and informal access to free information about issues that affect them. The Seniors’ Expo that accompanies the Forum will this year again feature some 30 exhibitors, each on hand to give helpful free advice on a range of products and services of interest to seniors. “Bronwyn is a great supporter of the Fisher Seniors Forum, having attended twice before, and it is great that she is able to return again this year,” Mr Slipper said. “She is hard working parliamentarian and is passionate about seniors and seniors’ issues. I welcome her to the Sunshine Coast and I look forward to hearing what she has to say.” “Those who have attended past forums have commented that having so many exhibits at the expo makes it easy Anne Langdon, a Monash University History to gather a range of Honours Graduate, retired university lecturer, information in the one author and writer, will professionally and sensitively afternoon – it can save a lot of time.” write your unique life’s journey into a book to The 2011 Sunshine Coast hand down the generations. Seniors’ Forum is FREE and will be held at Lake To arrange a NO OBLIGATION discussion and Kawana Community perusal of samples of our work, please contact us at: Centre, Bokarina on July Phone: 07 5470 2418 29, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Contact Mr Slipper’s Personal History Scribes, office on 07-5444 4888 for P.O. Box 133, Noosaville, 4566 further information and to book a place. Email: historyscribe2005@yahoo.com.au

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SENIORS NEWS State Library helps make sense of online technology

THE State Library of Queensland is offering hope for anyone who feels like they’re falling down the rabbit hole whenever they jump online. Looking @2.0 is a free, online course presented

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ones work for you. The course is divided into 11 self-paced modules, investigating areas such as online photo sharing, organisational tools, podcasting and vodcasting, digital preservation and social networking. “Many people are looking for the kind of support offered by Looking @2.0,” said Ms Giles-Peters. “Whether it be parents wanting to know what their children are talking about, seniors who feel left behind by technology wanting an access point to discover what it’s all about, or businesses developing and maintaining online skills,” she said. The course is supported by a network of over 100 public libraries around the state. Each library will offer a range of support services including workshops, information sessions and resources such as books and magazines. Go to www.slq.qld.gov.au/ learning to register.

of their children, stay safe online and utilise some of the many positive aspects Web 2.0 has to offer. With some great prizes up for grabs to Queensland residents, including iPads, a digital camera,

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them forcing their value down. “Currently these government certificates are being traded amongst financiers and the industry and were valued at around $36 per certificate, however this is trending downwards and may end up as low as $18 per certificate potentially resulting in a further cost of around $2,000 per average household unit.” Householders are encouraged to do their homework during the next couple of months and ask their suppliers the tough questions. “We recommend that householders look at the timing of their installation, the country where panel warranties are held, the credibility of their installer and the fine print of their agreement with their supplier,” said Mr Andrews. “Do your research thoroughly and look for clauses regarding the valuing of certificates and how the supplier intends to address costs and timing if they unexpectedly have to install after 30th of June. “Basically, if the advertised prices haven’t started to rise already, then buyer beware.” For more information go to the Clean Energy Council website at www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au.

U3A 2011 Writing Competition CALLING all tardy wordsmiths who need a deadline. The Sunshine Coast University of the Third Age invites mature age writers who are fully or semi retired to submit their entries. Write a short story, an autobiographical yarn, poetry or rise to the challenge theme of “Oh no. Not again.” There is prize

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SENIORS NEWS SCLA to announce winners of 2011 Writers Competition THE Sunshine Coast Lit- sentation night on of the 2011 WARM Writ- The Fourth Floor Restau- 6:30pm start. President of rant on the Mooloolaba the SCLA, Bryan Ward erary Association is host- Thursday 23 June, to an- ers Competition. ing its annual awards pre- nounce the lucky winners The dinner will be held at Esplanade at 6:00pm for a said the competition has received a record number of entries this year, with more than 170 submisADVERTISEMENT sions across the six categories with the calibre of entries astounding. The Sunshine Coast Literary Association is a notfor-profit association dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and celebrating literary talent throughout the Sunshine Coast region. Tax Help will again be available in Alex Somlyay’s “The competition is designed to provide an outMaroochydore Electorate office on Fridays let for writers to showcommencing on Friday 15th July 2011. case their work and have Tax Help is a free program run by the Australian it reviewed by professional and accomplished Taxation Office for the past twenty four years to assist writers,” he said. taxpayers with simple tax returns. Winners of each category will take home $200, with Mr Somlyay said that many residents found this $50 for second place and service invaluable and he thanked the Tax Help certificates for highly volunteers who made this service possible. commended. Tickets to the event are Anyone who would like assistance with their tax $50 per person and inreturn should contact Mr Somlyay’s Electorate Office clude a three-course meal. Numbers are limited and on 5479 2800 to make an appointment. Taxpayers the event sold out last should bring their Group Certificate and other year, so book early to secure your place. For more information pertaining to their 2010/2011 return. information or to make a booking, please visit Authorised by Alex Somlyay MP, 17 Southern Drive, Maroochydore, Qld 4558 www.scliterary.org or call 07 5450 2691. This material has been produced by Alex Somlyay using his printing and communications entitlement

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Facebook to promote Buderim’s 150th Anniversary year

L-R are Yoko Seino, Annyse McLaren, John Devers and Megan Dodd

FACEBOOK will be a key plank in promoting Buderim’s ambitious year-long program of events to celebrate its 150 th anniversary throughout 2012. Planning is already well advanced with the launch last Friday (6 May 2011) of the BWMCA’s (Buderim War Memorial C o m m u n i t y Association’s) B150 Facebook page. John Devers (pictured), a member of the B150 planning committee, joined forces with three bright young minds from

the University of the Sunshine Coast to build the Facebook site and link B150, virtually, to the world. “In 2012, Buderim celebrates 150 years since the first official record of Buderim was made and over the many generations since, Buderim has become a community of unique character and spirit,” John explained. “The BWMCA, itself 66 years old, has established a Committee to oversee and coordinate the yearlong calendar of

community events and initiatives to celebrate this milestone. “Through B150, our close knit Buderim community will be given the opportunity to learn more of its history, more about why our community is special. “The BWMCA sees the B150 initiative as a once in a generation opportunity to celebrate what makes Buderim so attractive to residents, past, present and future, and to promote what has been achieved over the past 150 years, reinforcing

pride in those achievements. “It will also provide us with the opportunity to acknowledge the indigenous and Kanaka chapters of Buderim’s history and to involve every member of the community in a diverse range of activities and events that will have great appeal and lasting community benefit. “B150 is also an excellent opportunity to reinforce Buderim’s reputation as a place with a unique character and charm, a place that is supportive and caring, a place where its residents continually demonstrate outstanding community spirit and cooperation,” John said. John acknowledged the tremendous enthusiasm and energy demonstrated by the students Annyse McLaren, Megan Dodd and Yoko Seino in building the Facebook site as a real and practical part of their university course work. It’s also great way to showcase the philosophy and tireless efforts of the BWMCA and maximise the number of people participating in the planned events for the 2012 B150 celebrations.

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SENIORS NEWS They laughed when I told them my business idea . . . BUT When The Money Started Rolling In...For anyone wanting to quit work one day, reduce their stress, work less harder, and start making more money than ever before... then this story will give you hope. Gold Coast couple, Aaron and Karen Farquhar, had an idea for a business that sounded crazy at the time. But despite the advice of well-intentioned friends and family, they decided to give it a go anyway. 11 years later, they have 10 successful franchisees and are now looking to expand all around Australia, New Zealand and the US. Aaron says, “Our service is in such high demand that we’ve stopped advertising in certain areas until we can find more franchisees to handle the flood of new clients.” So what do they do? Believe it or not, they cut toenails for the elderly and unable persons. “The Toenail People” franchise is a professional foot care service. They are now in such high demand, that even some of their

franchisees are making over $120,000 per year working flexible hours with very small overhead expenses or business running costs. “A lot of our franchisees are former nurses or personal care assistants who are either sick and tired of shift-work, or simply want a better lifestyle without breaking their back from heavy lifting”, says Karen. Leading Australian business brokers, Matt and Liz Raad, believe that Aaron and Karen’s “The Toenail People” franchises are one of the best start-up businesses they’ve seen in the last 10 years. “The Toenail People’s system makes it so simple and easy for the franchisee to start making a profit from day one. And with an overwhelming abundance of potential clients, you can’t go wrong”, says Matt. For a free information guide to be sent to you via express post, simply leave your detail after the pre-recorded message by calling 1300 885 972 now or go to www.TheToenailPeople. com.au

Kawana Waters VIEW Club KAWANA Waters VIEW Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month and will be holding its next luncheon meeting on June 22 nd at Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Buderim. Time – 11 for 11.30 a.m. There will be a Guest Speaker at this meeting. Kawana Waters VIEW Club also have social outings to interesting and enjoyable destinations. Our June outing is on Wednesday, June 8th to Caloundra R.S.L. Time - 10.00a.m. We will be served Morning Tea and Lunch. Great entertainment with - “Frank Spencer”. Cost - $20.00. All welcome. One for your diary: July outing is on Friday 15th July. This is a Fashion Parade put on by Blue Illusions, The Esplanade, Mooloolaba. Champagne

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and Finger Food will be served. Time – 2.00 p.m. Cost only $5.00. All welcome, VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women. VIEW clubs are a valued part of The Smith Family, committed to helping disadvantaged Australian children by unlocking opportunities through education. Visitors and Non Members are always welcome to attend any of our functions. This is a very friendly club for women of all ages, so come along and make new friends, learn new skills, give back to the community, and have fun at the same time. We would love you to join us. For details phone Mattie 54937432 or Pat 54381896. (Luncheon bookings please phone before 10.00 a.m. on Thursday before meeting)

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SENIORS NEWS Museum celebrates Nambour High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 75th anniversary NAMBOUR and District Museum volunteers are looking forward to sharing Nambour High School memorabilia housed at the museum on 6 August this year. This is the day the school celebrates its 75 th anniversary at the school grounds in Coronation Avenue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The museum in Mitchell Street will be open at its usual time from 1-4pm on the Saturday of the anniversary,â&#x20AC;? Secretary Barbara Want said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For people attending the celebrations at the school, to visit the museum as well, will give them an oppor-tunity to see the fascinating display of items that record the 75 years of the high school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perhaps they will see one of the uniforms they used to wear. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is also a special link to past education at the museum because the building housing the displays is the original

Memories of the times they wore a Nambour High School blazer came flooding back to former students, Barbara Want, Joan Bryers, Daphne Heaton and Fay Thorogood.

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come after them.â&#x20AC;? As well as writing personal histories, Anne and Liz also work on more specific assignments. These include: Writing accounts of Clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Business and Commercial Life; Recording the stories of Overseaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aid Workers; Writing histories of War Service, and also of particular Squadrons, and Operations; Writing histories of Organisations Anne is a retired academic, published author of text books, fiction and nonfiction and a member of the Australian Society of Authors. Liz has extensive experience in editing and preparation of manuscripts, and book production. Phone for an obligation free visit on: 07 5470 2478 or e-mail: historyscribe2005@yahoo.com.au

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NEW figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today confirm what struggling pensioners already know- even the basic necessities are getting more expensive. The PBLCI (Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index) rose faster than the CPI in the March quarter confirming that cost of living pressures are falling more heavily upon older consumers, particularly pensioners, when compared to the general community. The largest increases within the PBLCI were for food (+3.3%), transportation (+3.6%), housing (+1.7%) and health (+6.7%). “These commodity items are clearly necessities – not something that older Australians can cut back on,’’ National Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill said. “Today’s ABS figures confirm the pressure pensioners and older Australians on fixed incomes are feeling at the moment and it’s not going to get

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any easier,’’ he said. The ABS pointed to the Qld floods and Cyclone Yasi for increases in particular fruit and vegetables; increasing petrol prices leading to more expensive transportation and increases in electricity and rents contributing to rising housing costs. In a 2009 study Professor Peter Brandon of Carelton College and Dr Jeromey Temple of the ANU found that about 11 per cent of Australians aged 55 and over had to either dispose of assets of take out a loan in the previous 12 months to meet ongoing day-today expenses – specifically because their current income was not sufficient. “People will be chewing into their savings and having to make difficult choices about what they can and cannot afford,’’ he said. “With energy prices expected to soar even further this year, Governments at all levels needs to look at how to ease the increasing cost of living for our pensioners and self funded retirees on limited fixed incomes.” National Seniors: media release

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THE Queensland government is changing the pricing of electricity so that users of electricity in the evening will pay more than those who use it in the morning. The new tariff structure will commence from 1 July 2012, said Energy Minister Stephen Robertson. “The cost of supplying electricity continues to rise across Australia and Queensland is not immune,” Mr Robertson said. We have to maintain a reliable and secure electricity network and that wouldn’t be possible unless retail electricity prices are based on the genuine increases in supply costs. “Population growth, skyrocketing peak demand and the rising cost of supplying electricity in Queensland continues to put pressure on prices. And we are still waiting on what impact the Federal Government’s Carbon Tax will have as well. “The biggest change for residential consumers is the introduction of an inclining block tariff structure for Tariff 11. An inclining block tariff is designed to encourage customers to use electricity more efficiently by charging a fixed supply charge and a series of consumption blocks priced so the more you use, the more you pay,” said Mr Robertson. What Mr Robertson means is that at present, as more units of electricity are used the less you pay for the higher units used. A simplified notional example of the current system is for the first 100 kWh of electricity used the cost per kWh might be 20 cents ($20.00), while the next 100 kWh would cost 15 cents per kWh ($15.00), and 12 cents for the next 100kWh ($12.00). Under the new scheme, the price per block would just keep going up as more electricity is used. The price of electricity per kWh will be cheaper in the morning than in the evening. Customers who choose to participate in the voluntary scheme would be able to revert to the standard regulated Tariff 11 any time they wish. However, the new “cost-reflective” model will include a fixed quarterly charge that will drive up electricity bills for small users, such as pensioners.

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Peachester Celebrates: 100 years old and still looking good!!

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PEACHESTER Primary School is thrilled to announce the celebration of its 100th year, with the school marking the event in true country style with a Centennial Fete set to be held on the 15 th of October later this year. Peachester Primary is a small school of only 120 children, but with a heart

much larger, with the locals in the hinterland village providing plenty of good old-fashioned community support, where the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, really does ring true. Peachester will be working to put together a fantastic day of celebration showcasing

how school and family life has changed over the last century, as well as making sure everyone has plenty of fun. The Centennial Fete is set to be a great day out, with markets, rides and entertainment, displays and of course, plenty of food and great country atmosphere. The fete

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committee is currently putting the call out to Sunshine Coast businesses and marketstall holders who may be interested in being involved in the event to contact Committee President Louise Lewis on 5494 9621 or Secretary Margie Jennings on 5494 9083. The committee would also love to hear from any past teachers, attendees at the school or their families, especially if they have any memorabilia they may like to display on the day. As for the rest of the Sunshine Coast, mark the 15th of October on your calendars now – for it is one day your family does not want to miss! Peachester State School’s Centennial Fete on Saturday, 15 th October 2011 at the Peachester State School, 966 Peachester Road, Peachester from 10am to 4pm. For further information contact Michelle Poole 5494 9948 or 0428 949 948 or michelleapoole@ bigpond.com

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THE Buderim Craft Cottage Biennial Quilt Show is to be held on Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July. This show is held every two years and shows a range of beautiful quilts and quilted items for display and for sale. The group’s members are issued a challenge each year on a theme, which this year is The Year of the Forest so our show is being promoted as the TREEmendous Quilt Show. One of our past members encouraged the group to show off their work and created the challenge with a different object to be made each year. The Lyn

Ballenger Challenge as it is known, will be judged at the cottage on 15th June and you are welcome to come along and see the results of this year’s challenge. Two beautiful handmade quilts will be raffled over the weekend. Devonshire teas and lunch will be available from our kitchen. So come along from Friday 1st July to Saturday 2nd July 9am to 4pm and Sunday 3rd July 9am to 3pm at 5 Main Street, Buderim. Cost is $5. Further enquiries phone Sheila on 5445 1567. Check out our blog. http:// buderimpatchwork.blogspot.com/

THREE-quarters of Australians over 50 plan to volunteer during their retirement and baby boomers look set to boost the ranks of Australia’s army of active volunteers over the next few years. New research reveals four in every five Australians (82%) aged 50-64 plan to spend time volunteering when they retire. The research results also show that volunteerism is not just limited to the baby boomers and extends to older Australians in general, with three-quarters (76%) of all people aged over 50 saying they had plans to volunteer during their retirement. Australia’s leading over 50s insurance provider, Apia, announced the findings of the research to coincide with National Volunteer Week. The research also found that the baby boomer generation are still very civic-minded, with 96% of survey respondents saying that they thought volunteering was an important way to give back to the community. Apia Executive Manager Darren Smith said that volunteers played an important role, both in Australia and wider afield, and it was inspiring to see so many older Australians keen to get involved. “There can often be a perception that people who are no longer in the paid workforce aren’t really contributing to society, but Apia’s research clearly shows this is not the case, with many retirees giving back to the community through volunteering roles,” Mr Smith said. “In the midst of the damage from the floods, cyclones, bushfires and storms earlier this year we saw many inspiring stories of volunteers, both young and old,

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working tirelessly to assist those people and communities affected. “And it’s not just during times of hardship that Australians are willing to give back to the community. In fact volunteers are essential to our society, with many charities and organisations relying on volunteers in order to continue to operate and provide valuable assistance across a diverse range of causes and crucial activities,” Mr Smith said. While they may no longer be working full-time, many inspirational retirees are still making a real difference in their communities through their volunteer contributions. Australia’s baby boomers bring a wealth of life and work experience and a range of skills to their twoyear volunteer placements, and this is highly regarded in the communities they are working with around the globe. While they come from all over Australia and hail from a variety of sectors, many are motivated by the opportunity to take on a new challenge and pass on the knowledge and skills they have acquired over their working lives. Further Apia research also showed that Australians were getting involved in volunteerism in a variety of ways, with volunteering outdoors the most popular (28%), followed by administration (27%), food preparation (18%), teaching (17%) and fundraising (11%). “Apia is very much aware of the tremendously positive impact that volunteers can have, and we encourage our own team to get involved by providing a day each year for every Apia staff member to volunteer in their local community,” Mr Smith said.

“When mum needed extra support for everyday living, the team at RSL Care at Caloundra made our choice easy. With their track record of serving the community through personalised and professional aged care, we knew that mum would be content and fully supported everyday with RSL Care. I know that mum enjoys the company, the social outings and the expert assistance of a team of nursing and care specialists. They really go the extra mile to make her day.”

With our 70-year history of community service, RSL Care is proud to support older Australians through quality healthcare services and accommodation options at 28 locations in Queensland and NSW. At Centaur, Caloundra we offer a range of options to suit the individual needs of every resident including low care, high care and short term respite.

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SENIORS NEWS Four of the Sunshine Coast’s top employees displaying their awards at a presentation night conducted by the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific recently. From left to right: Club President- Brian Reith, Doug BrownLittle Mountain Produce, Melissa McDonald – Fox Mildwaters Solicitors, Rommel Torres – Shadforth Civil Contractors and Neil Newman – Rumba Resort. Sue Durston of the Caloundra Power Boat Club was unable to attend the ceremony and will be presented with her award at a later date. The Pride of Workmanship Award is designed to acknowledge an employee, irrespective of age or vocation, who, in the eyes of his or her employer, displays outstanding qualities in terms of approach, attitude, dedication and commitment to his or her job. Each year the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific conducts the award project to: Encourage Pride of Workmanship in all vocations; Provide employers with an opportunity to recognize employees who display the qualities worthy of an award and Encourage favourable employer/employee relationships and a sense of community pride in individual achievement

Retired Business Seniors Single Social Group WE are a retired single business group who would like to meet retired single business men and women to join us in a social group. 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 5443 7663 or 5478 1936.

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MUSIC has always played a big role in Molly’s life she has always sung her way through life. Now, daughter Libby Day hardly ever hears Molly sing; the wonderful gift of music has deserted her because Molly has Alzheimer’s Disease. The once talented, caring and witty person who would do anything to help others now needs help just to survive in this world. Music is often enjoyed by those suffering from Alzheimer ’s Disease. It can assist with selfexpression, relating to others, relaxation and allowing past memories to come to the fore. According to Alzheimer’s Australia Research there are around 250,000 Australians with dementia and this number is rising rapidly. On the Sunshine Coast alone there are 5000 sufferers and most of them are cared for at home by family members. The valuable work of Alzheimer’s Australia Research is vital if we are to unlock the secrets of this disease. ‘Molly’s Song’ is the name coined by Libby for her fund raising events; it celebrates the role that music has played in Molly’s life. In this way, Libby is determined to promote awareness and fundraise for an eventual cure. Will you support the cause? By participating in a special fund raising event organised by Libby Day you can help advance the cause a little further. A fund raising evening of jazz, supported by the Noosa Heads Jazz Club Inc. will be held on Saturday 16 July at Bicentennial Hall, Sunshine Beach. The $20 charge ($10 of which will be donated to Alzheimer’s Australia Research) will offer you a fantastic night of cool jazz – a budget bar will operate but bring your own food to share with your friends. This is sure to be a very popular event so book early by phoning Patsy on 5447 2229.

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SENIORS NEWS Laguna Estate – my choice, my lifestyle AS a very new resident at Laguna Estate in Noosaville, I am still finding more of the facilities and activities at this wonderfully warm and friendly retirement estate. Right from day one I felt at home, although I still wake up each morning thinking I am in a resort! On my first exploratory visit, wondering whether I was really ready to make the move, I was whisked away in a golf cart by marketing manager Martin Brims to view the range of available villas. Nothing is too much trouble for Martin – no matter how much of his time you need or how many pre-purchase visits you make (and I certainly made a few). So what was it that really sold me on my decision to make Laguna Estate my home? It was a combination of many things – particularly the smart new facilities and the activities which cater for all lifestyles, but also the quality finish of the refurbished villas, the resort-style feel, the professional and hugely cheerful staff and the low monthly fees. I have already played bowls on the outdoor rink, been to ‘happy hour(s)’ at the bar (this just might become a favourite), sat quietly in the well-stocked library and joined in the Laguna Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds for cancer research. But I still have so much more to investigate – the heated pool (one of three pools in the complex), the plush art-house style cinema which screens the latest DVDs, the super-

Residents at Laguna Estate enjoy their Biggest Morning Tea in aid of cancer research

duper new little gymnasium and the smart dining room. If all this activity seems a little too hectic and your tastes turn more towards quiet times there is the opportunity to sit and read in the well-kept gardens or on the sunny terrace, stroll around the grounds and meet your new neighbours or have a game of cards in the dining area. It’s your choice at Laguna! I am perhaps one of the younger residents here but the range of facilities is cleverly geared towards anyone over the age of 55, whether you are physically active or prefer a quieter lifestyle. My beautifully refurbished two-bedroom villa costs me around $86 per week and my only overheads are electricity and telephone/internet. No more maintenance or lawn-mowing for me! At some time in the future I may need living assistance but this too is catered for at Laguna Estate with assisted care apartments available from $120,000. Three meals a day, cleaning, weekly towel & linen changes and 24 hour on-call emergency staff are all part of this service. Laguna Estate is a class act – phone Martin Brims on 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. Gill MacDonald

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SENIORS NEWS

It’s on again – Return of the Fossils THE seventh annual Noosa Wrecks and Relics Longboard competition. Over a hundred Longboard Veterans (50 years+) will go head to head for the coveted prize of being the best in their division at Main Beach Noosa on the 18 – 19 June. The Wrecks & Relics is proving to be one of the most popular events on the longboard competition calendar attracting entrants from all over Australia as well as from New Zealand. The Noosa Malibu Club runs the competition and most divisions filled within the first two weeks. This year the intake of competitors in the “Over 65s” division has doubled as more and more board riders head into their 60’s +. Some of these will be eligible for the Over 70s division the following year! “The competition is getting tougher and tougher” said Bob Wood who is in training for the over 65 division. “All the old fossils are getting better and better as time goes by. It is a great extended family event!” For further details contact Libby: Email: libby@noosawrecksandrelics.com Telephone: 5447 5810 or Website: www.noosawrecksandrelics.com

The King & I

ON June 11th one of theatres all time favourites The King & I will be on at the Caloundra Events Centre. The Southeast Queensland Independent Dramatic and Musical Society or Squids as they are better known, will bring together some of the most talented people from around Southeast Qld to bring to it’s audience the much loved musical telling the story of an English Schoolteacher Mrs Anna (played by Chantelle Hill) who comes to the then Siam with her young son to teach English to the King of Siams (played by Richard Rubendra) wives and children. The beautiful lady Thiang number one wife is played by local lady Meg Kiddle who has the most beautiful voice and will send shivers down the listeners when she delivers that which is most powerful of songs “Something Wonderful”. The sweet innocent Tuptim will be played by the beautiful Stephanie Lisch who has the most angelic of voices for this most demanding role. So important was attention to detail that the Director of the show Deanne Scanlan flew to Bangkok with three colleagues to purchase fabric, gold crowns, and jewellery to make the show as authentic as possible. Our Small House of Uncle Thomas will be remembered for many years to come as a team of very dedicated people, led by Miss Tamzin Franz bring to life the story of Uncle Tom’s cabin. Squids is a not for profit Society raising funds for the very worthwhile Qld Institute of Medical Research. We are proud to be associated with this amazing Charity. Show date is Saturday 11 June 2pm & 7.30pm.Ticket prices are $30 - $25 concession, groups of 10 or more $25 & children $18 . To purchase phone 5491 4240.

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SENIORS NEWS 4 Paws Animal Rescue Pet of the Month

MINDY is a very pretty dark grey/white female cat born in 2006. She recently came to 4 Paws because her elderly guardian passed away and no-one wanted her. She is very affectionate and loves a pat, but at the moment she is still settling in and is unsure of the other cats. Mindy may be best suited to a one cat household with a calm and loving environment. She will be a dear com-

panion for the right person. If you want to meet Mindy call Paula on 0421 386 295 or Julie on 0411 144 689 or view our web www.4paws animalrescue.org.au All 4 Paws Cats and Dogs are flea and worm free, microchipped, vaccinated and de-sexed which are all covered by an adoption fee. All our needy animals can also be viewed on our website at www.4paws animalrescue.org.au You can help support 4 Paws Animal Rescue by becoming a member! Members play a large part in supporting the committee and this contributes to the success of 4 Paws Animal Rescue. As a 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.

Royal Morning Tea COOROY VIEW Club celebrated their social for April with a right Royal Morning Tea at member Pat Rat Bone’s beautiful home at Cooroibah last week. 15 Ladies including some new members enjoyed special treats, some raffles and lots of laughter, and the fact that it rained did not dampen any enthusiasm to enjoy. Pictures of Will & Kate and the British Flag adorned the Buffet and one of the raffles won by Truus Pel was a DVD on the Will and Kate story!

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cheeses. Also Organic Skin-care and pesticide free vegetables. For the garden there are plants, herbs, palms & pots and handyman tools. Come and have coffee and breakfast and a treasure hunt in the car boot sales. Funds raised go to Dicky Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. Details phone Bob 0401 482 949.

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Country & Farmer’s Market

THE Country & Farmers Market is held every Sunday in Arthur Street, (beside the Caloundra Aquatic Centre) from 7am to 12 noon. We have a treasure chest of collectables, arts & crafts, jewellery, clothing, books & furniture. You will find a great selection of fruit & veg, Asian Vegetables & Olives and new to the Market is Maleny yoghurt and

Isabelle shared a “hereafter” story and all had fun and raised some much needed funds for the Smith Family. Our Social for May will be a lunch at Tewantin Golf Club. Several of us will also be attending the Zone Conference in Gympie. For more information on our VIEW Club please contact President Grace Taylor on 5471 1364 or Lal Vider 54491902 or reviere9@bigpond.com

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‘ALL Wrapped Up’ is the title of the Exhibition to be held by The Spinners and

SENIORS NEWS Spinners & knitters exhibition Knitters at the Noosa beautiful hand dyed woolies. Our local artiArts and Crafts Associa- wools spun into skeins to sans have also created tion. Come and see the knit for your winter garments in wool, fibres

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Sylvia Langtree at her spinning wheel

and felt, with a range of knitting including the beautiful lace knitting. All these activities are occurring on your doorstep and anyone who loves colour is sure to enjoy this dis-

play. There will be demonstrations of the spinning wheel in action and items will be for sale. The exhibition will be officially opened at 6.00pm on Friday, June 3rd and will

continue on June 4 th at Wallace House, 7 Wallace Dve, Noosaville. Everyone is welcome to both the opening and Saturday from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Ph Linda, 54741211.

Community groups encouraged to apply for Volunteer Grants MEMBER for Fisher Peter Slipper has encouraged local non-profit organisations to apply for grants of up to $5,000 under the Volunteer Grants 2011 programme. The funds are available to purchase equipment, cover the cost of petrol, provide training courses and undertake background checks. “Volunteer groups often

struggle with raffles and pie drives to raise money, and this scheme offers an opportunity to secure much-needed funds through a government programme,” Mr Slipper said. “I urge volunteer community groups, sporting clubs, as well as school P&Cs and the like, to set aside some time as soon as possible to prepare a funding application.” Local community organisations can apply for a grant of between $1,000 and $5,000 to help

purchase a variety of equipment to assist the work of volunteers. In previous years, organisations have used the grants to purchase items such as computers, first aid kits, gardening equipment, microwaves, printers, sporting equipment and the like. Further information on the Volunteer Grants 2011 programme and an online application form can be found at www.fahcsia. gov.au/sa/volunteers/ progserv Pages/Volunteer Grants.aspx.

Like to correspond with one of our readers?

LETTER writing is a dying form of communication; it’s even referred to as ‘snail mail’ these days, in a rather derogatory way. Fortunately there are those who would like to keep letter writing alive, including Heinz Wiese of Wurtulla. Heinz and his wife live at Park Haven 2, quite close to the beach. Having left behind their working lives they now want to pursue their hobbies. Heinz has always enjoyed writing and until recently produced a monthly newsletter for his fellow residents. He would love to hear from anyone interested in writing to him – if you would like to pen a few lines on any subject that comes to mind Heinz promises a prompt reply. Write to: Heinz Wiese, 107/ 2 Peregrine Drive, Wurtulla, Q 4575.

Maroochydore VIEW Club

MAROOCHYDORE VIEW Club’s next luncheon is on Friday, June 24th at Maroochy Surf Club, Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore at 11am. Newcomers are always welcome. Our guest speaker for this month will be Kim Edwards from the SEA English Academy, a training and recruitment school for teaching English as a second language. Our club is a friendship group that offers a range of social get-togethers such as coffee and movie mornings, book clubs and tours. If you would like to find out more about the club or attend one of our monthly luncheon meetings, phone Joanne on 54453079. Luncheon Meeting Cost $19.00. RSVP to Joanne 5445 3079 by 6pm, Tuesday June 21st.


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PERHAPS retirement is not quite the word we should choose to describe Oasis Resort Buderim. Just ask any one of our happy residents! One resident comments “everything, I love it, love it, love it, and never want to leave.” And another “every one is so friendly and we have such a good time.” Also, “we have such lovely Managers; nothing is ever too much trouble for them.” And “we should have done this a long time ago .What a friendly place and such great managers.” And the one to top them all is from one of our most recent arrivals, “I’ve finally got a life!” That sums it up! People do not come here to “retire” but to live, and live life to the full. The resort offers a friendly, village-style atmosphere with all the comforts of a holiday resort. The beautiful, large, heated swimming pool with lap area and spa provides a wonderful spot for entertaining family and friends. It is a backdrop for the community hall that features a large, well-appointed kitchen and seating for over 300. It comes complete with a stage, dance floor and a baby grand piano! You can relax on your private patio or join other residents in one of the many activities available – the choice is yours. Activities include; water aerobics, cards, scrabble, jigsaw, indoor bowls, shopping, just to name a few. Special interest social groups include; craft, cooking, gardening, travel, quilting, snooker and billiards, weekend getaways on the resort bus, happy hours, singing, dancing and lots more! At Oasis Resort Buderim, work has now commenced on a further 8 homes which will be completed within

the next 6months.This is keeping up with demand and working toward the plan of 190 spacious, thoughtfully-designed homes. Come and see for yourself and enjoy a cup of coffee beside our lagoon pool. Our friendly sales staff can show you the range of top quality homes. Six designs are available, each being of solid brick construction with their own distinctive features. Two of our designs have two bedrooms and a study (or third bedroom), two bathrooms, separate living and dining areas complete with a double lock-up garage. There is something for everyone! Oasis Retirement Resort at 22 Power Road, Buderim is conveniently located close to the Sunshine Motorway, three major shopping centres, including Buderim Village and easy access to all the attractions that the beautiful Sunshine Coast has to offer. For more information and assistance, please phone 0754561300 to have a chat with Beryl or Tina. Oasis Retirement Resorts ... A pet-friendly, independent living concept!

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Remember the old school days?

HOW did you travel to school? Were you a teacher’s pet or were you the class terror? What did you have in your lunch box? What games did you play in the schoolyard? Remember the old school days is a writing and storytelling project leading up to the Reality Writes festival (22-24 July) and culminating with a launch of the finished work in Seniors Week, August 2011. The project is organised by the Sunshine Hinterland Writers’ Centre and supported by the Department of Community Services as a Seniors Week activity. Project coordinator Bernice Childs, said the participants will be encouraged to write a collection of stories that focus on their school days. She explained the idea behind the project was to create a supportive environment for participants to record and share their stories. “By understanding more about the early lives of our older community members, we create a platform for dialogue. Every generation has experienced its own pressures and difficulties; pleasures and ambitions they may be very different, but they are very real and very important to the people involved.” Bernice said she expected that some participants will have lived in the region for most of their lives and others may have relocated here later in life. “This makes for a wide range of backgrounds and through the different stories, a better understanding of the various influences on other people’s lives” she said. The participants will be guided by a professional writer/editor and the workshop sessions are free. An introductory session will be held at the Cooroy Library at 9.30am on Tuesday 31 May. From there, weekly 2 hour sessions will be held over six consecutive weeks. All workshops will be held in the Cooroy Library. Interested people can register on 07 5472 0464, email: culcon@ozemail.com.au or call into the Cooroy Library for a registration form. Places are limited.

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Caloundra Senior’s Club

CALOUNDRA Seniors Club meets every Wednesday at Nutley Street Hall, Caloundra. Doors open 8.30am and free entertainment begins at 9.45am with excellent artists. Morning tea is available free prior to the concert. Lucky door prizes are given out. We have raffles for various Charities. Activities include bowls, whist, bolivia, five hundred & mah-jong. We also have a trading table. There is a friendly Coach Convenor to help you with our monthly trips. Annual Subscriptions: $10.00. Entrance fee is Members $1, Visitors $3. Further enquiries please contact Secretary Jill Barr 5491 5341.

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of designs - however with only 18 units in Stage 3b (final stage), they won’t last long. Churches of Christ Care’s Sanctuary Park Retirement Community currently consists of 35 beautiful villas (some stand alone homes), in Stages 1 and 2, another 18 units will be completed in Stage 3a, and the final 18 units in Stage 3b, currently under construction. The total number for this unique location will only be 71 so there are limited opportunities to live in Col & Roma are thrilled to finally call Churches of Christ Care’s Sanctuary Park Retirement this beautiful Community home. environment. For an Our Retirement Living through the display unit, village. phone Coordinator Debra Winter community centre and on appointment will be pleased to take you a personalised tour of the Debra on (07) 5476 4657.

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CHURCHES of Christ Care’s Sanctuary Park Retirement Community is delighted to announce that construction of the first 8 villas in Stage 3a is complete, following the successful sell out of Stages 1 and 2. And, people are eager to finally move into the unit of their dreams.

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com.au to browse information specific to each of their respective master planned communities. Or simply call one of their friendly sales and marketing staff on (07) 3287 4444 to arrange delivery of a FREE information Kit or a no obligation tour of the facilities. So what are you waiting for? At a Living Gems Over 50’s Lifestyle Resort, live the lifestyle you deserve!

Zonta Maroochy at Salad Central

MEMBERS and Guests of Zonta Maroochy were made very welcome at their new meeting venue at Salad Central, Chevallum State School . A highlight was a tour of the Stephanie Alexander kitchen and garden with co-ordinator Robyn Cook. At the conclusion of the tour, Robyn also gave the ladies an informative talk on the background and philosophy of the project. A delicious dinner of locally sourced nutrient– dense foods was then served . Zonta Maroochy meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Membership comprises a diverse group of women from professional business and community backgrounds. If you would like to know more about a Club that enriches women’s lives locally and globally, contact President Lyn on 0418 278 090.


Why would you choose to live anywhere else? • Flexible purchase options • Gardening and maintenance taken care of for you • 24-hour emergency response

Bribie Island

Nambour

Now selling from $180,000 – $285,000

Final stage now selling from $325,000

Relax and enjoy your own coastal retirement at Bribie Island. We have limited refurbished one and two-bedroom units to select from at Bribie Island Village at Bongaree, and two-bedroom units at Woorim Village on the beachside of Bribie Island at Woorim.

Sanctuary Park Retirement Community, Nambour is nestled in tranquil rainforest in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. We have limited two-bedroom, twobedroom plus study and three-bedroom duplex homes.

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Call Debra for a tour today! 5476 4657 or 0427 178 902 Churches of Christ Care Sanctuary Park Retirement Community 44 Zealey Road, Nambour

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SENIORS NEWS Princess Catherine eat your heart out

Princess Kate with Pres Rod

CURRIMUNDI Probus was honoured by the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Catherine (aka Lorraine Marsh) who had slipped away from her honeymoon to show us her beautiful wedding gown. President Rod Munro was only too willing to take Prince William’s place on the balcony, where much to the delight of the members he kissed the new bride.. Guest speaker on the day was Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Pickett ret, C.E.O of Qld. Symphony Orchestra. He is a most imposing gentleman in stature and qualifications. He was appointed C.E.O. of the Qld. Orchestra in January 2009 after spending 37 years in the Australian Defence Forces, joining as an apprentice musician and leaving as the Commandant of the Defence Force School of Music. During this time he was appointed to many postings throughout Australia and other parts of the world, including East Timor, Bougainville, The Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the 90th Anniversary of Anzac Cove at Gallipoli and The Commonwealth Games in Melbourne commanding the Tri-Service Band.

Tranquil homes in the heart of Palmwoods from $249,000

Sunshine Coast Computer Club Inc DO you feel left out when with friends and they talk about things they can do with their computers like missing a TV programme and later watching it on their computer, doing their banking from home, reading newspapers on their computer, comparing prices of something they want to buy, catching a bargain from an internet site. These become routine with members of the Club when they are introduced to these possibilities. There are members of the Sunshine Coast Computer Club who are finding new interests now being offered by the Club. Recent help groups have been started dealing with Family History and building a website. Members can be guided in perhaps a new interest by attending a meeting of the Sunshine Coast Computer Club at either Caloundra or Buderim. The Caloundra meetings are held on a Saturday morning in Caloundra and beginning in July 11 the Buderim meetings will change their meeting days to a Thursday afternoon. Sunshine Coast Computer Club welcomes visitors to come to a meeting to see just what happens at these meetings to see if what is on offer will help them if they become members of the Club. Meetings provide tea and coffee for informal chat time between members. For reasonable membership fees, members have multiple avenues for help and support when needed. It could be just what you need to help you make better use of your computer. To find out more about when and where the Club meetings are held and how you too can join the Club and get help – Telephone the Club Information Line 5492 1005, visit the Club Web Site – http:// www.sccc.org.au or e mail the Club at sccc@internode.on.net

National Seniors Australia NATIONAL Seniors Australia (NSA) is the largest organisation representing Australians aged 50 and over. The Caloundra City branch now meets at the rear function room Currimundi Hotel, Buderim Street, Currimundi on the second Tuesday of each month at 9.30am where ample parking is available. Friendship, interesting speakers, local outings and other activities are offered. All over 50’s on the Sunshine Coast are cordially invited to attend and become part of this fun community group. Visitors from NSA are also welcome. Phone Fran on 5444 8347, Di 5494 7765 or Keith 5491 9332.

RETIRE TO O THE COUNTRY With h Alpacas over the fence and a green hill rising behind you, it feels eels very much like the country at Palmwoods woods Garden Village. This green, quiet and secure retirement estate is a short walk to the e township of Palmwoods, and close to Nambour ambour and the Sunshine Plaza.

Two bedroom homes are available from $249,000, with three bedroom homes priced from $334,000. Activities at Palmwoods Gardens include water aerobics, craftwork, table tennis, bingo and indoor bowls. As they say, “Come for the lifestyle and stay for the care.”

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Let us help you at home. Spiritus are here to help in the comfort and familiarity of your own home. We understand the often strong need to maintain independence whilst enjoying a better quality of life, so we offer everything including personal care, domestic assistance, social support, home nursing, pastoral and respite care.* From single household cleaning, to assistance with personal grooming and meal preparation plus much more, Spiritus are here to help.

Spiritus Services Funders â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Home and Community Care, Department of Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Affairs, Department of Health and Ageing, Transitional Care and Extended Acute Care. *Depending on local funding availability and client eligibility. Fee for service may apply.

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SENIORS NEWS Croquet anyone? COOLUM Croquet Club part of the community for 20 years. The winter season has begun and new memberships are available at $150 for 6

calendar months. No special clothing is required apart from flat soled shoes. All equipment is supplied. Our lawns are at Coolum off David Low Way north

of Stumers Creek behind Seacove Resort / RSL. Ricochet/Association Croquet are played Saturday and Wednesday mornings, Golf Croquet is played

Monday and Friday afternoons. Free lessons are available. Croquet is said to contain the thinking of chess players and the skill of snooker players while

combining two human passions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; taking walks and hitting things with sticks. For further information, please contact Adrian Prince on 5448 2985.

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Ella Sinclair (left) with Pam Greig, Diversional Therapist at Centaur Retirement Community

ELLA Sinclair has been a resident at RSL Care Centaur Retirement Community for over 17 years. At 93 years of age and having recently moved into high care, Ella still enjoys taking part in the Communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities and loves socialising with other residents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ella held the position of Secretary of the Resident Committee for 12 years and together with the President at the time, Marj Shiel, she organised numerous activities and raffles to raise money for Centaurâ&#x20AC;?, said Pam Greig, Diversional Therapist at Centaur. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This valuable contribution has assisted immensely in delivering projects and programmes that have benefitted many of Centaurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residents,â&#x20AC;? Pam added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After my husband passed away I felt that there is a big void in my life. To this day, moving to Centaur was the best thing I have done, the staff are wonderful and I feel happy and secure knowing that help is available 24-hours a day if I need,â&#x20AC;? said Ella. RSL Care residential aged care communities are staffed by a team of professional nursing, personal care and therapy specialists who encourage a caring and friendly environment. Residents can enjoy regular activities and are encouraged to remain as active and with social contacts as much as possible. Staff members at Centaur always go the extra mile to make residents happy. Regularly residents embark on bus trips to visit the area, go shopping or just relax around the local beautiful beaches. Over the past 11 years, the staff and volunteers at Centaur have also given their own time once a year to allow the residents to have some amazing holidays across the country. These have included Sydney, Hervey Bay, Gold Coast and Canberra. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is plenty to keep me occupied at Centaur, I enjoy crocheting hankies and I specially look forward to the bus trips to shopping centres as I love to go shopping,â&#x20AC;? Ella said. â&#x20AC;&#x153; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ella has a great sense of humour and is a very appreciative lady, loved by all, and we hope that Ella has many happy times ahead,â&#x20AC;? Pam said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our residents are our first priority here at Centaur. Our motto is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Beware: older people still having fun!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and we intend to continue living up to our reputation and going the extra mile for our residents,â&#x20AC;? Melissa Murdoch, Lifestyle Manager at Centaur Retirement Community said. Centaur Retirement Community is located at Caloundra, in the heart of Queenslandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beautiful Sunshine Coast, one of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most sought after regions for retirement living. For more information on Centaur Retirement Community, please call 07 5491 9866 or visit www.rslcare.com.au

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SENIORS NEWS Caloundra Arts & Crafts Fair CALOUNDRA Arts Centre Association’s next Arts and Crafts Fair is on again on Saturday 11th June 9.00am-4.00pm and Sunday 12th June 9.00am-3.00pm at 5 North St., Caloundra (opposite Rydge’s Oasis Resort). A wonderful array of quality hand crafted goods, made by C.A.C.A. members, will be on sale. This is a marvellous opportunity to support your local community and pick up some unique items at the same time. All three rooms at the 5 North Street Centre will be filled with an exciting and eclectic selection of handicrafts including Pottery, Woodwork, original Art and Pastels to Handmade Lace, Quilting, Embroidery and Silk Painting (to name but a few!).

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The Fair also has a Produce stall featuring genuine homemade goodies, including pickles, jams, slices and cakes. Plants, pre-loved books and raffles complete the picture. Light refreshments are available including Devonshire Teas and a sausage sizzle. The Gift Gallery is open during the June Fair as usual, and is also full of locally made items for sale, again showcasing the talents of C.A.C.A. members. The Gallery is open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday) from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Admission is free so gather your friends, come along and enjoy a great day out. Maybe pick up a bargain or two. Some great gift ideas also! For more information, contact Fair Convenor: Jill Barker at fair@caloundraartsandcrafts.org.au or visit our website at www.caloundraartsandcrafts.org.au

COME to visit us at Genealogy Sunshine Coast’s stall at the Nambour Show 17th to 19th June. You can find us in the Ray Grace Pavilion. Put your name in the Lucky Draw and at the end of each day, one name is pulled out to win a year’s free membership of GSC. Our next publication, “Take a Walk through Palmwoods” is to be released in November. Pre-publication orders will be taken at our stall at the Show at the reduced price of $30, plus $10 if it has to be posted. A word of advice to would-be family historians: join your local family history group and learn how to research effectively and accurately. There are many traps for the unwary in much of the information available on the internet. Make sure you keep note of sources for your records and check if the information you are using has sources given. While there are many excellent websites, especially archives and library websites, there are also many which simply gather inaccurate and out of date information. Also remember the Internet is only providing a portion of the information available, but it can give you links to useful books and information available from libraries and family history groups. We are hosting some additional computer classes in May and June. On Monday afternoons, 1pm to 3pm, at the Resource Centre, Linda Morrell is running a series of basic computer classes, designed to help beginners to use a computer. The cost is $15 per tutorial. Phone Linda on 5446 636 or email lindaofficecomputing@gmail.com Linda has been teaching these classes on the coast for several years and these classes can be paced to your computer abilities. Come along and see how you go. The next meeting is for Saturday, 11 June at 9.30am at the Resource Centre in Petrie Park, Nambour at the end of the car park opposite the swimming pool. At the May meeting Merle gave a short talk on the value of indexes, especially those we may have forgotten to use on microfiche and in books. Come along to hear what her topic is this time! On Saturday, 25 June Workshops will be held 9.30am – 11.30am on Genealogy software – beginning with family tree software – how to use it to research effectively. 1.00pm – 3.00pm Charting family trees: Charting the family story, how to use your family tree software to make it relatively pain free and with pictures. Cost $5 per session or $8 for both. Bookings essential. Phone 5441 4266 or email genealogysc@gmail.com

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Lovely new 3 bedroom waterside homes from $369,000 RETIRE TO THE COAST

Enjoy the Lifestyle Gated Over 50s Lifestyle Village

2 Halls, 2 Pools, Bowls, Library, Small Dog/Cat OK, Woodwork, Craft Group, Computer Group, Pool/Dart Room, Translink Bus - Mark Rd

Sales office open Wed & Sat 10am-2pm or inspect by appointment

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VILLAS 2 bed / 2 bath. 124m2 aircon & s/steel dishwasher

HOMES 2 bed, 1 bath + utility room $185,000 see photo $250,000 recent upgrade

Large two bedroom homes are also available, from $279,000, and on-going care is offered within the resort should you or your partner need it.

This secluded community is close to Coolum beach and township, with spacious new three bedroom waterside homes very reasonably priced from $369,000.

At Coolum Waters you can live the quiet life or join a welcoming group of residents in activities including water aerobics, snooker, bingo and indoor bowls.

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Relax in your own garden only metres from a pristine tidal estuary brimming with fish at the beautiful Coolum Waters retirement resort.

KOOKABURRA VILLAGE 123 Mark Rd East/Daniel St CALOUNDRA QLD SALES 07 5491 5888 Website www.kookaburravillage.com.au Information Pack Available

4 WEMBLEY ROAD, COOLUM BEACH, QLD OPEN INSPECTIONS WEDNESDAYS 2 - 4PM OR PHONE 5453 6205 • www.coolumwaters.com.au June 2011 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 29


SENIORS NEWS Pleasant Sunday Afternoon THE Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Concert series restarted on May 1st, with around 220 enthusiastic people enjoying the spectacle. There were lots of costumed acts, and the quality of the artists was excellent, - but we had an extravaganza finale, thanks to Neil Booth. He had been occupied for

some time making noisy “Lagerphones” for his GWizz people. The finale involved about 30 people, all in costume, and all performing the very old song “Silver Bell” on a wide variety of instruments. ’Twas very exciting, very entertaining, and warranted a standing ovation - complete with a Singalong by the audi-

ence. The next PSA is at 2pm on June 5th at the CCSA Hall, and promises to have a lot of talent and fun rolled into a most enjoyable concert - as usual. The artists include more male singers than female singers for a change, instrumentalists, a funny lady doing skits, a country & western singer and Jenny Keys of Maleny

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fame. These concerts raise funds for the Caloundra Chorale, and have been in operation for approx 30 years. They’re always full of fun and talent, so come along on June 5th to the CCSA Hall, Nutley St., Caloundra. There’s no need to book, just arrive around 1.30pm to get a seat and buy a raffle ticket.

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Time to take action to upgrade Queensland roads SIGNIFICANT upgrades of the Bruce and Warrego highways would be among Queensland’s most valuable contributions to the international Decade of Action for Road Safety, according to the RACQ. The Decade of Action, launched around the world on 11 May, aims to stabilise and reduce the global toll of death and injury on the roads. RACQ CEO Ian Gillespie said from Queensland’s Parliament House launch that a whole of government approach was required to address the challenge of improving road safety. “The Decade of Action calls upon member states to implement road safety activities, particularly in the areas of road safety management, road infrastructure, vehicle safety, road user behaviour, road safety education and the post-crash response,” he said. “With reference to road infrastructure, a dedicated effort to reduce road deaths and injuries in Queensland will require Federal and State government funding commitments over the next 10 years for long overdue and urgent upgrades to the Bruce and Warrego highways which are vital routes for motorists and tourists. “AusRAP risk mapping shows that many sections of these highways have a high crash risk – particularly between Ipswich and Roma on the Warrego Highway and between Caloundra and Cairns on the Bruce Highway. “The Cooroy to Curra section of the Bruce Highway is a notoriously dangerous stretch and yet we are still waiting on the necessary upgrades to be com-

pleted.” Mr Gillespie said Queensland’s road toll had fallen in line with the national trend over the past few decades, but there were still 249 deaths on the State’s roads last year. Mr Gillespie said each year, road crashes cost Queensland an estimated $4 billion, which was equivalent to the recent floods and Cyclone Yasi occurring every year. The resolution requested that the World Health Organisation and the United Nations regional commissions, in cooperation with other partners in the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and other stakeholders, prepare a global Plan for the Decade as a guiding document to support the implementation of its objectives. “Queensland recently experienced further setbacks through road damage caused by the floods and cyclones earlier this year. “However we can turn this into an opportunity to address the dangers that have plagued motorists for years by making improvements to road infrastructure,” said Mr Gillespie. “The Decade of Action launch is also a reminder to people to be mindful of basic safety measures – wearing seatbelts, adhering to speed limits, not using mobile phones while driving, not drinking and driving and to be cautious and patient on the roads,” he said. More information about the Decade of Action is available at www.racq.com/decadeofaction.

Friendship Force

THE latest party of overseas “ambassadors” to visit the Friendship Force of Sunshine coast were from Howick, New Zealand from 9th to 16th May. The New Zealanders enjoyed a week of typical Queensland winter sunshine and great hospitality from their hosts. They also found time for some new experiences, such as a game of croquet at the Nambour Croquet Club. Other activities during the week saw the visitors entertained from Caloundra to Noosa. Croquet at Nambour: If you are interested in hosting overseas visitors, or traveling overseas with our club, please telephone Vice President Nev Berry on 54727618 for more information.

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SENIORS NEWS From Buderim to Bangladesh, with love

David with fellow travellers from Buderim Gardens – Janette Vidler (L) and Pamela Fitzmaurice (R).

IN 1979 David Fitzgerald found himself working for the airlines in Bangladesh and during that time met the local Xaverian people who invited him to work in their country when his contract finished. The 77-year-old Buderim Gardens Retirement Village resident worked with the Xaverian fathers for nearly ten years and spent the majority of his time assisting people who needed medical treatment in Dhaka. “During my first trip I met a young man called Babul. He came from an extremely poor family but I could see that he had such potential. I decided to help him with his edu-

cation,” David said. He not only offered financial support to Babul, but ended up finding the young man a job as a cook for a medical aid organisation. “He was very clever and through his hard work and determination, he became the organisation’s coordinator. He also convinced the doctors to help him start up a school in the slum area. I suppose I learnt, through my experience with Babul, that it doesn’t take much to change the course of someone’s life in a country like Bangladesh,” David said. More than 1800 students are currently part of

Babul’s school program and, with funding support from people like David, children from the slums are being given an education and chance at a better life. One of the best things about the program is the fact each child gets a daily meal, encouraging both the children to attend and their parents to send them. And the end result is the fact some students have gone onto university. The Buderim Gardens resident has just returned from a three-month stint in Bangladesh, a country that he visits at least once a year. “I keep vowing that ‘this

will be my last trip’ but Bangladesh and its beautiful people keep luring me back. I met a young boy with two clubbed feet during this latest visit and I’m determined to go back and help him in December,” David said. And it seems David’s passion for the people of Bangladesh is contagious. This year he was accompanied by fellow resident Pamela Fitzmaurice, as well as Buderim Gardens on-site carer Janette Vidler. “It was a life-changing experience. We’d met Babul and heard so much about his schools through David but it was amazing to be part of it. I was treating a lot of burn victims – mostly children. It was tough to see such suffering but inspiring to know that there are people like David who are committed to helping,” Jeanette said. Pamela spent most of her time teaching English in slum schools whereas Jeanette worked alongside international doctors in the slums. We were able to give away some knitted booties and toys to some of the families in the poorer

areas thanks to some of the ladies her in the village. I told them about the trip and the plight of the poor over there and they began making booties and teddies for the babies. One lady had not been sleeping well and I think that our trip to Bangladesh gave her something to focus on… a project to keep her busy during the night,” she said. Janette is planning on returning to Bangladesh next year. And hopefully with armfuls of booties and toys thanks to Patricia Wornall and Velda Smith who lovingly created these precious items. “To think that Babul’s school can educate one child – providing books, uniforms and one meal a day, plus paying the salaries of staff, cooks and caretakers for just $8.50 a month. “We might not all be able to travel to Bangladesh, but there’s a lot we can do with just a small donation,” she said. For more information about Buderim Gardens Retirement Village, phone 07 5444 5666 or visit primelife.com.au

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tia and their family carers, living in the community or in a retirement village, to participate in the Shared Care study. The project aims to assist participants to be better informed about memory changes, available support services and work together to identify current and future care needs. “There isn’t much information out there and it’s important for people to take an active part in planning their own life and exploring any issues which may arise.” Gillian Stockwell-Smith is

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SENIORS NEWS Good music and nostalgia all day, every day SILVER Memories is a 24 hour, seven days a week, nostalgia radio service easily accessed through special inexpensive radios available from 4MBS Classic FM or via the Internet. The brainchild of Gary Thorpe, general manager

of 4MBS Classic FM, Silver Memories is described as a radio service for residents in aged care facilities and the socially isolated people in the community. The service started four years ago when one of his

neighbours became ill and was moved to a nursing home. She did not like daytime television and found none of the commercial radio stations appealed to her. The result was that she began to withdraw from the world due to lack of social

interaction - a state of affairs that can lead to depression and dementia and result in a much less happy quality of life. Silver Memories does not broadcast News or Sport as they are so comprehensively covered elsewhere.

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Memories also has fans around the world. They include Andre Rieu, Dame Vera Lynn, Pat Boone, Jim Nabors, Jerry Lewis, Ned Beatty and Lorraine Bayly to name just a few. Much closer to home, Silver Memories has the volunteer services of well known veteran announcers like Brian Cahill, Howard Ainsworth and Frank Daly who all talk regularly with listeners. Alan Jones lends his support with p r o m o t i o n a l announcements for the station. State Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency Ms Penny Wensley, is now the official vice-regal Patron of Silver Memories. More information is available on this very special radio service on (07) 3847 1717.

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variation of activities. You are assured of a warm welcome so come along, have some fun and make new friends. VIEW clubs are a valued part of the Smith family – funds raised are to assist the “Learning for Life Program” for children of underprivileged families. Members are placed on a permanent listing for our luncheons so to cancel, or bring a friend please telephone Melda on 5476 8787, by 6 pm the Sunday before the luncheon.

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BUDERIM VIEW Club will be holding its luncheon meeting on Wednesday 1st June, 2011 at Clio’s on Rosemount, 246 Petrie Creek Road, Rosemount. Guest speaker will be Tish Lees Author of “Lonely for my land” – who will speak on growing up in Pilbara before the mines. Ladies are requested to be there at 11 am for 11.30 am start. Our Club welcomes visitors and new members who are looking for friendship with interesting people as well as a

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Rivers Synopsis—Three close friends “waste” a day in a garage, dealing with the small and not so small issues in their middle class, comfortable lives. Are they happy? If not, why not? If so, why? Must everything in life be a drama and can we get away with being ordinary? Will the grass ever get cut? Starring— Frank Wilkie, Michael Morgan and Meegan Maguire The Knock on the Door - A drama by Bruce Olive from Queensland. Director: Liza Park The three finalists - Bruce Olive, Jenny Synopsis—In 1915, Bullimore & Mark Langham Gladys and Harold wait The premiere of the 3 warning. Friends one for news of their finalists of the Noosa minute, lovers the next. eighteen year old son at Arts Theatre National It can be wonderful but Gallipoli. One-Act Playwriting sometimes a little Nearly one hundred Competition 2011. All 3 inconvenient. Not years later, Cate waits plays are performed necessarily for the two patiently in the same each evening, plus cast involved but for their suburban house for the your vote for the friends and family. In return of her husband Audience Choice Star Crossed Meg and from fighting in Award! The 3 finalist Andrew reminisce about Afghanistan. Through are: past relationships, love, these parallel lives, this Star Crossed - A drama school, music and how it play explores how by Jenny Bullimore of affected both of them Australians, particularly Victoria. Director: and others. Starring— women, have attempted Johanna Wallace Matt Ingold and to cope with the anxiety Synopsis—Falling in Rebecca Plint of loved ones fighting love! Sometimes it Nothing - A comedy by overseas. Starring— happens slowly, Mark Langham, from Jenni McCaul, Michael sometimes without NSW. Director: Jane Parlato, Sharon Ward

and Tom Morgan A night of short, sharp entertainment, and always a sell-out! Presenting partner: Noosa Longweekend Sponsors: Macquarie Private Wealth, Maverick Musicals and Plays, Sunshine Coast Council Performances: June 9, 10, 11, 16 at 7:30pm and Matinee, June 12 at 2pm Ticket Prices: Adults $26; Concessions $22; Members/Groups (10+) $20; Child (U13) $15 Bookings: Phone sales: 5449 9343, Monday to Saturday, 9am to noon; Counter sales: Monday to Saturday, 9am to noon, 163 Weyba Rd, Noosaville; or online at www.noosaartstheatre.org.au Noosa Longweekend performances: June 17 at 7:30pm and June 18 at 2pm - includes presentation of prizes and awards. Ticket Price: All tickets $30 Bookings: Phone sales: 5455 4455, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm Counter sales: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction or online at www.noosalongweekend. com or www.thej.com.au

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THE Sunshine Coast Concert Band loves to play melodies that are familiar and exciting to its audiences. They will again present a “Musical Memories��� concert at 2pm on Sunday June 12th in the Caloundra Uniting Church. This annual concert is given in appreciation of the Cittamani Hospice’s

wonderful support and palliative care activities. After last year’s concert, the Music Director, Ken Chadwick OAM was able to present a cheque for $3,210 to Alex Moore, Director of the Hospice group. This year, as usual, there’ll be many wonderful band numbers and different styles which will appeal to

all ages and music lovers. The compere is again Graham Schulz, with Singers Alan Winter, Bev Gourlay, Aart Schouten and guest artist Ken Farrow. People are asked to support this local band and the Cittamani charity, and also enjoy themselves as they listen to very talented

musicians. Please check out the band’s website http:// www.sccb.org.au/

Coolum Quilters Group THE Coolum Quilters Group would like to thank everyone who attended their recent Biennial Quilt Show. Bev Barton a representative from Katie Rose Cottage was presented with a Hearts and Roses Quilt on the day, and she now plans to hang that on wall at their new premises at Doonan. All funds raised on the day will be presented to Katie Rose Cottage for their ongoing community work. The “viewer’s choice award” went to Gail McKenzie for her Peacemaker Quilt which depicted many Lighthouses from around the World, and the award for “the quilt which made us smile” went to Anne Nicholas for her Life is a Beach quilt which depicted the lay back lifestyle of our local beaches.

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Who do you call… Seniors Card 131 304 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

The Clare Hansson Trio tribute to the Greats, past & present DOCTOR Jazz is back and will be playing at Kawana Community Hall in Nanyima Street, Buddina on Saturday 4th June! Together with Wayne Harper (bass player & singer) and Geoff Ovenden (drummer) Clare will be playing the‘Concert Grand Piano’, with selected tunes of the late John Gill of Perth, W.A., one of the world’s greatest ragtime & stride piano players. All seats must be pre-booked. Tickets are on sale now so make up a table! Contact Helen on 5438 1976, (credit card) or Ted 5491 6017. Cost is: members $20.00, u3a/seniors $22.50, visitors $25.00. , Doors open at 6.45pm, and the show is from 7.30 – 10.30pm. You can also post a cheque/money order (with stamped self-addressed envelope) to PO Box 1428, Caloundra, 4551. Please bring your own drinks, nibbles & utensils, make it a picnic evening! Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St, Buddina - Saturday 4th June.

Kawana Senior Citizens The Kawana Seniors Club are celebrating their 20th. Birthday on Thursday 25th. August 2011. This will be a red letter day for all the present Kawana Seniors. There will be many old members, as well as local dignatories, invited to share a Luncheon and also a day of fun. Plans are well in hand at the moment, for this special celebration ,after the Kawana Seniors have been in the Kawana Waters District successfully for 20 years. The Club has approximately 230 members and about 145 attend, each Thursday morning. Phone their President Dawn Teichmann, on 5493 2275 for any enquires, about this very active Senior’s 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.

Assn of Independent Retirees ARE you retired or about to retire? The Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) Next general meeting: Thursday June 9th at 9:45 am for 10:00 am start Noosa Heads Bowls Club, Lanyana Way. Topic: “Fuel Pricing in Queensland – Method or Madness?” Guest Speaker: Michael Roth – Executive Manager Public Policy RACQ $5 pp incl morning Tea. Visitors most welcome please call 5472 0880 for further information. A.I.R. is a not for profit organisation fighting for the interests of selffunded and partly selffunded retirees.

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Birthday celebrations at Currimundi Probus

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CURRIMUNDI Probus Club celebrated its 12th Anniversary with 107 members present to witness the cutting of a large cake by Billie Ayles. Also celebrating her 90th birthday and is one of our loved members and one of our 15 Foundation Members, still active in the club. She received a

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2011 Federal Budget Summary Compared with previous mild; with few surprises or handed down its first Budget, confirming a years, the 2011 Federal major changes. Budget was relatively The Gillard Government, range of previously announced tax, super and social security policy changes. And while the Budget has been received as relatively restrained, some new measures were outlined which may impact how you manage your finances today as well as plan for your retirement. Summary The key announcements include: For the first time in nine years, there were no changes to the personal income tax rates and thresholds. Those who exceed their c o n c e s s i o n a l contribution caps to their superannuation for the first time by less than $10,000 will be able to avoid paying excess contributions tax of 42.9% People aged 50 and over with less than $500,000 in super will be able to contribute an extra $25,000 in pretax dollars each year. The 50% pension minimum drawdown relief will be reduced to 25% in 2011/12 and will return to normal levels from 1 July 2013. People under 18 will no longer be able to access the low income tax offset to reduce tax payable on unearned income such as dividends, interest and rent. Lower income earners will receive a greater proportion of the low income tax offset through their pay packets. Fringe benefits tax on salary packaged cars will be simplified to a single rate of 20%. A number of measures will be introduced to encourage workforce participation by many people receiving Government benefits such as Newstart and Youth Alowance. What’s in the Budget for Seniors? Very little

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incontinence can cause there is help at hand. Physio Supplies Australia has a wide range of incontinence aids including the hard to obtain waterproof pants in a range of sizes and colours. Based just outside Brisbane, Physio Supplies Australia was established in July 2004 between business partners Derek Moss and Craig Fleming. They have very close links with their UK partner company (Physio Supplies Ltd) and work together as a company to obtain quality equipment at the best possible prices. As well as incontinence aids, Physio Supplies has the new 66fit Elite range of orthopaedic

cushions and pillows, a wide range of TENS machines for pain management and orthopaedic pillows to improve your quality of life. Physio Supplies is dedicated to supplying quality equipment at affordable prices delivered direct to your door. All items are in stock and available for immediate dispatch. They stock over 1000 products in the warehouse and the best way to be able to view and purchase the range available is by visiting the website at physiosupplies.com.au. Contact their professional and knowledgeable staff on 3889 9199 or visit the website for more

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HAVE you or a member of your family have been diagnosed with Melanoma? Have you had a melanoma removed? Has it affected your lymph glands? Would you like to talk to other people in a similar situation in a happy, friendly environment? Melanoma Patients Australia, (MPA) is an Australia wide support group for people with melanoma and their families. The Sunshine Coast branch of MPA meets at 10am on the third Friday of each month. The next meeting is on Friday 17th June and we are meeting at Nude Deli Cafe, 2 King St Cotton Tree. All welcome to join us for coffee. To find out more about MPA visit our web site at www.melanoma patients.org or e-mail info@melanomapatients. org You could also phone Christine at 5499 6367 or Daphne at 5478 8744.

information on the wide range of competitively priced products (all with free delivery). The warehouse and showroom are located at 16/50-52 Kremzow Road, Brendale. (You may be eligible for a subsidy if you have chronic incontinence. The Continence Aids

Payment Scheme (CAPS) is an Australian Government Scheme that provides a payment to assist eligible people who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the costs of their incontinence products. Ask your doctor for details.)

Sunshine Coast Arthritis Support Group THE Sunshine Coast Arthritis Support Group will meet at 12.45pm Thursday 2nd June at the Maroochydore RSL Sub-Branch, RSL House, 106 Memorial Ave, Maroochydore. Contact Mary on 5441 2259, 0403 339 057 or Jeanette on 5443 7446 for more information. Guest Speaker: Jane Shamrock, Feldenkrais Practitioner. Topic: Improving movement with Feldenkrais.

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A COSMETIC Industry Community Service Program FREE OF CHARGE for any woman diagnosed with cancer. The workshop deals with appearance related issues such as hair loss and skin concerns. Participants take home a kit of skincare products and makeup. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 7 June 2011, 10am to 12noon at Cancer Council Queensland, Credit Union Australia Plaza, Cnr Maroochydore Rd and Baden Powell Street, Maroochydore. Registrations are essential, call 1800 650 960 Monday to Thursday or online at www.lgfb.org.au

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DURING a recent visit to the Sunshine Coast the Friendship Force of Howick, New Zealand made a donation to Meals on Wheels, Maroochydore. Friendship Force Vice President Nev Berry is seen presenting the donation to Meals on Wheels manager Hamish Ogg. He said how pleasing it was for the Friendship Force to be able to assist an organization which helps so many vulnerable people in the Maroochydore area. Mr Ogg explained that every dollar received in donations helps Meals on Wheels to keep down the cost of their meals – a vital consideration when 95% of clients are on fixed incomes.

A lifeline to stay at home LIVING independently is a challenge as we age, especially if we are living alone. Many elderly people on the Sunshine Coast, as well as those with disabilities, are faced with moving into residential care due to lack of regular support and communication. St John Ambulance (Qld) Community Development Officer Emily Evans said many elderly people, and those with disabilities living on their own, are often forced to move into residential care prematurely. “They leave their homes and familiar surroundings because of frailty, geographical and social isolation, or lack of family and friends around them,” Ms Evans said. “A friendly and caring chat can really lift your spirits and brighten up your day,” she said. “That’s why the callers of the Silver Cord Service make such a difference in the community.” This valuable service connects volunteers with elderly and people with a disability in the community. Volunteers are assigned a client to

phone; the aim of the service is to reduce isolation and loneliness. For some clients, it may be the only call they receive all day. “Silver Cord volunteers ensure that clients are well and safe by phoning them every day as a security measure, or less frequently for a friendly and caring chat,” Ms Evans said. “These telephone calls greatly enhance the quality of life of the clients and allow them to stay at home longer.” Silver Cord volunteers call from their own homes, and can claim reimbursement for calls made. The work does not take a great deal of time, but makes a difference to people. Often callers get just as much pleasure from the calls as the client. The Silver Cord service always welcomes new clients and will match them with a suitable volunteer. Would you like to become part of this wonderful service? Do you know someone who may benefit from it? For more information call (07) 3632 9902 or visit www.stjohnqld.com.au.

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As well as being a full-body moisturiser suitable, too, for after-sun care, Vegesorb can be used to remove makeup; as an after-shave; during massages; for cracked heels; as an alternative to shampoo for dry scalp (massage Vegesorb into scalp and rinse out), and as a soap alternative (50/50 mix of Vegesorb and water). Vegesorb is also used successfully as a base for compounding in several pharmacies. And letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not forget the grandchildren: Vegesorb is excellent for babies, helping to moisturise and nourish skin affected by nappy rash. As with other skincare products, use as directed. If irritation develops, discontinue use. Also, do not use Vegesorb on broken skin and only use externally. Want to learn more? Feel free to visit the comprehensive yet easy-to-read Vegesorb website: www.vegesorb.com.au. The Testimonials alone give insightful first-hand experiences into the nature and capacity of this product. Neale Scott is a managing director with Vegesorb in Brisbane. He can be reached on (07) 3885-2882; 0412 412 987; email: info@vegesorb.com.au. Vegesorb.

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PARKINSONS & M.S. When successful Brisbane businessman Phil approached what he thought would be his golden years, Parkinsons disease grabbed him by the scruff of the neck and shook its way into his life. Shaking, falling through loss of balance and depression were the bi-products of this insidious degenerative disease. A broken wrist and cracked ribs were amongst the extensive list of injuries. Perhaps the worst part for Phil to cope with was his speech.â&#x20AC;? It made normal conversation almost impossibleâ&#x20AC;?. Phil said.

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Help our locals change lives

TWO Coolum locals are working hard to change the lives of some 200 orphans and disabled children who live at the Red Cross Facility in Da Nang, Vietnam and they are calling on fellow and Sunshine Coasters to help give the children a better quality of life. Therese Higgins and Mark Witt volunteered to teach English at the orphanage through Global Volunteers and after a month of working with the children they were moved by their plight. They have now committed to staying longer and raising funds to get addi-

tional toilets built to supplement the one toilet currently servicing the whole facility as well as a soccer field. They are hoping Sunshine Coasters will rally behind them and make donations, no matter how small to help raise the $4,200 needed to put in new bathrooms and a soccer field. You can make a donation by calling Freecall 1800 203 012 or by going online to www.gvnfoundation.org/ g v n _ c h a n g e m a k e r s / international_fundraisers/vietnam/ redcross.

Leading aged care provider enthusiastic about future ONE of Queensland’s leading aged care providers, Spiritus, is excited by plans to restructure the sector saying it is an opportunity to deliver even better services across the board. Spiritus is an Anglican not-for-profit care agency that offers inhome nursing and domestic care services and fullyaccredited residential aged care. The proposed reforms offer consumers more choice and build a fund-

ing regime that is designed to cover the true cost of providing care. It has concerns about whether increasing competition will produce and maintain the necessary quality of service and has called for a greater caring focus on rural and remote and disadvantaged Australians. Director of Spiritus Community and Aged Care, Della Warren, says Spiritus is well placed to meet greater demand and is

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now planning how best to deliver more services to more clients. She cautions that consumer expectations will rise and the providers’ abilities to meet demand in a competitive market will be tested. “Last year our community care workers made more than 90,000 home visits and that will increase significantly,” Ms Warren said. At Spiritus, a new online referral portal will assist by cutting waiting time and providing timely and accurate information. “People can come to us with special needs and care packages and we can provide around those individual needs,” Ms Warren said. She says Spiritus is also determined to be innovative in designing new care support. “We’ll offer more domestic support, employ more medical and other specialists in areas such as wound and palliative care, have more facilities come on line and greater access to a wider range of community social services and activities. We’re also linking up with parishes and sharing in their caring support and caring mission.” Anglican Diocese of Brisbane, St Martin’s House, 373 Ann Street, Brisbane. Phone 3838 7689 or www.anglican brisbane.org.au

Bowel Cancer Awareness Week 5-11 June 2011 ONE in 12 Australians will develop bowel cancer in their lifetime and is the second largest cause of cancer deaths after lung cancer. Bowel Cancer Awareness Week aims to raise public awareness of a disease that claims the life of one Australian every two hours. Bowel cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable. Whether you are seeking information about diet, screening or a bowel cancer diagnosis, Bowel Cancer Australia can help to explain and guide you through your journey. Having the right information and an understanding of what is happening can help you play an active part in your health care, and help you better understand your treatment and medication. Screening involves a test for bowel cancer in people who do not have any obvious symptoms of the disease. The aim is to find any polyps or to find cancer early when they are easier to treat and cure. Bowel cancer can develop without any early warning signs. The cancer can grow on the inside wall of the bowel for several years before spreading to other parts of the body. Often very small amount of blood leak from these growth and pass into the bowel motion before any symptoms are noticed. A test called a Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) can detect these small amounts of blood in your bowel motion. The FOBT looks for blood in your bowel motion, but not for bowel cancer itself. The FOBT is a simple test that you can do at home. It involves placing small samples of stool on special cards and sending them to a pathology laboratory for analysis. The results are then sent back to you and your doctor. Studies have shown that FOBT, when performed every 1 to 2 years in people aged 50+, can help reduce the number of deaths due to bowel cancer by 15 to 33 percent. You can purchase a test kit from your local pharmacy.

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AS a stopover, Dubai offers so much to see and do, and like any modern city it has many faces. For sheer opulence, and amazing Architecture, Dubai is second to none. If it can be bigger, brighter or taller, then it is here. Take time to go up the 124 floors of Burj Khalifa for a bird’s eye view of Dubai and marvel at the city below. Dubai is a city of sights, sounds and smells that seduce you at every turn. The Spice Souq is a treat for anyone who enjoys cooking, or just savouring the smells. Sacks of exotic spices line the streets out side the trader’s shops. For over 40 years locals and visitors alike have walked these alleys. Breathe in the aromas of frankincense, myrrh and the many cooking spices. Dried lemons are piled high beside bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, and Iranian strands of saffron - the most expensive spice of all, as well as chillies and dried senna leaves. The traders are happy to talk about their produce and their uses whether for cooking or medicinal. The old gold souk, close to the spice souk, is a must and especially at night when the gold really gleams in the many jewellery store windows. The array of gold on show is mind-boggling and even if you are not in the market to buy anything, it is worth visiting to see the breathtaking displays in the windows. Maybe you will see a bridegroom selecting a suite of gold jewellery for his bride to be. Exquisite necklaces, ear-

rings, bracelets and rings make up these tokens, and the choice is huge. Take your camera as you will get some wonderful photos of what is on offer in shop windows. Should you be purchasing something do not forget to barter and remember because of the choices you do not have to buy from the first store. Diamonds like gold are also reputed to be a good buy in Dubai. A good way to see Dubai is via The Big Bus company- a hop-on hop-off double decker bus that covers the major sights in Dubai. The buses operate daily from 0900 until 1700. There is also a range of sightseeing tours on offer. For something different take a cab to Sharjah, the neighbouring Emirate and visit the fruit and vegetable market. Here you will see produce from many countries and fresh dates from all around the Gulf, the finest being those from Saudi Arabia. Walk across the road to the old souk and explore the antique shops on the second level for unusual gifts. For the shopoholic the malls in Dubai offer well priced goods, but for all copies of goods head for Karama where shop after shop offer copy watches, clothing, shoes, sunglasses, handbags and luggage. At Karama it is really important to bargain. Evenings offer a range of dining options, cruises and at hotels, some nightlife. One thing is for certain – Dubai is one of the world’s most popular tourist-destinations.

European Odyssey WORLD Discovery Tours invites you to join Geoff & Val Sampson on this specially escorted 34 day tour visiting USA, London & Paris and including a 14 night European River Cruise on board Luftner Cruises luxurious River Boat “MS Amadeus Elegant” The tour departs Australia on Thursday 27 October 2011 and flies to Las Vegas for 3 fabulous nights then travel by luxury coach across the Mojave Desert to Los Angeles International Airport where you will join your flight to Budapest “Queen of the Danube”. Sail from Budapest to Amsterdam on the North Sea. The cruise sails through Europe’s most important Waterway – The Dutch Canals and rivers, Rhine, Main, Danube. The highlights include passing through the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal and touring famous cities of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg, Regensburg, Bamberg, Wuerzburg, Cologne to Amsterdam. At the completion of the cruise, travel to London by train and ferry for 4 nights. Travel by train from St Pancras

Station in London to Paris for 3 nights. The tour then flies from Paris to Hong Kong for a 4 night stopover on the way home. The price includes return airfare and taxes from Australia with stopovers in London, Paris and Hong Kong and 3 nights in Las Vegas. Your cruise includes 14 nights in an outside stateroom with all meals, Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner. Quality red and white wines from Europe’s great wine regions are served with dinner each night. Dutch Folklore show and Crew show as well as on board musical performances by on board musicians. Cruise across Europe – wine and dine on the Rhine. Cruise the Danube and see all the famous cities as we cruise by. Join Geoff and Val on this special tour in October 2011. For more information or an Itinerary contact Geoff or Val on our Toll free number 1 800 645 055 or visit our website on www.worlddiscoverytours. com.au


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HOLIDAY & Leisure Festive Season Coach Holidays GRAND Pacific Tours, the New Zealand Luxury Coach Holiday Specialist, is recognised as the market leader for providing a comprehensive range of all inclusive, value-for-money coach holidays. Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s Christmas and New Year’s tours, they have expanded their product selection to provide a choice of tours over the Festive Season, all combined in a six page brochure. There are two fabulous 11 Day South Island Christmas tours to choose from both departing on 22 December 2011. The 11 Day Christmas Getaway shall be aboard one of their luxury coaches travelling through the spectacular South Island witnessing magnificent scenery including Christmas lunch at Walter Peak Station in Queenstown after cruising aboard the TSS Earnslaw.

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Glasshouse Country Festival Steaming ahead THE Australian Railway Historical Society (Queensland Division) is in its 53rd year of operating rail tours. A variety of excursions is operated by both steam and diesel hauled trains to many destinations in Queensland, of course the steam hauled tours are very popular and give passengers a nostalgic tour in travel of a bygone era. As part of the Glasshouse Country Festival the Sunshine Coast Hinterland will come alive with the sound of steam and C 17 Class Steam locomotive 974 and the 1910 built heritage carriages steaming through the forests and fields on

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Saturday 4 June. Two local excursions for Sunshine Coast and Hinterland area residents will be available from Glasshouse Mountains to Landsborough and return and also one excursion from Landsborough to Glasshouse Mountains and return. Departure times from Glasshouse Mountains are scheduled for 11am and 12.30pm. Sunshine Express Rail Tours look forward to welcoming you aboard; bookings are necessary and can be made on 3252 1759 between 10.00am and 3.00pm Tuesday to Thursdays. Please be sure to book early.

For the discerning traveller, Grand Pacific Tours is offering 20 travellers only, the option to travel on the 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour aboard the Ultimate Small Group Touring Coach, with luxury leather reclining seats, the icing on the cake after a superb Christmas Dinner in Dunedin whilst you enjoy the comforts of premium accommodation throughout. All tours are fully inclusive of airfare, pre paid airport departure taxes, accommodation, most meals and a wide range of pre paid attractions. This represents incredible value for money and works out more affordable than achieving the same itinerary as an independent traveller. For more information on Festive Season Coach Holidays or to receive a colour brochure contact Grand Pacific Tours on 1800 622 768 or visit www.grandpacifictours.com

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Explore, experience, indulge and discover the Murray River WINTER is almost upon us, bringing forth rains that will see renewed life for the Murray Darling Basin. There really is no better time to take a cruise along the Murray, as you enjoy first-hand the burst of life that Mother Nature brings forth this time of year. The simple relaxation of river life, the abundant wildlife, and the living history of one of the world’s great waterways, are just a few reasons why a Murray River cruise should be high on the list of 2011 holiday options. Murray River Cruises offer 2 and 5 night packages, which give a fascinating insight to the vibrant wildlife and history surrounding the mighty Murray. These cruises are fully inclusive of all meals, private ensuite cabins with river views, daily naturebased excursions with an experienced ecologist, and much more. Departing from Murray Bridge, just one hour out of Adelaide, the Murray Expedition vessel caters for a maximum of 40 passengers. This boutique product provides the ideal environment for passengers to explore, experience, indulge and discover.

The well appointed bar, lounge and dining area provide the perfect location for indulging in the culinary delights of the resident chef, while viewing the passing Australian scenery. The 2 night packages cruise through Mypolonga, Woodlane, Caloote, Ponde, Young Husband and Willow Banks, stopping at Mannum and Teal Flat along the way. Teal Flat is a particular highlight for those who want to really experience the wildlife of the area. Here, passengers will take an Eco Boat Cruise with our resident guide through the shallows. Canoeing, fishing and swimming are other activities offered in this area. The 5 night cruises offer additional experiences, including a cruise from Portee Station to Swan Reach, an ecologist tour through the lagoons and inlets of the Big Bend area, and a tour of Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal conservation site. 2 Night Cruises are just $920 per person twin share, and 5 night cruises are $2295 per person twin share. Mention this article to receive an extra 30% off. Call Murray River Cruises now on 1800 677 683.

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Discover Canada & Alaska

RACQ Travel is proud to announce APT has launched its 2012 Canada & Alaska touring program, offering travelers an exciting range of itineraries and new inclusions. 2012 is a wonderful time to discover Canada &

Alaska. This truly spectacular destination offers such great variety, from the vibrant energy of Vancouver and Toronto to the astounding natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Alaska is equally impres-

sive, the icy glaciers of the Inside Passage contrasting with the lush greenery of national parks. The 21 Day Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise, is set to remain one of the most popular journeys, taking in all of Canada & Alaska’s renowned sightseeing highlights. Beginning in cosmopolitan Vancouver, travelers take in the sights of the city before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer train for the two-day journey into the heart of the magnificent Rockies. After exploring the alpine villages of Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Sun Peaks and Whistler, travelers return to the coast and journey by ferry to picturesque Vancouver Island. Here, the sights of Victoria, such as the

INSTEP volunteers make a difference A GROUP of volunteers are setting off on journeys around Australia as part of a programme that places grey nomads in remote Indigenous communities where they share their skills and knowledge with locals. Through National Seniors Australia’s Indigenous Skills Transfer and Exchange Partnership (INSTEP), volunteers travel to remote Indigenous communities and work with local people on much needed projects. INSTEP matches highly skilled senior volunteers with the needs of Indigenous communities to collaborate on projects that benefit the whole community such as building new facilities and working in local schools. Currently six National Seniors’ volunteers are either already in Indigenous communities or about to head off on their second volunteering stint with INSTEP. The volunteers will travel from their home states to places where they can make a real difference- Utopia in the Northern Territory, Hope Vale in Queensland and Exmouth in Western Australia. National Seniors Australia INSTEP project manager Karen Furnivall said INSTEP offered a unique opportunity for volunteers and Indigenous communities alike to share knowledge, skills and culture while working toward practical solutions at a grassroots level. “We have placed more than 118 volun-

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Butchart Gardens, await. The tour concludes with a seven night cruise of the Alaskan Inside Passage, taking in the incredible calving glaciers of Glacier Bay National Park, and the port towns of Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway. Of course this is just one of the many itineraries APT offers that RACQ Travel can assist with booking in this beautiful part of the world, reflecting their passion for providing the ultimate in holiday choice. Whether travellers want to watch mountains unfold from their train window, lose themselves in the epic wilderness of Alaska, amble around historic towns, or do all these things and more. Travelling in Canada and Alaska with APT also gives the peace of mind associated with their partners – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Rocky Mountaineer, VIA Rail and Holland America Line – all longestablished experts in

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street level. Up one flight to lounge and bathroom with separate toilet, then another level to two bedrooms one leading out to a balcony. Everything in the house was spotless. While we waited for Martine, we had lunch at the Café de la Place, where, during the following week we watched many locals play petanque (Provincial bowls) on a sand terrace by the café. It is said to be the most famous sand pitch in the world. Near by is The Columbe d’Or. Matisse, Renior, Modigliani Picasso and Chagall were some of the renowned guests of this café-hotel founded in 1920. Beyond the Café de la Place is the Royal gate, the entrance to the town. Cars seemed to have needed a permit to enter the perimeter of the town.

By Antoinette O’Connor

It was traffic free with cars able to drive around the edge of the ramparts where there were a few parking zones. Through the Royal Gate was the one main street of the town. With tiny streets such as ours running from it. The main street is rich in shops containing arts and crafts that the town is famous for. We made a point of visiting La Petite Cave de St Paul , a 14th century wine cellar. Going down the steps one really has the feel of entering a cave. Continuing along the rue Grande one comes to The Grande Fountain with the wash-house built nearby. Further along in another small square is a smaller fountain where apparently the water is still used and drinkable. At the end of rue Grande is a look-out seeing towards the coast which looked suprisingly close. Through the ramparts by this lookout was the cemetery. I wondered around the cemetery where the graves were all beautifuuly kept, some of them under large flowering oleanders. The artist Marc Chagall who lived in St.Paul for twenty years, was buried in this cemetery. Since we were not in a hotel, but in a house, we needed some groceries. Saint Paul has just one tiny food shop, selling basics in fact only what we needed for breakfast. We took the local bus to Vence to do some shopping. The supermarket was in the basement of the department store, so it was a little difficult to find. It was open over the

midday period, alas not much else was open. I did find an internet outlet, but we had to be quick as it also was closing for ‘lunch’. On its market day, I went back to Vence, but the market was a bit of a disappointment. I meandered around the church in the square, but nearly got locked in when it too closed for lunch. Obviously one has to time everything one does in Europe. One morning we walked to the Maeght Foundation, where art dealers Marguerite and Aime Maeght created a gallery of Modern Art in1964. The gallery is on a hill in pine studded woods. In a setting of terrace and gardens there are marble statues by Miro and Mosaics by Chagall. At the time of our visit there was a special exhibition,’Miro en son Jardin’ (Miro in his garden) I have to say that Modern art is not my choice of art, but visiting the Maeght Foundation certainly give me a new appreciation into 20th century art. We entered the tiny St.Bernard chapel in the grounds and it wasn’t difficult to appreciate the beautiful 16th c Spanish crucifix as well as the exquisite stain glass windows. Truly a place of meditation. There is a very well stocked library for students of art and of course a bookshop. We had coffee overlooking the garden and enjoyed the tranquility. Back in our house in St Paul, we could look down on the entrance to the Church known as The Collegiate de la Conver-

sion of St Paul, originally built in the 12th century The Bell tower was built in 1740. Our stay in Saint Paul was almost over when I went to see the Chapelle des Penitents Blancs (White Penitents). Near the church and the museum the chapel is a three-sided Bell Tower dating from the 17th century. Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon dreamt of a project for the chapel. Before any work could commence three years was spent restoring the building itself, specially the roof. Folon worked on the project until his death in October 2005, when specialists completed Folon’s plans. Today the chapel is truly a place of contemplation and reflection. Folon’s dream comprised a mosaic, four stained glass windows, eight canvasses, and two sculptures with a floor of white marble pebbles. The result is an area of light and peace. While the chapel is said to be open every day, I went past several times with the place appearing to be locked. I bought my ticket at the nearby museum and I was the only person in there.. But what a treasure it was and what a lovely close to our stay in this truly beautiful town. St Paul de Vence is very well known, but I think the majority go for a day trip. Consider staying there, wonder the tiny streets, take in the views from the ramparts and watch the locals playing petanque in front of the Café de la Place, as they have been doing for centuries.

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SENIORS NEWS Brilliant Brahms

MAGNIFICENT music, inspirational lyrics, 100 singers and musicians! German Requiem, Song of Destiny, Double Concerto for Violin and Cello. The three works in this concert on 26 June at 4pm in the Bicentennial Hall are a tribute to Brahms the musical perfectionist and to his brilliance in conveying deep human emotion and an optimistic message for mankind. Johannes Brahms German Requiem has been described as a “most profound and overtly emotional composition. A work of melting radiance.” And now you have the opportunity of hearing this most beautiful and popular classical choral piece in an afternoon of masterworks by one of the world’s finest composers. Conducted by Adrian King, Noosa Chorale and the Sunshine Coast Sinfonia will perform the Requiem and The Song of Destiny, a short, beautiful work of hope and consolation for the living. Soloists in the

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Requiem are Gaynor Morgan and baritone Patrick Donnelly. The program also features the majestic Brahms Double Concerto featuring Rachel Smith (violin) and Louise King (cello). Rachel has been a member of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra since 1997 and has held the position of Principal First Violin since January 2008. Louise King is a modern and baroque cellist who has worked extensively throughout the UK, Europe, Egypt and Asia with the BBC Philharmonic, the Hallé Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Noosa Chorale is proud to be producing this concert in association with the Noosa Longweekend. Tickets are $38, concessions $33. Bookings 54554455, www.noosalongweekend.com and at The J; Book City, Noosa Civic; River Read, Thomas Street, Noosaville; Annie’s Books, Peregian; Possums Books and Coffee, Cooroy .

Glasshouse Country Festival – Bankfoot House ‘Open Day’ 2011 pm. Other heritage-related activities in the grounds include historic photos from the Peachester History Committee’s Collection, genealogy advice from the Caloundra Family History Research Group, pioneer cooking demonstrations, farming equipment from the pioneering days, a visit by the Historic Motorcycle Association and music from the 80 year old pianola. The Australian Teamster’s Hall of Fame, across the road from Bankfoot House, will also be open for inspection and includes memorabilia from the coaching days. Tea and damper will be available. All parking will be within the grounds of the Australian Teamsters Hall of Fame. For further background on the historical significance of the house please log onto the website www.bankfoothouse.org. The ‘Kero Lamp’ Heritage Trail will also be featured on Sunday 5 June. Visitors as well as Glasshouse Country locals will be able to follow this self-drive Heritage Trail at their own pace, starting at either Beerburrum, Peachester, Maleny, Glass House or Mooloolah. The museums welcome visitors and many of the historic sites have interpretive signs to explain their historical significance. For further information on the Glasshouse Country Festival and the full range of events, see also www.glasshousecountryfestival.com.au.

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THE Twin Waters VIEW Club (Voice, Interest and Education of Women) is a friendship club for women of all ages, will hold their next monthly luncheon meeting at Twin Waters Golf Club 11.00am, on Thursday 9 June 2011. You are assured of a warm welcome so come along, have some fun and make new friends. Please book with Thelma Phone: 5448 8805. Our June Social is on Thursday 23 June 2011 at 10.00am at Buderim Pioneer Cottage, 5 Ballinger Crescent, Buderim (just behind Burnett Street). Morning tea will be served in this lovely garden setting and there will be group tours, led by enthusiastic volunteers, through this Historic House and Museum c1880. Walk back in time with the early settlers in the late 1800s. $10.00pp.

Eudlo cycads open garden ONE of the most complete collections of rare cycads in the world and the largest in Australia opens in Eudlo 4/5 June 2011. Spectacular specialist garden with an extraordinary collection of 3000 of the world’s rarest cycads, hundreds of mature palms, over 5000 bromeliads, flowering aloes, 60 different types of bamboo, undercover cacti and succulent areas with extensive plantings of hundreds of rare plants. At 321 Ilkley Road, Eudlo UBD Brisbane 77:N13. 4/ 5 June 2011. 10am – 4.30pm. Admission is $6 (under 18 is free).

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Heritage Beach named after a shipwreck

DICKY Beach is a beach with history. In 1893 the S.S. Dicky was forced ashore during heavy seas and its iron skeleton remains on the beach today. Near the caravan park at Dicky Beach is the propeller from the SS Dicky which ran aground with a crew of 11 and 40 tonnes of sand. Attempts to

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relaunch it proved unsuccessful so it was used for local dances until someone knocked over a kerosene lamp and it was burnt out. This picture of the sparsely populated coastline of Dicky Beach in 1953 was taken from above the water looking south west.

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Caloundra Family History Research Group

GREGSON & Weight Funeral Directors in conjunction with Caloundra Family History Research Inc. has launched a CD ROM Index to the Records of 1971 to 2010 for Caloundra, Maroochydore & Nambour. This will make research into your family history a little easier. Royce Gregson and indexing team leader Valerie Thornton spent a meticulous 18 months compiling the database. With more than 20,000 records on the CD, this will be an invaluable tool for historians who will be able to independently access these records for their research. Whilst a number of dedicated researchers from the Caloundra Family History group volunteered their indexing skills, the cost of the launch and production of the CD was made possible by a grant from History Queensland. The CD is now available for purchase for $35.00 by telephoning Valerie on 5437 3879 or by sending an email to the group at caloundrafamilyres@y7mail.com. Patron for the CFHR, State Member for Caloundra, Mark McArdle, officiated at the launch, and along with other guests, gave a speech. Mr Royce Gregson spoke on behalf of his family business; Mr Dick Allchin told those present about the RSL Memorial Walk, and Mr Don Wilkie outlined the significance of the Coastguard Memorial Wall. As it was the 18th Birthday of the Caloundra Family History Research group, a special cake, suitably decorated with the group’s colours of gold and purple, was cut by Mark McArdle and Club President Jocelyn Morgan. Members and guests then enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea. The group’s rooms and library are open for research

every Saturday and the third Thursday of the month, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Every other Thursday of the month the rooms are open for the full day, from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Specialist interest groups for UK countries, as well as Germany, convene for a couple of hours each month at various times and members use the meetings to learn new searching techniques, network and assist each other in their research. All activities conducted by the group, including general meetings with guest speakers (1.30pm to 4pm on third Thursday each month) are held at the Guide Hut in Arthur Street, Caloundra. Enquiries for all events, including meetings, research and specialist groups are welcomed by contacting Jocelyn on 5494 9807, Valerie on 5437 3879 or June on 5493 2679. The group can also be reached by email at caloundrafamilyres@y7mail.com.

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S.S. Koopa berthing at Bongaree Jetty on the southern tip of Bribie Island after the jouney from Brisbane (c. 1918). Passengers were met by A. B. Tripcony’s motor boat ‘The Grace’ which transported them up Pumicestone Passage to Caloundra. Courtesy: Sunshine Coast Regional Libraries


Heritage gation and charts to navigate the coastline on his way to Karumba from Caloundra. He negotiated with the Federal Government an air freight subsidy of 6 pence per pound of fish flown out of the Gulf region mainly to Mount Isa but sometimes to Brisbane, Townsville and Alice Springs. Vast amounts of prawns were also identified in the Gulf area due to Lloyd Clarke informing CSIRO of their existence. Lloyd Clarke is known as the pioneer of the Gulf barramundi MFV Larry Cork fishing industry. The Larry Cork fitted eration left Caloundra for in the Gulf of Carpentaria Courtesy: Sunshine with two diesel en- the remote and little in the early 1950s. Lloyd Coast Regional librargines and with refrig- known region of Karumba Clark used celestial navi- ies

Wreckage of a boat shed and boats in the creek next to the present Tripcony Caravan Park site, near Black Flat after an unnamed cyclone battered Caloundra 19 - 21 February 1954. The cyclone raged down the Queensland coast for nine days and caused extensive damage in the Caloundra area. Courtesy: Sunshine Coast Regional Libraries

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Anthony Alder, also known as Nat Alder, was born on 27 December, 1838 in Minchinhampton, England. He was a taxidermist, naturalist and artist who was commissioned by Queen Victoria to collect specimens of Australian birds for display in her Victoria and Albert Museum in London. ‘Nat ‘ Alder came

out to Australia on the Saldanha, leaving Plymouth Harbour on 16 October, 1861. He collected and sketched in the Torres Strait area and North Queensland for about three years. Alder returned to England upon the death of his father on 17 December, 1864 with all of his specimens. In London he reported to the Queen and set up the stuffed specimens in surroundings as near to their natural habitat as was possible. When his father’s estate was settled he returned to the Colony with his sister Emmeline on the ship Harmodius on 18 April, 1875. This time Nat Alder was here to stay. In the young colony, taxidermy and artistic talents were the least sought after jobs. Alder made a living building houses. He married Eliza Ann Harris on 18 September, 1877 and bought land and built a hotel at Caloundra with a huge ballroom and wide verandahs. Though not a drinker himself, he realised the men of the district would need a drink after a long ride to get there. He had hoped that the railway would come through to Caloundra but when it did not, plans for the hotel were dashed. It meant that supplies had to be offloaded at Landsborough Railway and brought by coach and horses the rest of the way. This meant large expense and a depleted profit. The only other alternative was to collect the supplies by boat coming through Pumicestone Passage. The family then moved to George Street in Brisbane and opened a shop. He had a taxidermy business and did work for the Queensland Museum. He died from a fall on 20 April, 1915 and is buried at Toowong Cemetery.

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Photograph taken at the Overlocking Course held in March

month, plus ongoing projects of sewing items for charities and clothes for premature babies. Bring along your sewing machine, lunch, morning tea is supplied. The Australian Sewing Guild was formed with the aim of ensuring that the art of sewing does not die. Its focus is mainly sewing by machine. It’s stated objectives are: to share and further the growth of the art of sewing; to bring sewers together and encourage the establishment of sewing groups and to encourage and maintain a high standard of craftsmanship. There is a fee to join the Australian National Sewing Guild, it is a not for profit national organization. Neighbourhood groups meet regularly throughout the country. The Tewantin Group have a

On Saturday 25th June the Tewantin Neighbourhood Group of the Australian Sewing Guild Inc. meeting commences at 9.00am until 3.00pm at The Masonic Hall, cnr Moorindil and Toolar Sts., Tewantin. The Program for this month is Shirring with Barbara, Inset pockets with Lorraine and Silk Ribbon Embroidery with Annette. Please ring Barbara (07) 5474 2454 if you wish to visit or become a member. Members will assist anyone who wish to learn to sew or beginners wanting to improve their skills. A different program is planned for each

small library where members can borrow patterns, books etc. Members of the Guild can attend any neighbourhood group in Australia, some very keen members even make a point of attending neighbourhood group meetings when they are in the vicinity and on holidays! A list of all the neighbourhood groups in Australia and their meeting date and time is published in the national newsletter. More details about the Australian Sewing Guild are available on the Guild’s website at www.aussew.org.au

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THE Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show Society Inc. proudly notifies all cooking enthusiasts of a first ever. “Best In Show” Award. Classes 1 to 65 are eligible to compete for this special award. The “Best in Show” title will be awarded to a Cookery exhibit deemed by the judges as the most outstanding Cookery Entry in 2011. Judges will critique the cookery entries and will take into consideration presentation, colour, texture, taste and appearance of the exhibits. The prize includes: $100 ginger gift hamper from Buderim Ginger Limited. $30 gift voucher from Placemat Kitchenware, Kawana and a $70 QBD Bookstore Gift Voucher. To obtain a cookery schedule and entry form, please contact the Sunshine Coast Show Society on 5441 2766 or on line at – www.sunshinecoastshow.asn.au. Entries close on Friday 10th June. For further information please contact either Chief Steward, Mrs. Lex Sellars on 5445 7194 or Steward, Mrs. Beverley Bradford on 5446 9237. Proudly sponsored in association with Buderim Ginger and Place Kitchenware.

IT’S on again in July – the Karingal Monster Bookfest – and getting bigger and better every year! Already items are flowing in – but we need more! We need: Donations of good books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, jigsaws and games. We don’t need: Encyclopedias, text books or weekly magazines, as they don’t sell! Delivery: Please leave at Karingal Place, 11 Marlua Avenue, Caloundra or phone Anette - 5493 1765, Di – 5491 6272 or Marg 5491 5654.

Woombye Book Sale WOOMBYE Community Library’s annual book sale will be held on Saturday 18th June in the lower Woombye School of Arts Hall. The book sale will start at 9am and as in past years, will have some great reads at bargain prices…..something for everyone. As a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers, the library relies on this event for much needed funds to keep it operating. Any donations of books will be gratefully received at the library.

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Let’s Do

Lunch Beefy’s Pies wins again!

IS there no end to the talents of the team at Beefy’s Pies? Our treasured local pie maker has just won the award for South East Queensland Bakery of the Year for the second year COURSE I SOCIAL GOLF I CLUBHOUSE I DINING I FUNCTIONS I PROSHOP in a row and has capped it off by having third year apprentice Todd Ramsay TEWANTIN NOOSA GOLF CLUB BISTRO win the prestigious Overall Award of Merit. Open 7 Days for Lunch 11am to 2.00pm Todd was rewarded for his Dinner – Tuesday to Saturday 6.00pm to 8.00pm consistently high stanDinner Special Tuesday Rump dard of work during his Wednesday Roast apprenticeship. Thursday Chicken Schnitzel The South East Friday Fish Queensland Bakery Award was not just asFUNCTIONS sessed on the quality of the food but also on a Wedding Receptions, Corporate Functions range of other factors. and Special Occasions. Relaxed Casual club atmosphere, The bakery must have choice of two function areas seating up to 120, plus dance one feature that makes it floor. Drinks and catering at club prices stand out from the rest; it Open invitation any day to view the club and facilities must have high standards of training and support GOLF COURSE DETAILS with staff; it must be usGREEN FEES: $49 - 2nd Game (within week) $39 ing green initiatives such Packages available for Social and Corporate Groups, Fully as recycling; innovative stocked Pro Shop including motorised carts and all hire marketing strategies need equipment - CLUBHOUSE OPEN FROM 10AM 7 DAY A WEEK. to be in place and there must be a variety of menu TELEPHONE: 54471407 I EMAIL: admin@noosagolf.com.au options. After making it to the VISITORS WELCOME short list, Beefy’s was

Happy staffers from the Buderim Beefy’s store: Michele, Rani and Kimberly hold their latest trophy with pride

then judged on customer service, store & staff presentation, cleanliness, product and food handling practices. So this was some rigorous test to undergo, but Beefy’s ticked all the boxes and can now proudly add another trophy to the long list of awards already won! Owner Mark Hobbs continues to provide top

value all the time, every time, producing that same great quality for customers every day. Beefy’s has more than 20 varieties of pie to tempt their customers and the helpful and professional team members at each outlet are helpful and For your next real Aussie Pie ‘fix’ head off to one of Beefy’s outlets: on the Bruce Hwy southbound

at Glasshouse Mountains (12mins south of the Ettamogah Pub, Johnston Rd/Mobil Servo exit); at Aussie World on the Bruce Highway (Ettamogah Pub complex); in Buderim at 106 King Street (opposite Wirreanda Park) or the new Beefy’s Drive Thru store on the roundabout of Bribie Island Rd & Bestmann Rd, Ningi.

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BUDERIM East Probus Club, please ring Russ email at pamandrusss@ Club members and part- Skellern on 5443 4856 or bigpond.com ners attended a breakfast at Surfair, Marcoola recently, enjoying another happy social occasion. The Club, which consists of retired men and their partners, meets monthly at the Headland Bowls Club, and enjoys social outings of various sorts once or twice a month. There are no demands on Probus members other than to meet together and enjoy fellowship. If you would like to be a member or learn more about our Club, please give Russ Skellern a call on 5443 CALOUNDRA EVENTS CENTRE 4856. Now would be a Saturday 11th June 2pm & 7.30pm good time to make contact www.theeventscentre.com.au as currently we have a few Ticket Prices - $30 - $25 Concession vacancies for memberGroup of 10 or more $25 - Children - $18 ship. To purchase phone 5491 4240 For any contact to our Brought to you by: S.Q.U.I.D.S Theatrical Inc.


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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Crossword solutions from page 58 Across 8 WIPE: Will I put emulsion on the top (initial indicator) then rub clean (key)? 9 AND SO FORTH: In addition (and so forth), and also (and so) mentioned (homophone indicator)

fourth 10 LAGERS: Lightcoloured beers (lagers) for the South African camps (lagers) 11 YALE LOCK: University (Yale) rugby player (lock) has a fastening

mechanism (key) 12 CONSISTS: Comprises (key) tricksters’ (cons) wins (ists) 14 CARATS: Units of weight (carats) sound (homophone indicator) good enough to eat (car-

rots) 16 BARD: Poet (key) takes his degree (ba) on the road (rd) 17 SOAPS: Lathers (soaps) raised (reversal indicator) by spa oscillation 18 CUTE: Fetching (key)

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copper (cu) for the Maori (te) 19 JABIRU: Short punch (jab), then I gave the football (ru) to the wading bird (key) 21 SURFACES: Comes up (surfaces) on the counter tops (surfaces) 23 HARVESTS: Reaps (key), then stupidly (anagram indicator) trashes five (v) 26 SAILOR: The Hispaniola oarsman is an erratic (alternate indicator) mariner (key) 27 REFINERIES: Free rein is silly (anagram indicator) in industrial plants (key) 28 MIND: Take care (mind) of the intellect (mind) Down 1 PINA COLADA: Spin a cola daiquiri in (hidden indicator) a mixed drink (key) 2 RELEASED: Brought out (released) and tenanted again (released) 3 MANSES: Clergymen’s houses (key) for holding (hidden indicator) German sessions 4 D-DAY: Arranged (anagram indicator) to add a year to 6 June 1944 (key) 5 GO PLACES: Be out and about (go places) but be successful (go places) 6 BOWLER: Cricketer (bowler) goes to Derby (bowler) 7 OTIC: Relating to the ear (otic), or quietly (p), to the eyes (optic) 13 SLATS: Slates cut (omission indicator) the point

(e) into thin strips (key) 15 TO THE POINT: Pertinent (to the point) and ever upward (to the point) 17 SQUASHES: Crushes (squashes) the drinks (squashes) 18 CHARISMA: Cleaning lady (char) is to graduate (ma) in personal magnetism (key) 20 IN VAIN: Ask (homophone indicator) where

the blood flows (in vein), to no avail (in vain) 22 RESIST: Withstand (key) the troubles (anagram indicator) of the sister 24 ALEE: Tralee is mown (omission indicator) on the sheltered side (key) 25 SKIT: Begin (initial indicator) by sharpening knives in the short comic sketch (key)

Aspiring directors take note! THE Noosa Arts Theatre is calling for submissions from aspiring directors for a musical production to be staged in 2012 or 2013. Proposers must have previously directed a production to a paying audience. If you have a musical you would like to direct – or have someone willing to direct please let us know by June 8th! A proposal form can be obtained by phoning the theatre on 5449 9343 and talking to Stephen in the first instance, or can be downloaded from the website www.noosaartstheatre.org.au (look under Productions).

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I opened my eyes this morning, a real bonus at my age. Now that I am in my eighties, each day is a gift to enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a death wish – it is just that there is so much more I want to do in this lifetime. Travel is almost out now, so it is things closer to home that are waiting to be conquered. A group called Busy Bees caught my attention, so I went along to have a look. Wow; what a great group of ladies I met. One of our first lessons was in the art of Quilling, something new to me, we had so much fun trying to get our fingers to curl the paper, amid a lot of

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laughter. The outcome was some rather queer shapes that we glued on the cards and took home; they turned out not too bad. Morning tea was a wonderful getting to know you time. Some amazing stories were told, what fantastic lives these lovely ladies of all ages have lead. I will be back next week; I can hardly wait to see what we will be making next, or for the bus to pick me up. Why don’t you join us, it is so much fun. We would all love to have you join our group. It is run by STAC. Suncoast Transport and Care Assoc. Should you wish to come, call Fiona on 5437 9190. Hope to see you there.

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SENIORS NEWS Cryptic Clues

Cryptic Crossword Secrets

Across 8 Will I put emulsion on the top then rub clean? (4) 9 In addition, and also mentioned fourth (3,2,5) 10 Light-coloured beers for the South African camps (6) 11 University rugby player has a fastening mechanism (4,4) 12 Comprises tricksters’ wins (8) 14 Units of weight sound good enough to eat (6) 16 Poet takes his degree on the road (4) 17 Lathers raised by spa oscillation (5) 18 Fetching copper for the Maori (4) 19 Short punch, then I gave the football to the wading bird (6) 21 Comes up on the counter tops (8) 23 Reaps, then stupidly trashes five (8) 26 The Hispaniola oarsman is an erratic mariner (6) 27 Free rein is silly in industrial plants (10) 28 Take care of the intellect (4)

by Barbara Gettinby

Straight Clues Across 8 Rub clean (4) 9 In addition (3,2,5) 10 Light-coloured beers (6) 11 Fastening mechanism (4,4) 12 Comprises (8) 14 Units of weight (6) 16 Poet (4) 17 Lathers (5) 18 Fetching (4) 19 Wading bird (6) 21 Comes up (8) 23 Reaps (8) 26 Mariner (6) 27 Industrial plants (10) 28 Take care of (4)

Down

Down 1 Spin a cola daiquiri in a mixed drink (4,6) 2 Brought out and tenanted again (8) 3 Clergymen’s houses for holding German sessions (6) 4 Arranged to add a year to 6 June 1944 (1-3) 5 Be out and about but be successful (2,6) 6 Cricketer goes to Derby (6) 7 Relating to the ear, or quietly, the eyes (4) 13 Slates cut the point into thin strips (5) 15 Pertinent and ever upward (2,3,5) 17 Crushes the drinks (8) 18 Cleaning lady is to graduate in personal magnetism (8) 20 Ask where the blood flows, to no avail (2,4) 22 Withstand the troubles of the sister (6) 24 Tralee is mown on the sheltered side (4) 25 Begin by sharpening knives in the short comic © Barbara Gettinby.- Cryptic Crossword Secrets - Where Every Answer is Fully sketch (4) Explained. Books available from www.RadgePublishing.com ph: 5473 5743

1 Mixed drink (4,6) 2 Brought out (8) 3 Clergymen’s houses (6) 4 6 June 1944 (1-3) 5 Be successful (2,6) 6 Derby (6) 7 Relating to the ear (4) 13 Thin strips (5) 15 Pertinent (2,3,5) 17 Crushes (8) 18 Personal magnetism (8) 20 To no avail (2,4) 22 Withstand (6) 24 On the sheltered side (4) 25 Short comic sketch (4)

Answers on Page 56

Greg’s Movie Memories This column invites readers to email any questions they have on old movies, including silent and/or TV shows. Can you give me details on the silent actor, Lon

Chaney? Born in 1883, Chaney was known as “The Man of a Thousand Faces” for his ability to play an endless variety of parts and his mastery of the art of

makeup. The son of deafmute parents, Chaney used sign language, pantomime and facial expression to communicate from an early age. In 1912 he went to Hollywood where

his craggy features disqualified him as a leading man. Instead, he created diverse character roles in 150 films which were frequently villainous, sometimes bizarre and macabre

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but almost always pathetic and moving. He became proficient in prosthetic devices and withstood pain and discomfort to create illusions. He became a star in 1919 in the film “The Miracle Man” playing a bogus cripple healed by a faith healer. His most memorable roles were “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1923) and “Phantom of the Opera” (1925). His films often had him dying in a finale to save a heroine with whom he was impossibly in love. He was to play the title role in Todd Browning’s “Dracula” before dying of throat cancer in 1930 aged 47. He was played by James Cagney in a biopic made in 1957 and his son, Creighton had a long film career for Universal where he often played the “Wolfman” character in horror movies of the 1940’s In what movie does James Stewart play a sheriff who does not use firearms? The movie you refer to was “Destry Rides Again” made by Universal in 1939. It tells the story of Destry (Stewart) who comes to a town to establish law and order after he is sent for by the town sheriff and drunk, Washy (Charles Winninger) who once rode with his famous lawman father. To everyone’s dismay and

the villain’s (Brian Donlevy) amusement, Destry is a pacifist who does not carry guns and goes about his business of cleaning up the town with a jovial and charismatic personality however, when the sheriff is murdered he straps on his guns and leads the town people in revolt. He is helped by Frenchy (Marlene Dietrich) the local saloon good time gal who dies whilst saving his life. The film was important for many reasons, 1. Along with John Ford’s “Stagecoach” it helped create a renaissance for the western film which had become rigid using comedy,

spirit, songs and action, 2. It helped Dietrich salvage a sagging career and her singing of the song “The Boys in the Back Room” became one of her most famous numbers, 3. Stewart’s first western helped make him a star and 4. It boasted the most celebrated female brawl in the history of film over the loss of a pair of pants in a card game. This was the second of three screen versions, the first in 1932 with Tom Mix and in 1954 with Audie Murphy. If you would like your movie questions answered, email Greg Goddard on gregsmov@ bigpond.net.au

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SENIORS NEWS Recording Your Stories WE all have fascinating stories, but are not often asked to tell them. Family stories, shared memories, important events and local history. The Story Project is partnering with Sunshine Coast Libraries and local community organisations to collect and celebrate the everyday stories that shape our lives. Helen Wilkinson, Director of The Story Project, is excited by the idea of capturing local stories, as she believes the simple act of sharing stories helps bring people together. “We invite people to

share a 40-minute conversation with someone they know and record a great story to create a dynamic audio portrait of Australian life,” Helen said. “The Story Project is about ordinary people telling their stories. At its heart is the audio recording of a conversation between two people who are close. “A mother telling her daughter about her childhood on the farm, a husband and wife recounting how they fell in love, or neighbours sharing memories of the Queensland floods. Any

story that is meaningful for the two to share together. We provide the opportunity to record the story professionally, free of charge.” The Story Project are currently looking for people over 12, regardless of background or life experience, to come and share their stories. The Story Project will be recording at the following times: The Events Centre, Caloundra: June 6 – 10 Eumundi’s ‘Sunny Brae’ House (Eumundi Showgrounds): June 15 25. For more information

Digital TV switchover

THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a warning to consumers switching to digital television to beware of door-todoor salespeople offering to sell you conversion equipment and falsely claiming to represent the government. By June 2013, analogue free-to-air TV signals in this area are being replaced with digital signals. Once the digital switchover takes place, you will need a television that is capable of receiving digital signals to keep receiving freeto-air TV. This means that you can either buy a digital set-top box for your existing television or upgrade to a television with an in-built digital tuner. Scammers selling digital conversion

equipment are targeting communities with the promise of a government reimbursement for any goods purchased. However, there are no government reimbursements for digital television goods or services bought from any retailers (including door-to-door salespeople). For further information about the switch to digital, including dates for the switchover to digital in your area, visit the Digital Ready website at www.digitalready.gov.au. If you think that a door-to-door trader has misled you in some way, you should contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502 or lodge a complaint with Fair Trading at 13 74 68.

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