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AUSTRALIA’S younger workforce is on the decrease. The ‘baby boomers’ are heading towards retirement and there is no second ‘baby boom’ to replace them. For the first time in Australian history, it is estimated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics that by 2056, one in every four Australians will be 65 or older. Times are changing, and many people will have to work well beyond the traditional age of retirement. Some need extra income, others are looking for personal satisfaction in doing something they enjoy, and some are simply bored and want something to do after retiring. Many mature aged workers have acquired a wide range of skills and knowledge gathered by years of practical experience. More often than not these highly skilled workers lack formal qualifications and are overlooked when seeking employment. Age discrimination has been a very real problem for many Australians desperately trying to reenter the workforce. Continued on Page 2
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A digital slide show “Memories by the Seaside” was presented in the historic Bli Bli Public Hall in early May. The talk illustrated that in Victorian times, entering the sea was an event. Bathers would be seated in a horse drawn bathing machine and drawn down to the water’s edge. Women were well dressed - fully clothed from neck to knee with a bathing hat and shoes to top off the decoration. A bathing attendant would take you into the water “to bathe”. As visits to the seaside became popular, we saw that in the 1920s and 1940s, people were still wearing their Sunday best clothes to promenade along the beach or the pier. Even at the beginning of the 20th century, Maroochydore was known as a seaside holiday resort destination. Queensland Railways promoted the Sunshine Coast beaches. People would journey from Nambour Station, then along the Petrie Creek tramway to reach Deans’ Boatshed on Petrie Creek, Bli Bli. Finally, Mr Deans’ motor boats would ferry the people downstream
surrounding forestry and heritage gardens. Monthly meetings are held in the Old Church Hall, Willis Road, Bli Bli at 9.30am on the first Monday of the month.
to their guest house along the river or a camping site at Cotton Tree. The Maroochy River mouth provided visitors with a choice between surfing and still water swimming. Swimming regattas were held in the river and were attended by boatloads of people from far and wide. Crowds of over 400 people would regularly attend the swimming and diving competitions, with local swimmers competing against local clubs or state, national and Olympic champions. Novelty events like a blow up seahorse race or greasy pole would encourage rivalry and laughter. By the 1950’s, thousands were enjoying the local beaches. In the 1930s, “The Cotton Tree” swimming hole was a sheltered place with a low diving board and a slippery slide for the chil-
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dren. Swimming costumes had become more practical by then, and the neck to knee dresses were replaced by figure-hugging body suits. Everyone wanted to look like a movie star! Along the Sunshine and Gold Coast beaches, the Courier Mail’s Sand Garden Competitions were major draw cards for all ages to enjoy. Lifesaving carnivals and demonstrations also took place on the beaches then, as they still do today. One photo displayed on the wall at the slide show showed a large tiger shark, which had been caught near the river mouth in the 1950s by the Maroochydore SLSC surf boat crew. The digital slides and a photographic display provided an opportunity for all to recall their own memories by the seaside. Funds raised at the slideshow are to be used for preserving and promoting local history. A major project currently underway is preserving Bli Bli’s Historic House owned by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. The 1920 Schoolmaster’s Residence is located high on the Willis Road ridge, opposite the Public Hall (1927) and the old Church Hall (1937). These three wooden buildings form a special heritage precinct. The Bli Bli On Maroochy Historical Society is gaining support from residents, other local community groups and businesses in our quest to preserve the oldest community building in Bli Bli. In consultation with the Council, it is hoped that our Society can secure the Schoolmasters’ Residence for the future, as a historic house and research centre with its
Continued from Page 1 Fortunately, there are companies now who prefer employing mature age people. They know that older employees tend to stay longer, are loyal and more consistent in their work output. Keeping older people in the workforce helps to reduce pressure on our health system and with rich life experiences, they have a lot to offer an employer. They are also a cost effective pool of talent for employers as many only want to work part-time. In addition, the federal government has promised increased subsidies of up to $10,000 over two years to employers who hire mature workers over 50. Our group of four Queensland Seniors newspapers has always employed many older staff – the most mature being 86 years old. They all bring their work ethic and valuable experience to the job. As our banner proclaims our pages are “written for seniors by seniors”. Employers out there, pay attention! It’s time to ditch the negative stereotypes of ageing and stop age discrimination. It’s against the law and as a society we have more to lose if we don’t utilise the services of people ages 50 onwards. Skills and competence are what count, not age.
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community news Tough times ahead as Federal Government axes funding for pension discounts By Jo Marsh TUCKED away in the Federal Government’s 2014 budget is a declaration that could seriously threaten the very lifestyle of many of this country’s seniors. The government has announced it is axing the National Partnership Agreement on Certain Concessions for Pensioners and Seniors Card Holders, starting from July 1, 2014, which will directly affect discounts on council rates, water and sewerage bills, energy bills, car registration and public transport fares. Without the support of Commonwealth funding, it will be the responsibility of state and local governments to make up the shortfall, or pensioners will lose some of their discounts. This would be a serious blow to the standard of living for many already struggling to make ends meet. For 87-year-old pensioner Lil Beaumont, it may mean the decision to suffer the cold of winter rather than turn on the heater. “Every little bit counts. You start to worry about increases in costs and whether you are going to be able to pay your bills,” she said. “If you are used to being able to pay your bills on time, this is an issue that makes it bad on your nerves.” On top increases in household bills, reducing access to dis-
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counted public transport will leave many seniors isolated. “I’ll be stuck in my home,” a worried Mrs Beaumont said. “I already have to rely on friends or neighbours to give me a lift to things like medical appointments. Train trips to visit relatives will be unaffordable if we have to pay full fare.” Federal Opposition families and payments spokeswoman Jenny Macklin
said the budget is cutting $1.3 billion in support and concessions for vital services. “The National Partnership Agreement on Certain Concessions for Pensioners and Seniors Card Holders will be axed from 1 July this year,” Ms Macklin said. “Either the states will have to pick up the bill, or pensioners will go without important discounts for essential services. “Tony Abbott unilaterally abolished the agreement in last week’s budget, without any warning to his Liberal and Labor state and territory colleagues. “This is an additional blow to pensioners, who are also going to have their pensions cut because of Tony Abbott, as well as being slugged with new taxes on fuel and GP visits. “These cuts will hurt full-rate pensioners who currently have no income other than the $20,000 a year they receive from the Age Pension.” Pensioner discounts are jointly funded by the state and federal governments, and in the case of council rates, by local government. This being the case, it is unlikely that current discounts will disappear completely but they will almost certainly be reduced. If you are concerned about this issue, voice your opinion directly to your local Federal MP as soon as possible, before the budget changes become law.
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community news Gardeners celebrate 30th anniversary of Qld Garden Expo IN just a few weeks Gardeners from across Australia and New Zealand will be descending on Nambour Showgrounds to enjoy the 30th anniversary Qld Garden Expo. Queensland’s premier gardening event is a ‘must see’ in 2014 for green thumbs and novice gardeners alike.
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community news Federal budget implications for seniors
AGED pensioners will be hit with slower growth in their pension payments and tightened eligibility tests from 2017, under the Coalition’s first budget which seeks to curtail the rapidly expanding costs of the ageing population. But the federal budget has seen the government dismiss one of the key recommendations of the Commission of Audit - to include the family home in the asset test for the aged pension. The Abbott government has confirmed the pension age will rise to 70 by 2035. In what may be an opportunity for the increasing army of older job-seekers, the government will pay subsidies of up to $10,000 over two years to employers who hire mature workers - those over 50. From September 2017 onwards, the aged pension will no longer grow in line with average male weekly earnings - instead it will be indexed twice a year against inflation. Mr Hockey said the move would ensure the government could “make pensions sustainable and affordable for decades to come”. The changes to indexation for the aged pension, along with parenting payments, carers payments, Veteran Affairs pensions and the Disability Support Pensions, will save the government close to $400 million in 201718 alone. Further savings of half a billion in 2017-18 will be made by freezing the eligibility thresholds for pension payments from 1 July 2017. That means the amount pensioners can earn before their payments start being reduced, which is currently up to $156 a
fortnight, will not increase year on year. The Coalition will also move to tighten the eligibility criteria for full- or partpension payments, by determining that older Australians are earning a higher rate on investments over $30,000. The Seniors Supplement, which provided annual payments of $876.20 for single adults who were eligible for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, and $1320.80 for couples, has been scrapped. And the eligibility criteria around the health card has been tightened, now taking into account untaxed superannuation. But the income thresholds for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card will be indexed annually against the Consumer Price Index, which will mean about 27,000 more self-funded retirees will not lose out on the entitlement because of modest changes in their incomes. The Seniors Health Care and Pension Concession Cards have also been hit, with the government axing a range of concessions which will save the budget $1.3 billion over four years. The Coalition has also scrapped the Mature Age Workers Tax Offset which provided tax concessions of up to $500 for people over 55 who had a net income from working. Aged care has also been hit in the budget, with the government saving $1.7 billion over six years from 1 July 2018 by slowing the growth in the Commonwealth Home Support Program. Another $652 million has been saved over the next four years by scrapping Payroll Tax Supplement payments to eligible aged care providers from 1 January 2015. Source:news.com.au
Buderim East Combined Probus Club THE Buderim East Combined Probus Club meets at 10.00am on the second Tuesday of each month at the Headland Bowls Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. The next meeting will be on 10th June. The club has some interesting speakers organised for the coming year as well as outings and social functions. The speaker for June will be Mr.Colin Dunkerley, whose topic will be I-Pad use. The club has vacancies for new members and enquiries are most welcome from those interested. For further information please contact: Mel Tipper (President) on 0411 619 714 or Des Smallwood (Secretary) on 5493 6158.
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community news NSA member enjoy trip to Taoist Temple
A group of 20 merry folks went to Brisbane recently arranged through Andrew of Tropical Coast Tours. We enjoyed the day which included, a tour of the Taoist Temple at Deagon followed by lunch at the Dolphins Football Club. We walked it off, partly, going through the Bee Gees Walk of Fame at Redcliff. We also enjoyed the drive along the foreshore of the Bay for Natives and Mexicans alike. All over 50’s are welcome to join our group, meeting at Buderim Bowls Club, Elizabeth St, 9am, 4th Monday of the month. Phone John 5456 1370 for more information.
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JOE Hockey’s first budget is full of little nasties - immediate and deferred - largely realised through threshold shifts in health and social services. In the health space, consumers will be hit by the cumulative effect of substantial increases in the PBS safety net thresholds and co-payments; and the extension of the much-speculated GP co-payment to pathology and imaging services. “The cumulative cost of these health changes will be keenly felt by older Australians on small, fixed incomes,” said National Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill. In the pension area, moves to rein in costs through indexation changes; eligibility threshold freezes; and the resetting of deeming thresholds are pushed out to 2017. “Pensioners won’t feel the full weight of Hockey’s first budget until 2017,” said O’Neill. “The decision to defer pension changes for three years is important because older Australians can reject them at the ballot box,” he said. On the bright side, the government has announced Restart, a $10,000 wage subsidy paid over two years to businesses that hire mature age people, including pensioners. “The wage subsidy is a first step. Raising the pension age can only produce dividends if job opportunities exist for older Australians”. “We need a suite of initiatives that tackle community attitudes, promote flexibility and remove agebased legal impediments to work,” he said. The Coalition’s election commitment to index the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card income limits has also been honoured. Media release: National Seniors
AT the June Meeting of Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group, the President Bev Warner will give a group workshop “How to Use BDM Ordering Services”. The meeting will be on Saturday, 14th June with the talk commencing at 1.00pm in the Research Room, 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. The raffle of a handmade rug donated by Di Rinaldi was drawn at Cooroy Fusion Festival and won by Margaret who is a Cooroy resident. “Free Online Sites” the demonstration given by group members on the day was well attended and visitors left knowing more hidden resource gems to help with their family history quest. Issue number 34 of our complimentary journal “Missing Link” is now available, it holds many interesting titbits and longer stories written by our members. Don’t sit home alone frustrated by not being able to find suitable information on your computer, visit our Research Room where in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere the volunteer librarians can help set you on the right track for real results. To find out more phone 5442 5570 or visitwww.genealogy-noosa.org.au
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community news RSL Care 2013 Christmas appeal put to good use RSL Care’s 2013 Christmas Appeal was one of RSL Care’s most successful appeals to date. RSL Care would like to thank the RSL community for supporting residents, such as World War Two hero Archie Wilson to make the most out of life. The funds raised from the Christmas appeal are being used on wonderful initiatives and items which support our fellow Australians to improve their well-being and independence. The appeal has enabled RSL Care facilities as North as Cairns, as south as Banora Point in New South Wales, and as far west as Longreach to provide programs to improve quality of life. Funds have been used to help fund a community men’s shed (Cazna Gardens), Garden Canvas Art (Tantula Rise) and Fish and Happy Feet beach wheelchairs (Bowen), to name but a few. RSL Care has recently launched its 2014 Chairman’s Appeal which aims to raise funds to go towards programs and items that support and enhance individuals’ mental, physical and emotional health, through activities that keep them socially connected to their community and enables them to live a healthy and productive life. To donate to this worthy cause, visit www.donateRSLCare.com.au today.
Tewantin QCWA THE Tewantin Noosa Branch of QCWA members worked tirelessly recently to raise much needed funds for Sunshine Butterflies. The ladies were thrilled to handover a cheque for $1000.00 (one thousand dollars). Well Done.
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Deputy PMâ€™s slur on retirees â€œinsultingâ€?
NATIONAL Seniors Buderim Branch monthly meeting will be held in the Buderim Bowls Club, Elizabeth Street, Buderim at 9.30am on Monday 23 June, morning tea will be served. Cost is 4 dollars per person. Michael Creen from ACCT, will speak about the new changes to aged care commencing July 1. All over 50â€™s are welcome to join our group of happy seniors who enjoy each otherâ€™s company. We have regular outings to places of interest, restaurants and picnics. Contact John 5456 1370.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Warren Trussâ€™s claim that older Australians are squandering their superannuation on extravagant cruises and later falling on the Age Pension is ill informed and a slur on the frugal money management of older Australians, says National Seniors Australia CARERS Queenslandâ€™s day 11 June 2014, and vital, and even At the Conservative counsellor is offering a from10am to 12.30pm in when we put our heart Breakfast Club in workshop on Emotional Maroochydore. We all and soul into it, someFirst Aid Tips: Relation- want our relationships times it doesnâ€™t work out Brisbane, Mr Truss reportedly said: â€œIncreasship skills, on Wednes- to be nurturing, safe, fun that way. Come along and learn some new tips ingly, the lifestyle and the savings for superannuaand skills as well as tion are being seen as an participate in a group opportunity to enjoy a discussion about few cruises and the luxuimproving our relationries of life for a few years ships. For more Australian Predecimal & Decimal until it runs out and then information, please 1966 Round 50c, Gold Sovereigns people wish to fall back phone 5451 1882. Australian & World Collections or Accumulations
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MORE than 130 people packed Nambour CWA today to see volunteers from the Nicklin electorate receive Community Service Awards from Member for Nicklin Peter Wellington. Mr Wellington said, “The awards ceremony is my way of saying
community news Nicklin Community Service Awards thank you, to the many people who give so much to others without expecting anything in return. It is an opportunity to let people know their efforts are appreciated and our community is a better place because of them.” The ceremony
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recognised the work of 10 community groups and 27 individuals. Among the many recipients were The Nambour Red Cross Singers. The Nambour Red Cross Singers began in 1985 when they first entertained the residents of
the newly opened nursing area in Block 4 at the Nambour General Hospital. The initial group was made up of Barrie Woods,the late Therese Woods and Roger and Diane Dagger. It didn’t take long for the Woods and the Daggers to enlist others and over the past thirty years the project has blossomed, with the group now visiting eight regular venues on a Red Cross Singers who received an award monthly basis. The group also conan impromptu perforgeneral public which The group were kind ducts an annual musical was the major fundraiser enough to entertain the mance after receiving variety show for the for the Red Cross. crowd at the CWA with their award.
Are you still using Windows XP? Be warned! DESPITE years of notice about Microsoft ceasing support for Windows XP as of April this year there are still more than 26% of Windows computers using the discontinued software. If you are an XP user should you be worried? The answer is yes. Whilst you should not panic, you should exercise more caution than ever before as the security threat to Windows XP users is much higher than any other operating system. Just one week after Microsoft ceased supporting the platform a major security flaw was publicised. Thankfully Microsoft decided to fix this one but we do not expect to see them fix any more. So what should you do? Upgrade your existing computer’s software? No. A computer running XP is
already very old and slow and will not run new software very well. Buy a new computer? Maybe. There will be a learning curve thanks to the totally different look with Windows 8 but you will be safer. Or why not look at replacing your computer altogether with an iPad. They don’t need anti-virus software, are light, portable and much easier to use. Technology is not beyond you. Everyone is capable of using these new devices and you don’t have to look far to see how many of your friends are already doing more than they ever dreamed of. Far more than they ever achieved on a computer. For free advice as to what device may be best for you contact the iPad Man Colin Dunkerley from iPad Lessons on 5444 5338
community news Telstra trials world first wearable apps for hearing and vision impaired TELSTRA recently trialled two world first wearable technology apps with a select group of employees with vision and hearing impairment to understand how they may assist enabling people
with disability to become more independent in their work and home life. The vision impaired app enables users who are blind or have vision impairment to receive audio descriptions of objects in
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Coolum SES member Phillip King being presented the award by Coolum Lioness President Shirley
THE Coolum Lioness Club presented a special award to Coolum SES on the 22nd April at a morning tea to say thank you for all the help the SES provide in helping at our annual Twilight Markets. The award was a Lions Community Service Award sponsored by the Lioness Club of Coolum and awarded to Coolum SES.
front of them. The hearing impaired app transcribes speech for those who are deaf or have hearing impairment, allowing them to follow a conversation, such as a meeting discussion or a speech at a conference. Dr Hugh Bradlow, Telstra’s Chief Technology Officer said understanding the ways in which wearable technology can enhance the lives of people with disabilities is in its infancy but the future possibilities are exciting. “Wearable technology will narrow the gap between people with and without disability to undertake everyday tasks in a more efficient and comfortable way. “For example, the vision impaired app can help a person identify the correct bathroom to use when in an unfamiliar environment. The person wearing Google Glass simply focuses at the sign on the door, commands Google Glass to identify the object and then receives an audio description of the sign,” said DrBradlow. The vision impaired app was trialled by Telstra
employee, Kelly Schulz, who experienced the app both at work and at home. “The vision impaired app made many every day activities so much easier, and hands free. I was able to easily distinguish the decaf coffee tin from the full strength one in the kitchen at work, where normally I’d need to ask a colleague. And at home it made it easy to pair up matching socks, when normally near enough is good enough,” said Kelly. Peter Miller, a Telstra employee with hearing impairment was excited to learn the benefits of the hearing impaired app at work as he often finds it difficult to follow conversations in a meeting when there is more than one participant. “The app translates what’s being said and is right in front of me on the Glass home screen so I am able to still look at people rather than having to look at my computer for a transcript of what’s been said, I feel like a more active participant at meetings now. And because you wear the Glass, there is no need to get to a meeting and set up other technology or request special
services, I simply walk in and engage like the rest of the participants; it’s really exciting,” said Peter. Although there are no direct
plans to offer this service to a wider group of participants at this stage, this is another step in Telstra’s journey of caring for cus-
tomers and identifying emerging technologies that will provide a more brilliant connected future for everyone.
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Laguna Estate - a lifestyle choice IS ‘grandma’s ghetto’ your idea of a retirement village? If so, stop right there! There is nothing further from the truth. In the past, most residents entered these villages aged in their seventies as part of a move to downsize, decrease maintenance responsibilities, experience a greater sense of safety and security, or for health and lifestyle reasons. Today, younger retirees from age 55 are seeing the benefits of relocating to a retirement village, with the emphasis on lifestyle and making the move a liberating experience. To those who say that they are not ready for such a move, many of the residents at Laguna Estate say that they wish they had made the decision earlier. It has given them the freedom to travel, visit family or just pursue new hobbies without any of the worries they previously had with the upkeep and security issues of their previous home. Combining outstanding resort facilities with stylish homes in a fully landscaped environment, this village strikes the perfect balance between privacy and independence whilst encouraging a vibrant and rewarding community in which to live. There are spacious villas and serviced apartments from which
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to choose, all in a quiet, peaceful location yet so close to all the vibrant action of Noosa. The range of facilities is cleverly geared towards anyone over the age of 55, whether you are physically active or prefer a quieter lifestyle - and the grandchildren are welcome here. So what will sell you on your decision to make Laguna Estate your home? It is a combination of many things – particularly the smart community facilities and the activities which cater for all lifestyles, but also the quality finish of both the new and the refurbished villas, the resort-style feel, the professional and hugely cheerful staff and the low monthly fees. At some time in the future you may need living assistance but this too is catered for at Laguna Estate with assisted care apartments available. Three meals a day, cleaning, weekly towel & linen changes and 24 hour on-call emergency staff are all part of the service. Laguna Estate is a class act – phone 1800 012 049 for lots more information and an appointment to view this special retirement estate at 21 Lake Weyba Drive, Noosaville. You could soon be making the best choice of your life!
community news Glasshouse Country VIEW Club “Flying High”
Tour Guide Leon (seated) with VIEW Club members
FROM all reports I have received the outing on 7th May, 2014 to the Queensland Air Museum
at Caloundra airport has been our best this year. 25 members including six partners enjoyed an en-
tertaining and educational morning lasting 2 hours being well informed by Leon their guide for the
morning. Interesting stories were told about the collection of planes at the Museum with the climax being the F111. Outside the hangars is the Caribou which was replaced by the Hercules. Both of these planes were workhorses for moving large loads for the army and emergency help to other countries. Anyone interested in joining the Glasshouse Country View Club can phone Margaret on 54352172 who will be pleased to supply further information about the club. For those who don’t know about the View Club, we are a ladies club and we have a luncheon once a month at the Glasshouse Sports Club and a monthly outing. We raise money for the Smith Family and are also involved
with the Learning for Life program. Check out our club on www.view.org.au/ 1645.html.
Don’t forget our Birthday Luncheon on 18th June, 2014 at the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club
from 11.00 a.m. and costing $27. If you are interested in attending please ring Rosalea on 5438 7910.
Red Cross Shops prepare for winter chill
RED Cross Shops around Australia are appealing for donations of warm clothing and blankets to help build up their stocks ahead of winter. General Manager for Red Cross shops, Kate Dear says “Our shops play a vital role in providing warm, fashionable and affordable clothing during winter,
but to keep our stores well stocked we rely on the generosity of the public.” “How many of us have a much loved, but seldom worn, woollen jumper lying in the bottom of our wardrobe, or a woollen blanket that we never use? “If you have a bit of spare time this weekend why not search your
cupboards for long forgotten blankets or woollen clothing, and give them a new lease of life by taking them to your nearest Red Cross Shop?” Red Cross Shops help support the everyday work of Red Cross including disaster relief and recovery, daily phone calls to check on elderly people living
alone, and nutritious breakfasts for schoolchildren who need a healthy start to the day. To find the location of your nearest Red Cross Shop visit redcross.org.au/shops or call 1800 339 888.
What are the proposed changes in relation to high and low care?
CURRENT legislation will be amended after 1st July 2014 to remove the distinction between care recipients approved for high level residential care or low level residential care. Care recipients will continue to be approved as recipients of residential care based on an assessment of their care needs; however, the approval will be for residential care without any distinction between whether the person requires a low level of residential care or a high level of residential care. The effect of this is that care recipients will be able to access the level of care that they need at their time of entry into residential care rather than being limited by their approval; and there will no longer be different rules for providers of high care versus low care. This will
streamline the system for providers. As at 30th June 2014, there will be care recipients who have been approved for residential care and had their approval limited to low care but have not yet entered care, and also care recipients who have been approved for residential care and had their approval limited to low care and are currently receiving low level residential care. Provisions will be included in the legislation to ensure that, from July this year all approvals for residential care that were given before 1 July 2014 (and were limited to low level residential care) are no longer limited to low care; and residential care approvals (that were in force on 30 June 2014) will not lapse but may expire if they were explicitly time limited.
Calling creative seniors CALLING all Seniors (over 55) who love to express themselves though art, writing, poetry, photography and any other creative medium. The theme for this year’s Seniors Week is, ‘A Life Well Lived and Much More to Come…Timeless’. So, we here at the Pomona & District Community House would like to know, what does ‘A Life Well Lived and Much More to Come…Timeless’ mean to you? You can paint, draw, sculpt, sew, take photographs, make a collage, write – whatever you like, but we want to hear from you! Participants will be invited to a lunch on Tuesday, August 19th at the Pomona & District Community House – Lawson Shed where we will display your responses, ask those who want to, to talk about their inspiration and their finished piece. We will hear some of the written work and we’ll have a good time! A guest speaker (to be announced) will be joining us at the luncheon. Entry forms must be in by Friday, August 1st. Entry numbers are limited so please ring 5485 2427 to speak to Kathryn. Please note, that although we are asking for ‘entries’ this is not a competition – it is an opportunity for you to express yourself! www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au
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Two VIEW Club members keeping warm on a wet day, while enjoying our May Social lunch at The South Pacific Resort, Noosaville.
THE Smith Family’s Noosaville VIEW Club June luncheon will be Thursday 26th, 11 am for 11.30 start at the Tewantin/Noosa RSL. VIEW Clubs are a valued part of the Smith Family which is a national, independent children’s charity committed to helping disadvantaged Australian children by unlocking opportunities through education and learning support. Our club is a good place to meet and make friends and new members are
always welcome. We have two meetings a month, one of which is our business meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month , and our Social get together, with outings to various places. The Guest Speaker at our June luncheon will be Annette Gilmore-Scott a Cochlea Implant recipient. If you would like to join us please ring the lunch coordinator Nanette McLay at 5455 6157 by the Sunday before the meeting date.
The toilet seat that changed my life TREVOR Brown was reading this paper the other day and came across a story about a toilet seat that would wash and dry you clean, it just replaces an existing toilet seat and installation is simple! Having suffered from a medical condition for years Mr Brown decided to investigate further. He called THE BIDET SHOP® Sunshine Coast
on 1800 140 900, and Michael explained that the seat worked by “pressing the wash button on the remote control and a stream of aerated warm water cleans you, and then an in-built fan dries you with warm air.” Trevor purchased the Bidet and had it delivered to his home a few days later. Mr Brown said the Bidet
was the best investment he had made for his personal health and hygiene, “After years of toileting problems I don’t find going to the loo is an issue.” For more information please call Michael or Annette at THE BIDET SHOP Sunshine Coast on Free call 1800 140 900
AUSTRALIA Post has introduced a concession stamp available through the MyPost Concession Account, which entitles 5.7 million eligible Australians with access to 60 cent concession stamps for the next 3 years along with concession rates on other qualifying Australia Post services and a digital mailbox. The basic postage rate increased by 10 cents to 70 cents on 31st March. “It is vital that Australia Post ensures we provide an affordable and accessible letters service for all Australians. We remain mindful of the impact to the cost of living of an increase to the stamp price, particularly for those groups who are more dependent on our traditional services,” said Managing Director and CEO Ahmed Fahour. “The MyPost Concession Account has been created to meet the needs of those customers to help them manage costs by providing them with access to the concession stamp,” he added. “Last year, our mail business lost $218 million and this increase to the domestic stamp price will go some way to off-setting this loss but it will not eliminate it. The establishment of a MyPost Concession Account ensures that our services remain affordable for low income groups while maintaining our essential services for all Australians.” MyPost Concession Account holders will receive a MyPost concession card that entitles them to 5 free concession stamps, with the option to purchase a maximum of 50 concession stamps per year. Account holders will also have access to concession rates on Mail Hold and Mail Redirection services and a digital mailbox to securely manage communications, pay bills and store important documents online with privacy, choice and control. The MyPost Concession Account is available to holders of the following Federal Concession cards: Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card, Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card, Department of Veteran’s Affairs Card and Veteran’s Repatriation Health Card. Eligible customers can sign up now for MyPost Concession Account at their local Australia Post outlet, or download the application form from auspost.com.au/mypost.
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IF you have a chronic disease, such as arthritis it is essential that we also maintain a healthy heart, Kevin Wright, from the Heart Foundation will be speaking at the Arthritis Queensland Sunshine Coast Support Group June meeting. Learn about active living for a healthy heart, eating for a healthy heart and to recognise the risks. Thursday 5 th June from 12.45pm to 2pm at the Maroochydore RSL Sub-Branch, RSL House, 106 Memorial Ave, Maroochydore, cost - $3.00. Contact – Mary 5441 2259, 0403 339 057 or Jeanette 5443 7446.
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Caloundra Family History Research Inc THE Caloundra Family History Research group is looking forward to hearing Shauna Hicks speak on “Google Tools for Genealogy: Are you Making the Most of Google?” on Thursday 19th June. As an Archivist, Librarian and Family Historian with more than 35 years experience, Shauna is the Director of her own research and consultancy business. As well as being the author of many research books, she is a Fellow of QFHS, and visitors are welcome to hear this eminent speaker in the group’s meeting room at Corbould Park. Shauna’s talk commences at 1.30pm and is followed by afternoon tea. Always popular, bus trips are arranged annually to major repositories, and on Wednesday 25th June the group will be taking a full day trip to Runcorn to research at the Qld State Archives. Cost is $25 per person, and members of other societies in the area are invited to join our members. Please contact Roz prior to 18th June to secure a seat. Enquiries are welcomed by contacting June on 5493 2679, Roz on 5493 1197, or Dawn on 5492 2208. Email address is email@example.com. Caloundra Family History Research conducts special interest group sessions for the benefit of members and monthly meeting times areGermany - 1st Thursday 1pm to 3pm; Scotland - 2nd Thursday 12 noon to 2pm; England & Wales - 4th Thursday 1pm to 3pm. The library is open every Thursday and Saturday, with opening times on the website www.caloundrafamilyhistory.org.au which has a map and detailed directions. Special Note: No Research Saturday 28th because of SCTC Caloundra Cup. The research facility, accessed through Gate 2 at the Corbould Park Racecourse, has plenty of parking and wheelchair access.
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community news Pet of the Month “To embrace a lifetime, we give you time” Drysdale Funerals was established in 1989 by Don and June Drysdale to provide a special level of care for the residents of the entire Sunshine Coast. We place the very highest priority on meeting the specific and personal wishes of those involved in arranging funeral services either immediately or in the future. They are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
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SAMANTHA is a stunning seven year old female black beauty. She is a calm, quiet cat that also likes to play. Her favourite pastime is cuddling as she is very affectionate and likes to be close to you. Samantha enjoys the company of other cats .This little girl is the cat that was missing for five years and came back to 4 Paws after her chip was read as her owners had moved away. She was a ‘Star” on Kochie’s Sunrise TV show after her return. Adoption fee $140.00 Should you wish for more information please phone 0438 635 191 or 0411 144 689 or view our web site www.4pawsanimalrescue.org.au All 4 Paws Cats and Dogs are flea and worm free, microchipped, vaccinated and de-sexed which are all covered by
an adoption fee. All our needy animals can also be viewed on our website at www.4pawsanimalrescue.org.au You can help support 4 Paws Animal Rescue by becoming a member! Members play a large part in supporting the committee and this contributes to the success of 4 Paws Animal Rescue. As a member of 4 Paws Animal Rescue you will receive our quarterly newsletter informing you of forthcoming events, merchandise and background into what happens to our cats and dogs once rehomed. You may even want to become a volunteer or even a temporary foster carer and look after one of our cats and dogs until a new permanent home can be found, all vet fees are covered; all we ask is that you supply a loving caring home.
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AT our next meeting on Friday, June 6 it will be our in the Headland Bowls Club, Syd Lingard Drive, pleasure to welcome Joe Natoli as our Guest Speaker. Buderim. New members and visitors are warmly welMeetings commence at 9.30 for10.00 am. and are held comed. For further information ph Pat on 5445 6329.
Members of the organisations who took part in this project. They include: Maroochy North Shore Lions, Coolum Lionesses, Qld Art Alliance, Jill Bruce who donated the clothes for the clothing sale and Shannon Embury from the North Shore Community Centre who donated space for the Cent Auction
ON hearing of the plight of a local family whose 11month old baby Finn Smith contracted the meningococcal virus, resulting in the amputations to his lower limbs and one hand Maroochy North Shore Lions sprung into action organising two major fund raisers over a four month period to help young Finn and his family. After the generous donation of boxes of used clothing from a local resident, Jill Bruce and having a shop provided free of charge at the local, Pacific Paradise shopping Centre by centre managers , Centro, for a two week period Maroochy North Shore Lions Clothing Sale was underway. With all members of the Lions Club pitching in and wonderful support from the Local Community this was a great success. Next came the Club’s Annual Easter Cent Auction at the North Shore Community Centre who provided the space
free of charge. With the support of local businesses and individuals from Finn’s Local Community donating over 150 prizes and people travelling over 100ks to attend, this event too was a resounding success. These two events raised over $6500. Coolum Lionesses also kindly contributed $500 to the Appeal and the QLD. Art Alliance who ran an Art Show contributed $10000 so at a presentation held at the North Shore Community centre on 14th May a cheque for over $16500 was handed to Sarah Smith who gratefully accepted the donation on behalf of the Finn Smith Appeal Maroochy North Shore Lions President, Gary Craven said when presenting the cheque, this project demonstrates what can be achieved when local businesses and the Community unites in support of a most worthy cause.
Retirement made easier with AIR THE Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) Limited Noosa Branch (A.I.R.) is a not for profit organisation working for the interests of self-funded and partially self-funded retirees or those about to retire. It has over 8,000 members in 65 branches across Australia. The Noosa Branch has served the local community for over 20 years and is one of
the largest branches in Queensland. Next General Meeting will be held on 12 June, 2014 at 9:45 am for 10:00 am start at the South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Road, Noosaville. Speaker: Mr Brett de Chastel, CEO Noosa Council, topic: The first six months of the New Noosa Council. $5 pp inc morning tea. Visitors very welcome.
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community news Life Member Celebrates 100th Birthday
Helen Levitt (Birthday Girl) surrounded by Nambour Bowls Club Life Members
MRS Helen Levitt is a spritely lady who has achieved many great things in her lifetime. Not only has she left an indelible mark on lawn bowls and her beloved Nambour Bowls Club but Mrs Levitt capped it all off recently by celebrating her 100th birthday. Helen, as she prefers to be called by her friends, commenced her bowling career at the age of 50 when she was accepted as a member of the Nambour Ladies Bowling Club in 1964. Four years later she was elected as Treasurer and performed this role for an astonishing 32 years. Her prowess on the greens was equally impressive. Among her greatest achievements was winning the Club Championship Triples with Nada O’Donnell and Flo Achurch six times and running second on two other occasions. Helen was a member of winning Fours and Pairs teams and also finished runner-up in the Club Singles. Helen shared her love of bowls with late husband
and Life Member Bill Levitt who was also a Club stalwart for many years. Helen’s achievements and contributions to ladies bowls were duly recognised when Life Membership was subsequently bestowed upon her and she also accepted the honour of becoming Club Patroness. Helen was delighted to attend a special 100th Birthday Afternoon Tea in her honour at the Nambour Bowls Club recently. She was thrilled to reunite with many old acquaintances including a large gathering of Life Members. At this function a special 100 Year Medallion was presented on behalf of Bowls Queensland. With a small circle of close friends and family nearby, she is still able to enjoy independent living. To this remarkable young lady named Helen Levitt who continues to provide inspiration for others, the Sunshine Coast community extends its best wishes for your very special 100th birthday year
Towards Zero Waste for Noosa Council
NOOSA Council has taken another step in its ambitious journey towards reducing the mountain of waste we produce each year. As our wheelie bins are collected each week, over one fifth of what we put into general waste could easily be recycled using the existing recycling bin service. That’s 75 tonnes every week, a mountain of 4-thousand tonnes a year of waste that should not be going into landfill. This is just one of the issues identified by an initial scoping study presented to council recently as Noosa attempts to find smarter ways to tackle waste that reflect our Biosphere status. The recent council meeting gave the go-ahead for the next step in its “Towards Zero Waste” strategy. This will involve tendering for a specialist consultant to develop options around the big waste issues. After that the public will have their chance to have a say. While the new council has already restored the popular annual kerbside bulk waste collection that’s currently underway, it’s determined to keep making progress and to protect environmentally sensitive areas around the Eumundi Road recycling and disposal facility. The Lloyd Consulting report put to council this week identified five key themes that our community needs to focus on: Waste avoidance, involving community education and engagement, drawing on the best campaigns in Australia and overseas. Cutting Organic Waste - garden and food waste make up about 50 percent of what ends up in landfill. Improving recycling- reducing that 4-thousand tonne mountain of Noosa landfill each year that could easily be recycled. Commercial waste options- including a review of whether commercial waste should be opened up to private competition, rather than the single contractor currently engaged. Fees and charging structure - a review of whether residents are charged fairly across the shire and whether changes should be considered to encourage waste avoidance and recycling.
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Buderim VIEW Club MEETINGS and lunches are held on the first Wednesday of the month, at 246 Petrie Creek Road Rosemount, Bli Bli at 11am. The next meeting and lunch is on Wednesday 4th June. There are always interesting guest speakers and a social activity on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. June’s guest speaker is Stuart West who will give an interesting Talk about ‘Boating & Canals in Europe’. All VIEW Clubs are an important part of The Smith Family and the funds raised are used to assist ‘The Learning for Life’ program for children from underprivileged families. If you have not been to any of our meetings, please consider coming to one. Have lunch with a friendly group of ladies and make new and lasting friendships. Please call Jay at 5477 1431 to make a reservation. For Luncheon bookings or cancellations, please call by 6 pm on the Sunday before the Luncheon.
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community news Maroochydore VIEW Club VIEW ladies enjoying a garden morning tea at A Cup of George in Maroochydore
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MAROOCHYDORE VIEW Club’s next luncheon meeting is to be held at the Maroochydore Surf Club, Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore, on Friday June 27th at 11.00 am. Our guest speaker will be Lenore McDonald, a comic author, who will talk about humour, and dis-
cuss her books. Newcomers are made welcome. Cost is $22.00 for two courses. If you would like to attend this luncheon, or hear more about our VIEW Club (Voice, Interests and Education of Women), please call Val on 5450 0717 before June 18th.
VIEW encourages others to support The Smith Family Winter Appeal THIS year The Smith Family’s Winter Appeal is highlighting that every day, disadvantaged children are at risk of falling through the cracks. The sad story is that 1 in 10 Australian children live with disadvantage. Without the education basics and support they need, they’re left behind in class. As the gap between them and their classmates widens, there’s a huge risk they’ll give up and drop out of school early. But you can change their story, by donating to The Smith Family you can help bridge this gap by giving these children access to Smith Family learning and support programs they need to stay on track with their education and allow them to reach their potential. As a valued part of The Smith Family, VIEW members in local communities contribute significant fundraising and volunteering support to help Australian children in need to reach their potential through education. VIEW members contribute significant fundraising and volunteering support to The Smith Family. In 2013, VIEW’s 18,000 members in 353 clubs nationally raised more than $1 million and support 1082 disadvantaged children through The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program and are calling on others in the community to support The Smith Family’s Winter Appeal. It is essential that The Smith Family raise $3.66 million this winter to provide ongoing educational support to 9,100 Australian children who are being held back from accessing the same educational and life opportunities that other children take for granted. Apart from fundraising, VIEW members raise awareness and volunteer their time and talents in a number of ways. Members read with local children to advance their literacy skills; help children with homework after school at Smith Family Learning Clubs; act as mentors for students; make library bags; donate school stationery packs for use at home and school and donate funds for toys and books for children in need at Christmas time. Funds raised will support a range of literacy and mentoring programs, including after-school learning clubs, reading support programs for kids who are up to 2 years’ behind in their reading levels, mentoring and tutoring programs. The Smith Family’s work reaches over 100,000 disadvantaged children, young people and parents/carers across Australia each year. To donate to The Smith Family Winter Appeal during May/June call 1800 024 069 or visit www.thesmithfamily.com.au. All donations are fully tax deductible. To find out more about VIEW Clubs in your area call 1800 805 366 or visit www.thesmithfamily.com.au/view.
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Winners of Free passes to ‘The Songs that made Memphis’ TWO lucky readers have each won a free double pass to this show at Nambour Civic Centre in June. They will surely enjoy reliving the good old days of Memphis music when musicians such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash lit up our lives. Well done to Sue Graham of Golden Beach and Les Thomas fromGlasshouse Mountains. www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au
community news June PSA Concert will be a musical treat!
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THE first Pleasant Sunday Afternoon (PSA) concert for this year attracted 163 paying people plus around 20 artists and helpers. It was an outstanding success, and the next one on June 1st will similarly be entertaining and enjoyable. The concerts are held at 2pm, in
the CCSA Hall, Nutley St., Caloundra, and feature different artists each month - except for the organisers Bev Gourlay, Neil Booth and Aart Schouten. On Sunday June 1st, the diverse talents of singer/actress Helen Duffy will be featured. Helen is a delight
to listen to! Other highly acclaimed artists are violinist John O’Brien, entertainer Mark Hulsman, baritone Ian Bowie, Senior Idol singer/guitarist Rob Park, Award winning Bush Poet Noel Stallard (who is travelling from Brisbane to perform), and also “Award winning” baritone Richard Chiverell (who is travelling from Toowoomba to perform). And, the ‘En Pointe Ballet School” (a local group) are showcasing a couple of items from the recent Junior Dance Eisteddfod. What more variety could anyone want – singers, instrumentalists, poet and dancers! These afternoons are always a lot of fun, and wonderful entertainment for $9 (payable at the door), or only $5 for Friends and Members of the Chorale. And this includes afternoon tea. There’s plenty of seats, so there’s not need to book. Check out the Chorale’s website on www. caloundrachorale.com.au Enquiries to Bev Gourlay (Schouten) 5444 8675
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Kawana Waters VIEW Club AN invitation is extended to all ladies to attend the next Luncheon Meeting for Kawana Waters VIEW Club to be held on Wednesday, 25th June at Headland Golf Club, Golf
Links Road, Buderim. Time: 11 for 11.30 a.m. The Guest Speaker for this month will be SaraJane Dean from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. SaraJane will give us an up
to date insight into the latest medical research being undertaken. Nonmembers and visitors always warmly welcomed to any of our functions. Our Social Outing for this month is on Wednesday, 11th June. This will be a progressive lunch with Starters, Main Course and Dessert and Coffee at different venues all within close proximity to each other. This will be a great time to catch up with friends and will be a most enjoyable and different way to enjoy lunch. For information regarding this outing please phone Jean on 5444 1473. Our Club is a friendship group for women of all ages who enjoy meeting and making new friends. We have our luncheon meeting, with a Guest Speaker, on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Headland Golf Club, Buderim, plus a monthly social gettogether at a variety of destinations around the Sunshine Coast. If you enjoy good company in a relaxed atmosphere please join us, a warm welcome is assured. For any information about VIEW, or to make a lunch booking, please phone Sandra on 5493 7138. June 2013 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 21
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Comfortable, efficient low-cost stairlifts a giant step for freedom and independence TO paraphrase Neil Armstrong’s words on first setting foot on the moon: ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for freedom and independence for the elderly”. Sydney-based Acorn Stairlifts has certainly taken a giant step in lowcost efficiency to overcome the problem that steps create for the disabled or those in advancing years. General manager Doug Jack, who introduced the UK company to Australia eight years ago, says the recurring comment from the many thousands of customers worldwide is: “I wish I had installed my stairlift earlier. Now I can get about my home without becoming exhausted or fearful of falling”. Mr Jack says a stairlift from Acorn is surprisingly affordable, installed quickly and efficiently, and can give back the freedom and independence once enjoyed by our loved ones. “It’s often difficult to face up to decreased mobility caused by ageing or fail-
ing health, and the tendency is to battle on,” he said. “But now there’s a solution at the best price for the problem of stairs both inside and out, straight or with corners.” Many people want to continue living in their own home, but loss of mobility can make it increasingly difficult to climb up and down stairs. Acorn, which has been manufacturing and installing stairlifts for more than 18 years, has ‘kept in step’ with new technology which has improved reliability, efficiency, comfort – and cost. “Back in 2005 a stairlift system would have cost over $7500; today a far better system is available for up to $5000,” Mr Jack said. “And a payment plant to be introduced in June will provide a quicker, lowcost option to have a stairlift installed.” Acorn is the only manufacturing company as a group to be set up in Australia. The basic components for its stairlifts are built at Acorn’s head-
quarters in West Yorkshire and the electronic technology is installed at a factory south of Edinburgh in Scotland. “So the stairlifts are provided direct from the manufacturer to the end user, which streamlines the service and, importantly, saves money for consumers,” Mr Jack said. “Simplicity of use is also a feature,” he says. “Just push a button and up you go – in comfort and safety.” The Acorn stairlifts are
designed also for going round corners inside the home and for outside use in a straight lift up stairs, so often a feature of the ‘old Queenslander’ style homes. Acorn’s experienced consultants will assess individual situations sensitively and professionally, and will offer practical advice and the best solution at the best price for any difficulties with stairs. Contact Acorn Stairlifts on (02) 9986 1567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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StrokeSafe Seminar 1 in 6 people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime, these people are someone’s sister, brother, wife, husband, daughter, son, partner, mother, father…friend. Behind these numbers are real lives. Attend this free seminar and learn: What is a stroke? The impact of a stroke; Some facts about strokes; Things you can do to prevent a stroke; How to recognise a stroke On Wednesday 11th June from 9.30am
– 11.00am at the Lawson Shed, Memorial Avenue, Pomona. Cost of Seminar is free. Morning Tea – gold coin donation. Bookings: 5485 2427 Community Connect is an opportunity for locals to speak about or present something that they are passionate about. It’s a chance to meet and to get to know new people in a fun and friendly environment. Morning teas are the second Wednesday of the month.
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THE Pomona Railway Station Gallery will be holding an Art Market in the Paddock on Saturday 28 June from 9:00am to1:00pm. Come and enjoy a wonderful morning with an opportunity to purchase quality, local, afford-
able art direct from the artist. Nothing to be priced over $100.00! Music will be provided by Rachel and Friends and homemade goodies made by the Friends of the Gallery will be for sale. Artists can pick up registration forms at the Gallery or download
from the website: w w w. p o m o n a r t gallery.com Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 10 to 4, Sat 10 to 2, closed Sundays. We are located at 10 Station, Pomona. For further details please call 5485 2950.
CALOUNDRA Arts Centre Association is holding their very popular Arts & Crafts Fair over the long weekend in June 2014. It is open Saturday 7th June, from 9am - 4pm and Sunday 8th June, from 9am 3pm. The rooms at the 5 North Street Centre will be filled with an exciting and eclectic selection of handicrafts including Pottery, Woodwork, original Art and Pastels to Handmade Lace, Embroidery, Jewellery and Silk Paintings (to name but a few!). A wide range of handcrafted cards are available also. C.A.C.A. members have been extremely busy and creative producing these unique quality goods. Soft goods from our embroidery groups, quilters and lacemakers are stunning to say the least. The Pottery group is very proud of the facilities at the Centre and
New library hours to match needs of customers OPENING hours at some of Sunshine Coast Council’s Library branches are changing to match the visiting patterns of their patrons. Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said council recently reviewed the visiting patterns at all of the libraries across the region. “Based on library usage figures we are adjusting the opening hours at Caloundra, Coolum, Kawana, Maroochydore and Nambour to better suit the needs of library regulars and visitors,” Cr McKay said. “The changes start from Monday, May 26 and include an increase to the opening hours at Nambour, Caloundra and Kawana on Saturday afternoons. “These three branches will remain open until 1pm instead of closing at midday and will give library users that extra time on a Saturday morning to visit the library to pick up great books to read or movies to watch over the weekend. “Coolum library will be open to 3pm instead of 5pm on a Saturday as our research found that this library is very quiet after 3pm. We’ve also reviewed the Tuesday and Thursday evening opening times and found that after 7pm at Caloundra, Kawana, Maroochydore and Nambour the library use decreases, so these branches will close at 7pm from Monday, May 26.” These changes do not affect Beerwah, Kenilworth and Maleny libraries and their opening hours will remain the same.
manage to almost fill an entire room with their quality pieces. Come along and support your local community and purchase some genuine hand-made Australian products for yourself .Great gift ideas for loved ones both here and overseas. Our cake stall with lots of home-made goodies including sweets, slices, jams and cakes is extremely popular and sells out very
quickly. Plant stall, preloved books and magazines, raffles and craft demonstrations round out the weekend, so there is something there for everyone. Refreshments including delicious, fresh homemade sandwiches and scones are available and the wonderful aroma of the sausage sizzle is very tempting. Our stunning Gift Gallery will be open
during the Fair and is a Treasure Trove of items for sale. The Gallery is open every Day (except GoodFriday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day) from 10.00am to 4.00pm. (It will open at 9am on Fair Days). Gallery phone: 07 5491 6488. For more information visit the website at: www.caloundraartsandcrafts. org.au or email: secretary@caloundraarts andcrafts.org.au
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WORLD CONTINENCE AWARENESS WEEK 23RD - 29TH JUNE
Continence Week 23rd to 29th June 2014 IF you suffer from incontinence you’re not alone - almost 4.8 million Australians are affected by this sometimes embarrassing condition. It affects both men and women, regardless of age or background but thankfully it can be treated, managed and in many cases cured. Continence pads can help you to lead a normal life feeling dry and comfortable. It is, however, still important to work on improving your continence as much as possible.
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Assessment, treatment & management of all Continence concerns and pelvic floor dysfunction for Men and Women of all ages
Managing everyday life when you or the person you are caring for is affected by incontinence can be challenging, but with forward planning (and a little bit of trial and error), most people find a routine that allows them to live their life to the fullest. Many people are too embarrassed to talk to their doctor about urinary incontinence or are confused by what incontinence actually is. It is important for sufferers to tell their doctor about all their symptoms, no matter how embarrassing or trivial they may find them.
If you have any issues regarding your continence please Contact Me now. The answers are better than just ignoring the issue and hoping they will go away.
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DESPITE its prevalence as a common and chronic condition in Australia, talking about incontinence remains below-the-belt for the majority of Australians. For the 4.8 million Australian’s living with incontinence1, managing the condition may be easier than first thought. Seeking the right advice and choosing the right
We believe this therapy will be the future for managing incontinence in the elderly environment. This treatment can improve quality of life. This technology provides a solution to more effective continence management. • supported by science • non-invasive • no risks or complications related to treatment • independent of patient compliance • on-site, office based treatment • affordable • highly effective • cure or improve most incontinence - both urinary and faecal • improvement of vaginal prolapse • save expense on incontinence products • will not cause environmental impact
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products are key to being able to enjoy everyday life and get back to usual activities. The fact is regular use of continence pads can cause heat and sweat to build, weakening the skin and making it more susceptible to bacterial infection, skin irritations, reddening, allergic reactions and Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD). The range by HARTMANN offers a complete selection of products each designed to help reduce skin irritation, such as MoliCare Mobile. According to Dr Penny Adams, General Practitioner and Media Presenter, there are 5 simple steps to follow if you have incontinence for maintaining optimal skin health; 1. Look for a continence product that not only fits but has an appropri-
ate absorbency level. It’s important to remember different people have different needs and the reality is there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to product selection for incontinence. 2. Incontinence can be tough on the skin and it’s important to keep up a good skin care routine. Use of barrier products that are zinc oxide free are recommended so as to not interfere with pad absorbency. It’s also a good idea to minimise the use of highly alkaline soaps. 3. Often skin problems such as Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD), itching and redness that are associated with incontinence are preventable. Always ask for continence products that provide skin protection2 to help prevent these conditions from occur-
ring. 4. Ask your pharmacist if the continence product you use helps to maintain the skin’s natural pH value of 4.55.5 to protect the body from bacteria and infection. 5. Always ensure the continence product is dermatological tested and is proven to be hypoallergenic. If you have incontinence it is important to know that you are not alone and that help is available. Talk to your local pharmacist or GP or contact the National Continence Helpline (1800 33 00 66). The National Continence Helpline is staffed by continence nurse advisors who provide free advice, referrals and resources to consumers and healthcare professionals. Information provided by HARTMANN
Don’t let asthma put a dampener on things EVEN though asthma is a condition affecting the respiratory system, it can often have other impacts that aren’t quite as obvious. Chronic coughing from conditions such as asthma contributes significantly to the risk of bladder leakage – also called stress urinary incontinence. The reason for this essentially comes down to physics; it’s the result of greater downward force on the bladder (caused by the sneeze or cough) than the closure force of the urinary sphincter. The same thing can happen when people laugh or exercise. When chronic coughing due to asthma, smoking or other lung conditions goes unchecked for a period of time, it can end up straining and weakening the pelvic floor muscles. One of the most important things we can do to help prevent this happening is to strengthen our pelvic floor muscles. They’re the sling-shaped muscles suspended from the tail bone
to the public bone and between the sitting bones. As well as holding up our intestines, bladder and other pelvic organs they help close off our bladder and rectum. Studies have shown consistently that pelvic floor exercises, when done correctly, reduce the likelihood of stress urinary incontinence. The fact of the matter is that it’s not normal to have bladder leakage – light or otherwise. In the majority of cases it is preventable and quite treatable. If we ignore urinary incontinence, it will only get worse. There’s plenty we can do about it. For a start, see a health professional and treat the asthma or chronic cough. Find out how to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles by visiting www.pelvicfloorfirst.com.au, consulting a continence physiotherapist or phoning the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66. Source: www.continence.org.au www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au
WORLD CONTINENCE AWARENESS WEEK 23RD - 29TH JUNE The Menopausal bladder and pelvic Floor Optimising quality of life for our senior ladies
DUE to improved life expectancy, it is estimated that women spend approximately one third of their lives in post menopause; that is to say that 1 in 2 women will have 30 years of menopausal life. Currently there are 2 million menopausal women in Australia. At least 40% of these will experience one or more problems of urinary incontinence, bowel leakage, prolapse, vaginal dryness, frequent urinary infections and sexual difficulties. Ageing is no fun, and to this many potential health issues add up to compound the picture. Around 6 Million Australians suffer from bladder leakage and 52% of these are over the age of 70. This can be due to pelvic floor weakening, bladder muscle malfunction or central nervous system impairment. Over 50% of female incontinence can be managed simply by strengthening the muscles in the pelvis (pelvic floor), and the Austra-
lian Medical Society considers pelvic floor exercises as the most effective method in treating stress urinary incontinence. Physiotherapy, bladder retraining, urge control, avoidance of irritants, treating obesity and constant coughing, healthier and a more active lifestyle, high fibre in the diet, avoidance of all causes of straining(such as lifting heavy grocery bags, gardening with squatting) will all help. Different medications for the bladder and vaginal dryness, as well as surgery, are more invasive methods of treatment. 30% of women will experience different problems related to vaginal prolapse, such as the feeling of a lump protruding, discomfort, pelvic pressure, difficulty in emptying their bladder or bowels. These are all improved with pelvic floor exercise (Kegel). In my practice, in addition to regular physiotherapy, before offering women medication or surgery, we
offer our patients a course of sessions on a pelvic floor toner, named the Wave Brilliance Magnetic Chair. This muscle exerciser is a simple chair, on which the lady sits comfortably, fully clothed for 20minutes at a time, with minimal discomfort. This technology builds strength and endurance back into the muscles of the pelvic floor. The therapy works by creat-
ing a pulsed magnetic field which penetrates easily bone and soft tissues, simultaneously reaching all nerves and muscles controlling urinary function and restores the elasticity of the weakened tissues. This therapy has been available in Australia since 1999. There is scientific data which supports its use as a simple, risk and complications free, first
line therapy for pelvic floor weakening, bladder and/or faecal leakage. My own audit on the results of efficacy of this pulsed magnetic exerciser on over 200 patients for the past 10years showed approximately 55% improvement of urinary incontinence with reduction in the use of sanitary pads of 45%. 65% were better with faecal incontinence. Overall quality of
life improved by 77%. A course consists of 16 or 20 sessions on the chair over 5-6week period, and best results are experienced if no interruptions in the course occur. This treatment is affordable and mostly rebated by Medicare and DVA. Of course there are a number of contra-indications, this is why a consultation with the specialist is initially required.
I would encourage anybody who is interested in this simple, non-invasive and risk free therapy to call us on 5478 3533 or visit our webpage www.danamoisuc.com.au for further information. Your quality of life matters and this could make the difference between being stuck near a toilet or wearing a pad permanently and being free to lead an active healthier lifestyle.
DID you know that incontinence is not only quite common, but can in most cases be managed effectively through physiotherapy? Hi, my name is Annette Bezear of One-2-One Physiotherapy and my area of expertise is in the treatment and management of continence disorders and pelvic floor rehabilitation. That means I treat men and women for all incontinence issues and actively promote continence awareness throughout the Sunshine Coast.With over 30 years experience, as a physiotherapist I operate a visiting consulting service in Caloundra, Beerwah/Maleny, Maroochydore and the Wesley Private Hospital in Brisbane. I am a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APAM), Continence and Womenâ€™s Health Special Interest Group, and the Continence Foundation of Australia (CFA). Bladder and bowel control problems are common. More than four million Australians experience leakage from the bladder and bowel regularly and this is known as incontinence. Many others have bladder and bowel control problems such as frequency and urgency without leakage. Although incontinence and continence problems have a considerable impact on a personâ€™s quality of life, many people do not seek help. Embarrassment often prevents people talking about their bladder and bowel problems while some restrict going out and have little social contact outside their home. There is no need to become a recluse! The good news is that for most people these problems can either be cured or at least better managed. You can lead a normal life and you no longer need to plan activities around the toilet. Incontinence and continence problems affect people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. Despite popular opinion, older people are not the only ones affected. Bladder and bowel control problems are not an inevitable part of ageing. Talk to me if you or anyone you love has incontinence or continence problems as there is a range of management options available. The treatments depend on the type of incontinence you have and what you hope to achieve. Together we can develop your own incontinence management plan which will in most cases manage incontinence. For more information phone me on 0411 049 729. www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au
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IAN Yates, CE of leading seniors advocate COTA Australia has welcomed the fact that the bulk of the current aged care reform package would continue intact, although COTA is concerned about some of the aged care measures in the Budget. “The biggest concern is the projected cut to the rate of real growth in the Commonwealth Home Support Program, from six per cent a year to 3.5 per cent after 1 July 2018,” Mr Yates said.
“This was totally unexpected and will be a huge disappointment to the hundreds of thousands of older people and their carers who depend on very basic home support (currently HACC) services to keep living at home. “This is the front line of aged care and it makes no sense to cut it. “In addition, the axing of the Aged Care Payroll Tax Supplement will see aged care providers pass on more than $650 million to consumers over the next four years in higher accommodation charges. “Giving aged care providers back the $1.5 billion Aged Care Workforce
Supplement over five years will do nothing for development of the aged care workforce however we welcome its redirection to community aged care providers and residential care, and we welcome the 20% increase in the viability supplement for rural and remote providers. “Older people will also welcome the bringing forward of community aged care packages over the next couple of years which will help address the existing extreme shortage of care for people in their own homes.” Excerpt from media release: COTA Australia
Future of technology in aged care
AUSTRALIAN residential aged care facilities are 10 years or so away from seeing robots on legs, as opposed to wheels, according to a Queensland based university professor. Professor Vladimir Estivill-Castro, from Griffith University, will be one of many to speak at the university’s free Robotic Symposium, where he will discuss the future of robotic technology in aged care, particularly for those with disabilities such as blindness. Leading the event is Professor Wendy Moyle, from Griffith Health Institute’s Centre for Health Practice Innovation, who has been widely publicised for her successful research into how robots can help people with dementia. Professor Moyle will discuss her work with telepresence robots that facilitate conversation between the person with dementia and their family, as well as her robot seal ‘Paro’ and a new prototype teddy bear that has reportedly received some promising results with people in reducing symptoms of agitation. “The government is keenly advocating for increased technology within the sector, but aged care facilities are concerned about how they can get involved or how they will make the preparations to make this a reality,” Professor Moyle says. She claims issues concerning technology support and the required increases in broadband coverage are important issues, as well as privacy and how it can affect aged care facilities when implementing technologies. International guest speaker, Stephen von Rump, Sweden’s Giraff Technology chief executive, will also speak at the symposium about the aged care experience in Europe. www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au
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OUR next meeting will be held at the CWA Room, Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore on Wednesday June 18th at 2pm. Afternoon tea will be served and parking is available at the door. The guest speaker at this meeting will be Olwyn Kerr and Champ from Guide Dogs Queensland to explain the wonderful work they do for the visually impaired in our community. We believe that all adult Australians should have choice in their end of life decisions, which is why we continue
to lobby politicians to change the law in Queensland to allow residents suffering intolerably to receive assistance to die peacefully and painlessly. 82% of adult Australians have indicated their desire for such a change in recent Newspoll surveys and if this is also your belief help us achieve our aim and come and join us. We need people power to make our politicians listen! Any enquiries please phone Joan on 5443 5576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE ‘Sowing Serenity’ Horticultural Therapy program continues to blossom at Noosa Day Respite Centre. The program being run by Cath Manuel, from Soil to Supper, in partnership with the Jan Gorman from Noosa Day Respite Centre and Noosa Council is based on organic growing practices and includes garden activities that benefit people’s health and well-being. The weekly program is held each Wednesday from 9.30 to 11.30, followed by morning tea. Activities include planting, pruning, seed sowing, propagating, composting, tea growing, seed saving, plus much more!! “The participants are enjoying the social interaction and the fun that we have each week in the garden. Everyone is enjoying the new skills they’re learning and also being outside in the garden together” says Cath. “This program is benefiting many people within the community and it’s great to see everyone enjoy themselves so much”. A contribution of $5.00 per participant, per session will assist with covering costs for equipment
and will allow this to become a sustainable community project. Bookings for the program are essen-
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Morning Tea for Cancer ST Peter’s Anglican Church, Maroochydore’s Craft Group is holding a Morning Tea for Cancer on Friday, 20th June at 9.30am. The guest speaker is local author, Ruth Frost, who will talk about her book Pavlovas to Popcorn, the story of her life as an Australian War Bride in America. If you bring a cup and saucer, teapot or jug for display you could win one of the several prizes available, write a few lines on its’ history and win again. There will be a craft stall and a raffle with a fabulous Devonshire Tea for morning tea. Entry is a gold coin donation with all proceeds going to cancer research. St Peter’s Church is on the cnr Church St &Beach Rd, Maroochydore. For information phone the church office at 5443 2133 mornings.
Dr Philip Nitschke to hold Sunshine Coast Workshop DIRECTOR of Exit International and the man who introduced the Peaceful Pill solution to sufferers of a terminal disease, Dr Philip Nitschke, will hold a workshop on Wednesday August 13 at a Sunshine Coast venue yet to be announced. An introductory half hour, commencing at 10.00am, will be for non-members but those wishing to attend the workshop must be members of Exit International. For further information, contact the Sunshine Coast Chapter Leader, Ms Linese Norrish, on 5446 5116.
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footcare Make the shoe fit OLDER adults are at very high risk for foot problems. In one study 87% of older people reported atleast one foot problem. Feet widen and flatten, and the fat padding on the sole of the foot wears down as people age. Older people’s skin is also dryer. Foot pain, in fact, can be the first sign of trouble in many illnesses related to aging, such as arthritis, diabetes, and circulatory disease. Foot problems can also impair balance and function in older adults. If you’re like most people, you think of your feet only when something goes wrong: your foot hurts, you get athlete’s foot, a blister or some other foot problem.
Wearing comfortable shoes that fit well can prevent many foot ailments. Here are some tips for getting a proper shoe fit: The size of your feet changes as you grow older so always have your feet measured before buying shoes. The best time to measure your feet is at the end of the day when your feet are largest. Most of us have one foot that is larger than the other, so fit your shoe to your larger foot. Don’t select shoes by the size marked inside the shoe but by how the shoe fits your foot. Select a shoe that is shaped like your foot. During the fitting process, make sure there is enough
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space for your longest toe at the end of each shoe when you are standing up. Make sure the ball of your foot fits comfortably into the widest part of the shoe. Don’t buy shoes that feel too tight and expect them to stretch to fit. Your heel should fit comfortably in the shoe with
a minimum amount of slipping - the shoes should not ride up and down on your heel when you walk. Walk in the shoes to make sure they fit and feel right. Then take them home and spend some time walking on carpet to make sure the fit is a good one. The upper part of the shoes should be made of a soft, flexible material to
match the shape of your foot. Shoes made of leather can reduce the possibility of skin irritations. Soles should provide solid footing and not be slippery. Thick soles cushion your feet when walking on hard surfaces. Low-heeled shoes are more comfortable, safer, and less damaging than high-heeled shoes.
Taking care of your feet could improve your chances of staying on them FOR most of our adult lives, we can take it pretty much for granted that once we’re upright and on our feet, we’ll stay that way. But starting in about our mid60s, remaining perpendicular is not such a sure thing. Each year, about one in every three older people takes a tumble, and the chances of falling increase in our 80s and 90s. Fortunately, most of these falls result in only minor scrapes and bruises, if that. But they can be frightening, and even if there’s little physical harm, people sometimes develop a strong fear of falling. Everything from slippery throw rugs to poor lighting to side effects from multiple medications has been implicated as a risk factor for falling. Foot problems and pain get mentioned in the roll
call of risk factors, but usually near the end and frequently as an afterthought. However, over the past several years, there’s been a surge of research connecting falls to foot pain and perhaps also to common foot problems like bunions and clawed toes. These studies have all indicated that the people who fell were more likely to have been bothered by foot pain than the people who didn’t fall. So, choose your shoes wisely — and wear them. Lose weight if you need to studies have linked being overweight or obese to foot pain and other foot problems. And give your feet a little bit of a workout. Get yourself to a podiatrist and learn some simple exercises that can be done at home.
LAW, FINANCE and YOU 2014 Federal Budget WITH the Government winning the election with a mandate to fix the budget, a bout of fiscal austerity was inevitable. Against this backdrop and the fears of the last few weeks, the Budget is not as tough as feared. Many of the budget savings will only build over time. For one of the first years in living memory, superannuation and financial services appear to have escaped without any major changes, with no new policy items for financial services and some good news on the super front. The controversial and unpopular tax on excess non-concessional contri-
butions will finally be a thing of the past. The Superannuation Guarantee (SG) rate will increase to 9.5 per cent on 1 July 2014, and won’t be frozen at 9.25 per cent. The impact on the share market is likely to be minimal. Also, it is important to keep in mind that the budget measures are yet to pass through the Senate. Here is a summary of key cuts. • A Temporary Budget Repair Levy of2% will be payable on taxable incomes over $180,000 pa for the next three financial years. • The income thresholds determining the Private
Health Insurance Rebate and Medicare Levy Surcharge will not be indexed for three years, starting on 1 July 2015. • The Dependent Spouse and Mature Age Worker Tax Offsets will be abolished from 1 July 2014. • People who make nonconcessional super contributions from 1 July 2013 that exceed the cap will have the option to withdraw the excess amount plus earnings on the excess. • The timeframe for increasing the Superannuation Guarantee contribution rate to 12% will be amended. • The Age Pension age will gradually increase to 70. The Age Pension age will increase to 67.5 from 1 July 2025. It will then continue to rise by six months every two years, until the pension age reaches 70, by 1 July 2035. • The deeming thresholds will reduce from 20 September 2017. The lowering of the thresholds will increase the amount of financial investments subject to the higher deeming rate. This will result in a reduction in Centrelink entitlements if the client is assessed under the Income Test. ily situation Deemed income pa • Eligibility thresholds for pension payments will be frozen for three years from 1 July 2017. Pension payments include: Age Pension, Carer Payment, Disability Support Pension, and DVA Service Pension.
• A range of changes to Family Tax Benefit – Part A and B will reduce the number of people who are eligible and, for some, lower the entitlements. • The Commonwealth Seniors HealthCare Card thresholds will be indexed from 20 September 2014. • The definition of income for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card will be expanded. From 1 January 2015, an amount will be included in the income test, based on an account-based pension being subject to deeming. Impact on Shares, Interest Rates and the Australian Dollar In regard to Australian shares, overall the budget’s impact is unlikely to be huge. The fiscal austerity in the Budget is only a minor headwind for profits. The increase in infrastructure spending, public sector downsizing and privatisation and putting the budget on a sounder footing are long term positives and the Budget will help keep interest rates down. The announcements in the Budget alone are not radical enough to have much of an impact on the Australian dollar. Affirmation of the AAA rating is a positive while the dampening impact on long term growth from fiscal austerity could be a drag on the economy. With the commodity price boom fading, the interest rate differential in favour of Australia having fallen, and the Australian dollar overval-
NSA Caloundra City NATIONAL Seniors Australia (NSA) is the largest organisation representing Australians aged 50 and over. The Caloundra City branch meets at the rear function room Currimundi Hotel, Buderim Street, Currimundi every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10am. Ample parking is available. Friendship, interesting speakers, local outings and other activities are offered. Our next speaker is Cec O’Dea from Schultz Toomey O’Brien Lawyers to advise on ‘How to arrange your affairs on learning your spouse is terminally ill’. All over 50’s on the Sunshine Coast are cordially invited to attend and become part of this fun community group. Visitors from NSA are also welcome. Phone Fran on 5444 8347, Elaine on 0438 579 948.
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HOLIDAY & Leisure Kia Orana! Cook Islands Pacific Paradise Over 50’s Tours IF you love the Pacific islands, fascinating culture, warm and hospitable people, pristine beaches, breathtaking scenery, colourful culture and wonderful cuisine, then a Cook Islands Pacific Paradise tour with Uplift ticks all the boxes!
Over 50’s group specialists Uplift Tours and Travel have been running popular over 50’s tours to this ‘new’ pacific destination for over three years, and have more tours on offer this year (see advert for tours available). Falling in love with the
Cook Islands back in 2011, Director Claire McErlane has an undeniable passion for the destination, and wishes to see many more seniors enjoy what so many previous clients have experienced. “To see our clients truly enjoy their “Cooks” experi-
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ence is such a delight! Fantastic hospitality, gorgeous children at the primary school, fascinating culture, blue azure waters and white sandy beaches, not forgetting the wonderful cuisine … who could ask for anything more!” The team at Uplift pride themselves on their personalised and caring service, and understand the specific needs of the older traveller. Every care is taken to ensure such things as ‘airport stress’ is alleviated, and with friendly and caring hosts looking after everything on tour for you, all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your magical holiday! “Excellent service for our Cook Islands group trip, even though I had to clean my own teeth, and tie my own shoes -everything else was done!” D. Greig, Probus Club group organiser. For further details on Cook Islands and other over 50’s tours presented by Uplift Tours and Travel, visit www.uplifttoursandtravel. com or ring the office on 07 3283 1966.
Great holidays combine independent travel with local knowledge THE freedom and choice of travelling independently is sometimes offset by missing out on a major attraction. This can be due to lack of knowledge about a region and less than thorough research before you leave. With so much information on the internet travellers are spoilt for choice, and trawling through airfare sites and accommodation options can lead to information overload. By the time you’ve sorted out where you are going, how you will get there and where you are staying, it can be easy to be satisfied with knowing the best two or three things to see or do when you get to your chosen destination. Of course, you can’t always see everything on a holiday visit, so start by creating a must see and do list, but try and add a little spare time into your itinerary as well. If you have never visited a place before, settle in to your chosen accommodation and see if they have a street map with your address marked on it. Head for the tourist information centre and ask a local what makes the place special and what is really worth seeing. It may be that the view of the area from a nearby hill is more worthwhile than another art gallery or fountain in the centre of the town.
HOLIDAY & Leisure The Ghan captivates travellers
IT’S regarded one of the world’s greatest rail journeys and a true national treasure. The Ghan has captivated travellers since its inaugural journey in 1929 and continues to be a top choice for travellers seeking authentic Australian adventure with all the comforts and luxury that come with travelling by rail.
Across three days and two nights, the famed journey offers a unique insight into the spectacular and ever-changing Outback landscape between Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide. Departing from Darwin, it’s a brief journey through the tropical Top End before you find yourself in a land of soaring
sandstone cliffs, lush forests and rich Indigenous culture. The ancient mysteries of Nitmiluk Gorge in Katherine are yours to explore through one of three complimentary Off Train Excursions exclusive to guests of The Ghan. The next key stop on the journey is a town enshrined in Australian lore – Alice Springs.
Guests of The Ghan can take up complimentary Off Train Excursions that include visiting the town’s famous landmarks or encountering some of Australia’s most unique flora and fauna. Before you arrive in Adelaide, the rugged 540 million year old Flinders Ranges emerge from the distance as the train winds its way through the rest of your Outback adventure. Thanks to the recent introduction of all-inclusive travel with Great Southern Rail, your standard Platinum or Gold Service fare now includes all onboard refreshments as well as a superb regionally-based menu with flexible meal times. Your journey starts by dropping in to Caloundra Transit Centre, 23 Cooma Terrace, Caloundra, email info@caloundratransit. com.au or call (07) 5437 0555 or (07) 5315 5227.
Trafalgar lifts the lid on USA and Canada, taking you beyond the expected!
FROM the bright lights of Las Vegas and bustling streets of New York, to the mighty Rocky Mountains and the sandy beaches of Hawaii, USA and Canada boast the perfect playground for Australian holiday makers. With diverse culture, unique cuisines, rich history and amazing landscapes, this destination appeals to both first time and repeat travellers. This year-round holiday destination often tops the list of most popular travel hotspot for Australians and is a place that has been explored by leading guided holiday company, Trafalgar, for many years. Discover North America from the inside, experiencing some of its hidden gems with Trafalgar’s new 2015 USA and Canada programme. With so much to see and do in this region, Trafalgar makes choosing an ideal getaway easy and takes the hassle out of organising a holiday. From the practical elements such as handpicked hotels to exciting exclusive experiences, Trafalgar has all bases covered. Check out its
latest programme featuring a new Secrets of the Old South guided holiday and more than 40 expertly planned itineraries that take in special events, such as the Calgary Stampede, as well as family and leisurely trips. Australian travellers are no longer content with just scratching the surface. Trafalgar takes you beyond the expected with its unique Insider Experiences – a collection of special moments that showcase the locals’ way of life. At the heart of these experiences is the exclusive Be My Guest dining experience, where travellers are welcomed into the home of a local to be treated to traditional cuisine and warm hospitality. Further sweetening the deal is Trafalgar’s 10% Early Payment Discount, valid on all guided holiday bookings made in full by 30 October 2014. Contact your local Travellers Choice consultant on 1300 78 78 58 or visit www.travellerschoice.com.au to book your USA & Canada holiday today.
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HOLIDAY & Leisure Between the Pumice and the Blue will take your breath away
Tour dates: 29th Aug or 24th Oct (more dates later in year)
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THE breathtaking Between the Pumice and the Blue exhibition on display at Caloundra Regional Gallery from June 4 to July 6 showcases the natural beauty of Bribie Island and the Pumicestone Passage. The exhibition, curated by Sunshine Coast Council, captures surprising contrasts, different moods and the spectacular natural beauty of this renowned area through the mediums of photography, paintings, sketches
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and the written word. While visiting the gallery, make sure you head next door to the Caloundra Library for a selection of local artworks from the Sunshine Coast Art Collection and take a trip down memory lane with heritage library memorabilia relating to the history of the Pumicestone Passage. Caloundra Regional Gallery is located at 22 Omrah Avenue and is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm.
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Brain Fodder ADD the number of guns in a Tower of London royal salute to the number of days that rain fell on Noah’s Ark; subtract the number of wives of Henry the Eighth; add the number of the British Prime Minister’s residence in London; subtract the number of wise men; add the number of pennies in a pound.
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ATTENTION ALL COACH TRAVELLERS OUTBACK QLD EXPLORER: LONGREACH, WINTON, AUST AGE OF DINOSAURS, CHARLEVILLE COSMOS CENTRE, EMERALD, BARCALDINE, MITCHELL, GLADSTONE 9 Days 24th August – 1st September 2014 - $1,850 fare includes: Good Motels – Breakfasts & Dinners. Admissions: Charleville Cosmos Centre, Age of Dinosaurs, Longreach Hall of Fame, Qantas Museum, Thompson River Sunset Cruise and Drovers Dinner, Australian Workers Heritage Centre. Home Pickup and Return: Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Redcliffe, Brisbane Metro, Redlands, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Banora Point, Kingscliff.
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AT Discover Travel & Cruise, we know what’s important to you. Let’s face it one night city stops are just too rushed! We pride ourselves when planning our tour itineraries to ensure you experience the destination and not just pass through.
One of the advantages of travelling in a group is the life-long friends you make whilst enjoying the experiences of new destinations. Our groups department specialise in tailor making extraordinary itineraries that will awaken your
senses. Group travel has evolved and no longer has the restrictions it used to, you may fly with any airline. You can also have additional night’s pre or post tour or even add a cruise at the beginning or end…. It’s all possible and you don’t need
Rail buffs on the move
THE excitement of a day out by steam train commences at Roma St as you go walk along the platform to find your carriage with a reserved seat. It is then a quick walk to the head of the train to inspect the great “Iron Horse” which is simmering away quietly waiting for the grand departure. Final boarding announcements are made , the guard blows his whistle and waves the green flag and the engine bursts into life with it’s whistle blowing to signal departure and steams out of the platform heading for the day’ destination. Like the sound of the above ? The Australian Railway Historical Society (Queensland Division) is now in it’s 57th year of operating rail tours. Over 980 excursions operated by both steam and diesel hauled trains to many destinations in Queensland have been run by the Society since 1957, of course the steam hauled tours are very popular and give passengers a nostalgic tour in travel of a bygone era – travelling in style in the heritage carriages. Join us for a mystery day out by ICE train on Saturday June 21st. We don’t tell you where we are going but head off to a country destination and have lunch at an historic old pub before re-
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turning to the City mid afternoon. Nambour Garden Expo is the destination in July. The train steams through the scenic Glasshouse Mountains, past pineapple fields, and the lush Sunshine Coast Hinterland enroute to Nambour for the large garden event. There is also the option of staying on the train and continue to the interesting little village of Yandina. In August come and escape with us on a two day tour by special rail motor to Stanthorpe and Wallangarra to celebrate the end of winter. There is great scenery across the Southern Downs and Granite Belt region and there is no better way to see it then from the comfort of the heritage rail motor. Looking for an escape to the north? In November we are running a 5 day daylight rail tour from Brisbane to Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands. Heritage diesel 1620 will haul this special farewell tour to the Lander series air conditioned carriages which are being withdrawn from traffic later this year. To book or order a brochure phone our office on 3252 1759 between 10am and 3.00pm Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays. A recorded message operates at other times. Ray Edser (Tour Manager)
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HOLIDAY & Leisure Cruise “Kamchatka” with Compagnie du Ponant
THE Russian Far East is a part of the world that is little known by the general public. The volcanic Kamtchatka Peninsula offers a truly remarkable and infinitely beautiful natural show, where the word “wild” really comes into its own. From 16 September to 1 October 2014 - 16 days / 15 nights from AUD 6870 * We invite you to join us aboard L’Austral to discover a part of our planet that is still unknown to most, where Ocean and Fire have fashioned a wild, free and almost forgotten paradise. Highlights : • A unique encounter with a Koryak village • Nature left to its own devices: Acid lakes, primary forest, taiga
coloured by autumn. • The Kronotsky Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Excursions in Zodiac® dinghies, an expedition atmosphere • Flying over the Valley of Geysers in a helicopter (must be pre-booked) Book two cruises backto-back, including at least one in the Russian Arctic and enjoy a 50% discount (1) on your second cruise. In order to make the most of your back-to-back cruise, our on-board laundry service will be free throughout your trip. - The Kamtchatka & The Ring of Fire in the Kuril Islands: Anadyr Petropavlovsk + Petropavlovsk - Maizuru - The North-West Passage & The Kamtchatka: Kangerlussuaq
- Anadyr + Anadyr Petropavlovsk - The North-West Passage, The Kamtchatka & The Ring of Fire in the Kuril Islands: Kangerlussuaq - Anadyr + Anadyr Petropavlovsk + Petropavlovsk - Maizuru (1) 50% reduction on your second port/port cruise. Single supplement waived subject to availability Cruise on board L’ Austral – for any queries regarding her 1st cruise Down Under in December 2014 with some amazing itineraries, to experience elegance and unique expeditions in a CASUAL on board atmosphere, contact us at Suncity Travel, Caloundra on 07 5491 8311 or enq@suncity travel.com.au
U3A State Conference in the Redlands THE next Annual State Conference will be hosted by U3A Redlands on June 17-18 at Cleveland. For full information go to the U3A Redlands website, and check out Conference 2014 for details and registration form. See also Conference 2014 in our Events feature. Over 50’s travel specialists Uplift Tours and Travel are delighted to be a sponsor of U3A Queensland Network, and will have a display at this exciting event. Director Claire McErlane will be at conference, and be available to discuss Uplift escorted tour options as well as ideas for your own group getaway. What’s more, Uplift will have a fantastic exclusive ‘Conference Special’ – a discount of
$100 per person, for each U3A member who books an Uplift escorted tour during
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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Deadline for our July edition of the Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper is June 18
Russell Bayne’s All Stars will get you shakin’
THE All Stars led by master guitarist Russell Bayne will have you shakin’, stompin, jivin’ and tappin’ the feet and shouting for more. This group of real professional musicians give music the best of sounds. Russell has been playing guitar since his early schooldays. He has played, toured, shared the stage
with many diverse entertainers including Chuck Berry, The Monkees, Shirley Bassey, Jerry Lewis, Pavarotti, James Morrison, Debbie Byrne, Normie Rowe and the list goes on!!. The All Stars include Jo Hawthorn on keyboards and vocals, (hear Jo belt out Honky Tonk piano), Mike Hawthorne bass, vocals, Mike Ross drums, vocals and Peter Upperman trumpet and vocals. What a versatile line up. The Beatles, the Beach Boys, Louis Armstrong, Peter Allen and other well known artists will be given right royal treatment by the Russell Bayne’s All Stars. This fabulous show is on at the Currimundi Hotel Function Room, 32 Buderim Street, Currimundi on Sunday 1st June. Doors open 12.30pm, The All Stars start 2.00-4.30pm. Refreshments and Food available at reasonable prices. Roast of the Day is $7.99. Cost for Members $20, Seniors, U3A $22.50, Public $25. For Bookings phone Jennie on 5476 7154. For general information phone Ted 5491 6017 The Sunshine Coast Jazz Club and 104.9 Sunshine Fm are proud sponsors of The Russell Bayne’s Stars.
Entries for the Noosa Art Award 2014 are still open ENTRIES are currently being sought for the Noosa Art Award. Presented by Noosa Council’s Noosa Regional Gallery, the prize is a national, acquisitive contemporary (and compact) art award that is open to Australian artists and designers practicing
in any 2D or 3D medium, that reflect the unique character of modern Australia’s coastal and hinterland environments, both urban and natural. A total prize pool of $12,000 is on offer to contemporary artists and designers. A selection of finalists will be chosen from the entries and will be presented in an exhibition at the Noosa Regional Gallery from 28 August to 5 October, 2014, with the Gala opening and announcement of the winners on Friday 29 August at 6pm. The national winner will receive a $7000 award and their work acquired in to the Noosa Council art
collection, along with two Regional Artist category winners who will be awarded $1500 each. Once again, the Friends of Noosa Regional Gallery will offer the ever-popular People’s Choice award of $1000, along with two Emerging Artist category awards of $500 each for tertiary level students working in 2D and 3D. Noosa Regional Gallery director, Nina Shadforth said the Noosa Art Award attracts national attention and aims to create a national platform for the artistic pursuits of practicing artists and designers in the Noosa, Gympie and wider Sunshine Coast communities, as well as
those from around the country. “The vision for the award is not only to build on an existing small collection, but to create a unique cultural drawcard for Noosa – renowned nationally for its cultural activities – that enhances cultural tourism and making it an accessible and desirable collection for visitors to Noosa,” MsShadforth said. For further information and applications for the 2014 Noosa Art Award, please contact the gallery on 5329 6145, or visit council’s website www.noosa.qld.gov.au. Entries close, Sunday 15 June, 2014.
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MONDAY to FRIDAY 12-2pm Purchase any $12 Meal from our Specials Board & receive a FREE Coffee & Cake with your Seniors Card Bingo on Tuesday - Eyes down at 9.15am The Maroochy Surf Club has just installed a brilliant new till system that allows all members to receive great discounts on all purchases throughout the pub
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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Foot Tapping Memories The Student Prince’ and THE Buderim Male many others.The Male Choir will present a Choir will also welcome morning of ‘foot tapping’ memories with their selection from our favourite musical comedies on Thursday morning, 5th June. The popular “Morning Melodies” will be in the Buderim Memorial Hall from 10am. when patrons will be welcomed with a free morning tea The Concert has a focus on our senior citizens and admission is only $10. The program will include songs from ’My fair Lady,’ ‘The Sound of Music,’’ South Pacific,’’
up to sixty singers from the Buderim Mountain State School to delight
the audience. Tickets will be available at the door.
Memories of Bandstand – Little Pattie
LITTLE Pattie will perform as part of The Events Centre’s star studded Sunshine Melodies line-up with her performance of Memories of Bandstand on Wednesday 25th June. Pattie’s career spans several decades during which time she has performed much loved songs from many genres. From surf music to the Bandstand years, from the swing era to contemporary music, Pattie will take you on a musical journey. Great music and wonderful stories! Little Pattie today is as
energetic as she was when she took a strong hold on the Australian music scene in the midsixties as a bright fourteen year old school girl from Sydney. With a succession of hits including “He’s my Blonde Headed Stompie Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy” and “Stompin’ at Maroubra” and as a long standing member of the Bandstand Family, Pattie established herself as a prominent force in the Australian music industry. Her musical talents are credited with many industry awards
including Best Female Singer, Most Popular Female Performer, TV Logie for Best Teenage Personality and a succession of Gold Records. A definite “all-rounder” in the music and entertainment industry, Pattie’s talent spans a broad spectrum from writing, producing and performing shows for children, hosting charity and corporate events, presenting variety and games shows, to performances of the works of the more serious twentieth century composers. At the Events Centre,
Caloundra on Wednesday 25th June 2014 at 11am Show “Complementary morning tea at 10am.” Tickets: Full price $17, Group 10+ $15.50. The Centre of Choice on the Sunshine Coast. For bookings phone (07) 5491 4240 or visit www.theeventscentre. con.au.
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Romp through the Village of Dibley THE Sunshine Coast premiere season of The Vicar of Dibley, at The Independent Theatre at Eumundi, brings all your favourite Dibley characters to life in this hilarious romp through the village of Dibley. There’s Geraldine (the vicar), Alice (the verger), Owen (the farmer), David Horton (chair of the Parish Council), Jim (Council member), Frank (minutes keeper) and Hugo (Alice’s love interest). This live version of the well-loved Vicar of Dibley TV series and taken from the original Richard Curtis – Paul Mayhew-Archer scripts, is a laugh a minute comedy. The ensemble features Sandy Luscombe, Eddie Ellis, Carol Hoger, Greg Pleming, Bill Hastings, Ruth Montgomery, Hamish Wood and John Burls. Performances are 7.30pm Fridays, Saturdays, May 30th, 31st & June 6th, 7th with matinees 2pm Sunday 1st June (sold out) and 2pm Sunday 8th. Tickets (nights) $25, concessions $22, (matinees) $18 all seats. Bookings 5472 8200 or www.eumundilivetheatre.com
Geraldine (Sandy Luscombe) and Alice (Ruth Montgomery) in The Vicar of Dibley Live
Memorable Our Celtic Homelands concert at Nambour Civic Centre
RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS Tuesday - Friday - Lunch 10am-2pm Main Meals from $10 Wednesday Night - 3 Course Dinner 5.30-8.00pm Friday Night - A La Carte Entrees’ from $5 - Main Meals from $16 Saturday - BBQ Freshly cooked - Hamburgers - Bacon & Egg Rolls - Steak Burgers - Sausage Sizzle from $3 9.45am-2.45pm
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OPERATIF! presents Our Celtic Homelands, a memorable concert of celtic favourites at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic Centre on Wednesday, June 25 at 11am. Few would know that Queensland’s long-standing independent opera company, OPERATIF! is based in Nambour these days. Soprano Jennifer Parish and husband Stewart Cameron who celebrate 20 years of OPERATIF! this year, moved to the Sunshine Coast and settled in Nambour because of its central location, the services available and its old fashioned feel. Each year OPERATIF! presents concerts in South East Queensland, produces a festival ‘Opera in Paradise,’ and also hosts its own tailor-made Music-Lovers Tours to Europe and Asia. “Each year we present ‘Opera in the Amphitheatre’ at Lake Macdonald in Cooroy also,” Jennifer said. “The first concert, ‘Our Celtic Homelands’ will be presented at 11am on June 25. “This special concert offers a salute to the great Celtic nations and the wealth of traditional songs which have stood the test of time,” he said.” The artists featured in Our Celtic Homelands are soprano Jennifer Parish and baritone Stewart Cameron with special guests former Ten-Tenor’s founder, David Kidd and brilliant piano accompanist, Mr John Woods (himself a Scotsman!). A second program A Dream of Old Viennais scheduled for October. Tickets are on sale now at Nambour Civic Centre by calling 5475 7777, online at www.scvenuesandevents.com.au or in person at the box office. Cost to attend is just $25 for adults, $22 for pensioners and SCvip members, $12 for students and children and $20 per person for groups of 10 or more.
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Musical Memories for Cittamani EXPERIENCE an unforgettable afternoon reliving some of the best music ever written as the Sunshine Coast Concert Band (SCCB) presents “Musical Memories” a concert in aid of Cittamani Hospice Service Ltd. The concert is being held at the Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St, Buddina on Saturday the 14th of June at 2pm. Glen Miller, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles are just some of the artists to whom the band pays homage. Beautiful numbers from Tchaikovsky and Wagner also feature, with Hana Hampton on solo oboe. Vocal talents will be by Alan Winter, Ken Farrow and the beautiful Tanya McFadyen. Ken Farrow sings “You’ll Never Walk Alone” as a tribute to Cittamani Hospice, which is a community based not for profit organisation that provides compassionate and professional in home palliative care in the Sunshine Coast area.
This concert has a special significance to the Sunshine Coast Concert Band as the dedicated staff at Cittamani cared for the wives of both Music Director Ken Chadwick and Ken Farrow. “Musical Memories” is payable at the door with a price of $15 per person that includes a delicious afternoon tea. So join us at the “Musical Memories” Concert performed by the Sunshine Coast Concert Band, at the Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St, Buddina on Saturday the 14th of June at 2pm and help support Cittamani Hospice Ltd, an incredibly worthwhile cause. The Sunshine Coast Concert Band is giving away a free ticket to one lucky Seniors Newspaper reader. For your chance to win, email your name to email@example.com. The winner will be drawn at random on the 9th of June and will be notified by email. Find us on Facebook and check out the band’s website www.sccb.org.au
Country Music Concert at Yandina ON Sunday 13th July the Yandina branch of the A.C.M.A. Hall of Fame, Steggles Road, Yandina will hold a Country Music Concert featuring great local artists and fabulous bands plus visiting clubs, Cool Country C.M.C from Bundaberg and Homestead C.M.C Caboolture. The highlight of the day will be the wonderful display of Classic and Vintage Cars to go with all the hats, boots, guitars and toe tapping music. All the fun starts at 10am, followed with an Aussie Sizzling BBQ Lunch, then finishing up at 4pm. As always our concerts encourage and welcome walk-up artists. Public support and attendance is needed and greatly appreciated for this great event, also for all our concerts which are held the first and third Sundays of each month. These concerts help raise the necessary funds for our not-for-profit organisation to fund expenses to keep the music and this great hall of history alive for generations to come. So grab your hat and we’ll see you there. For more Info Ph 5446 7545.
Melanoma Patients Australia MELANOMA Patients Australia (MPA) is a support group for anyone who has been diagnosed with Melanoma and their family and friends. We meet at 10.00am on the 3rd Friday of each month at the Cancer Council rooms, Baden Powell Street, Maroochydore. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Melanoma come along and meet us. The next meeting is on Friday 20th June at 10.00am. For more information, or to talk to someone from our group, phone Christine at 0412 689 546 or Daphne on 0141 911 496. Why not visit our web site at www.melanomapatients.org.au
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ACROSS 5 Worked busily after many grew in number 7 Material for a small salesman 8 Common chap first notices group of uncommon women 10 Carry on with payment for work 12 Puts at risk finishes holding vexed feelings 14 Took the place of another when set-up died out 20 A couple put aid into rebel leaders 21 Each one I left in danger . . . 22 . . . has irritated schoolmaster inside 23 Formal celebrations seem nicer with nothing changed
ACROSS 5 Increased 7 Salesman (abb) 8 Witches’ group 10 Money earned 12 Imperils 14 Acted in place of 20 A couple 21 Extreme risk 22 Form of address 23 Rites DOWN 1 Plant bulb 2 A devil 3 Funnyman 4 Margin 5 Satirised 6 An animal 9 Boredom 11 Concur 13 Head parts 15 Long story 16 Removed skin 17 Attempted 18 Eating tool 19 Gutter
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13 Skinheads reverse syllables for tokens of victory 15 Some depicted in tale of adventure 16 Removed outer covering people first read about 17 Had a go when tired out 18 Use kitchen utensil to hit the ball in the air 19 Gradually draw off continual outflow
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Sunshine Coast Choral Festival BE inspired and thrilled by some fabulous singing at the Sunshine Coast Choral Festival at Lake Kawana Community Cen-
tre, Bokarina, starting at 1.30pm on Saturday 14 June. Eleven Sunshine Coast Singing Groups will each
sing works specially chosen for the Sunshine Coast Festival Concert. A massed choir will then sing some fabulous classical choral pieces such as the Hallelujah Chorus and some moving songs from around the world. Louise Kennedy is MC this year. Louise is a remarkable singer with an incredible performance career. She understands singers and brings a vivacity and wonderful sense of humour to the task of MC. If choral music stirs your soul or you have been thinking of joining a choir on the Coast, come and hear the Cool Harmonies, Crystal Waters Community Choir, Global Harmonies, Hot Ginger Chorus, InsingC, New World Rhythm, Sunshine Coast
Oriana Choir, Sunshine Coast Oriana Youth Choir, Sunshine Statesmen Barbershop Chorus, Tapestry and the U3A Choir. These groups sing a wide variety of music including classical choral music,
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jazz, gospel and world music, so there is a singing group or choir for everyone and the concert will appeal to all musical tastes.
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included. There is free admission for children 12 or under. Enquiries 5448 5487 or visit http:// sunshinecoastchoral festival. yolasite.com
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Saturday 5th July at 7.30pm. Flak is five extraordinary, but true stories of combat, courage and survival as experienced by some of the men who flew and fought in the air during
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World War Two - performed in the voices and characters of the men themselves. Author and performer Michael Veitch - who has had a lifetime passion for the subject - spent several years in the company of these remarkable but modest men, seeking out their stories for two highly-selling books, Flak and Fly. The tales he has chosen to include in this stage version include Bruce, an Australian bomber pilot, who survived being literally blown out of his exploding Lancaster bomber in 1945; Brian, a Welshman who crashed into the North Sea in 1941 in the middle of a raging North Sea icestorm, spending two horrendous days in a dinghy as his crew perished around him; James, a still-dashing ex-RAF
Spitfire pilot who survived an ordeal with a German bomber over Kent, and Dudley, an Australian flying boat captain who, after sinking a German submarine in extraordinary circumstances in 1943, befriended his one-time adversary, the sunken UBoat captain, decades later. Flak in its unique, ‘direct voice’ style, tells the stories and experiences of war, but also provides context, with Michael Veitch bringing much of his passion and deep interest in the subject to life in a compelling, and at times humorous way. There is even a short power-point on some of the less-than-successful aircraft flown by our air forces during the Second World War, and the sometimes bizarre stories be-
hind them. Flak is an ideal Show. Tickets: Full Price Bookings: Call 5491 4240 show for young people $32.00 / Concession & or visit www.theevents centre.com.au interested in the human Group 10+: $28.00 side of wars, in a way that combines drama and performance. Michael Veitch is an actor, author and broadTrain Times:................. 5453 8200 caster, best known for his roles on the sketch comBus Times - Translink: ..... 131 230 edy television shows The D-Generation, Fast Forward and Full Frontal, as Taxi: ................................. 131 008 well as for his books on Second World War aviation and the Bass Strait Islands and more recently in his critically acclaimed role in Standing On Ceremony – The Gay Marriage plays at Chapel off IF someone was injured, had a heart attack or sufChapel earlier in 2014. fered an allergic reaction in your presence, would Written and performed by you know what to do? How would you react? Do Michael Veitch you know the first steps of first aid? Directed by Helen Ellis | People are often hesitant to get involved in an Lighting Design by emergency situation not so much because they Michael Brasser don’t want to help but they’re worried they won’t The Events Centre, know what to do. Caloundra on Saturday Emergencies can happen anywhere — at home, 5th July 2014 at 7.30pm
Would you know what to do in a medical emergency?
‘Roses in Paradise’: Islamic gardens and garden culture LARGE and elaborate gardens were planted around the palaces in the Islamic world - from Spain right across to India and Central Asia. At the same time small gardens, shrubs and potted flowers graced the courtyards of more modest residences - reflecting the universal love of gardens and passion for flowers amongst Muslims. SusanScollay is an art historian and curator specialising in the arts and culture of the Islamic world and in historic textiles. She was the special-
ist guest curator of the major international loan exhibition of manuscripts from the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, Love and Devotion; from Persia and Beyond, at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne in 2012. Susan will deliver a lecture
on Monday 23 June 2014 at St Marks Church, Main St, Buderim starting at 6.45pm. The cost is $20 which includes supper and wine. Enquiries and bookings may be made on 5453 4793 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fundraiser for St Peters Church Rd, Maroochydore. For ST. Peters Anglican more information phone Church Mission Jenny at 5443 6134. Fellowship is holding a Stall in the Church Hall on Thursday 5th June from 8am. There will be homemade jams, pickles, cakes and slices as well as beautiful handmade craft items. While there you can have a Devonshire Tea with fresh homemade scones for $2.00 and lunch for only $5.00. The money raised is used to send a shipping container to Tanzania, one of the poorest countries in the world. It contains baby bundles for pregnant mothers and much needed equipment for the Hospitals, Bible Colleges and Schools we support. Without the items in the container the lives of many people would be more difficult. Some children would find it hard to get an education as they could not afford the books, etc they need to attend a state school. The Stalls are open from 8am to 2pm on Thursday, 5th June at St Peters Anglican Church cnr Church St and Beach
on the street, in the pool or at the supermarket. So what should you do? To gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully react and possibly save a life you need to complete a first aid course. An Allability Training course in first aid, providing nationally recognised training, will have you feeling confident to assist should there ever be an emergency. Allability is owned by Sunshine Butterflies Inc that provides services and support to people with a disability and to their families. Sunshine Butterflies does not receive any government funding and relies on their training business to be sustainable. Leanne Walsh, of Noosa, started Sunshine Butterflies. She and her husband know firsthand how difficult it is to raise a special needs child without any support, so Sunshine Butterflies was born. Rather than wait for a millionaire benefactor to donate to the charity, she started AllAbility Training to provide much needed funds for the charity.
To book your First Aid course call 5470 2830.
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