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Magnificent men with their motor machines by Gill MacDonald

ERIK Larsen is a man with a passion for classic old road machines, both cars and motorcycles. He not only has a 1928 Indian (somewhat similar to the one in the film “The World’s Fastest Indian”) but he also owns a 1908 Alldays & Onions car and a 1915 T Ford speedster. Erik came to Australia from Denmark some 35 years ago and has had a great interest in vintage motor cycles and veteran cars ever since he purchased a Triumph Tiger 100 bike when he was 18 years old. Like many old vehicle enthusiasts he rides in many rallies around Queensland and attends displays at retirement villages to show off his marvellous machines. Fellow enthusiast Bob Keeley has just finished restoring his 1930 AJS motorcycle and also owns a 1923 Vauxhall tourer and a 1930 AJS car which he is currently restoring. Bob’s first motorcycle was a 1953 BSA Golden Flash and like Erik he became hooked on vintage vehicles. Erik and Bob are two of about 150 members of the Sunshine Coast branch of the Historic Motor Cycle Club of Queensland (HMCCQ). Bob is the librarian for the club and says they have about 300 books, 50 DVD’s and 30 Videos for the use of members. The members have a range of bikes from the early 1900s right through to those that were manufactured a mere 35 years ago. Of course, restoration is a first priority with the members and as a group they hold an annual swap meeting in order to obtain parts for their beloved machines. This year, the swap meeting is at Maleny Showground on Sunday 21 March and it promises to be huge with nearly 1000 stallholders from around the country. Admission will be $5.00 and good food and refreshments will be available for sale courtesy of the local LIONS club. Contact Bob Keely on 5479 2182 or 0434 822 418 if you would like details of the day.

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Left: Some of the club members with their machines


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Reaching the Ton CENTENARIANS are the fastest growing section of our population and the 100 club is expanding rapidly - by 2020, there is expected to be more than double the number of people over 100 than there is today. Centenarians even have their own day of the year in September - National Centenarians Day. They have lived through the Great Depression, two world wars and the creation of countless inventions: planes, cars, radios, televisions, space flight, antibiotics, mobile phones and the internet. Dr John McCormack, who leads the Australian Centenarian Study, says people need to pay close

attention to the nation’s 3,000 centenarians in order to pinpoint the secrets to a long and healthy life. “We’ve got an ageing population but we want people not to be living with chronic diseases and in pain, but to live more years in a healthy state,” he told ABC News Online. “We should see centenarians as remarkable survivors and pioneers in a way - they’re charting a new area of life. “Most of the centenarians I’ve talked to do think life is worth living. They’re stoic, accept what they can’t do and keep living life to the maximum for what they can do.”

Dr McCormack, from La Trobe University’s School of Social Work and Social Policy, has been studying Australia’s centenarians for more than a decade. In that time, he has not been able to put longevity down to one trait. “There’s not one magic silver bullet to explain it,” he said. “Some centenarians just say ‘Well I don’t know, I just kept going,’ some say ‘I worked very hard, I was very active’, others say they’ve had a nip of brandy every day. It’s varied.” But he has noticed one exceptional character in many of the 100 centenarians and supercentenarians he has

talked to over the years. He says those who hit the hundred mark generally have incredible coping skills and can deal with the ups and downs of life. “The psychological aspect is just as important as the physical aspect,” he said. He says many centenarians are still active members of the community. “People have stereotypes when talking about centenarians; they think they’re all frail and decrepit and all in nursing homes, but that’s not the case,” he said. “About half of the centenarians are in caredfor accommodation, but there’s about half that live in the community.”

Don’t be confused by new wine names IF you like a little tipple of sherry before a meal to whet your appetite you will soon have to search for a new label name on the shelves. Gradually, Australians will find new names on old wines in liquor and wine shops, under a deal with the European Union to stop using European names. The agreement will prevent Australian winemakers from using the names of European towns or regions to classify their wines, as has been done since winemaking began here. The names to disappear from Australian labels include burgundy, white burgundy, chablis, champagne, manzanilla, marsala, moselle, port, sauterne, sherry, spatlese and tokay. All of them derive from names of towns or regions in Europe. Some of these such as champagne have already been phased out under a 1994 agreement with the EU. Sorry folks; sherry is out and apera is in. Tokay is out and topaque is in, and soon we will have new names for moselle, chablis and a host of other well-known names.

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SENIORS NEWS Red Cross street campaign: Even Wars Have Laws! LAST week Australians dodged landmines on their way to work, saw bloodied torture victims strapped to poles, and were confronted by school children armed with AK-47 assault rifles. These life-size images appeared last week in all capital cities as part of a Red Cross street campaign to highlight the plight of civilians, prisoners of war and child soldiers in conflicts around the world, and remind Australians that ‘even wars have laws’. Volunteers were on hand during the five-day campaign to speak with passers-by and provide further information about the laws of war, including the Geneva Conventions. ‘The campaign was designed to get Australians to stop and think about what is happening to people in conflicts around the world,’ said Helen Durham, Red Cross’ Strategic Adviser on International Law. ‘The aim is to remind those of us living in the comparative safety of Australian cities why the Geneva Conventions are so important.’ The ‘Even Wars Have Laws’ campaign is in response to a national survey conducted by Red Cross last year. The survey of 1,030 people found Australians

are more cynical about the effectiveness of the laws of war than people from war-torn countries, with nearly half believing the Geneva Conventions make no difference during war. In contrast, in a global poll of war-torn countries such as Afghanistan and Liberia, up to 85 per cent of people believe the Geneva Conventions limit the suffering of civilians in wartime. ‘Cynicism and complacency are luxuries for people who aren’t living in a conflict zone and who haven’t experienced the horrors of war,’ Dr Durham said. ‘Those people living in conflict-ravaged countries are more likely to understand that the laws of war can make a real difference.’ ‘Somewhere in the world, someone’s child is being forced to take part in atrocities that no child should have to witness, much less participate in; a farmer in a field is one step away from a long-forgotten landmine. A prisoner is facing torture. These people are why even wars have laws.’ ‘The laws of war, like all laws, do not revolutionise human behaviour, but when they work, lives are improved and suffering is diminished,’ Dr Durham said.

Win a wonderful holiday to the Capricorn Coast! CLOSE your eyes and imagine the sounds of the waves lapping the shore, not a cloud in the sky and the smell of the ocean breeze. If this sounds like your idea of a relaxing holiday, read on. You could be the winner of a wonderful holiday on the Capricorn Coast at Bayview Tower Motel Resort situated on the beachfront at beautiful Yeppoon. With luxury and comfort standard, you’re free to relax and do as much or do as little as you like at Bayview Tower. Enjoy golden days and balmy, moonlit evenings with the brilliant sunrises and scents of the tropics. Feast your eyes on the white-sand beaches and turquoise seas or venture out to the variety of wonderful restaurants, shops and galleries. One of our readers will win a 4 night holiday to Bayview Tower Motel Resort just by entering our

latest holiday competition. The holiday includes accommodation for two people, a full tour itinerary, all meals and transfers from Rockhampton railway station (if required). For more information on Bayview Tower and their 2010 holiday packages visit their website at To enter you must cut out the ‘Win a holiday to Bayview Tower’ symbol displayed in Dec 2009, Feb, March and April 2010 issues of your Seniors Newspaper (photocopies will be accepted). Once you have collected the four symbols, mail them to ‘Win a holiday to Bayview Tower,Yeppoon’, Seniors Newspapers, PO Box 1062, Tewantin, Q 4565 together with your name, address and daytime telephone contact no. The competition will close on 28 April 2010.

Government help for older workers a welcome first step OLDER Australians have welcomed as a first step Government moves announced by the Treasurer to improve mature age participation in the workforce through retention, re-skilling and mentoring initiatives. Speaking at the Government’s Productive Ageing Package launch, National Seniors chairman, Everald Compton, said improving the employment prospects of older Australians was the key to tackling the challenges of an ageing population.

“National seniors has been raising the need for action to increase mature age participation for a number of years and it’s heartening that the Government has listened to us and taken initial steps to help keep older Australians in the workforce,” he said.”Much more can, and should, be done to tackle this issue, especially as Australia has the lowest workforce participation rate for the over-55s of all Englishspeaking OECD countries. “Other measures should include tackling age discrimination, removing financial obstacles to staying in the workforce and providing incentives for employers to hire and retain older workers,” said Compton. Courtesy: National Seniors ‘Connect’

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SENIORS NEWS War Widows Guild THE aims of the Guild are to protect the interests of war widows and provide friendship and comfort to those in similar circumstances, particularly in their time of loss of a partner. Membership is open to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) designated war widows, which means that the death of their husband or partner has been accepted as due to war causes. Remarried war widows, Defence Service widows and war widows recognised by allied countries are also eligible for membership Activities and services include:- New Member orientation, welfare support, social functions, FREECALL 1800 501 419 tours and shows, quarPeter Martin 40 years trading terly Bulletin magazine, OLD CHINA: Royal Doulton, Royal Worcester, volunteer hospital/nursMoorcroft, Shelley, Clarice Cliff, Maling, Beswick and ing home visitor Belleek. Especially vases & figurines. programme, community Services Officer to access OLD COLOURED glassware. BRONZE figures. necessary services for OLD CLOCKS: Barometers. Pocket watches. Musical home assistance, indejugs. Music boxes. Clockwork toys. IVORY ITEMS pendent living units in Brisbane and Redcliffe, JEWELLERY: Rings, Brooches, Bangles, Cameos, holiday units on the SunLockets, Bracelets, Marcasite, Mikimoto pearls and shine Coast, scholarships Cufflinks etc. DIAMOND JEWELLERY. to various Queensland COINS: Banknotes. WAR MEDALS. Old Badges. universities, Games and craft Groups. SILVERWARE: Centrepieces, Dressing tables, Silver The Guild actively lobTea sets, Canteens, Snuff boxes, Especially Sterling bies all levels of Governsilver items of all description. ment to uphold services CIGARETTE CARDS and Post cards. provided for widows holding a gold card. ANTIQUE FURNITURE KERO LAMPS Local groups are located OLD GOLD: Old gold and broken jewellery. in Maroochydore, Caloundra, Nambour and I WILL CALL PERSONALLY TO ALL AREAS Tewantin/Noosa. LYNZAY ANTIQUES Enquiries are invited contact Audrey 5448 FREECALL 1800 501 419 7571. Licensed (SHD 5368) PETER MARTIN


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Adventures in community filmmaking “TODAY anyone can learn the skills of Video Filmmaking!” People in the Sunshine Coast hinterland will have a unique opportunity to learn the skills of digital Photojournalism and Community Filmmaking at an exciting two day Workshop to be held at Kenilworth – (Day 1) March 6th, then the Project review and assessment (Day 2) on April l7th. Based on the lifetime experiences of Documentary Filmmaker and Photojournalist, Kev Franzi, the Workshop will feature not only the need to capture and preserve the stories and achievements of our past — but of equal importance is the need to capture and preserve today’s stories – the stories of talented people, of the special places and events in our communities — and the problems we face now and in the future. The problems of preservation in a digital “throwaway” society is also covered in the course. “Rapid change is the most dynamic force at work in our world today, and if we are to have future records of today’s lifestyle and achievements we must have in place an organized system of recording and preservation. There is great potential for a few people in every community to learn the skills and become ‘The Recorders’ of our lifestyle – yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s,” these are pictures with a real purpose, said Mr. Franzi. Sponsored by the Kenilworth Arts Council, the Workshop package will include the “Ac-

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tion!” Kit (a 2 hour DVD and Handbook), Assignment and Project Notes, 2 Lunches and Morning and Afternoon Teas. The fully illustrated course will cover simple video production techniques for both Drama and Documentary production. A segment called “— And Now It’s Showtime!” covers the many ways students’ work can be used promoted and exhibited. A special Festival of Short Films on October 2nd will feature the work of Community Filmmakers as the grand finale to the Kenilworth Celebrates Festival. Further information can be obtained at

TRIVIA By Allan Blackburn 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Which African capital city has a name which means “new flower” in that country’s language? What type of bird was named after explorer Thomas Mitchell? Where on your body is your heartline? What David Williamson play was set on election night 1969? On which river is Townsville situated? What is a mixture of beer and lemonade usually known as? What is Australia’s smallest state? Which AFL team was the first non-Victorian team to win the Grand Final? What is a capon? Paul Edmund de Strzelecki climbed and named which Australian mountain? Which is further west, Toowoomba or Wollongong? How many teaspoons make a dessertspoon? What word is made up of, in order, the chemical symbols for potassium, nickel and iron? In which recreation can a split-shot be used? What was Melbourne’s Pram Factory? Which nation’s currency is the baht? According to the proverb, what does time and tide wait for? What is a sheepshank? In what state was Steve Irwin born? In what year did Peter Beattie resign as Premier of Queensland? Answers page 10

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VAL Hogan from Lions Hearing Dogs Inc. gave an interesting talk about how dogs are trained to assist people who have hearing problems. Dogs are trained in a ‘house situation’, at Hahndorf S.A. at a cost of $26,000. They are taught to react to sounds (phone, door knocks etc) and situations, by touching an appropriate ‘button’ to alert their owner. In case of fire they jump on their owner, then lie on the floor. Thanks to the lions clubs of Australia, dogs are provided free to selected clients. They now have the same recognition in public as guide dogs for the blind. All money raised by Lions Clubs goes to club projects. We have applied to the NSA Foundation Trust for a grant on behalf of the Cittamani Hospice (our nominated charity for 2009/2010.) Our trip to the ‘Bush Bashers’ at Esk is filling. We need 40 people before 31st March. Card afternoons have started again, on the first Tuesday of the month at Nambour Heights Bowls Club. Our next meeting is on Monday 8 th March. People over 50 are welcome to join us at 9.30am at the Nambour Heights Bowls Club, 54 Isabella Avenue. Our guest speaker will be Mr. Peter Wellington. For more information please phone 5441 4729.

SENIORS NEWS Local funding up for grabs

COMMUNITY groups looking for funding under Sunshine Coast Council’s Grants Program or the new Community Partnership Funding Program can seek help at information sessions and application clinics to be held in February and March. The closing date for applications is 15 March 2010. Community Programs portfolio holder, Councillor Jenny McKay, said council’s funding programs provide a range of financial support to the community for various projects and other costs. The new Community Partnership Funding Program provides community groups with longer-term financial assistance. Community Programs portfolio holder, Cr Jenny McKay, said the new program is now open and aimed at non-profit community groups who can work in partnership with council to achieve its vision for the region’s future. “The Partnership Funding Program is designed to assist partner

organisations make a significant contribution to the Sunshine Coast community, through provision of services, facilities and programs,” Cr McKay said. “By partnering with the community, council aims to foster a culture of innovation and creativity and help strengthen community groups and networks.” Potential applicants should increase their chances by booking to meet a council grants officer at an application clinic. Council is running a series of free information sessions on both programs from 16 to 25 February at Beerwah, Caloundra, Cooroy, Maroochydore, Coolum, Nambour, Maleny, Noosa, Kenilworth and Buddina. Application clinics will be held at Caloundra, Nambour, Cotton Tree, Coolum, and Noosa from 1 to 10 March. For more information, visit council’s website (www.sunshinecoast.qld. under “For Residents”) or call 5475 7272.

Technology grants available

COMMUNITY groups can now apply for grants worth up to $50,000 to help seniors make the most of modern-day communications technology such as mobile phones and computers. Grant amounts range up to $5000 for local community organisations and up to $50,000 for state and territory organisations. Eligible community organisations can apply for Telstra Connected Seniors grants at until 5.00pm AEST on 5 March. Acting Group Managing Director Telstra Consumer, Ms Glenice Maclellan, said the Telstra Connected Seniors workshops are the perfect solution for seniors to conquer any technology fears. “We understand some seniors may be a little apprehensive about using new

technology. However the reality is that mobile phones and computers are simple to use and they open up a whole new world of communication which can be easily embraced,” said Ms Maclellan. “No-one is ever too old to learn about technology and people are always surprised at just how much they can easily do online, like banking, shopping, finding out about new interests and joining social groups. Telstra Connected Seniors workshops are conducted in a friendly and inviting environment where seniors can learn at their own pace alongside friends and neighbours. “Attendees will also learn how to send and receive emails and text messages, which is the ideal way to keep in touch with family members.”

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IT’S taken a while, but bear with us as we start to fine tune our website – like many other older Australians we are enthusiastic about utilising new technology but there is a learning curve to negotiate! Already you can access all of our past and current newspaper issues on the website and we are now posting news of coming local and statewide events. The site is becoming more interactive, so that you, the user can submit content regarding a local club, social group or event. Often, you may

want to let others know of something which may be happening before the next edition of our newspaper or we do not have space for it in the paper. The ideal way of publicising it is to submit the item to the website notice board. You do not have to be a registered user to access information on our website; however, in the coming months we will be adding forums, polls and blogs to the site so that you will be able to comment on and register your interest in many more seniors-relevant issues.

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AUSTRALIA Day was celebrated in style at Cooroy recently. Members of the Probus Club gathered for a True Blue Aussie lesson in ‘How to play 500’ delivered by an English gentleman! Experienced players and beginners paired off to accept the challenge of trumping their opponents. New member Derek Stevenson, proved too crafty a card player, winning the experienced players prize, while Lyn Pluck is still shaking her head wondering how she gained the beginners prize. A morning tea of lamingtons, the mandatory BBQ lunch followed by a fruity pavlova. Delicious. Great fun was had by all in celebrating our national day. Our meetings are always on the first Monday of the month with our outing on the third day Monday.


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RAIN Welcome It has been great to see some good rainfalls in parts of the electorate in recent weeks. The wet has given local gardens a good drink and helped add water to our storage facilities. It’s been encouraging for those residents who rely on tank water and I have heard the rain has well and truly filled the tanks in some areas. Despite these recent falls, it remains important to limit our water use wherever we can to reduce unnecessary use and preserve this most valuable natural resource.

Door-to-door salespeople New laws are being proposed that will restrict the times that door-to-door salespeople turn up unannounced on our doorsteps. The laws, which it is hoped will be introduced by July, will ban salespeople visiting the homes of potential customers after 6pm weekdays and 5pm Saturdays, while banning altogether doorto-door sales on Sundays. This is an important new law that has as its central motivation the value of time spent together by families, which should not be interrupted by strangers who are out in the neighbourhood peddling their wares. The proposed tighter restrictions will not impact on charity collectors such as the Red Cross and the Smith Family or religious groups. I’d be interested to get feedback from members of the community on this matter. International travellers

Record numbers of travellers arrived in and departed from Australia last year, the highest figures on record. The Australian Bureau of Statistics noted there were 12.4-million overseas arrivals and 12.3 million departures, totalling a record of 24.7-million international movements, an increase of some 60% since 1999. These figures are encouraging in that the extra visitors mean extra spending, which is good for the economy generally and also for regions like the Sunshine Coast that benefit from tourism. Further details about Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, December 2009 (cat. no. 3401.0) are available at: To Contact Me The contact details for my new office are: Ph: 5444 4888 or 1300 301 981 (local call cost) and post: PO Box 1224 Buddina, 4575. My email address is u n c h a n g e d :

SENIORS NEWS Caloundra Pacific Rotary lends a helping hand to the aged THE Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific is adopting a continual project of support for the CCSA (Caloundra Committee of Services to the Aged) Hall in Nutley Street Caloundra. The CCSA Hall is a freehold property owned by the community and administered by an elected CCSA committee. The administration operates under strict guidelines, initially under “Letters Patent” by the Crown in 1970 and subsequently by the CCSA Constitution. Up to 800 people from diverse organizations use this valuable community resource each week. The Rotary Club project is providing a range of maintenance support which commenced in

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2008. The Board has decided to continue the Club’s involvement as an on-going project to ensure that the facility remains in a good safe operating condition.

Providers should focus more on “early intervention” THE director of one of Australia’s largest aged care providers has applauded the Commonwealth Government for its proposed tax concessions for older workers. Gillian McFee from UnitingCare Ageing said the government’s decision to encourage older people to remain active in the workplace was a positive step. The government’s proposed $43.4 million tax package will include retraining intiatives and support for older workers with health issues. Ms McFee said the aged care industry needed to be more proactive about positive ageing. “For far too long too, we have had too much emphasis on the end-stage of ageing when people experience a crisis and care and can no longer be independent,” she said. “The concept of early intervention is well established in other areas of community service, such as child protection, but in aged care it’s not given as much prominence.” Ms McFee said UnitingCare Ageing runs men’s sheds and healthy ageing gyms with no external funding to encourage active ageing. The organisation is also investigating how it can be involved in the government’s new package. “I also think this issue is an important part of the wider principle of social inclusion,” Ms McFee said. “People have been part of the community all their lives, yet for some reason we seem to segregate them into a group of people where what they share in common is their birth date. We need to think about ageing in a new way.”

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SENIORS NEWS Seniors disadvantaged by Go Card technology from the office of Fiona Simpson MP SENIOR citizen and pensioner Estelle Read of Maroochydore is typical of many other bus users who in the last few weeks have found themselves disadvantaged by the State Government’s

troubled roll out of the Go Card technology, a swipe card for using public transport in South East Queensland. With fares rising up to 40 per cent for paper ticket users from January 4, Mrs

Read assumed she could purchase the Go Card at the Sunshine Plaza where the bus station is the busiest on the Sunshine Coast with more than 40 bus movements per hour. However, as many other

senior citizens are finding, this wasn’t the case. Instead, she had to get a friend to drive her to the Go Card outlet, one of only two in Maroochydore, and 1.5km from the bus sta-

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tion. Similarly, Buderim, which has a large retirement community, still has no Go Card outlet at the time of going to press For bus users across the Coast the story is the same with people caught out by the lack of Go Card retailers and very little education about how to swipe on and off each time when using a bus or train to properly pay for their trip without getting a fine. This has been an unacceptable mess. However, on a more positive note, Translink has just advised me that they will be visiting seniors’ groups to explain how the Go Card system works and to address specific issues affecting Seniors. They will also be providing free senior GoCards with a $10 travel balance to Senior Cards holders. Please contact my office for further information regarding this. Nonetheless, the Go Card fiasco continues to create problems for commuters right across Queensland

Pensioner Estelle Read pictured with State MP Fiona Simpson. Mrs Read, 72, experienced the difficulty of the Go Card roll out when she tried to buy a ticket at the Sunshine Coast’s busiest bus interchange at Sunshine Plaza. No outlets sold the card and she had to get a friend to drive her to one of the few outlets in town which was no where near a bus stop.

and Sunshine Coast residents are being ripped off with higher fares. I’m calling on the State Government to fix this disgraceful and stop using coast rail commuters like cash cows. I have also started an e-petition calling on the government to remove the fare price penalties for using paper tickets until Transport Minister Nolan and her de-

Kawana Seniors Citizens – The Friendly Seniors Club THE Kawana Seniors enjoyed the La Balsa Park Naturalisation Day immensely on Tuesday January 26th and they supplied the cake for everyone to enjoy. The day was organised by the Kawana Waters Rotary Club and Peter Slipper welcomed 37 new Citizens with over 2000 people present, at this annual event. Next the Kawana Seniors entertained the Gatton Seniors on the 4th. February at the Kawana Community Hall, followed by a luncheon for all. Bus trips will be to Redcliffe and Eumundi Markets in March, when all members are welcome to go. Cost of being in this friendly Club is just $2.50 per morning & yearly subs of $5. Each morning you will receive a Lucky Door Ticket that could win you spins on our wheel or one of 2 fruit trays. There is a meat tray raffle also. Periodicals and books are available for

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you to take home, too. The Kawana Seniors, start at 9.30 am. on Thursday Mornings with musical entertainment for 1 hour and a delightful Morning Tea to follow. Games are then 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. Phone Bob Caves President, on 5493 5510 for any enquires, about this very active Senior’s Club of Kawana Waters. If you are lonely, come along and meet other local Seniors and join in the fun. You will be made very welcome and the Club has members coming from Mountain Creek, Glenfields, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Minyama, Buddina, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla, Currimundi and Caloundra.

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OLDER Australians can be particularly vulnerable when it comes to an unexpected knock at the door from a door-to-door salesperson, but you have extra rights when they come to your home unannounced. Firstly, ask to see their identification. Do not let them rush you into buying anything; it is best to say that you will consider your decision later. The Department of Fair Trading takes complaints about door-to-door traders seriously. If you’ve had a problem with a door-to-door trader, you can call them on 13 13 04 and register your complaint. A door-to-door trader can only visit your home, or telephone you to arrange an appointment to visit your home, between 9.00 am and 6.00 pm from Monday to Friday or 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on Saturday. If you are purchasing goods or services a 10-day cooling-off period applies to any contract worth more than $75. You may cancel the contract, in writing, at any time during this period. If the contract is worth more than $75, the salesman cannot take money from you (including deposits), start work, or provide goods or services within the 10-day cooling-off period. If the door-to-door trader breaches any of these provisions, you are entitled to a six month cooling-off period. Door-to-door salespeople and traders must leave when you ask them to. If they do not, call the police and call Fair Trading. The door-to-door sales protection does not apply if the service is for credit or insurance , the purchase is for $75 or less, you do not meet the seller face to face at any stage, you’ve answered a general advertisement or you have approached the vendor yourself (maybe by responding to an advertisement). The cooling-off period does not apply if you make the purchase by phone with your credit card, entered a competition where the conditions give permission for the trader to enter your home to demonstrate goods, contacted a business (or responded to an advertisement) and invited a salesperson to your home. You can obtain more details about your rights by contacting the Department of Fair Trading on 13 13 04.

New display urges residents and visitors to ‘Protect Our Waterways’

AN interactive display “Protect Our Waterways” educating residents and visitors on the importance of healthy waterways was officially opened recently at UnderWater World. The display is a collaborative educational initiative between council and UnderWater World which focuses on water quality issues within the region, while remaining strong on entertainment and inspiration. Sunshine Coast Council’s Environment Portfolio Councillor Keryn Jones said that council and UnderWater World share a common goal to reduce the amount of pollution entering the Coast’s precious waterways. “Council has worked in partnership with UnderWater World to create this interactive display illustrating the need to maintain healthy waterways and healthy marine environments,” Cr Jones said. “The three issues targeted in the display—sediment, littering and rural runoff—have a major impact on water quality and aquatic life, but are the most preventable forms of pollution. “Also highlighted are the effects of pollution on aquatic life, locations of animal strandings along our coastlines, the conservation and protection programs underway by council and UnderWater World as well as the activities of community groups across the region.” General Manager UnderWater World, Julie Cullen invites everyone down to UnderWater World to take a look at the display. “We hope that by visiting the display, people will not only learn about the damaging effect our actions can have on the waterways, but also the steps we can take to help it clean up,” Ms Cullen said.

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COOROY VIEW Club is looking for new members to join our very friendly luncheon club. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at the Victory Hotel in Cooroy for lunch and always have a guest speaker. Later in the month we have a social outing which we all enjoy. Any money raised is sent to the SMITH FAMILY to assist in the education of disadvantaged children. Our last meeting on the 9th February was our AGM and a new committee was formed. Our new Acting President

is Grace Taylor, Vice President/Delegate - Gleni Thompson, Secretary - Lal Vider, Assistant Secretary - Greta Wilcox, Treasurer - Jan Ellis, Programme Officer - Kath Davenport assisted by Clytie Glass, Publicity Officer - Pat Rathbone assisted by Gwen Edwards. Judy Fischle, our Zone Councillor, presented our ribbons and spoke about VIEW. The next luncheon meeting will take place at the Victory Hotel, Cooroy on the 9th March 11am for 11.30 am. Our Guest Speaker will be

Noosaville VIEW Club NOOSAVILLE VIEW Club’s next luncheon will be Thursday 25th February, 2010, 11am for 11.30am start, at the Noosa-Tewantin RSL. Our guest speaker will be Rachael Bermingham, coauthor of 4 Ingredients cookbook. VIEW clubs are a valued part of the Smith Family and all proceeds generated from VIEW Club activities are donated to the Smith Family for their Learning for Life programs for disadvantaged children. Members are placed on a permanent list for the luncheon so to cancel or bring a friend please telephone the lunch coordinator Stella Chatburn at 5470 2784 by Tuesday. If you would like to join or know more about the activities of the club, please call Sue Noble at 5449 1310.

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month for an outing – last either Elaine on 5493 3939 supply further informa- funds for and support the month we had morning or Lorraine on 5494 8444 tion. Smith Family Charity in all tea at Glasshouse Moun- who would be pleased to The View Clubs raise their functions. tains Lookout with good food, beautiful scenery and a general get together. As it is InternaCountry Antiques & tional Womens Day on Monday 8 th March we Collectables Fair have postponed our outth ing this month to the 8 th so that we can celebrate the day and also the 50th 7.30am - 2.30pm at Anniversary of View Clubs of Australia with a NAMBOUR SHOWGROUNDS B.B.Q. lunch in the park Coronation Avenue (Next to Nambour Bowls Club) by the Glasshouse Mountains Information Centre and visit to the centre More than 150 Antique Dealers China - Estate Jewellery - Books with its’ new interpretive Furniture - Glassware Toys - Dolls - Militara - Tools display. We welcome new & All Sorts of Collectables Vintage Clothing & accessories members and visitors to Ne xt SOVEREIGN BUYER ON-SITE a our club – please contact Co lle ct or am

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PREMIER Anna Bligh has announced the date for the first of two major commemorations following the discovery of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur. “A National Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance will be held at St John’s Cathedral Ann Street Brisbane on 2 March 2010 at 11.00 am,” said the Premier. “The Order of Service for the ceremony is being prepared in consultation with key stakeholders but we wanted to give survivors and relatives of survivors the time to make their arrangements in order to

be there. “A further ceremony proposed to be conducted at sea for Centaur relatives is yet to be scheduled and the details are being worked through with the commemoration taskforce.” A telephone number has been established by the Australian Army for people to register an interest in the commemorative proceedings. Phone 1800 019 955. It is also possible to register an interest in the commemorative proceedings via the following internet link:


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ter’ button on the top left of the main page. Register to use the site by entering your details and you are now ready to tell everyone your news. The next copy deadline for notices emailed to our office (for inclusion in our April edition) is 17 March 2010. Please don’t place notices only on the website. If you want them to appear in the newspaper, you must still email to the paper’s email address.

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SENIORS NEWS Join us for a Moon Walk

Caloundra Show and lunch at the Events Centre. Dale Pengelly with members from Tewantin-Noosa National Seniors.

$21 million for dementia research THE Minister for Ageing has announced that the Commonwealth Government will spend close to $22 million over the next three-and-a-half years to further dementia research. Justine Elliot said the money will be used to fund the nation’s five Dementia Training Study Centres (DTSCs) and the three Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRCs).

The DCRCs are based the University of New South Wales, Australian National University and Queensland University of Technology. The DTSCs promote are based at the University of Wollongong, La Trobe University, Alzheimer’s Australia (SA), Curtin University of Technology and Queensland University of Technology. They promote dementia studies and career path-


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ways in the area of dementia care. The centres aim to improve the skills and capacity of health professionals providing care to people who live with dementia. “Australia has one of the longest life expectancies in the world,” said Justine Elliot. “While this is something to be celebrated, longevity brings with it greater possibility of dementia and related illnesses. The increasing prevalence of dementia requires us to examine new and innovative approaches to improve dementia diagnosis, prevention and care.” The Minister said that in the past two years, the Rudd Government had provided nearly $225 million to the dementia initiative and $384 million to the National Respite for Carers Program.

SEE the beautiful coast- posite Second Avenue. Kawana on 0414 704 512 or visit www.sunshine line and waterways in a For more information or Len & Judith for Cot- (search new light at Sunshine contact Janet for Lake ton Tree on 0408 194 789 ‘moonwalking’) Coast Council’s free full moon walks in March. If you join the Cotton Tree walk on March 30 you will be walking under a blue moon. A blue moon is a second full moon in a month, occurring about every two and a half years. The 45 minute walks start at 7.30pm sharp from Lake Kawana and Cotton Tree. The moon walks, part of council’s health and wellbeing program, aim to make being active easy. The walks, led by local volunteers, follow a flat and easy trail, with an easy pace that enables people to walk and talk at the same time. This is a great way to get out for the evening to meet new people or walk with family and friends, while exploring the waterways and coastline. More walks will be run throughout 2010 at each full moon so watch out for other opportunities to join in. Please arrive five minutes early so groups can leave on time and bring a torch, water bottle and dress for comfort. Walks will not occur in the event of persistent rain or storms.Moon Walks Lake Kawana and Cotton Tree: Don’t let injury, illness or advancing years Lake Kawana on Tuesday keep you downstairs. 2 March and Cotton Tree Sit, Relax and Ride with the Acorn Stairlift. on Monday 1 March & Tuesday 30 March t Direct from the manufacturer Lake Kawana: Viewing Platform Sportsman’s PatBest price guaranteed rade opposite Kawana t Safe, reliable and trouble free Aquatic Centre and Cotton Tree: Pavilion tFor straight or curved staircases (with its new lights) op-

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Jerome’s – Ideal for Seniors’ needs JEROME’S Italian Restaurant, the respected Caloundra icon, now offers a dining special to cater specifically for lunch time customers. Complementing its popular evening specials – Monday meal deal (2 courses for $17.50), mid-week special (3 courses for $21.50) and the top-shelf weekend Dining Special (3 courses for $25.50), the lunch deal offers an incredible selection of quality meals from a specially constructed menu. The lunch special applies from noon Tuesday through to Friday and as with the other ‘meal deals’, represents great value for money. The deal is a two course lunch with an amazing selection from 18 mains, served with your choice of starters (6) or desserts (4) - all for the one great price of $13.50.Under the long time ownership of local residents, Anna and Jimmy Whyte, Jerome’s continues to upgrade its services and leads the way in meeting customer special needs. Anna says, “We always strive to add to the dining pleasure of our customers, many of whom are like family. We are hopeful that the $13.50 lunch offer will eventually prove as popular as our evening specials. It provides further options to our regulars and is ideal for others, particularly seniors who may perhaps find eating out in the evening unsuitable.” Enjoy a quality meal at a very competitive price at Jerome’s Italian Restaurant. For more information phone on 5438 0445 or see advertisement on page 48.

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THIS column invites readers to email any questions they have on old movies, including silent and/or TV shows. Question: Can you give me information on the Australian film, “Smiley”? The film “Smiley” (1956) and “Smiley Gets a Gun” (1958) were produced and directed by Englishman, Anthony Kimmins and financed by 20 th Century Fox. They told of the Tom Sawyer like adventures of a boy living in small outback town. Both were filmed around Camden, NSW and featured Chips Rafferty as the kindly police sergeant Flaxman, who gives him encouragement in his fund raising schemes to buy a bi-

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cycle and then a pea rifle. The first Smiley was played by Brisbane child actor, Colin Peterson, born 1946 who was so well received, he was asked to go to Britain and star in a film called “The Scamp”. He completed his schooling there and later became a drummer and featured in the group “The Bee Gees” in the late 60’s and 70’s. Because of this, the sequel “Smiley Gets a Gun” starred Victorian schoolboy, Keith Calvert. The films were highly successful, boosted by the popularity of its theme song “A little Boy called Smiley”, recorded by Australian singer and zither player, Shirley Abicair. The films costarred legendary British actors, Ralph Richardson and Sybil Thorndike as well as aussies, Leonard Teale, John McCallum, Bud Tingwell and Ruth Cracknell. Smiley’s international release in England, Australia and Europe placed it in the top 10 biggest money makers ever released by Fox in those areas.

Humphrey Bogart film in which his face is not seen for half of the movie? The film you are referring to is “Dark Passage” released in 1947 by Warner Bros and co-starred Lauren Bacall. The plot has Bogart as an escaped convict accused of murdering his wife and his efforts to prove his innocence. Because his identity is spread across the newspapers, he decides to undergo plastic surgery to alter his appearance and hides out in Bacall’s apartment until his face is healed. The year before, MGM had made the “Lady in the Lake” a film noir, starring Robert Montgomery. In the film, Montgomery’s face is never seen. The technique used has the camera facing the other actors, thus the viewer sees only what he sees. Warner Bros decided to use this gimmick and adapted it to “Dark Passage” for the first 40 minutes of the film. The bandages are then removed and we see Bogart’s face. The rest of the movie has Question: Can you tell Bogart fleeing the aume the name of the thorities while he uncov-

Afternoon of Harmony & Humour MUSIC lovers are asked to come to an “Afternoon of Harmony and Humour” on Sunday 7th March, at 2pm at St. Mary’s Church, 24 King St., Buderim. There will be a most entertaining variety of artists, including: Adam Piechocinski – Leader of Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra, John Major – Bush Poet, Bev Gourlay – Singer, “Moon Lily Singers” – singing Trio, Aart Schouten - Baritone, Elaine Barlow – Singer of Cole Porter songs, Sam Johnson - Outstanding young Bass singer, Olivia Robbins and Charlie Nelson – Singing Guitarists, and Neil Booth – Pianist and Compere. This annual concert is organised by Bev Gourlay and Neil Booth, and is raising funds for the Buderim Red Cross. Cost is only $12, payable at the door, and includes afternoon tea . There’s no need to book, just come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of fun and music!! Enquiries, phone Paula on 5493 2339 or Cath on 5477 0274





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ers the murderer as Agnes Moorehead, a friend of his wife. He confronts her but after admitting guilt she falls to her death from a window, robbing Bogart of his alibi. With Bacall he flees to South America. “Dark

Passage” provided the basis for the TV series “The Fugitive” (1963-66) starring David Janssen. If you would like your movie questions answered, email Greg Goddard on gregsmov@

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Zonta Club of Maroochy Inc. Each Year, early in March, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated across the world. Since 1908 women have joined together to recognise the strength and courage of women. UNIFEM has chosen “Empowering Women to End Poverty by 2015” as the theme for International Women’s Day 2010. Women make up the majority of people classified as living in poverty throughout the world. In Australia, migrant and refugee women face even more challenges than those who were born here. The challenges of a new culture, new language, new peer group and different work and economic situations are faced on a daily basis by many of these women. As a service to the community, the Zonta Club of Maroochy hosts an annual International Women’s Day Brunch. In keeping with the UNIFEM theme by breaking down cultural barriers, the Guest speaker at the IWD Brunch will be Naomi Wiley, Multicultural Community Worker at Nambour Community Centre. Naomi works with people from culturally diverse backgrounds to improve their well-being and support their participa-

tion in the broader Sunshine Coast community. Naomi also works with local organisations and individuals to enhance their understanding of cultural differences and thus become more inclusive. Endah Lestari from Indonesia and Thana Roy-Smith from Singapore will join Naomi to share some of their experiences of working in our community. Zonta is an organisation of business and professional women who work to improve the status of women at a local as well as a global level. Zonta Rose Day coincides with International Women’s Day. For decades the yellow rose (symbol of friendship) has been the symbol of Zonta International. Recognition of IWD, highlights the local and international service projects which advance the status of women. The IWD Brunch hosted by the Zonta Club of Maroochy will be held on Saturday March 6 at the Palmwoods Hotel, cnr Main and Church Streets, Palmwoods with a 9.00 for 9.30 am start. Cost is $20. Tickets may be obtained by contacting Maree Rose, phone 5476 2724, or by emailing Jenny Garde, gjgarde@ by Monday March 1.

Senior Social Swimmers SENIOR social swimmers welcome all the new members, especially the husbands and wives who are really getting fit and having fun. Everyone is welcome. Swimming lengths – Monday / Friday 7.30am – 9.30am. Aquacise/ Swimming - Wednesday –7.30am – 9.30am. Those aged over 50 are urged

to take refresher classes for improvement in stroke correction or any problems in the water. Tuition is free and the only cost is the entry to the pool. Everyone is most welcome to come and enjoy the fun in keeping fit. Sportsman Pde, Kawana Aquatic Pool Phone 5493 7788 or contact Bev on 5476 6476.

can be viewed on our website at You can help support 4 Paws Animal Rescue by becoming a member! Members play a large part in sup porting the committee and this contributes to the success of 4 Paws Animal Rescue. As a member of Paws Animal Rescue you will receive our quarterly newsletter informing you of forthcoming events, mer chandise and background into what happens to our cats and dogs once re-homed. You may even want t become a volunteer or even a temporary foster carer to help look after one of our cats and dogs until a ne permanent home can be found, all vets fees are covered; all we ask is that you supply a loving caring home.

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You don’t have to be old to enjoy playing Indoor Carpet Bowls. People of all ages, gentlemen and ladies - boys and girls are invited to join us at our airconditioned indoor bowling hall in Caloundra. Social three game days are played at Golden Beach Indoor Bowls Hall in Burke Street, Caloundra each week day as follows: TEDDY is a beautiful 18 month old calico cat. Teddy Monday at 1.30pm for ‘Sunshine Club’ and 7.00pm came to 4 Paws after her owner surrendered her and for ‘Golden Beach Club’ her seven kittens. This was unfortunately Teddy’s Tuesday at 1.30pm for ‘Memorial Club’ and 7.00pm third litter at such a young age it is very sad indeed. for ‘North Caloundra Club’; Wednesday at 1.30 pm Teddy is a very sweet cat that likes to be the only cat for ‘Sunshine Club’, Thursday at 1.30pm for ‘Golden in the household, she is in foster home at the moment Beach Club’ and Friday at 1.30 pm for ‘North Caloundr with a family that have a dog and they get along well. Club’. She would love to have a new home where she can You will be made to feel welcome at any of the soci sleep on your lap and be loved forever. clubs where you can be taught to play, also club com If you think you could give this gorgeous little cat petition games are played on regular weekend afterthe home she really deserves please ring Paula on noons. 0421 386 295 or Julie on 0411 144 689. Association competition games are played on alterAll 4 Paws Cats and Dogs are flea and worm free, nate Friday evenings at 7.00pm. microchipped, vaccinated and de-sexed which is all All games are played with 4¾” bowls on 24’ mats. covered by an adoption fee. All our needy animals Phone Peter on 0415 456 564 for further information


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COOROY hosts an annual Massive Denim and Country Sale to cater to cowboys, cowgirls or those who simply love the country style. On Thursday 25th and Friday 26th March the sale will entice interested country-lovers from 8:30 a.m. til 4:30 p.m. Saturday the 27th is the “Clearance” which is the final day and will see the sale come to an end at 1:00 p.m. with not a pair of jeans or a pair of boots left to sell – that is if last year is anything to go by! Held every year in the C.W.A. Hall on Maple Street in Cooroy, the massive sale almost splits it’s seams with the influx of people. The most sought after items will go quickly so it is a sale best not left to the last minute. Both new and recycled jeans, jackets, hats, boots, belts, accessories, leather gear, country clothing and books are all stocked and ready to go. The Hall of Denim Heaven has jeans of all styles, brands and sizes for men, women and children of all shapes and sizes. Top name brands found at the sale include R.M. Williams, Levi’s, Lee - just to name a few. Every pair of jeans in the Hall of Denim Heaven is $15 and under – what a bargain! Come to Cooroy’s Massive Denim and Country Sale to pick up a bargain. Even those who aren’t into country clothing can still appreciate a good pair of

Levi’s. All funds raised through the Cooroy shop go towards Lifeline’s FREE services it provides to the Sunshine Coast and Cooloola region. For more information please phone Debbie at Cooroy Lifeline Shop on 5442 6464.

Social Singing & Music Club

SOCIAL Singing and Music Club (Palmwoods) starts New Year on a bright note. After a year of fun, social singing and musical fellowship in 2009, the Social Singing and Music Club has started the new year (2010) with a fresh look at its musical program. Some old songs have been given fresh arrangements, while new songs and new combinations are being developed. All these activities are being enjoyed by members in a real atmosphere of social fun and fellowship. The Club meets each Wednesday in the Palmwoods Girl Guides Hall, on Palmwoods-Montville Road at 9.00am. Everyone is welcome and there is no requirement to be a great singer or musician. The club is purely a social club in which members can enjoy a sing-a-long, or just sit and listen to the music and fun, the choice is entirely their own. There is also a cuppa available and a great chance to make new friends. While fellowship and social singing are the main activities, the club also supports activities by community and charity events and organisations. It also supports aged and care villages and centres with regular visits which are a great pleasure to club members. Anyone interested in joining the club or learning more about its activities should contact the club director, Warner, on telephone 5457 3317.

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AN immediate opportunity exists for people who have some spare time, and are willing to lend a hand as Volunteers, for a few hours each week. We at Volunteering Sunshine Coast are committed to assisting residents in the Community, who can no longer do it all for themselves We require Volunteers in areas such as Aged Care, Child Care, Retailing, Home Visitations, Car and Bus Drivers etc.. Our Volunteers frequently tell us of the great feeling of satisfaction they get from their involvement. So if you would like to give it a try, then contact one of our friendly staff on 54438256, to arrange an appointment at either our Caloundra, Noosa or Maroochydore Office.

Nambour World Day of Prayer Service

WORLD Day of Prayer Service in the Nambour area will be held on Friday 5th March 2010 at 9.30am at the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Sydney Street, Nambour. The country featured is Cameroon and our speaker is Pastor Maurie Richter the new Pastor of the Nambour Lutheran parish. All welcome for the service and morning tea to follow.

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SENIORS NEWS Australia Day Award for SES/Coast Guard volunteer

WHEN Noosa State Emergency Service and Coast Guard Noosa volunteer Gloria Bruzzone received a letter with a window from Sunshine Coast Regional Council she thought “Oh, no, not another bill!” It was, in fact, an invitation for the Australia Day Eve ceremony as she had been nominated in the Community Award section. Then she received yet another invitation from the Tewantin-Noosa Lions Club and Rotary, who sponsor the Noosa Local Legends Awards which she won for Community Service. “This was a tremendous honour and I felt unbelievably proud, but, frankly, I freaked because volunteers are not a one-manband, particularly with emergency volunteering,” said Gloria. She is also media liaison officer for both organisations. She had been nominated by the Noosa Waters Residents Association, having organised a highly-successful boating club for them. Noosa SES was late last

Gloria Bruzzone with State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes MP

year named best unit in the North Coast region with the Tewantin group of which Gloria is a member, named as runners up in Queensland for the NRMA Storm Heroes Award. “Volunteering is a twoway street; proof that if you give you receive,” she said. “It was how I regained my life after tragedy — you learn many new skills, even surprising yourself, you get to work with fantastic people who put in an amazing effort, even putting their lives on the line for their community,

and nothing beats seeing a smile return to someone in distress– what could be better than that?” After a predawn mayday rescue a few years back, the grateful yachtie hugged crew member Gloria in appreciation when Coast Guard Noosa’s rescue vessel reached land and the moment was captured by Sunshine Coast Daily photographer Geoff Potter: the photo subsequently won the national Emergency Management Volunteers in Action Photographic Competition in Canberra.

Clean Up Australia day is on Sunday March 7th 2010 marks the 20th Anniversary of Clean Up Australia Day and we hope to encourage and inspire thousands of Australians to take to their local park, beach, bushland and streets and really help make a difference to their location environment. Clean Up Australia has made a huge difference over the last 20 years. Last year, we picked up over 2 million pieces of rubbish. That’s pretty amazing and we want to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who took part. What’s even more amazing is if each and every Australian picks up JUST 1 piece of rubbish, we’ll pick up 10 times more than last year. That’s around 20 million pieces. So for our 20th Anniversary, we’re asking people to help make this the best Clean Up Australia Day ever - by picking up JUST 1 piece of rubbish. “Whilst it is the 20th Anniversary, it’s hardly a celebration” says Noosa’s Clean Up co-ordinator Joe Jurisevic. “ It is sad to see that 20 years on we still need to be cleaning up after others and that many people don’t get the message to take responsibility for the rubbish they generate. Far too much of what is collected is recyclable!” “Last year over 400 volunteers helped to Clean Up the our beaches, waterways, bushland and the streets of Noosa. But that is still less than 1% of a population that boasts its green credentials and leads the

cry for sustainability. “ “This year we have registered 19 sites around the Noosa District including a new site at Sunrise Beach. We will have groups of Kayakers and boaties on Noosa River and in our creeks, Divers in Woods Bay and the local 4WD club targeting car wrecks and rubbish in local forests. There will be sites from Pomona to Peregian and there is sure to be one close to you, so come along and make a difference.” We urge everyone to come along for 3 hours on one Sunday morning from 8 - 11am, register at their local site, wear a hat, sunscreen, gloves and shoes, have plenty of water and help make a difference to our environment. Then come and join us in the Lions Park at Noosaville, beside the yacht club, and enjoy lunch and a cold drink at the Lions Club van. Everyone who volunteers goes in the draw for a great prize provided by the Sheraton Resort Noosa. Special thanks must go to our local sponsors who provide goods and services to ensure the success of the day and have done for many years. They include SCRC, Cleanaway who provide the skips, take all the rubbish away, and tally all the waste collected, Sheraton Noosa, CSP Hire, Cooroy Spring Mountain, McDonalds Noosaville and Noosa Aquatic Centre.

Buderim VIEW Club BUDERIM VIEW Club will be holding its luncheon meeting on Wednesday 3rd March, 2010, at Clio’s on Rosemount, 246 Petrie Creek Road, Rosemount. Ladies are requested to be there at 11 am for 11.30 am start. Guest speaker will be Ms Kim Edwards who is Director of Sea English Academy and winner of 2009 Outstanding Business Women of the Year. Kim travels extensively teaching English to overseas students. Members are placed on a permanent list for our lunch, so to cancel, or bring a friend please telephone Melda

on 5476 8787, by 6 pm the Sunday before the luncheon. VIEW Clubs are a valued part of the Smith Family. Funds raised are to help the “Learning for Life Program” for children with their schooling and needs VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women. VIEW Clubs are a great place to meet and make friends. As well as monthly meetings the Club has wonderful social outings to some great destinations in the middle of each month.

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She also developed the “One Punch Can Kill “ campaign which has been adopted by the Queensland Government in an attempt to prevent further tragedies. “Jonty’s story is inspirational,” Mr McArdle, Member for Caloundra said. “She has shown others how to cope with their day-to-day lives after a tragedy and helps them build a future despite their loss. The Zonta breakfast will be held on Friday 5 th March at 6.30 – 8 30am.The event will be held at the Sunshine Coast Function Centre, Caloundra RSL. Tickets cost $35 and there are luck door and raffle prizes. Tickets are available from Daze & Nites Lingerie Caloundra, 54917755. Bookings Close on Friday 26th February. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Caloundra Zonta is part of a women’s international service organisation of executives in business and professionals working together to advance the status of women through service and advocacy. Proceeds from the day will support international and local projects to improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women worldwide.

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JONTY Bush former Young Australian of the Year, who used a series of personal tragedies to contribute to protection of families of homicide victims will be the guest speaker at the 9th International Women’s Breakfast of the Zonta Club of Caloundra’s on the Friday 5th March 2010. Caloundra Zonta Club President, Coral Brown said Jonty Bush, Young Australian of the Year 2009, who is now 29years old was only 21 when her beloved sister was murdered and only five months later her father was also killed as the result of an unprovoked attack. “Most of us would fold under circumstances like this but Jonty used it as a spur to draw public attention and support for victims of horrendous crimes by becoming a leading light of the Queensland Homicide Victim’s Support Group,” she said. Ms Brown said the compassion and understanding Jonty showed others, brought her recognition among police and the legal fraternity and at just 27 she was appointed CEO of the Queensland Homicide Victim’s Support Group. Since then, she has led a push for the review of laws surrounding murder and manslaughter which is now being undertaken by the Queensland Law Reform Commission.

ON March 6th at the Nambour Showgrounds the first Collectorama for 2010 will begin at 7.30am. Above is a typical example of the Carnival Glasswear that will be on show at Collectorama next month. There will be over 150 Antique dealers with China, Estate Jewellery, Books, Furniture, Toys, Militara and all sorts of Vintage Clothing and Accessories. Food and Refreshments are available as well as free valuations on site. For more information please call Tom on 5446 8273.

Just 500 metres from Coolum’s main beach is a new state of the art retirement lifestyle community, providing an exceptional lifestyle in a private bushland setting. The Coolum Waters Retirement Resort units feature 2 and 3 bedroom designs with designer kitchens and fit out. The latest stage is now available with private outlooks with water and National Park views. The units have many features and reflect the quality, comfort and relaxation that is the Coolum Beach Lifestyle. The village includes • Secure creek side walking paths • Plenty of private space to relax with family and friends • Heated pool • A spacious clubhouse for activities and interests • On site care support • And many more features that you really need to see to appreciate Grab the opportunity now - an inspection is a must.

SENIORS NEWS Genealogy Sunshine Coast GENEALOGY Sunshine Coast’s December meeting was followed by a Christmas morning tea. Raffle winners were Graham Walters (Christmas hamper), Barbara Andersen (Ginger products), and Madge Lynch (Albox products). About 20 Lucky Door prizes were distributed before Santa arrived with more joy. The next meeting will be at 9.30am on Saturday, 13 March with guest speaker Rhona Collinson to show how to get the most out of, avoiding the pitfalls, and how to find new leads to your ancestry. Workshops on Saturday, 27 March as follows: 9.30 – 11.30am: Ann Swain will talk on Genetics, DNA and family history; 1.00 – 3.00pm Internet searching for family history. Cost $5 per session or $8 for both. Bookings essential. Phone the Centre on 5441 4266 or email For more details, the web site is genealogysunshinecoastinc/ A recent grant of $1400 from Sunshine Coast Regional Council has enabled the purchase of a second Synology Unit, for storage of our searchable indexed records. This unit is also a wonderful asset for pin pointing information to be

found in our local history records. Do the computer search, and go to the named book or books on the shelf for the text, photo or newspaper cutting. It’s as simple as that. Years of indexing by Barb and her team of volunteers have made this possible, not forgetting those who saved the newspaper cuttings and processed them. Now Marg and her team are scanning filing cabinets full of newspaper cuttings to add to the data bank. The Resource Centre is in Petrie Park, Nambour, at the end of the car park opposite the swimming pool. It holds a massive collection of books, microfiche, CDs and maps for family and local history research. Our volunteer librarians will help you to begin your family research using any or all of these and internet resources also. Annual membership is only $30 with a one-off Joining Fee of $5. Members pay $2 and non members $7 for a day’s research. For research queries phone Merle on 5444 4648. Opening hours are: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9.00am – 2.30pm; Thursdays, 1.00pm – 5pm; Saturdays, 12 noon – 4pm; 2nd Thursday each month, 5pm – 8pm; 3rd Tuesday each month, 5pm – 8pm and 4th Sunday each month, 12 noon – 4pm.

Antoinette O’Connor to speak at local libraries GLOBE trotting author Antoinette O’Connor will be speaking about her book “Travelling the World” at several local libraries during March. Antoinette is well known to our readers for her regular travel articles in the Sunshine Coast Seniors newspaper. Hear Antoinette’s travel stories from the big cities of Washington and Rome to the more exotic Jordan and Morocco as she discusses her tips for hasslefree travel.

Her book has a broad range of stories including staying in convents and youth hostels as well as living it up at five star hotels on the Nile. This is a great chance for seasoned travellers to reminisce and for first-timers to plan their journeys. She will be at Coolum Library on Tuesday 16 March at 5.30pm (call the library on 5446 3122 for bookings) and at Maroochydore Library on Wednesday 17 March at 2.30pm (call the library on 5475 8900 for bookings.) Bookings are essential.

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ST. Peter’s Anglican Church is holding a Book Fest on Saturday 20th March. There will be magazines, CDs, games and sheet music as well as hundreds and hundreds of books for sale. Come and grab a bargain at St.Peter’s Anglican Church, cnr. Church Street and Beach Road Maroochydore on Saturday 20th March, 2010 starting at 9am. For more information or to donate books for sale phone the church office 9am to noon on 5443 2133.

Eudlo Markets 2010 ‘AUTUMN Leaves Market’ Sunday 28th March, ‘Winter Woollies Market’ Sunday 13th June, ‘Spring Up Market’ Sunday 12th September, ‘Summer Sizzle Market’ Sunday 28th November. Stall sites are 3 x 3 metres with some variations available. $25 inside stall and $20 outside stall, tables $5. Bookings are essential. For more information please contact Annie on 0402 334 199 or 5445 0599.

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ALL through our working lives we dream of retirement. To most people, it simply means the end of work. They expect a magical era to start the day they receive their last pay packet. Someone will wave a magic wand and all their problems will be solved. What they learn is that they have traded one lot of problems for a fresh batch. What are they to do with all this new-found leisure? Without a purpose in life, many people suddenly discover a whole range of health problems. Their joints ache in the morning, they feel older, and life has lost the zing it once had on weekends and holidays. Unplanned retirement can have a nasty effect on people unprepared for this new stage in their lives. Endless golf or fishing palls, travel isn’t affordable in large doses and quickly proves boring when you do get away. So, how to prepare for what suddenly seems like endless grey days stretching way beyond the horizon? Retirement shouldn’t start on the last day of work; it should be prepared for years before. What will you do? Where will you live? How can you afford your new lifestyle? Many people don’t take full retirement straight away

– they ‘taper off’ with fewer working hours it gives them time to adjust to a lifetime of leisure and find new interests and friends to share them with. It also gives them extra spending money to develop these new interests. Sometimes it helps to move into your retirement home before the big day arrives. There is no rule that says you must no longer work if you live in a retirement village or relocatable home park (in fact, a job is the ideal excuse if you don’t want to join in a lot of community events!). Volunteering is wonderful way to occupy leisure time. There is always someone needing a helping hand and no matter how unskilled you are, there is always a job you can offer to help with. Filing papers, reading a newspaper to the sight impaired, doesn’t need a university degree to perform. It is not the same as your old working days – you put in only as many hours as you wish and you will derive a lot of satisfaction from making someone smile. Look around your district – ask at Meals on Wheels, your local council or church group or check out the local Seniors Cits Hall. You can make a difference to someone’s day and at the same time cure those dreaded ‘Retirement Blues”.



$329,950 (Incl. Tiles, Security Screens, Carpets & Gardens)

A whole lot of living to do at Edgewater Village

Edgewater Lake

WHAT do you want from retirement? Do you fancy a game of lawn bowls or a swim. Are the knees still good enough for a hit of tennis? Perhaps you’d rather let all that go through to the keeper and curl up in a comfortable chair with a good book. Maybe it’s just getting out and meeting more people socially. You know, have a meal, a dance, talk with friends. You can do all of that or none of that at Edgewater Village – whichever you prefer. You’re in charge of your own entertainment just like you’ve always been. It’s all there if you would like to test the

water. Edgewater Village is a beautiful and tranquil place to call home and there is a relaxing quietness about our central lake, but beauty in the landscape was never a recipe for happiness and we have found that it’s the people that make this place special. Life can be as happy as you would like it to be if you have your family and access to good friends. Make an appointment today to just have a look and see what you can expect at Edgewater Village. Telephone 5448 4950 or visit for more information. March 2010 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 23


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Absolute affordable luxury for the Over 50’s!

Graeme and Robin Tickle wo have taken advantage of garaging their motorhome next to their residence

NOBLE Lakeside- Hervey Bay, has created a private world of luxurious homes on direct waterfront living for the over 50’s, offering a quality of lifestyle at affordable prices that is rapidly becoming legendary reports the Sales Manger Dennis Ring. Only 2 hours north of the Sunshine Coasts lies the

newest lifestyle resort in what has been judged as Queensland’s “Best Natural Haven” for the young at heart retirees, with miles of priceless beaches, pristine still waters where you will discover no crowds, no traffic jams, no run of the mill ratrace, just pure relaxation and to assure the


finest of lifestyles everything has been provided at Noble Lakeside Over 50’s Resort. Yes, Noble LakesideHervey Bay lifestyle resort covering 35 acres is being hailed by its peers as Simply the Best Luxury Waterfront Resort in Australia. Nothing but praise and congratulations are

being reported after winning Queensland’s Lifestyle housing for the Seniors Housing award. The big bonus at Noble Lakeside Resort Dennis says, is No Renters are allowed and you never pay Exit Fees, Stamp Duty, Council Rates, Legal or Body Corp Fees and best of all you keep the 100% Capital Gains when you sell, plus the management offer FREE accommodation and FREE storage whilst waiting for your home to be built. Here in this exclusive gated and secure community of eventually, 210 permanent homesites, you will find pets are most welcome, as are your family and friends, also you will discover designer homes of unique luxury offering 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garages and where the homes overlook a water aspect. Just released are larger homesites where you can garage your motorhome, caravan or boat right next to your home. Home prices start from $299,000 on dry blocks and $370,000 on waterfronts.

The residents boats of having the best recreational facilities and are truly amazing comments Dennis, comprising of bowling green, tennis court, huge outdoor swimming pool, al-fresco b’bque pavilion, whilst the indoor pavilions feature a Spa, Heated Aerobic Lap Pool, Gym, Dance Floor, Library, Computer Room and wonderful areas of pure relaxation. Well, Noble Lakeside Waterfront Resort may be the dream you have been looking for, where you can free up your money, retire to absolute luxury living with five star facilities and an investment lifestyle rarely found in such a picturesque area of the Wide Bay Region of Queensland. For your Free information kit and DVD, call toll free 1800 455 307, or view homes on their website at,or visit the Display Centre in Burrum Heads Rd Eli Waters (just behind Woolworths shopping centre) open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm.

Every day is a holiday at Kookaburra Village

IF you are considering retiring to Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast then a visit to Kookaburra Village is recommended. Located at 123 Mark Road East (off Daniel Street) Kookaburra Village covers 15 acres and has gates at both entries located at 123 Mark Road (off Daniel St) and at 6 Lancewood St. The Village opened in 1993 and set in a gated palm filled park with resort style facilities including; 2 pools, outdoor bowls green; 2 recreation halls; barbeque areas; library; bocce court; pool and dart room and the popular wood-work workshop and craft rooms. The social club organises interesting activities including bowls and craft; your small dog or cat is welcome and a custodian lives on site. A Translink bus service on Mark Road runs hourly.

As Kookaburra Village owns the land the homes and villas are sited on, there are no Rates or Body Corporate fees to pay instead, a site rent is paid fortnightly and Centrelink/DVA rent assistance on this site rent may be available to aged/disability pensioners. oAt present there are two homes for sale priced from $218,000 and 4 modern Villas are priced from $239,000. For home and villa inspections, Judy Goode is available at the Sales office at 123 Mark Road East off Daniel Street, on Wednesday and Saturday between 10am and 2.30pm phone 07 54372394 or for inspections at other times please phone 07 54915888. Please note- There is no Visitor entrance at Lancewood Stonly at 123 Mark Road East off Daniel Street.

An information pack is available on request, or visit the Kookaburra Village website for more information including photographs of the homes and villas presently for sale.

care, support, independence companionship, peace of mind

Discover Sanctuary Park Retirement Community Where you can maintain your independence and travelling spirit, knowing care and support are available should you need it.

Nestled in nature, Sanctuary Park is a retirement community set within sub-tropical rainforest surrounded by Ferntree National Park. Ideally located in the heart of Nambour, Sanctuary Park has easy access to the CBD, hospitals, and a wide range of medical and allied health services. No stamp duty is payable and all homes have a 24-hour emergency response system in place. Family and friends are most welcome to stay over – after all it’s your home.

Peace of mind from only $246,500 with lifestyle option*. * Flexible purchase options * Move in today, sell your home later * No exit fee option Drop into our information centre and display home, or call today on 5476 4657.

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Sanctuary Park is operated by Churches of Christ Care (Care). Care also offers community care options in the Sunshine Coast region, which Sanctuary Park residents can access, should they need it.

There has never been a better time to move to Edgewater Village. Choose from an unprecedented number of comfortable villas. Dream homes on the lake or quiet villas within easy walking distance of community hall and sporting facilities. Select your one, two or three bedroom haven and enjoy relaxation, friendship and peace at Edgewater.

The BIG ONE that didn’t get away



This rarely available two bedroom villa has a utility room large enough to be a third bedroom. If you have a boat, van or camper this home has two carports with very high ceiling for undercove parking. Immaculately presented. $315,000

Paved rear BBQ area accessed by L shaped deck for cool breezes and casual entertaining. Two bedroom entertainer. Heaps of storage cupboards and large single carport. The lawns and garden are a picture you must see. $325,000





Talk Turkey with motivated homeowner who has already purchased elsewhere. This 2 bedroom “Daydream” plan offers a large combined air conditioned dining lounge with handy galley style kitchen and plenty of bench space. $265,000

Glorious tranquil lake views. Rear deck area has high ceilings and all weather blinds – Extra sitting or reading room converts to third bedroom for guests. A home for the quiet life – your haven $335,000

Straight out of a fairy tale this amazing property has uninterrupted lake views from rear sunroom. Easy access to pool, library and community hall with 2 built-in bedrooms and airconditioned lounge. $315,000

Value Plus in this roomy 2 bedroom home, both built-in, in an elevated position to catch those summer breezes. Extra covered storage or entertainment area off the utility room provides a private outdoor sanctuary. $265,000







North facing bright and breezy villa with secluded front patio. Split system airconditioning to living area with bay window. Large open plan with spacious two built-in bedrooms with internal access to utility room off carport. $270,000

A retirement haven . Two built-in bedrooms (main bedroom & living area air-conditioned) modern kitchen with large pantry cupboard. Very handy utility room at the rear of a large carport.



Stunning presentation in this secret hideaway 2Brm villa with bush views from rear patio Cool ceramic tiles in kitchen and family room. A large L shaped rear deck with views. $320,000

Handy corner position easy walk to pool and community hall. Fully insulated-Two good sized bedrooms both built-in. Open plan lounge, kitchen family room area is airconditioned. Main bedroom has convenient two way bathroom. $270,000

Large covered rear deck with ramp access to yard and garden. Handy lock up garden shed. One bedroom villa has two way bathroom off large built-in bedroom. Modern kitchen and upstairs laundry. $170,000

With views of the lake east and west Cool ceramic tiles throughout the living areas give this home that holiday beach house feeling. Split system air-conditioner twoway bathroom sky light exhaust fan single carport $325,000





One of the lowest priced homes in Edgewater Village and arguably the best value. This single bedroom villa offers all the comforts of those selling for $50,000 above the price of this comfortable home.

Rare 3 bdrm villa prime lake position with L shaped rear deck for all weather relaxing. A tranquil lakeside setting that lets you watch the sunrise over the water in your own backyard.



Two brms plus utility heaps cupboard storage in single carport. Air Cond lounge & main bedroom. Breezy front deck has great outlook . Cool tiled living area. Excellent condition just painted. $280,000

At $158,000 this single bedroom villa is super value. An opportunity add your personal touch to a well situated home at the lowest entry price we have on offer. Inspect and be surprised. $158,000

For all enquiries please phone

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Office Hours Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

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Little Mountain Home Park

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1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Homes Community Hall * Gym Full Size Bowling Green Pool & Spa * Library & Craft Room

Beautifully landscaped over 50’s home park. Some with ocean views.

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Federal Minister for Ageing Justine Elliot and National Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill re-launch 50 something magazine at Parliament House in Canberra. Photo Credit: Mark Graham ©

NEW! NEW! Award winning architecturally designed 2 & 3 bedroom villas!

Only 1 two bedroom premier design left

Other 2 bedroom renovated villas available from $289,000 Imagine . . . living in an established village with superb facilities, and situated so close to so many services. Take a few moments to allow us to tell you about the lifestyle we at Laguna Estate Noosa enjoy.

It’s your choice . . . first and foremost you make the choice here. You can take the relax and take it easy approach, or choose a more active and social retirement lifestyle. Let us make it easier for you by listing the on-site facilities as well as the shopping, services and activities available nearby.

Laguna Estate promotes a healthy lifestyle! Here’s 20 good reasons to consider the move to Laguna Estate today! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

No stamp duty on purchase. Plenty of new friends to meet. Organised social events and outings. Flat grounds for easy walking. 24 hour emergency call system. Courtesy bus. Library. BBQ areas. Billiards Room. Three swimming pools. Three Community Centres. Boat & Caravan Storage. Indoor and Outdoor Bowls. Regular security patrols. Aldi Shopping Centre around the corner. Minutes to new German Bakery. Walk to restaurants and cafes. Close to Noosa River. Klms of scenic walking paths. Close to golf courses, fishing, sailing, bushwalking, and safe swimming at Noosa Main Beach.

Self-funded retirees face an uncertain future

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NATIONAL Seniors’ award winning seniors’ magazine, 50 something, has been re-launched with a new focus on politics, campaign and analysis for the election year. The February/March issue of the magazine features a front-page interview with the Prime Minister. The issue also introduces a new campaign section, including a parliamentary column by the magazine’s ‘political Stig’ a former high profile Federal MP writing under the alias Cicero. This new content sits alongside the magazine’s established lifestyle features on food, finance and travel. The Hon Justine Elliot MP, Minister for Ageing, officially re-launched the magazine at a morning tea held at Parliament House on Thursday 11 February. The re-launch of the magazine is the first step in a campaign by National Seniors to mobilise its 280,000 members and the wider senior constituency in the run up to the Federal election. Speaking at the relaunch National Seniors chief executive, Michael O’Neill said 41 per cent of the voting population is over 50 years old. “Newspapers have reported that it will only take 2 or 3 people in 100 to change their vote to change the Government, so the senior constituency will be vital in deciding the outcome of the election. National Seniors will be campaigning throughout the year to make sure the voices of older Australians are heard by all political parties,” said O’Neill.

JOE Hockey MP and Shadow Treasurer said earlier this month that self-funded retirees face an uncertain future. “Self-funded retirees will be left wondering and worried about their future in the wake of Treasurer Wayne Swan’s refusal to guarantee that they will not be worse off under any changes made to superannuation by the Rudd government”, said Mr Hockey. Commenting on the fact that Mr Swan was going to wait for the report of the Henry Review and that he could not guarantee that self-funded retirees would be no worse off, Mr Hockey stated that “Australians who have worked hard and saved to fund their retirement should have the security of knowing that the goalposts won’t be moved on them unexpectedly. The Treasurer should immediately clarify his position and give self-funded retirees the certainty they deserve.” The Henry Tax Review is due to be released in the next few months.

Retirement Retiring to a place where four legged friends are welcome

Denise Clark and her pooches

WHEN 64 year old Denise Clark retired 12 months ago she decided it was also time to downsize. She began looking into retirement resorts and had with one main objective in mind. “I had to find a pet friendly community. I live alone and have two beautiful poodles as my companions so I needed to find a home for all three of us,” Denise said. “I was so happy that I could move to Hibiscus Bellflower Retirement Resort with my puppies. Many seniors have dogs and cats but they are limited to where they can retire due to ‘no pet’ poli-

cies at some of the villages,” she said. After settling into her beautiful new home, Denise wanted to update her will to make sure a provision of care was added for her beloved poodles. “When you reach a certain age, you need to think about putting measures in place for your pets in case something happens,” Denise said. After doing some research, Denise was amazed to discover the RSPCA has schemes in place to assist retirees when it comes to pet care. “I had no idea the RSPCA offered foster homes for animals if their owners have to go into hospital for extended periods of time. It was so reassuring to know that by registering my pets with the RSPCA, I could guarantee they’ll be cared for - no matter what happens to me,” she said. “I couldn’t think of a better guardian for my puppies than an organisation which has devoted itself to the care of animals for so many years. The RSPCA staff are really committed to finding appropriate loving homes for pets,” she said. To help educate other seniors at Hibiscus Bellflower, Denise recently held a pet care information night, with a guest speaker attending from the RSPCA. “There are quite a few dog owners here at Bellflower and most of them hadn’t heard of the RSCPA’s Pet Legacy program,” she said. The program involves pet owners registering their animals with the RSPCA. Owners must fill out detailed forms listing their pets’ likes and dislikes, habits and dietary needs – which helps the organisation find appropriate foster homes in the event of an incident. “They issue each animal with a purple RSPCA tag which has a 24-hour assistance number so that if the pet is lost or something happens to its owner, the relevant carer information is at hand. “I can’t explain the huge sense of relief I felt when I registered my puppies with the RSPCA. It means I can move forward without worrying about the future of their welfare,” Denise said.

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Observations on Growing Older

YOUR kids are becoming you, and you don’t like it...but your grandchildren are perfect! Going out is good. Coming home is better! When people say you look great they add “for your age!” When you needed the discount you had to pay full price. Now you get discounts on everything ...movies, hotels, flights, but you’re too tired to use them. You forget names ... but it’s OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!! The 2 kilos you wanted to lose is now 12 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 12 kilos. The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don’t care to do them anymore. Your spouse sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than he does in bed. It’s called his “pre-sleep”. Remember when your mother said, “wear clean underwear in case you get in an accident”? Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident! You used to say, “I hope my kids get married. Now, “I hope they STAY married!” You miss the days when everything worked with just an “ON” and “OFF” switch, When GOOGLE, ipod, email and modem were unheard of, and a mouse was something that made you climb on a table. Now if you can afford expensive jewellery, it’s not safe to wear it anywhere. You read 100 pages into a book before you realise you’ve already read it. What used to be freckles are now liver spots. Everybody whispers. You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet ....2 of which you will never wear. But old is good in some things - old songs, old movies And best of all OLD FRIENDS!!

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Jargon you need to know

YOU have decided to enter a retirement village and like the smart retiree you are, you are checking out villages in the area you want to live. Be sure to obtain a ‘Public Information Document’ (PID) before you sign anything. The operator of the village is required by law to provide you with it and it sets out the obligations of both parties. Don’t think for a moment that all retirement villages are the same. They have different charges and rules and to avoid making an expensive mistake you must read your PID carefully. If it is too baffling, ask your

Gated Over 50s Lifestyle Village 2 Halls, 2 Pools, Bowls, Library, Small Dog/Cat OK, Woodwork & Craft Groups, Pool/Dart Room, Translink Bus - Mark Rd

Sales office open Wed & Sat 10am-2.30pm or inspect by appointment



include dishwasher, $ 239 air con 2x2 bed/1 bath $239,000 2 bed/2 bath $279,500 many extras. $239,000 (see photo - no HOMES dishwasher, air con) 2 bed/1bath + Utility $218,000 & $220,000

KOOKABURRA VILLAGE (Manufactured Home Park)

123 Mark Rd East (off Daniel St) CALOUNDRA QLD Website Email – Contact us today for an Information pack

SALES (07)54372394 / (07)54915888

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solicitor to explain it to you – it is worth the fee! Here is a ‘dictionary’ explaining a few of the terms in your PID. Capital items: These include all buildings and structures located in the retirement village and owned by the scheme operator, including the communal facilities, amenities and accommodation units, other than items that are a resident’s contracted responsibility, and all plant, machinery and equipment used in the operation of the village. Capital replacement fund: This is a fund established under section 91(2) for replacing the retirement village’s capital items. Capital replacement fund contribution: A percentage of the new resident’s ingoing contribution, decided by the scheme operator and described in the public information document as a contribution to the capital replacement fund. Maintenance reserve fund: A fund for maintaining and repairing the retirement village’s capital items. Maintenance reserve fund contribution: The proportion of the general services charges decided by the scheme operator and described in the public information document as a contribution to the maintenance reserve fund. Exit fee: The amount a resident may be liable to pay to a scheme operator under a residence contract arising from the resident ceasing to reside in the accommodation unit to which the contract relates, or the settlement of the sale of the right to reside in the accommodation unit. This is calculated as at the day the resident ceases to reside in the accommodation unit to which the contract relates. Exit entitlement: The amount that a scheme operator may be liable to pay to a former resident under a residence contract arising from the resident ceasing to reside in the accommodation unit to which the contract relates, or the settlement of the sale of the right to reside in the accommodation unit.

Will you delay your retirement? THE Rudd Government has launched a new $43.3 million Productive Ageing Package to provide training and support for older Australians who want to stay in the workforce. “This package provides practical support to older Australians who want to stay in the workforce by investing in quality job training for mature jobseekers and supporting mature workers mentoring young Australians,” The Treasurer Mr Swan said. “We all benefit from the immense value that older Australians add to our workplaces and our economy, not just in terms of skills and work experience, but also life experience.” The Productive Ageing Package is designed to tackle the economic challenges of an ageing population by helping to retain the expertise of older Australians in the workforce and transfer it to younger Australians. Australia’s mature age participation

rate is below that in other comparable economies like the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand. The 2010 Intergenerational Report, Australia to 2050: Future Challenges, highlights the importance of addressing this issue and the need to make the most of a proportionately smaller workforce as the workforce ages. The new Productive Ageing Package builds on the Government’s measures to support older Australians, in particular the boost to the Aged Pension delivered last year. This included the introduction of the new Work Bonus allowing age pensioners to retain more of their income under the pension means-test. “While many Australians are looking forward to their hard-earned retirement, the package is designed to support the many mature workers who are keen to remain in the workforce,” Senator Arbib said.

Retirement beginings for new

Happy 70th Birthday Fran

Local identity Fran Coules from Laguna Retirement Village, with brothers Richard Blair (left) and Matthew Blair (right), recently celebrated her 70th birthday with family and friends cruising down the Noosa River.

Can you remember .... Nearly everyone’s mum was at home when the kids got home from school

No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked

From the Mountains to the Sea

Nobody owned a thoroughbred dog

Retirement - issues to consider

MOST people take time to adjust to retirement. A job provides not just money but lifestyle, self-image, purpose and friendships. For those who have turned an interest, hobby or passion into a career, a job is a means of personal fulfilment and creative expression. Responses to retirement for each person depend a lot on the reasons for leaving the workforce. For example, a person who carefully planned for their retirement is more likely to feel positive about it, while a person who is forced into early retirement due to redundancy or illness may find it harder to cope with the transition. If you’re unsure about whether or not to retire, it may help to take long service leave or extended unpaid leave to give retirement living a trial run. Stepping down the number of days you work from five to four, and so on, may

make for a more successful transition into retirement. At first retirement can feel like a holiday and the initial phase is often referred to as the ‘honeymoon’ period. You can sleep in, catch up on reading or hobbies, and spend more time with family and friends. However, once this ‘honeymoon’ period wears off, you may feel down or depressed. People who plan an active life after retirement tend to be happier than those who have no plans or routines. A person who has retirement forced on them because of redundancy may find it harder to adjust. Seek professional help if you feel prolonged anxiety, stress or depression. ‘A Guide to Retirement – planning your lifestyle’ is available online at or by calling the Office for Seniors on 1300 132 654.

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The choice is yours. We now offer two quality locations for true retirement and aged care community living: Eden on Bribie on beautiful Bribie Island: and Eden in Glasshouse Country in the spectacular Sunshine Coast hinterland. 2 & 3 BEDROOM VILLA- AIRCONDITIONING, QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES PRIVATE COURTYARD, REMOTE CONTROL GARAGE READY TO OCCUPY NOW! So whether you see yourself strolling along the unspoilt sands of Bribie Island or relaxing in the leafy hinterland, we have an Eden community that’s just right for you. Call us today for more information or, better still, come see for yourself.

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Sunshine Coast Computer Club Inc

Veterans receive $21,000 in grants

ARE you starting the new year with a new computer and perhaps a new scanner or printer and things are just not the same as the old one? “They” changed things and you are lost. You may be struggling with the same equipment you have had for ages and just forgotten some steps for what you could do previously. It happens to lots of us. Now this is where the Sunshine Coast Computer Club can help. This includes help with computers, scanners, printers, digital cameras (still and video), and of course the Internet. Perhaps you had been using the Internet and sending e mails but something seems to have happened and you cannot now do it. Family are wondering why they are not receiving emails or you are having to walk to the bank again to do your banking. The Club can show members how to get over prob-

MEMBER for Fisher Peter Slipper last month announced recent grants totalling $21,550 for the support of veterans in the Electorate of Fisher. Mr Slipper said the grants aimed to recognise the contributions made by Australia’s servicemen and women as well as funding support services for veterans. “The men and women of our defence forces make considerable personal sacrifices for Australia, and these funds help to recognise that service and also go toward facilities and programs that support them on their return,” Mr Slipper said. The funds are allocated to Beerwah/Peachester RSL Sub-branch, Glasshouse Country RSL Sub-branch and Queensland RSL Bowls Association, Sunshine Coast zone. Further information can be found at

Intern’l Women’s Day Breakfast AFUW Sunshine Coast (Australian Federation of University Women) is holding an International Women’s Day Breakfast at 7.45 am on Saturday 6th March at Connexions Bar and Restaurant, Nambour Connection Road,

Free tax seminars for employers on new obligations

Woombye. Guest speaker is Sunshine Coast businesswoman and restaurateur, Helen Brierty. Among her many current achievements are her award winning restaurant, “The Spirit House,” cooking school and Yandina food processing enterprise. Cost is $25.00. Visitors or potential members are most welcome -please phone President Bev on 5494 7668 by Monday 1st March if you would like to attend.


THE Tax Office is offering employers the opportunity to attend a free tax seminar on new legislative changes which may affect employer reporting obligations. The seminars are for employers who: have an employee share scheme and/or make super contributions to employees in addition to compulsory super contri-

butions. A tax officer will be available to answer questions and provide information on important changes to: payment summaries; payroll systems; employee share schemes reporting. For more information and to register for a session in your local area visit employerseminars

Cent Sale

THE QCWA, Nambour North Coast Division will be holding a bumper Cent Sa on Friday 26th March 2010 in the CWA Hall, Memorial Ave at Maroochydore. Entry is $3, sheets $1, delicious morning tea at 9.30, cent sale starts 10am. The are lots of great prizes. Everyone will be made very welcome so come along for great fun morning. For further information call Elaine on 5475 4045

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lems. Members can get hands on help at a Club Meeting or can telephone the Club Help Lines if they want help before they can attend a meeting. Weekly meetings are held at Caloundra and Buderim, and a monthly meeting at Yandina for the North Coast area. Some members of the Club who find it hard to attend meetings regularly can receive help through internet communications to Club. Weekly E mail Bulletins and the monthly Magazine, Bits’N’Bytes, which are available to all members, give a regular supply of up to date information. To find out more about when and where the Club meetings are held and how you too can join the Club and get help Telephone the Club Information Line 5492 1005, visit the Club Web Site – or e mail the Club at sccc@




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IT can be, and often is, a very traumatic time when someone close to you becomes in need of an Aged Care facility. It is more often than not very urgent as it often follows an event such as a debilitating stroke or something of the like. Changes to the age pension on 20 September 2009 have resulted in a new aged care fee structure for clients entering residential aged care. Additionally, the amount of age pension received by a person in aged care can affect the fee payable to the facility (which is income tested). When you are first confronted with having to understand and participate in the workings of this system it seems almost insurmountable. One thing that becomes very obvious at the outset in trying to digest the fee structure is the fact that it is so important to qualify for some level of age pension, even if it is

only a dollar fortnight! The Age Care system has been evolving for many years and the last changes were implemented on or around 20th March2008 and there will be transitional rate increases right through until 20th March 2013. From 20 March 2008, aged-care providers will receive/be paid $26.88 per day. This will either be from a government subsidy, or an accommodation charge paid by the resident, or a mixture of the two, depending on the value of the new resident’s assets. The difference in being qualified for some pension compared to not qualifying at all can matter as much as $59.38 per day in fees. The current cap paid for pensioners of $19.56 per day will increase in March and September each year by around $2 until it reaches $26.88 in March 2010. At that point in time (from March 2010), the maximum accommodation

charge for new pensioner and new self-funded retiree residents will be identical. Then they will increase at six monthly intervals in three steps of less than $2 each until they reach $32.38 in September 2011. Age care has been a bug bare for all federal governments for some years and will continue to be a contentious topic ongoing because of our well publicized ageing population. As you may glean from this article, it is a numbers nightmare to try and wade through this system for the uninitiated. These examples above are but a small part of the numbers one needs to understand and the formulae’s and calculations that need to be done. A qualified financial planner that is experienced in working in the area and can make sure, if at all possible, that you may qualify for some age pension. Financial Planninfg isn’t just about investing

National Servicemens Assoc of Aust Sunshine Coast THE National Servicemens Association of Australia Sunshine Coast Branch meets on the second Tuesday of the odd month at RSL House Maroochydore for a general meeting and holds a picnic on the second Sunday of the even month at various venues accross the Sunshine Coast. The Annual General Meeting of the Sunshine Coast Branch will be held on Tuesday 9th March 2010 at RSL House Maroochydore at 10am. All positions will be declaired vacant and elections

will be held for the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Committee persons. Please have your nominations in on time and on the correct nomination form available from the Secretary. Our next picnic will be held at Ewan Maddock Dam at Mooloola on Sunday 18th April 2010. Please note the date which has been moved forward because of an early Easter and school holidays. Come along and enjoy the company of fellow members, wives, and friends.

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THE Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Auxiliary is holding a fundraising card day on Friday, March 12th at Eden Lea Retirement Village, Buderim. Starting time is 10am and cost is $15 per person and includes morning tea and lunch. Bring your own table and cards. For more information please phone Maggie on 5445 4652 or Robyn on 5476 7212.

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It may sound like there will be lots of champagne bottles being opened for toasting, and although we do like celebrating, Toastmasters Noosa is a club that helps people to empower themselves to turn a perceived weakness (public speaking) into a strength. Toastmasters can help everybody to become better listeners, better speakers and better communicators. Our club, like all Toastmaster Clubs, is based on the principle of members helping each other to achieve a common goal, members supporting each other, and members teaching each other to gain the skills of becoming a better listener and speaker. The Noosa Toastmasters Club is a veracious mix of all ages and genders and welcomes any new members looking to better themselves. Gary Dean, president of the club says that “formal education will get you a job, self education will get you a fortune”. Toastmasters is also about having fun, most people think that Ttoastmasters is a formal and regimented speaking club, but in fact Toastmasters is also about having fun while gaining the knowledge and confidence to set goals and achieve them. We welcome new members to our club, we meet every 2nd, 4th and 5th Monday of the month, 6.45pm for 7pm start at Christian Outreach Centre, Eumundi Rd, Noosaville. Ph: Jill 5474 4052.

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remedial work that needs to be done. The licensed electrical contractor will attend and inspect the installation and determine whether it is safe. If everything is safe they will give you a copy of their assessment and then they will be able to invoice the Australian Government for the cost of the inspection. If they find a problem caused by foil insulation installed under the Program, they will fix it immediately. They will then give you a copy of their assessment and report on the necessary action they have taken. They will also invoice the Government for the cost of the inspection and the remedial work. If they find a problem NOT caused by installation under the Program, it is a matter between you and the licensed electrical contractor to discuss in terms of remedial work. Any work will need to be paid for by you. However the Government will still pay for the inspection. When the inspection and any remedial work are finished, the licensed electrical contractor must give you a certificate in accordance with your state/territory regulations and ask you to sign the inspection report. Around 49,000 homes nationwide are eligible for the electrical safety inspection - the majority of these homes are in Queensland.

Retired Business Seniors Social Group

WE are retired business ladies, who would like to meet retired business men to join us in a social group. We want a balance of men and women to enjoy social outings. Theatre, home dinner parties, BBQ’s, walks, picnics and dining out are some of the venues we would like to share. These are the outings you don’t enjoy on your own. For further details please phone 5443 7663 or 5478 1936.

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HEAL TH HEALTH Cataract patients still out of pocket after cataract deal NATIONAL Seniors Australia is warning that patients will still be out of pocket after a deal between the Government and ophthalmologists to end the dispute over the Medicare rebate for cataract surgery. NSA is calling on ophthalmologists to reduce their fees, so that patients do not have to pay the price of the cut in the Medicare rebate for cataract surgery. It is also calling on the Government to compensate patients who have had to pay an extra $283 per eye for surgery during the dispute. Commenting on the deal, National

Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill said patients will be $75 an eye worse off, unless ophthalmologists reduce their fees. That equals $150 for patients that require surgery on both eyes. “Ophthalmologists should reduce their fees so patients, especially older Australians, aren’t left to foot the bill.” he said. “The Government also has a duty to reimburse patients who have had to pay an extra $283 an eye for cataract surgery between 1 November and 31 January,” said O’Neill.

Prostate health problems – a thing of the past? ONE in 3 men over 50 have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) commonly known as an enlarged prostate, this number rises to nearly 80% of men when they reach 70. While BPH is not fatal like prostate cancer, it can cause a lot of pain and inconveniences. Common symptoms are frequent and painful urination, and for some cases sexual performance is affected. It is no wonder that we have reached epidemic proportions, yet so few men talk openly about it. For those who have approached their doctors for advice, more often than not, an effective treatment is quickly and conveniently made available. Surgery is usually the last-resort due to the unpleasant nature of the side-effects such as incontinence and impotence. Most cases can be adequately treated with orally taken over-the-counter medication such as the popular Magnus Shield, developed and distributed by Graminex Australia. According to Mr. Indra, spokesperson for Graminex Australia, men in general do tend to be tight-lipped about their current condition. “Its normal for men to feel uncomfortable talking about their prostate and their symptoms (of BPH), that’s okay, we understand, “says Indra, who does his best to personally answer questions from individual callers. He has spoken to many concerned wives whose husbands are reluctant to acknowledge the issue. The key to this problem, he believes is to slowly encourage a culture where men should not feel ashamed to talk about their medical condition, especially if it concerns their “personal equipment”. For the men who are willing to seek help to fight for their health and well-being, Magnus Shield has proven to be a very effective solution. Bill was suffering from the symptoms in silence on a daily basis and at first believed that it was part of the normal aging process all men go through. That was until he spoke to a close personal friend who suggested that he get some medical advice. This led to him being prescribed some Magnus Shield by his family doctor and the results have been positive thus far. According to Bill, “Since taking MAGNUS SHIELD tablets for the past 3 months, I have noticed an improvement. Previously I would go to the loo 5-6 times a night, and now I only go 2-3 times, even less sometimes. Another long-time sufferer Paul, did not wait around for help and


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UNDETECTED hearing loss may be the cause of other mental and physical health problems in older Australians, according to Federal Government agency, Australian Hearing. Even though hearing aids have been shown to increase independence, relationships and life expectancy, people wait up to 15 years to take action. In January the Medical Journal of Australia published a study showing that GPs rarely identify age-related hearing loss in their patients. Hearing ambassador Dr John D’Arcy has added his voice to the call for GPs to proactively detect hearing loss in older Australians, saying that hearing loss is linked to mental and physical illness. “Hearing loss has been linked to depression and illness such as diabetes and stroke,” he said. “Hearings loss often causes frustration and a decreased quality of life, so it’s important that GPs encourage patients to have a hearing check and manage a hearing loss effectively rather than wait to take action.” According to Dr Anthony Hogan, Re-

search Fellow at the Australian National University, hearing loss causes a 20 per cent reduction in physical wellness. “Of all physical conditions, hearing loss is considered the third most disabling, after chronic pain and restriction in physical activity,” Dr Hogan said. “Hearing loss impacts a person’s everyday experiences, from hearing the telephone to having a conversation.” “Hearing loss has also been linked with other physical ailments. A person with hearing loss is three times more likely to see their doctor than members of the general population,” he said. According to Dr Hogan, hearing loss should be positioned as an important health issue to encourage people to seek help early. Australian Hearing has developed a free telephone screening service, Telscreen to enable people to check their hearing without having to leave home. Check your hearing over the phone by calling Telscreen on 1800 826 500. Age pensioners and veterans are eligible for free hearing services from Australian Hearing on 131 797.

Dying with Dignity Queensland

THE monthly meeting of Dying with Dignity Qld is being held at 2pm on Wednesday March 17 th at the CWA Rooms, Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore. Parking is available and afternoon tea is served. We lobby politicians to change legislation to allow choice of physician assisted dying for people with terminal or intolerable illness, in other words, compassionate dying. We believe this de-

cision should be made by the patient in conjunction with their family and medical team. Politicians who have no idea of the circumstances should not force adult Australians to suffer. If you agree with this philosophy your support would be appreciated. Any enquiries please call Joan on 5443 5576 or June on 0402 989 433 or email

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Melanoma Patients Aust MELANOMA Patients Australia is meeting 10 AM to 12 Noon on Friday 12th March, 2010 at the Cancer Council rooms in Baden Powell St, Maroochydore. MPA, a support group for people with Melanoma and their family and friends, provides a national network of support and information.

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Hendrey Chiropractic Clinic on beautiful Lake Kawana

IS your back getting on your nerves? You’re not alone. Actually, spine and nerve trouble, discomfort and pain are common problems and, according to chiropractor Dr David Hendrey, about 80% of us will suffer from a debilitating episode of back pain at some stage. This leads us to feel less energetic and little things start to bug us. Our productivity goes down and we just drag ourselves through the day. Living life like this is simply not as much fun. “Your spine is an engineering masterpiece, with 24 movable bones joined together by discs and ligaments,” he said. “This provides protection for your spinal cord and allows for an amazing freedom of movement. “Knocks and bumps, as well as stress, can irritate your spine and nerves,” he said. Hendrey Chiropractic overlooks Lake Kawana and offers tranquil views – a perfect spot to relax while you receive your chiropractic care. The centre also offers a full chiropractic service including on-site x-rays should it be needed. “Our patients love the fact that we have invested the money to have our own x-ray machine. They don’t need to go away and there is no wasted time” “We want to find the cause of your problem rather that just treat the symptoms,” Dr

Hendrey said. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to • Improve flexibility • Reduce pain • Improve posture • Reduce stress • Aid digestion and hormonal disturbances • Even helps to wake up your brain! Imagine your body functioning at 100%, 100% of the time. Having more energy than you need, each and every day. Having more original thoughts and creative ideas than you can write down. Being the most productive individual at work and plan. Smashing your previous personal best consistently with your exercise or sport? “If your health is not where you want it to be, give our office a call and find out if we can be the answer for you.” At your appointment, Dr Hendrey will conduct a very careful examination of your spine and nerves. “This will help us find out if there are ways you can regain your health and vitality through the gentle, safe methods we use.” A full examination including necessary x-rays cost $90 at Hendrey Chiropractic but you will pay only $27 until the 13th March 2010. Call 543 77 222 today!

Noosa Fair Medical Centre WE at Noosa Fair Medical Centre endeavour to provide a friendly and caring approach to your individual medical problems. We believe prevention of illness to be of upmost importance and approach consultations with this in mind. All doctors in this practice have satisfied the training requirements of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and are on the Vocational Register of General Practitioners. This means we have a commitment to general practice and to continuing medical education. They attend regular update conferences. Staff at this practice include Dr. John Fitzgerald who works full time and is trained in Queensland with post graduate qualifications in obstetrics. His current interests are in general medicine and male health. Dr Gay Fitzgerald works part time and was trained in Queensland. She enjoys all areas of general practice but particularly women’s health and paediatrics. Dr Rachel Mecham was born in the UK and trained at Westminster Medical School ( University of London). She moved to Noosa in 1995 and likes a variety of medicine in general practice, particularly Women’s Health and also enjoys Paediatrics. Dr Greg Wren works part time and was for 5 years at Nambour General Hospital. He completed a Gynaecology and Obstetrics Di-

ploma course in 1988 and worked as Superintendent at Maleny Hospital for 7 years. For a further 13 years he was a GP in Maleny. Dr Simon Clare has over 10 years experience as a General Practitioner and has been serving the Noosa community for the past 24 months. Simon enjoys all aspects of general practice. Hilary is our practice manager. She oversees the smooth running of our practice for the doctors and staff. She will assist you with any problems you may have. Linda, Julie, Nakia and Jacqui at reception assist Hilary. Helen and Heather, the Practice Nurses, are very experienced and will endeavour to help you. They have the doctor’s full approval to deal with your requirements at the front desk, but will always allow you to talk to your doctor if necessary. This practice is a mixed billing practice which charges both private and rebate (Bulk Bill) fees. Payment will be required after consultation for private accounts and a receipt will be provided to allow you to claim the appropriate Medical Rebate. Payment can be made by cash, eftpos or credit cards. Bulk billing is available from some of our doctors. We run an appointment system, but keep a few times open to fit in urgent problems. You can make an appointment with your doctor by telephoning the surgery. Urgent medical problems will be dealt with promptly. For further information on our practice please call 5447 5455.


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MEMBERS and visitors were welcomed at the Caloundra Family History Research group’s first General Meeting for the year, held on the 21st January 2010 when some of those present shared new and interesting discoveries made in their research over the Christmas break. Visitors are always welcome at the General Meetings held on the third Thursday of each month, in the Guide Hut in Arthur Street at 1.30pm. An exciting programme has been planned for the year, including bus trips as well as interesting guest speakers in the research rooms. Our presentation on Thursday 18th March will be of interest to all members of the community and all are welcome to attend the talk on “Identity Theft” conducted by Detective Senior Constable Rod Shelton of Queensland Police. This is a “not to be missed” talk and everyone who attends will learn a great deal about how criminal activity has reached into this most personal area of our lives, and how we can protect both

ourselves and our personal information. The talk is free but bookings are essential. If you would like to attend, please call Valerie on 5437 3879 or email her at Further talks relating to genealogy are planned for April and May, then in June Erica Costigan will present “The Story of the Centaur”. Full details of the events will be publicised when finalised. Our first bus trip for the year will be to Queensland State Archives on Tuesday 30th March where we will be treated to a “behind the scenes” tour of the facility prior to personal research. The group’s library rooms at the Guide Hut in Arthur Street Caloundra are available for research every Thursday from 9.30am to 4.00 pm (except the third Thursday of each month) as well as every Saturday from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Further information on the bus trip and the group’s research details can be obtained from Jocelyn on 5494 9807 or June on 5493 2679.

Sunshine Coast Legacy & Nambour Rotary SPIRIT of Anzac Benefit Concert featuring the exhilarating soldier musicians of the Australian Army Band – Brisbane with the nationally renowned ‘Phantom of the Opera’ singing star, Donald Cant. Admission: $20. For tickets phone 5493 5098. Only 800 tickets available. Limited tickets at door - so order now! Baptist Church Community Centre Wises Road, Maroochydore, 2pm Saturday 17th April, 2010. All monies raised will support selected Rotary projects and Legacy Widows thoughout the Sunshine Coast.

Two months on a Mercy Ship ‘DO it now!’ were the words Laurel Dixon of Caloundra heard in her mind as she made the decision to apply for service as a volunteer with Mercy Ships onboard the world’s largest charity hospital ship on assignment to Benin in West Africa. She says she had known about Mercy Ships for many years, since the Australian support office of the international Christian charity is based in Caloundra. “Each time I heard about the work being done by volunteers serving with the organisation my admiration was reinforced.” “A part of me has always been interested in doing some kind of humanitarian work. My interest at first was working with the well-known Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia, but when I became serious about making a decision I realised the hospital ship Africa Mercy would provide a place where I could live and be involved in a much safer environment among likeminded people. With a grown family and flexible business commitments I felt free to make the choice to ‘do it now’.” Laurel, 63, a retired nurse, paid her own way, as do all Mercy Ships volunteers, and spent two months onboard working as a Hospitality Hostess, caring for the needs of more than 400 volunteers on the ship at any one time and for visiting dignitaries and guests. She also had opportunities to be involved in a number of medical, health care and community development programs aimed at bringing hope and healing to the people of Benin, one of the world’s poorest nations. Laurel returned home full of admiration for the way volunteers from around the world serving with Mercy Ships try to make a difference in the lives of the world’s poor. “Over the years since the charity was established many lessons have been learnt about helping people in other cultures. One that stands out for me is the need to move slowly and not try to push progress. What takes a few years in our society may take a generation to make an impression on those with old established cultural patterns and entrenched

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beliefs.” Mercy Ships is a global charity that has operated hospital ships in developing nations since 1978 providing free health care and community development services to the forgotten poor. Following the example of Jesus, Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the poor. The emphasis is on the needs of the world’s poorest nations in West Africa, where the Africa Mercy provides the platform for services extending up to ten months at a time. Mercy Ships works on land-based projects in Sierra Leone in partnership with other organisations, while teams also work in several nations of Central America and the Caribbean. Mercy Ships Australia, one of 14 international support offices, is based on the Sunshine Coast. Go to for more information.

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Canada and on to Calgary. From Calgary , cross the Rocky Mountains through Banff & Jasper. Experience the backwoods country through McBride to Prince George and on to Dawson Creek. From Dason Creek follow the famous Alaska Highway through Fort Nelson, Muncho Lake, Watson Lake to Whitehorse. From Whitehorse we travel the Klondike Highway to Dawson City then over the Top of the World Highway to Alaska – the last frontier! The early Aleuts called it “ALYESKA” - The Great Land, and for those who have followed these early people, none have been able to come up with a more apt description of Alaska. Alaska is a land of mystery and wonder. It is the biggest state in USA and home to the tallest mountain on the continent and has more glaciers, wildlife and coastline than you will see anywhere else. It is possible to encounter moose and elk walking across the road, or you may see a grizzly bear roaming off in the distance. Watch whales playing just off the shore as eagles soar overhead. Alaska is the biggest state in the USA with more than 375 million acres it is twice the size of Texas. Seventeen of the twenty tallest mountain peaks in the USA are in Alaska including Mt. McKinley at 20,320 feet. There are an estimated 100,000 glaciers and icefields in Alaska covering approximately 30,000 square miles. Our tour includes a cruise on Prince William Sound

from Whittier to Valdez through 110 miles of smooth, calm waters of Prince William Sound. Marvel at glacier filled College and Harriman Fjords, photograph wildlife, spectacular scenery and more glaciers than you can imagine. Getting there is half the fun! Travel on the Alaska Railroad through the Anderson tunnel to Whittier, and board your vessel in Whittier. The tour also sails the spectacular Inside Passage of British Columbia. The Inside Passage is carved by glaciers and covered with emerald rainforests with pristine waters and spectacular mountain views. Marine life abounds and you will see sea lions, porpoises, whales and sea otters. Visit Haines and Skagway and board the White Pass & Yukon train for a journey to the top of Chilcoot Pass. Inside the borders of Denali National Park, Mt McKinley can be seen for hundreds of miles in all directions and the mighty Yukon River flows 1400 miles across the State. From Port Hardy travel the length of Vancouver Island to Victoria and then on to Vancouver before travelling back into USA to San Francisco. Visit Yosemite on the way back to Los Angeles for your flight back to Australia. Join us for the holiday that will leave you with great friends, wonderful memories, and stories that “will last a lifetime”. For more information and a colour brochure please call World Discovery Tours, phone toll free 1 800 645 055.

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“IN the Wake of Charles Darwin and Beyond”. In April/May 2009, Wayne and Cath Robinson travelled to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands – scaled snowcapped active volcanos, trecked through the steamy Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest; swam with sharks, sea lions, turtles, endemic marine iguanas and even penguins in the waters surrounding the magnificent Galapagos Islands. Join us to hear of their fabulous adventure. Friday 19th March at 9.20am at the Christian Outreach Centre, Cnr. Eumundi/ Beckmans Roads, Noosaville. Cost is $4.00 and includes morning tea. There is plenty of parking and everyone is welcome. For further information please phone Jennie on 5447 5441.

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WE arrived in Paris on a sunny, crisp, cold day in December. Fortunately we were provided with a transfer from the airport, always a bonus. Our hotel was in a very central position and on our first day we did a reconnaissance to find that we were close to The Opera House, Galleries Lafayette and not too far from the Place de la Concorde. Both my husband Jim and I had been to Paris before and so we knew where we wanted to go and what we were keen to see. Our days resulted in a treasure trove of art. On day two, Jim decided to rest, and so I planned a trip to the Louvre. Wrapped in coat and scarf, I ventured to the front door. The sunny crisp day from the day before was gone and it was SNOWING. Soft gentle beautiful snow. An Asian girl and I took photos of each other outside the hotel, and I negotiated my way towards the Louvre. I had been told there was a side entrance where one could avoid the crowds, but I couldn’t find it, so I made my way through the glass pyramid entrance. Designed by Chinese architect I.M Pei, it attracted some controversy when it was completed in 1989. Yet now it is simply part of the Louvre.

Inside I had to make the decision - would I join the long line to buy a ticket or would I try the automatic ticket machine? “You can do it”, I told myself because I am a bit timid with automatic dispensers. Of course there was no problem and out popped my ticket costing 9 Euro. We all know that this wonderful museum is huge and so I had done my homework and decided just what I wanted to see. Once again I stood before two of Michelangelo’s slaves. (Others are in Florence). And I wondered why it is that this master was keen to sculptor people in captivity. Did he himself feel a slave to his patrons and to his family responsibilities? I went on to find what is considered to be one of the Louvre’s greatest treasures, The Winged Victory of Samothrace (also called The Nike of Samothrace), the marble statue of the Greek Goddess Nike (Victory). It’s estimated time of creation is said to be 3rd-2nd century B.C. It was discovered on the island of Samothrace in 1863. I somehow missed the Venus de Milo, but I did see the Mona Lisa, even though I hadn’t intended to. The signs were every where pointing to her destination. The tourists were 3 and 4 deep behind the barrier all with cam-

eras poised to their eyes taking a photo of the painting. It seemed they might have forgotten that the idea was to look at her. I went onto the Egyptian rooms seeing the Scribe (2620-2500 B.C.), the statue of Ramesses 11 (1279-1213 B.C.), the God Amun protecting Tutankhamun and other notables I recognised from my journey into Egypt. Of course by this time I had walked a long way and I decided to say goodbye to the Louvre. Last time we were in Paris the Musee D’Orsay was closed because of storm damage and this time I knew that the gallery had sent some of their paintings to Australia for a special exhibition in Canberra. Nevertheless we took the Metro from Madeleine, and made our way to the Musee D’Orsay. We need’nt have been concerned there were still plenty of wonderful Impressionists for us to enjoy. We also went to the modern gallery at the Pompideau centre. We saw paintings by Miro, Chagall and others. Not my favourite artists, but I am gradually learning to appreciate some of their paintings. The entrance fee was 12 Euro, more than the Louvre, Musee D’Orsay and the Orangerie. On the Sunday we

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planned to go to Mass at Notre Dame. I had checked on Mass times on the net before we left home and we succumbed to a taxi ride to get there. It was so convenient with the taxi rank right outside the hotel. Alas Mass was just about finished when we got there and so we stayed for the next one said to be an International Mass. The first reading was read in English and I guess I wouldn’t have noticed what other languages predominated, except that the homily was French. This Mass was full of pomp and ceremony with plenty of incense. After lunch nearby, we made our way to the Palais de Justice to go to the Sainte-Chapelle. I had been there before and it is truly one of the most magnificent buildings in Paris. Alas security was at the entrance. It was closed, though it was supposed to be open on a Sunday. How disappointing. We walked past the bird market trying not to look at the birds tweeting in their captivity, went back

to Notre Dame, and took another taxi to the Orangerie Museum which is in the Jardin des Tuileries. The park looked beautiful in its blanket of snow. This museum houses the great panels of the painting of the waterlillies painted by Claude Monet. There were also paintings by Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso and Renior.and others of that period Our elegant hotel, The Scribe was built in 1861. In 1863, it was chosen as the headquarters of the prestigious Jockey Club. It became the place to ‘meet and greet’ for the world of arts and letters. In 1895, the Lumiere brothers hosted the first public moviescreening at Le Salon Indien du Grand Café, which is now part of The Scribe Hotel. We were indeed fortunate that the hotel was close to the huge shops of Printemp and Galleries Lafayette. A short walk and I could browse to my hearts content. The whole of the 5th floor of the latter store, is the shoe department. It is huge and was fun to

stroll around. The sign by the escalator indicated the brands of shoes in stock. Having plenty of time I counted 74 brands of shoes listed . I can’t conclude by not mentioning the lights of

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markets are getting a reputation regionally as a place to try some really great food in this fantastic outdoor setting including a wine bar!’ There will be lots of activities for kids including Sandwizard, face painting, balloon art, clowns and pirate puzzles. A feature of Nambour’s new Moonlight Markets in the Town Square will be use of the stage area to showcase local musicians and performers. For the first market of 2010, headline act, Jambezi, a ‘melodious montage of Sunshine Coast marimba maestros playing joyous worldly rhythms guaranteed to get your body movin’; brings seven vibrant musicians to the stage calling on everyone to Dance, Dance, Dance! Nambour Moonlight Markets are scheduled for the final Friday of each month, and will feature the following acts on: 26 February: Jambezi - Marimba Band. 26 March: Doc Span & Ross Williams, Accoustic Blues Duo; 30 April: Harii Bandhu & Mark Maroney, The Dukes of Soul; 28 May: Natalie Richy & Murray Wall, Latin Jazz Duo. For all enquiries contact Helen Langlois on 0416 217 093. E-mail:

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THE Heart of Gold International Film Festival in Gympie encourages films that are entertaining, uplifting, thoughtprovoking and express a positive view of the world and humanity. The March 2010 Festival features an extensive short film program and a limited number of feature films from around the world. There is also a range of special events, seminars, master-classes and intimate ‘meet the filmmaker’ sessions. The full program is available online from 12 February at The Festival will celebrate its 4th year in style with the opening night at Gympie Civic Centre’s Heritage Theatre. This year’s opening night will screen an amazing array of films from the Shorts competition, followed by drinks and frivolity in the Festival bar.

The Heart of Gold International Film Festival through Art with Heart is supported by some of the region’s most accomplished and generous artists and creators. 2010 Art with Heart features oil, acrylic and watercolour works on canvas, ceramic/clay sculpture, prints, a wrought-iron piece, 3-D embroidery, hand-crafted jewellery, a hand-crafted wooden seat and mixed-media creations. Several pieces will be sold via auction on Saturday 13 March in the Heritage Theatre following the Gold Heart Awards Ceremony, with other pieces available for purchase before and during the Festival. The Art with Heart works will be exhibited throughout the Heart of Gold International Film Festival at the Gympie Civic Centre from 11 to 14 March.

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HOME & G ARDEN GARDEN Ambition – the constant gardener DO you remember the story of Ambition, the Zimbabwean gardener? We wrote about him in our pages last year and he was so proud to be featured in a publication from the other side of the world. He carefully took the cutting from the Sunshine Coast Seniors newspaper to his family home in Zimbabwe where it is prominently displayed in his parents’ house. During December 2009 I caught up again with Ambition. He is still working as a gardener in South Africa and when I saw him he was about to return home to Zimbabwe for a ten day holiday over Christmas. We were able to contribute towards some much-needed Christmas fare for his family – the cash was warmly received by Ambition as he told us that food is now sometimes available in the local shops but only at exorbitant prices. He had some difficult times last year – although he is a legal resident, on one occasion he was badly beaten up by thugs who target immigrant workers. His safety is not always guaranteed as there is increasing hostility towards people like him, in times of high unemployment.

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THE Annual Stamp Fair will be held at the Sunshine Coast Square Dance Centre, 260 Dixon Road, Buderim on Sunday 21st March 2010 – 9am to 4pm There will be five Professional Stamp and Coin Dealers in attendance, buying and selling Stamps, Collections, and Coins. Also some sixteen Stamp and Philatelic Societies will be bringing their Stamp Exchange Books so that stamps can be bought and sold. There is free entry to the ‘Square Dance Centre’ and refreshments will be available all day. A ‘Bargain Table’ will be in operation so that stamp collectors can sell their excess stamps and philatelic material Anyone who has an interest in Stamps or who wishes to have their Collection valued by experienced Stamp Collectors, is very welcome to attend and children will receive a free gift of stamps just for attending. Free entry and free Door It is always a relief and a pleasure to meet up with Prizes. For further inforAmbition – his enthusiasm and sense of purpose is mation phone Max Lennox on 5448 6565 quite humbling.

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Plant Sale A PLANT and Garage Sale will be held by Cooroy Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group on Saturday, 13th March at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. Good sized plants including natives, cordylines, heliconias, palm and orchids as well as quality well priced household items will be on sale from 7am to 1pm. for more information please phone 5442 5570.


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THE Sunshine Coast Literary Association is hosting a workshop on Saturday 20 March for aspiring writers wanting to hone their short story writing skills. The workshop is the second of two being held to help writers as they prepare entries for the association’s WARM Writers Competition for 2010, which will be launched in March. This year the WARM Writers Competition has four categories and with a cost of just $5 per entry it is easy to be a part of it. This workshop will help writers get cracking on their entries. It will be held from 9.30am to 3.30pm on 20 March at the Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sportsman Parade, Bokarina. The cost is $55 for SCLA members and $65 for non members. Participants are asked to bring their own pen and paper and lunch. Stephen M Irwin, the workshop leader has lived in and around Brisbane all his life. At an early age, he was discovered to be a notably lousy swimmer and an outstandingly poor cricketer, but fortunately he found and fostered a love of reading and writing. His tertiary study in film production led to a career in restaurant and handyman work. Nevertheless, his

Tribute to Al Jolson & The Jazz Singer” concert THE award winning Sunshine Coast Concert Band will begin their 2010 calendar of charity concerts with a “Tribute to Al Jolson & The Jazz Singer” concert on Saturday 27th March, starting at 2pm in the Maroochy Baptist Centre, Wises Rd., Buderim. Under the baton of Musical Director Ken Chadwick, this band of approx. 40 members will feature some of the more popular Jolson songs, as well as a bit of Irish music (for St Patrick’s Day enthusiasts), some Smoky Mokes Dixie, some Gershwin, the Quarterdeck March, even the classic “76 Trombones”, the Todd and Josh Wynyard (father & son) trumpeters playing “Side by Side”, a Clarinet Polka played by Charlie Simm, Laura Thomas and Lynn Jones, and also singers Aart Schouten, Alan Winter and Bev Gourlay. There will be “something for everyone” in this airconditioned, comfortable, large venue. General admission at the door will be $10, which includes afternoon tea, and all proceeds are for the Nambour Special School’s funds.

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TYRES & RIMS ,pair 14" rims with 185x r14 light truck tyres, all in good condition. ROCKING chair gold $120 Ph 5492 6863. dryaylon $90; 2 seat sofa brown vilvet $75 both good T.V $30 2 single beds complete $45 each., rocking chair condition. Ph 5478 0019. $25 or rent the room female SAMSUNG syncmaster over 55 only $65ono weekly. 932b-2000:/ keyboard and Ph 0413 004 744 (10am -12) tower plus hp c6180 photosmart all in one printer WHEELBARROW, unused etc price $500 Caboolture Ph prize 125 ltr poly tray, pneumatic tyre. $65.Ph 5492 1963 5428-3807

SOFA bed two seater top WANTED quality innersping mattress olive green cord as new condition great for guests $499 CARAVAN power mover ono mobile 0410304546 maco mule double wheeled jockey wheel caravan mover. SUITCASE: large, black ph 07 5437 0990. Samsonite, used once $45 Phone 5441 2083 GUITAR left hand electric acoustic classical (Nylon) Ph SIMPSON Refrigerator 393L 0417 860 444. White 2 door exc cond hardly used $450 can email photo. Editorial Ph 0417 615 190 Kawana Island


STATUES (Ceramic) –Giraffe 2’ high, Indian head 400cm ht, Indian Warrior 550cm (standing) 412 each Ph 5494 7711

April edition deadline March 17th, 2010

FREE For sale classifieds 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 the deadline date advertised within. (No adverts will be accepted over the telephone.) Conditions apply: Free For Sale classifieds are for individual advertisers only. No business adverts accepted. Three adverts per household are allowed each month. 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. The Publisher reserves the right to decline, alter or amend any advertisement. Each advert is for one insertion, but the Publisher reserves the right to run the adverts for longer. 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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THE MEETING PLACE Women Seeking Men SSC Lady WLTM sincere gent 67 – 73 must have SSOH for outings BBQ’s drives friendship etc. I love music, dancing, bowls. I’m 5’5" blonde slim. If interested I would love to hear from you. Ref 656 Slim lady, height 5’5" has car, NS SD, loves all kinds of music GSOH Day trips share costs. WLTM nice gent, same interests age 70+ Ref 657 Older retired men have had such interesting lives. I’d like to meet and hear about them – perhaps over a coffee or lunch. A casual friendship or something more might grow from that. I’m slim and presentable if that is important to you. Ref 658 Attractive, slim fit and healthy lady in mid 60’s. WLTM fit, healthy and active man 60 – 70. I enjoy most activities. Honesty and integrity essential. Please contact me if you feel we might connect. Ref 659

Slim lady in 60’s loves most things in life NS, SD. WLT learn music. Willing to meet male 70+ NS, SD. Ref 662

Slim, active, widely travelled, well spoken lady with business background enjoys current affairs, classical music and ballet, quality theatre, history, gardening, nature, dancing, seeks educated 70+ gentleman with GSOH. Ref 664


Tewantin lady, Christian, slim, healthy and fit, NS, ND, caring, broad range of interests, enjoys camping, outdoor activities, simple lifestyle, ecologically friendly, permaculture garden, WLTM ladies of similar lifestyle for friendship and sharing life and interests. Ref 665

Men Seeking Women Gent 75 tall, slim NS, SD SOH vegetarian, earth aware, would like to meet slim lady, similar interests for pictures and coffee Sat nights, Buderim area. Ref 655 MALE LATE 50’S new to sunshine coast seeks genuine slim outdoors lady who enjoys entertaining, picnics, BBQ’s , beach, bush walks. One who is fun to be with, has affection to burn, actually loves intimate times, NS, SD VTPR. Ref 661 Gent clean cut, healthy, sincere, caring, slim 5’6", NS, SD,F/S, WLTM gentle caring slim lady early 60’s. I reside on north end of SSC in the beautiful hinterland, am easy going, enjoy friendship, music, dancing, happy outings. Ref 660 Gent, good natured. Buderim area, 66yrs, 5’8" slim, well presented/educ. Fin/sec, many interests. Homeowner, seeks reserved fair lady under 5’5" for f/ship, happy outings, mutual caring. We are honest, unattached, very caring, NS, SD, GSOH. Detailed replies please. Ref 663

How to Reply Place your reply in a sealed STAMPED envelope (please don’t write on this envelope). Enclose this envelope inside another envelope and write the reference number advertisement you wish to respond to and post it to “Seniors Meeting Place”, P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin. Qld 4565. We will then forward your message on to the person who placed the advertisement. To place a FREE ad Send your free advertisement (up to 40 words) with your name, address and phone number to “Seniors Meeting Place”, P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin. Qld 4565. (No names, addresses or phone numbers are printed in the advertisements, only a reference number). Abbreviations: DTE – Down to Earth; N/S- Non Smoker; N/D- Non Drinker; S/D- Social Drinker SOS- Sense of humour; GSOH- Good Sense of humour; VGSOH- Very good sense of humour; Affect- Affectionate; Hon-Honest; Med- Medium; PossPossible; Prof-Professional; Quals-Qualities; Ret-Retired; SSC-Sunshine Coast GC-Gold Coast; Sim-Similar; VTPR-View to permanent relationship; WLTM-Would like to meet

Who do you call… Seniors Card 131 304 or 1800 175 500 (free call outside Brisbane) Centrelink: Retirement 132 300 Disability, Sickness & Carers 132 717 Employment Services 132 850 Retirement Village Association of Australia 1800 240 080 Seniors Enquiry Line 1300 135 500 Department of Veteran Affairs 133 254 Veteran Affairs Network 1300 551 918 National Information Centre on Retirement Investments (NICRI) 1800 020 110 Page 50 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - March 2010

1 Clothes 5 Male ruler of a duchy 9 Not fearful 13 Portico 17 Drug-yielding plant 18 Islamic chieftain 19 Hawaiian outdoor feast 20 Asian prince 21 Lunatic 23 Eulogist 25 Affirmative reply 26 Wife of Jacob 27 Large bag 28 Best of a group 29 Escaping fluid 30 Unit of computer memory 31 Honey 32 Innate 35 Benign tumor of the skin 36 Tree of the genus Quercus 37 Hawaiian food 40 Unit of weight in gemstones 41 Attaining 44 Metal 45 Toward the mouth 46 Solicitude 47 Very skilled person 48 Ornamental coronet 49 Of recent origin 50 Having wings 51 Cut and dried grass 52 Alcoholic liquor 53 Zigzag 55 Purse 56 Pieceworker 59 Not 60 Goad for driving cattle 61 Lively dance 62 Help 64 Relaxes 67 Bleat of a sheep 68 Team 69 Sea eagle 70 Scene 71 A thick gruel 73 Farm birds 74 Period of history 75 New Zealand parrot 76 Pistol 77 Lose one’s way 78 Handwoven Scandinavian rug 79 Plebeian 81 Oceans 82 Suspension of breathing 85 Pouting grimace 86 Something lent 87 Sum charged 90 Act of respiration 92 Reverse a policy

BINGO GUIDE TUESDAY Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Assoc. Indoor Bowls Hall, Burke St, Golden Beach Start - 10am

Jackpots $1000 on progressive calls $500 on progressive calls $300 on progressive calls



at the INDOOR BOWLS CLUB, Burke St., Golden Beach


To advertise your Bingo times and prizes call 5474 0447

Seniors Crossword

94 Curve 95 A single time 96 Vex 97 Continuous dull pain 98 Monkeys 99 Noble 100 Capital of Yemen 101 Obtains DOWN 1 Fool 2 On sheltered side 3 Staffs 4 Ten decibels 5 Debase 6 Eskimo boat 7 Acquaintances 8 Before 9 Sheep cry 10 Unit of weight 11 Deficiency 12 Pair 13 Dexterity 14 Native of Thailand 15 Kiln for drying hops 16 Poker stake 22 Wide-awake 24 Overly submissive 27 Synchronize 29 Burden 30 Endure 31 Magazine 32 Image 33 Nostrils 34 Donnybrook 35 Damage by regular use 36 Single unit 37 Seed of a legume 38 Lever for rowing 39 Highest mountain in Crete 41 Quantity of paper 42 Dutch name of The Hague 43 Very cold 44 Leg or arm 46 Floating ice 48 Brass wind instrument 50 Exclamation to express sorrow 51 Did possess 52 Cloak 54 Once more 55 False god 56 Wife of Punch 57 Having ears 58 Wash lightly 60 Chatter 61 Cast aside

Last month’s answers

63 Animal 64 Evening 65 Atmosphere 66 Ocean 67 Fur scarf 68 Thick slice 69 Long fish 71 Meadow 72 Double curve 73 Huge 75 Monetary unit of Burma 77 Become weak 78 Peruses 79 Effeminate male

80 Automatic pistol 81 Plinth 82 Title of respect for God 83 Preparatory school 84 Hawaiian goose 85 Pit 86 Put down 87 Visage 88 Authentic 89 Supplements 91 Leap on one foot 92 Brassiere 93 Worthless piece of cloth

Twin waters VIEW Club THE Twin Waters VIEW Club (Voice, Interest and Education of Women) a friendship club for women of all ages, will hold their next monthly luncheon meeting at Twin Waters Golf Club 11.00am, Thursday 11th March. Guest Speaker Pamela Dobson an Intuitive Consultant and Inspirational Speaker, will be speaking about leading “A Passionate and Fulfilling Life”. You are assured of a warm welcome so come along, have some fun and make new friends. Please book with Carol 5450 5721. The next Social Function, Thursday 25th March Morning Tea at 10.00 am is at Margaret Mill’s home. Bring something yummy to share - gold coin donation, raffle and lucky door prize. RSVP Margaret 5450 7659 or Lisa 5448 8703 or book at the March luncheon meeting. VIEW Clubs of Australia support the work of The Smith Family in assisting underprivileged families.

‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . .


Australian String Quartet Chamber Music Concert

Seniors Specials

Monday to Friday Lunch only Choice of • • • •

Crumbed Whiting Fillets Chicken Schnitzel Crumbed Steak 150gr Porterhouse Steak

All with a choice of Salad & Chips OR Vegetables & Potato

AN THE Australian String Quartet with Lucinda Collins, piano will open the Noosa Music Society’s 2010 concert series on Sunday 21 March at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Centre, 115 Eumundi Road, Noosaville commencing at 7.30pm The Australian String Quartet was established in 1985 and is Quartet-inResidence at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide. (The Quartet tours both nationally and internationally, and has had a major impact on the musical life of Australia. The concert begins with the sparkling clarity of Haydn’s The Bird, followed by the atmospheric first quartet of one

of Australia’s most exciting composers, Paul Stanhope. The superb musicianship of pianist Lucinda Collins features in a performance of Brahms’ turbulent piano quintet, a work that the composer revised several times before forging its final darkly brilliant form. Tickets will be available at the door from 6.30pm or you can phone the Noosa Music Society 5455 3500 to reserve your seat. Individual tickets for nonsubscribers are Adults $36, Pensioners $27 and Students (under25) $9. Ask about the substantial savings that are available for subscribers to 4 or more performances. Phone 5455 3500 for bookings.

Russell Bayne’s Quintet – A Tribute to the Greats IN 2010 – The one and only Sunshine Coast performance on Saturday 6th March, 2010 at the Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima Street, Buddina Qld. Doors open at 6.30pm – Concert 7.30pm – 10.30pm. For this showcase event, please be seated by 7pm. The cost to club members is $15, non members $20. Please bring your own drinks, nibbles and utensils. Tickets are on sale now – Make up a table – Ensure your table/seats – Book early. Post your cheque/Money order (with stamped self-addressed envelope) to our PO Box 1428, Caloundra 4551. For bookings please call Helen on Ph/Fax 07 5438 1976 & (Credit Card) or Ph/Fax Ted on 5491 6017.






A Seniors Card or Pension Card must be produced to be eligible for this offer *All meals are subject to availability

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Only $8 for 3 year Seniors Membership To receive great discounts at the Wreck Restaurant & Bar! (If taking advantage of our Seniors Membership you must be a holder of a current QLD Seniors Card or an Aged Pension Card)

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PH: 5491 6078 Fairhill Native Plants & Botanic Gardens and Elements Restaurant invite you to enjoy time in our beautifully tranquil environment situated in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Fairhill Native Plants offers a large range of native plants suitable for our subtropical environment. The Gift and Bookshop compliment the wide variety of plants offering a huge range of gift ideas and titles. Faihill Botanic Gardens covering about 10 acres displays the colour and diversity available using Australian native plants and attracts a huge assortment of birds. Elements Restaurant is situated within Fairhill Botanical Gardens. Elements is a family friendly restaurant catering to all diets and appetites with a wide range of fresh homemade food, boutique wine and quality Merlo coffee. Serving breakfast, lunch and our very popular all day morning teas.

Seniors cards are welcome with 5% off main meals and breakfast meals. Bookings appreciated.

TUESDAY SCHNITZEL NIGHT $8.50 Indoor Bowls Monday Evenings Phone 5448 7132 for Bookings

Open 7 Days – 8:30am – 5:00pm 120 Fairhill Road Yandina Qld 4561 Phone:07 54728885 Look for the Fairhill Botanical Gardens signs on the Coolum- Yandina Road. Turn left at Collins Road and follow the sign to Fairhill March 2010 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 51

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Seniors Newspaper, Sunshine Coast Queensland.