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Music fest links multi-generations

THIRTY years ago the now famous Woodford Folk Festival was birthed in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland. From small beginnings, the festival audience numbers have grown, this year culminating in a grand total of about 130,000, and of those there were plenty in the post 50, 60, 70-year-old age group. In my youth, music festivals were extremely youth-orientated events (and many still are), but in contemporary Australia there is no use-by age on festival entry

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requirements. Many of us can bend into a killer yoga pose, swing an energetic Tai Chi circle, meditate, contemplate and travel among our parents, children, grandchildren and peers with ease. A trip to Woodford shows that one of the great qualities about

MOST OF US wish to age well. A core part of this is your well-being. Research informs us even the smallest change to daily activities can have a large impact on your well-being. Well-being, active aging, enablement, wellness, person-centred care and so forth are terms we are

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goals that focus on what you would like to improve and how to start making those changes. COTA’s trained peer educators will come to your group and in interactive sessions will discuss the possibilities and advantages of staying well as you age, your

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From Yoko to John Story inspires John Waters as his tribute to Beatle John Lennon continues, 25 years on

“I didn’t want some historical treatise. I wanted something personal, something visual. I show his life in a series of vignettes like a drowning person seeing his life in bits and pieces but not in a chronological way.” Two years ago in December, he was in New York with the show and held a press conference about a block away from the Dakota building. “It was kind of creepy walking past the gateway where he was shot dead. It’s a piece of New York history now. “Yoko Ono still lives in the building. She was extremely gracious, approving the show and the way we dealt with the subject matter. She gave us all the copyright we needed. “I’ve always had a lot of regard for Yoko. She was much maligned in a racist kind of way when she first got with Lennon. As if they were the only two people who had ever had

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a year younger than granddaughter Lily. When they were very young, we’d go to the shopping centre and onlookers would hear one of them calling me ‘Daddy’ and the other one saying ‘Grandpa.’ “I’m sure they were thinking: ‘Do these kids know who the hell this guy is?’.”

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When John isn’t touring, he’s at home with wife Zoe (47) and children Archie, who is 14, and 10-year-old twins Gloria and Rusty. “I find it very rejuvenating to have small children all over again.” It’s his third marriage and he also has two grandchildren from his first marriage. “My son Archie is about

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an adulterous affair. Shock, horror. “And then there was a condemnation of her as a person who controlled Lennon. She never did as far as I can make out. In fact, Lennon borrowed from her artistic pursuits. He loved what she did as an artist. She became his muse.”

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STELLAR actor John Waters is 67 and has a complete disregard for his years. “Some people might say, ‘Now I am this age I’m going to do less’ but I see it as an opportunity to say, ‘I’m going to do more’.” And he means what he says. This year he has appeared in ABC-TV’s Rake and Dr Blake and Channel 10’s Offspring. He’s just finished shooting the Ben Elton movie Three Summers with Michael Caton, and next month he is taking his tribute to Beatle John Lennon on a two-month tour. Oh, and in April he stars in Sydney in Talk, the new Johnathon Biggins’ play about a shock jock who locks himself in his broadcast studio and goes feral. John was at his home in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales when Seniors called to talk

about his part biography, part music show, Lennon: Looking Through a Glass Onion, which he will perform with collaborator, Stewart D’Arrietta, in a 13-regional city tour. (Details: Lennonon stage.com) He’s calling it The 25th Anniversary Tour as it was in in January 1992 that he first presented his tribute to the late Beatle at the Tilbury Hotel in Sydney. Since then he has taken it to all our major cities, London’s West End, New York and the Brian Epstein Theatre in Lennon’s birthplace, Liverpool. Asked why he selected the charismatic Lennon, who was fatally shot outside the Dakota Building in New York on December 8, 1980, he said: “I couldn’t think of anyone else in the rock and roll era who measured up to him. His image is of someone who is always worth listening to and it has endured.

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Finding the extra cash

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THERE’S a new economy happening. It has a couple of names, both indicative of its meaning. The names refer to the same thing and have come about due to what’s known as the Digital Disruption, which had come about due to the innovation of Digital Platforms. Before we go too far into this, let’s share some meaningful phrases: Firstly, in this article we are going to be talking about the Gig Economy, in other words, about the small jobs (the gigs) you can take on for some extra cash. Secondly, we are talking about the Sharing Economy, this term refers to job sharing. Beyond our friends and family, we can now “share”, for instance, our cars and our homes or other under-utilised assets and charge for it. Digital Platforms are the websites where the wheeling and dealing is done. Customers use the site to view products placed and services shown by a provider.

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❚ As for the dollars you might make out of all this enterprise, CPA Frank Knudson says that if it’s just a hobby, with minimal income earned, you don’t need to declare it but you also can’t claim expenses. ❚ If, however, you are making a reasonable income and it’s not only a hobby, the tax office wants to know, so keep good records of both money in and money out. ❚ For a full Age Pension, a single person can earn up to $4264 a year, while a couple (combined) can earn up to about $7592 a year without it affecting their pension. ❚ Self-funded retirees can earn a “rebate income” of up to $28,974 each ($57,948 combined) or $32,279 if they are single without paying income tax, subject to certain conditions. This “rebate income” is in addition to any super benefits from a taxed source.

DRIVE TIME: Uber has opened up the market for both customers and drivers.

Because it is on the web, it has a huge range of visibility and reaches massive audiences. On this site a host of tasks are available, ranging from household chores and errands to high level professional projects, making freelancing accessible to anyone, regardless of skill level. THE CHANGING WORKFORCE A study by The

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has shown as the population ages, people are also working longer. Forty-five percent of women in Australia aged 60–64 were in the labour force in 2013, up from just 15.2% in 1993. For men 65 and older, it’s 17% – double the number from 20 years ago. But what is well

known is the older person’s preference for part-time work and flexibility of hours works. THE good news is that Sharing/Gig Economy is based on those preferences. If you are computer literate, and can take quality photos on your digital camera or smart phone, you are on your way to pocketing some

spare cash. Make ceramic pots, children’s toys, or clothing and want to sell some? List them on Etsy, a marketplace started in 2005 in New York that now has millions of potential customers. Got a spare room you’d like to let out sometimes or want to rent your house while you’re on holiday? Welcome to Airbnb, founded in San Francisco in 2008, where hosts and guests get to know each other through detailed profiles and personal

reviews and payments are transferred securely. Fancy picking people up from the airport and taking them to their destination, or simply ferrying locals around? Hello Uber, launched in Australia in 2012. Uber spokesman Mike Abbott says: “For many retirees, driving on Uber is just an hour or two a day, here or there, to top up their pension, meet new people and help pay the bills”. Airtasker, founded in 2012, is another great

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❚ Research into users of “platforms” like eBay and Airtasker shows plenty of Australians logging in, although the older age group could do well to start taking advantage of these sharing economies. ❚ Airtasker says it now has 850,000 users and has created more than $8.5 million worth of work a month since its launch, with 8.5% of workers on Airtasker aged 55 and over, and this number is growing. ❚ About eight million Australians are interacting with eBay every single month, with less than 10% of those people 65+. ❚ Recognition rates for Airbnb among the 65-plus demographic are about 14.4%, according to Roy Morgan Research. ❚ As for Uber, about one in six drivers are older than 55 years old. ❚ Etsy’s American CEO Chad Dickerson says the site has more than 15 million members and, from a buyer perspective, Australia is number four out of 150 countries, just behind the US, the UK and Canada. The average age of sellers is 39.

way for retirees to put skills back into use. From tasks like gardening or baking to services like accounting or legal advice, users list a task and a budget and community members bid to complete it. Etsy, Airbnb, Uber and Airtasker are just a few of the web sites open for business, but don’t stop there, spend a little time googling (importantly reading reviews) to find a

digital platform that’s a good fit for your attributes and assets. How Airtasker works: What do you need done? ■ Describe the task you need completed. Post any task from cleaning to web design in just two minutes – for free! There’s no obligation to hire. ■ Select the best worker for you ■ View profiles and

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Airtasker says it now has 850,000 users and has created more than $8.5 million worth of work a month since its launch, with 8.5% of workers on Airtasker aged 55 and over, and this number is growing. reviews to pick the best Airtasker Worker for the task. When you accept an offer, you’ll add funds securely via Airtasker Pay, which are held until completion. Now you can private message and call the Airtasker Worker. ■ Task completed ■ Now your task is completed you can release the task funds held with Airtasker Pay. Once released, you can leave a review for the Airtasker Worker to help improve our Community. ■ www.airtasker.com

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Be stimulated by U3A Explore the possibilities of learning with U3A in 2017 IF YOU are inspired by enthusiastic people, Rhonda Weston will leave you impressed. Very impressed. Rhonda is president of Toowoomba’s University of the Third Age (U3A), an organisation that dedicates itself to those of us who, after childhood, family and career responsibilities, graduate to our “third age” of retirement. U3A is all about celebrating and investing in that chapter of our lives, through further learning, activity and social inclusion, as Rhonda describes it. “U3A is a vehicle for healthy and active ageing,” she says. U3A venues are across the state, the nation, and the world, offering a huge range of courses and activities from history and geography to the study of space travel, listening to a variety of guest speakers to just enjoying a game of

cards. But what makes Rhonda’s Toowoomba operation stand out is its sheer scale and growth, marking it as a leader in the whole movement. “We have 160 different activities every week,” Rhonda says. “They cover mental stimulation, physical activity and social inclusion. “We have four terms a year; they are fulfilling a great need in the community, and that need will only grow into the future.” Rhonda emphasises that being a member is not restricted by one’s retirement financial status – anyone can afford it. She has been a member since 2004, and clearly her enthusiasm for the movement has rubbed off; after spending three years as vice-president, she has spent six years as president and is in her third year of representation as part of U3A’s Asia-Pacific

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Alliance. “I have spoken at three conferences, in Singapore, France and Osaka in Japan,” she says. Rhonda is most proud of the massive membership growth in U3A Toowoomba under

her tutelage. “Six years ago we had 700 members – we now have just under 1800,” she says. “And we have a branch in Pittsworth which has 99 members; that’s a pretty good number in a town of just over 2000 people.”

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Rhonda’s husband David is also very involved in U3A, so it’s a family affair, taking much time, but Rhonda says it’s all worth it. “And the support from volunteers is strong; in December we mailed out the 2017 course details

and more than 50 volunteers showed up to help out.” U3A’s first term of activities begins on January 30, and you can explore what they are all about at www.u3atoowoomba.com.

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Counting the numbers AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND THE OLDER PERSON IN 2011, according to ABS Census data, there were 135,494 women aged 55 and older in the private rental market, up from 91,549 who were counted in the 2006 Census. These figures are likely to underestimate the real number of older women who are renters, especially those with an informal or sublet rental agreement. Officially,

older women now make up four per cent of private rental tenants (as opposed to those living in community or public housing), and, as Australia’s population ages, this percentage is set to increase. - In 2011-12, only 11 per cent of the 1,789 older women who needed help with long-term housing received this assistance. The data alone does not

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MONEY - MONEY MONEY. AFFORDABLE HOUSING is not going to happen without funding. To this end the Federal Government is investigating a new model of financial funding, it’s called BOND AGGREGATOR. Below is an explanation of the process that has revealed the model, a basic description and the next step. - Gail Forrer, Editor.

2015: October : A request from Treasurers at the Council on Federal Financial Relations for further work on housing affordability. 2016: January 7: the Australian Government announces the establishment of an Affordable Housing Working Group (the “Working Group”) 2016: February 2 - March 11: The Working Group undertake a public consultation process which includes a call for submissions from interested parties on innovative ways to improve the availability of affordable housing 2016: December: The Council on Federal Financial Relations meeting Treasurers considered the Working Group’s report. Treasurers agreed to the recommendations of the report, in particular the establishment of a bond aggregator taskforce, and agreed to make the report publically available. 2017: Mid year: The taskforce will design a bond aggregator model and report back to Heads of Treasuries. IN response to a variety of voices urging government to intervene

to combat surging property prices, which has had an increasing number

of Australians with a limited income unable to buy or rent a home, the Federal Government set up a task force. In January 2016, the Australian Government announced the establishment of an Affordable Housing Working Group. The Working Group focussed primarily on investigating ways to boost the supply of affordable rental housing through innovative financing models. These models are aimed at the social housing sector and the private rental market for low-income and disadvantaged households. In December 2016, the

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The AHURI research outlined the creation of Affordable Housing Finance Corporation to source funding from the bond market so as to provide lower interest, long-term loans to not-for-profit organisations developing housing for lower income households. Council on Federal Financial Relations agreed to the recommendations of the report, in particular the establishment of a bond aggregator taskforce, and agreed to make the report publicly available. The taskforce will design a bond aggregator model and report back to Heads of Treasuries by mid-2017. AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS TO COME FROM A BOND

AGGREGATOR MODEL. Federal, State and Territory Treasurers have endorsed a recommendation to establish an expert taskforce to design a bond aggregator model. *AHURI research on a bond aggregator model was central to the Affordable Housing Working Group report’s bond aggregator model adopted for the

Treasurers’ affordable housing plan (www.ahuri.edu.au) The AHURI research outlined the creation of an Affordable Housing Finance Corporation to source funding from the bond market so as to provide lower interest, long-term loans to not-for-profit organisations developing housing for lower income households. As the AHFC would source large amounts of

capital, it means money would be raised efficiently with reduced financing costs rather than in expensive one-off transactions such as when borrowing from a bank. *The AHFC model has been adapted to Australian financial market conditions from established Swiss and UK schemes. Its benefits are that it is relatively simple and transparent; minimises the impact of debt on government budgets; draws on the successful experience and expertise of other countries; and provides lower cost finance to community housing providers.

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provide an explanation for why so few women in search of long-term housing were helped, but the lack of available options – from the expense of private rentals to the paucity of social housing – surely has something to do with it. (Older Women’s Pathways out ofHomelessness in Australia, University of Qld for the Mercy Foundation, February 2014). - Homelessness experienced later in life is not often the result of past periods of homelessness. It is often triggered by particular events. While the literature and policy-makers have long understood the risk factors of

homelessness for older people (such as divorce, separation, loss of partner, ill health, disability), new risk factors are emerging. For the younger old, employment insecurity becomes a risk factor, as households are less able to afford housing. For the older old, low-income housing options are in short supply and trigger events can accelerate and intensify the risk of homelessness. The lower superannuation contribution for women is also a risk factor to them being at risk of homelessness in older age. For older people who fall out of home ownership, they are more likely to require housing assistance.

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CARE is the perfect website to help you make money if you’re experienced in aged care, special needs, nannying or babysitting, or even pet care. By joining, you’ll broaden your reach and increase your odds of finding the right job at the right time. You can also look for a carer. Care connects families and individuals with great carers to help them with their loved ones. Website: care.com EBAY is an online auction and shopping website where people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services to more than 30

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countries worldwide. In addition to its auction-style sales, the website has a “Buy It Now” shopping option also. The website is free to use for buyers, but sellers are charged fees for listing items and again when those items are sold. Website: ebay.com.au FINDER is a website offering Australians advice from money experts while learning more about your finances and empowering

a change for the better. You can compare services from many companies in a variety of industries, including utilities, technology, shopping, travel, money (including loans, trading and funds) and all types of insurance needs. Website: finder.com.au UBER gives you the freedom to get behind the wheel when it makes sense for you as your own business. Whether you’re supporting your family or saving for something big,

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WELL YOU are over Christmas Day and now you have a few leftovers. What are you going to do with all this food? Here are a few ways to utilise and save. Freezing is always good, as long as the food hasn’t been frozen before and hasn’t been left out of the fridge. You will need to freeze leftovers as soon as possible and do not refreeze already cooked prawns unless fresh. Ham bags are a must for leftover ham or you can use a cotton pillowcase. Ham can be a great time saver for you over the holidays. You won’t need to think too hard if you have any left. Just think of the ham as being thicker bacon! Ham and eggs, ham sandwiches, ham steaks (beautiful on the barbie), caesar salad, spaghetti carbonara, ham and potato fritters – the list is endless. Prawns – if you have any left, of course, and you have poached them yourself – you can freeze as long as they haven’t been out of the fridge too long. You can use the green prawns in spring rolls, Thai green prawn curry or rice paper rolls for cooked prawns. Bubble and squeak is a

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way to keep the leftovers is to cut the pudding or cake into individual portions and put in a ziplock bag and freeze as individual serves. This way there is no waste and you always have a dessert on hand because the pudding will last in the freezer for months. So don’t throw it out!

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traditional English meal made from leftover roast vegies, mashed potato or mashed roast potato and any vegies you have left – peas, pumpkin, parsnip, even cabbage, or you can even add ham to the mix. Great for breakfast or easy dinner. If you still have any Christmas plum pudding or Christmas cake, a great

■ 1 tablespoon olive oil ■ 150g thickly sliced ham, cut into thin matchsticks ■ 500g tagliatelle or spaghetti ■ 6 free-range egg yolks ■ 100ml thickened cream ■ 30g butter ■ 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped, plus extra to serve ■ 2/3 cup (50g) grated pecorino ■ 2/3 cup (50g) grated parmesan, plus extra to serve Heat oil in a large non-stick frypan over medium heat, add the ham and cook for 10

minutes until it starts to crisp and is light brown in colour. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water according to packet instructions. Drain. Lightly whisk eggs and cream in a bowl. Add the butter and parsley to ham, then add pasta and cheeses and toss well to combine. Remove the pan from the heat and quickly add the cream mixture. Toss gently to combine – the pasta's heat will cook the egg slightly and form a creamy sauce. Season to taste, then serve with extra parmesan and parsley.

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because we owe them Though they may now be old and frail,

let us not forget that it was they who built our nation with hands of hope. And fought for our freedom with hearts of courage. And though they may now need our care, it’s not care that defines them but love, togetherness, freedom and choice. Happiness. And this is why we created Freedom Aged Care. Because we owe them. Dedicated to our Freedom family – the beautiful residents we have the privilege and honour to care for at Freedom Aged Care.

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This expert says it’s simple, just walk, talk and eat fresh food Jim Fagan

IT IS a sobering fact that slightly more than one in five Queenslanders (17.8pc) over 65 have a mental health or behavioural problem. And the statistic, provided to Seniors by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, comes as no surprise to Professor John Lowe, head of school and sports sciences at Sunshine Coast University. “We have to look at what’s happening as we age, how previously healthy life styles have changed and how social,

working and living environments have also changed,” he told Seniors. “The three main components of mental wellbeing and healthy living are physical activity, cognitive ability, nutrition and they are all related. “When someone says to me, ‘What’s the one thing I can do to maintain my cognitive and physical functions?’ I say get out and walk with somebody. Walk and talk, it’s really that simple go for a walk and talk about whatever you want. “You don’t have to jog or go to the gym to get fit.”

Professor Lowe said a diet to include fruit and vegetables made a lot of sense. “When you are young and your metabolism is high, you can get away with not eating the perfect diet because you are more physically active. “Unfortunately, as our taste begins to change and our desire for comfort food increases there is a spiral down to less activity, more energy dense food and less socialisation. “Nowadays it’s being made easier for individuals who don’t have a spouse, or a spouse

that doesn’t want to cook, to go to Coles or Woollies, get a steam pack of vegies and throw it in the microwave. “It’s maybe not as good as a fresh lot but it’s better than saying ‘I’m just going to have a snag night’.” Professor Lowe also believes in older people sharing skills and expertise, like helping a neighbour, volunteering with community groups or mentoring a younger person. “That’s why grandparents are great with grandkids, helping them with school work.”

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In praise of wrinkles Try not to fear your wrinkles, learn to embrace them

IN OUR youth obsessed world, wrinkles are regarded as an unfortunate affliction normally found in people over 50. They are to be feared, hidden if possible and are often the butt of “oldies” jokes. How could we get it so wrong? Surely one of the main reasons for being on this earth is to experience the highs and lows of life. These experiences leave their marks on our minds and on our bodies. They help form our character and attitudes and they leave lines on our faces. A mature, lined face shows that we have accepted challenges, enjoyed victories and good times, found the strength

to survive defeats and try again. They are the outward signs of having lived our lives. Young faces and bodies are often beautiful. They are unlined, untested and can be like a blank canvas before life starts to paint on their surfaces. Youthful, unlined faces are to be enjoyed, but not worshipped as something we should all strive for when clearly the human face changes with age. To focus on youth and beauty and denigrate older faces is to make the mistake of only considering the outer, physical appearance. The cliché “beauty is only skin deep” is still relevant.

NATURAL HIGHLIGHTS: English Actress Helen Mirren lives well with her lines and is embracing ageing gracefully.

It is the journey from unblemished and untested youth to wrinkled maturity that defines who we really are. People who have handled the journey well

may have lost much of their youthful beauty but they still can be very beautiful people in their 60s and 70s. The current crop of people over 60 has

probably seen more change during their lives than any other generation that has ever walked this earth. Surely this experience is worth a few wrinkles.

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WHAT CONDITIONS DOES HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY TREAT? Anything that can benefit from increased oxygen availability either as a primary treatment or in conjunction with other therapies and medication such as:

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HYPERBARIC OXYGEN TREATMENT – FAQS We are fortunate to live in a time where the wonders of modern medicine are too tangible to ignore. Not a day goes by without an important discovery made, a life-saving procedure performed or vital medications produced as we constantly strive to live longer, disease-free lives.

pressure has been used to assist the healing of wounds for more than four decades. It enhances the body’s natural healing process by allowing the patient to breathe in 100% oxygen in a specially designed compression chamber.

One innovative treatment making a very real impact is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) which is giving real hope and improved quality of life to millions of diabetes and cancer suffers in Australia and around the world. The top-class multi-place chamber at the Wesley Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine is much in demand. So much so, in fact, that Australia’s largest, private and fully comprehensive hyperbaric facility performs more than 4500 treatments in each year for patients all over Queensland and Northern NSW.

Generally, oxygen is transported around the body only by your red blood cells but HBOT allows the oxygen to be dissolved into the plasma, central nervous system fluids, the lymph glands, even the bone, and can therefore be carried to areas where circulation has been reduced so oxygen can reach the damaged tissues and support and enhance the body’s healing process. The increased oxygen also improves the ability of the white blood cells to fight bacteria, reduces swelling and allows new blood vessels to grow more rapidly in the infected area.

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Therapy look at the benefits to diabetes sufferers who battle with wound healing and cancer survivors who are experiencing the chronic effects of radiation treatment. And for good reason, as these are the cases that present most often in practice. each year more than 4400 diabetics in this country have a limb amputated but HBOT can help treat wounds that refuse to heal by ensuring oxygen, blood and nutrition can access the site that needs it. During radiation, many of the smallest of blood vessels may be damaged or destroyed, which then limits the access of ingredients necessary for healing such as oxygen, antibiotics, nutrition, vitamins and growth factors. HBOT can help supply more oxygen to damaged tissue, reducing CALL 3371 scarring and 6033 FOR increasing stem YOUR cell activity.

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CHIP helps change lives TOOWOOMBA is about to experience again an exciting, internationally proven program that can prevent, arrest and even reverse chronic disease. This program, which has already had more than 50,000 graduates from four continents, is known as CHIP – an acronym for Complete Health Improvement Program. CHIP changes lives. A few simple, painless, and deliberate lifestyle choices can make all the

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Making health a priority is a great new year’s resolution

LOCAL women aged 40 and over are being encouraged to make their health a priority in 2017 and book in for a free breast screen today. “New Year’s resolutions are easily forgotten when you’re gearing up to get kids back to school or returning to work after holidays, but there is one you should always commit to,” said BreastScreen Queensland Toowoomba health promotion officer Nicola Garrett. “Nothing is more important than your health, so if you’re a woman aged 40 and over, and you’ve been planning to have your first breast screen, or are due for a two-yearly screen, call us today on 13 20 50 to book an appointment. “Since we moved into our new premises at 661 Ruthven Street last July we have been flooded with compliments from women coming in for appointments, particularly about the easy access, abundant free parking, privacy, and welcoming decor. “This month there is an extra incentive to come to our Ruthven Street clinic for a free breast screen, as everyone who does will be in the running to win a gift pack brimming with gorgeous beauty products, thanks to Malouf Pharmacy The Ridge, and the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation.” Ms Garrett said there were also options for women who were unable to get to an appointment at the 661 Ruthven Street clinic. “If you can’t get to an appointment here, our state-of-the art digital mobile service moves to locations throughout the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service on a

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www.breastscreen.qld. gov.au and follow the prompts,” Ms Garrett said. “If you need help completing the online registration just call 13 20 50 and one of our team will be happy to walk you through the process.” Women aged 40 and over should call 13 20 50, or make an appointment online, to book a free breast screen. A doctor’s referral is not required and appointments generally take less than 30 minutes.

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Why air could be keeping you from quality sleep Q&A with Debbie Black, Director of Elanra Medical SLEEP quality can be directly linked to the type of air we breathe, according to Director of Elanra Medical Debbie Black. She says too many seniors put up with poor sleep and rest without knowing the cause, or fixing it. We caught up with her to find out just what the link was between air and sleep and how to improve it. Q. What links does air quality have to sleep quality? A. Air quality affects your breathing. Problems with your breathing affects your sleep. A study conducted at Harvard School of Public Health found air pollution significantly increases the risk of a group of disorders known as Sleep-Disordered Breathing. The worst being sleep apnea, but ranging from asthma to allergies and more. The ‘Sleep Heart Health Study’ in the U.S. studied 6,000 people between 1995 – 1998; 3,000 of those people were studied for air pollution across 7 cities in the U.S. They found that an increase in air pollution within the bedroom increased the risk of sleep-disordered breathing, low blood oxygen levels and reduced quality of sleep. They also found that the risk of stopping breathing for at least 10 seconds increased by 13% in summer when pollution

levels increased. Q. Is there a link between air quality and the development of breathing disorders like sleep apnea, asthma etc? A. There is an undeniable link between air quality and breathing disorders, not 100% as some people may have physical obstructions to better breathing, but it certainly would be close. Scientists have already proven Cardiovascular disease is influenced by lack of sleep from increased pollutants. Q. What is actually causing the harm to us within the air? A. It's a combination of the pollutants in our homes and the electrical charges of those pollutants. The changing weather patterns play havoc with human beings as they alter the electricity in the air. Our body is made up of water and electrical frequencies. Dehydrate yourself and you will notice many bodily functions cease to function correctly. Put yourself in a positively ionised space and the air you breathe is bad if there are too much positive ions, you will then suffer, your body cannot function correctly in that atmosphere. On the other hand, put your body into a negatively ionised atmosphere and then your body can restore. Not just you but animals and plants too. Dr Rohan of the

LINK: The quality of the air you breathe could be contributing to poor sleep.

International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health in Queensland further explained in an interview: 'Particles like pollen get trapped into the upper respiratory tract. Smaller particles like small negative ions of oxygen (Elanra call special oxygen) penetrate deeper into the alveoli region of the lungs. 50% are retained there to assist breathing. Because they hold an electrical charge the deposition rate is enhanced by a further 10-20%! Studies continue to show this special oxygen also gets into the bloodstream.’ This

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SNAPSHOTS OF LIFE ANN RICKARD ann.rickard@apn.com.au

New year, new plans WHERE to go? Where is hot, where is not? Where is safe? Perhaps only you can judge, but here are my top tips. . Switzerland. Perfect for senior travellers because everything works efficiently and almost everyone speaks English. Now there is even more reason to go with the launch of The Grand Tour of Switzerland, the world’s first

electric road tour for electric cars and bikes. Norway. Many of us haven’t been and we need to go, not just for the northern lights and winter holidays but because as seniors we should enjoy new experiences. Mountains and fjords are easily traversed with small group tour operators for the nervous, or self-drive options for the

Ann Rickard gives her top ten destinations choices for 2017 adventurous. Montenegro Close to Dubrovnik, very small, much to offer from spectacular scenery along an enchanting coastline with gin-clear waters and sandy beaches. Kotor’s ancient city walls hide winding alleyways and untouched charm. quickly. No yacht? Rent a small boat and sail to dozens of tiny inlets and beaches along the coast. Las Vegas, USA. Even if you eschew the glitz and glamour you still need to see it once in your life. Where else can you go to the top of the Eiffel Tower for

dinner, be serenaded by a gondolier as you glide along a “Venice” canal and be frightened out of your wits on a helter-skelter ride on top of the New York building all in one afternoon? Milford Sound, New Zealand It’s close, it’s beautiful and it has been judged the world’s top international travel destination. On the west coast of the South Island with dramatic cliffs rising from mysterious dark waters, it is best enjoyed from the sea. If you aren’t up to kayaking plenty of operators will take you on a comfortable cruise, or for a luxe experience take a flightseeing ride in a plane.

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THERE is the expression “the mouth went dry with fear.” We all know it, but how many have actually experienced it? I certainly never had, although I’d read it in many books. However, my turn came when I was halfway up the tunnel on P&O’s ship Pacific Eden in the middle of the Coral Sea. I was strapped into a flying fox and ready to take a leap of faith off the ship’s funnel (actually a deck near the tunnel) and my mouth actually went dry with fear. I’d already climbed up many steep steps to the tunnel from the ship’s top deck where The Edge, P&O’s Adventure Park at sea, featured more than 20 different adrenaline-inducing activities. All my cruise mates had had a turn on the flying fox and had all come off exhilarated, eyes and expressions alight like

children’s on Christmas morning. I was the last one the group to take my turn. But once up there, strapped in and ready (complete with hard hat), with two kindly crew members coaxing me just to step off into the air and let the flying fox whizz me across the long (so very long) deck to the other side, I turned into a quivery mass of jelly. Never before had I experienced the dry-mouthed fear. It was the wind you see. You are so very high up there with the ship’s enormous funnel and the wind is ferocious. Then there is the blue ocean 360 degrees around you, all the way to the horizon. Nothing but ocean and sky and you up there ready to jump into oblivion. You need to have faith. I didn’t. I just couldn’t do it. And I cursed myself because I knew it would have been exhilarating, and seniors need all the thrills they can get.

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Indian Pacific travel is awesome We met people from Israel, Malta, UK, Ireland, the USA, China and Japan plus, naturally, many retirees dipping into their super or spending the kids’ inheritance. A motley crew, you might say, but the air of conviviality was assisted greatly by the all-inclusive open bar policy. Meal times on a train journey are a big event. This is certainly the case on the Indian Pacific where a team of chefs create extraordinary cuisine in the smallest of kitchens…for example a top-class Beef Wellington; poached barramundi; a quinoa and roasted veg salad; a tasty frittata or poached egg on rosti for breakfast; desserts like quandong pie, strawberry trifle or even bread & butter pudding. And an excellent wine selection. The off-train inclusions are equally impressive, with options such as tours of Broken Hill including the Living Desert Sculpture Park or the Pro Hart Gallery. In Adelaide there are dinner options in the city, the Barossa Valley or the pretty village of Hahndorf

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FOR YEARS I’ve been a devotee of train travel. It started in the days of steam locomotives when, at the age of 10, I went on a school trip from Sydney to Cairns which took us three days and two nights of sitting up, not much sleep and blackened faces from the soot. How things have changed in the diesel electric era. I’ve tried the Orient Express from London to Venice, tuxedo and all. I’ve ridden the rails across China, Mongolia and Russia on the Trans Siberian. And of course the Shinkansen, the Japanese bullet trains. But in many ways the most enjoyable of all was a recent trip on the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Adelaide and Perth. Like its sister service The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide, the Indian Pacific brings the vastness of Australia to your consciousness in a way that simply can’t be matched by air travel. For four days and three nights the seemingly endless vistas unfold

SIGHTS TO BEHOLD: Travelling on The Indian Pacific the views are breathtaking.

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What’s on Chris’s ten good-time tips Toowoomba has so much on offer in February so take a look

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✰1. BULL & BARLEY INN

LOCATED in the heart of Cambooya, a quaint country town nestled on the city outskirts south of Toowoomba. Enjoy good old-fashioned style hospitality at the Bull & Barley Inn. Experience the authentic 1900s old-world atmosphere, with displays of interesting historic photographs. Australia Day, Thursday, January 26 from 11am to 5pm with live entertainment by OWIE. Mechanical bucking bull with Champion Bull Rider prize is an esky full of stubbies. Refereed adult and children sumo suit wrestling and giant ‘Bull Rush’ jumping castle should be a great day of fun for all the family. Bull & Barley Inn is located at 61 Eton Street, Cambooya. Details call 4696 1235 or email info@bullandbarleyinn. com.au

✰2. TOOWOOMBA FARMERS’ MARKET ON THE second and fourth Saturday of every

✰7. COBB & CO MUSEUM

THE National Carriage Collection features 47 vehicles of different types, located at 27 Lindsay St, Toowoomba and is open 9.30am to 4pm daily. Details call 4659 4900.

month 7am to 11am. It aims to give our local and wider community a chance to buy fresh seasonal food direct from the people who grew it. Located at 69 Campbell St, East Toowoomba. Details call 0417 778 759.

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RETURNS in February 2017 for her 31st national tour! Suzi plays Monday, February 6 at 8pm at the Empire Theatre, 54-56 Neil St, Toowoomba. Call 1300 655 299.

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TAKE OFF from Toowoomba Airport and fly over our beautiful region. Located at Mutze St, Toowoomba. For details call 4634 2777or email admin@ddac. com.au.

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✰4. DOWNSSTEAM TOURIST RAILWAY AND MUSEUM

DOWNSSTEAM is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 9am and 3pm, go to www.downssteam.com or for more details. Museum is located in Toowoomba, Queensland. Approximately a one-hour and 30-minute trip west from Brisbane along the Warrego Highway.

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it’s cracked up to be? And what REALLY happened to Cinderella on the steps of the palace? A reception in the USQ Arts Gallery will follow the recital – refreshments will be served. Wednesday, February 8 from 6pm to 7.30pm at the University of Southern Queensland, West St, Toowoomba. Details call 4631 1111.

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TO CELEBRATE its 150th anniversary and to mark 25 years of the Landscape Art Prize, Tattersall’s Club Committee has made available a selection of winning entries to tour to regional Queensland centres to share with art lovers and the general public.

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Exhibition on display until February 12, 2017. The location is at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven St, Toowoomba. Free admission is available and the gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 1pm to 4pm. The exhibition will be closed on Mondays and public holidays.

COME along on the first Friday of the month and have a magical market experience. Beginning at 4pm to 8pm. The markets are located at 10522 New England Highway, Highfields. Free entry. Details call 4615 5829.

✰10. LAUREL BANK PARK

LAUREL Bank Park is one of Toowoomba’s premier parks. Take your time and enjoy the many features of Laurel Bank Gardens. Laurel Bank Park is also one of the locations for Toowoomba Regional Council’s Summer Tunes program. Located in Hill St, Toowoomba. Car parking Herries and Hill streets.

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Community HOW TO SUBMIT NOTICES

HELLO readers, would you like to promote your club or group and let your community know what’s going on with your members for free. Up to 100 words and you can also submit a photo but please ensure the quality is at least 180dpi and of people’s faces, and nice and bright. Club Notices deadline for the next issue is February 1. Send your notices and enquiries to Nicky or Chris via email communitynotes @seniorsnewspaper. com.au.

Enrol and meet new friends – U3A

GET READY: U3A Toowoomba members will be available on the open day January 23 and 24.

CENT SALE

THE MISSIONARY Sisters of St Peter Claver are holding their first Cent sale for 2017 on Wednesday February 15 at the All seasons function Hall, corner of North and Tor Streets, Toowoomba. $5 entry gives you free sheet of tickets, lucky door entry and buffet morning tea. Doors open at 8.30 am for 9.30 start. Details call Miriam on 4632 1818.

GARDEN CITY COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION

OUR FINAL concert for 2016 could not have finished on a better note for the completion of a successful year according to Club President Bluey Shelton. The near capacity crowd of enthusiastic country music supporters in attendance were treated to guitar playing not seen for a long time with the appearance of Lindsay Waddington. Negotiations are underway for top line entertainers to be a part of Garden City’s

Toowoomba, has been raffled over the last few months, the winner was Mrs. Sue Sowden of Jondaryan. Our thanks to Royce’s Music House for their support and to all who participated in the raffle. We would like to thank our many valuable supporters for their loyalty in 2016 and look forward to that continuing in 2017.

What a great party!

PROBUS GET-TOGETHER: Presidents Colin Dobie, Rose City Warwick, and Dorothy Gartery, Combined Warwick, shared MC duties.

entertainment in 2017. Securing local award winning duo Ged & Trudy Hintz plus Yodelling Pete Smith for a special concert at the Oakey Cultural Centre on July 23. Other guest artists will be appearing at their bi-monthly Socials in Hume Street, starting Sunday February 12, with the 2016 Rush Country Music Festival overall winner Lisa Volp the

special guest artist. The winner of the President’s trophy for Club Person of the year was Lynn Walker. Lynn has been with the Club only a few years but is always willing to help when needed. His country music performances have improved out of sight so the choice in awarding him this prestigious award was unchallenged. An acoustic guitar, kindly donated by Royce’s Music House in

TOOWOOMBA MODEL RAILWAY CLUB

OUR CLUB is holding the 2017 4AK/4WK Toowoomba Model Trains, Craft and Hobby Expo on the weekend of June 3 and 4. Participation registrations are being accepted by email at info-ddmrc@ddmrc.com. au. This year the club is celebrating its 30th year and 25 years of continuous annual exhibitions. Details call 4638 1408.

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SEQLD PROBUS CLUBS

WARWICK Combined and Rose City Warwick Probus Clubs got together to plan a 5-Club celebration of the 40th Birthday of Probus. The objective was to gather numbers from the two Warwick Clubs, along with Stanthorpe, Scenic Rim neighbours Beaudesert, and NSW cousins Tenterfield. It was decided the Clubs would provide the entertainment ; guest speakers would be invited; RSL Warwick would be the venue; and the Mayor Southern Downs would provide the welcoming speech. And the celebration came off. Having been welcomed with morning tea, 155 participants were seated. Mayor Tracy Dobie opened proceedings, one of two honoured guests, along with Judy Brockett, President Probus Association of QLD. Presidents Colin Dobie Rose City Warwick and Dorothy Gartery Combined Warwick shared MC duties, introducing entertainment, including the Warwick Combined Choir; the brilliant Tenterfield Probian Geoff Newman giving the Sir Henry Parkes oration – the call to Federation; and a stunning show stopper from fellow Tenterfield Probian Jan Ross. At the interval, a birthday cake was there to be cut, and who better than Foundation Members Margaret McKinnon and Helen Ferrier of Rose City Warwick and Warwick Combined respectively. The day wound up with lunch, and people lingered and continued making new acquaintances, new friendships. Despite the Summer 20 16-2017

excellence of the many acts and presentations, the highlight was always fellowship, shared stories, and discussions between friends old and new.

U3A IN TOOWOOMBA INC.

WE HAVE enjoyed a most interesting 2016 year. We now look forward to the future with great enthusiasm as there are many new classes as well as the majority carrying on into the New Year. If you are interested in meeting new friends, continue to learn without the hassle of exams then come and look around on the Open Days where you can meet and talk to the majority of tutors and committee members. Open Morning is on January 23 from 9.30am to 11.30am at Philharmonic Complex, 7 Matthews Street, Toowoomba. The Pittsworth Open Morning is January 24 from 9.30am to 11.30am at the Pioneer Village, Pittsworth. The Toowoomba Office will be open from January 16 to 20 January from 9am to Midday each day to give those loyal members a chance to pay and get the early bird discount. There will be committee members there to explain about U3A in Toowoomba and the different classes if you are new and interested in joining. A lot of the classes fill up quickly, so it is recommended that you join and contact the tutor as soon as possible in 2017. There are approx. 160 classes held each week, so there is plenty of variety, days and venues to suit all interests.

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Across 1 In what small glass vessel is liquid for an injection hermetically sealed? (7) 4 What is a loop or pattern of small loops on lace? (5) 7 Colloquially, what might a knowledgeable and obsessive enthusiast be called? (4) 8 What strong coffee is made by forcing steam or boiling water through ground coffee beans? (8) 10/12 After 14 years of solo recording, what was Glen Campbell’s first US number one? (10,6) 13 What is the state capital of New York? (6) 15 During World War II, what was a V-1? (6,4) 18 What is the pseudonym of 18th Century writer François-Marie Arouet? (8) 19 Which South American capital has a zoo called Parque Las Leyendas? (4) 20 What are the horizontal supports of a ladder? (5) 21 What would you find in a binnacle? (7)

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ALPHAGRAMS: EASEL, FOURTH, GUNSHOT, HECTARES, INSULATES.

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