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Every day should be Mothers Day

‘Uggy’ (Mavis) 85, daughter Robyn 56, granddaughter Kristie 38 and the great grandchildren Liam 2½ and Jordan 10½ months from Tewantin

THERE’S no other person in the world that has made a greater impact on who you are than your mother. That’s why, whenever possible, generations of families get together on Mothers Day especially to celebrate the ‘matriarch’ of their family. It’s not about how much money you spend on Mothers Day but more about letting Mum know

how much you appreciate her and giving her a little mothering in return. As the saying goes, ‘mothers are like buttons; they hold things together.’ And even if your mother is no longer with us, there are many lonely older women in the community who would appreciate a chat and a little of your time on Mothers Day. Why not reach out to one and make her day special too?

SENIORS NEWS Experts reveal the secrets of winning events COUNCIL is running a series of workshops for the community on how to run successful events with tips from leading media professionals including Channel 7’s Rosanna Natoli and ABC Radio’s Cam Young. Community organisations who attend will be inspired to create new events, increase community engagement and network with other event organisers across the region. Community Events and Celebrations Manager, Michael Bloyce, said the workshops cover planning, marketing, funding, sponsorship and media. “These workshops provide a great opportunity for

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community event organisers and committee members to gain practical advice and skills that will help them to organise better, brighter events,” Mr Bloyce said. “We aim to provide a range of topics and presenters to inspire and inform event organisers and their organisations. “Staff from Community Events and Celebrations will also be on hand to meet organisers and answer questions on event planning.” Upcoming workshops include: Tuesday 27 April at the Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club from 8.30am-2.30pm Wednesday 9 June at the Lake Kawana Community Centre from 8.30am-2.30pm Tuesday 25 August at the Tewantin-Noosa RSL from 8.30am-2.30pm. Workshops cost $45 each and include morning tea and lunch. Places are limited, so book now on 5449 5101 or on council’s website.

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Bonnie & Cuddles

CUDDLES is a 7 year old female Maltese X Shitzu and Bonnie is a 7 year old female purebred Maltese. They love each other very much and would like to stay together. Cuddles and Bonnie’s Mummy went into aged care and could not take them with her. They have settled very well into their foster home but are looking forward to having a forever home soon. These two gorgeous ladies are very gentle (even with chooks) they get on well with other dogs and walk beautifully on their leads. Cuddles and Bonnie are like little shadows when we are home .. however they are happy to be left when we go out. Bonnie loves her food and having tickles and Cuddles loves to be brushed. Both Cuddles and Bonnie have some basic obedience training.. they are house trained and neither of them barks very much. Come and meet Cuddles and Bonnie today .. you will fall in love! Please contact Kay on 0438 635 191. All 4 Paws Cats and Dogs are flea and worm free, microchipped, vaccinated and de-sexed which is all covered by an adoption fee. All our needy animals can also be viewed on our website at You can help support 4 Paws Animal Rescue by becoming a member! Members play a large part in supporting the committee and this contributes to the success of 4 Paws Animal Rescue. As a member of 4 Paws Animal Rescue you will receive our quarterly newsletter informing you of forthcoming events, merchandise and background into what happens to our cats and dogs once re-homed. You may even want to become a volunteer or even a temporary foster carer to help look after one of our cats and dogs until a new 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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THANKS to organizations such as the Vietnam facilities and comfort to its residents. A recent donation of Veterans Association of Australia (Noosa Sub-Branch), $600 will provide funds to purchase additional shower chairs NoosaCare is able to provide improved which will also facilitate the work of the carers.

Older Australians write to PM THE coalition behind the Campaign for Care of Older Australians has stepped up its lobbying efforts with a letter to the Prime Minister. The document urges Kevin Rudd to ensure that aged care is a fundamental component of his health reform plans. The coalition called on the Government to boost the sustainability of aged care services to improve client care and ease the pressure on the public health system. “Ready access to such services would help reduce emergency department presentations and unnecessary hospital admissions, as well as the number of older people inappropriately occupying expensive acute care beds,” the letter said. “Viewed in this light, aged care should become a tangible response to, and illustration of the benefits of, the allocative efficiency principles which underpin the proposed health reforms.” The members of the coalition include Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), Aged Care Association Australia (ACAA), Catholic Health and nine church and charitable aged care organisations.

The letter endorsed a suite of reform proposals aimed at improving consumer choice. It said the current allocations system should be replaced and that aged care should be delivered as an entitlement to people with assessed needs. The group believes older consumers with the capacity to contribute to the cost of their care and accommodation should be encouraged to pay more, while special needs groups would continue to be supported by a rigorous safety net. The coalition also described the consolidation of all aged care programs under the Commonwealth as a “necessary precondition for effective reform”. “We are mindful that while these reforms involve a significant change to current arrangements and present some risks in their implementation, they are necessary if we are to effectively and sustainably care for and support the current and future generations of older Australians,” the letter said. “As a group we will be advocating widely for these reforms. We would encourage you to pursue these reforms and assure you of our resolve to support their phased implementation.”

Get Connected! DURING the 2007 Federal senior Australians to be- have access to informa- In September 2009, the Election, Labor commit- come connected to fam- tion and services through Hon. Jenny Macklin MP, Minister for Families, ted $15 million to enable ily and friends and to the Internet. Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs unveiled the first kiosk at Melbourne Legacy Club. The program was officially launched in 2008, and Broadband for Seniors will establish up to 2,000 free internet kiosks over the next three years in community centres and clubs used by seniors. The kiosks will provide free computers, internet connections and training. Both pensioners and selffunded retirees will have access to the kiosks, which will be operated by NEC Australia in partnerAnne Langdon, a Monash University History ship with Adult Learning Honours Graduate, retired university lecturer, Australia, Australian Seniors Computer Clubs author and writer, will professionally and sensitively Association, and the Uniwrite your unique life’s journey into a book to versity of the Third Age Online. hand down the generations. Check with your local To arrange a NO OBLIGATION discussion and neighbourhood or Community Centre to see perusal of samples of our work, please contact us at: whether they have enPhone: 07 5470 2418 tered the 21st century on Personal History Scribes, your behalf – kiosks are gradually being added P.O. Box 133, Noosaville, 4566 throughout the country. Email:

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SENIORS NEWS Over 100 residents enjoy Slipper and Powell sausage sizzles OVER 100 Fisher residents attended the three free sausage sizzles held recently by local Member for Fisher Peter Slipper and State Member for Glass House Andrew Powell. “It was a busy day but it was fun, and everyone had a chance to

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Member for Fisher Peter Slipper and State Member for Glass House Andrew Powell meet with Eudlo residents at the “Meet Pete in the Park” community sausage sizzle. The two local members met with over 100 residents at three community events on the weekend.

Mountains and Beerburrum on April 10. The events provide local residents with an opportunity within their own communities to discuss key local issues with their local elected members. “Many local residents live

very busy lives during the week, with school dropoffs, and work and other commitments, so it is often difficult to find time to do things like visit your local member of parliament,” Mr Slipper said. “These sausage sizzles

are relaxed and informal; they are a great opportunity to speak directly with local residents and to hear about the issues that concern them,” Mr Powell said. Enquiries can be directed to Mr Slipper’s office at 07-5444 4888.

Lake Currimundi-Kawana Lions Club THE Lake Currimundi-Kawana Lions Club meet on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month at 6.30 for 7pm start at Kawana Waters Bowls Club. Lions are a Community Service Club, involved in many areas assisting our local community whereever there is a need. Lions have also established Eyesight Institutes and other Health Foundations in all States. They carry out worldranking research into many health problems. Membership of a Lions Club is open to men and women over the age of 18 years, Why not come and join us? For further information Phone 5492 8321.

1. What was the name of the lion in The Wizard of Oz? 2. Who wrote “Poor Fellow My Country”? 3. Of what group was Pol Pot the head? 4. What sport uses a bamboo sword? 5. Which four-letter prefix signifies “wood”? 6. Which Iranian city was devastated by an earth-quake in 2003? 7. Which TV cartoon dog sang “My Darlin Clementine”? 8. Which doctor was the first to be aware of the dangers of thalidomide? 9. What was the name of Li Cunxin’s autobiography? 10. In which country did the Big Brother TV show originate? 11. Who would use a quirt? 12. The weebill is Australia’s smallest what? 13. What is the name of the large metal boxes that ships carry cargo in? 14. Blue, humpback and right are types of what creature? 15. Who led the band of merry men that roamed Sherwood Forest in bygone years? 16. From what animal is mutton obtained? 17. What temperature scale is used in Australia? 18. Does an albatross spend most of its life on land, on the water or in the air? 19. To what part of an orchestra does a cello belong? 20. Which Australian state has the smallest population? Answers page 12

SENIORS NEWS New study dispels Baby Boomers’ selfish image WHILST Baby Boomers are often labelled as the most selfish generation, a new survey reveals that in fact 9 out of 10 Boomers disregard the traditional notions of retirement and are instead looking for a more meaningful way to contribute to society as they grow older. With responses from over 550 Baby Boomers, the recent Future of Work (FOW) Survey dispels current concerns that Boomers will rely entirely on the younger generations to fund their retirement years with results showing that over 76% look at this stage of their life as a chance to achieve a balance between work and leisure. Whilst debate is rife about how best to address Australia’s future workforce, the FOW Survey produced by community workforce solutions company BeNext offers, for the first time, an insight into how Baby Boomers feel about retirement and their future in society. By 2011, the Australian Bureau of Statistics predicts that, half of the working age population will be aged between 45 and 64 years and whilst most people worry about this prospect, Director of BeNext David Norris recognises this not only shows a need for this ageing population to continue to work but the results from the FOW Survey indicate the majority of Baby Boomers actually want to. “Remarkably through all this discussion about the future of our workforce, we have neglected to ask this group how they feel,” Mr Norris said. “And the results really speak for themselves, in that, there was an overwhelming response from Baby Boomers who want to impart their knowledge and skills to others and give back to society during retirement.” Sixty year old Megan

McNicholl is a Baby Boomer that has worked most of her life and doesn’t intend to stop anytime soon, however as a woman working within a rural community she did want to challenge current workforce models to see whether she could have the best of both worlds. “The idea of retiring never even occurred to me as I have always worked and enjoy working,” said Mrs McNicholl. “However as I am getting older I wanted to find a way to work on my own terms within a role that has a real impact within my local community.” Having worked as Federal President of a rural education lobby group to ensure that young people living in rural and remote communities have access to ongoing educational opportunities, Mrs McNicholl negotiated a job offer that allowed her to continue to give back to her local community and share her skills and experience with others without compromising a more relaxed lifestyle. “I think it is important for me to pass on my skills and experience and make a real difference where I can, which I am lucky enough to be able to do in a flexible working arrangement” Mrs McNicholl said. Mrs McNicholl encourages fellow Baby Boomers to put themselves out there in the workforce and look to use their skill set in a way that also suits their lifestyle. She is not alone in her view of work during retirement. The FOW Survey results showed 8 out of 10 Baby Boomers considered learning, flexible workplaces and giving back to their community the three key attractions for their job. The FOW Survey is available on the BeNext website at

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THE Kawana Seniors enjoyed their Easter Parade Day and the visit from 32 folk from the Glass House Country Care and their Carers. There are lots of trips available coming up. The Clydesales at Woodford in May, a Tour of Newstead House in June with lunch at the Breakfast Creek Hotel nearby, then ‘Christmas in July’ at Headland Golf Club and in August a BBQ on Somerset Dam. Bookings are being taken now for all. Cost of being in this friendly Club is just $3 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 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.

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SENIORS NEWS Woombye Probus Club THE aim of the Woombye Probus Club is to provide regular meetings for retired and semi-retired men and women who appreciate and value their retirement opportunities, to meet others, to hear addresses by guest speakers and to visit venues and organizations of interest. Membership is open to men and women who live in the Woombye and surrounding areas. It meets at 9-30am on


the 3 Monday of the month at the Woombye Bowls Club. Between meetings, visits and outings are arranged, to which members guests may also be invited. The annual subscription is $20, with an extra $10 when joining, to cover the cost of a name badge. A small fee is charged for morning tea. For further information please contact Vi or Mike on 5442 1795 or Mal on 5476 1170.

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Glasshouse Country VIEW Club OUR club meet on the first Wednesday of the month for an outing – we recently had a lovely morning at Parrots in Paradise at Glasshouse Mountains – we had a very interesting show and learnt a lot about parrots – in addition we had a lovely morning tea and picnic lunch on a lovely autumn day. Our outing for May takes place on the 5 th when we will be meeting for a walk along Bulcock Beach followed by a fish and chip lunch. Our lunch meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month – our lunch meeting for May takes place on the 19th at 11am for an 11.30am start at Glasshouse Mountains Sports

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our club – please contact either Elaine on 5493 3939, Joy on 5439 9049 or Lorraine on 5494 8444 who would be pleased to

supply further information. The View Clubs raise funds for and support the Smith Family Charity in all their functions.

Picture yourself in a pre-loved home at Little Mountain IN Mark Road Caloundra, there is a first rate Resort Style Over 50’s Retirement Village called “Little Mountain Home Park”. This hillside village only minutes from the centre of Caloundra, has grown over the past 14 years and now complete, the active retirees who reside in this village of 193 quality one, two and three bedroom homes, each with its own individual character, and all with delightful garden surrounds, enjoy a quality of life second to none. The village facilities include a large swimming pool and spa, a full size grass bowl-

ing green with it’s own clubhouse, two communal barbeque areas, and a large community hall which is the venue for many social activities. There is also a gymnasium, a minimart, a well stocked library and an arts and crafts centre. The park also has its own 22 seater bus which enables residents to visit shopping centres as well as luncheons and sightseeing trips. Pre-loved homes in the Park are available and range in price from $185,000. For more information on “Little Mountain Home Park” please phone 54925600 or go to

SENIORS NEWS Pet microchipping reduces registration costs

COUNCIL is midway through a microchipping bonanza for pets, offering to microchip dogs and cats at heavily discounted prices across Sunshine Coast parks until May. Council’s Response Services Manager, Ron Thomas, said the move was part of council’s educational approach to encouraging responsible pet ownership across the region. “Council is offering to microchip pets at the heavily discounted rate of $25 for a cat or dog,” Mr Thomas said. “Microchipping is the most effective way to identify a cat or dog if they are lost or stolen, so I encourage all pet owners to take up this offer if their pets are not yet microchipped.” “Pet owners who microchip their dog or cat will also get a nice surprise when they register their pets with council,” Mr Thomas said. “Registration fees are greatly reduced for de-sexed and microchipped dogs in order to reward responsible owners.” Under the State Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, which came into effect in July 2009, all owners must register their cats and dogs with council every year and fees will be introduced from 1 July 2010. The schedule of microchipping days, from 10.00am to 2.00pm each day: Thursday 29th April – Showgrounds, Maleny Road, Kenilworth Friday 30th April – Amphitheatre, Eumundi Saturday 1st May - Henzell Park, Lewis Street, Cricket Club, Caloundra Monday 24th May - Cnr. Neill and Bray Road, Martin Rungert Park, Mooloolah Tuesday 25th May - Tumbledown Park, Currimundi Wednesday 26th May - Mill Park, Beerwah Thursday 27th May - Sports Complex, Cooroy Friday 28th May - Community House, Cnr Woodland Drive & David Low Way, Peregian Beach Contact Council on 5475 7272 for confirmation of these dates.

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THE state’s top craftsmen will go head to head at the Wood & Craft Festival held in the Memorial Hall, Cooroy on the 7th and 8th of May. The event is now in its 18th year and attracts almost 3000 spectators. A club spokesman says woodwork clubs from Warwick to Rockhampton and all points in between will be competing in an inter club competition, the winner taking home a perpetual shield and a sliding compound bevel saw valued at $1200. There are five categories to enter, wood turning, carving, fret work, general wood work and pyrography. The craftsmen have put weeks and often months of hard work into creating their masterpieces. People will be truly amazed by what can be done with a basic piece of timber. There will be stalls, craft for sale and lots of demonstrations. A wooden rocking horse is the main raffle this year and the winner will be drawn on the Saturday afternoon. People will get the opportunity to see the Cooroora Sawmill in action, it will be a great day out and a chance for clubs to show off their best pieces of work. For more information contact Kevin Brewer on 07 5442 5178

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SENIORS NEWS Probus Club of Caloundra Central Inc

Sunshine Coast Ladies Probus Club Inc THE next monthly meeting of the Sunshine Coast Ladies Probus Club will be held at 9.30 for 10.00 am start on Friday, May 7 at the Headland Bowls Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Visitors and members will receive a warm welcome and enjoy a delicious morning tea for only $5. This month our guest speaker is Stephanie Somerville, author of “Angels of Augusta”. Stephanie will speak on the early days of outback nursing in N.S.W. A number of interesting outings have been arranged for this year as well as a wide variety of guest speakers. For further information please contact our President, Sheila, on 5453 7043.

THE Probus Club of Caloundra Central Inc held its 28th AGM on 23rd March. History was made for the Club on this day when the first lady President, Mrs May Thomas was elected to office. The Club became a combined club in October 2006 and now has 35 lady members out of a total membership of 95. Entertainment was provided by a local barber shop quartette (The Barbertones) and this was followed by a delicious meal provided by Meals on Wheels. The new committee for 2010/2011. Back -Fred Purches, Peter Mackay (Treasurer), Ralph Gray, Ken Currey (Immediate Past President), Geoff Miller, Ron Blackbourn, Vern Lever-Shaw (Secretary). Front - George Thomas, John West, Margaret Mackay, Daryl Spink (Senior VP), May Thomas (President), Stuart West (Junior VP), Ann Beaufoy and Allan Blundell. Absent - Keith Sweeney.

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Genealogy Sunshine Coast AT the April meeting of GSC, members were addressed by librarian Janelle Kafcaloudis (Milli) on various ways to search Newspapers Online. The National Library of Australia Newspaper Digitisation Project has recently added another million pages of newspapers to its website, many of these to come online in a few weeks’ time. Newspapers from the capital cities, eg. Sydney from 1803, Brisbane from 1846, Melbourne from 1846, Perth from 1833 are available, but there are gaps. Those familiar with downloading an article from a page of our digitised Nambour Chronicle will find that with the NLA project, the process is simpler, as an automatic selection of your article is made by the National Library. “The Queenslander”, with its provincial content, may

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well hold some gems for those whose ancestors lived in Queensland. Meetings, local shows, social news, sporting results, weddings, funerals, all were reported in great detail. The next meeting will be on Saturday, 8 May at 9.30am. On Saturday, 22 May Shauna Hicks from Qld State Archives will be guest speaker at the workshops: 9.30 –11.30am “Making the most of Government Archives online” and 1.00 – 3.00pm “Skeletons in the Closet : Convicts, Prisoners & Asylums”. Bookings are essential, and cost is $5 per session or $8 for both. Morning tea is included. To book phone the Centre on 5441 4266 or email The Resource Centre is in Petrie Park, Nambour, at the end of the car park opposite the swimming pool. Opening times are on the

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Stamp meeting

THE Sunshine Coast Stamp Club Inc. meets at the Red Cross Hall, Price Street, Nambour on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.15pm to discuss and learn about all matters connected to Stamp Collecting and Philately in general. Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 5 th May 2010 at 7.15pm and we will be having a very interesting discussion and demonstration on how Ebay works and how to buy and sell stamps and other Philatelic material on Ebay. Also, we shall have our usual ‘Show and Tell’ segment, a Question Time, and the opportunity to look at our Exchange Books, where members can buy and sell stamps for their collection. These meetings are open to the public, and we invite anyone who has an interest in stamp collecting, or who wishes to find out the value of their stamps, to come along to these meetings. Free entry and free supper. Anyone who would like further information or who has a collection of stamps that they would like an opinion on, a phone call to Max Lennox at 5448 6565 will give information on how the collection can be valued.

SENIORS NEWS Memorial to recognise National Servicemen THE Australian Government will acknowledge the service of over 280,000 National Servicemen by the unveiling of a National Memorial adjacent to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 8th September 2010. The dedication ceremony to be carried out by the Governor General will be preceded by a march by former National Servicemen along Anzac Parade, and a parliamentary reception and reunion activities. Two schemes of National Service occurred. Between 1951 and 1960 some 227,000 young men aged 18 years were called up for a period of service in the Army, Navy, or Air Force. The scheme was discontinued in 1960 but the National Service Act (1964) reintroduced the requirement for young men aged 20 years to register. An unpopular “birthday” ballot system then determined who was required to complete two years ( later reduced to 18 months) compulsory military service. As a result over 60,000 men were integrated into units of the Australian Regular Army with approximately 17,500 giving service in Vietnam. Casualties included 210 killed on active service whilst a further two died on service in Borneo. A further 35,000 men elected to fulfill their obligation by and extended period in the Citizen Military Forces. This second scheme was terminated in 1973. In 2001 the Anniversary of National Service Medal was approved for all who satisfactorily completed their service. They may also be eligible for the Australian Defence Medal. The National Servicemen’s Association of Australia Sunshine Coast Branch can provide assistance to enable former Servicemen to obtain their medal entitlements. Contact the Secretary at PO Box 352 Moffatt Beach, Qld. 4551. Phone 5491 3561.

Fred Hollows Library touring exhibition THE vision of The Fred Hollows Foundation is for a world where no one is needlessly blind. The Foundation has already helped to restore the sight of more than 1,000,000 people worldwide. This touring exhibition celebrates the life and work of the late Professor Fred Hollows. It uses pictures and story to outline his life and achievements and the continuing work of The Fred Hollows Foundation. The exhibition will be at Caloundra Library from 17 June to 2 July (contact Simone Martin on 5491 1255 for more details; Maleny Library from 6 July to 21 July (Sue McCleary 5429 6222); Maroochydore Library from 23 July to 9 August (Jane Stronach 5475 8910) and Cooroy Library from 11 August to 26 August (Louise Bauer 5 4 7 5 8953). Visit for information regarding the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Caloundra Community Trivia

CALOUNDRA Community Monday Trivia, an enjoyable trivia morning is being held on the first Monday of each month commencing at 10.00am at the Caloundra R.S.L Memorial Bowls, 3 rd Avenue, Caloundra. Cost is $2 each, morning tea and great prizes provided. Make up a team of up to 6 of your cleverest friends, or just come along and join the fun. Enquiries ring Keith on 5492 4143.


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SENIORS NEWS Maroochydore Aglow MAROOCHYDORE Aglow Fellowship will meet again on Wednesday 12th May at 9.30am. The speaker will be Mrs Margaret Sanders. Meetings are held at the Baptist Centre, Wises Road, Maroochydore and women from all denominations are welcome. Cost is $6.50. For further information contact Kath Parry 5478 8034 or Jill O’Keefe 5448 4993.

A mountain gem waiting to be discovered LOCATED in the quaint township of Maleny is Sunstone Gardens Over 50’s Lifestyle Resort, just a short stroll from town. Sunstone Gardens Lifestyle Resort, a secure and electronic gated community comprising of 139 homes on 14 picturesque acres, overlooking spectacular landscape views of the rolling countryside, with exclusive resident-on-site-management, will be the perfect place for the over 50s to call home. Being recognised as “the first” of the Over 50’s unique master planned boutique resorts, Sunstone Gardens now has only seventy home sites left for the active young-at-heart retirees to secure, with a choice of five architecturally designed 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxurious appointed homes with expansive outdoor alfresco entertaining-patio areas, and yes you can personally customise the home and add options for your individual needs. The “Five Star” facilities available for the residents to enjoy include a state-of-the-art, three rink bowling green, heated lap swimming pool and spa, alfresco BBQ pavilion, a fabulous country club with grand ballroom, bar, theatrical stage, a 23 seat luxury theatrette, snooker parlour, fitness gym, stocked li-

brary and a games and arts and crafts room. At Sunstone Gardens the big bonus is you retain 100% capital gains when you sell and you pay no entry or exit fees, no stamp duty, no general council rates, no body corp or legal fees and there are no renters allowed. However, your pets are welcome and yes, your family or friends are invited for short stays. Maleny is affectionately referred to as the heart of the Sunshine Coasts hinterland where the air is crisp and the mountain atmosphere is pure; it boasts a wonderful range of shopping, street cafes and award winning restaurants. Bus transport to trains and Caloundra’s major shopping centres ensures easy access to services. Make the move now, with only 70 home sites remaining, Home prices for freestanding 2 & 3 bedroom villas, start from an incredible $298,000, and with the offer of free 6000lt water tank and free caravan storage a mad rush is expected within the next 4 weeks. All you need to do is ring Dennis direct on 0417 616318 to secure your future home site for only $100.00. Call 5429 6777 for your free sales information pack or visit the website at

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NOOSAVILLE VIEW Club’s next luncheon will be Thursday 27 May, 11 am for 11.30 start, at the NoosaTewantin RSL. Our guest speaker will be Melinda Gregor of Gregor Lewis travel, speaking of her travels to all parts of the globe. Melinda has trekked to the gorillas in Rhuwanda and has also been a tour guide in Egypt. VIEW clubs are a valued part of the Smith Family which is a national, independent children’s

charity committed to helping disadvantaged Australian children by unlocking opportunities through education and learning support. 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 Stella.

Petanque in Noosa PETANQUE originated in France and it’s a bit like a mini game of bowls - you can play it standing up, bending or sitting in a wheelchair. The Noosa Heads Bowls group has been going for about 10 years and was introduced by a late member of the bowls Club, Christian Naudin, who was French and thought this would be a fun thing to start. They have 12 regular players and play on Sunday

afternoon at 3.30pm and Monday morning at 9.00am. No high level of skill is required and new members with no experience (but a good sense of humour!) are welcome. The emphasis is on having a good time - so it’s a very relaxed social atmosphere. Phone contact 5448 2183 Dorothy Kelly if you would like to try petanque.

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 Congratulations to Ernie and Heather Plant who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on April 2nd They say the secret to their long and happy marriage is always making time for each other and their family

Bowling away the blues AFTER forming a number of successful partnerships with state-based bowls associations, beyondblue: the national depression initiative is teaming up with the national body, Bowls Australia to raise awareness of depression and anxiety across the country in bowls communities. The official launch of this national partnership will take place this Friday, April 9 at the Australian Sides Championships in Adelaide. The partnership between beyondblue and the Australian bowls community first began in 2008, after a depression awareness-raising initiative was organised by the Wangaratta Bowls Club in country Victoria. Since then, beyondblue has formed state-based partnerships with bowls associations in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia to help raise awareness of depression and anxiety disorders among members, their friends and families. Bowls Australia provides national leadership of the sport and coordinates all national teams representing Australia. beyondblue CEO, Leonie Young is delighted with the announcement of the official three-year partnership. “beyondblue is pleased to be working with Bowls Australia to get important mental health information to everyone involved in bowling communities Aus-

tralia wide. Depression and anxiety disorders are common, but with the right treatment - most people recover.” Bowls Australia CEO, Neil Dalrymple is also pleased with the announcement. “With 2,024 bowls clubs nationwide, the sport of bowls is an excellent medium for promoting awareness of depression. We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with beyondblue,” he said. The ongoing commitment by bowls associations to create awareness about depression, anxiety and related disorders among their members and communities is an integral part of breaking down the stigma associated with mental illness. Players and officials from all state and territory bowls associations will show their support by attending the national launch. Ms Young added: “The appeal of lawn bowls to people of all ages and its accessibility to both city and country residents means that everyone can get involved. We look forward to partnering with the strong community networks of bowls clubs throughout the country to help raise awareness of depression and anxiety and promote the help that’s available.” For more information call beyondblue: the national depression initiative on 03 9810 6100 or Bowls Australia on 03 9480 7100.

Lavender for leukaemia appeal

THE soothing scent and shades of lavender will be available to all throughout May as the Leukaemia Foundation holds its annual Lavender for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma appeal. Loads of lovely lavender products will be available in shopping centres, CUA branches and selected businesses throughout May with the proceeds to benefit patients and their families living with blood cancer. The fragrant lavender flower was chosen as it

symbolises healing, cleansing and longevity. The lavender themed merchandise will include fluffy teddy bears, pens, pot pourri, bookmarks and soaps. The Leukaemia Foundation hopes to raise $150,000 through this appeal to fund further research and practical support services for patients and their families that will ease the emotional and financial burdens that come with a blood cancer diagnosis. Just a few spare dollars will help the Leukaemia Foundation achieve its Vision to Cure and Mission to Care. As a not for profit organisation, the Leukaemia Foundation relies on regular fundraisers as well as the generous support of individuals, community organisations and businesses.


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SC Private Hospital Auxiliary THE Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Auxiliary is holding a fundraising film morning on Thursday, May 13th. at 9.45 for morning tea before 10.30 am start at Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas, Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore. The film showing is titled:” Letters to Juliet”. The coast is $ 15 per person which includes morning tea. For further idetails please contact Maggie on 5445 4652 or Erica on 5445 6892. May 2010 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 11

SENIORS NEWS Probus Club of Nambour

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THE Probus Club of Nambour recently held its change over luncheon at the Petrie Gardens restauABN 26 089 559 697 rant. Retiring President, Bill Niven, in his address, Subscriptions Only $39.60 for 1 years (12 copies) thanked his committee subscription - includes GST & postage Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper and club members for anywhere in Australia. Send this form P.O. Box 1062 what to him had been an with your cheque/money order to: Tewantin Q. 4565 enjoyable year. Over the year a number of new members have been inducted resulting in the club having to raise its YES! Send me my monthly copy of Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper maximum membership toName: ......................................................................................... tal. This is the result of President Bill Niven presenting Life Membership Certificates to Address: ...................................................................................... retirees moving into the Bob Glanville, George Lawrence & Jim Stewart. area and wishing to meet .................................................. P/Code: .................................... and form friendships with Phone: ......................................................................................... like minded people. The rable trips during the year six day trip to the Hunter to the club. Bill also preclub enjoyed many memo- with the highlight being a Valley and Blue Moun- sented flowers to Esme tains area. Tour Director, Stewart and Irene Halliday Jim Stewart, is already in recognition of their looking for a similar trip support with arranging for early 2011. Social Di- club activities. Bill then rector, Paul Halliday, has invested Ron Grebert as introduced some new President for the ensuing concepts to give variety year with the chain of ofSTOP PRESS to the usual social activi- fice. New renovations will comprise. . . 1 two• Bar • Movie Theatrette ties. Peter De vries has Ron’s first duty as Presi•Only Gymnasium • Coffee Terrace • New Professional Suite introduced very interest- dent was to thank Margabedroom premier • New Administration Offices • Snooker Room ing guest speakers at our ret Niven for providing design• New left Dining Room meetings, and newsletter the excellent morning teas editor, Bob Bazeley, has for the committee meetworked hard to improve ings, and made a floral the quality of the club’s presentation to her in apImagine . . . publication. Retiring preciation. The Golf and living in an established village with President, Bill Niven, had Ten Pin Bowling compesuperb facilities, and situated so a number of pleasant du- titions were hotly conclose to so many services. Take a ties to perform before tested as usual again this few moments to allow us to tell you handing over to the new year, while Quoits and about the lifestyle we at Laguna president. Bill, on behalf Boules provided amuseEstate Noosa enjoy. of the club, bestowed Life ment at bi-monthly picMembership on Bob nics. The club’s next soIt’s your choice . . . Glanville, George cial activity will be a Lawrence and Jim Stewart coach trip to an aquaculfirst and foremost you make the in recognition of their ture farm and lunch at the choice here. You can take the long and valued service Theebine hotel. relax and take it easy approach,

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Coolum Lioness Club

COOLUM Lioness Club will be holding a Cent Auction on Wednesday 28th April 2010. This will be held at St. Peter’s Church Hall in Elizabeth Street, Coolum. Starting at 9am and finishing at 12noon. There will be lots of items to choose from. We will also have a Mother’s Day raffle. A Fabulous Morning Tea & a Lucky Door prize is included in the low cost door entry.

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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.

Embroiderers’ Guild

OUR meetings are held in the Immanuel Gardens Community Hall, Magnetic Drive, Buderim, on the first and second Wednesday of the month from 12.30pm3.30pm, and the third and fourth Tuesday from 9amnoon. Contact Diane 5443 1104 or Anne 5443 4344.

U3A Noosa is on the move

U3A Noosa have moved to new premises at U3A Noosa House, 64 Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin 4565. If you would like further information on our very varied activities visit our website or telephone Sylvia on 5455 6115.

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1. Zeke 2. Xavier Herbert 3. Khmer Rouge 4. Kendo 5. Xylo 6. Bam 7. Huckleberry Hound 8. William McBride 9. Mao’s Last Dancer 10. Netherlands 11. Horse rider - it is a

short-handled leather whip 12. Bird 13. Containers 14. Whale 15. Robin Hood 16. Sheep 17. Celsius 18. In the air 19. Strings 20. Tasmania

SENIORS NEWS 90 years young and still bowling

DOROTHY Skene, a long term resident of Noosa and member of the Noosa Heads Bowls Club turned 90 on the 10th April. Dorothy has been a member of the Noosa Heads Bowls Club for 23 years and held the position of Ladies President in1991. Dorothy is still enjoying the comradeship of her bowling friends and bowling as skilfully as ever. In fact, together with bowling partner Litzie Spencer she recently took out the Club Championship Veteran Pairs title. The Club held a special bowls day to celebrate Dorothy’s 90th birthday at which she was presented with her Matriarch Badge by SCDLBA Junior Vice President Beverly Tebbutt and SCDLBA Treasurer Eve Twohill.


Fran Coules, Dorothy Skene, SCDLBA Junior Vice President Beverley Tebbutt, SCDLBA Treasurer Eve Twohill

Stay Connected – Learn To Use Your Mobile Phone TELSTRA Country Wide sponsors and presents ‘Learn to use your mobile phone’ sessions. At the sessions you can learn to understand the different functions your mobile phone can perform including creating your own mail box or contact list, taking photos and sending and receiving text messages. These training sessions are free and open to everyone but you will need to book in advance.

Two sessions are planned during May at Maleny Library, 5 Coral Street, Maleny; these are on Friday 7 May from 10.00 am – 12 noon (Session 1) and on Wednesday 19 May; 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm (Session 2). Bookings are essential and you must commit to both sessions. Don’t forget to bring your mobile phone (and manual if you have it). Contact details for bookings: 5429 6222.

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Buderim Craft Cottage AN Artists in Action exhibition will take place at the Atrium Gallery of Buderim Craft Cottage from Friday May 7th to Wednesday May 12th inclusive. This is an exhibition of MMM, the mixed and multi media art group. The works shown will include a diverse range of styles featuring contemporary and traditional subject matter. We have artists working in all three paint types - oil, watercolour and acrylic - pastel and pencil work as well as textural and 3D pieces in short a variety of contemporary approaches. All works will be for sale. MMM group members come from a wide range of areas on the Sunshine Coast. We have members from Caloundra to Coolum and out into the ranges.

In keeping with our theme - Artists in Action - demonstrations in different media and styles will be running each day during the show. If you want to learn about pastels, using gold leaf or some such technique, come and ask our members to demonstrate. For more information and to see examples of our work have a look at the Mixed and Multi Media section at For those new to the Coast, Buderim Craft Cottage is at 5 Main St, Buderim. If you would like to join us for the Thursday evening opening please ring Joy Lock 54775460. Opening Hours: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm Friday May 7th to Wednesday May 12th inclusive.

Senior Social Swimmers

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ALL past, present and future social swimmers please remember that from the 12th April, our new winter times began. No more 7.30am starts! Monday and Friday 9am to 10.30am. Wednesday Aquacise/Swimming 9am to 10.30am. Through winter the pool is heated and the friendly faces make the sessions very enjoyable. No one wants to get out of the warm water, so come along and enjoy the fun and fitness at Kawana Pool. Coaching and correction is free. Contact Bev on 0438 239 891 or 5476 6476 after 4pm.

EDGEWATER Village Residents will be holding a free morning tea on Wednesday 5th May 2010 commencing 9.30am till 1.30pm in the community hall David Low Way Bli Bli. A fundraiser with all proceeds being donated to The Cancer Support Council. You are very welcome to come and join us and help make this event a very successful day. There will be Great Entertainment, a delicious morning tea, raffles, lucky door prizes and a craft stall. Please contact Rita 5450 8313 or Heather 5448 4950.

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SENIORS NEWS Tewantin-Noosa National Seniors

Lock up your valuables QUEENSLAND burglars continue to cash in on our technology obsession, with digital cameras and MP3 players topping a thief’s wishlist, according to new research from NRMA Insurance. NRMA Insurance Corporate Affairs Manager Sue Hawkins said much of our

new technology was proving a treasure trove for thieves because it was portable, popular and easy to pawn. “Most of the items that make the top 10 on a thief’s wish list can be stowed in a backpack, which means a burglar can get in and out of a

home quickly and easily with quite a stash if the opportunity presents itself,” she said. “We encourage everyone to lock up when ever they leave home, whether it’s for five minutes or a week. Thieves only need a few minutes to break-in and grab your valuables.”

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Ms Hawkins said households should ensure they had home contents insurance, and to make sure it was updated in line with significant purchases, such as televisions. NRMA Insurance recommends the following: lock the house every time you go out; if you are going away, ask a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your house and collect mail; keep your home looking lived in with open blinds and timer switches on lights; never leave a message on your answering machine saying you are not home; keep your car keys safe and not in any obvious places – burglars could steal your car; and secure garages and garden sheds and remove valuables from your garden.

TEWANTIN-Noosa National Seniors meets on the 4th. Thursday of the month at the Noosa Catholic Parish Hall, Moorindil St. Tewantin at 1-30pm. We have good speakers each month, & are a large club, with monthly outings, lunches, shows, etc... Everyone is welcome. Phone Norm on 5474-0919

Sunshine Coast Computer Club Inc PERHAPS you think having a computer just to go on the internet is not enough to justify owing one. Think of the pages you start when writing a letter and make mistakes and throw it away and

“To embrace a lifetime, we give you time” Drysdale Funerals was established in 1989 by Don and June Drysdale to provide a special level of care for the residents of the entire Sunshine Coast. We place the very highest priority on meeting the specific and personal wishes of those involved in arranging funeral services either immediately or in the future. They are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Lisa Maddison Manager - Tewantin

Members enjoying a day out on the Kookaburra Queen cruising down the Brisbane River. L-R Dianne Hammond, Hazel Thompson, Gai Hinds

Chris Jones Manager - Nambour/Maroochydore

Planning ahead gives peace of mind It is a good idea to plan ahead by completing your personal profile record. It ensures your family or close friends have the answers they will need should anything happen to you. As a community service, Drysdale Funerals have prepared a small booklet in which you can record these details. It is yours free, without obligation, upon request. Just complete the coupon and send it to us or phone 5449 9383. A member of the Australian Funeral Directors Association.

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start again. The great advantage of using a computer over using a pen and paper or a typewriter is that you can make changes without redoing the entire document. If you make a typing mistake, it is easy correct your mistake. If you want to delete a paragraph, you simply remove it, without leaving a trace. It is equally easy to insert a word, sentence, or paragraph in the middle of a document or add a photograph. When you have made all the changes you want, you can print a copy. You can do more than writing letters – address envelopes clearly, make birthday greeting cards, a notice to advertise something, print photographs, make a calendar with large figures so you can read it easily – the list is endless. With the help of the Sunshine

Coast Computer Club you will wonder how you ever managed without a computer. 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 54921005, visit the Club Web Site – http:// or e mail the Club at

‘THE Rise and fall of Japanese Militarism – 18601943 (The Battle of Midway) plus Brisbane’s role in Japan’s downfall. Friday 28 th May 9.0011.30am in the Auditorium of U3A House - Cnr. Poinciana Avenue & Moorindil Street, Tewantin. Fully illustrated, morning tea included. Come and join us for a cost of $3. Further information – phone Ken – 5474 2045. Ken Lynn will describe Japan’s rapid development to world class status while trailing a history of Samurai militarism, flawed democracy and a belief in ultimate racial superiority. Brisbane was a major wartime centre during WW11 though its role has largely been forgotten or never known, least of all by its citizens. This period is also investigated.

Collectorama Country Antiques & Collectables Fair

Sat. May 29th, 2010 7.30am - 2.30pm at NAMBOUR SHOWGROUNDS Coronation Avenue (Next to Nambour Bowls Club)

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U3A Ken Lynn’s History Talk

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THE April meeting of the Cooroy Probus Club was entertained by one of its own members, Kevin Streat, who shared with us his experiences of life in Saudi Arabia. Kevin spent nearly twenty years living and working in Saudi Arabia so was able to talk to us about the customs, culture, and practices of Saudi Arabs. He gave an interesting outline of the local lifestyle including dress codes, family relationships, marriage status and an insightful update to the ongoing changes occurring in the country. Saudi Arabia is the birth place of the Islamic religion. Kevin presented a brief outline of Islam’s beginnings and its impact on day to day life in Saudi Arabia. A very interesting and enlightening sesKevin Streat & Sharon Korb modelling sion. traditional dress of Saudi Arabs Anyone interested in joining the Probus Club of 5442 6671. 9.30am at the Cooroy AnCooroy should contact Our next meeting will be glican church hall, Miva Carol and Trevor on ph held on Monday 3rd May, Street, Cooroy.

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THE ‘Go Card’ system for bus and train travel was explained by Alan from Translink. Only two members present had a card, until Alan gave out free Go Cards worth ten dollars each. If a Go Card is issued using a Seniors Card, the Go Card does not have to be renewed each year, which is the case when a Centrelink pensioner concession card is used. Go Cards can be obtained and ‘topped up’ at the Nambour rail station. When boarding or getting off a bus the card is ‘read’ by a machine which records the length of the journey and shows the balance of money remaining. Paper tickets are more expensive per trip and are to be phased out, so we had better master the new technology. Go Cards can be registered using a password, so that if the card is lost it can be cancelled and replaced.

Phone Translink 13 12 30 for more information. Congratulations to Joyce and Col Robinson on their 64th wedding anniversary and to Meg and Alan Topp on their 59th. Our card afternoons are held on the first Tuesday of each month. Enquires to Meg Topp on 5441 3069 or Rosemary on 5441 4825. Our June meeting is to be a fund raiser for the Cittamani Hospice. 9.30am to 12noon, hot and cold morning tea, entertainment by the ‘Good Old Girls plus One’, plenty of good raffle prizes donated by local businesses and members. Next meeting is on Monday 19th of May. People over 50 welcome to join us 9.30am at the Nambour Heights Bowls Club, 54 Isabella Avenue. Entertainment by Pam Clarke, a very versatile musician.

SENIORS NEWS Expo offers latest in gardening

THE annual Queensland Home Garden Expo is almost on our door step again. Every year, over 27,000 garden lovers, including hundreds of horticulture professionals, flock to the Expo - one of the Queensland’s largest and most celebrated gardening events. You are invited to be inspired by the fantastic displays and get first hand information on how to transform your backyard. A tropical resort style garden, a water wise garden, or a sustainable garden that provides fresh produce for the family, or a combination of all them, is easily achievable with the expert advice and information available at the expo. The expo features tantalizing offerings from more than 360 exhibitors – the latest in garden tools, pots, books, accessories, garden art and more. Six live stages hosting lectures, demos and workshops will offer free expert advice and information all day every day, whilst plant exhibitors will have nearly 40,000 plants for sale daily. Special exhibits include the Giant Kitchen Garden featuring permaculture and organic gardening, landscape display gardens, major Floral Art competitions, a special kids’ at play area and large displays from Queensland’s Garden Clubs and Flora Societies. Visit for more information

Win a great getaway to the Capricorn Coast! ENTRIES for our previous holiday giveaway, courtesy of Bayview Tower Motel Resort in Yeppoon are about to close and the lucky winners will be announced in our next edition. However, for those who have missed out Bayview Tower is running another holiday giveaway starting this month. With luxury and comfort standard, Bayview Tower is situated on the beachfront at Yeppoon. This is the place for a really relaxing holiday and you can do as little or as much as you want. You can win a 4 night holiday to the resort just by entering our latest holiday giveaway. The holiday includes accommodation for two people, a full tour itinerary and all meals. Transfers from Rockhampton train station are also included (if required). To enter you will need to cut out the ‘Win a holiday to Bayview Tower’ symbol displayed in our May, June, July and August 2010 issues (photocopies are acceptable). Once you have collected all 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 20 August 2010.

A Tribute to the Celts AS the autumn days close in and the evenings are getting chilly, up in the “highlands” of the Blackall Range, thoughts turn to the old country. Always in tune with the season, Mapleton Choir has put together a charming concert entitled A Tribute to the Celts. The concert features timeless Celtic classics including Danny Boy, Men of Harlech and My Wild Irish Rose, to name a few. Audiences will also hear some exciting new works, including the Australian premiere of The Cloud, based on a poem by Shelley, and round out with some rollicking tunes from the evergreen Brigadoon. As usual there will also be soloists, duos and trios drawn from the ranks of the choir. We look forward to welcoming family, old friends and new friends to the Mapleton Hall. Demand has meant we now present two concerts, one at 7.30pm on the Friday evening of May 21st. Light supper will be served after the concert. The second concert is at the usual time of Sunday 2.30pm, with afternoon tea, after the performance. Tickets ($15, or $12 concession) can be prepurchased from choir members. For more details please call Roger on 5478 6339 or Christine on 5441 4211. Last October we sold out on the Sunday, so a prepurchased ticket will guarantee you a seat. A Tribute to the Celts at the Mapleton Hall, Obi Obi Road, Mapleton on Friday May 21 at 7.30pm or Sunday May 23 at 2.30pm.

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OUR March Social saw 8 of our ladies visit the Majestic Silent Movie Theatre at Pomona. You can leave your mobile phones on and stamp your feet and laugh without upsetting the hosts who spoke of jaffas rolling down the aisles in the old days! Our Film “Three Bad Men” An American Silent Western, Dakota History lesson and love story -we watched intensely, with some captions making us laugh, and those actions and the facial expressions!!! - totally unexpected outcome. However no laughter at the wonderful organ playing by our host and of course no complaints at our morning tea of sponge cake, tea or coffee or hot chocolate - shared with members of The Noosa Salvation Army who were there for the event as well. We recommend you all visit at one time or another this Gem of history on the coast at beautiful little Pomona. After our Movie we all went around to the local bakery for drinks, pastries and some cake. (Yes! more cake for some). Followed with a little retail therapy for others. All in all a lovely morning where the sun shone for the first time in ages here on the Sunshine Coast. For any enquiries on our VIEW Club and events like this please call Cooroy VIEW Club Secretary - Lal Vider 07 5449 1902.

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IF you are considering retiring to the Sunshine Coast then a visit to Kookaburra Village Caloundra which opened in 1993, is recommended. 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 for residents to use and enjoy; also your small dog or cat is welcome, and a custodian lives on site. The social club organises interesting activities including special events; bowls and craft. Located at 123 Mark Road East (off Daniel Street), Kookaburra Village covering 15 acres; has secure gates at both entrances 123 Mark Road (off Daniel St) and at Lancewood St. A Translink bus service runs hourly on Mark Rd and on Tuesday Thursday and Friday the Village Bus ferries residents to and from the Bus stop. 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. There is no stamp duty payable on the purchase of a home or villa at Kookaburra Village. oAt present there are two homes for sale priced at $220,000 and $249,000 – with many recent upgrades. Also three modern Villas are for sale priced from $239,000 (2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom) and the 2 x 2 bedrooms & 2 bathroom homes are priced at $270,000 & $279,500 – see the Kookaburra Village website for photos. The villas are insulated and have tinted glass; ceiling fans and the majority are air-conditioned. 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 or phone 07 54372394. For inspections at other times please phone 07 54915888. Please note- There is no Visitor entrance at Lancewood St- only at 123 Mark Road East off Daniel Street. An information pack is available on request.

Solutions Adult Learning Centre LOW fees or Fee Free to eligible participants Certificate II in Word Processing, Produce Simple Spreadsheets or Use business Equipment Enrolling now. Austudy approved for selected courses - Provides weekly programs to help adults Improve reading, writing, spelling and numeracy and Basic Computer Skills. Our main Groups are held in Nambour Tuesdays a.m. & Tues p.m., Cotton Tree Library Wed a.m - English for non-English speakers. Planning to start a program in Coolum – please ring for details. Short courses run as required, MYOB short course. Solutions Adult Learning Centre, 22 National Pk Rd., Nambour phone 5476 2511 for details.

SENIORS NEWS ME/CFS/FM Support Group THE next meeting for the Noosa ME/ CFS/FM ( Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue/ Fibromyalgia) Support Group will be held at 224 Eumarella Rd Weyba Downs on Wednesday 12th. May starting at about 10:15am.

This month we are having a get together with a BBQ/Sausage Sizzle. All are welcome, if you have not attended one of these “Support Group” meeting please feel welcome to come. For any further information please call Sandy on 5471 0039.




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THE Sunshine Coast Arthritis Support Group will meet at 12.45pm on Thursday 6th May at the Maroochydore Neighbourhood Centre, 5th Avenue, Cotton Tree. Our guest speaker will be Melissa Pryor – CEO Arthritis Queensland.

The topic is, What is the Arthritis Foundation? How can I benefit from the Foundation? For further details please ring Mary on 5441 2259 or 0403 339 057, Jeanette on 5443 7446 or 0413 482 147 or Bev on 5457 3338 or 0408 453 275

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PERHAPS such things are becoming regular occurrences with your mother. Maybe she has forgotten to turn off the gas or got lost walking home from the shop. Up until now you have put it down to absent-mindedness but suddenly you’re feeling concerned. You may be looking for other signs in your parent’s behaviour which indicate she is forgetting other important things which could endanger her (or his) health. Initiator of a Spiritus and Griffith University Shared Care Early Intervention Dementia study, Gillian Stockwell-Smith said . “Even though your parent seems quite well, you may feel that too many things are slipping your parent’s mind. This could be the early stages of Dementia. It could be that you already have this diagnosis and are not quite sure what

to do next. It’s important to have all the information available at this early stage to prepare for what the future holds.” Gillian is keen for local people, living in the community or in a retirement village, over the age of sixty-five and in the early stages of dementia and their family carers to participate in the study so they can become better informed about the services available within their community. “There isn’t much information out there and it’s important for people to take an active part in planning their own life and exploring any issues which will arise. I would be very happy to hear from anyone who would like to participate. We are able to include forty participants in the study. Please contact me on 3835 2226 or 0416 032 560 or email GStockwell-Smith@anglican


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by the University of Ballarat, found that 98 per cent of the men questioned reported that being involved in community organisations made them feel better about themselves. Eighty per cent said it made them feel happier at home, and 77 per cent said it had improved their social skills. One 94-year-old man said that involvement in his community group had saved his life. “It has been a great benefit to me and if it hadn’t been I would have died,” the participant said.

The survey found that being part of an organisation helped older men learn and develop new skills. This is important as only six per cent of men aged over 50 are involved in formal learning compared with 15 per cent of older women. The survey also found that older men help organisations and the wider community by passing on skills and knowledge, making products, and providing community services. Commenting on the results of the survey, Na-

tional Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill said the survey shows that community organisations make a vital difference to older men. “Government should recognise the important role of these organisations and work with them to support the participation of older men, while the organisations should look at how they can encourage more men to become involved. This will benefit the organisations and the wider community,” said O’Neill.

Cooroy Probus Club THE Probus Club of Cooroy chose the Glasshouse Mountains as the venue for their April outing. A morning visit to ‘Parrots in Paradise’ proved both entertaining and informative. We were introduced to a variety of colourful Australian parrots and told a little about their lives and habitat. These birds delighted in showing their

audience a series of well rehearsed tricks proving that parrots really do have a degree of intelligence - about that of a five year old human. An enjoyable luncheon at the Glasshouse Mountain Tavern rounded off an interesting days outing. The Probus Club of Cooroy meets on the first Monday of each month at the Cooroy RSL at 9.30am

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SENIORS NEWS The Salvos Red Shield Appeal – can you help? THE Salvation Army is calling for volunteer collectors to help run the national Red Shield Appeal doorknock on the weekend of 29-30 May, as many disadvantaged Australians continue to suffer the impact of last year’s economic downturn. Salvation Army Appeals Director, Major Jeff Winterburn said: “Although things seem to have improved economically for many Australians, for those we assist – both in the cities and the bush - the struggle continues. “The most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community are not only the first to be impacted by an economic downturn, but often the last to recover from its added impacts. “We need to reach our Appeal goals if we are to main-

tain our vital social programs in the year ahead, including providing crisis accommodation, support for families in need, employment services, addiction recovery support, emergency services, rural chaplaincy, aged care and telephone counselling. “Our aim is to mobilise more than 100,000 collectors to knock on as many doors as possible. It only involves about two to three hours and we are encouraging people to form teams of four with a driver. Volunteering for the doorknock is very rewarding, knowing you are helping others in need in our community.” To volunteer simply call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) for the cost of a local call or visit

Government to increase services in Aged Care THE Federal Government plans to invest $386 million to increase the number of services in aged care to better support older Australians. Too many older Australians spend too much time in hospital and are unnecessarily admitted to hospital when better care in the community and in aged care homes would have kept them out of hospital. It is estimated that 31 per cent of transfers from aged care homes to hospitals (about 27,000 admissions per year) could be avoided through better GP care in aged care homes.

To improve older Australians’ access to care and help reduce avoidable hospital admissions, the Government will invest $96 million over four years to improve GP and primary care services to aged care homes. From 1 July 2010, through the Aged Care Access Initiative, the Government will increase financial incentives for GPs providing services to aged care homes. This is expected to support around 105,000 additional GP services being provided to older Australians in aged care homes over the four years to 2013-14.

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THE Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) Next general meetings: 9:45 am Noosa Heads Bowls Club, Lanyana Way. May 14th: “Highlights of the Federal Budget (to be brought down 11May)” Guest Speaker: Rob McGregor, Holman McGregor June 10th: “Defensive Investing Choices – Term Deposits and other Fixed Interest products” Guest Speaker: Matthew Augur, Senior Client Adviser, RBS Morgans Ltd. $5 pp inc Morning Tea. Visitors welcome. Bookings essential. Call 5474 4727 for further information. A.I.R. is a not for profit organisation fighting for the interests of self-funded and partly self-funded retirees.

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Ratepayers to pay merger bill: council THE Sunshine Coast Regional Council says ratepayers will be forced to foot the bill to cover the costs of council amalgamations that they did not want in the first place. The council applied for $13.9 million in compensation to cover the cost of merging the three councils but the Queensland Government has confirmed the Sunshine Coast council will not be getting any money. The council’s finance director, Greg Laverty, says ratepayers will have to make up the budget shortfall through

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of those in need in the community through friendship and compassion which is an invaluable gift. Blue Care relies heavily on financial support from the community and a dedicated team of volunteers. As a not-for-profit organisation, Blue Care

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10th anniversary for Noosa Hospital volunteers

Give volunteering a go – it’s a win/win situation NATIONAL Volunteer Week is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, and provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our communities and to say thank you to the more than 5 million Australians who volunteer. Many charities would struggle to survive without the support of these special people who contribute more than 700 million hours of community service to many areas of society, including community health care, heritage and arts, environment conservation, emergency services, education, social justice and sports. National Volunteer Week, from 10th to 16th May and themed as ‘Now More Than Ever’, pays tribute to all volunteers who donate their time and energy to help others. The image of the volunteer has changed over time; gone is the stereotype of the middle-aged housewife with time on her hands. Now volunteers come from all walks of life: they may be a teenager learning to manage responsibility by caring for

wounded wildlife, an executive sharing management skills with a community group or a retiree enjoying a new friendship as a volunteer reader at the community library. By becoming a volunteer you can make a difference to the lives of others and by helping others you are giving something back. You might want to share expertise gained over your working life or skills developed in a hobby or craft, or maybe you just want to connect with people. No matter what your talents are, your time and effort will be welcomed with open arms by a local community organisation. There are many levels of participation as a volunteer to suit your available time, physical capabilities and skills/experience. Check out the organisations on these pages who would love it if you picked up the telephone and said, “I’m available; what can I do to help?” or contact another local community group or charitable organisation that may be close to your heart. You will probably find that you gain more than you give.

NOOSA Hospital Volunteers are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. If you missed out on their popular fundraising cookbook earlier in the year you can now purchase a copy, as a reprint has been done to mark the anniversary. The book is available at the MEALS on Wheels Maroochydore The service operates a catering busiVolunteers desk at Noosa provides hot, ready to eat, nutritious ness as a source of fund raising and Hospital for $15.00. meals to over 200 clients daily. The ser- provides a range of sandwiches, fruit

Meals on Wheels – a vital service for many

vice is auspiced by Suncare Community Services Inc. and has operated from Memorial Avenue Maroochydore, since 1972. The staff with the help of up to 200 wonderful volunteers service a large area which includes Mooloolaba and Maroochydore, Bli Bli, Mountain Creek and Buderim, Forest Glen and Sippy Downs. This service is available to anyone who is unable to provide a regular nutritious meal and prospective clients can be referred by a health professional, family, friends or themselves. All meals are made from scratch at the kitchen in Maroochydore and are wholesome, homemade quality products. The kitchen is able to cater for clients medical dietary requirements such as diabetes, gluten and or lactose intolerance and vegetarian.

platters, sweets and savouries all made fresh to order and sold at a very reasonable rate. Funds from catering are used to ensure a quality service is continued to be provided to the client. Volunteers at Meals on Wheels work in the kitchen, help run the office, visit new clients, deliver meals, raise funds, and help with maintenance. To celebrate National Volunteer Week, for the past five years, Meals on Wheels Maroochydore has sponsored a race at the Volunteer Race Day in recognition of the support given by volunteers. Tickets are free to all volunteers and are available from Volunteering Sunshine Coast (phone 5443 8256.) Get a group together and bring a picnic for a great day out. For more information about Meals on Wheels Maroochydore please phone 5443 3246.

Meals on Wheels Maroochydore The Voluntary Caring Service

Phone 5443 3246

Need Help with Meals? Delicious and Nutritious Meals Delivered to your door

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National Volunteers Week May 10th - 16th

‘Now More Than Ever’

Thank God for the Salvos THE Salvos have been around the Sunshine Coast for over a century. Known as the religion with its sleeves rolled up, The Salvation Army has become a favourite in the hearts of the general population. Salvationists are driven by their love to God and their heart to man attitude and this approach to life can be found in the Family Stores around the Sunshine Coast. Volunteers are soon aware of the ethos that has become a foundational value. Many find fulfilment by serving others through the various Family Stores on the Coast. Without volunteers, the work of The Salvation Army Family Stores would be radically reduced. The Salvos need men with muscles for lifting furniture; people who know how to sort donated goods; with an eye for the value of pre loved items. Money raised in the Family Stores on the Sunshine Coast stays in the area

The Salvation Army Family Stores provide a great environment for volunteers If you can lift and carry, If you are looking for a warm, friendly work place, If you don’t mind sorting, pricing, cleaning, tidying... ...there is a place for you in a Salvation Army Family Store. Contact a store in your locality:

Volunteers get a lift from working at the Salvos

and goes towards providing much needed services in the community including emergency relief for families in need and professional counselling. The Salvation Army operates in centres from Noosa in the north to Caloundra in the South of the region. The enthusiastic vibrancy is consistent throughout all the

stores and provides a warm friendly environment for all. So, if anyone is seeking a place where they will be valued, honoured, and given a meaningful responsibility, The Salvation Army is just the right place. Why not approach a Family Store in your area and offer your services? You won’t regret it.


5441 6458

163 Currie St, Nambour


5471 7088

Shop 4, 127 Greenoaks Dr, Coolum Beach


5443 5998

134 Aerodrome Rd, Maroochydore


5491 84195

5 Industrial Ave, Caloundra and: Shop 13, Centre Point Arcade, 50 Bulcock St, Caloundra

Selangor provides comprehensive range of health care services

NAMBOUR Selangor Private Hospital is a 100-bed modern health care facility that provides comprehensive, quality care to the Sunshine Coast community in a caring, supportive and relaxed environment. The Hospital prides itself on providing a comprehensive range of health care services to the people of the Sunshine Coast and beyond. Nambour Selangor Private Hospital has established itself as a leader in the provision of women’s health care services – offering the full spectrum of gynaecological, obstetric and maternity services and a six-cot Level 2 Special Care Nursery. The Hospital houses two state-of-theart operating theatres, medical and surgical wards, maternity unit, specialised

renal dialysis unit, intensive care unit and day surgery services. There is also a developing focus on palliative care services; pain management, respiratory and sleep study services. Private specialists’ consulting suites and radiology services are co-located within the Hospital campus. Owned by Ramsay Health Care, Australia’s largest and most respected provider of private health care services, Nambour Selangor Private Hospital prides itself on providing high quality, patient-focused health care within a friendly, professional and supportive environment. For more information you can call Cathy Barratt at the Nambour Selangor Private Hospital on 5459 7439 or visit

CAN YOU HELP? Caloundra Meals on Wheels Prepares and delivers nutritious meals six days every week to elderly, frail or ill folk in the local community.


If you can spare a couple of hours on a regular basis to lend a helping hand, ring 5491-6466 today or call in to the Olm Street kitchen before 1pm Monday to Saturday.


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National Volunteers Week

‘Now More Than Ever’

May 10th - 16th

DO YOU HAVE A DESIRE TO HELP OTHERS? Then Nambour Meals on Wheels needs you! Nambour Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteers to help deliver nutritious meals to its many clients as drivers or co-drivers. Two hours a week or month is all that it takes to make a difference. If this is something that interests you, phone Nambour Meals on Wheels today NAMBOUR MEALS ON WHEELS SERVICE INC,

21A Price Street, NAMBOUR 4560 Phone: 5441 3543 ABN: 93 4859104841A 1281

A celebration of volunteering at Corbould Park VOLUNTEERING Sunshine Coast is an independent not-for-profit organisation committed to building the local community sector on the Sunshine Coast. Over 150 community organisations are now members and VSC offers support, resources, training, volunteer linking and networking opportunities to these groups. Many people are keen to volunteer but do not know what they want to do and where to go. Well, VSC is a great place to start! At Volunteering Sunshine Coast they can help you find a volunteer position that is suitable to your interests and skills. They work with a large number of local community groups and have a data bank of volunteer job vacancies.The volunteer roles are many and varied. You may want to volunteer for just a couple of hours

Volunteers do their bit for local hospital THEY don’t wear a uniform or have a medical degree, but a group of local people play an important part of the work done by our local hospital, The Sunshine Coast

Suncoast Community Care Suncoast Community Care is providing a new and real choice for people residing within the Sunshine Coast community, allowing you to remain living in the setting of your choice. We believe in four main principles: Individuality – Services are developed to your unique requirements, ensuring that as circumstances change, we can respond. Involvement – Valuing the involvement of you and your family/friends in determining how your care will be provided Independence – Enabling you to remain as independent as possible, while providing assistance and encouragement Innovation – We are continually searching for new initiatives to support you and your lifestyle

Our range of programs include: • Community Aged Care Packages (CACp’s) A planned and coordinated range of support for people with complex care needs, requiring minimal assistance

• Day Therapy Centre ph. 5441 0740 Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Podiatry, Snoezelen Therapy

• Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) Providing nursing, personal care and therapy for people requiring a high level of care in their own home

• Private Home Care A range of flexible and tailored services can be provided, without the need to meet eligibility criteria

• Home and Community Care (HACC) Domestic Assistance

Phone: 07-5450 4444

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a week or a couple of days. Volunteer employers are often flexible with hours. To celebrate National Volunteer Week and to thank their dedicated volunteers, VSC is hosting a Volunteer Race Day at Corbould Park Race Course on Sunday 16 May. The event is open to all and volunteers can get free admission tickets by contacting VSC on 5443 8256. Members of the public (admission $10) are also invited to make it a big family picnic day, by bringing the kids (for free) or as many friends as you like. Gates open at 10.30am. Give VSC a call on 5443 8256 for information and tickets or if you are interested in learning more about volunteering on the Sunshine Coast. There is also a very informative website at:

Private Hospital at Buderim. They are the Hospital Volunteers, who give their time on a regular basis to help out at the not-for-profit facility, which is owned and operated by UnitingCare Health. The volunteer groups, made up of local men and women (many of whom are retirees), get together each morning to perform important tasks like escorting patients from

reception to the appropriate ward or theatre, distributing mail around the hospital, offering newspapers to the patients, and delivering meals to doctors working in the hospital. The volunteers do a wonderful job, and enjoy the social aspect of working closely together and making lasting friendships with the members of their volun-

teer group. All they receive in return is morning tea and lunch, plus the knowledge that they are making an important contribution to the local community. The way we do our work is inspired by Christian compassion and these volunteers are a wonderful example of that motto in action. For more information you can call Brenda Leibenberg on 5430 3317.

Caloundra Meals on Wheels CALOUNDRA Meals on Wheels prepares around 1,500 meals every week and delivers them to more than 300 elderly, frail or infirm folk in the local community. Hot meals or salads are prepared fresh daily and delivered direct to the door Monday to Saturday (including Christmas, Easter and all public holidays). Volunteer kitchen hands (about 20 every day) usually spend up to 3 hours helping prepare and serve the food, finishing by around 9am when the delivery personnel take over. Drivers and their helpers (almost 30 daily) generally take around two hours

to complete a delivery run, with their fuel costs offset by a 5ltr fuel voucher. The majority of volunteers at the Caloundra service are retired or semiretired people who are looking for something worthwhile to do to fill in a few hours a week (in fact some of the helpers are actually older than the recipients). Anyone interested in volunteering for up to three hours a week on a regular basis would be made most welcome by the fun and friendly band already helping out at Caloundra Meals on Wheels. Call Robyn or Sandy on 54916466 before 1pm daily for more information.

Volunteers showcase dedication to clients WITH in excess of 35,433 meals prepared and delivered from its centre annually to approximately 225 individual clients, Nambour Meals on Wheels Service Inc is an important part of the Sunshine Coast community. Although a small operation compared to others, this organisations volunteers and permanent staff are dedicated to their clients and delivering delicious and nutritious meals. To them it isn’t simply a role, it is an enthusiasm and desire to provide a bit of joy in their client’s lives both through the meals and also a visit from a friendly face,’’ she said. One issue that is facing Nambour MOW is that many of its volunteers

are getting older and not being replaced by younger members of the community. “We are simply asking volunteers to give up two hours of their week to be a part of a very worthy organisation, as well as having the chance to meet some wonderful people both within Nambour MOW and also our clients,’’ Pam said. “Volunteers have the flexibility of coming either weekly or monthly as drivers or co-drivers and any help is greatly appreciated.’’ Volunteers are needed from Monday to Friday to deliver meals through Nambour and surrounding regions and expressions of interest are welcome by phoning supervisor Linda Law on 5441 3543.

Let’s do Lunch . . . Great lunch specials for seniors in May Dicky Beach Surf Club at 1a Coochin Street, Dicky Beach are offering a Senior Lunch Special with a choice of four mains to choose from for only $8.95 Monday to Friday only. All come with a choice of salad & Chips or vegetables & potato. Villa Noosa Hotel at Mary Street, Noosaville are offering a 10% Seniors Discount off all meals as well as a 250gm Graziers select Rump and Beer Battered Barramundi both with chips and salad and include a complimentary beverage for only $14.90. Tewantin – Noosa RSL Club at Memorial Avenue, Tewantin are offering buy one meal from their A’La Cart Menu and receive the second meal for half price The Apollonian Hotel at Laguna Street, Boreen Point has daily lunch and dinner specials as well as their famous Sunday Spit Roast for only $16 Adults and $8 Children. The Royal Gympie Hotel at 190 Mary Street,

Gympie are offering a $10 Roast lunch special which includes an all you can eat buffet of salads, veggies and desert. Dicky Beach Surf Club at 1a Coochin Street, Dicky Beach are offereing a Senior Lunch Special with a choice of four mains to choose from for only $8.95, Monday to Friday only. All come with a choice of salad and chips or vegetables and potato. Maroochy RSL Club at Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore are offering a $7.95 lunch special everyday. You will have a chose of 2 x regular and 4 x speciality dishes to pick from. Take advantage of this great value. Maroochy Surf Club at Beach Parade, Cotton Tree have a great meal deal for 2 available. Select 2 of either Beer Battered Flathead, Pesto Char Grilled Vege Penne or Chicken Breast Parmigiana plus any bottle of “Bay of Stones’ wine for only $39. All meals are served with veges or chips/ salad. This special is available at all meals during the months of April and May.

Movie meal deals and more

to purchase and cook at home. Providing a quick and tasty meal in minutes. Pasta Pronto is licenced offering a very reasonable priced wine list and also with a selection of wine by the glass. Currently you can pop in for lunch Tues-Fri from 11.30 for a $10 lunch special which is a hearty bowl of pasta and a glass of house wine. During the evening Movie Meal deals are available for $30 per person this includes a movie ticket, pasta meal and glass of house wine. Open for dinner from 5.30pm it’s the perfect solution to a great night out. Pasta Pronto has a wide selection of dishes on the menu and caters for both vegetarian and gluten free diners either dine in or take away. PASTA Pronto located in busy Noosa Junction is a Discover what the locals Noosa institution. Fresh Pasta is made daily on the know – Pasta Pronto premises. offers friendly service Pasta Pronto offers Dine In, Take Away or cook at and great food. home options. Booking are recomFresh pasta, ravioli and sauces are available for you mended Ph 5448 0522.

Just a short drive…that’s the point! NOOSA’S HISTORIC


Muso’s night every second Tuesday BYO instruments

Sunday Spit Roast

Adults $16 Children $8 Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials 7 Days a week

Apollonian Hotel Laguna Street, Boreen Point. 4565.

Ph 5485 3100

10% Seniors Discount

on all meals at the Villa Noosa!

250 gram Grazie rs select Rump Steak with chips and salad for $


Includes a com plimentary beve rage.

Beer Battered B arramundi with chips an d salad



Includes a com plimentary beve rage.

New Menu Here Now! As well as these great Lunch Specials!

Monday-Friday L unch Time Only • Great Food • Tab • Gaming Lounge • Live Music • Kids Lounge • Coffee

In the heart of Noosaville the new Villa Noosa Hotel is the home of the best steak and freshest seafood in Noosa. Alfresco and indoor dining featuring restaurant quality at pub prices.

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Mary Street, Noosaville 5430 5555 Courtesy Bus Available Ph: 0427 539 897 May 2010 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 29

Let’s do Lunch . . . Piano Prodigy Plays again




includes glass of house wine

Choice of one of the Pasta Meals • Spaghetti Bolognese • Spaghetti Napoli • Spaghetti Matriciana • Fettuccine Creamy Mushroom • Fettuccine Carbonara

Lunch Tues - Fri 11.30 am til 1.30pm 2/25 Sunshine Beach Road, NOOSA HEADS

(between ANZ Bank and Cinema) Ph: 54480522

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VAN-ANH Nguyen started her piano studies at Sydney Conservatorium of Music when she was just 4 years of age. She is now 22 years old, and her expertise at the piano has continued to grow and to astound her audiences, such that she is currently in great demand in Asia and the USA, and is performing in “Australia, you’ve got talent” and the new Matthew Johns TV Show. By popular demand, Van-Anh has been invited back from Sydney for her 3rd recital at the Maroochy Baptist Centre, 186 Wises Rd., North Buderim at 2pm on Saturday 22nd May. She will team with the Sunshine Coast Concert Band under the baton of Music Director Ken Chadwick OAM to present a varied programme of modern and classical pieces, in solos and band combinations. There will also be some songs from the Musicals with singers Bev Gourlay and Aart Schouten. The admission of $15 at the door (or $5 for children) will raise much needed funds for Heart Reach Australia’s Childrens Sponsorship programmes for Van-Anh’s homeland of Vietnam. Specifically, it will be used to build a medical clinic in the Mekong Delta

area which will operate Vietnam’s FIRST Health Care service which will also be free to the local people. This will be a rare opportunity to experience the brilliance of a talented young pianist, and should not be missed! Enquiries to HRA Director Chris O’Dempsey 07 5476 9444

Cinema – focus group meeting in Nambour THE Sunshine Coast Council is developing its first cultural plan to inform and guide council’s delivery of cultural planning programs and services across the region. Council has recently undertaken an extensive community consultation process including a series of focus groups on specific arts and culture topics. We are interested in hearing your views on the cultural experience associated with attending cinema on the coast and invite you and those who share an interest in cinema to attend a focus group meeting at 6.30pm on Sunday 2 May at the Nambour Civic

Centre. If you are unable to attend this meeting, you may wish to send your views on Sunshine Coast culture (or cinema in particular) by either completing the online survey at sitePage.cfm?code=cc-residents-survey or via email to At Nambour Civic Centre art-house, foreign and commercial films are screened each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Movie information is available from their website at

Art in the hinterland – ‘of ocean and earth’ ARTISTS Trisha Howie and Beverley Watkin will display their new creations at the Pomona Railway Gallery from 10 April to 13 May. Trisha collected, selected and arranged beautiful, natural beach objects and displays them in wall and floor furnishings. Beverley has made ceramic and canvas artworks depicting under the ocean and sand dune views. The historic buildings at the

Pomona Railway Gallery provide a cosy setting for these local artists’ works. Come and meet the friendly volunteers and see the beautiful gallery in the historic hinterland town of Pomona. Call the gallery on 5485 2950 for more information. The Gallery is open Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm, and on Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm. Admission is free.

Enjoy a day in the country LUNCH SPECIAL

10 ROAST $

Includes all you can eat, side buffet of salads, veggies and desert 11.30am – 2pm Mon-Fri 190 Mary Street, Gympie, Qld 4570 Bookings Essential - Tel 5482 1144

Let’s do Lunch . . . Get in the swing with Andrews Sisters Tribute

THE Sunshine Coast Jazz Club Inc is proud to sponsor a Mother’s Day Special ‘Andrews Sisters Tribute – Get In The Swing’ on Sunday 9th May at 2.30pm 5.30pm at the Currimundi Hotel/Motel Function Room, 32 Buderim Street, Currimundi. A trip down memory lane so bring your dancing shoes and don’t forget the camera. Meals are available. Cost for members is $30 and visitors $35. For bookings phone Helen on 5438 1976 (credit cards) or Ted on 5491 6017.

ACCORDING to the saying, variety is the spice of life. Well for Maroochy RSL, variety is the spice of their menu which is about to go through a seasonal change and features delicious curries and Asian-inspired dishes cooked by a dedicated team of Thai chefs. Executive Chef for the RSL’s Infusion Bistro, Coffee on First, Events Centre @ Maroochy and The Swan Bowls Club venues, Herb Gabert says the recent addition to their kitchen team also adds authenticity to the club’s menu. “We completed market research that indicated Asian-inspired flavours were what our customers wanted, alongside our traditional carvery, grill, pasta and salad options,” Mr Gabert said. “We’ve built our reputation based on offering customers good value menu options like our budget lunch and roast meals, as well as our certified black angus steaks. Our Asian-inspired menu just adds another layer to a menu that’s already bursting with different flavours.” And to ensure customers enjoy their meals while they’re still hot, Mr Gabert has worked with the Club to design a kitchen capable of handling the various menu options. “I’ve been working at Maroochy RSL for 12 years so I’ve seen a lot of changes, but the recent kitchen makeover has been one of the best for the catering team,” Mr

Experience the loveliest night of the year with Mario Lanza FROM humble beginnings as the son of an Italian immigrant Mario Lanza went on to become the first super star of musicals and a legendary singer/songwriter. Two of Australia’s best loved singers, Roger Lemke and Annalisa Kerrigan, have united to deliver a ravishingly beautiful presentation of the music of Mario Lanza and Kathryn Grayson in Mario Lanza - The Loveliest Night of the Year. Audiences will hear songs from the worlds of opera and popular music immortalised by his magnificent voice destined for greatness on the world stage, as they witness an extraordinary man through his triumphs

and tragedy. “Every song is different. One will inspire, another will cause you to feel sorrow and heartbreak. So audiences can expect to experience an array of emotions as you join us on this incredible musical journey.” Roger has achieved a rare blend of extraordinary success as concert artist, musical theatre and opera singer. Famous for his portrayal of Marcello for Baz Luhrmann’s ‘La Boheme’, as well as Javert in Cameron McIntosh’s production of Les Miserables, he has sung with every major orchestra and opera company in Australia. When asked about Mario, Roger states, “I have sung Lanza’s songs all my

life, and I believe that it is this sort of music that touches people’s hearts it’s a great love of mine.” Mario Lanza – The Lovliest Night of the Year on Friday May 28 – 7.30pm at the Events Centre, Caloundra. Tickets $28, Concession Groups $25, Students $16, Members $25.20, Concession Members $22.50. For more information: 07 5491 4240 or

Maroochy RSL spices up the menu Gabert said. “When you’re catering for up to 750 people, your kitchen needs to be very structured. It’s almost like a military

operation with defined chains of command and staff split into different sections according to their strengths. But when you’ve got a

team of 60, you need that.” Keep a lookout for our new winter menu and say hello to your local Maroochy RSL catering

team at Infusion Bistro, The Swan Bowls Club, Coffee on First and Events Centre @ Maroochy venues. Call 5443 2211 for bookings.

Seniors Specials

Monday to Friday Lunch only

Choice of • Crumbed Whiting Fillets • Chicken Schnitzel • Beef Sausages • 150gr Porterhouse Steak All with a choice of Salad & Chips OR Vegetables & Potato





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

Also Now Available for Lunch and Dinner Our New Extensive A La Carte Menu which includes: • Breads • Light Meals • Salads • Seafood • Pasta/ Risotto • Chicken & Lamb • Grills

Courtesy Bus Available 7 Days


PH: 5491 6078

On the Beach at Beach Parade, Cotton Tree

5443 1298

Information for Members & Bonafide Visitors May 2010 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 31

La w, F inance & Y OU Law Cancer Council’s Free Will Service


DID you know that around five million Australians, risks are with not having a Will. or 36 per cent of our population aged over 25 years, Regional Fundraising Co-ordinator at Cancer Council Queensland, Jodi Durkin, said anyone who dedo not have a Will? To educate the community about Wills, Cancer Council cides to leave a gift in their Will to Cancer Council Queensland is holding a Free Will Service informa- Queensland can have their Will drafted free by a Fre tion session on Wednesday June 2, from 9.30am – Wills Service solicitor. 11am at Cancer Council Queensland’s Maroochydore “Leaving a gift in your Will to Cancer Council office, located at Cnr of Maroochydore Road & Baden Queensland, after firstly taking care of your family, i Powell Street, and anyone is invited to attend. Please a substantial way to help future generations,” she RSVP by Monday 31st May by phoning 5451 6000. said. “Gifts of any size can make a difference in the Cance The session will be run by Cancer Council Queensland and a local solicitor, to provide the com- Council’s work to fight cancer.” Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, com munity with essential information about preparing their Will. Cancer Council Queensland staff and a Free munity-based charity. The achievements of Cancer Wills Service solicitor will speak about important de- Council Queensland are made possible by the gener tails to remember when drafting a Will and what the osity of Queenslanders.

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THE ATO has warned it has looked at self managed them in their assessable income for the year. super fund (SMSF) trust deeds that include clauses “Anyone involved in or considering these arrangethat seek to avoid excess contributions tax. ments should be aware that they face close examina Excess contributions tax is payable when an tion by the ATO.” individual’s super contributions in a financial year More information is available from the ATO websit exceed certain thresholds known as contributions or by phoning 13 10 20. caps. Under the arrangement a clause is inserted into the SMSF trust deed to restrict the trustee from accepting all or part of a contribution if it would cause the member to exceed a contributions cap. If the trustee does accept the contribution the trust deed directs the trustee to hold the contribution in a separate trust, even though the amount has been treated as a contribution and mixed with other assets of the super fund. Tax Commissioner Michael D’Ascenzo said the ATO considers that these amounts represent super contributions. “These clauses are an attempt to avoid the excess contributions tax if they exceed the relevant cap, even though the amount in question was clearly intended as a contribution and was treated as part of the super fund by the trustee,” Mr D’Ascenzo said. “The ATO has reviewed these arrangements and considers that they are ineffective. “The member may still have to pay excess contributions tax on these amounts, even if the trustee repays the amount back to the member. “They may also have to include the amount repaid to

Cancer Fund Morning Tea ST Peter’s Anglican Church is holding a morning tea on Friday 28th May at 9.30 am to raise funds for cancer research at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Cnr Church Street & Beach Road, Maroochydore. Gold coin donation. Come along with your favourite Bear to join our “Bear Display”, listen to our interesting guest speaker, enjoy a delicious home made morning tea and perhaps find a gift at the craft stall. Why not come along and bring a friend to this enjoyable, fun filled morning. Admission is by gold coin donation and all funds raised go towards cancer research. For more information phone Margaret at 5443 8863.

La w, F inance & Y OU Law Finance YOU Superannuation changes in the wind

SUPERANNUATION could be in for another shakeup with the Government now considering recommendations from two high-profile reviews. The Henry tax review and the Cooper Inquiry, which is just looking at super, have both flagged more potential reforms. Whilst these reviews are going on and there is a level of uncertainty, we would encourage people to assess their options before any possible detrimental changes occur. The Henry tax review has urged a shake-up of the nations’ $1trillion superannuation system – a move that has the strong backing of senior Labour figures and the industry’s peak-lobby. The Cooper review has talked at length about lowering the fee structure in the superannuation industry but lower fees don’t necessarily mean higher returns for customers. Janet Torney, CEO of Qantas superannuation fund, has been quoted as saying “ I don’t mind paying 1% extra in fees if I am going to get a 2% return as opposed to paying 0.1% and receiving a 0.12% return.” The Cooper review has also raised the possibility of a government backed universal default for people who don’t exercise their right to choose a super fund. The proposed no frills option, “My Super”, would effectively replace the dominant default options already on offer, particularly by the industry funds, by requiring them to comply with the new rules. The Funds response has been that the creation of a universal fund was not only unnecessary but would be detrimental to the interests of the overwhelming majority of members. They said having to establish separate fund structures would increase the administrative burden on the total fund, which would translate into higher costs – or lower returns – for members. One option being considered by the Rudd Government would see the 15 per cent superannuation contributions tax reduced

to 12 or 13 per cent – but only for battlers. This would give an effective tax break to people earning up to $35,000 allowing them to keep more of their savings. But high income earners on $150,000 and more could be up for higher taxes. The next opportunity for change to the super system will be the upcoming Federal budget in May. Any change would likely be driven by the need to make provision for national savings to fund the economic recovery packages. We all need to save for our retirement, but as governments keep changing their minds as the best way forward it makes the industry uncertain. Some argue that super changes in the previous budget, such as reductions of voluntary contribution limits, are hurting middle income earners. The previous idea of aged based caps was to allow people as they became older to contribute more to their super but now everyone is on $25,000 cap. Now would be the time to review your super strategy with your financial planner before the next budget. For more Information contact Tim Maher at Maher Digby Securities Pty Ltd - Financial Advisers – AFSL No. 230559 (see advert Page 3). Ph: 07 5441 1266 or visit our website While every care has been taken in the preparation of this document Maher Digby makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of any statement in it including without limitation, any forecasts. This document has been prepared for, the purpose of providing general information, without taking into account any individual objectives, financial situation or needs. You should assess whether the information is appropriate for you and consider talking with your financial adviser before making an investment decision.

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Time to end government age discrimination

SENIORS are calling on federal and state governments to follow the example of Western Australia and end arbitrary discrimination in their workers’ compensation schemes. Under Western Australia’s new scheme announced in early April, workers aged 64 or older will no longer be limited to a maximum of 12 months of income payments. Instead they will be entitled to up to $175,000

compensation, including medical costs—the same as younger workers. The new system also removes a bar on workers over 65 claiming compensation for noise-induced hearing loss. Commenting on the changes, National Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill said Western Australia is leading the way and others should follow. “All other states and territories, with the exception of Queensland, impose age limits on workers’ compensation—as does the federal government. “This type of discrimination is an obstacle for older workers who want to remain in the workforce after they reach 65. It is one of the reasons why Australia has the lowest workforce participation rate for the over-55s of all English-speaking OECD countries. “Legislative discrimination is not limited to workers’ compensation. Governments need to get rid of all laws that discriminate against older workers, such as compulsory super contributions stopping when workers reach 70,” said O’Neill.

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HEAL TH HEALTH Qld nurses plead Government to fix aged care QUEENSLAND’S nurses have issued a plea for the federal government to take immediate action to improve aged care for older Australians. Head of the Queensland Nurses’ Union, Gay Hawksworth, last week said the country’s aged care system and Australians requiring aged care

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WITH International Nurses’ Day fast approaching, nurses in the region are warming-up for the fourth annual Golden Bed Pan Bed Race which will be held on Saturday, May 8 at the Sunshine Coast Grammar School in Forest Glen. Training has commenced as the various participating hospitals, nursing homes, and community

care organisations and universities prepare their teams for the big day. The bed race teams will have the opportunity to run, grab, wrap and dodge their way to victory for the highly coveted Golden Bed Pan Trophy. The races are hosted by Regional Nursing Solutions (RNS) as part of the 2010 RNS Big Wrap for Nurses to say thank you

for the invaluable contribution nurses make to the community. RNS Managing Director, Sue Dunlop believes that everyone has been directly or indirectly touched by the work of our nurses and the Big Wrap provides an opportunity to celebrate nurses and to give these men and women the ‘big wrap’ they deserve. “Whilst this is a fun event, we also believe it is a good mechanism to spread our message of thanks a little further every year. As part of the celebrations we will take our Big Wrap Van on the road between Cairns and Brisbane to deliver over 5,000 gifts to nurses as a token of our appreciation,” said Sue. To celebrate the dedication and achievements of nurses who continue to improve the standards of health around the world today, this year’s Big Wrap event will take on an ‘Around the World’ theme. This is even more relevant with 2010 being officially declared as the Interna-

tional Year of the Nurse by the United Nations and also marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Florence Nightingale, who is celebrated for pioneering the foundations of the nursing profession. “The bed races have become quite a highlight on the nursing calendar and they are getting increasingly competitive. Teams are preparing for the big event with Nambour General Hospital’s Emergency Department hoping to defend their title and Sunshine Coast Private Hospital planning to hand over the wooden spoon trophy,” said Sue. “Our Big Wrap objective is to show those in the nursing profession that they are valued and recognised. By the delivery of a small gift or participation in a fun day of bed racing, we hope to achieve our goal of making every nurse feel appreciated.” For more information or how to get involved, please visit:

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Sign on to sip up for a good cause AUSTRALIA’S Biggest Morning Tea is just around the corner and tea lovers are being called on now to register to host a morning tea for Cancer Council Queensland. Thursday, May 27 is the official date for the event; however tea and scones will be enjoyed across the state throughout May. Senior National Events Co-ordinator at Cancer Council Queensland, Katie Field, said every cup will help tip the balance in the fight against cancer. “Now is the perfect time for morning tea hosts to register their morning tea and start planning their events, as May is only weeks away,” she said. “All registered hosts receive a free Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea host kit, with all the information needed for a great event. “Hosting a morning tea is easy, simply get friends, family or work colleagues together to take a break and enjoy some time out, while raising funds for a great cause. “I encourage all Queenslanders to put

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THERE is always something on the social calendar at Hibiscus Chancellor Park Retirement Resort and Easter was no exception. Residents celebrated the holiday with a fun filled evening of lively enter-

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lor Park nine years ago with her husband Sam. “My daughter actually moved here first and we were so impressed with her unit and the facilities that we ended up following her,” Edna said. “Everybody is so friendly here at Chancellor Park. Sam unfortunately passed away two years ago, but the support from staff and fellow residents has been really wonderful,” Edna said. With four children, nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, Edna admits that she doesn’t have too much time participate in the various social activities that are run around the resort. “I play indoor bowls twice a week and I usually attend a few events each month but my family keeps me busy,” she said. Close to shopping centres, public transport and medical centres, Hibiscus Chancellor Park Retirement Resort offers residents a true quality of life, in a resort like setting. For more information contact our friendly sales team on 5476 9566 or visit:

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JOIN us on our 12 day escorted coach tour of the ‘Apple Isle’. The departure date for our next tour is 01 March 2011. Fly to Melbourne with Virgin Blue and join the “Spirit of Tasmania” for our overnight trip to Devonport, Tasmania’s 3 rd largest city. Visit Sheffield, the town of murals – modeled on the small Canadian town of Chemainus. The murals were created to save the town’s economy. Visit Deloraine and see the old Georgian and Victorian buildings. Travel through Launceston in Northern Tasmania, Australia’s 3rd oldest city and 2nd oldest in Tasmania. See Cataract Gorge and try the world’s longest single chair lift. Visit Seahorse World and Grindelwald Swiss Village, an authentic Swiss village in the rolling hills of the Tamar Valley. Travel down the scenic east coast through St Helens, the largest town on the east coast and Tasmania’s largest fishing port, to Scamander on the Beach. Stop in at the Port Arthur Historic Site where prisoners who had commited further crimes in the Colony were confined. Take a Walking Tour of the site and cruise to the Isle of the Dead. The tour spends 3 nights in Hobart, Australia’s oldest city and southern

Join the “Spirit of Tasmania” for our overnight journey back to Melbourne. On arrival in Melbourne we pay a visit to Queen Victoria markets before traveling on to the airport to join our flight home. There is also an 11 day Air Tour available departing on 02 March for those who do not enjoy travel by sea. Fly to Launceston with Virgin Blue and join the tour there. For more information or to request a colour brochure please contact Geoff or Val at World Discovery Tours on Toll Free 1 800 645 055.

most Capital, situated at the mouth of the Derwent River and backed by Mt Wellington (1270 metres) Try your luck at the Casino and sample the “goodies” at Cadbury’s Chocolate Factory, visit Battery Point and Richmond. Travel through Strahan to Queenstown and enjoy a cruise on the Gordon River. There will be time for shopping or browsing. The tour takes us next to Burnie with a visit to a cheese factory with a cheese tasting, then along the north coast to Burnie and Devonport where we again sight our ship in the Mersy River.

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have previously combined cruises in Asia. Classic International Cruises, which has just completed its sixth annual summer season in Australia with its flagship, Athena, based in Perth, has offered numerous successful Asia cruise programs over the last decade using two of its smaller ships, Funchal and Arion, most recently in 2006. The 500-passenger Princess Daphne will be the line’s latest vessel to be based in Asia. The 550-passenger Athena will again be based in Australia in the summer of 2010-11, doubling Classic International Cruises’ presence in the region. “In the summer of 2010-11, Australians will have the choice of sailing on Athena from local ports or flying to the Far East to enjoy a traditional ocean cruise aboard our beautiful Princess Daphne,” said Classic International Cruises’ Australian Managing Director, Grant Hunter. Contact your local Travellers Choice agent to book your Classic International Cruise!

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HOLIDAY & Leisure The winter cruise

SEVERAL days in Paris were the precursor to our winter cruise. A coach took us from Paris on the journey to Amsterdam, one that should have taken eight hours, dragged out to twelve hours driving through a winter wonderland. The road was clogged with vehicles, the surrounding scenery was white with snow. We were welcomed on board the ship in Amsterdam. Linda who looked after us for the journey took us to our cabin. While in Amsterdam we had been able to choose between either a canal tour or a visit to the Vincent Van Gogh museum and we had chosen the latter to add to our Parisian treasure trove of art. The ‘Van Gogh’ museum has over 800 paintings and 1200 drawings as well as many of the letters written by Vincent. The nucleus of the collection originally belonged to Theo Van Gogh, Vincent’s younger brother. We were able to see many of the artist’s self portraits as well as paintings we all have become familiar with like ‘The potato eaters’, showing peasant life. We

did have enough time to browse and the audio guide was helpful, however we didn’t have time to see the letters before it was time to leave. As we made our way back to the bus and the ship it was very cold and the path icy. Apart from the short river cruise I had made between Moscoe and St Petersburg, cruising was new to me, and I have never been on an ocean cruise. Everything on our ship was very well organised and planned. Nothing seemed too much trouble for the Cruise Director ‘Werney’. Each evening before dinner we had a daily briefing, explaining activities for the following day, and that was endorsed with an information sheet left in our cabin while we were at dinner. All the shore excursions were included in the original tour price and they took place every day. Sometimes the excursion was a walking tour directly from the boat, other times we would go by coach. But always with an audio guide linked to the local tour leaders, who all spoke excellent English. The meals were all delicious and there were of-

ten extra events like the ice cream party on the sundeck crunching around in the snow and the oyster party one morning at 11 am, which just happened to be on my birthday. After the buffet breakfast, one didn’t really need anything until lunch time; however we did manage a few oysters as well as some prawns, with a glass of champagne. Lunch was another buffet always including two types of soup and pasta as well as an a la carte menu, which we never had as the buffet was adequate. If we happened to be on board around 3.30, afternoon tea was served. Dinner after the cocktail hour was four courses, (with a choice) followed by a cheese platter. Wine was included at lunch and dinner. Believe it or not supper was served as well but by then it was usually past my bed time. Of course cruise enthusiasts are familiar with ship routines, but I do know that for some travellers, like myself, cruising was a new experience and I quite simply didn’t know what to expect. It was incredibly cold outside but of course warm on board. Many ventured out on deck to watch proceedings as the ship went through the numerous locks. Our shore excursions took us to some very interesting medieval towns, Rudesheim, Miltenburg, Bamberg, all new places for me as well as the great cities of Cologne, Nuremberg, Vienna and Budapest. Christmas, New Year and both Jim and my

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birthdays, were times of celebration and everyone joined in with those special events. The down side of going on a ‘winter cruise’ was that it was too cold to use the sun deck on the roof (except for the ice cream party, which was fun.) and we didn’t make use of our lovely private balcony. Consequently, at times, the lounge area became a bit noisy and crowded. The sixteen night cruise

finished at Budapest and it was an amazing feat for the Tour Director Werney to co-ordinate everyone’s departures for either other destinations or homeward. Our flight was in the evening and although we had to leave our cabin at 9 am, we waited in the lounge in comfort having numerous cups of coffee a buffet lunch, playing scrabble and reading until it was finally our turn to be called to our bus to

take us to the airport. I can understand why so many people love to cruise and I would certainly consider going on another. It is great to unpack, put the case under the bed and be waited on for the duration. Having said that I do like to be able to see the bank either have to leave an ocean side of the ship, so I may cruise for some time yet.

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Autumn – the most beautiful time of year to visit Japan

Mandarin World Travel’s Autumn Leaves 10 day tour will take you to the must-see spots in Japan to enjoy the beautiful season of autumn including Nikko, Mt.Fuji, Kyoto and Nara. You will fly in from Australia to Tokyo and your next day takes you to Nikko, a small city at the entrance to Nikko National Park. Nikko has been a centre of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for many centuries, and Nikko National Park offers a panorama of mountainous landscapes, lakes, waterfalls and hot springs. Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju Take in the Buddhist JAPAN is not only a mod- of striking scenic beauty. ness and its mountains, temples of Tokyo and the ern, highly developed First time visitors will be which cover nearly three- famous Ginza shopping country, but also a land impressed by its green- quarters of the country. area and then retire to

your comfortable hotel accommodation before heading out the next day to Hakone, where you will visit the Peace Park, Owakutani Hot springs and a cruise on Lake Ashi. Mount Fuji is a highlight of the tour where you will visit the Visitor Centre and green tea farm, following by a short but impressive trip on the renowned Bullet Train. Another special highlight for many is Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, where you will visit the Heian Jingu Shrine and Golden Pavilion, later enjoying the Kimono show at Nishinjin showroom and a popular night spot where you can experience authentic Japanese lifestyle.

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Entertainment in the form of clubs, RSL and a variety of good old fashioned pubs are all at your finger tips. In fact the very essence of Yeppoon — the style, the ambiance — is all there to be soaked up at your leisure. Bayview Tower has four and five night packages available, and if you use your Seniors’ rail ticket they will even pick you up at Rockhampton railway station. Your holiday will be filled with interesting tours and fantastic food and you won’t have to organise a thing! The holiday packages include a visit to the spectacular Capricorn Caves (a unique system of above-ground caves), a taste of local Aboriginal culture, a tour of the 19th

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HAVE the Christmas you always dreamed of with a range of White Christmas and New Year tours just announced by local travel agency chain Ucango Travel. Imagine....spending Christmas in an 800 year old Coaching Inn deep in the heart of the snow covered mountains of Austria. Or maybe a picture perfect hotel in the Bavarian Alps under the

shadow of the romantic Fairytale Castle of ‘mad King Ludwig’. Have you ever dreamed of a traditional Polish Christmas feast in a centuries old banqueting room of your hotel - a nostalgic 13th century castle? The tours are not summer tours ‘run over winter’ they are Christmas Tours! Designed specifically for the winter season’s shorter daylight hours,

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From here it’s on to Kobe, an ancient port city with its Chinatown and Japanese Sake Brewery and then Osaka for some serious window shopping (or maybe you will be tempted?) It all makes for an unforgettable tour at a particularly spectacular time of the year. For those with a little more time the Japan & Korea Dreams trip is an ideal combination tour of Japan and Korea together in one trip, taking in the

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THE Sunshine Coast Literary Association is encouraging entries into the WARM 2010 Writers competition, which closes at the end of April. The competition is open to aspiring writers in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie area, with four entry categories including junior, young adult, open poem and open short story. SCLA president Hari Kotrotsios said the Sunshine Coast Literary Association was a not-for-profit association dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and celebrating literary talent throughout the Sunshine Coast region, with the annual awards being a key part of that charter. “This year the SCLA is celebrating the third anniversary of the competition, with the winners to be showcased at a special Awards Dinner on 17 June at Cartwrights Restaurant, at the TAFE Campus, at Mountain Creek,” Ms Kotrotsios said. “Already we have received some great entries, so we are encouraging everyone to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and get their entries lodged

by the 30 April deadline. “Entrants will then be in the running for the cash prizes available for each category - $200 for first place and $50 for second, as well as a Readers Choice award in each category to be decided by a panel of SCLA members. Ms Kotrotsios said the competition was designed to be a platform to showcase the depth of talent of writers throughout the region. “It is said that everyone has a book in them, though most never even get started but here on the Coast there are many writers, published and yet-to-bepublished already hard at work on their manuscripts.” “Last years competition featured some exceptional works so we are eagerly awaiting this year’s entries.” The cost of entering is $5 per entry with a maximum of three entries per candidate. Entries close on Friday, 30th of April 2010. Entry details and forms are available online at the SCLA website or by emailing

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ARE you an avid reader with a passion for quality books at affordable prices? Then you can’t miss the annual Bookfest Noosa on the first weekend in May at Bicentennial Hall, Sunshine Beach. The Bookfest Noosa is a book lover’s heaven. With tens of thousands of second-hand and new books on offer, no matter what your taste in reading, there is a book for you. Fiction and non-fiction titles include adventure, mystery, sci-fi, westerns, romance, reference books, history, war and Australiana. You will also find books on biography, lifestyle, cooking, hobbies, gardening, boating and sports. Children and young people are also catered for. For a few dollars, bibliophiles can obtain enough reading material to last for months. The BBQ stall and Raffle prizes will add to your fun! By supporting Bookfest Noosa, not only are you stocking up your bookshelf and saving yourself some cash, but you are contributing to the proceeds of the Bookfest which are dedicated this year to Childhood Cancer Support in Qld, and other Rotary charities locally and globally. It happens once a year, so drop in to enjoy the atmosphere of the biggest book sale on the Coast. The Bookfest Noosa runs daily from Friday 30th April to Sunday 2nd May from 9am to 4.00pm daily and on Monday 3rd May from 9am to 12pm at the Noosa Bicentennial Hall, in Bicentennial Drive, Sunshine Beach. For further information contact the Bookfest Noosa hotline on 1300 791 226

NICKLIN MP Peter Wellington wants feedback from the electorate on daylight saving before a trial or referendum are considered by parliament. Mr Wellington said he went to Parliament with his Daylight Saving Bill so this contentious issue could be decided once and for all. “Queenslanders have not put forward an official opinion on daylight saving for 18 years, so anyone aged under 36 has never had a say on this issue. My Bill proposed a split-time zone for Queensland, so the south east corner can be in step with the rest of the east coast of Australia,” he said. “This would mean the local government areas of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Logan, Scenic Rim, Redlands and

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The winner of a fabulous wardrobe from Casual Ladies Boutique ONE of our readers has just had a wonderful surprise – Mrs Betty Gleeson of Sippy Downs now has $1000 to spend on updating her wardrobe courtesy of the boutique store! Congratulations Bettywe are sure you will spend some happy hours choosing your new clothes. In our March issue Casual Ladies Boutique offered this great prize to anyone who spent $100 instore. The family operated business has a great range of top designer labels; make sure you call in soon for their array of summer casual wear all at very keen prices. Casual Ladies Boutique is at Shop 6, 120 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba, contact no. 5444 6008.

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Moreton Bay would be included in the daylight saving time zone.” “This option has raised a lot of interest, and the government is now seeking feedback from every State MP in Queensland so it can consider the possibility of a referendum on the issue at the next State Government or even a daylight saving trial.” “I believe Queenslanders

should have an opportunity to tell the next State Government their opinion on this issue rather than leaving the government to assume they know your opinion,” Mr Wellington said. “I encourage everyone to contact either myself or your own State MP in writing, via email or post, and put forward an opinion on daylight saving. I understand the Government

will review this state-wide feedback in mid-May before taking the issue any further.” Contact details for Peter Wellington are nicklin@parliament. or PO Box 265, Nambour 4560. “For those people who have already telephoned my office – please put your opinions in writing so they can be considered on a wholegovernment level.”

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THE Annual Winter Show will be held at the Auditorium Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha on Saturday 17th July at 8.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday 18th July at 9.00am to 3.30pm. Admission is $3.00. This year as part of our celebrations we have increased the value of the prizes, “Champion Orchid of Show” wins $500.00, and “Reserve Champion Orchid of the Show” wins $250.00. This is an open show and any member of an orchid society may enter orchid plants for judging. Judging will commence at 8.00pm on Friday 16th July. During the week-end there will be potting demonstrations and cultural advice. For sale to the public will be orchid plants at very reasonable prices. We also have two trade tables selling all the necessary growing accessories. Our floral art ladies will be making orchid arrangements for sale to the public. Light refreshments are also available. We will hold rolling raffles over both days, and one major raffle of a box of orchids in flower. Should anyone have any questions please contact Sonia Addison 32775825.

IF you like doing craft with friends think of us, Petrie Park Crafts in Nambour. Our motto is ‘Enjoyment of Crafts with Friendship’. Mondays - needle work, patchwork, crochet & other crafts; Thursday - Handwork Pottery; Gas firings. Tuition is available in the various Crafts. Our building has Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays available for any other craft groups who wish to use the rooms. Our yearly fees are low & anyone is welcome to visit or join our groups. Phone Marlaine for needle work on 5441 6852 or Heather for pottery on 5446 8217.

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fashion parade with fashions supplied by Millers Fashion Club. The admission is free and a gold coin donation would be welcomed at the door. If you like a cuppa and Devonshire Tea put this event on your calendar and join in the fun of a great day. Bring a friend and help choose the winner of ‘the best decorated Bra competition’ and win a prize if you can guess the original wearer of the Wedding Dress. You can enter a bra in the decorating competition by bringing it along prior to the event. Everyone is welcome and for more information, please contact Christine Jones and the staff at Drysdale Funerals. Phone 5441 1366.

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grand piano and cocktail bar, commercial kitchen, billiard room, library and cinema is reminiscent of a 5-star hotel. Ditto the al fresco facilities of gymnasium, solar heated pool, hobby workshop, outdoor entertaining with barbecues and allweather use, the bus will drop off and pick-up from a designated shopping

centre twice daily, caravan, boat or trailer parking is available and if you have a penchant for growing your own vegies, the patch is waiting to be planted. Managers Heather and Brian Williams say being within walking distance to the Noosa Civic and five minutes’ drive to Hastings Street and the Noosa River is a big plus

with residents. “At Noosa Domain Village we cannot promise the elixir of youth but it comes very close”. Noosa Domain Village is at 35 Walter Hay Drive, Noosaville and prices range from $440,000. Contact sales manager Karen Bayford on 5341 6170 or 0409 191 800 or visit the website at: www.countryclubvillages.

Free library workshops tackle common health concerns WHETHER you’re stressed to the eyeballs or battling the post-baby blues, Sunshine Coast Libraries are offering a series of free workshops that will help you with deal with everyday health concerns. It is the first in a series of free public workshops, Healthy Today, Here Tomorrow, running at Beerwah, Kawana, Nambour and Maroochydore libraries until 31 May. Together with Sunshine Coast Division of General Practice and Focus Health and Therapy, the workshops use qualified presenters to outline ways to combat common health concerns. Free workshops on offer include: Baby Blues: Post Natal Depression; Anxiety, Booze and Other Drugs; Nutrition: Eating Healthier and Living Longer; Men’s

Health: A Bloke’s Check-up; Raising Teenagers and Staying Sane ; Type 2 Diabetes: Have you got it? Will you get it? Find out what you can do to avoid Type 2 diabete; Kids, alcohol and other drugs: Responding effectively; From Burnout to balance.Make a positive step towards improving your health and wellbeing by booking for a workshop today. Bookings can be made by phoning the libraries directly on: Beerwah Library: 5494 0221; Kawana Library: 5444 8022; Maroochydore Library: 5475 9800 Nambour Library: 5441 8332. For a full list of workshops, their locations and to download a program, visit:

Slipper joins charity’s pyjama collection MEMBER for Fisher Peter Slipper has joined forces with The Pyjama Foundation charity and opened his office as a collection point for pyjamas for Australia’s needy children. The Pyjama Foundation’s primary function is to assist foster children with their reading skills, but it holds an annual pyjama drive to collect new pyjamas to distribute to children in care. The Pyjama Foundation is seeking only new packaged pyjamas in all sizes from 0000 to adult. “This is a relatively simple and inexpensive way that local residents can contribute to the care of children in foster care; I ask anyone who can get involved to drop off the new pyjamas to my office at Buddina,” Mr Slipper said. The pyjama drive runs officially for six weeks, starting 1 June and finishing in mid-July; however Mr Slipper said his office is ready now to start accepting donated pyjamas. Donated pyjamas can be dropped off from Monday

Sunshine Crafts ARE you lonely, or need some creative stimulus. We have opened a new craft centre, so come along, any age welcome, and no experience necessary. Cost is $6 for tuition, and a donation for morning tea. Every Wednesday 9.30am-12.30pm at the Maroochydore Community Hall, 97 Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore (next to Meals on Wheels). Ring Beryl on 5479 1517 for more information.

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Bayford, “and each villa has lots of storage, high quality finishes and premium appliances.” In addition there’s a boat moored at the Noosa Marina for residents’ use. Taking centre stage at Noosa Domain Village is the Community Clubhouse. Its reception area, restaurant-style dining area, club lounge with

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You just shut the front door and go shopping or even overseas. And where else can you drive down the street on a warm summer’s night and see everyone with their screened front doors open so the breezes blow through?” “Here’s the opportunity to take cash out of your residence by downsizing, living in something more appropriate and pocketing and investing the residual capital. “Those who make the decision earlier to move are better off financially because the growth of retirement villages has exceeded the average growth of real estate in Queensland. “Plus buying a regular unit or apartment, you pay body corporate fees, insurance and have to maintain the external appearance and you won’t get this style of facilities where the levy is only $83 per week,” says Stewart referring to Noosa Domain Village services. The architecturally designed, spacious and contemporary two and three bedroom Noosa Domain Village villas are part of a five stage master plan, which will eventually include 102 villas, 39 serviced apartments and 28 apartments. “We understand the needs of our residents, hence the garages have remote control operation from your car and internal access to your home,” says sales manager Karen

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THE romance of a seachange, tree-change or even a tee-change is attractive; however a higher proportion of retired and semi-retired couples and single folk prefer to build upon their community links and stay engaged with family and friends in an active, secure, socially invigorating yet refined and independent environment. In 1990, it became apparent to the Country Club Villages’ development and management group, there was a shift in the retirement living market with a desire for more security, recreation and relaxation in a friendly atmosphere that also offers independence

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OPERA in the Amphitheatre

PROBUS and U3A and Retirement Village groups were among the many Seniors who joined a music-loving throng at last year’s OPERA in the Amphitheatre at Lake Macdonald, Cooroy. Many have booked to come again in May, when OPERATIF! presents a new program of Opera greats and song favourites in this spectacular Lakeside amphitheatre in the Noosa Hinterland at Lake Macdonald, Cooroy on Sunday 2nd May at 3pm. If you like picnics, there are beautiful Botanic Gardens all around the lake to enjoy a preconcert lunch before settling in for the concert. The renowned OPERATIF! Opera and Song company, will feature soprano Jennifer Parish, contralto Dorothy Williams, tenor Benjamin Fifita Makisi, baritone Stewart Cameron and accompanist John Colwill. The program will range from popular opera by Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti and others to greats from the Musicals and a dash of favourite Neapolitan songs. “It’s certainly a ‘something for everyone’ program,”

said soprano Jennifer Parish. “It’s a great occasion too. Seeing the grand piano unloaded and placed on the stage always starts the adrenalin for the singers and the buzz of audience excitement on the day.” The company have recently returned from producing and performing in the 6th annual ‘Opera in Paradise’ Festival on Norfolk Island. The week of concerts received rave reviews from attendees and the 2011 February Festival is already on sale! If sitting in a spectacular Greek-style amphitheatre, listening to opera, watching the birdlife on the lake behind the stage and perhaps enjoying your favourite tipple appeals to you, it’s time to secure your seat! Tickets are $42 ($35 for groups) To book for OPERA in the amphitheatre, phone 1300 308 385 or go to the OPERATIF! website For those who prefer their concerts indoors, there is a repeat performance at 3pm on Saturday 8th May at Redcliffe Cultural Centre.

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people are so desperate that they will sacrifice their own lives in order to satisfy their goals. The Usual Five for Lunch, written by a School teacher from NSW, Paul Addison, is a comedy, set in the lounge bar of a run down country town pub, which explores the tangled relationships of 3 generations of women who have more in common than they realise. Tudo Ou Nada is a very funny comedy by local Frank Wilkie. Ingrained prejudices, family secrets and damag-

ing indiscretions are exposed when two lovers from vastly different cultural backgrounds bring their dysfunctional parents together for the first time and explain their decision to defy custom and remain unmarried. Three very experienced and talented Directors, Sue Clapham, Jenni McCaul and Sue Sewell combine with exceptional actors, including Jodie Bushby, the winner of the Best Actress Award last year, to make this a night of fabulous theatre. Audiences can also enjoy the wonderful tradition of

voting for their favourite play which wins the Nancy Cato Award and is published by Maverick Musicals. The winner of the Best Play will receive $2500 prize money for Best Play, sponsored by Macquarie. This winner of the Best Play and the Audience Choice winner will be announced following the final performance on Saturday June 12 and will be showcased at the Noosa Long Weekend. For over thirty years, Noosa Council and more recently, the Sunshine

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THE MayFiesta is not just of fantastic Noosa festi- shine Coast map. one fantastic Noosa fes- vals scattered through First for the Noosa May tival – it is a whole series towns across the Sun- Fiesta, you have the Celebration of Australian food and Wine, Noosa Style. During this event Australia’s top chefs, winemakers, restaurateurs and general food lovers mingle to learn, taste and explore the best Australian produce. Join a food trail from farm to e table, take a class or enm joy the results when Jano achines guest chefs take over loM g n i cal Noosa restaurants. w Se You can turn the clock back to the 1950s and 60’s from with Rock’n’Tewantin – 10 days of rock n’ roll dance competitions and concerts, hot rod displays and 10 pin bowling nights  Great range of patchwork O v in and around Noosa and e rlock fabric now in stock ers Tewantin. from  Haberdashery and To taste the best of local Sunshine Coast produce, accessories book a spot at the Long  Classes galore Table Dinner, part of the Eumundi Food Festival.  Fully qualified technician For the best of the rest of on site the world, visit the Global Food Festival along Thomas Street, Noosaville. To top it all off, head down to the Noosa 1/8 Ormuz Avenue, Caloundra Harbour for the Mayfiesta Village Walkway (opp. IGA/ACTION Supermarket) with Latin style salsa dancing and music.


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One-Act Play Festival THERE is something adventurous in going to see three new one act plays in one night. It’s an adventure that audiences to the Noosa Arts One Act Play Festival have been enjoying for over thirty years. And what a bumper year 2010 will be for audiences. 2010 has seen some great plays submitted. Among the 55 entries received from all over Australia, there were 5 previous winners. This year also offers that appealing mix of drama and comedy that gives variety and interest to the night. God Willing, written by Bruce Olive from Buderim, is a chilling drama inspired by the terrorist attack on the Mumbai hotel. It looks at the nature of modern terrorism, and why some


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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.

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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).

Garden of Eden at the Majestic GARDEN of Eden starring Corrine Griffity, 1928, will be screened at The Majestic Theatre in Pomona on Mother’s Day on Sunday 9 th April commencing at 12pm. Cost per person is $30 which includes lunch, a glass of champagne on arrival, & dessert including tea & coffee followed by the film. In this romantic comedy, Corinne

Griffith plays a young girl who leaves her small town home for the city, in search of fame and fortune. Quickly disillusioned, she is adopted by an elderly lady of mysterious means who introduces her to the delights of Monte Carlo. She finds love, of course, but cannot accept her lover’s advances because of her true station in life.

SC Jazz Club Inc presents Clare Hansson Trio THE Sunshine Coast Jazz Club Inc. is a not-for-profit group that supports and donates funds to local charities, community groups and schools. The Clare Hansson Trio will perform appear for the Jazz Club on May 1st in a concert billed as A Tribute To Jazz Greats Past And Present, including Marian McPartland. This is sure to be some musical occasion - Clare’s love affair with jazz shines through in the vitality of each performance! Clare, ‘Queensland’s first lady of jazz’, will present a selection of Marian

McPartland’s compositions and honour other jazz greats during the night. Clare (Piano) will be accompanied by Wayne Harper (Bass Guitar/Vocals) and Geoff Ovenden (Drums). The venue for this one-off special event is Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima Street, Buddina. Doors will open at 6.45pm and the show is from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. All shows are now ticketed and seats must be prebooked. Contact Helen on 5438 1976, (credit card) or Ted on 5491 6017. Members cost is $15.00, visitors $20.00.

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GOLF CLUBS Ladies Srixon Tour Special with Fusion FT.3 Big Bertha driver + golf bag. As new. Cost $1,300 sell $500. Apollo Chipper as new $40, Lynson lady chipper GC ENTERTAINMENT Unit, new $20, Warana Ph 5437 6416 condition 11 storage spaces L & R adjustable towers, tinted GOLF BUGGIES Curtis glass doors. Adjustable for TV Battery operated buggy with W 1970 x H 1250 x D585, battery & charger. GC $100. New $1,250 sell $495.Ph Fairway smoothy 3 wheeled push buggy. As new $60 5445 5612 Warana Ph 5437 6416 EXERCISE MACHINE Impulsion power tx vibrating GOLF ACCESSORIES with exercises instr. book. Brosnan ball retriever as new $280.o.n.o. Ph 5443 6748 $15, Box Optima HPT golf balls $20, Taylor Made shoe Maroochydore. bag as new $20, Bag rain ESKY large 880cm x 400cm cover GC $10, Solar x 400cm with wheels and umbrella as new $20, large handles, as new, cost Umbrella holder as new $10, $160. Ideal for camping. 2 x Ladies Brosnan soft spike $80. Ph 0414 422 573 or shoes Size 7 UK GC $30 each, 15 soft style spikes + 5549 1302. spike removal tool as new. $10 Warana Ph 5437 6416 FERTILISER spreader push/pull type S/S container HARTMANN Molicare mobile bin good condition $25 incontinence panty pads Caloundra Ph 5491 5238 large size $30 Caloundra Ph 5491 5238 FLAG POLE 6.2metres $50 Ph 5479 2885 HAIR DRYER. Remington

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FREE For sale classifieds You can now place FREE For Sale classifieds in Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper. Turn your unwanted items, no matter how small in value, into cash. 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.

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.

Please submit FREE classifieds only by post, fax or email to our office by 17th of each month. (No adverts will be accepted over the telephone.)

POST your adverts to: ‘SC Free 4 Sale,’ SC Seniors Newspaper, P O Box 1062, Tewantin Q. 4565.

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

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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73 Damage by regular use 74 Rendezvous 1 Present 75 Household 5 Streetcar 76 Not strong 9 Raised platform 77 Fur scarf 13 Mouth bones 78 Small branch 17 Seaward 81 Bleat of a sheep 18 River in central 82 Sweet fortified wine of Switzerland Sicily 19 Bone of the forearm 86 Farm wagon 20 State in the W United 87 Emotional dependency States 91 Mountain range 21 A bubble 92 Extent of space 22 Stormy 93 Tiered shelves 24 Extinct flightless bird 94 Russian parliament 25 Shouting before 1917 27 Monkey 95 Enclosure for skating 28 Throw up arena 29 Newt 96 Sphere 30 Moat 97 Small child 32 Strange person 98 Second son of Adam 34 Bundle of cereal plants and Eve 37 Handle of a knife 99 Whirlpool 38 Praiseworthy 42 Beancurd DOWN 43 Naïve person 1 Fool 44 Seventh sign of the 2 Small island zodiac 3 Examine by touch 45 Diving bird 4 Picture 46 Mischievous person 5 Spoil 47 Monetary unit of Iran 6 Tolled 48 Midway state 7 Curve 49 French clergyman 8 Honey 50 Assembly 9 Depressed state of mind 52 Comfortably informal 10 On sheltered side 53 Garments 11 Tavern 54 Juniper 12 Posed 55 Pastime 13 Judo expert 56 Prefix for small 14 Smallest component 57 Undo 15 Dry watercourse 59 Female horses 16 Discharge of a firearm 60 Pertaining to genetics 23 The Orient 63 Irritate 26 If and only if 64 Dish of raw vegetables 28 The sacred scriptures 65 Glass ornament of Hinduism 66 Attempt 30 Fall short 67 Governor 31 Not on 68 Living 32 Garrulous 69 Metal 33 Wallaroo 70 Greek goddess of strife 34 Stalk 71 Endow with energy 35 Gap

36 Functioning 37 Dutch name of The Hague 38 British sailor 39 Behaviour of a Babbitt 40 Lubricate 41 Supplements 43 Baseball team 44 Branches 47 Travel on 48 Having lobes 49 First-class 51 Hindmost part of an animal 52 Greek goddesses of the seasons 53 Outer covering 55 Reduce to half 56 Alcoholic drink of fermented honey 57 Exhort 58 Part of speech 59 Corn 60 Equipment 61 Greek goddess of the rainbow 62 Vesicle

64 Slender 65 Bill 68 Highly excited 69 Meadow 70 Instance of erasing 72 Nasal 73 Well-being 74 Rocky pinnacle 76 Poorly sorted sandstone 77 Basic 78 Large mop 79 Monetary unit of Yugoslavia 80 Monetary unit of Cambodia 81 Rear part of the human body 82 Jester 83 Parched 84 Ground 85 An alcoholic 87 Illustrative craft 88 Denial 89 Highest mountain in Crete 90 Prefix ‘beneath’

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Motorhome Display at Ucango IF you’re thinking of touring NZ any time soon, make sure you keep a lookout for Ucango Travel’s motorhome display over the coming weeks. Ucango outlets at Maroochydore, Buderim and Caloundra will be displaying Kirra Tours’ 2 Berth Premier United Motorhome which is used in a range of NZ touring holidays. The displays will also coincide with Ucango offering a range of specials uncluding 21 days 2 Berth motorhome hire from just $602pp. Ucango Travel managing director Dave Hulsman said the displays have been a great success in the past. “We held the display at our Caloundra branch last year and because the idea was received so well we decided to roll it out the other branches this year.

Unfortunately, due to parking restraints we can’t get it out to the Nambour branch, but I do hope that the local community can make it out to one of the other displays.” The displays will be held at the following locations: Tuesday, May 4. From 10am-2pm. Plaza Parade Shopping Centre (on the grass adjacent to Banjos); Friday, May 7. From 9am-11pm. Ucango Buderim, Lindsay Rd (Post Office Complex). Friday May 7. From 1pm-3pm. Ucango Caloundra, Pelican Waters Shopping Village. If you require any more information or would like to talk about NZ holidays, contact your local Ucango outlet on 1300 822 646.

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THE Sunshine Coast Caledonian Pipes and Drums proudly present the North Coast Regional Pipe Band Competition on Saturday 15th May 2010 at the Nambour Yandina United Football Cub, North Street, Yandina. Grade 1,2,3,4 award winning Pipe Bands, Mini Pipe Bands, Drum Majors (Solo competition and Grand finale of the Massed Pipes and Drums. Saturday morning markets – Scottish stalls – food and refreshments and bar facilities are available. Commencing at 10am, a little bit of Scotland in Yandina. For further enquiries please contact Robyn on 5442 8632 or mail to:

A Cappella Choirs Performing Parrots Hobby Home Shows ŒMeet our beautiful birds ŒMake friends with parrots ŒBring a picnic & enjoy it by the dam ŒBring a camera & have your photo taken ŒLearn how clever & intelligent these birds are

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IF you like singing, learn to sing in a four part harmony choir! Andrew Emmet will teach you your part, give you tips, and supply computer files to help you practice. Andrew directs three A Cappella Choirs [voice only] in Tewantin and Cooroy. Andrew also arranges most of the songs for the “popular music” choirs, and some for Spiritsong. Tewantin: “Doonella A Cappella” - Popular Music Mondays 10.15am Cooroy: “Good Vibrations” - Popular Music Mondays 7.00pm Tewantin: “Spiritsong” - Classical Sacred Wednesdays 7.00pm Email or phone 5474 2506.

Welsh Society of the Sunshine Coast THE Welsh Society of the Sunshine Coast presents a Cymanfa Ganu (Festival of Music) at 2pm, on Sunday 16th of May, 2010 at Caloundra Uniting Church, Queen Street, Caloundra. Featuring Welsh Hymns, poetry of Dylan Thomas, Solo Singer and Barbershop Chorus. Entrance is free with free light refreshments.

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

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . A hot flush of change returns DESPITE having enjoyed a 71-week Australian tour throughout 2008-2009, the international sensation, Menopause The Musical, is about to embark on another 40-week national tour, including a stop in Caloundra for one night only. For those of you yet to see it, the story line is this - set in a department store, four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale. They quickly bond and make fun of their woeful hot flushes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realise that menopause is no longer the silent passage. For those of you who have already seen it you’ve never seen it like this. The current production contains new songs, more choreography and a hot re-flushed look at ‘The Change’. The musical has become quite a phenomenon and author, Jeanie Linders, believes it is because “most women know intuitively that every other woman is experiencing memory loss, night sweats, or hot flushes, but when they are in a theatre with hundreds of women – not just a few sympathetic friends - and all are laughing and shouting ‘that’s me’ then they know what they are experiencing is normal. It becomes a sisterhood.” Menopause The Musical on Saturday May 22 – 7.30pm at The Events Centre, Caloundra Prices for Adults $44.50, Concession/Groups $38, Students (under 18) $16, Members $40.00, Concession Members $34.20. More information 07 5491 4240 or


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Band together with SCCB SCCB’s President Aileen Presser and Treasurer Bev Cheadle dressed for the night as they collect money at the door . . . they’re “normally” just normal people!

THE Sunshine Coast Concert Band (SCCB) is currently inviting competent Instrumentalists to join them, - especially players of the clarinet, French horn and the trumpet. Under the direction of Ken Chadwick, who last year was awarded the OAM for music services to the community, this band has raised close to $300,000 at concerts for charities on the Coast since 1995, and all members play for the pure enjoyment of it all. This excellent band of approximately 40 members play the Classics, Musicals, Glenn Miller, Rock and Roll, Jazz, and Modern styles, and rehearse on Wednesday nights from 7.30pm in the Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St., Buddina. As the name suggests, instrumentalist come from all over the Sunshine Coast to perform and enjoy this Band. Their next concert will be a spectacular event with the piano prodigy Van-Anh Nguyen at 2pm on Saturday 22nd May at Wises Rd. Baptist Centre, raising funds for Heart Reach Australia. If you are interested in joining the band or knowing their activities, please check out the website and contact the Director of Music, Ken Chadwick.

Lawn Bowls Charity Day THE Sunshine Coast Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group invite you to their Annual Fundraiser Lawn Bowls Day (Fun Social Bowls Day for Bowlers and “Barefoot” Bowlers) to be held at the Maroochy Swan Bowls Club, Cnr Baden Powell Street & Anzac Avenue, Maroochydore on Sunday 30th May 2010 at 11am. There will be a sausage sizzle followed by bowls at 12.30pm. For more information contact Barry Sullivan on 5443 1370 or email

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