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Strengthening the bonds of community “Providing connections for young people”

by Gill MacDonald WE are inclined to think that the youth of today have it all, but life can be tough for some and ‘falling through the gaps’ can make for a challenging time. Growing up in the 21st century is daunting; and as the old African saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child”. Fragmented families can mean that young people have little sense of connection or feelings of self-worth. This can lead to disengagement with school and consequently a poor chance of gaining worthwhile employment. United Synergies offers a program to reverse the tide for some young people who need just a little more help and support. It’s called Connect2Mentoring and involves adults who are

prepared to lend an ear to kids doing it tough. These mentors are linked with students in five Sunshine Coast schools. “They meet at the school and often form a close, trusting relationship,” said program coordinator Debra Fern. “This helps to build social skills and a feeling of self-worth and is a good way to provide ‘connections’ for the young people involved.” “Far from instructing these young people on how to live life, the mentors act as listeners and ‘sounding boards’. It is a non-judgemental relationship and enriches all those involved.Many mentors say that they personally gain just as much from the program as their young mentees,” added Debra. United Synergies is a non-profit organisation working mainly with young people; more information on their program is available at www.unitedsynergies.com.au

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the calendar and news sections on the Cooroy website are really popular, so the next logical step was to have a Facebook page. We’ll be posting all sorts of information onto

Cooroy’s Facebook page including special offers from local businesses, updates from local community and sporting groups and great entertainment and

events,” said Cooroy Chamber of Commerce President, Danielle Taylor. “As well as being a great communication tool, the idea behind the Cooroy Facebook page is the

philosophy of supporting your local community and buying local. It will also give businesses and community groups some exposure on the social media platform as a lot don’t have a Facebook page yet so we’ll be a bit of a starting platform for them. And those that do have a Facebook page don’t miss out because we can do cross promotions with them also.” The Cooroy Facebook page is an initiative of the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce Inc which has applied for a grant through Sunshine Coast Council grants program for the project.

Join the Trail, make a sale! ARE you ready to turn your clutter into cash? Every year Sunshine Coast residents take clothes, household and electrical items, sports equipment and toys by the trailer load to local tips. But there’s an alternative – The National Garage Sale Trail on October 26. Environment Portfolio Councillor Tony Wellington said Sunshine Coast Council was again

supporting the National Garage Sale Trail, that had established itself as Australia’s largest and most successful community-based marketplace. “Last year’s event involved more than 150,000 participants across Australia, including 7,514 registered garage sellers. That resulted in over 600,000 items being redistributed, much of which may have ended up in landfill,” he said. Participants made an average of $400 and averaged six new neighbourly connections. Sunshine Coast Council Senior Citizen of the Year Esma Armstrong (OAM) and Citizen of the year Gary Church are both local ambassadors for this

year’s National Garage Sale Trail. Mrs Armstrong, who has been a Landcare representative since 1990, said the event was a major positive for participants and our local environment. “This is a terrific way for people to spring clean their homes before summer, earn some pocket money, connect with their neighbours and reduce the amount of items that end up in local landfills,” she said. “As someone who cares deeply about our environment and loves a bargain, I’m really looking forward to getting involved in this great event on October 26.” Mr Chruch, a founding member and president of Road Trauma Services Queensland, said the

National Garage Sale Trail provided a unique opportunity to strengthen community relationships. “There are a lot of great environmental aspects to this event and the social interaction between garage sale holders and their customers is another very exciting and beneficial part of the Garage Sale Trail,” he said. “It’s about cleaning out your living space, cleaning up your environment and also strengthening local communities by getting to know the people who live in your neighbourhood.” It’s free to register for the National Garage Sale Trail, for more information visit www.garage saletrail.com.au.

Getting his own back A very shy guy goes at the top of his lungs, What do you mean into a nightclub and “Two-hundred dollars? $200?!” sees a beautiful woman sitting at the bar. After an hour of gathering up his courage, he finally goes over to her and asks, tentatively, “Um, would you mind if I chatted with you for a while?” She responds by yelling, at the top of her lungs, “No, I won’t sleep with you tonight!” Everyone in the bar is now staring at them. Naturally, the guy is completely The Caloundra Coast Guard’s Memorial embarrassed and he Wall on Caloundra Headland is providing a slinks back to his table. great way for people to keep their loved After a few minutes, the ones lives in their thoughts. woman walks over to him and apologises. She The Wall was set up on a beautiful spot. smiles at him and says, Anyone can purchase a plaque from The “I’m sorry if I Caloundra Coast Guard, and have it placed embarrassed you. You and kept by them forever. see, I’m a graduate The Memorial Wall provides a living student in psychology memory of friends and loved ones and I’m studying how people respond to Enquiries may be made on embarrassing situations.” To which he responds,

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but that we take steps to minimise their effects so we can bounce back quickly.” “Being disaster resilient means different things to different communities. This is about knowing your own local risks, anticipating what sorts of things could happen in your local area, and making a plan for what you and your family will do if it happens.” Police and Community Safety Minister Jack Dempsey said the initiative would include a new communications campaign aimed at encouraging people to build their own resilience ‘step-by-step’, as well as a funding program to help councils deliver local resilience-building events during a statewide week of activities from October 14 to 20, 2013. “We’ll be encouraging everyone to get involved in October and do something to get themselves, their families, neighbours, businesses, clubs or community groups, prepared and ready for the summer wet season,” Mr Dempsey said. “This will include $2 million in funding for local councils to run their own community events promoting the Get Ready message. “This is just the first step in a multi-year initiative that will see us become the most disaster resilient state in Australia. “It will take a collective effort from all of us to make that happen, but teamwork, tenacity and toughness are hallmarks of the Queensland character and I’m confident we can do it.”

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kerbside collection service that will include a garden waste bin. Selfhauling garden waste to

a waste disposal facility generally costs more than a kerbside collection service. Mayor Mark Jamieson said the new system would enable residents to dispose of organic garden waste from around their homes in a convenient and costeffective way. “From July next year residents will be able to put their garden waste in a lime-lidded wheelie bin and have it collected from their kerbsides every fortnight,” he said. “The new three-bin service will cost around $60 per year for the 55% of households currently without a garden waste bin. For households already using this service, the cost will decrease from the current $75 per annum to around $60. “For the 30% of rate payers currently located outside the proposed service area, or multi-unit dwellings, nothing will

change.” Mayor Jamieson said council’s Waste Minimisation Strategy 2009-2014 recommends council implement a third wheelie bin system for organic waste “Introducing a mandated green waste bin service will enable council to align with state government waste strategies and is a step towards our aim long term aim of diverting 70% of waste from landfills,” he said. “It will extend existing landfill life by up to two years, reduce our carbon emissions, avoid future landfill levies that apply in other states and enhance our efforts to be Australia’s most sustainable region.” Council is currently formulating the policies that will apply to the mandated garden waste service that will be finalised before the service commences in July 2014.

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SENIORS NEWS What do RSPCA foster carers do?

THE foster program is an important part of the RSPCA. Our wonderful foster carers provide temporary care for a wide range of animals in need. Many of these animals are simply too young for desexing and adoption. Others may be injured, sick or have a behavioural issue that needs addressing. Some need care outside of adoption centre opening hours and others have come through our Pet Legacy or Pets in Crisis Programs. Each year, fabulous foster carers from across Queensland care for more than 5000 cats, kittens, puppies, poultry, livestock, horses and pocket pets. These generous people take in foster animals, for anywhere from a few days to many months. Whatever the reason, the same applies to all; a home environment is far more desirable than a concrete pen or wire Pippy & Barkley with carer Lindy cage. A home environment and loving that we may be running short of. foster family allow the animals to grow, How do I join the foster care team? thrive and recover in a much more If you would like to become an RSPCA stress-free and caring situation. Qld Foster Carer, email Who can be a foster carer? fostering@rspcaqld.org.au to request We are looking for people who are an information package and expression advocates for animal welfare; people of interest form (alternately, you can who want to open their hearts and contact the State Foster Care homes to an animal in need of short or Coordinator on 07 3426 9997 to provide long term care. You will need to: your mailing address). You will be Be over 18 years of age; Have a safe invited to Basic Foster Care Training and secure environment for housing and lined up for a property check. animals; Give time and attention to your foster animals; Ensure your own animals are fully vaccinated and compatible with other animals; Have your own reliable transport; Obtain permission from your landlord if renting. Is it difficult to give them back? Saying goodbye to your foster animals can be sad but most foster carers will tell you that the rewards of giving animals another chance in life far outweigh the pain of parting. There are always plenty of animals waiting for a caring temporary home and your role in preparing these animals for their future is a very important one. What is provided? RSPCA Qld provides carers with food, health treatments, veterinary care and equipment (e.g. carry crate, bedding, leads and collars). Carers usually Pumpkin with carer Ron supply kitty litter and anything

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Caloundra Family History Research Inc GUEST speaker at the November general meeting of the Caloundra Family History Research group will be Ms Stephanie Ryan, Senior Family History Librarian from the State Library of Queensland. Her topic will be “SLQ Resources” and will incorporate how to use the facilities of the library, both on-line, and in South Brisbane. This will be particularly useful to researchers over the Christmas break, when Caloundra Family History is closed during December. The meeting commences at 1.30pm on Thursday 21st November, at the Guide Hut in Arthur Street, Caloundra. Earlier in the month, on Thursday 14th November, another of the group’s popular onscreen demonstrations for members will be held from 2pm. It will focus on a number of websites for researchers to access, some well known and others that researchers may not be aware of. Dr Jon Prangnell, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology

into the contents of two reliquaries. Also at the September General Meeting Member Betty Hadland was presented with a Loyalty Award by President, June Balckburn, for her 20 years membership. Further information on the group’s calendar of events, resources, “Caloundra Clipper” journal, activities, plus a map to locate us, is available on our website at www.caloundra familyhistory.org.au. For personal contact Paul Seto & Dr Jon Pragnell about meetings and seminars, phone June on at the School of Social Nudgee Cemetery. Science, UQ, was These were found, along 5493 2679, Chris on 5492 1112 (after hours) or Roz welcomed back to with evidence for the on 5493 1197. You can Caloundra at the use of the place before send an email to the Catholic Church September meeting, when his topic was bought it. Investigations caloundra familyres@y7mail.com “Archaeological were also undertaken Investigations at All Hallows Convent in Ann Street, Brisbane”. In his most informative and interesting presentation, MAROOCHYDORE Aglow will hold its next meeting he explained the on 9th October starting at 9.30am. Meetings take place excavations were at Lifepointe Baptist Church, Wises Road, conducted in the Old Maroochydore. Bleach, to find the A DVD of a message by Graham Cooke will be shown. location of the original Morning tea is served in a friendly atmosphere and grave sites of the first there is an entry cost of $7. Aglow is nuns at the Convent nondenominational and is a world-wide organisation. who are now buried at For further information phone Kath Parry 5478 8034.

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SENIORS NEWS Caloundra model train day

IT is time again for the Caloundra and District Model Railway Association Sale and Display Day to be held on Saturday 12th October from 9.15am to 2pm at the Caloundra Arts Centre Assoc building (North Street, Caloundra) opposite the Oaks Oasis Resort. On display will be train layouts that have been admired at recent model train shows complete with buildings and scenery. It will bring back some childhood memories to many visitors.

The Club has an added attraction on our Display Day with the Display Locos from the Sunshine Coast Railway Modelers Society (Nambour) being on show. Also on show will be two LEGO Displays, an assortment of preloved railway rolling stock, engines, track, buildings and electrics will be on sale. This exhibition has been staged over many years and attracts a wide range of visitors from enthusiasts to beginners as well as families.

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Noosa Transfer Team progress towards the new Council THE major IT contracts that will deliver all of council’s computing and communications requirements into the future have been finalised. Now it is all systems go with testing and configuring the new software to be ready when the doors of the new council open for business on 1 January 2014. Along with organising the IT systems, much of the work of the Noosa Transfer Team to date has been mapping council’s services. This work has been critical in enabling me to develop the interim organisational structure which I will finalise once the Sunshine Coast Council has provided me with a final list of staff that are being transferred to the new council – due early October – I will then be able to start linking staff with positions. The Sunshine Coast Council has now finalised its waste contract and Noosa will remain on its

existing contract until August of next year. The new council will then be able to determine how it wants to proceed with waste management. Along with the Noosa Show, I attended several other community forums and events in the past couple of weeks and al-

ways appreciate the opportunity to hear directly from the community. If there are any individuals, community groups and businesses that would like to meet with me please feel free to contact me at peter.franks@noosa.qld.gov.au. As always, I encourage the community to keep

looking at the Noosa Transfer Team website (www.noosatt.qld.gov.au). This website is being regularly updated and more information is being added as work towards your new Noosa Council is progressed. Source: Peter Franks, Transfer Manager

Sunshine Coast Computer Club Inc MEMBERS of the Sunshine Coast Computer Club enjoy interaction, discussion and encouragement in broadening their knowledge about computer technology. Members take pleasure in learning from or helping others resolve any problems. Friendships are made over the computer or over a cup of tea or coffee Available at all meetings. If for some reason members cannot attend the regular meetings they can still feel they belong to the Club by receiving a weekly e mail bulletin giving news of what tutorial sessions are planned, new equipment and updates, new and revised software, warnings of current scams and how to avoid them and more. A free monthly magazine is published, available to members on the website. This is full of articles by members, reviews, web sites to visit, Minutes of General Meetings etc - all to keep members in touch. The Club Website includes the weekly bulletin, blogs by members on computer subjects, tutorials and a members forum for the questions that arise when members cannot attend meetings. The Sunshine Coast Computer Club meets weekly at Caloundra and Buderim, and monthly at Yandina for the northern end of the Coast. To find out more about when and where the Club meetings are held and how you too can join the Club and get help by telephoning the Club Information Line 54921005, 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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SENIORS NEWS New $2 coin commemorates Queen’s coronation in 1953 nation. The coin is the second colourful coin the RAM has issued for circulation. The first was a $2 coin with a red poppy released in October 2012. Two million Coronation $2 coins are being re-

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PUT down those self-help books, ditch the trashy novels and read the greatest writers in the English language if you need a lift. The works of Shakespeare and Wordsworth are ‘’rocketboosters’’ to the brain and better therapy than selfimprovement guides, researchers have discovered. Academics at Liverpool University found that reading the works of the Bard and other classical writers had a beneficial effect on the mind, by catching the reader ’s attention and triggering moments of self-reflection. Using

scanners, they monitored the brain activity of volunteers as they read pieces by Shakespeare, Wordsworth, T.S. Eliot and others. They then ‘’translated’’ the texts into more ‘’straightforward’’,

modern language and again monitored the readers’ brains as they read the words. Scans showed that the more ‘’challenging’’ prose and poetry set off far more electrical activity in the brain.

Scientists were able to study the brain activity as readers responded to each word and noticed how it ‘’lit up’’ as they encountered unusual words, surprising phrases or difficult sentence structure. This ‘’lighting up’’ of the mind lasted longer than the initial electrical spark, shifting the brain to a higher gear and encouraging further reading. The research also found that poetry, in particular, increased activity in the right hemisphere of the brain, an area concerned with ‘’autobiographical memory’’, helping the reader to reflect on and reappraise their own experiences in light of what they had read. The academics said this meant the classics were more useful than self-help

books. U3A Noosa has a Shakespeare reading group co-ordinated by Robin Mouat. An eclec-

tic group of participants meets every Wednesday morning to immerse themselves in the plays of

Shakespeare; along the way they also stimulate the grey matter and challenge themselves.

Pension increases September 2013 FROM 20 September 2013 pension rates will increase in line with cost of living increases. This will result in an increase of $18.70 per fortnight for those on a single Age Pension and $14.00 each for those who have a partner. Also from 20 September, the income and assets tests will be adjusted again which means eligible Austra-

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ONE in 3 men over 50 have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) commonly known as an enlarged prostate, this number rises to nearly 80% of men when they reach 70. While BPH is not fatal like prostate cancer, it can cause a lot of pain and inconveniences. Common symptoms are frequent and painful urination, and for some cases sexual performance is affected. It is no wonder that we have reached epidemic proportions, yet so few men talk openly about it. For those who have approached their doctors for advice, more often than not, an effective treatment is quickly and conveniently made available. Surgery is usually the last-resort due to the unpleasant nature of the side-effects such as incontinence and impotence. Most cases can be adequately treated with orally taken over-the-counter medication such as the popular Magnus Shield, developed and distributed by Graminex Australia. According to Mr. Indra, spokesperson for Graminex

Australia, men in general do tend to be tight-lipped about their current condition. “Its normal for men to feel uncomfortable talking about their prostate and their symptoms (of BPH), that’s okay, we understand, “says Indra, who does his best to personally answer questions from individual callers. He has spoken to many concerned wives whose husbands are reluctant to acknowledge the issue. The key to this problem, he believes is to slowly encourage a culture where men should not feel ashamed to talk about their medical condition, especially if it concerns their “personal equipment”. “Eventually we hope to get more men to come forward and share about their prostate issues. This is our way of showing our support for this common condition”, says Indra. Trevor Cottle, who is in charge of running the regular meetings with his prostate support group in Box Hill, Victoria, underwent prostate surgery 8 years ago and lost his brother to prostate cancer, feels the same. He added, “ the prostate support groups have been formed by men, for men, who are interested in prostate health issues and want to do something about.” For enquiries about joining a prostate support group, visit www.magnusprime.com for more information. For enquires about Magnus Shield, call 1300 760 627.

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THE Queensland Government has decided to end the use of registration stickers for light vehicles up to 4.5 tonnes from 1 October 2014. The decision will bring Queensland into line with most other Australian states which have already abandoned stickers. Registration labels were first introduced in Queensland in 1932. Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said advances in technology meant the detection of unregistered vehicles could be done using number plate recognition, rather than citing a sticker on the front windscreen. “The key issue in making this decision was to be satisfied that there will not be an increase in the number of unregistered vehicles in Queensland,” he said. “Once the labels are no longer required, the public will be able to check the registration status of their vehicle online or by calling the TMR call centre.”

Computer Tricks & Tips Say Goodbye To The Mouse When Steve Jobs, the late founder of Apple, first saw a version of the computer mouse he was amazed. He instantly knew he was looking at the future of computing and no personal computer has shipped without one since. But how times change. In 2007 Apple launched the iPhone and three years later the iPad. These two devices have changed the way we interact with computers forever. Six years and seven hundred million devices later there are more touch screen phones and tablets sold than personal computers. And how do we control them? As Steve Jobs said “We’re going to use the best pointing device in the world. And we are all born with them. We are going to use our fingers.” This simple decision to forgo the mouse has allowed these devices to be incredibly portable and powerful. There has never been an easier way to control anything. Its natural to use and by applying simple intuition we instinctively know what to touch. By combining a few fingers the level of control is absolutely amazing. Spreading two fingers on the screen zooms in on the photo you are looking at. A quick double tap with your finger and the text you are reading magically becomes larger. The mouse served us well despite the love-hate relationship we have had with it. The mouse brought computers into our homes but now its time to say goodbye. Its time to welcome the fast, easy, responsive interaction that comes with touching exactly what you want with your finger. The best pointing device has always been our fingers. Colin Dunkerley regularly presents free demonstrations of the iPad to Retirement Villages, Computer Clubs & Probus Clubs throughout the Sunshine Coast. Call 041 44 10 100 to book Colin for your club or retirement village. www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au


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SENIORS NEWS The time of your life BABY boomers know they are survivors, instigators and forward thinkers. The generation born between 1946 and 1964 has endured dramatic social changes including women’s lib, sexual free-

dom and the introduction of technology. It’s time for revenge. History shows the kids of the ‘50s and ‘60s created a new era in music, fashion and fun despite parental disapproval. Baby

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SENIORS NEWS Kawana Senior Citizens Inc – The Friendly Seniors Club

DURING Senior’s Week many Kawana Seniors enjoyed a Concert in the Life Church at Warana featuring Wayne Wiltshire, the Hot Ginger Chorus and the Bronte Brothers Band, as well as the Guest Speaker Pastor Ashley Goode. A delicious morning tea was served during the morning. The photo shows two Kawana Seniors Ken and Jean, with Soloist Wayne

and the Senior’s Concert Organizer Margie. A day trip to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers in September and a day bus trip to the Police Training Horses at Moggil, in Brisbane, also a ten day coach trip to Floriade in Canberra with Peter, a 10 day train trip to Cairns and an overnight Coach Trip to Grafton for the Jacaranda Festival, all planned. A trip to a

Petrie Park Pottery Group PETRIE Park Pottery Group meets every Thursday morning at 9:15 am in Nambour. Beginners welcome. Friendly community orientated group. $25 for six months membership, or come along to see if it is for you for only $2.50 a week. Be creative with clay and have fun. Come and join us. Call Jenny on 0421 317 175 for more details.

Senior’s Concert is still in the early stages and these trips are offered to all Members of the Kawana Seniors by their very active Trip Coordinator Eileen. Cost of being in this Friendly Senior’s Club is just $3.00 per morning & yearly subs of $5. Each morning you will receive a Lucky Door Ticket that could win you spins on their wheel or one of 2 fruit trays as well as a meat tray raffle. The Kawana Seniors, start at 9.30 am. Thursday Mornings, with musical entertainment and a delightful morning tea to follow. Indoor Bowls, Hoy and Bingo Games are played throughout the morning. Join this very Friendly Senior’s Club, who meet at the Kawana Community Hall, just behind the Kawana Shopping World in Nanyima St. Buddina, near the Kawana Library. Please phone their President, Mavis Farmer at 5493 3545, for any enquires, about this very active Seniors Club of Kawana Waters. If you are lonely, come along and meet other local seniors and join in the fun. Members come from all over the Sunshine Coast – Sippy Downs, Mountain Creek, Glenfields, M o o l o o l a b a , Maroochydore, Minyama, Buddina, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla & Currimundi. Any seniors of the Sunshine Coast are made very welcome.

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SENIORS NEWS Looking after our ageing population WITH an ageing population in Australia, RSL Care’s Tantula Rise retirement community at Alexandra Headland is continually responding to the changing and individual needs of its residents. Offering a range of accommodation and seniors support services, RSL Care has noticed an increase in residents within their independent retirement community who have a partner or spouse requiring community or low/high residential care. RSL Care Retirement Living Manager Jill Carter said residents were attracted to RSL Care’s Tantula Rise integrated living options, designed to keep couples and the tight knit community together for as long as possible. “We are one of only a few providers to feature independent retirement living on the same site as residential care and HomeCare support services,” Ms Carter said. “This means our residents can access as many or as few services as they need to support their ongoing wellbeing into the future while staying close to their loved ones and friends, in the one community.” RSL Care celebrates 75 years of caring for the community this year, and is proud to offer a range of retirement accommodation options to all members of the community, along with ex-servicemen and women. Most of RSL Care’s retirement communities feature both independent units and aged care accommodation on the same site, which for many couples, allows

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them to stay together, despite one partner requiring more intensive support. At RSL Care’s Tantula Rise community, residents enjoy a warm and friendly community with the comfort of security and support. RSL Care’s HomeCare services can also provide residents with cleaning and medical assistance, transportation and much more. To find out more about RSL Care’s range of retirement options, visit www.rslcare.com.au or call one of their consultants on 1300 558 648 to start making the most of your future today.

Suncoasters THE Dance Centre at 260 Dixon Rd, Buderim (near the motorway end) is offering you the opportunity to come along and enjoy the easy mental and physical exercise in a social atmosphere which modern square dancing can give. If you join a square you join a circle of friends. Come along and give it a go on Tuesdays at 6.30pm and Wednesdays at 9.30am, two left feet are no problem – no fancy dress or partner needed. Just wear comfortable casual clothing, closed in nonslip shoes and a positive attitude. Suncoasters is a friendly social club and you will learn the steps in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There is no dancing involved, it’s all just walking, not strenuous, but you exercise your mind and body at the same time. If you’re unsure whether you’d like to try it, just come along and have a look – no charge. If you decide to join in, it’s just $7 per person per session – you choose how many sessions you want to join. For more information, call Nev or Bev 5445 1238, or just come along and ask when you’re there.

Community Health MAROOCHYDORE Community Health is offering a free 3 hour workshop to help people affected by bowel or bladder leakage better self manage the problem enabling them to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. The workshop will be held on Thursday 17 October from 1.00pm to 4.00pm at the Maroochydore Community Health Centre, 100 Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore. Reservations are essential, phone Janet Hutchinson on 5450 4759.

Residents at Noosa Nursing Centre’s Sovereign Lodge performed their “Sit and Be Fit” Concert for Seniors Week. Diversional Therapist Susan Tilley (front) said not only do the residents keep fit with the seated exercise and dance routine, we also have a lovely morning of fun and laughter.

8th National Over 60/70 Cricket Championships THE 8 th National Over 60s Cricket Championships has concluded on the Sunshine Coast with the four finals being played at Maroochydore Cricket Club. Over four hundred competitors and two hundred supporters came from all Australian states, the ACT and NZ and competed from Landsborough in the south to Tewantin-Noosa in the north. In Division 1 a closely fought final between arch rivals NSW Waratahs and Qld Maroons saw the home team record a narrow win and take out the Division 1 final for the second time in four years. NSW batted first and recorded a competitive total of 195 with a loss of 5 wickets. Qld started cautiously in the run chase and was 2 for 52 after 50 overs. Pressure was building on the Qld players to lift the run rate. Qld skipper Ross Chapman and new recruit to the team, Patrick Logue from Bundaberg combined for a match winning partnership as both players retired at 40. The Maroons went on to record a victory with one over to spare. Division 2 and 3 were both won by NSW and in Division 4, Victoria Over 70A Team recorded a good

win. At the Championship Dinner, the inaugural National Over 60s touring team to South Africa was announced, with the team including seven Queenslanders. Ross Chapman from Gympie was named Vice Captain for the fourteen match/twenty-five day tour. Other Queenslanders in the team include Nev and Brian Kratzmann from the South Burnett, Gill Chapman and Col Cooke from Brisbane and Patrick Logue from Bundaberg. Local spin bowler and Championship organiser Kerry Emery was named in the squad. It is reported that he will be playing cricket in the local cricket competition with Maroochydore Cricket Club after a twenty year break to get some much needed match fitness. The Championships on the Sunshine Coast received high praise from all players and has ignited great interest in Seniors Cricket in Queensland for the Over 60s and 70s. It would not have been possible without the support of its sponsors including Cricket Australia, Sunshine Coast Council and Sunshine Coast Destinations.

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Buderim VIEW Club BUDERIM VIEW Club will be holding its Luncheon Meeting at 11 am on Wednesday 2nd October at Clio’s, 246 Petrie Creek Road,Rosemount. VIEW Clubs are a valued part of The Smith Family and our October speaker Karen O’Halloran will provide an opportunity to learn more about VIEW and The Smith Family. Karen will give us an update on The Smith Family Learning for Life programmes on the Sunshine Coast. Appropriately our theme for this luncheon is “Back to School” and you are welcome to wear your old school uniform to lunch if you feel inclined! We also offer a monthly social activity which provides a good opportunity to make new friends. In September we will walk along the Coolum Boardwalk and stop for Morning Tea at the Surf Club and in October our outing will be Lunch in Cotton Tree.If you would like to join us at this luncheon or if you would like more information about Buderim VIEW please call Gay at 5445 2224. We offer a warm welcome to guests and new members. For Luncheon bookings or cancellations, please call by 6 pm on the Sunday before the Luncheon.

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SENIORS NEWS National Seniors Aust Caloundra City NATIONAL Seniors Australia (NSA) is the largest organisation representing Australians aged 50 and over. The Caloundra City branch meets at the rear function room Currimundi Hotel, Buderim Street, Currimundi every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9.30am. Ample parking is available.

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Pomona & District Community House AGM WE invite you to come and join our great team and take this opportunity to contribute to your community. We are seeking new committee members. Mentoring is available for executive roles. All wel-

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WITH the swearing in of the new executive committee for the club, we have been kept very busy. Our new president for this year is Esther Frizzo and she has outlined a very interesting framework for us this year. We have had the pleasure of enjoying the company of many visiting members from other clubs as well as visitors from our own area. Gweneth Brooks along with Chris Magee and Kerry Gilliam paid a visit to Glasshouse Country Care in early August. They entertained the members with bush poetry, the reading of a very funny play, bring all the characters to life through different voices and a story about a teddy bear that had survived for 66 years with his owner and how his presence fitted in with her life. Several members have been on holi-

days stretching all over the world and they weave great stories of their adventures. At our last meeting on 22nd August, members competed in two sections of presentation speeches of speaking off the cuff on a given subject and giving their views on a presentation speech by a visiting toastmaster from Bribie Island. It was a great speech about a new bride coping with her first meal for the in-laws. Our next meeting will be at 9.15am on the 12th September 2013 in the hall behind Church on the Rise, Peachester Road, Beerwah where club members will be competing with very funny stories in the Humourous Section and in the International Speech Contest that will test the mettle of public speaking at its best. It promises to be a very entertaining morning. Make a date to come along and be thoroughly entertained.

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SENIORS NEWS Kawana Waters VIEW Club

AN invitation is extended to all ladies to attend the next Luncheon Meeting for Kawana Waters VIEW Club to be held on Wednesday, 23rd October at Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Buderim. Time: 11 for 11.30 a.m. The election of Office Bearers for 2014 will take place at this lunch meeting and also Jacqui Deane from the STEMM Program will be presented with the food donations we have collected for members of this valuable and worthwhile program. Non-members and visitors always warmly welcomed to any of our functions. Our Social Outing for this month is on Wednesday 9th October. This will be a picnic lunch at Maleny Botanical Gardens. (Unfortunately last month’s picnic had to be postponed). Entry fee is $11.00. Bring your own picnic lunch or perhaps you can get together with friends and bring a picnic basket. Car sharing is

available with designated meeting spots in Maroochydore and Kawana. These are magnificent and spectacular gardens and the perfect place to spend a relaxing day. For information regarding this outing please phone Barbara on 5479 6950. Date Claimer: 5th November 2013. Kawana Waters VIEW Club will be having a Melbourne Cup Function. These are always enjoyable days. For details and bookings please phone Barbara 5479 6950. Our Club is a friendship group for women of all ages who enjoy meeting and making new friends. We have our luncheon meeting, with a Guest Speaker, on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Headland Golf Club, Buderim, plus a monthly social get-together at a variety of destinations around the Sunshine Coast. If you enjoy good company in a relaxed atmosphere please join us, a warm welcome is as-

sured. VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women. Kawana Waters VIEW Club is part of VIEW Clubs of Australia and supports the work of The Smith Family which enables disadvantaged Australian children and young people to get the opportunities they need to fully participate in their education and create better futures for themselves. For any information about VIEW, or to make a lunch booking, please phone Pat on 5493 7137.

Caloundra Woodworking Club – Open Days

THE Caloundra Woodworking Club annual Open Days will be held on Saturday 12th October 9.00am to 2.00pm and Sunday 13th October from 9:00am to 1:00 pm. There will be examples of wood carving, general woodworking, pyrography, wood turning and scroll sawing on display. In addition there will be items for sale and also the very popular raffle each day with many beautiful handcrafted prizes to be won. Morn-

ing tea and a sausage sizzle will be available for purchase. Entry is by gold coin donation. The open days will be held in the club rooms. Enter at southern end of Ulm Street near Plover Parade or via 9 George Street, Caloundra (at the rear of the STEPS complex). For more information please call the club rooms: Ph: 5437 2007 Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 12.00 noon.

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EVERY day in Australia, around 50 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer. This is why Australians come together each October to show their support for Cancer Council through Pink Ribbon Day, Girls’ Night In and other Pink Ribbon Fundraisers. “A diagnosis of breast or gynaecological cancer can be a traumatic experience that can severely disrupt a woman’s family and working life, however cancer outcomes for many women are improving,” said Cancer Council Australia’s CEO Professor Ian Olver. “By participating in Pink Ribbon Day or a Pink Ribbon Fundraiser, the public can help Cancer Council provide support services to improve the quality of life for those affected by women’s cancers, along with research into potential new treatments and prevention measures.” Throughout October you can show your support by registering to sell merchandise, hold a Pink Ribbon Fundraiser, volunteer or donate. Funds raised go to vital cancer research, prevention programs and support services such as Cancer Council Helpline. For more information go to pinkribbonday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.

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COFFEE Mornings on third Wednesday of each month: 18 September 2013 - Who you are is how you research with Judith Whale; 16th October 2013 - Deciphering old handwriting with Mary Bishop; 20th November 2013 – Unusual and interesting facts about the wars and some who served with Russell Phipps 10am till 12 noon. All welcome for a round table coffee morning at our fantastic Genealogy Resource Centre in Petrie Park, Nambour. Come and share your interest in family history, share ideas, ask questions, have a chat and a cuppa. Cost $5.00 Melbourne Cup High Tea Luncheon on Tuesday 5th November. Lucky door prize, Sweeps, In house games – Tickets $10. Sunshine Coast Historical and Genealogical Resource Centre Inc Petrie Park Road, Nambour (Opposite the swimming pool) Telephone 07 5441 4266. www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au

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SENIORS NEWS Head to the Nambour Library 100 year celebrations HEAR ye, hear ye – the community is invited to take a step back in time and join in the 100 year celebrations of Nambour Library on 3 October from 10am to noon. Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson said he would like to invite the community to join him in celebrating Nambour Library’s 100 year anniversary, which marks a significant milestone in the history of our region. “I feel it is important that we take time out of our busy lives to acknowledge how far Nambour

has progressed over the past 100 years and to celebrate our heritage,” he said. “On 3 October 1913 Nambour Library commenced operating a Library and public reading room from the Town Hall in Currie Street. Unfortunately the original library and other historic buildings were destroyed by a fire in 1929, with the current Nambour Library building opened in 1986. “There is no doubt that libraries have played a significant hand in shaping our informed, in-

volved and educated community. “They are welcoming and vibrant meeting spaces where people from all walks of life come together to interact, connect, learn and explore.” Cr Rogerson said the 100 year celebration will provide an opportunity for library patrons and the wider community to reminisce and share their fond memories of Nambour. I know I will be personally reminded of the many occasions when my family and I have visited the Nambour Library.

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“Those attending the cel- the unveiling of a heri- Visit council’s library for information about the ebrations will also have tage print of Nambour’s website at http:// Region’s Heritage Library an opportunity to write a Currie Street circa 1913.” library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au Collection. personalised message in a book to commemorate this auspicious occasion. This book will be added to Council’s Heritage LiAT STRATHGORDON brary collection and there The Gentle Giants and their Tiny Cousins. will be a selection of historical pieces on display,” Meet them, feed them and photograph them. he said. Working demonstrations. $7.00 per person “There will be some great Group Bookings Only Heavy horse memorabilia. prizes awarded for the best dressed early 1900’s Learn the history of horses. costumes and people can Visit our gift shop. join in some ‘old school’ fun with games such as Harry & Marlene Churches hopscotch and quoits. “The morning would not be complete without a Woodford Qld birthday cake cutting and

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fore I started working at Kunda Park, my passion grows each day. We get a lot of excess bric-a-brac that is too large to distribute to other shops. So there are lots of new and exciting donations - every day is like Christmas in a way!” Ms Stanley said. “I wanted to join the Lifeline family because of the ethos behind Lifeline and the great feeling you get knowing that you are helping people in need.” “I would encourage people to embrace volunteering at any age. Not only are volunteers giving their time, but they get a lot back: skills, and a foot in the door with Lifeline, or a reference for future employment.” Ms Stanley said. If you think you have the skills and motivation to become volunteer, please contact Wendy Stanley on 5409 1410. For more information on the Lifeline Shops, visit www.lifelineshops.com.

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SENIORS NEWS Noosa U3A NO-ONE can ever claim Noosa U3A is boring while it continues to offer so much to make life both fun and stimulating no matter what your age. Now with increasing numbers under retirement age attending most of the functions and even several classes, this vibrant organisation has seen a boost in membership numbers to almost 700. All social activities are open to the public but bookings are advisable. Returning by popular demand is the exciting Oktoberfest on Saturday 5 October from 10am to 3pm at U3A House, 64 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin. Phone 5440 5500 to book. Of course there will be German Cakes, German Bratwurst and Bockwurst (Frankfurter), Leberkäse and Sauerkraut along with German Beer, non alcoholic Beer, Wine, Champagne, Orange juice and sparkling water. Coffee and Cake are served in the Garden Café. Come prepared to sing and dance to Bavarian Music in the Biergarten. The Ubud-Dasa Bali trip leaves on 10 October for two weeks led by Eileen Walder and Phil Brown. The 12 travellers from both Noosa and the Sunshine Coast U3A will see aspects of ‘The Island of the Gods” most tourists miss. Eileen and husband David have spent many years getting to know the Balinese of the South East, supporting soccer teams, equipping a kindergarten and helping im-

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poverished villages. Phil has lived in Indonesia and regularly visits Bali for the annual Ubud Writers’ Festival. The group will make a video of their trip to

present at a Travellers’ Talk early next year. Noosa U3A always welcomes visitors to call in, ask questions, look around or attend any function.

Glasshouse Country VIEW Club

ON 4th September, 2013, 18 of our ladies braved the very windy and cool weather and met at Ewen Maddock Dam. A hot cuppa and some delicious morsels to munch on was the first priority, and then Michael Fiechtner from SEQ Water gave us a very informative talk about the dam and surrounding water grid. Pat Paddick was our raffle winner and then Michael handed out brochures and answered our questions. Janet then presented him with a Certificate of Appreciation and a small gift. After packing up, we all went for a walk along the boardwalk before heading home. Thanks Janet for organising our speaker and setting up our tables with cute blue checked cloths. Our next outing on 2nd October will be a “pretend” High Tea at Poppies Bed and Breakfast at Mooloolah. If you wish to go to this outing please ring Elaine on 5493 3935.Three of our members attended the National View Convention held at Jupiter ’s on the Gold Coast from 13 th to 15thSeptember, 2013. Women will add their voices to debate matters of national concern and hear from notable Australian women. View is a valued part of the Smith Family, committed to working with disadvantaged Australian children to transform their lives through education. Since 1960 there are more than 19,600 members from 350 clubs, contributing more than 50,000 hours of volunteering and raising more than $1 for the Smith Family every year. If you wish to join our club please ring Margaret on 54352172.

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CALOUNDRA Family History Research Inc., a local non-for-profit group, urgently needs to find a new home. We are seeking help from the public and local businesses to find somewhere for us to set up our research facility. We have a large collection of books and resources, so need a good-sized, secure area for our library, as well as space to set up four computer work stations. Access to a telephone line (for the computers) is needed, even if it is only a line into the building. Ideally we would like a meeting area as part of or adjacent to the research area for our monthly meetings, seminars etc. We are currently based in central Caloundra and we would like to remain in this area, but all options will be considered. If anyone is able to help with our search, please contact June Blackburn 5493 2679 or Valerie Thornton 5437 3879. www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au


SENIORS NEWS Painting finds good home at Nambour Museum Club’s annual reunion lunch, Operation Bulimba veteran and the club’s president, Mr Gordon Wallace, presented the painting to the Nambour Museum. The painting depicts Corporal H F McLachlan of the 2/15th Battalion winning the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) in Operation Bulimba which took place on 1 September, 1942, near Tel el Eisa, Egypt. “The Nambour Museum is a ‘good home’ for the battalion’s memorabilia,” Mr Wallace said. Gordon Wallace and Clive Plater. (Photo by David Laurie) Mr Wallace is a veteran of the battle in which A painting with special picting Operation Bulimba Clive Plater recently. significance for the fought in 1942, was pre- Mr Plater said at the 2/15th Clive’s uncle, Les (Sandy) Nambour Museum, de- sented to its president Battalion Remembrance Plater was fatally

Amateur theatrical group to raise funds for Mapleton community ’12 Angry Jurors’ is an intriguing play by Reginald Rose. The setting is a murder trial of a teenage boy. Everyone seems anxious to condemn the boy without much discussion so they can all go home and get out of the heat. However when the first vote is cast, there appears to be one hold-out, a juror who feels that the boy’s fate deserves at least a little bit of discussion. She casts her not-guilty vote to force a debate. As the action unfolds the foibles, prejudices, personal struggles and bigotry of the jury members are brought to the forefront. The Blackall Range Players are an amateur theatrical group who live locally on the Blackall Range and have

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wounded. “Last year the museum held a special Remembrance Service attended by Mr Wallace and Keith Payne, VC,

OAM, to mark the 70th anniversary of this three hour battle that cost the battalion 61 men, killed or fatally wounded,” Mr

Plater said. Mr Wallace said he hoped more of the battalion’s memorabilia will be arriving at the museum in the new future.

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come together to perform the play in order to raise funds for the Mapleton Library, Mapleton Gym and the Mapleton RSL Sub Branch. Produced and directed by Jane Curtis and husband Michael Curtis, the play will be staged on Friday 4th and Friday 11th October at 6.30pm (BYO food & drinks) and on Saturday 5 th October at 2.30pm (Devonshire Tea $5 or BYO)at the Kureelpa Hall. Tickets for all are $25.00. The theme will be the 1950s and there will be prizes for the best-dressed at each performance. Tickets are available at Mapleton Library from 2-5pm weekdays and on Saturdays from 10-12pm. Phone Nicolee Lambert on 0417 792 730 for more details.

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Laguna Estate - a lifestyle choice

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

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

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SENIORS NEWS Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group

THE previous very capable Office Bearers were returned at the recent AGM of Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group with Bev Warner as President and Margaret Rickard as Vice President. Georgina Day was again elected as Treasurer and also Julie Kinloch as Secretary. “Budgeting Tips for Family Research” will be another workshop in this years series given by Bev Warner on Saturday, 5th October at 1.00pm. A General Meeting will follow the talk and afternoon tea at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy where visitors are always welcome. The Group will take part in the Garage Sale Trail to be held on Saturday, 26th October. Sunshine Coast Council is encouraging sustainability and recycling with this event so come along to see what you can find at 41 Miva Street from6.00am to 1.00pm. In August some of our researchers made the trip to Queensland Family History Society at Gaythorne. We all appreciated the help from their members which made it a very worthwhile and interesting visit. The Research Room at Cooroy is open from 9.30am to 1.00pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, there are always enthusiastic librarians on duty to help with family research or answer local history questions. Two subscription internet sites are available to give worldwide coverage as well as other Australian resources.

RESIDENTS at Halcyon’s over 50s communities at Bli Bli, Caloundra and Hope Island were a force to be reckoned with at the recent inaugural Sunshine Coast Marathon events with several entrants securing a top five spot in their respective age groups. They took out a top five place in every age group over the age of 60 for the five and 10 kilometre events. “Everyone who participated put in a solid six months of planning and training and they all did so well,” said Halcyon Parks Caloundra community manager Kate Clark, who assisted the team in preparing for the event. “There was a real sense of fun and camaraderie amongst the team which is really what the day was all about for us.” Mrs Clark said in preparation for the marathon events, many home owners nominated personal health goals such as weight loss, increasing mobility or lowering cholesterol levels which armed them to approach the challenge in top physical shape.

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AGLOW - Sunshine Coast will meet at 9.30am on Friday 13th September, in the CWA hall, Kalinga Street, Caloundra. Aglow is an international Christian organisation and is in 172 nations. People from all denominations are made welcome. Come along, bring a friend and enjoy an inspirational message and worship. Our speaker is Joyce Sharman. We are also having a team of young people from Papua New Guinea. Entry includes morning tea. For more information contact Isabella: 5476 8463 or Dorothy: 5476 4190.

Sunshine Coast Ladies Probus Club MEMBERS and visitors are warmly invited to attend the next general meeting of our friendly Club which will be held onFriday, October 4. Meetings are held in the Headland Bowls Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim at 9.30 for 10.00am. Guest Speaker will be Marlene Deller from the Floral Art Society of Caloundra. For further information please phone Pat on 5445 6329

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BUDERIM Garden Club is holding the annual Buderim Garden Festival on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on both days. Flower shows in Buderim have been held annually for over 60 years and were once the social event of the year, with the local ladies adorned in hats and gloves to meet their friends for afternoon tea on the verandah at the 2.00 o’clock opening. It later became the Buderim Garden Festival with the introduction of “open gardens’. The Festival is being held in October this year because gardens are changing from spring annuals to more tropical exotics and this will provide for brighter garden displays and a more extensive range of exhibits in the flower show. The Jacarandas will also be at their best in October. The theme for this year’s Festival is “Buderim Blooms” and the weekend will consist of the following. The Spring Flower Show, Photographic Competition and Growers’ Plant Market at Buderim War Memorial Hall, Garden Sculpture Exhibition at Buderim Craft Cottage, 7 Open Gardens across Buderim. All that for one admission price of $15.00. Light refreshments will also be available on site. A bus will take people around the gardens, leaving the hall at 10.00am and 1.30pm on Saturday and 11.00am on Sunday at a cost of $10.00.

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AS many people had expected Australia now has a new Liberal/National Government. While it’s dangerous to ascribe too much in terms of their economic impact to elections in Australia as either side of politics are not radically different from each other in their core beliefs – there was perhaps more riding on this election than usual given the difficult period of minority government over the past three years and the more uncertain environment the Australian economy has now found itself in. This article looks at what is expected in terms of the economy and the share market. Putting aside the usual global influences it’s likely that over time the response in financial markets to the change of government will be positive, particularly for the share market. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, over the last 30 years Australian shares have generally risen after Federal elections. Secondly, over the post World War 2 period the average annual return from Australian shares (capital growth plus dividends) under Coalition Governments has been 13.2% pa as opposed to 9.9% pa under Labor Governments. Some might argue though that the Labor Governments led by Whitlam and Rudd/Gillard had the misfortune to be affected by the global stagflation of the 1970s and the GFC. The reformist Hawke/ Keating period from 1983 to 1996 certainly defied conventional perceptions that conservative governments are always better for shares. However, it

can be seen that Liberal/ National governments have seen solid and reasonably stable average returns from shares and this may reflect a more business friendly policy approach. Thirdly, we have now seen the end of a period of destabilising and uncertain minority government in Australia which has not been good for confidence. Finally, Coalition policies with a focus on cutting taxes, refocusing government spending on productivity enhancing infrastructure, smaller government and less regulation promise to be business friendly, which should be positive for confidence and the economy. This is particularly so given that business confidence is running at sub-par levels. Overall, this suggests a favourable reaction from investment markets. What are the risks? But, there are qualifications. First, the strong performance of Australian shares in August relative to global shares may have already partly factored in the change in Government. Second, the favourable boost to con-

fidence and longer term growth may be offset in the months ahead if the new Government chooses to go hard in terms of cutting spending. Finally, and most importantly, the Senate may thwart the Government’s program. Whilst the Coalition clearly won control of the House of Representatives, the Senate won’t necessarily respect any claims that it has a “mandate”. The current Senate that sits until June next year is controlled by Labor and the Greens and is very unlikely to pass legislation to abolish the carbon and mining taxes. Vote counting for the new Senate that will sit from July is yet to be finalised, but it looks like the Coalition will need the support of a variety of independents and minor parties with varying views to get its program through. With most of the minor parties to the right of the Coalition, the new Government has some chance of success. But hopefully this won’t lead to a bunch of concessions and giveaways that are not in the national interest. Failure to reach

agreement could mean a double dissolution election, although that is looking a bit less likely. Share market sectors and companies likely to benefit include the miners (from the abolition of the mining & carbon taxes), heavy carbon emitters, engineering and contracting companies (from the infrastructure program), companies that provide salary packaging and car leases (as car FBT changes won’t proceed) and small businesses. The $A may also be a beneficiary, although given the need for a lower $A to help the economy adjust as the mining sector slows this would only bring forth more RBA rate cuts which would offset any positive impact on the currency. A boost to consumer confidence may also boost the recovering housing market. This was perhaps evident recently with auction clearances surging in both Sydney and Melbourne, albeit helped by lower listings owing to the poll. With this new environment in place and the potential for continued growth, now could be a good time to seek finan-

Buderim National Seniors

National Seniors Buderim new Committee

AT our recent Annual General Meeting, a new Committee was elected. We also had an interesting talk on identity theft, internet fraud and protection of credit cards by Gary from Happy Hearts. All over 50’s are welcome to join our group, meeting usually 4th Monday of the month at Buderim Bowls Club. Phone John 5456 1370.

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THE Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) Noosa Branch is a not for profit organisation working for the interests of self-funded and partially selffunded retirees or those about to retire. It has over 8,000 members in 65 branches across Australia. The Noosa Branch has served the local community for over 20 years and is the second largest branch in Qld. Next General Meeting - Thursday 10 October, from 9:45 am for 10am start South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Road, Noosaville. Topic: “Income? Growth? Or Both?” Speaker is Roger Leaning, Executive Director, RBS Morgans, Brisbane. $5 pp inc morning tea. Visitors very welcome. Call 5448 2985 for further info or email airnoosa secretary@ hotmail. com.

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Beautiful PELICAN WATERS Caloundra Framers Market THE Caloundra Country & Farmers Market is on this Sunday from 6am to 12 noon, at the Currimundi State School, 17 Buderim St, Currimundi. There is Coins, collectables, books, Art, hand-crafts and hand-made clothes. Plenty of fruit and Asian Vegetables, Maleny yoghurt

and cheeses, Fresh bread, cakes and jam, and lots of plants. Have coffee and breakfast, and a Treasure Hunt in the car-boot sales. New stall-holders welcome. Supporting the Dicky Beach Surf Lifesaving Club for further details please phone 0401 482 949.

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CALOUNDRA Cruise is celebrating 10 years by commencing a new Saturday cruise to add to its flotilla of award winning choices. Make the most of your Saturday from September 2013 with our brand new “Lunch Explorer” cruise, taking in the beautiful Pumicestone Passage Marine Park. Departs Maloja Jetty, Caloundra at 10.30am every Saturday. Enjoy a buffet lunch of Mooloolabah prawns, gourmet sandwiches, home made dessert, as well as other excellent

local produce, while “at anchor” in a tranquil bay. Have a drink and share a joke with our Tour Guide and the Captain as you glide through the smooth waters of the Marine Park. BYO alcohol. $70.00 adult. $68.00 Concession. Have you got a Birthday coming up and run out of ideas? Our boat is just perfect, also, for a Private Birthday or Anniversary cruise, for about 45 guests. See the website for details or give us a call on 54928280.

Caloundra City National Seniors

NATIONAL Seniors Australia (NSA) is the largest organisation representing Australians aged 50 and over. The Caloundra City branch meets at the rear function room Currimundi Hotel, Buderim Street, Currimundi every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9.30am. Ample parking is available. Friendship, interesting speakers, local outings and other activities are offered. All over 50’s on the Sunshine Coast are cordially invited to attend and become part of this fun community group. Visitors from NSA are also welcome. Phone Fran on 5444 8347.

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Beautiful PELICAN WATERS It’s all about the waterways

IF you are a boating enthusiast then Pelican Waters at Caloundra is the place for you. Pelican Waters has long been regarded as the Sunshine Coast’s waterfront lifestyle of choice. Pelican Waters is minutes from some of the world’s best beaches. Craggy headlands, offshore reefs, pounding surf, secluded bays and protected waterways provide a never-ending variety of playgrounds for water lovers. With its proximity to the open waters of Pumicestone Passage and ocean access on your doorstep this water based community is one of a kind.

How did Pelican Waters come about?

Henzells Real Estate agency in Caloundra c.1970. The Henzell family had the vision to open up the Pelican Waters area for home development. Picture courtesy of Sunshine Coast Libraries.

THE history of Pelican Waters starts in 1946 with Roy Henzell senior, who came across 800 hectares (2000 acres) of land for sale stretching back from Golden Beach on the Pumicestone Passage just outside Caloundra. He purchased the land for 2000 English pounds for development. Roy Henzell died in 1961 and his son Bevan Henzell took over. Bevan Henzell had a vision, in which he wanted to develop the land and have waterways. However, not many people were interested as the land was a tea tree swamp. Sadly Bevan Henzell died in 1982 and never got to see his vision come to fruition. It is his son, Roy Henzell junior who realised his grandfather’s dream and made Pelican Waters what it is today. The area now hosts many beautiful homes and a growing community. The man-made lakes and canals are one of the biggest attraction of Pelican Waters, and create a unique standard of living for its residents. www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au

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dent n e p e d In g in y a t S and Why do people love Brightwater Medical Centre?

WORD of mouth recom- GP and the word is cer- tre at Mountain Creek. time appointments and the mendation is often the tainly out about Patients at the Centre of- attentive and friendly best way to find a good Brightwater Medical Cen- ten comment on the on- medical staff. Brightwater Medical Centre and Bundilla Clinic are family owned, and their catchy company name ‘Alive & Kicking Medical Practices Pty Ltd’ gives you some insight into their philosophy about taking care of their patients and ensuring that these patients can live life to the fullest. Both medical centres ofDip Phty (N.Z.) APAM - Member Continence Foundation of Australia fer highly personalised

Annette Bezear Physiotherapist

Assessment, treatment & management of all Continence concerns and pelvic floor dysfunction for Men and Women of all ages If you have any issues regarding your continence please Contact Me now. The answers are better than just ignoring the issue and hoping they will go away.

Mob: 0411 049 729 Web: www.one2onephysio.com Caloundra/Currimundi Home Visits by appointment Ph: 0411 049 729

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health care with a full range of medical services. Seniors in the area are particularly welcomed to the Practice; you will find the doctors are friendly yet highly professional and have great general practice experience including treatment of acute and chronic conditions. Men’s ‘Roadworthy’ checks are also now available. To those reluctant males in our life - now is the perfect time to make an appointment for your

Pit Stop Men’s Health Check. Their mole scan and skin cancer detection service is very highly regarded and people travel from all over the Sunshine Coast for this. Skin cancer can be successfully treated if caught in time and the doctors offer non-surgical skin cancer treatment as well as surgical procedures. The talented and experienced doctors at the medical centre are here to listen to your health concerns, diagnose and treat any conditions or injuries you may have, and to provide you with information DID you know that incontinence is not only quite to keep you fit and active common, but can in most cases be managed effec- longer. tively through physiotherapy? The medical centre is in a Hi, my name is Annette Bezear of One-2-One Physio- very handy location at therapy and my area of expertise is in the treatment and management of continence disorders and pelvic floor rehabilitation. That means I treat men and women for all incontinence issues and actively promote continence awareness throughout the Sunshine Coast.With over 30 years experience, as a physiotherapist I operate a visiting consulting service in Caloundra, Beerwah/Maleny, Maroochydore and the Wesley Private Hospital in Brisbane. I am a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APAM), Continence and Women’s Health Special Interest Group, and the Continence Foundation of Australia (CFA). Bladder and bowel control problems are common. More than four million Australians experience leakage from the bladder and bowel regularly and this is known as incontinence. Many others have bladder and bowel control problems such as frequency and urgency without leakage. Although incontinence and continence problems have a considerable impact on a person’s quality of life, many people do not seek help. Embarrassment often prevents people talking about their bladder and bowel problems while some restrict going out and have little social contact outside their home. There is no need to become a recluse! The good news is that for most people these problems can either be cured or at least better managed. You can lead a normal life and you no longer need to plan activities around the toilet. Incontinence and continence problems affect people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. Despite popular opinion, older people are not the only ones affected. Bladder and bowel control problems are not an inevitable part of ageing. Talk to me if you or anyone you love has incontinence or continence problems as there is a range of management options available. The treatments depend on the type of incontinence you have and what you hope to achieve. Together we can develop your own incontinence management plan which will in most cases manage incontinence. For more information phone me on 0411 049 729.

Manage incontinence

Brightwater Shopping Centre in Brightwater, Mountain Creek. The shopping centre boasts a Chemmart Pharmacy, pathology, chiropractor, dentist, a huge Aldi store and much more. The Practice is wheelchair accessible and with 270 underground parking spots and an airport style escalator you will never have to hunt for a parking space and never have to worry about the rain! Contact 5493 2888 for an appointment or more information. If you live closer to Mooloolaba you will receive the same great GP service at Bundilla Clinic, 174 Brisbane Road, Bundilla (phone 5444 2666).

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Who are Care Connect? CARE Connect is a major secular community care provider in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria assisting people to live independent lives at home and in the community. We provide information,

advice and guidance to help people navigate and access support services they need to live the life they want. Our staff specialise in coordinating services for people of all ages and abilities including children, young

people, adults, older adults and carers. We specialise in providing services, including complex care, related to: aged care, disability, mental health, Acquired Brain Injury, Autism Spectrum Disorder, transitional

A Happy Centenarian

RED Cross members joined with the staff of Amarina Aged Care Home to celebrate the 100th birthday of Jessina Smart. Red Cross carry out volunteer activities in the Home and it was here at Hospital Art that Ena, aged 99.5 years began painting for the first time. She enjoys the activity immensely and is pictured here with two of her finished works. Hospital Art is created on can-

vases by a volunteer group who bring them to care vacilites to be painted and then take them back to give a few finishing touches. It is a wonderful work and much appreciated by the Red Cross and the Care Homes. Anyone interested in helping with volunteer work in Hospital Art or the Red Cross, please contact Pauline on 5448 7443.

care, preventative care, dementia and respite. Our approach is flexible, collaborative and designed to meet each person’s changing needs. We build on a person’s strengths and capacity so that they can make informed choices about the services and support they require. In August 2013, community care provider Diverse Community Care merged with Care Connect with the vision of creating stronger outcomes for clients. The merger created the Care Connect Group, an organisation that supports over 13,000 Australians each year and expands Diverse Community Care and Care Connect’s offering of personalised services for children, young people, adults, older adults and carers. With total funding of almost $50M the merger has created one of the strongest not-for-profit secular providers in Australia. Fred Maddern, Chairperson, Care Connect says

“With aged and disability health policy shifting towards individualised funding, people now have greater choice and control over which provider they choose and how their services are delivered. “Leading organisations in

the sector for some time have been working to reposition themselves for future, consumer-driven demand. Both Boards have been asking ‘In this new competitive environment, how do we ensure con-

sumers have access to the highest quality services at the best possible price?’” For more information about services on the Sunshine Coast go online to careconnect.org.au or call 0408 150 165.

Moving Joints Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) Your local allied health exercise specialists equipped to help you exercise in the right way according to your level of health and your personal goals and needs. AEP professionals are university qualified and have completed a 4 year university degree, similar to physiotherapy, and work with Doctors and alongside other allied health professionals for a holistic approach to your health. If you suffer from a chronic condition you should speak to your doctor to learn about the benefits of a personalised exercise program according to your specific goals and needs. For eligible persons there are health fund rebates available for Exercise Physiology services such as Medicare, Private Health Insurance and The Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Our Sippy Downs & Noosa Senior Moving Joints AEP Paula is passionate about helping seniors to age with energy and take back the freedom of being able to carry out everyday lifestyle activities. “I am just so encouraged when I get to see everyone improve and especially when I receive positive feedback about how they are able to do something again or the pain has gone away. That is a real highlight for me – Paula”

Paula runs classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am and 12pm. If would like more information about us and our services please visit our website. If you are interested in exercising with an accredited Exercise Physiologist, we can issue you with a letter of request (free) to take to your doctor. Please call us on our toll free number to get started 1800 ALL BETTER (1800 255 238 837) Andrew Robinson (71) – I’ve lost 5kg in about 6 weeks and have enjoyed Paula’s caring guidance with the specific exercises she gives me. My wife and I both enjoy coming to the group exercise classes. Audrey (87) – Since seeing Paula over the last 2 months, I’m no longer having any falls. I’ve come out of my shell again and gained my confidence back. I just enjoy the freedom of being able to physically do more.

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EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST NOOSA PHYSIO CENTRE Exercise interventions for the treatment & prevention of chronic illnesses & injuries

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Ph: 0407 030 594 Medicare & Private health rebates available *Entitled Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) clients may be referred for clinically necessary Exercise Physiology treatment by their General Practitioner on a valid D904 referral form.

Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle (HEALtm) Program now at Noosa Physiotherapy Centre! ACCREDITED Exercise Physiologist (AEP), Kahryn Parcheta is excited to announce the launch of the HEALTM program at Noosa Physiotherapy Centre.‘This is a great opportunity for locals to participate in a nationally recognised health and weight management program.’ While most people know exercise is good foryou, not everyone is aware that being inactive and overweight can significantly increase your risk of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. Cardiovascular diseases (eg. heart attack, stroke) remain the leading cause of death of Australian’s (ABS, 2011). As we age our risk of car-

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Post Cancer Workshop

WOMEN look forward to completion of their active treatment after breast cancer. There are often new issues to deal with. We will be exploring ways to manage the physical aftermath of breast cancer treatments, the emotional and sexual impacts, and the benefits of physical activity in recovery. Monday 21 October at Bloomhill, Buderim. Contact Clare Howard 5451 6004 or Maroochydore@cancerqld.org.au by Thursday 17 October to register your free place.

Dancing Bernice says Bamboo Charcoal socks are “comfort food” for her feet! VIBRANT 64 year old Bernice McCabe is preparing for a beach walk near her home on Bass Strait. Today is just a 3 km stroll, but Tuesdays she’ll cover 10 kms. Tonight is a small dinner party and then it’s dancing nearly every night of the week. Bernice was widowed 15 years ago. After the grandkids moved interstate, she moved, and joined local dance classes. She met a delightful gentleman. Now they dance four or five times a week- Ballroom/ New Vogue, and their favourite - the Waltz Marie. “I’ve only learnt a dozen dances, but I refuse to sit down”, laughs Bernice. “My feet used to just about kill me, I’d bathe, soak and rub them, and still they ached.” My nephew told me about Bamboo Charcoal

socks. “They are like comfort food for my feet, now I put them on after dancing and they are bliss!” There are easy to wear bamboo charcoal supports for any part of the body that aches. So what is Bamboo Charcoal? Selected Asian bamboo stalks are exposed to intense heat (760 – 980 degrees Celsius). This process creates a unique bamboo charcoal which carries

high electrical conductivity properties. Bamboo Charcoal powder is infused into fabrics, which reacts with your body to draw blood into that area to provide warmth, healing and all day relief from aching joints, speedy recovery from sore muscles, and increased energy. Says Bernice. “There are some dancers that are in their 80s and 90s; and with bamboo charcoal supports, I hope to still be dancing 30 years from now!” Email luke@aushealing .com.au for a brochure and a price list; order easily at www.aushealing .com.au, or call 0412 071 713 any time. Seniors Newspaper readers will receive a free gift with any order over $50. 30 day 100% Money back Guarantee. Refer our advertisement on Page 33 herein.

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Community invited to walk in pink for a good cause

SUNSHINE Coast Council’s Cooroy Library is once again supporting the Pink Precinct Fun Trail to raise awareness and funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation on Thursday 17 October from 7am to 8am. Entrants are asked to pay a gold coin donation to enter and dress in pink as they embark on a fun trail around Cooroy.Walk as a team, or come and meet new friends. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to participate in the fun. Entrants will receive a Pink Passport to be stamped at various locations, including businesses around the Trail and will be entered in a draw to win some great prizes including an iPod Touch kindly donated by the Friends of Mill Place. Last year, over 100 people dressed in a blaze of pink including the Noosa District High School students and staff, Karinya Montessori School and many others raised over $700 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Sunshine Coast Council’s Smoothie exercise bike, with

the generous support of Pardons Fruit Mart and IGA, will be providing fruit and yoghurt pink smoothies which are sure to be popular. After the walk entrants are invited to indulge in a hearty Cooroy Rotary breakfast barbeque and awards ceremony while being entertained by the magical sounds of Noel Dowling from Windelf Flutes. The National Breast Cancer Foundation will be present to provide support and information and past breast cancer survivors will also be sharing their own personal stories of survival. Keep your eye out around town in October for the Pink Trail raffle and if you are interested in being involved markThursday 17 October in your calendar and start collecting your pink costume. Pink Passports will be for sale closer to the date at Cooroy Library, the Butter Factory Arts Centre and at local businesses. For information about the Pink Precinct Fun Trail call the Cooroy Library on 5454 9000.

Currimundi Combined Probus Club AT a recent Currimundi Combined Probus Club meeting nearly 100 guests listened intently as Sarah Dean from Queensland Institute of Medical Research Berghofer Medical Research Inst (QIMR) shared enthusiastically about how the Institute opened in 1947 in a converted Army Supply Hut where they stayed for 30 years until moving into new premises. In the days before air conditioning and mod cons, times were tough. Today there are 600 staff, 120 students and 53 labs all working in research to help find cures and medications for cancer, infectious diseases

including HIV, mental illness and other complex disorders. There is even research going on in our local area of Nambour, testing sunscreens which have proven to help against skin and melanoma cancers. Sarah surprised everyone in stating that 50% of Australia’s population will get some form of cancer, and thereby impressing on the Probians the essentiality of this research. Many people asked interesting questions and stayed after Sarah’s talk to personally speak with and thank her. It was a most informative and interesting morning.

Arthritis Support Group

DO have Arthritis? Do you have aches and pains and continuously feel frustrated and depressed. Join the Sunshine Coast Arthritis Support Group and listen to the Guest Speaker, Pam Hennessy, a Psychologist. Her topic is about Pain, Depression and the Benefits of Stress Management & the Benefits of Relaxation. We meet on Thursday 3rd October: 12.45pm to 2pm at the Maroochydore RSL Sub-Branch, RSL House, 106 Memorial Ave, Maroochydore, cost - $3.00. All Welcome. Contact Mary on5441 2259, 0403 339 057 or Jeanette 5443 7446.

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Simplifying AGED CARE Choices Happy 103rd Birthday Eileen

“The Claremont Private Residental Care” A beautiful ‘state of the art’ home in keeping with Padman Health Care’s award winning developments. Our recently built luxury collection comprises of well appointed single rooms; all have private ensuites and built in robes. Our rooms are designed to be an extension of your family home, made even more comfortable with items of your favourite furniture.

Our quality accommodation and services in a caring and personalized setting is an expression of high standards of services and quality of life for the elderly. Your stay with us can be for a holiday, respite or a permanent arrangement.

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EILEEN Schabe celebrated her 103rd birthday on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 with family and friends at NoosaCare, Carramar. Eileen was born in Bundaberg into a big family of 8 girls and 2 boys. Eileen still has 2 surviving sisters. Eileen married Jack in Monto in 1939. Soon after they moved to the Callide Valley in 1940 and bought a farming property on the Lawgi Plateau. Eileen was an active member of the CWA. She taught herself the art of icing birthday and wedding cakes and once travelled to Brisbane with a 3 tier wedding cake on the back seat of the car to a cousin’s wedding. Eileen was also a very

gifted dressmaker, who often knocked up a dress to go dancing in every Saturday night, as well as making ball gowns for her daughters. Eileen and her husband sold their property and retired in Biloela in 1970. They even had a road named after them called Schabe Road. Eileen has lived a very active and independent life, and only gave up

driving her Holden Statesman V8 at the age of 96. A special lunch was enjoyed by Eileen and her family in the dining room at Carramar. An afternoon tea was held and attended by family, friends and 25 other residents with guitar entertainer Jonathan Anstock providing an enjoyable afternoon.

Dangerous links between chronic diseases and dementia

VISITING Dementia Awareness Week lecturer, Dr Kristine Yaffe, says there needs to be greater public awareness of the dangerous links between some of the country’s most serious chronic diseases that affect millions of Australians. She was speaking at Parliament House, Sydney, on the importance of people maximising their brain health. “There is a growing body of evidence showing that other chronic diseases like heart disease, stroke and diabetes, as well as risk factors including depression, obesity and sleep, are associated with cognitive decline. “If left unchecked, these chronic diseases can increase a person’s risk of developing dementia,” Dr Yaffe said. Dr Yaffe, who is Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is in Australia at the invitation of Alzheimer’s Australia for a public lecture tour that will include Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. Australian of the Year 2013 and Alzheimer’s Australia National President, Ita Buttrose, also spoke at Parliament House. Ms Buttrose said Alzheimer’s Australia has been a long-time advocate of preventive health strategies. “Maximising your brain health and managing your blood sugar, cholesterol levels, blood pressure and body weight can help reduce the risk of developing some of the most debilitating chronic diseases, including dementia. “During Dementia Awareness Week we want to encourage people to adopt healthier lifestyles and understand the connection between their physical health and their brain health. As our population ages, it’s vital for people to understand and improve their overall health, and that includes their brains as well as their bodies,” Ms Buttrose said. This year’s theme for Dementia Awareness Week, held from 16th to 24th September, was Brain Health: Making the Connections. Dementia Awareness Week is the national flagship week for Alzheimer’s Australia’s community awareness activities. Alzheimer’s Australia is the charity for people with dementia and their families and carers. As the peak body, it provides advocacy, support services, education and information. More than 320,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach more than half a million by 2030. National Dementia Helpline: 1800 100 500. www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au


Coastal GETAWAYS Amber Lodge - in the heart of Mt Tamborine

AS the weather heats up it’s a great time of the year to think of heading to the cooler climes of the Gold Coast hinterland. Peace and tranquillity await you at Amber Lodge Bed & Breakfast, located in the heart of the beautiful Mount Tamborine area. You can look forward to bush walks, lush picnic spots, rainforest retreats, waterfalls, and spectacular views when you visit. Ken and Margaret Richardson, your welcoming hosts at Amber Lodge, take great pride in looking after their guests and their low cost 2 & 3 night mid-week stays are ideal for a quiet and refreshing getaway for seniors. Amber Lodge is only a few steps to the famous ‘Gallery Walk, a cluster of galleries and craft shops providing a wealth of diverse art and craft including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, porcelain, glass, jewellery, woodwork, fabrics and much more. From fine art to the frivolous, you will find something to suit all tastes and budgets in this fascinating precinct. As you explore Gallery Walk enjoy coffee, light refreshments or a sumptuous lunch at one of the fine restaurants and cafes. You will also discover a local winery’s cellar door tasting room and many other attractions.

There is a wide variety of fine antique shops on Tamborine Mountain too, catering for all tastes and budgets. Give yourself a few days to explore them. If you are something of a ‘twitcher’ then you will be in seventh heaven. Bird watching is extremely popular in the area; the greatest diversity of bird life can be seen early in the morning or late in the afternoon. If you have not stayed in the area before here are some great reasons to stay at Amber Lodge: you will be amazed at their scrumptious full breakfasts, you’ll luxuriate in their super comfy beds (and bathrobes) and it’s such wonderful value for money. The location could not be more convenient for a casual stroll to cafes, specialty shops and restaurants and even the rain forest walks and waterfalls are just a short walk away. Don’t forget the Scarecrow Festival on the mountain on the 18th and 19th October, so come and stay a night or two. Amber Lodge is a comfortable old world retreat with a touch of class. It’s all on one level and fully air conditioned. Why not make your booking today by calling Amber Lodge on 5545 3014 or find more information at www.amberlodge.com.au.

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HOLIDAY & Leisure A letter from New Caledonia

Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Noumea

because by definition, these visits are brief and don’t allow you to get under the city’s skin. If you’re there for a few days, you get into “South Pacific mode”, learn to relax and go with the flow despite some frustrations if you speak no French at all. But you’ll always find someone willing to help. More so than in Paris, I’d venture to say. The main complaint by Australians does concern cost. New Caledonia is certainly no cheap destination…it is, after all, France and the local currency is pegged to the euro. A good meal in a top French restaurant could set you back $60-70 per head with wine. However, it isn’t necessary to spend that amount every night and if you alternate with self-catering, it’s manageable. Unlike Bali, or even Thailand, the French cuisine here is the real thing.

by Phil Hawkes “Dear Mum, at 7 o’clock this I arrived in Nouméa trip took 6 hours. morning. The plane mpy flight and I We had a really bu host family met nearly got sick. My al l da y to th ei r m e an d we drov e where there is a village called Thio big nickel mine. way. We just had I slept most of the s and salad. Now dinner of steak, chip I’m going to bed. Love, Phillip.” That letter [or something like it] was written by me nearly 58 years ago. I had just arrived in New Caledonia on a student exchange programme and plunged straight into family life with people who spoke no English, so my high school French was suddenly put to a searching test. After 2 months, I could certainly say more than “bonjour” and as a bonus, had learned a few choice expletives which stood me in good stead in France in later years. Since then I’ve been back to Nouméa a few times and on a recent visit I started wondering why more Australians don’t go there. For a start, today’s flights take only 2 hours from Brisbane…about the same as flying to Melbourne. Then there’s the stimulating prospect of arriving in a distinctly French country [or more correctly, a special territory of France] and we all know what that means….food and wine. As if that isn’t enough, there are good resort hotels, restaurants, excursions to offshore islands and all kinds of activities to indulge in. One outstanding attraction is the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, a showcase for Indigenous Kanak culture, history and customs including performance arts. Following an international design competition which was won by world famous architect Renzo Piano, the Centre opened in 1998 and has become a symbol of Kanak identity. It’s a must-see for any visitor to Nouméa, with its conical pavilions reflecting the traditional Kanak Grand Hut. It’s dedicated to the memory of Jean-Marie Tjibaou, leader of the independence movement who was assassinated in 1989 and whose spirit totally pervades this iconic structure. Much like Sydney’s Opera House this is a place that should define the city, with its convergence of Melanesian culture and modern engineering techniques. These days most Australians arrive in Nouméa on cruise ships. This is a pity

Aerial view of the city of Noumea

Finally there’s a complete range of accommodation in Nouméa, from B&Bs to luxury resorts like Le Méridien and the superbly renovated Château Royal at Anse Vata Beach. My first stay there was at its opening in 1966 when Toni Lamond was the star attraction! It’s a beautiful property, right on the beach and there’s an amazing new spa feature called Aquatonic where you can get pummelled by water jets…a complete no-hands body massage! If you’ve been all over the world, and somehow missed New Caledonia, it’s time to say “bonjour” to Nouméa and enjoy French/Melanesian hospitality for a change. And there are some good value packages available. www.visitnewcaledonia.com www.tradetravel.com

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ABOUT an hour north of find the Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai in Northern Garden. These landThailand is where you’ll scaped gardens are sited high up on the mountain of Doi Tung and visitors are rewarded with a stunning display of plants and flowers. This garden is located on land that was originally the Akha village of Pa Kluay and the village used to be an important route for opium caravans and those involved in heroin-related trafficking and weapons.Set in over 10 acres of land, the ornamental gardens owe their existence to the Princess Mother (the late mother of Thailand’s present king) who wanted to give Deposit by those Thai people who have never travelled over25th Oct, 2013 seas an opportunity to enjoy a temperate flower SAVE $1275pp garden. The decorative flowers in Mae Fah Luang Garden are grown and nurtured by local villagers who benefit from the tourist revenue and job opportunities offered by

the garden. Go See Touring has been taking groups to Thailand for the Chiang Mai Flower Festival now for seven years and visiting these beautiful gardens in Chiang Rai has become one of the highlights of the trip. The coach takes the group to a parking area lower down the mountain and the trip up to the garden is taken by songthaewa covered truck with seating on the back – and a bit of an adventure in itself. The Flower Festival is held in February each year and the staff at Go See Touring love escorting our groups up to this beautiful part of the world for not only the fun and excitement that Thailand has to offer but also for a chance to visit beautiful places like the Mae Fah Luang Garden. Give the friendly staff a call on 1300 551 997 and ask about their next trip departing in January.

Xmas in Rhineland!

Cosy apartments in Zell-on-Mosel, close to rail and Hahn Airport low-cost flights hub. Popular with Aussies. Winter rentals from $200AUD/ week. Small groups OK too.

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and see the incredible marine life in relaxing Nusa Dua. Escape the hustle and bustle of Kuta to Tuban and enjoy all the boutique shopping and entertainment that you desire. The beaches are great for swimming and there is a large variety of restaurants to tantalise your tastebuds. Peaceful Ubud is the ideal location to sit back, relax and let the charm of Bali take over. Visit one of the many spas for a treatment, explore the local tropical gardens or just enjoy the tranquillity while you read your favourite book by the hotel pool. Garuda Orient Holidays is now offering a variety of Balinese getaways at fantastic prices, all of which include return airfares, accommodation, breakfast daily and airport transfers. Contact your local Travellers Choice consultant on 1300 78 78 58 for the best Bali package prices or visit www.travellerschoice.com.au

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Experience a New Zealand aviation extravaganza

Warbirds Airshow

Take a tour to New Zealand with Grand Pacific Tours and experience three days of thrilling entertainment at the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. Held over Easter 2014, watch as Lake Wanaka becomes centre stage to an extravaganza of aerial action. Grand Pacific Tours is offering two tour options to take you to this exciting event – choose from ei-

ther the 13 Day South Island Getaway or the 8 Day South Island Escape. Each tour includes a 3 Day Gold Pass which includes the best seats at the airshow in a grandstand situated directly in front of the runway, exclusive marquee access with CCTV, a souvenir Gold Cap and Badge, airshow programme, an opportunity to walk the flight line and entry to the Warbirds & Wheels Museum.

The first day of the airshow is a practice day for Warbird, Civil and Military aircraft. A special World War I centenary celebration will be held on the Wanaka lakefront, to help educate new generations about the role aircraft and New Zealand pilots played in the Great War 100 years ago. The next two days of the airshow feature some extraordinary flying acts, with famous military fighter aircraft throughout the last 100 years through to modern jets of today. The show culminates in a huge mock air battle complete with stunning pyrotechnics. The Royal New Zealand Airforce has confirmed its attendance, with all available resources attending, as operations permit. This may include Hercules, P-3K Orion, NH-90 helicopters, Boeing 757-200 and Seasprite helicopters. When you’re not looking skyward there’s a lot to see and do on the ground. Check out the sport aircraft, warhorses, vintage machinery and vintage tractors, regional wines, market and food stalls, home-built aircraft workshops, aircraft for sale and

aviation trade stands. As well as the three days of airshow action, both the 13 Day South Island Getaway and the 8 Day South Island Escape take travellers to see some of New Zealand’s most popular attractions. Take a ride on the world famous TranzAlpine Rail Journey, one of the world’s great scenic train trips. Travel through the dramatic contrast of dry beech forests and tussock land on one side of the Alps and lush green landscapes on the other. Visit Plains Vintage Railway, which features three operational steam locomotives and the New Zealand Rail Speed Record holding Vulcan Railcar. See a K88 locomotive at work and view some informative displays. Spend four nights in thrilling Queenstown, one of New Zealand’s most popular visitor destinations. The lake and mountain landscape make Queenstown suited to all kinds of adventure or simple relaxation. For those wanting to take more time exploring New

Zealand, the 13 Day South Island Getaway takes you to even more popular attractions. Visit Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only Castle, where you will see beautifully manicured gardens and gain insight into Victorian living. Take a cruise on the breathtaking Milford Sound, described by Rudyard Kipling as the

‘eighth wonder of the world’. Sample the produce at Speight’s Brewery, where you’ll learn the history of beer making, the brewing process and how to make traditional wooden beer casks. Fans of ‘The World’s Fastest Indian’ will also enjoy a visit to see the memorabilia of Burt Munro in Invercargill.

Don’t miss Warbirds Over Wanaka and your opportunity to see beautiful New Zealand. Each tour includes a 3 Day Gold Pass to Warbirds Over Wanaka, airfares, taxes, accommodation, most meals and attractions. For more information call 1800 622 768 or visit www.grandpacifictours. com.au

The wonders of nature

Two giraffes watched with curiosity as Mike Cecil of the Gold Coast hinterland photographed the graceful creatures in Kruger National Park during an African holiday taken by Mike and wife Dianne.

“FIRE & ICE” Cruise 41 Days - Departs 13 April 2014 Sydney, Noumea, Lifou, Mystery Island, Vila, Luganville, Lautoka, Suva, Dravuni Island, Pago Pago, Hawaii, Seattle & Vancouver (3 nights Holiday Inn) Inside Passage, Tracy Arm, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, Vancouver, fly home. Fares from: $6,995 includes all meals & entertainment on cruise. Bed & Breakfast in Vancouver with ½ day City tour & full day tour to Victoria & Butchart Gardens. Flight to Vancouver to Australia. Optional Extensions to the above Cruise/Tour. 1. 12 days Rockies Tour or 17 days East & West Canada - AUD $2,200 2. 14 day National Parks - AUD $2,000 + extra air & accommodation if required 3. 64 day Grand Cruise Tour as above but add Niagara Falls, New York, Las Vegas, Nashville & Memphis- Gold Passes to CMA Fan Fair Nashville - AUD $7,000 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 20 days Nashville, Memphis, Graceland, New Orleans, San Antonio, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon & Las Vegas. Includes; 4 star accom, sightseeing, breakfasts & some dinners, coach travel & return air fares Departs: 16 October 2014. Fares from AUD $6,995 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 29 days Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Montreal, Autumn Leaves, Boston, New York, Washington, Orlando, Nashville, Memphis, Graceland & New Orleans. Includes: 4 star Accom. Breakfasts & some dinners Sightseeing, coach travel & return air fares. Departs: 27 September 2014. Fares from AUD $7,995 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 32 days New York to Los Angeles - visiting Washington, Williamsburg, Savannah, Orlando, Kennedy Space Centre, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, San Antonia. MonumentValley, Grand Canyon & Las Vegas. Includes: 4 star accom. Sightseeing breakfast & some dinners coach travel & return air fares. Departs: 03 October 2014. Fares from AUD $8,995 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 32 days National Parks of Canada & USA - visiting San Francisco , Yosemites, Giant Redwoods, Victoria, Vancouver, Rockies, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, Salt Lake City, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon & Las Vegas. Includes: 4 star accom. Sightseeing, breakfasts & some dinners, coach travel & return air fares. Departs: 09 September 2014. Fares from AUD $8,395 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 36 days Los Angeles to New York - visiting, Universal Studios, Yosemite, Victoria, Vancouver, Rockies, Mt Rushmore, Deadwood, Chicago, Ottawa, Montreal, Boston. Includes: 4 star accom. Sightseeing, breakfasts & some dinners, coach travel & return air fares. Departs: 03 September 2014. Fares from AUD $9,995

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Fire and Ice cruise

CRUISE from the Land Down Under to the Land of the Midnight Sun; from the Exotic Islands of the South Pacific – the Volcanoes of Hawaii to the Glaciers of Alaska Join our 41 day South Pacific Crossing and journey to the Glaciers of Alaska and experience the excellence of Holland America with more than 130 years of cruising experience. The cruise departs Sydney on 13 April 2014. MS Oosterdam was officially christened by Her Dutch Royal Highness , Princess Magreit of The Netherlands and is a 5 star cruise ship that carries over 1800 passengers and 800 crew & will operate the 29 day Trans Pacific Crossing to Vancouver. MS Volendam was dedicated by tennis star Chris Evert in November 1999 and features a garden theme reflected in the artful floral motif featured throughout the ship. It carries 1432 passengers and 615 crew. Volendam will operate the 7 day Round Trip Inside Passage & Alaska Cruise from Vancouver. Sail through the exotic ports of the South Pacific, the setting for James A Michener’s “Tales of the South Pacific”. Our ship will take us to Suva – “Crossroads of the Pacific” and American Samoa and then on to the magical Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park established in 1916 is a USA National Park located on the island of Hawaii. It encompasses 2 active volcanoes “Kilauea,” one of the world’s most active, & “Mauna Loa” the world’s 2nd most massive volcano. The park covers 223,431 acres “Kilauea” & its caldera were traditionally considered the sacred home of the volcano God-

dess “Pele”. Dock at Seattle “ The Emerald City” & see, in the distance, the 14,400ft peak of Mt Rainier, the tallest volcanic peak in the “lower 48” sates of USA. Then journey on to the glaciers of Alaska. Cruise the Inside Passage through Tracy Arm and Juneau, Capital of Alaska, accessible only by sea or air. Relive the Klondike Gold Rush days as we stop in Skagway , on the Alaska Panhandle. Skagway is the setting for Jack London’s book “Call of the Wild”. Call at Glacier Bay, a National Park, designated in 1980 by US Congress. Last stop Ketchikan “Salmon Capital of the World” & first city in Alaska. Vancouver is a vibrant, exciting city situated on English Bay in a spectacular natural setting. Our stopover in Vancouver includes accommodation, breakfast, ½ day city tour & full day tour to Victoria & Butchart Gardens. Enjoy the experience of “Crossing the Equator” and all the ceremony that accompanies it. Cross the International Dateline and lose a day! The package includes: 34 nights cruising the Pacific Ocean & up to Alaska All meals & entertainment on board ship 3 nights Hotel accommodation 3 Hotel breakfasts Sightseeing in Vancouver & Victoria Transfers For more information or to request a colour brochure please call Val or Geoff on FREE CALL 1 800 645 055 or visit our website on www.worlddiscovery tours.com.au email:tours@world discovery tours.com.au. Please refer to our advertisement in this issue.

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THE summer crowds are gone and the days are shorter, crisp and often icy. They can be grey and dull or bone-thawing sunny. So what’s special about a visit to Europe in the winter months? We asked My Europe Base to share some ideas to make the most of the Continental winter. Popular with Australians as a home-away-fromhome, My Europe Base offers attractive apartments in Zell on the Mosel River in the heart of Germany’s Rhineland – handy to both the Koblenz-Trier rail line and

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, the major European hub for low-cost airline Ryanair. Special rates in AUD apply for stays of 3 weeks and longer. Xmas – Europe of course is the home of the traditional White Xmas. The more altitude and latitude you have, the better your chances for a fluffy flurry. In Zell-Mosel, the Castle ruin becomes a giant ‘lit’ candle by night and there are often snow falls around Xmas. Christkindlesmarkt – Many cities and towns set up glittering outdoor Christmas markets in the

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town squares for the month leading to Xmas. Handicrafts, wooden toys and regional treats are a plenty. Enjoy live music, freshly baked pretzels, roasted chestnuts and warm mulled wine. Some famous markets along the Mosel and Rhine Rivers are at Trier, Bernkastel, Cochem, Koblenz, Mainz and Cologne which boasts about 5 markets, including one in front of the famed Cathedral. Carnival – For a week (27 Feb to 5 Mar 2014), Germany is in the throes of Carnival, a very silly time of public parties, masquerade balls, pantomime acts, street parades, gluttony, boozing, loquaciousness and general revelry. Popular in Catholic regions, it is followed by the austere 40 days of Lent leading up to Easter. Cologne’s is the biggest event and claims the first Carnival Parade in the world in 1823. Commemorating the following year’s revolt by washer-women , Thursday is Womens’ Day when the ladies kick off the Carnival by storming city halls, snipping

www.myeuropebase.com men’s ties and any man economically in the Glo- Mosel. myeuropebase@gmail.com that passes is in risk of a bus centre near Zell- My Europe Base kiss! Bruges Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival – Belgium’s delightful Medieval canal city of Bruges is often called the ‘Venice of the North’. From 22 November to 5 January 2014 a palace made of ice is to be filled with ice sculptures and host a cool ice bar. Inside is -6C so • Blue Mountains • Sydney dress warmly! Bruges is • Bowral & Southern easy to reach from Rhineland by rail via Trier, Highlands • Illawarra Luxembourg and Brus• Mudgee • New England sels. Stay at least a night $ and visit the Xmas Marrd th ket too. Getting There – Book return flights from Brisbane • Gold Coast Hinterland to Frankfurt International, Paris or Amsterdam. Alter• Ballina • Byron Bay natively, check Scoot and Air Asia deals to • Tweed Valley • Marina Singapore and KL that Quays International Resort you can match with $ flights onward to Europe th (many airlines). In this case, plan for SE Asia Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Redcliffe, Brisbane Metro Area, stopovers in case any Redlands, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Banora Pt, Kingscliff flights are delayed or cancelled. Will mail Itinerary on all tours, Please Phone What to take – You don’t Sunshine Coast / Brisbane: 3343 6722 - Gold Coast: 5520 1499 need to load up too much for the journey. Warm winter gear can be found

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Australia’s phenomenal comic talent comes to Maleny WEARING nothing but a pair of fishnets and a strategically placed squeezebox, Liz Skitch will wow Sunshine Coast audiences with a tantalizing cabaret in Skitch Tease at the RSL Hall in Maleny on 10 October. After sell out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival, Liz Skitch is coming home to Queensland with her intimate comic cabaret Skitch Tease. Blending burlesque, stand up comedy and cabaret Liz Skitch has developed a reputation as one of Australia’s quirkiest comedians, and she’s coming right here to Maleny in October. Skitch Tease is presented by the Maleny Arts Council in partnership with the Maleny RSL sub-Branch, and produced by debase productions. Maleny Arts Council President, Professor Jennifer Radbourne said, “We aim to support, foster and promote quality arts events and experiences in Maleny and the Hinterland and we’re thrilled to be able to bring such an exceptional talent to the region.” No one is safe in this tell all tale of Liz’s extraordinary life. “I parody my mum, ex- boyfriends, empty-headed teenage girls, loudmouthed tourists and more,” Liz Skitch said. Dripping with double entendre, Liz’s stand-up comedy has a rollicking old vaudeville feel. A fast paced, accordionaccompanied sit down comedy experience, Liz slips in and out of original songs, delivering sensational punch lines as though chatting with a room full of old friends. This curly blonde

comedian is naughty, but nice, and her mischievous sense of humour and cheeky smile let her get away with just about anything. Book now! Don’t miss your chance to experience the critically acclaimed Skitch Tease. On 10th October at the Maleny RSL, Hall1 Bunya Street, Maleny. Tickets: Maleny Bookshop on 5494 3666 or at RSL hall each Friday from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm or enquire through joan.benson@bigpond.com or 54 94 2708 $25 or $20 for RSL or Maleny Arts Council members. Mixed seating in either concert rows or tables will be available.

Annual Blue Care Fete

BLUE Care is celebrating 60 years of service to the community this year, so please come along and support us and have a great time at Blue Care’s annual fete at the Uniting Church hall and grounds on the corner of Ulm and Queen Streets Caloundra on Saturday 26th of October from 9am till 1pm. All the usual stalls, Devonshire morning tea, sausage sizzle, craft, cakes, plants, books, chocolate fountain and strawberries, plus many more. Entertainment includes, Unity College Choir, Sunshine Statesmen Barbershop Chorus, Kartwheel Gymnastic Academy, Go Wild reptile including snake display. Plenty to see and do! Donations for the White Elephant stall, or crafts, plants and cakes etc, may be left at the Uniting Church Hall on Friday 25th after 1pm. For further information please phone Gloria on 5492 3318 or Blue Care on 5438 5000.

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A FAST-PACED and entertaining show, combining comedy, vocals and instrumentals. Black Tie is a unique Australian Cabaret Act consisting of two brothers, Con and Yuri Mavridis, and their wives, cellist Sue and pianist Valerie. They have received

Australia’s highest accolade, the Mo Award for Best Cabaret Group. They have performed with such great performers as Max Bygraves, Patti Lupone, Vic Damone, Dionne Warwick, the late Rosemary Clooney and Victor Borge. Constantine (Con) Mavridis is a bass-

baritone who has been a soloist with the Australian Opera Company and has sung opposite the great Dame Joan Sutherland. He has won numerous competitions in Australia and has studied and sung at The Metropolitan Opera in New York as well as in concerts in

Canada and the US. Yuri Mavridis is also a bass-baritone and his voice blends perfectly with his brother’s. He began voice training at 17 and majored in vocal performance at the Sydney Conservatorium. He has won many competitions in both the classical and popular fields. He has developed into an outstanding stand-up comedian and he writes most of Black Tie’s parodies. Susan Mavridis, a former member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, has a wide musical background as a cellist, continuing studies with wellknown teachers in London and New York. She plays popular classics with great virtuosity as well as modern jazzy works. Valerie Mavridis has won several major piano competitions in Australia and has performed as a soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She received a Bachelor of Music at Sydney University

with a high distinction in performance. Her piano playing is regarded as outstanding by the most discerning of critics. Her repertoire ranges from demanding classical works to jazz standards to boogies and rags. She writes all of Black Tie’s musical arrangements. The Events Centre, Caloundra on Wednesday 9 th October at 11.00am, morning tea at 10.00am. Tickets are $16.00, Group 10+ $14.50. Post show dining at 12.30pm, $15.00, Group 10+ $13.50. Bookings call 5491 4240 or visit www.theevents centre.com.au

Mozart meets Jenkins

MOZART will share the bill with Welsh composer, Karl Jenkins, on Sunday 27 October when Noosa Chorale presents Mozart Meets Jenkins at the Bicentennial Hall.In May last year the choir performed Jenkins’ ode to peace, The Armed Man, and tributes poured in, one saying it was “the finest concert the choir had given in its 18-year history.”Since then there have been many requests for more of Jenkins’ work and as a result the choir will sing his Requiem which music director, Adrian King, has described as having “passages of sheer brilliance and astonishing beauty.”He added, “The Jenkins’ Requiem was composed in 2005 and his approach is to blend two different global philosophies. He uses the traditional Latin text of the Requiem Mass to represent the West and includes a few surprises along the way like five Japanese haiku poems to represent the East.” “We are also performing two works by Mozart –his beautiful Solemn Vespers and excerpts from his Serenade No 9 often called The Post Horn.” Adrian said the 70-member Chorale would be accompanied by Noosa Sinfonia. “We are thrilled at having this opportunity

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of performing these three works by two great classical composers for Noosa choral music lovers,” he said. Mozart Meets Jenkins: Noosa Chorale and Noosa Sinfonia, Bicentennial Hall, Sunshine Beach 3pm, Sunday October 27. Tickets $30. Concession $25. Available at Peregian: Annie’s Books on Peregian. Noosa Junction: Written Dimension Bookshop. Noosaville: River Read Bookshop. Cooroy: Possums Books and Coffee. Information/bookings, call 5447 4561.

Grand Cent Auction A GRAND Cent Auction will be held at the Sands Tavern, Plaza Pde, Maroochydore on Friday 11th October. Doors open 6pm for 7pm start. Entry $3 includes Lucky Door Prize and free sheet of tickets. Over 100 fantastic prizes to be won including a 3 night Hinterland Getaway and an Electronic Go Kart. All proceeds aid Home of the Open Heart Hospice in Thailand. Enquiries ph Liz 5478 3174.

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“Daisy Pulls It Off” Directed by Simon Denver ENERGETIC Daisy Meredith, a girl from a poor background, is forced to face and overcome snobbish prejudice and schoolgirl pranks from the wealthier girls at the Grangewood School for Young Ladies, after winning a scholarship to the school. She and her best friend, zany Trixie Martin, search for the miss-

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8 The leading actor fishes for common introduced birds 13 Grab a customer briefly for a totalisator, perhaps 14 Pastry-like money on the 4th of July 15 Charter a meadow from outer space 16 Scared about being regarded with reverence 17 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, found in Rome also 21 Stretches out, and so forth

Facts and oddities of the English language The longest English word that does not contain the letter ‘e’ is floccinaucinihilipilification at 29 letters.

Henry Lawson – our first Aussie poet STEVEN Tandy, one of Australia’s finest actors, with a resume too long to mention here, was last seen at Noosa Arts Theatre starring in the acclaimed Travels With My Aunt in March this year. Steven will read a selection of prose and poetry by Henry Lawson, widely considered Australia’s “greatest writer”, and a contemporary of Banjo Patterson, the other great colonial author. Many believe Lawson was the first poet to capture the Australian way of life. Through the reading, Steven weaves the story of Henry’s life - poet and short story writer; a rollicking and sentimental look at Lawson one hundred years on. ‘While the Billy Boils’ (1896) was Lawson’s first major short-story collection. It remains one of the great classics of Australian literature. In the magnificent ‘The Drover’s Wife’, describing her lone-

New Singers Welcome THE Sunshine Coast Choral Society is rehearsing for its annual “Sounds of Christmas” concert in Nambour on the December 2nd. New singers are welcome to join the choir. Please contact Maryann 5456 2667 or Helen 5477 1357. For more information about the choir www.suncoast choral.org.au.

liness, the appalling hardship of life and her toughness and determination Henry shows himself a master of short fiction. In the ribald humour of ‘The Loaded Dog’, he epitomizes the cheeky larrikinism inherent in the Australian character. The haunting poems such as ‘The Roaring Days’, ‘Faces in the Street’, ‘Do they think that I do not know’, ‘The glass on the bar’ and ‘On the night train’ cement his place as a poet. Through his autobiographical fragments, ‘Pursuing Literature in Australia’, ‘a fragment of autobiography’ and ‘Letter to the Bulletin re drinking’, alongside a telling of his colourful round of escapades in which large amounts of alcohol were

consumed and the company of his Dawn and Dusk Club friends, including Fred Broomfield, Victor Daley and Bertram Stevens the other side of his life is explored. Iconic figures such as Archibald and Robertson appear. Performances are on 19th October 19th at 2pm (matinee) and 7.30pm and 20th October at 2pm (matinee). Ticket prices are Children, Seniors, Pensioners, Members and Groups $20 and Adults $25. Box Office: Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 2pm; Saturday, 9am to noon Phone sales: 5449 9343, Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 2pm; Saturday, 9am to n o o n Online: http:// www.noosaartstheatre.org.au Devised and directed by Alan Ingram

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SENIORS NEWS “Black and White Glad Rag” Dance

Band, under the baton of dance master Ken Chadwick, will delight you with his choice of different styles of music – for Pride of Erin, Foxtrot, Gypsy Tap, Evening 3 Step, lots of Rock ‘n Roll, Quickstep, Waltz and a Progressive Barn Dance, which is a chance to meet new people!. People can either dance or just listen at this night of musical variety and entertainment. Bookings are essential. Tables seat up Music Director Ken Chadwick with singers Tanya McFadyen, Alan Winter to 12 people, or people can book as individuals and Bev Gourlay. at $15 per person. Book DANCERS and Lovers of Dance on Saturday (behind the Kawana Li- with Aileen on 5498 9803 th toe-tapping music are 12 October at the brary). or email aileen.ernie@ asked to come to a “Black Kawana Community Hall, Starting at 7.30pm, the y7mail.com and White Glad Rag” Nanyima St., Buddina Sunshine Coast Concert Singers will be Alan Winter, Bev Gourlay and Tanya McFadyen. BYO drinks, glasses, and THE last Pleasant Sunday Afternoon very unique style of item, Manfred nibbles. Coffee & water (PSA) concert for this year will be held Vigars a most entertaining Bush Poet. are available. So, whether at 2pm, on October 6th, and as usual These concerts feature different art- you want to dance or liswill feature top-class performers. Art- ists every month, except for the ten to fantastic music, ists include Melissa Isles - Professional organisers Neil Booth, Bev Gourlay, make a booking, put on singer who is back by popular demand and Aart Schouten, and are held in the your “Glad Rag” stylish with her entertaining melodious reper- CCSA Hall, Nutley St., Caloundra at2pm clothes, and come and toire and Jane Magao - a young vibrant on the 1st Sundays from May to Oc- enjoy yourself! Please “Dress To Impress”!

The “PSA Concerts” are over in October

singer who has just won the Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod Championships, and also won the Betty Jenkins prize for the highest total points scored, Christina Hanley an expert piano accordionist, Tony Poole a regular attendee and performer who will play some “Unforgettable” tunes on the digital piano, including “Remember Me”, Amanda Swanson and Peter Wilson competent singers and actors Jennifer Rousset a multi-talented singer/actress/ director who will certainly provide a

tober. Bev will finish the concert with her usual “Guess what song this is”, in which she sings the verses of very well known popular old tunes, which are usually unknown and a surprise to the audience. These afternoons are always a lot of fun and showcase some of the best Coast performers. It’s wonderful entertainment for only $9.00, or $5.00 for Friends and Members of the Chorale, payable at the door. Enquiries to Bev on 5444 8675.

Caloundra City Life coach tour OVER 50 Seniors Group from the Caloundra City Life will be going on a coach tour to the Maleny Botanic Gardens on Monday 28th October 2013. Cost of $24 pp includes entry and morning tea. BYO lunch to enjoy at Mary Cairncross Park. Leaving from 7 Gregson Place, Caloundra. Contact Coral 5492 7862 for more information.

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