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CULTURE-LOVERS from across Queensland and beyond are celebrating the release of the full 2014 Noosa Long Weekend Festival program, which includes more than 80 events across the 10-day event. Festival Director Ian Mackellar said the festival - presented by Bendigo Bank - was set to deliver an array of eclectic and diverse events including music, dance, theatre, comedy, literature, forums, supper clubs, visual arts and some sensational themed food events.
“The 2014 program covers everything from burlesque and ballet to cabaret and cocktail capers,” Ian said. The program includes a range of both ticketed and free events. The pre-opening Carnevale on Friday, 18 July from 5pm-6pm on Hastings Street is one of the free events featuring Linsey Pollak and his band of 22 street performers and musicians, known as ‘The Unusual Suspects’. Continued on Page 2
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released by The Salvation Army last week indicated that, of around 2,500 of our Qld clients who were surveyed recently, many were struggling to afford basic necessities for themselves and their families. One in four said they were unable to afford a substantial meal at least once a day; 38% of participants did not have regular social contact with people, leading to a feeling of isolation and loneliness; and 91%
Festival of talent for Noosa Long Weekend Continued from Page 1 The Hastings Street Tree will also be officially lit with festive lighting at this event, which will remain in place for the duration of the 10-day festival. It’s sure to be a family favourite. Australian entertainer Rhonda Burchmore, cabaret performer Catherine Alcorn, soprano opera singer, actress and cabaret performer Ali McGregor; and Michael Griffiths (of Jersey Boys) join the star-studded festival line-up. All festival event tickets are now on sale and as in previous years are bound to sell fast. To view the full program or purchase festival tickets please visit www.noosalongweekend.com. Check inside for our free ticket giveaway to ‘Forbidden Broadway, Greatest Hits Vol.1’, a satirical send-up of Broadway musicals from Les Miz to Mamma Mia, Wicked to The Phantom of the Opera.
of respondents had limited or no savings for emergencies. “It is to meet these and many other needs faced by everyday Australians that The Salvation Army still urgently needs public support to make this year’s Red Shield Appeal a success. “We thank Sunshine Coast residents for their tremendous generosity towards The Salvation Army and encourage those who would still like to give to please send in their donations. Donations may still be made to the Red Shield Appeal by calling 13 SALVOS (13 72 58); visiting We also thank the many us this weekend in raising salvos.org.au volunteers who assisted these vital funds.
Aglow International – Sunshine Coast Branch AGLOW International - Sunshine Coast Branch will meet at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, Coes Creek Road, Burnside on Friday 11th July commencing at 9.30am. Come along, bring a friend and enjoy worship and an inspirational message. Our speaker will be Ruth Jack. Entry $8 includes morning tea. Aglow International Australia is a non-denominational Christian organisation and is part of a worldwide organisation. Men and women are made welcome. For further information contact Isabella 5476 8463 or Dorothy 5476 4190.
Buderim East Probus Club
THE Buderim East Probus Club meets at the Headland Bowls Club, Mooloolaba Rd, every second Tuesday of the month at 10.00 am. The club offers to seniors many interesting social activities, such as dine out groups, coffee and chats, footlight events for those interested in plays, Mah Jong and 500 card group, ten pin bowling and breakfasts. Enquiries to Des at 5493 6158.
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THE Salvation Army thanks Sunshine Coast residents for their generosity towards the 2014 Red Shield Appeal Doorknock, with the Queensland figure at $ 620, 550. Salvation Army Sunshine Coast spokesperson, Captain Stuart Glover said “We know many Australians are struggling to make ends meet and household budgets have been impacted by increasing costs of living. Data
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community news Caloundra Family History Research Inc. THE June Guest Speaker at the Caloundra Family History Research group general meeting was renowned genealogist and family historian, Shauna Hicks. Her subject was “Google Tools for Genealogy: Are you Making the Most of Google?” and she gave a ‘plain English’ explanation on the many intricacies of the benefits of ‘googling’. The meeting room was full to overflowing with members and visitors eager to hear her talk, a testament to her popularity in the family history network. With all the little jobs around the group’s premises being attended to, sometimes without being asked,
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The proposed $7 Medicare co-contribution not yet in place
THERE is anxiety and confusion for some pensioners who wrongly believe co-payments announced in the budget are already in place. Some GPs have even reported patients not showing up for appointments over concerns they’d have to pay a $7 co-payment, flagged to be introduced in July 2015. These patients may mistakenly believe the co-payment has already been introduced and some doctors are concerned it will mean that people with diabetes, who need regular review, are not going to show up to GP appointments. There is also confusion about copayments for PBS-listed medication with some pharmacists saying that
they have had anxious enquiries, particularly from pensioners, who think the cost of their medication has increased. Currently, pensioners pay the first $6 of PBS-listed medication and the general public pays the first $36.90. However the budget has flagged future increases for both pensioners and the general public. Pharmacists have concerns that if the GP co-payment goes through there would be much more pressure on their services as people use them as a first point of call for serious illness. Any co-payment for Medicare services and for PBS-listed prescriptions is at least a year away – if the budget is passed it will not take place until July 2015.
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Family History”; something the group has not touched on beforehand. Presenter will be Ann Swain, genealogist and family historian, as well as a Fellow of QFHS. Visitors are welcome to hear her talk, commencing at 1.30pm on Thursday 17th July at the CFHRI research rooms. The facility, accessed through Gate 2 at the Corbould Park Racecourse, has plenty of parking and wheelchair access. All enquiries about the group are welcomed by contacting June on 5493 2679, Roz on 5493 1197, or Dawn on 5492 2208. Email address is caloundrafamilyres @y7mail.com Website is www.caloundraf amilyhistory.org.au
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community news Laura May Smocking Group SOME of our ladies were very excited with receiving prizes for their beautiful smocked outfits in the recent Maleny
Show on 30th and 31st May. There were many items shown – dresses, nighties, coat hanger covers, aprons and
cushions. Even though smocking is an old craft it has been made easier by having pleating machines available and the type of
3 FREE MUSIC LESSONS! Have you always wanted to play the piano? Perhaps you played as a child but have become a little ‘rusty’ over the years. Whatever the case, it is never too late to learn music. And not only does it keep your mind sharp and agile, when you join a class, you also get to meet lovely, like-minded people. Kerry Osborne, Director of Kerry’s Keyboards, has 35 years of experience teaching mature learners how to play their favourite songs fast. “I have developed a teaching technique so that my students can play a song after their very first lesson”, Kerry said. “There are no boring scales or technical exercises, just short cuts to play the music you love, quickly. If you can practice, you can learn to play music, at any age”. For the month of July, Kerry is offering 3 free group- lessons. “It doesn’t matter if you are out of practice, or have never touched a keyboard before, we can get you up to speed”, Kerry said.
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“I have been learning music from Kerry for the past 13 years. Although I had always wanted to learn piano as a child, I never had the opportunity. So when I retired, I decided it was time. Since I started learning from Kerry, I haven’t looked back. Every week I truly look forward to my music lesson, it is just so much fun, not only because Kerry is so patient and fun, but because we have a wonderful group of people learning together. It’s a day I wouldn’t miss for quids!” Barb Hegarty, Bli Bli
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Maleny at 10.00 a.m. for 3 hours. If you wish to come and join us morning tea is provided and the members have “show and tell” to encourage you to get started. The cost is $5 for the morning of social chatter and admiring the ladies work. If you wish to ask any questions about our group please ring Robyn on 0408 066 803. Our ladies who received prizes namely Kym Duguid, Ruth Wright and Heather Davidson are still very excited about their win.
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Near what Australian capital city is Mount Wellington? 2. What are the surnames of comedic duo Hamish and Andy? 3. At what time does the ABC broadcast its main news program? 4. Who wrote “The Ugly Duckling”? 5. What momentous event occurred on 6th August 1945? 6. What kind of creature is a Santa Gertrudis? 7. What part of the body is operated on during an octoplasty? 8. To what is a celiac allergic? 9. Who takes part in a conclave? 10. What office did General Peter Cosgrove hold from July 2002 to July 2005? 11. On what continent is the Orinoco River?
12. What is the minimum number of points that must be won to take a set of tennis? 13. What are the usual colours of the drink crème de menthe? 14. In what race of people is the kadaitcha man a ritual executioner? 15. Is a pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable? 16. Which western country has the motto : “In God We Trust”? 17. Which Australian university is noted for the Helidon sandstone cladding the buildings of its Great Court? 18. What general colour was the Australian bank note that was replaced by a coin in 1988? 19. What is the knife that a surgeon uses? 20. What was Popeye’s favourite food? Answers on page 8
community news ‘A Letter Home’ Exhibition
THE latest exhibition at the Landsborough Historical Museum, part of the National Trust’s Heritage Festival for 2014, is “A Letter Home” and highlights the role of migration in shaping the social and cultural life of the local area. The display uses astonishingly lifelike mannequins and many historical items from the museum’s collection to illustrate the lives of the people of the area during the 1890s, the 1920s soldier settlements, through the Greek and Italian migrations of the 1950s and the “swinging sixties”, to the present day. The exhibition is the product of many hours work by volunteers and friends of the museum, from the discovery of the mannequins in a paddock in Samford Valley some two years ago, to the research and design of their costumes and of the five dioramas within which they sit.
The exhibition will continue for several months and can be seen during the Museum’s opening hours: 9am – 3pm on Wednesdays, Thursday, Fridays and Sundays. The Museum
is, of course, always pleased to hear from anyone who may be interested in joining us as a volunteer. There is plenty to do! Just call the Museum on 07 5494 1755.
Concessions decision good news for vulnerable pensioners COTA Queensland has welcomed the announcement by the Queensland Premier to maintain funding for pensioner and seniors concessions. “It was a good Queensland Week present for the 435,000 aged pensioners who would have been significantly worse off if the cut in household and transport concessions had gone ahead,” said Mr Mark Tucker-Evans, Chief Executive of COTA Queensland. “It is also good news for other holders of a Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card, such as veterans, people with disability, carers, and single parents who rely on state government concessions for access to electricity, water, and transport.” The announcement by the Premier to continue the current level of conces-
sions without the Australian Government’s annual contribution is recognition of the anxiety and confusion which many pensioners were feeling after the recent Federal Budget. “The Queensland Government needs to work with the Australian Government, as well as other states and territories, to forge a lasting agreement about the Pensioner Concession Card and the role of government in maintaining a safety net for people on fixed, low incomes. “COTA Queensland will continue to work with the Queensland Government on finding ways to simplify and improve access to concessions for those pensioners and low-income Queenslanders who do not receive adequate assistance.”
Do you want to know how to store your vegetables in your fridge, so that they stay fresh for two to four weeks or more? It’s so simple, and it will save you lots of money like I have! Recently I came across a product called “Super Fresh Bags”. These bags store food in the fridge for freshness and longevity. I’m sure most of us Villagers waste fruit and vegetables because they “go off” before we get to use them up completely. Well, this need not happen anymore and the proof is in the pudding. Prior to Christmas I put various items in these bags to test. On returning from holidays some three weeks later, all of my vegetables were as I left Roslyn Roberts of Hammond Village, Coombabah, QLD them in the refrigerator – fresh and ready to eat. In fact, I now have had some spring onions stored for over six weeks and they are still fresh. My personal experience with these bags has been nothing short of fantastic and for what it is worth I want to share this with you. The bags pay for themselves in no time. And the best part is the bags are washable and reusable over and over again. I have been using my bags for over 12 months now and they are still going strong. You will find that these bags have a myriad of uses and it is just a matter of experimenting. The bags have a very minimal cost and are posted free all over Australia. Go on line and visit www.superfreshbags.com.au for more information or to make a purchase or if you don’t have access to a computer call
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community news Goggomobil Darts fill Goggonutters’ hearts THE occasion was the celebration, billed as the a mix of rock’n’roll, 2014 Coolangatta/Tweed country’s biggest ’50s and rockabilly, dancing, cars, Heads Cooly Rocks On ’60s nostalgia festival and fashion, retro markets, nos-
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talgia and more. Some 1200 vehicles-hot rods, custom builds and classics-were on display during the 11-day Gold Coast event held between May 30 and June 9, including a number of Goggomobils. That’s right, Goggomobils. Goggomobils actually do exist and have done so for
over 65 years. They are not figments of an advertising executive’s active imagination as a certain television ad might have had us thinking. Adding to the historical mileage, Australian automotive ground-breaker Bill Buckle is credited with pioneering the building of composite cars and devel-
oping the fibreglass-bodied Goggomobil Dart sports car, in Sydney, in the late 1950s, with other Goggomobil models built under licence. Steel-bodied Goggomobils were first produced by Glas (later purchased by BMW) in Dingolfing, Bavaria, Germany after WWII, with the
Australian-built Dart’s chassis and mechanical components based on the German Goggomobil microcar. Pictured in the forefront is a 1960 Goggomobil Dart on show at the 2014 Cooly Rocks On event that drew an estimated 100,000 visitors. Weighing in the vicinity of 345kg, production of Goggomobil Darts ceased in 1961. A final toot of the horn regarding these pint-sized head turners is that Goggomobil enthusiasts refer to themselves as Goggonutters, with ‘certified Goggonutters’ (so the story goes) having to be ‘a little bit nutty about’, and passionate to preserve, Goggomobils. Go go Goggonutters!
Naval Association of Australia – Maroochy Waters Sub Section ONCE Navy - Always Navy, is the proud motto that underpins the fellowship embodied in the Australian Naval Association’s principles and in this spirit, the Maroochy Waters Sub Section extends its warm invitation to former personnel, of Commonwealth Navies and Australia’s Allies and any Commonwealth of Nations Merchant Naval Service, to join our enthusiastic members and share experiences with like minded people. If you have served in any of the above listed Navies, you and your family are welcome to join our Association, which has a proud naval heritage, enjoy the comradeship, reminisce and spin ‘dits’ of days past.
Enjoy, also, the quiet ambience of the museum of military memorabilia containing a wealth of original artefacts, uniforms and models of naval ships used in conflict, donated by many of our members, a vivid reminder of the contribution by the men and women in their military role of Commonwealth Navies through the years. We look forward to seeing you at our monthly social gatherings at RSL House106, Memorial Ave., Maroochydore. For information on becoming a member, please contact: Bill Hayward, President, Phone: 5479 2482; Sue Meehan, Secretary, Ph: 0438 911 959; Phil Ireland, Membership Registrar, Ph: 5444 7352.
community news Nambour Probus Club THE Club outing for May was a coach trip to the Redcliffe Peninsula. Our tour guide was a local resident with a thorough knowledge of the area and he also gave an interesting commentary regarding the history of the district from its earliest settlement. For most of us the visit to the local museum brought back memories of how life was in our early lives as the artefacts displayed were then in every day use. The “Bee Gees Walk” has a comprehensive photo display beside the monument of the four brothers which records their musical career and is well worth visiting. At the Club’s June
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ners. These scanners can scan your cards even though they are in your wallet or handbag. This information is then used by criminals to set up bank accounts, loans etc, and engage in other criminal activity, which can result in a lot of personal trauma while the criminal walks away scot free.
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meeting President Colin Simms presented an OBE Certificate to John Ison on his reaching his eightieth birthday. The President also made presentations to Coral and Berne Sutton on the occasion of their
sixtieth wedding anniversary. An interesting Members Spot was given by Mrs Lyn Hall regarding her life and the missionary work she has been involved in. The Guest Speakers were Gary and
Nicky Burke from Happy Hearts who spoke on identity theft. This topic is of concern to everyone and the extent that fraudsters are able to ply their criminal activities is becoming more sophisticated daily.
TV retune is coming to the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland from 9 July THE retune is a national program that moves freeto-air television channels to new frequencies. These moves, to be completed by the end of 2014, will free up space for new services such as mobile broadband. After channels have changed, viewers will need to retune their digi-
tal TV, set-top box or digital TV recorder to find the channels that have moved. On the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland, all free-toair TV channels will change frequencies from 9 July. Some affected suburbs include: Noosa Hinterland, Noosa Coast, Sunshine Coast,
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Cooroibah, Eumundi, Nambour, Mooloolaba, Doonan, Tewantin, Pomona and Sippy Downs. On the Southern Sunshine Coast, some free-to-air TV channels will change frequencies on 17 or 22 July, including Buddina, Marcoola, Caloundra, Beerwah, Caboolture, Glass House Mountain, Landsborough, Woodford, Banksia Beach, Bongaree, Pelican Waters, Nambour, Mapleton and Warana. Residents who receive their reception from the Peregian Beach and Point Arkwright transmitters retuned in January 2014. The best way for viewers find out when they are likely to need to retune is to visit the website and type their address into the “get retune info” box or call the Digital Ready Information Line on 1800 20 10 13, 8am to 10pm 7 days a week. Retuning is done using the remote. Viewers should start by pressing the ‘menu’ button on their remote then looking for
the ‘set-up’ options. Next, they should try to select words like ‘channels’ or ‘auto-tuning’ and follow the prompts. A scanning bar may appear so when the scan finishes, you should be able to receive all the digital TV channels. On the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland, there may be some temporary disruptions to reception from 7 July to 11 July. Service outages on the days before and after the retune may also be necessary, due to work being conducted at the transmission site. On the Southern Sunshine Coast, there may be some temporary disruptions to reception from 15 to 18 July or 21 to 24 July. Service outages on the days before and after the retune may also be necessary, due to work being conducted at the transmission site. The retune simply moves some free-to-air TV channels to a new location on the broadcast spectrum and is unlikely to change TV reception or coverage.
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community news Christmas appeal funds robot for dementia care
General Manager Kowa Australia Ltd, Yuji Miyoshi, PARO inventor; Takanori Shibata Phd; Patricia Lowmass, Residential Manager at RSL Care Farnorha Retirement Community; Luke Greive, Chief Operating Officer at RSL Care with PARO the Robotic Seal
SOME of the funds from RSL Care’s 2013 Christmas Appeal have been put to good use with the purchase of a robotic baby seal, called PARO to help residents living with dementia. The robotic seal has been purchased for use at RSL Care’s Farnorah Retirement Community, and will be used to assist residents with dementia by helping them reduce feelings of anxiety and improves communication with care givers. The very cute robotic baby seal is fitted with artificial intelligence, software and tactile sensors which enable it to respond to touch and sound. It also shows emotions such as surprise, happiness and anger. Residents with dementia are able to cuddle the seal and interact with it. RSL Care’s fundraising coordinator, Danila Franz said the purchase of the PARO seal was a great example of funds raised being used to support the wellbeing of residents. “Our Christmas Appeal star, World War Two hero Archie Wilson will be
very proud the campaign he supported has been able to contribute to such a great initiative” she said. “The PARO seal
uses cutting-edge robotic technology which is increasingly being recognised clinically as a rehabilitation tool.”
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community news Rotary Changeover Dinner organisations, with many of the local beneficiaries having representatives attend the dinner. These included Darren Shields from the Paraplegic Benefit Fund, Sharon Oâ€™Kane from Wesley Care and Mary White from Wheelchairs for Kids. One of the biggest beneficiaries was Queensland Drought Re-
THE Rotary Club of Noosa Heads held their end of year â€œChangeover Dinnerâ€? at the Waterfront Restaurant, Noosaville on Tuesday, 3rd June. The event celebrated the closure of a successful year by the outgoing President, Dr. Keith Trace, and the induction of the new President, Gerald Victor OAM. Addressing the assembly, President Keith said that it had been an eventful, enjoyable and financially good year, raising almost $38,000 for International, National and local
lief, which received $13,500. The Rotary Club of Noosa Heads meets every Tuesday evening at the Villa Noosa, Noosaville and if you are interested do come along and experience what Rotary is all about. For further information please contact Roger White on (07) 5470 2178.
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Apple or PC With the release of the more affordable Apple IMac this week, Now only $1349 AUD, Apple is now competing within the price range of every other PC (personal computer) manufacturer on the market. I get a lot of phone calls from people who are looking to upgrade their existing computer and are needing some advice on what to do. Well folks, I have been working on PC’s for 20years and Macs for 15years and both are great for different needs. Fortunately back in 2006 Mac changed over their CPU (Central Processing Unit) from their in-house apple PPC to Intel, which paved the way for more programs to run on the Mac. Although the operating system was different, the CUP architecture meant that it became easier for companies to reconfigure their Windows based programs to easily run on a Mac. This was a pivotal point in allowing Mac to go from specialist graphics based applications to applications people use daily. So when I get asked the question, which computer should I get an Apple or a PC?. I ask them, what computer do you currently have?. Do you have a smart phone or tablet and what brand are these, and what will you be using it for? If you are in the market for an upgrade it pays to answer these questions first. It helps to look at Apple and PC a little like a car, foe example; are you a Ford person or a Holden person? Because, while both Apple and PC are essentially computers, they both perform the same tasks, for the average user, like emails and Internet and word processing and picture management, their layout is just different. In this day and age, with families using multiple devices like the iPhone and iPad, if someone already has even one of these devices, they are already part way to understanding the layout and idiosyncrasies of Apple. I would suggest transferring over to Apple, as it is easier sharing content between all of these devices if they are all on the Apple platform. If you have a personal computer, or laptop, a HTC or Sony smart phone and a Samsung tablet, I would suggest that you keep with a Windows PC as the layout, once again, is similar across Android and Windows platforms. If you have never picked up a computer before (and I have had a few phone calls like this) I would suggest you dive into the world of Apple, because even though it takes a little getting used to it is easier to navigate and more user friendly. In my years of dealing with Apple and PC, I rarely get a call with an Apple problem, a hardware issue or even a virus problem. I have an Apple laptop my youngest is still using and it’s almost 10 years old. But this is just my humble opinion. If you are having any trouble with either, my details are below an I am happy to assist. I am ambidextrous when it comes to computers! Many Thanks Nathan Wellington, Home Tech Assist 1300 682 817 hometechassist.com.au, email@example.com
the wife of our first Governor-General at a ceremony held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne on September 3, 1901. Two out of the five prize-winners in the 1901 flag design competition were teenagers (school boy Ivor Evans and apprentice optician Leslie Hawkins), another THE Australian National Flag is was a well-known female artist (Annie Dorrington) and one the only flag to fly over an entire continent. It was the first (William Stevens) was First national flag chosen in an open Officer for the merchant navy. public competition. The prize for The fifth winner was a young Melbourne architect (Egbert the design competition (£200) was a substantial sum of money Nuttall). The Southern Cross (formally in those days – representing known as “Crux Australis”) is a nearly a year’s wages for an constellation that can be seen average worker. Arranging the 32,823 entries for display at the only in the night skies of the Southern Hemisphere. The Royal Exhibition Building in individual stars are named by Melbourne took eight weeks, and the judges needed six days the first five letters of the Greek to inspect them and choose the alphabet – Alpha, Beta, Gamma, winning design. Entrants in the Delta, and Epsilon. The Southern Cross has a very flag competition gave their significant status in Aboriginal imagination free rein: designs mythology (eg as part of the submitted featured every kind legend of Mululu of the Kanda of flora and fauna identifiable with Australia – sometimes all at tribe). The Australian National Flag is once (eg a flag depicting a raised every morning at the kangaroo with six tails to school in Villers-Bretonneux in symbolise the six states; one France, in memory of the with a galloping emu heading thousands of Australian south; and another of native casualties incurred in liberating animals playing cricket with a their village in 1917 (during the winged cricket ball !) The winning design was unveiled by First World War).
community news Psychologists raise concerns over grandparents’ health THE physical and psychological health of grandparents is worsening due to their caring obligations, according to psychologists. The Australian Psychological Society (APS) says grandparents who take primary responsibility for raising their grandchildren are sacrificing their own physical and psychological health due to their caring responsibilities. Ms Heather Gridley from the APS said given the increase in need for outof-home care, and the lack of availability of care options, grandparent care should be prioritised over foster care as it is known for higher levels of stability. “Grandparents are overwhelmingly older, female, single, from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and in poorer health,” Ms
Gridley said. “They are often managing strained relationships with birth parents, feelings of being overwhelmed and alone, and mixed feelings of wanting to keep the family together but resentment and guilt about being robbed of their own life or retirement.” National Seniors’ concerns over the health of grandparents was also raised in a submission to the Federal Government earlier this year. In the submission, National Seniors called for more social and financial support for grandparents including legal assistance, respite care and educational and training programs. Read the full submission on the website at nationalseniors.com.au. Media release: National Seniors
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Buderim VIEW Club’s Meetings/ Lunches are held on the first Wednesday of the month, at 246 Petrie Creek Road Rosemount (Bli Bli) at 11am. The next meeting/lunch is on Wednesday 2nd July. There are always interesting guest speakers and a social activity on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. July’s guest speaker is Corinne Williams, a Taoist Tai Chi instructor who will give us the many benefits of practising Tai Chi into our older years. All VIEW Clubs are an im-
portant part of The Smith Family and the funds raised are used to assist ‘The Learning for Life’ programme 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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WE are a retired business seniors single group wanting to meet retired single business, men to join us. We need a balance of men and women to enjoy social outings. Theatre, home dinner parties, barbecues, walks, picnics and dining out are some of the venues we would like to share. These are the outings one doesn’t enjoy on one’s own. For further details please phone 5443 7663.
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community news Olde Time Music Hall
OH we do like to be beside the seaside. This and many old time favourites feature in the Caloundra Chorale & Theatre Co’s next production. Traditional music hall dates back to Victorian times when it was the popular entertainment for the masses. Often very bawdy, they were hosted by an over the top compere and featured items such as musical numbers, skits, melodrama, audience participation and the like. The aim was unadulterated entertainment. Our own compere, the inestimable and vociferousness, Colin Butcher, who comes at enormous expense, hosts an evening of fun and variety. Our music hall offerings have always proved very popular and features well known CCTC artistes such as Grant and Julie
Members, Groups $20. Includes supper / afternoon tea souvenir programme. Bookings essential in this intimate theatre. Phone Ann 5437 2719.
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Downsizing not a priority for most seniors MOST seniors are reluctant to downsize to smaller residences, with an increasing number of older Australians preferring to live in homes with at least three bedrooms, according to new research. The National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre (NSPAC) study of 2000 National Seniors’ members aged over 50 examined the proportion of seniors who downsized in the past five years, or who were considering downsizing in the future, and the motivating and discouraging factors affecting their decision to downsize. Only one quarter of people living alone in houses with three or more bedrooms were considering downsizing. Of those seniors who had downsized in the past five years, 43 per cent had moved into a three bed-
room house, compared to only 17 per cent who had moved to an apartment/ unit. National Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill said the results showed seniors had a strong preference to remain in larger homes. “Policy-makers talk of seniors downsizing and freeing up family-sized homes but it seems older Australians aren’t so keen to do so,’’ O’Neill said. “Considering the lack of policy incentives to downsize, and the strong emotional attachment all Australians have to their family home, these findings are hardly surprising.” The factor that discouraged the most people from downsizing was that it would “take too much effort” (44 per cent), especially for people aged over 75. The cost of stamp duty
was reported as a disincentive by 33 per cent of people; and only 28 per cent of homeowners on the Age Pension said the previous Federal Labor Government’s proposed pilot scheme to encourage downsizing, which has since been scrapped, would have influenced them to move. O’Neill said it was clear there were still too many disincentives for seniors to downsize. “There have been no real measures to encourage seniors to downsize,’’ he said. “Policy interventions to reduce financial barriers such as cuts to stamp duty and a commitment to address the lack of age-appropriate housing in Australia could increase people’s incentive to downsize.”
O’Neill added there was also a growing need for seniors to keep spare living space available to provide care for grandchildren or parents. Media release: National Seniors
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community news Dr Nitschke comes to Sunshine Coast PROMINENT voluntary euthanasia activist Dr Philip Nitschke is holding a meeting from 10.00am on Thursday August 14 in the Bicentennial Annexe, Bicentennial Drive...the first half hour is free to the public but the workshop is for Exit members only. Annual membership is $110.00 single or $165 per couple, and currently a third of the Australian membership resides on the Sunshine Coast in an area extending from Gympie to Caloundra and west to Conondale. Dr Nitschke was the first doctor in the world to legally administer voluntary euthanasia to four terminally ill patients, following the passage of the Rights of The Terminally Ill Act in the Northern Territory in 1995, before the Act was overturned by the Howard Government. As revealed in his autobiography published August 2013 â€œDammed If I Doâ€? (co-authored by Peter Corris), Philip Nitschke came late to medical practice. Born and raised in South Australia, he studied physics at Adelaide and Flinders Universities, gaining a PhD in Physics. During 1972 he worked with Land Rights activist Vincent Lingiari and the Gurindji people at Wave Hill. Following a serious accident when an Army reservist and employed as a National Parks ranger, he embarked upon his medical studies, graduating from Sydney University in 1988. His internship at Darwin Public Hospital gave insight into the workings of the system, where he
learned that God was, in fact, the head surgeon of the Orthopaedics Department. Several years later and after some colourful encounters with hospital bureaucracy, he established his own mobile medical practice; taking to the streets of Darwin to provide after hours medical care to those in need. It was during this time that he met with the four terminally patients, whose tortured lives were ended with dignity before the ROTI Act was terminated by the opponents of the Territory legislation in a move against every Australian citizen who believes in his/her right to voluntary euthanasia. As the Director of Exit International, Dr Nitschke and his wife, Dr Fiona Stewart, travel extensively within Australia and overseas, convening workshops to convey the latest information with regard to the dying with dignity movement. Unlike God, Dr Nitschke cannot be everywhere and so has established a network of voluntary Chapter Leaders throughout Australia and New Zealand, who form a point of contact for membership enquiries and also hold regular meetings which enable their group members to meet with likeminded people and receive up-to-date information on the VE front. The Chapter Leader for the Sunshine Coast is Linese Norrish and she can be contacted on 5446 5116 for further information regarding the forthcoming meeting/workshop, and enquiries relating to becoming a member of Exit International.
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WHAT a wonderful morning twenty members of the Glasshouse Country VIEW Club had on their recent visit to “Secrets on the Lakes” situated overlooking Baroon Pocket Dam near Montville. Host George greeted each of the ladies with a beautiful rose. Devonshire tea was then served in the Secrets Café by their friendly staff and was just delicious. A tour of one of their treehouse accommodation units and the magnificent gardens followed. The VIEW Clubs are a valued part of the Smith Family, committed to working with disadvantaged Australian children to transform their lives through education. Since 1960 more than 19,600 members from
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A Life Well Lived 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. To register your participation 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! The Pomona & District Community House would like to acknowledge the support of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, and COTA Queensland.
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LEADING over 50’s developer and 2014 ‘Australia’s best’Seniors’ Living winner Halcyon, has commenced construction on their latest lifestyle community. Located half way between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane at Caboolture North, Halcyon Glades has already attracted the eye of savvy baby boomers. First release buyers are making the most of early bird incentives and an improving marketplace, selling up in an effort to downsize on maintenance and upgrade their lifestyle. As a result only a handful of homes still remain in the first release. Project Di-
rector Marie Cone said that the strong results were an endorsement of Halcyon’s quest to provide innovative, affordable housing in a gated over 50’s community. “Today’s over 50’s are confirming to us over and over again that high quality, sustainable housing is a priority in their retirement years”. Awarded for environmentally sustainable initiatives, all architect-designed homes at Halcyon Glades are constructed using quality materials such as steel framing and thermal Hebel panelling. An 8Star energy rating means the homes will be warmer
in winter and cooler in summer; using less energy and saving home owners money. Marie said the ‘Long House’ Recreation Club and surrounding Leisure Pre-
cinct will be the focal point of the new community. “When it comes to lifestyle, we encourage our home owners to make good use of the comprehensive resort style facilities on offer and even take up a new fitness regime when they move in,” she said. “As active seniors, it’s important to have a space to bring the community together for social, sporting, artistic and recreational pursuits.” “At the same time it allows our home owners to be as active or as laid back as they desire”. Halcyon’s financial model has made it a revolutionary concept for the retire-
ment sector, with the company’s no-exit fee model providing transparency and security for baby-boomers. Halcyon does not charge exit or deferred management fees and buyers do not pay stamp duty on their purchase. Home owners pay a fixed weekly fee indexed to the Consumer Price Index which covers all running and management costs, as well as water and rates charges. Homes at Halcyon Glades, Caboolture are priced from $315,000. For more information phone 1800 814 567 or simply google ‘Life begins at Halcyon’.
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Volunteers Needed - Training Provided SUNSHINE Coast Riding for the Disabled (RDA) is always on the lookout for more volunteers to support the programs assisting nearly 200 children and adults with a disability on the Sunshine Coast. A desire to help others and a few spare hours each week is all that is needed to become part of our committed team. No previous horse or disability experience is needed. We offer full training and mentoring for new volunteers. Our next Volunteer Training day for new
volunteers will be on Tues 1st July from 9am till midday. Morning tea is provided. If you are interested, just turn up on the 1st July for a warm welcome. You can find Sunshine Coast RDA at 2 Monak Rd, North Arm (between Yandina and Eumundi). For more information on all our programs, horses and our centre please visit the website www.sunshinecoastrda.com For further enquiries, email email@example.com or call 5447 6604 after hours.
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Maroochydore Homemaker Centre this month. Recliner House, formerly known as the Recliner Warehouse, joins the centre’s retailer line-up, having officially opened its doors opposite Harvey Norman Big Buys last week. Recliner House Director Keith Moore said he was delighted to have taken up tenancy in thecentre, and to be moving into the Sunshine Coast region’s Principal Activity Centre, Maroochydore. “We’re thrilled to be setting up shop in Maroochydore and joining the 20-odd retailers that call the centre home,”Mr Moore said. “The La-Z-Boy brand has developed such an esteemed reputation around the globe over the past few decades, so it’s a real privilege to be the onlyLaZ-Boy Gallery on the Sunshine Coast. We have the widest range of La-Z-Boy furniture on the Coast, with our entire range being exclusive to us”. “In addition to our World
renowned recliner furniture, lift chairs and even home theatre recliners, we also have a wide range of non-motion sofas, all carrying theLa-Z-Boy name for quality and one of the best warranties in the furniture business, so we’re finding customers are pleasantly surprised when they first enter the store and realise we offer much more than just your average recliner.” While the store has previously operated out of Kawana, Mr Moore said he opted to relocate to Maroochydore to capitalise on the benefits of being part of a dedicated home centre. He also advised “we have taken the opportunity to re-brand too, to reflect that we are no longer just any old recliner warehouse, but a high quality showroom, specialising only inLa-ZBoy products”. “Research published in the International Journal of Management & Strategyhasindicated consumers prefer shopping in a ‘one-stop’ desti-
nation, rather than travelling between different store locations, so it made perfect sense to relocate to the region’s dedicated one-stop shop for household goods,” Mr Moore said. Maroochydore Homemaker Centre Marketing Manager Kelli Robertson said she was thrilled to welcome the new store to the centre. “It’s a real coup to have Recliner House joining our pool of retailers,” Ms Robertson said. “We pride ourselves on delivering a range of leading brands under one roof, so the addition of the Recliner House’s exclusive range of La-Z-Boy products further bolsters what is already a hub of wellloved brands.” Recliner House will officially celebrate their opening in Maroochydore on 15th June, with the store giving away a La-Z-Boy recliner valued at $899 to one lucky winner on the day. For more information about Recliner House, please visit www.reclinerhouse.net.au.
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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
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!
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community news Walk with a View Maroochydore VIEW are holding the annual Walk With a View appeal which is to be held on Friday 11th July. Registration at 8.30 am for a 9.00 start from Alexander Headland Surf Club to Mooloolaba Surf Club and return (5k) to enjoy morning tea provided by Alex Surf Club. We ask that any guests interested in attending, either seek sponsorship or donate $5.00 towards the appeal. All proceeds are donated to the Smith Family’s Learning for Life Program providing educational Last year’s Walk with a View eager participants opportunities to disadvantaged children. If you would like to join ing purposes please call us on this walk - for cater- Margaret on 5448 6506.
Home Health Care – Sunshine Coast has moved THE Coast’s leading provider of quality rehabilitation equipment, mobility and daily living aids on the Sunshine Coast is now Open 7 Days Moving Home Health Care into the Chemmart Pharmacy next door guarantees our customers 7 day access to our large range of Mobility and Rehabilitation equipment. Home Health Care can provide the equipment and superior advice that allows a person to stay in their home, retain their independence and maintain a quality lifestyle with a high level of comfort. Our staff pride themselves on offering caring personalised service, and will provide you with upto-date information. Our customers have a choice of hiring or purchasing from our large range of equipment. We also offer a hire to buy option on most of our rental items. With our brand new showroom located in Price Street Nambour, we can now offer demonstrations on these products to ensure we best meet your needs. We offer a full delivery and collection service on all of our hire equipment and products. This service is provided between Caloundra and Noosa. Call us today and speak to one of our experienced staff to find out which items may be suitable for your needs. Phone 07 5476 0988, email email@example.com or www.homehealth.com.au
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Maroochydore VIEW Club MAROOCHYDORE VIEW Club’s next luncheon meeting is on July 25th at 11.00 for 11.30 start at the Maroochydore Surf Club. The cost is $22.00. Marion Allan from the Smith Family will discuss the Learning for Life program, which VIEW Clubs support. Newcomers are always welcome. If you would like to attend this meeting, or hear more about our VIEW Club, please contact Val, on 5450 0717 before 16th July.
Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Auxiliary THE Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Auxiliary will hold a luncheon on Friday 25th July from noon at the Trophies Restaurant, Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Rd. Buderim. Cost is $ 30 per person. The guestspeaker will be Tish Lees. Proceeds to benefit The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital. Please call Robyn on 5476 7212 for more information. www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au
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community news Seniors are assets not liabilities, forum hears THE growing number of seniors and their spending power make them an asset and not a liability as they are too often portrayed, a public forum in Melbourne heard today. Michael O’Neill, chief executive of consumer lobby group for the over 50s National Seniors Australia, said today that there was too much
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to their own retirement and would live without government involvement if it was in their power to do so. “But governments have to provide certainty in superannuation and investments and not give banks and financial advisers an unfair advantage by reducing consumer protection.” O’Neill was speaking at the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre’s free public forum today at the State Library of Victoria. He was one of a line-up of leading experts from Alzheimer’s Australia, the Stroke Foundation, beyondblue and other organisations who shared their insights and healthy living tips for over 50s. Topics covered include Alzheimer’s disease prevention and support for carers, stroke prevention, depression and anxiety in older people, physical activity for health living, healthy eating and health and employment. Awardwinning science and medical journalist, presenter, speaker and academic Dr Gael Jennings, was the Master of Ceremonies. For further details and to view the program please visit www. productiveageing.com.au.
Probus Club of Currimundi Combined THE Probus Club of Currimundi Combined invited Neil Kendall to be guest speaker at their June meeting. Neil’s subject, ‘Stop worrying about money and start living’ was well received and left the 100 or so members with a lot of food for thought. Neil is the general manager and financial advisor of Topicoffs and he worries about money, clients’ money so they don’t have to and he gave some very sound and helpful advice as to why and how to manage money in retirement. Neil stressed that one should have an up to date will and enduring power of attorney and also a summary of all financial assets all in one place as this makes
Neil Kendall of Topicoffs (right) with Henry Francis (left) and Ed Kitchener (President) (centre)
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understands how difficult it is to build wealth, so preserving it is their priority.
Sunshine Coast MS Self Help Group THE Sunshine Coast MS Self Help Group meet every 4th Saturday of the month at 2.00pm at the Suncare Day Respite Centre, George Street Maroochydore. Further information can be obtained by phoning Maureen on 5443 2215. There is no cost and Partners/Carers are also welcome. The next meeting will be held on Saturday the 28th June. Future meetings for the rest of the year will be held on the 26th July, 23rd August (Birthday Lunch), 27th September, 25th October & 22nd November (Christmas Lunch). No meeting in December.
Pitch Perfect Workshop THE Sunshine Coast Literary Association is holding a workshop ‘Pitch Perfect,’ on how to pitch your writing to publishers. Creating a captivating pitch could mean the difference between grabbing a publisher’s attention and sinking to the bottom of the slush pile. The facilitator is awardwinning author Pamela Rushby. The workshop will be held at Kawana Forest Meeting Place, Woodlands Blvd, Meridan Plains on Saturday 26 July from 1pm to 5pm. Cost is $80 for nonmembers and $50 for members. For bookings email@example.com, visit the website www.scliterary.org. or ring 0414 237 586. www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au
community news Caloundra Evening VIEW welcomes new members
DURING the past two months, Caloundra Evening VIEW has officially inducted five new members into the Club. President, Sandra Harding, outlined VIEW’s goal to support The Smith Family in providing educational opportunities for disadvantaged Australian children and their families. She also said that VIEW provided great opportunities for members to enjoy regular social events and develop new friendships. At the May dinner meeting, inaugural Caloundra VIEW
Sandra Harding and Julie Vandermeer (new member)
members, Claire Seddon and Bev Walker, presented Debbie Morgan, Alana Meisenhalter, Liz Taylor and Maurine Lamont with their badges and in June, Sandra welcomed Julie Vandermeer to the club. Caloundra VIEW meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6.15 pm at the Caloundra Power Boat Club. To find out more about VIEW clubs in general visit www.view.org.au or contact Carole on 5491 8646 or at caloundraview @hotmail.com.
Black Pepper offers up to 50% off their Winter range! WITH winter upon us, what better way to rug up than in the Black Pepper styles you’ve seen and loved throughout the season. With up to 50% off selected styles starting on Wednesday July 9th 2014, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Black Pepper’s history of producing quality classic casual wear with a superior comfort fit will ensure your favourite garments will last for seasons. Durable easy wear and easy care fabrics are adorned with colourful prints, stripes, and detailing to suit any mood. The brand has developed a loyal following because of their wide
assortment of casual garments that offer timeless looks to complement the seasons. Their wide range of styles and colours make it easy to co-ordinate outfits to ensure you can get an entire outfit for everyday wear or for a relaxed social occasion. Visit your local Black Pepper store in Maroochydore to discover the great styles with up to 50% off first hand at Shop GD112A, Sunshine Plaza, 154-164 Horton Parade. You can contact the friendly staff at the store on 07 5479 4564. If you can’t get to the store, you can also shop online at blackpepper.com.au. Enjoy Life, Live Comfortably.
Voices of Birralee to perform at ANZAC Day in France THE Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, has congratulated the Voices of Birraleecommunity choir on its selection to provide choral services on the Western Front over the Anzac Centenary period from 2015. “The Centenary of Anzac will mark a centenary of service, encompassing all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australians have been involved. This significant period of commemoration will be the most important in our
nation’s history and the Government is determined to ensure all Australians are able to participate,” Senator Ronaldson said. Led by two of Australia’s most highly regarded conductors, Julie Christiansen and Paul Holley, Voices of Birralee is an internationally renowned choral arts organisation, having performed at commemorative, national and international events to much accolade. The group also performs regularly with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Pops Orchestra for major events. “Voices of Birralee will
perform at the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Australian National Memorial and later at town services including the Australian service at ‘Digger’ Memorial,” Senator Ronaldson said. “A growing number of Australians and French are making the journey to the Memorial each year to remember those who served on the Western Front nearly 100 years ago. Etched in the walls of the Australian National Memorial are the names of 10,982 Australians who never made the journey home and have no known grave.” From 1916 to 1918, more
Kawana Waters Toastmasters
SEVERAL Kawana Waters Toastmasters members recently attended the Area 22 Contest Day at Maleny. Three members were competing in the contests Ivy Dempsey in the New Speakers, Gabrielle Donaldson in the Tall Tales and Helene Ross in the Interpretive reading. Simon Rolf as both Kawana Waters president and Area 22 Governor had organised the day along with the members of Maleny Toastmasters the theme was “Catch a Rainbow”. Kawana Waters members are always very supportive of their members and went along to cheer their contestants on. Why not come along and check out our friendly club - we meet on the
1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. for 9.15 start at the Guide Hut, Iluke St. Buddina (behind Kawana Shopping centre). There is no obligation and you have nothing to loose but your fear of public speaking - and you will gain self confidence and new friends. Join us for morning tea - meetings run from 9.15 to 11.30 with a 15-20 minute break for morning tea in the middle of the meeting. Why not check out our website - just Google Kawana Waters Toastmasters - or our Facebook page. No need to book, just come along - but if you would like to know more phone Gabrielle 5479 2369 or Lorraine 5493 7470.
Sunshine Coast Computer Club
LEARNING is a life-long experience and if a senior is motivated to use computers, printers, tablets and associated equipment and they may seek the support and encouragement of peers at a Sunshine Coast Computer Club meeting, that person is likely to succeed. The Club have great Meetings where members benefit from presentations of the latest technology updates and releases. Weekly meetings at Caloundra and Buderim and a monthly meeting at Yandina for North Coast members cover a wide variety of topics, including Club news, computer news, and interesting tips and tricks for getting more value from your computer. They are also a great place to meet people and to make new friends. Sunshine Coast Computer Club welcomes visitors to come to a meeting to see just what happens at these meetings www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au
to see if what is on offer will help them if they become members of the Club. Meetings provide tea and coffee. For reasonable membership fees and a small weekly charge, members have multiple avenues for help and support when needed. It could be just what you need to help you make better use of your technology items. Members are sent an e mail notice each week listing the subjects of the tutorials being conducted that week and up to date information about Scams and warnings and what to do. To find out more about when and where the Club meetings are held and how you too can join the Club and get help – Telephone the Club Information Line 5492 1005, Visit the Club Web Site – http:// www.sccc.org.au (View a video on the Club) or e mail the Club at firstname.lastname@example.org
than 295,000 Australians served on Western Front, of these brave souls some 46,000 died and more than 100,000 were wounded. Voices of Birralee’s Artistic Director, Julie Christiansen OAM said that Voices of Birralee was honoured to be selected to participate in the Anzac Day Commemorations in France from 2015. “It is a great privilege to be part of the Australian contingent who pay homage to the Australians and New Zealanders whose legacy of bravery and camaraderie has left an indelible imprint on history and has shaped the Australian spirit,” Ms Christiansen said. The choral group was selected following a competitive expression of interest process conducted by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Information about Anzac Day commemorations in France can be found at www.dva.gov.au/france.
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community news What’s on in the Wetlands IF you have been down is plenty happening! grade and maintenance of walk has been replaced two metres wide. This has to the Sanctuary lately, The boardwalk to the a 360m section. with a composite fibre created 800m of all-access you will know that there river has had a major up- The narrow timber board- material and extended to boardwalk from the Information Centre to the Maroochy River and will help to continue the Support Groups Educational and Information role for residents and visitors. We are now into our glorious winter weather which is perfect for walking and bird-watching. Various events are planned including our ever-popular ‘Come Cruise With Us’, where we offer a cruise, tour of Drysdale Funerals was established in 1989 the wetlands and lunch at McMartins Strawberry by Don and June Drysdale to provide a Farm. This will happen on special level of care for the residents of the August 23. entire Sunshine Coast. We place the very The Information Centre is open every Sunday so highest priority on meeting the specific and come on down and meet
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one of our enthusiastic volunteers who will gladly tell you all about what’s going on. You are also very welcome to attend our meetings which are held at 7.00pm on the sec-
ond Thursday of the month at the Sanctuary, Sports Rd, BliBli. For any further information on any of the above, please contact our President, Derek, on 54486723.
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Planning ahead gives peace of mind It is a good idea to plan ahead by completing your personal profile record. It ensures your family or close friends have the answers they will need should anything happen to you. As a community service, Drysdale Funerals have prepared a small booklet in which you can record these details. It is yours free, without obligation, upon request. Just complete the coupon and send it to us or phone 5449 9383. A member of the Australian Funeral Directors Association.
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IF you are over 50 and considering a sea-change Kookaburra Village may be just what you are looking for. Situated on 6.07 hectares Kookaburra Village is nestled in the foothills of Little Mountain at Caloundra West and offers a sub-tropical parklike setting and a relaxed lifestyle for the active and independent over 50’s age group. Located just 4km from the centre of Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast this purpose built village with Manufactured and quality on-site built homes which includes modern low-set duplex villas is set in a gated and secure envi-
ronment with neighbours of a similar age and interests. Presently there are a number of well-maintained homes for sale in the Village which range in price from $215,000 to $259,500. For photos of the homes for sale go to the website www. kookaburravillage.com.au or to secure your Information Pack phone 07 54915888 or alternatively email or you are invited to inspect the facilities and homes for sale on a Wednesday or a Saturday between 10am and 2pm at 123 Mark Road East and visitor parking is provided. Your small dog or cat is also welcome. An hourly Translink bus service is available on Mark Road and this service provides connecting access to all parts of the Sunshine Coast There are resort-style facilities for residents to use and enjoy including the Village Community Centre – where the majority of social activities are held
has a well equipped kitchen; a comfortable lounge area with a free to use large screen TV and Foxtel . The resident’s only pool and bowls green are also in this area. Social activities and entertainment is arranged by the Village Social Club including Bowls days; Happy Hour; Dances; Pool and Darts and other interesting activities. The second swimming pool which is for the use of residents and their guests; a library and undercover seating are adjacent to the entry to Kookaburra Village. A second Community Centre which has disabled access includes a kitchen and houses the Craft Group. The Craft group is holding a Craft fair on Saturday 5 th July at the Annexe hall 9am-noon. A Pool and darts room; a free-to-use wood-work shed; Bocce court; BBQ area; and visitor parking are available at this centre.
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HOMES: Several 2 bed/1 bath + utility room homes are for sale priced from $215,000 (see photo) to $259,500 The homes for sale are well maintained with raked ceilings & air-con to living areas. The home shown also has air-con to the main bedroom. For further information or to arrange an inspection please phone Judy on 0409 132 705 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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community news Sharing the story of Australia’s military history THIS year, Australia and the world began commemorating the Centenary of the First World War. For Australia, this occasion marks a significant period in our history. The actions of the brave Australian men and women during the critical years of 1914 to 1918 will not be forgotten – they helped to shape the nation we are today. The Royal Australian Mint is proud to play a part during this significant period, partnering with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Australian War Memorial for the Official Anzac Centenary Coin Program. This five year program honours the courageous men and women who served and sacrificed for our country in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. The coin releases from this program are thoughtfully designed to mark significant events and dates from over a century of Australian military service, from the Boer War and the First World War to Post-1945 conflicts,
including Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the special releases to date includes the fine silver The Victoria Cross for Australia coin. Befitting the beauty and prestige of Australia’s highest military honour, this coin commemorates all Australian Victoria Cross recipients and those who served beside them. It serves as a tribute to everything the Victoria Cross stands for; selflessness, courage, mateship and above all, valour. Whether they are cherished as a memento of history, loved as a piece of art or sought after as an investment, these beautifully crafted, inspiring and meaningful coins will help Australians share their story of sacrifice, preserve their legacy and help honour their memory. To secure your piece of this commemoration, visit eshop.ramint.gov.au. For more information regarding our Official Anzac Centenary Coin Program and the current coin releases, visit www.ramint.gov.au.
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Reinventing Retirement – a Noosa Long Weekend Forum
AUSTRALIANS are now living longer and there are proportionally more of us over the age of 60 than any time in our history. This ageing of our population usually attracts bad press – witness comments such as “The ageing of our population is the biggest social issue facing our country”. We are constantly bombarded by messages that an ageing population is unrelieved bad news for our social and economic future. But is this the case? With increasing life expectancy, Australians today are re-assessing the concept of retirement. Baby boomers are challenging current negative stereotypes of older people and rather than accepting that retirement means moving from paid work to a lifetime of leisure, some are exploring and entering into new careers and finding new pathways to remain active members of the community. This forum explores the concept of a more positive approach to ageing from a policy, academic and personal perspective.
Kawana Senior Citizens IN July a cruise on the Gold Coast Canals and a Christmas Luncheon will be held at the hall. Then in September the Seniors visit Glass House Seniors also there is a ‘Springtime on the Mountain’ at Tamborine Coach Trip. Their specialty, Cup Cake Day, comes up at the end of October. Then it is the run down to Christmas with lots of things planned and all can be seen on Eileen’s Travel Table at the Club on Thursday Mornings. Cost of being in this Friendly Seniors Club is just $4.00 per morning & yearly subs of $5. Each morning you will receive a Lucky Door Ticket that could win you spins on their wheel or one of 2 fruit trays. There is also a meat tray raffle. The Seniors, start at 9.30 am Thursday Mornings, with musical entertainment and a delightful morning tea to follow. Indoor Bowls, Hoy and Bingo Games are played throughout the morning. To join this very friendly Senior’s Club, who meet at the Kawana Community Hall, just behind the Kawana Shopping World in Nanyima St. Buddina, near the Kawana Library phone Mavis Farmer on 5493 3545.
Speakers include Dr Patricia Edgar AM, Val French AM and social science researcher Professor Laurie Buys. Paul Barclay will moderate the discussion which will be recorded for later broadcast on Radio National’s “Big Ideas”. This forum will be held on Saturday 19 July at 3pm at the Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort and Spa, Noosa Heads. Prices $35 Adult and $30 Concessions; duration is 90 minutes. There are three easy ways to buy tickets - online at www.noosalongweekend.com, by telephone on (07) 5329 6560 or in person at the J Theatre Box Office at 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction, Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm.
Kawana Waters VIEW Club Kawana Waters VIEW Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month and would like to invite all Ladies from across the Sunshine Coast to their next lunch meeting on Wednesday 23rd July at Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Buderim. Time – 11 for 11.30 a.m. As well as our Guest Speaker, Emily Ditchburn, from The Kawana Weekly, who will talk about her life in journalism and working with the Kawana Weekly, we will be celebrating “Christmas in July” with all the usual Christmas trimmings and fun. You could bring along your favourite decoration to put on your table. Visitors and non members warmly welcomed. For lunch bookings and details please phone Pat on 5493 7137.
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Bonanza Bargains on Offer
FROM bedding to books, boots to bric-a-brac, bags, bangles, biscuits, Barbie dolls or bridal outfits, even “bacon butties”, U3A Noosa’s mammoth garage sale has it all on sale, Saturday 12 July. It all happens at U3A House 64 Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin where there will even be a sausage sizzle to provide breakfast and sustenance
for those who arrive before the doors open at 7am and to keep customers’ strength going until doors close around 11.30am. Coffee and cake are also available. This hard-working organisation is entirely run by volunteers who must raise funds to maintain the high standard of its numerous classes, courses and social activi-
ties for the over 50s who wish to discover new talents, new languages, new interests and continue the love of life-long learning. The annual garage sale is a major project towards having a lift installed. This is an urgent concern as many members are unable to access the upper storey of U3A House where Art, Languages,
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Australian Hibiscus Society card games and many other classes take place. Last year’s garage Sale proved an outstanding start for U3A’s Lift Fund with most buyers taking home bargains galore. Convenors Angela and John LaMare have again recruited a team of enthusiastic helpers but are still seeking donations of plants, preserves, clothing, books, toys, and anything sellable in good condition. Large items of furniture, too bulky to transport, should be photographed for display on the day with contact details for collection. Storage and pick-up of goods is limited To donate items, volunteer help or for further inquiries, contact the LaMares on 5474 4453.
THE next Sunshine Coast Branch of the Australian Hibiscus Society meeting will be as held on Sunday 13th July, 2014 at 10am with morning tea at the Woombye School of Arts Hall, Blackall Street, Woombye. Come and view quality blooms on display and learn how to produce them. All welcome. Contact: 5476 2771.
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Doll, Bear, Craft & Miniature Club Inc THE Sunshine Coast Doll, Bear, Craft & Miniature Club Inc will be holding a show in the Buderim Memorial Hall on 19th July from 9am-3pm. Entry is by gold coin, and money raised from the door and raffle goes to children’s charities here on the Sunshine Coast. Every year we give several thousand dollars to organisations such as Riding For the Disabled, Children’s Kitchen & vanity cupboard repairs Therapy Centre and The Wardrobe & furniture repairs Smith Family, to name a Doors & windows few. – locks, catches, hinges, runners At the show there will be Plasterboard repairs & patching trading tables, with traders from all over Leaking taps & fittings Queensland selling dolls, Replace light fittings and/or globes bears, miniatures and craft Painting items, displays of doll Tiling house miniatures, raffles, Repair and/or replace timber decks, pergolas, fences, and home made refreshments. garages, carports, gates & security screens Anyone interested in joining our friendly group of Reliably servicing the Sunshine Coast ladies can phone Sue on 40 years trade experience – All repairs guaranteed 5451 1106, or Helen on QBSA Licence 74915 5444 4484.
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LAW, FINANCE and YOU Is the European Crisis Over?
THERE are signs that the Eurozone are leaving the financial crisis behind as a result of good monetary policy from the European Central Bank (ECB), via bank President Mario Draghi, and European leaders supporting a vision of preserving the Euro and getting their finances under control. Thanks to austerity programs and more recently a return to economic growth, budget deficits are being better managed in the main crisis countries - Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Greece. The decline in budget deficits in the crisis countries is set to see average gross public debt
levels become more under control this year. Economic restructuring is starting to bear fruit with improved productivity per unit labour costs. Spain and Portugal have made significant progress in reducing costs making themselves more competitive in the market. In addition business conditions have improved across the Eurozone and this has seen a return to growth. As a result, business confidence is moving up across the Eurozone including in the crisis countries. Europe is not completely out of the woods yet. Growth remains gradual,
unemployment has only fallen slightly from its peak of 12% to now 11.7%, and bank lending has contracted over this past year. This has led to concerns that the Eurozone might be sliding into a scenario of low growth and deflation. To head off this risk the ECB has launched another round of monetary stimulus that is broad based,and have deployed those measures all at once. The bottom line is that the ECB’s program – and commitment to do more if needed – add to confidence that the Eurozone economic recovery will pick
up pace over the year ahead and that deflation will be avoided. This in turn is good for global growth and since Europe is China’s biggest single export destination it is also good news for China, which in turn of course is good news for Australia. So what does this all mean for investors? The ECB’s actions provide a reminder global monetary conditions remain very ‘easy’ which is supportive of relatively high yield assets and growth assets generally. This may however cause a delay in further fall in the value of the $AUS as in-
Volunteers required for Community Hospice THE Sunshine Hospice Ltd (known locally as Katie Rose Hospice) is located at Doonan and provides professional nursing care for the terminally ill in a warm, friendly and peaceful setting – it is truly a beautiful place. Our Charity has always enjoyed strong community support. Without this support the Hospice could not continue to provide services to the residents of the Sunshine Coast. We seek more Personal Careand General Care Volunteers to help out on our team. A brief description of both roles is provided. Personal Care Volunteers This role is very ‘hands-on’ in respect to patient care. As a consequence a Certificate 3 in Aged Care, or similar, is required. We ask that team members are available weekly for 4 hour shifts or alternatively, ‘as required’ (on call). This role also may be called upon to fulfil the General Care roles as well. General Care Volunteers This role works to keep the Hospice going and does a bit of everything in relation to housekeeping. There are no personal care requirements in this role. Volunteers in this area may cook, clean, do laundry, make tea or coffee of simply sit with our guests and their families, if need be. As with Personal Care roles, we ask team members are available weekly for 4 hour shifts or alternatively, ‘as required’ (on call), during times of need. If you would like to know more, please visit our website and download a Volunteer Information Pack. Alternatively, contact the Hospice on 5471 1793 and we will mail a ‘Pack’ to you.
NSA South East Qld Forum THE South East Zone of National Seniors wishes to thank the members and guest for supporting the SE Zone Forum held on the 19th May. Attendees received a detailed presentation by a National Seniors Director on the functions of the Board and the governance, member participation and National Seniors Policy Council dealing with issues that have an affect on Seniors living standards. National Seniors CEO Michael O’Neill gave a report on the Governments Budget issues affecting older Australians and NSA approach to Canberra Politions. Queensland Police Union CEO Ian Leavers gave a disturbing presentation on Child abuse and the need for proper planned police deployment in violent crime. A most thought provoking presentation was from Dr Anthony Wynham Facial Surgeon on the ramification www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au
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WHILE urinary incontinence in men is normally associated with prostate issues, for the majority of the 4.2 million Australian adults affected by urinary incontinence (of whom 30 per cent are male) the main cause can be put down to lifestyle issues. While there are certain medical conditions and surgeries that increase the risk of incontinence, for the majority of the population, incontinence is quite preventable and treatable. For men, apart from prostate surgery, the three big
CONTINENCE AWARENESS Men can leak too culprits for urinary incontinence are: being overweight; constipation; and heavy lifting Carrying extra body weight stretches and strains the pelvic floor, the group of sling-like muscles that hold up the abdominal organs and help close off the urinary and anal sphincters. Stretching them compromises their ability to shut off the sphincters, which are critical for staying continent. Keeping your body within the healthy weight range will significantly reduce
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the likelihood of urinary leakage. Research has shown that losing just 5 to 10 per cent of body weight reduces the incidence of urinary incontinence by around 70 percent. Regularly straining on the toilet has the same effect on the pelvic floor as being overweight. It stretches and weakens the pelvic floor muscles, compromising their ability to control the urinary and anal sphincters. A full, impacted bowel can actually take up so much space in the abdominal
cavity it presses on the bladder and causes urge incontinence (going suddenly and often). A severely impacted bowel can also cause leakage that looks like diarrhoea but is in fact faecal overflow. Having a balanced diet that includes at least 30 grams of fibre daily, regular exercise and adequate fluid intake are all essential for preventing constipation. Empty your bowel as soon as you get the urge and avoid holding on, as this will cause moisture to be extracted
from the stool, causing it to dry and harden further. Regular lifting of heavy weights or high-impact activities (like jumping) without the preliminary pelvic floor strengthening also puts excess strain on the pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles are part of the body’s core muscle group, and persistent weight-bearing or high-impact activity on a compromised pelvic floor can potentially lead to lower back problems. By ‘engaging’ the pelvic floor, or bracing, before any heavy lifting or high-
impact action, the impact on the pelvic floor will be reduced. Like any muscles, the pelvic floor muscles can be strengthened with specific exercises. The correct way to do pelvic floor exercises is detailed at the Continence Foundation’s Pelvic Floor First website.
For more information phone the National Continence Helpline (1800 33 00 66), a free and confidential service staffed by continence nurse advisors who provide advice, referrals and resources. Further information is available at www.continence.org.au
A condition that’s still too embarrassing to discuss
FOR almost 5 million Aussies it’s the drip that won’t go away. A Newspoll survey conducted on behalf of HARTMANN, makers of MoliCare Mobile, reveals that despite the fact 4.8 million Aussies experience incontinence, only 12% of those surveyed actuaklly said they know someone with the condition, indicating the topic remains, ‘off limits’ and not openly discussed. The National Incontinence Report by HARTMANN showed nearly 80% of Aussies think people with incontinence should visit a doctor for advice however in reality, approximately 70% of incontinence sufferers do not seek advice from a GP or health care specialist for their condition. It is common practice for people with incontinence to ‘self-diagnose’ their condition and attempt to treat it with minimal knowledge of products, skin creams and other support services available to them. Commenting on the range of feelings often associated with incontinence, Media Presenter and Sydney GP Dr Penny Adams said; “It’s important to remember as a person experiencing incontinence, you are not alone and that help is available. The right products and the right advice are the keys to managing it better. Once the right advice is sought, a person with incontinence can more effectively get on with their everyday life and continue enjoying usual activities.” Incontinence is set to rise to more than 6 million (or 27% of the population) aged 15 and over, by 20304. In the lead up to World Continence Week, 23 - 29 June the survey showed that awareness of incontinence remains low. • Just 12% admit to knowing someone with the condition, despite the reality that 4.83 million Aussies experience incontinence. This implies the condition remains too embarrassing to discuss • 6 in 10 admit that incontinence is a social taboo that is rarely talked about • Only 16% correctly think that the majority of women with incontinence are under 50 years of age • 1 in 5 correctly saying the condition affects more than 20% of the population Pain that’s more than skin deep Another key finding of The National Incontinence Report by HARTMANN, showed 57% of people have no knowledge, and a further 20% have an incorrect perception of incontinence associated skin complications and the impact this has on health and wellbeing. Dr Penny Adams commented; “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)5. Many of these symptoms are preventable by selecting products that provide skin protection7.” More than just a leaky bladder The day-to-day challenges that people with incontinence face is far greater than managing the condition in everyday situations such as grocery shopping and walking. People with incontinence often require help from loved ones and there are many hidden burdens such as taking time off work and extra laundering expenses. Despite its prevalence, incontinence remains a taboo that is seen as embarrassing and difficult to discuss. As the population ages, incontinence will become an increasing health and social problem, contributing towards isolation for a growing portion of Australians. 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. www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au
CONTINENCE AWARENESS Urinary incontinence INCONTINENCE in Australia among both males and females is a major problem effecting 37% of all women and 13% of all men. 70% of patients suffering from incontinence do not report the problem or seek advice. 40% of patients at any time in a GP waiting room have incontinence issues which are not often voiced. Of women aged 50 to 60, 50% have some degree of incontinence and for many this is quite debilitating. Also some 80% of all nursing home residents are effected by incontinence, and at least one third of all nursing home inmates are there as a direct result of continence issues. To achieve urinary continence you need a functional pelvic floor structure and pelvic floor muscles, a functioning bladder which relaxes when filling, and an intact spinal reflex arc to allow the sensation of bladder filling to be identified and allow successful voiding with bladder muscle contraction. The main function of the bladder is to store urine to allow appropriate voiding at a socially acceptable time and place. Dysfunction of either of these aspects can lead to incontinence. 1. Storage Dysfunctionsymptoms are urine frequency, urgency, getting up at night at least 3 times and a feeling of incomplete bladder emptying after passing urine. A) Stress incontinencethis is loss of urine with cough, sneezing or
vigorous movement and is a storage dysfunction associated with poor pelvic floor support. B) Urge incontinencesymptoms are a feeling of urgency followed by incontinence, urine frequency and a feeling of incomplete bladder emptying. This is a storage dysfunction associated with bladder over activity. 2. A voiding dysfunction- symptoms are hesitancy, poor flow dribbling and inappropriate/ involuntary loss of urine. Overflow incontinence is the major aspect and it is due to a urethral obstruction, surgery, pelvic mass or nerve diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s. Both dysfunctions may co-exist with a mixture of symptoms which can make diagnosis difficult. Further investigation is thus needed and it is here that a Urodynamic study is generally needed to determine the exact cause of the bladder dysfunction. This is a test whereby progressive bladder filling is monitored by volume and pressure and the bladder response to this filling is used to help identify the particular bladder disorder or disorders present. Management- The aim of all management is to improve the quality of life by reducing the symptoms. This may need a combination of medication, surgery or pelvic floor physiotherapy. The patient’s quality of life is the end point rather
than trying to effect a cure. Medication- The main medications are anti muscurinic Oxbutynin, Tolteradine, Vesicare and Enablix. Recently Botox toxin injected directly into the bladder has shown definite improvement. A new medication Megabegron acts on a totally different set of receptors in the bladder and is also proving very useful. All medications have side effects. The anti muscurinic drugs cause dry mouth, blurred vision and constipation but Megabegron causes hypertension and raised pulse rate. Surgical managementSurgery is mainly directed at stress incontinence which is the most amenable to surgery. A small tape is placed under the mid urethra to stimulate the mid-urethral suspension mechanism and so overcome incontinence. Physiotherapy- This is an important part of all management regimes and is used in combination with drugs and/or after surgery. It involves intense training of muscular groups and needs to be ongoing. Electromagnetic stimulation- This is a newer form of pelvic floor stimulation involving minute electrical currents being generated within the pelvic floor muscle itself by a fluctuating electromagnetic field. This results in around 6,000 pelvic floor contractions over a 30 minute treatment regime. This regime is repeated 3 times per
week for a total of 6 weeks. About one third of patient’s have a very significant improvement, one third have some improvement and one third have minimal improvement. Repeat courses of this treatment generally improve results. It is however not a part of mainstream therapy as yet. In conclusion it is important to realise that incontinence, while to some extent and inevitable aspect of ageing, it is not an untreatable aspect. A great deal can be done to alleviate the symptoms and whilst a cure may not be possible, significant improvement in quality of life by alleviating many symptoms and can keep people active and within their homes for a longer period. This will then reduce nursing home placement and hence produce a greater reduced cost to the community in general over a longer period of time.
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dent n e p e d In g in y a t S and Over fifty and ever had chickenpox?
AS you get older, you may be at greater risk for Shingles — even if
you’re feeling great. Even if you’re doing everything your health
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of Shingles can happen to you. Because your immune system can weaken as you age, it’s easier for Shingles to break through your defenses. Unfortunately, there’s no way to predict when the Shingles rash will erupt, or how severe the outbreak will be. But when Shingles happens, it can be excruciatingly painful. If you’ve had chickenpox, the Shingles virus is already inside you and it could strike at any time. Your risk for
Shingles increases substantially as you get older. The virus that causes chickenpox never leaves your body. Instead, it lies dormant in your nervous system and can re-emerge as the painful rash of Shingles. When you’re young, your immune system is usually strong enough to keep the virus in check. But as you age, the immune system can weaken, allowing the Shingles virus to break through. You can’t catch
Shingles from another person and it cannot be passed on to another person by sneezing, coughing, or through casual contact. You can’t catch Shingles, you can only develop Shingles if you’ve had chickenpox. If you haven’t had chickenpox and you have direct contact with another person’s Shingles rash, you could get chickenpox. That’s why anyone who has an active case of Shingles should stay away from newborns, people who have
problems with their immune system, and people who haven’t had chickenpox. Your age is not the only thing that puts you at risk for Shingles. Other factors and conditions can weaken your immune system, allowing the painful rash of Shingles to break through your defenses. For example, physical trauma, surgery, and medicines or chronic conditions that suppress your immune system can also increase your risk for Shingles.
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educational support is of great importance. A Cansurvive Support Group is for most a positive window of light into the work of healing. If you do not have a cancer support group in your area to attend , you may like to consider opening a small Cansurvive Support
Group in your area. We can assist you in the establishing of your group. Does it cost you money? No. What does it cost? Your time your caring and most of all your commitment. If that sounds like you, please drop us a line and let us know your details. We shall endeav-
our to assist you with your request. Write to Cansurvive P.O. Box 238, Nambour 4560. Or send an email: info@ucansurvive,org. Attention to Eve Williamson. Phone 07 5441 5730. www.ucansurvive.org. Courtesy of Cansurvive Vol 54.
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MELANOMA Patients Australia (MPA) is a support group for anyone with Melanoma, their family and friends. The Sunshine Coast and Hinterland branch of this small, friendly group meet at 10 AM on the 3rd Friday of each month at the Cancer Council rooms, Baden Powell St, Maroochydore. The next meeting is on Friday 18th July at 10.00am. For more information about our meetings or to talk to someone from our group phone Christine at 0412 689 546. Our web site is www.melanomapatients.org.au
Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Auxiliary
THE Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Auxiliary will hold a luncheon on Friday 25th July from noon at the Trophies Restaurant, Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Rd. Buderim. Cost is $ 30 per person. The guestspeaker will be Tish Lees. Proceeds to benefit The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital. Please call Robyn on 5476 7212 for more information.
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HOLIDAY & Leisure IMAGINE waking up to the church bells of Cologne’s gothic cathedral and spending the next evening at Vienna’s impressive opera house, or sampling the wines and fresh produce from the Rhône River region on a journey from Paris to the French Riviera. Far from the hustle of the highway there lies an intimate, peaceful world, where picturesque rivers thread through majestic landscapes and into the very heart of quaint villages and historical cities. River cruising is one of the most unique ways to see the world. On an Avalon Waterways river cruise, “included” is the name of the game. Enjoy spacious outside staterooms with expansive river views, VIP access into the must-see sights, your choice of enriching shore excursions led by certified local guides and Wi-fi
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concept in river cruising that gives you the freedom to personalise so many elements of your cruise. On a river cruise, you’ll not only view incredible sights along the legendary water-
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Bli Bli’s Old Church Hall - A grand old lady with 77 years of local history THE Bli Bli Presbyterian Church, funded by the community, was opened on Saturday, 5th November, 1937 by the Reverend W.C. Radcliffe of Brisbane. The local Nambour Minister, Rev. W.R. Cowan spoke, along with the Maroochy Shire Council Chairman Mr. J. T. Lowe. The Building Committee’s Chair was Mr. D. McDonald and Secretary Mr. J. Blanch, supported by Mr. G.F. Scott of the Nambour Central Church Committee. And at the conclusion of the grand opening and the first service, locals and visitors gathered in the adjoining Public Hall for afternoon tea. The land on Willis Road, Bli Bli, had been donated by local resident Mr. O. Peppercorn. The architect and builder, local man, Mr. F. D. Patterson and his son, were paid £350 to build the chamferboard wooden building with characteristic highpitched roof to provide height, light and ventilation. The community had raised more than £200 for the internal furnishings, including twelve slatted pine pews. Mr. W. R. Rigby donated a leadlight window. The pulpit was donated by Mr. Roy Richardson. If you have any stories about the old Bli Bli Church Hall over the last 77 years please let us know, because we’d love to hear from you. We plan a list of weddings held at the church, for a wonderful photographic display. The Old Church is where the Bli Bli On Maroochy Historical Society holds its monthly meeting on the first Monday of the
Presbyterian Church Willis Rd, Bli Bli
month, from 9.30am. All are welcome to come along and meet up with people passionate about collecting, preserving and promoting local history. Come and join us for a free morning tea and help keep
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HOLIDAY & Leisure The Ghan in style BETWEEN 1858-62 explorer John McDouall Stuart made many expeditions crossing Australia’s vast inland from south to north, each time enduring months of great hardship. Nowadays passengers in The Ghan can do it in three days, in style. The famous train leaves Adelaide on a Sunday at 11am and arrives in Darwin on Tuesday at 5pm, having covered just under 3000km. The return journey leaves Darwin on Wednesday and arrives in Adelaide on Saturday. The Ghan typically consists of around 30 carriages pulled by two mighty diesel engines. Accommodation is in twin cabins or single, in three configurations of Platinum, Gold or Red Class. In early September I travelled Gold Class in a compact yet comfortable single cabin. Each carriage has two showers at one end and two toilets at the other end. There is also a compartment where passengers can make themselves a cup of tea or coffee anytime, and an iced water dispenser. Beds are folded away during breakfast and pulled down again at night. A music channel also allows for announcements about points of interest along the route. The Ghan was so named in recognition of the contribution made to the development of the inland by the Afghan cameleers who were the supply lifeline to the people of the red centre. The railway line was finally completed in 1929 after years of wrangling by state and federal governments. Hundreds of Chinese labourers who were brought in to help build the track, instead of returning home on completion of the job, mysteriously disappeared. Even when the train was up and running troubles plagued its operation. The timber sleepers had to be replaced often because of destruction by the territory’s ravenous termites and floods often caused delays, sometimes for weeks. It was said the timetable was measured in weeks, not hours. Legend has it that the crew sometimes had to shoot kangaroos to feed
the marooned passengers. No such food emergencies exist on The Ghan today. There are at least three restaurants and I don’t know how many kitchens, a beautiful lounge and bar with armchairs and a selection of books, newspapers and games. There is a choice of two sittings in the Queen Adelaide restaurant. The menu is excellent and the food presented beautifully. All food and drinks are included in the cost of travel. As a single traveller the maitre d’ makes sure you sit next to a different person every meal. Also included in the cost of your ticket are two, four-hour off-track excursions, in Alice Springs and in Katherine; each stop has a choice of two or more side trips. In Alice Springs I joined a coach to visit the Flying Doctor Centre and the old gaol, the Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame, also the well-kept historical site of the Overland Telegraph Station and Anzac Hill for a bird’s eye view of the town. The Overland Telegraph Station is on the banks of the Todd River, the venue for the Henleyon-Todd Regatta for legpowered bottomless boats, which is the only boat race in the world that is abandoned if the river is full. The Todd was of course dry but the guide pointed out the site of the original Alice Springs, under a large rock in the riverbed, which turned out to be not a true spring after all. In Katherine I chose a riverboat cruise of the Nitmiluk Gorge, the name given to the gorge by traditional owners the Jawoyn people. An alternative trip was to see rock paintings. The trip visited two of the 13 gorges. The guide pointed out points of interest in the spectacular high cliffs and spoke about the stories attached to the places. To get to the second gorge passengers disembarked and walked over a rock pathway for some 700m to join another boat with a shallower draught. Nitmiluk gorge is home to freshwater crocodiles whose nesting places are marked but none
by Margaret Johansson were at home that day. This was in early September and the weather was very hot with high humidity. After the trip back the Jawoyn people had a light lunch prepared that included crocodile tail meat kebabs and a fruit platter before passengers rejoined the bus. I must say it was nice to be back in the airconditioned comfort of The Ghan. On our way again, The Ghan crossed the state
border and the Finke River (indigenous name Larapinta). The Finke is one of the oldest rivers in the world and one of the few with permanent waterholes that are the only habitat of the tiny native fish the Finke Goby. Soon enough the famed termite mounds appeared and the passing landscape changed from arid to tropical, until our arrival in Darwin on Tuesday evening, right on time.
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HOLIDAY & Leisure Iconic Kings Beach
by Allan Blackburn
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RESIDENTS of the southern end of the Sunshine Coast know that Kings Beach is Caloundra’s premier surfing beach. Thousands of visitors annually make it part of their holiday destination. It is a mecca for families. They come to enjoy the pristine environment and safe waters. However, Kings Beach is far more than just a nice patch of sand. The beach takes its name from Allan King, proprietor of the Grand Central Guest House, circa 1888. In the early days, visitors and holiday-makers got to Caloundra by horsedrawn transport from Landsborough train station. The region has grown from very humble beginnings. It is one of the very few beaches in Queensland that face south east. Consequently, it is sheltered from northerly winds which frequently blow in summer. Surfers flock to the headland at the eastern end of the beach or the rocks at the western end. It is a great place to learn the art. All ships entering or leaving the Port of Brisbane pass within two kilometres of the beach, making it a good place to view visiting warships, cruise ships or the many huge cargo vessels. At Easter, hundreds of onlookers check out the Brisbane to Gladstone yachts as they leave Moreton Bay. A light tower on the tip of Caloundra Headland provides guidance to mariners. Probably Kings Beach’s most significant contribution came during World War II. Because of its position at the entrance to Moreton Bay,
Caloundra and northern Bribie Island became heavily fortified. Thousands of Australian and US troops were based in the area. Several radar stations and machine gun pits were built in Caloundra. The beach was encircled by barbed wire. Most buildings were commandeered for the war effort. A tunnel was built under part of the headland to the east of Kings Beach with slots for machine guns. On Bribie Island two large gun emplacements were built to house six-inch guns. They were never fired in anger. The Brisbane Line was a controversial and unconfirmed line running from Caloundra to somewhere around Melbourne. The southeast corner of Australia was to be defended to the end while the rest of the country was to be forfeited to the invading Japanese forces. Such a concept would be unthinkable and abhorrent today, but, in the desperate days from 1942 to 1945, it was all too real and possible. Another aspect of the war that is still commemorated at Kings Beach was the sinking of the Hospital Ship Centaur in May 1943. A single torpedo from a Japanese submarine struck the Centaur east of Cape Moreton, about
50 kilometres from Caloundra. Of the 332 persons on board, only 64 survived. A memorial to the Centaur adorns Caloundra Headland, adjacent to the beach. Other reminders of Australia’s role in armed conflicts can also be found on the headland. The Anzac Cenotaph holds pride of place but memorial cairns for many other campaigns are nearby. Embedded in the concrete footpath are hundreds of plaques honouring fallen service personnel. Today, Kings Beach is a tourist hub with dozens of holiday apartment buildings offering many and varied styles of accommodation. A beautiful boardwalk joins Kings to Bulcock Beach and is frequented daily by casual walkers as well as serious joggers. The nearby amphitheatre plays host to the annual Caloundra Music Festival when the whole area rocks to the beat of many top music acts. Despite arising from such a tumultuous past, Kings Beach is one of the most beautiful areas of Australia. Local residents are indeed fortunate to enjoy such an iconic place while thousands of annual visitors look forward to their next holidays.
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are personalised when you meet with him on arrival, over a glass of bubbly. There’s an emphasis on fresh seafood [often from guests’ fishing trips], prime meats, vegetables and herbs from his garden, and spices from his native Indonesia. The cuisine is a fusion of flavours and textures that’s mouth watering, and has that knack of leaving you wanting more. The wine list, naturally, is formidable. Activities range from doing nothing at all to kayaking, fishing, snorkelling and swimming in the 25 metre horizon pool. There are some great walks across the island or if that’s too strenuous you can take a motorised dinghy to explore the bays, with a picnic lunch on a deserted beach where clothes and inhibitions are superfluous. The coup de grace, however, is getting to and from Orpheus. It’s a helicopter ride from Townsville or Cairns so the adventure starts when you step into the Nautilus Aviation chopper, swoop low over the reefs and adjoining islands, and land at “Orpheus Island International Heliport”. No passport required! It’s time Orpheus emerged from the shadows of its larger neighbours, and its new standard of luxury will no doubt help make that a reality. www.orpheus.com.au
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HOLIDAY & Leisure Building Buses and Tours For Everyone HOW do you take people to the best places in Australia when some of the best places can’t be reached by conventional tour coach? The answer Stonestreets Coaches came up with was to get a luxury 4x4 tour coach built. After many months of careful planning, Stonestreets ideas of the perfect 4x4 off road tour coach were submitted to Coach Design, a Brisbane based coach builder who transformed those ideas into reality, supplying Stonestreets a few months later with a brand new luxury off road tour coach. That new coach has now done its inaugural journey travelling throughout the country over a 3 month period and is back in Toowoomba getting ready for its next stint “out the bush”. The next set of tours will be started off in July with the 11 day DIAMANTINA DRIFTER tour travelling into the Diamantina Lakes National Park, crossing the border into the Northern Territory and following the Sandover Highway south westerly to Alice Springs. Another tour, an 11 day DESERT SANDS tour will then begin in Alice Springs following one of outback pioneer, Len Beadell’s tracks, the Gary Highway, right across the Great Sandy Desert to the West Coast of WA to Marble Bar and Port Hedland then travelling north alongside the
& Tablelands, Airlie Beach to Cairns 3. Across the Top, Cairns to Broome 4. The West Coast, Broome to Perth 5. Best of the West in Springtime, WA wild-
Eighty Mile Beach to Broome. The KIMBERLEY & TANAMI tour 3 of this series of 5 tours begins in Broome before setting off to Kooljaman on picturesque Cape Leveque, then into the fascinating Kimberley region exploring gorges and waterfalls along the Gibb River Road. This tour will spend two nights in beautiful Kununurra then two more nights in the awesome Bungle Bungle National Park - Stonestreets first ever tour to stay in this park. From Halls Creek the tour will continue to Wolf Creek Meteorite Crater then down the dusty Tanami Track past Rabbit Flat to Alice Springs. Yet another tour, INTO THE RED ZONE will begin in The Alice and explore the MacDonnell Ranges, visit beautiful Palm Valley – only accessible by 4x4 vehicles, stay on a real working cattle
and camel station at Kings Canyon then into the hauntingly beautiful Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. Of course there will be a visit to the huge monolith and the chance to capture a colourful sunset picture of Ayres Rock during this visit. Cross the Painted Desert and the Moon Plains to Coober Pedy staying in underground accommodation then to William Creek and Lake Eyre South, Woomera to Port Augusta and Adelaide. The final tour in the series, PIONEER SPIRIT travels north to Marree the along the infamous Birdsville Track to the frontier town of Birdsville. Take a look at Australia’s largest shearing shed at Cordillo Downs and the remote settlement of Innamincka. It was near here that Burke and Wills ended their journey and lost their lives beside the Cooper
Creek. I visit to the Dig Tree will show where these famous Australian explorers spent their last few hours. Travelling east, cross the longest fence in the world, the Dingo Fence at Hungerford then explore the Currawinya National Park prior to sampling date wines in Eulo. The tour will visit St George on the Balonne River before finishing back in South East Queensland on the 15th September. Not everyone can afford
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HOLIDAY & Leisure A Cruise with a Difference Island, Isle of Pines, Port Vila, Port Denarau and Suva. New Zealand may also be a possibility. There is only one snag to all this – with cruising growing rapidly in popularity, bookings for Christmas cruises will be heavy. If you are interested in pampering yourself for this year, you need to get moving. So what are you waiting for? Just get on the Internet or go and see a travel agent.
by Allan Blackburn HOW would you like to get away from the holiday hordes doing their last minute Christmas shopping? What about not having to get all that food together. Even better, not having to cook Christmas dinner, or for that matter, any meals at all. The icing on the cake is not having to do any cleaning or housework of any kind. The solution is a Christmas cruise. With some of the popular lines like Princess, P&O and Cunard including Brisbane in their itineraries, you don’t even have to fly to Sydney. It is a simple matter of driving to Eagle Farm, leaving the car at one of the storage facilities, and you are on your way. While the Port of Brisbane passenger terminal is not the flashest around, it is functional and quite efficient – it has to be to enable the larger ships to offload over 2000 passengers and their luggage, re-provision the ship with fuel and all supplies, and then board the next complement of travellers, all within about eight or nine hours. Any cruise is fun and enjoyable but a Christmas cruise is one to remember. A festive air pervades the ship, from the little decorations on the cabin door to carol
singers in the foyer, to a huge decorated tree and, of course, the mandatory visit from Santa for the kids. Any cruiser will tell you that the food is a highlight. A Christmas cruise is appreciated even more since there are no hassles on the day. You just roll up to the restaurant and have a feast fit for royalty. A four-course meal with each course having a Christmassy flavour is just wonderful. If the
menu offerings are not quite to your liking, the staff go to great lengths to accommodate all requests. And to top it off, there is no washing up to do. All you have to do is waddle back to your cabin and have a snooze. Of course, if you really want to you could have a game of table tennis or shuffle board, or hit a few golf balls – all things are possible. Specific destinations vary with the cruise line.
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Illegal Camping - Noosa Council works to clean up the mess THE new Noosa Council has begun to grapple with the complex issue of an increasing number of campervans looking for a free night in our tourist hot spot. There are often 50 or more of these vehicles parked overnight in local parks, car parks and residential streets and they’ve been the subject of many complaints over the mess they leave behind. Council officers have increased patrols since the start of this year but they don’t have police powers to move people on, and while they can fine drivers $550, most leave the country with the fine unpaid. The age of social media also means campers are using mobile apps showing them where popular overnight spots are located, and they pass the word on easily to friends. It’s a vexed issue for Noosa, and one the council is trying to tackle on different levels. The first is to try to increase the number of legal camp sites. The council recently decided to provide more help to community organisations trying to www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au
establish camp grounds with a rebate for infrastructure charges, as well as helping them lodge a material change of use application for the sites. As the Noosa Plan is reviewed, there will also be a new look at whether council can streamline the regulation of caravan parks and camping grounds, and whether they can take more of the overflow in peak periods. The council has been spreading the word about big fines to camper van hire companies, and it’s investigating whether it can fine the owner of the vehicle - forcing the rental companies to deduct the fines from hirers’ bonds. It’s also posting warnings in sites frequented by illegal campers, and at public toilets used by them. A list of legal camp sites is placed on the windscreens of vehicles suspected of camping overnight, along with a warning of the $550 fine. There are 14 legal sites across Noosa able to accommodate camping and recreational vehicles, from our well-known caravan parks to places like the Pomona Showgrounds and the Kin Kin Sports Ground. July 2014 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 39
community news Noosa Jazz adds for a massive line up THE 2014 Noosa Jazz Festival has up’d the bar even further with a second round of world class artists added to the already strong billing for its 23 rd year!
Confirmed in the second artist announcement for the 2014 Noosa Jazz Festival are Steve Clisby, Emma Pask, Jan Preston, Milan, The Royal Jellies, Beaten Bodies, Ingrid
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name just a few. Respected within the music industry, Steve Clisby and Emma Pask both became national sweethearts through their time on Channel Nine’s The Voice with both artists having judges turn their chairs and Steve Clisby making it through to battle rounds. “I visit Noosa often because my 11 year old son lives nearby. I have a favourite Japanese restaurant there and love the beaches. It’s one of the few places besides Sydney that I’d consider living. I’m addicted to the climate and beaches. For me, jazz is the highest form of musical performance simply because you compose spontaneously. It should flow from the deepest part of your emotional experience and be transformed into melody and rhythm. When four or five people are doing that together and feeling each other it’s ecstasy”, said Steve Clisby. Emma Pask is a stalwart of the jazz industry and one of the most celebrated performers of the genre. Legend James Morrison recognised Emma’s potential early in her career and since then she has remained a fixture on many of his albums and live shows. Steve and Emma will be performing on the main stage within the Festival Village at Noosa Heads Lions Park. “I’m thrilled to be a part of the 2014 Noosa Jazz Festival, Noosa holds a very special place in my heart and I can’t wait to play for the ever wonder-
ful audiences of Noosa”, said Emma Pask. The ‘Festival Village’ is the home and heart of the Noosa Jazz Festival and offers 2 stages presenting over 45 performances including main stage performances, workshops, master classes, jazz river cruises, the legends lunch series, big bands, swing bands, soul bands, jazz bands and Australian Jazz royalty. “This year’s festival is going to be one of the best yet. We’ve worked extremely hard to secure the right talent to ensure there is something for everyone. Attending the Noosa Jazz Festival is about an experience. It’s the performances, the atmosphere, the location and the memories which we want to help make”, said Ms Vickii Cotter, Festival Director – Noosa Jazz Festival. Taking on the laid back lifestyle of the Noosa region, the 2014 Noosa Jazz Festival will embrace a picnic theme and provide patrons with a stylish outdoor picnic expe-
rience featuring the expected rugs and lounge chairs where audiences can sip on a glass of their favourite drink whilst relaxing and enjoying the sounds of jazz by the Noosa River. Early Bird tickets begin at just $10 for a child’s day ticket and from $30 for an adult day ticket and can be booked online: www.noosajazz.com.au or by calling: 07 5471 3613. Patrons are encouraged to take advantage of the Festival Season tickets which provide value for money as well as access to the festival village for the 4 days of the festival. The 2014 Noosa Jazz Festival has grown from a community event to a sophisticated celebration of jazz and progressive music, an internationally acclaimed festival attracting thousands of music lovers to South East Queensland. Music lovers from around the world and across Australia will descend on the 2014 Noosa Jazz Festival from Thursday 4th September to Sunday 7th September.
Sunshine Coast Stamp Club
THE next monthly Meeting of the Sunshine Coast Stamp Club will be held on Wednesday 6th August 2014 and will feature a talk and display by Mrs Joan Orr, a noted Exhibitor at National and International Stamp Expo’s. Joan Orr is a member of the Queensland Philatelic Council, and she will display part of her collections and discuss her collecting interests. Wednesday 6th August 2014 at 7.00pm at the CWA Hall, Short Street, Nambour. Visitors welcome and entry is free. As well as our Guest Speaker, we will also have a Question and Answer segment and a Show and tell session. Supper is provided and visitors are very welcome to see and hear this very special Philatelist.
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Noosa Arts Theatre One Act Play Festival 2014
THE 37th Annual One-Act Play Festival opens on 3 July at Noosa Arts Theatre, showcasing the 3 finalists of the 2014 Noosa Arts Theatre National One-Act Playwriting Competition. The Festival is a very popular event on the Sunshine Coast theatre calendar. It offers an element of
surprise because all the plays are original. It offers three completely different scenarios and stories and there is plenty of time to socialise in the two intervals. In Instructions for Two or More Players by Michiko Parnell from Western Australia, nearly 50 year old Michael is brewing a mid-life crisis and is intent
on getting his wife to break out of her carefully constructed life and to admit her fear of turning 50. And it’s all downhill from there! Directed by Kate Cullen and starring Paul Barrs, Donovan Strong, Julia Verburgt and Caitlin Wilson. The Invitation by Michelle McCormick from Western Australia As new parents, life for Ester and Tom seems to be a continuous cycle of miscommunication and long waits for invitations that never arrive, until one simple question changes everything: “where ‘s the baby?” Directed by Liza Park and starring Karina Seale and Steve Mitchell. In The Devil’s Dance by Frank Wilkie from Queensland, an ambitious cop entangled in a corrupt web of deranged power confronts the aftermath of a heinous crime Directed by Jane Rivers and starring Wayne Neuendorf, Patrick James Reed and Michelle Lamarca. The audience sees the three plays and gets to vote for the Nancy Cato
Audience Choice Award. The winner of this year’s Best Play award will be announced after the final performance on Saturday 19Julyand will receive $3000 prize money courtesy of major sponsor the Tewantin Community Bank, branch of Bendigo Bank. One lucky playwright will also take home the coveted Nancy Cato Audience Choice Award. The winner of this award receives a cash prize donated by the family of the late Nancy Cato, who was the first winner of the Competition. There will be a cut-price preview on 3 July at 7.30pm. Evening performances are on July 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18 at 7:30pm and there will be matinees on July 6, 13 And 19 at 2pm. There will be a View Club Charity performance on July 10 at 7.30pm. July 18 and 19 performances are part of the Noosa Long Weekend Festival. Adults $29, Concessions $25, Groups/Members $23, Children $20, View Club Charity performance $29, Cut Price Preview $20. Tickets for the Noosa
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This small school on the Sunshine Coast will be a hive of activity because the local community will be celebrating 125 years of education in the local area. The schools Fairhill,
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the day to endure they have the biggest and best birthday party ever. There will be something to suit everyone on the day. A Welcome To Country by members of the Gubbi Gubbi people, a Family History Walk, Memorabilia Rooms organized into decades, photographs, rides, stalls, foods to suit all tastes, a coffee lounge, entertainment, Vintage cars and other interesting displays will keep everyone entertained during the day. At night, there will be a delicious BBQ and a fabulous line up of well known local talent has been drafted for the Concert. including Soula, Christian Patey, Barry Charles, Pith Helmet and Buckley’s Chance just to mention a few. Yandina State School has had some well known pupils pass through its doors including Chris Vermeulen ( Motor Bikes), Dr Bruton (Reptiles) and Fiona Simpson (Politics) to name just a few and several of them will be back to celebrate with the community on the day. For more information phone Wendy Mason on 5472 9333 (Yandina State School office). So mark the day on your calendar, September 6, 2014 at the Yandina State School A day to remember. July 2014 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 41
‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Sixty Male Voices in Song MEN of song will present a unique Concert experience in Buderim on the afternoon of Sunday 6th July. Over thirty five singers from Bunbury, Western Australia, will join members of the popular Buderim Male Choir in a very enjoyable program in the Buderim Uniting Church. The Concert will commence at 2pm.Tickets will be available at the door. The Bunbury ’Men of Song’ will be on tour to partici-
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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Concert AT July 6th’s Pleasant Sunday Afternoon (PSA) concert, the audience will be treated to an excellent variety concert – as usual. Sarah Sullivan is a manytimes Qld Eisteddfod champion, and she is also the Music Director for the Caloundra Chorale. For the concert, Sarah will sing an opera item as well as a couple of popular songs. With the Chorale’s Music Hall presentation also starting in July, there’ll be a sample of that great entertainment too, as well as some comedy from Maria Lindsay, Helen Butcher and Helen Duffy. Crooner (and Senior Idol finalist) Trevor Mitchell will entertain with his lay back style, and he will introduce a young new-comer Fay Sequel to the stage keyboard. Peter Gotobe, Bev Gourlay and Aart Schouten complete the list of talented singers. This month we will be privileged to hear the great talents of firstly Jessica Norup (flute) who will be on holidays from the Brisbane Conservatorium, and secondly a wind duet by Wendy Selby (French Horn) and Ros Shaw (trumpet). Then, of course
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there’s the maestro Neil Booth on piano. There’ll be another couple of dancers from the En Pointe Dance Centre. The concerts are held at 2pm, in the CCSA Hall, Nutley St., Caloundra, and feature different artists each month. 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 no need to book. Check out the Chorale’s website on www. caloundrachorale.com.au Enquiries to Bev Gourlay (Schouten) 5444 8675
Cooroy Noosa Genealogical & Historical Group FAMILY History holds many intriguing discoveries, Liz Diggles had a wonderful surprise with her research of a relative and his contribution to the society of his day. Liz will tell her story in “Silvester Diggles - Naturalist and Cultural Pioneer of Early Brisbane” at 1.00pm on Saturday, 12th July. The monthly meeting of CooroyNoosa Family and Local History Group will follow the talk at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. Refresher courses suitable for new and existing members are provided by Win Wynn who is one of our most experienced members, the next will be on Monday, 14th July with a focus on “Basics and how to avoid pitfalls in your research”. The German Research Seminar in April given by Eric Koppitke has prompted the start of a German interest group, Carol Berry has undertaken the organisation of regular meetings of the enthusiastic members and visitors are always welcome to join. To find out more phone 5442 5570 or visit our website www.genealogy-noosa.org.au
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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Fiona Simpson Sings for Coolum Chaplaincy EXPERIENCE an unforgettable afternoon at the Coolum Civic Centre on Sunday 20th of July, as the Sunshine Coast Concert Band presents a “Seaside Showcase” Concert starting at 2pm. Special guest singer Fiona Simpson, State Member for Maroochydore delights with her rendition of “The Sound Of Music” and “Climb Every Mountain” from the beloved musical “The Sound of Music”. She joins Tanya McFadyen in a tribute to ABBA, which is sure to get your toes tapping.
Alan Winter inspires with “It’s A Wonderful World”, bringing joy to all in the room. Favourites from “The Beatles”, “Village People” and “Glen Miller” also feature. A magical, fun filled afternoon full of variety is assured. Tickets at the door are $15, which includes a delicious home cooked afternoon tea. All proceeds are for the Coolum Chaplaincy Fund, which supports the great work of Chappie Mark Horsfall who works closely with the local community to support individuals and families during times of need. So come along to the Coolum Civic Centre on Sunday 20 th of July at 2pm, and enjoy a marvel-
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some of the greatest hits of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Brisbane Sings Choir and dancers from Morton College will add the zing to the spectacular part of this production. Fresh and talented voices will join with the power and energy from Morton College to present a real Broadway event. In October the Best of British will finish this year of celebrations. Mark Vincent now with his 5th Album at No1 on the Aria Classical charts and Elizabeth Lewis who is currently performing with Victorian Opera will sing
some of your best loved last night at the proms songs as well as the wonderful music of the British Isles. Lisa LocklandBell will join Mark Vincent in “Best of British” at The Events Centre, Caloundra on Sunday 12 October 2pm. Joining the Pops for the first time will be Choir of Mansfield State High School who will join the QPAC Choir who featured so magnificently in 2013. Conductor Patrick Pickett has been delighted to lead the revival of this magnificent orchestra. As the other professional or-
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Three of a Kind – a Cappella Gold concert THREE of a kind – well, triplets means an instant family – right? In poker, three of a kind is a pretty good hand that could bag you the winnings. For a sure bet with three of a kind, you cannot go past the “Three of a
Kind – a Cappella Gold” concert. The Sunshine Statesmen Barbershop Chorus, The Hot Ginger Chorus and New World Rhythm Choir will come together as a winning combination in a one off concert
on August 2nd 2014 at the Caloundra Events Centre. All three groups sing “a Cappella” which is 4 part harmony singing that will have you clapping along and tapping your feet with some old time
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Music Society Concert AS part of the Noosa Long Weekend Festival The Noosa Music Society is delighted to present the Streeton Trio on Sunday 20 July at 7.30pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Centre, 115 Eumundi Road, Noosaville. Described by Musica Viva as “Australia’s most internationally successful piano trio,” three of Australia’s leading young musicians, Emma Jardine, violin, Benjamin Kopp, piano and Elena Cheah, cello form the Streeton Trio (named after the Australian Impressionist painter, Sir Arthur Streeton). The Trio’s performance will include Haydn’s Piano Trio No. 39; Rachmaninov‘s Piano Trio No. 1 or and Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 1. Winner of the 2011 Music Viva Chamber Music Competition, the Streeton Trio has been a finalist in prestigious international competitions, and has won scholarships from Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria and Ian Potter Cultural Trust. In 2012, the trio was featured as Musica Viva’s Rising Stars ensemble. Tickets are available at The J Box Office, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction or phone 5329 6560. Visit the Noosa Music Society website noosamusic.org for details and to register for the NMS newsletter.
based choral groups all are well known but rarely seen performing together. The Sunshine Coast is certainly the place to “Keep the Whole World Singing”!! For bookings,
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A SPECIAL Caxton Street Jazz Band Tribute to the late Kenny Ball, England’s famous jazz band leader, will be a one and only show presented by the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club on Sunday 6th July 2014. Show starts at 2pm with 4.30pm finish at the Kawana Hall behind the library in Buddina. This 6 piece band has a wide following. The band is right up the top in this country and indeed overseas. Bob Mair - leader, drums, washboard. Bernice Haydock – piano & vocals, Tom Nicolson - trombone, banyo & vocals, John Braben - trumpet. Paul Williams - clarinet, tenor, sax. Andrew Shaw - double bass. They are a band for dancers and listeners alike. A do not miss show. Book a table or 2. All bookings phone Jennie on 5476 7154. $20 members, seniors,U3A $22.50, public$25. BYO everything. The local pink ladies kitchen tea coffee + cake $5. Information phone Ted on 5491 6017. Our sponsors 104.9 FM Sunshine Radio, S/Coast Daily weeklies and The Seniors.
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formers, Wombat Stew is a “mouthwatering” combination of story-telling, mime, music, dance and puppetry, which is bound to be the highlight of children’s theatre for 2014 and well into the future. Bookings are essential by visiting the Nambour Civic Centre Box Office, Upper Level, Centenary Square, Currie Street, Nambour,
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Marcia K Vaughan, with illustrations by Pamela Lofts, the simple story of a dingo who catches a wombat and decides to make wombat stew, has been cleverly developed into a “true-blue-dinky-dibig-Aussie-musical” complete with blobs of mud, very fine feathers, creepy crawlies, flies, gum-nuts and a big bubbling billy can! This new Australian musical has been adapted for the stage by the highly acclaimed team of Gary Young (writer/ director) and Paul Keelen (original score). Gary and Paul are highly skilled professionals and have the distinct honour of winning the highly prestigious Pratt Prize for Musical Theatre, not once but twice, including the inaugural prize in 2002 for their musical Sideshow Alley. With a cast of six multi-talented per-
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