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Narangba | North Lakes | Mango Hill | Kallangur | Dakabin | Caboolture | Morayfield | Burpengary | Deception Bayy

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VELOCITY ALL STARS

Keeping Kids Active

SKIN NEEDLING Is it for you

BURPENGARY STATION VILLAGE

LAKEISHA PATTERSON Beating the Odds

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CONTENTS THIS MONTH

"If I can just change one person's perception or impact one person, I will be humbled to know I've made a difference."

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New Aged Care Community Opens this Month:

Signature Care is proud to introduce its latest Aged Care home located on Mumford Road, Narangba. Page 16

On The Razor’s Edge:

– Lakeisha Patterson

Local student Shaun Swindells will take part in this year’s World’s Greatest Shave. Page 20

Lakeisha Patterson, Living with Epilepsy, p12

Kicking Goals and Keeping Kids Active:

Chris Gradwell and Kim Ingebrigtsen started the Velocity All-Stars Junior Academy Program to give back to kids in the community. Page 22

Coping With Head Lice:

If head lice have made a move onto your child’s head, you’re not alone! Find out how you can try to combat these pesky bugs before they take over. Page 26

Volunteering: A Role Of A Lifetime: Ben Szczesniak shows us all why volunteering for Meals on Wheels is the best “job”. Page 30

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Burpengary East Boat Ramp Ready For New Amenities Construction of a new toilet block at Uhlmann Road Boat Ramp will soon get underway, with Council awarding the $466,278 building contract. Mayor Peter Flannery said the new amenities will make a huge difference for locals and visitors heading out on the water. “As one of Australia’s fastest-growing regions, we need to make sure our region’s infrastructure meets the needs of our growing population while supporting our amazing lifestyle,” Mayor Flannery said. “We thank the Queensland Government for providing $205,000 of funding through its Works for Queensland program for the new toilet block and surrounding works. “Council secured nearly $8 million of funding in the first round of Works for Queensland, helping to fast-track essential infrastructure just like this right across our region. “Better yet, with the contract awarded to Caboolture-based Verve Constructions, this project is another example of Council accelerating projects to support local jobs and keep our economy on track while delivering much-needed new infrastructure.” Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting said the amenities will deliver enormous benefits for people who use the boat ramp, as well as support jobs to keep locals employed. “It’s wonderful to be working with Council under the Works for Queensland program to deliver a range of projects which will really enhance the lifestyle in this area,” Mr Whiting said. “This new infrastructure at Burpengary East will help enhance the boat ramp site and make it even easier for locals to get out and enjoy the beautiful local waterways.”

Morayfield Bus Station Upgrade

Construction has started on the $6.092 million upgrade project. This project will provide a modern, high-quality facility for public transport customers and accommodate 6 bus bays.

State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan announced local crews started work in February, to build greater capacity for buses and easier access at the station. This upgrade is part of the government's $50 billion infrastructure guarantee included in Queensland's COVID-19 economic recovery plan, with more than $3.6 billion being rolled out across the region for better roads and transport. "We've upgraded the train station, we're making Morayfield Road safer, and we'll see local construction jobs right here with a better bus station for our community," Mr Ryan said. "It'll feature six bus bays, a better sheltered waiting area with seats, and importantly greater accessibility for people with a disability. "It's also great to see that a Queensland company will build this project for Queenslanders using Queensland skills and tradies."

Mr Ryan said the bus station would continue to operate during the upgrade, although some services will be diverted to a new bus stop on Morayfield Road. "Customers should be aware that some services will stop at a temporary bus stop on Morayfield Road, south of Devereaux Drive," he said. "This temporary stop will be used for all southbound buses for the duration of the construction period, starting from 22 February. "Northbound services will relocate to a temporary stop within the station area. "TransLink Customer Liaison Officers will be on hand at the start of construction to assist and direct customers. "This has been a long time coming for our community, and I want to thank people in advance for their patience while our new bus station takes shape." Construction is expected to be completed by late 2021, weather and construction conditions permitting. For more information head to www.tmr.qld.gov. au and search, Morayfield bus station upgrade.

Division 2 Councillor Mark Booth said the project will add to the fantastic facilities already on offer at the boat ramp. “With the pontoon and extra-wide boat ramp, Uhlmann Road is one of the most popular access sites to the Caboolture River, so it’s important we have the infrastructure to support its users,” Cr Booth said.

Burpengary Station Village to Open this Month

“Construction is expected to take 23 weeks to complete, and I thank our residents for their patience while the works are underway to deliver these great new amenities.”

Burpengary’s brand-new village shopping centre located across from the Burpengary train station on Henderson Road is set to open stage one this month.

Comiskey Group Director, Robert Comiskey says the development is a long time in the making. He is looking forward to opening the dual-level complex this year.

If you want to stay up to date on the project, there will be weekly updates posted on Council website, project notices issued and signage displayed on the site before works commence.

Once complete, the $40 million shopping development will be a vibrant space for the community with 5,900sqm of retail including a food and beverage precinct with kid-friendly facilities, a 2,000sqm full-line supermarket, 1,900sqm of specialty retail and a 2,000sqm community club situated on the lower level.

“It has been great to see the development come to life after 15 years of planning and what will be a total construction time of 18 months,” said Robert Comiskey.

Already 85% pre-leased, Burpengary Station Village will welcome Seasons IGA, Café 63, Liquorland, Priceline Pharmacy, Chairman’s Barber Shop, Cignall specialist tobacconist, a medical centre, bakery, dentist and more. The only one of its kind within the catchment, Burpengary Community Club will feature a large bar and restaurant and 150 poker machines within its luxury $5million, fit-out.

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The development has already supported approximately 200 jobs during construction. Now almost complete, Burpengary Station Village will not only be widely convenient for locals but will provide at least 200 jobs when open. The Comiskey Group are proud to add the shopping precinct to their already impressive portfolio. “Stay tuned, we have some great projects planned for 2021 and beyond!” said Robert Comiskey.

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Caboolture Touch Secures High Profile Coach January marks an exciting time for Caboolture Touch Association as Karley Banks comes being employed as their coach.

Above: Nathan Goldstiver 'Goldie' at centre, (white Leeds shirt) with players at the 2020 inaugural 'Goldie Cup' event. Photo courtesy North Pine Football (Soccer) Club.

Gold For Goldie 'Charity begins at home'. That's what is happening within Narangba Eagles, and North Pine's football clubs where Nathan Goldstiver, 'Goldie', has been the custodian of the Senior Men's Football Teams and where he calls home. Goldie, who has been tackling motor neurone disease, has two great loves, family and football. In February the Goldie Cup was honoured with a swell of community support in the shape of the charity fundraiser. In February 2020, the first event was organised by a friend, fellow player and annual 'Goldie Cup' coordinator, Malcolm Van de Graaff of Narangba Eagles Football (Soccer) Club. Last year's event game was played between Nathan's fellow teammates throughout the decades, in front of many well-

Karley Banks’ 35 years of experience involves coaching at both National and International levels. Accompanying her coaching experiences, she holds qualifications including a Bachelor of Secondary Education majoring in English and Physical Education, a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Fitness Training. She is also an Austouch Course Presenter and Trainer.

wishers who raised over $5,000 for the Goldstiver family. This annual event continues as the 'Goldie Cup', played between the senior men's Her coaching profile at an teams from both clubs. International level includes being "Goldie deserves all we can kick in head coach for the Australian as a community to assist him and 20s Mixed, Australian 18 Boys his young family. Last year's event and Australian Men’s 35s teams. focus was on raising funds. This year Nationally, she coached for the the main thing is getting football NRL National Touch League and family together; funds raised Premiership, Elite Eights NSW will, of course, assist the family. Our Rebels, NSW Mavericks and Qld fields at Narangba are spacious, Spirit. She was also Assistant so there's no problem with social Coach for the Newcastle Knights men’s team and worked with distancing", Malcolm said. many other Queensland and New "The 'Goldie Cup' is a time when South Wales mixed teams. the two clubs, put competition aside and stand together for the Some career highlights for Karley best show of camaraderie and are representing Queensland in community support for footballing Touch Football, Rugby League, (soccer) families. It also provides a Rugby Union, Cricket and Indoor pre-season local derby between the Cricket. She is Australia’s most capped youth coach and was senior men's players. the first female to coach Premier League in Sydney and Brisbane.

Karley was an Inferno Sports Ambassador from 2014-2021 and Directed KBs Tippy Tap Extras 2014-2021. “Caboolture Touch Association are extremely thrilled to welcome one of this country’s highest profile coaches, she is considered the best at developing athletes at all ages. What an absolutely fantastic start to the 2021 season after a trying 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic.” Says Herb Kerr, President of the Caboolture Touch Association. Herb Kerr, also commented “That Karley’s role at the club is all about participation and performance pathways. It’s about getting people into the sport and teaching them the skills to continue in the sport for longer and perhaps began elites. Karley will be massive for our sport in the Caboolture area!”

Caboolture Clubs Unite to Solve Cricket Dilemma “They don’t make cricket wicket-bails like they used to! Most now are expensive, imported and made from soft timbers, which usually break quickly and only last one inning.” Says Steve Adams, President at Caboolture Sports Cricket Club. This conversation between Steve Adams and Brian Bisset (Vice President, Caboolture and District Woodcraft Inc.) has transpired into a great outcome for the cricket club to see 60 bails being donated. Caboolture and District Woodcrafters Inc. is a volunteer club to promote, foster, and practice the art of all forms of woodwork. Established in 1987 the club this year reached the milestone of 122 members. After hearing of cricket’s ongoing problems with the breaking bails, the two clubs were introduced by Tony Clarke, Sport and Community Manager at Caboolture Sports Club. “It’s great to have two community clubs that Caboolture Sports Club supports come together to solve a problem, and in doing so further build some Caboolture’s pride and community spirit.” Commented Tony Clarke.

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Doug Pearce, President of Caboolture Woodcrafters said they saw an opportunity to help out a local sporting club with their craft, so gave it a crack. Made from durable Tallowwood timber sourced from Woodford, the new bails have been tested by thrilled Caboolture players. “They are strong and will be long lasting, not to mention will save the club hundreds of dollars each year.” Added Mr Adams.

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Now that the bail problem has been solved through this new-found friendship, the team at Caboolture Woodcrafters believes it can also provide longer-lasting stumps and have chosen local-sourced Blackbutt as the best timber for the job. Caboolture Woodcrafters are open for those aged 14 and above. Anyone 18 and above will need a Blue Card. For details visit Caboolturewoodcrafters.com

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IN BRIEF

New Elimbah Pathway Connects Community A new 3.5km concrete footpath between Pumicestone Rd and Mansfield Rd Elimbah is expected to be completed in early April, providing the “missing link” in the local footpath network. The Bigmor Drive footpath is a $700,000 project jointly funded by the Federal Government under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and Moreton Bay Regional Council, making it easier for Elimbah residents to get out and about. Member for Longman, Terry Young, said he was delighted to see work begin on the new footpath. “Mums and dads with prams and people with mobility issues will find it much easier to get

to local shops and parks thanks to this new footpath,” Mr Young said. “It will also provide safe pedestrian access to the massive new commercial development next to the iconic Big Fish Tavern, anchored by a new Bunnings Warehouse.” Division 12 Councillor, Tony Latter, said the footpath would have a massive impact on the quality of life for Elimbah residents. “If COVID-19 taught us anything, it was the value of getting outside, exercising and getting some fresh air,” Cr Latter said. “This footpath will connect the Elimbah community across a huge stretch of road, whether it’s for recreation or just grabbing some groceries, it’ll all be much easier once complete. “

Pine Rivers VIEW Club

Meet Angel Flight Ceo Marjorie Pagani BPW Caboolture will celebrate International Women's Day this month with their traditional Candle Lighting Ceremony, followed by a presentation from Marjorie Pagani, CEO and Director of Angel Flight Australia.

VIEW clubs were established in 1960 by the Smith Family as a service to women and to the community and help the Smith Family by supporting disadvantaged Australian children through the “Learning for Life “program.

Our club supports three of these children with funds raised from raffles and outings. We also donate directly to The Smith Family for their Winter and Book and Toy Appeals. A lot of fun, laughs and friendship is enjoyed by all our ladies at our monthly luncheons, coffee mornings and outings. Our outing for January

was a visit to the Redcliffe Art Gallery followed by lunch at the RSL. Our next luncheon meeting is on 17th March, and we are celebrating our 25th Birthday with a Masquerade Party. It’s a chance to dress up and wear a mask (preferably silver). It will be held at Murrumba Downs Tavern, Dohles Rocks Road, Murrumba Downs. If you are interested in attending a luncheon meeting or would like more information, please phone Elizabeth 3886 4937 or Sandra 3880 9965.

The practising barrister assisted Angel Flight on a pro-bono basis before she was appointed CEO in early 2015 and now oversees the charity, coordinating non-emergency flights assisting country people to access specialist medical treatment otherwise unavailable to them because of vast distances and high travel costs. Marjorie will be outlining how Angel Flight is funded, who Angel Flight can aid, how their charity is made possible with the assistance of volunteer drivers and pilots and how you may be able to help Angel Flight. For more information or to reserve your place, please contact Linda Upton on 0413 943 112 or linda@4510.com.au. Bookings are also available through Eventbrite.

Bunnings Caboolture To Be Larger Than Morayfield Construction of the new Bunnings Warehouse located at the iconic ‘Big Fish’ site is expected to begin mid this year. The development represents an investment of more than $32 million. It is expected to create more that one hundred jobs for local residents. “The new Caboolture Warehouse will be slightly larger than Bunnings in Morayfield,” said Bunnings Area Manager, Ms Emily Sweet. “We look forward to bringing a wide range of home and lifestyle products to the Caboolture community.” The store will span more than 13,000 metres, have parking for over 400 vehicles and include the traditional main warehouse, outdoor nursery, timber trade sales area, café and playground. The opening is expected to be held in the first half of 2022.

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Ingenia Raises Retirement Living Standards Ingenia Communities raised the bar for retirement living in Burpengary at the official opening of Freshwater’s $4 million resort-style clubhouse last month. Officially opened by Ingenia Communities CEO, Mr Simon Owens and Mr Chris Whiting MP, the clubhouse boasts a 20-metre swimming pool, lawn bowls green, pool tables, gymnasium, alfresco barbeque area and community cinema. “Australians are living longer and just want to enjoy their life after years of hard work,” said Mr Owens. “We want to ensure there is a range of luxury amenities on the doorstep of residents to make life as easy and enjoyable as possible.”

With more than 50 per cent of Burpengary East’s population over fifty years of age, this five-star clubhouse not only sets a new standard for quality, accessible exercise and social opportunities, it provides a physically active and positive social life which, according to a 2019 study by Plos Medicine, offers significant preventative health benefits for issues like dementia and mobility deterioration. “Over the past year, we have seen changes to how we live, and I think the future for living in a development such as this will expand.” said Mr Chris Whiting MP. “We have a great lifestyle in Burpengary and a lot to be thankful for.” Freshwater residents now have more ways to enjoy a lifestyle based on independence, wellbeing and active living.

A New Home for Rehab And Mobility With the freedom of movement and the ability to remain as mobile as possible, Rehab and Mobility Wholesalers offer an extensive range of mobility equipment and aids to assist with everyday life. No matter our age, it is important to be active and as independent as you can for as long as possible. Who doesn’t want to remain in their own home for life?

Whether it be a wheeled walker or frame to keep you mobile, a wheelchair to enable an outing, a bathroom aid to assist with balance and comfort, even something as simple as an aid to open a jar Rehab and Mobility can help. Jan and Peter built Rehab and Mobility from its bare-bones (a 275 sqm empty shed, a small van & a 20ft container of product) just over 6 years ago, to 1300 sqm complex and around 450 product lines today. Their passion for the industry, innovative products, and assisting people in making the right decision on the equipment best suited to their needs is what drives them. “Our knowledgeable team have over 30 years of combined experience in the industry, importing and working directly with manufacturers of some of the best-known brands.” Said Jan. “We work very closely with international and local suppliers, along with our large network of national and local Resellers. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and the service we provide. If we can’t help you with the right product, we will endeavour to connect you with one of our associate Suppliers.” Starting out in Burpengary East and then moving to Deception Bay, they have just moved again to larger premises in Imboon St. A large, bright showroom enables them to display our entire range of mobility and rehabilitation products, with room to move. All serviced by our loyal team.

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When your doctor or specialist advises you to obtain a piece of equipment to aid your mobility, it can be rather daunting, not knowing what is best. The RMW team will take the time to find the item that best suits your need with a ‘try before you buy’ approach, being able to try a piece of equipment, making sure you can manage it, and that larger items are going to fit in the car – all these aiding a better-informed decision. Rehab and Mobility believe that it is not just about the right fit in this line of business but also about service, delivering more than only equipment. Being able to help those less able to enjoy life to the best of their ability. Being able to take that walk through the gardens or along the boardwalk and engage in family outings and activities with friends in your community.

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FEATURE

Lakeisha Patterson Living with Epilepsy Words: Sheree Hoddinett

Lakeisha Patterson OAM has overcome so many obstacles to get to where she is today. Still, she never lets anything stop her from achieving anything she can. Also known as Lucky, the bright and very smiley 22-yearold can even add Paralympic gold (more than once) to her list of great achievements. But what you may not know about this golden girl is that she lives with epilepsy and cerebral palsy. Not that she lets it slow her down in any way. Instead, she makes the most of every opportunity in a positive light and gives it her best shot. With Purple Day (March 26) used to raise awareness globally for those living with epilepsy, Lakeisha shares her story to show others there's always someone you can turn to. For Lakeisha, her biggest focus is on doing what she can rather than what she can't. It's been her intention for her life thus far. Born with cerebral palsy and diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 5 after what she describes as a "pretty traumatic seizure", Lakeisha has forged ahead with a very full life. Although her younger years were difficult trying to remember how to do basic tasks after suffering extensive seizures, Lakeisha is grateful for modern technology and medication, helping her live as normally as possible. "Seizures can affect 1 in 10 people, and it can

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happen at any stage in your life which is pretty crazy and scary," she says. "You could have no medical history, and it can come up out of the blue, unfortunately. But some people can also gain control of their seizures and live quite well. "I was about 5 years seizure-free when I had one at the end of 2018, which meant I lost my licence for a period of time. It was a crazy year. I had Commonwealth Games, Pan Pac's, local competitions and university on top of that. As I'm getting older, I find my epilepsy affects me more when I'm stressed. Therefore I need to ensure I listen to my body and learn to relax when necessary. "My most recent seizure was in October 2020, after an extremely difficult year both physically and mentally. I lost my licence again and also what felt like a portion of my independence. Fortunately, I now have my licence back, and I'm on the mend again. "I definitely have bad days, I'm only human like everyone else. However, I learnt the power of resilience from a young age. Instead of giving up, I look for ways to overcome obstacles." As one of the most common neurological conditions the world over, more than 28,000 Queenslanders live with an active diagnosis of epilepsy and on average 60 more a diagnosed

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each week. Epilepsy Queensland Chief Executive, Chris Dougherty says their vision is to be the beacon of hope for people across Queensland living with epilepsy. "What that means to each individual and their family that we support is very different," he says. "To be there for people that are impacted by epilepsy is a privilege and support them on their journey is enormously empowering and rewarding for us, but ultimately - it's about our community living well every day." Swimming became a part of Lakeisha's life from a young age but kicked up a gear competitively in her early teens. She admits it was a sport that she found a big love for because it was still "easier than anything on land" although initially difficult. Her favourite stroke is freestyle with the 400m her pet event. "The 400m is the longest distance you can cover in Paralympic swimming," she says. "I also find I tend to get better as the race continues because it takes me so long to react. Even though it's really hard on my body, I get into a rhythm and just keep swimming. When you do something every day, you get used to it." Along with swimming, Lakeisha is also studying at university – a Bachelor of Communication majoring in digital media – because she wants

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Left: Post 100m Freestyle S9 win at 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Source: Quinn Rooney

Below: 2019 Epilepsy QLD AGM & Celebration, with Neurologist Dr. Dan McLaughlin Source: Contributed

to set herself up for life once swimming comes to an end. "There are lots of different avenues you can go with it, so I'm not sure where it'll take me, but I'm excited for the possibilities and opportunities it may bring," she says of her studies. "I do know I enjoy connecting and for so long technology has been my way of life to communicate with others. "I'm very technology-based as I'm unable to write – I have a condition called Micrographia which means the signals from my brain to control writing don't really transmit, so my writing is extremely minute, it looks like tiny dots joined together on a page. "It means I need to execute daily tasks electronically. Growing up with constant advances in technology has greatly assisted me personally, so I'm sure digital media is the way of the future." She's still very young and has quite a future ahead of her. Yet, Lakeisha knows she wouldn't be where she is today without her amazing family – her 2 sisters and most notably her mum. "There's a lot of people I look up to for getting me to where I am today," she says. "But my number 1 and always my number 1 is my mum. My mum is a superhero. She's been through it all thick and thin and never gives in. She supports us tremendously all the way." After a tumultuous year in 2020, thanks to COVID slowing down her training, Lakeisha is back in the pool training for the Tokyo Paralympics with trials for the games in June. She's also progressing with her studies and hoping she can reach others by sharing her story. "As I've become more confident over the past few years, I thoroughly enjoy being able to express my story and get to know more people within the epilepsy, disability and broader communities and their journeys," she says. "Regardless of people's age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or ability, I just want to spread kindness and awareness, so people know they aren't alone with whatever they're facing. "If I can just change one person's perception or impact one person, I will be humbled to know I've made a difference. Then that one person will go on to impact another person's life and in turn, another person's life, hopefully creating a chain effect." Mr Dougherty says raising awareness during March is one of the best things the wider community can do to help support those with epilepsy.

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"Epilepsy does not discriminate, but people do," he says. "We want people to learn more about epilepsy and how it impacts someone's life. We want people to learn about seizure first aid and how that can save someone's life. "Finally, we want people to help us remove barriers across our community to ensure people with epilepsy can live well, in whatever way they choose." Lakeisha also encourages everyone to spread awareness and news about epilepsy to help generate a greater understanding. "Follow Epilepsy Queensland and Epilepsy Australia and check out their resources," she says. "We can all make a difference. If you could help by spreading awareness, sharing a post, having a conversation or educating your school/workplace, doing seizure first-aid, or even donating. A little bit goes a long way in the search for a cure for epilepsy, generating understanding and providing vital support. Get involved, wear purple on March 26 and together let's help bring epilepsy out of the shadows." You can help Make March Purple for Epilepsy. Visit www. epilepsyqueensland.com.au to find out more.

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OPINION

The World According to Kate Lost Skills Modern lifestyle has turned us into highly dependent beings resulting in the loss of our forefathers' know-how. At the time, these skills were considered general knowledge and included building a fire or shelter, cooking from scratch, and walking in single file when required. One could argue that the need for these skills is no longer needed. That they have been replaced with other more essential skillsets such as driving cars, earning an income, and not getting a drunk when you must go to work the next day. In some of these areas, I must agree. It is highly evident at the shopping centre that skills such as single file walking and wearing clothes over your underwear are severely lacking in many people. Suppose shopping centres enforced patrons to abide by rules like that for traffic. In that case, they could quite possibly offer a peaceful and enjoyable shopping experience, reducing the number of aggressive customers and ensuring everyone gets to where they need to go. Could you imagine what it would be like to walk down the aisles of Morayfield or North Lakes shopping centre without being forced to dodge anyone? Recently, when my husband and I were walking on the 'shop' side of the aisle with our trolley,

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three young women were walking abreast towards us. I automatically moved behind my husband to create a single file to avoid a collision. They made it clear that they would not be moving. We had nowhere else to go, and eventually, both parties came to a halt. Standing in front of the trolley, one of the young women looked at my husband in the eye and taunted aloud: 'excuse me?' Shoppers appear to have lost the art of seeing that they are about to run into someone along with the ability to move over so both can pass. It is rude and offensive, but this unnecessary and inconsiderate behaviour from people of all ages hinders the joy of shopping. I was tempted to dress up in an inflatable bubble during the COVID-19 1.5m social distancing requirements to see how far I could get around a shopping centre without hitting someone. Perhaps even filming what the reaction would be from, what I now call 'groupers' that won't move out of your way. It is called 'single file' people – Google it! I'm not saying we should always walk in single file but when there's no room to pass oncoming shoppers, make room! The art of hiding one's undergarments under one's clothes is also sadly melting away. Ladies, you may call it gym gear, or swimmers,

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or fashion. You may indeed have a smoking hot body. But ask yourself: How many men (of various shapes and sizes) do you see in roaming the shops with their budgie smugglers or short gym shorts uncovered? Or with their thong or G-String showing? Would you please learn to dress yourselves appropriately for the activity you are doing? I am a strong advocate for the women in this world, and it saddens me deeply that this time around, I must say 'learn from the men'! Among these skills which I feel we have lost, I must include: memorising phone numbers, knowing someone's address, reading a map, using a real camera, fact-checking, holding a conversation, walking without distraction and hand-writing letters or personal notes (I say as I type my article). Hmmmmm….

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Critically Speaking WHAT CHANCE UTOPIA?

I Richard Lancaster

n 1516 Sir Thomas More wrote of a perfect imaginary Cryptic Critic world and called it Utopia. And that's what it means today. Today, our world is far from being Utopian; in fact, it's an angry place, and Australia is no exception. Hatred built on caste, creed, colour and sex is rampant. Peace is absent in international relations due to differing and inflexible political, religious and economic systems. But history tells us that this has been happening since the first humans walked the earth. And we continue to learn nothing from history as our future continues its downward spiral. Climate change is accelerating, wars continue, inequality is on the rise, politics are polarised, technology is disrupting our work and the very institutions designed to protect us struggle to cope. So is there any chance of the world shaking itself out of this terrible malaise that we humans continue to cause? The world's population currently stands at 7.9 billion. And we continue to populate at a rate of 100 million humans a year, with the most significant increases occurring in the poorest countries. There will be continuing greater demands for land, for water, for work and for food. As the gap between rich and poor nations widens and as the technology for killing advances and spreads, it is unrealistic to envisage the complete absence of conflict from the planet.

Despite 35 years of scientific reports and 21 international conferences pointing to nearcertain `extinction effects` of our planet's carbon and methane pollution, the argument against climate control still exists. True, many nations are in the process of reducing their dependence on fossil fuel, thereby reducing carbon emissions. However, Australia hesitates, largely due to coal mining providing jobs for a portion of its workforce and providing state governments with much-needed revenue. Worldwide, `green` movements are continuing to mobilise to establish a `greener` planet. Newer, less destructive farming methods are being encouraged and practised. Even we in suburbia are slowly but surely becoming `greener`. Tighter regulations on land clearing have been enacted as well.

WRITE TO US! Email: editor@featuremagazine.com.au Post: PO Box 105, Narangba Q 4504 CONDITIONS: Please email a maximum of 150 words to editor@featuremagazine.com.au. Letters are published at the absolute discretion of the Editor. Feature Magazine has the right to reproduce letters submitted and accepted by the editor in print and electronic form. Letters may also be edited to fit. The views expressed are not the views of the publisher. No responsibility is taken for the views expressed in these letters. All letters to include a full name (first name and surname) and contact phone number (your contact number is not for publication).

Recently a major new `green` initiative was announced from a most unlikely source. The building of a new city named Neom has been initiated by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which will run entirely on alternative electricity when complete. It will be built along Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast and cost $500 billion. It will incorporate smart city technologies, including flying cars, robotic servants, glow-in-the-dark sand and its own moon! The Crown Prince should be applauded for taking a small step in reducing the world's dependence on oil, one of the world's major pollutants. What chance Utopia? We have a long way to go!

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COMMUNITY

New Aged Care Community Opens In Narangba

Narangba Community Aged Care sets a new benchmark for Aged Care homes in the area with state of the art care planning software to keep loved-ones safe. Signature Care is proud to introduce its latest Aged Care home located on Mumford Road, Narangba. Signature Care Director, Amal Witnish, said that they are proud to share their significant investment with the local community. “Not only have we provided all the mod-cons that you would expect to find in a luxury hotel like large single rooms with private ensuites, views from your own personal patio or balcony, chef-cooked meals, on-site laundry service, personally controlled reverse cycle air conditioning and smart TV – but more importantly, we have invested in systems and software that will keep your loved-ones safe including electronic care planning software, personal care, medication management and clinical care,” Mr Witnish said. “Most importantly, we have invested in our people – people from the local community who are experienced and qualified, and who share our mission to enrich residents’ quality of life.

ensuring access for staff and visitors is restricted if their temperature is above 37.5 degrees. Narangba Community Aged Care offers a range of services and amenities for residents and visitors to enjoy, such as an on-site Café, Hairdressing Salon, BBQ and playground area, a Movie Theatre, Piano Lounge and Billiards Room. Residents have access to large single rooms with private ensuite, personally controlled air conditioning, a Smart TV, King single beds and the home provides 24/7 Registered Nursing care. Signature Care is a family business with over 35 years’ experience in the Aged Care sector. They operate and manage their Aged Care homes and are directly involved with the building design, construction, interior design and models of care and service. The experience and understanding of what residents and families need and want has enabled them to create a unique environment for residents and staff. The home incorporates large open areas for socialisation and lifestyle activities, smaller

personal spaces for quiet reflection or family time and access to internal courtyards, external garden areas and walkways. Another unique addition is a kids playground. Playgrounds are such a lovely idea for Aged Care homes. Not only does the laughter and activity bring great joy to our residents but it also gives the grandchildren extra incentive to come and visit. Our Narangba playground is located conveniently just outside our Café so parents and Grandparents can enjoy a ‘cuppa’ while they watch from the comfort of the outside seating area. Narangba Community Aged Care is open for Tours and is currently accepting bookings for admissions in early March. For more information call 1300 1300 13 or email the Client Services Manager at CS.NB@signaturecare. com.au Narangba Community Aged Care – 31 Mumford Rd. Narangba. www.signaturecare.com. au/our-homes/narangba

“We recognise that the transition into Aged Care can be challenging for many families, and our well-qualified team strive to establish trust and an environment that fosters a culture of acceptance, respect and dignity. “Our commitment is to deliver an experience in our homes that is positive and supportive, offering innovative and modern accommodation for permanent care, respite care, dementia support or palliative care, for both individuals and couples. Against the backdrop of a Royal Commission and the Covid 19 pandemic, Signature Care has invested in facial recognition, and fever screening terminals at their entrance points,

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

On The Razor’s Edge Shaun ready to shave for a cure Words: Sheree Hoddinett

Lopping off his locks for a worthy cause was an easy decision for Shaun Swindells. The Burpengary based teen is one of a handful of students from Narangba Valley State High School who have made the brave decision to take part in this year’s World’s Greatest Shave. What can be viewed as an entirely selfless act for the 15-year-old, is one he sees as an opportunity to help make a difference to those living with blood cancer. Brimming with confidence and a cheeky grin, Shaun is more than ready for shave day, already surpassing his goal total and counting. It’s not often you come across a teen that’s keen to shave their head for a worthy cause, just because they can. For Shaun, who admits he has no personal affiliations with Leukaemia, it was a chance to look at a new hairstyle.

“So I don’t really have a goal anymore, I’ll keep taking what everyone wants to donate.”

11 student to shave for a cure and make a sacrifice at such a young age?

When shave day arrives on March 12, Shaun, who currently has hair that sits at about chin

“It’s just hair, it’ll grow back,” he says. “But it was also partially just to experiment and see how I look bald.

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“We (my siblings and I) used to do door knocks to help raise money, but I stopped doing that ages ago,” he says. “I haven’t done anything in the way of fundraising in a really long time, and I wanted to grow out my hair anyway. So I thought the longer my hair, the bigger the sacrifice it is, and the more money I could raise. I think everybody is making sure they donate to see me get rid of it.” Initially, Shaun set what he thought was a relatively high goal for fundraising but has already seen the generosity of family and friends shining through. “So far, my grandma has donated the most. She put in $300 which I was astounded by,” Shaun says. “But I think what it is, is everyone is telling me to get rid of it.

It’s not me making the difference, it’s everyone who takes the time to donate.

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length, will go the whole way until it’s all gone. “It’s been a long time since I’ve had no hair,” he says. “I started to grow out my hair when I was about 7 or 8, and I haven’t gone back to the buzz cut since. “The long hair doesn’t really suit me, and everybody is getting sick of it, even my mum, so it’s time for it to go.” So other than raising money for a worthy cause, what was it that prompted this year

“I’m a bit worried about how my head is going to look once my hair is gone, it could be a bit of a weird shape. I have a lot of bumps and a scar from where I cracked it once. I’m pretty excited - I’m nervously excited about it all.” If there’s a silver lining, it’ll mean no more hair washing or even styling. “I won’t have to style it anymore – that’s the best part,” Shaun says with a laugh. “My hair annoys me. I do style my hair every night when it’s wet, so it’s good for the morning; otherwise, it’s a lost cause.” Shaun has the full support of his parents, siblings and even his girlfriend is fully behind his decision. He is grateful for everyone who has made a contribution, no matter how big or small because every bit has the chance to help someone in need. “I would like to thank everyone who has donated,” he says. “I wouldn’t have made any real difference if it weren’t for them. It’s not me making the difference, it’s everyone who takes the time to donate.” To make a donation for Shaun, jump on the World’s Greatest Shave website and click on Donate to a shaver and search for Shaun Swindells. You can also donate via the Narangba Valley State High School 2021 Team.

World’s Greatest Shave 2021 •

Shave, cut or colour your hair from March 10-14 to help everyday Australians in their battle with blood cancer.

This year, the Leukaemia Foundation is celebrating 23 years of the World’s Greatest Shave campaign.

More than 2 million Aussies have taken part throughout the campaign with an estimated 37,500kg of hair removed.

Every day, 47 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer. That’s one every 31 minutes. For more information visit worldsgreatestshave.com

Above: Shaun Swindells is preparing to shave his head to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation


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LOCAL SPORTS

Kicking Goals

And Keeping Kids Active Words: Sheree Hoddinett

Keeping kids active, healthy and having fun is a big part of what the Velocity AllStars Junior Academy Program is all about. Originally started to let their own kids burn off some rugby league pre-season energy, they have morphed into a full-blown initiative for founders Chris Gradwell and Kim Ingebrigtsen. Now with two successful years under their belts, Gradwell and Ingebrigtsen are already looking ahead to the next pre-season and developing different ways for their idea to continue on its growth path. With the Deception Baybased program entirely free for participants, it seems the only way from here, is onwards and upwards. With a background in rugby league themselves, coaching duties and their own sons taking to the field during game season, Gradwell and Ingebrigtsen are already heavily involved in the sport. But it was the time ticking away during the off-season that paved the way for this venture to get off the ground. "My son had his first season of football, and I coached, and Kim's son plays as well," Gradwell says. "Kids were training with Kim and me, so they were kept busy all the time. But once football season ended, it was about a month of no sport, and they were a bit lost, my son was going a bit stir crazy. "So I messaged Kim and said I need to give this kid an outlet, something to do. I said I've got some gear, I'm going down to the field…bring the boys down and some other kids and let's keep them busy." The first time they had a session, 10 kids were there. But it didn't take long for word to spread between the team players and with friends wanting to join in, it grew to 20 interested kids in a short space of time. With their group expanding and the field location not being central, Gradwell and Ingebrigtsen decided to move their sessions from Narangba to Deception Bay near the PCYC. "We started with 10 kids, three of which were our own" Ingebrigtsen says. "I grew up in D-Bay, it hasn't always had the greatest reputation. But we go there because it's central. We have kids coming from Albany Creek, Brighton and Caboolture, but we want the kids to get there and not have an excuse not to get there. So some of these kids can walk or ride their bike if they live close by. "It's never been something other than just helping kids out for us, that's why we do this. It's awesome to see and hear the kids enjoying the experience and even their parents reactions… we just do it to give kids something to do."

"We’ve been lucky to source an awesome group of sponsors to come on board and help with funding.” “We have a group of local small family businesses that are happy to help” Gradwell adds. “We both bought everything to start with at Kmart and other local sporting stores…that got us through the first year. The way it works with our sponsors is to tell them how much we need for something and then give them an invoice and pay for it. There’s no money leftover or floating around, it all goes towards what we need.” Sponsors who have come on board so far, include: • Clover • ROHR • Fusion • Dunrite Concreting • Loco Earthmoving • Pottso's Painting Services • Austump Currently aimed at the 7-12 age group bracket (which will change as their own kids get older) the program has featured kids from 15 different sporting clubs in the area with various skillsets. Although they got the ball rolling on the idea, both men are also joined by many other dads and coaches who help put the kids through their paces. “They split up into their age groups and do different circuits, and they get to mix with other kids of their own age,” Gradwell says. “Everyone is on an even playing field. We’ve watched good friendships forming and they’re learning different skills from the coaches. Each coach has their own speciality, one might be more fitness, another ball skills. We also have a game as well, so they have the chance to play a game each week. This dynamic duo wants the community to recognise that the Velocity All-Stars Junior Academy Program is more than just rugby league. “We have all footy codes joining in Oztag, Touch, Rugby Union, even AFL,” Gradwell says. “Obviously rugby league is our background and knowledge base, but they are very transferable skills. Plus the kids also learn a lot about themselves and their fitness and abilities. They learn about their limitations and also life skills.” “I think people might have this idea that we only want kids who are good or who have played footy before,” Ingebrigtsen adds. “That’s not the case at all. We want any kid, boys and

Above: Kids in action

girls. Girls are definitely welcome! We get girls who don’t play but come along to be active and have fun. At the end of the day, you don’t have to play footy, just come down and be involved, be active.” Ingebrigtsen used to play for Wests in Brisbane. He has mixed with the likes of Daly Cherry Evans, Matt Gillett and Jack Reed. His links to the outside football world have come in handy with some players even dropping by sessions. Brendon Gibb, a former Penrith Panthers and Brisbane Broncos player and Queensland Cup competitor, has made the trek from Brisbane's south side and Queensland Maroons/St George Illawarra Dragons player Josh Kerr has also stopped by. “We use our networks to make this happen, and everyone does it because they want to for the kids,” Ingebrigtsen says. “At the end of the day, that’s our main focus and goal, the kids and giving something to them.” Moving forward, plans include the growth of Velocity All-Stars both locally and further afield. “We’ve been approached by Redcliffe Youth Space with the possibility of working with them and helping the kids there through a sporting avenue,” Ingebrigtsen says. “But we’re also looking at the possibility of expanding in other regions like Goondiwindi, Fraser Coast and Bundaberg. “We might only get there once a month, but we’ll help with the setup and have the local guys running it. We just need to make sure we get the right guys running it. At the end of the day, it’s a free program, and that’s why we do it, so everyone has the chance to be a part of it. We don’t want to see something turned into a paid initiative when it’s not necessary. It’s expensive enough for parents to pay for sport as it is.” Find out more about the Velocity All-Stars via their Facebook page.

Now the junior academy program has grown to more than 100 kids regularly attending during the pre-season block which runs from November to January. With no charge for those who join in, how do they manage to run the sessions? "It is completely free with the biggest cost to us, just our time," Ingebrigtsen says. "We provide everything in the program from equipment to jerseys for everyone. Above: Velocity All-Stars Junior Academy Program group shot

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HEALTH + WELLNESS

Recovering From Soft Tissue Injuries Soft tissue injuries are an unfortunate and annoying part of life which most commonly involve muscles and ligaments, e.g. strains and sprains. Knowing what to do when you hurt yourself is key to a quick and successful recovery. To help remember what to do the acronym of PEACE and LOVE has been created to summarise what the current evidence supports. So what does this involve? In the first 1 - 3 days, the body is in an acute state of injury, PEACE is used to help settle this down and begin the road to recovery.

ADHD and Exercise Behaviour and cognitive challenges are often experienced by individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). However, studies show that exercise has strong effects on brain structure and function and can be effective for individuals with ADHD. In fact, individuals with ADHD are thought to receive greater cognitive benefit from exercise than those without ADHD. Currently, behaviour modification and medication are commonly used to manage ADHD symptoms. Exercise and physical activity can be used to help support these treatment methods, in addition to having multiple physical and mental health benefits for children with ADHD. Exercise naturally stimulates the brain, similarly to the way medications do, and can be particularly effective for individuals struggling with typical behaviour and/or medication interventions, due to the lack of negative sideeffects. In addition to the cognitive benefits experienced by engaging in regular physical activity, behavioural improvements, general health benefits, increased self-esteem, and confidence have been noted. Regular physical activity also has benefits in relation to learning, both directly and indirectly. Direct Benefits to Learning • Improvement in memory • Greater problem-solving ability • Improved attention • Improved brain processing speed Indirect Benefits to Learning • Reduced impulsivity • Reduced anxiety In accordance with the Australian Physical Activity Guidelines for children and adolescents, it is recommended that children should engage in at least 60 minutes of exercise per day. A few ways to keep kids active and engaging in physical activity include: • Finding a sport/physical activity the child enjoys and wants to participate in • Replace a portion of screen time with active games/activities

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rotection: avoid pushing into painful movements or activities in initial stages post-injury.

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levation: Keep the injured area elevated above the heart as much as possible.

void anti-inflammatories: Inflammation is the body’s way of healing. Using ice and anti-inflammatories can positively impact pain but can negatively impact the healing process.

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ducation: Listen to what your body is telling you, avoid unnecessary scans and passive treatments. After the initial PEACE stage LOVE is used to allow full recovery from injury. In this

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stage, it can be very beneficial to have a health professional to assist you with your recovery.

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oad: Let pain guide gradual return to activity, optimal loading promotes repair, remodelling and builds tissue tolerance and capacity.

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ptimism: Expectations are associated with outcome and recovery. Belief and emotion influence symptoms as much or potentially more than the actual severity of the injury.

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ascularisation: Find a pain free cardiovascular exercise to increase blood flow to the area.

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xercise: Restore strength, mobility and function by being active in your recovery and doing the work your body needs to recover and prevent re-injury.

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BEAUTY

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Skin Needling Is It For You?

You might have heard about Skin Needling, and maybe you even researched it, intrigued about it but also scared about the pictures portrayed online. Well, Skin needling is currently the most talked about, researched, and practised treatment in the beauty industry, but perhaps not many people really understand this treatment's process and potential. Let's take a moment to explore this treatment. Skin needling today is the number one treatment for skin rejuvenation because of its versatility to treat different skin conditions and its holistic approach in repairing the skin from within. Each time we perform the treatment, we empower our skin cells to work better. The results are fantastic, and our skin becomes healthier and stronger. Contrary to common belief skin needling is a low-risk treatment and results in no downtime compared to other rejuvenation skin treatments available today. Needling changed the game for aestheticians, enabling us to not only help the skin to cope with aging or a particular skin condition, but to be able to repair it. A little bit of needling history … Skin needling has its roots in acupuncture and mesotherapy. Mesotherapy was developed in France by Doctor Pistor in 1952. It is a technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten skin. Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine and consists of thin needles inserted into the body. The cosmetic application of acupuncture is to position the needles in facial muscles relaxing them and make them look younger. Another method used

was "Thread" and consisted of needling a particular area in the face back and forward to encourage the skin to repair where wrinkles are present. With it in mind in 1995, the medical industry developed a treatment called "Subcision" used for improving scarred tissue. Of course, this treatment was invasive, and could only be performed by a surgeon in a hospital environment, so not for everyone. Still, the results were satisfactory, so it opened the door to more research. The principle behind it was that when we damage the skin, we force the skin to repair, and the skin will rejuvenate. In theory, this principle is valid, but it imprinted the attitude or mentality in the beauty industry that going hard on the skin is fine. Even worse, it was believed it is essential to go hard if you want to see result. This principal stuck for years and sadly is still present in some practices. We know much more now. Tattooing also played a big part in understanding the great potential behind skin needling. Tattoo artists noticed that after tattooing, clients were not only achieving the tattoo but also the tissue was being rejuvenated. In 1996 the same doctor treating wrinkles and scars with hypodermic needles, Dr Desmond Fernandes Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon, developed a small needle stamp to induce collagen production. It was a device with 20 needles which could be pressed into the skin to cause skin trauma. Good results were achieved, but it was a painful treatment that required anaesthesia, limiting its use. Soon after that, the famous Needling Roller was invented. This device contains 70 needles allowing larger areas to be treated. But still needed to be used with an anaesthetic.

The type of wound created by the roller was large, which took 24H to 48h to close, so higher risk of infection and long downtime. It was only in 2010 that the needling pen device was conceived, and a new world of possibilities began. The proper name is "Vertical skin needling device". Tiny needles are entering and exiting vertically creating vertical channel, reducing epidermal trauma tremendously. Remember when I was talking about the attitude of "going hard" among beauty therapists, well this should be a thing of the past. Let me explain … Lia Trebilcock, Head of education at Skin education international, guru on this subject says: "The secret is to create the correct healing response with the least amount of trauma possible." This device's ability to change the needle's depth enables us to reach the desired endpoint in the skin without causing too much trauma. So, the full faces covered with blood that we see online are not necessary. This device also has an oscillating technology system based on "The gate theory". This theory explains the way our nerves send messages to the brain. Nerves are not good at multitasking, so if the nerve is too busy sending a vibration signal to the brain, it will not send the pain signal. Good news the pain is reduced to a minimal level! Less scared? Well, this all we have time to write this month, but it will be continued…

Ask Monica! Do you have a beauty question that needs answering? Email Monica via editor@featuremagazine.com.au

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Coping With Head Lice And Tips On Treating Them Words: Sheree Hoddinett

Head lice. Two words that will quickly strike fear in any parent with school-age children or those in daycare. If you’re lucky enough to have escaped the joy of finding these little critters in your child’s hair, I envy you. For those who have jumped on the head lice train once more, I salute you. The discovery of head lice crawling in amongst your child’s luscious locks is enough to send a violent shudder of dread through you. Your first thought should be for your child but is usually where or, more importantly, WHO have they come from? Followed very quickly by now I have to get rid of these creepers and tell anyone who has had close contact. Then comes the fun of treatment…for everyone in the family. Hot and humid weather and warm, sweaty heads can be a perfect combination for head lice. But finding them in your child’s hair doesn’t mean they are dirty! In fact, head lice do not discriminate, they will pretty much latch on to any head, providing they can get a grip. If you don’t know much about these horrible looking creatures, you’d be surprised to know they can’t actually fly as they are wingless. So, how do they move from head to head? Close contact. You literally need to touch heads with someone carrying head lice for them to make their move. Sharing brushes, towels, hats and other personal items can also contribute to the spread of head lice. The best prevention is to tell your kids, make sure you don’t put yourself in a position for this to happen. Easier said than done, right? Kids will be kids, so the next step is to be prepared for what could happen. For my eldest daughter, the itching drove her mad! Without getting too gross, head lice only live on human heads and feed off our blood. We don’t catch them from animals, and they certainly don’t jump on our heads from another surface. But the biggest hurdle we faced initially was finding the lice as my daughter has so much hair and blonde hair! Double whammy! Head lice eggs (Nits) are tiny and stick to hair very tightly, which can be tricky to find. The best places to look are behind the ears, the nape of the neck, and the scalp itself to discover where the infestation begins. To find the actual critters themselves can prove tricky, as they move

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incredibly fast. They’re pretty happy in their environment and generally don’t want to leave. Happy hunting! Treatments Tips and Hints There is no easy way to get rid of head lice permanently. Still, there are many ways you can treat the initial problem and prevent future infestations. A visit to your local chemist is always a good start. They sell a lot of products that can be effective with the removal of head lice. They may also offer up some helpful advice. Of course, there are no guarantees, so you do have to make sure you treat as per the instructions and see what works best in your situation! Some of the products we have found helpful include: • KP24 Medicated Foam – It has a horrible smell but is effective. • KP24 Rapid – Goes on dry hair and massages into the scalp easily. A good one for treating the whole family. • KP 24 Defence Spray – spray in hats and also onto heads when brushing and styling hair. It’s full of good oils that can help deter head lice. • Quitnits Foam – Another product that’s quick and easy to use and also has an okay smell. • Euky Bear Blitz Nitz Shampoo – This one has natural oils, so the smell is pretty good. I’ve found it works well if you’re in the very early stages of head lice.

Wash all bed linen, towels and brushes which have been affected. I even threw away pillows, a bit extreme, I know, but I wasn’t risking it! Treat the whole family when nits have been discovered, even if only one family member appears to be the one hit. It limits the risk of further spread. If you suspect your child has head lice, do not take them to a hairdresser for a haircut. You can ask the hairdresser to check your child’s hair before a haircut takes place. Head lice can spread quickly if untreated and you do not want to put a business, big or small, at risk! Check your child’s head regularly, especially if they have had or are prone to head lice, you never know when it might pop up again.

Once you have treated the initial infestation, the next thing you’ll need to get rid of any lingering nits and lice is conditioner. Any run of the mill kind will do, and loads of it accompanied by a special fine-tooth nit comb (comes with most of the treatment packs). This is the worst bit, especially when your child has a lot of hair. You may as well put a movie on, it could take quite a while to comb all the conditioner through because you want to make sure you get everything! It’s also a good idea to do a follow-up treatment. About 7 days after the first hair treatment, it’s essential to treat the affected head again to get on top of any potential hatchments you may have missed the first time.

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Maintaining Independence In Your Own Home Submitted by: Susanne Jones, Just Better Care Brisbane North and CBD

The right of all Australians to remain in their own home as they age has become a hot issue in recent months, with the topic regularly raised during the recent Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Census data shows that around 5 per cent of Australian seniors 65 or over live in residential care. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) studies support these findings. Their research shows that 78 to 81 per cent of older Australians want to live in their own home as they age. RMIT University College of Business researcher Juliette Brodsky says the concept of assisting Australians to age in their own surroundings is

about maintaining independence and keeping older people connected to the community. It's all part of a framework of "active ageing". "[This is done with the aim of ] improving their quality of life and giving them more control over their circumstances." Installing non-slip flooring, grab rails and retrofitting rooms to maintain a steady temperature are some of the ways homes need to be altered as their occupants' age. Yet many Australians lack the financial means to customise their homes. To help ease this burden, the federal government provides funding for Home Care Packages (HCP) to enable those who live

independently, access to affordable support. Once approved, you can get subsidised assistance, including personal care, nursing, transport or social support. In 2019, the Commonwealth Department of Health funded a report investigating HCP participants' experiences. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with responses ranging from "a godsend" to "life-saving". The Royal Commission's interim findings have already led to the Australian Government pledging almost $500 million to provide 10,000 more HCP. If ageing in your own home is something you'd like to learn more about, contact me to find out more.

Downsize Your Home And Upsize Your Social Life

Words: Ingenia

When it comes to getting older, developing strong social connections to combat loneliness is one of the most valuable ways retirees can build a thriving, healthy life in their golden years. Among key drivers like financial security, maintaining independence, and keeping fit and healthy, surveys from lifestyle community Ingenia Lifestyle show that a sense of belonging and social connection is one of the top motivators for retirees downsizing to their Freshwater community. Ingenia Communities General Manager Residential Communities, Nicole Jentz said while many people experience periods of loneliness throughout their lives, the risk factors

are often more significant for many Australians as they get older.

the chance to interact with like-minded people,” said Ms Jentz.

“We often hear retirees making comments about not seeing their grandchildren as much as they would like to or that their neighbourhood has changed and just doesn’t feel the same anymore.

Research shows that relationships and social networks are the biggest factors in achieving a happy and healthy retirement and are the key to improving longevity.

“This is why the idea of a community that they can downsize to and where they belong is so appealing. “Creating a lively and supportive environment is the core vision behind Ingenia Lifestyle, apart from the sense of security and financial independence, our communities offer residents

“Location, affordability and a feeling of community are the three biggest drawcards for our residents, and they love to make use of clubhouse facilities that offers a swimming pool, gym and games room – that social atmosphere is so important. The idea of downsizing isn’t just about moving into a smaller home, it’s about ‘right-sizing’ to a home that is low-maintenance, safe, supports independence and is financially beneficial for the over-50s. “Of course, there are many benefits of having an easier-to-manage home and lower maintenance,” Ms Jentz said. “But there is also the added bonus of a safe and vibrant community, a place where people can enjoy their independence, prioritise lifestyle and build new friendships for the long term – a place to downsize their home and upsize their social life.” To find out more about Ingenia Lifestyle Freshwater, please visit: https://freshwater. ingenialifestyle.com.au/

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YOUR STORY

Volunteering:

Words & Photos: Sheree Hoddinett

Above: Ben preparing meals for delivery

It’s not often you come across someone as selfless and happy-go-lucky as Ben Szczesniak. Four days every week, you’ll find Ben volunteering his time at Burpengary Meals on Wheels. It’s something he has been doing now for nine years and has no intention of stopping anytime soon. With a life already filled with varied experiences including time in the Navy, Ben admits his volunteering role gives him something to do and creates an opportunity to interact with different people while also helping others in the community. It’s no surprise Ben fits into the Burpengary Meals on Wheels team with ease. His laidback personality and sense of humour shine through as he chats with the other volunteers while preparing and packing meals ready to go out for the day. Like clockwork, everything happens as it needs to. For Ben, it was a role that he took on because he wanted something to fill his days. “I retired at the age of 66, and then I came home [from Sydney] and joined the bowling club,” he says. “But it really wasn’t what I thought, and I wasn’t that good either, but I had to do something with my time. “Meals on Wheels sounded like something I could do, and I had worked with food before. Plus during my time in the Navy, I also had a lot to do with food.” Although his family arrived in Australia in 1950 from Germany as displaced persons, Ben was stuck in Poland and could not get out until 1958, arriving here when he was 15 years old. His family settled in Brisbane, but when he joined the Navy, he relocated to Sydney where he lived for over 30 years. After leaving the Navy, Ben went into hotel management followed by a contract manager role in cleaning with P&O Services. When a big contract finished, he decided it was time to come back to Brisbane. “You could say I’ve spent plenty of time on ships in various roles over the years,” he says. “But it was definitely time to come home and take on something else.”

enjoying the experience. What is it exactly that draws Ben in? “I’m retired, and I’m a pretty old fella, and I like people,” he says. “It’s only my wife and me at home, so it’s good to get away to do my own thing and I really like doing what I’m doing. “I work with some very good teams. Plus it keeps my mind active, it keeps me active, and it’s nice to mix with and be around other people. We have different teams on each day, so I see different people all the time. I know them all because I see so many of them.” In his “spare time” Ben likes to keep fit, read a good book - because it’s much better than TV - or dabble in his garden. “I’m not a going out person, I’d work 6-8 hours here [MOW] if I could, but you can’t do too much,” he says laughing. His sense of humour shines through even more when Ben admits he’ll continue volunteering for the team as long as he can still walk or “unless they sack me”. So what is Ben’s favourite thing about volunteering for Meals on Wheels?

Above: Ben and fellow volunteer Lorraine Graham

“I like the oldies, but I’m an oldie too,” he says with a laugh. “I’m 77, that’s still young, and I keep myself active. My wife goes out and does her things, so rather than be at home by myself, I get out too. “Volunteering is something that you do for free, and it’s something that people appreciate, especially our clients. We don’t call them customers because they are clients, there’s something special about it.” Are you looking to take on a volunteering role with Meals on Wheels Burpengary? They would love for you to join the team! New kitchen volunteers (7am – 11am) and delivery drivers (10.30am – 12pm) are always welcome. Phone (07) 3888 3754 on weekdays between 7am and 11am. Delivery drivers will need to undergo a basic police check. Burpengary Meals on Wheels is located behind the library on Station Road, Burpengary.

Something else turned out to be his next big role and 9 years on, he’s still very much

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MARINE & AUTO

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Quintrex 390 Explorer Review while the sharp entry slices through the water. It delivers the softest ride imaginable for a boat this size. It was challenging to find really rough water to test rough water handling. We staged some choppy conditions using the wake off some big boats, and again the 390 Explorer sliced through them and remained dry. While the boat turns relatively flat, it can result in high G Forces levels, so holding onto the standard grab rails is recommended.

In the battle for aluminium boat supremacy, Quintrex is simply the best with the largest range and best support in the business. The 390 Explorer is one of the most popular in their range. It's a tough, affordable and versatile platform. Perfect for inshore fishing or crabbing and safe enough as a run around for the kids. For over 75 years, Quintrex has been supplying owners with their first, second and even third boats. The Explorer is often the starting point and could be likened to the 'sports car version' of the basic tinnie. The Quintrex 390 Explorer, as tested and sold by Brisbane Yamaha, features the new pickle fork bow which adds space to the boat. It is also painted and has several options such as a casting platform, carpeted floor and a new Yamaha F25 outboard. It is a low sided tinnie. Anyone looking for a higher side can check out the new Explorer Outback range. The Boat It is the internal space that makes tiller steer tinnies like this so popular. This punt styled open boat appears much larger than the sticker reads. This is due to the pickle fork bow that adds 30% bow area over other construction types. Internally, the two floatation filled thwart or bench seats are the only items taking up room. The seats are welded into the Explorer, adding to the rigidity of the boat. In the 390 Explorer, the internal space is apparent the minute you step aboard. The beam is carried well forward. This not only adds space but also stability to what is already a stable hull. On this boat, the optional forward casting deck has been added. The deck runs forward of the front bench seat and creates a cavernous storage space underneath. In here, there is space for lifejackets, fishing gear, crab nets or even an esky. The large lid, a trademark of the Quintrex in house carpentry team, ensures easy access. Set within the front bench seat itself, is a small glove box suitable for wallet and phone storage. It includes two can-sized drink holders moulded into the lid. This is a standard inclusion by Quintrex on the 390 Explorer. On the test boat, supplied by Brisbane Yamaha, the internal floor was set low in the boat. This is an option that can be chosen at purchase. It provides a wide flat space for the occupants inside. Setting it low also ensures that there is a decent amount of depth inside the boat for safety. This is not common for punt style boats and shows that Quintrex has thought about this option rather than just thrown it in. The optional rear shelves keep the battery and portable fuel tank neat and tidy. The transom itself provides a suitable attachment point for the fuel filter for the F25 Four Stroke engine. It also has some serious welded supports in place.

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The boat is made using a single T piece keel with a series of top hat ribs running crossways. The 390 Explorer is tough and rides well. They are backed with rib tape to reduce that annoying vibration tinnies can suffer at times. On the day of the test, there were no annoying vibrations to speak of. Strakes are pressed into the sides and bottom sheet to firm it up, while gussets in the back corner and boat add even more rigidity. While you can opt for the standard unpainted finish, those looking for something a little more upmarket can opt to have a brilliant paint job added to their boat. As suggested, this is an option but certainly adds to the boat's overall appearance and is an option I would consider.

On the Trailer Towing this boat will be possible with a shopping trolley if you chose to do so. Well, not quite but you get the idea. Any small car will do, so families on a budget are well catered for, and there is absolutely no need for a new car. It weighs in at well under 400 kilograms on the trailer with the boat and motor alone coming in at a mere 162 kilograms. Overview This is a spritely performer with tonnes of performance. It is little wonder you see so many of these boats all around the country. They are versatile, stable and have room others can only dream of. The Quintrex 390 Explorer is the best for estuary and inshore anglers chasing crabs, prawns or flathead.

Power Powering the Quintrex 390 Explorer is the mighty fuel-injected Yamaha F25 Four Stroke engine. This is the lightest and most powerful engine in its class. With the phasing out of the Two-Stroke engines currently underway in Australia, this will become the standard power option for tinnies in this category, and it is a beauty. The F25 comes in various setups, from manual start and tilt to electric start and electric trim and tilt as fitted to this boat. Either is suitable, and while you can put a 30hp on the back, the performance of the Yamaha F25 suggests it isn't necessary. Acceleration from this unit is impressive. It's quiet and powerful and gets 390 Explorer to the plane quickly. The torque and overall speed is impressive. There is a notable improvement on the old engine. Top speeds of 50 kilometres per hour are achievable on the Quintrex 390 Explorer with Yamaha's data suggesting a fuel burn of around 9.10 litres per hour. The engine also carries the Yamaha MultiFunction Tiller which includes Variable Speed Trolling allowing small increments of speed up or down while underway. Anyone operating in an estuary chasing flathead or up north for barramundi will use this function. It provides small speed adjustments while trolling the boat slowing to as little as 1 kilometre per hour. It's as simple as pressing the '+' or '-' on the tiller. Performance These boats are an absolute ball to drive, which is probably part of the appeal to kids. Adults will love them and appreciate the performance achievable with the Quintrex 390 Explorer and the Yamaha F25. You can push the rig, with two aboard, up to speeds of 50 kilometres an hour. It doesn't leap onto the plane but steadily goes about its business in a surefooted manner. The ride is brilliant courtesy of the hull design and pickle fork bow. Using this bow, Quintrex can add a larger chine that keeps spray down

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Specifications Price: Around $3,000(Hull) Construction: Aluminium Length Overall: 3.95m Beam: 1.79m Max hp: 30hp Construction: Topsides 1.6mm, bottom 1.6mm, Transom 1.6mm Capacity: 5 people Weight on trailer: approx 400kgs Engine as tested: Yamaha F25hp Four Stroke Fuel Capacity: Portable

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