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From little seeds - big things grow!

By Jeanette Morrison

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MAROOCHY Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens is a very special place, especially for Friends of the Gardens members. Each Tuesday morning they come to the gardens to volunteer their time, and in return get so much back – in camaraderie and also knowledge their efforts help maintain one of the Sunshine Coast’s very special places. On the first and third Wednesdays of the month, trained volunteers also provide guided walks of the gardens to add to visitor’s enjoyment. Continued on Page 2

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SENIORS NEWS From little seeds - big things grow! Continued from Page 1 Gardens volunteers co-ordinator Tony Ireland said about 15 years ago, the then members of the group saw past the lantana on the rural block and realised what potential it had for a future botanic gardens. “Although the group has been well able to articulate itself during the years, members also walked the talk, and year by year they helped transform the gardens by putting their heads down. They made improvements by using their hands and backs,” he said. “Of course we appreciate and acknowledge the help from council funding, manpower and equipment, and

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also the many local people and local business that donated materials and equipment, but it is the faithful giving of time, energy and enthusiasm of about 20/30 Friends that has born such incredible results.” Tony said the gardens are a very user-friendly place for people to visit. Visitors will be able to walk along paths the Friends helped construct, and view the gardens maintained by Friends. “There are now many shelter sheds in the gardens for people to use, four new ones, three from council funds and one funded by Friends,” he said. “We use a shelter shed for smoko each Tuesday. The Friends’ smokos have a reputation for food par excellence, which we can work off with a bit more digging and raking.” Gardens are open seven days week, sunup to sundown. See Friends website www.friend ofmaroochybotanicgardens.org.au.

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Thank you, to everyone who attended our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Edgewater Village, Bli Bli last month. Our sumptuous High Tea and Mad Hatter’s Bingo was enjoyed by more

Pre Melbourne Cup Fashion Parade COOROY Lifeline pre Melbourne Cup fashion parade will be held in conjunction with Cooroy Uniting Church. The event is to be held at the Cooroy RSL Memorial Hall, Maple Street, Cooroy at 2pm on Saturday 23rd October 2010. Join us for high-tea and an afternoon of fun, prizes and auctions. Entry is $8. All outfits, hats and fascinators will be available for sale at excellent prices on the day. Bookings essential, contact Deb Daybell on 5442 6464 to reserve your tickets.

than 150 to raise in excess of $2,000 for The Sunshine Coast Community Hospice. The Edgewater Crafty Ladies who hosted this event were all dressed in the Alice In Wonderland theme.


SENIORS NEWS The big red car goes to Government House!

IN a special one-off ceremony, The Wiggles were presented with their Order of Australia awards from Governor Marie Bashir at Government

House, Sydney The announcement was made back in January and the investiture was held in April 2010. Unfortunately The Wiggles were

on tour, flying the flag for Australia and were unable to attend the ceremony. Her Excellency was very keen to meet The Wiggles so a special

ceremony was held on Wednesday 15th September to recognise their achievements. They have been made Members in the General Division of the Order of Australia for their service to children’s entertainment, and for their support for charities like Starlight Children’s Foundation and St Vincent de Paul, as well as for their work as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors. Jeff Fatt, the purple Wiggle said “it was a very moving experience to be recognised in this way. Governor Bashir is a very warm and welcoming person”. During the ceremony, Governor Bashir told The Wiggles how her grandchildren were fans and it was wonderful that The Wiggles were able to bring joy to so many people.

ing and decision making according to the research,” Mr O’Neill said. Current health trends have highlighted that seniors tended to be relatively more passive in relation to their healthcare and were uninformed about their illness, medicines and treatments. “But those who are internet savvy are able to learn about their illness, are more likely to ask questions and to be more active in their treatment which results in a healthier life,” Mr O’Neill said. “Ironically, this information seems to be available only on the internet and not reaching the people who are in need of convincing,” Mr O’Neill said. He acknowledged that seniors, who had little or no experience of computers, were afraid of breaking the computer or were overwhelmed by the technology. “There is a plethora of computer equipment designed for seniors including bigger keyboards, a mouse for those with fine motor skill problems, bigger screens along with software designed specifically for seniors,” he said. “The availability of seniors’ computer clubs in cities and regional areas as well as computer literate relatives, is giving seniors a doorway to a happier and healthier life,” Mr O’Neill said. Courtesy: National Seniors ‘Connect’

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SENIORS NEWS Tewantin-Noosa Probus Club THE Tewantin-Noosa Probus club has been operating in the Noosa area for a number of years with great success, and has decided to lift the membership cap, so that more members can join in and enjoy the range of social activates we undertake to make sure there are plenty of things available to keep everybody who wishes to participate fully occupied. We start off with a five day coach outing to Yamba in NSW. Then on Thursday 14th October, we have our

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annual Car Treasure Hunt around the Hinterland of Noosa and Melanie, including morning tea half way around, and Lunch at a suitable Hostelry at the end. We arrange Car sharing for the hunt so members that are not keen to drive can share with someone else, and this make sure we have four people in each car to provide plenty of eyes to find the clues on the way. We have a Coach trip in conjunction with another Probus Club to the Races at Corbould Park for the Sunday October 17th meeting, and then finish on 2nd November with a Melbourne Cup party at a members house in Peregian Springs. Most months we have a Visit to the Theatre or a dine out to a Local Restaurant, but due to number of things on this month we have had to leave that for next month. Our regular meeting is at the RSL club in Tewantin at 9.30 am on the 4th Monday of the month, and we also have a regular meeting on the bank of the Noosa River on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 4.0 pm for drinks and nibbles as the sun sets over the water. If you would like to join a friendly and lively Club to make new friends from the Noosa area, this is the ideal opportunity, so please phone our Membership Secretary David Mosley on 5474 3082, or e-mail to davidmosley@aapt.net.au. Do it now!

Do any of our readers have a computer that they don’t need? A special lady called Shirley Grant, who helped champion the need for an increase in the pension back in 2008, has a real need for a computer. At the time Shirley was seen on television demonstrating in the streets. She even got asked to speak with the then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, and the opposition leader Brendon Nelson on behalf of pensioners. Now Shirley isn’t a part of a political party or a lobby group, she’s a pensioner who had had enough at the time and spoke up. Recently her computer stopped working, and it can’t be fixed. One of her greatest pleasures is using a computer to surf the net and email her friends, but with very limited funds, she isn’t able to buy a computer. We wondered if one of our readers may have a computer that still works, that they don’t need, which they would be interested in giving to Shirley. With limited space where she lives, a lap top or small screen computer would be the best. Please email Cheril at editor2@seniorsnews paper.com.au if you can help out.

Beth Burt – Midwifery Unit Manager, with your beanies and her helpers.

A “BIG Hello” to all our beanie knitters and future knitters. This little update is to advise that we delivered 2,436 beanies on the 21st July 2010, and this makes our grand total, since our first delivery in November 2009 to 4,479. A very grand effort by all our knitters. We intend returning to Mater Mothers late September and hope to have another 2,000 beanies to deliver to our new born babies. We have also received 752 beanies from our Toowoomba group of beanie knitters, thank you Yvonne, and also we give credit to our 95 years “young” knitter from Gympie. Thank you.

This year Mater Mothers anticipate in excess of 10,000 births, that equates to 28 births a day, so to our dear lady knitters, please keep those needles clicking. Our beautiful mothers with their new born bundles of joy need you beanies. Remember please ladies for those who do not knit, donations of money or wool will be greatly appreciated. Please contact Dawn Chalkley, c/- Living Choice Kawana Island Retirement Village, Unit 7, 10 Marco Way, Kawana Island – Phone No. 5493 2823, to advise if you need us to arrange a pick up of your precious beanies.

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What kind of creature is a luderick? How many years of marriage are celebrated at a silver anniversary? On what part of your body would you wear a fedora? What kind of animal is a vixen? Who was Australian of the Year in 2010? What stimulant is found in coffee? Which famous cottage stands in Melbourne’s Fitzroy Gardens? Which Pacific nation was devastated by a tsunami in late September 2009? Which track in Papua New Guinea is well known for the heroic de fence of Australian soldiers against the Japanese in World War II? Which fast food company uses the slogan “Eat fresh”? In which city are the 2016 Summer Olympics due to be held? Who is head of the Catholic Church in Australia? In what month did Julia Gillard become Prime Minister? What is the largest island in the Philippines? Where does the annual solar car challenge begin? What kind of creature is a Clydesdale? In which state or territory is Lorne? What do birds clean when they preen? How many events in a biathlon? What is half of a quarter? Answers on page 14

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Waste charge fair for everyone on the Coast

SUNSHINE Coast Council’s decision to impose a minimum waste charge on southern residents, as well as those in the central and northern areas, ensures that every ratepayer contributes fairly to the cost of running the region’s waste business. Environment Portfolio Councillor,Keryn Jones said that the removal of the waste levy in the southern area is not the reason for imposing a minimum charge; rather it is a move to make charges fairer across the region. “Under the Caloundra system, group title residences were having their waste services subsidised by the rest of the region’s ratepayers,” Cr Jones said. “Residents of the former Maroochy and Noosa have all paid a minimum waste charge for a long time in recognition that the majority of the costs of managing waste are not directly related to the amount picked up from bins in the kerbside collection service.”Collection of kerbside wheelie bins is a very small component of the costs associated with managing and disposing of resident’s waste. “The minimum waste charge ensures that along with wheelie bin collections and disposal or recycling, residents contribute to the cost of managing facilities.”

This includes staffing at council facilities, street and park litter recycling and collections and waste infrastructure including landfills and resource recovery centres. Cr Jones said that paying less than $3 per week for this essential service is fair and equitable. She said that despite the minimum waste charge, the Sunshine Coast has one of the cheapest waste services in comparable Queensland areas. “This decision, among many others, has actually resulted in reduced waste charges for a vast majority of Caloundra residents. “For instance a 240 litre service prior to amalgamation was $271. Now it is only $199.90. The 140 litre service was $160 now it’s $151.30. For residents who do not fill their weekly bin, council is reviewing the charging system for 2011/12 to assess whether low waste generators can be better rewarded in future,” Cr Jones said. “One way we already do this is by having a two tiered charging system for wheelie bins. “This means that residents who produce less waste and opt for a smaller bin pay significantly less than those with a larger bin.”

Senior Superstar Sunshine Coast 2010

AUSTRALIA’S biggest talent quest for those aged 55 and over is back bigger and better. Now in its fifth year Senior Superstar Sunshine Coast encourages all types of performers to come along and prove that talent has no age limits. If you can sing, dance, play an instrument or are in a band come along. Or if you are a poet, magician, juggler, comedian even a ventriloquist, all acts are welcome. The more variety the better! It’s easy to be a part of Senior Superstar. If you are aged 55 and over and live in the Sunshine Coast Council or are a ratepayer then come along to auditions.

Registration forms are available on the day or from seniorsuperstar.com If you can’t make it to the auditions please let us know by contacting Bec Stephens on 0401 743 047. Senior Superstar Sunshine Coast Auditions Wednesday 6 October 10am-1pm.at Living Choice Kawana Island Leisure Centre, 10 Marco Way, Kawana Island. Senior Superstar Sunshine Coast is proudly supported by: The Sunshine Coast Council, Living Choice, The Public Trustee, Sunshine FM, Sunshine Coast Daily and Channel 7. For updates go to seniorsuperstar.com

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SENIORS NEWS The grass is greener on the croquet court

TWO years ago a resident at Hibiscus Bellflower Retirement Resort decided she’d like to start up a croquet group. She put a notice up on the community board, calling a meeting for those interested and hoped that a handful of residents might show up. Much to her de-

light – 20 residents attended the meeting and the Hibiscus Bellflower Croquet Club was born. Little did they know that their club would become very popular in a short space of time. “We now have 70 members!” said President Kenn Rogers, “which is

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Twin Waters VIEW Club

THE Twin Waters VIEW Club (Voice, Interest and Education of Women) is a friendship club for women of all ages, will hold their next monthly luncheon meeting at Twin Waters Golf Club 11.00am, on Thursday 14 October, 2010. You are assured of a warm welcome so come along, have some fun and make new friends. Our Guest Speaker will be Kim Edwards, Director, Sea English Academy International, Winner 2009 SSC Woman of the Year. Please book with Carol 5450 5721. The next Social Function is on Thursday 28 October. We are having a High Morning Tea at: Flaxton Gardens, Flaxton, at 10.00am. $16.00 pp. This is a most beautiful setting with views all over the Sunshine Coast. Some of you might like to spend sometime in the shops and galleries at Montville afterwards. Book and pay at October’s Luncheon meeting or phone Margaret Yvonne Dunk plays her shot with Lyn Ballard, June Davis and Inge Graae Mills on 5450 7289. Car pooling will be available. watching on Please register your interest with Margaret and meet rather amazing given we was dobbed in as presi- competitions…the Hibis- at Twin Waters Golf Club at 9.00am for 9.15am deparhaven’t been running for dent,” Kenn said. cus Bellflower Croquet ture. very long. You could say we’re bursting at the seams”. In fact, demand is so great that they’ve had to schedule extra playing sessions each week to accommodate all the residents. Interestingly enough, none of the Bellflower group had played very much croquet before joining. “We’re all beginners. I’d only had five lessons before joining the Hibiscus Bellflower Croquet Club and that made me the most experienced member of the group so I

He believes the relaxed and fun atmosphere on and around the court is the reason the club is so popular. “From the very beginning we decided that this wasn’t going to be a competitive club but more of a participatory group. We encourage each other to enjoy the time on the court and have a laugh. It’s a very social environment and I think that’s what has drawn so many people to join,” he said. While other clubs focus on championships and

Club is more interested in social outings and their end of year Christmas party. “Of course we all enjoy the actual game and testing our skills out on the court, but for many of us it’s just a good excuse to connect with our fellow residents and enjoy life together,” he said. For more information or to arrange a personalised tour please call Ruth on 5476 5155. Hibiscus Bellflower is located at 118 Bellflower Road, Sippy Downs.

Eckankar event ECK Spiritual Discussion: How to Survive and Thrive in Our Times. Enrich your life with simple spiritual techniques of Eckankar. Learn more! “We eventually come into full awareness of these divine laws, which operate whether we are aware of them or not.” Harold Klemp: Love the Keystone of Life p 65. Discover how dynamic teachings of Eckankar can help you to see divine love and guidance at work each moment in your daily life. Sunday Oct 17th from 10.30-11.30am at the Buderim Craft Cottage, next to the War Memorial Hall, Cnr. Main & Church St. Buderim. Free. All welcome. Contact Jennifer (07) 5496 5054 and/or visit www.eckankar.org 1300 132 039.


SENIORS NEWS Happy Tails Day – 8 October

WE all know that the RSPCA is for all animals, great and small. If you have a pet or just love animals then Friday 8 October is the pawfect time to show your love for all things animal. Happy

Tails Day is a celebration of the animals that make our lives better and a great way to support the RSPCA. It’s easy to get behind a great cause! Simply purchase merchandise from the exclu-

sive Happy Tails Day range in September and October. The new range of merchandise for 2010 includes plush toys, lapel pins, charm bracelets, emery boards and of course new ears and tails

inspired by this year’s Happy Tails Day ambassador Mirrhi (pictured). All money raised from Happy Tails Day helps the RSPCA care for animals just like Mirrhi, Lambert, Eddie, Breeze and Wesley, all of which inspired the plush toys you can take home this year. To get your paws on the latest Happy Tails Day merchandise be sure you check out the RSPCA Australia Online Shop at www.rspca.org.au or visit one of the retail partners (including BigW, Bendigo Bank and newsXpress.)

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MONDAY, 25 October is Pink Ribbon Day – a day when all Australians can come together to show their support for the one in nine Australian women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85. In Australia, it is estimated that over 12,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, with more than 2500 women tragically losing their lives to this terrible disease. The pink ribbon is the international symbol of support and recognition for women affected by breast cancer across the globe. This October, you can show your support by buying one of the special Pink Ribbon Day items, which include a silk ribbon, diamante pin and this year’s collectable Penny Bear in a pretty pink tutu. A diagnosis of breast cancer can be a traumatic expe-

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Our group photo at Wallaman Falls, Qld.

cascading waterfalls to Paluma, within the Mt. Spec National Park. We had a wonderful day rich in scenery, experiences, & local characters. Ross’s Mum & Dad, own Hidden Valley & made us very welcome with a beaut BBQ. A lovely place, which included a tour of there unique Solar Plant. Our 5th day was a trip to Charters Towers. We took a trip back in time to the Horse Shoe B Longhorn Cattle Station, with a ride on a wagon drawn by 2 beautiful matching gray draft horses. Out we went in the outback to see the longhorn cattle,

what a sight! Following this a billy tea & damper with golden syrup, {of course}, a BBQ lunch with great steak, bush poetry, & singing. Our hosts, Michael & Lynda, were the best! What a day, & a drive to the lookout, a look at the beautiful old heritage buildings, & we learnt about the Gold Rush. The last day was a “WOW” day! A drive to the Wallaman Falls, the highest sheer drop waterfall in the southern hemishere, over 300 metres. Our 1st stop was at the Historic Noorla

Hotel, at the quaint sugar town of Ingham, where we had beaut scones made by the hospitality students from Mungalla Station, then we entered a time capsule of evolution to view the awesome Wallaman Falls. One of the best kept secrets. What a sight,! Set in a gorge, surrounded by ancient rainforest, this world heritage listed falls were a highlight of our tour of Townsville, which reluctantly finished with hugs to Tony & Ross, our other driver, who gave us such a wonderful time. Highly recommended by us...a 5 star week.

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SENIORS NEWS Model Train Day in Caloundra

IT is time again for the Caloundra Model Railway Association Sale and Display Day. To be held at the Caloundra Arts Centre Assoc building (North Street Caloundra) opposite the Rydges OASIS resort on Saturday 9th October from 10am to 2pm. Entry is Free. Visits have been organized by The Moreland “HO” Model Rail Layout Display” and the “Cherry Blossom Japan “N” scale very detailed display (where even the miniature vehicles have working headlights) also a working LEGO Collection The members of these Clubs will be bringing their show layouts. These layouts are complete with buildings and scenery and will bring back some child-hood memories to many visitors. Also on show will be one of the smaller “TT” scale layout and children’s timber track setup with Thomas and Friends and a Book-shop. An assortment of preloved railway rolling stock, great books and magazines, engines, track, buildings and electrics will be on sale. This exhibition has been staged over many years and attracts a wide range of visitors from enthusiasts to beginners as well as families. Club members will be on hand to offer friendly advice. Light refreshments available (very good sausage rolls and drinks) Raffle of a choice of Dinner at the OASIS or a Model train set. Also a Saturday Family Pass on Mary Valley Heritage Railway (The Rattler) Admission is Free. Note the Club will have a Static Display of Model Trains on show at both the Caloundra and Kawana Libraries.

Bonza Bookfest

THE Rotary Club of Caloundra is holding a huge Bonza Bookfest on Friday & Saturday 22nd & 23rd October. There will be thousands of good quality books on sale at bargain basement prices. Bring a shopping bag you will be able to fill it for $5. The venue for the Bonza Bookfest is the CCSA Hall in Nutley St, Caloundra (behind the Events Centre). The sales will be all day Friday 22 and Saturday 23 October. Be early for all the best bargains! The proceeds from the Bookfest will be used for a “Tranquility Garden” at the Palliative Care Unit of the Caloundra Hospital.

Could you be Cooroy’s next Biggest Loser? LOSING weight by yourself is hard! If you would like to join a fun supportive group, with weekly nutritional talks to keep you on track and a trained Wellness Coach monitoring and supporting you then this is for you! Each Community Weight Loss Challenge runs for 810 weeks. Regular weigh-ins and a full body analysis help us to monitor your health as you trim the kilos. The focus is on healthy weight loss, using proven strategies for success. So if you are serious about wanting to lose a kilo a week, and more importantly learn how to keep it off for life - then ring today to book your place! Could you be our next Biggest Loser? The evening class at Cooroy starts on 4 October and bookings are essential. Call Julie or Paul on 5447 7307. More information is available online at www.community challenge.info.

Calling all E.D.A.’s THE National Conference of the Extremely Disabled War Veterans Association is being held at Hervey Bay on the 11th and 12th October. The venue is the Hervey Bay R.S.L. Club. We would like as many as are able to attend this important Conference dealing with many of your and your carers problems. No cost. Information and booking for catering purposes please call June Harper 4128 2651.

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SENIORS NEWS Smith Family’s Noosaville VIEW Club

OUR club members met on 9th September for a friendship morning tea and tour of the Noosa

Botanical Gardens at Lake MacDonald which was very much enjoyed. The Smith Family’s

Probus Club of Caloundra Central Inc

THE Probus Club of Caloundra Central Inc. meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 9am at the Caloundra Freemasons’ Centre, Third Avenue, Caloundra. It is a mixed club and members enjoy regular guest speakers, outings and dinners. Activities planned for October include a BBQ, Coffee and chat morning tea, golf day and general meeting. If you are retired or semi retired and would like to meet folk with similar interests you are welcome to join with us at a meeting or outing. We currently have vacancies for new members. For further information please phone President May on 5492 8608 or Secretary Vern on 5491 6648.

Noosaville VIEW Club October 11th Birthday luncheon will be on Thursday 28 th October

2010, 10.30 am for 11.00 am start, at the Tewantin/ Noosa RSL. VIEW clubs are a valued part of the Smith Family which is a national, independent children’s charity committed to helping disadvantaged Australian children by unlocking opportunities through education and learning support. Our club is a good place to meet and make new friends and new members are always welcome. If you would like to join us please ring the lunch coordinator Stella Chatburn at 5470 2784 by Tuesday before the meeting date.

Maroochydore Aglow

MAROOCHYDORE Aglow Fellowship will meet again on Wednesday, 13th October at 9.30am. Morning tea is served and the entry cost is $6.50. The guest speaker will be Mrs Leonie Smythe of Redcliffe. Aglow is and International Christian Women’s Organisation and women from all denominations are most welcome. For further information phone Kath Parry 5478 8034 or Jill O’Keefe 5448 4993.

Delivering for Seniors THE Federal Government’s ‘Delivering for Seniors’ package, if it goes ahead, will support and encourage older Australians in the workforce, tackle age discrimination, support grandparent carers and help meet the costs of living. ‘Delivering for Seniors’ is designed to build upon Labor’s earlier reforms to the age pension. It includes a welcome $6,500 improved Work Bonus for age pensioners who choose to do part time work, $4,000 worth of training and assessment to support mature age workers, a dedicated Age Discrimination Commissioner, new peer support for grandparent carers and new rules for reverse mortgages to protect seniors.

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TERRI is a three year old Oriental X, she is another poor darling that has narrowly escaped death row. She is a very pretty cat with Cattitude. she’s good with dogs and I have seen her sit side by side with a little Chihuahua. Terri needs to be adopted into a quiet life, she especially likes men. Terri went to a home with an owner that was travel-

ling up and down to Brisbane several times a week and the disruption upset Terri as she was not fond of all the travelling. If you want to meet Terri call Paula on 0421 386 295 or Julie on 0411 144 689 or view our web www.4pawsanimalrescue.org.au All 4 Paws Cats and Dogs are flea and worm free, microchipped, vaccinated and de-sexed which are all covered by an adoption fee. All our needy animals can also be viewed on our website at www.4pawsanimalrescue.org.au You can help support 4 Paws Animal Rescue by becoming a member! Members play a large part in supporting the committee and this contributes to the success of 4 Paws Animal Rescue. As a member of 4 Paws Animal Rescue you will receive our quarterly newsletter informing you of forthcoming events, merchandise and background into what happens to our cats and dogs once re-homed. You may even want to become a volunteer or even a temporary foster carer and look after one of our cats and dogs until a new permanent home can be found, all vet fees are covered; all we ask is that you supply a loving caring home.

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IF you have German ancestors, take note! For the second time this year, Genealogy Sunshine Coast are fortunate to be hosting guest speakers from “Unlock the Past” at a morning seminar. On Saturday, 2 October, at the Resource Centre in Petrie Park, Nambour, Eric Kopittke will take the first session at 9.30am on German research. For details go to the website http:/ /sites.google.com/site/genealogysunshinecoastinc/ and see the workshops section. Many of us have family (of any nationality) who were here in Australia in the 1900s: For the second part of the seminar, Rosemary Kopittke will examine the hidden material that can be found in Australian Government, Police and Education gazettes. These magazines list immigrants, land selection, government appointments, unclaimed letters, wills and intestacies, licences for timber, mining, hotels, you name it, and so many ordinary people are listed. To book phone 5441 4266 or email genealogysc@gmail.com The next meeting will be on Saturday, 9 October at

9.30am at the Resource Centre. Thanks to Nell for putting her hand up and becoming our new secretary. Merle’s Beginner Classes will be on the five Tuesdays in November, 9.30am to 11.30am starting 2nd November. Ask anyone who has done this course in other years just how informative and entertaining genealogy can be! Downloading a family tree from the internet is exciting when you think it is yours, but how do you know for sure? Taking shortcuts can be dodgy. Merle is an experienced researcher who will set you straight on how to do it properly. The internet can be a wonderful tool when it is used wisely. Libraries and archives hold even more treasures than the net. Recording the source for each bit of information is vital. To find out more about the Beginner Classes, to book for the course, or for any research queries, phone Merle on 5444 4648. See the website for details on Irish talks on Saturday, 23 October with Dr Jennifer Harrison who has just returned from a research trip to Ireland.

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ARE you comfortable speaking in front of groups? If you would like to speak to others with confidence and ease, Toastmasters meetings can help. In this low cost learning experience, you’ll discover how to say what you mean in a confident, clear manner. Come along to the Nambour Toastmasters meeting on the first and third Thursday of each month at the “Whipbird Restraurant” within the grounds of the Nambour Christian College, McKenzie Road, Woombye for a 6.30pm start and 9.30pm finish. There are snacks and tea/coffee available at no charge. Contact Hugh or Coral on 5441 7820 or 0407 948 613 or HMCV6560@bigpond.net.au The October meetings will be October 7 and 21.

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AT the next monthly meeting to be held on Friday, 1st October the guest speaker will be Fiona Simpson M.P. Fiona’s subject “A Woman’s Role in Politics” is quite topical as there has been so much discussion on this matter over the past few months. You are invited to come along and air your views on the subject. Fiona also represented our state at the Anzac Day service in France this year and will share some memories with us. Meetings are held at the Headland Bowls Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Members and visitors are invited to be there at 9.30 am for 10.00 am start. Cost $5. Further enquiries to the President, Sheila on 5477 1038.

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BEEFY’S have added to their bulging trophy cabinet in the recent finals of the National Great Aussie Pie Contest of 2010. Yet again, they came away with gold awards- three this time - at the annual Pie competition in Melbourne. Two of their newest flavours won, alongside an old favourite that has been a consistent winner over the past ten years. The gold medal pies were Beefy’s Angus steak with sautéed onion and mush-

rooms; steak with sweet chilli and onion and the old favourite Aussie Special. Beefy’s also won silver in the poultry category for their honey soy chicken combination. Mark says the seasoning and quality ingredients in the pies are what make them so special. He uses only 100% lean cut Aussie beef with the right balance of gravy. Pastry is made without animal fat so the pie is never dry or greasy; not to mention their thin and

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Buderim Male Choir

THE Buderim Male Choir returns to Caloundra on 17 October for a special concert also featuring the Brisbanebased Vox Pacifica Chamber Choir. It promises to be a memorable event for choral connoisseurs and music-lovers in general. Brisbane-based Vox Pacifica Chamber Choir is a vocal sensation and promises a few surprises for their only concert on the Sunshine Coast this year. It’s renowned for its diverse repertoire and varied programs, including pieces by classical choral masters, unique interpretations of popular modern songs and more. The choir of 16 singers ranging in age from 18-26 years attracts musicians who’ve sung in extraordinary choral programs in secondary school. They now pursue different career paths but share a thirst for challenging repertoire. The chamber choir’s musical director and founder, Dr Debra Shearer-Dirié,

also directs the Brisbane Concert Choir. Originally from Perth, she did postgraduate studies in the USA and Hungary. She now teaches at the University of Queensland and mentors young conductors in the Queensland region. The concert will also feature the vocal harmonies of the Buderim Male Choir with selections from its expanded repertoire. Under musical director Brendan Scully, the Buderim Male Choir continues its musical journey with a renewed commitment to bringing quality entertainment to coast audiences following the choir’s hectic 35th anniversary year in 2009. The concert will be held at the Caloundra Uniting Church, 56 Queen Street, Caloundra, starting at 2.00pm on Sunday 17 October. Admission is $15 adults, $12 for concessions and free for under-12s. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Alternatively, phone 0429 009 897 or email tickets@buderimmalechoir.org.au .

Buderim VIEW Club BUDERIM VIEW Club will be holding its luncheon meeting on Wednesday 6th October, 2010, at Clio’s on Rosemount, 246 Petrie Creek Road, Rosemount. Ladies are requested to be there at 11 am for 11.30 am start. Guest speaker will be Margaret Donaldson – her topic is “Life in India”. Our Club welcomes visitors and new members who are looking for friendship with interesting people as well as a variation of activities. You are assured of a warm welcome so come along, have some fun and make new friends. VIEW clubs are a valued part of the Smith family – funds raised are to assist the “Learning for Life Program” for children of underprivileged families.

Joint Concert with Maleny Singers THE Buderim Male Choir will hold a joint concert with Maleny Singers at the Maleny High School, Bunya Street, Maleny, at 2pm, on Sunday October 31. Guest Artists - Maleny Singers and St Lucia Orchestra. For further information phone Chris Dent 5441 4136.

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VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women. Members are placed on a permanent listing for our luncheons

so to cancel, or bring a friend please telephone Melda on 5476 8787, by 6 pm the Sunday before the luncheon.


SENIORS NEWS Kawana Senior Citizens – The Friendly Seniors Club THIS year Guide Dogs Queensland received a cheque from the Kawana Senior Citizens towards their work on the Sunshine Coast. The Kawana Seniors have elected a new Management Committee now for 2010/11 and the new Committee will have a very busy year, as plans for their 20th Year Celebrations are already in hand and they will be held in August 2011. This month the Seniors will have a bus trip to ‘Silky Oaks’ near Tin Can Bay, a Club BBQ at lunchtime in October & a visit to the Glass House Seniors Club. Finally in November, they will visit the ‘Bush Bashers’ at Sandra Cavanagh from Guide Dogs Queensland Esk. Forward bookings and Guide Dog in Training, ‘Archie’, receiving the are now being taken for cheque from Kawana Senior Citizens outgoing the bus trips until the end of the year, especially President Bob Caves.

from all the new members, who they welcome to the Seniors Club. Cost of being in this friendly Club is just $3.00 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 also a meat tray

MUSIC has always played a big role in Molly’s life – her affinity with choirs, musical shows and dances meant that she could sing her way through life. As time went on, whenever Molly sang, only the melody remained – absolutely note-perfect – but the words were lost. Now, her family hardly ever hear Molly sing; the wonderful gift of music has deserted her. Molly has Alzheimer’s Disease. The once talented, caring and witty person who would do anything to help others now needs help just to survive in this world. Music is often enjoyed by those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. It can assist with self-expression, relating to others, relaxation and allowing past memories to come to the fore. Songs can help these people feel better about themselves and the world around them. According to Alzheimer’s Australia Research there are around 250,000 Australians with dementia and this number is rising rapidly. On the Sunshine Coast alone there are 5000 sufferers and most of them are

cared for at home by family members. The valuable work of Alzheimer’s Australia Research is vital if we are to unlock the secrets of this disease. ‘Molly’s Song’ is the name coined by Libby for her fund raising events; it celebrates the role that music has played in Molly’s life. In this way, Libby is determined to promote awareness and fundraise for an eventual cure. Will you support the cause? By participating in a special fund raising dinner and evening of music and song organised by Libby Day (Molly’s daughter) you can help advance the cause a little further. A fund raising dinner will be held at Tewantin Noosa Golf Club, CooroyNoosa Road, Tewantin on Saturday 23 October. The $65 charge includes a sumptuous Mediterranean banquet by guest chef Wayne Healey (RiverEdge Bistro), entertainment by ‘The Big Easy’ band and MC ‘Bilko” from Zinc FM radio and lots of lovely lucky door prizes. Contact the Club on 5447 1407 (Ext 5) to make your bookings.

nity Hall, just behind the Kawana Shopping World in Nanyima St. Buddina, near the Kawana Library. Phone our new President Dawn Teichmann, on 5493 2275 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. Members come from all over the Sunshine Coast - Mountain Creek, Glenfields, M o o l o o l a b a , Maroochydore, Minyama, Buddina, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla, Currimundi and Caloundra.

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SENIORS NEWS Caloundra Family History Research Inc. During October, the Caloundra Family History Research group will be conducting a Scottish Seminar at the Guide Hut in Arthur Street, Caloundra. Eminent historian on Scotland, Ann Swain, from Queensland Family History Society, will talk on the Early History of Scotland; Scottish Convicts, and the Mobile

Scot, followed by a question and answer session. Members and visitors are encouraged to mark Saturday the 16th October in their diary as attendance at this seminar will be vital to their Scottish research knowledge. Bookings are essential, afternoon tea is included with the Seminar, and the cost for visitors is $10.00. Free

attendance for members is another advantage in belonging to the Caloundra Family History Research group. Contact Valerie on 5437 3879 until 12th October, and June on 5493 2679 from 13th October. As a trial until Christmas, the group has extended research times at the rooms at the Guide Hut in Arthur Street to include

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the morning of the third Thursday of the month. The general meeting is then held from 1.30pm on that day. If the extra time is well patronised, this will become a permanent part of the research times offered, from the commencement of 2011. Revised research times for members and visitors are every Saturday and third Thursday from 9.30am to 12.30pm and every other Thursday from 9.30am to 4.00 pm. The library holds over 1600 items for members to borrow, and volunteers are always on duty to assist members on how to use the group’s assets. Information on details concerning research, meetings, special interest groups and seminars, can be obtained from Jocelyn on 5494 9807 or June on 5493 2679. For those with ancestors in Europe, interest groups hold 2 hour specialised monthly research sessions at the rooms. So much more knowledge can be gained this way as members are keen to help each other. Meeting times are as follows:- Scotland session on the first Saturday of the month at 10.00am. German session

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on the first Thursday of the month at 1.00pm. Ireland session on the third Thursday of the month at 11.00am and the England & Wales on the fourth Thursday at 1.00pm. The Caloundra Family History Research group was privileged to present Dr Jon Prangnell, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the School of Social Science, University of Queensland, at the group’s general meeting on the 16th September. Dr Prangnell, the Director of the university’s Archaeological Services Unit, spoke about his work on the Excavation of the old North Brisbane Burial Ground, the original Free Settlement cemetery (1843-1875) which was on the site where the

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Morgan, read her Annual Report and emphasised a net increase of seven per cent in membership during the year. This was due mainly because of the tireless efforts of a dedicated management team which continually searches for ways to improve services for members, such as provision of quality guest speakers, trips, library purchases and management, publication of the quarterly Clipper magazine, indexing work, plus the ‘behind the scenes’ contributions by all the Committee, together with many other helpers. Without these volunteers, the group would not function so successfully, and all were thanked by Jocelyn.




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BUDERIM Marketplace Medical Centre is a medical practice that specialises in all areas of medical health and wellbeing. The team at Buderim Marketplace headed by Dr David Hawes with Drs Duncan, Wilson, Faint, Essa and Lawson, have many years experience in the diagnosis, treatment and long term management of all medical conditions. Buderim Marketplace Medical Centre specialises in all areas of medical health including heart disease, respiratory disease, skin cancer and the care of the elderly to name just a few. With summer fast approaching there are many hints and tips for your well being that we can help you with. Skin Protection is so important this summer and you need to make sure that you take every caution to cover up and put protection on your skin and body this summer. We have five simple summer skin tips for you to follow: Get a Safe Summer Glow – apply a minimum SPF 30 sunscreen first thing in the morning and keep replaying it through the day

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

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

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if you are outdoors. Lips are also susceptible to skin cancer too, so make sure that you apply a broad spectrum sun protective lip balm as well. Buy a new sunscreen – check the use by dates of your sunscreen bottles – get rid of any old outdated sunscreen as the sun protecting properties will not work if it is out of date Hydrate your body – make sure that you drink plenty of water throughout the day – 8 glasses per day is the minimum recommendation. Keep cool and take cool showers if hot, you can even mist yourself with a spray bottle to cool down. Wear protective clothing – consider wearing long sleeve shirts, wide brim hats and sunglasses in the peak heat of the day between 10am and 3pm. Twelve monthly skin scans/checks are critical. These are important to keep you in touch with any skin issues or changes to your skin. Twelve monthly skin checks are a very important part of your regular check ups. Some skin cancers are very obvious but others will not be recognized by the patient themselves. A regular mole scan allows these skin cancers to be detected and treated earlier at a time when a cure is possible. Travel advice is another area in which the practice is heavily involved. By providing the correct advice and travel vaccinations for the country you are visiting, we can prevent the local hospital becoming part of your itenary. Good health while travelling is due to good planning. Make sure you discuss your requirements for travelling at least one month prior to leaving. The winter season of coughs , colds and the flu is behind us. However apart from the very important yearly flu vaccination, another very important vaccine is now protecting our older citizens from severe respiratory disease such as pneumonia. The vaccine is called the pneumococcal vaccine (pnuemovax) and is given to all those over 65 yrs of age or younger if suffering from a chronic medical condition. This vaccine can be given now and is them repeated in 5 yrs time. If you have any symptom that you feel might be related to a heart attack or a stroke, it is vital that you call an ambulance immediately. These conditions now have treatments available to save your life, if the treatments can be started soon enough af-

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veniently located at Shop 14, Buderim Marketplace, 67 Burnett Street, Buderim. There is plenty of free parking and the shop is open six days, Monday – Friday 8am until 6pm and Saturday 8am till 12 noon. You can phone for an appointment on (07) 5445 1046.


SENIORS NEWS Probus Club of Nambour

President Ron Grebert with guest speaker Fiona Marshall.

THE Probus Club of Nambour’s bimonthly coach trip was to the Railway Workshops Museum at Ipswich. It was enjoyed by the men but most of the ladies were left wondering what all the excitement was about, as there were a number of “train buffs” as well as one member who spent fourty five years working for QR and had worked with the various classes of steam and diesel electric locos exhibited. Our guide, Scotty, explained in detail the various work taking place in the black smith’s shop. On display is a skeleton painted in the colours of the Gold Coast Titans rugby league club. It was made by one of the welders from broken pieces of rail equipment. Each year at State of Origin time some person, yet to be detected, paints it blue. Two steam locos of particular interest are an AC16 and a Beyer-Garret. The AC16 is an American

Baldwin class originally intended for the Philippines; but due to the Japanese invasion of those islands they were diverted to Australia and were used up to about 1956. The Beyer-Garret was built in Manchester England and was the largest and most powerful steam loco used by QR for heavy freight haulage. The guest speaker at the club’s August meeting was Fiona Marshall, who practices as a Physic Consultant and a Laughter Yoga Coach. While details of her work as a Physic was something new to most of us it was her explanation regarding Laughter Yoga that proved to be a light hearted interlude. Fiona decorated a number of the audience with novelty hats, and then proceeded to demonstrate and encourage all to participate in the various kinds of laughter to relieve stress and other conditions.

How to go green on a tight budget GOING green does not necessarily require a great deal of money or effort. In fact, the process of going green can be relatively easy and can save both time and money. Did you know that it takes approximately 3 times the amount of water in a water bottle to actually make the water bottle? Not only does the plastic from the water bottle end up in a landfill but the amount of energy required to make the bottles is extremely costly and wasteful. Try using reusable water containers made of materials such as glass. Mobile phone and laptop chargers can be energy

drainers if they are left plugged into the wall on a regular basis. Having a charger remain connected to an outlet can drain energy even when it is not being used. When a device is fully charged make a point of disconnecting the charger from the wall. Rather than keeping various chargers plugged into outlets at all times, store them in a drawer, on a table or in a basket. Op shops are a great place to bag a bargain – not only are they easy on the wallet (and sustainable fashion is the latest trend) but recycling clothing saves heaps in terms of energy and natural re-

sources. Are your appliances always left on standby because it seems easier? This practice is probably using 10% of your energy bill. Check your stereo, TV, video recorder, microwave, laptop and other appliances – do you really need to leave them on standby? It costs money and produces unnecessary carbon emissions.

NOVEMBER DEADLINE Editorial copy is most welcome. Deadline for the Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper November edition is October 13th

Access & mobility forum SUNSHINE Coast Council will be hosting a community engagement forum to discuss access and mobility in the community on Thursday 4 November from 8:30am to 1pm at the Millwell Road Community Centre, Maroochydore. The forum will be particularly relevant to people with disabilities, carers, senior citizens with mobility issues, mothers with prams, representatives from Community and Disability support services, community members and representatives from local businesses and government departments who have concerns with disability and mobility issues. For further information phone 5441 8450.

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SENIORS NEWS Noosa Heads Bowls Club The victorious Division 4 team from Noosa Heads Bowls Club in the Sunshine Coast District Ladies Pennants competition. From L to R: Margaret King, Fran Coules, Carol Coole, Carol Studley, Gill MacDonald, Verle McComb, Lyndal Hughes and Frances Bartlett

Community minded helpers needed! EVER thought you might like to contribute any of your spare time back to the community. Keeping active in your community is encouraged by a range of authorities, so why not join the 34% of Australian adults engaged in volunteering. We at Volunteering Sunshine Coast urgently require volunteers to assist us in our endeavours to provide basic services to our clients. This would require a

few hours each week, working with like minded people, in such areas as child care, aged care, transport assistance, retailing etc. So why not join us as one of the team, and make a valuable contribution to the cause of others? We can be contacted on 5443 8256 and interviews arranged at our Caloundra, Noosa or Maroochydore Offices.

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La w, F inance & Y OU Law Finance YOU History repeats?

WHEN we review market history, the second 12 months after a bear market ends is often rough, compared to the big rebound that normally occurs in the first year. While the first 12 months typically sees strong gains – 39% on average in US shares and 28% on average in Australian shares – the next 12

months are often much tougher – with 8% average gains in US shares and 6% average gains in Australian shares. This pattern certainly has played out over the past 2 years. The tougher performance in the second year usually reflects either worries about a tightening in monetary policy once the

economic recovery is underway or worries about a double dip into recession. In the US, Europe and Japan this year it has largely been a case of the latter. It is interesting to note that the US economy and share market seems to be going through something very similar to what the Australian economy and

share market went through in the early 1990s. Back in the early 1990s Australia was struggling to throw off the effects of a severe recession that in part had its origins in excessive corporate lending by the banks in the late 1980’s. There are numerous parallels between Australia in the early 1990s and the US today: the size and scale of the financial crisis, the collapse in property markets, the slow jobless recovery and the continuing contraction in bank lending. So far the US share market is tracking similar to the experience of the Australian share market back then, with a sharp bear market, strong gains in

the first year of recovery, followed by weakness in the second year on the back of double dip fears. And since the short-term swings in the Australian share market are (irrationally) heavily influenced by the US share market, it has been following the US today even though its economy is in far better shape now. Of course the US today is more fragile than Australia in the early 1990s, which had much lower levels of public and household debt and was a much smaller country so gained immensely from a global economic recovery. So the US recovery is unlikely to be as strong as seen in Australia in 1993 and the returns from

US shares are likely to remain constrained and volatile in the years ahead. Nevertheless, the severity of the Australian financial crisis at the time is instructive in reminding investors there can be a continuing recovery after such events and once it becomes clear a double dip into recession is not happening there is plenty of upside for share markets over the year ahead. Now is a good time to consult with your financial adviser to take best advantage of the current market influences. For more Information contact Tim Maher at Maher Digby Securities Pty Ltd - Financial Advisers – AFSL No. 230559 (see advert Page 3). Ph:

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Seniors warned to be scam smart SCAMS come in all shapes and sizes and anyone can be a victim, Fair Trading Minister Peter Lawlor has warned Queensland seniors. “The Office of Fair Trading received 2,173 complaints relating to scams last year and people young and old were victims,” he said. “Scammers reach people’s homes through multiple means - it might come in your letter box, email inbox, via a telephone call or knock at the door. “Unfortunately many scam victims don’t report their experience because

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they feel humiliated when they realise they have been duped - they’d rather bear the loss out of fear of embarrassment. “Seniors may be more at risk of falling prey or not speaking out because they might not recognise newer types of scams or know where to go for help.” Mr Lawlor said many scams centred on making you believe you would get easy money, great prizes, or a way out of financial hardship by taking up the scammer’s offer. “Other scammers might pretend they are from an authority or organisation and need to check something from you for a personal particular and seemingly legitimate purpose. “Professional looking websites, letters, brochures, emails, leaflets and callers are usually used when contacting you. “In almost all cases, you’re asked to pay a small fee or divulge some sort of personal information – perhaps identifying details or your bank account information to reap the reward.” Mr Lawlor said the best way to protect yourself is

to do your research before taking up any offer for a product or service or getting involved in a scheme. “Do not rush into anything. Do your homework into the offer, do some checks on the trader, shop around for similar products or services, seek independent advice and talk to your friends or family to see what they think. “In no circumstances should you provide your personal banking information such as credit card

details, account numbers or passwords to anyone you don’t know or trust.” Mr Lawlor said he urged seniors to keep abreast of scams and what to do via the scamwatch website. “You can also always call the Office of Fair Trading on 13 13 04 at anytime for advice or assistance about dealing with a potential scam.” For more information visit www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au or www.scamwatch. gov.au


SENIORS NEWS The Urban Swing Big Band

Cooroy VIEW Club VIEW is a nationwide self-governed women’s organisation formed in 1960 by The Smith Family as a service to women and the community. Through strong VIEW networks, women are empowered to achieve new skills and confidence and give voice to issues of national concern. Communities benefit through the commitment of the more than 21,000 women of VIEW to the provision of educational outcomes for Australia’s disadvantaged children and families. Cooroy VIEW Club meets for a Luncheon at the Cooroy Hotel the second Tuesday of each Month and have socials and other activities available as they support each other in friendship. At our September luncheon we had the pleasure of Stephanie Somerville - author - with the stories of the Methodist Nurses in the early 1940’s and 50’s in the outback and her book “Angels of Augustus”. Our next luncheon will be on the 12th October 2010 with a Guest speaker from VITALCALL. For more enquiries and essential bookings please call Grace Taylor 5471 1364 or Lal Vider 5449 1902.

The 40’s and 50’s swing music is back. Do you want to jive, dance or just tap your feet. Then the Urban Swing Big Band is for you. The great music of Shaw Dorsey Miller era is played with style by a 16 piece swing band. The group will be playing on Saturday 2nd October at the Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima Street, Buddina from 7.3010.30pm. The cost is $20 members, $25 non members. BYO refreshments. For bookings phone Ted 5491 6017 or Helen (credit cards). This concert is presented by the Sunshine Coast Jazz club and 104.9 Sunshine FM.

Maroochydore VIEW Club ON the 4th Friday of each month the Maroochydore VIEW Club meets at the Maroochy Surf Club, Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore for a luncheon meeting. Ladies are asked to be there by 11 am for an

11.30 am start. Cost is $19.00 for a two course lunch with tea and coffee available. A lift is available to the second floor and there is ample parking. One of the interesting aspects of the Maroochydore VIEW Club is the variation we experience as members. Our guest speaker for Friday 22nd October is well known author Judith McNeil speaking on her publication “The Girl with the Cupboard Port.” Our social activities held once a month cover bus trips to Brisbane, we will this month attend the Valentino Exhibition, boat trips, luncheons at various venues, all happy events to promote the friendship side of VIEW which stand for Voice, Interests and Education of Women. Our Club welcomes new ladies in the area who are looking for friendship with interesting people, variation of activities and a sense of value knowing that money generated by VIEW goes to The Smith Family to help disadvantaged children in their Learning for Life Program. These children are then able to fully participate in Australian life. Money raised by VIEW activities is also used to provide education scholarships for The Smith Family children. If you would like to know more about VIEW Clubs please phone Joanne 5445 3079. As members are on the lunch list if you are unable to attend this month or you wish to bring a guest, please phone Joanne before 6 pm Tuesday 19th October.

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SENIORS NEWS Magic of Mozart - Ten Tenors Member Soloist TEN Tenors Member David Kidd, will sing the tenor soloist parts when Noosa Chorale presents

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cally powerful - The Requiem. Two other gems put the icing on the cake – Ave Verum and Regina Coeli. As a member of The Ten Tenors from 1998 to 2007, David Kidd performed around the country as well as overseas. In 2002 he received the Centenary Medal for Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Music Industry. David has recorded on albums totalling over 1.3 million sales worldwide. His career highlights with the Tenors include recording at Abbey Road and Sir George Martin’s Air Studios, being a guest at the 2005 Emmy Awards in The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and singing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Royal Albert Hall For Opera Queensland David has played the Prince of Persia in Turandot, Raoul de St. Brioche in the Merry Widow and toured as iconic Australian tenor Donald Smith in Waltzing Our Matilda. David will be joined by three other soloists, baritone, Ryan Farrell, so-

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

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prano, Jennifer Turnbull and mezzo soprano, Georgia Hawes. Georgia won the Dame Joan Sutherland Scholarship and People’s Choice Award in Noosa in 2005 and has gone on to win other awards including a 2009 Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship, to study with leading international experts in the field of operatic/vocal interpretation and performance. The magic of Mozart is

that his music becomes fresher the more often you hear it. Call it magical or miraculous, Mozart also envisaged his compositions complete and perfectly formed in his mind, compositions which marry passion with flawless musical forms expressed with ease and grace. Fresh from his triumph of a prolonged standing ovation for the St Matthew Passion, Conductor, Adrian King, will now delight Noosa audi-

ences with this Mozart feast. For an afternoon of stunningly beautiful music, book now for The Magic of Mozart. Tickets are $28, conc. $25, school students $12. Bookings 5447 4561 or at Collins Booksellers, Noosa Civic; Written Dimension Bookshop, The Junction; River Read, Thomas Street, Noosaville; Annie’s Books, Peregian and Possums Books and Coffee, Cooroy.

Planning for the future - there’s never been a better time THERE has never been a better time to plan for your future with a Will made professionally and at no cost to you, by the friendly staff at the Sunshine Coast or Nambour Public Trustee Offices. “If the unforseen happens and you do not have a Will, it can place extra pressure on your loved ones during a time of grief and stress,” cautions The Public Trustee of Queensland, Peter Carne. “When someone dies without a Will it can result in delays and costly legal processes. “By planning now you can outline your wishes for how you would like your estate managed,” Mr Carne said. In addition to preparing your Will and providing free, safe document storage, The Public Trustee of Queensland can also be appointed as the Executor of your Will. Our professional team is experienced in providing Executor services. We have been serving Queenslanders for over 94 years. “Managing a deceased estate requires knowledge of

legal, financial and even taxation regulations. “Our Trust Officers are knowledgeable in all aspects of estate management,” said Mr Carne. “By appointing an experienced independent Executor you can be assured your affairs will be managed impartially and professionally. “This can greatly reduce the potential for conflict and assist your loved ones during a time of loss. “We charge a competitive fee for our Executor services. With our low rates and proven expertise your loved ones are sure to benefit,” he said. Visit The Public Trustee’s Sunshine Coast Office at 20 Innovation Parkway, Kawana Waters or the Nambour Office at 72 Currie St. Staff from the Sunshine Coast Office also regularly visit the Caloundra, Maroochydore and Noosa Courthouses. Phone 1300 360 044 to make an appointment or visit www.pt.qld.gov.au for more information.

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

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Retirement

FOR true village atmosphere and affordable Sunshine Coast retirement living that also includes activities that you really want to pursue, look no further than beautiful Immanuel Gardens Retirement Village at Buderim. This really is the best of all worlds. Conveniently located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, yet tucked away on the lower slopes of Buderim Mountain, Immanuel Gardens Retirement Village is a picture perfect place to live. Every unit has been designed with a pleasant outlook, some with sea views, others with bushland backdrops but everyone has a stunning garden vista. The Village has a total of 93 Independent Living Units, with a mixture of one, two and three bedroom units and has the extra advantage of low and highcare when required to give the option of your home our care. Complementing the beautiful surroundings yet well-spaced for privacy, all units include quality fixtures and fittings: stove, floor coverings, security screen doors, overhead fans with other inclusions variable according to each unit. Most units have an attached lockable garage with electric roller doors so parking your car is easy. Visitors car parking is pro431 Park Ridge Rd. Park vided nearby. An “emergency” call system is also available for those who require additional peace of mind. Rest assured, we do keep waiting lists if a unit you are interested in is presently unavailable. Immanuel Gardens has its very own Community Centre, complete with sparkling pool and spa – perfect for swimming or just to cool down. The pool is shaded so you can relax outdoors any time of the day and is fully equipped for wheelchair access too. For total indulgence, the spa awaits to soothe your cares away. This The Community Hall has New Home a grand auditorium comAvailable plete with dance floor and Now stage, suitable for a variety of concerts and entertainment, as well as a multi-use games room where residents play indoor bowls and billiards. Very popular on Friday nights! Immanuel Gardens has everything you need. All essential services are virtually on your doorstep.

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Picture perfect place to live! Everyday necessities such as milk and newspaper deliveries are easily arranged through local providers. Local pharmacies deliver prescriptions and a podiatrist is available every fortnight. For your regular beauty needs, the village has its own professional Hairdressing Salon. You can attend one of the many regular ativities, borrow books from our library or attend our Fellowship Lunch. Sunday worship services are also provided within the Village facilities. Shopping is always a pleasure as the region has a abundance of retail centres. With so much choice, shopping’s a breeze! You can drive there yourself or our Immanuel Gardens Bus will take you shopping in air-conditioned comfort to the Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre at Maroochydore or to Kawana Shopping Centre, just past Mooloolaba twice a week. With an emphasis on continuous improvement and quality care, Immanuel Gardens Retirement Village is committed to enhancing the range of services it provides, to meet the ever-increasing demands and expectations of the individuals who make up the community it serves. For more details please call Immanuel Gardens between 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday on: 5456 7600 or visit our website: www.lccqld.org.au

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ONE of our biggest fears about retirement may not be giving up the hustle and bustle of the working world but remaining socially connected. After all, with your co-workers, you have probably made some close personal friendships. In retirement, you can still maintain these friendships and develop new friendships as well. You can stay socially connected during retirement and don’t have to alienate yourself. To do so, you simply have to be willing to put forth the effort. Stay in touch with ex-colleagues - there’s no getting around it, your co-workers are important to you and therefore you should stay connected to them. Make sure that you contact them by phone or meet your friends for lunch dates. Not only will this keep your connection strong but it will also ensure that you remain up to date on past work happenings and keep your friends from work. Create meaningful relationships - now is the time to create new meaningful relationships. To do this, you should connect with family, friends and neighbours too. Perhaps you can engage in after-retirement activities that will enable you to improve these relationships. Foster relationship with your spouse - now that you’re retired, you should have more time to spend with your spouse. Take some time to get romantic with them. See if the two of you can re-spark a flame or perhaps develop mutual interests. Build a strong social network - This can be accomplished by volunteering at your favourite non profit organisation, enrolling in a class, or joining a group. Join a club - you can connect with like-minded people by joining a club or a social group. Just make sure that it is an activity that you enjoy and will get excited about. Participate in volunteer work - join a worthy cause to be in touch with people. Try to help those less privileged. Alternatively, you can spread awareness about the burning issues that concern you. It will be an enriching experience for you too. Explore a hobby - in exploring this hobby, join a group of people who also have this interest such as a knitting club or croquet club. This will increase your interaction with people with similar interests. Re-educate yourself - participate in classes and learn something new with other people. Make sure that you keep a positive and friendly attitude and you’ll meet new people all the time. Connect with family- this is a wonderful way to remain connected with your children, and your grand children, with whom you may not have fostered a close relationship during your working life.

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Baby Boomers Will Change Retirement

MANY baby boomers plan to keep working and earning money during their retirement years, but will alternate between periods of work and leisure, according to a survey in the US by Merrill Lynch, and it may hold true in Australia too. The New Retirement Survey builds on the conventional wisdom that many baby boomers are not interested in pursuing a traditional retirement of leisure. Created with guidance from gerontologist and author Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., The New Retirement Survey offers a preview of the different lifestyles, workstyles and recreation activities that baby boomers envision for their future. While 76% of baby boomers intend to keep working and earning in retirement, on average they expect to “retire” from their current job/career at around age 64, and then launch into an entirely new job or career. Taking advantage of their “longevity bonus,” baby boomers will create a whole new life stage. The Age Pension originally established the “normal” retirement age at 65, but since that time life expectancy for a 65year-old has increased by over seven years and continues to lengthen. As a result of living longer, baby boomers plan to be “younger” longer and to work longer. Most baby boomers who responded to the survey will stop working for pay and retire in the traditional sense at some point. However, that phase is more likely to begin in the late 60’s than at age 60 or 65. Baby boomers in the survey rejected a life of either full-time leisure or full-time work. When asked about their ideal work arrangement in retirement, the most

common choices among baby boomers in the survey would be to : repeatedly “cycle” between periods of work and leisure (42%); have part-time work (16%); start their own business (13%); work full time (6%). Only 17% of the baby boomers in the survey reported that they hope to never work for pay again. The unpredictable cost of illness and healthcare is by far baby boomers’ biggest fear. They are three times more worried about a major illness (48%), their ability to pay for healthcare (53%) or winding up in a nursing home (48%), than about dying (17%). Financial preparedness is the gateway to retirement freedom and the antidote to retirement phobia. Accumulating the resources baby boomers believe they need for retirement freedom (81%), rather than age (56%) or any other variable, was cited as the most decisive factor for when they choose to retire. Baby boomers who have a plan and feel prepared are twice as optimistic and far less fearful compared with those who do not.

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1. No stamp duty on purchase. 2. Plenty of new friends to meet. 3. Organised social events and outings. 4. Flat grounds for easy walking. • Billiards Room • renovations:5. New 24 hour emergency call system. • 3 Swimming Pools New Dining Room, Coffee 6. Courtesy bus. • 3 Community Centres 7. Terrace, Library. 8. Bar, BBQSnooker areas. • Boat & Caravan Storgae Room, Movie 9. Theatrette, Billiards Room. New Professional Suite • Indoor & Outdoor Bowls 10. and Three swimming pools. • Regular Security Patrols New Administration Offices. 11. Three Community Centres. • Aldi Shopping Centre • Plenty of new friends to meet 12. Boat & Caravan Storage. & Bakery around the corner • Organised Social events & Outings 13. Indoor and Outdoor Bowls. • Walk to Resturants & Cafes • Flat grounds for easy walking 14. Regular security patrols. • Close to Noosa River • 24 Hour Emergency Call System 15. Aldi Shopping Centre around the corner. • Klms of Scenic Walking Paths • your home care Bakery. 16. Bring Minutes to new German 17. services Walk to restaurants • Close to Golf Courses, Fishing, with you and cafes. 18. Courtesy Close to Noosa Sailing, Bushwalking & Safe • Bus River. Premier Villas designed 19. Library Klms of scenic walking paths. Swimmingto complement • 20. Close to golf courses, fishing, sailing, bushwalking, at Noosa Main Beach • BBQ Areas your lifestyle! and safe swimming at Noosa Main Beach.

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Hibiscus hosts Aussie afternoon for Japanese students

A GROUP of Japanese students found a room full of friendly folk willing to lend an ear as they sharpened their English speaking (and singing!) skills during an afternoon with residents of Hibiscus Noosa Outlook Retirement Resort. The students, aged between 15 and 19, are bettering their English during a 19-day study tour with Noosa Heads language school, Global Village. Parading the striking colours of traditional Japanese dress, the students presented residents with an exquisite hand-made origami paper crane wall hanging, customarily given to older people as a symbol of good health. Good humour abounded with the group’s rendition of a favourite Australian folk song, Waltzing Matilda. Residents joined in on the singing after many students were left tongue-tied with the Aussie lyrics. After demonstrating the customary Japanese tea drinking ceremony the students swapped traditions to experience a true-blue Aussie afternoon tea, with loads of lamingtons of course! And in true Japanese style, the students had gifts for everyone, much to the joy of residents who each received a handmade origami paper cranes as a keepsake, complete with handwritten messages in Katakana. For more information about Hibiscus Noosa Outlook or to arrange a personalised tour, please call Trevor Phillips on 07 5449 9850 or visit www.primelife.com.au

BEFORE deciding to take early retirement from your job, stay home for a week and watch daytime television. - Unknown wise person We have no porch, no rocking chair - and no time. My biggest need is a calendar because there are so many things to do. Now I encourage people to retire — the younger the better. - Maurice Musholt Everyone who does not work has a scheme that does. - Munder’s Law A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. - Walter Gagehot When is the right age to retire? When you dread going to work. - Mary Bright

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Monaco - luxury apartments at Caloundra coastal urban sophistication at a realistic price. Unique selling points included its great location in the vibrant CBD just steps away from Caloundra’s waterfront

precinct, incredible views and the fact that the units are offered brand new. “Opportunities to purchase brand new almost on the water’s edge and right in town are few and

far between and will become extremely rare in the future,’’ Henzells Project Consultant Christine Alles said. Located opposite Monaco in Otranto Avenue, Caloundra, the

sales office is open daily from 10am to 4pm. Call Bev Caldwell or Christine Alles on (07) 5491 1824 or register online at www.monacocaloundra. com.au.

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CALOUNDRA’S luxury Monaco complex is continuing its strong sales pace with a recent milliondollar-plus apartment sale underpinning a record sixmonth period for the sleek, CBD-inspired development. Henzells Agency says astute purchasers were swooping on the premium apartments providing a superior location, views, facilities and finish. In the past six months, Monaco has recorded 15 sales for a combined value of more than $10 million. This includes a luxury three-bedroom penthouse apartment purchased by retired professional couple Hans

and Frederika Westerman, formerly of New Farm. The Westermans’ have travelled extensively overseas and resided in many locations throughout Australia before settling on an apartment in Monaco, Caloundra. “We knew we had come across something exceptional when we first inspected Monaco,” Hans and Frederika said. The apartment offers an open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area with panoramic water views. It features three large bedrooms with the second bedroom designed to be used as either a large bed-

room or family/TV room. Designed to maximise the best of Queensland living, it has a huge balcony off the living area and master bedroom capturing breathtaking 180 degree views of Pumicestone Passage, Moreton and Bribie Islands, the Glasshouse Mountains and beyond. Prices for the remaining 30 prestige units range from $445,000 for a one bedroom apartment on level six up to $1,395,000 for a three bedroom penthouse on level 12. Monaco sets a new benchmark for residential living in Caloundra, offering the perfect blend of

Retirement not an option for some

RETIREMENT is about enjoying life your way - exploring interests, seeking out new challenges and opportunities, and realising your dreams. It’s about the life you’ve worked so hard to deserve. Within three decades the number of Australians over 65 years of age will more than double and they’ll make up almost a quarter of the population. As a result, governments have been urging older Australians to stay in the work force longer so economic growth won’t slow. If you’re 60-plus but feeling like retirement is not an option for you, you’re not alone. In the future, many people will have to work well into their 70s. Financial stress is a major factor among those who keep working: those who still have mortgages are about twice as likely to be employed after 65 as those with no mortgage payments to make.

The dominant factor in the coming years will be something to which most people are only just beginning to pay attention: the rapid growth of the older population and the rapid shrinking of the younger generation. Employers will need to become much more flexible. As baby boomers hit their 50s and 60s, many of them are likely to want to serve as part-timers and consultants or to take on special assignments. Retirement used to signal the end of a productive life for workers, but more and more, and for varying reasons, retirement is seen as a transition point for beginning a new phase of your life. For those approaching retirement, there may be options: it could be a time to develop a strategy to work fewer hours, try a new career or business, learn new skills and further your education, or give back through volunteering, and enjoy life. October 2010 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 31


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Full steam ahead for freehold development DEFYING property predictions, Pebble Beach Retirement Community has all but sold out of its current stages and is well on the way to completing Stage 7 of its freehold retirement development at Sandstone Point near Bribie Island with the next stage due to commence in the next couple of weeks. The retirement community is unique because its ownership structure means residents have all

the rights of freehold home owners but still get to enjoy the security and community atmosphere of a retirement community. “In this way Pebble Beach has been designed to bridge the gap between full service retirement living and owning your own home,” says Sales Manager Mac Jackson And whilst Pebble Beach might not provide all the bells and whistles of some other options, that is exactly what the developer intended and is just how the residents like it. “Pebble Beach doesn’t boast a swimming pool, restaurant, bowls club or any on-site care however the community’s proximity to an abundance of services, clubs and facilities allows residents to pick and choose those they want, without being burdened by ongoing costs and service fees associated with on-site facilities they may not even use.” Mr Jackson said this meant reduced body corporate fees for residents (currently $37.15 per week), and pointed out strong sales were an indication of how sought-after an option this type of development was for active over 50s. “Often people looking at their retirement options feel dis-

enchanted with the high fees associated with traditional retirement community models and the substantial portions of capital gains usually forfeited in exit fees should they one day decide to sell,” he said. Pebble Beach properties on the other hand are completely freehold. “Owners enjoy the freedom to sell their homes by whichever means they chose, at whatever price they wish and therefore retain control and all their capital gains.” The Pebble Beach Retirement Community is located at Sandstone Point, the launch point to Bribie Island on the Sunshine Coast. Mr Jackson said this was one of the fastest growing retirement destinations in the country. “Pebble Beach is only 15 minutes drive from Caboolture, 45 minutes to Brisbane and only minutes to Bribie Island,” he said. “The community enjoys pole position in relation to transport links, local clubs and services and an abundance of natural beauty and recreational opportunities provided by neighbouring nature reserves, fishing spots and sheltered waterways.” For further information freecall 1800 608 377.

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TO gain access to a retirement village you must have reached 55 years of age or have retired from full time employment. Once you have made a decision that this lifestyle will suit you, speak to your solicitor or lawyer about the fee and legal structures for such villages, as contracts are many and varied. The financial implications of moving to a retirement village can be complex and comparing retirement villages with varying legal structures and departure fee structures can be difficult, so make sure you speak to your solicitor and financial planner for as much information as possible. Each State and Territory has enacted specific legislation that regulates the operation of retirement villages. The legislation in each area is different and has its own definition of what is and what is not a retirement village. In some cases the legislation applies differently to different legal structures and contractual arrangements. Particular legal structures and contractual arrangements may also attract the application of other legislation, such as strata title, community title, companies and securities, manufactured home or tenancy legislation. Departure fees are particularly important and particularly difficult to fully understand. There are well over a dozen different departure fee structures and they are a key factor in determining how much you (or your estate) get back when you leave the village. Depending on your financial resources, how much you get back could well determine or limit your future accommodation choices.


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Government extends drawdown relief for self-funded retirees equity markets recover over time. Currently, it is a requirement that minimum payments be made from a superannuation account-based pension at least annually. Minimum payments are determined by age and the value of the account balance as at 1 July each year. The minimum annual payment rule is designed so that retirees draw down on their superannuation capital over their retirement. This rule recognises that superannuation is designed as a retirement savings vehicle with substantial tax concessions. This is still a temporary measure, and it is expected that the minimum account-based pension drawdown will return to standard levels in the 2011/2012 financial year.

Free yourself from the shackles of the family home

MANY seniors still have a vision of retirement villages being ‘old people’s homes’. Today’s villages couldn’t be farther from that. They’re not about sitting around or convalescing, but are about releasing you from the drudgery of having to maintain a home and having no time to enjoy life at the time of life when you should doing just that. Retirement Living provides you with the opportunity to pursue your interests like fishing, golf, tennis, etc. (all within minutes of your front door). And also the freedom to travel, secure in the knowledge that your home is being looked after for you. Experience has shown that it is far easier to make the move as a couple, when your health is good. It is generally easier to mix as a couple, to make new friendships and develop relationships which provide you with a strong support group should you ever need it (in times of poor health, etc.).

Fact: Ask the vast majority of residents living in any retirement village and they’ll tell you that “they wish they’d made the move many years earlier.” Locally, one of the best examples of modern retirement living is Noosa Waters Retirement Estate. There are 76 spacious 2 & 3 bedroom villas with quality fittings and fixtures, set in beautifully landscaped tropical gardens that are fully maintained and providing the secure feeling you get from living in a gated community. So if you’re over 55 (not necessarily retired), the kids have gone and you’re ready to free yourself from the shackles of the family home, to realize your true independence and make new friends, please feel free to contact our on-site manager, Roy Crombie on 5474 4480 to find out how you could take advantage of this stress-free lifestyle that Noosa Waters Retirement Estate has to offer. “We think we’re Noosa’s best”

Noosa Fabulous 50s & 60s LONELY but enjoy life. Calling all 50s & 60s to join a social club formed to transform those in the prime of life from couch potatoes to happy chatters. A warm welcome awaits those who want to enjoy dining,

barbeques and going to the theatre. Come & have coffee at Madisson’s 10-30am Thursday’s on Gympie Terrace, Noosaville. Ring John 5470 2227 or William 5448 8507.

Discover the value of belonging. Living at a Lend Lease Primelife retirement resort means being part of a neighbourhood of like-minded, friendly people. Discover a new circle of friends and move into a home that suits e your budget. The dream lifestyle comes at no extra charge! • Less maintenance worries • Ability to lock up and leave • Resort facilities • Social clubs • Organised activities

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ON 30 June 2010, the Commonwealth Government announced its intention to extend the drawdown relief currently provided for account-based superannuation pensions to the 2010 - 2011 financial year. The required amendments to the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994 were made on 21 July 2010 and came into effect on 22 July 2010. At the height of the global financial crisis, the Government recognised that many pension account holders were suffering the impact of negative returns and responded by introducing legislation that halved the minimum income drawdown requirements. This extension of drawdown relief will help retirees to recoup capital losses on their pension portfolios as

Join us at the following FREE events. • Hibiscus Bellflower Artisan Extravaganza Saturday 30 October, 9am – 1pm 118 Bellflower Rd, Sippy Downs • Allora Gardens Open Day Sunday 7 November, 10am – 2pm 22 Allora Drive, Maroochydore • Hibiscus Chancellor Park Art & Craft Day Saturday 20 November, 9am – 12pm All welcome! 52 University Way, Chancellor Park PROUDLY MANAGED BY

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.

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MOVING from your larger family home and its welltrodden surroundings can be a major decision. However, you don’t have to give up the idea of a free standing home and familiar neighbours. You can still relax in the peace and tranquility of a real community at Claremont Resort Park Ridge. Claremont Resort in Logan offers the best in all aspects of over 50s resort style living. Claremont dispel the major fears that over 50s want to avoid when considering resort living. In the fully fenced Claremont Resort, there are no deferred management fees and no exit fees, and 100% capital gain

goes to the home-owner at Claremont. Rent assistance is available to eligible home-owners. Setting Claremont aside from the competition are features which include an accent on spaciousness in every aspect of the resort. At Claremont, the roads are wider, the blocks are bigger, and the superior quality homes are much bigger (up to 211m2) than typically found in over 50s resorts. Existing recreational facilities are large and excitement is building as the next stage of construction takes shape, including a fitness centre with gas heated indoor pool, spa, sauna, and larger gym & snooker room. There are no duplexes at Claremont, only larger free standing steel framed homes (up to 197m2) on bigger (306-350m2), fenced, pet friendly blocks. Standard features in Claremont homes include 5 star energy rating, wall & roof insulation, tinted windows, 2 inverter

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AS time goes on and the body ages, we may not have the option to stay in our own home. The publication called ‘Accommodation choices for older Australians and their families: what older Australians and their families need to know’ provides practical advice and options relating to a large range of issues concerning accommodation choices for older people. It contains practical information about the many accommodation options available at and beyond retirement, and information on finances and how living arrangements may impact on pension payments. It also provides practical advice on selling the family home whilst on the pension, as well as the implications of renovating, moving in with family or having to live apart from a spouse. The guide includes help for families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as help for Indigenous Australians. Copies are available by calling the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs on 1800 050 009, going to the Department’s website at www.fahcsia.gov.au or contacting you local Centrelink office.


Retirement Elders take time out for fishy business

THE last Friday of each month sees a group of fishing enthusiasts setting out for a morning’s fishing at Munna Point on the banks of the Noosa River. Numbering a maximum of six, they arrive with their gear, the bait, a few folding chairs, cool drinks and the makings of a barbecue lunch and get down to some serious fishy business. Alighting from their transport and setting up might take a little longer than is usual, as the youngest in this group of retirees is 75 and the oldest is 93. The Elders Fishing Club first saw the light of day two months ago at Noosa Day Respite Centre in Wallace Park. Some of the men were talking about starting a woodworking group when the men themselves decided they would rather like a fishing trip instead. Noosa Home Assist Secure coordinator Greg Tucker, who was there at the time, takes up the story. “One of our contractors went to Davo’s and they gave us the bait and the fishing rods; Davo’s has been involved right along,” Greg said. “The centre’s bus takes the men to Munna Point and they fish in the river, then they have a barbecue lunch - everything is supplied. “Our contractor Ian “Tinny” Treloar sets it up, helps them bait up if they wish, helps them cast out if they can’t do it. “It’s all catch and release. “It’s at no cost to them and they have so much fun, the look on their faces is priceless.” Most of the men have been fishermen all their lives but Wally, 75, confided he didn’t know what he’d do if he caught a fish. However that prospect was not about to affect his pleasure in a beautiful day and he was enjoying being in the sun looking out over the river. Next to Wally, Bruce, 80, expertly skewered a prawn on a long-shanked hook, hoping to bag a whiting. An experienced fisherman, he has kept up his fishing skills after retirement. Stan, 88, did a lot of fishing in the Murray in South Australia. In his fishing days he kept a tinnie on the Murray and reminisced how he caught one of the fabled Murray cod “a huge one” before the species became protected. For Ken, 90, a spot in the sun watching the sun dance on the water outweighed the doubtful possibility of landing a catch. Ken used to fish for blackfish and made his own rods and reels. They were good eating, the blackfish, he mused, so were bream and flathead, yes, very good eating. Lance has spent a lot of time on the water in his 93 (94 on December 8) years. He was involved in building a 36ft ocean racing yacht and raced it for 50,000 miles of ocean and bay racing. He has fished the reefs from North Shore to Sunshine Beach and always came home with a good feed of fish. How is he going today? “Last time I did alright, this time, not a bite.” Well, that’s fishing.

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Meanwhile “Tinny” is busy helping Stan with a snagged hook. One of these days, he mused, he would like to take the men over to North Shore to a place he knows well as a surefire spot to catch fish. He too says these days out bring out smiles worth a million dollars. Back at the top of the line there’s a sudden flurry of excitement. Bruce, who has swapped prawn bait for a worm, is reeling in a whiting, no great size but hey! It’s a fish. We just manage to record the catch, and the smile, before the fish is returned to the river, and the group returns to its fishing. Noosa Day Respite Centre is funded by Home & Community Care Program (HACC) and auspiced by Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

Lance – no bites today but enjoyed the sunshine

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Immanuel’s stunning gardens are a haven for local birds and wildlife while a community hall, nurses quarters, chaplaincy, allied health, diversional therapy .

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Historical HINTERLAND Loading fruit crates onto a horse-drawn cart at Remington’s shed on Montville Road (1918) This was the first shed built in the Palmwoods district. ‘Remington’ was originally the name of the postal depot at home and store of Richard Remington, near Paynter’s Creek, one mile west of present Palmwoods Railway Station. Photograph: Courtesy of Sunshine Coast Libraries

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SUNSHINE Coast Libraries’ has just launched a new look website which offers a wonderful range of information and services that you can access directly from: http://www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/ The website also provides links to a wide range of historical information. To access this from Sunshine Coast Libraries’ home page just click on the word ‘Heritage’ on the blue bar below the heading ‘Sunshine Coast Libraries’ then select from the list of options in the boxes on the left of the screen. The options include: Indigenous History (by

region), Heritage Register (link to the Queensland Register), History by locality (including place name origins), Picture Sunshine Coast (large photographic database), Local Studies File (information on the holdings with heading list), Oral histories (currently 28 listed), Nambour Chronicle (link to the website which at present covers the newspapers publication for the period 1903-1958), Heritage Merchandise (links and information about sales), Noosawiki (link to the website) and Last Crush Project (link to the website providing information and a history of the Moreton Sugar Mill).


Historical HINTERLAND “From little seeds ...”

Tony Ireland, Gardens Volunteers Co-ordinator

THERE’S a little hidden secret down at Mountain Creek, just a few minutes south of Nambour. If you’re driving … blink and you’ll miss it. Just watch out for the new brown signs off the Bruce Highway and along the Tanawah Tourist Drive towards Forest Glen (UBD Map 77). When you find it, you’ll be amazed. The Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden(what, you’ve never heard of it?) has been an ongoing labour of love for a small, but dedicated, group of local volunteers for the last 14 years, and it should

be on everyone’s “must see” list this Springtime. The Friends of the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden formed a working group way back in 1996 and the land was acquired in 1997; but, due to lack of interest or funding from the then local council, long battles and many years of hard work were to follow. Clearing the 82 ha site, weeding out the exotics, landscaping and revegetating it with native plants, creating 10 unique new areas. But, as Friends past-President, Maureen Sheargold, says: “Then suddenly

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things began to happen; because the site spoke for itself. People came, they were inspired, and doors opened”. The Garden was officially opened in December 2001 by then Governor of Queensland, Major Peter Arniston. And from that moment public interest grew, the new Council came on board and the project took off. It is now acclaimed worldwide, via its excellent sound and vision website (created by Tony Ireland, another volunteer). The Maroochy Botanic Garden is a masterpiece of environmental design, and is so accessible to people and their families, including the less fit and the less able. You’ll find the Lagoon Walk, the Ephemeral Wetlands, the Mossy Log Walk, the Fern Glade, the Whip Bird Walk and the Sculpture Garden. These are detailed on the brochure/ map available at the Garden’s entrance, even if no volunteer staffer is on roster when you visit. This is your place to be, and you will be captivated and inspired by the feeling of being part of, enveloped by, the native bush in its various forms. In 2005, an International Stone Sculpture Symposium was organised over 16 days by the Friends. Eight sculptors (from France, Spain, Slovakia, Japan, South Korea and the USA, and from Queensland and South

Australia) chipped, cut and carved monumental sculptures either from the pinkish Helidon sandstone or from white or black marble brought down from the Chillagoe area in North Queensland. The finished works blend into the natural bushland, and express the artists’ empathy with the spiritualism of the world around them. A more recent addition to the Garden is a unique montage of “natural spirit figures” created purely from selected tree branches. Called “Tree Guardians”, it reflects the spiritual connection between the indigenous owners and their traditional lands. A very evocative installation for contemplation by today’s visitors. And just as the bush and natural features are constantly growing and evolving, so the human side of the Garden is developing. Plans are in train for an Arts and Ecology Centre in the Garden; and the Centre is about to move into the construction phase for completion by May/June next year (2011). The Garden is open from 7.00am every day – so tourists and residents of the Sunshine Coast can enjoy the fruits of the labours of so many local people over the last 14 years. And visitors can experience and appreciate their place in the bush, the history and the varied environments of this very special place. With lots of love, and much physical hard work, the Friends have proved that from little seeds - big things grow. Check out the website at www.friendsofmaroochy botanicgarden

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W.F. Krebs’ children in front of the family slab house, Palmwoods, 1925. Photograph: Courtesy of Sunshine Coast Libraries In 1985, Harry Krebs, grandson of W.F. Krebs was interviewed, so that a record of his memories of growing up the Nambour area, could be placed in safe keeping at the local library. (Harry was born on 4th August, 1914.) You can read his Oral History on-line at http:// www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/sitePage.cfm?code=oral-histories October 2010 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 37


Historical HINTERLAND 19th Century Wedding Vows The 19th century wedding vows “… keep thee only unto each other so long as ye both shall live” has continued to reverberate through four generations of Nambour’s pioneering Perren family, when Don and Daphne Heaton

celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary on 8 October. They married in the Nambour Methodist Church in 1960. “What our family has achieved is unique,” Daphne said. “Don and I

are the fourth generation of the Perren family to achieve this personal milestone.” Second cousins, Don and Daphne, share greatgrandparents William and Emma Perren who began this wonderful longevity

of marriage. More especially, William and Emma were the first couple to celebrate a Golden Wedding Anniversary in Nambour more than 100 years ago in 1901. “It was a big thing to celebrate a Golden Wedding Anniversary then, quite an achievement,” Daphne said. “But what makes it even more special is as well as the couples celebrating their Golden Anniversaries, all were married in a Methodist Church, the three latest generations in the Nambour Methodist Church, and all couples were very involved in their church and played important roles in the Nambour and district community.” William and Emma married in England on 27 September 1851, and then set sail on a perilous journey to Australia in 1874. Nine children had been born to them in England. One had died, one had already emigrated and one died

by Jeanette Morrison on the journey. Three more would be born in Australia. In the old country, they were active members of their local Methodist Church and their community, a practice they would continue in a faraway land. Daphne said, when outlining her families’ achievements, that her husband’s mother Edna Perren, grand-daughter of William and Emma, celebrated her 50 th wedding anniversary with husband Frank Heaton on 21 July 1984. They were married in the Nambour Methodist Church on 21 July 1934. Daphne’s mother Vera Roberts, another granddaughter of William and Emma, with husband William Bullen celebrated their special occasion on 10 April, 1935. They were married in the Nambour Methodist Church on 10 April 1935. James Perren and Mary Kerr, Don’s grandparents, were the first couple to be married in the Nambour Methodist Church, on 3

IN 1901, Nambour pioneers Emma and William Perren were the first generation of their family to celebrate a 50th Wedding Anniversary, and were also the first couple to celebrate this occasion in the town.

July 1895, and celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1945. Daphne’s grandmother was William and Emma’s daughter Betsy, whose first husband died in a logging accident on the Maroochy River, and she was married to her second husband for 41 years when he died. Don and Daphne’s occasion, of being the fourth generation to

achieve a 50th wedding anniversary, is very special for them, and they will mark the occasion with an afternoon tea with family and friends. Daphne said this will be in contrast with the Golden Wedding celebrations of William and Emma when between 200 and 300 guests “sat down to a sumptuous repast in the School of Arts” in Nambour.

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Historical HINTERLAND Nambour Selangor story A short history of Nambour Selangor Private Hospital - Opened on July 22, 1947 (63 years of healthcare service to the community) (Researched by Joan Hogarth, written by Peter Richardson)

Just as the end of World War 1 ushered in a campaign for a public hospital in Nambour, the close of World War II was the catalyst for a private one. For many years, Nambour was the undisputed capital of the region now known as the Sunshine Coast. Officially known as “Brisbane’s Near North Coast” until the 1960s, it may have been close to the city by bureaucratic standards, but when life-threatening illness, pregnancy complications or serious accidents struck, it could seem very far away indeed. The year 1943 saw the arrival at NGH of a doctor destined to be one of the key figures in the establishment of Selangor Private Hospital. After a brief stint at the hospital, the ebullient Dr J.E. (Jim) Trotter saw war service in the Army, and on discharge in 1946 he began 21 years of private practice in Nambour. The difficulty he and other GPs experienced in securing General Hospital beds for their patients led directly to the start of the Selangor story in 1947. With the population of Nambour and district increasing, Drs Charles, Eklund and Trotter immediately ran into frustrating problems caused by the lack of private hospital

beds. Dr Eklund, who now lives on the Gold Coast, recalls: “The only beds available to use were six intermediate beds at the Nambour Hospital, and there were also available to the superintendent (Jim Moffat). The board charged private fees for Dr Moffat’s patients occupying any of these beds. We felt that this was most unfair to the public, denying them the right to choose their own private doctor care when in hospital. Accordingly, we all decided to be on the lookout for any opportunity to establish a private hospital facility”. Through Dr Trotter, the group was made aware that two exarmy nursing sisters, Christine Oxley and Dorothy Ralston, were prepared to set up a private hospital. Christine Oxley had done her nursing training at Glen Innes Hospital in 1930/34 and at the Women’s Hospital, Sydney in 1935/36. After private nursing in England and later in Queensland, she enlisted with the Australian Army Nursing Service, serving with 2/20 AGH Malaya with the 8th Division of the 2nd AIR. Her regimental number was QFX 19073 and she was mentioned in despatches. She survived the bombing of the Vyner Brooke and was taken prisoner-of-war.

Among those who shared those dark days in the POW camp in Selangor, Malaya, was Dr Trotter’s sister Florence, now Mrs Syer, of Kenmore, Brisbane. Sister Oxley was released in September 1945 and on discharge, she joined the staff of the Brisbane Repatriation Hospital in 1946. Sisten Dorothy Ralston tr4ained at Townsville General Hospital and then went to Lady Musgrave Hospital, the maternity section of the Maryborough General Hospital. She became matron after a short time but left to work in the operating theatre at St Martin’s Hospital, Brisbane before joining the AANS as a senior sister in 1940. Her regimental number was QFX 19069 and it was in the army that she met Sisters Oxley and Trotter. Sister Ralston was among 59 nurses embarked on the Empire Star on February 11, 1942, four days before Singapore fell to the Japanese. The ship was bombed and strafed, but arrived at Batavia three days later and eventually reached Fremantle. Sister Ralston later served at the 116 AGH at charters Towers and at Morotai, Borneo. After her discharge, Dr Jim Trotter, whom she had met through his sister Florence,

approached her about opening a private hospital in Nambour. After some thought, she agreed to do so if she could find someone to assist her. That someone was Chris Oxley. With the encouragement and assistance of Drs Trotter, Charles and Eklund, sisters Oxley and Ralston set up their hospital in a rambling old home owned by Mrs Edith Beale at the top of Currie Street, next to the Church of England, predecessor of the present Anglican Church. Initially they rented the building, but later took out a lease. The hospital comprised the original house, with two fibrocement extensions added by Mrs Beale, the builder being Wally Burgher and the plumber Jack Harrison. With a 3000-pound ($6,000) war service loan and their own small savings of a few hundred pounds, they bought mainly war disposals equipment and set up the single, double and three-bed wards, theatre, labour ward, etc with the nurses quarters and laundry underneath. The X-ray facility was to come later. When the time came for the partners to choose a name for their hospital, it seemed fitting to mark their wartime experiences; so July 22, 1947, saw

the opening of the 24-bed Selangor Private Hospital, with Sister Oxley as matron, sister Ralston in charge of the maternity section and the late Miss Amy Grimes as secretary. Despite the unprepossessing Dr Trotter and Amy Grimes planting a building in tree in front of the hospital. which the hos- Photograph: Courtesy of Sunshine Coast pital began its Libraries life, the standards set by Sisters Oxley and lor was in hospital waiting for Ralston were high; and her baby when Archie took his Selangor quickly achieved an wife in; but baby Brian enviable reputation for the (“Buzz”) Taylor, later to bebest of nursing care. come of the best-performed The first operation at Selangor swimmers Nambour has prowas performed by Dr Charles. duced, did not make his entry Right from the start, business into the world until August 3. was brisk, especially in the The post-war baby boom was maternity section. The honour well under way, and it seems of being the first baby born at that maternity patients were Selangor belongs to Joan St fitted in wherever possible. Clair, now a nurse at Among the babies born in Goondiwindi Hospital; and Selangor’s second year was she has a silver cup to prove John Scott, who has been a GP it. Joan was born to Archie and in Nambour since 1974 and is Ruby Philbrook, of Bli Bli on now himself sending patients July 23, 1947, but Archie, re- to Selangor. cently deceased of Nambour, Nambour’s folklore is rich in stated his late wife was not eh stories of those early Selangor first patient. Mrs Elaine Tay- days.

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endent p e d In g in y a t S d an Tuning in on the Sunshine Coast Queensland’s long-standing hearing health services organisation, Attune Hearing have opened a new clinic at Bulcock Street, Caloundra – the third Attune Hearing clinic on the Sunshine Coast. Attune Audiologist and Sunshine Coast local, Charlene Hansen said the new clinic highlights the growing need for hearing health services on the coast. “Over 3.5 million Australians experience some form of hearing loss. Chances are – you, your family or someone you know could be hearing better. “With clinics in Nambour, Kawana and now Caloundra, we are better placed to provide complete hearing healthcare services to residents across the Sunshine Coast. The University of Queensland graduate recently arrived back in Nambour from a two year stint in the UK – keen to swap the grey-skied British backdrop for the warmth of the Queensland sun. Specialising in cochlear implant and hearing aid audiology, Ms Hansen is looking forward to helping people to maximise their ability to communicate and live enriched lives. Ms Hansen said hearing loss has a huge impact on our community and yet it is frequently misunderstood. “Hearing difficulties are an invisible problem and many people delay seeking advice or simply don’t realise exactly how their hearing has deteriorated or the everyday sounds and moments they are missing out on. “The effects of hearing loss can be so isolating, yet it can be easily overcome.’

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“If you think you may have a have a hearing problem, I urge you to come to Attune for a hearing health assessment.” Attune Hearing is located at the Kawana Private Hospital; Centenary Square, Nambour and now 68 Bulcock Street, Caloundra. Attune Hearing is a full service hearing healthcare organisation, supervised and supported by over 21 Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists. Attune Hearing offer a complete range of diagnostic tests for hearing and balance, as well as tinnitus treatment, cochlear implants and the latest hearing aid technology. To make an appointment at Attune, please call 5476 1500 or visit www.attune.com.au for more information.

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CAREBUS is only on site when it is not raining. Free information for members of the community on respite options, aged care, disability care, medical conditions, health and well-being, also friendly staff to assist. At the following locations: October 2010. Monday 4th, Kawana Shoppingworld Community Expo, 8.30am – 5pm. Tuesday 5th, Kawana Shoppingworld Community Expo, 8.30am – 5pm. Tuesday 5th Caloundra Hospital, 9am – 1.30pm. Wednesday 6th, Kawana Shoppingworld Community Expo, 8.30am – 5pm. Wednesday 6th, Nambour General Hospital, 8am – 1pm. Thursday 7th , Kawana Shoppingworld Community Expo, 8.30am – 5pm. Thursday 7th Noosa Hospital, 8.30am – 1.30pm. Friday 8th, , Kawana Shoppingworld Community Expo, 8.30am – 5pm. Friday 8th, Nambour Library, 9am –

1.30pm. Saturday 9th, , Kawana Shoppingworld Community Expo, 8.30am – 5pm. Sunday 10th , Kawana Shoppingworld Community Expo, 8.30am – 4pm. Tuesday 12 th, Beerwah Library, 9am – 1.30pm.Wednesday 13th, Bellcarra Retirement Resort, Caloundra West, 10am – noon. Friday 15th, Noosa Civic, 8.30am – 1.30pm. Tuesday 19th, Noosa Library, 9am – 1.30pm. Thursday 21st Kawana Shoppingworld, 8.30am – 1.30pm. Friday 22nd, Maleny Library, 9am – 1.30pm. Tuesday 26th Currimundi Market Place, 8am – 1pm. Wednesday 27th, Pelican Waters Shopping Village, 8.30am – 1.30pm. Thursday 28th Caloundra Woolworths, 8.30am – 1.30pm. Friday 29th, Currimundi Medical Centre, 7.30am – 12.30pm. Phone 1800 052 222 for further information or website: www.suncare.org.au.

Cansurvive – Cancer Support Group A GROUP that both uplifts and supports on the path to healing. Cansurvive is a cancer support and information service. Support Groups are held each fortnight and are open to members of the public. A group that both uplifts and supports on the path to healing. We aim to help people with cancer see a broader view of the bodies healing journey. The Cansurvive Centre provides an extensive library, holistic and main stream medical information, Counselling, meditation, Practitioner listing, educational seminars and support groups. Support Groups are held every 2nd Tuesday mornings from 10am to 12.30pm, September the 28th, October 12th and 26th. Donation only. Morning tea is provided. All are welcome, just turn up. Bookings are not necessary.

Reiki teacher – Jean Rudd - offering’ Vibrational Healing’ every Wednesday – Donation only –

appointment essential. Weekly EFT Group with group teacher Ann Lloyd every Thursday at 10.00

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AN Acorn Stairlift could be the key to retaining your independence, while still being able to enjoy the beauty and space of the home you love. Formed in 1992, Acorn is the world’s largest independent manufacturer and supplier of stairlifts, committed to providing the highest levels in product quality and customer satisfaction. Acorn are the only stairlift manufacturer to operate directly in Australia, ensuring that senior Australians have access to Acorn’s world renowned competitive pricing and exceptional service. Acorn aim to help people live independently and make full use of their home, and have a deep understanding of the difficulties that reduced mobility can bring. Apart from buying an innovative, reliable and user friendly stairlift, you also have the peace of mind knowing that all Acorn Stairlifts come with the back up of exceptional after-care. Acorn Stairlifts employs its own network of surveyors, specialist installers and technicians throughout Queensland, so you can be sure that Acorn will be there to maintain your stairlift whenever you need it, and for as long as you need it. “Helping my husband is now filled with joy and laughter, we are delighted with our new stairlift. You have all been a pleasure to deal with. God bless you all!.” GD Before you purchase an Acorn Stairlift, one of our local surveyors will assess your home and stairs for suitability; this is free and totally without obligation, and should take no more than 30 minutes. Once you have made your deci-

sion, your stairlift can usually be installed in less than seven days. The installation process is quick and causes minimum disruption; the stairlift fits to the stairs, not the wall, and there’s no need for expensive electrical work. Whatever your mobility needs, or type of staircase, Acorn has a solution for you. Acorn make stairlifts for straight stairs, and stairs with a turn or bend. The Acorn Outdoor stairlift is perfect for your Queenslander style home. Designed to the highest standards of comfort and safety, Acorn Stairlifts are controlled by the lightest of touches. All models feature a comfortable padded swivel seat to make getting on or off easier, with no need to twist your body. Acorn Stairlifts work in the event of a power cut, and have a wealth of safety features as standard. All our stairlifts carry the highest standards of safety testing, including AS1735 the Australian standard for stairlifts. We are also one of the few companies with the proper BSA license to install stairlifts in Queensland – it is illegal for anyone to install a stairlift for you without one. Our license number is 1142127 and can be checked with the BSA at www.bsa.qld.gov.au or by calling them on 1300 272 272 With safe, simple and practical solutions for mobility problems, Acorn have helped hundreds of thousands of people worldwide regain the freedom of their own home. “The day I had my Acorn fitted it was such a relief being able to glide up and down the stairs whenever I felt like it - I just wished I’d bought one sooner.” MN

Light the Night for leukaemia THE Leukaemia Foundation invites everyone to join together at sunset to walk and remember, celebrate and give hope to those affected by leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. Thousands of people are set to ‘Light the Night’ at celebrations at 11 locations across Queensland. You can help create a beautiful sea of lights by lighting your own balloon. Each coloured balloon contains a tiny light and has a special meaning. Light a gold balloon to remember a loved one lost. Light a white balloon to celebrate

being a survivor. Light a blue balloon to give hope and show your support. Before you light the night, enjoy a family fun atmosphere with entertainment and inspirational stories. The Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night will be at East Bank, Lake Kawana, Bokarina on 7 October between 5.00pm and 8.00pm. The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland can be contacted on 1800 500 088 or go to www.lightthenight.org.au for more details of the event.

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endent p e d In g in y a t S d an Uniback an Australian invention

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back thoroughly. The Uniback designer realised his back scrubber needed to work in a completely different way. As with all great inventions the solution was simple. The fundamental principle of the design is a back cleaner that is easily mounted on the shower wall and can be adjusted to suit individual heights. The Uniback’s unique design means that you will never have to reach over your shoulder again to clean your back. But the bonus of the Uniback is its special dual-sided back cleaning cloth. Using innovative technology the dense ultra fine microfibre material removes more dust, dirt and bacteria than conventional cleaning fabrics.

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what you are looking for. The Sunshine Coast branch of MPA meets at 10am on the third Friday of each month in the Cancer Council rooms, Bayden Powell St,

Dying with Dignity THE next monthly meeting of Dying with Dignity Queensland, Sunshine Coast Branch will take place at 2pm on Wednesday October 20 th at the CWA Rooms, Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore (opposite the RSL). Meetings are free and parking is available. Afternoon tea is also served. We lobby politicians to have the law in Queensland changed so that, subject to appropriate safeguards, residents suffering intolerably can receive assistance to die peacefully and painlessly in accordance with that person’s expressed directions. For enquiries please phone Joan (Membership Officer) on 5443 5576 or June on 0402 989 433 or email vesscoast@big pond.com.

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Springtime tours of Japan

COLOURFUL gardens make Japan a magnet for garden lovers during April and May. Japan may be famous for its cherry blossoms but many travellers overlook the fact that azaleas bloom in profusion in May. Hillsides are literally dotted with purple wild azalea, blooming amongst the vivid green leaves of mixed deciduous forests. Gardens too are filled with hundreds of neatly manicured azalea bushes, trimmed into hedges and topiary shapes, all showing massed colours of red, white and pink. As a bonus, visitors will also see stream banks full of iris in bloom, fields full of bright yellow canola flowers as well as tree tops draped with purple and white wisteria. Toursgallery now offer four different springtime tours of Japan and May is the perfect time for seeing this photogenic spectacle. Beyond the big city environment lies a tranquil countryside of rural villages, picturesque farmlands

and national parks. Here, away from the crowds of tourists, visitors can see even more blooms alongside old wooden waterwheels, streams filled with golden Koi carp and snow capped mountains. Toursgallery has created a variety of small group escorted tours visiting obscure gardens, rural areas, mountain meadows and even volcanos. These tours are designed for people who appreciate the benefits of travelling with an English speaking guide and a private charter coach to take them off the usual tourist track. Accommodation is in traditional Japanese Inns, top quality hotels and spa resorts enjoying local cuisine and customs. Priced from $7,988, tours are limited to only 10 to 20 participants. For details phone 1300 307 317 or email to travel@toursgallery.com. A photo gallery and more details of all tours are on the website www.toursgallery.com.

Tour and cruise Europe with Worldshores EUROPE is packed with intoxicating landscapes, historic riches, cultural treasure troves and a medley of gastronomic delights to be savoured. Yet its sheer diversity presents a quandary for travellers – how to blend the breadth of sights with rewarding, in depth experiences that leave you feeling you’ve captured the essence of what it means to travel to Europe. With WorldShores, now there’s no reason to compromise. The journeys combine the very best of intimate provincial discoveries with magnificent sea voyages. EXPECT A REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE WorldShores knows that touring means more than just seeing the sights – it’s striking the right balance of sightseeing, cultural immersion, ‘real’ experiences, relaxation, and of course, hotels which are landmarks in their own right. All the journeys begin with the lure of the land, and approach each region with total enthusiasm for its history, sights and people. Touring includes easy-going walks through 14th century villages where our expert local guides expose the fables. Experience the vibrant gypsy world of Flamenco. Board a private boat and set out on an enchanting boat cruise on the glassy Lake Lucerne amongst a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery, then board the oldest cogwheel train in Europe up the steep incline to the summit of Mount Pilatus

at 2070m, followed by a spectacular cable car and gondola journey which takes you back down to earth. Dine within the walls of grand palaces, and relish the local cuisine – be it tapas, cochinillo, a private lunch at a famous vineyard and much more. LUXURY HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISING Then, the journey on land weaves towards the shoreline, get set to embark on a fascinating voyage to explore the Mediterranean or Scandinavian Baltic Seas. WorldShores has partnered with the award-winning Holland America luxury cruise line to deliver the ultimate combination of journeys that are part land, part sea, offering you the very best of both options in one seamless, allinclusive experience. ALL INCLUSIVE AFFORDABLE LUXURY The journeys further enhanced with veteran local guides who provide fascinating insights and a superb collection of hotels hand-picked for their unsurpassed locations, ranging from grand landmark city hotels to historic mansions, exploring starts the moment you walk out the front door. Wholly Australian-owned, WorldShores has captured the essence of Europe’s diverse regions in a marvellous collection of journeys that epitomise the best experiences available for Australian travellers. For more information please call Kawana Waters Travel on 5444 6500.

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HOLIDAY & Leisure NEW Zealand has been described as ‘the world in miniature’ - yet there is nothing small about it. From North to South the experiences, sights and sounds are wide and var-

Wings over Wine Country ied. Undeniably and breathtakingly beautiful, the country is a fusion of history, tradition and culture complemented with a modern infrastructure. New Zealand offers a

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great array of exciting activities to experience and, being largely untouched, provides its visitors with postcard perfect scenery all year round. Grand Pacific Tours, the

New Zealand Luxury Coach Holiday Specialists have put together an exclusive 12 Day Aviation spectacular where you will experience the excitement of the Wings Over

Wairarapa Airshow combined with the scenic beauty of New Zealand���s north and south islands. Wings Over Wairarapa is firmly established as a must see biennial event on the Australasian aviation calendar. The heroes to be remembered as part of the theme at the 2011 show is ‘We Will Remember’ which will include the personnel, the aircraft that they flew, the people that maintained those aircraft, the many support crews and members of the other branches of the services involved in serving the ANZAC cause in times of conflict. The airshow will take place at Hood Aerodrome in Masterton on the 21st, 22nd & 23rd January 2011 and will celebrate the unsung Heroes of Aviation’s History. Over 70 aircraft will be displayed during the show providing a spectacular visual account of the history of aviation in New Zealand and around the world. Wings Over Wairarapa 2011 will feature displays from aircraft never before seen in the country and promises a level of variety and historical signifi-

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Always so much is included in our great prices on all our fabulous tours. Try our competitive charter process for your group or club! COFFS HARBOUR TOUR 22-26 November 2010 (5 Days) Cost: $495.00 p/p T/S FABULOUS PENRITH CHRISTMAS 21-28 December 2010 (8 Days) Cost: A: $1,625.00 & P: $1,595.00 p/p T/S DORRIGO & SOUTH WEST ROCKS 7-11 February 2011 (5 Days) Cost: $495.00 p/p T/S SOUTH WEST NSW TOUR 16-26 February 2011 (11 Days) Cost: A: $2,089.00 & $2,059.00 p/p T/S

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Savings for seniors who book early for Europe RACQ Travel is offering “earlybird” savings on escorted tours to Europe and will be telling Sunshine Coast seniors all about them at information sessions in October and November. Experts from leading tour companies Trafalgar and Insight will join awardwinning local RACQ travel consultants to provide potential travellers with everything they need to know about outstanding European holidays. RACQ travel manager Ray Hands said the presentations would feature information about an exciting range of quality tours. “The presentations are designed to help those planning European holidays to make the best choices about destinations, value for money and the best time to travel to different location,” Mr Hands said. “They will include films, slide presentations as well as information on savings and dis-

Travel Centre offers Maasai Village exclusive

TRAVEL CENTRE OFFERS MAASAI VILLAGE EXCLUSIVE Be personally escorted through Tanzania by a Maasai Warrior with Ucango On Safari’s latest holiday offering. Set for a March 7, 2011 departure, the Sunshine Coast based travel agency will be selling a unique opportunity for travellers to join the ‘Ucango Maasai Culture and Wildlife Tour of Northern Tanzania’. This is arguably a once in a lifetime opportunity for travellers to experience authentic, African culture in its truest form. The 14 day tour which will include luxury camping from Arusha to Lake Manyara and via the Serengeti and Ngorogoro, will be led by Sianga Kuyan; a Maasai Warrior and former village leader. Ucango Travel and Cruise Centre’s African Specialist, Peter Emery, says this opportunity will very rarely come up again. “To have a Maasai Warrior and former Village Leader accompany us on this trip will mean travellers will be privy to a deeper learning and understanding of the Maasai Culture in Northern Tanzania.” The Maasai people are a tall, elegant race – instantly recognised by their red robes and can

often be seen walking alone in the middle of the African Bush miles from anywhere. “Travellers will get to experience a fascinating look at their local villages, stunning African scenery and amazing wildlife, but best of all will spend two nights in a remote and authentic Maasai village” says Peter. The tour which has previously not been offered by any other travel operators, costs $4289 per person twin share, with part of the proceeds going to the ‘Future Warrior Foundation.’ This initiative, founded by Sianga was established to assist Maasai

communities in preserving their ancient culture traditions. Through this, he has been able to help the Maasai manage their own lives between and maintain their rich culture. Today Sianga lives between Tanzania and Brisbane and believes his new experiences will make a difference to the lives of Maasai people and enable the dreams and hopes of his generation to become a reality. For more information or to book your place on the tour, contact Ucango Travel and Cruise Centre on (07) 5451 8600 or Peter Emery on 0449 689 447, peter.emery@ucango. com.au.

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Contact your local travel team directly on 5443 3306 25-33 Cornmeal Parade, Maroochydore travel_mcy@racq.com.au * Receive up to 15% discount off a Insight or Trafalgar tour via a combination of early payment, being a past client of select brands and taking more than one tour per trip. Page 48 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - October 2010


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National Parks Tours SAY “G”Day to the USA, join us on this specially packaged and escorted tour of the spectacular great National Parks of USA and Canada. The tour flies into Los Angeles and travels down to Anaheim, the home of Disneyland and the magical kingdom of Mickey Mouse. Venture “south of the border” to Tijuana Mexico where the shopping is great. Bargains galore! Travel back to Los Angeles and visit Universal Studios on our way to Camarillo. Drive along the coast road through San Simeon, visit Hearst’s Castle, Carmel and Monterey. Continue on to Yosemite National Park which embraces a vast tract of scenic wilderness and ranges from 2000 to 13000 feet above sea level. Wherever you turn you will soon discover that the rare and the beautiful are commonplace in Yosemite. Continue on to San Francisco , the City by the Bay. Travel north through giant Redwood groves to Eureka and on along Hwy 5 to Portland, Oregon into Washington State to Port Angeles on the Olympia Peninsula. Take the ferry to Victoria, visit Butchart Gardens, then on by ferry to Vancouver. Continue on to Kamloops to Jasper and along the Icefields Parkway to Banff, visiting the Athabasca Glacier on the huge Ice Explorer bus. Enjoy

the wonderful scenery of the Canadian Rockies and Lake Louise. Travel south to Calgary and past Glacier National Park to Bute Montana and on to Yellowstone National Park where there is a full day tour of the Park. Watch for animals and see the Old Faithful Geyser. Continuing south we travel through Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, Wyoming, then into Idaho and finally into Utah and Salt Lake City. See some colourful autumn leaves. Next we visit Bryce and Zion National Parks, then Monument Valley with our Navajo guide George who cooks us a Navajo barbeque out in Monument Valley in the evening. We travel on to Flagstaff Arizona to visit the mighty Grand Canyon where scenic flights are available by helicopter or fixed wing aircraft. Finally we spend two nights in Las Vegas Nevada, the “city that never sleeps” From Las Vegas return to Los Angeles for your flight home. WORLD DISCOVERY TOURS offers two tours of the National Parks – 32 days USA & Canadian National Parks and 17 days of just the USA National Parks. Join us for the holiday that will leave you with great friends, wonderful memories and stories that will “last a lifetime. For further information call 1800 645 055 and speak to Geoff who will be running the tours.

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AFRICAN Departures, the small group safari company, has just release a five week safari taking in nearly every hot spot in Africa. The tour is geared up for the senior market and will operate from April to October each year with just 12 guests and your guides on each safari departure date. The journey begins with a flight from Brisbane to Johannesburg with a one night stopover in Perth on route. Arrive in Johannesburg and visit Thanda Nani Game Reserve, which boasts at 190, the largest privately owned White Rhino breeding program in the world. The next few days are spent in Kruger National Park; in open vehicle before flying onto see the magnificent Victoria Falls. Visit Chobe

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;YH]LS *Y\PZL*LU[YL Dear Travellers, I’m excited to announce that Ucango Travel & Cruise now has a travel superstore at Maroochydore.

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THE Kimberley is one of Australia’s last true wilderness areas, its natural beauty, wildlife and history will take your breathe away. From the sparkling white sands and turquoise tropical waters of Cable Beach, to the contrast of the ancient wonders of the Bungle Bungles, the Kimberley is truly one of the world last unspoilt frontiers. Remote and in the outback, this wondrous region has so much to offer. Travel to The Kimberley and you will have the chance to experience the best of Western Australia, from the unique wilderness of El Questro thermal pools, the abundance of native wildlife on the Ord River or the ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime statues of Warriu Park. The Kimberley is a nature lover’s paradise and truly illustrates the powerful natural diversity of The Great Southern Land. With over 400,000 square metres of land to roam, The Kimberley is such a remote region

and can often be seen as a challenge to travel across on your own. One of the best ways to access the region is with touring specialist AAT Kings, who will make your dream holiday to The Kimberley a reality without the pressures of travelling it individually. With AAT Kings you can choose from six fantastic Kimberley itineraries ranging in five to 19 days in length, with each allowing you to enjoy the best of the regions sites, attractions and exciting experiences. Whether you are after a Camping tour under the stars, a Premium tour, a value for money Cost Saver tour or a Flexi trip itinerary taking in the must-see sights – AAT Kings will make sure your holiday in The Kimberley is one to remember. For more information about AAT Kings Kimberley program visit www.aatkings.com.au or contact your local Travellers Choice travel agent.

Travel Documentation, Tickets & Medical Assistance by the Galloping Granny WITH so many airlines flying from Australia the options of routes are varied and exciting There is no doubt that travelling business or first class does add to your comfort, however if your budget does not stretch to that, then economy or premium economy seats today are much improved and the entertainment offered from your seat is excellent. Your travel agent will advise you if there are some good ‘deals’ and it is possible to save quite a bit of money on these. Today tickets are mainly E tickets and not the bulky ones we used to carry. Again do be sure you are aware of the conditions and any limitations relating to your particular fare. Many airlines now offer you the option of downloading your boarding pass from your computer and this is available no earlier than 24 hours before you travel. Should you not have a computer, a boarding pass will be issued when you check in for your flight. Passports A passport is required for overseas travel. According to the country of origin they vary between 5 and 10 years. When travelling be sure that you have sufficient validity in your passport. This is an IMPORTANT document so keep it safe. It is a good idea to photocopy the first two pages of your passport and carry these copies with you, but not with your passport. This way should you lose your passport or it is stolen, you have all the details with you and it will speed up any re-issue of a new passport and enable the police to alert ports and airports. It is also a good idea to leave a copy of your passport with a family member. Visas A number of countries still require visitors to have a visa. Again your agent will advise you. Some countries require 2 passport size photos when applying for their visa whilst others need only one. Your agent can give you that information and also the fee and will be able to assist you in obtaining the necessary visas. Most countries are represented in Australia and New Zealand so a visa can be obtained before you depart. If you need visas do leave plenty of time to obtain them. Travel Insurance This is most important and should cover you for, loss

of deposits and cancellation, medical, hospital expenses, personal baggage, camera equipment, travel delay, accidental death. DO READ the fine print as there may be some things not covered. Be aware that once you turn 70 there is likely to be an increase in the premium. If travelling to America it is particularly important to take the top cover, as medical/hospital costs are very high. In some instances if you have an existing condition you may not be covered. Again a good travel agent will walk you through all of the conditions relating to that policy and explain the clauses to you. Medical/Inoculations Some countries require vaccinations e.g. yellow fever. Your doctor will advise if you require inoculations and may also suggest a flu shot or tetanus. It is also wise to have a check up before you travel and to ask your doctor what medication he recommends for the most common travellers complaints. Take with you a small medical kit with plasters, aspirin, antiseptic cream and a small packet of tissues. If you wear glasses carry a copy of your prescription with you in case you lose or break them. Should you be on medication, it pays to have a letter from your doctor stating the pills you are carrying are for your use and are for the condition you have. Many countries have very strict drug laws. Dietary Requests/Special meals Airlines offer a range of meal types so if you require diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, these and others can be requested by your agent at time of booking. Wheelchair Assistance Today’s airports are very large and the walk to the departure gate can be very long. If you have any knee or hip problems or indeed any other medical condition that makes walking long distances difficult, do pre-book a wheelchair, which will then be available from the Airline check-in counter to the aircraft door. This will make your departure from and your arrival at airports that much easier. Your travel agent will add this request to your reservation and it will be available at each airport on your journey. Look out for my next article on ‘Airport Security & Luggage’

In 2007 Ucango set out on a mission to compete with the ‘big boys in travel’ in terms of price and service offered. And I do believe we have achieved that. But our vision was for something even bigger, something even better than what we’re currently doing. So from 9am on September 28 the Ucango Travel & Cruise Centre will be launched. Our Superstore incorporates everything that makes travel exciting. We will regularly get industry specialists on-site to answer questions and give up to date information; we will have theme days/nights so we can introduce you to the sights, sounds and sensations of foreign destinations, but best of all, our staff will meet every morning and brief each other on industry news, products, reviews & customer feedback. The move coincides with the launch of our new website – www.ucango.com.au – which will also set a new standard in the industry. Now, I bet you’ve got some questions & I’ve tried to answer them for you.

Why? Quite simple, really. There will be over 250 years of travel industry experience under one roof. Effectively, this means: if there’s a dodgy hotel out there, we’ll know about it; if there’s a hot offer available, we’ll know about it; and if there’s a better cabin on a particular cruise ship, we’ll know about it and make sure you get it. Our team will be the most knowledgeable in the business. So you’re leaving the local community? No. We’ll actually still be at all our existing locations but will spend more time at the Ucango Travel & Cruise Centre. See your local consultant about what days they’ll be in your area. Most consultants will also be available by appointment any day of the week. So where is the Superstore located? It’s at the Plaza Parade Shopping Centre, Plaza Parade, Maroochydore… it is the shopping centre near Woolworths that doubles as the back entrance to Sunshine Plaza. All current contacts will get to your consultant regardless of which location they’re working from. Do we have to come to Maroochydore to book? No. By all means anyone can come down to get the full sensory experience but our consultant can plan your trip over the phone. Alternatively, you can arrange an appointment at one of our local offices.

It’s an exciting time at Ucango Travel as we look to create an even better travel brand than what we have built over the past 3 years. If you have any further questions or even requests for information sessions please give us a call.

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Greg’s Movie Memories

Sunshine Coast Legacy – Remembrance Day Concert

SHOWCASING the great musicals and presenting an exciting smorgasbord of Jazz, Dixie, Big Bands, Time Honoured Classics and nostalgic wartime songs by the hugely talented performers of the Sunshine Coast Concert Band led by Music Director Ken Chadwick OAM LMusA. 2pm Saturday 6th November 2010 at the Baptist Community Centre,

Wises Road, Maroochydore. Entry is only $15 including a fresh afternoon tea. Every cent raised will be used to support Legacy widow(ers) and their dependant children throughout the Sunshine Coast. Tickets are available at any Sunshine Coast Westpac branch or by phoning 5493 5098 or 5443 2779.

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Brisbane River Terraces House 4 yrs new, spacious lounge/dining, 2 bdrms, bathroom, extra toilet, study, sunroom, aircon, fans, lug. Excellent location near shops, all services/amenities, public transport. Quiet, secure Over 50s village, clubhouse, internet, foxtel, golf, bowls, tennis, library. On Brisbane River on the lovely riverside of Goodna/Redbank. Owner moving to family. $249,000.00 Phone Dianne or Pat (07) 3818 5072 or dihard66@gmail.com

Relocatable Home Extensive renovations, 2 bdrm, full sized kitchen with upright gas stove, tiled bathroom, ample storage, own toilet, shower & laundry, new carpet, curtains & security screens. Private courtyard, garden shed, split invertor aircon & new roof. Walk to shops, bus, hotels & fishing.

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movie “High Noon” which won Gary Cooper an academy award for best actor. The song also won an academy award for best song of 1952. Ironically both High Noon and Rawhide were written by the same composers, Dimitri Tiomkin (music) and Ned Washington (lyrics). If you would like your movie questions answered, email Greg Goddard on gregsmov@bigpond.net.au

Consider this, one of our readers may very well want to buy it! You can now advertise your home in the Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper’s Property Section. A one-off discounted outlay of $110.00 inc. GST gives you a (4cm x 6.5cm) sized advertisement - over 4 editions. Approximately 50 words. Post advertisements to Property Section, Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper, PO Box 1062, Tewantin. Qld. 4565 by the 15th of each month. Conditions apply: This discounted offer is only available to our ‘Senior readers’. Private adverts only. The $110.00 must be paid for by cheque, money order or by credit card prior to advertisements appearing.

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The son of Sicilian parents, he sang in church choirs as a child. Discovered in 1947 by composer Hoagy Carmichael, (who wrote the standard “Stardust” in 1931). He had a successful career as a night club singer and recording artist with 16 gold records. In the 1950’s he made approx 10 musicals for Columbia but failed to click as a screen personality. He had a natural western style of singing perfect for films such as “Man Without a Star” (1955), “3.10 to Yuma” (1957) “Gunfight at OK Corral” (1957) and Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles” (1974), however it is “Rawhide” for which he is best remembered. Tex Ritter however, was a top singing cowboy of the 1930/40’s making countless “B” movies and rivalled only by Gene Autry. He was the only entertainer to be selected in both Cowboy and Country Music Hall of Fame. He sung the famous title song for the

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including “39 Steps”, “The Man Who Knew Too Much”, “Secret Agent”, “Sabotage” and “The Lady Vanishes”, The latter won best director award from the New York Film Critics. He was signed by David O Selznick and sailed to America where he started his American career with the film “Rebecca” for which he was oscar nominated. The 5 years with Selznick proved an apprenticeship into the ways of American filmmaking; however Hitchcock learnt that to make a movie the right way was to be your own boss which is what he became after “The Paradine Case” in 1947. He continued to make films up until his death in 1980. Did Tex Ritter sing the song “Rawhide” in the TV series? Frankie Laine sang the song Rawhide in the TV series (1961-6 and 217 episodes) which catapulted Clint Eastwood to fame.

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This column invites readers to email any questions they have on old movies, including silent and/or TV shows.

Can you give me information on the early career of Alfred Hitchcock? Although Alfred Hitchcock is well known for his thrillers of the 1950/ 60’s including “The Birds” and “Psycho”, not much is known of his early career in Britain. Born 1899 in London, he was raised by strict catholic parents and attended Jesuit schools. In 1920, he entered the film industry as a designer of title cards for silent film. In 1922 he rose to Assistant Director but also worked as an art director and screen writer. Between 1925-29 he directed 8 silent films and in 1930 he directed Britain’s first sound feature film called “Blackmail”. Then followed another 6 films which were unexceptional adaptations of novels and plays. 1934 signalled the beginning of his international reputation as a master of the thriller genre. In 5 years he turned out a cycle of superb dramas

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ments) 10 ETNA: Ant eggs around the volcano (Etna) 12 STOCKBROKERS: Cattle (stock) sellers (brokers) share agents (key) 15 REASONS: Thinks out (reasons) the justifications (reasons) 16 EPISTLE: Chief (initial indicator) executive

1 HATS: Are they boaters (hats) or bowlers (hats)? 2 COST: Lettuce (cos) is a model (t) of monetary value (key) 3 UNAUTHORISED: Unofficial (key) secret (hidden indicator) of the homespun author is educational 4 PIERCES: Precise but rough (anagram indicator) punctures (key) 5 NOTABLE: Doesn’t have the skill (not able) to be celebrated (notable) 7 MOTHER-TO-BE: “Queen of the hive” (mother to bee) is a story (homophone indicator) about an expectant woman (mother-to-be) 8 TRANSIENTS: Interns sat with doctors (anagram indicator) as short-stay visitors (key) 11 POLISHING OFF: Buffing the final coat

(polishing off) and finishing quickly (polishing off) 13 BRIEFCASES: Document carriers (briefcases) for short legal arguments (brief cases) 14 FAIRGROUND: Just (fair) pulverised (ground) the carnival area (key) 18 RATIONS: Allocates (key) some (omission indicator) of the alterations 19 CORRODE: Rod inside the cor.e will rust (key) 21 MISO: Irregularly (alternate indicator) commission soya bean paste (key) 22 INNS: I never never stay at major (initial indicator) roadhouses (key)

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DISCOUNT VOUCHERS Wanted – new walk organisers DO you love walking? Would you like to organise a free Heart Foundation Walk in the Buddina, Glasshouse Mountains or Noosa areas? Sunshine Coast Council together with the Heart Foundation is pleased to provide all residents and visitors with the Heart Foundation Walking program. They are currently seeking new volunteer walk organisers for these three local areas. The role of a walk organiser can be shared between two people and includes: Determining a walking route, times, days; Welcoming new walkers; Completing and returning monthly attendance logs; Providing new walkers with a registration form; Being the contact person for the group. Heart Foundation Walking is an initiative funded by the Queensland Government and aimed at getting more Queenslanders active. Heart Foundation-funded walking is Australia’s largest network of free community-based walking groups. Sunshine Coast Council supports over 70 free walks each week across the Coast including weekly walks, monthly Moonwalks and monthly Pram Walks. Become a walk organiser or join a group today! For further information phone 5475 7272 or visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or www.heart foundation.org.au/walking.

Giving life – talking about organ donation at your local library SUNSHINE Coast Libraries have been offered an opportunity to get on board Australia’s new DonateLife organ and tissue donation campaign and help raise awareness that organ donation can save lives and tissue donation can improve quality of life. Unfortunately, there are over 1700 people on Australia’s organ transplant waiting lists and more than one person will die every week waiting. Sunshine Coast Regional Donor Coordinators will be presenting the “Seeds of Hope” program throughout October in libraries across the region to explain what people need to do to protect their

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wishes, and how to find out about local processes. Combined with real life experiences from a local recipient and donor family, Matty & Wendy, these sessions are sure to have a lasting impact and change lives. Community Engagement and Governance Portfolio councillor Christian Dickson, said there is an urgent need to increase Australia’s organ and tissue donation rates and the first step is to get the topic on the community agenda and conversations started in every household. “Sunshine Coast Libraries are looking to educate people about the important subject of organ and

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tissue donation and what it means to them and their loved ones,” Cr Dickson said. “While this is a highly sensitive topic, we should not be shying away from the reality. One organ and tissue donor can save the lives of up to 10 people and improve the lives of dozens more.” As part of the “Seeds of Hope” program Wendy will share her very moving story about her daughter who died in a car accident six years ago and her decision to donate her daughter ’s organs for transplantation. Matty will recount his survival after two kidney transplants. The first organ donation was from his

mother and the second from a deceased donor. Cr Dickson added many people were unaware the consent for organ donation would be sought from the family even though their decision may not necessarily be the wish of the prospective donor. “While recent research shows the majority of Australians are generally willing to become organ and tissue donors, 40% of Australians do not know the donation wishes of their loved one,” Cr Dickson said. Currently only 58% of families give their consent for organ and tissue donation to proceed. Sessions are free and with places filling fast, book-

ings are essential. More information is available at the Sunshine Coast Libraries website: www.library.sunshinecoast. qld.gov.au and the DonateLife website www.donatelife.gov.au. Sessions are as follows: Kawana Friday 8 October 10-11am 5444 8022 Cooroy Tuesday 12 October 10-11am 5454 9000 Beerwah Wednesday 13 October 1.30-2.30pm 5494 0221 Noosa Thursday 14 October 10 - 11 am 5442 4411 Maleny Monday 18 October 3.30-4.30pm 5429 6222; Caloundra Tuesday 19 October 10-11am 5491 1255; Maroochydore Thursday 21 October 2.30 -3.30pm 5475 8900

Cooran Street Festival attempts New World Record GET ready for a new world record at this year’s Cooran Street Festival. The Sunshine Coast hinterland will make history on Sunday October 10, for the longest convoy of ride on mowers in the world. Locals will gather at the Cooran sports oval at midday, to demonstrate their best dressed, most decrepit (but still going) and most environmentally friendly ride on mowers. Co-ordinator (and Cooran local) Shaun Walsh, says the town has really embraced this new world record attempt. ‘It’s about bringing the community together, and the Cooran Street Festival is the perfect place in which to do it’, he said. ‘This is not a speed event’. Festival organiser, Aisley Apirana says the world record attempt is a major part

of the festivities on the day. ‘I can’t wait to see the colourful display of local ride on mowers in convoy for first time, especially those on their last wheels’, she said. ‘The Cooran Street Festival is bigger and better this year with heaps of food, displays and entertainment’. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed, most decrepit and most environmentally friendly ride on mowers. Ride on mowers can be dropped off on the day at the signed marshalling area from 9am at the Sports Oval, Queen Street, Cooran. For more information, contact Shaun Walsh on 0407 640 678 or by email shaunjosephwalsh@bigpond.com or festival organiser Ainsley Apirana on (07) 5485 0332.


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“The first phase involved distributing about 30,000 go cards through the successful go ready program for seniors and pensioners and the remaining cards will be given out at future sessions,” Ms Nolan said. “Phase two saw go cards given away online, via local newspapers and at 10 community events across South East Queensland. “During the final phase selected charities, notfor-profit organisations and selected educational institutions which sup-

Stockland Park’s new grandstand construction is under way

THE new grandstand at Stockland Park moved a step closer to be becoming a reality today with the start of construction of the 1,000 plus seat stadium. Sunshine Coast Mayor Bob Abbot said he was delighted that council has partnered with the Australian government to jointly fund this $10M facility bringing to an end, years of planning and at times frustration. “I congratulate my fellow councillors for supporting this project and providing the necessary leadership to ensure the Quad Park Corporation remained operational and the grandstand is delivered,” Mayor Abbot said. “The new grandstand will provide a huge boost to a wide range of sporting and community events, and will also provide a whole new experience for spectators.” Quad Park Corporation chair and Division 3 Councillor Keryn Jones said she fully agreed. “It has been a big task to pull this project together within the $10 million budget but the result is evident in the

design and procurement of the project - including the awarding of the tender to Hutchinson Builders who have a strong local presence,” Cr Keryn Jones said. “This grandstand will be the first building block - the heart of the future stadium –which can be expanded upon as needs grow and funds permit,” she said. “What we will deliver by June 2011 is a facility that will meet the needs of our community in the short to medium term for both our regional and senior teams - as well as a venue that our junior competitors can utilise for major events and finals.” “It will also offer much wider entertainment opportunities for the Sunshine Coast community through activities such as concerts, extreme sports demonstrations and the like.” Both Cr Abbot and Cr Jones said they were looking forward to returning in June 2011 to officially open the grandstand. More information about the new grandstand at Stockland Park is available at www.stocklandpark.com.au.

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able objects, like trees, furniture or pot plants, nearby which children could climb to gain access to the pool. “Since the inspection programs began 6248 pools have been inspected, and even though pool fences are an important preventative measure you’ll be surprised to learn that only about 20 per cent of pool fences pass council’s first inspection. “Although swimming pool safety is a combination of teaching kids to swim, having adult supervision at the pool and ensuring fences are properly installed and maintained. “Drowning remains the single leading cause of death for Queensland children aged 1-4 years and most of those deaths

occur in domestic swimming pools. “Having a child drown because a fence was noncompliant, was improperly fenced or had the gate propped open has been a tragic reality for far too many Queenslanders.” From 1992 to 2001, 56 children aged under five years drowned in residential swimming pools and spas in Queensland. Of these, 80 per cent drowned because the pool fence was non compliant, either improperly fenced or had the gate left open. If property owners are unsure whether their pool fence meets pool safety laws they can contact council to organise an inspection for a fee.

Beautiful bromeliads in Beerwah JO Allen’s beautiful gardens at 384 Mawsons Road, Beerwah will be open to the public on Saturday 2nd October from 10.00am to 4:30pm. Thousands of bromeliads both in shade houses and others set among rare and tropical plants in the many gardens which surround her home on this small acreage offer you an opportunity to experience the delights that a well thought out garden can offer. Refreshments and delicious home made

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NOOSA Arts and Crafts in Wallace House has long been known for its superb exhibitions and Christmas sale but now it boasts a newly renovated gift shop. If you think Wallace House is just an old ladies’ knitting circle then think again. It has grown in its 15 year existence into a vibrant art and craft community which is home to over 20 different groups. There is a well-equipped pottery which produces some outstanding ceramics. The art groups have excelled themselves this year in their annual inhouse exhibitions as well as gaining awards in local and national exhibitions. There is a strong writing fraternity in the House as well as a large quilting membership. In fact there is everything from beading to watercolour and crotchet to spinning. The website features information on the arts and crafts and the photos of our exhibitions and events are updated regularly. Wallace House is proud of its reputation as the home of creativity and community spirit on the Sunshine Coast. The new Gift shop has a wide variety of items displayed which change regularly to allow all members

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CALLING all pastel artists! A new art group has been formed. The Pastel Society of Australia has formed the Sunshine Coast Group and is about to begin regular monthly meetings. Pastel Society members enjoy the benefits of demonstrations and workshops with experienced Pastel Tutors and social interaction with like minded artists. There is also opportunity to enter competitions, receive professional critiques and gain encouragement and friendship through sharing the love of pastels. At the first Sunshine Coast meeting, Master Pastellist and well known local artist Chris Blake will dem-

onstrate an Urban street scene. There will be ample opportunity for questions and socializing over a cup of tea or coffee. All who have an interest in finding out more about pastels are encouraged to come along. The first meeting will be held Tuesday 12th October starting at 7pm at the SCAG art room Elizabeth Daniel’s Park, Mooloolaba-Buderim Road, Buderim. Cost: Members $5; Visitors $10. Monthly meeting will continue on the 2nd Tuesday of every month (except in January). All queries to Tricia Taylor on 0419 176 986

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NOT interested in arts &crafts - Why not come to our new light hearted ‘discussion’ group & meet likeminded folk who listen, laugh & participate where you will soon make new friends. Or try ‘creative writing’& get that story in your head put onto paper guided by the writing group who will help to show you how. But if you fancy something arty, why not try mosaics. You will be shown how to design small tiles into colourful objects you will be proud of. We have popular acrylic painting where you get every encouragement to find that hidden talent, so come

along and surprise yourself. Try something different with needle point or bunka embroidery, not the usual way we think of embroidery. If you like using a needle come and have a look. So anyone out there, stop thinking about it and come next Wednesday, we dont bite! We open every Wednesday 9.30-12.30 at Maroochydore Community Hall, Memorial Ave (next to Meals on Wheels) $6 for three hours, gold coin morning tea/coffee. Call Beryl 5479 1517 for more information.

GWQ Breakfast and Book Sale GWQ (Graduate Women Queensland Sunshine Coast) is holding its November Breakfast and Annual Book Sale an Saturday November 6th at 7.45am for 8.15am at the Chancellors Tavern, Chancellor Park. Speakers are local members and USC Staff, Associate Professor Shireen Fahey, Program Leader/Course Coordinator, Climate Change, Coasts and Catchments

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THE Sunshine Coast’s reputation for being a hotbed of artistic talent is about to get a boost. From 1st to 3rd October the Unknown Artists’ Exhibition will shine the spotlight on our region’s new and emerging artists. The future Picasso’s and Van Gogh’s of the Sunshine Coast will be revealed for the very first time at the Rumba Beach Resort! Exhibition organiser, Correen, says, “We are exposing the unknown and untapped talent of our art world. Many of the artists are new to their passion, some having picked up a paintbrush for the first time this year. Their work is inspiring – it is of an amazing calibre.” The region is renowned for its cutting edge artists and art galleries, but as fellow organiser, Joyce adds, “There are very few outlets for the diverse, unique

art of our emerging artists.” Keen painters themselves, the organisers were inspired to set up the exhibition after visiting a local art exhibition “Upon enquiring as to how we would get our art displayed in such a venue, we were told that it was only for known artists and by invitation only. That’s how the seed for the Unknown Artists’ Exhibition was born”, said Correen. “By supporting our new talent we encourage the ongoing diversity of a culturally vibrant community.” So if you’ve ever dreamed of owning a priceless piece of art, don’t miss your chance! Join in the celebration, and support the Sunshine Coast’s Unknown Artists. Who knows, you could be walking away with the next Mona Lisa! Visit www.unknownartists.com.au for all the details.

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Caloundra Country & Farmers Market THE Caloundra Country & Farmers Market is held every Sunday in Arthur Street, (behind the RSL) from 7am to 12 noon. We have lots of fruit and veg, and Asian vegetables, plus seafood and olives. We also have organic meat and organic skin-care and pestacide-free vegetables. There are hand-made clothes and crafts to choose from, and plenty of plants, palms and pots to put them in. We have a great selection of books, collectables and handy-mans tools. We have car-boot sales and new stall-holders are very welcome. Funds raised go to Dicky Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. For information phone Bob 0401 482 949.

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P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin, Qld. 4565 Fax: (07)5474 4975 • Email: free4sale@seniorsnewspaper.com.au MATTRESS Nikken wellness ultra Kenkopad. 166 magnets 91x 188 x 5cm. GC $250 ono. 0754 561 526. Buderim. MELAMINE Chest 1.8w x 0.6d x 0.6h $150 ono. Ph 0425 771 430. MELAMINE Pidgin Hole Shelves 1.25w x 0.37d x 1.36h $150 ono. Ph 0425 771 430. MICROWAVE oven Sharp 1100w. 32 litre exc cond. Cook book 8 power levels. Sensor cook auto defrost. $120. Ph 5439 9646. Landsborough. MIRROR large white, $55. Ph 5449 8138. Tewantin. MODEM – Mac Surfer V90 (56K external voice modem) VGC $50. Ph 5442 4985. Tewantin. NURSING bed and rails adjustable on wheels (delivery extra) $100. Ph 5534 5896 or M. 0425 335 265. Palm Beach. NURSING patient lifter and sling $100. Delivery extra. Ph 5534 5896 or M. 0425 335 265. Palm Beach. OUTDOOR setting lovely 7 piece exc. cond. $150 ono. Ph 5491 2469. OUTDOOR Table grey powder coated frame with glass top 180 x 100cm. as new. $89. Ph 0407 025 371. Caloundra. PACKING boxes ten (10) large $50. Ph 5476 9833. Buderim. RECORDS Lps + 45s classical & pop $3 ea. Exc. Cond. 5473 0621. Tewantin. REMOVALIST boxes T chest size in GC. $2.50 each. Ph 07 5643 0705. Or M. 0419 163 565. Tugun.

North Coast residents prepare for fire danger period

THE Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) is advising North Coast residents that as of next week, strict new rules regarding lighting fires will be enforced due to the declaration of a fire danger period. QFRS Regional Manager of Rural Operations for the North Coast Region, Peter Hollier applauded residents wanting to reduce fuel loads on their own properties but warned they must do this by obtaining a permit to light fire, especially in light of the declaration from midnight August 29, 2010 to midnight January 2, 2011 a Fire Danger Period. “The declaration of the Fire Danger Period means not all fires, regardless of size, can continue to be lit without a permit during the Fire Danger Period,” Mr Hollier said. “Some types of fires have previously been notified as exempt from the requirement for a permit and these exemptions continue provided the use of fire is not prohibited by any Local Government Local Law.” “People should contact their Local Government if they need information about whether there is such a local law covering their property”. Mr Hollier said residents who were using a fire outdoors for cooking in a BBQ or a camp fire were exempt and did not require a permit but needed to take the utmost care. “The most important thing for residents to remember is that regardless of the type of the fireplace, in all

circumstances is it the responsibility of the person lighting or maintaining the fire to ensure adequate precautions are taken to prevent any escape of the fire.” “Conditions applicable to camp fires include ensuring the ground and air space is clear of flammable material to prevent the escape of the fire, the fire and fuel used are the minimum to conduct the fire and do not occupy an area of more than one square metre” he said. “On the North Coast this will be especially relevant to popular camping areas along the Fraser Coast, by all means enjoy this great time of year outdoors but remember it’s vital that a campfire is built in a way that will contain the fire and that the fire is attended at all times.” In regard to fires lit outdoors for the purpose of cooking, the QFRS advises that a properly prepared fireplace includes; fixed fireplaces in parks and campgrounds, trenches at least 30cm deep in a cleared area and portable barbecues. “If you need to get a Permit it‘s a simple process of applying through your fire warden. “You can find out who your local fire warden is by visiting www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or by contacting your local Rural Area office: Maryborough (07) 4190 4839, Caloundra (07) 5420 7517, or Bundaberg (07) 4153 3244.”

ROCKING chair $45. Ph 5437 7949. Tewantin. ROYAL Albert China made in England. Memory Lane design. 60 pieces including tea pot. As new $495. Ph. 5493 7765. Warana. RUGS wool pink floral surround 1 x 2’, 4 x 3’6, 1 round 2’4. GC Ph 5445 2198. Buderim SEA HORSES carved wooden, free standing statues. Sizes are 152, 100 and 80cm high. Look stunning. Exc.cond. ph 0407 025 371. Caloundra. SINGER dressmaking model 150 – adjustable 8-part Mannequin with stand, hem gauge and 12 auto-set dials: fully adjustable. Bust 84100cm, waist 64100cm & hips 86102cm plus hem gauge. Stand height Range: 72cm – 130cm. full shoulders & adjustable neck and back. Suited for small to medium sized garments. Leightweight and durable. As new. RRP $329, sell $180 ono. Ph 0414 270 413. SOFA bed double small pink & black floral foldout. $198. Ph 5443 9413. Maroochydore.

SPOON collection large variety with timber display stand $100, with vintage wear and various wares. $50 prices negotiable. Ph 5446 7051. Tewantin. STAMP & coin collection. Never offered before. Good start for child/adult. $250. No offers. No dealers. 0410 137 966. Wurtulla. TELEPHONE Table solid timber dark stain. Tapestry seat. Queen Anne legs. Small drawer. VGC. $55. Ph. 5493 7765. Warana. TV 51cm Sharp silver and remote $85. Ph 5449 8138. Tewantin. TV. UNIT solid pine $155. Ph 5449 8138. Tewantin. TWO RECLINERS for sale 18 months old. GC. $400 ono. Ph 5520 6232. West Burleigh. TWO SEATER settee, steel frame, upholstered in colourful cloth fabric . $50 ono. Ph 5446 6130. TYPEWRITER – Casio Electric VGC $50. Ph 5442 4985 Tewantin VACUUM cleaner. Daewoo – retractable cord exc. cond. $50 ono. 5473 0621. Tewantin

VACUUM cleaner power head Hoover. New approx $215 sell $75. NB will suit some other vac. Machine. Ph 5445 5612. Buderim. VIDEOS 45 videos of the Mash series and 16 John Wayne videos. $35 the lot. Ph 5438 0461. Little Mountain. WAR Relics from WW11, 7 authentic glass Coca Cola bottles dated early 1940s price $25 ono. Ph 5499 7750. Caloundra. WARDROBE with 2 Mirrors, sliding doors with tracks. Size 2,150 x 1,125. In GC. $290.ono Ph 5446 7647. Yandina. WASHING machine, Simpson .5kg. VGC. $200. Ph 5477 0013 or 0401 139 001. Buderim. WESTINGHOUSE upright gas stove. GC working order. $100. Ph 07 5492 6980 or M. 0429 146 366. Caloundra. WHEELIE walker in GC $50. Ph 5444 5662. Mooloolaba. WORKSTATION desk blue laminate hand made. 2m long 600 wide. Drawers on side. $160. Ph 5445 2198. Buderim

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. Please submit FREE classifieds only by post, fax or email to our office by 17th of each month. (No adverts will be accepted over the telephone.) Wanted items are no longer accepted. Conditions apply: Free For Sale classifieds are for individual advertisers only. No business adverts accepted. Three adverts per household are allowed each month. Please print the first word of your classified in capitals, and the rest of the advert should be in lower case. All adverts must be accompanied by the name, address and phone number of the person placing the advertising. The Publisher reserves the right to decline, alter or amend any advertisement. Each advert is for one insertion, but the Publisher reserves the right to run the adverts for longer. POST your adverts to: ‘SC Free 4 Sale,’ SC Seniors Newspaper, P O Box 1062, Tewantin Q. 4565. FAX adverts to: 5474 4975 EMAIL: free4sale@seniorsnewspaper.com.au (All emailed adverts must be in lower case, except for the first word, which should be in capitals.) October 2010 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 59


‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Thinking about Singing, Fellas? The Sunshine Statesmen voicecoaching program last April.

Sunshine Morning Melodies presents A Musical Journey with Judy Stone Wednesday 13th October at 11am Morning Tea from 10am Tickets from $13.50 including Morning Tea - Members & Groups 10+ Only $12

WHY wait until Christmas if you have already decided that your New Year resolution is going to be ‘get out of the

house and join a local singing group, meet some good blokes and ring some chords’? The Sunshine Statesmen

Barbershop Chorus now has 40 members and is aiming for a total of 50 by early 2011 in readiness for the Biennial

National Convention in Brisbane. According to Chorus President, Tony Eccles, you don’t have to be able to read music to sing barbershop. ‘A fella with some singing experience or natural ability could join now and be singing with us in time for our Australia Day performance on Buderim in January – so why wait?’ The chorus rehearses at the Buderim Uniting Church hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday nights. For further information, contact Membership VP, Paul Minnis, on 54456497, or Tony on 54949655.

Puttin’ on the Glitz

For bookings contact the Box Office on 5491 4240 or visit www.theeventscentre.com.au

YOU are all invited to Hot Ginger’s annual concert – with a new look and repertoire, you will be dazzled by the beautiful 4-part harmony and energy created by this exciting chorus. Hot Ginger’s special guest is Alison St. Ledger, acclaimed vocalist, actor and cabaret performer with a formidable reputation in the performing Arts

New Menu New Chefs But still Great Priced Specials

Ocean caught Tempura Baramundi Fillet with Chips & Salad $

in Brisbane. M.C. Rosanna Natoli, Seven Local News. To be held on Saturday 9th Oc-

tober, 2010 at 7.30pm at the Lake Kawana Community Centre. Tickets $25 adult or $20 conces-

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Lunch & Dinner

a variety of delicious desserts available including

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Bingo on Tuesday Mornings with courtesy Coach pick up (must be booked)

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• Roast of the Day • Crumbed Reef Fish

as well as our Specials of the Day

2 small roasts

5443 1298

sion. For enquiries please phone Veronika on 5445 5415. See also www.hot gingerchorus.org.au.

BISTRO OPEN LUNCH & DINNER 7 DAYS LUNCH 11.30-2.00 DINNER 6.00-8.00

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Apple Crumble and Sticky Date Pudding COURTESY BUS: CALL 0421 735 757 FOR BOOKINGS BLI BLI to MT COOLUM - THUR - SAT FROM 4.30PM

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Sensational Senior Lunch Special Winner of voucher will dine at the best beach location! OUR feature entitled ‘Restaurant of the Month’, with readers invited to enter our monthly $50 voucher give-away, has another lucky winner. Joy Evans of Moffat Beach and a chosen companion will be able to take their pick from a tempting lunchtime menu at Maroochy Surf Club Bistro, Cotton Tree. Claiming to have one of the best beach views on the Sunshine Coast might seem a big boast, but you have to visit the Club yourself to see just how great the view is from Mooloolabah all the way to Noosa. Patrons can while away some time watching the ever-changing beach scene, from surfing through to kitesurfing. As the Club itself says, “It’s the best seat on the beach!” Derek Keep, the newly appointed head chef and the aptly named second-in-charge Adam Cook, have put together a mouth-watering new menu that will tempt your tastebuds and is guaranteed to please. There are great specials every day of the week and on Tuesday Roast Day you can get two roast meals for only $12.00. The Black Swan Function Room has even better views from its elevated position. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views of nothing but sand and surf as far as the eye can see. Here the club can cater for any of your function needs from a small

conference to a 200 person wedding. Just call Kerri Smith who will liaise with you on all your needs. There is always something happening at the Maroochy Surf Club seven days a week, with Mellow Maroochy Mondays from 6pm with Jeff the guitarist, Bingo on Tuesdays at 8.30am, Members’ draw at 7.00pm Wednesdays and Michael’s raffles on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The monster raffles on Sundays at 7pm are a special feature. For Pokie players there are promotions every day with your chance to win cash and prizes as well as trying out 10 spanking new games in the 70 gaming machine room. As the second oldest club in Queensland, (it’s been around for nearly a hundred years saving lives in the nearby surf) Maroochy Surf Club has a lot to offer. There is disabled access to all levels of the club via the lift located in the club foyer. The Club is located on Alexandra Parade at Cotton Tree. Contact: 5443 1298.

Win a FREE meal at a great restaurant! THIS month our Restaurant of the Month feature continues. On these pages you will find highlights of some of the fine dining to be had on the Sunshine Coast. Many of the restaurants have special deals or seniors discounts – and to make it even more tempting, readers have a chance each month to win a $50 voucher to be used at our featured Restaurant of the Month. It’s simple to enter the giveaway - just locate the ‘icon’ in one of the advertisements in our entertainment section pages and write the name of the advertising restaurant on the back of an envelope, together with your name and a daytime contact telephone number. Mail it to ‘Restaurant of the Month’, Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper, PO Box 1062, Tewantin, Q 4565 to arrive by 15 October, 2010. The first entry out of the barrel will win someone a delicious meal!

• Roast of the Day • Chicken Schnitzel • Crumbed Whiting

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Give clogging a go! CLOGGING is an American Folk Dance with roots buried deep in the heart of the USA Appalachian Mountains where, in the mid 1700’s, various immigrant groups brought their traditional folk dances, and some of these have survived in modern form. For those of you who visited this year’s Muster in Gympie, you would have had the opportunity to learn a few of the basic steps in clogging. Want to continue? Or better yet, want to see what Clogging is all about.? No – it’s not dancing in wooden shoes - it’s a very

energetic form of line dancing done with taps on your shoes. No partner is required so you can learn at your own pace without affecting anybody else, and wear your comfortable enclosed shoes. (Taps come later). The music used covers a broad range from country through rock and beyond. Come along to the introductory nights at the Little Hall at the Square Dance Centre, 260 Dixon Road, Buderim at 7.30pm on Wednesdays 6th and 13th October and have some fun. Contact Bev on 5445 1238 for all enquiries

5% DISCOUNT FOR SENIORS excluding specials

37 Pioneer Road Yandina Qld 4561

Sample our amazing array of Macadamia Products Watch as our chocolatier takes your taste buds on an unforgettable journey.

info@nutworks.com.au www.nutworks.com.au

• Free Entry • Free Macadamia Tasting • Chocolate & Factory Viewing Area

OPEN 7 DAYS FROM 9AM-5PM

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Cryptic Clues

Cryptic Crossword Secrets

Across

1 Having involuntary spasms from roughly chipping copper (10) 6 Soot particle on the factotum’s back (4) 9 Will’s bible (10) 1 0 Ant eggs around the volcano (4) 1 2 Cattle sellers share agents (12) 1 5 Thinks out the justifications (7) 1 6 Chief executive posted idiotic songs to Lance Evans in a long letter (7) 1 7 Before the nobleman - that is right (7) 1 9 Live together with a firm and repetitive behaviour pattern (7) 2 0 Insect is a builder and a worker (9,3) 2 3 Ostracise and point to Attila (4) 2 4 Movement of the crazy meeting proposal (10) 2 5 Bees are not madly obsessed with divots (4) 2 6 Place for setters in London docklands area (4,2,4)

by Barbara Gettinby

Straight Clues Across 1 6 9 10 12 15 16 17 19 20 23 24 25 26

Having involuntary spasms (10) Soot particle (4) Wills (10) Volcano (4) Share agents (12) Justifications (7) Long letter (7) Before (7) Live together (7) Insect (9,3) Ostracise (4) Movement (10) Divots (4) London docklands area (4,2,4

Down 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 11 13 14 18 19 21 22

Down

1 Are they boaters or bowlers? (4) 2 Lettuce is a model of monetary value (4) 3 Unofficial secret of the homespun author is educational (12) 4 Precise but rough punctures (7) 5 Doesn’t have the skill to be celebrated (7) 7 “Queen of the hive” is a story about an expectant woman (6-2-2) 8 Interns sat with doctors as short-stay visitors (10) 11 Buffing the final coat and finishing quickly (9,3) 1 3 Document carriers for short legal arguments (10) 1 4 Just pulverised the carnival area (10) 1 8 Allocates some of the alterations (7) 1 9 Rod inside the core will rust (7) 2 1 Irregularly commission soya bean paste (4) 2 2 I never never stay at major roadhouses (4)

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BINGO GUIDE

Bowlers (4) Monetary value (4) Unofficial (12) Punctures (7) Celebrated (7) Expectant woman (6-2-2) Short-stay visitors (10) Finishing quickly (9,3) Document carriers (10) Carnival area (10) Allocates (7) Rust (7) Soya bean paste (4) Roadhouses (4)

Crossword Answers on Page 53

The golden history of Gympie

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

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

SATURDAY MEALS ON WHEELS CALOUNDRA INC.

BINGO

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

START 7.30PM  $2000 on PROGRESSIVE - $500 on PROGRESSIVE $300 on PROGRESSIVE

To advertise your Bingo times and prizes call 5474 0447

JAMES Nash is credited with finding the first gold in Gympie on October 16, 1867. Since then the town has become famous and has celebrated annually for this golden reason. The history of the Gold Rush Festival began in 1967, when the town celebrated the centenary of James Nash’s golden strike and the ensuing establishment of the town of Gympie. Since then, the festival has grown into a week of diverse events and has come to incorporate arts, culture, history and live performances. Take the trip up the high-

way to join in a week of celebrations from 6 th to 16th October. The Gympie Gold Rush Festival Gold Panning Championships will be held on Saturday 9th October from 9.00am to 4.00 pm and a Prospectors’ Day on Sunday 10th October at the Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum – 215 Brisbane Rd, Gympie. Anybody who hasn’t had the chance to ride the Valley Rattler can board the historic train in Gympie for a trip to Imbil on Wednesday 13 th October, when the train will shuttle back

and forth all day. The Great Art Debate will take place on Wednesday 13th October at the Gympie Regional Gallery at 7.30pm. Goldfields plaza will join in the celebrations on Thursday 14 th October and Friday 15th October with the Gold Rush Gem Fest all day. If you want to relax and listen to the talents of Gympie then the Lady Mayoress Gold Rush concert will be on Thursday night 14th October at the Civic Centre. This year is the 39th festival with the Cornett’s IGA Float Parade in Mary

Street on Saturday 16 th October starting at 2.30pm. There’s something for everyone in the extensive program and

there’s no better place to be than in Gympie for that week. More information is available at www.goldrush. org.au.

Would you like to sing in a choir?

ARE you a singer? Would you like to sing in a choir? Andrew Emmet directs two A Cappella choirs in Tewantin and one in Cooroy. Both classical and popular. He will teach you your part and supply computer files for learning purposes. Singing in a choir is good fun and very good for you, both physically and spiritually. Doonella A Cappella – Mondays – Hibiscus Resort, Tewantin 10.15am. Good Vibrations – Monday – Anglican Church Hall, Cooroy. 7pm. Spiritsong (classical) – Wednesdays, Uniting Church Hall – Tewantin. 7pm. Phone Andrew on 5474 1498 or email andrewjemmet@gmail.com

“Caloundra’s Hidden Treasure”

LATEST POKIES NOW PLAYING

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6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Information is provided for members, guest and bona fide visitors

Seafood Basket Mexican Beef Nachos Bangers & Mash Greek Salad Chicken Rissoles

CLUB CARVERY NIGHT

Thursday’s from 5.30pm

BINGO

every Wednesday, eye’s down 9.30am THURSDAY MEGA MEAT RAFFLE 30x Meat Trays Tickets on Sale from 5.30pm

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Courtsey Bus Available 7 Days


‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . THE MEETING PLACE Women Seeking Men Widow, slim, sincere, caring nature ND, NS, GSOH, seeks company with a 70 year old gent also with a GSOH. Ref 732 Very active slim lady WLTM an active widower to 75 years old. Ref 733 WLTM caring, sincere gent 60+ living north of Brisbane. NS, SD who enjoys dancing, good food, nights at home and good conversation. Must like animals and outdoors. Ref 736 SSC lady WLTM genuine gentleman with GSOH, who would treat his lady with happy times. I am a sincere, fit, 65yo lady medium build 5’7" and own my own home. I have varied interests. Ref 738 Fun loving Ladylooking for a decrepid old man, past playing any sport, quiet spoken, kind natured and NOT looking for a rich man with hang-ups, just a nice companion. Not worried about looks so I don’t have to fight off other hopefuls. Would love to hear from you. Ref 739 Attractive north SSC lady 75 yrs young active, nice figure, caring and affectionate WLTM well groomed, well mannered, honest gent, NS, SD, FS, aged 70+ for friendship, companionship and outings. I miss being with a male person to talk with and enjoy. Ref 742 SSC lady, honest, caring, presentable with various interests WLTM nonsmoker, nice old school gent for outings and friendship. Would like genuine replies Ref 743

Gent, good natured,Buderim/Nambour area, 66yrs, 5’8" slim, well presented, educated. Fin/Secure many interests, homeowner, seeks refined petite lady around 5’2" for friendship, happy outings, mutual caring VTPR. Am unattached, very caring, NS, SD, GSOH. Detailed letter please. Ref 737 SSC Gent 60yo, slim, 175cm, sincere, caring, affectionate, NS, SD, GSOH, enjoys life and good company, movies, walks, drives, dining, music, reading and quiet times. WLTM a nice lady with same, 56 – 63yo. Friendship first. VTPR. Ref 740 73yrs young South African - 5’11" tall 83kg, caring and honest NS, ND, healthy with GSOH, fit, strong, love travelling. WLTM pref. tall lady NS, caring, honest. VTPR Ref 741 How to Reply Place your reply in a sealed STAMPED envelope (please don’t write on this envelope). Enclose this envelope inside another envelope and write the reference number advertisement you wish to respond to and post it to “Seniors Meeting Place”, P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin. Qld 4565. We will then forward your message on to the person who placed the advertisement. To place a FREE ad Send your free advertisement (up to 40 words) with your name, address and phone number to “Seniors Meeting Place”, P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin. Qld 4565. (No names, addresses or phone numbers are printed in the advertisements, only a reference number).

Men Seeking Women

Do you know a lively 55-65yo, trim, NS, unattached, adventurous lady who would accompany (at no cost) sightseeing, travelling around Australia. I am 5’7", eyes of blue, average build. I like the beach, bush walking travelling, movies, shows, BBQs, dancing and reading. Ref 734 WLTM lovely lady 65+ NS, SD, slim who loves music, can play and sing or just be fun. Noosa/Tewantin area. Ref 735

For the Choral Connoisseurs THE Buderim Male Choir Concert “For the Choral Connoisseurs” will be held at the Caloundra Uniting Church, 56 Queen Street, Caloundra on Sunday 17 October 2010, at 2pm. Guest Artists : Vox Pacifica Chamber Choir and MC: Graham Shultz. For further info phone Chris Dent 5441 4136.

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