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Have a cuppa to help fight cancer IT’S almost that time of year again when Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea events are held across the nation in a bid to fund the fight against cancer. Most of us have participated in this, the largest fundraising event of Cancer Council Australia, in some way over the past 21 years. Some of Australia’s best loved foodies, including Janelle Bloom, Gary Mehigan and Barry du Bois are proud to make their cups count this May and have created healthy and delicious morning tea recipes to get mouths watering, inspire our hero hosts and help raise funds for Cancer Council. So if you’ve ever dreamed of baking like your favourite chef, now’s your chance with a smorgasbord of healthy treats including Gary Mehigan’s mozarella bruschetta, Janelle Bloom’s mushroom tart, Darren Robertson’s pear & ricotta muffins, Justin North’s lemon iced tea and Anna Gare’s overnight healthy muffins. Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea ambassadors will join over a million Australians on May 22nd to make their cuppa count. This year Cancer Council aims to recruit 36,000 generous morning tea hosts to raise over $13million. Funds raised support Cancer Council’s life-saving work into prevention programs, world class research and support services (like the Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20) for all people affected by cancer. Across Australia, communities and homes will join the celebrations, raising funds to help beat cancer. To register, visit or call 1300 65 65 85 to receive your free Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea host kit today.

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community news Bali Hai Open Garden & Market HERE is a fantastic opportunity to view one of the coast’s most beautiful gardens in the heart of BliBli - set on 5 acres of land with tropical gardens, Balinese huts, water features and statues. This property has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens so now is the time to see it in all its beauty. An open day fundraiser in aid of Katie Rose Hospice is set for Sunday 25th May so mark your calendars. It will be fun for everyone with sausage sizzles, plant sales, craft, art, an auction, kids’ corner, a cooking demonstration along with morning and afternoon teas available. If you belong to a Garden Club get a group together for a fun day out, or get some mates together, car pool and enjoy a ride out of town to take in the beauty of this spectacular property. Stroll around the beautiful gardens of this magnificent property and be witness to the launch of our very own Hospice Cookbook ‘Fabulous Food’. You can participate in plant workshops, including ‘Commonsense Gardening’ by well-known gardening ‘guru’ and Sunshine Coast columnist Valerie Zwart. There will be an all-day café, a Day Spa, raffles and live music. The feature book launch is for ‘Fabulous Food’, The Sunshine Hospice Cookbook which will be launched by Executive Chef Andrew Strange. You will not only have a great time but will be supporting a most worthwhile cause as the day is in aid of and brought to you by Sunshine Hospice Ltd supporting Katie Rose Cottage. Beat 32 Stoney Wharf Road, BliBli on Sunday 25th May. Single entry is $7 and family entry $20 (2 adults + 2 children under 12).There is good parking and access.

Winter dreams of Australian sunshine

WITH many of us sweltering in Queensland’s summer heat and humidity, it’s difficult to imagine the cold, ice and snow with which residents of Canada have had to contend over the last few months during one of the worst winters in living memory. Looking for food, this skittish deer looks startled as it has its photo taken through a screened window at the home of Linda and Arthur Beatty in Uxbridge, Ontario. The outdoor temperature was -20C, ‘with more days in that range this past winter than I can ever remember,’ says Linda. The Beattys, both retirees and with friends throughout Australia, dream of spending a Canadian winter in the warmth of the Australian sunshine and hope that sharing this photo with Seniors Newspaper readers will bring them one step closer. Thank you Linda and Arthur. We look forward to seeing you in Australia.

Queensland Police Service celebrates 150 years THIS year marks the 150th anniversary of the Queensland Police Service, which came into being in 1864. To celebrate the anniversary, the QPS is holding events throughout 2014, and has published a commemora-

tive book and calendar. The book and calendar are available for purchase from the Queensland Police Museum by emailmuseum or by phone 3364 4652, or by contacting the QPS

150 year celebrations project office by email QPS. 150YearCelebrations Details of the book can be found at aboutUs/facilities/ museum/celebrate/

Shakespeare in Song concert AS most Shakespeare enthusiasts will know, 2014 sees the 450th anniversary of the Bard of Avon’s birth. So it’s a pity he’s not around to receive an unusual birthday present: a unique production by a Sunshine Coast Choir, of a musical version of one of his plays. The long-established Mapleton Choir is the organisation behind this anniversary event, entitled “Shakespeare in Song – a choral paraphrase of the play, Cymbeline” The choir’s talented accompanist John Taylor has created both the libretto and the music to give this dedicated band of singers the opportunity to present a world premiere of his full length choral work, based on Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, Cymbeline. In a series of songs, some dramatic, others sweet and lyrical, John Taylor captures the essence of Shakespeare’s story, complete with all the “usual suspects”: clever plot twists, mistaken identities, wrathful despots, evil villains and a lovelorn girl who dresses as a boy to test her beloved’s devotion. Cymbeline is far from being among the best

known of Shakespeare’s plays, so John Taylor has provided a narration in today’s language, to guide the audience through the plot-twisting maze. While this program is a departure from the choir’s usual repertoire, Shakespeare in Song is no less a showcase for the skills of the composer, the choir’s conductor and, of course,

the singers. Admission is $18 for adults, with a $15 concession rate. Refreshments will be served after each show. For bookings please call Ailsa Morehen on 5478 6079 or Derek Hooper on 5478 6356. Shows are on Friday May 23 at 7.30pm and Sunday May 25 at 2.30pm at the Mapleton Hall, Obi Obi Road, Mapleton

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The Caloundra Coast Guard’s Memorial Wall on Caloundra Headland is providing a great way for people to keep their loved ones lives in their thoughts. The Wall was set up on a beautiful spot. Anyone can purchase a plaque from The Caloundra Coast Guard, and have it placed and kept by them forever. The Memorial Wall provides a living memory of friends and loved ones Enquiries may be made on

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Governments get a big “F” for employing older workers GOVERNMENTS, both federal and state, lag well behind the private sector when it comes to employing older workers, a new report reveals. Using ABS and Census data, the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre report Past, present and future of mature age labour force participation in Australia - highlights variations in rates of ageing and mature age participation across the country. An interesting finding is a marked decline in the proportion of people aged 60 and over employed by governments. For example, around 16.4% of men aged 50 to 59

work across national, state and local bureaucracies, but this falls to 12.7% for men in their 60s. Women drop from 24.2% in their 50s to 20.1%. Conversely, private sector employment actually increases as people age. National Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill said the findings were surprising considering Treasurer Joe Hockey’s recent emphasis on the costs of population ageing. “Government threats to raise the pension age, when they don’t employ older workers themselves, are a bit rich,” O’Neill said. “The public service

should represent the gold standard in hiring and retaining mature age staff. Instead, public servants aged over 60 are a rare breed across the country. “When it comes to employing senior Australians, governments, both federal and state, get a big ‘F’.” The report concludes that an ageing workforce underscores the importance of addressing the barriers to mature age employment from age limits on workers compensation to discriminatory recruitment practices. “Unless governments lead by example and stamp out age discrimination, Australia’s

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mature age participation rates will continue to lag behind those of other OECD countries,” he said. In 2012, 14% of the population was aged 65 and over. This is projected to increase to 20% in 2042. The proportional decline in the “working age” population (15 to 64) may result in wage inflation and lower productivity. Earlier research conducted for the Human Rights Commission indicates that just a 5% increase in paid employment of Australians aged 55-plus would add $48 billion to the economy annually. Media release: National Seniors

RAAF Association NoosaTewantin OUR meeting for May is on Sunday the 4th at the Tewantin-Noosa RSL at 9.30am for a 10 am start. The drive for new members is ongoing. If you know, or happen to meet someone who has served in the RAAF of other allied air-force, please invite them to join our ranks or to come along to our meeting, to check us out. A reminder that wives and widows of exsevicemen are eligible for Full Membership – no service experience necessary. For further information phone 5448-1457

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New Stages Underway for Noosa Domain Village STAGE two and three at Noosa Domain Village are now selling fast and construction has recently commenced on stage two, with the first residents of the new stage moving in mid-year. There’s a selection of five villa designs to choose from, including the top of the range Epping design with three bedrooms plus a study, two full bathrooms and a double garage. Both new stages are close to the community centre and most villas have north facing private court yards and living areas. Over 50 Australians who are retired or nearing retirement have already moved into the first stage at Noosa Domain and are enjoying the magnificent community facilities that include a luxurious community centre, bowling green, swimming pool and indoor exercise/gym area. At Noosa Domain Village you get the best of both worlds, a brand new village, but operated by The Gull Group, established with over 20 years’ experience in the retirement sector and providing a quality living environment in which security, social companionship and a sense of belonging underpin the active and vibrant lifestyle. At Noosa Domain Village, the focus is on making village living great value, by not only providing quality built homes and community facilities, but also reassuring and convenient support services such as onsite managers, 24 hour emergency contact system and village bus. You can relax with all the modern conveniences and facilities that you would expect in a top of the range retirement village. Residents of all villas get to enjoy the full range of magnificent facilities. Villas come complete with all the extras often not included in a new home; light fittings, window furnishings, security doors and fly screens, ducted vacuum, reverse cycle split system air con and stone bench tops are all included. For further details, contact the village on 1800 461 505.

Trivia with Allan Blackburn 1. What animals were responsible for spreading bubonic plague in the 14th Century? 2. What is stored in the gall bladder? 3. What is a rattan chair made from? 4. What part of a clarinet makes sound? 5. What Australian free-to-air TV network broadcasts the Tour de France? 6. In which Australian city is Swinburne University based? 7. Which ocean is traversed by the International Date Line? 8. Who was the first Australian to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics? 9. June Bronhill changed her name to honour her home town. Where was she born? 10. What name is given to the point where the boundaries of WA, SA and the NT meet? 11. Which strike fighter aircraft replaced the F-111 in the RAAF? 12. What is the name of the horse of the comic strip character The Phantom? 13. What does the first “A” stand for in QANTAS? 14. What are the colours of the Collingwood AFL guernsey? 15. What branch of surgery deals with conditions of the musculoskeletal system? 16. What does a person do when they expectorate? 17. Who is mayor of Ipswich? 18. What is the largest member of the dolphin family? 19. In what industry is the company Allen and Unwin involved? 20. What date is Mother’s Day this year? Answers on Page 8

community news Celebrate the power of volunteering

VOLUNTEERING Australia has announced the theme for the 25th anniversary year of National Volunteer Week (12 – 18 May) – a theme that points to the power of volunteers and volunteering in Australia. “Celebrate the power of volunteering” will be adopted for NVW2014 by volunteering organizations nationally as they plan for celebration events to acknowledge and thank more than six million volunteers who together form a formidable workforce powering many essential community, environmental, sporting, welfare, emergency services, education and cultural services and supports. “The week will be a celebration of both individual volunteers, volunteer managers and leaders who help drive and direct the power of volunteering to serve volunteering organisations and our communities,” said Brett Williamson, CEO, Volunteering Australia. “We could not imagine life in Australia

without them or their contributions large and small, and we look forward to celebrating volunteering, which is part of the DNA of our nation,” he said. This year, volunteer involving organisations across Australia will celebrate the power of volunteering in their own way and urge their members and communities to reflect on the power of volunteers to protect and enrich our lives. As in previous years, thousands of organisations across the nation will hold their own celebration and appreciation events to thank their volunteers for their commitment. “NVW2014 will also be supported by our major partner Beyond Bank Australia and we are very grateful for its financial assistance as well as its promotion of volunteers within the community by encouraging their staff to volunteer their time,” said Mr Williamson. If you are one of the many thousands of us who volunteer for community groups, well done. We salute you!

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COMMUNITY groups are invited to enjoy the benefits of promoting their organisation and events for free on Sunshine Coast Council’s CommunityHub. The online CommunityHub portal is a one stop shop for people seeking information on local groups and events, in a searchable, categorised easy to use web space. Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said council’s CommunityHub was created to provide an online interactive directory for community groups and the local arts community to promote their services, events and activities. “If you are a community group, I encourage you to add a listing for your organisation on CommunityHub and start receiving

the benefits of promoting your activities and events on this valuable online tool,” Cr McKay said. “It is easy to use and allows groups to create and edit their own listing, share event information and add news and other interesting content including photos, music and videos. “The more community groups that list on CommunityHub, the more it will become the ‘yellow pages’ for local community groups including sports organisations and clubs, arts and cultural groups, support groups, service clubs and a whole range of not-for profit or community based organisations and individuals. To find out more or to add details of your community group, visit council’s CommunityHub website at http://community.sunshine

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THURSDAY 8 May is the next date for another of the regular tutorials held by

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Blackburn and Valerie Thornton will present FindmyPast, one of the websites on the group’s

tea. As an active group with lots to offer educationally, enquiries are welcomed by contacting June on 5493 2679, Roz on 5493 1197, or Dawn on 5492 2208. Email address is caloundrafamilyres@ The library is open every Thursday and Saturday, with opening Heads down at the recent Qld State Archives workshop at CFHRI times on the website Handwriting Seminar www.caloundrafamily which Thursday 15th May will many generations in a computer system. has a map and detailed These tutorials are a welcome one of the number of European great method to learn group’s newer members, countries. Commencing directions. The research facility, how to utilise the sites Ms Jennifer Strike, who at 1.30pm, the meeting accessed through Gate when researching. The will present the story of will also acknowledge 2 at the Corbould Park calendar on the group’s her own ancestry, and the group’s 21st BirthRacecourse, has plenty website gives dates and the interesting route day, and a special of parking right beside times for she has taken to ‘Coming of Age’ cake the facility, which has demonstrations.The accomplish a family has been ordered for a wheelchair access. General Meeting on history going back celebratory afternoon

Fabric Art & Surface Design Exhibition THE Fabric Art & Surface Design Group of Buderim Craft Cottage is pleased to announce its’ sixth biennial exhibition on 13-15 June, to be held in the Atrium Gallery (5 Main Street, Buderim, behind War Memorial Hall). The exhibition and sale entitled ‘Moody Hues - Emotions in Colour’ will feature both wearable art and decorative work of textile artists around the Sunshine Coast. The group, numbering 20+ members, meets on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays at the Cottage, developing skills in techniques such as silk painting, Shibori and indigo dyeing, fabric and paper rusting, felting and embellishing, including beading and both hand & free-machine embroidery. This year’s exhibi-

tion will also feature the Lyn Ballinger Challenge for 2014: ‘Circle of Communication’ by the Cottage’s Patchwork Group. Opening hours are as follows: 28pm Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday and 10am-3pm Sunday. Entry by gold coin donation. All welcome. Enquiries to Lyn Gooch: 07 5445 6113 or

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community news Seniors demand tougher financial advice standards

OLDER Australians stung by a string of corporate collapses have called for top quality, independent financial advice in a submission to the federal government’s Financial System Inquiry. In its submission, National Seniors urges the inquiry to consider whether: conflicted remuneration and percentage fees should be allowed in the provision of financial advice; minimum educational standards for financial advisers should be lifted; and tougher financial advice standards adopted. The call comes barely two weeks after acting Assistant Treasurer Mathias Cormann delayed the dilution of consumer protections introduced by the former Labor government in response to recent corporate failures such as Storm Financial (2009), Trio (2009) and Banksia (2012). Chief executive Michael O’Neill said that with the growth of superannuation and an increasingly complex financial system,

the risk burden had shifted to individuals. “The system needs to acknowledge and reflect the shift to individual risk,” he said. “For older Australians there’s a great deal at stake - nest eggs are on the line and, if you’re in or nearing retirement, there’s little opportunity to recoup losses. “Yet the system is so complex that consumers, no matter how savvy, are increasingly forced to seek professional financial advice,” said O’Neill. “Australians should be able to trust that financial advice is independent and in their best interests; that their hard-earned money is safe; and that, on the promise of commission, they’re not being sold a lemon. “Currently, that isn’t always the case.” The submission quotes a 2012 Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) shadow shopping survey that shows only 3% of retirement financial advice was of good qual-

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ity; 58% adequate; and almost 40% poor. Yet over 80% of consumers believed they had received good quality advice and 78% had paid commissions or fees based on a percentage of their assets or investments under advice. O’Neill said there were lessons to be learnt from corporate collapses which left thousands of vulnerable, elderly investors destitute. “Government has a role to play in ensuring higher standards, greater transparency and more accountability across the

system from banks and financial advisers to regulators. “The challenge is to create a strong regulatory framework that puts consumers first without stifling growth,” he said. Announced by Treasurer Joe Hockey late last year, the inquiry is charged with exploring how to position the financial system to best meet Australia’s evolving needs and economic growth. An interim report is due mid-year; and the final report by November 2014. Source: National Seniors ‘Connect’366



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Seniors Enquiry Line more than a phone service UNITINGCARE Community’s Seniors Enquiry Line is more than simply an information and referral phone service. Funded by the Queensland Government, the statewide service has access to a wide range of publications and forms which can be posted to interested seniors. “There are a number of useful publications available which can assist seniors to access concessions, retirement accommodation, financial and legal assistance and information on government services,” Seniors Enquiry Line Coordinator Julie Argeros said. “Booklets can also be forwarded to seniors which explain how UnitingCare Community’s Elder Abuse Prevention Line and Time for Grandparents programs can provide services to older Queenslanders to increase their wellbeing and sense of security while at the same time strengthening ties within the community,” Ms Argeros said. Publications and booklets available through the Seniors Enquiry Line include: Protecting Yourself Online – What Everyone Needs to know: An Australian Government publication designed to help keep Australians safe and secure when online ( NPS MedicineWise:

Information on who to contact when you suspect your medicine may be causing you a problem or if you have a question about your medicine ( Now That’s Living: A comprehensive publication of accommodation, services, support and lifestyle options in Queensland, including a retirement directory ( “Seniors Enquiry Line staff can also post out applications and forms to seniors who may not

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community news Older Australians gravely worried about changes to the age pension LEADING seniors advocate COTA Australia is calling for an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Tony Abbott to discuss pensioners’ concerns about any change to age pension indexation arrangements, eligibility age, or including the home in the assets test. In a letter to the Prime Minister, COTA Australia Chief Executive Ian Yates made the point that the age pension was comprehensively reviewed as recently as 2009 and was found to be sustainable over the long term, so proposed further changes will need remarkable justification; noting also that the 2009 changes had bi-partisan support. 62% of age pensioners have little or no assets or income apart from the family home, and significant numbers don’t even have that. About 85% of pensioners who go on to the full age pension at 65 years do so from another Commonwealth payment such as Disability Support, Widows pension or Newstart - so increasing the pension age will have limited impact on the budget bottom line; and also can’t be done without addressing mature age employment issues. Despite current indexation the age pension remains below the ASFA benchmark for a modest retirement income and cutting indexation will widen that gap. Almost 1.5 million older Australians

depend either entirely or primarily on the pension for their income in retirement, and for another 943,000 it is an important part of their income alongside super and savings. “Older Australians are growing increasingly fearful that the Prime Minister will renege on his pre-election promises and introduce changes to the pension,� Mr Yates said. “Seniors fought long and hard to get to a point where the pension allows them to keep their heads just above water. We can’t afford any backward steps now which would have pensioners slipping below the poverty line again.� Mr Yates said our ageing population offers both challenges and opportunities and must be planned for in an integrated way across retirement income, health, housing, employment, tax, transport and planning policies. In COTA’s letter to the Prime Minister, Mr Yates calls for a roundtable between the government and all relevant stakeholders to explore evidenced based ways forward. “Such a roundtable discussion would need to be well informed, including with detailed analysis of who would be the winners and losers in any changes,� Mr Yates says in his letter. Media release: COTA

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community news Caloundra VIEW Club

WITH over 90 members, the Caloundra VIEW Club holds a dinner meeting at 6.45 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Caloundra Power Boat Club. This month members will be supporting View Clubs of Australia by helping to sell tickets in the People’s Choice Community Lottery. The guest speaker at the April dinner meeting was Darryl Olson, Managing Director of My Weekly Preview

magazine. For over 30 years, he has held various senior management positions in the publishing industry including The Courier Mail, The Cairns Post, The New Zealand Herald and The Sunshine Coast Newspaper Company. In 2008, Darryl left the corporate world to join forces with three experienced publishers to create the publication My Property Preview which was relaunched in 2012 under the title of Desley Grainger and Darryl Olson (Guest Speaker) My Weekly Preview.

Darrly spoke about his business philosophy and the changing face of news distribution in an electronic age. He emphasised that putting the customer first, keeping things simple, working as part of a team and valuing all team members has always proved an

effective business model. He also lives by his personal philosophy that ‘success is to live your life in your way’. As a former work colleague, Desley Grainger thanked Darryl for his informative and entertaining presentation. VIEW is always looking

for positive, skilled and motivated women to join the organisation. To find out more about VIEW Clubs of Australian and the Caloundra Evening VIEW Club you can access the website at or contact Penny on 5438 8225 or at

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SOLUTIONS 4 Learning Nambour is offering free Tablet Classes for seniors (50 and over) Are you thinking of buying a Tablet? Why not try before you buy. Come along and learn using one of our Tablets before you buy one or you can BYO. Learn how to: Set up the Tablet for use, to download books, games, music and Apps, communicate with friends using a Tablet, how to load and view photos and much more. Classes are starting soon so call Solutions 4 Learning on BRING history to life at the free Heritage Month Caloundra Library. Join Brian and Erica Costigan on 5476 2511 for more information. Festival celebrations at Sunshine Coast Council’s their journey to find the Centaur, the hospital ship library branches during April and May. Discover which sank off Moreton Bay on May 14, 1942. military treasures, attend retro surfing movie nights, Climbing History of the Glass House Mountains hear inspirational stories of Kokoda Track guides, Friday, May 9, 10.30am to noon, enjoy a photographic exhibition on the 100 years of BeerwahCommunity Hall. Join Professor Michael the Australian Red Cross and so much more. This is Meadows from Griffith University School of 34 Currie Street, NAMBOUR (next to McDonalds) an opportunity for communities to come together Humanities when he shares his interesting stories and celebrate the places and stories that make and photographs of the climbers of the 1930s, many Australia special. It is also a time to remind us of the of whom were women. importance of conserving and protecting our natural Celebrate National Archaeology Week - Tuesday, heritage, rich Indigenous heritage and the diverse May 20, 5.30 to 6.30pm, Maleny Library. Hear Bring in this ad to receive historic sites that help form our cultural identity. Maleny archaeologists Steve Chaddock and Andrew Bookings are open for the following fascinating free Fairbairn talk about their experiences on a dig in ADIES events: Kokoda Track - Thursday, May 1, 11am to Konya, Turkey. Steve works for Timeline Heritage or 12.30pm, Caloundra Library. Join No Roads Expediand Dr Andrew Fairbairn is a Senior Lecturer in tions guides Rhys Livingstone and Ryan O’Neill for Archaeology at the University of Queensland. ENS a first-hand experience of the Kokoda Trail. This Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment available Mon, Tues & Weds only (not available with any other service) informative talk will include footage and slides. by visiting council’s library website or by calling (Valid until 31/5/14) - No other discounts apply The Journey - Wednesday, May 7, 1.30 to 3pm, 1300 LIBRARY(542727).

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community news Free sunshine going to waste – are you making the most of your solar panels? ONE of the many benefits clear sunny days, days ity as possible. Many of told that solar panel manuof living on the Sunshine that we should be produc- you invested in solar sys- facturers recommend reguCoast is the abundance of ing as much free electric- tems but were perhaps not lar cleaning and maintenance to achieve optimum performance. Dirty panels can reduce output by as much as 25%. Go Green Solar Clean is a locally based, professional solar panel cleaning and maintenance company who have been servicing clients on the Sunshine Coast for the last three years and use environmentally friendly cleaning practices.

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“Regular cleaning and maintenance of your solar system leads to a longer life span and increased power generation, leading to reduced power bills or even credits” said Glenn of Go Green Solar Clean. Glenn and Lisa have been extremely pleased with the positive feedback they have been receiving and are looking forward to a busy year as more people become aware of the importance of cleaning and maintaining their solar

system and solar hot water panels. “I was really surprised how dirty my panels were and the effect that it had on my solar output. Thanks, and book me in again next year,” said Mark D (Buderim). Your solar system is a valuable asset that can save you a significant amount of money, and contribute to a healthier and more sustainable environment. Go Green Solar Clean offers professional solar panel cleaning and main-

tenance from as little as $69.00. They also offer pensioner discounts and have negotiated fixed rates with several gated communities to help keep costs down. Don’t take the risk of falling from your roof or ladder, damaging your panels or voiding warranties by letting your maintenance lapse. Call Glenn on 1300 078 681 or 0431 453 568 for a quoteor go online to www.gogreens

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MAROOCHYDORE VIEW Club’s next luncheon meeting is on Friday, May 23rd at 11am at the Maroochydore Surf Club. The cost is $22.00 for two courses. The guest speaker is Stephen Galbraith, from EKKA who will talk about new happenings at EKKA. Newcomers are made very welcome. If you would like to attend this luncheon, or hear more about our VIEW Club (Voice, Interests & Education of Women), please call our President, Val Heathcote on 5450 0717 before May 14th.

community news No Swords, no Flings just Fun

DOES the swirl of the to be proud Scots? Per- swords and exposing bagpipes cause a stir or haps you’d love to dance whatever is under your did your ancestors claim but feared leaping over twirling kilt.

Dolls wanted ... the good, the bad and the ugly! HAVE any old dolls lying around? Like to donate them to a worthy crafty cause? The team from the Australian Body Art Carnivale need more for their “All Dolled Up” workshops and they’d love your help! The “All Dolled Up” workshops will be held at the Carnivale on 3 & 4 May and provide an opportunity for everyone to take part in body art - albeit small body art! Dolls serve as the “models” to be painted, decorated and enhanced in keeping with the 2014 event theme of ‘Dreams and Nightmares’. Adults as well as kids are most welcome to take part. Workshop organiser Kait Manchip has been busily scouring

opp shops and garage sales to collect a stockpile of dolls to decorate, but is in need of more. “Dolls the size of Barbie and Ken, and Bratz are ideal, in one piece or broken,” says Kait. “If you have dolls to donate, even broken, dismembered or bad haircut sufferers, we would love them.” “We’d also love any donations of fairy wings, touile, or other fabulous froo froo for the “Dreams” theme, and bits of dolls, heads,legs, and Bratz feet for the “Nightmares” theme.” If you have dolls to donate, please email Kait at; or deliver them to the Original Eumundi Market office (the big pink building).

Maybe you don’t have a drop of Scottish blood in your veins but want to stay fit without strenuous exercise, meet new friends, have fun and are fed-up with sitting around the house. Then Noosa U3A invites you to come along, share the companionship and fun of the Scottish Country Dance Group which meets every Monday from 9am in the Masonic Hall, Moorindil Street Tewantin, across the road from U3A House. There is no leaping, no ‘flings’, not a sword in sight and you don’t have to wear a kilt. Dances are done in groups of 6, 8 or 10 people, so you don’t need a partner and they cater for all levels of ability. Even if you haven’t danced since tying up the Maypole with ribbons at school you will receive a very warm welcome. Just wear something casual and comfortable, preferably a skirt for ladies as it is easier to dance in, and flat ballet style shoes. Now in its 13 year, the group is affiliated with Noosa U3A so you will need to be a member, which also allows you to join any other course or class offered and share in

all the social activities. Classes are then just $2 each week. The group socialises over coffee and lunch the

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community news RSL Care Chairman’s Appeal: Help people like Katie get more out of life RSL Care will launch its 2014 Chairman’s Appeal in May which aims to raise much needed funds for Australians living in residential care. RSL Care Chairman Mr Pat McIntosh said the appeal was raising much needed funds to help people to get more out of life. “This appeal is about promoting wellbeing and independence for our fellow Australians and aims to raise funds to provide support, equipment, tools and services to deserving members of the community in need,” he said. Deserving people like 44 year old Katie Burgess, who, after a diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease came to live at RSL Care Milford Grange, in Ipswich last October. Two months after her diagnosis, the disease rapidly progressed to the point where she had to give up work, sell her house and find rental accommodation. Katie’s challenges progressed to the point where she needed high-care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Katie has very limited ability to communicate, she has lost the use of her arms and

legs and her speech is severely impacted. The future looked grim for Katie. Since coming to live at Milford Grange our qualified and caring staff have used all their skills and experience to encourage Katie to have a go at life again and feel confident about seeking improvement. Mr McIntosh said Katie has had a positive impact on the lives of staff and other residents here too. “We are so lucky to have Katie, we have learned so much from her,” he said. “It’s so fulfilling for our staff to be able to understand Katie and chart a new course for Katie’s life, to shape a new future with her and give her independence back.” Mr McIntosh said RSL Care would use funds donated to the appeal to install specialised software onto Katie’s laptop. “This will open up a world of connection, communication and self-expression. Katie said “I will be able to take back some control”. Donations to the 2014 Chairman’s Appeal will directly support people in our care to make the most out of life. Donated funds will go towards programs and items that support and enhance individuals mental, physical and emotional health, activities that keep them socially connected to their community and most importantly activities that acknowledge their unique life and self-expression giving them a purpose to be healthy and live a productive life. Donations can be made at

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Cooking lessons back on at the Community House! available from Food Connection in Pomona (at the Options 4 U Op Shop in Memorial Avenue) with a few other ingredients. “You don’t need a whole array of expensive, fancy foods to make food taste great”, says Sean, “I’ll show participants some wonderful alternatives. At only $10.00 a lesson for concession card holders and seniors, which includes eating the food we’ve made, the lessons are a really good bargain.” The lessons are as follows: Week 1 Thursday May 22nd – Hamper Scamper Week 2 Thursday May 29th – Curry in a Hurry Week 3 Thursday June 5th – Steamy Casserole Week 4 Thursday June 12th – Delicious Thai Week 5 Thursday June 19th – Scrumptious Vegetarian At the Lawson Shed, Memorial Avenue, Pomona from 9.30am – 12.30pm. Cost: $10.00 per lesson (Food included). Bookings are essential – phone 5485 2427.

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Laguna Estate - a lifestyle choice IS ‘grandma’s ghetto’ your idea of a retirement village? If so, stop right there! There is nothing further from the truth. In the past, most residents entered these villages aged in their seventies as part of a move to downsize, decrease maintenance responsibilities, experience a greater sense of safety and security, or for health and lifestyle reasons. Today, younger retirees from age 55 are seeing the benefits of relocating to a retirement village, with the emphasis on lifestyle and making the move a liberating experience. To those who say that they are not ready for such a move, many of the residents at Laguna Estate say that they wish they had made the decision earlier. It has given them the freedom to travel, visit family or just pursue new hobbies without any of the worries they previously had with the upkeep and security issues of their previous home. Combining outstanding resort facilities with stylish homes in a fully landscaped environment, this village strikes the perfect balance between privacy and independence whilst encouraging a vibrant and rewarding community in which to live. There are spacious villas and serviced apartments from which

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to choose, all in a quiet, peaceful location yet so close to all the vibrant action of Noosa. The range of facilities is cleverly geared towards anyone over the age of 55, whether you are physically active or prefer a quieter lifestyle - and the grandchildren are welcome here. So what will sell you on your decision to make Laguna Estate your home? It is a combination of many things – particularly the smart community facilities and the activities which cater for all lifestyles, but also the quality finish of both the new and the refurbished villas, the resort-style feel, the professional and hugely cheerful staff and the low monthly fees. At some time in the future you may need living assistance but this too is catered for at Laguna Estate with assisted care apartments available. Three meals a day, cleaning, weekly towel & linen changes and 24 hour on-call emergency staff are all part of the service. Laguna Estate is a class act – phone 1800 012 049 for lots more information and an appointment to view this special retirement estate at 21 Lake Weyba Drive, Noosaville. You could soon be making the best choice of your life!

community news Hibiscus Spectacular THE 2014 Annual Show Hibiscus Spectacular will be held at Woombye School of Arts Hall, Blackall St. Woombye on Saturday 10th May 2014. Proudly presented by members of the Sunshine Coast Branch Australian Hibiscus Society Inc. Admission is Free. 9.00am: Plant Sales quality Hibiscus grown for everyone’s pleasure. 11.00am: Judging of competition blooms. (Enter your blooms. Good cash prizes). Midday: Display of Champions. There will be raffles, refreshments, growing guides and fertilizers on the day. Phone 5476 2771 for more information.

The Highwaymen Tribute Show THE music of country supergroup The Highwaymen continues to echo down the halls of time thanks in part to Australia’s No. 1 salute to the Outlaws of Country – Dail Platz’s Highwaymen Tribute Show. Since the recent resurgence in popularity of Johnny Cash, audiences haven’t been able to get enough of the Man in Black. What a bonus to be able to catch up with his best buddies as well – Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Cash’s lifelong friend, Waylon Now Dail Platz, along with Jennings – all sharing the Brent Lillie and Paul stage together, reliving the Mostyn, has re-created music that defined an era. The Highwaymen experi-

ence. ‘Brent and Paul were first choices when I was searching for artists to play Kris Kristofferson

and Waylon Jennings’ Dail says. ‘Visually and vocally, both manage to emulate the personas of

Kris and Waylon while still maintaining their own individuality.’ All the individual classics are there as well, ‘Ring of Fire’, ‘On the Road Again’, ‘Luchenbach Texas’, ‘Bobby McGee’ – no fillers, no false promises. The Highwaymen Tribute Show pays homage to a Golden Era, to the passionate and powerful music of four great legends who, combined, became the biggest country supergroup of all time. The Highwaymen Tribute Show will be appearing at the Maroochydore RSL Club on Saturday, May 3 at 8pm. It is a free show.

Meals on Wheels (Tewantin Noosa) expands its horizons IT has been providing a great service to elderly, disabled or frail clients over the years, and now MoW has decided to branch out into catering for the wider community. Maybe you are tired of cooking for yourself, or perhaps you have a special function coming up. Whatever the reason, MoWTewantin Noosa can cater to your requirements and even deliver. From gourmet sandwich platters, cakes and fruit to full parties, Desiree Phillips and her crew are happy to attend to your needs. Locally grown fresh produce and local suppliers are used. Give Desiree a call, preferably before midday, Monday to Friday on 5449 7659 to arrange your catering. Did you also know that there are no special criteria to have daily meals delivered by Meals on Wheels? Anyone can use the service.

Buderim East Probus Club BUDERIM East Probus Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 10.00 am at the Headland Bowls Club, Sid Lingard Drive, Buderim. Entrance is $6 which will cover morning tea. Visitors welcome. For the meeting on May 13, our guest speaker is Mr Thomas Mundy who is an ex-welfare officer, and now the proprietor of Entice Coffee Shop at Mooloolaba. Mr Mundy has many interesting anecdotes of his past career and is an exceptional speaker. Contact Des Smallwood on 5493 6158.The outing for May will be a BBQ on May 27 at Currimundi Park, Wurtulla. A trip to Norfolk Island is organised for August. The club has vacancies for new members. Enquiries are welcome from those interested. For further information please contact Mel Tipping, President, on 5478 1180.

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community news Sippy Downs senior takes on Everest IT may be a long way from Buderim Hill to the mountain peaks of the

Himalayas, but for Joe McCreith, Buderim was the perfect training

ground for his trek to Mount Everest base camp. In February this

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across boulder-strewn tracks to the base camp, perched 5,300 meters above sea level. It was the culmination of five months of rigorous training in Buderim. Every morning Joe set his alarm for 4.15am. “I got up early to beat the heat,” he said. “I’d drive to the base of Buderim Hill and walk about 12 kilometres carrying an eight kilogram backpack.” After a bit of practice, he was clocking around two hours and twenty minutes to complete the journey. On his trip, Joe travelled in a group with a dozen

adventurers and a large support team including local sherpas. He said the camaraderie was wonderful but nothing compared to what Mother Nature provided. “The whole area touched my heart. It’s fabulous being so elevated and seeing how the colours change on the mountains and the clouds.” Any exhaustion was banished by exhilaration when Joe reached base camp. “We all jumped up and down and hugged each other,” Joe said. Snow blizzards and strong wind hampered their efforts to capture

the moment on film and some of the walkers were chastised for removing their gloves to try and get a better grip on their cameras. “Luckily none of us got frost bitten but we sure came close.” So what advice would Joe have for seniors contemplating scaling the heights of the Himalayas? “Just do it!” he said. “It’s a mind game more than a physical feat. You can do anything you put your mind to.” For more information about Lend Lease’s Bellflower Retirement Resort, phone (07) 5476 5155.

Kawana Waters VIEW Club KAWANA Waters VIEW Club is a warm, friendly and informative club for women. As well as a monthly lunch meeting, with a guest speaker, held on the fourth Wednesday

of each month, we also have a monthly social outing on the second Wednesday in the month, to a variety of interesting and enjoyable places. All ladies are most welcome to attend any of our functions. Come along, discover VIEW and make new friends. The next social outing will be held on Wednesday 14th May at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Palmcreek Road, Tanawha. There will be a guided walk and commentary provided, followed by lunch at Tanawha Golf Club. For more details please phone Jean 5444 1473 or Jan 5479 0205. Kawana Waters VIEW Club will be holding its next lunch meeting on Wednesday 28th May at Headland Golf Club, Golf

Links Road, Buderim. Time is 11.00 for 11.30 am. The Guest Speaker will be Tamsin Mellor who will talk about Consumer Rights. For bookings please phone Pat 5493 7137. VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women. Kawana Waters VIEW Club is part of VIEW Clubs of Australia and support the wonderful work of the Australian children’s charity, The Smith Family, through their educational Learning for Life Program. This program helps disadvantaged children and young people get the opportunities they need to fully participate in their education and create better futures for themselves. For any information about Kawana Waters VIEW Club, please phone Sandra on 5493 7138.

Caloundra City National Seniors

NATIONAL Seniors Australia (NSA) is the largest organisation representing Australians aged 50 and over. The Caloundra City branch meets at the rear function room Currimundi Hotel, Buderim Street, Currimundi every 2nd Tuesday of the month at new start time of 10am. Ample parking is available. Friendship, interesting speakers, local outings and other activities are offered. All over 50’s on the Sunshine Coast are cordially invited to attend and become part of this fun community group. Visitors from NSA are also welcome. Phone Elaine on 0438 579 948 or Fran 5444 8347.

community news Troubleshooting your home network In this day of burgeoning technology the average family includes the home computer, a laptop, iPad or tablet, smartphone and printer, all of which want to talk to each other as well as the Internet. One of the most important devices in the house today is the Modem router and it is through this technology that our devices connect to each other and to the Internet. Yet is can give us many headaches. I get a lot of phone calls from people asking, “Why is the internet slow?” and “My tablet won’t connect to the internet”. Many of these issues can be resolved by performing a few quick troubleshooting tips. First, get to know your modem router. Find the instruction book if you can and understand what each flashing lights at the front of your modem/router is for. If any of these lights are flashing in an orange or red colour then you have your first issue to begin troubleshooting – is it the Internet, your LAN or your wireless signals? If someone calls me with this issue, I first suggest they turn off all their devices. Then turn off the modem/router and wait for a couple of minutes. Check that all the plugs connected to your modem router and your computers and printers are not loose. Then turn on the modem router first, it takes a little while to boot up because if needs to connect with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) through your phone line. Once you see all the lights are green, then turn all your computers and devices back on. If your internet light is still flashing orange or red once it has fully rebooted, read your instruction manual, as it may mean your ISP you will need to call them so they can check it at their end. If the light is green then see if you have Internet connection on just the computer that is connected to the modem/router via a cable, if this is clear then test your internet connection from your wireless devices. 70% of the time a reboot in this order solves the problem, but if you find it doesn’t, you then the next step is to check your Modem/router settings. Open your Internet browser and type in in the address bar and, using the account name “admin” and password “admin” you can see the modem/router’s configuration settings , security and Wi-Fi settings.

Most router companies use the same default IP address, admin account, and passwords on all their routers, but your router’s documentation will tell you the specific IP address. Once you have logged in you may need to check or reset the settings inside the router with the help of your ISP. If Internet access is slow, check to make sure you are getting near the bandwidth promised by your ISP. Use multiple speed test tools such as Keep track of bandwidth at different times of the day and night as well as weekdays and weekends. Contact your ISP for further troubleshooting if you are not seeing the bandwidth you are supposed to receive from your ISP. I hope this helps with keeping your network trouble free and your Internet surfing stable. If you have any questions about this or any other troubleshooting issues please give me a call or email me on the below details. Nathan Wellington - Home Tech Assist 1300 682 817,

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Qld State Antique & Collectables Show THE Big 2014 Queensland State Collectables Show is to be held in the Caloundra Indoor Sports Centre, North Street Caloundra on Saturday 3rd May with doors opening at 9am - 5pm and Sunday 4th May from 9am - 3pm. View over 100 interesting displays of antiques, collectables, and old bottles from a bygone era, then browse over 3,000 sq mtrs of Antique and Collectable swap & sell stalls, there is something for everyone. Our resident valuer will be available for free appraisals so bring along those special items that may have been stored away (conditions apply), ATM machine on site. Coffee

and tasty food available all day from the on site Sports Centre Café. As in previous years we will be supporting the RACQ CareFlight Rescue Service. Last year we were able to donate $10,000 to the AGL Sunshine Coast Helicopter Rescue which later merged with the CareFlight Group Queensland increasing its helicopter fleet to eight and expanding its primary operational tasking zone to provide increased 24/7 protection to the people of Southern and Central Queensland and beyond. We intend to continue our support of this very worthwhile service that cares for all the people on the Sunshine Coast.

Nambour Garden Club Friendship Day Dazzling floral displays provided a kaleidoscope of colour at the recent Friendship Day of the Nambour Garden Club. President Sandra Godfrey said between the entries in the floral arrangements featuring shoes and also on the competition table, guests were given a feast to delight the eye. A central feature reinforced the value of the family, taking its theme from the International Year of the Family. “We had more than 200 people attend from all around South East Queensland who were enthralled with the creativity shown in the shoe competition, and the resilience of those gardeners who were still able to display blooms for the competition table, despite our recent challenging weather conditions,” she said. Mrs Godfrey said the club’s Friendship Day was an excellent opportunity for the club to extend the hand of friendship to its present and former members and the invited guests, and reinforced how the club was itself a family. Mrs Godfrey said the day concluded with lunch, and was an enjoyable morning renewing and creating friendships.


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Toowoomba Gardenfest – feast for foodies and gardeners alike TOOWOOMBA Gardenfest 2014 promises to be bigger and better this year. From Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th May, visitors will be treated to gourmet delights, plant exhibits and plenty of helpful gardening and cooking tips from our celebrity presenters. Horticultural Ambassador, Brian Sams from the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE, and Culinary Ambassador, Lee Faulkner from Radio 4GRAM will open the festival with Mayor Cr Paul Antonio on Friday 2nd May. Friday is geared towards Gardening Clubs and seniors with a special discounted ticket of $5 at the gate. The three-day festival will be held at the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE, Campbell Street, Toowoomba. Gardenfest will host the traditional plant stalls and beautiful displays of floral art, orchids, roses and bonsai. Visitors can take part in gardening workshops and bring their ailing plants to the plant clinic for a diagnosis. The Art & Sculpture competition will see an array of interesting and innovative paintings and sculptures made from traditional and recycled materials. Come along and cast your vote. If you are coming to Toowoomba make a weekend of it and take advantage of all the FREE presentations from gardening gurus including Claire Bickle, Noel Burdette, Jerry ColebyWilliams, Phil Dudman, Annette McFarlane and Paul Plant. Kitchen & vanity cupboard repairs Plus the weekend will feaWardrobe & furniture repairs ture 2013 MKR winners Doors & windows Dan & Steph dishing up – locks, catches, hinges, runners a storm, and former Masterchef contestant Plasterboard repairs & patching Mindy Woods spicing Leaking taps & fittings things up with her Asian Replace light fittings and/or globes inspired dishes. Painting The festival is supported Tiling by the Toowoomba Regional Council and SouthRepair and/or replace timber decks, pergolas, fences, ern Queensland Institute garages, carports, gates & security screens of TAFE and media sponsors Southern Cross Ten, Reliably servicing the Sunshine Coast 4GRAM, and The 40 years trade experience – All repairs guaranteed Chronicle, APN Regional Media. QBSA Licence 74915

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community news Woombye’s Showery Seafood Day

ON Sunday morning with threatening skies, many local and visiting bowlers ventured out onto our greens and enjoyed great

bowls, good friendship and a fantastic seafood lunch. After two games, competition was keen as several teams were on two

wins. But, because of the continuing showers, the last game was reduced to nine ends, even though the greens were holding

up well, thanks to the skills of our green keeper. Congratulations to the overall winners with 3 wins, plus 18- Nev Kuskoff, Keith Vandermaal, Ian Cranney and Peter Jackson from Woombye. Thank you to all competing bowlers for your support of our small club. Woombye Bowls Club holds six Seafood Days each year. On Sunday 18 May, a Mixed Seafood Day is being held. Phone our club on 5442 1480 and nominate early, as places are filling quickly.

Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club AMATEUR radio has undergone a revival in recent years. Often called “ham radio” amateur radio is the recreational or experimental use of radio frequencies set aside for non-commercial purposes. All amateur radio operators must be licensed. The Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club offers training for people wishing to obtain an amateur radio licence at all levels. There are three levels of licenses, the initial entry is known as the Foundation, the next level the Standard and the top level the Advanced. The License examinations can also be carried out at the club. There are no age or gender limits for anyone wishing to obtain a license. There are a variety of ways for “ham” radio operators to participate in amateur radio activities, including casual communications with other amateur radio operators locally and throughout the world, contest competitions, assist in sporting activities, and some may wish to design and build their own equipment or antennas. An important part of amateur radio activities is the preparation for community service as providers of emergency communications services. We welcome visitors to our club rooms which are located at Godfrey Road, Bli Bli and we are open every Wednesday from 10 am – 1pm. The club website is You can contact the club by email

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LAW, FINANCE and YOU Considering aged care? MAJOR changes to aged care that take effect on 1 July 2014 may result in higher ongoing care fees.

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Summary of changes From 1 July 2014, the distinction between highlevel and low-level care will be removed, giving everyone the choice to pay their accommodation costs as a lump sum, a daily payment amount or a combination of both. You will also be able to select extra services for an additional daily fee in participating facilities. Importantly, the current income-tested care fee, which is based on assessable income, will be replaced with a meanstested care fee, which will be based on assessable income and assets. For many, this will mean ongoing care fees will be higher if entering an aged care facility on or after 1 July 2014, and in some cases much higher if assessed assets are significant.



Things to consider before moving into aged care Moving from your home: When moving to aged care, you need to decide whether to sell or keep your home. While there are a number of factors that will influence this decision, it is important to know that keeping or selling your home can affect your ongoing care fees if you enter a facility on or after 1 July this year. Until 1 July 2014, if you keep your home, it is not assessed as an asset to determine your ongoing care fees. However, from 1 July, up to $144,500 of the value of your home will be assessed as an asset to determine your ongoing care fees, unless it is occupied by a ‘protected’ person, for example your spouse. If you sell your home, the entire proceeds will be assessed to determine your ongoing care fees. This would need to be considered alongside the practicalities of keeping the home, such as ongoing bills and mainte-

nance. If you decide to keep your home, it is important that your accommodation costs are structured correctly in order to continue to receive favourable Centrelink treatment. 2. Paying for your accommodation From 1 July, you will have 28 days after entering a facility to decide whether to pay for your accommodation as a refundable accommodation deposit or a daily accommodation payment. Your choice can have an impact on your financial assets, which can therefore influence how much you pay for your ongoing care fees. For example if you choose pay for accommodation by a refundable accommodation deposit that deposit will be assessed as an asset to determine your ongoing care fees. 3. Investing your money Your financial assets are assessed when determining your ongoing care fees, so an appropriate investment strategy may

reduce the amount you pay. Seek advice If you or your family find yourself in the situation of needing accommodation in an aged care facility it would be worth consulting a financial adviser specialising in aged care to assist you in understanding the impact of these changes and how to best structure your finances. For more Information contact Tim Maher at Maher Digby Securities Pty Ltd Financial Advisers – AFSL No. 230559 (see advert Page 3). Ph: 07 5441 1266 or visit our website www.maher This document

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AT last our last dinner meeting Maroochy North Shore Lions were privileged to have as their guest speaker Inspector Daryl White from the Qld. Police who outlined his role in and the importance of Crime Stoppers to the Sunshine Coast. Inspector White E: explained the benefits of this organisation in producing a safe community by saying that every phone call received by them is important as one small piece of information can lead investigators in the right direction in solving a crime. He also detailed how Crime Stoppers is a comComplete Annual Administration Service from $1750 (+gst) munity based organisation supported Consider that an annual $500 savings in costs, by the Qld. Police and has invested at 5% interest over 10 years, compounds to raise some funds from to around $7,400. the community for its ongoing programs such as Call us and see how we can help maximise your returns the “Lock it or Lose it” beachside parking security program. Maroochy North Shore Lions look forward to assisting Crime Burnett Street, Buderim Stoppers in upcoming local initiatives. Page 22 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - May 2014

community news LifeTec plans Positive Ageing Journey Event and Exhibition at Coorparoo in May

Ambassador for Ageing Noeline Brown with James Barrientos (CEO, LifeTec) and Scott Green (LifeTec).

WE may not be able to turn back time but there are certain things we can do to make the experience of ageing more positive. The Positive Ageing Journey Event and Exhibition is an educational event aimed at baby boomers and beyond! The event has been created to enable people to approach this stage of their lives with the right advice about how to stay healthy, informed and inspired. LifeTec based at Newmarket, in conjunction with a range of other organisations is planning the 2014 Positive

Ageing Event and Expo on Monday 19 May 2014 at Easts Leagues Club, 40 Main Avenue, Coorparoo. Entry to the event is $20, which will cover morning tea, lunch, all presentations, performances,and an expo featuring a large range of services and organisations available to seniors. Presentations will include planning for the future; maintaining an active healthy lifestyle; gardening advice; bridging the digital divide; enhancing your safety and peace of mind; maintain-

ing a creative and healthy mind; healthy eating and nutrition, how to future proof your home and many more. LifeTec is a leading provider of specialist information and advice to help people maximise their independence through assistive technology. LifeTec will be providing a display at the Positive Ageing Journey Event that will highlight the diversity of assistive technology. Assistive technology is any product, device or system that provides people with practical so-

lutions to everyday life activities. It helps millions of people learn, work, socialise, achieve independence or simply get more out of their lives. Assistive technology can help people do everyday things like opening jars and turn taps on and off; provide alternative communication; enjoy safer mobility; use computers; enjoy recreational activities; assist with caring for loved ones and enable people to live in an accessible and safe environment. The service is available

through a central contact number (1300 885 886), with LifeTec display centres based in Newmarket (Brisbane) and Townsville. The service is offered across all of Queensland with outreach health professionals available to travel to homes or workplaces in other areas of Queensland. For more information about the Positive Ageing Journey Event or for information aboutLifeTec the toll free number is 1300 885 886 or visit the website www.

Kawana Seniors Citizens THE Kawana Seniors really enjoyed their celebrations for Easter with their Easter Parade with many members getting into the swing of the occasion. Prizes were won for the best dressed ladies and gents. In early April their Whale Watching Cruise out of Mooloolaba was excellent and they had a brilliant day out. In May, some of the Seniors are going up to Yeppoon, for a 6 day holiday. Next they are off by Luxury Coach to Gosford for a week and will do a cruise on Port Stephens to see some Dolphins on the first day, then next day visit Sydney and the Northern Beach. At night see ‘The Lion King’ the Musical, at the Capitol Theatre. Next day enjoy a scenic drive through the NSW Central Coast Waterways to The Entrance and on the final day see the Newcastle area and visit the Westpac Helicopter Base. The Senior’s Travel Table is full of interesting places to visit then, for the rest of the year. 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. 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. Please phone their President, Mavis Farmer at 5493 3545, for any enquires, about this very active Seniors Club of Kawana Waters. If you are lonely, come along and meet other local seniors and join in the fun. Members come from all over the Sunshine Coast – Sippy Downs, Mountain Creek, Glenfields, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Minyama, Buddina, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla & Currimundi. Any seniors of the Sunshine Coast are made very welcome.

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community news Noosaville VIEW Club

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NATIONAL Seniors Buderim Branch monthly mMeeting will be held in the Buderim Bowls Club, Elizabeth Street, Buderim at 9.30am on Monday 26 May, morning tea will be served. Cost is $4 per person. Our guest speaker will be Constable Jason Cameron (Buderim police beat) on local issues and the beat. All over 50’s are welcome to join our group of happy seniors who enjoy each other’s company. We have regular outings to places of interest, restaurants and picnics. Coming up is a bus trip to the Taoist Temple at Deagon, followed by the Bee Gee’s walk at Redcliff then lunch at a local club. Contact John 5456 1370.

THE Smith Family’s Noosaville VIEW Club May lLuncheon will be on Thursday 22nd May, 11 am for 11.30 start at the Tewantin/Noosa RSL. VIEW Clubs are a valued part of the Smith Family which is a national, independent children’s charity committed to helping disadvantaged Australian children by unlocking opportunities through education and learning support. Our club is a good place to meet and make friends and new members are always welcome. We have two meetings a month, one of which is our business meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month , and our Social get together, with outings to various places. The Guest Speaker at our May luncheon will be Judith Richards who is a Hypnotherapist. If you would like to join us please ring the lunch coordinator Nanette McLay at 5455 6157 by the Sunday before the meeting date.

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Open Day GENEALOGY Sunshine Coast is holding an Open Day on Saturday 3rd May, 9.30am – 3.00pm, at the centre at Petrie Park Road, Nambour to help those interested in starting family history or those who have struck a brick wall! Entry is free and help will be available. Also there will be a talk by RACQ about changes to Queensland road rules and other aspects of driving affecting older adults at the centre on Friday 16th May at 9.00am with morning tea and talk at 10.00am. All welcome and this is a free event.

A workshop on Best of the Internet will be held on Saturday 24th May from 9.30am – 12 noon and Beginning Family Tree software from 1.00pm-3pm. Cost for this $8 for each workshop or $15 for two. Contact 5441 4266 or email for further information.

St Peter’s Art & Craft stall IF you like scrumptious home made cakes, biscuits and jams, or spicy home made pickles and chutneys, come along to St Peter’s Anglican Church Hall on Friday 2nd May for the latest Market Stalls in the Hall. There will be an Arts and Craft stall with beautiful knitted and crocheted items, a trash and treasure corner and many other stalls. Get there early for home grown fruit and vegies and finish up your morning’s shopping with a refreshing cuppa’ with home made scones and jam, with cream, of course! The market is open from 8am-2pm or until sold out. St Peter’s Church is on the corner of Church St and Beach Rd Maroochydore and if you would like more information phone 5443 2133.

footcare People with diabetes are at risk of foot problems PEOPLE with diabetes are more likely to develop serious foot problems because the condition may lead to reduced blood flow to the feet, which makes cuts and abrasions slow to heal. Diabetes can also causedamaged nerves in the foot, which result in a reduced ability to feel minor trauma. As well as checking their feet daily for cuts, blisters, bruises or signs of injury, which they may not have felt happening, they should have at least an annual foot check-up with a podiatrist. Seek advice or treatment from a podiatrist before trying to manage foot problems (such as corns, calluses or ingrown nails) by yourself. Good foot care can help people with diabetes to avoid foot problems. Take care of your feet, get regular check-ups from your doctor or podiatrist and act quickly if you have a problem. The nerves to your feet are the most likely to be affected by diabetes. Damaged nerves (neuropathy) can cause painful, numb or insensitive feet. Minor cuts, blisters or burns may not be felt and ulcers can develop, which you may not be aware of. Some people with neuropathy experience uncomfortable sensations such as burning, tingling and pain. This is often worse at night. It is important to remember that many people with nerve damage have no symptoms and are unaware of the problem. Nevertheless, they are still at risk of developing ulcers. Foot care amongst diabetics is incredibly important as foot ulcers affect as many as one out of 10 people with dia-

betes. Even small ulcers on the foot can represent a serious risk as they may heal extremely slowly and need rigorous treatment to cure.In turn, ulcers can develop into serious lower body infections. The presence of high blood glucose levels over a long period of time may result in damage to the body and to bodily functions.Although it is uncertain how this process works, amongst diabetics it is relatively frequent. A condition called diabetic neuropathy sometimes occurs over time, usually affecting the sensory nerves in the legs. If your nervous system is even slightly damaged, the extremities of the body can become numb. For this reason, you may not be able to feel foot problems until they have developed. It is most important to ensure you have regular foot examinations. Diabetic neuropathy can gradually occur without the patient realising and, as such, the loss of protective sensation puts them at risk of developing increased pressures underneath the feet that can cause ulceration and in some severe cases where infection and gangrene is present, amputation. The blood supply to the feet can also be affected along with an increased tendency to develop foot deformities due to an imbalance between the foot and lower leg muscles. These complications represent a significant risk to patients with diabetes mellitus and their health and quality of life in general. If you are at risk, check in with your doctor or podiatrist soon.

Care for your feet YOU may not think about your feet that often, way down there at the end of your legs, but they’re an essential part of almost everything you do. Whether walking, running, exercising, or just standing, having feet that are comfortable and well-cared for (rather than aching or in pain) makes the experience must more pleasant. Therefore, knowing how to care for your feet is vital. And this isn’t just about feeling good. When your feet don’t get the attention they need, chronic problems can develop, which may trouble you for years to come. Have you ever thought about the important role your feet play in your daily life? On face value, your feet touch the ground whenever you’re stand-

ing, walking or running, and they are extensions of the legs, which help move you. But your feet are much more than that. After all, they are the foundation of your body, which means keeping your feet healthy can help keep you healthy. It is often only once your feet hurt that you realise quite how important they are. Our feet are not only essential for getting us from A to B, but foot pain and symptoms can have a major effect on our function, mobility and quality of life. As we age, we can become less able to look after our feet due to poor vision and limited flexibility, but a podiatrist can help us stay active by keeping our feet healthy.

How will the national eHealth Record affect you? JOIN the team from Sunshine Coast Medicare Local at Sunshine Coast Council library branches in May and find out everything you need to know about the national eHealth Record. The eHealth Record is a vital step towards improving Healthcare in Australia for patients and Healthcare Providers. Learn how registering for your own eHealth Record gives you the ability to share your vital health information such as allergies, current and past relevant medical conditions, immunisations and medications. Find out about privacy, security, access, content and

how the eHealth Record can benefit you and your family by registering today in one of the following free information sessions: Caloundra Library, Wednesday 21 May, 10am to 11.30am Coolum Library, Wednesday14 May, 2pm to 3.30pm Kawana Library, Thursday 15 May, 4pm to 5.30pm Maroochydore Library, Friday 9 May, 10am to 11:30am Nambour Library, Tuesday 13 May, 10am to 11:30am Visit council’s library website or call 1300 LIBRARY to book or for more details.

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Free Orthotics for Medibank Private Extras Patients Shop 2, 1 Heidi St, Kuluin (Behind McDonalds) Phone 5456 2562

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Healthy Sleep Solutions in your own home SLEEP apnoea is usually a chronic (ongoing) condition. When your breathing pauses or becomes shallow, you’ll often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep or even wake yourself up, most often without even realising. As a result, the quality of your sleep is poor, making you feel tired during the day. Sleep apnoea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. The pauses in breathing can last from a few seconds to minutes and may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing restarts with a loud snort or choking sound. Sleep apnoea often goes undiagnosed and is frequently only recognised by someone witnessing the event. Snoring is one of the most important signs of sleep apnoea but if you hear someone holding their breath or if the person appears to stop breathing for a while in their sleep it is highly recommended they are tested for sleep apnoea. Left untreated, sleep apnoea can lead to serious health conditions, particularly for those with drug resistant hypertension (high blood pressure) and Type 2 Diabetes. Sleep apnoea sufferers left untreated are 7 times more likely to suffer a stroke and the odds for developing depression were increased. Studies show that a person with untreated sleep apnoea is 7 times more likely to have a motor vehicle accident and 3 times more likely to suffer a work-related injury or fatality. There is also evidence for a strong relationship between obesity, sleep apnoea and metabolic syndrome. The Healthy Sleep Solutions Clinic located at Pelican

Waters Pharmacy is able to organise overnight sleep apnoea tests in the comfort of your own home avoiding the need for costly and inconvenient overnight stays in hospital. Patients sleep in their own bed under normal sleep conditions. A referral is required from your GP who will be sent a copy of the sleep report after the diagnosis of the results by a well-respected Sleep Specialist Physician. The diagnostic test is bulk billed through Medicare for qualifying patients who satisfy the pre-assessment criteria by the Specialist. A small booking fee may apply. Patients diagnosed with sleep apnoea are offered the opportunity to begin their induction therapy with the minimum of expense by hiring a CPAP machine from Pelican Waters Pharmacy for a period of a month. During this time the patient is given information about their condition and is able to trial the different masks and machines available. The sleep technicians at Pelican Waters Pharmacy will help with mask fitting to ensure minimal leaks and maximum comfort and patients are followed up to ensure that treatment is effective. Pelican Waters Pharmacy and Healthy Sleep Solutions are able to look after DVA sleep apnoea patients, both for testing and supply of CPAP equipment. Should you require more information give the friendly sleep technicians at Pelican Waters Pharmacy a call on 5492 3455 or visit The pharmacy is located at 8/100 Pelican Waters Blvd., Pelican Waters.

Volunteers required at the Hospice THE Sunshine Hospice is located at Doonan and provides professional nursing care for the terminally ill, in a warm, friendly and beautiful environment. They are currently seeking new team members to help continue their services to the community, with the following positions required. Personal Care personnel. This role is very ‘hands on’ in respect to patient care and as a consequence a Certificate 3 in Aged Care, or similar, is required. Team members are required to be available either regularly (4 hours per week) or ‘as required’ (on call). People with considerable demonstrated ability in personal care will also be considered for this role. General Care personnel. This role works to keep the Hospice going and does a bit of everything in relation to housekeeping. There is no personal care requirement for this role simply

the ability to cook a meal from time to time, provide companionship, clean, do laundry and a range of other housekeeping duties. As with the Personal Care role, we ask that team members are available either regularly (4 hours per week) or ‘as required’ (on call). Gardeners. The Hospice’s amazing gardening team work on Thursday mornings and currently are in need of several new team members. As with the roles mentioned above a regular 4 hour shift is preferred however, if this is not possible they would welcome placing volunteers on their ‘as required’ (on call) list. The Hospice is a beautiful environment providing wonderful care for the terminally ill. If any of the above roles interest you please call John Gabrielson on 07 5471 1793 or email and request our Volunteer Information Pack.

Free Events & Activities at Kawana Forest Meeting Place SUNSHINE 60 & Better Group Inc. invites all people living within the greater Maroochydore, Caloundra and Kawana community to participate in a diverse range of events and activities during the month of May. These activities will be held at the Kawana Forest Meeting Place, 60 Woodlands Blvd, Meridan Plains. These activities will include, Laughter Yoga sessions, Gentle Exercise sessions along with Driving Awareness for Seniors, Men’s Health Awareness, Cultural Awareness and Women’s Health Awareness presentations. Sunshine 60 and Better Group Inc. is a community development healthy ageing program designed to meet the expressed needs of older people in local settings. This Department of Communities Funded Organisation facilitates

these groups across the Sunshine Coast to help seniors enjoy the simple things in life and socialise while participating in a range of activities such as gentle exercise, craft, social

outings and presentations from a range of interesting guest speakers. These free activities and events will be available to all interested members of the public during

May 2014. For more information please phone Joy Morwood on 5443 7281, email or visit their web site at


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Horticultural Therapy Program

THE ‘Sowing Serenity Horticultural Therapy Program’ is being held at the Noosa Day Respite Centre, Wallace Park, Noosaville. “Horticultural Therapy is a process of using plants and garden related activities to promote well-being of people’s minds, body and spirit” This program benefits people recovering from stroke and heart disease, early stage dementia, physical and intellectual disabilities and those partially sighted. We can also meet the needs of clients in wheelchairs. Schedule of Activities; 7th May–Growing Quick Pick Crops – growing quick & easy crops to pick and eat. 14th May – Composting & Worm Farms – Set up compost bin in garden and look at how worm farm works to produce garden fertilisers. 21st May–Growing Companion Plants – growing plants that benefit the garden and attract good bugs 28th May – Caring for the Veggie Garden – nurturing the veggies, herbs and ornamental gardens 4th June – Growing Herbal Teas – growing healthy teas to enjoy. We’ll have a tea party in the garden! 11th June – Garden Harvest Party – after growing our veggie and herbs we’ll harvest the fresh produce and make delicious foods for a lunch party. Bring along a friend to lunch. The program is held weekly each Wednesday, com-

Editorial deadline for the June edition of the Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper is May 14

For early detection of

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mencing at 9.30 am to 11.30am, with morning tea included. Bookings are essential. A contribution of $5.00 per participant, per session will assist with covering costs for equipment. For bookings please contacting Jan Gorman at Noosa Day Respite Centre on 5329 6175 or or contact Cath Manuel on 0408 060 997 or email

Arthritis Support Group

Managing Anxiety Workshops

THERE are over 100 types of Arthritis – confused; Dr Dave Nicholls, a Rheumatologist, will be speaking at the Arthritis Queensland Sunshine Coast Support Group May meeting. His topic “Arthritis is all Greek to me! Debunking the Myths”. Thursday 1st May: 12.45pm to 2pm at the Maroochydore RSL Sub-Branch, RSL House, 106 Memorial Ave, Maroochydore; cost - $3.00. Contact – Mary 5441 2259, 0403 339 057 or Jeanette 5443 7446.

LEARN how to manage anxiety in your life. Over 4 weeks learn about why we worry, what causes our anxiety to increase, ways to manage symptoms of anxiety, and plan for future life without overwhelming worry. This free course will be held at Cooroy Library starting 1st May 2014. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Phone to book your place on 5449 5944.

will be available at participating Pharmacies

May 1st - May 31st


could save your life Test Annually A project of District 9600 and Sunshine Coast / North Brisbane Rotary Bowelscan Enquiries 1300 779 694 or at

Helping in our local Community Annual Cent Auction EVERY year St Vincent de Paul – Coolum holds its major fund-raising drive – the Annual Cent Auction. Almost every business in Coolum, and many from surrounding areas contribute prizes, services and vouchers to enable St Vinnies in their endeavours to assist individuals and families in need. The Cent Auction has become a huge and very popular community event. It involves a fun morning, and everyone who attends has the chance of winning one or more of the many prizes on offer, including kitchenware, gardening equipment, home decorating, craft, fashion, cosmetics, giftware, toys, valuable vouchers, and much,

much more. Thousands of $$$$ worth of goods, vouchers and prizes. For a small entrance fee ($2.50) anyone can come along and enjoy morning tea.... then to participate, auction tickets are available for just $1 per sheet. You can then choose the prizes you would prefer to win – there are around 200 – and drop your numbered tickets into the relevant containers. Having fun, winning some fabulous prizes, and knowing that you are helping your local community, is all part of the attraction. St Peter ’s Catholic Church, Elizabeth St., Coolum Beach. Monday June 2nd. Doors open 8.30am, auction begins at 10am.

Blue Care Fashion Parade

BLUE Care Auxiliary will be holding a fashion parade on Saturday 17th May, at the Uniting Church Hall, Queen Street Caloundra. Morning tea is from 9.30am. The fashion parade starts at 10am. Come along and see the wonderful spring fashions, presented by Susannah’s Fashions of Caloundra. Shoes supplied by Shannon’s Shoes of Caloundra. Admission is $12 per person and includes morning tea, lucky door prizes, and lucky numbers. Proceeds to go towards the purchase of medical equipment for Blue Care. For further information and bookings please call Gloria on 5492 3318, Pauline on 5491 7207 or Blue Care Centre on 5438 5000.

My Life, My Choice

OUR next meeting will be held at the CWA Room, Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore on Wednesday May 21st at 2pm. Afternoon tea will be served and parking is available at the door. The guest speaker at this meeting will be Eithne Clark from the Sunshine Coast Library to explain all the facilities our coast libraries have to offer and how to access them. Our society lobbies politicians “to have the law in Queensland change so that, subject to appropriate safeguards, residents suffering intolerably can receive assistance to die peacefully and painlessly. This help must be in accordance with that person’s expressed direction”. We believe that all adult Australians should have choice in their end of life decisions. 82% of adult Australians want control over their end of life decisions, if this is also your belief help us achieve our aim and come and join us. We need people power to make our politicians listen! Any enquiries please phone Joan on 5443 5576 or email

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PELVIC FLOOR REHAB CLINIC WAVE BRILLIANCE MAGNETIC CHAIR Caloundra Bulk Billed Surgery wishes to advise the introduction of a new non-invasive treatment for Incontinence in Caloundra The Pelvic Floor Therapy System works by creating a pulsed magnetic field which easily reaches all nerve and muscles controlling urinary function. It is a no-surgical therapeutical treatment for stress, urge and mixed urinary incontinence for men and women who suffer from such conditions. You need to discuss this therapy with your doctor to access whether this therapy is appropriate for you.

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Bowel cancer is a disease of the large bowel (colon) that usually develops from small growths inside the colon known as polyps. It is the second most common cancer in the world and is the second highest cause of deaths from cancer in Australia after lung cancer. Not all polyps are cancerous but if detected early enough they can be removed to significantly reduce the chances of bowel cancer developing. The prevalence and severity of bowel cancer is due to the fact that usually there are no symptoms during the early stages of the disease. However, often tiny amounts of blood are leaked from polyps or cancers long before other symptoms appear and it is this hidden blood that a Bowelscan test can detect quite early. Detecting bowel cancer early is the key to surviving this deadly disease. Testing for bowel cancer: Rotary Bowelscan is an initiative of over 300 Rotary Clubs across Australia working to raise awareness of the risks of bowel cancer and reduce the number of lives lost to it each year. The Bowelscan program complements the Federal Government’s program which offers free test kits to people aged 50, 55, 60 and 65. The Rotary program, however, is designed to encourage Australians most at risk (men and women aged over 40) to test themselves annually, because it

considers annual rescreening is the best way to ensure cancerous polyps cannot develop undetected. The Rotary Program: This program runs for one month every year from 1May to 31 May. With the support of dozens of pharmacies the program distributes inexpensive and easy to use Bowelscan test kits to local communities. It is a test that can be conducted in the privacy of the home. When a completed kit is returned it is tested in a pathology laboratory and Rotary will send a letter advising you personally of the outcome. If the test should prove to be a positive one both you and your Doctor will be informed. Where to buy a kit: Pharmacies on the Sunshine Coast selling Rotary kits are located in Buderim, Caloundra, Nambour, Noosa, Cooroy , KawanaWaters , Mooloolaba, Gympie and Cooloola, Maroochydore, Bli Bli, Coolum, Peregian Beach and Peregian Springs. In the North Brisbane area they can be found at Bribie Island, Caboolture and Albany Creek. If you have difficulty finding a pharmacy selling the Rotary kits you may contact 1300 779 694 for advice or go on line to Buy a kit today and catch cancer before it catches you.

Volunteers required for Op Shop Please call us today and one of our friendly staff will assist you with your appointment

Phone 5438-1488 I 68 Bulcock Street, Caloundra Email:

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HELP! A lot of our wonderful volunteers have taken leave and gone, as ‘grey nomads’ do, on walk-a-bout which has left some gaps in our schedules at our Cooroy op shop. The Sunshine Hospice Ltd, known to a lot of you as “Katie Rose Hospice” in Doonan, is

seeking volunteers to help staff this community second hand shop. The roles in our Cooroy shop will include, sorting clothing, ironing, labeling and arranging clothing, books, toys, etc and assisting in serving custom-

ers. There are two shifts per day (am and pm) 5 days a week and Saturday morning, open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12 noon on Saturday. If you, or any of your friends have some spare time on your hands in the

Cooroy area, we would love to have you come on board for as long or as short in time as you can afford. Please contact our Cooroy shop manager Carol on 5442 6828 during business hours – 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday

Recognise the signs of a stroke

USE “FAST” to remember and recognise the signs of stroke: Face – Has the person’s mouth drooped? Arms – Can they lift both arms? Speech – Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you? Time – Time is critical. If you see any of these signs, call triple zero (000) immediately.

Aglow International – Sunshine Coast

SUNSHINE Coast Aglow will meet at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, Coes Creek Road, Burnside on Friday 9th May commencing at 9.30am. Come along, bring a friend and enjoy worship and an inspirational message. Entry $8 includes morning tea. Aglow International Australia is a non-denominational Christian organisation and is part of a worldwide organisation. Everyone is made welcome. For further information contact Isabella: 5476 8463 or Dorothy: 54764190



The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, currently recommends that men with a family history of Prostate Cancer should talk to their doctor about the risks and benefits of testing at their annual checkup, from age of 40

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Ask your Docotor for a referral today


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Fun, fine food and fundraising

FREE EVENTS & ACTIVITIES Open to all Residents & Community Groups in the greater Maroochydore, Caloundra and Kawana Forest area

THREE hundred guests enjoyed a memorable lunch recently under the iconic trees at the Eumundi markets site and contributed a much needed $13,700 donation to go to Katie Rose hospice Doonan.

KAWANA FOREST MEETING PLACE 60 Woodlands Boulevard, Meridan Plains Laughter Yoga .................. Tuesday 6th May - 10am to 10.30am Gentle Exercise ......................... Tuesday 6th May - 1pm to 2pm Laughter Yoga ................ Tuesday 13th May - 10am to 10.30am Gentle Exercise ....................... Tuesday 13th May - 1pm to 2pm Driving for Seniors Awareness .. Monday 19th May - 1pm to 2pm

Clytie Glass was one of a crowd of volunteers on hand for the lunch

What is Vegesorb?

VEGESORB is a safe, highly tolerated, fragrance free, colour free apricot and almond oil based moisturiser. Vegesorb is an alternative to pharmacy brand sorbolenes containing petrochemical by-products such as paraffin, mineral or petrolatum which were primarily designed to act as barriers. Why use Vegesorb? Vegesorb is light, non-greasy and due to the natural physical and chemical properties of apricot and almond oils, is rapidly absorbed by the skin providing quick effective and lasting moisture with skin COMPATIBLE natural fatty oils. Who uses Vegesorb? Medical centres, compounding chemists, podiatrists, aged care centres, beauticians, aromatherapists, beauty clinics, surfboard manufacturers, engineers,

hairdressers, horse trainers, babies and normal everyday people for the whole body. People with problematic skin conditions who react to foaming agents in soaps successfully use Vegesorb as a soap aolternative and then as their daily moisturizer. Why do they use it? Because its safe and it does the job for them because of its versatility. Its also affordable and economical and available at similar prices to pharmacy brands at $8.70/100g and $14.30/250g Vegesorb is locally owned and developed and is manufactured in Brisbane by Queensland company, Vegesorb Australia Pty Ltd. Available at most pharmacies and health food stores. For information and retail outlets visit or ring Neale Scott 3885 2882

Laughter Yoga ................ Tuesday 20th May - 10am to 10.30am Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Awareness ...... Thursday 22nd May - 1pm to 2pm Laughter Yoga ................ Tuesday 27th May - 10am to 10.30am Cultural Awareness .......... Wednesday 28th May - 11am to 2pm Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Awareness ...... Friday 30th May - 2pm to 3pm Cultural Awareness ................ Monday 2nd June - 11am to 2pm Morning Tea / Afternoon Tea and Refreshments will be provided as part of each activity or event

To record your interest, reserve your spot or more information please contact us at or (07) 5443 7281

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HOLIDAY & Leisure In love with Naples

by Phil Hawkes

Discover the diversity of South America

SOUTH America is so much more link plazas and beautiful gardens • Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu: take than you might expect! An extraordia flight via Lima, over the Andes to nary diversity of Andean cultures, Parkers Hotel ancient ruins, colonial cities and Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital. Travel to the Sacred Valley, the Indian villages, of spectacular THERE’S no doubt that Naples gets a mixed press. There is so much to see and experience that 3 hours scenery, handicrafts and cuisine. spiritual heart of their empire – with It would be too easy to read some reviews and is hardly enough ... medieval churches, old palaces, And you can experience it in real impressive ruins, temples and terraces reschedule your itinerary to bypass the city and an underground labyrinth, even a museum of – and where their descendants still style, enjoying the luxury and head straight for the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii or purgatory; and to satisfy true believers, rows and trade in bustling Indian markets. impeccable service of some of its indeed anywhere else. Reports of pickpockets, rows of stalls selling religious objects and elaborate finest hotels, while you discover : Here you are only a heartbeat – and a mafia, littered streets, dodgy vendors and taxi touts nativity scenes. train ride – away from the fabled ‘lost • Rio, a city squeezed between are not unknown. For lunch, we indulge in slabs of cheese and fresh city’, Machu Picchu! towering mountains and the sea, Conversely, you’ll find rave reviews of the food, bread from a local deli, eaten on the steps of a home of Samba and Bossa Nova, the • ‘Andean Explorer’ train & Lake the history, the palaces and monuments, the cathedral where we watch people and they watch Titicaca: A fascinating train journey Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer museums and churches ... and the people. For the us. It’s a favourite pastime, and everyone wants to atop Corcovado. will carry you across Peru’s vast Neapolitans, life is to be lived to the fullest. And talk to you especially if they know you’re Austra• Iguassu Falls, the most spectacular altiplano to arrive on the shores of you’re invited to go along for the ride. lian. the world’s highest navigable lake, cascades in the world - 275 falls From the balcony of our lodgings, the palatial Every single person in Naples has relatives in home to the Uros Indians on their stretching along a 3km front Grand Hotel Parker’s, we begin to understand the Australia and they all seem to be called Giovanni or • Buenos Aires, with its charming floating reed islands/ So register contradiction that’s the city of Naples. Maria. Of course we know them all. now for our info session on Wednesblend of French, Spanish and Italian There’s the beauty of the harbour, the bay shimmer- We spend hours roaming the alleys and the day 7th May at 4.15pm in readiness architecture and cultures, not to ing at dusk, the lights reflecting off low-slung squares, following our guide or guide book, for our February 2015 Group Tour mention its galleries, theatres, clouds. grabbing a gelato and taking it all in. But at the end restaurants, great shopping – and departure featuring a 14 night Closer beneath us, the chaos of the streets, the of the day, there’s “Parker’s” as it’s known, and the Tango! Holland America Cruise & exciting bee-like buzz of humanity, the senses awakened prospect of a splendid dinner on the terrace, or a touring from Rio to Peru! For more • (Holland Cruise…) with culinary anticipation. takeaway from the nearby pizzeria. Washed down, • Santiago, an energetic metropolis information please call Suncity How could anyone not be in love with this taste of of course, with something very Italian indeed. where gleaming towers rise alongside Travel on 54918311 or the real Italy, the one we see in movies or read Naples is a city that absolutely demands a return colonial buildings, and wide avenues about in a marvellous book called “Naples – A visit, to enjoy life in a way that seemingly only Way Of Love”. Neapolitans know, but are more than willing to In the morning it’s off downtown to meet Walter the share. And when it comes to hotels, you’d be well tour guide, whom Marco the concierge has advised to discard any thoughts of budget arranged for us. The old, historic part of the city lodgings because, frankly, the 5 star experience will teems with life in narrow alleys where Vespas come be well worth it. hurtling toward you and veer at the last moment, keeping the adrenalin pumping. CAIRNS & TROPICAL NTH QLD: WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS,





13 Days 19th – 31st July 2014 - $2099 fare includes: Good Motels – Breakfasts & Dinners, (1) Morning Tea, Admissions: Sky Rail or TravelTrain to Kuranda, Daintree Rainforest River Cruise, Port Douglas Tour, Boat Cruise – Two island Cruise (Hamilton and Daydream Island), Townsville Tour, Magnetic Island, Paronella Park, Mackay, Rockhampton, Airlie Beach, Bundaberg. Home Pickup and Return: Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Redcliffe, Brisbane Area, Redlands, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Banora Point, Kingscliff.

OUTBACK QLD EXPLORER: LONGREACH, WINTON, AUST AGE OF DINOSAURS, CHARLEVILLE COSMOS CENTRE, EMERALD, BARCALDINE, MITCHELL, GLADSTONE 9 Days 24th August – 1st September 2014 - $1,850 fare includes: Good Motels – Breakfasts & Dinners. Admissions: Charleville Cosmos Centre, Age of Dinosaurs, Longreach Hall of Fame, Qantas Museum, Thompson River Sunset Cruise and Drovers Dinner, Australian Workers Heritage Centre. Home Pickup and Return: Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Redcliffe, Brisbane Metro, Redlands, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Banora Point, Kingscliff.

Everybody welcome

Phone: (07) 5492 5274 Mob: 0400 193 040

Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Redcliffe, Brisbane Metro Area, Redlands, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Banora Pt, Kingscliff Will mail Itinerary on all tours, Please Phone

Sunshine Coast / Brisbane: 3343 6722 - Gold Coast: 5520 1499

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HOLIDAY & Leisure

STEP onboard one of Holland America Line’s graceful mid-sized ships and be welcomed with a generous amount of personal space. Be treated to award-winning service, with nearly one crew member for every two guests. Choose from quality dining options as diverse as the enrichment programs on offer and onboard activities that suit your every whim. Your convenience is Holland America Line’s priority, with the luxury of unpacking once while visiting multiple ports. For over 140 years Holland America Line has been a recognised leader in cruising, taking guests to exotic destinations around the world. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea,

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Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience! you’ve come to the right place. Committed to their mission: through excellence, we create once-in-alifetime experiences, every time. you are guaranteed to have a holiday to remember. Today, Holland America Line’s fleet of 15 elegant ships offer more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents. Cruises include both popular and less-travelled ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, South America, the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand and Asia - as well as unique voyages to the Amazon, Antarctica and extended Collectors and Grand Voyages. Contact your local Travellers Choice consultant on 1300 78 78 58 or visit to book your Holland America Line cruise today!

Latin America small group tours

Iguazú Falls

CAREFULLY planned small group fully escorted tours to different Latin America destinations are paying off to husband and wife team Horacio Passeggi and Stella Romagnoli joining forces in their pursuit to promote Latin America, the continent of their roots. Latin America Group Tours is focusing on small groups where the passenger is escorted every day, in every place until boarding the last flight home. Their classic fully escorted tour to Argentina, Brazil and Peru is scheduled for April and September 2015. From the hectic capital of Argentina to the incredible Iguazú Falls, the astonishing city of Rio de Janeiro to the mixture of cultures in Cuzco or the majesty of the Inca sacred city of Machu Pichu all has been carefully considered. If you are one the adventurous and curious type that dream about exotic cultures, far away lands and ancient history, Mexico and Central America is your tour. Your senses will be filled up

with the sounds, colours and flavours that this unique region has to offer. This tour has been planned to explore the genuine Aztec and Mayan cultures combined with country life and cosmopolitan fascinating cities in the most authentic Mariachi style with lots of burritos, tequila and amigos! Departure time for this tour is May 2015. Two information nights are being held at Caloundra Community Centre, on May 15 and 22 starting at 5.30pm. On May 15 we will show a day to day itinerary of the Mexico/Guatemala trip while we’ll do the same for the Argentina/Brazil/Peru on May 22. Everybody is welcome. Stella and Horacio love to promote their culture and can be contacted at: 07 5492 5274 or Mob: 0400 193 040. E m a i l : l a t i n a m e r i c a Web: www.latinamericagrouptours Facebook: Latinamericagrouptours

Southern African Kaleidoscope

Safari Tours

with IAN NEWBERY I Contact us for a FREE BROCHURE on 2014 & 2015 Southern Africa SAFARI bookings Take the opportunity to create a wonderful experience in the countries of contrasts and experience the adventurous side of Southern Africa in comfort. On the Discoverer Tour you begin with a four-day tour of Cape Town which offers a chance to explore this dynamic and sophisticated city and surrounds, followed by visiting 4 game reserves in Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe). Highlights: Departure Dates: Duration: Priced from:

• South Africa • Botswana • Namibia • Zimbabwe 13 September 2014; April & September 2015 21 days with optional excursions $10,375.00 twin share; $1,995.00 single supplement – Discoverer Tour Stay & Play Options: 18 holes of golf at either Pearl Valley or Erinvale Golf Links - Cape Town

Travel with us in a small group (maximum 10 people) to experience an authentic adventure of a lifetime. Ian grew up in Zimbabwe and has travelled extensively throughout Southern Africa and invites you to join him on his African Kaleidoscope Adventures.

Tel: 07 3221 4788 I 0419 704 572 I TOLL FREE: 1 300 734 788 Email:



2014 & 2015 Tours Bookings Now Available

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Kaleidoscope Discoverer + golf in Cape Town MOST visitors to Southern Africa go for the game – lion, elephant, hippopotamus, leopard, Cape buffalo et al. But there’s another game that attracts tourists like bees to a honeypot – golf. That’s because the country is blessed with magnificent championship parkland and links golf courses crafted by legends of the game including Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els, Greg Norman and others. Cape Town, one of the most picturesque cities in the world, boasts topnotch Mowbray and Rondebosch golf courses. They are close to the city centre while Atlantic Beach is further away but has splendid views of Table Mountain. Just up the road at Somerset West is

Namibia and a visit to the Fish River Canyon, the second deepest in the world. Namibia is Africa’s best-kept safari destination secret. In Namibia, travellers have the opportunity to see numerous endemic species against the backdrop of the country’s unique landscape where towering dunes meet a tempestuous coastline. The tour comprises four excellent game reserves and accommodation is in good quality 3- or 4-star spectacular Erinvale Golf Club, a Gary Playerdesigned championship course that boasts some wonderful holes. Breathtaking mountain and sea views are an integral part of this unforgettable golfing experience. Don’t forget to take your camera

because you’ll probably take more shots with it than with your clubs. Journeys Worldwide is leading a Discoverer Tour to Cape Town, Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls and it is in Cape Town where tourists and keen golfers with golf withdrawal

hotels. The 21-day tour includes airfares and costs $10,375.00 per person, twin-share. Airport taxes and fuel surcharges are extra and tour members contribute $95.00 per person to a tips kitty. The tour departs on Saturday, 13 September 2014. For further information and brochures, please contact Ian Newbery on 0419-704-572 or Journeys Worldwide on 1300-734-788 and ask for the Africa Kaleidoscope brochure.

symptoms will have the opportunity to slip away for a round. Ian Newbery, who has an intimate knowledge of Southern Africa, will lead an exclusive tour limited to just 10 tourists. The tour includes a fascinating farm stay in

Cruise Expo at Caloundra RSL

CRUISE travellers will have the opportunity to speak directly with cruise line representatives plus pick up a fantastic special or two at the second annual Sunshine Coast Cruise Sale Day at Caloundra RSL. The event, to be held on Sunday May 18, will run for strictly four hours only from 10am to 2pm with all specials to expire as soon as the clock hits2pm. On top of this, all visitors will go into the draw to win a Commonwealth Bank Travel Money Card with $500 value loaded onto it. That value will be doubled to $1000 if the winner makes a deposit for a cruise on the day. Most major cruise lines will be present on the day including Cunard, Princess

Cruises, P&O, Holland America, Royal Caribbean International, APT, Azamara, Celebrity, Avalon Waterways, Celebrity, Tauck & more. There will also be a host of niche cruise suppliers offering itineraries to South America, Antarctica, Galapagos, Asia River cruising and even Nile River cruises. Plus there will be non-cruise exhibitors including Commonwealth Bank’s Travel Money Card, Allianz Travel Insurance, Con-Xiontransfers, The Travel Clinic at Golden Beach & and Gateway Airport Parking. Event organizer and Ucango Travel & Cruise Managing Director Dave Hulsman said the success of last year’s event caught

everyone off guard. “We were caught short last year with our supplies and resources on the day overwhelmed by a strong attendance,” he said. “However, we’ll be prepared this year and are planning for a big turnout. “We will have all corners of the cruise market catered for, from the entry level P&O right up to some high end, and perhaps not as well known brands, such as Compagnie du Ponant and Windstar Cruises.” he said. Like last year, all visitors will have the opportunity to speak to every cruise line at their corresponding exhibitor stand, however this year will also see the introduction or a some supplier presentations. Schedule of presenters will be available on entry. “It’ll be a great opportunity for anyone, whether they’ve cruised before or not, to find out what options are available and perhaps save a buck or two.” Exhibitors: APT, P&O Australia, Cunard, Princess, Tauck, Compagnie du Ponant, Windstar, Travel Marvel, Oceania, Voyages to Antiquity, Scenic Tours, Avalon Waterways, Viking River Cruises, Chimu Adventures, Worldwide Cruise Centres, Holland America Line, Seabourn, Captain Cook Cruises, Coral Princess, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity, Azamara, CBA Travel Money Card, Allianz, Travel Clinic at Golden Beach, Gateway Airport Parking, Con-X-ion.

For more information contact Ucango Travel and Cruise on 5437 4000 (Caloundra) or 5451 8600 (Maroochydore) or email

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Preserving local architecture in Bli Bli HIGH on the ridge at Bli Bli stands a schoolmaster’s residence built in 1920 and first occupied by the third head

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approved in April 1920 and was ready for occupation by 7th December of the same year by the new head teacher.

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Mr. Charles Ellison arrived from the Rosemount School to teach the Bli Bli students in January 1921. From as early as 1901 students had been coming to the wooden shingleroofed school for their lessons. Local residents recalled that the first teacher was Mr. Alex Purdon, who was then replaced by Miss Adela Bleakley. Mr. Ellison paid 50 pounds annual rent to the Government. He found the new Queenslander style building to his liking, as he had previously been living in rented accommodation nearby, but at a further distance from the school on Willis Road, Bli Bli. The residence had been commissioned by the Department of Public Instruction, as a two bedroom cottage with a modest lounge room and eat in kitchen. The polished hardwood floors and high ceilings created a spacious interior, attracting the cooling Maroochy River breezes, although the “westerly winds” were known to be a “hardship”. The toilet and laun-

dry were located outside. There were only a few short steps to reach the school building, and the 2 acre site provided enough space to plant Arbor Day, Coronation, forestry and fruit trees, which would prove to be a valuable outdoor educational resource for the students. The land had been donated in 1899 by one of the younger set of the Cribb family, a Mr. John George Cribb junior. Mr. Cribb, a Brisbane dentist, was the grandson of Mr. Robert Cribb MLA, who had previously owned a larger portion of the land surrounding the school and house. Mr. Robert Cribb, like many other free Scottish settlers such as William Pettigrew, had travelled with his family in 1849 on the “Fortitude”. He had heard stirring descriptions of the sunny virtues and agricultural and business opportunities of “Cooksland” from Reverend Dr. John Dunmore Lang of Sydney Town. The 1920 Bli Bli Schoolmaster ’s Resi-

dence is the oldest community building in the local area, along with the Community Hall (1927), the Church Hall (1937) and the new Bli Bli School (1937). The 20th Century architecture of the first three buildings forms a unique local heritage precinct on Willis Road, Bli Bli. The Bli Bli On Maroochy Historical Society are working with Council and local community groups to prepare a heritage assessment report and a business case for preservation of the site and use of the heritage building for historical research and community purposes. Your enquiries and support are welcomed. Our next monthly meeting is Monday 5th May, 2014 at the old Church Hall, Willis Road Bli Bli, from 9.30am.Our next local history slideshow “Memories by the Seaside” will be on Saturday 10th May at 2pm at the Community Hall. Please visit us on our Facebook page for more details on www.facebook. comBliBliOnMaroochy HistoricalSocietyInc

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“JOY and tears all round…local history as it should be told” Alison Cotes, reviewer, Cribbie is a play with music which tells the story of Cribb Island, a long lost bayside suburb of Brisbane that was completely demol-

ished in the early 1980s to make way for the new Brisbane International Airport. Cribb Island was once an isolated, tight knit community of Aussie battlers who found refuge and cheaper living during The Great Depression.

play is a great example 4MBS Classic Arts is of theatre which is delighted to present suitable for people of all Cribbie at 2pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th June at the Caloundra Events Centre Minchinton Street, Caloundra. Full of vibrant residents, from the policeman who hadn’t made an arrest in ten years, to the musical family that went on to become the Bee Gees, ‘Cribbie’ was much loved by its people. Their stories were in danger of being lost forever - Cribbie keeps their stories alive. Told in a touching and entertaining way, Cribbie is a heart-warming, nostalgic story of the community that was forced to leave the place they called home. Based on interviews writers Margery & Michael Forde (Way Out West, X-Stacy) conducted with dozens of former residents, this

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The “PSA Concerts” are back again in May THE first Pleasant Sunday Afternoon (PSA) concert for this year will be at 2pm, on May 4th, in the CCSA Hall, Nutley St., Caloundra. Top of the billing list will be a Caloundra Chorale ensemble singing a choreographed “Do you hear the people sing”. Also performing will be young singer Ellie Dot, popular bush poet Manfred Vigars, wind duo of Sebastian and Patrick, Tess Martin-Wallace on piano, soprano Eliza Leahy, and many-times QLD Champion Tenor Colin Butcher. An excellent, high quality variety show!

Every month these concerts feature different artists - except for the organisers Bev Gourlay, Aart Schouten and Neil Booth, who are always performing - as is their want! 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. There’s plenty of seats, and there’s not need to book. Check out the Chorale’s website on Enquiries to Bev Gourlay (Schouten) 5444 8675

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Comedy and Poetry come to Community Connect Morning Tea nonstop. ‘Misfits’ have performed at the Cooran Acoustic Night and at other ‘Open Mic’ venues on the Sunshine Coast. Their plan is to present their comedy to a much larger audience. When John Kenna starts talking, you can feel his love and respect of the land and his passion for preserving the environment. John will tell his story, and use his heartfelt poetry to paint a picture of a world that was - where men and women often did it tough, but where those experiences nurtured strength of character and individuality. Community Connect is an opportunity for The Misfits in Romeo & Juliet locals to speak about or present something that ment of skits which they they are passionate VISITORS to the next say are, “short, imagina- about. It’s a chance to ‘Community Connect’ tive acts that are lightmorning tea will find meet and to get to know hearted, funny, somethemselves entertained new people in a fun and with comedy and poetry. times serious, but friendly environment. On Wednesday 14th May always entertaining.” Morning teas are the The Misfits, otherwise at the Lawson Shed, second Wednesday of known as Jim and Helen, the month. Memorial Avenue, started with an idea for a Bookings: 5485 2427. Pomona from 9.30amsingle skit over a year 11am the comedy duo, Gold coin donation ago and now, they say, ‘the Misfits’, will be includes light morning ideas come rushing presenting an assorttea.

Singing, games and craft

THE next Messy Church at St Peter’s is on Sunday the 18th May. There will be singing and games and lots of wonderful craft opportunities as well as stories from the Bible. Messy Church is an enjoyable service for families, a good way to introduce children to Bible stories and a pleasant way to spend a few hours. It is also a great opportunity to make new friends. St Peter’s Anglican Church is on the corner of Church St and Beach Rd, Maroochydore. For information phone the church office at 5443 2133. There is no need to book, just turn up on Sunday 18th May at 4pm.


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Collie, Helen Duffy, Michael Healey, Gilbert Rousett, Ian Terrey, Neil Booth and Colin Butcher. On May 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7pm and May 3, 10, 11 at 2pm at the CCTC Theatre, 3 Piringa Street, Wurtulla. Adults $22, Conc $20, members FOC, students $18 & Groups 10+ $18. Bookings essential in this intimate tiered seated theatre phone 5491 4937.

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Noosa Music Society

THE Noosa Music Society will present The Ironwood Chamber Ensemble and Nicole van Bruggen, on Saturday 24 May at 7.30pm. Ironwood is Australia’s renowned historically informed group, crossing the boundaries of old and new. Nicole van Bruggen performs with numerous orchestras and chamber music ensembles in both Europe and Australia and is a highly respected exponent basset clarinet and other historical instruments. The program will include the muchloved Mozart Clarinet Quintet. Nicole will perform on her 18th century basset clarinet replica, which is precisely the instrument for which Mozart wrote the Quintet. Nicole’s is one of two such basset clari-

nets in the country and this will be the first time the instrument can be heard not only on the Coast, but in Queensland at all! Ironwood will play two gorgeous Hayden String Quartets and perform with Nicole a trio for clarinet, viola and cello by Haydn’s illegitimate son, Anton Poizelli The concert commences at 7.30pm at The Good Shepherd Lutheran Centre, Eumundi Road Noosaville. Tickets are $38 and available online or from The J Box office, Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction, ph 5329 6560, or at the door, Good Shepherd Lutheran Centre from 6.30pm. Visit the Noosa Music Society website for details and to register for the NMS newsletter.

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . A swinging Mother’s Day Special with Craig Martin and his Swing Band ORIGINALLY from Liverpool (UK) Craig Martin’s big break came when offered a role in the West End production “Ferry Across the Mersey” starring alongside Gerry and the Pacemakers. Moving to Australia in 2010 Craig burst upon the Queensland music scene as a contemporary swing. Craig soon appeared at many top venues including The Gold Coast Arts Centre, Brisbane City Hall, Twin Towns, Brisbane Jazz Club and the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club. Craig is a modern day crooner and cleverly combines traditional and contemporary swing with great flair and imagination. He is a natural on stage engaging audiences to respond easily to his music. 2012 was a busy year for Craig, highlights included Craig and his swing band headlining Logan’s “Jazz and Shiraz” Festival . During this period Craig had the privilege of working with Emma Pask at his sell out show at the Gold Coast Arts Centre. A further highlight was when Craig was asked to perform a duet with Andre Rieu’s

Craig Martin

award winning soprano Mirusia at the Redland’s Christmas by Starlight concert. Recently Craig performed with John Morrison’s Big Band Festival at the Brisbane Jazz Club. Craig is a star performer who gives audiences pure entertainment . Craig will perform at the Currimundi Hotel Function Room, Buderim Street, Currimundi on Sunday 11th May. Doors open at 12.30pm for meals and refreshments. The show starts at 2-4.30pm For bookings (advisable) phone Jennie 5467 7154. Cost: Members $20.00, U3A and Seniors $22.50, Non Members $25.00. Craig Martin and his Swing Band are sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club and 104.9 Sunshine FM.

Screenwriting workshop ‘Silver Screens’

THE Sunshine Coast Literary Association is holding a screenwriting workshop ‘Silver Screens’ on Saturday 3 May at Peregian Community House, 255 David Low Way Peregian. Presented by award winning screenwriter Sonia Armstrong, it covers all the basics you need to know to start writing for the screen, from creating a storyline, research, characters and dialogue to writing your own scene with individual feedback. It runs from 10am to 4pm and the cost is $80 for nonmembers and $50 for members. For further information and bookings email You can also book on the website

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Seniors enjoy a ‘day inside’ during visits to historic Boggo Road Gaol

A group of seniors club members enjoy a historic tour of Boggo Road Gaol

SINCE public tours of Brisbane’s historic Boggo Road Gaol started in 2012, many seniors clubs have welcomed the amazing experiences that a ‘day inside’ offers. The 90- minute tour through the gaol’s heritage-listed Number Two Division is a short, gentle walk through history and includes time to explore one of the original cellblocks, ask questions and take in the surroundings. Seniors clubs that have enjoyed the experience include the Bellbowrie Probus Club, Lowood Seniors, Calamvale National Seniors, Regency Park Retirement Village, Carina and District Probus Club and Rochedale Probus Club. Boggo Road Gaol was named after the road which led to it, that became a boggy quagmire

after rain. It was officially known as the Brisbane Prison. For over a century it has dominated the skyline of Brisbane, its stark red brick walls and imposing guard tower on Annerley Road becoming iconic for all the wrong reasons. The gaol opened in 1883 and was used mainly as a holding prison for those serving short sentences or on remand. Its initial infamy came as a place of execution. In 1903, a new purpose-built separate women’s gaol was created. After nearly 20 years of use, HM Gaol for Women was closed and the female occupants shifted to another part of the prison site. In the 1920s, the men of the St Helena Island prison in Moreton Bay were moved into the former women’s gaol. Re-

named Number Two Division, this section became home to those serving the longest sentences – killers, murderers, and violent offenders. Three cellblocks became the homes of ‘lifers’. Thousands of visitors have been guided through the last remaining section Number 2 Division on historical tours, ex officer/ex inmate tours, ghost tours and during events. A re-enactment troupe, the Prison Players, have been recreating the lives of prisoners and warders every Sunday. Boggo Road Gaol is located on Annerley Road, Dutton Park. For more information, phone the friendly staff on (07) 3844 0059 or visit or drop in to arrange a tour.

Lets Go Line Dancing NEW beginners classes starting at Maroochydore on Monday 28th April and Wednesday 1st May at the Uniting Church, Millwell Road, Maroochydore from 1pm on Monday and 12.30pm on Wednesday. Contact numbers are: Karen on 0438 779 787 or Anne on 5452 6667.

St Vincent De Paul Annual Cent Auction THOUSANDS of dollars worth of prizes on offer. Entrance fee ($2.50) includes delicious morning tea. Auction tickets are just $1 per sheet. The annual 4-prize raffle will also be drawn at the Cent Auction – more fabulous prizes to be won. Prize pool includes a large framed painting by widely acclaimed artist Pam Walpole; a 42 inch LG Plasma television and a Webber Barbecue. St Peter’s Church, Elizabeth St., Coolum Beach. Monday June 2nd. Doors open 8.30am, auction begins at 10am. All funds raised will be used locally.

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FREE For Sale Classifieds Only ONE FREE FOR SALE classified allowed per person per month. No other sorts of Classifieds, ie: Wanted adverts will be accepted. The publisher reserves the right to decline, edit and reduce the number of classifieds appearing due to space available in the newspaper. Due to these space constraints sometimes not all adverts will appear in the one month, but will be placed in the following month. You can write up to 20 words per advert, but make sure that your contact phone number, and the selling price are clearly stated. Items for sale must not exceed $500. Please submit FREE classifieds only by post, fax or email to our office by 17th of each month. (No adverts will be accepted over the telephone.) Wanted items are no longer accepted. Conditions apply: Free For Sale classifieds are for private party advertising only. No business adverts accepted. Please print the first word of your classified in CAPITALS, and the rest of the advert should be in lower case. All adverts must be accompanied by the name, address and phone number of the person placing the advertising. POST your adverts to: ‘SC Free 4 Sale,’ SC Seniors Newspaper, P O Box 1062, Tewantin Q. 4565. FAX adverts to: 5474 4975 EMAIL: (All emailed adverts must be in lower case, except for the first word, which should be in capitals.)

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BRUCE Glen, The Gentleman Magician has written one of his signature ‘storytelling magic shows for grownups’ especially for The Noosa Arts Theatre, with performances on May 3 at 1pm & 7:30pm “Magic isn’t just for children - why should they have all the fun?” he says. On The Fringe Of Reality is a truly intriguing one-man show (with not a single top hat nor rabbit involved!). It will challenge you to explore your imagination and features extraordinary magic - together with “tall tales and true” inspired by the charm and wonder of some of our greatest storytellers. A legendary Noosa conman exposed; lost manuscripts from Wonderland; the hidden power of our minds revealed; Houdini’s feats recreated; enchanted finger rings; the impossible rendered possible… Bruce Glen’s trademark performance style has become known as Bespoke Magic and has seen him invited to the Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe festivals. He also performed soldout shows at the Edinburgh International Magic Festival and at the famous London headquarters of The Magic Circle. Bruce is a member of The Magic Circle - the most exclusive magic

society in the world (with less than 1500 members worldwide). “Right from the start of Bruce Glen’s entertaining show “The Gentleman Magician”, you feel welcomed and put at ease by his genial, affable presence, impeccable manners and easy charm. His magic plays with the simplest of materials, embedded

with tales of Houdini, Conan Doyle and Lewis Carroll. Sometimes you are almost unaware of the stunts he is pulling off in front of you, but it’s a slick, polished performance, that manages to astound.” The Edinburgh Reporter Ticket prices: Adult $25 | Concession $20 | Member/Group $20 | Child (U17) $20

Would you know what to do in a medical emergency? IF someone was injured, had a heart attack or suffered an allergic reaction in your presence, would you know what to do? How would you react? Do you know the first steps of first aid? People are often hesitant to get involved in an emergency situation not so much because they don’t want to help but they’re worried they won’t know what to do. Emergencies can happen anywhere — at home, on the street, in the pool or at the supermarket. So what should you do? To gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully react and possibly save a life you need to complete a first aid course. An Allability Training course in first aid, providing nationally recognised training, will have you feeling confident to assist should there ever be an emergency. Allability is owned by Sunshine Butterflies Inc that provides services and support to people with a disability and to their families. Sunshine Butterflies does not receive any government funding and relies on their training business to be sustainable. Leanne Walsh, of Noosa, started Sunshine Butterflies. She and her husband know firsthand how difficult it is to raise a special needs child without any support, so Sunshine Butterflies was born. Rather than wait for a millionaire benefactor to donate to the charity, she started AllAbility Training to provide much needed funds for the charity.

To book your First Aid course call 5470 2830.

community news Tribute to the songs that made Memphis

HAVING performed sellout shows across Victoria, South Australia and WA, ‘Sun RisingThe Songs That Made Memphis’ finally head to Queensland on June 6th! Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Rufus Thomas Jnr, Howlin’ Wolf and many more... all had one thing in common. They all launched their careers at the famous Sun Records in Memphis. You’re promised an unforgettable night as ‘Sun Rising- The Songs That Made Memphis’, brilliantly relive the amazing music and classic stories of Suns early years, paying homage to the artists and Suns owner and producer, Sam Phillips. This critically acclaimed show has been leaving audiences yelling for more, so don’t miss out

TRANSPORT Train Times:................. 5453 8200 Bus Times - Translink: ..... 131 230 Taxi: ................................. 131 008

Who do you call… Seniors Card 137 468 or 1800 175 500 (free call outside Brisbane) Centrelink: Retirement 132 300 Disability, Sickness & Carers 132 717 Employment Services 132 850

Sun Artist Collage – L-R Top: BB King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rufus Thomas Jnr, Howlin’ Wolf, Roy Orbison. Bottom row: Johnny Cash, Billy The Kid Emerson, Carl Perkins, Sam Phillips with Elvis, Ike Turner

If you would like to attend this tribute show we have 2 DOUBLE PASSES TO GIVEAWAY. Please send your entry to Songs that made Memphis, Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper, PO Box 1062, Tewantin, 4565 no later than Wednesday 14th May 2014. on the first Queensland show! June 6th at the Nambour Civic Centre. For tickets contact the box office on 5475 7777.

Repairs • Training • Servicing We come to you $60/hour, Pensioners $40/hour

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Seniors Enquiry Line 1300 135 500 Department of Veteran Affairs 133 254 Veteran Affairs Network 1300 551 918

Band Makes Merry! BRIGHTEN your day, add a spring to your step and join in the fun as the Sunshine Coast Concert Band (SCCB) presents a joy filled “Merry Maytime” concert at 2pm, Sunday May 18th at the Dicky Beach Church of Christ, 30 Beerburrum St, Caloundra, 4551. Feel your spirits lift as you clap along to a ‘ripper’ show including the best of Glen Miller, YMCA, the Nutcracker suite and plenty of other toe tapping tunes. The concert features the vocal talents of Allan Lanham and the beautiful Tanya McFadyen, with John Sheed as the MC. Don’t miss the mouth-watering selection of home

baked goodies provided at interval for afternoon tea. Get together with some friends for a delightful afternoon out or come along to share in some good conversation, laughs and music. The more the merrier! “Merry Maytime” is in aid of Supporting People In Respite and Lifestyles Inc., or Spiral, which is is a notfor-profit organisation providing day respite for intellectually disabled people on the Sunshine Coast. So join us for a fun filled afternoon at the “Merry Maytime Concert” performed by the Sunshine Coast Concert Band, at 2pm, Sunday May 18th at the Dicky Beach Church of

Welsh Society’s Free Festival of Music DID you know that there is a thriving Welsh

Society on the Sunshine Coast, bringing together those with Welsh connections or simply interested in Wales? We are always interested in more members. Have a look at the website (welshsunshine or ring Tony Lee, President, 5446 1892, for more details. The Sunshine Coast Welsh Society is sponsoring a Free Festival of Music, at the Uniting Church, Caloundra, at 2pm on Sunday, 22nd June, 2014. The festival will feature the Oriana Youth Choir, outstanding Soprano, Elisabeth Wallis Gaedtke and the brilliant Kim Kirkman, formerly with The Ten Tenors, who will sing and play the harp. Well known hymns will be sung with song sheets in English or Welsh. Complimentary afternoon tea will be provided. There will be a voluntary collection to defray costs. Come and join us for an enjoyable afternoon’s entertainment.’

National Information Centre on Retirement Investments (NICRI) 1800 020 110

Christ, 30 Beerburrum St, Caloundra, 4551, in aid of Spiral, an incredibly worthwhile cause. It will be smiles all round. Find us on Facebook and check out the band’s website

National Aged Care Information 1800 200 422


The Gentle Giants and their Tiny Cousins. Meet them, feed them and photograph them. Working demonstrations. $7.00 per person Group Bookings Only

Heavy horse memorabilia. Learn the history of horses. Visit our gift shop.

Harry & Marlene Churches

Phone/Fax 5496 1590 Woodford Qld


Book prior to 31st May Seniors & Retirees Groups receive 1 hour guided tour through the Gaol with tea & coffee included

for only $13.99 Tour Bookings

Offer applies to a min of 20 visitors

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