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DID you know that you can enjoy being part of an organisation that is making a difference, spend time with really nice people, feel good when you leave – and it doesn’t even cost admission?. But should a group of volunteers have this much fun? With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer but the benefits are enormous. It’s really a win-win situation – services are provided that otherwise might fall by the wayside and volunteers themselves gain so much. Just look at the happy faces on these Twin Waters VIEW Club members as they pack backpacks for athletes in the Mooloolaba Triathlon earlier this year! Every year National Volunteer Week is celebrated to thank the many thousands who give their time and energy to a community cause. The theme this year was: ‘Volunteers - Every

One Counts’ sending a strong message to existing volunteers that they are valued. For potential volunteers the message is that every single volunteer makes an important contribution to the broader community. Volunteers are needed all year round to support the many and varied organisations which reach out to our community. Without volunteers many of these groups would simply not be able to operate. If you think you don’t have much to offer, think again – anyone, of any age, can make a difference. Join the many thousands of volunteers whose lives have been enriched by giving their time to others. Call your favourite organisation today and ask if you can help in any way, or go to to find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.

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SENIORS NEWS Kawana Senior Citizens, the Friendly Seniors Club of the Sunshine Coast KAWANA Seniors always have wonderful musical artists from the Sunshine Coast entertaining them. This month they had Bev Gourlay’s Quartette including Aart, Christina and Helen with her and they received a sounding ovation for their fine efforts. Our picture shows, Christina on the left, then Helen, Bev, Aart and Mavis who is the President of Kawana Seniors on the far end. Each Thursday morning, different single artists or groups are on the stage for an hour’s duration, rendering their own type of entertainment for the Senior ’s enjoyment. These musical acts are booked right through the year already, including the Christmas Luncheon in December at the Kawana Hall, when two groups will be performing that day. Many trips and entertaining events have been planned by the Kawana Club this year including a visit to Parliament House in June, a Maroochy River Cruise and ‘Christmas in July’ at Tewantin. Noosa Everglades follows, as well as a visit to the Glass House Seniors in September. A trip to Bayview Towers at Yeppoon and a bus load to attend a concert on Bribie island in October, are trips in the planning.. Also each month the Seniors go on the free bus to the Broncos in Brisbane, for a morning with John McSweeny.



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From Left Christina, Helen, Bev, Aart and Mavis.

Cost of being in this friendly Club is just $3.00 per morning & yearly subs of $5. Each morning you will receive a Lucky Door Ticket that could win you spins on their wheel or one of 2 fruit trays as well as a meat tray raffle. The Kawana Seniors, start at 9.30 am. Thursday Mornings, with musical entertainment with a delightful Morning Tea to follow. Games are then played throughout the morning. Join this very Friendly Senior’s Club, who meet at the Kawana Community Hall, just behind the Kawana Shop-

ping World in Nanyima St. Buddina, near the Kawana Library. All Seniors are welcome. Phone their President, Mavis Farmer at 5493 3545, for any enquires, about this very active Seniors Club of Kawana Waters. If you are lonely, come along and meet other local Seniors and join in the fun. Members come from all over the Sunshine Coast – Sippy Downs, Mountain Creek, Glenfields, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Minyama, Buddina, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla & Currimundi.

Messy Church MESSY Church is a family friendly late afternoon get together with activities for all ages. Each service is worked around a bible story. There is singing and creative activities where everyone has the opportunity to make something relating to the theme. Sharing a meal with friends, new and old, finishes off this uplifting and fun service. Messy Church is held at St Peter’s Anglican Church cnr Church St & Beach Rd. Maroochydore the first Sunday of each month from 4pm to 6pm. The next Service is Sunday 3rd June at 4pm A donation towards the meal would be appreciated. Phone church at 5443 2133 mornings.

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SENIORS NEWS Managing Chronic Illness

BETTER patient education and more self-support programs embedded in local communities could be the key to managing chronic illnesses as the burden of chronic disease rises in Australia, according to a new report. The National Seniors Australia Productive Ageing Centre report ‘Improving Health Literacy in Seniors with Chronic Illness’ studied older Australians living with chronic illnesses and the help that health literacy can provide to patients. National Seniors Australia chief executive Michael O’Neill said the report showed strong evidence of the benefits of greater patient engagement. “Patient engagement is about encouraging patients to know more about their condition so they have the confidence to manage their illness better through making in-

formed decisions,” O’Neill said. “The ageing population means there will be more people faced with the slow decline of physical and mental function. This issue will only become bigger in years to come.” The report found that whilst greater patient engagement is partly driven by governments trying to keep health systems financially viable, patients and their families can also see benefits. “There were several cases of people living with serious and continuing illness and often managing successfully against the odds. “In many cases with patients and their doctors, patients don’t have the knowledge or understanding of basic things like their medication. The patient is seen as a passive recipient, not an active agent. This is something that can be im-

proved.” The authors of the study from the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney, James Gillespie and Justin McNab, and their colleagues in the Serious and Continuing Illness Policy and Practice Study (SCIPPS) conducted research and interviews with older Australians aged 65-85 from western Sydney and the Australian Capital Territory. The researchers found uncertainty was the most challenging aspect of chronic illness, leading to fear and anxiety amongst patients. O’Neill said the report highlighted important areas for policy reform as well as recommendations of managing these diseases in alternative ways. “With the rise of the burden of chronic illness in Australia and comparable countries, health systems need to adapt and social support becomes criti-

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SENIORS NEWS Woodies Show attracts hundreds

HUNDREDS of people invaded the tiny hinterland town of Cooroy recently for the annual Cooroora Woodcrafters Exhibition and sale at the Cooroy Memorial Hall. Member for Nicklin Peter Wellington, who officially opened the exhibition, congratulated members of the


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WHY not drop in and have a look at our classes, see if we have something that you are interested in. Watch our new Art teacher giving demos and tuition of drawing in many mediums, or join in putting paint to paper. Have you a few bead necklaces that need a change, come to our Jewellery class and be shown how to design a totally new Pictured from left: Cooroora Woodcrafters one. We have a small Charli Cobb, Nicklin MP Peter Wellington, and Woodcrafters Dennis Donnelly and stock of beads for people George Pearce who want to have a try. The craft group have Sharon to guide them in huge amount of Woodcrafters on their interest from across the interesting things to learn outstanding work. and make, this is a very Mr Wellington said the region. social group, so if you “Your hard work and exhibition which is in expertise in putting on like company come and its 20th year was an see if it is for you. asset to the community this exhibition has Come along, don’t be shy, brought people to the and gave members a we would love to see you town of Cooroy and chance to make new becoming part of Sunprovided a welcome friends and learn a shine Crafts and getting boost to the local fascinating craft. to know all the folk who “You can be justifiably economy.” On show already enjoy our activiproud of the work that was a huge selection of ties. Held at is here today,” he said. beautifully made items Maroochydore Commu“It would compare with using a wide variety of nity Centre, (next to Meals the finest in the land.” timber, many of which on Wheels) Memorial Ave Mr Wellington said the were for sale at reason- every Wednesday 9 3012 30. For more info call able prices. exhibition attracted a Beryl 5479 1517.

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Car Boot & Table Top Sale

THE Coolum Beach Uniting Church is having a Car Boot & Table Top Sale on Saturday June 9th from 8 am to 11 am. It is a fun day with many bargains and interesting things to buy. Sites are $15 each. For further information or to book a site contact Paul Gibson on 5446 4157.

SENIORS NEWS Currimundi Probus hears . . . “Who cares? . . . We do”

Greg McKoan from Night Eyes is welcomed by Robert Blair, Guest Speakers Convenor

RECENTLY at the Currimundi Combined Probus Club meeting “Night Eyes” President Greg McKoan gave an enlightening slide presentation on caring for

our waterways and landcare on the Sunshine Coast. Night Eyes volunteers operate in the Pumicestone Passage and creeks, and canals as far south as the Coochin

Creek area. Almost every week day dedicated Night Eyes members patrol these waters and tributaries collecting rubbish from nearby roads as well as the waterways. Most local rubbish ends up in the pristine waters of the Pumicestone Passage and becomes lodged in the mangroves where it is a trap for our wildlife as well as an eyesore. Night Eyes are also at the forefront of the Clean Up Australia Days and they are certainly partially responsible for Caloundra winning the 2012 Tidy Town Award for all of Australia. Currimundi Probians are now much wiser and better informed of this great voluntary organisation whose motto is “It’s not a Resort without the Waterways”.

Win $1000 just by entering the OPSO People’s Choice Media Awards! HAVE you seen a story or photograph in our paper over the past year that you would like to nominate for a media award? In the 2012 Older People Speak Out (OPSO) People’s Choice Media Awards, OPSO are asking you to nominate any media item which features Seniors in a positive light and to say, in no more than 50 words, why you think this item deserves an award. The item must have been published between 13th September, 2011 and 31st August, 2012. Media stories showing seniors in a positive light help to inform the public and break down negative stereotypes about older people. Equally impor-

tant, such stories and photos are changing the way we seniors regard ourselves and are bringing to many a new selfimage. One section of the awards - The People’s Choice Awards - is open to all members of the public. By entering, you could win a trip to Brisbane and $1000! Find an item in our newspaper published between 13th September 2011 and 31st August this year that illustrates positive ageing and that you consider worthy of recommendation for an award; in fifty words or less, tell why the item should win an award; send your entry to OPSO, PO Box 623, Brisbane, Qld 4001. Entries close on 1st Septem-

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COOROY VIEW Club April Social Outing took our members to ‘A Touch of the Past’ at Pomona. It is a delightful place to eat and everything is served as from a bygone era.One of our senior members dressed up in her 1940’s bowling outfit for the occasion If anyone would like to hear our interesting speakers, or enjoy our socials and luncheon the 2nd Tues of the month we meet at the Cooroy Hotel 10.30am for lunch. Betty Waters in her 1940’s bowls outfit

Quota International of Coolum Beach invites you and your family and friends to High Tea on Saturday 16 June, 2012 at 2pm at the Uniting Church Hall, Elizabeth St, Coolum Beach. Cost is $20 per person {pre-paid} and smart casual dress required. RSVP by Friday 8th June. Phone Sandra 5473 9387 or Cindy 5448 8373. Please advise us of special dietary requirements when booking. Proceeds from the High Tea will be donated to Riding for the Disabled.

THE closure of the ClimateSmart Home Service was recently announced by the new Queensland State Government and the service has ceased taking bookings. While more than 335,000 households across Queensland have received the service since January 2009, Minister Powell said ongoing demand for the program had declined substantially in recent times. “With fewer customers signing up, delivery of the service was becoming more and more expensive. “And increasingly, such services and products are available from other

suppliers.” Minister Powell wanted to reassure customers that have already booked a service that these will be honoured as will all warranties associated with the products and services provided. Customers can call 133 600 or visit for further information. A range of energy saving information can be found on: and at Energex and Ergon Energy’s websites – saving-energy and your-home/save-on-your-bill

How do you spend your Sundayze?

GET your pen and mark your diary – the 2012 schedule for the much anticipated Sundayze Series is out now. This year’s calendar will see six individually themed, free community events run from June to August at various locations across the coast. Council’s Civic and Community Events Manager, Danielle Burns said the Sundayze Series events are a great way to enjoy Sunshine Coast’s perfect winter weather. “This year’s program features a range of entertainment styles including jazz, opera, comedy, country, retro/rock’n’roll and relaxed island beats – so there’s sure to be something to suit everyone’s taste,” Ms Burns said. “The events are free to attend, so pack a picnic, gather your family and friends, relax and enjoy an afternoon at some of the region’s stunning parklands and venues.” The series kicks off at the idyllic Maroochy Botanic Gardens with the smooth sounds of cool jazz. The Sundayze Jazz in the Garden, will run from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday 10 June and looks set to be a crowd pleaser. “If you need further incentive to get along to this free, family-friendly community event, the headlining act will be the popular Brisbane based Caxton Street Jazz BandCaxton Street Jazz Band. The afternoon will also feature an array of local jazz groups from south east Queensland, a jumping castle and face painting for the kids as well as a variety of food and beverage stalls,” Ms Burns said. “The second program in the Sundayze Series, Opera in the Park, will be held on Sunday 24 June, from 2pm to 4pm, at the beautiful Nelson Park, Alexandra Headland and will feature some fabulous talent provided by Operatif. “The Majestic Theatre at Pomona is the ideal venue for the third Sundayze event, Comedy Laugh Out Loud, (parental guidance recommended), which will be held from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday 8 July. Headlined by the very funny Dave Callan and supported by Fiona McGary, Troy Kinne and James Tinneswood, the afternoon of free comedy is sure to warm you up on a cold winter’s day but make sure you bring a jacket – and don’t forget to book. “Unlike our outdoor venues, the Majestic Theatre has limited seating which will be allocated on a first in first served basis so register your interest online via the What’s On Events page on council’s website. “The fourth Sundayze event for the season - Funky Fusion - will deliver some soulful R ‘n B sounds at Turner Park, Beerwah from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday 22 July. “Russell Family Park, Montville will be the perfect setting for Rockin’ Retro and will be held from 2pm to

4pm on Sunday 12 August. Rockin’ Retro will feature local Happy Day Rockers rock and roll dancers, a special guest MC and an energetic performance from band Captain Wow who will belt out a fantastic mix of old time classics from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. “To cap off the 2012 series, the final event will have a relaxing Island Beatz theme on Sunday 26 August at Eleanor Shipley Memorial Park, Moffat from 2pm to 4pm. “So if you’re looking for something to do on a Sunday during winter, take a look at the Sundayze program – you’ll be pleasantly surprised.” For the full program of events and locations visit council’s website or phone council on 5475 7272.

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SENIORS NEWS St John lifelink…giving back independence LIVING independently is a challenge as we age, especially if we are living alone. Many people are faced with moving into early residential care due to lack of regular support. St John lifelink Coordinator Colette Watson said as people get older they need the reassurance that

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assistance is on-hand if they injure themselves at home. “The statistics of elderly people falling in their own homes are quite alarming, with 1 in 3 people aged 65 and over and 1 in 2 people over the age of 80 falling every year,” Colette said. “What’s most distressing is that five to ten per cent of these falls result in a fracture.” Colette says getting help quickly is critical to surviving and recovering from a fall. “The St John

lifelink medical alert enables people who have been injured, have fallen or become ill in their homes to call for help by pressing a button worn as a pendant, wristband or brooch,” she said. “This activates an alert to St John Ambulance and, within minutes, operators will direct emergency services to the client’s home with relevant medical history and details of the incident so the situation can be properly managed.” For added safety,

the system includes an infrared beam that senses when a client has not moved within a certain timeframe, which activates the St John lifelink emergency procedure. The St John lifelink is an affective and affordable solution to allow people to maintain their independence, lifestyle choices and networks of friends. For more information or to book in an obligation-free demonstration visit www.stjohnlifelink. or call 1800 104 226.

Singers! COME along and try one of Andrew’s three community A Cappella choirs. Good Vibrations (Cooroy), Spiritsong (Tewantin), Doonella A Cappella (Tewantin). First week free or donation. Classical and popular. Email or phone 5474 1498.

SENIORS NEWS Probus Club of Caloundra Central Inc

AT the club’s regular meeting on 24th April, two new members were inducted. The guest speaker was Peter Willers who gave a very interesting presentation on Marine Biology. Activities planned for June include a picnic, coffee and chat morning tea, golf day, hosting of

the Bob Martin Shield at Pelican Waters Bowls Club, and a special 30th birthday celebration on the 26th. Our one remaining foundation member Owen Andison will cut the birthday cake on that day. The guest speaker at our birthday celebrations will be Pam Snyman,

President of our sponsor club the Rotary Club of Caloundra. Other guests will be Neil Wagstaff (President of the Probus Association of Queensland Inc.) and wife Glenda. We are a mixed club and have vacancies. Enquiries to Stuart on 5319 7233 or Clark on 5491 5802.

New website to compare aged care services

A NEW website is being set up, similar to the controversial My School site, to help people choose aged care providers. The recent federal budget includes funding for a My Aged Care website, set to be launched by the end of the 2012-13 financial year, as part of the Aged Care Gateway. The Federal Department of Health and Ageing will operate the website, along with a call centre for those who cannot access the internet. The new website will list information on how to access services for older people, the standards and fees charged. Council on the Ageing (COTA) chief executive Ian Yates says the initia-

tive is needed. “It will be a significant assistance to people when it’s finally up and running,� he said. “At the moment finding out about aged care involves shopping around a whole lot of individual providers. You don’t have all the information in one place, up to date and accurate.� COTA says the proposal to include quality service indicators and ratings for providers is likely to be controversial, but Mr Yates says the ability to compare is crucial. “We think the more information that consumers have obviously the better for them,� he said. “The aged care sector is far too difficult, and far

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SENIORS NEWS Caloundra Family History Research Inc RECENT Guest Speaker at Caloundra Family History Research Inc was our member, Ian Edwardson. Being close to the annual ANZAC Day Remembrance Services, Ian’s presentation embraced a military theme. He commenced his talk with the statement that commanders of other nations, as well as our own, consider the three standout attributes of Australians at war are – resourcefulness, initiative and mateship. The military of every country has its own unique characteristics,

but he considers the attributes of Australians at war to have come from our pioneering roots. Being half a world away from any sort of support, in a wild unknown, unexplored country, the new inhabitants had to do everything from scratch, so to sit down and give up wasn’t an option. They had to think for themselves, use what was to hand, and most importantly, look out for one another. These characteristics passed to their offspring and newcomers to the Colony, so it soon

became essential for survival and progress. Added to this was another ‘coming together’ of a different kind during World War I, as many settlers who hadn’t gained Australian Citizenship joined up for the conflict, another example of mateship when Australians are in uniform. Our June 21 st Guest Speaker will be Mr Bill Kitson who will inform us on “Surveying History & Genealogy”. Visitors are always welcome to attend. The group has a number of bus trips planned over

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the next few months and these include visits to the UnlockthePast Expo in Brisbane during June; and a morning trip to Old Government House followed by a tour of the Lands, Mapping & Surveying Museum at Woolloongabba in July. Bill Kitson, the museum’s founder and former Curator, will be accompanying the group on the bus trip. The group’s rooms and library at the Guide Hut are open for research every Saturday from 9.30am to 12.30pm. On the third Thursday of

the month research is available from 9.30am to Noon, followed by the general meeting which is held from 1.30pm to 4pm. Visitors are welcome to attend, as well as our members, and the Guest Speaker commences at 1.30pm. Every other Thursday of the month the research rooms are open for the full day, from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Information on the group’s calendar, resources, journal and activities is now available on our new website at www.caloundrafamilyhistory.


Ian Edwardson giving his presentation. Our Secretary June can be contacted on 5493 2679 or by email at caloundrafamilyres@y7mail.

com and further details can be obtained from Valerie on 5437 3879 or Roz on 5493 1197.

St Peter’s Parish hosts a community meal

ST Peter’s Anglican Parish is hosting a Community Meal every Wednesday evening starting 6th June 6pm. If you or someone you know is lonely, homeless or finding it hard to make ends meet, please join us and our friendly group for a sit down meal in St Peter’s Church Hall, all are welcome, just be there at 6pm. You will find St Peter’s Church next to the Suncorp building in Maroochydore. We are on the corner of Beach Rd & Church St. Maroochydore. Remember, The Community Meal will start at 6pm and continue every Wednesday evening after that. Phone 5443 2133.

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SENIORS NEWS Queensland Week 2012 is here EACH year we celebrate Queensland Week to mark Queensland’s official separation from New South Wales. On 6 June 1859, Queen Victoria signed the Letters Patent, authorising Queensland’s separation and confirming its status as an independent colony. This day - 6 June - is now known as Queensland Day. Queensland Week this year will be held from 2–11 June. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and Diamond Jubilee celebrations will also be held throughout the state during Queensland Week. On Sunday 3 June, between 10 am and 3 pm you are invited to Government House, 168 Fernberg Road, Paddington for an Open Day. Bring the family, friends, a picnic and

join in the free activities. You will be able to walk through heritage listed Government House – with volunteer guides on hand to answer your questions (House tour tickets can be obtained from the signposted ticket booth on arrival) – and there will be guided tours of the formal and historic gardens and bushland. Enjoy musical entertainment as you picnic in the grounds (refreshments will also be available for purchase). Free off-site parking will be at adjacent Norman Buchan Park – with regular shuttle bus pick-up and dropoff to front entrance. See for updates and parking details. Telephone: 07 3858 5700.

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National Seniors Aust (NSA) is the largest organisation representing Australians aged 50 and over. The Caloundra City branch 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, 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. Phone Fran on 5444 8347, Di 5494 7765 or Keith 5491 9332

Cooroy-Noosa Family & Local History Research Group THE June monthly meeting will be held on Saturday, 2nd at 1.30pm. A talk will be given by group member Frank Beattie OAM on the subject of Military Research. The Group’s extensive research library has recently been reorganised by our Librarian Margaret Rickard. This resource as well as full access to internet sites Find My Past and Ancestry are available to new members and visitors on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9.30am to 1.30pm at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. To find out more phone 5442 5570.

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Announcing the lucky winner of our latest book give-away! ONE of our readers will soon be having a good chuckle over the yarns in John Gilfoyle’s latest book, “You’d Better Bloody Believe It!” Congratulations go to Maureen Stockill of Woombye who entered last month’s competition and is the winner of a copy of the book. It is a collection of stories, yarns and poems from John ‘Gilly’ Gilfoyle and John ‘Robbo’ Robbins plus stories from others they have met over the last 50 years – stories of real Aussie characters and they are all true - well mostly so! It’s all for a good cause too – Brother Paul Murphy’s street kids of Manila. The proceeds of the sales of this collection of outback tales will go to help him carry on his wonderful work. 100% of sale proceeds will be donated to his Kuya Centre for Street Children. Readers can order copies of this and John Gilfoyle’s other books at or they are available at Dymocks Bookstores, Books of Buderim or Samford Museum.


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BUDDY is a very small 4 year old male Jack Russell, he is microchipped and desexed with lovely tan and white markings. He is such a lovely boy on his own and would be best suited to a one pet home. Buddy loves having a walk and playing games. He would like a home where there is someone home most of the time as Buddy loves company, but another dog is not the

answer, he thrives on love and attention. Buddy would be best suited to a young family as he has lots of energy and love to give, at night after dinner he likes to snuggle up on the lounge or curl up on your lap watching TV, he will be very loyal and never leave your side companion. If you want you would like more information please phone 0421 386 295 or Julie on 0411 144 689 or view our web site listed below. 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 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

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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.

Sunshine Coast Masonic Forum THE next meeting of the Masonic Study Forum will be be held on the 18.June,commencing at 10 am in the Masonic Centre ,Main Road, Maroochydore. The topic for discussion will be :The three great pillars of Freemasonry ,in the context of a talk about the Second Degree. Morning tea will be available prior to the meeting. For further details contact Bob Medlicott on 5445 8310 or Peter De Vries on 5476 1120.

Noosaville VIEW Club THE Smith Familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Noosaville VIEW Club May Luncheon will be Thursday 28th June, 11 am for 11.30 start at the Tewantin/Noosa RSL. VIEW Clubs are a valued part of the Smith Family which is a national, independent childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charity committed to helping disadvantaged Australian children by unlocking opportunities through education and learning support. Our club is a good place to meet and make friends and new members are always welcome. If you would like to join us please ring the lunch coordinator Stella Chatburn at 5470 2784 by the Tuesday before the meeting date.

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.

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Jobs the top priority for new Mayor NEWLY elected Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said he will make creating jobs his number one priority over the next four years. Speaking at the opening of the Sunshine Coast Business Expo, Mr Jamieson said he’s been given a mandate to build a stronger economy and protect the environment. “I will represent all the people on the Sunshine Coast – to make this region an even better place to live, work and do business,” Mr Jamieson said. “I’m humbled that nearly a third of voters placed me as their first choice when there were eight candidates to choose from. “I’ve already met with Sunshine Coast Council Chief Executive Officer John Knaggs on several occasions and have been in regular contact with councillors. “It’s going to take a great team effort to deliver a stronger economy and protect the environment – and I’m confident we have the right people for the job. “I will make every day count as I harness this experience and expertise to help and encourage existing businesses to expand and employ more people. “Under my leadership, I want council to concentrate on doing the right things – so we get the right results.”

Member John Desborough with his Riva speed boat.

THE Sunshine Coast Boat Club are having an open day on Sunday 2nd June from 9am 59 3pm. There will be working models of all types of Radio Controlled boats including Sailing boats, tug boats, Submarines, Torpedo boats, battleships, and many more. The Regatta will be held at the lake of the University of the Sunshine Coast at Sippy Downs. The entrance is off Sippy Downs drive and once on University grounds just follow the model boat signs. Refreshments and a barbeque lunch will be available.

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Sunshine Coast Stamp Club Inc. THE Sunshine Coast Stamp Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.15pm at the new location, The CWA Hall, Short Street, Nambour. The next meeting is on Wednesday 4th July. Our Meetings are open to the public, and we invite anyone who has an interest in Stamp Collect-

ing to come along to this Meeting. We shall have our usual ‘Show and Tell’ segment, where members and visitors, can show an unusual item and give some background to it. Also we have a ‘Question Time’, where anyone present can ask questions and the whole group can see if an an-

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SENIORS NEWS Enjoy the Lifestyle at Kookaburra Village - Caloundra IF you are considering a move to the Caloundra area, then a visit to Kookaburra Village to inspect the homes and villas for sale is recommended. Kookaburra Village opened in 1993 as a gated home park for the over 50’s. The homes in the Vil-

lage are sited on a fenced and landscaped block. Have an attached carport and most have an attached utility room. In the extension “The Annexe” 38 modern villa homes with easy care gardens are a feature. As Kookaburra Village owns the

land the Homes and Villas are sited on there are no council rates or body corporate fees payable, instead a site rent is payable – Aged and over 50’s disability pensioners can apply to Centrelink/DVA for Rent Assistance. Home-owners insure,

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homes for sale priced from $218,000 (2 bedrooms + study). The homes for sale have an attached carport and a utility room. There is a modern 2 bedroom/2 bathroom lowset villa which is located in the extension “The Annexe” for sale priced at $270,000. Rental units for the over 50’s During the past year 31 new seniors units have been built at Kookaburra Village and they are all occupied. A further twelve, 1 and 2 bedroom units are now under construction with completion due in approximately June. One 1 bedroom unit is still available in the June/July group – POA. Prospective tenants are firstly required to complete a tenancy application form with National Rental Affordability Scheme – www.housing. or by telephoning 1300 880 882. Once you obtain approval, a copy of the approval letter and your contact details should be sent to Kookaburra Village at 123 Mark Road East or to PO Box 3887 DC, Caloundra 4551 for consideration. Resort style facilities of Kookaburra Village There is an outdoor Bowls Green; a

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barbeque area; 2 halls; two pools (the residents only pool is solar heated); there is a library and a second Community Centre at The Annexe which has shady verandahs and includes a resident’s sitting room; the popular craft group meets here and there is a kitchen with stainless steel appliances. A woodwork workshop which is free to use several days a week; pool/darts room; Bocce court; toilet facilities; disabled access and Visitor parking are also at this centre. A custodian lives on site. Your small dog or cat is welcome - (sorry no pets are permitted in the new NRAS Units). There is a bus service on Mark Rd and the Village bus ferries residents to and from the bus stop several days

a week. The Village Social club arranges interesting activities which include Bowls; Happy Hours; Craft, Pool/Darts, arranges functions and produces a monthly newsletter. A podiatrist visits every 6 weeks and a hairdresser is available by appt. Sales enquiries Judy Goode is available at the Sales office at 123 Mark Road, corner of Daniel Street Caloundra, just off Caloundra Road – on Wednesday and Saturday between 10.00am 2.00pm (office is closed on Sunday’s) for an appointment at other times Phone 07-54915888 or visit us on the Web www. or email judy@ An Information Pack is available on request.

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Flt.Lt. Brian Winspear (92), a Survivor of the Darwin Bombing

TWO of the most overused words in the English language, “legends” and “legendary” are increasingly

being used to describe everything from travel experiences to footballers. My boss in Hong Kong, in fact, was

noted as “a legend in his own lunchtime”, or any other time for that matter. He once finished a 2 litre flagon of pink gin in one afternoon at the Rugby Sevens so I suppose you’d call that a legendary feat. However, there are some occasions when it’s hard to find an appropriate synonym. This dilemma arose recently when I travelled from Darwin to Adelaide on the ANZAC Tribute Trip coinciding with Anzac Day. How else do you

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describe a journey that encompasses four days and three nights on the legendary Ghan, to commemorate the real legends that were, and still are, our wartime heroes? A very difficult task. For the last two years, Great Southern Rail [operators of The Ghan] have put together this special excursion embracing Anzac Day. On both occasions, the package has been fully booked, reflecting the increasing interest shown by Australians in celebrating the Anzac

tradition. And it’s a memorable journey indeed. The four day package included a military history tour of Darwin including the harbour shipping graves and the sites bombed in 1942 by the Japanese air force…. an attack that’s been called “Australia’s Pearl Harbour” in which over 200 lives were lost, and hundreds more injured. Our tour was narrated by Flt. Lieutenant Brian Winspear, now 92, a survivor of the carnage, and Dr. Tom Lewis, an ex Navy Commander, now

Director of the Military Museum. The main event was on the second day, when we were privileged to attend the Dawn Service in Katherine, followed by a traditional Gunfire breakfast at the RSL and the march to the cenotaph; then a tour of Katherine Gorge, now known as Nitmiluk in the local Jawoyn language. The third morning, in Alice Springs, included some optional tours; and the last day was spent in the Flinders Ranges with a side trip to Quorn on the historic

Pichi Richi Railway. And all the way from Darwin to Adelaide, we enjoyed comfortable sleeping cabins on The Ghan, with their own mini-ensuites and picture windows; and even better, 5-star cuisine in the train’s Queen Adelaide Restaurant which boasts an impressive wine list. And how was the overall experience? Legendary, to use an oft-quoted word. Registrations of interest for the 2013 tour are now open at www.great

Family History Sunshine Coast – Genealogy

THE next general meeting will commence at 9.30am on Saturday 9 June 2012 at the Resource Centre in Petrie Park, Nambour, at the end of the car park opposite the swimming pool. The Guest Speaker will be Bill Kitson and his topic will be Queensland Surveying Museum. Bill has had interesting working life starting in 1966 and working for a number of Government Departments and finishing in 1997 as the Senior Curator, Lands, Mapping and Surveying Museum in Brisbane before moving into the area of Museum and Historical Services. Workshops planned for Saturday 23 June 2012 morning 9:30 am – 12 noon. DNA and Genealogy. Bob May has put together an interesting presentation covering the use of DNA in researching family history. He will provide basic principles and limitations and how it has been used and ways you can trace that elusive female line. The afternoon workshop 1:00pm – 3pm will cover Rootsmagic 5 (new features), and Legacy 7.5 (new features) Come along and find out more about the research log, timeline and new ways of handling media and facts fields.. Bookings are essential please. Cost is $7 each or $12 for both and all monies raised are used to purchase further teaching resources and handbooks for the library. To book, phone the Centre on 5441 4266 or email See more on our website genealogysunshinecoastinc/ For research queries phone Merle on 5444 4648.


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Royal Australian Air Force Association Kawana Waters Branch

THE Royal Australian Air Force Association Kawana Waters Branch currently has vacancies for membership both male and female. The aim is to promote and maintain welfare and benefit of serving members, exmembers of the RAAF and of Her Majesty’s Air Forces, Allied Air Forces and their dependants. The branch also conducts: monthly subsidized lunches, bus tours of an interesting nature and many other types of social activities. So why not become involved, if you are an Ex Air Force person living in our community, by phoning Secretary Lance on 07 5443 2775 for more information.



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A WARM welcome to our next meeting which will be held on Friday, 1st June at 9.30 am. Meetings are held at the Headland Bowls Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Our Guest Speaker, Elaine Mergard, is a well known Milliner, who will demonstrate the art of hat making. Further information by phoning Pat on 5445 6329. June 2012 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 15

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SENIORS NEWS Bomber Command Memorial to be unveiled Thursday 28th June. The Memorial will be a fitting tribute to those who gave everything so that we may be free today and it will help generations to come to understand, in some small way, the heavy price that was paid by those who felt that freedom was worth fighting and dying for. At the heart of the memorial are bronze sculptures of the aircrew. Within the memorial, the space is open to the sky with an opening designed to allow light to fall directly onto the aircrew. Visitors will always see the profile of the sculp-

A MEMORIAL in Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Green Park to honour the 55,573 men of Bomber Command who

ture against the sky above them, day and night - thus rendering that section of the sky powerfully symbolic for the memorial. The design for the roof, inspired by the geodetic construction used in the Vickers Wellington bomber, will incorporate sections of aluminium recovered from a Handley Page Halifax III bomber shot down over Belgium on the night of 12 May 1944, in which 8 crew were killed. Three members of the crew John Summerhayes (mid upper-gunner), Fred Roach (tail gunner) and Wilbur Bentz (pilot) were still at

their stations when the aircraft was excavated from a swamp in Schendelbeke in 1997. They were buried with full military honours alongside the five other members of the crew at Geraardsbergen. One of the key reasons for the Memorial being located in the heart of London is that the city owes its comparative safety from aerial bombardment during World War II to RAF Bomber Command. Their continued offensive throughout the war ensured that the battle was fought over enemy territory. The location is

close to Buckingham Palace, where the Royal Family remained during World War Two, and Whitehall, at the heart of government then as now. The Australian Government is sending a commemorative mission of eight Australian Bomber Command veterans to the Bomber Command Memorial dedication and has offered a $3000 grant to other veterans who wish to attend, but many feel that this is not enough. The veteran airmen are all around 90 years of age and would find such a trip daunting without full support.

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Twin Waters VIEW Club

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 14 June 2012. You are assured of a warm welcome so come along, have some fun and make new friends. Our Guest Speaker is David Sumner-Potts â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Truth in the News No News in the Truthâ&#x20AC;?. Guests Welcome $27.00. RSVP: Before 5.00pm on Monday 11 June by calling 0487182644 (leave a message) or email Our June Social is on Thursday 21 June 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Bus trip to the Art Galleries in Brisbane:8.00am for 8.30am departure, at Twin Waters Golf Club. Drive to Brisbane to the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) to see â&#x20AC;&#x153;Woman, Daughters & Loversâ&#x20AC;? 1850 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1918, an exhibition of drawings from the MusĂŠe dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Orsay, Paris, by artists working in France in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) to see the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Contemporary Australia: Womanâ&#x20AC;? exhibition. $38.00 (includes bus fare, entry and free guided tour to the QAG Exhibition). The entry to GOMA is free and they also offer a free guided tour of their exhibition. Booking and Payment essential. Call 0487182644 (leave a message) or by 7 June. RSVP: Call 0487182644 (leave a message) or email

Noosa Arts and Crafts Association

THE mid year Exhibition and Sale, titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Expressions of Noosaâ&#x20AC;? will highlight the myriad of art and craft by the artists and craftsmen of the premier creative hub, Noosa Arts and Crafts Association. All members come together to display their works twice a year and this popular event in June has been scheduled to run during the Noosa Long Weekend, reflecting another vein of creativity in the Noosa area. Everyone is invited to attend our Exhibition and Sale, a great time to stock up on unique gifts for loved ones. We are always welcoming new members and prospective members are encouraged to attend one group session of their choice before joining the Association to ensure they have chosen the art or craft which best suits them. Noosa Arts and Crafts also run weekend and weekly courses and once becoming a member, one is able to attend as many groups as they can manage. We cater for people with little or no skill to those who are very experienced in their craft. The support given through the groups is most edifying â&#x20AC;&#x153;Expressions of Noosaâ&#x20AC;?, Exhibition and Sale - admission free - June 16th - 23rd, 9.30am-4.00pm, Noosa Arts and Crafts Association, Wallace House, 7 Wallace Drive, Noosaville (Enter from the roundabout). Enquiries Ph: Linda 5474 1211 am


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IF your seniors’ club is looking for a great destination to visit, why not tour St John’s Cathedral in Anne Street. This stunning neo-gothic building, completed in 2009, is one of Australia’s architectural masterpieces. The Cathedral hosts regular tours for seniors groups such as Probus, View clubs and retirement villages. Tours normally last for an hour and can include refreshments (at a modest additional cost). With its tall pillars and soaring stone-valued ceilings, the Cathedral is one of the finest examples of neo-gothic architecture in the world. The architect was John Loughborough Pearson, a nineteenth church architect of great distinction. He was a member of prestigious Royal Academy and was also architect to Westminster Abbey. St John’s was his last commission, and also his greatest work, according to the Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman. Tours of the Cathedral are run by experienced guides. They provide insight into the building’s superb architecture and also show visitors some of the Cathedral’s many fine art works and treasures. These include sixth century mosaics brought back from the Holy Land by the Australian Light Horse; two ancient coins issued by Pontius Pilate at the time he ordered the crucifixion of Jesus; tapestry by distinguished Australian artist John Olsen; and a beautiful bas relief of the Virgin Mary produced by Australia’s finest sculptor, Sir Bertram McKennal. The Cathedral houses a Union Jack, reputedly the first flag carried by the Anzacs at Gallipoli. There are over 150 stained glass windows, including the stunning Millennium Window opened by the Queen in 2002 and the more recent Glenn Mack windows which incorporate an image of the galaxy as seen through the Hubble telescope. To arrange a tour of the Cathedral, contact guides coordinator, Jacki Scott on 3835 2222 or

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their blood cancer but they often have to leave their home, jobs and family members to be near a major hospital in Brisbane or Townsville. “The Foundation does what it can to accommodate the patient and their carer in our villages cleansing and longevity. with specialised staff on The lavender- themed hand to help them with merchandise will include counselling, education Liam the collectable and practical matters. lavender teddy bear, “The Lavender Appeal pens, notepads, potis one of the simplest pourri and soaps all ways for the community selling for $10 or less. to help us to assist The Foundation aims to these patients as they raise $200,000 during the focus on their treatment. Lavender Appeal “With 2,000 towards supporting Queenslanders expected patients and their to be diagnosed with a families living with blood cancer this year, leukaemias, lymphomas, our services continue to myeloma and related be stretched to the blood disorders. limit.” The CEO of the LeuAs a not-for-profit kaemia Foundation of organisation, the Queensland, Bill Petch Leukaemia Foundation said the funds raised will relies on regular go towards easing the fundraisers as well as inevitable financial and the generous support of emotional burdens that a individuals, community blood cancer diagnosis organisations and brings. businesses to continue “Many people don’t vital medical research realise that not only do and expand its services. patients face the For more information difficulties of treating please call 1800 620 420.

NSA Buderim

L-R, Jenny Williams-Secretary, Ian & Helen McAndrew and GrahamKruck-President

NSA Buderim recently bade Ian and Helen McAndrew a fond farewell after a long association with our branch. Helen had been an active member holding the position of Secretary and Membership Secretary for many years. We wish them all the best and we will miss their presence. Membership of the National Seniors Association is open to all those over 50. Membership includes a monthly meeting with guest speakers and morning tea, a regular magazine with lots of useful information for seniors, holidays and tours, a shopping discount card, access to insurance and internet discounts. The committee members organize social luncheons, interesting outings, altogether a good way to make friends and enjoy a variety of social and learning activities. The Buderim Branch meets at the Buderim Bowls Club, Elizabeth St at 9:30 a.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. Visitors, new arrivals who have recently moved to the Buderim district and new and old members are most welcome to attend our monthly meetings. For more information please contact Secretary, Jenny Williams on 5444 5668.

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SENIORS NEWS Norma celebrates her 90th birthday Norma Gladman from Tewantin (bottom right) celebrated her 90th birthday in style with many family members and friends. Her daughter Laraine arranged quite a few functions over the weekend for everyone to enjoy. Most had travelled from interstate to share her day. L-R rear: Rachael Boxshall, Stewart Black, Graeme Gladman, Maxene Gladman, Neville Gladman. L-R front: Sam Gladman, his sister Anna Anderson, Laraine Boxshall and Christine Gladman.

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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, or catching a bargain from an internet site. They can check out holiday destinations and make bookings without leaving home. 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 being offered by the Club such as converting photographs and slides taken years ago to your computer and then onto a CD or DVD and perhaps into a slide show with your own commentary or captions. This will preserve a record of the past. The disk can be sent to relatives or friends or viewed on TV or through a projector to be seen on a screen. Weekly meetings are held at Caloundra on a Saturday morning, on a Thursday afternoon at Buderim and once a month at Yandina on the third Wednesday for North Coast members of the Club. Sunshine Coast Computer Club welcomes visitors to meetings to see just what happens at these meetings to see if what is on offer will help them if they become members of the Club. Meetings provide tea and coffee for informal chat time between members leading to new friendships. 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 54921005, visit the Club Web Site – or e mail the Club at

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MUCH celebrating last week at Kawana Waters Toastmasters as we farewelled our two prospective brides. Both Joanne Paech and Elaine Rudd are being married on the same day, surely some sort of Toastmaster record. Of course they will both be back following the honeymoons!! Now we don’t guarantee you’ll find a husband at Kawana Waters Toastmasters, but we do guarantee you’ll find a friendly, supportive club where you will be welcomed and find your life changing - as you gain self esteem and confidence. Kawana Waters Toastmasters meet on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of every month at the Guide Hut, Iluka Street, Buddina at 9.a.m. for 9.15 start. We have morning tea half way through and meetings finish at approx. 11.30. Don’t hesitate - come along for a no obligation visit. Phone Lorraine 5493 7470 or Muriel 5491 4180.

SENIORS NEWS Bellflower resident wins National Art competition

With her husband Randall, who she met while travelling, and two dogs by their side, they spend many weeks out of every year travelling the outback and looking for the perfect landscapes for Aileen to create her masterpieces. “Randall and I have just spent six weeks travelling the Northern Territory in our caravan,” she said. “We have had an amazing time catching up with friends who all used to attend my art workshops. We all travel together, take our paints and canvases and use the landscapes, textures and colours of the outback to paint.” Aileen paints a lot of impressionistic landAbove and Beyond by Aileen Shaw scapes and very bright, modern, paintings which LEND Lease’s Bellflower painting for 35 years and she says come from the Retirement village is teaching workshops for heart. “I have won celebrating the incred20 years, said she knew many art competitions ible achievements of one when she took art and prizes during my of its residents, Aileen classes at school that years of painting but Shaw who won a $7000 painting was going to nothing quite as first prize for her become a big part of her significant as this one. painting in an annual life. “When I left school This would have to be National art competition I chose a different career one of the most rewardwhich was held in path and decided to use ing moments of my Queensland’s outback. my creative skills to painting career.” Aileen entered her become a hairdresser. I Aileen and Randall ‘Above and Beyond’ also really wanted to moved to Bellflower painting in the ‘John travel, so in the early Retirement village three Villiers Waltzing Matilda’ days my girlfriend and I years ago. “It’s always National art competition. set off in our combie to lovely to come home The aerial view painting travel the great after travelling. We love showcases the outback.” that we can just pack up ‘Diamantina River’ in the Forty years on and and go and know that small outback town of Aileen’s passion for our place is safe and Birdsville. travelling and painting is secure. We are having Aileen, who has been still as strong as ever. the time of our lives!”

Community clubs and charities read up on reform

VOLUNTEER committees and charity boards could get tripped up by the large volume of recent governance and tax reforms announced by the federal government, a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) philanthropy expert has warned. QUT Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) Director, Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes has edited an almanac to help organisations abide by current regulation. “There have been an unprecedented number of reforms recently covering everything from new governance duties and liabilities to taxation matters,” he said. “In all nearly 500 pages of reforms for the sector have been released and it’s not easy for club, charities and associations to take it all in. “With most charities and clubs, including junior sporting clubs, run by volunteers a simple to read reference book was called for.” The Australian Nonprofit Sector Legal and Accounting Almanac is available for free. Download at:http:// Legal_Almanac_2011_FINAL_March2012.pdf. It includes information on recent amendments to laws, summaries and comments on proposed reforms and information on the latest accounting standards. Professor McGregor-Lowndes said a key change that nonprofit organisations would find of interest was a proposed change in relation to a tax on commercial surpluses. He said the almanac also included tips on good governance including minute taking, the tabling of documents and directors responsibilities in relation to financial documents. He also said boards and treasurers needed to keep up-to-date with proposed reforms and the latest accounting standards. “The pace of change is frenetic and it’s easy to fall behind and get yourself and your club into hot water,” Professor McGregor-Lowndes said. NAB has supported the compilation of the Australian Nonprofit Sector Legal and Accounting Almanac.

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SENIORS NEWS Asia for Over 55s

Nambour Probus PROBUS is an organization for retired and semi-retired people seeking fun and friendship with like minded people. Some of the Nambour club activities consist of golf, ten pin bowling, theatre evenings, day coach trips and picnics with activities such as bocce and quoits. For further information contact Morgan on 5441 3396 or don on 5442 2464.

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IF you’re over 55 and want to experience Asia in a small group tour with like-minded people, Ucango Travel’s upcoming information session (onboard a mystery bus tour of the Sunshine Coast) is for you. Ucango have secured a guest speaker who will be talking about the only Australian product to Asia designed exclusively for Senior Travellers and available through travel agents. They will be promoting 10 tours to the most popular Asian destinations. All tours are restricted to 12 passengers and have an average ration of 2 seats for every passenger. Additional, solo travelers can be matched with other solo travellers to avoid a single supplement. The tour depart Ucango Travel on the morning of Thursday June 14. Morning Tea will be provided. RSVP Essential. Phone Ucango on 5451 8600 or visit


THE next VIEW Club outing, a visit to Kate Rose Boutique at Mapleton, will be held on Wednesday 6th June. Please meet at Beerwah Library at 9.30am and bring morning tea to share. On Wednesday 20 June we will be holding our 9th Birthday celebrations at the Glasshouse Sports Club. The theme will be “Feline, feminine fur and fun” and everyone is encouraged to dress appropriately. Amongst the entertainment will be Katherine Fox, winner of the Sunshine Coast Seniors Superstar competition. This should be a great day, full of fun, prizes, raffles and a bumper trading table. Anyone who would like to join the VIEW Club would be most welcome. Please contact Joy on 54399049 or Lydia on 5438 7894 who will be pleased to supply any further information about the club. You can check out the VIEW Club on its website

Arthritis Support Group THE Sunshine Coast Arthritis Support Group will meet at 12.45pm on Thursday 7th June at the Maroochydore RSL Sub-Branch, RSL House, 106 Memorial Ave, Maroochydore. Guest Speaker: Lynne Newcombe, Arthritis Foundation Health Educator. Topic: Arthritis – the Benefits of Self Management. Contact: Mary 5441 2259, 0403 339 057 or Jeanette 5443 7446 for more information.


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SENIORS NEWS June Arts & Crafts Fair

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CALOUNDRA Arts Centre Association is holding their very popular Arts & Crafts Fair over the long weekend in June 2012. It is open Saturday 9th June from 9am - 4pm and Sunday 10th June from 9am - 3pm. The Centre at 5 North Street in Caloundra (opposite Rydges Oasis Resort) will be jam packed full of fabulous hand-crafted goods. Some of the 500 members have been extremely busy and creative, producing many unique quality goods for sale. Items include original Artworks by oil painters, silk painters, pastellists and even porcelain painters. Soft goods from the embroidery groups, quilters and lacemakers are stunning to say the least. There are also plenty of Pottery pieces on display for sale. Our produce stall with lots of home-

made goodies including cakes, slices, jams and sweets sells out very quickly so get in early. Plant stall, pre-loved books and magazines, raffles and craft demonstrations round out the weekend, so there is something there for everyone. Come along and support your local community and purchase some genuine handmade Australian products. Refreshments including delicious fresh home-made sandwiches and scones are available and a sausage sizzle as well. The Gift Gallery is also open over the weekend with its wonderful display of items for sale. Phone (07) 5491 6488 For more information visit the website at: or email:

It was a beautiful sunny day on 16 May, when bowlers descended on Pomona Bowls Club for the Ladies Open Fours. Teams from as far away as Kingaroy, Tin Can Bay, Gympie, Noosa Heads and Tewantin were in full swing throughout the day, and Pomona Bowls Club put on a well-organised and thoroughly enjoyable tournament.

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WE are a retired business seniors’ single group wanting to meet more retired single business men to join us. We need a balance of men and women to enjoy social outings. Theatre, home dinner parties, barbecues, walks, picnics and dining out are some of the venues we would like to share. These are the outings one doesn’t enjoy on one’s own. For further details please phone 5443 7663 or 0421 525 384.

AGLOW - Sunshine Coast will meet at 9.30am on Friday 8th June, in the CWA Hall, Kalinga Street, Caloundra. Aglow is an international Christian women’s organisation and is in 172 nations. Women from all denominations are made welcome. Come along, bring a friend and enjoy an inspirational message and worship. Our speaker is Colleen Whittington. Entry is $7.00 which includes morning tea. For more information contact Isabella: 5476 8463 or Dorothy: 5476 4190.

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SENIORS NEWS Record sales at Halcyon Landing





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HALCYON, creators of Australia’s most awarded over 50’s lifestyle communities, have raised the bar in Sunshine Coast retirement living with their latest community at Bli Bli. With successful communities already completed at Caloundra and at Hope Island on the Gold Coast, Halcyon Landing, located along the banks of the Maroochy River, promises to be something quite special. The project’s initial stage, the Foundation Release, has already sold out and the second release of homes, the Heritage Release is now more than 50% sold with record sales totalling $7.2 million in April alone. Halcyon joint managing director Dr Bevan Geissmann said that a major drawcard was the $550 million in planned infrastructure improvements and future development for Bli Bli, along with Halcyon Landing’s proximity to existing facilities such as the Maroochydore Town Centre. “Exciting new development and infrastructure upgrades are attracting

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buyers to the suburb,” he said. “Halcyon Landing’s enviable location adds to buyer appeal and has been a major selling point for prospective purchasers,” he added. When completed, Halcyon Landing will consist of 170 homes bordered by a signature walking trail and extensive parklands. The community will also feature a recreational precinct with resort style facilities including an expansive Recreation Club,

championship size bowling green, flood lit tennis court, swimming pool, spa, work shed and more. Gated security and caravan and boat storage means home owners will have the freedom to lock up and go travelling, knowing that their homes are secure. Halcyon is renowned for their choice of contemporary, architect designed homes and they have continued the tradition by debuting stunning

new home styles unique to Halcyon Landing. Designed with low maintenance and ease of living in mind, the eight star energy efficient homes include eco conscious, money saving features like solar panels on each home. To find out more phone 1800 050 050, drop into the Sales Office on the roundabout at 2 Bli Bli road, Bli Bli or check out the w e b s i t e

SENIORS NEWS Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific – Pride of Workmanship Awards

THIS is a photograph of award recipients with Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific members at the Caloundra Golf Club being presented with their awards for outstanding work performance at a

presentation night conducted by the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific on Thursday evening (May 3). From left to right: Rotarian Frank Price, Wendy Mengel of National Aus-

tralia Bank, Rikke-Lee Sierp of Caloundra Garden and Pet Supplies, Bettye Anderson of the Caloundra Power Boat Club and Barbara Bailey, President of the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific.

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; Encourage favourable employer/employee relationships and a sense of community pride in individual achievement.

Tasmania to ban battery cages

AFTER years of campaigning, Tasmania has become the first state in Australia to commit to a complete phase out of battery cages. The Tasmanian State Government also vowed to fast-track the phase out of pregnant sow crates by the middle of next year — well before the pork industry’s own target of 2017. This heralds the beginning of the end for two of the cruellest devices ever used to confine animals raised for food. This breakthrough for animals in factory farms follows intensive consumer awareness cam-

Palm woods Arts and Crafts Group

TO coincide with World Environment Day on the 5th of June, Palmwoods Arts and Crafts Group is holding an exhibition “The Environment” from Monday 4th to Friday the 8th of June at their rooms at the Palmwoods Bowls Club 10am – 4pm daily. All are invited to come along and see what use can be made of normally discarded items. Some of the exhibits as well as other crafted items will be on sale for early Christmas shoppers. The exhibition will then be on display at the Nambour Library 11th to 29th June. For further information please ring Cecily on 5319 4006 or Marj on 5442 1832.

paigning by Animals Australia, the efforts of colleague groups, and strategic investigations by Tasmanian member society Brightside Farm Sanctuary. Importantly, Tasmania’s decision will add pressure on other states to follow suit. Tasmanian Primary Industries Minister Bryan Green said the landmark decision was underpinned by growing pub-

lic awareness and by informed consumers refusing to support cruel practices through the choices they make at the supermarket. 12 million battery hens suffer in Australian factory farms. An estimated one in six lives in constant pain with a broken bone — a consequence of lack of exercise from living in a space smaller than an A4 sized sheet of pa-

per. No more battery hen farms can be built in Tasmania, and their numbers will soon be restricted. Sow crates are still in operation across Australia and are used to confine a pregnant mother pig so tightly that she cannot even turn around. Tasmania is the first state to phase these out by law. Media release: Animals A u s t r a l i a (

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SENIORS NEWS 2012 Budget Update

THE 2012 Federal Budget only contained few surprises as many of the measures had already been legislated or pre-announced. The main winners were lower income earners, families and the elderly. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relevant for seniors? Superannuation: Concessional Contribution Cap The uncertainty around the concessional contribution (CC) cap for people aged 50 and over has been resolved in the short term. On 1 July 2012, the cap will halve from $50,000 to $25,000 for all super fund members aged 50 or over, regardless of their account balance. The plan to allow those aged 50 or over to contribute up to $50,000 pa if they have less than $500,000 in super will be delayed until 1 July 2014. This is to give the Government time to work out the details regarding how they are going to monitor account balances and implement this measure. Super fund members aged 50 or over might like to â&#x20AC;˘ consider taking full advantage of the current cap by making concessional contributions of up to $50,000 before 30 June this year â&#x20AC;˘ review their concessional contributions, especially from 1 July, to make sure they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exceed the reduced cap â&#x20AC;˘ consider making non-concessional contributions if impacted by the cap reduction, and â&#x20AC;˘ review their contributions and income payments if using the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;transition to retirementâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; strategy. Personal tax changes: Marginal tax rate and Low Income Tax Offset The personal taxation changes legislated as part of the Clean Energy (Carbon Tax Relief) Package will take effect on 1 July 2012 and on 1 July 2015, including: â&#x20AC;˘ changes to the marginal tax rates and thresholds for lower income levels, and â&#x20AC;˘ a progressive reduction in the Low Income Tax Offset These changes will mean modest tax savings for people earning under $80,000. Further restrictions on ETP tax concessions Tax may increase on certain employment termination payments (ETP) such as golden handshakes. People who know they are going to receive an ETP soon, may want to negotiate for the payment to be made before 30 June 2012 as this takes effect July 1st 2012. Retirement incomes: Drawdown relief for super pensions extended The Government confirmed that the 2011/12 minimum pension drawdown levels will continue for another 12 months before increasing to the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;normalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; levels from 1 July 2013. For pensioners who receive enough of a pension this is good news, as they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be required to draw more income than they need. As a result, they can keep more money in their pension account, and not be taxed on investment earnings. Also, they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be forced to sell investments that may have recently fallen in value to fund the additional income payments, and could keep more money invested to participate in any market recovery.

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This document is to be used as general information only and should not be considered a comprehensive statement on any matter and should not be relied upon as such. This document has been prepared without taking into account any individual objectives, financial situation or needs. You should assess whether the information is appropriate for you and consider talking with your financial adviser before making an investment decision. For more Information contact Tim Maher at Maher Digby Securities Pty Ltd - Financial Advisers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AFSL No. 230559


Tax-free super pension incomes to increase People aged 55 to 59 will be able to receive more taxfree income from a superannuation income stream/ pension than they can in 2011/12. These increases result from the marginal tax rate, income threshold and LITO changes legislated as part of the Clean Energy Legislative Package (see Personal tax section).

Tax-free incomes (per person aged 55 to 59 from income stream Increase on 2011/12












Ignores Medicare Levy, but includes LITO and SATO/ SAPTO, where applicable. Assumes no income from other sources is received. Social security Aged care changes: The Government confirmed its commitment to the landmark aged care changes announced on 20 April 2012. Under the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Living Longer Living Betterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; plan, the Government will: â&#x20AC;˘ overhaul the means-testing so care recipients with greater financial means make a greater contribution â&#x20AC;˘ make it easier for older Australians to stay in their home while they receive care â&#x20AC;˘ ensure more people will get to keep their family home and avoid the need for fire sales, and â&#x20AC;˘ establish a simplified gateway for accessing aged care information. For a full budget summary you can go to our website at and look in the Market Updates section. Maher Digby Securities Pty Ltd For more Information contact Tim Maher at Maher Digby Securities Pty Ltd - Financial Advisers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AFSL No. 230559 (see advert Page 3). Ph: 07 5441 1266 The information contained in this article has also been devised from the 2012 Federal Budget Papers, Ministerial statements, associated materials, and our interpretation of them. The taxation position described is a general statement and should only be used as a guide. It does not constitute tax advice.

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SENIORS NEWS Kawana Waters VIEW Club

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

Club members thoroughly enjoyed the perfect weather and their Seafood Lunch Cruise at Mooloolaba when they met for their social get together in May.

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

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KAWANA Waters View Club is a friendship group for women who enjoy meeting and making new friends. Our club holds monthly luncheon meetings, with a Guest Speaker, at Headland Golf Club, Buderim and a relaxed and enjoyable monthly social get-together at a variety of destinations around the Sunshine Coast. We are always seeking new members to join our happy group, so if you are interested come along to one of our lunches, bring a friend if you wish, there is no obligation to join. Kawana Waters VIEW Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month and is holding its next Luncheon Meeting on Wednesday, 27th June at Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Buderim. Time - 11 for 11.30 a.m. There will be a Guest Speaker at this meeting. If you enjoy good company in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere please join us. Newcomers are always welcome and may attend any of our functions. A warm welcome is assured.

This months’ social outing will be a Fashion Parade hosted by “Sorbet” Fashions, Shop 4, Central One, Plaza Parade, Maroochydore on Wednesday 13th June at 10.30 a.m. Cost is $5.00. Morning tea will be provided. Please come along, bring a friend and enjoy the morning, all welcome. VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women. VIEW is a leading women’s organisation and support network that empowers women to have their voices heard on issues of importance for the future well-being of Australian society. VIEW provides women with the opportunity to meet regularly with other women from all walks of life, establish lasting friendships and help the work of The Smith Family. If you require any information about VIEW or would like to attend our Luncheon Meeting or Social get together please phone on Pat 5438 1896. (Luncheon bookings please phone by 10.00 a.m. on Thursday before meeting).

Retirees News

ARE you retired or about to retire? The Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) Noosa Branch next general meeting is on Thursday 14th June at 9:45 am for 10:00 am start South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Road, Noosaville. Topic: “U3A – Enriching those Golden Years” Speaker: Steve Casely, President Noosa U3A $5 pp inc morning tea. Visitors most welcome - please call 5448 1383 for further information. A.I.R. is a not for profit organisation fighting for the interests of self-funded and partly self-funded retirees.

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browser window. If the ‘s’ is missing or there is an open padlock or broken key icon, your information may not be secure and the website could be a scam site. If you think you have provided your account details to a scammer, contact your bank or financial institution immediately. Consumers who use a home internet service can visit for tips on how to stay secure online. You can report scams to the ACCC via the ‘report a scam’ page on SCAMwatch at or by calling 1300 795 995.

Accommodation Centre seeks Volunteer Caretakers RED Cross is urging anyone with a little spare time to consider volunteering as a live-in caretaker at the Emergency Accommodation Centre in Hospital Road, Nambour. “We need two volunteer live-in caretakers at Nambour. “Free accommodation is provided in self contained, fully furnished one bedroom units, including electricity and phone usage for local calls. “The caretakers are required to attend to phone and face to face enquiries, guests checking in and out, process payments and undertake general office duties. “An ability to communicate with a cross section of the community is essential together with good listening skills, an ability to understand and respect confidentiality, as well as basic cash handling and computer skills.” “It operates 24 hours a day and is co-ordinated by two live-in caretakers assisted by Red Cross volunteers. For more information about volunteering at the Nambour Accommodation Centre contact Red Cross on 1800 733 555, or to make a booking call 5441 1049.

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It’s challenging but you can still lead life to the fullest INCONTINENCE can have a major impact on your quality of life. If you or someone you know is affected by incontinence it’s important to remember that you’re not alone - almost 4.8 million Australians are affected by incontinence; it affects both men and women, regardless of age or background. It can be treated, managed and in many cases cured,

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ONE in four people experience bladder and bowel problems, often in the form of incontinence i.e. the unintentional loss of urine or bowel contents. These problems can be prevented, managed and in many cases cured yet people are often too embarrassed to seek a solution. World Continence Week 2012 is asking us to focus on our bladder and bowel health. Symptoms of bladder and bowel dysfunction that can often be dramatically improved with the appropriate management are: • Loss of urine and/ or bowel motion at unexpected or unwanted times, e.g when coughing or lifting objects; Increased frequency of toileting; Urgency in getting to the toilet and sometimes not making it before loss occurs; Loss of wind at embarrassing times; Constipation and straining; Prolapse; Pain with urination, bowel motion or at other times. Pelvic floor physiotherapists focus on improving pelvic floor muscle function and correcting mechanical dysfunctions around the pelvis and

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trunk. Thoughts of intrusive treatment often put people off seeking help, however with physiotherapists now using real time ultrasound scanning the pelvic floor muscles can be viewed and trained from the outside if preferred. The muscles associated with continence respond to therapy even in the “old elderly” (85+years) so it is never too late! Bladder and bowel prob-

lems do not go away on their own so sufferers should talk to their doctor or pelvic floor physiotherapist. Free professional advice is also available by contacting the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66. There is no need to be embarrassed and much to gain, so bring up the issue with your health professional and improve your bottom line!

Unique Wellness Brief launched by Physio Supplies PHYSIO Supplies Australia is the leading online supplier of health, rehabilitation and incontinence equipment in Australia, based in Brendale, Brisbane - with a warehouse shopfront at the premises where customers are welcome to visit. Physio Supplies is about to launch the Wellness Brief, an incontinence pad, previously only available in the US and Canada and much sought after in Australia. The product will be available in late May 2012. The Wellness Brief is a hospital quality grade product based on NASA technology that gives superb protection to wearers both during the day and night time. According to the Continence Foundation of Australia Urinary incontinence affects up to 13% of Australian men and up to 37% of Australian women – it is the secret problem of many. This product allows users superior protection compared with other similar products due to its unique manufacturing process. The Wellness Brief is available for Adolescents and Adults and comes in 3

sizes - small/medium, large and extra large. Physio Supplies is able to supply the Wellness Brief at a much lower price than other similar products. Each pack contains 20 units – and you can buy in case quantities and save. Because of the reduced cost and the reduced requirement for changing they become even more affordable and better to use, requiring less landfill also! The product is not bulky, and hides very well under normal clothing, yet the absorption is good, and draws moisture away from the skin in its unique 3 layer system keeping the skin dry and rash free. The Wellness Brief has odour control, wetness indicator, high waist and can be worn for approximately 12 hours. Go to the website at for details of the whole range of products stocked by Physio Supplies. Further resources can be found at Physio Supplies are located at Unit 16/ 50, Kremzow Road, Brendale. Phone: 07 3889 9199.

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WHETHER we have a temporary disability or an ongoing condition we all agree that the best place to live, whenever possible, is in our own home. Fortunately this can often be achieved with the use of a widening range of aids to keep us independent. Popular and respected pharmacist Jenny Covell of Tewantin Guardian Pharmacy had concluded that there was a great need amongst her loyal customers for mobility aids but where could she display these items? There was simply no space in her busy pharmacy for a good range of products, so another solution was needed. And the answer? A new retail space has been located, just across the road from the Guardian Pharmacy, in the Tewantin Atrium. Here you will find a full range of home health care and mobility aids to assist you in staying independent and in your own home. From scooters, walkers, wheelchairs and electric/ manual lift chairs through to bathroom aids, continence aids, compression stockings and more, you will find it all in Jenny Covell’s new one-stop shop. All the products may be purchased and some are available for hire, so if your needs are temporary you may like to explore the option of hiring items. The specialised team is trained in the

use of the products and importantly, the pharmacy already knows the particular health care needs of many of their customers. You will be dealing with a local team, professionally trained and keen to offer the best products at very competitive prices. “Tewantin Home Health Care & Mobility Aids is all about helping our customers to remain in their homes, living an independent life,” said Jenny Covell. “As an added attraction, I have decided to offer the best and biggest range of walking sticks you will find and any product that we do not have in stock we will source for you.” Tewantin Guardian Pharmacy is already known for its top quality customer care – as you walk through the shop you will always see staff offering friendly and professional advice to customers – and now, with the recent opening of Tewantin Home Health Care & Mobility Aids all of your health needs are covered. You are invited to call in to the new shop in The Atrium, Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin or phone them on 5470 2900 and have a chat to the staff there. Shop hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm and Saturday 9.00am to 12 noon. Outside these hours you can still make enquiries at the pharmacy or call 5447 1451.

WAVE BRILLIANCE CHAIR for PELVIC FLOOR REHABILITATION At Ibuki Health & Wellness we provide management of pelvic floor dysfunction. The Wave Brilliance Chair offers new hope in restoring normal bladder function via magnetic pelvic floor stimulation. The therapy works by creating a pulsed magnetic field which easily penetrates bones and soft tissues, simultaneously reaching all nerves and muscles controlling urinary function. • Bladder & Bowel Weakness • Prolapse • Pelvic Pain • Poor Pelvic Muscle Tone Disorders • Non-invasive • Medicare rebates apply 6 Quamby Place Noosa Heads PH: 5447 5679 www.ibukihealth

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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 cost of their continence products. If you have permanent and severe loss of bladder and/or bowel function caused by an eligible neurological condition you may be eligible; holders of a Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or a Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Pensioner Concession Card with permanent and severe loss of bladder

and/or bowel function caused by another condition may also be eligible. For CAPS application and payment inquiries contact Medicare Australia on 13 20 11 and select option 1. For further information about the CAPS schemes visit the Bladder Bowel website at For information about bladder and bowel control problems, continence product advice, referrals to continence services and information about your eligibility for funding schemes call the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66

Management of pelvic floor dysfunction AT Ibuki Health & Wellness we provide management of pelvic floor dysfunction. We have a Wave Briliance Chair – which offers new hope in restoring normal bladder function via Magnetic Pelvic Floor Stimulation. This therapy works by creating a pulsed magnetic field which easily penetrates bone and soft tissues, simultaneously reaching all nerves and muscles controlling urinary function. This entire neuromuscular group is activated, causing it to contract. It is similar to going to the gym, as pelvic muscles gain in strength and endurance, clients are not only afforded improved awareness of these muscles, but also the confidence and control they deserve. Blood supply is increased as muscle tone increases. This therapy can also enhance sexual performance. Treatment courses consist of aprox 20 sessions with patients attending our clinic 2 – 3 times per week. Each session involves 20 minutes of

magnetic pelvic floor stimulation while you sit comfortably fully clothed in our advanced NeoControl chair. Medicare rebates apply. There is no pain, but you can certainly feel it working. Treatment is totally non invasive and while you may feel some minor discomfort as your pelvic floor muscles repeatedly flex and tighten, it is painless. During the course of treatment clients will also be evaluated on their dietary and fluid intake, educated in bladder retraining and taught the correct method of performing pelvic floor exercises to maintain muscle tone following treatment. Dr. Taylor will need to assess whether this therapy is appropriate for you, some contraindications are metallic hip replacements, some metal implants or pacemakers. Please call Ibuki to make an appointment. Ibuki Health & Wellness, 71/6 Quamby Place, Noosa Heads. Phone 07 54475679

• Do you experience bladder or bowel leakage if you cough or strain? • Do you urgently rush to the toilet? • Do you often not make the toilet in time? • Are you going to the toilet too often and ‘just in case’? • Does ‘wind’ embarrass you in public? Pelvic floor physiotherapy has been proven to provide significant improvement in incontinence, urgency, frequency and pelvic organ prolapse Robin Kerr Pelvic Floor & LumboPelvic Physiotherapist

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EVERY year around this time, St Vincent de Paul – Coolum holds its major fund-raising drive. Almost every business in Coolum, and many from surrounding areas have contributed prizes, services and vouchers to assist St Vinnies in their untiring task of helping the poor and needy in the local area. All of the funds raised at this event will be used locally, so businesses realize that they could be helping some of their own customers to get back on their feet after facing hardship and heavy financial burdens in these sometimes troubled times. St Vincent de Paul is always ready to assist individuals and families in

need, in and around Coolum and the surrounding area. St Peter ’s Catholic Church, Coolum, is the venue for the Annual Cent Auction , which has taken place there for over 20 years. The Cent Auction has become such a popular community event because it involves a fun morning, and everyone who attends has the chance of winning some of the numerous prizes. For a small entrance fee ($2.50) anyone can come along and enjoy morning tea.... then to participate, auction tickets are available for just $1 per sheet. You can then choose the prizes you would prefer to win – there are over 200 –

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and drop your numbered tickets into the relevant containers adjacent to your choices. Having fun, winning some fabulous prizes, and knowing that you are helping your lo-

cal coomunity is all part Moffat Beach, and Bunnings, Noosaville. of the attraction. This year the response to There is also a delightful requests for donations hand-knitted Scarecrow have been both numer- family of 7 beautifully creous and generous. In ated by crafter Larraine these hard times when O’Brien, a framed both businesses and their watercolour painting customers can find it dif- “Tranquility Rocks” by ficult to make ends meet, Lorraine Daly, and a the community spirit is Coastal Cruises Sunset obviously alive and well, Cruise for 6 people dowishes in advance care and the Coolum commu- nated by Coastal Cruises, plans. nity remains very much Mooloolaba. Improvements to connected and support- St Peter ’s Catholic residential and community care will mean more ive. A marble topped table Church, Elizabeth St., people can be supported & chairs outdoor setting Coolum Beach – Monday is one of the major raffle June 4 th . Doors open by palliative care services in their homes, prizes this year – kindly 8.30am, auction begins at avoiding costly hospital donated by Mar-Gra 10am. services and futile medical interventions,’ said Dr Luxford. ‘The Productivity Commission said that DENTAL PROSTHETIST & TECHNICIAN R.D.T. palliative care should be the ‘core business of aged care’. It is time that reforms are made to realise this, starting with a commitment in the 2012 Federal Budget.’ Source: Professionally & Individually Designed & Sculptured Dentures  Denture Cosmetics Did Confucius  Stainless Steel Partial Casting say?  Relines, Repairs & Mouthguards

Die well and with dignity PALLIATIVE Care Australia (PCA) is a member of the National Aged Care Alliance (NACA), which released the ‘Australians Deserve to Age Well’ blueprint for Reform. ‘The Blueprint lays out a step by step process for reform,’ said Dr Yvonne Luxford, PCA Chief Executive Officer. ‘Nobody expects these changes to happen overnight, but we need to make a start and we need the entire political spectrum to support change commencing in this year’s budget.’ One of the key areas of reform is the notion of dying well, this follows

palliative care and dying with dignity being ranked as major issues for older Australians. ‘We know that older Australians want to have access to high quality palliative care and to have as much control over their death as possible, which includes being able to die at home,’ said Dr Luxford. ‘But we also know that the current aged care system isn’t meeting their end of life care needs.’ ‘The suggested reforms will support people to prepare for a dignified death by helping them to make choices and to record their end of life


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DIETITIANS Association of Australia has called for routine nutrition screening and intervention programs for the elderly. New research has found that one-third of older Australians receiving home care are at risk of being malnourished. The Melbourne-based study conducted by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) also found 8 per cent of all people assessed were malnourished, while one in five were underweight. Dietitian Georgie Rist, who led the study, said older Australians were struggling to afford healthy food. “There have been a lot of reports lately saying that it is extremely difficult to live adequately, even on the pension,” Rist said. Being malnourished increased the chances of an early admission to hospital and residential aged care, she said. “If we can address malnutrition in the community, we can also decrease the burden on the healthcare system.” The

DAA is calling for state and federal governments to fund routine nutrition screening and intervention programs for the elderly. Rist said federal funds were needed, particularly given the Gillard government’s recent push to encourage older Australians to seek care at home – through its Living Longer Living Better program. The Federal Government has said it will invest $3.7 billion over the next five years to increase in-home care options and attract more workers to the sector. The malnutrition study assessed 235 people aged 65 years and older, over a three-month period. The majority were on a pension, with an annual income of less than $30,000, and lived at home. Previous Australian research has found more than one in three hospitals patients and up to 70 per cent of residents in aged care facilities are malnourished. Courtesy: AAP

CANCER Council Queensland is calling on Queenslanders to say ‘I Can for Cancer’ and do what they do best to help beat cancer. More than 600 community-minded Queenslanders are expected to say ‘I Can for Cancer’ and take part in CCQ’s new state-wide fundraising campaign launched in May. You can support I Can for Cancer anytime during the year simply by adding a fundraising element to your favourite activities and doing what you can, whenever you can. I Can for Cancer Coordinator Marissa Batty asks us to seize the day and become an I Can champion. “Sadly, one in two Queenslanders will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85,” she said. “A cancer diagnosis of a friend or loved one leaves many of us asking ‘what can I do to help?’ “I Can for Cancer gives people an opportunity to raise funds to help support all Queenslanders affected by this devastating disease and help us to beat cancer. “So what can you do for cancer? No matter how big or small, you can help create hope for a cancer free future. “If you have a hobby, if you want to learn a new skill or if you just want to make something you do every day count, do what makes you happy and say ‘I Can for Cancer’.” Some of the ways you can support I Can for Cancer include holding a charity lawn bowls day,

hosting a baking sale or simply doing what you do best and making it count. You Can help to raise awareness and funds for the fight against men’s cancers by going blue, hosting a barbeque or You Can challenge your family and friends to a cook-off, or just invite them around for a fabulous dinner party. I Can Do Anything For Cancer: You Can do anything for cancer! If you can dream of it, you can do it! You can make a difference by registering online or calling 1300 65 65 85. Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.

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THE Sunshine Coast now has access to a dedicated

McGrath Breast Care families experiencing funding supplied by the nurse to support local breast cancer, thanks to McGrath Foundation. The newly appointed McGrath Breast Care nurse, Cathy Apelt, will share her time between the Sunshine Coast Haematology & Oncology Clinic and Nambour General Hospital. Cathy will provide physical, psychological and emotional support for families experiencing breast cancer, from the time of diagnosis and throughout treatment. Co-founded by Jane and Glenn McGrath after Jane’s initial recovery from breast cancer, the

McGrath Foundation aims to raise muchneeded funds to place McGrath Breast Care nurses in communities right across Australia, whilst increasing breast awareness in younger women. McGrath Foundation Ambassador and Director, Tracy Bevan, is thrilled about the placement of the latest McGrath Breast Care nurse in the Sunshine Coast. “Coupled with their professional knowledge, McGrath Breast Care nurses offer a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry on

and the opportunity for patients to share their frustrations and emotions with someone outside their immediate family. “When Jane passed away in June 2008, we had just four McGrath Breast Care nurses. Today, thanks both to funding from the Australian Government and the extraordinary ongoing support of people right across Australia, we now have 71 McGrath Breast Care nurses,” said Tracy. The McGrath Foundation has helped support over 10,000 Australian families experiencing breast can-

cer, with McGrath Breast Care nurses working in communities right across Australia. There are McGrath Breast Care nurses located in areas as far reaching as Gympie and Hervey Bay (QLD), Geraldton (WA), Armidale (NSW), Warrnambool (VIC) and Port Lincoln (SA). It costs about $350,000 to place a McGrath Breast Care nurse in the community for a three year period. To make a donation to the McGrath Foundation, please visit www.mcgrathfoundation.

Planning ahead for those difficult times TAKING time to plan ahead can save having to make decisions in times of emotional stress such as ill health and bereavement. On Wednesday 6th June, the Pomona & District Community House is hosting an Information Morning Tea which will assist you in making some of the difficult choices we may face. Ray Barber from Suncoast Legal Community Services will be presenting information on wills, estates and ar-

MAROOCHYDORE Aglow is happy to announce that the Guest Speaker for June will be the National Director of Bridges for Peace,Mr. Keith Buxton. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 13th June starting at 9.30 am. Morning tea will be served and the entry cost is $7. Aglow is a nonde-

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ranging power of attorney. Carol Matheson and Randel Ross from Drysdale Funerals will be discussing what we need to know about funerals and how to arrange a prepaid funeral. Carol will be also be talking through

ing, educational seminars and support groups. The Support Groups are held every second Wednesday morning from 10am to 12.30pm. The next support group meeting will be on Wednesday 30 May, 13 June & 27 June. All are welcome - Gold Coin donation - Morning tea is provided At 69 Park Rd. Nambour. Parking in the grounds. Phone 5441 5730

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to September. First up we will be at the World Environment Day Festival on June 3rd so come and see our displays. July 28th and August 25th are the dates for our Cruises up the Maroochy River. These are run in conjunction with Cruise Maroochy Eco and the McMartins Strawberry Farm, so come along for an enjoyable day of cruising, learning about the Wetlands and have a barb-que lunch with strawberries and cream! Other upcoming events will include a Photography Competition and

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SENIORS NEWS ‘Artists in Auction’ annual art exhibition MIXED and multi media Art Group is holding their annual ‘Artists in Action’ exhibition during the first week of June. On show will be an exciting mix of works produced by artists who specialise in a variety of media, from sculptured 3D pieces to vibrant

textured Paintings. This year’s exhibition coincides with the continuing Buderim 150 year anniversary celebrations, so will include art works depicting Buderim’s wonderful views, vistas and popular landmarks . In keeping with our

theme “artists in action”, demonstrations in different media and styles will be running each day during the show. Two beautiful modern art works will be raffled and have been kindly donated by local award winning artists: Nicole Burr who won

‘Best Painting’ at Immanuel Art Show in 2011 and Sue Needham whose painting style is best described as ethnic multi-media and is based on the Australian landscape. The raffle will be drawn on the final day of the exhibition and the winners

contacted by phone. For more information and to see examples of our work have a look at the Mixed and Multi Media section atwww.buderim craftcottage. Opening night is Friday 1st June from 6pm and the exhibition will run daily 10am to 4pm from 1 - 7 June 2012. Gold coin donation. For those new to the Coast, Atrium festival. Join in all of the entertainment on offer and Gallery is at 5 Main Road, have a go at the Pumpkin rolling. Book early to avoid Buderim. disappointment. The coach departs from Blue Care Caloundra, West Terrace Caloundra at 7am Sunday 27th May. The cost is $38 per person. (Fare and morning tea included). For booking please phone Gloria on 5492 3318 or Blue Care Centre on 5438 5000.

Blue Care trip to Goomeri BLUE Care will be hosting a coach tour to Goomeri. Everyone is welcome to come and join us on this tour of Goomeris for the annual Pumpkin Rolling Festival. There will be lots of stalls to browse and lovely goodies to buy. Morning tea at Gympie Duck Ponds. Bring or buy your own lunch at one of the many venues at the

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Do you know we Relay For Life has arrived in Noosa! RELAY For Life is a local community event designed to remember those lost to cancer, honour survivors and create hope for a cancer free future. Not just a fundraiser. Relay For Life is also an opportunity to educate the community on the early detection and prevention of cancer. The Noosa event will be held at Sunshine Beach State Primary School on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June and organisers are inviting anyone to attend and be part of the Survivors/Carers initial lap, when participants will Survivors’ Walk, dedicated to and honouring cancer survivors who lead the way in the first lap, proudly wearing purple sashes. This will be followed by an afternoon tea in their honour. A little later, the candlelight ceremony will be held, when teams and spectators are invited to light a candle in memory of a loved one lost, those who have survived and those still battling cancer.

All funds raised go towards cancer research, education programs on prevention and early detection and support services for patients, their families and friends. These services are returned to each local region. Cancer never sleeps hence the reason Relay for Life is an overnight team event. Teams of 10 to 15 take turns in walking or running relay style around the track for 18 hours while enjoying a carnival style atmosphere and camping out. Each team member is encouraged to raise a minimum of $100 in the lead-up to the event. A non- stop entertainment program runs all night and people are encouraged to dress up and make the event as sociable as they like. Small prizes for best team theme, best campsite, best letterbox and best baton will be given. We hope to see you at the Relay - go Noosa, let’s paint this town purple!

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Photo courtesy of Sunshine Coast Regional Council HOUSE guests on the bowling green Fred Thompson to create a two storey at Elston Guest House, Montville, ‘Queenslander’ with thirty-two rooms 1930s. Elston was opened as a Guest able to accommodate some fifty people. House by the Thompson family in 1906. Elston provided a variety of recreational Located just past the present and sporting facilities including a tenPalmwoods Road at the top of the nis court and first class full length bowlBlackall Range, it was a popular tourist ing green, croquet and horse riding. resort, offering first class accommoda- Located at the top of the Blackall Range, tion and a range of recreational facili- it also offered views of mountain scenties including bowls, tennis and ery and a creek with a waterfall (known croquet.Elston was the first guest as Elston Falls) a short distance from house to open in Montville. It was origi- the rear of the building. Elston had varinally built as a single storey dwelling ous owners/manager over the years. It was destroyed by fire on 11 September by Ernest Dalton prior to 1902. In 1906 it was raised and enlarged by 1960. Page 38 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - June 2012

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WARM clear days for brisk walks, log fires on crisp cold nights and beautiful scenery; they are just some of the reasons why winter is the perfect season to visit Montville. Take a trip to the area and you can indulge in a variety of interests from browsing the quaint shops of the village to connecting with nature on one of the many walks in the area or relaxing at your chosen B & B. Montville is surrounded by spectacular scenery and National Parks. Take a walk and get close to nature or gaze in wonder at picture-perfect views. It will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Consider a Home Exchange

WANT a cheap holiday in an overseas country or in another part of Australia? How about a holiday with free accommodation and free use of a car? These are just two of the advantages when you participate in a home exchange. Having recently completed our seventh exchange, we have been asked by many people how to go about it and what it entails. It all revolves around websites, so access to a computer with Internet connection is essential. A search of “home exchange” or “house exchange” will return many sites and you have to decide which one to use. Some of the more popular include: www.home, www., www. aussiehouseswap., www.homeswap, www.home There is at least one site intended for the older members of society: w w w. s e n i o r s h o m e Which one you choose depends on a number of factors. If you know what specific country you want to visit, you can go to a website and check out how many listings they have for that country – the number varies considerably between sites. Anybody can visit a site and look at the offerings without being a member. You only have to subscribe to a site when you want to contact a prospective swapper. The information provided within sites varies too. They usually tell you how big the property is, what its facilities are, and something about the people including their age bracket. We will only swap with our own age group and will not accept children or smokers – those kinds of

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TOWNSVILLE WINTER ESCAPE TOUR 16-23 July 2012 (8 Days) Cost: A: $1,915.00 & P: $1,875.00 p/p T/S

COOMA IN SPRINGTIME 8-17 October 2012 (10 Days) Cost: A: $2,000.00 & P: $1,968.00 p/p T/S

MACKAY & SURROUNDS 6-13 August 2012 (8 Days) Cost: A: $1,920.00 & P: $1,880.00 p/p T/S

MILE & MILES TO MILES TOUR 22-26 October 2012 (5 Days) Cost: A: $1,060.00 & P: $1,020.00 p/p T/S

LIGHTNING RIDGE/MOREE TOUR 20-27 August 2012 (8 Days) Cost: A: $1,900.00 & P: $1,860.00 p/p T/S SPECTACULAR WARRUMBUNGLES & TAMWORTH ESCAPE 3-14 Sept 2012 (12 Days) Cost: A: $2,430.00 & P: $2,390.00 p/p T/S NAMBUCCA HEADS TOUR *Thrifty Special 17-21 September 2012 (5 Days) Cost: A: $495.00 p/p T/S

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choices are up to you. The cost of membership varies widely. Some sites cost over $100 a year, but others cost only around $60 a year with some offering discounts for a three year membership. There is often a guarantee – if you don’t manage to organize a swap in the year, then you get another year for free. With the growing popularity of this kind of holiday, the competition is increasing and, anyway, you recoup the cost in the first day or so of a swap. Once you have signed up with a particular site, you have to list your property. It is most beneficial if you provide as much information as possible and make it sound fantastic. You have to sell the idea of a holiday in your house. Photos are essential, not just of the house and interior, but also of the attractions in your area. Try to be as chatty as possible, and try to be friendly in how you present information about yourself. Now you can start sending emails to possible swappers. Most listings state where the people want to go. We ignore this and send emails to

anybody in the chosen area – often 50 or more. One problem you may encounter is that Europeans are reluctant to travel all the way to Australia – you would think it was on another planet! So you have to make it sound and look really good. Keep a record of who you contact as you may need this later if you send out more emails. Once you get a possible hit, you then start negotiating on dates and specifics like looking after pets. Over a period of months you get to know the person and may even be able to talk to them on Skype. You build up a rapport and get a feel of what they are like. If there is anything you are not sure of, it is best to bring it out in the open and discuss it rather than leave it to chance. Sometimes, due to travel arrangements, you may not meet the people whose house you live in. We have always managed to meet them and it is good to talk face to face. It is great to have some local contacts, especially in a foreign country. So try to arrange some friends or neighbours to visit and be on call if problems arise.

We have developed a “house manual” detailing every aspect of how our property works. This is most beneficial when small issues come up. It is surprising how our houses differ from those overseas – small things like where is the mains electrical switch, who to call in an emergency, how to operate the TV and what kind of fuel the car uses. Check with your insurers about others driving your car and living in your house – most do not care who it is as long as they are over 25. You can lock up any belongings you want secured. Some people even put locks on one room. The whole swap is based on trust and we have never had any problems. So the whole world is out there, just waiting to be explored. What are you waiting for? Get on the computer and go for it!

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Majestic Scenery and Colourful Tango BUENOS Aires is known as “The Paris of the Latin America” is just one of the exciting places you will visit on this fabulous tour to South America. Here you will see couples dancing the Tango in the streets with exotic expertise and taste the finest steaks in the world. Grahame & Joyce

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the sight and sounds of Iguazu Falls, the most spectacular falls in the world. An exhilarating experience awaits you, riding the waves in a power boat under these dynamic falls. Reputed to be the most beautiful city in the world, Rio de Janeiro, you will take in the amazing panoramic views as you climb via two cable cars to 395 meters to Paca de Acur. From here, you will view the amazing jagged peak of Corcovado, rising 710 meters where a massive statue of Christ stands with arms outstretched over the city. On Lake Titikaka an extraordinary sight awaits you after stepping out on to the floating islands of Uros. Here many of the houses, schools and boats are made of reeds. Travelling to one of these islands in a reed boat is an unforgettable experience. It will be a memorable day travelling overland from Lake Titikaka to La Paz, past the majestic snow capped mountains on the altiplano, then descend-

ing into La Paz, a city shaped like a bowl, where the rich live at the bottom and the poor on the rim. In this colourful city the local women still dress in their national costume, which comprises many layers of skirts and a bowler hat. Cuzco’s picturesque buildings and narrow cobbled streets will be imprinted on your mind forever as you stroll through this old Inca capital. Cuzco, gateway to Macchu Pichu, the lost city of the Incas, is one of the greatest highlights of this country. You will visit Macchu Pichu, one of the New Wonders of the world, via a great train journey. It is a magnificent vista and difficult to comprehend the advanced technology of the Incas – it is truly amazing. Cameras should be at the ready crossing the mountains into the Sacred Valley. The amazing array of vibrant colour of Pisac, an authentic Indian market where brightly coloured spices, fruit, jewellery,

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leather, Alpaca sweaters and carpets are for sale, will provide yet another spectacle in a photographers’ paradise. In the trees and plants where the Amazon River’s myriad of waterways winds its way

through the jungle, a guide will point out the amazing natural herbal medicines that can be found here. Some of the villagers still live in the jungle, in a very primitive lifestyle, where they continue to hunt for food with

poison blow pipes. In stark contrast, as evening approaches you will return to your luxurious lodge, for a meal and swim in the pool after another memorable day. For more information phone 5444 6500.

HOLIDAY & Leisure Kyoto autumn gardens tour

IN late November the gardens of Kyoto put on a spectacular show of their best autumn foliage. Toursgallery operates an annual small group tour that features the best autumn gardens of Kyoto - secluded gardens, parks and forest areas that have been especially selected for their visual splendor. You will be fully escorted by an Australian Tour Director, as well as an English speaking Japanese Tour Manager, who can tell you all about Kyoto and take you into the hidden treasures that you would never find without assistance. Visits to sights surrounding the Japan Inland Sea and Lake Biwa add an extra dimension to this escorted tour. Shikoku, Awaji and Shodo Islands are also fa-

mous for their spectacular red and gold autumn leaves in November. “On this tour rural villages and forested mountains are mixed in with traditional gardens, in order to give people a complete Japanese experience.” said Ken Osetroff, director of Toursgallery. English speaking guides, buffet dinners and banquets of fine Japanese cuisine, private charter coach transportation and accommodation in a selection of spa resorts, western hotels and picturesque Japanese Inns are all included. Since 1983 Toursgallery has been creating and operating 7 small group tours to Japan every year. Toursgallery’s 12 day Kyoto Autumn Gardens Tour commences on 22 November and is priced at $6,400 per person twin share. Limited to accepting only 15 guests this escorted tour is designed for people who like comfort and personal service. Every year for the past 26 years Toursgallery have been taking people to Japan to see the best autumn foliage and the most impressive autumn gardens. If you are a discerning traveller who appreciates the benefits of being on an escorted small group tour, private charter coach transportation and staying in specially selected accommodation with all breakfasts included call now and ask for a brochure! Autumn photos of Japan can be seen on the internet at For brochures phone toll free 1300 307 317 or send an email to

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remaining wild Orangutan survive under the care and research of the Orangutan Foundation International. Journey with the Bali and Indonesian experts, Garuda Orient Holidays, on a Borneo Wilderness Tour to experience the spectacular habitat of these wonderful animals plus so much more! With the assistance of the Australian Orangutan Project, the Borneo Wilderness Tour will take you to Sekonyer River for three nights at the rustic Rimba Lodge. From here, enjoy excursions by traditional klotok boat to several research stations.

Sunshine Coast TTours ours Door to Door Service if Required Banyandah Alpaca’s & Gunabul Homestead, Tuesday 26th June. Come and enjoy the friendly Alpaca’s and morning tea while listening to a talk about these amazing animals. Our delightful 2 course lunch will be at Gunabul Homestead. After lunch, we have a leisurely drive through the Mary Valley, dropping in at Kenilworth to sample the Cheese Factory delights. Cost; $50p/p includes morning tea and lunch. Careflight Rescue Tour, Thursday 12 th July. Tour this wonderful organisation and learn about the activities the crew deal with day to day, and see the helicopters up close. While visiting the hangar we will have our morning tea. Enjoy lunch at Palm Beach before we head home. Cost: $65p/p includes tour, morning tea and lunch. Coffee and Chocolates, Thursday 19th July. If you enjoy coffee or chocolates this is the tour for you. Firstly we tour the Di Bella Coffee factory; of course we get to sample the coffee. Lunch will be at Breakfast Creek Tavern, then on to the Confectionery Warehouse to get your yummy chocolates to take home. Cost: $60p/p includes tour and lunch. Samford Historical Village & Slab Hut Arts & Crafts, Tuesday 24 th July. Enjoy a delicious morning tea at the village. See demonstrations of the old crosscut saws, blacksmith and the school house where you can do your sums on an original slate board! After a 2 course lunch we have a stroll through Samford, visiting the Slab Hut. Cost: $60p/p includes entry fee, guided tour, Devonshire Tea, and Lunch

Day Charters: Restaurant Transfers, Social, Corporate and Sporting & Seniors Groups welcome. We can create or organise a tour to suit your “special interest group”, or are happy to take you on a tour that your group has organised

Call Chris or Sandy for bookings or further information on: 5472 7496 or Mobile: 0417 438 804

Explore Camp Leakey, the site of the longest continuous study of any wild non-human animal in the history of science to see the work of Dr Birute Galdikas and many talented researchers. Continue on your tour to witness the incredible effort of the Orangutan Foundation International Care Centre where over 100 orphaned Orangutan of all ages are rehabilitated ready to return to the jungle. Access to the Care Centre is not normally available to the public, making the Borneo Wilderness Tour a unique and valuable experience. From $3,462 per person, this incredible tour includes return airfares from Jakarta to Pangkalanbun, two nights at Sheraton Bandara Jakarta, three nights at Rimba Lodge and one night at Hotel Blue Kecubun. You will enjoy breakfast daily, all meals in Kalimantan, all transport, permits and fees, the dedication of a local English speaking escort in Kalimantan and a substantial contribution to the Care Centre. Contact your local Travellers Choice consultant on 1300 78 78 58 for the best airfare to Jakarta and to embark on this unique adventure to Borneo with Garuda Orient Holidays.


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GRAND Pacific Tours, the New Zealand Coach Holiday Specialist, will be taking New Zealand on tour when they stage the biggest Coach Expo ever to hit town! Grand Pacific Tours continues to be regarded as the market leader in providing the mature aged traveller with breathtaking New Zealand experiences on their range of luxury coach holidays that represent both quality and value for money. Grand Pacific Tours offer three very distinct styles of touring, which include

Luxury Coach Holidays; Ultimate Small Group Touring and their NEW style of flexible, affordable touring SimplyNZ. With over 190 departures per year there’s an option for everyone. In New Zealand, every new day is something to cherish. The culture is rich and dynamic and the scenery provides unique moments of pure beauty. There is no better time to visit New Zealand than right now. Hear from representatives from Air New Zealand, New Zealand’s national

airline and our carrier of choice. Let us paint you a picture of the stunning overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands; the Agrodome – home to the award-winning sheep show; the unique Kauri Museum and the spectacular cruising on the Milford Sound. Find out more about the amazing scenery encountered on the TranzAlpine Rail Journey; the geothermal activity and Maori hangi & concert in Rotorua. Meet the locals, including visitors from Wellington, the city voted the ‘Coolest Little Capital in the World’ by Lonely Planet, Auckland the ‘city of sails’ and Dunedin the ‘Edinburgh of the South’. Learn about the luxurious accommodation provided by our hoteliers and the VIP treatment Grand Pacific Tours travellers receive. Jump on board, take a seat and experience true comfort as you sit back on the Grand Pacific Tours Gold Class Coach featured at the expo. Relax and gaze out the large panoramic

windows and imagine touring this beautiful country on a coach holiday. Our professional Coach Captains will be on hand to answer your questions and give you a first-hand account of the enjoyment all travellers experience. Exclusive to the 2012 expo will be celebrity guest performers Mandy and Jason Pickering. Mandy was the grand final winner of the 2009 ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ television programme. Jason, has been involved in Christchurch’s music scene for many years and is the co-designer and inspiration behind the ‘Heart Strings’ guitar, an inspirational scheme that helped the city of Christchurch recover from the devastating 2011 earthquake. Two lucky people will also leave the expo as winners of a 10 Day Ultimate South Island New Zealand Tour valued at over $7,900. It could be you! The 2012 Grand Pacific Tours Brisbane expo will

New day tour business a boon for local seniors

ALTHOUGH Sunshine Coast Tours is a relatively new concern, they are already meeting and exceeding the expectations of our local community. Both Chris and Sandy Thornthwaite have previous experience in the industry and believe they give a fresh approach to day tours. They are always on the lookout for new and unique places to visit and as a small operator Sunshine Coast Tours can give a personalised service and cater for seniors and their special needs. “We have had some interesting and exciting tours since we did our first trip in February.

U3A Noosa – Armchair Travel JOIN us on Friday 29th June, 2012 as we cruise on the River Thames, exploring the Upper Reaches via the Oxford Canal by narrow boat in Springtime and a Three Counties Walking Adventure in England, with Michael and Claudia Andersen. Venue – U3A House, 64 Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin. Time – 9.20am. Cost - $4.00 per head and all are welcome. Queries – phone 5440 5500.

One of the favourites has been the Dragon Fruit Farm at Tamborine. We have had a great response to this tour and will be doing more when next year’s crop of this unusual fruit comes back into season,” said owner Sandy Thornthwaite. “One thing we have noticed is that doing day trips like ours makes a big difference to many people’s lives, as this is one way of getting out and meeting new friends of similar interests. “Our trips are all about enjoying yourself amongst a mixed group of happy, friendly people and we always make sure that you are not alone. At lunch venues we always

sit together as a group so nobody feels left out.” If you have not done a day tour before, try the friendly atmosphere of Sunshine Tours and you will be pleasantly surprised at how many like minded people you meet. Sandy or husband Chris will pick you up at your door if you wish and drop you back after the tour. Importantly, they will make sure that you are safely inside your home if they return after dark. The tours are never rushed, and Sandy and Chris always try to cater for everyone’s needs. There are some new and exciting trips coming up in the next few months, including a tour of the

RACQ Careflight Hangar. This is a very special tour, as you get to hear, see and talk to the men and women that help so many people throughout the year plus you can get up close to the helicopters and planes that they use for the rescues. Chris and Sandy look forward to offering you their personalised and relaxed service on a trip soon. Check out Sunshine Coast Tour’s advertisement in these pages and call anytime to arrange a tour or for further information on 5472 7496 or 0417 438 804. Chris and Sandy Thornthwaite can also be contacted via email at chrisandsandy@

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problem contact your local Council office or library for a copy. Planning for other heritage walks is underway. For more information or to provide feedback on the walks, email cultural heritage@sunshine .

Rostrum Voice of Youth THE Sunshine Coast Heats of the annual Rostrum Voice of Youth Speaking competition for Secondary Students were conducted at Immanuel Lutheran College on Wednesday 2nd May. Nine Juniors and seven Seniors took part from schools ranging from Caloundra to Noosa. The Students were given a list of five subjects to chose from in each division and the winner in the Junior Division was Ellen Lynch from Immanuel Lutheran College who spoke on the subject ‘Stepping Stones’. This is Ellen’s second win in a row! The runner-up was Ashleigh Hawkins from Mountain Creek State High School who offered ‘A Timely Reminder’. The winner in the Senior Division was Amy Macdonnell from Immanuel Lutheran

College, speaking on the subject ‘A Road Less Travelled’ and the runnerup Tayla Everson from Sunshine Beach State High School who’s subject was ‘Masquerade’. The winners or the runners-up will next compete in the South East Queensland semi-final to be held later in the year. Members of Queensland Rostrum Club No 20 which meets at the Buderim Craft Cottage, Main Street Buderim on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 6.15 p.m. organised and adjudicated the competition with the aid of a former member and members of local Toastmasters Clubs. Further information may be obtained from the Secretary, Geoff Keeler on 5445 9580 or the President Merv Elliott on 5445 2907.

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Concert starting at 2pm in the CCSA HAll, Nutley St., Caloundra. It will be a rare occassion to hear the wonderful “Sing Australia” group - with Neil Booth as their regular accompanist, as well as Neil and Dom Retshlag (both brilliant pianists!) playing a couple of piano duets on the grand piano. Young Rebel Lyons and Caption: Aart Schouten, President Julie Marks & James Carroll will duet Elizabeth Hood at the awarding of Honarary Life (in costume) and comedy singer Amanda Membership at Caloundra Chorale. Swanson has promised 2 lively songs. THE first Pleasant right-hand-man etc) and Back by popular demand Sunday Afternoon Elizabeth organised the will be baritone Andy (PSA) concert for 2012 Hanrahan, clarinettist PSA concerts before was a very entertaining Bev took them over in Pieter Roeland, and a event which included 1999, and has starred in couple of (new and President Julie Marks funny) skits by Wendy many Chorale producconferring Honary Life Marks and Maria tions. Membership to Aart Lindsay. Both recipients also Schouten and Elizabeth sang (beautifully and Plus the Hood. usualOrganisers/ spectacularly at this Aart is the Back Stage Performers - Bev concert). Manager (also Gourlay, Neil Booth and The next PSA is on soundman/singer/Bev’s Sunday June 3rd, Aart Schouten.

At the Easter Eisteddfod, a costumed group of Chorale ladies won first prize with an inspiring Medley of choreographed songs. This item will be showcased again on June 3rd, as well as some very British songs to acknowledge the Queen’s coronation diamond jubilee. These concerts are fantastic value for general admission at the door of $9, or, for Members and Friends of the Chorale for only $5. And this includes afternoon tea!! There is no better place to spend an enjoyable afternoon than at these PSA concerts which are held on the first Sundays from May to October, and there are different artists every month. We are very pleased that the radio station “104.9 Sunshine FM” is now a

sponsor of the Pleasant Sunday Afternoon concerts. This station features the “old time” music that is familiar and enjoyable - you’ll recognise most of the tunes and probably singalong to them. Enquiries: phone Bev Gourlay (Schouten) 5444 8675.

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2012 Noosa Longweekend Festival A BARBRA Streisand impersonator, a Shakespearean legend, an Australian diva, an R-Rated play, a GFC Forum, the First Noosa Book Club, an award winning ventriloquist and an Australian exclusive film preview were just some of the 80-plus events revealed as part of the 11th Noosa Longweekend Festival program. The festival will be staged from Friday 15 June to Sunday 24 June, 2012 at various venues throughout Noosa and the surrounding hinterland. Festival Director, Ian Mackellar said that this year’s 10 day (and night) line-up of art, literature, food and fun was one of the most entertaining and exciting that he had programmed, with local and national guests sharing the stage with international artists from New York, London and Quebec. “As we kick off a second decade of Noosa Longweekend Festivals, we’ve tried to push the envelope a little by including quite a few first-time festival guests as well as featuring a few events that could be considered a little risqué. “Of course a new David Williamson play forms part of our festival fabric each year and this year we are presenting his new black comedy When Dad Mar-

ried Fury, direct from its Ensemble season in Sydney. “We have two, exclusive Australian events including a preview of Bruce Beresford’s new film Peace, Love and Misunderstanding starring Jane Fonda which will be followed by a question and answer session with Bruce and Richard Fidler, and a free Paul Smith photographic exhibition of music legends,” Ian said. “Eleven Queensland premiere events will form part of the festival in 2012 including our opening night performance by Australian music diva, Debra Byrne with her new show Ripe; an exquisite contemporary dance performance produced especially for the Australian Ballet’s 50th Anniversary from Brisbane’s Expressions Dance Company; an absolutely amazing Barbra Streisand impersonator, Steven Brinberg with his show Simply Barbra direct from New York; and the very first Noosa Book Club with Jennifer Byrne, Marieke Hardy, Jason Steger, Charlotte Wood and Di Morrissey. Ian said the 2012 festival focused on an expansive, but not expensive range of events. “As well as our free events, we have kept ticket prices affordable and accessible to all. “The beauty of The Noosa Longweekend Festival is that with 80plus events there’s something for all tastes, age A newly released CD by one of Australia’s popular singers groups and budgets to $20.00 including post enjoy. Dear Friends, “For those who wish to I am so happy and excited to release our new CD Diana Trask enjoy a variety of acts in Oh Boy. We have been trying for some time to be able to put the one event, I’d encourthese songs out as a collection. Many fans have requested age them to attend our these hits in this format, so at last we can comply. With love, Diana four hour Festival HighSimply send the form below. All orders will be dispatched within two working days of cheque/ money order lights Celebration Conclearance. Please PRINT CLEARLY your name/address/phone number, and mail with cheque or money cert on the last day of the order to Trask Enterprises. festival, Sunday 25 June,” he said. To: Trask Enterprises Tickets can be purchased at www.noosal PO Box 200, Canterbury, Vic 3126 or from Yes! Please send me the CD Diana Trask Oh Boy. I enclose my Cheque/Money Order for $20.00 The J Box office (in Name: ........................................................................................................................ person, by phone (07) 5455 4455 or online at Address: .................................................................................................................... .......................................................................... Phone: ............................................ w w w . n o o s a to $20 including Postage keep up with festival Or Diana Trask Oh Boy can be purchased from news, program and ticketing information.

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BILLED as Queensland’s First Lady of Jazz, Clare Hansson has led her own jazz trio since 1980 and has performed with her

trio and as a solo artist at festivals and overseas since then. Clare is also a skilled accompanist greatly in demand at fes-

tivals for backing local and overseas artists with her ability to play in any style and setting. However, trio jazz, swinging, stylish and elegant, is Clare’s chosen niche. Clare and her trio are no strangers to the Sunshine Coast and it is with great pleasure the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club and co sponsor 104.9 Sunshine FM are to present again The Clare Hansson Trio. Clare will perform on Saturday 2 nd June at the Kawana Community Hall, Ninyama St Buddina from 7.30-10.30pm. It is a BYO evening. Coffee Tea will be available. Costs are Members of Jazz Clubs $20. U3A & Concessions $22.50, Visitors $25. For bookings please phone Alan 5478 3137 [Credit cards] or Ted 5491 6017.

The Great Follies weekend at The Indee WHICH came first the Music Hall or Vaudeville? And which of them began Variety, Burlesque and the Follies? These questions will be answered by onstage example in The Indee’s July tribute show – The Great (Music Hall, Vaudeville, Burlesque, Variety) Follies Weekend. From all of these theatrical forms emerged great stars of stage and screen. Stars like Judy Garland, James Cagney, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Jack Benny, Fred Astaire, George Formby, George M Cohan and a host of others. The show stars Dale Pengelly, Great Scott, The Burlesque Queens, The

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Brass Bands at Kawana

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SPIRITED Brass is the title of an afternoon of brass bands, featuring Sunshine Brass and the Sunshine Coast Salvation Army band. Sunshine Brass, the current Queensland Champions, will be performing their competition program to be played at the band championship in Maryborough on the long weekend on June. The program will high-

light why music from brass bands can stir so much passion amongst music lovers. The Salvation Army bands are best known for their stirring marches, and passionate performances and will bring to the afternoon music from Andrew Lloyd Weber, and Army classics. Proceeds from the afternoon will help with the work of the Salvation Army on the Sun-

shine Coast leading up to their Red Shield Appeal. The 28 piece Sunshine Brass ensemble and the 25 piece Salvation Army band will join forces for a rousing final number and both bands will be heard in some vocal numbers through the program. These 2 bands are the only brass bands that exist between Brisbane and Maryborough and play toe tapping music to-

gether music from the great masters, well known movies and popular songs. Bandmasters Kevin Brown and Graham Stringer bring years of experience to the stage with performances in the orchestral and band scene including overseas performances. Kevin stated “The two bands performed together last year on the stage at the Nambour Civic Centre for a Flood Benefit concert and the experience was so great for both the audience and bandsmen that we just wanted to do it again”. The performance will be at the Lake Kawana Community Centre on Sunday afternoon. Cost is $12.00 or ($25.00 family) and refreshments available. Further Information: 5457 0811.

2012 Sunshine Coast World Environment Day Festival

FOR 32 years the Sunshine Coast has hosted the biggest environmental Festival in south-east Queensland. Attracting over 7,000 visitors in one day, the Sunshine Coast World Environment Day Festival is a free family fun day with an important message. “With our partners, Sunshine Coast Council, University of Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast TAFE, SCEC is once again organising the Sunshine Coast World Environment Day Festival. There are some cutting edge and quirky exhibits this year from all over the world,’ says Matt Dineen, Festival Coordinator, Sunshine Coast Environment Council. There are seven themed areas where exhibitors will

promote sustainable products and services. Visitors are encouraged to ‘see, hear and do’ this year, so each area will also have games, competitions and speakers. As people move through the event, they will have the chance to eat away at a giant green consumer footprint that represents our current lifestyle consumption. Each person can minimise the footprint by participating in the event and making some informed choices around their behavioural choices. Sunshine Coast World Environment Day Festival will be held at Sunshine Coast TAFE, Lady Musgrave Road, Mountain Creek all day on 3rd June.

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SUNSHINE Coast Council is proud to present the hilarious comedy, Biddies at Nambour Civic Centre on Wednesday 6 June 2012 at 7.30pm. Biddies is a play about five ordinarily marvellous women accidentally locked in their infants school classroom plying their needles in a good old-fashioned gossip session. Their confessions are frank, their rivalries intense and their jokes outrageous. They discover a common frustration with the limitations of being female and mature in a world still largely defined by men. Released from their own constraints, they rediscover their capacity to love, forgive and take control.

Biddies stars some of Australia’s most loved actresses including Annie Byron, Maggie Blinco, Vivienne Garrett, Julie Hudspeth, Donna Lee and Linden Wilkenson. You will laugh until you cry. This play is ultimately a comedy and joyous celebration of women. Cost to attend is adults $42, concessions $35, groups of eight or more $35, full-time students and children $25 and subscribers $32. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Nambour Civic Centre on 5475 7777, online at or visit the Box Office located at Centenary Square in Currie Street, Nambour. Tickets will also available at the door.


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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Lifes many celebrations

NARELLE Coles is a Civil Celebrant, fully qualified and registered with the Attorney Generals’s Department. As her catch phrase says “Any Time, Any Where, Any Occasion” or in other words ceremonies from Hatches to Dispatches. Narelle is married with 3

children and at present 5 grandchildren. She is familiar with the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast and is happy to travel to suit the requirements of the occasion. Being a celebrant means Narelle can give enjoyment to many people from a couple marrying, naming a child, or renewing

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their vows. She also gives peace to the bereaved as they celebrate the life of someone they love, who has passed away. Arrange to meet Narelle by phoning 0409 820 107 and she will discuss how to make your day a special occasion, one that all your friends & family will remember forever.

‘Musical Memories’ Concert ON Sunday June 17th at 2pm, at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, (cnr Main and Church Sts., Buderim) music lovers have a rare opportunity to enjoy a musical journey of popular songs that were loved by the early settlers in Buderim

through to songs of the present day. As Buderim celebrates 150 years of existence, Music Director Ken Chadwick OAM has chosen loved tunes from those early years, eg the Blue Danube Waltz, Beautiful Dreamer, Keep the home fires burning, The Desert Song, Old Man River, and White Cliffs of Dover. The later years are represented by the up-

Fabulous 50s NOOSA Fabulous 50s celebrates 7th anniversary On June the 2nd we will have our 7th anniversary party at the Tewantin Noosa Golf Club Legends Bistro. $20 to $26 for good quality food. We are making this a Leukaemia Foundatin Charity Event and proceeds go to Leukaemia Foundation. Cost will be $10 to book + your meal. There will be live entertainment from 6-30pm to 9-30pm. Ring Lena to book 5455 3104.

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beat music of Irving Berlin, Glenn Miller, Bill Haley, Elvis, The Beatles, The Seekers, and Peter Allen. It will be a smorgasboard of musical delights, played by the superb Sunshine Coast Concert Band, with Singers Bev Gourlay, Alan Winter and Aart Schouten, and compere Graham Schulz. Many historical photos will also be displayed. Since seats are limited,

tickets can be pre-purchased at the Old Buderim Post Office (cnr. Burnett St and Lindsay Rd). Tickets are $15 - which includes afternoon tea, with any remaining seats being sold at the door. This concert is raising funds for the Cittamani Hospice, and is a featured B150 Event, and will be a most enjoyable afternoon’s entertainment.

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BAR freezer perfect cond. as new. 4 star energy rating Westinghouse. 85x45x49. Would accept reasonable offer. Ph 5449 7818 or 0409 629 892. Noosaville. BED double sheet set, pillowcases & quilted valance, & 2 new Queen quilt cover sets still in packets. $20 each. Ph 5477 5659. Buddina. BEDS 2 single beds with inner spring mattress $240. Blankets and spreads optional. Ph 5438 8487. Kawana Island. BOWLING arm 65cm handle release GC $95. Ph 5476 8673. Buderim. CASSETTE tape player voice recorder, Sony. Regular size cassettes. Built in mic. Automatic shut off. Compact, handheld. Portable $65. Ph 0419 737 461. Noosa Heads.

CHAIR leg height adjustable suit after operation on hip or knee. VGC $150. Ph 5446 7628. Yandina. COFFEE tables 2, 1 heavy pine & 1 Queen Anne style, approx size 1050x500. $50 for both or $30 each. Ph 5491 1271. Caloundra. DINING room table and six chairs. 151cm (extends to 203cm) by 90cm NZ made. $250 Ph 5477 0147. Buderim DISHWASHER white Fisher & Paykel, exc. cond. $50. Ph 5492 2061. Pelican Waters. ENGEL fridge freezer 40L. exc. cond. Slide (suitable for back of 4WD) also available if required. $500. Ph 0418 660 129. Mudjimba. FREEZER front opening 90 litre upright, 3 basket drawers. VGC $75. Ph 5471 1410.


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HOSPITAL bed on wheels mattress included, GC $450. Ph 5494 7003 or 0408 883 376. Mooloolah. KAYAK Sea Eagle 330 inflatable. Includes seats, pump, carrybag. Ideal travelers, fun, flood. Weighs 13kg. very tough. $200. Ph 07 5451 0253. Maroochydore. LADIES bowls coloured. Size 2 Redline S.R. exc. cond. with case on wheels. $400 ono. Ph 5449 9046. LADIES full length winter coat dark navy perri cutten Australia wool size 8 to 10, drycleaned perfect cond. $90. Ph 5473 9151. Mt. Coolum LADIES quality clothes, slacks & tops. Noni-B, Liz Jordan, Suzan Grey. 12-14. Some near new. $5 each. Ph 07 5437 7130 or 0409 068 582. Parrearra. LADIES winter clothes size 14 UK. Makes Viyell, Jobis, M&S, Hobbs, skirts trousers jackets, short coat colour green. Ph 5326 3047. Buderim LOUNGE chair lift and recline electric adjustable fully upholstered in new cond. sell half cost $475. Ph 5445 1178. Buderim. ORICOM – emergency call with pendant, ideal for person living alone. Cost $160 sell $60. Ph 5476 6848 or 0427 630 020. OUTDOOR furniture 6x highbacked chairs with padded cushions. VGC $200. Ph 5492 4231. Pelican Waters.

PIANO giveaway. Upright old Heindorff Berlin, German. Ph 5494 8338. Beerwah. SCOTS Heritage Society magazines, issues 1-40 exc. cond. $80. Ph 0421 271 303. Marcoola. SEWING machine Singer in white cabinet new cond. plus fabric offcuts, cottons, buttons and buckles new cond. cost $300 sell $100 ono. Ph 5479 5205. Maroochydore. SHOWER stool with handles. GC. $30. Ph 5477 7670. Mooloolaba. STAMPS Australian Decimal VFU, one of each from 14/2/1966 to today. Plus 1000’s of spares. $490. Ph 07 5491 3266. Caloundra. TEKONSHA Voyager brake controller. Made in USA, as new $125. Ph 5476 2756. Nambour. UNWANTED gift rt.n56u duel/band wireless /n for computer $65. Ph 075492 5081 WALKER for elderly or infirm will deliver locally. $50 ono. ph 5476 8519. Buderim. WASHING machine stand for front loader, white with large drawer, like new. Cost $260 sell $150. Ph 5449 1346. Verrierdale. WHEELIE walker with seat and basket, VGC $85, commode chair never used paid $139, sell $70. Ph 5496 0065. Beerburrum WORM farm GC $50. Ph 5471 0146. Eumundi.

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Bush Bashers and Probians unite!

Currimundi Probians having a ‘bash’

OVER 40 Currimundi Combined Probians had a big day out at Esk in the Brisbane Valley recently, stopping at Kilcoy en route for a tasty morning tea, then on to “The Esk Bashers” where they were entertained for several hours with dancing, singing, stories and jokes. A fresh salad lunch and dessert followed … all under the one roof. “The Bashers” had everyone participate and become involved, to make this outing one of the finest.

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Dawn couldn’t connect her stereo! So it sat there, like the ipad and the mobile phone which the kids gave her for Christmas. She went to a business for help, but couldn’t understand the jargon that they used, so rather than tell them she didn’t understand, she just went home. Then she found Tyrone Curwen, a young man trying hard to secure work,who helped her set up, connect and use all her devices. The good news is Tyrone didn’t charge an arm and a leg, as one solution was as simple as plugging Dawn’s stereo in a different way. He didn’t charge an hourly rate, but a dollar amount based on the job. Because some of Dawn’s problems were simple and easy to fix, Tyrone charged a minimal amount. The way it should be. Take Dawn’s advice and call Tyrone, because he’s easy to understand, professional and offers a very affordable service for older people in their homes.

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FREE For Sale Classifieds Only ONE FREE FOR SALE classified allowed per person per month. No other sorts of Classifieds, ie: Wanted adverts will be accepted. The publisher reserves the right to decline, edit and reduce the number of classifieds appearing due to space available in the newspaper. Due to these space constraints sometimes not all adverts will appear in the one month, but will be placed in the following month. You can write up to 20 words per advert, but make sure that your contact phone number, and the selling price are clearly stated. Items for sale must not exceed $500. Please submit FREE classifieds only by post, fax or email to our office by 17th of each month. (No adverts will be accepted over the telephone.) Wanted items are no longer accepted. Conditions apply: Free For Sale classifieds are for private party advertising only. No business adverts accepted. Please print the first word of your classified in CAPITALS, and the rest of the advert should be in lower case. All adverts must be accompanied by the name, address and phone number of the person placing the advertising. POST your adverts to: ‘SC Free 4 Sale,’ SC Seniors Newspaper, P O Box 1062, Tewantin Q. 4565. FAX adverts to: 5474 4975 EMAIL: (All emailed adverts must be in lower case, except for the first word, which should be in capitals.) June 2012 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 49

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the year, just six ladies and one dog, braved the wet weather for morning tea at the Glasshouse

Mountain Lookout. Despite the inclement weather we had a most enjoyable time.

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Glasshouse Country VIEW Club MORNING Tea In The Rain: On Wednesday 2nd May our lowest attendance of

about this dress fabric 2 Obstacle for receiver of stolen goods 3 Moving away with medal one received 4 Waters around singular work animals 5 Dress hard to alter so tears to pieces 6 Australian model in gown seller’s market 9 Not very sensible bit of certain anecdotes 11 One who lubricates hard worker without head 13 First food diets changed as coarse parts separated 15 Nothing left to first implement 16 Monastery head starts at bottom before on top 17 Year in Australian trousers for people from Borneo

for 11.30am on Wednesday 16th May at the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club. Complete with guide dog we expect Olwyn to provide a very interesting session. Anyone who would like to join the View Club would be most welcome. Please contact Joy on 5439 9049 or Lydia on 5438 7894 who will be pleased to supply further information. View clubs are a valued part of the Smith Family which is a national, independent children’s charity committed to helping disadvantaged Australian children by unlocking opportunities through education and support.

A NEW CD of songs by Diana Trask has now been released. Diana Trask Oh Boy is not available in stores and is only obtainable from the coupon in The Brisbane Senior or at Diana’s website Diana Trask went to the US to try her luck as a singer and during her amazing career sang for two American Presidents, Lyndon Baines Johnson and Gerald Ford. Diana starred in television series Sing Along With Mitch and headlined at the major Las Vegas hotels. In the 1960’s Diana became a country singer and had many hit songs in the Country Billboard charts. The new CD features a collection of songs such as Country Bumpkin, One Day at a Time and her popular hit song Oh Boy. Diana performed at the Urban Country Music Festival in Caboolture in 2010 to launch her autobiography Whatever Happened to Diana Trask. During the national launch Diana caught up with her Frank Ifield (pictured) and they recalled their memories of television shows they had appeared on together and their tour of New Zealand with American comedian Stan Freberg.

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SENIORS NEWS One Act Play Festival at Noosa Arts Theatre

Volunteers required for theatre festival

THE Sunshine Coastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest, combined, theatrical event of the year is offering members of the public the opportunity to go behind the scenes of south-east Queenslandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest theatre festival and to be part of its running. The Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival, to be held on the weekend of 17th, 18th, 19th August at Buderim, is planning on inducting fifteen additional volunteers to assist in the smooth running of this outstanding Coast event. Those involved will have the opportunity to learn how live theatre works from the front, the back and onstage and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hugely enjoyable weekend. The new volunteers will be mentored by a very experienced team from the Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance, but

places are limited. Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance President, Sam Coward said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the way the festival has grown over more than three decades into the acknowledged No 1 event on the entire south-east Queensland festival circuit, is due in no small way to its reputation for smooth, professional running, its prize-money and ability to encourage a higher standard of play-writing, directing and acting. We hope that by taking in fifteen volunteers theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll not only gain a new experience and have an enjoyable weekend but hopefully some will put their hands up to become part of future festival teams, though I stress there will be no obligation to do soâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;?. Anyone wishing to nominate as one of the additional fifteen volunteers can call Sam Coward direct on 0402 461 062.

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Child $15; $26 for all tickets to charity night for Riding for the Disabled on 13 June.Bookings: 5449 9343 or online at www.noosaartstheatre. org.auor Noosa Arts Theatre Inc. 163 Weyba Road, Noosaville. *Noosa Longweekend Performances ticket costs are $30. Bookings 5455 4455 or online at

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THE Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Adrian King will present a special military concert at Lifepointe Maroochy Baptist Centre auditorium on Saturday June 16 at 2 pm. The concert will feature the best of military music over the ages and will be a fundraiser for the Australian Air Force Cadets 223 SQN, Caloundra. The Orchestra will be joined in the second half of the programme by the wonderful â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sunshine Brassâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Band which has a proud history of serving the Sunshine Coast since 1906. The Orchestra will present works by Elgar, Walton, Coates, Strauss, Sibelious, Schubert, Copland, and von Suppe, with an exciting finale combined with Sunshine Brass, featuring Tchaikovskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous 1812 Overture. The auditorium is located at 186 Wises Rd Buderim, there is plenty of off street parking and afternoon tea will be available. Tickets are $30 at the door, $25 pre-booked/prepurchased. For bookings please call 5445 5123 or 5437 2023. For more information visit

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ferent times of his life meet. They share stories and search for reasons why their friend drank himself to death. Much is revealed about Johnny. In Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Thingâ&#x20AC;Ś by Debra Chalmers, sisters, Amanda and Carolyn, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect to have much more than blinding headaches on the morning after their big night out on the town. But finding a passed out young man on their couch makes you ask the question...What the hell did you do last night? If only they could remember. Hugh Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien in Three Angry Brides sets up a bizarre scene. Four days before three beautiful brides are due to be married at a picturesque church in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, they and their grooms are

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THE 35 Annual OneAct Play Festival opens on 7 June, at Noosa Arts Theatre, showcasing the 3 finalists chosen from 89 entries in the 2012 Noosa Arts Theatre National One-Act Playwriting Competition. This is always one of the most popular productions on the annual coast theatre calendar, selling out very quickly. There are 2 comedies and 1 drama on offer this year. In The Boy in the Cardboard Box by Rainee Skinner, a funeral is about to take place in a suburban family home of Johnny, a flamboyant and beguiling actor most recently from Sydney. His body is in the house and is lying unseen in a cardboard coffin in the next room. The start time has been delayed and three of Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends from dif-

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