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Locals help Lions appeal

THE Lions Club of Mooloolaba thanks the Sunshine Coast public for their generosity in supporting their recent three day “bucket” collection at Sunshine Plaza and at their Fisherman Road Sunday Markets to help whose affected by the recent fires. Shoppers emptied purses and pockets of small change and in many cases made substantial contributions totalling $2,445.50 over a three day period. The club has more than matched this amount to forward a total of $5,000 to the one Lions district in Tasmania which encompasses the worst affected areas. Every cent collected will go to local communities in the affected areas with no monies taken out as all the Lions members are volunteers. To date Lions clubs have contributed over $50,000 to their national appeal which is being used to help families in Tasmania. A further $10,000 from the Australian Lions Foundation Emergency Grants funds has gone to help stricken families in the Coonabarabran area. Two weeks later and the club was once again seeking help for Queensland communities devastated by floods. The club contributed $3,247.80 to the $3,752.20 from the second “bucket” collection to send $7,000 to assist these communities. These funds have been sent to their own Lions District treasurer for immediate distribution to families in need following the floods. Their district extends north through the worst affected areas. Continued on Page 2 Lions Mooloolaba members Sylvia, Fred, President Dean & Raema collecting for bushfire victims.

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SENIORS NEWS A collection of collectives A WAKE of buzzards; a clowder of cats; a murder of crows; a parliament of owls. While collective nouns can bring a ‘howl of fun’ to a quiz night, they can also stretch the imagination as to their origins. Here are a few examples to ponder; top marks if you know how they came into use. Subject matter is listed alphabetically; collectives are as they come, and a challenge in most cases. A congregation of alligators; a bike of ants; a shrewdness of apes; a coffle of asses; a raft of auks. A cete of badgers; a cloud of bats; a sleuth or sloth of bears; a family of beavers; an erst of bees; a volary of birds; a bench of bishops; a singular of boars (as in wild pigs); a sounder of wild boars; a blush of boys; a rabble of butterflies; A tok (nesting place) of capercaillie (grouse); mews of capons; a destruction of wild cats; a drunkenship or drunkship of cobblers; a rag of colts; a covert of coots (water birds); a gulp of cormorants; a hastiness of cooks; a bask or float of crocodiles; A parcel or rangale of deer; a piteousness of doves (fanciful); a paddling of ducks (on water) or a skein of ducks (in flight), as well as badling, brace, plump, raft, sord/sore, string and waddling of ducks; a fling of dunlins (wader birds); A convocation of eagles; a bed of eels; a gang of elk; And the list goes on, with more to come in future editions of the Seniors newspaper.

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Locals help Lions appeal Continued from Page 1 President of the Mooloolaba Lions Club Dean Farrow expressed his thanks to the Sunshine Coast Community for their generosity in helping others in need, the members of the club for the voluntary hours in collecting the contributions and the thousands of locals who patronise the Fishermans Road Sunday Markets which enable the club to help as well. Lions club activities aim towards community

benefits including programs for youth, medical research and health-related activites, assistance to adults and children with disabilites and response to emergencies and disasters. Activites raise money through appeals, and money also is raised through donations or bequests from the public. Clubs usually prefer to put the majority of funds raised back into its local community. Lions Club administration is generally self-funded by the members themselves.


SENIORS NEWS Petrie Park Pottery Group PETRIE Park Pottery Group meet at 9.30 on a Thursday morning at Petrie Park, Nambour. New members and visitors welcome. Monday we have Needlecraft, Tuesday & Wednesday Art, Thursday Hand work Pottery. Phone Marlaine 5441 6852 or Heather 5446 8217 for more information.

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Hands off our super, seniors warn OVER half of Australians aged 45-plus with knowledge of superannuation believe the rules change too often. Almost 40 per cent of these people who are still working say changes to the system are affecting their retirement plans. And of those already retired, 25 percent say the uncertainty created by those changes is affecting their retirement. The figures, buried in a wider National Seniors labour force survey published in December, come amidst speculation that superannuation may fall foul of the May federal budget. National Seniors chief executive, Michael O’Neill, says the findings are a warning to policy makers considering raiding superannuation to fund election promises. “Superannuation is still young and its reputation ultimately rests on its ability to produce promised goods: the retirement incomes Australians have sacrificed and planned for”.

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“Governments can’t flip flop about and suddenly shift the goal posts as we near retirement,” said O’Neill. “Apart from undermining confidence in the system, it’s simply not fair”. “For example, the deferral of the $50,000 concessional contributions cap may have given the government an extra $1.5 billion to play with in 2012, but it left many older Australians unexpectedly short changed”. “It sends a message to younger generations that what they buy into today could, on a political whim, look vastly different 30 years down the track,” said O’Neill. Over 3000 Australians aged 45 to 74 were interviewed for the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre’s Barriers to Mature Age Labour Force Engagement in Australia report. It was prepared for the federal government’s Consultative Forum on Mature Age Participation. Super and the Over 45s 94% of people who have worked in the past 20 years have contributed to their super 81% of those yet to retire expect super to be their main income source in retirement 47% have a fair amount or great deal of knowledge of the super rules 52% of those who know something about super rules say they change too often 39% of the non-retired say that this uncertainty is affecting their retirement plans 25% of people who are retired say this lack of certainty is affecting their retirement.

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SENIORS NEWS Cent Auction at Coolum

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COOLUM Lioness will be having a Cent Auction Raffle on the 12th April at St Peter’s Church Hall. Doors open at 9am and the auction starts at 10am. Morning tea is provided. We have our monthly meeting on the 2 Tuesday at the Coolum Lions Community Hall in Russell Street, Coolum starting at 1pm. Anyone is welcome to attend to hear about the community projects we participate in. For more information Phone Heather on 0400 791 508.

THE Palmwoods Memorial Hall will be hosting a Community Garage Sale on Saturday 2nd March 7am-12.30pm and a Vintage homemade and hand-crafted market on Saturday 23rd March 7am-12.30pm. Come along and enjoy the friendly community atmosphere. If you are interested in hiring a site for either event please contact us for more information. 0409 765 357.

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15. What is the judge at an eisteddfod usually known as? 16. In French, what is “la maison”? 17. By what process were the bodies of pharaohs of ancient Egypt preserved? 18. What kind of device is a gavel? 19. People from Asia are called Oriental, what are people from western countries called? 20. What does a hedonist crave? Answers on page 8 Disclaimer for Trivia quiz: Answers are correct to the best knowledge of our quizmaster Allan Blackburn. Sometimes people may have different views and some answers considered correct by Allan may be considered incorrect by others. While all care and attention is taken with these answers, mistakes can happen. If you find one, please live with it! No correspondence will be entered into regarding Trivia Quiz answers.


SENIORS NEWS First guest speakers for year bring many laughs! FARMER, BrianWinkel and his wife Mary, gave a humourous yet informative talk to over 100 Currimundi Combined Probians at their February meeting recently. Farmer Brian has won numerous timber sawing and felling awards in the past and shared an informative video presentation with the Club. Mary shared her passion for farming and how so many farmers are now being financially stretched and forced from the land. Jokes ranging from lost false teeth – twice – in the surf – and found again, to tales of supermarkets and farm life, kept everyone attentive and interested. Probian Bob Blair with Brian and Mary Winkel

Families need certainty on Super MEMBER for Fairfax, Alex Somlyay, recently said that the Coalition will restore certainty in superannuation by ruling out any negative, unforeseen changes to superannuation in the next term. “It is clear that the Gillard Government is planning superannuation tax increases in the May Budget and if Labor is reelected, they will introduce more taxes on superannuation. When it comes to super, Wayne Swan has form having already increased super taxes by over $8 billion”, said Mr Somlyay “Labor has a $120 billion budget black hole and has refused to rule out more

superannuation tax increases after the next election. Retirees, and those approaching retirement need certainty. I believe that we should be encouraging people who save for retirement rather than penalising them. Mr Somlyay said the Coalition has made a clear commitment in its Real Solutions plan there will be no negative unexpected changes to superannuation in the next term. “I repeat Tony Abbott’s pledge for the record and so the people of the Sunshine Coast can hold me to account – a Coalition Government will not make unexpected changes that

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SENIORS NEWS A tablet you don’t have to swallow

Festival of Sails THIS colourful seaside carnival, to be held on Good Friday 29 March, winds along the beautiful Suttons Beach foreshore. It is held in conjunction with the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, providing a spectacular backdrop to the day. Yachts set sail from Shorncliffe at 11am and come into view at Suttons Beach by 11.30am. Festival of Sails boasts up to 140 quality art, craft and food stalls, live music, roving entertainment, an Easter egg hunt on the beach sponsored by Bluewater Square Shopping Centre, parachuting Easter Bunny (weather permitting), fun workshops, kite making, beach

games, a giant sand sculpture and sand sculpting workshops, the Great Lego Building Challenge, bungy trampoline and rock wall, animal farm, pony and camel rides and much, much more. A free and regular shuttle service operates from Redcliffe Showgrounds to the festival site. For more details, check out the website http:// www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/ festivalofsails. Festival of Sails, Suttons Beach, Redcliffe, is a yearly Good Friday event. Free entry with many free workshops and activities. (There is a cost for rides.) For further information please contact 07 3283 0340

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Caption: Wendy O’Hara & Val Longden from Coolum Waters Retirement Village getting some advice from Colin Dunkerley

“To see 80 year olds and 2 year olds pick up the same device and figure out how to use it shows how intuitive they have become,” Colin says. To show just how easy these new tablets are to use and how they could replace your computer entirely Colin Dunkerley of Technology MadeEasy.com.au is offering free talks to be conducted to groups at retirement villages throughout the Sunshine Coast. To book your free talk contact Colin Dunkerley on 041 44 10 100

Contract Bridge anyone? THE Sunshine Coast Contract Bridge Club, with over 400 members, is one of the top bridge clubs on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Easily accessible and with plenty of parking available, the Club is centrally located at Buderim, adjacent to the sports complex in Elizabeth Daniels Park (enter via Syd Lingard Drive). Six bridge sessions are conducted each week, with Beginners and Improvers Classes available throughout the year. Full details can be found on the comprehensive website: http:// www.suncoastbridge.com.au. For further information, please phone: 07 5444 7574 (voice mail available if Clubhouse not attended); email: info@suncoastbridge.com.au, or write to PO Box 5152 Maroochydore Qld 4558.


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on Saturday 20 th April where all things Scottish will be presented by 3 very different speakers. On Saturday 25th May the group will host History Queensland’s AGM, and 2 knowledgeable speakers will do presentations on our local history. The January meeting’s successful Ancestry on-

LAST month’s winner for the Summer Shopping Spree voucher is Elizabeth Harlen from Twin Waters. Congratulations to Elizabeth who correctly answered with 11 shopping trolley symbols. Elizabeth wins herself a $50 voucher to spend at Only Australian Groceries. The two major winners of our Summer Shopping Spree prizes have been drawn. Congratulations to Heather McGrath and Monica Scheck who have each won a $500 shopping voucher to spend at one or more of the businesses who advertised in any of our newspapers from November 2012 to February 2013. We have had hundreds of entries and we thank all our readers who entered as well as our valued advertisers for participating in our Summer Shopping Spree Competition. A special thank you goes to Only Australian Groceries (www.onlyoz.com.au) for supplying the monthly $50 prizes. If you enjoy reading your local seniors newspaper, please remember to consider our advertisers first when making buying decisions. It’s only their regular advertising that provides the money to produce your papers each month. Please let them know that you saw their business in the Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper. They, like we do, appreciate your support, and it’s important that they know that their advertising is working.

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“Caloundra Clipper” journal, activities, and even a map to locate us, is available on our website at www.caloundrafamily history.org.au. For personal contact, phone Valerie on 5437 3879, Roz on 5493 1197; June on 5493 2679, or you can email at caloundra familyres@y7mail.com

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CALOUNDRA Family History Research Inc will have 2 guest speakers at the March general meeting in the Guide Hut, Arthur Street, Caloundra. On a welcome return visit, Mr Bill Kitson, who established the Museum of Lands, Mapping & Surveying in 1982, will do a presentation on “Surveying Queensland’s Bor-

ders”. Ms Kaye Nardella, the current Curator of the museum, will talk on “Cadastral Maps”. The talks will commence at 1.30pm on Thursday 21st March, and members of the public are welcome to attend. Some exciting events planned to be held at the Guide Hut this year include a Scottish Seminar

Age barriers to work IN October 2012 the Australian Law Reform Commission released a discussion paper for its inquiry into legal barriers to older persons participating in the workforce and other productive work. Grey Areas: Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC DP 78, 2012) was initiated as part of the Australian Government response to population ageing with input from individuals and organisations. The ALRC was asked to consider Commonwealth legislation and related legal frameworks that either directly or indirectly impose limitations or barriers that could discourage older persons from participating or continuing to participate in the workforce or other productive work. The Discussion Paper puts forward proposals for law reform in the areas of recruitment and employment, work (place) health and safety, insurance, social security and superannuation. The ALRC suggests the need for a combination of legislative and regulatory reform, together with measures to increase education and awareness and address perceptions and stereotypes surrounding mature age workers. In the light of predictions that a decline in birthrates and increasing longevity indicate that in coming decades there will be fewer young people to contribute to the economic costs of supporting an ageing population, it becomes more likely it will be necessary to consider working past the present retirement age. The final report is to be delivered to the AttorneyGeneral of Australia by 31 March 2013. The Discussion Paper can be downloaded free from the ALRC website.

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Parrots putting on a performance ON March 12 Parrots in Paradise, a privatelyowned, not for profit bird theme park at Glasshouse on the Sunshine Coast, will welcome television veterinarian Dr Harry and the film crew from Better Homes and Gardens. The team will film the entire hour-long show featuring more than 300 birds performing tricks which illustrate how intelligent these birds can be. In a show with as much appeal to four-year-olds as to 104-year-olds, the parrots ride on merry-gorounds, do gymnastics, hold fashion parades, fight fires, play ten-pin bowls or basketball, ride skateboards or (Barbiesized) horses, put themselves to bed and any number of tricks responding to a signal or more frequently, they prefer the spoken word. Some respond vocally to questions and answers. Most of the birds performing are Asiatic Alexandrine parrots. “Parrot Whisperer” Dail Malins trains all the birds. The show will begin when Dr Harry arrives at 10am. People are welcome to attend (and possibly participate) on the day but as

‘Parrot Whisperer’ Dail Malins at Parrots in Paradise.

and has an advisory service. Dail said about 70 per cent of their birds are surrendered for various reasons and some come in very mixed up and confused. She described how the birds are proud to show off their babies. Parrots in Paradise is in Barrs Rd Glasshouse, about 8km south of Australia Zoo. It is opened for a show for group bookings of 20 or more; if a family wants to come they can join in with a larger group. After the show visitors are welcome to stroll in

seating is limited forward booking is advisable on 5438 7719. Dail emphasised that the birds are never expected to do anything they would not do in the wild and are trained using food as a reward. Rather the training challenges them to be mentally active. The show serves to highlight Dail’s belief that keeping highly intelligent parrots in cages all their life is cruel, and there is a need to educate people on conservation measures. Parrots in Paradise also breeds and boards parrots

Genealogy Sunshine Coast DO you have any Brick Walls in your family research? At the March meeting of Genealogy Sunshine Coast, Brick Walls will be discussed and solutions or ideas on how to deal with them. The next meeting of Genealogy Sunshine Coast will be on Saturday, 9 March at 9:30 am at the Resource Centre in Petrie Park Rd, Nambour, at the end of the car park opposite the swimming pool. The workshops planned for Saturday 23 March 2013 is 9:30-11:30 “ Research Strategies” What do I Do, Where do I go next, Where should I look for information. Millie will outline some basic techniques for researching your family using a series of resources. The afternoon session will be on Google Toys. Google has some great free resources. Come along and see what they have to offer and how to use them. Costs are $7 per session or $12 for both. Bookings are essential. To book, phone the Centre on 5441 4266 or email genealogysc@gmail.com See more on our website http://sites.google.com/site/ genealogysunshinecoastinc/ For research queries phone Merle on 5444 4648.

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SENIORS NEWS Caloundra Pacific Rotary Club members support Mercy Ships Australia

President of Caloundra Pacific Rotary Club, Barbara Bailey presents a cheque to Gary Rigolli CEO of Mercy Ships Australia.

EVERY year the members of Caloundra Pacific Rotary Club sell tickets in a Christmas trailer raffle at the Bulcock Street Mar-

kets on each Sunday in November and December with a different major beneficiary each year. At the weekly dinner

meeting on January 24 at Caloundra Golf Club the President, Barbara Baily presented the CEO of Mercy Ships Australia, Mr Gary Rigolli with the proceeds of the Trailer Raffle. Mercy Ships Australia which is headquartered in Caloundra exists to address the critical shortage of health care services in some of the world’s least developed and poorest countries and operates a 16,000 tonne hospital ship which provides free medical surgeries to the poorest nations of the earth. Manned by volunteer doctors, dentists, nurses and other health care professionals, the Africa Mercy performs life-saving surgery for thou-

sands of patients each for us all to live. Our an- vides us with the finan- organisations such as year.Mercy Ships is cur- nual Trailer Raffle pro- cial ability to help Mercy Ships Australia.� rently responding to the needs of the Republic of Guinea, serving for 10 months in Conakry from August 2012 until June 2013. It is the fourth time that Mercy Ships has visited Guinea. The CEO, Mr Gary Rigolli said when accepting the cheque for $2500.00 “Organisations such as Rotary are helping to change the world by working tirelessly to help projects such as Mercy ships.� Caloundra Pacific Rotary Club President, Barbara Bailey stated�All members of the club work to support both local and international charitable organisations that make our world a better place

Invitation to Sunshine Coast Digital TV Information Session ON 28 May 2013, areas of Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast will switch from analog to digitalonly TV. Everyone will need to be digital ready by that date so that they can keep watching TV. As an important organisation within your community, The Digital Switchover Taskforce invites you to an information session on Thursday 7 March to find out more about the digital switchover.

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SENIORS NEWS Bali Beckons for U3A members and Friends NOOSA U3A is planning a small group visit to Bali from 10-24 October, to coincide with the Ubud Writers’ Festival and visits to some of the Island’s favourite beauty spots. The two week trip includes stays in Ubud and Candidasa. Daily activities are all optional allowing tourists freedom and a stress-free stay. Hosts are Phil Brown of Noosa Community Radio 101.3, who is also an Indonesian teacher, and Eileen Walder of Eerwah Vale, whose ‘Boots for Bali” charity has equipped youth soccer teams, a village kindergarten and provided help to many impoverished villages. For more information contact Eileen on 0420 939 723 or 5442 8255.

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A SPANISH teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. ‘House’ for instance, is feminine: ‘la Casa.’ ‘Pencil,’ however, is masculine: ‘el lapiz.’ A student asked, ‘What gender is ‘computer’?’ Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether ‘computer’ should be a masculine or a feminine noun. Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation. The men’s group decided that ‘computer’ should definitely be of the feminine gender (‘la computadora’), because: No one but their creator understands their internal logic. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your income on accessories for it. The women’s group, however, concluded that computers should be masculine (‘el computador’), because: In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on. They have a lot of data but still can’t think for themselves. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they are the problem. As soon as you commit to one, you realise that if you had waited a little longer, you could have got a better model. The women won.


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SENIORS NEWS CommunityHub SUNSHINE Coast C o u n c i l ’ s CommunityHub is an online interactive directory designed to enable easy sharing of information and to publicise the work of community groups and the local arts community. With a strong focus on accessibility, the CommunityHub allows groups to create and edit their own listing, add new content, share event information and receive feedback. Visit http:// community.sunshinecoast. qld.gov.au. Current information on

CommunityHub includes details about the nowopen Commonwealth Government’s Community Landcare Grants. Grants from $5000 to $50,000 are available to help local community groups to take on-ground action and improve their capacity to manage their natural environment and productive lands. Eligible projects must seek funding of between $5000 and $50,000; occur after 1 July 2013 and be completed within 18 months of commencement; contribute to ensuring the agricultural

base is productive and resilient. Eligible projects may include soil conditioning, wind and water erosion reduction, fencing of riparian zones, wetlands and native vegetation, weed and pest projects and activities to reduce the impact of aquaculture/ commercial fishing on the environment. Online applications close on 20 March 2013. For further information, please see the Caring for our Country website: http:// www.nrm.gov.au/funding/agriculture/clg/ guidelines.html.

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Kawana Waters VIEW Club

KAWANA Waters VIEW Club will be holding its next lunch meeting on Wednesday 27th March at Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Buderim. Time: 11 for 11.30 a.m. The Guest Speaker for this month will be Robert Meehan. Robert is a recipient of the Order of Australia. Robert was involved in the “Vietnam Bus” implementation, he is also involved with the Gold Coast War Museum and is continuing his support for servicemen returning home from active duty. He has written his story over three books. Robert is a very interesting and entertaining speaker. Kawana Waters VIEW Club is a warm, friendly and informative club for women. We have a monthly lunch meeting and also a monthly social outing to a variety of interesting and relaxing places. All Ladies are most welcome to attend any of our functions. Come along and discover the benefits of VIEW. VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women. Kawana Waters VIEW Club supports the work of The Smith Family through their educational programs. For any information about VIEW or to make a lunch booking please call Pat on 5493 7137.

Buderim VIEW Club

BUDERIM VIEW Club will be holding its luncheon meeting at 11am on Wednesday 6th March 2013 at Clio’s on Rosemount, 246 Petrie Creek Road, Rosemount. This month BuderimVIEW Club is celebrating International Women’s Day with guest speaker Olivia Nelson. Olivia has had an interesting and varied career and is currently on the management committee of U3A. Buderim VIEW Club offers a warm welcome to visitors and new members who are looking for friendship with interesting people and the opportunity to participate in activities. Come along, have some fun, and make new friends. VIEW Clubs are a valued part of The Smith Family. Funds raised are used to assist the “learning for life Program” for children of underprivileged families. VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women. If you would like more information about Buderim VIEW Club or to come to one of the monthly luncheon meetings please phone Wendy 5445 6121. For Luncheon bookings and cancellations, please phone by 6 pm the Sunday before the luncheon.

‘A Woman’s World’ – a creative conversation

INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day event - What do you love about being a woman? What inspires you and moves you forward in life? Come and join us in a creative exploration of these and other great questions. Using conversation and simple art and journaling techniques (no experience necessary!) we will begin to unfold some of the ways we can empower ourselves at work and play. Friday 8th March 9.30am - 12.30pm at the Lawson Shed, Pomona & District Community House. Cost is $25.00 – Light lunch included Places are limited so please book in early. For reservations and more information call 5485 2427.

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SENIORS NEWS Kawana Senior Citizens Inc THE friendly Seniors Club on the Sunshine Coast The Bronte Brothers Musical Group pictured here with our Senior’s President Mavis Farmer, entertained the Kawana Seniors on Thursday January 24, with a great morning of Australia Day songs. They were also dressed for the occasion and received a sounding ovation from the Members. We are fortunate on the Sunshine Coast to have many such groups who entertain Seniors in Clubs and at nursing homes, regularly. Coming up we have Stella’s Merry Musicians, Patti Lane & Robbie and our very own Sunshine Coast Senior Citizen of the Year Bev

Gourlay together with Art Schouten, entertaining our Seniors in the coming weeks. Cost of being in this Friendly Senior’s Club is just $3.00 per morning & yearly subs of $5. Each morning you will receive a Lucky Door Ticket that could win you spins on their wheel or one of 2 fruit trays as well as a meat tray raffle. The Kawana Seniors, start at 9.30 am. Thursday Mornings,with musical entertainment and a delightful morning tea to follow. Hoy and Bingo Games are then played throughout the morning. Coach Trips to many popular places regularly. Join this very Community Hall, just be- Buddina, near the Kawana Friendly Senior’s Club, hind the Kawana Shop- Library. Please phone who meet at the Kawana ping World in Nanyima St. their President, Mavis

Seasons residents put care into action

SEASONS Waterford West Care Community will fund-raise for Bundaberg flood victims through a dinner function on Wednesday 6 March. The crisis in Bundaberg became personal when residents Warren and Gloria Caple’s son Warren and his family were in the centre of the devastation. Seasons’ staff and other residents were quick to rally support and came up with the fundraising evening where 150 guests will enjoy a seafood

banquet and entertainment. The cost is $60 per person, with additional fundraising including raffles of a night at Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast, a flat screen television and a DVD player. All proceeds will be donated to Foodbank, which is helping Bundaberg flood victims with supplies. Warren Caple said many elderly were amongst the thousands who were displaced and still without homes. Two weeks after

the worst of the event he had only just located dear friends, a couple in their nineties. “My wife and I have been looking everywhere and nobody knew where they were,” said Warren. “The independent living facility where they lived went totally under and it turned out they were relocated prior to the registering of names at the various evacuation centres. ‘We are just happy they are safe, but it is tough on

Caloundra Evening VIEW Club LADIES – Caloundra Evening VIEW (Voices, Interests, Education, Women), meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a dinner meeting at the Power Boat Club, Golden Beach. If you enjoy meeting new people and having fun, this could be for you. We have an interest-

our friends and many like them.” Warren said he would ‘do his darnedest’ to get to Seasons Waterford West for the fundraising dinner. To give your support and book your seat for the event on 6 March, contact Seasons Care Communities on 1300 506 116. The evening begins at 5.30pm with champagne on arrival, and dinner commences at 6pm.

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,

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SENIORS NEWS Pet of the Month RUBY is a four year old cavalier cocker spaniel cross. She needs a loving home with people able to give her the time that she needs. She does suffer with a little anxiety when left, but loves to walk and play. Ruby has previously shared her home with another dog and a cat so she may be suitable to a family with other pets. We also have donation bins located at the IGA in Nambour and the IGA at Bli Bli, all dog and cat food is most welcome. Should wish for more information please phone 0438 635 191 or 0411 144 689 or view our web sitewww.4pawsanimalrescue. org.au

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NAMBOUR National Seniors Australia is an Organisation for 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and over. They meet at the Nambour Heights Bowls Club 54 Isabella Avenue Nambour on the second Monday of each month at 9.30am. Each month we have excellent Entertainment Guest speakers, interesting Bus Trips each month and raffles Cost is $ 4.00 this includes morning Tea and a Lucky door ticket We also hold a card afternoon on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 pm we play 500. And Bridge. For more information Phone Secretary Valmai 0n 5476 4284. or Rosemary on 5441 4825.

IN support of the Sunshine Coast Community Hospice, Bats Theatre Company in Buderim are putting on a performance of Crown Matrimonial specifically for Katie Rose Cottage in Doonan. The story of an impossible choice between love and duty. The decision that stunned the world, rocking the British monarchy to the core. The events surrounding the abdication of King Edward VIII of England in 1936 are seen through the eyes of his mother, Queen Mary. This will be held on Tuesday 19th March at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, Cnr Main & Chruch Street, Buderim at 8pm. Cost is $20.00. For tickets phone 5479 0881


SENIORS NEWS Why a Self Managed Super Fund?

THE most common reason for choosing to establish a SMSF is investment flexibility. Many people ponder what the point is of having a SMSF if you only want to own cash, shares or managed funds. I want to highlight a few reasons why a SMSF should be considered in addition to investment flexibility. A SMSF gives you: • The ability to upgrade the trust deed at your discretion, meaning you can immediately take advantage of strategic opportunities arising from changes in legislation • Reduced costs of managing your superannuation depending on your account balance, as most other superannuation funds charge on a percentage basis, whereby SMSF costs are generally fixed • Provide insurance to members which can result in significant tax benefits for the SMSF • Potential for huge tax deductions available for surviving members of the SMSF upon the death of a member • Make benefit payments to pension members at any time within their limits – not restricted to lengthy delays and static payment dates of other superannuation funds This is not to mention much greater control over your estate plan in relation to tax implications upon your death and certainty around beneficiaries receiving what you intended. You gain more control and tax efficiencies surrounding inter-generational transfer of wealth. When it comes to your ability to choose the life insurer for policies held within superannuation, you have full control, rather than being restricted to the life insurer used by a particular fund. But, for those of you that like to be intimately involved with your superannuation savings, a SMSF opens up a world of opportunities. It also takes away the frustration of snail’s pace administration, as well as rules and processes put in place (in addition to legislation) by organisations controlling your super. Peace of mind, control over your savings and management of your tax position should be considered just as attractive as investment flexibility. While it’s true that having more control over investments within super may make your asset rise quicker (or ensure it’s not a flop), the real pleasure comes from the growth and relief you experience when you don’t have to share your cheque with the taxman…well, not as much anyway! But remember, this all comes at the cost of taking responsibility as trustee potentially and that means you need to know the rules and comply! If you get it wrong it can be a massive problem. The Super Factory Pty Ltd has been specializing in self managed super fund administration since 2003. Give Paul a call now on 5476 9955 and see where we can help you to maximize your retirement benefits.

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YOU may have noticed a changed landscape while driving past the Old Nut Factory at The Big Pineapple. This iconic location was in disrepair until recently, but is now coming to life with the establishment of the Centre for Growing Sustainability (CGS). The CGS has involved the Sunshine Coast community by providing community growing space, education at all levels, research and development and many other organic growing related activities. It will involve students from pre-school to secondary schools and universities/colleges. This Centre will be an enormous drawcard for The Big Pineapple and Sunshine Coast tourism. Locals wanting to get involved ‘from the ground up’ swarmed on-site at the old Nut Factory this week to show their support for creating this new establishment, with some great assistance from The Big Pineapple staff. Centre Director, Cath Manuel, said “It’s so good to see so many people from all over our community here to get in-

Cath Manuel, Director, Centre for Growing Sustainability (CGS) with Brendan Weatherill, General Manager, The Big Pineapple.

volved in the early stages of CGS. It shows us what we can achieve when we all believe in positive outcomes for ourselves and our environment. I’m sure many more people will join us over the coming months”. The CGS is already attracting the attention of the world by its focus on sustainable growing practices, India and China having already indicated that they will be visiting the Centre for training and to experience a Sunshine Coast that is sustainable.

In fact, both countries are well on their way to establish CGS – India and China. A recent UN paper on food security acknowledged the importance of soil health as the foundation for growing sustainably into the future. Australia has followed its lead by appointing Major General Michael Jeffery (AC, CVO, MC Retd.), former Governor General of Australia, as its first Ambassador for Soil Health. The Centre will quickly establish the Sunshine Coast as

a leader in ecosustainability. CGS Community Day is held every Tuesday from 9am and also the ‘BIGWIGs’ social garden group will be held every Wednesday morning from 9am to 11am, followed by morning tea. Everyone is welcome and for more information please call Cath Manuel on 0408 060 997. The web site is www.centreforgrowing sustainability.org and Cath can be contacted by email admin@centre forgrowingsustainability.org


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SENIORS NEWS Cooroy Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group

ANNE Swain a fellow of QFHS, will be guest speaker at a seminar held by Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group at 9.30am on Saturday, 16th March at the Re-

search Room, 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. Anne’s first topic, ‘A Genetic Look at Family History’ will explain some genetic methods which will help in understanding what

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lia and New Zealand has located and filmed thousands of collections and records from 1560 to 1984 and could be a wonderful resource for family historians. The cost of $10.00 includes morning tea. The Group holds seminars and informal talks on a wide range of subjects and visitors are always welcome, our research room is also open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9.30am to 1.00pm, the Duty Librarians are always able to help and advise beginners with their research. Available at the rooms is an extensive library of books and magazines and access to Findmypast.com and

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eral interest articles. We also take an active part in many community events throughout the year. If you are considering a new interest in 2013, Local and Family History is

an absorbing hobby with the opportunity to improve computer skills and answer some questions you may have about your own history. To find out more phone 5442 5570.

“A Touch of Irish” concert PEOPLE who enjoy Irish music are in for a treat at 2pm on Saturday 16th March (the day before St Patrick’s Day) when the Sunshine Coast Concert Band present “A Touch of Irish” concert at Sienna College, Sippy Downs. This 40 piece band under the baton of Ken Chadwick OAM will have toes tapping (and perhaps even dancing in the aisles) to lively familiar tunes, including “Dear Old Donegal” “Lord of the Dance” “MacNamara’s Band” “Irish tune from County Derry” and of course, “It’s a Great Day for the Irish”. There’ll also be swing numbers, such as “Mack the Knife” and “That’s Life”, and as usual, a Dixie group will wow the audience! The singers are Bev Gourlay, Aart Schouten and Dave Stygall, and the compere is one of 104.9 FM’s favourite announcers - John Sheed. Admission is $15 at the door, which includes a home-baked afternoon tea provided by the parents of the Nambour Special School, who will received the proceeds from this concert. Children are encouraged to attend, and they’ll be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets can also be booked at either the Old Buderim Post Office (King St.Buderim) or at the Nambour Special School office (Phone 5476 6100). Sienna Catholic College is at 58 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs, and is adjacent to, and west of, the Univerity of the Sunshine Coast. Please support both the Sunshine Coast Concert Band and the Nambour Special School, and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of mainly Irish music, at an affordable price which includes that sumptuous afternoon tea.

Kawana Waters Toastmasters KAWANA Waters Toastmasters meet in the Guide Hut, Iluka Street, Buddina on the first, third, and fifth Thursday of the month at 9.00am. If you are interested in honing your speaking skills or gaining confidence in leadership – this is the Club for you! In a friendly, co-operative and supportive atmosphere you can benefit from the experience and skills of other members. For more information give Lorraine a ring on 5493 7470, or Vera on 5493 6765, or just come along – you are assured of a warm welcome.


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NESTLED in the heart of Kawana Waters, on the banks of Lake Kawana, is Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Known as ‘The Church by the Lake’, Holy Trinity Kawana (HTK) welcomes all people, young and old, to participate in their vibrant church life. They operate a Saturday morning market stall in conjunction with the weekly farmers’ markets and often the locals are seen enjoying a much-needed coffee while the kids play in the playground. Offering traditional services as well as familyoriented services, HTK seeks to provide a friendly and comfortable environment for all people to belong. Kids are more than welcome, with a lively Sunday School as well as Kids’ Club for primary students and Trinity Tots for the little ones, both held during the week. In addition, HTK conduct junior and senior youth programs aimed at helping the youth find their way to becoming valuable members of the community. There is also a craft group that meets mid week with all new members welcome. The people at HTK love meeting new friends and sharing their beautiful environment, so drop in and say hello. You’re always welcome. Cnr. Meridan Street and Sportsmans Pde., Bokarina. Phone 5493 4774. March 2013 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 19


SENIORS NEWS Cooroy VIEW Club

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THE first social for 2013 sees our little club at the Two Old Ladies Tea Shop at Pomona with a sad farewell to one of our members Mary Tongue who is leaving to be with family in Melbourne in February. Still we will plod on with our band of lovely ladies in friendship and support not only amongst ourselves but working in the community to continue raising funds for Our Learning for Life Student through the SMITH Family and VIEW Clubs through outAustralia. Membership fees are now due for 2013 and we will unveil our Programme of events for the coming year. For essential bookings and more information on our club please call Grace Taylor on 5471 1364 or Lal Vider 5449 1902 or cooroyview@gmail.com The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity, helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. “If I could change the world...” The kids we support dream big to change their world but sadly many don’t get the world they deserve. Watch to see what they would do!

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ADFAS Sunshine Coast ADFAS SC will hold the second of its 2013 lecture series on Monday 11 March at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Main Street, Buderim commencing promptly at 6.45pm. All readers are invited to attend the evening talk on Japan by Pauline Chakmakjain, one of our UK lecturers. The subject will be ‘Machiya – The delicate townhouses of Kyoto’ An example of a traditional form of Japanese architecture, Machiya were and sometimes still are a combination of residence and business spaces for the merchants of Kyoto. These buildings have certain charming characteristics and features unique to them. Come along to see the beautiful images and hear an expert speak on the history and culture of these special buildings in Kyoto. Pauline enjoys giving lectures on quirky, unusual and esoteric subjects related to art and culture, and volunteers for The Japan Society of the UK. Visitors - $20 which includes supper and the opportunity to chat with the lecturer. Bookings are essential - 5453 4793. Annual membership is $140 for the 2013 series of fascinating art related lectures. Contact the membership secretary on 5453 4793 or email sunshinecoast@adfas.org.au for all bookings & information.

Fundraising Card & Games Day THE Sunshine Coast Private Hospital will hold a Card and Games Day on Saturday, 9th March 2013 at Oasis Retirement Village, 22 Power Road, Buderim from 10.30 am. Cost is $ 20 p.p. which includes morning tea, a lunch with one glass of beverage. Bring your own cards or games. Proceeds will go to The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital in Buderim. For more information and bookings please call Robyn on 5476 7212 or Ria on 5450 1010.

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SENIORS NEWS The secret to being married for 60 years

MR and Mrs. Caple were married on the 14th February1953 in a church in Auburn in

Sydney. They had their reception in the church hall, and the church catered on their wonder-

ful day. It was a large wedding with family and friends. Mrs. Gloria Caple said, “the secret of a great marriage is not to be selfish, look out for each other. Do things together, we like to go fishing together as we both enjoyed it. The best thing was going out and about with the caravan”. “We would never leave each other in anger. We would always give each other a kiss before we go to bed or go off to work. The important thing is to resolve issues. Don’t hold grudges with each other. Gloria said, “Warren is my best friend we tell each other every thing. No secrets in our marriage”. Warren said, with a big smile on his face, “the secret for men is doing as you are told”. Gloria also said “they took their vows seriously, til death do we part”. Warren is 84 Gloria is 81 and they have 3 children.

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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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SENIORS NEWS “I do, again, after 66 years of wedded bliss” each other’ the Bride and her Groom are both looking forward to their special day – again. “If ever there was a couple skewered by cupid’s arrow it is Eric and Mary. Sixty-six years of marriage and eleven children would be proof enough but they really are like two peas in a pod – always together and genuinely looking out for one another,” RSL Care Diversional Therapists Annie Van Kruining and Nina Reberger said. “We’ve all become Wedding Co-ordinators as we prepare to transform our dining room into a wed-

Mary and Eric Tillack renewing marriage vows.

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ding venue where Mary and Eric will say “I do”, again, on Wednesday 20th February. “At this stage we’re expecting 70 guests, including one of Mary and Eric’s eleven children, a niece and a number of their closest friends along with fellow Inverpine residents. “We’ve arranged for a wedding arch, chair covers, flowers, balloons, a red carpet as well as entertainment and the Chaplin of course. “The Craft Group has been busy making-up bonbonnieres – tulle gift bags containing conver-

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sation sweets. Our volunteer, Margie, is making Mary’s corsage and our fabulous kitchen crew are making the wedding cake. It really is going to be quite an event.” Mary said like any Brideto-be, she is very much looking forward to the big day however her groom is a little more nervous. “I am giving Eric plenty of reassurance. After all, it’s too late to change his mind now!” she said. Eric said while he is looking forward to the day, he is also worried about being the centre of attention in front of so many people. “To be honest, as much as I am looking forward to it I think I will be glad when it’s over,” Eric said with a wink and a smile. “Mary has her outfit planned but I am not quite sure what I will wear yet. I have one suit but I am not holding out too much hope that it still fits.” Mary and Eric can’t remember the exact moment when they first met but Eric recalls it wasn’t too long after he was discharged from the Australian Army. “I served in the Australian Army between 1940 and 1946 with postings in Paua New Guinea, Moritai Island and Borneo. My brother, who was already engaged, invited me out one day. That’s when I met Mary. I was very lonely before that. Mary was a wonderful source of companionship and we got along famously,” Eric said. Mary shares a similar memory. “I can’t remember the exact moment we met, it was so long ago now, but I can remember very clearly going to our first dance together. When Eric put his arm around me and lead me onto the dance floor – I fell in love with his hands! I really did. I knew right then that he was the one for me,” she said. When asked about their secret to such a long and happy marriage, Mary is quick to respond. “The secret to our marriage is as simple as having a deep and lasting love for one another, being patient and also tolerant. We sometimes disagree on things, but not once have we ever had an argument,” she said. “Eric has always put the family first. He has been a wonderful Husband and Father.”

Eric, ever the romantic pauses for a moment before adding, “I’m not so sure – but it’s a long sentence. You only get 15 years for murder!” he says with a laugh before Mary gives him a playful smack. “In all seriousness, we get along very well. We never fight; we always talk things through and sort it out. I think being a good listener is beneficial,” he said. Eric and Mary moved into RSL Care Inverpine Residential Care Community in 2012 after Mary began to have a few falls at home. “A friend of ours was actually living here and highly recommended it. We were so thrilled to learn that we were able to have adjoining rooms and we moved within the month!” Mary said. “We’ve been very happy here. The RSL Care staff are so friendly and nice. They keep you laughing, positive and feeling young.” The perfect recipe for another 66 years! Eric served in the Australian Army between 1940 and 1946, with postings in Papua New Guinea, Moritai Island and Borneo. He worked as a Quarry Man which he thoroughly enjoyed. He was particularly good at ‘spoiling’ – a skilled way of breaking-up large boulders into smaller rocks and stones). Later in life, Eric worked in several Butter Factories in a variety of roles and was also a Dairy and Produce Farmer before tractors came along. He used a Clydesdale horse called ‘Bess’. Mary began her working life as a Sales Assistant earning the princely sum of 7/6 per week before taking up a Clerical position at the Colac & District Hospital. She remembers telephone systems consisting of plugs and cords. Mary and Eric had eleven children between them, so Mary was kept busy being a Wife, Homemaker and a Mum. RSL Care is a not-forprofit charitable care provider that reinvests funds generated from its activities into supporting the Service and Ex-Service community, its dependants and other members of the broader Australian community in need.

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SENIORS NEWS Glasshouse Country VIEW Club

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Members at the theatre

GLASSHOUSE Gourmet Snail Farm and The Guilt Trip: Our members this month have been social butterflies having two outings in a week. The first was on Tuesday 28th January with a very interesting visit to the Glasshouse Gourmet Snail Farm with several members of our club as guests of the owners Cliff and Mary Page. “The Great South East” crew were filming a segment for their programme to be aired on the 14th April. Cliff and Mary provided us with morning tea and we all enjoyed a pleasant couple of hours learning about the breeding of these quite small creatures. We were very impressed with the very intensive work required to breed the snails for supplying to restaurants in many parts of Queensland including Hamilton Island. On 5 th February we headed to the movies at Morayfield to see the Guilt Trip. About 17 members had coffee before the movie. It was alight hearted movie which I think most of us could relate to. Our March outing is to the Landsborough Museum which has to be paid at our luncheon meeting on 20th February. View Clubs support the Smith Family in many ways by helping disadvantaged Australian children with their education. If you wish to join our club please contact Margaret on 5435 2172.

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IF you own a bike and need some basic maintenance tips don’t miss out on the free 90 minute maintenance sessions presented at the following libraries. The On Ya Bike workshops presented by Sunshine Coast Council’s Living Smart and TravelSmart teams give practical demonstrations on fixing a flat tyre, bike cleaning, lubricating and making basic adjustments. Participants will also be given information about local trails, pathways and on-road cycling networks across the Sunshine Coast. TravelSmart Sunshine Coast encourages residents to discover how to leave the cart at home and find cleaner, alternative methods of transport. Book into one of the following sessions today by visiting council’s library website or call 1300 Library. Maleny Library on Saturday 9th March from 10am to 11.30am, and Nambour Library on Saturday 2nd March from 10am to 11.30am. Phone 1300 542 7279.

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Let’s Get

Fresh Walk the mossie talk THAT’S the catch cry from Sunshine Coast Council in order to prevent mosquitoes breeding after inclement weather. Residential properties have been shown to be significant mosquito breeding sites, particularly during summer. With the long dry spell ended on the Australia Day weekend, we need to get a message out to all residents about the need to be vigilant about mossie breeding in and around properties. Householders should build in an easy-to-follow mini mossie breeding survey into their weekly house/yard maintenance routine. Given mosquitoes are capable of transmitting debilitating diseases such as Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus, regular simple household actions to reduce or eliminate their breeding should be taken seriously. Here are some simple tips to reduce mosquito breeding around your home: Check places out of sight where they may be breeding e.g. roof guttering, where shallow pools can collect; Repair roof guttering and remove leaves & debris regularly; Remove overhanging vegetation;

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Empty pot plant dishes, car tyre and other containers at least once a week; Place sand around pot plant bases or store the bases for the season; Keep fish ponds stocked with fish; Keep swimming pools chlorinated; Cap cavity brick walls to prevent water pooling; Drill holes in tyres used for swings and garden surrounds to allow water to drain; Ensure rainwater tanks are well maintained and that intake and outlet points are screened with mesh of 1 mm or less; Fit screens to windows and doors. These actions will not fix the problem overnight but will have an impact over a week or more. Personal Protection Protect yourself, your family and guests by using these precautions: When mosquitoes are present, spray dark areas before dusk and after securing screens; Wear protective clothing outdoors (long pants and sleeves); Explore options such as mosquito coils and burners when outdoors; Use a recommended personal mosquito repellent. For further information and advice, contact council on 5475 7272 or visit council’s website.

Learn to create nutritious food in a hurry IF you are keen to learn how to cook affordable, healthy and tasty meals in less time, make sure you book into Sunshine Coast Council’s free Nutrition in a Hurry sessions running at libraries throughout March and April. These sessions are designed to show you how to save time and money by cooking in bulk and using leftovers in delicious ways. You will learn how to create food that gives you energy, makes you feel amazing, and saves you money in less time. Health Coach Jennifer Hill will help make sense of good and bad fats, give advice on healthy snacks and demonstrate how to organise household food

menus. It is recommended to book early to avoid disappointment by visiting council’s library website or call 1300 LIBRARY. Coolum on Friday 8th March from 10am to 11.30am Cooroy on Wednesday 13 th March from 10am to 11.30am; Kawana on Tuesday 19th March from 2pm to 3.30pm; Noosa on Thursday 11th April from 1pm to 2.30pm; Nambour on Tuesday 16th April from 10am to 11.30am; Beerwah on Wednesday 17th April from 2pm to 3.30pm; Maroochydore on Tuesday 18th April from 6pm to 7.30pm; Caloundra on Tuesday 23rd April from 10am to 11.30am

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VOLUNTEERS offer a wide range of skills and knowledge to help you with your computer needs. Your very own tutor with the assistance of library volunteers, who offer an hour of dedicated time to give personalised computer tutoring. ‘Personalised computer help’, one-on-one sessions, every Thursday afternoon from 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm at Beerwah Library, Beerwah. Bookings are essential. ‘Computer help’ sessions (bookings essential) are held on Thursday mornings, 9.30 am - 11.30 am. Areas covered include: What is an iPad?; iPad photo fun; Ipad in-built apps; How to download eBooks; Introduction to Skype; Introduction to Gmail; Introduction to internet; Buy and sell online. Please contact the library branch for more details and to make your booking. Note: You can also learn online at home or in the library. Beerwah Library, Beerwah. Phone: 07 5494 0221 or 1300 542 727.

DATE: Friday 1st March 2013 Nambour Craft Creations: a group of ladies that gets together every Tuesday and Thursday, 8.30/9am to 12pm, at Nambour Showgrounds (above management office, stable side). Membership is $20 per year and a $5 insurance fee for each week you attend. Bring your craft along; enjoy a chat and a cuppa. Opportunities to learn new craft skills. If you wish, purchase craft items from members who are consultants with Stampin Up, Kaisercraft and Creative Memories. Most of all, enjoy!

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Ever Heard Of A Sacrificial Anode? A sacrificial anode is a vital part of your water system, and having it inspected can be the difference between an efficiently working system and a costly replacement. Manufacturers recommend that you maintain the anode in your system in order to prevent damage from rust and corrosion. After it’s 5th birthday - warranty expires. THE ANODE IN YOUR SYSTEM SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO CORRODE AWAY WHATEVER TYPE OR BRAND OF SYSTEM YOU HAVE, SOLAR - Electric, Gas or Heat Pumps. FOR A LIMITED TIME we will check your anode in the Brisbane area free of charge. “REMEMBER YOU CAN’T LOSE, NO ANODE REPLACEMENT, NO CHARGE” Comes with a 5 year warranty

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Let’s Get

Fresh

Much on offer at Sunshine Coast libraries

Honeyeater caught on camera

IF you haven’t checked out your local library lately, you’ll be in for a big surprise as to the many things on offer for all age groups. For more information, why not visit http:// www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or call 1300 LIBRARY (542727). Upcoming free talks (with prior bookings essential and cancellation notices also required) at Maroochydore Library include Clare Forrest (on 1 March) telling of her personal struggle with depression to now living in joy, peace and happiness; author Maggie Counihan (Backpacking to Freedom: Solo at Sixty) speaking about her new book (Bring on the Birthdays: Ageing with Adventures) featuring stories of travel, adventure and practical views on relationships, health, happiness and living without stress (8 March), and Marie Bean (9 March) who ‘has run 11 marathons and too-many-to-count half marathons and fun-runs and, last year, at the age of 49, stepped into the world of Ultra Marathon running, with her biggest claim to fame that she has done all of these events (not to mention thousands of hours of training) without a single injury in 25 years. Marie is • Independence a “Lazy Runner” who runs for fun, fitness and enjoyment, with pain and injury not fitting into the equation.’ Bookings can be made online.

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THE pictured Blue-faced Honeyeater almost got away with the heist with no one the wiser, pinching sugar packets from a cafe table, but alert Gold Coast amateur photographer Tony Bailey, camera always at the ready, captured the moment for the enjoyment of Seniors Newspaper readers. Thank you Tony!

Sunshine Coast Computer Club YEARS ago when the question arose in a household about buying a computer there had to be discussion on ‘Where will we put it?’ In those days there was what was called a tower and a monitor (bulky items) and a key board which comprised the ‘computer’ and then a printer to go with all that. The solution seemed to be to buy a computer desk which comprised separate shelves for the tower, the monitor and the printer and a slide out shelf for the keyboard. All this had to be placed among the existing furniture in the house. Now a laptop computer contains all of this with the only extra being a printer. If space is short the laptop can be set up on any table in the house and put away after use. This makes it all that more useful as the laptop can be taken away with you, or to a Computer Club Meeting or somewhere to get help with using the computer. Weekly Computer Club meetings are held at Caloundra on a Saturday morning, on a Thursday

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afternoon at Buderim and once a month at Yandina on the third Wednesday (except December) for North Coast members of the Club. Sunshine Coast Computer Club welcomes visitors to meetings to see just what happens at these meetings to see if what is on offer will help them if they become members of the Club. 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 and other technology items. To find out more about when and where the Club meetings are held and how you too can join the Club and get help – Telephone the Club Information Line 5492 1005, visit the Club Web Site http:// www.sccc.org.au (view an informative Introductory Video) or e mail the Club at sccc@internode.on.net

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

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‘Lifestyle’ a key to successful retirement living A FOUR-YEAR old child will more often than not proudly declare that he or she is ‘almost five’ in an effort to appear ‘big’ and closer to school age. With smiles on their faces but concern in their voices parents of teenagers can be heard saying that their 16-year old is ‘going on 21’, while wondering if the intervening years are truly lost. Young people in their 20s,

all grown up and the world their oyster, travel to faraway places with backpacks as companions, or settle down and start saving for a home. The pitter-patter of tiny feet soon follows and a journey of another kind begins. Moving forward. That four-year old is today 55 (where did the time go?) with children who have left the nest and precious grandkids busy

with sport and music. The family home, once cosy, now echoes the quiet and, after many years, Mum and Dad’s paid jobs don’t have the same appeal they once did. The zing has zapped. Talk over a weekend cuppa turns to changing their way of life. Retirement and the options available are discussed. ‘But we’re only 55.’ In the past, retirement

typically meant leaving the workforce completely at age 65 (for men; a bit earlier for women) and spending more time puttering around the house—the original house where the kids grew up. More recently, retirement has taken on new meaning with a fresher ‘lifestyle’ approach. Because of specific needs, downsizing amongst them, an array of

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appealing choices has been created and made available to those aged as young as 50 and over, many still in the workforce if even only part-time or casually. Downsizing— selling up and moving into something smaller; more manageable and

convenient—may be the dream answer in a lot of cases but needs to be carefully considered to ensure the best selections are made for individual situations. The information within these pages has been assembled purposely to assist you, and

Find the key to your great new lifestyle FRASER Shores Retirement Villages in beautiful Hervey Bay offer the serene and stress free lifestyle you are looking for. A perfect combination of independent living with resort style facilities. Exceptional floor plans unique to the Torrisi group. Award winning builders who specialise in design and construction of your own dream home for Retirement Village living. Whether you are seeking an active lifestyle or a quiet retreat, Fraser Shores Retirement Villages are the ideal choice for you. These five star facilities feature full size bowling green, swimming pools and spas, as well as numerous group activities such as line dancing, Tai Chi, aerobics and aqua aerobic classes. If you prefer peace and tranquillity, explore our lush award winning gardens, fill your own yard with flowers and vegies, or do as little as you like and let our qualified gardeners

do it for you. Homes at our villages have been designed to provide a high standard of privacy and practicality, along with the quality and finish demanded by discerning buyers. All homes boast to their own character and are perfectly integrated into the beautifully landscaped environment giving you a luxury lifestyle. All homes come with a 24hr emergency MediAlert call systems for that extra peace of mind. Fraser Shores Retirement Villages are second to none when it comes to position and are flood free. They are next to shopping centres as well as Health, Medical, Pharmacies, and Hospital facilities. Not only is Hervey Bay the whale watching capital of Australia (up to 8000 whales visit the bay annually) we have the most ideal climate with calm, family friendly waters and golden beaches,

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possibly other family members, in making the right choice in the move to retirement living. Peruse the information at your convenience and please don’t hesitate to contact any of the providers for more details. They will be happy to help.

along with connections to Fraser Island. Come and enjoy all the activities the Bay has to offer, while live the lifestyle in Fraser Shores Retirement Villages. Add a little sweetness to your life. Sugarland Gardens Retirement Village has the most affordable flood free retirement homes available. A friendly, fun-filled village in Bundaberg and a beautiful subtropical part of Queensland. We have uniquely designed homes to satisfy your retirement plans and lifestyle, or you have the flexibility of modifying these designs to suit your individual requirement in a new build. Our designs are exclusive to our villages. We take the stress out of choosing the design and construction of your dream home. For this unique service don’t hesitate to contact the Retirement Village Master Building Specialists. Once you have chosen how you wish to live in your new home the design, planning and pricing is completed immediately. We give you assistance which is very unique to the Retirement Village Living. We also have available a variety of preloved homes to suit a range of budgets and lifestyle choices. In most circumstances your preloved home can be refurbished to your selected colour scheme and décor. Enjoy Indoor bowls, table tennis, snooker, regular exercise and activity programmes. Synonymous with the Torrisi group vision that our retirement villages are positioned second to none. All of our villages enjoy a perfect location, convenient to all your needs, with food, fashion, banking and health services right next door in the adjoining shopping precinct. The well laid out Community Centre offers activities for residents throughout the week. Social activities give companionship as well as entertainment. This time of your life should be the sweetest time of all. Come taste what Sugarland Gardens Retirement Village has to offer. For more information phone 1800 679 266.


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Why be tied to your home when there’s so much living to be done? AT Embracia in Glasshouse Country, easy-to-maintain villas complemented by thoughtfully landscaped courtyards mean you spend less time keeping house and more time doing the things you really enjoy. Life at Embracia also provides the added

peace of mind of living in a close-knit community, where neighbours keep an eye out for each other. What’s more, each villa is connected to a 24hour emergency call service, plus, the 100 bed on-site aged care facility can provide a range of extra assistance

Enjoy the Lifestyle Gated Over 50s Lifestyle Village

2 Halls, 2 Pools, Bowls, Library, Small Dog/Cat OK, Woodwork, Craft Group, Computer Group, Pool/Dart Room, Translink Bus - Mark Rd Sales office open Wed & Sat 10-2pm or by appt. Phone 07 5491 5888 W NO 5,000 5 2 $

IT E UN T SID 0 RIGH $239,00

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KOOKABURRA VILLAGE 123 Mark Rd (Off Daniel St) CALOUNDRA QLD SALES 07 5491 5888 Website www.kookaburravillage.com.au INFORMATION PACK AVAILABLE

if needed - such as meals, cleaning, linen and personal care. At Embracia in Glasshouse Country, residents are nestled in the heart of a real community. Not only is there a diverse mix of likeminded neighbours to share life’s experiences with, but there are also plenty of relaxing ways to spend an afternoon without even leaving the village grounds.

The heart of the village’s social pulse is the popular on-site clubhouse, complete with practice bowling green and solar heated swimming pool. The venue includes its own bar, lounge, theatre, pool table, dining area and dance floor. A barbecue area and children’s playground are also popular with visiting family and friends. Visit www.embracia.com.au for more information.

Clubhouse pool table

Enjoy the Lifestyle at Kookaburra Village Caloundra A gated home park for the active and independent over 50’s which opened in 1993, Kookaburra Village has are resort style facilities including 2 recreation halls; 2 pools (the residents only pool is solar heated and has steps for easy access). There is a competition standard Bowls green; a free to use wood-work workshop; library; pool/darts room and a bocce court. Translink bus services run hourly during daylight hours on Mark Rd adjacent to the Village. A social club organizes

interesting activities and produces a newsletter. Your small dog or cat is also welcome The homes in Kookaburra Village are sited on a fenced and landscaped block and most have a utility room, whilst in the extension “The Annexe” 38 modern villas and townhouses with easy care gardens are a feature. The homes and townhouses for sale are available to owneroccupiers. Home-owners insure and maintain their home and care for their gardens. No Stamp Duty

is payable; legal fees are approximately $350.00. As there are no Council rates or body corp. fees payable a weekly site rental is payable. Centrelink/DVA Rent Assistance may be available on the site rent to aged/disability pensioners. Properties for Sale The homes and villas for sale are available to owneroccupiers over 50years of age HOMES - Four well maintained, 2 bedroom/1 bathroom homes for sale priced from $220,000. TOWNHOUSES 2 x 2

bedroom/2bathroom are priced at $239,000 & $255,000. The side-byside townhouses each with a private fenced and gated courtyard; have an air conditioned main bedroom upstairs; gas hot water is available and there is internal access from the single lock up garage which has an auto remote door. These modern homes have 9ft ceilings throughout – raked ceilings to the living areas; have tinted glass and are insulated to the roof/ walls. For more information and

photographs, visit the Properties pages on the Kookaburra Village website www.kookaburra village.com.au Sales enquiries - Judy Goode is available at the Sales office 123 Mark Road East (off Daniel St) on Wednesday and Saturday between 10.00am - 2.00pm. For an appointment at other times Phone 07-54915888 or phone Judy on 0409132705. Email judy@kookaburra village.com.au An Information Pack is available on request.

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Over 50’s Seminar Series WHETHER we like it or not, life is simply different after 50. Things change. Your circumstances change. Often you have less commitments and more time to enjoy yourself. But you have to combine that with the natural aging process of your body and your shifting focus on making sure you are well prepared for retirement. So how do you keep it all in balance? This feature series of seminars is aimed at providing valuable information and guidance to anyone who is over 50 and wants to enjoy their life to the fullest. Whether you’re 52 and just starting to think about retirement, or 72 and well settled into retirement

already, there is something in this seminar series for everyone. Where & When Holy Trinity Kawana, Cnr Meridan St & Sportsmans Pde, Bokarina, on Wednesday afternoons, starting on 13th March at 3.00pm. Afterwards - Stay for a cup of tea or coffee, or glass of wine and some nibblies, usually concluding about 5.00pm. Topics 13 March 2013 Hints for Safe Travel: You’ve been looking forward to it for a long time, but you want to make sure you get home safely too. Tips for travelling safely plus information on guided tours. 20 March 2013 Maintaining Good Health: Now more than

ever it’s important to maintain your good health. Discussion of health risks and preventions for when you’re over 50. 27 March 2013 Financial Management: Important at every age, but even more so now. This discussion includes Financial Planning for the already retired as well as for those approaching retirement. 3 April 2013 - Importance of Nutrition: As your tastes change, it’s important to focus on the need for good nutrition, with helpful hints and tips, as part of maintaining your good health. 10 April 2013 Emotional Wellbeing: It’s natural to experience emotional changes as you progress through life. We

look at how to control your emotions instead of them controlling you. 17 April 2013 - Importance of Exercise: Keep moving keep healthy! Exercise is increasingly important as you get older so let’s look at the best way to incorporate it into your lifestyle. 24 April 2013 Spiritual Journey: Somehow those niggling questions seem to be getting louder. Am I still important? What’s the purpose of my life? What do I believe? What happens after I die? 1 May 2013 Estate Planning: You’ve worked hard for your belongings. Estate Planning is making sure that, after you’re gone, your belongings will go to the people you want them to.

8 May 2013 - Aged Care: It’s always a difficult decision. This look at the options available, including the costs and impact on your lifestyle, will help you make an informed decision 15 May 2013 - Funeral Planning & Grief Management: They were loved in life, so give them the funeral they would have wanted. Includes a discussion on healthy grieving and moving forward. Cost is $5.00 per seminar or $35.00 for all 10 seminars. Registration: Holy Trinity Kawana, PO Box 219, Wurtulla, Qld, 4575. Phone: 5493 4774, Email: kawana.anglican @ozemail.com.au On the Day: Register at the door.

Travel is an exciting part of retirement PLANNING a holiday - ensure it remains fun by being prepared and planning for your trip. Smartraveller is the Australian Government’s travel advisory service and is a good place to start when you’re planning a holiday, especially if it’s going to take you overseas. This site includes safe travel tips such as: organising travel insurance; checking expiry on passports as most countries require a minimum of 6 months before expiration before they let you in the country; checking to see whether you need to organise a visa; organising a supply of any medicines you take for your entire trip and check that the country you are travelling to will accept the medication you are bringing - your doctor may need to provide you

with a letter; immunising yourself, if necessary, before you leave to prevent illnesses which may be common in other countries; protecting your valuables by using locks for bags and organising how you will carry your money and passport; finding out if there are any local customs or laws different from home that you need to follow while overseas; taking the stress out of your trip by booking and confirming your accommodation in advance; making sure you know how to get help overseas if something doesn’t go to plan - give a copy of your itinerary to a friend or family member who will be able to help you back at home. Register your travel details with Smartraveller before you leave if you are travelling overseas.


Retirement Retirement planning checklist SOME of the things to think about before you retire include work, expectations, lifestyle, money and estate planning. To help you prepare for the retirement lifestyle you want, use this checklist from A guide to retiring. 15–20 years before retirement Start to think about what you expect from retirement, where you want to live when you retire, learning any new skills through your job that may be useful when you retire. Develop financial plans (speak to a financial advisor if needed) based on your personal and financial goals. Consider volunteering and other interesting activities. Prepare or revise your will. Organise an enduring power of attorney and an advance health directive. 5–10 years before retirement Revise your financial plans, keeping in mind how much money you will need for retirement and how much money you will have; how to reduce any gap between how much money you want to live on and how much you will have available for retirement a possible retirement age; retirement investment options; your superannuation plan; tax issues what government assistance is available. Try a few new activities before retirement and make new friends and contacts. Think about what skills you can use to earn extra income when you retire—and if you need to update these skills; where you want to live when you retire. Do some research, especially if you’re thinking about moving to another town or state. Talk about retirement with your partner - agree on the timing of retirement. Revise your will if needed, especially if your personal or family circumstances change. 1–2 years before retirement Review your financial plans and budget with a firmer idea of your retirement plan. Try a few new activities—like volunteering—that you may enjoy in retirement, and make new friends and contacts.

Talk about your retirement plans with your employer. Think about working part-time during the last few years of your working life - your superannuation fund can advise you of any repercussions; the timing of your retirement - can you afford to retire when you planned or do you need to stay working for longer? Update any skills you can use to earn extra income when you retire. Think about where you will live in retirement Does your home need any major repairs or maintenance to meet your needs in retirement? Do you need to build a workshop or shed for your planned retirement activities? Does your car need replacing? Do you plan to travel? Start collecting brochures and look for less expensive times to travel. 6 months before retirement Review your financial plans and budget, and make any changes. Get your superannuation fund statements. Review any life insurance schemes. Try a few new activities that you may enjoy in retirement and make new friends and contacts. Update any skills you can use to earn additional income when you retire. Review your planned retirement date to check that it is still suitable. Talk with your family. Have a thorough health check and review your health insurance. Prepare or revise your will. Organise an enduring power of attorney and an advance health directive if you haven’t already. 3 months before retirement Check if you’re eligible for the age pension. You can apply 3 months in advance—talk to Centrelink. Review your financial plans and budget, and make any changes. Get your superannuation fund statements (if you haven’t already). Review any life insurance schemes.

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ARPQ on the move ASSOCIATED Residential Parks Queensland Inc continues to grow and we feel privileged that through our meetings with the appropriate government department over the last year we will be having continued input into the revision of the Manufactured Homes Residential Parks Act scheduled for this year. What we seek is a balance of interest that is fair to park operators and home owners. ARPQ is also in contact with home owner associations in all other States and have had meetings with some when convenient. The idea is to form a Nation wide affiliated body of home owner associations so that by numbers alone we can and will be heard. Research shows that the combined population of retirement villages and residential parks in Queensland is near 187,000. It is important that all residential park homeowners here in Queensland join ARPQ to give credibility for this National body and your ARPQ $10-00 PP membership will guarantee this and will give you a quality group to rely upon for your future advisory and Information service. Glenn Franklin State Chairperson for ARPQ is delighted that its members will be given an opportunity to be part of this revision process, ARPQ are the only Queensland Group that have the skill sets and experience to be an active participant of this revision process. ARPQ membership growth over the past 3 months gives credence to this comment we are flattered that we have a justified position with the Government to impart well overdue suggested changes to this Act. We invite our members and others interested in joining ARPQ this opportunity to submit any suggestions and comments re this revision if you have a suggestion please make contact with us.

ARPQ has recently completed a web site which is still growing and will give all homeowners the opportunity to read up on the latest works of the group and its future projects, we are open for your comments and ideas from all homeowners it is your web page for your usage. Our monthly newsletter can be downloaded or if we are contacted we will be only too happy to send you a copy via the post although at the moment our work load is heavy and delays are imminent.

Anyone that is desirous of further discussion here can contact myself on 55352730 or the State Secretary David Paton on 38887696. The Group are currently preparing a schedule to attend member parks to give talks on all updates so if your Park is not an Associate member this will not disallow you from this schedule we will be delighted to visit your complex as a guest speaker, memberships can be arranged at the visit. Glenn Franklin – State Chairperson for ARPQ

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Retirement Freedom with a freehold retirement home

AWARD-winning retirement community developer Parker Property Groups ‘Pebble Beach Retirement Community’ near Bribie Island is an example of a rear but very popular independent living freehold retirement community. This means when residents buy into the development, they actually own their home and the land that it sits on (the footprint) making them freehold property just like the family homes many residents owned prior to deciding to downsize, free up savings and enjoy the benefits of retirement living in a community. Typical retirement villages and communities operate on a leasehold basis, which means residents don’t actually own the home they are in or the land it sits on. Residents at these complexes are effectively paying for a lease on the

property rather than owning it. This means when it’s sold, any capital gains remain the property of the community or its management rather than going to the owners. There can also be expensive ‘exit fees’ and costly weekly or monthly charges on top of the initial buy in price which all eat away at retirement savings and reduce the funds you have to enjoy your retirement. Pebble Beach Community is at Sandstone Point, across the bridge from Bribie Island. It offers quality brand new 2 and 3 bedroom freehold retirement homes with prices starting from $310,950. For more information you can visit Pebble Beach online at: www.pebblebeach.com.au Display homes are open Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm or phone 1800 608 377 for a brochure and information pack

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Great surfing for seniors SURFING the internet sure can be a lot easier for most people than hopping on a board and surfing the waves, though both need common sense and care for best results. With almost anything able to be ‘googled’ these days, it can be fun to use your computer in the search for whatever interests you: ‘Retirement Villages’ a prime example in the case of many seniors. A site that one net surfer discovered recently through Google and wants to pass on is ‘Retirement Villages – Overview’, found via http://www.iseniority.com.au/ index.asp. With headings such as What are the Main Benefits of Retirement Village Living?; Are there any Negatives to Retirement Village Living?; How Can We Help You Find The Right Retirement Village? and ‘Retire-

ment Villages - Top 10 Tips’, the website is a treasuretrove of general (only) information; emphasising it does not offer ‘...Advice, Verification, Recommendations or Endorsements’ with readers responsible for what they take away from the site. Just a bit more regarding Google, said to be the world’s most widely used web-based search engine, it’s interesting to note that the name Google apparently originated from a misspelling of googol, a reference to the number represented by a 1 followed by onehundred zeros. The verb ‘google’ was added to the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary in 2006, with the attached meaning being ‘to use the Google search engine to obtain information on the Internet.’ One learns something new every day—and much of it on Google!

Guide to retiring PLANNING for life after work is more than just working out how much income you’ll have or the types of holidays you would like to take. Retirement planning is about giving yourself the best chance of creating a healthy and secure future to ensure your overall wellbeing and happiness. A Guide to Retiring is a comprehensive document that can help you better understand retirement. It also contains a list of useful contact details. This guide can be downloaded by going to: www.qld.gov.au/ seniors/retirement This guide will help you to start considering some of the following questions: Do you want to retire full-time? Have you considered part-time or casual work? Have you thought about activities you could do to replace work? Retirement is a great time to take your health more seriously. How will you stay fit and ac-

tive? What types of changes do you expect to occur once you retire? Are you in a good position financially? Are you supporting any children financially or otherwise? Taking into account average life expectancy, do you have enough money in savings and superannuation to support the lifestyle you want? Are you eligible for the age pension or part of the age pension? If your spouse or another family member becomes ill, are you going to be able to support them? Will your home be a suitable place to live in 5 or 10 years time? Write a list outlining what you expect from your retirement lifestyle, including where you want to live, and any travel and regular activities you would like to do.

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Law, Finance & YOU Sausage sizzle raises money for flood victims EDITORIAL DEADLINE Editorial copy is always welcome. Deadline for copy for the April edition of Sunshine Coast Seniors newspaper is March 13th, 2013

THE Rotary Club of Noosa Heads wants to thank all those people who so generously supported their sausage sizzles, both at Noosa Village and at Gympie Terrace to raise money for the Bundaberg flood victims. $2832 was raised and this will be sent to the Bundaberg Rotary Club, who will use it where it is most needed.

Rotarians Chris Shoobert (left) and Jim Atkinson

‘Bring your bills day’ is coming to Pomona ARE you having problems managing your bills? Are you feeling pressured by people you owe money to? Do you want to speak with someone who understands financial issues? On Wednesday 20th March, 10.00am – midday, the Pomona & District Community House will be hosting a ‘Bring Your Bills’ morning. At this free drop-in event, you are invited to bring your bills and discuss your financial options direct with a financial counsellor. No appointments are necessary. Agencies attending the Bring Your Bills day include: UnitingCare Financial Counsellors – a service that provides people in financial distress with financial assistance and advice. St Vincent de Paul – Information on services including the No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) available for eligible persons. Legal Aid Consumer Protection Unit – information and advice on legal issues including:

mobile phone contracts; the unlawful repossession of property and goods; problems with attempting to cancel direct debit authorities; consumer lease issues; banking issues; housing loans; harassment by debt collectors; problems with fringe credit providers. HESS (Home Energy Saver Scheme) Advisors – The Home Energy Saver Scheme is a new service strategy aimed at assisting low-income households across Australia experiencing difficulty meeting and paying for their energy needs. Food Connection Pomona – providing low cost food hampers for those in need. Other agencies are yet to be confirmed for the event. Tea, coffee and cake will be available for a gold coin donation. The Pomona Community House would like to thank Melanie Warren, Senior Practitioner of Financial Counselling with UnitingCare, for her work in helping to organise this event.

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IT is positive news that The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has announced it is raising its inflation target to 2% and adopting openended quantitative easing, Currently, Japan’s budget deficit is running around 10% of gross domestic product (GDP) and net public debt is around 135% of GDP compared to 73% in Europe and 84% in the US. Over the past couple of decades the Bank of Japan’s monetary stimulus has been barely moderate and subsequently contributed to a deflationary economy. The new Japanese Government is taking a more aggressive approach with this subsequent action from the BoJ. The adoption of aggres-

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sive monetary reflation in Japan, which is aimed at exiting deflation, has a number of mostly positive implications globally: • The Japanese yen is likely to fall further, encouraging quantitative easing for quite some time. • Japanese shares are likely to perform well. • A stronger Japanese economy will likely to unfold • Japan will no longer be a drag on global economic growth. Easier monetary policies in Japan will add to easier global monetary conditions. • Yen weakness will put more pressure on competitor countries, notably Korea and Taiwan, which may in turn put more pressure on their central banks to further ease policy too. • Aggressive easing from the BoJ adds further fuel to the practice of borrowing cheap in Japan and investing in higher yielding currencies like the Australian dollar. Japan imports 19% of Australian exports and is our second largest trading partner, so beyond the risk of more upwards pressure on the Australian dollar, an exit from deflation and stronger growth in Japan will be positive news for Australia. This year has already seen a number of positive developments for the glo-

bal economy, including: the avoidance of the fiscal cliff in the US; indications that the US debt ceiling will be extended; the relaxation of the Basel bank liquidity requirements; and solid data releases from the US and China. Aggressive Japanese policy reflation just adds to this list. For more Information contact Tim Maher at Maher Digby Securities Pty Ltd - Financial Advisers – AFSL No. 230559 (see advert Page 3). Ph: 07 5441 1266 or visit our website www.maher digby.com.au This document was prepared without taking into account

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Haemorrhoids – A Pain in the Butt! HAEMORRHOIDS, piles whatever you might call them..... they can be embarrassing to talk about, but they are often extremely painful. It’s important to get help. They are similar to varicose veins, caused by genetic weakness of veins, excessive pressure in the venous circulation, pregnancy, long periods of standing or sitting, and heavy lifting. They can be felt as itching, burning, painful, inflamed, irritated, swollen, bleeding or seepage. For an effective, cooling treatment, I usually recommend a soothing aloe vera gel, such as HemoClin gel (available from pharmacies), which can reduce pain and each of these symptoms. This gel supports the natural healing process, neutralizes harmful microbes and conditions the tissue. However, the best treatment for haemorrhoids is to prevent them from occurring altogether. A high-complex carbohydrate diet, rich in dietary fibre, is important, along with protective foods like blackberries, cherries and blueberries which will strengthen vein structures. In summary, the secret to prevention is sensible food choices and support for the blood vessel walls. Source: Gerald Quigley, Medical Herbalist and Community Pharmacist.

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Five Ways to Wellbeing FROM the Sunshine Coast Council website, as part of the Active, healthy Sunshine Coast initiative, comes Five Ways to Wellbeing, a concept developed from research published through the new economics foundation (nef) and providing key actions individuals can consciously take to positively affect wellbeing. nef ‘has developed into one of the largest and most prominent thinktanks in the UK and one of the leading organisations in the world developing an economics that puts people and planet first.’ The Five Ways to Wellbeing are (1) Connect: with the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day. (2) Be Active: go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes

you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness. (3) Take Notice – Be Curious: catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you. (4) Keep Learning: try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun. (5) Give: do something nice for a friend or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider

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Sunshine Coast Arthritis Support Group THE Sunshine Coast Ar- meet on Thursday 7 th 1pm at the Maroochydore thritis Support Group will March from 12.45pm to RSL Sub-Branch, RSL House, 106 Memorial Ave, Maroochydore. Contact Mary on 5441 2259, 0403 339 057 or Jeanette 5443 DENTAL PROSTHETIST & TECHNICIAN R.D.T. 7446. Guest Speaker: Ainslie Davis, Podiatrist – Topic: How Arthritis Can Affect the Feet.

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Skin cancer - don’t become a victim LAZY times in the sun during our younger days have taken their toll; the damage was done then but we are probably paying the price later in life. Did you know that Australians are four times more likely to develop a skin cancer than any other form of cancer? Queenslanders have the highest incidence of skin cancer in Australia and exposure to UV radiation is the main cause. However, if suspicious skin areas are checked early enough, effective treatments are available; we just need to remember to have regular skin check-ups. At Solaris Skin Cancer Clinic, the patients of Dr Krzysztof Cichocki enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a complete detection, diagnostic and treatment service. Much of his nearly ten years in general practice has been dedicated to the treatment of skin cancer and under his care the Solaris Skin Cancer Clinic opened at Mooloolaba in June 2009. At Solaris, Dr Krys is able to offer whole body skin examinations to check lumps, bumps, ulcers and skin lesions. If treatment is required, he is able to remove skin cancers, such as Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma at the clinic. He has expertise in treating cancers in difficult areas such as nose, ears, lower leg, lips, scalp, eyebrows, and fingers. Treatment can be tailored to the individual case and may be surgical, or non-surgical. The surgical treatments range from simple excisions to more complicated procedures, including skin flaps and skin grafts. To acquire new skills and knowledge while keeping abreast of advances in treatments Dr Krys regularly attends professional courses and conferences relating to skin cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment so you can be sure that Solaris will offer you the best and latest treatment. Solaris Skin Cancer Clinic is at Shop 4 Pandanus Units , 15-21 Smith Street, Mooloolaba. Call 5444 6266 soon for a check-up appointment or visit www.solarisderm.com.au. It will give you peace of mind and may even save your life.

The importance of exercise!!! WALKING can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an

additional 5 months in a nursing home at £2000 per month. My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. Now she’s 97 years old and we don’t know where the hell she is. The only reason I would take up exercising is so that I could hear heavy breathing again. I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 quid. Haven’t lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there. I have to exercise early in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them. If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country. And last but not least: I don’t exercise because it makes the ice jump right out of my glass.

Walking for Fitness, Fun and Friendship Qualified Fitness Leader, Marjie Andrews, Principal of Aerobics - Sunshine Coast for 26 years, has taken a new direction in her long-standing devotion to Health and Fitness, particularly for mature-age Citizens. Marjie, who developed the concept of “Active-Ageing” on the Sunshine Coast, has introduced Welcome to Walking for Fitness, Fun and Friendship which combines riverside walks with exercise interludes. Few Activities exemplify the “Joy of Living” as much as healthy exercise in the fresh air - At Your Own Pace ! Group meets at the Cod Hole Picnic Shelter (Upstream of the Boat Ramp) at 9.00 am on Mondays and Tuesdays. Everyone very Welcome. Please phone Marjie on 5448 4229 if you would like more information.


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Call for local action to improve bowel cancer survival rates BOWEL Cancer Australia is urging local action after a new report found the country’s second most common cancer has the worst survival rate of our four most common cancers. While prostate, breast and melanoma patients share five-year survival rates of about 90 per cent, rates for bowel cancer patients languish at a comparatively low 66 per cent. Bowel Cancer Australia chief executive Julien Wiggins said simple things in local communities can make a difference to people’s attitudes and knowledge of bowel cancer. “We’re asking local communities throughout the country to join The Bowel Movement by taking three simple steps. 1. Talk – reduce the embarrassment by talking with family and friends about signs, symptoms and testing for bowel cancer. 2. Test – take a bowel cancer screening test, especially if you’re over 50. 3. Tell – share your family’s medical history with close relatives. “Research we conducted among 1,000 people aged 40-70 found just over half knew the signs and symptoms of a disease which can be treated successfully in approximately 90 per cent of cases, if detected early. So, we’re asking people to talk. Friends and family are a key source of information.” “The most important thing people aged 50+ can do to prevent and detect bowel cancer early is take a simple, painless FOB (Faecal Occult Blood) test at least every two years, as medical guidelines recommend.” “There was some positive news in the 50-70 age group as 73 per cent knew the risk of bowel cancer increased from age 50 and 82 per cent knew that home screening tests for bowel cancer were available. Despite

this, less than half said they would definitely take a bowel cancer test in the next couple of years.” “If you’re 50, 55 or 65, the Government will send you a free kit. For everyone else, talk to your GP or grab a BowelScreen® Australia test kit. The kits are available from many community pharmacies for a total cost of less than $40.” “Being such a common cancer - more than 14,000 Australians diagnosed with bowel cancer every year - it’s quite likely you know someone in your community who is affected..” “Survival rates could improve if cases were detected earlier. It’s as simple as that and so is joining The Bowel Movement,” said Mr Wiggins. Visit bowelcanceraustralia.org for more information and to join The Bowel Movement.

Be active - Increase your activity levels

USE physical activity as an opportunity to make new friends and take part in programs in your local community: Contact your local council. Many councils run free or low-cost activities for seniors. Join a walking group. Find out what activities your local 60 and Better program offers. You might prefer to incorporate more activity into your existing routine and break your daily activity into smaller blocks (e.g. 2 x 15 minute blocks). Remember to talk to your doctor before you undertake physical activity if: it’s a new activity you haven’t done before you’ve been inactive for a while you have a health condition.

your health . . . our priority The team at Healthy Family Clinic is pleased to welcome Dr Pauline Waterhouse as one of the doctors at the practice. She joins Dr Kemi Adu & Dr Anoma Ekanayake. Dr Pauline Waterhouse is a vocationally registered GP who has worked on the Sunshine Coast for several years. She is an experienced GP and is interested in all aspects of General Practice with special interest in skin cancer & diseases and chronic disease management. She is looking forward to catching up with previous patients and meeting new ones. Dr Waterhouse is available for appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays and is accepting new patients. Phone our receptionist for an appointment.

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Simplifying AGED CARE Choices Pen pal program bridges generations

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A PENPAL program between students and residents at a Queensland aged care facility is helping to bring together the young and old. The project, Bridging Generations, was developed by McKenzie Aged Care Group’s assisted living residence The Terraces, and was nationally recognised at last year’s Better Practice Awards, held by the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency. The project began with children from All Saints College writing letters to residents who then replied. After a few exchanges, the students came to visit the residents at The Terraces and residents returned the favour. Julie Wolsey, diversional therapist at The Terraces and initiator of the program, said it was a great occasion for both generations to learn from each other. “The students have learned a lot about manners and how life used to be, while the residents just love hearing about

today’s world through the eyes of young children – they’re even learning about new technology like iPads, Skype and Facebook,” Ms Wolsey said. This appreciation for new technology has helped some residents increase communication with their own families. Ms Wolsey added the residents were feeling a great sense of personal satisfaction, pleasure and self-worth from the program. “You can just see residents’ eyes light up when the children come into the room, especially during the visit to the school, it brought back a lot of fond memories for them,” she said. The enthusiasm from the school is equally as strong, with students eagerly anticipating the arrival of each letter and enjoying the opportunity to tell someone who cares about their busy lives. The program has been running for two years and many residents are still writing frequently to their original buddy.

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IF you are finding it difficult to live in your current home without assistance, you may be considering changing your living arrangements. Some options include moving in to a smaller home, moving in with family (e.g. a granny flat) or moving to an aged care home. If you are looking to downsize, but still want to live independently, you could consider a retirement village. These communities can offer a range

of services for independent older people such as cafes, pools, gyms, and organised social and leisure activities. Alternatively, you may be able to access in-home support which can help you to stay in your current home for longer. You can read more about your accommodation options in the Australian Government’s guide to accommodation for older Australians. The guide also provides information on finances and how your living arrangements may

affect your pension payments. An Aged Care Assessment Team can provide you with information and advice on some of your options. They can help you work out what type of care will best meet your needs and assess whether you are eligible for: an aged care home in-home support respite care for you or your carer. Visit Aged Care Australia or phone the Aged Care Information Line on1800 200 422 for more information.

Assisted living at home

IT’S no secret that home is where the heart is and we all want to remain in the comfort and security of our own home for as long as possible. The Federal Government has rolled out an extra 40,000 in-home care packages over the next five years in order that more elderly people can do exactly that. For many people, living in the comfort of their own home is an important part of growing older, but for some older people this may become difficult without extra help. The number of in-home care packages is likely to be insufficient, as our population continues to age, but it’s a start. Prospective users of the service need to arrange an official assessment by a government-approved aged-care assessment team (ACAT) and having an assessment will enable the individual to apply for a subsidised home-care package. A number of service providers are available to provide care at home with activities such as carrying groceries, running errands, transport to medical appointments, help with making phone calls, writing letters, reading and assisting with household responsibilities like cooking and cleaning. As well as this, of course, carers can provide personal care. These services help seniors to live full, independent and dignified lives within the comfort of their own homes, providing care that enriches their lives and helps them maintain the highest possible level of independent living. Even someone with early dementia can continue with assistance to live independently. The carer can help manage potential risks around the home and reduce early entry to hospital or residential care which can be quite stressful for an elderly person. Home care has the benefit of familiar internal and external surroundings and familiar routines which aid in memory retention. For information about using in-home care services go to the ‘Home Care’ section of www.agedcareonline.com.au or to www.health.qld. gov.au/hacc/.


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ASK anyone who has visited Norfolk Island and they’ll tell you the same thing - there is no place like it. This green island paradise is found the middle of the South Pacific Ocean and is just 35 square kilometers in size with 32km of coast line. Full of sandy beaches, jagged cliffs and tall pine trees, Norfolk supported by a friendly local community with a simple, laid back way of life. One thing that sets them apart from any other holiday destination is the willingness of the locals to share their way of life with you. From opening their homes for a meal to simply chatting with you on the street, you soon start to feel at home. It has been several years since Polleys have taken our loyal passengers to this island paradise, so we thought it was about time to adventure there again! On this amazing tour you have the opportunity to share in island culture, food, architecture and history. Some of the amazing highlights include: Half Day Orientation Tour Glass Bottom Boat Cruise Fletcher’s Fate Mystery Night as a Convict Show Dinner Wonderland by Night Tour Island Fish Fry 4WD Tour Kingston Sound & Light Show Island Progressive Dinner As always, we are offering brilliant value for money on this tour. Inclusions are: Travel to and from the airport by luxury air-conditioned coach Full buffet breakfast (7) Lunches (2) Hotel Dinners (7) Return economy flights BNE-NLK with Air New Zealand Tour with an experienced and professional Tour Host All entries, cruises and side tours as listed in the itinerary Twin share rooms with private facilities in conveniently located hotels Door to door pickups where possible Polleys Holidays travel bag, name badge, luggage label and tour diary Coach travel pioneer Duncan Polley began exploring Australia in 1959 in an old Volkswagen Microbus. Sharing in his passion for exploring this great country of ours, son Warren is carrying on his legacy of providing you with high quality, value for money tours of Australia and beyond. Seats are limited, so call 1800 072 322 today to secure your seat!

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Step onto one of Holland America Line’s graceful mid-sized ships and be welcomed with a generous amount of personal space. Be treated to award-winning service, with nearly one crew member for every two guests. Choose from quality dining options as diverse as the enrichment programs and onboard activities that suit your every whim. Your convenience is priority, with the luxury of unpacking once while visiting multiple ports. For more than 135 years, Holland America Line has been a recognised leader in cruising, taking guests to exotic destinations around the world. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, you’ve come to the right place. Holland America Line is committed to its mission: through excellence, we create oncein-a-lifetime experiences, every time. A European journey with Holland America Line will see you whisked to inspiring desti-

nations including the glacier carved fjords of Norway, imperial Russia and the ancient cities of the Mediterranean. With long days in port and one-of-a-kind experiences you will be sure to truly immerse yourself in each destination whilst enjoying the elegance and relaxation of cruising. Holland America Line’s fleet of 15 elegant ships offers more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents. Cruises include both popular and less-travelled ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, South America, the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand and Asia - as well as unique voyages to the Amazon, Antarctica and extended Collectors and Grand Voyages. Contact your local Travellers Choice agent on 1300 78 78 58 or visit www.travellerschoice.com.au to find out more about Unforgettable European cruising with Holland America Line. Fjord of Norway

A REPORT has been released examining whether older Australians face age discrimination when purchasing travel insurance. The report, in 2012, ‘Ageism in Travel Insurance’, summarises the key findings from a survey conducted by National Seniors and COTA Australia regarding members’ views and experiences with travel insurance. The survey, conducted between May and June, shows those aged 70 years and over are more likely to cite difficulties in obtaining travel insurance or affordable travel insurance as a major reason for ceasing to travel overseas. Almost a third of respondents (32%) reported they have had to pay higher travel insurance premiums because of their age. Some of the key findings also included: Less than half of the respondents (44%) ‘shopped around’ for the best travel insurance deal. More than half of the respondents (53%) received ‘widely differing’ quotes for the cost of travel insurance, with most reporting a difference of between 11 and 50%). Almost two-thirds of respondents (63%) have difficulty in understanding how any age restrictions operate after reading through information provided by insurers in Product Disclosure Statements, brochures and websites. One in 20 respondents (5%) reported they had a travel insurance claim unexpectedly denied. You can download National Seniors Australia and COTA’s Ageism in Travel Insurance Survey 2012on the internet by going to: nationalseniors.com.au/icms_docs/ 131981_0812_IRAG_AgeismInTravel InsuranceReport.pdf.

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HOLIDAY & Leisure What a Wonderful World 2013! A fly-triple-mega-cruise holiday A FLIGHT from Sydney to Shanghai later this year will launch an amazing flytriple-mega-cruise holiday that lasts 38 nights, includes cruises on three great Royal Caribbean ships and covers much of the world. The holiday is called ‘What a Wonderful World 2013’. It’s on sale now from Worldwide Cruise Centres (worldwide cruisecentres.com.au). The three ships are Mariner of the Seas, Independence of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas, grand liners of the Royal Carib-

bean International fleet. Together, they take you to destinations ranging from South Korea and Japan to London and Cococay in the Bahamas. On land, there’s a night in a Shanghai hotel; two nights in London; four nights in Beijing with visits to highlights like the Ming Tombs and Great Wall; and three nights at Harrah’s casino hotel, right on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The whole holiday lasts over five weeks and costs from A$6999 per person twin-share. The price of-

fer is valid until booked out or until 30 April 2013, whichever comes first. A similar holiday offered in 2012 sold out swiftly. This year’s fun starts on 19 October 2013 with a flight from Sydney to China’s great mercantile city of Shanghai for a night’s stay before boarding Mariner of the Seas. A seven-night Oriental cruise visits ports in Korea and Japan – little known gems like Jeju, an idyllic isle off the southern coast of the Korean peninsula. A highlight is two days in Kobe, a beau-

tiful Japanese coastal city known for mouth-watering Kobe beef and artistic masterpieces in The Kobe City Museum. All shipboard main meals (excluding specialty restaurants) are included on all three ships on this holiday. Disembarking Mariner of the Seas in Shanghai, fly to Beijing for four nights, staying in a centrally located four-star hotel with daily breakfast. Two full days of touring take you to renowned attractions like the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Summer Palace,

Temple of Heaven, an acrobatic show – complete with included lunch both days. Now, a total change of scene with a flight to London, staying two nights at leisure in the British capital at the Seraphine Kensington Olympia Hotel, London. The hotel is conveniently located near the stylish High Street Kensington shops, Holland Park, major tourist attractions, tour buses and tube station. Daily breakfast included. Transferring to

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Southampton in southern England it’s time to board Independence of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean’s spectacular Freedom class of ships. A 13-night trans-Atlantic cruise sails to St Marten in the Caribbean and on to San Juan in Puerto Rico, with its green iguanas and sparkling seas. The cruise starts with eight nights at sea to take it easy and explore the ship, perhaps try the surf simulator, rock climbing wall, ice-skating rink, cantilevered whirlpools, Royal Promenade or mini golf course. Arriving in Florida, you’ll be picked up and conveyed to a three-star hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Then, board the megaship Oasis of the Seas for a seven-night round-trip cruise. Ports of call include Nassau in the Bahamas and the Caribbean gems of St Thomas and St Maarten. Oasis of the Seas is longer than three-and-a-half football fields, making it one of the largest passenger ships in the world. It has 16 decks and seven distinct themed areas, along the lines of

neighbourhoods, including Central Park, Boardwalk, and the Royal Promenade. Visit the Pool and Sports Zone to explore an entire deck of pools, rock-climbing walls, basketball courts and more. Arriving back in Fort Lauderdale, your holiday is about to hit a high note. Harrah’s Hotel Las Vegas, at the heart of the fabled Vegas Strip, is your home for the next three nights. Styled as the city’s most exciting resort, Harrah’s is in a class of its own, full of Vegas size, glitter and opulence, with over 2500 rooms and suites and a staggering 8000 square metres of casino space. Harrah’s boasts seven restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, spa, health club, plenty of shops and of course, entertainment Vegas-style. Even if you don’t win a fortune at the gaming tables, you’ll have plenty of excitement to reflect on as you fly back home to Australia. To find your local Worldwide Cruise Centres agent, go to: www.worldwidecruise centres.com.au

Keep safe when overseas

UNWARY tourists can make easy targets for thieves because they stand out in a crowd, are unused to their surroundings, and are generally carrying money, credit cards and valuables like cameras. You can reduce your risk of being mugged or robbed by taking a few simple precautions. It is a good idea to research the safety of your intended destination with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This government department keeps an updated bulletin on travel destinations, covering factors such as political unrest or criminal activities that target tourists. You could also consult with your travel agent, or talk to friends who have already visited your intended destination. At the airport watch for your suitcase as it appears on the carousel. Don’t hang back and wait for the crowds to disperse - you might find that someone else has already taken your bag in the meantime. Avoid changing money at airports, as thieves could be watching you. Consult with your hotel manager or tourist information centre about the public transport in your area. Make sure you know what official taxi cabs look like. A thief may pose as a taxi driver to lure you into their car. Don’t share taxis with strangers. Carjacking is a problem in some cities. When driving, keep all doors locked and windows up. Make sure your boot is locked too. Don’t make yourself an attractive target when travelling – wear no expensive jewellery on obvious display. Wear valuables (such as travellerscheques and credit cards) on a belt worn under the clothes and next to the skin. If feeling particularly vulnerable, wear your money belt somewhere other than around your waist. Thieves know all about money belts too. Consider carrying a ‘dummy’ wallet holding a small amount of cash. If you are directly confronted by a mugger, you can hand over the dummy wallet and avoid further distress.If you are mugged, don’t fight back. It is better to lose a few dollars and a wristwatch than get injured.


HOLIDAY & Leisure Clouds of Montville a popular getaway

Angus Richard

CLOUD Talk! For those who don’t know us Clouds of Montville www.cloudsofmontville.com.au is a resort motel with self contained units and cottages set high on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. We enjoy five acres of beautiful grounds, with wonderful views, between the unique town of Maleny and the iconic village of Montville. For over one hundred years Montville and the Hinterland have been a popular getaway for the people of South East Queensland. The area is renowned for its walks and parks, its galleries and shopping, amazing dining and wonderful fresh food. The ‘drift of rose petals’ and I have had a brilliant year with so many wonderful Seniors spending time with us as part of our very popular Seniors Package. We offer a three or five night package including breakfast cooked or continental at less than $100 per night. My wife’s cooked breakfasts are the stuff of legends. Grown men have wept over her poached eggs! I restrict myself to

doing a mean cornflake and an outstanding prune! Our Senior’s package is truly great value and already in the New Year we are seeing the return of many of last year’s guests! We had a terrific Festive Season and made some great new friends. We ate too much (the light of my darkness tends to cook in expectation of the arrival of the entire Spanish army!) and drank too much (which I tend to do prior to the arrival of the relatives and the subsequent pillage of the wine cellar!) We made a heap of resolutions which did a ‘Gillard’ and were broken within forty eight hours. As always the Season gave us some glorious memories. My mate Bob has a seven year old grandson whom he describes as a noise with dirt on it! Luke was asked to write to Santa as part of the school term end. All the class were encouraged to put pen to paper and let Santa know what they really wanted for Christmas. The letters duly went to

the parents via the North Pole and young Luke surprisingly pleaded for a GPS! Why on earth a seven year old would want a GPS was a mystery to Mum and Dad. As part of the letter writing process the children were also asked to explain their request. His response was: “So I can find my pyjamas!!!!” (Bob assures me that if you could see his room the logic of this request would be singularly obvious!) One of the best questions I overheard this season was posed by an elderly gentleman who, with his charming wife, was staying with us. It was a wonderful reflection on the way the world has changed. A young man who was also a guest was standing outside reception looking amazingly well dressed with white shirt, shoes you could see your face in and a suite as sharp as a Keating aside, a tie, actually clean shaven and nare a tat in sight. He was I believe waiting for a car to pick him up.

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“Young man” said our elderly guest “Are you going to a wedding or are you a Seventh Day Adventist?”……… Slightly confused the young man departed for a wedding! The assumption that no Festive Season will pass without me making a fool of myself is, I maintain, simply a vicious rumour! However we had friends over whom we had only recently met. The conversation and the wine flowed and we started to talk about genealogy and our respective parents and our heritage. Trevor, our new found friend, in describing his mother stated she had small teeth! I took up this interesting disclosure and launched into a long and detailed discourse on the human race moving from carnivores to herbivores and thus small teeth should not be seen as any form of disadvantage. How the derivation of the word ‘Vegetarian’ came from the Latin meaning… “Does not hunt well!” In fact it could be argued, I stated, that the manifestation of small teeth pointed to the ongoing evolution of the human species…and so on and so on! At this point I noticed the table was looking at me as though I had totally lost the plot, that I was one room short of a motel! My wife had the look of. ..‘Should I at once ring for a carer to take him by the hand and gently lead him away?’ The problem was that I am going slightly deaf in one ear and Trevor was on that side. He leaned across the table and with great kindness said: “Actually Angus, I said my mother is Maltese!” Angus & Margaret Richard, owners of Clouds of Montville, phone 5442 9174.

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Open for business in Tasmania

Cradle Mountain looking across Dove Lake

AFTER the devastating bushfires in Southern Tasmania in January, tourism now is even more important to the Northern towns and

communities which were largely unaffected. Given that late Summer and Spring are ideal for visiting the region, it makes perfect sense to

pack up and “do” Northern Tassie for a refreshing break and to enjoy the area’s many attractions. The Federal Hotels

Pipers Brook, Tamar Valley

Group has launched an innovative package combining stays at Cradle Mountain Chateau and Launceston’s Country Club Tasmania. There’s a minimum 2 night itinerary which can be extended to any number of extra days, and as we found on a recent trip, an ideal plan would be to spend 5 or 6 nights simply because there’s so much to see and do. At Cradle Mountain, the invigorating fresh air, the spectacular scenery, the healthy walks [for any level of fitness, including designated wheelchair paths] and the abundant wildlife are complemented by comfortable accommodation at the Chateau. Here you’ll find log fires, excellent cuisine and even regular whisky tastings. There’s also the Tasmanian Tiger Exhibition and The Wilderness Gallery with its superb photographic collection….Australia’s largest. Back in

Phil Hawkes

Launceston, you’re right on the doorstep of the beautiful Tamar Valley. Perhaps not as widely known as Australia’s other wine regions like the Barossa or Margaret River, the Tamar excels in cool-climate whites and trendy pinot noir. There are so many wineries in picturesque locations, some serving food, that it’s hard to make a choice if you only have a couple of days, but your hotel concierge can be relied upon for “local knowledge”. He probably has a relative who owns a winery! Your choice of hotel is therefore most important. You can’t really go past the Country Club Tasmania, ten minutes from Launceston’s CBD. This place has everything….golf, tennis, health club with heated pool, horse riding, and a casino. Added to that is one of Tasmania’s finest dining rooms, The Terrace with its superb selection of fine Tasmanian wines.

And, the hotel concierge who will offer helpful advice on just about anything….including the wineries, relatives or not! It’s business as usual in Northern Tasmania and the best time is coming

up…. autumn with its “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” as Keats described it. www.cradlemountain chateau.com.au www.countryclubt asmania.com.au www.discovertasmania.com

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SENIORS NEWS Pacific Chamber Players ‘Wind’ concert

Armin

THE first concert series presented by the Pacific Chamber Players for 2013, will begin on 1st March, at Stella Maris Catholic Church, 7.30pm, Maroochydore followed by a concert at Cooran Arts Memorial Hall, Cooran, 2pm on Saturday afternoon 2nd March

Wind Quartet in Eb, op. 8 no. 2; the Brahms Horn Trio in Eb, op.40; Beethoven Wind Quintet op.16. He will be joined by wind players Ronald Webb (Oboe), Graham Evans (clarinet) and Neil Heymink (bassoon), Julie-Anne O’Reilly (violin) and Janet Brewer (piano). Also on the programme will be ‘Dance for a Gnome’ written by Australian composer Franz Holford and played by Ronald Webb and Neil Heymink. This ‘wind’ concert programme will not only be fun but first class entertainment, as usual, from this Sunshine Coast chamber music ensemble which has been performing on the Sunshine Coast for over 10 years. Tickets will be available from the door - $25, concessions $20, Groups of 8 persons $15 each, students 15 years and under $5. Portion of ticket sales are donated Terzer to Cancer Research, remembering one of the then Sunday 3rd March founders, Flautist Debra at the Uniting Church, Tetley who died from Caloundra at 2pm. cancer. The guest artist will be Supper will be served at French Horn player the conclusion and Armin Terzer, who has further information can performed with the Pacific Chamber Players be obtained by ringing 07 5446 8128 or at on two previous occasions. Armin will be www.pacificchamber performing in the Stamitz players.com .

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Cunningham jazzes up Currimundi

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ADRIAN Cunningham has already established himself as one of Australia’s finest musicians with countless club, festival and private functions throughout Australia. He is well known for his many appearances at the Noosa Jazz Festivals. Now residing in New York, Adrian plays regularly at New York’s top jazz clubs and has played in Rio, Oslo, South Africa and has recorded with Wycliffe Gordon at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London. Adrian will be touring Australia in March and the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club has been

able to have Adrian perform at the Currimundi Hotel Function Room, Buderim Street, Currimundi on Friday 15th March from 7.30-10.30pm. Adrian will be supported by 3 of Brisbane’s finest musicians Steve Russell, Oj Newcomb and Joe Marchisella. Members $20.00 Seniors & U3A $22.50 Public $25.00. For Bookings Phone Ted on 5491 6017 or Alan {Credit Card} 5478 3137. Meals and bar Service available. Adrian Cunningham is sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club

Mother’s Day Special SUNDAY 12th May: Johnny Nicol with Special Friends With a legendary guitar style and vocals likened to Frank Sinatra,Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole, Johnny Nicol is the ultimate performer. On Sunday 12th May at the Currimundi Hotel Function Room, Buderim Street, Currimundi, Johnny Nicol will present his Mothers Day Special from 2pm-4.30pm. For your chance to win 2 double passes to this Mother’s Day Special, you will need to phone the Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper office on 5449 9307 on Monday 11th March 2013 only and leave your name and phone number.

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Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2013 now calling for entries

SUNSHINE Coast Council recently announced nation-wide entries are being sought for the prestigious Sunshine Coast Art Prize (SCAP), with entries closing on 28 March 2013. Now in its eighth consecutive year, SCAP has achieved national acclaim for its annual representation of contemporary Australian art. “SCAP is produced by Sunshine Coast Council to encourage artistic excellence and to bring quality artwork to a regional audience. “The award provides a distinguished contribution to the national art calendar, attracting talented artists from around the country to enter contemporary 2D and 3D art. “Every year this competition attracts a dynamic range of media and artists. “The artists who participate, whether they are younger emerging artists or more established professionals, consistently produce an extremely high standard of art work.” A selection of 40 finalists will be chosen from the entries in each of the national categories submitted to the pre-selection panel and will be presented in exhibitions at each of council’s galleries with the winners of the 2D and 3D categories each receiving $15,000 cash prize. Sunshine Coast’s emerging tertiary students will be showcased through SCAP T3, a non-acquisitive art prize that includes $3,000 for a 2D category and $3,000 for a 3D category. To apply online for the 2013 SCAP or for more details visit council’s website.

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Jazz in the Village Square

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The Sue Bond Jazz Quintet

LE JAZZ Club & Palmer Coolum Resort will present Jazz In The Village Square from 1-7pm on Sunday 3rd March (Warren Road, Coolum Beach). The featured artist with the Sue Bond jazz quartet will be renound saxophone and clarinet player Paul Williams. With Sue and Paul will be Andrew Shaw on double bass and Geoff Proud on drums. This is a free event.

Afternoon of Harmony & Humour YOU are invited to an Afternoon of Harmony & Humour on Sunday 10th March at 2pm at St Peter’s Church, Elizabeth Street, Coolum. This concert features some Singers, Dancers, a Bush Poet, a Piano Accordionist, an assortment of Wind Ensembles, and a Comedian. There’s something for everyone! A fun & music afternoon Cost is $15 payable at door, includes afternoon tea. Enquiries phone Lenore on 5446 1517 or Bev Gourlay on 5444 8675. All proceeds are for Red Cross.

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‘Travels With My Aunt’ comes to Noosa Arts Theatre

Stephen Tandy of Sullivans fame stars in Travels With My Aunt

ADELIGHTFULLY amusing production is coming to Noosa Arts Theatre. Travels With My Aunt opens on 22 March for a two week season. The Guardian described it as ‘a miracle of lightness and wit’. Henry Pulling, a mildmannered retired banker, leads a quiet life tending his beloved dahlias and never straying too far from home. But when his eccentric and outra-

geous Aunt Augusta suddenly appears in his life with mysterious information about his past, Henry is drawn from the safety of his flower beds into a series of absurd and exotic international adventures. Henry, Aunt Augusta and more than 25 characters are brilliantly and inventively portrayed by just four actors who switch identities, nationalities,

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ages and genders in this exciting theatrical escapade. Adapted from the celebrated novel by Graham Green, Travels with My Aunt takes you on an irreverent, often hilarious and absolutely unforgettable adventure... Directed by Liza Park, it features Steven Tandy, Stephen Moore, Frank Wilkie and Callum Hamacek. Liza Park won the Best Director award for her direction of The Eulogy at the One Act Play Festival in 2008 and directed the very successful production of The Narcissist in 2009. NIDA Graduate, Steven Tandy, has had a long and successful career in TV and theatre, but perhaps his most well remembered role is that of Tom Sullivan, in Crawford Productions’ wartime drama The Sullivans. Stephen starred as Friar Laurence in the recent much acclaimed production of Romeo & Juliet at the Queensland Theatre Company following his stint in the Director’s chair at Noosa Arts Theatre, where he

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took on the very successful production Travelling North. There is a preview of Travels With My Aunt on Thursday March 21 at 7.30pm with tickets at the special price of $20. The show officially opens on Friday 22 March and will be performed on March 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 at 7:30pm with matinees on March 24 and 30 at 2pm Adults $29, Concessions $25, Members and Groups $23 There will also be a special fundraiser performance for the RSPCA on March 27 at 7.30pm. All tickets $34 incl. supper at interval Bookings 5449 9343 or online at www.noosaartstheatre.org.au or Mon to Sat at theatre 9-12 noon Noosa Arts Theatre Weyba Rd Noosaville. Stephen Tandy is performing courtesy of RADF funding. The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a Sunshine Coast Council and Queensland Government partnership to support local arts and culture.

Noosa U3A – Armchair Travel NOOSA U3A Armchair Travel presents on Friday afternoon 22nd March, Alan and Susan Roberts who in 2011 travelled to the South African Zulu battle fields of Rorke’s Drift and Isandwanda, giving an audio visual presentation of the battle, describe the heroes, the villains and what happened to the survivors afterwards. The presentation includes video and photographs of the battle fields as they are today, all set against a stunning South Africa landscape. Time is 2pm until 4pm. All are welcome. $4.00 per head which includes afternoon tea. At U3A House, 64 Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin, opposite the Shell Service Station. Any questions? Phone 5440 5500.

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A chance to be classically dazzled

THE Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra attracts classical music buffs from far and wide, with Sunshine Coast patrons often part of the appreciative audiences. Dazzling Classics, with guest conductor Nathan Aspinall, is the aptly-

named upcoming NRSO concert to be held on Sunday 24 March in Tweed Heads, NSW. Musical gems from Claude Debussy, Richard Wagner, Edvard Grieg and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky will be part of the Dazzling Classics program,

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together with guest soloist Dania Cornelius from Opera Queensland. The date again is Sunday 24 March. Location: Tweed Heads Civic Centre, Brett Street. Time: 1.30pm Qld (2.30pm NSW). For ticket information, please visit www.nrso.com.au, then click on ‘Concerts’.

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22 Pursued specific work, in particular on bad side DOWN 1 Sent me in credit shortened new salary increases 2 Queries fool about last work 3 He sets out common newspapers 4 Nice tan could be extremely old 5 Stared rudely at colour on sheltered

side 6 Special force hard to follow in long silk band 9 Schoolmaster endures upside down positions 15 Ductless body organ’s peevish temper 17 Has bum in trouble with secret attack 18 Some win diamonds in Asian country 19 Lads could start in movement to injure with boiling liquid

Facts and oddities of the English language Esophagographers, 16 letter long, is the longest word in which each of its letters occurs twice.

Don’t miss Melbourne Ballet Company’s breathtaking production - Infinite Space SUNSHINE Coast Council presents The Melbourne Ballet Company’s acclaimed work Infinite Space for one performance only at Nambour Civic Centre on Thursday 28 March 2013 at 7.30pm. Founded in 2007, the Melbourne Ballet Company has grown to become one of Australia’s most loved dance companies. It has defined its own unique style of ballet, which is innovative and exciting while paying respect to classical technique. Accompanying the company will be dancer Alexander Baden Bryce who trained for nine years with the Anne Fraser School of Dance here on the Sunshine Coast. The performance will comprise of four works choreographed by the company’s resident choreographer

Simon Hoy, who originally trained with the Australian Ballet and has performed with companies in Europe and New York. Infinite Space is a breathtaking exam-ple of classical dance re-interpreted to inspire both new and loyal ballet audi-ences. It will entrance audiences as it takes them on a choreographic journey through four acclaimed and original works, all bought to life by a uniquely talented dance ensemble. In One Day: to the music of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Dark Before Daylight: an impression of the timeless Swan Lake featuring classical pointe shoes and tutus. Phrased Without Word: to the music of Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel in Spiegel. Infinite Space: to the music of Mozart’s 27th Piano Concerto – this is Melbourne Ballet Company’s signature piece and is an uplifting celebration of hope and beauty. Cost to attend is $45 for adults, $40 for concessions and groups of eight or more, $25 for 25 years and under and $35 for subscribers. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Nambour Civic Centre on 5475 7777, online atwww.scvenuesandevents.com.au or visit the theatre Box Office located at Centenary Square, 52-64 Currie Street, Nambour.

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Countdown on for Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest THE countdown is on for the 30 March Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest, a great way to spend Easter Saturday in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The invitation is there to indulge in the best-of-the-best the renowned Mary Valley has to offer, including ‘farm to fork’ food and tempting local wines. Plenty of activities will also be taking place on the day, including a cheese rolling competition, food demonstrations, market stalls and the Cheester Egg Hunt. Entry is free. For more information, call: 07 5472 3156; email:

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