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Community matters ‘Notice’ something different in Flaxton? Ali, Alex and Sophia Hoffmann who live on Flaxton Mill Road have put up a community notice board in front of their property. Alex made it out of recycled materials in their backyard and Sophia, a student at Maleny High School, painted the sign. “Flaxton is home to many retirees and accessing changing information about important services was initially a real worry” explains Ali. “Not everyone is tech savvy and many don’t use social media or feel confident shopping online. This way they can see who is delivering up here and on what day.”
This information gives some independence back to more vulnerable community members enabling them to stay safe during isolation. There are several local growers and producers who would normally be at the Montville and Witta markets who are now offering home delivery services. The board has been received very positively by the local community and with a new joke or cartoon posted every day, one local resident thanked Ali describing it as the ‘highlight of her walk’!
Alex, Ali and Sophie Hoffman with their community board in Flaxton
Restoring WHO CAN HELP?
Hope Parkinson’s Therapy
The Care Army
Information for Queenslanders with disability
Via the Queensland Government, an army of volunteers is growing to make sure Queenslanders who are most at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic have enough food and access to the medication they need, and will help them stay connected through call or video chats. This includes all Queenslanders over 70 years of age; Queenslanders over 65 years of age with underlying health issues and Indigenous Queenslanders over the age of 50 with one or more chronic diseases.
Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) in partnership with the Queensland Government have information and support available for people with a disability on the QDN website (qnd.org.au/home/ covid-19).
The Community Recovery Hotline—a free call on 1800 173 349—will link seniors and other vulnerable Queenslanders to essential services, food and support.
Health and wellbeing
estoring Hope Parkinson’s Therapy (RHPT) has been successful in receiving a grant from the Parkinson Voice Project, Texas, US. The grant will assist RHPT in providing the Parkinson Voice Project’s highly effective speech therapy program. Local support has also come from Montville Mist Springwater owners, Peter and Alli. RHPT client, Pauline, had just completed the SPEAK OUT!® program when she approached Alli for a donation of bottled water for people with Parkinson’s when they attend therapy at Restoring Hope Parkinson’s Therapy (RHPT). Pauline has advice for anyone with Parkinson’s, “Look at the SPEAK OUT!® program if you want to get your voice heard and confidence back.” Visit: rhptherapy.org.au
38 MAY 2020 HINTERLAND TIMES
If you need health advice or information while in self-isolation call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit the Queensland Health website, qld.gov.au/health.
January: Australia Day celebrations; Maleny Film Festival; Yandina Ginger Flower and Food Festival
For mental health and wellbeing support, visit: unitingcareqld.com.au or beyondblue.org.au or call 1800 512 348 for support.
April: ANZAC Day Services, Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival
Financial support Pete and Ali of Montville Mist Springwater with their donation
The Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787 is available for information and referrals for people with disabilities who need help because of coronavirus, as well as for families, carers, support workers and services.
For information about the Australian Government’s support for people impacted by COVID-19, including Economic Support Payments and allowances for people who are in quarantine or self-isolation and can’t work, visit the Services Australia website (servicesaustralia. gov.au) or call 132 468.
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February: Montville: Flame Hill Grape Stomp
May: Maleny Wood Expo; Cross Country: Maleny Community Precinct; Maleny Hospital Auxiliary Fashion and Flowers; Maleny Agricultaral Show; The Planting Festival, Woodford June: Gardening on the Edge; Kenilworth Quilt & Craft Show; Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show; Kenilworth Food Fest July: Muscle on the Mountain Day; QLD MX Nationals Motorcross: Conondale; Queensland Garden Expo; Maleny Wedding Festival and the Mary Valley Art Festival; Celebration of Books Maleny August: Maleny Music Festival; Village Wedding Expo Montville September: Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest; Kenilworth ArtFest; Kenilworth Show and Rodeo; Lions Welcome Dinner: Maleny October: Runfest; Heart of Gold Film Fest: Gympie; Blackall 100, Mapleton November: Mary River Festival December: Woodford Folk Festival