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KANANA FINALLY FIRES UP!! HELPING CANCER PATIENTS LIVE

HEALTH ADVICE - LIFESTYLE - TRAVEL - HISTORY


Cassandra Harvey leads Team Henselite sweep at SA Champions Week South Australia's Champions Week 2 kicked off at Murray Bridge late last month with the Champion of Champions and State Singles titles up for grabs as well as the State Triples, Mixed Pairs and Champion of Champion Pairs. Once again it was Team Henselite who shared the majority of the spoils, led by Adelaide's Cassandra Harvey who picked up the State Singles and Triples; and the Singles Champion of Champions. "I was in the final of both singles last year," said Cassandra after the event," and lost to Renata Callisto in the Champion of Champions and to Yvonne Kelly in the State Singles." "I went into this year's Champions Week aiming to at least get that far again, and hopefully snag a win in at least 1 of them, hence my State Singles title (which I won first) was so fuelled with emotion. To then go out & win the Champion of Champions the following day was just a dream come true! The feeling is quite surreal & I still have to pinch myself every day to realise it actually happened." "Going into the Champion of Champions final my mental state was very calm as I was still on a high from the State Singles win; I just told myself that if it was meant to be it would be, and just kept on playing the way I had over the past 3 days!" "I have always respected Riina [Bradbrook} as a great player & was just pleased to have the opportunity to play her in the final." But before she'd put down a bowl in either of her Singles campaigns, Cassandra had already held up the State Triples trophy with Breeanna Johnson and Renata Callisto. "We won the triples for the second year in a row together. Bree & Ren have been incredible in accepting me into their team after Renee McPharlin retired in 2015 & it's been an honour to 'step into her shoes' & record some wins on the board." "Of the three titles, the State Singles is definitely the most memorable for me; it was my first ever individual state title & after the heartbreak of missing out last year it meant the world to come out fighting & prove to myself I could do it." "I use Dreamline XG, size 3H. As they are such a great all-round bowl and they worked incredibly well for me. As the Champions Week was played on a synthetic surface a lot of people had trouble with the wide draw, however my bowls played consistently throughout & once I found my groove that was it." There won't be much time to relax and enjoy it however, Cassandra is in the final year of full-time university study (a double degree in Education & Health Science) and working part-time at a Council. "Now that the season is over (for a little while at least) my focus has turned to getting through my last semester of University to graduate in December this year," she said. "Having the opportunity to play in the Australian Champion of Champions later this year will be an incredible experience that I'm really looking forward to also!" Other Team Henselite winners in Champions Week 2 included Nathan Pedersen and Simon Dorr in the Champion of Champion Pairs), Nathan Pedersen and Adam Forbes in the State Triples (with Craig Mills), Renata Callisto (with Luke Day) in the Mixed Pairs and Wayne Ruediger (pictured below) in the Champion of Champion Singles.


Publisher’s Desk... Hello Readers, Members, and Bowlers! Welcome to the newest edition of the Victorian State-Wide Bowling & Lifestyle Magazine. I’d like to thank all the clubs, bowlers & business’s that have sent in your stories, we really appreciate your input. We love hearing what’s happening, keep them coming!

The Club is seeking the services of a Bowls Australia NCAS accredited coach to assist with improving player’s skills and be part of the Club’s vision of competing in higher divisions.

Make sure you head on over to our newly designed Facebook Page and be sure to give us a like. Amazing prizes and giveaways, don’t miss out! Support your only Bowling & Lifestyle Magazine of Victoria!

2016/17 pennant sides entered were Saturday – Divisions 2,3,6,7 & 8(2), Midweek – Divisions 1, 2, 4 & 5 and one night pennant side. Two of the Saturday sides played in their Divisional Final.

A huge thanks to Gordon Frost Publicity who supplied 5 double passes to “The Bodyguard” show in Melbourne. Be one of the first 5 callers to receive these amazing tickets! Be sure to support all other advertisers in our great magazine.

The successful applicant will work with existing club coaches in implementing skills programmes and be responsible for the development of players at all levels.

All clubs will or should have received a digital version of the magazine. For all members & any other interested people and/or business’s, be sure to forward to all on your mailing list.

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Remuneration is negotiable depending on previous experience. Call Graeme Bravo on 0431 815 014 or Kevin Meade on 0407 835 833 Or email rosannabowls@hotmail.com

A special thank you to our wonderful contributors; to name a few: Bowls Australia, Les Taylor, Henselite Australia, and our wonderful practitioners with up to the minute health advice. Apologies to Rosanna Bowling Club for the misprint in their advertisement, modern technology let us down with proofs missed and sent to cyberspace. Don’t worry we both felt silly. This will be fixed and reissued this edition. We would also like to welcome Catherine Flier aboard whom we head hunted as our new CEO!

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THE ULTIMATE TWEED / GOLD COAST

HOLIDAY

STAY AND PLAY BOWLS CARNIVALS Tweed Heads Gold Coast is not only the perfect place to live but a popular holiday spot any time of the year. Boasting some of the best coastlines in the world, Tweed is renowned for its gorgeous ocean beaches, warm climate and tranquil rivers. With accommodation sure to suit every style of traveler and holiday budget, you won’t be short of options, from local holiday parks offering self-contained cabins and large caravan sites, to affordable motels, units and luxurious resorts. Ideally located, Tweed Heads Bowls Club sits amongst it all, offering great fun, free entert ainment and fabulous food in a friendly relaxed environment. Are you a bowls enthusiast interested in a stay and play holiday, the Tweed Coast Bowls Circuit will be at its best this winter!

TWEED HEADS BOWLS CLUB

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of June will see Tweed Heads run their Ladies Open Singles. With $1000.00 going to the winner, this event provides a great opportunity for women to compete on Gold Coast greens before the 2017 Aussie Open gets underway.

the world’s biggest bowls festival The •Following Australian Open, THBC will be hosting their annual

Tweed Open Premier Singles event “TOPS”. Sunday 25th to Wednesday 28th of June, this event is aimed at providing all bowlers the opportunity for top singles play not to mention a chance to win a wildcard entry into the 2017 Golden Nugget. TOPS has a total of $15,100 worth of prize money up for grabs.

Looking for mixed pairs carnivals on your extended •stay? Tweed Heads have both their Tweed Open

Pairs carnival on the 19th of June followed by the Winter Mixed Pairs Carnival on the 17 th of July. Both events offer a generous $600.00 first prize.

Are you a social bowler looking to meet new people •and have a good time? Look no further! Tweed Heads Bowls Club offers Social Bowls 7 Days a week. Indoor, outdoor we have it all. A game of bowls and afternoon tea for $8.00, now that’s great value!

There are a number of other clubs in the area that will be running carnivals during this time. A five minute walk from Tweed Heads Bowls Club across the Queensland Border will see most bowlers flock to the well-known Coolangatta Bonanza. Played on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of June.

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THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY CONTINUES…

WITH THE WORLDS BEST BOWLERS ON DISPLAY Entry is free to both of these events, and we encourage all visitors to enjoy our class facil es while you’re here.

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Sit back and enjoy the ac on. Tweed Heads Bowls Club will once again have the world’s best on display in the 2017 Golden Nugget. Star ng on Monday 31 st of July with nals played on Thursday 3 rd of August, this event is sure to draw a great crowd.

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The Australian Indoor Finals Monday 28th –Thursday 31st August 2017

A er the Golden Nugget why not s ck around and watch the stars collide on carpet. Tweed Heads Bowls Club is the proud host of the Australian Indoor Finals, played Monday 28th through to Thursday 31st of August.

For more details regarding Major Events and Carnivals held at Tweed Heads Bowls Club in 2017 please visit our website h p://thbc.com.au/bowls/ or contact the Bowls Department directly on 07 5536 3800 or email kristy.thatcher@thbc.com.au


Hall of Fame nominations now open!

Sacred Earth Safaris

Nominations for one of the highest honours in the sport, induction into the Bowls Australia Hall of Fame, are now open!

Sacred Earth Safaris are specialists in soft adventure 4WD tours to some of the most remote and beautiful parts of Australia.

Bowls Australia has launched nominations for the Bowls Australia Hall of Fame, with up to four individuals to join 46 of the most revered names in the sport as Hall of Famers.

From Kakadu, The Kimberley and Pilbara in the North, though Uluru, Coober Pedy and Birdsville in the Centre to Tasmania, the Nullarbor and Flinders Ranges in the South, they have something to suit all interests, ages and fitness levels. All tours are accommodated, ranging from safari tents, cattle stations, motels and wilderness resorts to outback pubs and even underground hotels !

The Bowls Australia Hall of Fame was launched in 2011, with an initial intake of 38 Hall of Fame members, including some of the biggest names in the sport, split into “Athlete” and “General” (for administration and other non-playing achievements). Each subsequent Hall of Fame intake has featured four new Hall of Fame members, including the most recent process in 2015, which saw Audrey Hefford (SA), Dorothy Roche OAM (NSW), Bob King (NSW) and Donald Woolnough OAM (VIC) inducted into the esteemed group. A select committee of bowls administrators, chaired by Bowls Australia President Nigel Smith and featuring two current Hall of Fame members, will assess all nominations and select up to four new inductees, with Smith noting the importance of the process. “The Hall of Fame is one of the very highest honours the sport can bestow upon an individual, and as such the Bowls Australia Board is conscious that the nomination process is as thorough and professional as possible.” said Smith. “I would encourage clubs and administrators around Australia to give thought to individuals you feel have made significant contributions to the sport as athletes or administrators at a national or international level, and submit a nomination for these individuals for the committee to consider.” Induction into the Hall of Fame is governed by Bowls Australia and is open to those with a record of outstanding and exceptional performance, service or contribution to Bowls Australia and the sport of bowls over a significant period of time. Nominations can be submitted by any affiliated member of a bowls club in Australia by visiting the Bowls Australia website (www.bowls.com.au) and downloading the relevant nomination forms.

With 3 vehicle types to choose from, you can travel as a couple or small group or bring along your family or even a group of friends ! All vehicles are 4WD, have air-conditioning, window tint and offer a comfortable and smooth ride. They all carry satellite phones, recovery gear and first aid kits and their office offers 24 hour support, so you’re travelling in safe and experienced hands. As a small, family owned and operated business, they pay attention to detail and offer a friendly and personalised service. Some of their guests have travelled with them 3, 4 and even 5 times ! With over 30 years experience in Outback touring, travel with an experienced and knowledgeable guide, who really knows his stuff ! They have a range of scheduled tours with set departures dates and itineraries, and are private tour specialists, designing each itinerary to suit your budget, interests, ages and time frame. Private tours are ideal for families, including multi-generational families, groups of friends and special interests such as bird watching, photography and artists. We can even combine your next interstate bowling club trip with some touring. Book now for 2017 and 2018 and don’t forget, Seniors card holders receive a 10% discount *conditions apply

Nominations for the Hall of Fame close on July 31, 2017, with the selected nominees being formally inducted at the Bowls Australia Hall of Fame and Awards Night ceremony on October 26, 2017.

The Bowling Community thanks Cervus Equipment for their continuing support for our sport and supports so many of the farmers that are also Bowlers Cervus Equipment Ballarat was previously known as Windmill Ag. The Ballarat Dealership was added to the Windmill Ag Group in 2006 when the business was purchased from Peter Stevens Machinery.

Branch Manager - Shane Lowry

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Ballarat provides Cervus Equipment a solid footprint across Victoria with the dealership diversifying into many different farming practices. Ballarat has increased Cervus Equipment supplies to the broad acre market with the company gaining strong expertise in Harvester and Seeding equipment.


KANANA FINALLY FIRES UP !!!

Photo credit: David Mills. KANANA getting towed out of the hangar for the engine runs.

Photo credit: David Mills. KANANA and some of the people who have been part of the restoration process.

After all the hard work achieved so far in the painstaking loving restoration process of the DC-3 aircraft “KANANA”, registered as VH-ABR, it has successfully reached another major milestone. Much to the delight of everyone involved the sight & sound of the DC-3 engines running at the front of the Melbourne Aviation Precinct (MAP) hangars was a welcome relief to all. It was a day of celebration as KANANA gets another step closer to finally returning to the air like in its former glory days.

Photo credit: David Mills. KANANA with engines running.

Photo credit: David Mills. KANANA with engines running.

Soft adventure, small group 4WD tours for the over 50s

Family owned and operated- the owner is your driver guide ! 19th Oct 2017 : 10 Day SA Outback 4WD Tour- Oodnadatta, Strzelecki and Birdsville Tracks, Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre, Birdsville Pub, Innamincka, Flinders Ranges, Arkaroola. Max 10 guests. Fully accommodated. $5395pp twin share & $6050 single, less 10% seniors card discount when you book direct.

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Jackaroos claim test silverware against England Dominant three days sees Australia take an 83-33 rink point victory over England

The Jackaroos won’t be short of international game-time in the lead up to the pinnacle multi-sport event next April.

The Australian Jackaroos have earned a comprehensive pass-mark in their first major litmus test in the lead-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, with a stunning result against England in their three-day test event at Broadbeach.

The Trans Tasman test series will be staged on the same greens from May 31 to June 2, and will be followed by the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations event, which will feature seven prospective nations in the able-bodied competition, plus an additional three-day para-sport component.

The Jackaroos and English Lions are two of the perennial powerhouses and fiercest combatants on the green, but the Australia v England Test was a decidedly one-sided affair over the past three days, with the host-nation claiming the honours by 50 points, 83-33, after prevailing in 41.5 of the 58 matches contested. Australia’s national selection panel, headed by National Coach Steve Glasson and High-Performance Coordinator Peter Brown, now face the difficult, but ultimately auspicious, task of naming the five men and five women for the open disciplines of next month’s Trans Tasman. Some of those that caught selectors’ eyes with impressive performances may also fill the second-tier development teams, which already boast four under-age confirmed players, with the announcement of both open and development teams to occur next week.

While the Australia v England Test has been run and won, some of the highlights from the event will feature in the second series of The Bowls Show on SBS, with four Bowls Premier League format matches to be shown during episodes 4-7 from June 4-25. Bowls Australia congratulates the Australian Jackaroos and English contingents on their spirited pre-Commonwealth Games hit-out. Overall Pos

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Home care is vitally important Regis Aged Care (Regis) offers aged care facilities, day therapy sessions and home care help- all essential care options for older Australians. Brian Butt is one of Regis’ home care clients who needed a little extra help when leaving hospital last year. Brian knows the importance of having someone giving a hand with basic tasks whether it’s dusting, moving furniture, or doing a bit of washing up. Having worked with Sue, Regis’ Home Care Manager, he’s able to get the essential in-home care to continue to live comfortably at home. Brian says, “The care is vitally important to my wellbeing as I am unable to walk without my frame and stay at home with my much loved dog Charlie…Regis provides phenomenal services and the staff do amazing work.”

Regis knows a personalised in-home support program is essential to maintaining high quality of life. As such the in-home support services is structured to suit clients with varying care needs whether it’s privately funded packages, government-funded packages or additional services, care needs are tailored to the individual. Getting help at home or changing provider is easier than you might have thought. Regis’ difference is our service, staff, value for money and single point of contact for clients and care partners. Offering the support you need through our various services and facilities - Regis is here to help. Visit www.regis.com.au or call 1300 998 100 to find out more

Art Therapy at Regis Brighton

Residents in the dementia specific unit at Regis Brighton learn how to improve their concentration through painting mandala circles. The word "mandala" comes from the classic Indian language of Sanskrit, meaning “circle." Mandala circles are associated with the concepts of wholeness, unity, harmony and the cycle of life. Our art therapist emphasises the simple choices when choosing colors as well as assists one-on-one when needed. The session’s approach imparts unity as residents interact and work at the same table, using the same materials whilst listening to music. This instils a sense of belonging, hope, humor, and self-worth, in a calm atmosphere of respect and compassion. At the completion of the creative therapy sessions, residents are encouraged to acknowledge what they have accomplished, noting the shapes, colors and how special the experience is as well as the enjoyment from working together as a team. Since its beginning in 2014 our Victorian Art Therapy program has enjoyed immense popularity. Find out about Regis’ other innovative lifestyle programs and therapies at regis.com.au. 10 Bowling & Lifestyle Jun-Jul 2017


REGIS AGED CARE

THE SUPPORT YOU NEED Regis offers aged care facilities throughout Melbourne, Adelaide and Mildura. We also offer home care services in Mildura and Blackburn Victoria.

REGIS KINGSWOOD (FORMERLY SUNSET) OPENED 2017.

For more information or for a personalised tour of one of our facilities contact Regis

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SA break Alley Shield drought, QLD notch up Marj Morris Trophy double figures South Australia came from-behind to break a 29-year Alley Shield drought at the Australian Sides Championships in Adelaide. The Croweaters men secured a slice of history at the sport’s premier state and territory competition at Lockleys Bowling Club, claiming its first title since 1988 with a clinical 68-53 final round robin victory against the ACT, but the historic result came right down to the wire. The host state defied the odds in the men’s competition, finishing on the same amount of wins Tasmania to secure the coveted Shield on a countback, after the defending Victorian champions upstaged Tasmania in the last round on two rinks, which decimated the Tigers’ dreams of winning their first title in either gender’s events.

The last round’s state of origin contest did have a bearing on the Overall Champions Trophy, awarded to the most successful team across both gender’s competitions, which was also presented to Queensland. It was the Maroon’s fourth overall win since the trophy was introduced in 2008, when the men’s and women’s events were combined, having last lifted the silverware aloft in 2014.

NSW’s rink of Sarah Boddington, Kay Moran, Beth Quinlan and Karen Murphy were awarded the women’s best-performed rink honours, by 18 shots with an untarnished record, while The Tigers were required to win their match in addition to two out of the Queensland’s Sean Ingham, Andrew Howie, Anthony Kiepe three rinks contested to earn their first Shield, after going into the last and Kurt Brown claimed the men’s best-performed team round in prime position, but were overcome by the Big V by 2 shots on accolade with 6 wins, half a rink clear. the last rink, which allowed South Australia to leapfrog them to the top-spot by one-rink. Bowls Australia congratulates South Australia on their Alley Shield salute, Queensland on their Marj Morris Trophy and It was a heartwarming conclusion for the parochial locals, who were Overall Champions Trophy triumphs, and the other states and skipped by world champion Wayne Rueidger, Australian Jackaroo Scott territories on the valiant attempts. Thulborn and former Jackaroo Max Kleinig, having only ever tasted Men’s Alley Shield final results: success once before in either genders, almost three decades ago. 1. South Australia (12 match points, 14 rink points) 2. Their one loss in the round robin competition was at the hands of NSW, Tasmania (12, 13) 3. Queensland (10, 15) 4. Victoria (8, by 5 shots. 12.5) 5. NSW (6, 9) 6. Western Australia (4, 8.5) 7. ACT (4, 7) 8. Northern Territory (0, 5) In the women’s competition, a final round loss to NSW has taken none of the gloss off Queensland’s Marj Morris Trophy triumph. Women’s Mark Morris Trophy final results: 1. Queensland (12 match wins, 12.5 rink wins) 2. NSW (11, The Maroons earned their tenth Trophy, and first since 2011, a day 17) 3. Victoria (10, 14.5) 4. Western Australia (7, 12) 5. early after securing their sixth successive victory on the penultimate ACT (6, 9.5) 6. Tasmania (6, 8.5) 7. South Australia (4, 10) day of the competition, and finished half a game clear of the Blues as 8. Northern Territory (0, 0) the outright winners. Boasting a mix of young blood and experienced talent, the Maroons were skipped admirably by former world champion Julie Keegan, up-and-coming ace Bolivia Millerick and Australian Captain Lynsey Clarke.

Overall Championships Trophy final results: 1. Queensland (22 match points) 2. Victoria (18 match points, 26.5 rink points) 3. Tasmania (18 match points, 21.5 rink points) 4. NSW (17) 5. South Australia (16) 6. Western Australia (11) 7. ACT (10) 8. NT (0) For complete results from the Australian Sides Championships, visit www.bowls.com.au

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Discover Shepparton

The Churches Accommodation

is a beautifully renovated century old church which has been transformed into a stylish and spacious self-contained home providing a perfect base for groups and families to enjoy the region, the Heart of Victoria. The Churches' excellence in catering for guests has been recognised at the 2016 Victorian Tourism Awards with a Bronze medal. The charming property’s modern day name, “The Churches”, is testament to its rich religious history dating back to the early 1900s. The renovation has managed to fuse many of its historical features with all the modern, contemporary facilities holiday makers would want. On researching the history of the building, owner and host, Cheryl Hammer, was driven to open up and share it the with the public again. Cheryl has spent the past ten years perfecting what makes a welcoming and relaxing stay at her property introducing contemporary features and fittings, both indoors and out, to offer what guests’ say is the highlight of their visit to Greater Shepparton. Set on a picturesque tree-line property surrounded by orchards, The Churches is a wonderful place to create holiday memories, or enjoy recreational activities and sports. It is very popular with groups who visit to play lawn bowls, tennis, basketball and cycling, as well as families who come to explore the region.

The Churches is an award winning holiday house perfect for you to settle in and enjoy the Heart of Victoria. Five minutes from the centre of Shepparton, this four star three bedroom, two bathroom home away from home offers privacy in a rural location but is close to local shopping, sporting facilities and attractions. The fully self contained venue is a fusing of history and modern comforts and inspires privacy and relaxation with spacious living areas and gorgeous gardens with BBQ. The kitchen and bathrooms have all you need for a weekend, or a week! Beautiful interiors, a unique charming setting and outstanding customer service by your hosts is what sets The Churches apart. • • • •

Perfect for groups up to 6 Close to all local facilities Breakfast baskets available Secure onsite parking

The Churches Accommodation is in Orrvale, a five minute drive east of Shepparton, about two hour's drive north of Melbourne. Shepparton is one of Victoria's larger regional centres and is the heart of the Goulburn Valley. The area is known as Victoria's food bowl, and is home to Australia's most famous cannery, SPC and is full of wonderful food and wine, art and culture. The Churches Accommodation 325 Poplar Ave, Orrvale, VIC, 3631 0410 561 934 www.thechurches.com.au

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If you’re looking for somewhere to relax, enjoy a quiet

meal and a friendly place altogether visit Greater Shepparton. There are many great things to do and see across Shepparton and its small towns, from history and heritage, nature, food and events.

Here you can learn more about the history of World War II at the Tatura Irrigation and Wartime Camps Museum, holding priceless artefacts showing what life was like in the internment camps that housed German and Italian internees throughout the area during the war. Or if all things cars tickles your fancy, Shepparton’s Motor Museum is home to over 100 classic, vintage and veteran cars and motorbikes as well as motoring memorabilia. Open seven days a week you can tour the museum at your leisure. While you’re there, don’t miss the Furphy Museum, exploring 150 years of history from the very beginning of the Furphy legend. Being the Food Bowl of Australia, Greater Shepparton is the place to enjoy a good meal. Indulge yourself with locally grown fruit, cheese, wine and more in cosy cafes and eateries. Whether you seek a refined restaurant, scenic winery or a good old pub you’ll find it here.

There are also many picturesque walking tracks, offering a chance to get out and stretch your legs. Take in the charming surrounds of the Victoria Park Lake and the river red gum forests along the Goulburn River, or appreciate the native plants at the Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton, representing the culture, historical and agricultural characteristics of Greater Shepparton. Stop in for a break at the Shepparton Park Bowls Club, an international standard facility or visit the great environment of other combined golf/bowls clubs in Shepparton, Mooroopna and Tatura. Set amongst the native bushland, enjoy its bistros/refreshments with a view and friendly local community clubs. While you’re in town, don’t miss the Victorian Open Bowls Championships the week of 18-24 November in Greater Shepparton. It’s open to all bowlers from anywhere and requires no pre-qualification, with thousands in prize money up for grabs! To find out more about the many great things on offer in Greater Shepparton call the number below or visit the website. www.visitshepparton.com.au Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre, 33 Nixon Street, Shepparton 3630 Tel: +1800 808 839

THINGS TO DO With so many things to do you’ve got every reason to visit. To discover all that Greater Shepparton has to offer call 1800 808 839 or visit www.visitshepparton.com.au

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Yorke Peninsula secures Australian Senior Sides Championships The Yorke Peninsula in South Australia secures the hosting rights of the Australian Senior Sides Championships for 2017 with the potential of the Championships remaining on the Yorke Peninsula till 2019

Bowls Australia and three councils on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia are pleased to announce a partnership that will see the 2017 Australian Senior Sides Championships being hosted by South Australia. The District Councils of Barunga West, Copper Coast and Yorke Peninsula of South Australia have agreed to host the prestigious Over-60s event which will see bowling clubs from each councils region benefit immensely. The Australian Senior Sides Championships is a prestigious event on the national bowls calendar which involves 192 elite senior bowlers, both male and female, from all eight State and Territories. The 2017 instalment of the event will be referred to as the Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championships and be conducted from October 15 to 19. Bowls Australia CEO Neil Dalrymple says this partnership is a coup for the Australian Senior Sides Championships and for the bowlers and greater community of the Yorke Peninsula. “To see a prestigious national bowling event heading into a regional area of South Australia is terrific for the sport of bowls, and continues Bowls Australia’s promise to deliver bowls to more people across the country,” said Mr Dalrymple. “South Australia has a proud history of hosting major national bowling events including the Australian Sides Championships, World Championships and the Australia verse South Africa test series hosted in the Yorke Peninsula, at the Moonta Bowling Club, back in 2011. “Whilst the initial contract is a one year term, Bowls Australia is confident the Yorke Peninsula, Barunga West and Copper Coast councils will extend the partnership a further two years, securing South Australia as the host State till 2019.”

The South Australian government continues to show its support of Lawn Bowls by engaging in partnerships like this one, to secure events such as the Australian Senior Sides Championships for economic purposes and for the purpose of putting South Australia on the map as a premier bowling state. Recreational tourism has been recognised by our Yorke Peninsula Council’s as a great opportunity to strengthen and extend our already popular tourism industry says Paul Thomas, Mayor of the District Council of the Copper Coast. “This will be an out of season event, which will provide an additional financial boost to our communities,” said Mayor Thomas. “At the same time, a number of our local Bowling Clubs will play host to some of the nation’s finest bowlers. “This hopefully will enable local bowlers to gain a greater exposure to the game as we share the wonderful facilities and country hospitality that we have on offer.” The 2017 Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championships will be hotly contested in South Australia this October with the Queensland women and Victorian men hoping to defend their titles from 2016. Off the back of the recent success of the host State at the Australian Sides Championships held at Lockleys Bowling Club in Adelaide, South Australia will be difficult to beat on their home greens. Bowls Australia wishes to show appreciation to the three councils in the Yorke Peninsula and Bowls South Australia for working in partnership to secure the future of the Australian Senior Sides Championships be held in SA.

The Bowls Show’s second season has returned to SBS in the new time-slot of 3.00pm nationwide. The hour-long weekly program will again be shown across 20 weeks, up until October 22, due to a four-week hiatus from July 2-23 for SBS’s broadcast of the Tour de France. Jack Heverin will return to the hosting role, in addition to anchoring the commentary of events, alongside the sport’s biggest personalities, like Steve Glasson OAM, Karen Murphy and Kelvin Kerkow OAM, amongst others. Viewers will be treated to content from this year’s World Junior Championships, Australia v England Test Series, Australian Open and Australian Indoor Championships, as well as segments on coaching, development, high performance, club and social bowls and club profiles, in addition to feature interviews with stars of the sport. Bowls Australia Chief Executive Officer Neil Dalrymple said that the continuation of The Bowls Show was an enormous opportunity to showcase the sport, but it needs to be supported weekly by the bowls community, as further seasons are contingent on ratings success. “The first season of The Bowls Show surpassed expectations and achieved a total cumulative reach of more than 970,000 unique viewers,” Dalrymple said. “With the new time-slot of 3.00pm, it’s vitally important that the second season receives even stronger viewership from devoted bowlers, while also making inroads to appeal to a broader cross-section of society, such as social bowlers and even people that haven’t participated in bowls before.

“Bowlers have been very vocal in voicing their desire to see the sport broadcast on free-to-air platforms over the years, and the production of The Bowls Show is a considerable investment for the sport, so I strongly encourage all stakeholders of the sport to promote the initiative far and wide and to tune-in to the program weekly to ensure that it remains on free-to-air television.” SBS Director of Sport Ken Shipp said The Bowls Show had established a strong following in its first season and he hopes to see the program continue to grow among the whole Australian community. “SBS is pleased to continue broadcasting The Bowls Show free-to-air for all Australians this year for a second season,” Shipp said. “The sport has a dedicated and passionate following, and we look forward to seeing the audience grow on SBS in 2017.” Tune in Sundays at 3.00pm to 4.00pm on SBS, or if you miss and episode, simply catch-up with replays online via SBS On Demand. The Bowls Show will be produced by Elite Entertainment Productions, in partnership with Bowls Australia and SBS. Bowls Australia will maintain its relationship with Fox Sports as the sport’s official Pay-TV partner, which will continue to televise more than 50 hours of live Bowls Premier League and Australian Open coverage annually, in addition to other events.


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Deaf Bowls Australia Deaf Bowls Australia is an association of Bowls Australia and is made up of each state’s deaf bowls association. Members of deaf bowls are in 2 categories. The first is someone who is totally deaf. The second category is someone who is hearing impaired as determined by an audiogram. The bowlers hearing loss must be greater than 55 decibels in their best hearing ear to be eligible for the National Team or 45 decibels for State championships. All deaf and hearing impaired bowlers play pennant bowls for their local club in their particular state. Members of each state come together every 4 years for the Australian Deaf Bowls Championships. This year’s championships were held at Dudley Park Bowling Club in Mandurah Western Australia. At these championships each state had representatives in singles, pairs, triples and fours (women and men). Also at these championships an Australian men’s and women’s team was pick to represent Australia in the International Lawn Bowls Championships which will be held in Christchurch in 2019. These championships are held every 4 years. Each state has their own championships and they are held at different times of the year. Also members are eligible to play bowls in the Australian Deaf Games which will be held in Albury / Wodonga in January 2018. There is also a championship for the hearing impaired held at the Australian Open each year on the Gold Coast. All members have a great time at both the state and National level. Each state is trying to attract new bowlers to their ranks. Anyone who thinks they may qualify to play should contact either Bowls Australia or their state counterpart for their deaf bowls contacts.

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RAN, RANR and RANVR, including the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme, who served in the Royal Navy 1939-45. About five hundred Australian volunteers (the Yachtsmen Scheme) were sent for officer training to the United Kingdom from 1940-42, prior to the outbreak of war with Japan. On commissioning the men were posted throughout the Royal Navy, mostly serving in smaller ships. They served in the Atlantic and Arctic seas, on convoy duty, the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, in Special Operations and Rendering Mines Safe (bomb disposal). Towards the end of the war many were involved in the landings for D-Day while many also served in the South-East Asian theatre. After four or more years away they returned to an Australia in the throes of the final stages of the Pacific war and a much smaller navy. While most of the men were posted back to the Royal Australian Navy, many found themselves serving in more junior positions of responsibility than they had in the Royal Navy. Nor on their return, were they accorded any acknowledgement by the Australian public for their contribution to the final Allied victory. Over the next sixty years the men made real efforts to build a collective identity and without this continuity of contact the material for this research would not have been accessible. Only the men could tell their story about their service and only, over a number of interviews, were the threads of the Yachtsmen Scheme story brought together. Their feelings of disillusionment and melancholy about the lack of public recognition for their war service were voiced and by the early twenty-first century the men sought similar recognition to their Australian compatriots. The men are proud of their service in the Royal Navy as Australians and believe that as a group they are the most highly decorated servicemen of World War II. The Australian Government paid for their contribution in World War II and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs readily accepted the responsibility for their care. Yet there is no official nominal roll of this group in Australia or the United Kingdom. It is time that their story was told for future generations to understand and acknowledge their endurance and sacrifice in the terrible years of service in the war at sea on the other side of the world, far from their homeland. Over 1100 Australians served in the Royal Navy during World War II. Most served as volunteers, RANVR, although a handful of RAN personnel were included. Approximately five hundred served through the Yachtsmen Scheme and there were also a number of Anti-Submarine officers who trained at HMAS Rushcutter in Sydney. The Yachtsmen Scheme and the Anti-Submarine Scheme ran concurrently. The group of Yachtsmen Scheme volunteers were awarded 4 George Crosses (GM), 10 George Medals (GM), 31 Distinguished Service Crosses (DSC), I Distinguished Service Medal (DSM), 34 Mentioned-in -Dispatches (MiD), 3 Orders of the British Empire (OBE), 3 Members of the British Empire (MBE) and a Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM), the only one ever awarded to an Australian. Janet Roberts Billett MA (Melb) Historian April 2017.

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KSL Aged Community Care services Gwen “Pat” Purcell describes herself as a “happy soul” who is proud she can live at home with the help of Karingal St Laurence Aged Community Care specialists. Pat struggles to stand for long periods of time due to ongoing health issues, and would be unable to live at home without assistance. Karingal St Laurence staff including Jenny McInerney make Pat's life easier, from making her bed to preparing meals. “I can’t stand for any length of time as my knees go from underneath me and I almost fall over, but I’m managing with my carers and they’re just lovely, they really are,” Pat said. “They do my shopping every fortnight because I can’t walk to do it with them,” she said. “They come every morning to help me get dressed because of my osteoporosis. I can’t get my arms up to get my clothes on. They make my bed because I can’t get around to make it, they’re wonderful really.” Pat was determined to stay at home despite her health concerns, and employed Karingal St Laurence’s services through an Australian Government funded Home Care Package. She said staff like Jenny empowered her to continue living in the comforts of her home. “I’ve told Jenny, don’t try and put me in any of those places because I’m not going,” Pat said. “Jenny, she’s very good to me. Anything I need she does get me, she gives me advice and I take it most of the time. She’s very good… not a bad old stick!”

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Tasmania, Australia’s most southern and only island state, and the Kimberley, in the vast north west of

our continent, are stand out destinations for seniors coach touring. The majority of travellers in the 60+ age group will have visited Tasmania at some stage, and the same majority would agree its beauty, history and cultural charm are well worth a second or third visit. Many new attractions have evolved over recent years, and the pristine wilderness areas are more accessible than ever. The Tarkine Wilderness is a perfect example, and this plus the Arthur and Pieman River cruises, are all attractions included only in various Seniors Coach Tours holidays. Seniors Cooch Tours offers a selection of 8, 10, 12 and 14 day Tasmanian holidays, with 17 departures in the coming season from October to April. For details check the Destination Tasmania brochure. Early birds savings of up to $250 PER PERSON are available. Stunning! Superb! Unbelievable! Unique! Must see! Bucket list item! These are all descriptions given to the vast Kimberley region by Seniors Coach Tours passengers. For 13 years SCT has shared our Kimberley 11 day tours with thousands of senior travellers, travelling from Darwin to Broome. The tour includes river and gorge cruises, with an optional flight over the world famous Bungle Bungle Ranges. Passengers have the option to “stay on” for extra nights in Broome. A 13 day version including Kakadu is also available. 10 departures are scheduled for 2018. Early bird savings of up to $450 PER PERSON are available. Full details in the Destination Kimberley brochure available now. While “land only” prices are available, most SCT passengers choose the “air fares from your capital city” option which offer guaranteed availability with price and flights suited to tour departure times.

To enquire or book your Seniors Coach Tours holiday phone 1800 044187, email info@seniorscoachtours.com.au or check the website seniorscoachtours.com.au

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PRP and Stem Cell Therapy

PRP utilizes the body’s natural ability to heal and accelerate restoration of your joints. As we age, our body’s ability to repair itself may diminish, injuries may take longer to heal and osteoarthritis may become more prevalent. PRP is an ‘autologous blood derivative’ - the growth factors and platelets found in the plasma component of your own blood are extracted and utilized to promote cell multiplication and the formation of new tissues. Cortisone injections are commonly used to treat similar injuries. Though their effects are rapid, they are often followed by a decline in the condition. In comparison, PRP shows a gradual improvement both in pain alleviation and joint repair. PRP is the current treatment of choice for grade II and III osteoarthritis of the knee, and can be useful in the treatment of: • Osteoarthritis • Cosmetic (hair and face) • Muscle tears • Gynaecological conditions • Ligament and tendon damage • Erectile dysfunction • Bursitis For advanced-stage arthritis and injury, Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Therapy may also be advised. Our use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells, which we harvest from abdominal fat, is a minimally invasive and safe procedure. Stem cells are more potent than PRP and are effective in the treatment of severe conditions, as well as to produce long-lasting benefits to the patient.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), is a low cost nonsurgical treatment that helps facilitate tissue repair, enhancing the healing process. Autologous blood, (patient’s own blood), is re-injected into the area of the body needing treatment. The therapeutic use of PRP in the past 20 years has demonstrated it to be a safe and effective treatment minimising the risk of immune reactions and crossed contamination. First developed in the 1970’s, PRP has gained in popularity since mid-1990. It is often the procedure of choice for treating sports injuries, osteoarthritis, pain management, gynaecological conditions, cosmetic and dentistry. Platelets in the blood are an integral part of forming clots, which stop bleeding. Platelets also play a vital role in healing. They control chemicals called growth factors, which cause cells to multiply and form new tissue. PRP contains a much higher concentration of platelets than normal blood. This means that higher concentrations of growth factors are being released into the injured area, accelerating and enhancing healing. When compared to cortisone injections, PRP shows better results over a long period of time. While the effects of cortisone are rapid, they are often followed by a decline in condition. PRP shows slower but greater long term improvements and less injury recurrence. Melbourne Clinic Malvern Health and Fitness 1291 Malvern Road, Malvern, Melbourne, VIC 3144 Phone: (03) 9822 7951

Surecell Deer Park Medical Clinic T097 Brimbank Shopping Centre, Neale Road, Deer Park, Melbourne, VIC 3023

After the stem cells are harvested from abdominal fat, they are mixed with PRP, and injected into the affected area, where they are able to promote growth and regeneration by release of growth factors. This stimulates cell multiplication and promotes the formation of new tissue. The Surecell team are the most experienced PRP doctors in Australia. Having helped thousands of people overcome pain and loss of function due to musculoskeletal injuries and osteoarthritis, the demand for treatment is only continuing to increase. Now readily available in various clinics Australia-wide for your convenience, PRP or stem cells could be the treatment for you.

What does the treatment involve? Whole blood is extracted from the patient then spun in a centrifuge. This process separates the concentrated plasma or PRP from the red blood cells. Following the centrifugal process the number of growth factors increase from base levels. The PRP is isolated and then activated under a light then injected into the areas that require treatment. Following PRP treatment the patient will notice a reduction in pain and improved function. Malvern PRP Clinic and Surecell are very experienced in treating patients with PRP. The clinic has treated over 12,000 patients and given 100,000 injections for sports injuries, osteoarthritis and degenerative musculoskeletal conditions. Appointments are available 7 days per week. The Surecell PRP technique is recognised throughout Australasia and attracts doctors from interstate and overseas to train in the method.

Further information can be obtained by phoning (03) 9822 9996 or from www.surecell.com

Armadale 1232 High Street Armadale (03) 9509 5922 Dingley PRP Clinic 269-275 Centre Dandenong Rd, Dingley Village (03) 9551 7110

Tasmania Clinic New Town Regenerative Medicine and Sports Injury Clinic 137 New Town Road, New Town, TAS 7008 Phone: (03) 6228 0041

NSW Clinic Sydney PRP Clinic Shop 9, The Madison, 25 Hunter Street, Hornsby, Sydney, NSW QLD Clinic NIIM 1/328 Scottsdale Dr, Robina QLD

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Dr Troski answers some common questions about

CATARACT SURGERY

1. Should I have my cataract removed early or late

4. What is Laser Cataract Surgery

Back in the days when my father was doing cataract operations (at the Eye and Ear Hospital) the safest approach was to wait until the cataract had become advanced (“was ripe”)

In the last few years there has been a laser that can be used to perform some of the initial steps of the cataract operation. There was a lot of interest from eye surgeons who hoped this would improve the outcomes for patients but unfortunately this has not happened. There has now been time for this procedure to have shown a benefit for patients but there is no evidence that this does produce better results. In fact the largest study on this procedure involving thousands of patients which was organised by the ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons) and included some of the top European surgeons has in fact shown that the chance of a surgical complication was higher and the visual results were worse in patients having the laser cataract procedure.

Modern Cataract Surgery is performed using “Phacoemulsification” In this operation the cataract is liquefied and the more advanced the cataract the more energy is required to liquefy the cataract and the greater the potential for danger to the inside of the eye. For this reason – The earlier the cataract is removed the better.

2. Will I need glasses after cataract surgery? Using the latest intraocular lenses it is usually possible to be able to see well for distance, at least well enough to drive safely, without glasses. 2.1 Astigmatism. Dr Troski was one of the first surgeons in Australia to routinely implant lenses to treat astigmatism (Toric lenses) Up to 60% of patients have Astigmatism which essentially means that their eye is shaped more like an egg than like an orange. Dr Troski was also the first surgeon in the Southern Hemisphere to use the real time computer guidance in the operating theatre to align the intraocular lens exactly in the position of the patient’s astigmatism.

In Australia only a small number of eye surgeons have adopted this technique and patients who have Laser Cataract surgery must pay an additional fee for the initial laser component of the cataract operation as well as paying for the removal of the cataract which is always performed using the phacoemulsification procedure. Dr Troski does not recommend and does not perform Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery.

Cataract Surgeon

By using the latest methods of measuring the shape of the eye and using intra-operative real-time computer guidance of astigmatism correcting (Toric) intra-ocular lenses. Dr Troski is able to get the best possible visual results so that it is usually possible for patients to see well enough to drive without glasses. 2.2 Reading Glasses Some patients prefer to be able to see at both distance and near without glasses. It is often possible to achieve this result for most patients for most visual tasks. Although usually necessary to still wear glasses some of the time.

3. Can I have both eyes operated on the same day? Dr Troski is a member of the ISBCS (International Society Bilateral Cataract Surgery) and has been performing bilateral cataract surgery on selected patients for a number of years. Although most patients prefer to have each cataract operation on separate days. It is possible to have both eyes operated on in the same day in most cases. Dr Troski will be able to tell you whether you are suitable for this approach.

Cataract Surgeon The cataract operation is a highly complex procedure and chossing a cataract specialist ophthalmologist gives the best chance of good vision. Dr Troski is recognised as one of the leading cataract surgeons in Australia. He performs in his Melbourne cataract surgery in a dedicated day surgery, he has the latest diagnostic equipment combined with state of the art computer guidance in the operating theatre so that after surgery patients have the best possible vision without the need for glasses. Level 4, 100 Victoria Parade East Melbourne, Victoria 3002 mark@cataract-surgeon.com.au (03) 9654 3002

www.cataract-surgeon.com.au

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What can you tell us about hearing loss? Did you know that 1 in 6 people in Australia are affected by hearing loss? Statistics suggest that this could increase to 1 in 4 by 2050. This is due to an ageing population and lifestyle factors such as exposure to loud noise, drugs, illness etc. More than half the population aged over 60 has some form of hearing loss.

Hearing Aids: In the last twenty years, the technology has advanced considerably. Gone are the days when one only had the choice of bulky, beige, behind-the ear device that did little more than magnify the sounds. Hearing aids today, come in a massive range of different options. These include completely invisible hearing aids made from Titanium to lightweight, super comfortable open-ear devices. Most hearing aids are now wireless, and communicate with your phone, TV, tablet or computer for exceptional quality streaming of music, movies or telephone conversations. The very latest hearing aids are both completely automatic and rechargeable, meaning you never have to change a battery or worry about which setting your hearing aid should be on. Hearing aids today need not be viewed as interference or a burden, but rather as a lifestyle accessory.

What does Optimal Hearing Offer? We offer the advantage of a mobile service for those that want the convenience and better hearing outcome afforded by a home visit. We offer honest and competitive prices, and try to always match the technology recommended with the needs of our patients. We are accredited with the Government to provide free or subsidised services and hearing aids to eligible pensioners and veterans. We have a range of demo devices which enable you to try a hearing aid before you commit to buy. We run an ear wax removal service in the comfort of your own home, using some of the most up to date procedures available. We currently service a number of nursing homes in the Bayside area. We are looking to expand our services to this population. We tend to visit each facility around once every fortnight, so residents are not waiting months for their care. We run regular training seminars with staff members at these facilities on hearing aid management and troubleshooting. Special Offer: To book a FREE seminar on hearing loss and current trends in hearing healthcare, or to book a free hearing screening session at your club, please call us on 0430 080 274 email: jack@optimalhearing.com.au 73 Chadstone Road, Malvern East VIC 3145


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Calum Downie of the Gait, Balance and Falls Research Group at Victoria

University, is looking for 100 Melburnians to participate in this research. They need to be aged between 60 and 90 years and have had knee pain for six months or more. “The idea is to identify the common factors in knee osteoarthritis sufferers who fall frequently. We can then work on preventions when we know what the reasons are,” says Mr Downie. This is a global health issue particularly pertinent to an ageing population. Previous studies show that 33 per cent of people over the age of 65 fall at least once a year. If osteoarthritis is present in one or both knees, then the figure rises to 50 per cent. Falls are often the precursor to reduced mobility, a loss of independence and deterioration in general health. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease occurring when the cartilage between the joints breaks down leading to stiffness, swelling and pain. By the age of 65, most people show some signs of the disease. More than 687,000 Australians suffer from osteoarthritis and knees are the most commonly affected joints. Participants will undergo a series of tests at Victoria University, keep a calendar of falls, and then repeat the tests at the end of 12 months. The study will investigate whether biomechanical, physiological and cognitive factors can be used to predict the risk of falls and how such factors as pain, distraction and poor cognitive function influence balance recovery.

Calum Downie B.App.Sci (Hons)(Human Movement) PhD Candidate Sessional Academic - College of Sport and Exercise Science Research Assistant - Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living calum.downie@vu.edu.au (03) 9919 5585

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Are you over 60? Have you had knee pain for the past 6 months or more? Victoria University is seeking participants for falls research.

Participants will need to attend the Footscray Park campus for 3-4 hours twice during a twelve month period. During these sessions you will complete • balance tasks • physical and memory function tests • questionnaires relating to pain, activity level, quality of life and fear of falling To volunteer or, for more information, contact Mr. Calum Downie (03) 9919 5585 or calum.downie@vu.edu.au Bowling & Lifestyle Jun-Jul 2017 37


Simply Helping is well placed to provide support choices to you. 2017 is going to be a very interesting year for the provision of in-home home care services under the new aged care reforms introduced in February. Like with many Government initiatives, explanations and information issued is laced with esoteric jargon and verbosity and sometimes you need to be akin to Einstein to interpret. Simply put - the changes mean that individuals with a home care package can now choose who they want to manage their allocated funds, and choose who they want to actually provide the care and support service within their home. It is now up to you.

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What is also unsettling, is the apparent failure of some existing approved providers to explain to their existing clients of their rights under this reform. In other words, that you now have a choice, so don't be reticent to ask questions and to become informed. Simply Helping has been providing flexible personalised services, available from ½ hour services to 24 hours, 7 days a week, throughout Victoria for over 19 years. In keeping with our commitment to quality and professionalism, staff are chosen for their experience, qualifications and personality to represent Simply Helping. Furthermore, all are fully insured, reference and police checked. In addition, Simply Helping has achieved Health and Disability Services Certification having met those Standards. Our Services: â&#x20AC;˘ Companion care â&#x20AC;˘ Dementia care â&#x20AC;˘ Escorts to appointments/outings â&#x20AC;˘ Domestic assistance â&#x20AC;˘ Shopping â&#x20AC;˘ Personal care â&#x20AC;˘ Respite care â&#x20AC;˘ Referrals for psychological and counselling support â&#x20AC;˘ Gardening â&#x20AC;˘ Home maintenance â&#x20AC;˘ Pet sitting â&#x20AC;˘ Dog walking Angela Feery-Richards Founder and Director of Simply Helping For more information visit our web site www.simplyhelping.com.au or for a general enquiry please contact an office near you: Melbourne Bayside Peninsula 9791 9640 Greater Eastern 9735 5348 Inner and South Eastern 9792 3093 North East 9438 1595 Regional Central Highlands & Djerriwarrh 9792 3093 Geelong & Barwon 5261 4808 Gippsland South & West 9799 4676 Goulburn Valley 5795 1635 South West 5381 2076 All other areas of Melbourne and regional Victoria 1800 998 866 38 Bowling & Lifestyle Jun-Jul 2017

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Hope – is it an important factor

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-by Paul Bedson, The Gawler Cancer Foundation

“Hope is not just a psychological luxury, it is a biological necessity” says Dr Candace Pert in her international bestseller, Molecules of Emotion, in which she describes the way our thoughts and emotions affect our health and our ability to heal. Conventional approaches to cancer care can be so fixated on the disease that the patient’s wellbeing and the healing power of hope are overlooked. Hope provides the fuel for healing. Hope provides the vision that healing is possible and achievable. Without hope, the patient can fall into helplessness, despair and depression, which are negative predictors for survival and recovery. The loss of hope is one of the three most debilitating psychological challenges that cancer patients face, along with unwanted aloneness and loss of control. Cancer patients with a sense of hope, rather than just optimism, have reported a better overall quality of life and have lived longer according to a 2010 study by a leading Australian researcher. Associate Professor Penny Schofield, a behavioural scientist, conducted a study involving 421 advanced bowel cancer patients which measured hope, optimism, quality of life, anxiety and depression in relation to their survival. The study found that those patients who had hope also had a better quality of life and a longer survival time. In Professor Schofield’s study, hope was differentiated from optimism. Optimism was defined as a global expectation or belief that things will turn out alright. Optimism, defined in this way, was more like ‘wishful thinking’ and it did not improve survival time. Hope, on the other hand, was defined in a way that combined the will to pursue a desired goal with an understanding of the way to actually achieve it. Hope defined in this proactive way, was shown to be a positive predictor for survival time.[1] If hope can inspire action, improve quality of life and extend survival time, then there is no such thing as “false hope”. For more information on the importance of hope in cancer care, visit www.gawler.org

Home equity release crucial to fund Seniors with insufficient superannuation balances says Homesafe MD Peter Szabo Financial concerns are escalating amongst Seniors as the reality of underfunded superannuation balances and inadequate savings is becoming a reality for far too many Seniors, said Homesafe Solutions MD and Founder Mr Peter Szabo. Telling recent surveys have revealed that many Seniors expect to be worse off than previous generations and retirement security concerns have become a major issue. “Unfortunately, returns from superannuation are low and with falling investment rates combined with the impact of fund manager fees are not painting a positive outlook for most of these people”. Seniors with insufficient superannuation balances will fall into one of two camps – those with balances still owing on the home mortgage; and those with no mortgage debt over the family home. However, each group is united in that they are living in a house that isn’t counted for in the pension, and in which untapped equity can be accessed without the need to sell, downsize or enter into a reverse mortgage. Added to the list of financial woes, many experts are predicting life expectancy for today’s 65 year olds to be well into their late nineties for males and females.

This should be great news, except for a vast number whose financial resources and assets will evaporate long before reaching these numbers. “The extended impact of the low investment return environment has brought to the fore the importance for those retiring with an outstanding mortgage of the value tied up in their family home”, said Peter Szabo. “Many will respond with a knee jerk solution such as selling the family home and downsizing or using savings and investments to repay the mortgage when equity release using the proceeds to repay the debt would have been a much better option”. “Homesafe’s equity release is a far better and less stressful alternative to address many Seniors’ financial challenges. By releasing some of the stored value in the family home and utilised to provide greater long term benefit, seniors will be able to live stress free in a home that suits their social and community support needs”, concluded Peter Szabo.

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Victorian State-Wide Bowling & Lifestyle Magazine  

Welcome to the newest edition of the Victorian State-Wide Bowling & Lifestyle Magazine. I’d like to thank all the clubs, bowlers & business’...

Victorian State-Wide Bowling & Lifestyle Magazine  

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