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Reaching out to a place of hope by Gill MacDonald JOY Prior is one of those remarkable people who is prepared to take the plunge and give of herself in a place way out of her normal comfort zone. South Africa has one of the highest incidences of HIV/Aids in the world and at Ethembeni Babies Home (meaning ‘place of hope’) in Johannesburg resources are stretched at the best of times. The babies at Ethembeni, (run by the Salvation Army), all need not just medical attention but love and cuddles as well. Joy never imagined that she would be involved in anything like this, but there is a huge need for volunteers to help in orphanages around the world. As Joy says, “everyone needs to feel loved.” So she funded her own trip, some seven months ago. Ethembeni does amazing work, but funds and volunteers are desperately needed in many third world countries. Joy, who took clothes for the babies, donated and made by local Sunshine Coast friends, had expected that the abandoned tots would be malnourished, with a haunted look in their eyes, but discovered to her delight that they are full of life and clamouring for attention. The staff members are all well trained, and love and care for the little ones – most of whom were found abandoned in buckets, bins or plastic bags. Fifteen years ago, when Ethembeni first opened, there would be at least two little white coffins to farewell each week. Now, they haven’t lost a baby for two years; “how good is that?” comments Joy. This would not have been possible without funds donated for medicines, and Joy was thrilled to note that donations really do get through to where they are needed. Joy and her supporters had raised a magnificent $5000 through a garage sale and an auction night and the funds were transferred directly into the orphanage bank account. “This was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life,” says Joy. Our seniors on the Coast have a wealth of life experience and so many have talents to offer those less fortunate – if you are ready to volunteer your time, contact one of your local community services, churches or charities. You could just be in for a rewarding experience yourself.


SENIORS NEWS Noosa Civic Supports Classic Event for Charity NOOSA Civic Shopping Centre is one of the proud sponsors of the 23rd Noosa Beach Classic Car Show held on Sunday September 26th at the Lions Park in Noosaville. As a special preview Noosa Civic will host some of the spectacular displays of European and British classics and sports cars, American and Australian iron and

muscle cars, Asian sports cars and classic competition cars at the Centre car park on Sunday 19th September from midday to 3pm. This years Marque of the Show is Alfa Romeo and Alfa Romeo Brisbane will bring one of their sporting models along to Noosa Civic from Sunday 19th for customers to view.

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Customers also have a chance to win tickets to the show with entry forms available at Noosa Civic retailers. The local event started from humble beginnings in the late 80’s to its success today, last year hosting more than 280 exhibitors and 5000 visitors. Noosa Civic Marketing Manager Rosalind Graham comments,

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‘Noosa Civic is proud to support this well established local event where proceeds go to local charities. We’re committed to community involvement and this is just one of the events we’re supporting this year.’ Noosa Civic has further Seniors entertainment coming up in the year including, Wednesday September 15th Midday – 12.30pm hosting a concert band and choir performance by Pacific Paradise State School and back by popular demand to kick off the festive season the Buderim Male Choir on Saturday 11th December, time to be confirmed. Noosa Civic Shopping Centre is open 7 days. Visit www.noosacivic.com.au

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Sunshine Coast Aglow SUNSHINE Coast Aglow will meet at 9.30am on Friday 10th September, in the CWA Hall, Kalinga Street, Caloundra. Isabella Wilson and Joyce Sharman will be sharing highlights of their overseas trip. Aglow is for women of all denominations. Come along and bring a friend. Entry is $7.00 which includes morning tea. For more details contact Dorothy on 5476 4190.

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Toastmasters 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 September meetings will be September 2 and 16.

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

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NOOSA Folk Dancers, under the guidance of folk dance teacher Danni Mackenzie, have been dancing from one end of the Coast to the other for the past 16 years. A few of the members have experienced the exhilaration of folk dance with other groups but most taste the joys of folk dance for the first time when they join the group. They soon discover, with delight, dances from countries such as Greece, Romania, Macedonia, Turkey and Israel.

August out-of-class activities included a wonderful Balkan folk dance workshop with Yorgo Kaporis from Sydney and dancing the night away in Pomona to Balkan rhythms with the exciting Brisbane based band, Transbalkan Express. Members also attended the annual Bowral folk dance seminar in July learning new dances and socialising with folk dancers from Australia and NZ. In September they will be joining the Mandala Folk Dancers in

Nambour for their annual dance party. While the emphasis at regular classes is to have fun, the Noosa Folk Dancers have performed at a variety of community events such as Festuri, Caboolture and Noosa Shows, International Women’s Day Concerts, St Thomas Moore Fair, Community Day at “The J” and the recent Coolum Community Day as well as regular performances at Noosa Respite Centre and various nursing homes on the Sunshine

Coast. Danni Mackenzie has been teaching folk dance on the Sunshine Coast for 25 years and her relaxed style has introduced people of all ages to the joys of folk dance. Whether you are interested in dance as a form of exercise, an opportunity to meet new people and learn about different cultures or if you would prefer to become more involved and perform at community events then the Noosa International Folk Dancers may be just what you are looking for. New members are welcome on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. at the Noosa Bicentennial Hall Annex. You’ll soon find your feet tapping and your body moving to exciting world music. There will be slow dances and fast dances and plenty in between – if you can walk you can dance! The opportunity is also there to meet and socialise with a diverse group of people. Classes are only $6, with the second lesson free. Contact Danni on 5471 0409 or dannilyn@hotmail.com for further information.

Queensland grandparents get their special day in November G R A N D PA R E N T S across Queensland will now be honoured with their very own special day. Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has announced the state would lead the nation and hold its very first Grandparents Day on November 7.

Speaking in Parliament during Seniors Week, Ms Bligh said Grandparents Day was a chance for grandchildren, children and the community to thank Grandparents for their love and support. “Many Queenslanders will have very fond memories of spending time with

their own grandparents as a child and I know many parents rely on grandfathers and grandmothers to provide care and guidance in their family. “I encourage all grandchildren to get involved this Grandparents Day and say thanks to their

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grandfather or grandmother,” said Ms Bligh. The idea of Grandparents Day was raised by the community during extensive consultation as the State Government formed the Positively Ageless Seniors Strategy. Ms Bligh said many grandparents were the primary carers for their grandchildren and were a source of support and guidance to mothers and fathers on parenting issues. “There are around 14,000 families in Australia who have a grandparent or grandparents as the main carer,” she said. “I also know grandparents are a great source of knowledge for new parents to tap in to as they learn about raising children. “There’s no doubt that Queensland benefits from the generosity of our grandmothers and grandfathers and they deserve a special day to say thanks.” The actual date was decided after further consultation with the Queensland community following the release of the ‘Positively Ageless’ strategy. Go to www.seniors.qld.gov.au for full details of the policy.

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SENIORS NEWS Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group COOROY-Noosa Family events this month. The Saturday, 4 September at History will hold two AGM will be at 1.30pm on 41 Miva Street, Cooroy and before the meeting a talk on Paisley Shawls will be given by David Hill who has been curator at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. David began FREECALL 1800 501 419 his extensive collection of Peter Martin 40 years trading shawls in Edinburgh, OLD CHINA: Royal Doulton, Royal Worcester, some which date from Moorcroft, Shelley, Clarice Cliff, Maling, Beswick and 1810 will be used to illusBelleek. Especially vases & figurines. trate his talk. OLD COLOURED glassware. BRONZE figures. Clearance Plant Sale - all stock to go on Saturday OLD CLOCKS: Barometers. Pocket watches. Musical 11th and Sunday 12th Sepjugs. Music boxes. Clockwork toys. IVORY ITEMS tember at the GreenJEWELLERY: Rings, Brooches, Bangles, Cameos, house, 92 Cooks Road, Lockets, Bracelets, Marcasite, Mikimoto pearls and Tinbeerwah. Gates open Cufflinks etc. DIAMOND JEWELLERY. at 7.00am so be early for a COINS: Banknotes. WAR MEDALS. Old Badges. great range of native and exotic plant bargains and SILVERWARE: Centrepieces, Dressing tables, Silver enjoy a sausage sizzle as Tea sets, Canteens, Snuff boxes, Especially Sterling well. Enquiries for both on silver items of all description. 5442 5570. CIGARETTE CARDS and Post cards. The Group’s research room is open Tuesdays, ANTIQUE FURNITURE KERO LAMPS Thursdays and SaturOLD GOLD: Old gold and broken jewellery. days from 9.30am to 1.00pm, visitors and new I WILL CALL PERSONALLY TO ALL AREAS members are always welLYNZAY ANTIQUES come. Librarians are on FREECALL 1800 501 419 duty to help with research Licensed (SHD 5368) PETER MARTIN and internet resources. th

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4 Paws Animal Rescue - Pet of the Month MEET Tia, an eight months old Chihuahua cross this little one weighs in at around 5kg and is a true lady. She has beautiful manners, knows how to sit, stay, come and uses a doggie door. She is a little shy around new dogs however once she knows them she loves to play. Tia is as happy running around in the yard as she is sitting on your lap having cuddles. Tia is quiet, gentle,loving and very pretty. She is ready to move into her new forever home with her bowl, bed, diamante collar and even some clothes!” If you think you could give this lovely little dog a new home please ring Kay on 0438 635 191. All 4 Paws Cats and Dogs are flea and worm free,

microchipped, vaccinated and de-sexed which is all covered by an adoption fee. All our needy animals can also be viewed on our website at www.4paws animalrescue. 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 cats and dogs until a new covered; all we ask is that a temporary foster carer to permanent home can be you supply a loving carhelp look after one of our found, all vets fees are ing home

How good is this? It’s not good- its great! TWO legendary water colour tutors for the price of one at ‘Kenilworth Celebrates!’ artists workshops. Four days with fantastic tutors Barry and Lucy McCann from Armidale in NSW. Barry and Lucy have come out of ‘tutoring retirement’ to join friends John Wilson and Ross Paterson at Kenilworth for nine days of art and fun during the ‘Kenilworth Celebrates!’ Festival from September 24 to October 3. Take advantage of two creative minds to assist you in inspiration and techniques using the watercolour medium. Lucy and Barry would like to pass on the information they wished they had been given, when they first started painting, and show you how they approach a painting. They will teach you step by step methods with regular demonstrations, using a variety of subject matter and approaches. The course will cover

Probus 86 Club PROBUS 86 is a mixed Club that meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at The Power Boat Club, Woorin Park, Golden Beach beginning at 10:00a.m. Activities include frequent luncheons, occasional Coach Tours and monthly guest speakers. The ladies enjoy morning tea the first Wednesday of the month at a chosen café/restaurant. Recently we lunched at the RSL enjoying Christmas in July. For more information please phone President Verne Powell, 5437 0641 or Secretary Dale Reynolds, 5451 0493.

such aspects as equipment and their use, basic art principals and elements including design, value, colour, shapes and edges to give you the skills to not only produce a painting, but a piece of art. This workshop is designed to get you to the next stage with your art and Lucy and Barry’s patience and individual attention will ensure an enjoyable experience whether you have limited

experience or are an advanced artist. Both full time artists, Lucy and Barry McCann are a husband and wife team who run McCann Fine Art, producing works largely on a commission basis. Their demonstrations, teaching and judging skills are sought after by art societies and groups throughout Australia and overseas. They have achieved numerous prizes and awards with their work repre-

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sented in many private and corporate collections. Kenilworth Workshops run from September 27 to October 1. Wednesday Sept 29 is an R&R day. Come and enjoy the ‘Kenilworth Experience’ where “Great Art and Good Fun go Hand in Hand”. For more information go to www.kenilworth celebrates.org.au or phone Rod Bloomer on 07 54723088 or Margaret White on 07 54460500.

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SENIORS NEWS Laguna Estate – everything you could want and more? years, and in 1998 chose to move to Laguna Estate. “For me, Laguna is everything I expected, and more. The whole ambience creates the ideal place to slow down, grow old gracefully, build new friendships. Even after brief trips outside, my spirits lift when I return home - I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.” Liz said she appreciates Laguna caters not only for her quiet lifestyle, but also for those who may be more outgoing. She is grateful for the overall harmony and the knowledge that a helping hand, from staff or residents, is always there if needed. “The recent upgrade is fantastic,” said Liz. “Our remodelled library, dining room, hairdressing salon and professional offices, plus the addition of a gym and theatrette, offer amenities second to none.” Very important to Liz is that her loving family do not have to worry, secure in the knowledge that she FOR resident Liz Wallace haven. Liz has lived in the lives in a very safe, as well (pictured), Laguna is her area for nearly thirty as happy, place.

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HAVE you seen a story or photograph in our paper over the past year that you would like to nominate for a media award? In the 2010 Older People Speak Out (OPSO) People’s Choice Media Awards, OPSO are asking you to nominate any media item which features Seniors and to say, in no more than 50 words, why you think this item deserves an award. The item must have been published or broadcast between 12th October, 2009 and 15th September, 2010. Media stories on seniors, whether print, electronic or photographic which help to inform the public and break down negative stereotypes about older people. Equally important, such stories and

photos are changing the way we seniors regard ourselves and are bringing to many a new self-image. There are 4 categories in the OPSO Media Awards: photo, print, radio/TV, and seniors website, and entries close on 15 September 2010. You can enter as many times as you like. All winners (nominators and authors of the four winning entries) will be flown to Brisbane, accommodated overnight at a 4 1/2 star hotel and invited to accept a prize at the Awards Ceremony in Brisbane on 25 October 2010. You can find more about the Media awards and download entry forms from the website at www.opso.com.au or you can contact OPSO by telephone on 07 3002 7612.

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Currimundi Auto at Warana – a one stop shop for all your car service needs AT various times during the life of your car you are going to need the services of a mechanic or service agent. It seems that there is nothing Peter and Cindy Hateley of Currimundi Automotive Service can’t do when it comes to keeping your car in tiptop condition. Their family owned and operated business has been operating for over 10 years now – and just over a year ago they relocated from Currimundi to bigger premises at Premier Cir-

cuit, Warana. Whether you need a regular service, a tune-up or mechanical repairs to your vehicle the efficient workshop staff will soon have your car purring along – and they service and maintain all makes of vehicle, including 4 wheel drives. They also service vehicles still under warranty and this does not void the manufacturer’s warranty. If you are thinking of selling your car, one of the friendly team will advise you on how to get your

safety certificate, and if you are looking to buy a used vehicle Currimundi Automotive can do a thorough pre-purchase vehicle inspection for you. As an ARC authorised business they are legally permitted to handle the fluorocarbon refrigerants from your car air-conditioner and they operate an environmentally friendly workshop which exceeds best practice council laws. So, if your engine is stuttering, your brakes are not doing their job or your suspension is begin-

ning to sag you know where to go. Peter, Cindy and their staff have worked hard to build their customers’ needs and requirements into the many services they provide. Their mission is to offer quality workmanship on all work carried out, with competitive prices and great service – and their band of loyal, supportive customers is testament to this. Just to emphasise their attention to customer service, Currimundi Automotive provides a drop off

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

Maroochydore War Widows’ Guild

MAROOCHYDORE War Widows’ Guild meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month in The Keith Payne Room at the Maroochydore RSL Sub Branch in Memorial Ave, Maroochydore, commencing with morning tea and friendship hour at 9am – meeting 10am. Phone Shirley on 5437 6560 for more information.


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Buskers invited to perform as Kenilworth Celebrates 2010! Art festival STREET entertainment has proved popular with visitors to the Kenilworth Celebrates Art festival. The main street of Kenilworth provides the ideal setting for entertainers to move along the wide footpaths and perform for strolling visitors or those sipping their freshly brewed coffees or other more appealing beverages in one of Kenilworth’s highly regarded eateries.

Street entertainment. Photo by Birgit Kehr

Bureau of Statistics report showed. Last year Telstra was forced to drop a $2.20 fee to pay phone bills in person or by mail after protests from community groups. A spokesman said customers who requested itemised bills would not be charged any extra. ‘’Our bills are now simpler … It’ll be easier to see the discounts and benefits we provide,’’ he said, adding that summary bills would make it easier for customers on capped plans to understand their call charges. The director of policy at the Australian Communication Consumer Action Network, Elissa Freeman, said Telstra must make itemised bills available to customers who disputed charges. When it comes to paying the phone bill, Telstra outperforms its rivals by not charging a fee for payments made at the post office or by direct debit from a bank account. Its main rival, Optus, charges a 1 per cent fee for debit or credit card payments, and $1.30 for payments at Australia Post. Payments made by cheque or at an Optus shop using a debit card are fee-free. Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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Buskers are especially welcome and are free to move anywhere along Elizabeth Street. On Saturday 25 September there will be an artists’ market outside the famous Kenilworth cheese factory and this always draws visitors’ attention. An award of $100 will be given to a busking performance on both Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September. In addition, each busking act will be given a $20 luncheon voucher from the wonderfully restored Kenilworth Bakery. For more information visit the festival website: www.kenilworthcelebrates.org.au or contact Sue Wolter at 5446 0158.

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The monies raised for the afternoon will be donated to Cittamani Hospice who provide palliative care to support terminally ill patients and their carers in their own homes. Their specialists and nurses work closely with the patient’s own doctor and assist with their medication regime, symptom management and day to day care. In order to benefit this very caring and valuable Hospice Service, we urge members and friends to support the Fashion Parade in order to maximise the benefit to this very caring and valuable Hospice service. Tickets for the Fashion Parade are very reasonably priced at $10.00 per

person and are available from the Buderim Pharmacy, The Old Post Office Buderim and at the door. Afternoon tea is included and there will be a luckydoor prize; a raffle will also be conducted during the afternoon. Please come along and support this very worthy cause. The usual monthly meeting of NSA Buderim for September will be held on the 27th September at the Buderim Bowls Club, Elizabeth Street, Buderim and all members are encouraged to come along and join in the fun. For any further information regarding the meeting or the Fashion Parade please call June on 5443 8212, or Max on 5445 5960.

Elsie Kruck (left) and June Hind (right) are the conveners of the Fashion Parade.

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HARDLY a day goes by without hearing that the advance in technology has also brought out the dangers of scams and persons with malicious intent being able to enter others lives via a computer even without us knowing . The Club does all it can to show members ways of surfing the internet and

doing business transactions and banking securely while using their computers. By knowing the dangers, and being shown the ways to safe computing, seniors are able to enjoy their computers which can do much to expand their interests and knowledge. Are you one of those frightened to use your computer in case something happens or one of the others who think it will not happen to you or one of the others who try to take all the pre-

cautions you can. This is where the Sunshine Coast Computer Club is of help to its members. By knowing the dangers, and being shown the ways to safe computing, seniors are able to enjoy their computers. Club help includes help with computers, scanners, printers, digital cameras (still and video), DVD players, entertainment systems etc and of course the Internet. Weekly meetings are held at Caloundra and Buderim, and a monthly

meeting at Yandina for the North Coast Area. Some members of the Club who find it hard to attend meetings regularly can receive help through internet and telephone communications to the Club. To find out more about when and where the Club meetings are held and how you too can join the Club and get help - Telephone the Club Information Line 5492 1005, visit the Club Web Site – http:/ /www.sccc.org.au or e mail the Club at sccc@internode.on.net”

Maroochydore VIEW Club THE Maroochydore VIEW Club meets on the 4th Friday of each month at the Maroochydore Surf Club, 2nd level, Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore from 11 am for its luncheon meeting. There is ample parking, lift availability and beautiful coastal outlook from the venue room. Cost for two course luncheon is $19. On Friday September 24th, Don Selkirk will speak on “My Life Worldwide as an Aircraft Engi-

neer”. All proceeds generated from View activities are donated to The Smith Family. These funds are used to provide education scholarships for over 500 students. Our club always welcomes newcomers. Come along and experience the friendship of interesting, friendly women. We also enjoy smaller social outings together which are planned and as well have a movie group and two

Creative activities NOT interested in arts and crafts. Why not come to our new “Good old Chat” group and meet likeminded folk who listen, laugh, & participate in light hearted chit-chat.You will soon make new friends. Have you a story to tell and don’t know how to put into print. Come to our Creative Writing class and be shown how. But if you fancy something arty, come & try mosaics, learn how to design small tiles into colourful objects you will be proud of. We have popular acrylic painting, where you will be given every encouragement to find that hidden talent. And if you like using a needle, try something different, with needlepoint or bunka which is not the usual way we think of embroidery. We are open every Wednesday 9-30-12-30 at Maroochydore Community Hall, Memorial Ave. (next to Meals on Wheels) $6 tutiton, gold coin morning tea: Phone Beryl 5479 1517.

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SENIORS NEWS Pensioners get raw deal over water costs MEMBER for Buderim Steve Dickson is calling on the state government to give Sunshine Coast pensioners a fair go when it comes to water prices. According to Unity Water’s website, there is a state government subsidy of $100 for pensioners. Mr Dickson said “Unfortunately, the subsidy only applies to pensioners who own their own homes. If you rent, you miss out. Water is charged to the home owner by the providers so if you don’t pay the rates, you don’t get the subsidy. “Last year, the Federal Government stated in a pensions review paper that only 61 per cent of pensioners own their own homes, so that means as many as 39 per cent of pensioners may not get the water subsidy from the state government, Mr Dickson said. Mr Dickson added “Here’s the real kick. Landlords can pass on full water consumption cost to tenants, including pensioners. “I think the state government should legislate to enable tenants who are pensioners to claim the subsidy if their landlord is passing on the full water costs to them.”

Will our Parliament be chaos?

AFTER five weeks of campaigning and 14 million votes, there is no clear winner from the federal election. Neither Labor nor the Coalition has won enough to seats to win power its own right. We have a hung Parliament for the first time in 70 years. A hung Parliament is when no party or coalition of parties has won a majority of seats. That means no legislation or policy can pass through Parliament without relying on the support of minor parties or independents. When the dust has settled, either Julia Gillard or Tony Abbott will be asked to try to form a minority government. It will depend on the final outcome of the seats still up for grabs as to who gets the first attempt. The leader will talk to the Independents and Green MP (known as “cross-bench MPs” because they sit in between the major parties in the Parliament) and try to convince enough of them to support his or her party on major votes. If the first leader to try to work out a majority can’t pull it off, the other leader will get a chance. It usually comes down to a deal for enough of the cross-bench MPs to agree to support one major party leader in passing the federal Budget (known as “Supply” bills) and in votes of confidence in the House of Representatives. But on other legislation and major policies, it’s all up for grabs. We’ve had hung Parliaments recently in some of the states including right now in Tasmania and WA. It doesn’t mean the whole system comes crashing down around us. It means whichever leader can cobble together a deal will have to keep the crossbench MPs happy most of the time. That does mean it is not the most stable situation, because there is no clear majority for one party to pass all the laws they want or to implement the policies they campaigned on. In other words, neither party will have a mandate for big changes and will have to negotiate long and hard to get much through.

Swim Fit at Doing Dads Proud with Lifeline SWIM Fit Aquatic Centre in Cotton Tree is yet again teaming up with Lifeline for the annual Father’s Day event, Doing Dads Proud which is being held on Sunday 5th September this year. The long-standing event was originally created by Lifeline to celebrate and acknowledge Dads and the wonderful role they play in their children’s lives: be they adults, tots or teens. Cotton Tree Park and the Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre will play host to the day with an array of activities and entertainment including the Aquatic Centre’s exciting Adventure Water Park which is being launched in a veritable fountain of squirts, spurts and spray! A raffle is being held by Swim Fit and tickets are currently available throughout all of their centres with all proceeds being donated to Lifeline Sunshine Coast. Doing Dads Proud, which has been operating for a decade in Cotton Tree

Park, attracts families from all over the coast for free family fun in the park. The event offers a plethora of attractions including a Boys Toys display, local market stalls, rides, local food vendors, entertainment and of course, free entry into Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre which is always a major drawcard for families. Doing Dads Proud Father’s Day event will be held in Cotton Tree Park on Sunday 5th September between 10 am and 4 pm for families to enjoy free family entertainment. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased at Nambour, Coolum and Cotton Tree Aquatic Centres as well as at Lifeline Sunshine Coast at 37 Duporth Avenue in Maroochydore. For more information on Doing Dads Proud please contact Carly (carly.buxton@lccq.org.au) or Solé (sole.paez@lccq.org.au) on 5409 2600; for additional information about the raffle please contact Sue Timms (sue@swimfit.com.au) on 0407 930 198.

Ageing Girlfriends A GROUP of 40 year old girlfriends discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally it was agreed upon that they should meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because the waiters there had tight pants and nice backsides. Ten years later at 50 years of age, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally it was agreed that they should meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because the food there was very good and the wine selection was excellent. Ten years on, at 60 years of age, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally it was agreed that they should meet at

the Ocean View Restaurant because they could eat there in peace and quiet and the restaurant had a beautiful view of the ocean. Ten years later, at 70 years of age, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally it was agreed that they should meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because the restaurant was wheel chair accessible and they even had an elevator. Ten years on, at 80 years of age, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally it was agreed that they should meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because they had never been there before.

Our website is a two-way street DON’T forget that our website works in two ways – providing you with information but also offering you the opportunity to submit your own notices regarding group/club events or milestone happenings in your local community. You will find all our past issues for Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast/Tweed area for the past year plus news of upcoming events. You can also wrestle with a sudoku puzzle or add your vote to our latest poll. Go to www.seniorsnewspaper.com.au and register – you are then able to post notices (and photos if you wish) of your community group or club for others to see.

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SENIORS NEWS The competition behind the eight ball

Snooker team 1 - Hibiscus Chancellor Park Pool and Snooker Club Back Row: John Wiltshire, Gerry Bartlett (President), Charles Wilson, Nev Sutcliffe (Secretary), Eric Simpson (Vice President). Front Row: Sid Horner (Treasurer), Alec Wakefield and Jack Hodgkinson.

THE battle lines have been drawn between Hibiscus retirement resorts as residents get ready to test their snooker skills at the annual inter-resort tournament. Last year Hibiscus Chancellor Park took home the pool trophy and Hibiscus

Bellflower won the pool prize. Who’s turn will it be in 2010? With Lend Lease Primelife throwing in more than $600 prize money, the competitors have good reason to practice their break and pocket shots over the coming weeks.

The annual Hibiscus Pool and Snooker Tournament has been running for four years and is open to all residents. The competition begins in September and is played over a period of six weeks before the finals in October.

Hibiscus Chancellor Park Pool and Snooker Club Secretary, Nev Sutcliffe took up the sport after hurting his shoulder. “I used to play golf but had to stop due to an injury. After surgery my doctor told me that I wasn’t allowed to undo his fine work. He advised me to take up a sport that was less strenuous so I took up snooker four years ago,” Nev said. He’s now the current snooker champ at Hibiscus Chancellor Park and his wife Liz is the ladies singles and doubles pool champion at Hibiscus Bellflower. The key to their success? “Lots of practice,” Nev said, “and being able to think in geometric terms. It’s all about lining up your shot and giving it the appropriate touch.” For more information about Hibiscus Retirement Resorts, please contact the sales team on 07 5479 9566.

Older Australians deserve a better deal

IMPROVED mental health services for older Australians are urgently needed to meet the mental health needs of Australia’s rapidly aging population according to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. “Today, 13% of our population is over the age of 65 years and by 2051 26% of the population will be over 65 years. We will

have more people living longer with mental health problems, more people developing mental health problems in old age and more people with chronic diseases and mental health concerns,” said Dr Maria Tomasic, President of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. “Dementia is a significant concern for Australia. Today 245,400 Australians

have dementia, and by 2050, 1.3 million Australians will have dementia. 5% of 65 year olds, 20% of 80 year olds and 30% of 90 year olds currently have dementia. The complex nature of behavioural and psychological symptoms often causes stress in carers and can lead to the breakdown of community care and to institutionalisation,” said Dr Tomasic.

Launching ‘Older Australians Deserve a Better Deal in Mental Health’ The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists is recommending a number of solutions to improve the lives of older Australians by ensuring access to quality, integrated and respectful mental health services: “Older people’s mental health care is managed by many agencies, including general practitioners, residential aged care facilities, community health services, public and private hospitals, respite care services, older persons’ mental health services, adult mental health services, specific government funded programs, private psychiatrists and geriatric medical services. Care and treatment can be fragmented, piecemeal, and sometimes it’s non-existent,” said Dr Tomasic. “There is no nationally consistent system for the delivery of mental health services to older people. The quality and accessibility of existing services varies enormously from place to place. Rural and remote locations are particularly poorly served,” said Dr Tomasic. “All older Australians require access to seamless services that meet their physical and mental health needs and their social and welfare needs. Mental health funding and services must be integral to planning and delivering aged care services,” said Dr Tomasic.

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SENIORS NEWS Pomona again a winner in Tidy Towns Awards

Pomona Inc president Stephen Hilditch (centre) with Tidy Towns judge Lorraine See and Keep Australia Beautiful CEO Rick Burnett at the Tidy Towns south-east Queensland award presentation held at Strathpine

POMONA has again come out a winner in the SouthEast Queensland Ergon Energy Tidy Towns awards, being named Friendliest Town in the region for the second time and with Pomona Inc President Stephen Hilditch receiving the region’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The Friendliest Town award, also received by Pomona in 2004, recognises “outstanding commitment to and active promotion of visitor friendliness.” Judge Lorraine See said she was particularly im-

pressed with the friendly and amicable shop and business owners that she met. She commended “the fabulous activities organised by Pomona Community House including a new gluten free cooking class and many fun and educational events for senior citizens.” The judge said Pomona was a popular visitor destination, with great attractions like the Majestic Theatre and Noosa Museum. “New streetscaping is almost complete, giving the town a leafy, historic, friendly feel. The parks and gardens are well resourced with facilities including exercise equipment to keep the community fit.” She also commended the way Pomona’s community and traders support local talent and events such as the King of the Mountain festival. Pomona has been successful in one or more categories of the Tidy Towns awards every year since 2003 when Pomona Progress Art Tourism Inc began nominating. The volunteer community group owns and operates the Majestic Theatre, the Old Railway Station Art Gallery and the Pomona Markets as well as representing the town’s interests to Council and tourism organisations. The Outstanding Achievement award to President Stephen Hilditch recognises the outstanding contribution by an individual or group to the community. “Stephen is passionate about Pomona and works extremely hard to build a strong community with a happy, healthy, vibrant outlook,” the citation said. “He is president of Pomona Inc, but it is his involvement with and support of a wide range of community activities that makes him worthy of this award. Whether it is schools, sporting clubs, service clubs and local projects, Stephen’s help, advice and input is canvassed. He sits on several boards and committees and as a very visible Justice of the Peace does a significant amount of local justice work as well as after hours documentation and warrants for the local police.

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THE hike in electricity charges in Queensland comes on top of spiralling water bills, council rates, rising food expenses, car registration bills and public transport fees. The biggest hike is in electricity prices, set by the Queensland Competition Authority, which has just risen 13.29%. Since the introduction of private electricity retailers, the cost of electricity over three years in Queensland has increased by over 30% and with the latest announcement consumers will be looking

at nearly a 50% increase in the cost of electricity. Water is up 10.7% and council rates by 4.8% (although it is actually more when the reduced discount for early payment is taken into consideration.) Pensioners are amongst the most vulnerable. In the past 12 years, day-to-day expenses for aged pensioners soared 45.4 per cent, compared to a 41.3 per cent rise in inflation. The last increase in single aged pensions was just $65 a fortnight in September, 2009.

Zonta Maroochy Luncheon ZONTA Club of Maroochy invites ladies of the Sunshine Coast to their annual fabulous yearly, charity lunch and fashion parade. Fashions are courtesy of Gingers Boutique Buderim. The historic Yandina Hotel is the venue on Sunday September 12th. Included

in the cost of $60 are champagne and nibbles. Proceeds from the day to Sunny Kids, Sonshine Sanctuary, Helping Hands and EMMA Bookings please contact Sandy (after 5 pm) on 5444 5635 or 0437 215 896.

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SENIORS NEWS Amazing Abu Simbel THE ancient pharaohs of Egypt did not do things by halves. Not only did they have enormous pyramids erected as their burial places, but their engineers built dozens of huge temples in deference

to the numerous gods or to commemorate victories. One such was that at Abu Simbel, about 1200km south of Cairo on the Nile. Built by Pharaoh Rameses II as a memorial to him and his queen

Nefertari, the enormous edifice was carved out of sandstone in the side of a hill next to the river. It survived 15 centuries of wind and water erosion but met its match when the Aswan High Dam was

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built in the early 1960s. Generally considered to be one of the most beautiful temples of ancient Egypt, the Temple of Rameses was dominated by four statues of the king, each 20 metres high. One lost its head and torso in an earthquake long ago and part of the statue fell to the ground. Other smaller figures depict some of Rameses’ family. Behind this façade were three main chambers and numerous lesser rooms cut out of the rock. Each one had every wall and ceiling covered by hieroglyphics and bas-relief, a virtual picturebook of life at the time. Deep inside the hill was the sanctuary where four figures sat against a wall. These figures were Rameses and three of the main gods. An amazing feature of the layout of the chambers and corridors was that twice a year, on October 20 and February 20, the rays of the sun would penetrate directly into the

innermost sanctuary and illuminate three of the seated figures. One stayed in the dark - the god of the underworld, while Rameses was revitalised by the sun’s energy. About 100 metres away a smaller temple was built in dedication to Nefertari, chief wife of Rameses. Also built into the rock, statues of Rameses and Nefertari stood just over 10 metres high. Behind, various halls and chambers had more scenes cut into the sandstone. The temples were covered by sand as early as the sixth century BC and remained so until 1813 when they were rediscovered. They soon became an important tourist destination. However, when the construction of the dam at Aswan was mooted, it became obvious that the temples would be inundated. They were considered too important to allow this to happen and plans were put in place to move them

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to higher ground, together with 18 lesser temples at various sites along the Nile. Thus began a complex engineering problem. Over four years, an international consortium relocated the temples of Rameses and Nefertari 200 metres back from the river. The whole hill and its interior was sawn by hand into over a thousand blocks averaging 20 tons in weight. This was no mean feat as great efforts were taken to ensure that the main features of the statues and other relics remained intact. The re-assembly was another problem as there was no suitable hill into which the temples could be resited. The solution was to make an artificial hill. A great concrete dome was built to protect the interior chambers. The main façade was built into the artificial hill and ev-

erything put back in place It was done so authentically that the damaged statue of Rameses remained in the same condition as when it was discovered in 1813. Aligning the whole structure so that the sun’s rays penetrated the inner sanctuary proved to be one of the more challenging issues. True to the original, this phenomenon still occurs twice a year, a great tribute to the engineers and architects o f centuries ago as well as their 20th century counterparts. Today there is little visible evidence that this remarkable transformation took place. With the waters of Lake Nasser lapping nearby, thousands of tourists visit Abu Simbel each year. They gaze in awe at this unique monument to an ancient king and the modern geniuses who ensured its preservation.

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VOLUNTEERS help Ozcare Aged Care Facilities to enhance the lives of residents, and gain a great sense of satisfaction themselves. Ozcare Director of Nursing Charmaine Douglas said, “Ozcare facilities generally offer low care, high care and special care where we aim to provide ‘Aged Care at its Best’ – we find that the work of our volunteers in each of

SENIORS NEWS Achieving ‘Aged Care at its Best’ these levels enhances what we do to achieve this goal. “Volunteers make very valuable contributions to our facilities, and Ozcare appreciates all that they do. “They make an enormous difference to the lives of our residents, and in return, they receive many rewards. “We see mutual enjoyment for residents and

volunteers,” Ms Douglas said. Neina Clark, a single mother juggling work and a young family, volunteers at an Ozcare aged care facility four mornings a week and says she finds it very rewarding and lots of fun. “I help with a wide variety of activities with the residents including art, games, lawn bowls, movement to music, bus trips

and picnic lunches, and I love it. “It’s stimulating to be here, the staff are great and I’ve learned so many things listening to the life stories of the residents – they’re great characters. “We’ve developed friendships with each other, and we brighten each other’s days with lots of laughter and conversation – it’s a two way street,” she said. Ms Clark recommends volunteering at Ozcare Noosa, “Anyone interested in older people would get a lot out of it – I know I do. “It’s nice to be a volunteer and put something back into the community,” she said. Ozcare resident Hellena Leuba said she enjoys and looks forward to the

Happy working together at Ozcare: (L-R) Neina Clark (Volunteer) with Hellena Leuba (Resident) and Anne Culley (Ozcare Diversional Therapist).

volunteers’ visits. “We do lots of different things that keep me active and we have good talks. “The volunteers make me feel happy,” Ms Leuba

said. Ozcare is a leading not-for-profit provider with 10 Aged Care Facilities across Queensland, including New Farm, Clontarf, Currimundi and

Noosa. For further information about Ozcare’s Aged Care Facilities or volunteering, phone 1800 OZCARE or 1800 692 273.

Young and old needed for QUT diet/exercise study QUEENSLAND University of Technology (QUT) researchers are seeking young and old participants for a study looking at the effects of diet and physical activity on brain function in older people. The Brisbane study will look at whether existing levels of physical activity and specific dietary nutrients known as essential fatty acids affect inflammation and brain functions among young adults and older adults. Health researcher Steven Street is conducting the study and said he wanted around 60 participants aged 18 to 35 and about 140 participants aged 65 to 85. In addition to helping to make the world a healthier place, people who take part in the study will go into a draw to win one of five $100 Myer gift vouchers. Mr Street is a PhD student with QUT’s Faculty of Health and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation. He recently conducted a small study that found better cognition in older adults who were more physically active and consumed more fish oil - containing a type of essential fatty acid known as omega-3 fatty acid - than those who were less active with lower fish oil consumption. “However, that study was too small to find a very large effect. We are hoping to conduct a larger study to learn more about how physical activity and several essential fatty acids, including omega-3, interact to affect inflammation and cognition,” Mr Street said. “Participants will need to complete an initial screen-

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Gympie Nursing Centre gets a face lift

GYMPIE Nursing Centre in Barter Street has undergone major renovation work with a new 80 bed extension to compliment the fully refurbished 50 bed facility. The family owned and operated facility has serviced the Gympie Community for over 40 years, first as a hospital then a nursing home. The facility now offers high and low permanent care, palliative care and respite for carers requiring a break. Most of the rooms are single rooms with wonderful views over the Mary Valley. Rooms are furnished with on-suite bathrooms, televisions, airconditioners and electric beds. The facility is fully secure and accredited and has modern medical equipment and 24 hour nursing care to cater for the assorted medical needs of its residents. The facility has an on-site laundry, kitchen, hairdressing salon and hydrotherapy pool. An extensive activities and outings program is individually designed by three full time Diversional Therapists. There are no set visiting hours and families of Palliative Care residents are encouraged to stay overnight if they wish. The feedback from the community on the new facility has been excellent and the new sections of the older building including a Dementia Specific Unit have opened this month. The facility is federally funded and costs no more than any other facility in Australia and in some cases less. There are still vacancies and the facility can be contacted on phone: 5482 2634 or email: info@gympienursingcentre.com


SENIORS NEWS Cameras at the ready for council competition CAMERAS have started flashing across the Coast as residents try to capture what they want the region to look like in 20 years for council’s ‘Zooming into 2030’ competition. To enter, residents need to take a picture or create an image that shows what they’d like the Coast to look like in 2030 and then provide a caption that explains that vision. Captions must start with the words, ‘In 2030 I hope that…’ ‘Zooming into 2030’ is an important part of creating the Sunshine Coast Community Plan and many of the images and captions will be used as illustrations to make the plan more representative of the community’s vision. “This competition is a great way for residents to show council what they want and it offers a different way to do that for people of all ages,” commented Mayor Abbot. “We’re always asking people to tell us what they want; this time we want them to show us.” Images must be accompanied by a caption, no more than 25 words, starting with, ‘In 2030 I hope that…’ There are three categories for entry: 13yrs and under, 14 – 21yrs and open. $2000 in prizes will be awarded across the three categories with an overall Mayoral prize of $1000. Prizes will be awarded as vouchers to be used in three shopping centres across the Coast, ensuring the prize money stays local. The deadline for submissions is 5.00pm 17 September 2010 and further information about ‘Zooming into 2030’ and the community plan is available on council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au. The community will choose the winners in three categories at a community conference in October.

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BUDERIM VIEW Club will be holding its luncheon meeting on Wednesday 1st September, 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 Lorrie Barzdo of Caloundra Family History Inc. 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. 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.

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SENIORS NEWS Glasshouse Country VIEW Club

Firefighters call for Seniors’ safety

THE Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) is calling for senior citizens around the state to review fire safety in their homes. Assistant Commissioner Peter Beauchamp said seniors were particularly vulnerable to fire risks. ‘Sadly, there have been a number of fire deaths in the past where elderly people have been trapped inside their homes due to heavy security and no pre-planned means of escape. ‘It is important to remember that although properly maintained smoke alarms give an early warning, many people have lost their lives because they haven’t been able to find a safe way out. ‘With an increasing number of homes protected by dead locks and other measures, keys should be kept in an easily accessible place, close to doors and windows, so residents can quickly find them and get out. ‘Alternately, install deadlocks that can be opened from the inside without keys, and window grill bars Two members at the club’s recent 7th birthday celebration where the theme and screens that open outwards from the inside.

‘We understand that security is a necessary part of life but it can hinder your escape in an emergency, unless you’ve got a plan for getting out. ‘Seniors can improve their fire safety by reducing hazards and preparing and practicing evacuation plans. ‘One way they can receive advice about these matters is through the Seniors’ Fire Ed Program, which is delivered by volunteers from the Retired Firefighters’ Association of Queensland with the support of the QFRS. ‘This program allows retired firefighters to share valued knowledge and skills with people of their own age group in an informal and interactive setting. Organisations such as National Seniors Australia and 60s & Better have taken part in this program over the years,’ Assistant Commissioner Beauchamp said. For more information on Seniors Fire Ed, see www.fire.qld.gov.au/communitysafety/freeprograms/ seniors.asp.

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OUR club had an outing to the Pomona Silent Movie Theatre on 4th August. A large group of members, husbands and friends enjoyed morning tea followed by a Buster Keaton movie and a picnic lunch. There was also time for a walk around Pomona before heading home. Our outing for September will be a Ten Pin Bowling morning at Caboolture on the 1st September. Our lunch meeting for September takes place on the 15th. Our club meet on the first Wednesday of each month for an outing and third

Wednesday of each month for lunch. We have some interesting speakers for the rest of the year and we meet at Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club at 11am for an 11.30am start. We welcome new members and visitors to our club – please contact either Elaine on 5493 3939, Joy on 5439 9049 or Lorraine on 5494 8444 who would be pleased to supply further information. The VIEw Clubs raise funds for and support the Smith Family Charity in all their functions.

Queenslanders sipped their way to success!

CANCER Council Queensland would like to thank the thousands of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea hosts, guests, donors and media who supported this year’s morning tea campaign, we have now raised an amazing $2 million! Incredibly, Queenslanders have donated just over $2 million to Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea this year, which is $50,000 above our target! This is the most Cancer Council Queensland has ever raised from a fundraising campaign of its kind, and we couldn’t have achieved this amazing goal without the fantastic support of the thousands of Queensland Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea hosts and their THE Caloundra Stamp Club meet on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Catho- guests, who made every cup count in support of Canlic Church Hall, Edmonds Street, Caloundra at 1.30pm. Visitors are always wel- cer Council Queensland. This year we again received truly excellent support come. Please phone Jill Hughes on 5494 7233 for further information.

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from media organisations right across the State – support we are truly grateful for. Across Queensland, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea hosts gathered their co-workers, neighbours, friends and family to join in the fun for Cancer Council Queensland. Last year, with thanks to the generosity of the Queensland community, Cancer Council Queensland invested over $20 million into cancer research projects and patient support services. With your support, we can continue our investment into cancer for the benefit of all Queenslanders affected by this disease. Thank you once again for helping Cancer Council Queensland support the 21,000 Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer each year, and for helping us create hope for a cancer free future.

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SENIORS NEWS

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person to attend the meeting is $2. There will be a multi-draw raffle and a stall with cards and other miscellaneous items for sale. Funds raised will be used to support people with Parkinson’s Disease. Seatitng is limited because of the size of the venue. If you wish to attend, please contact Joan (07) 5442 4110 or Thelma (07) 5447 1126 to book.

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“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 go to www.pt.qld.gov.au for more information.

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SENIORS NEWS Loneliness a major health risk

Cooroy VIEW Club

US researchers have found that loneliness has a health risk equal to alcohol and cigarettes. According to the study, people who lack interaction with friends and family are just as likely to risk an early death as heavy drinkers and smokers. The surprising findings were made after reviewing more than 140 medical articles involving 300,000 people. The study found that people with a good

social network have a 50 per cent chance of living longer than those with poor or insufficient social relationships. The findings were recently published in the Public Library of Science Medicine. If you are experiencing loneliness and need someone to talk to, Lifeline offers counselling services by phoning 13 11 14. Source: National Seniors ‘Connect’

Sunshine Coast Aglow SUNSHINE Coast Aglow will meet at 9.30am on Friday 10th September, in the CWA Hall, Kalinga Street, Caloundra. Isabella Wilson and Joyce Sharman will be sharing highlights of their overseas trip. Aglow is

for women of all denominations. Come along and bring a friend. Entry is $7.00 which includes morning tea. For more details contact Dorothy on 5476 4190.

Regain Your Independence Bev Mort and Greta Wilcox at the Xmas in July Function

WORKING alongside the SMITH Family, VIEW Clubs across Australia assist in raising funds for Australian Disadvantaged Familles and in particular the Learning for LIFE Programmes. Cooroy VIEW Club meet monthly for luncheons and socials - a Friendship Club supporting our community and members! Last month we had our Birthday Luncheon along with a social for the annual Xmas in July at ‘Le Relais Brissain’ at Flaxton - 9 members

enjoyed the drive and luncheon with Xmas decorations and roses on tables and friendly chatter. Following our Annual Soup & Crusty Bread at Betty Water’s Home ~ Our next VIEW Luncheon will be on Tuesday 14th September in the Cooroy Hotel Function Rooms meeting at 11am. Members will enjoy our September Guest Speaker Jacquie Somerville from Methodist Nurses . For more information on our Friendship Club please call Grace Taylor 54491113 or Lal Vider 54491902.

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heater/exhaust fans, home renovations where wind enters the roof cavity and dislodges protective light covers or loose fill insulation, causing contact with heat generating electrical fittings, and incandescent light fittings being replaced by halogen down lights, and not having the required separation from the insulation. Halogen down-lights operate at very high temperatures, and can reach up to 370°C. If they are not separated or insulated from other combustible materials, they can cause fires. If you are concerned about your ceiling and you have had insulation recently installed, or other electrical fittings such as down lights recently fitted, then this is what you should do: seek advice from the Electrical Safety Office if replacing or modifying your ceiling light assemblies. Phone 1300 650 662. If you have concerns about insulation fitted under the Federal Government scheme, please call the “Safety Hotline” on 131 792.

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SENIORS NEWS Genealogy Sunshine Coast

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The AGM was held on 14 August, chaired by patron Peter Wellington MP. Cr Paul Tatton and Fiona Simpson MP were also made welcome by President Lynne and thanked for their continued support. An Open Day on Wednesday, 4 August served to showcase the range of resources available for family and local history research at our Resource Centre in Petrie Park, Nambour. Helen Bartlett was the winner of the Lucky Door Prize of one year’s membership. Joan Dennis has moved to Townsville and members will miss the excellent work she did as Secretary, volunteer librarian, and in Barb’s indexing team helping to make local history resources more accessible. If you would like to take on a role as our new Secretary, we look forward to hearing from you to relieve our caretaker secretary and Librarian Milli who is holding the posi-

tion for a willing volunteer. The next general Meeting will be on Saturday, 11 September at 9.30 am at the Resource Centre in Petrie Park Nambour at the end of the car park opposite the swimming pool. Our September event is still being finalised so please check our website for further details , but do make a note in your diary to keep October 23rd free to attend our Irish seminar with Dr Jennifer Harrison. To book phone the Centre on 5441 4266 or email genealogysc@gmail.com All monies raised from events is used to buy more library resources. The Centre is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.00am to 2.30pm, on Thursdays 1.00pm to 5pm and on Saturdays 12 noon to 4pm. Volunteer librarians are ready to give advice and help. Members pay $2 per visit and visitors $7. Computer use costs $1 per hour to help defray the

cost of internet and running costs of our fully networked computer resources. This year, our popular Beginner Classes will be held on the five Tuesdays in November starting 2nd Nov. If you have been wondering where to begin researching your family history or could benefit from some more detailed background on how to research, book now with our very experienced researcher and research officer, Merle, who will be running the classes. For more details on the classes and for research queries contact Merle on 5444 4648.

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“AMETHYST, Citrine, Tiger Eye, Onyx, Rose Quartz, Fluoride , Sapphires, and much, much more. These are to be found at Gemfest 2010 at the Nambour Showgrounds on Saturday, October 9 from 8.30 until 4pm. For the fourth year the Nambour Lapidary Club will host its annual Gemfest. The success of previous Gemfests gives a clear indication of the popularity of gems and crystals and some 140 sites have been booked for this year. Gem shows attempt to satisfy an almost insatiable interest in gems and stones for hobbyists, businesses and collectors alike all of whom meet to exhibit, swap, sell , barter and admire individual items and activities. They also provide a venue for members of the general public to introduce themselves to this most fascinating hobby. The club’s Gemfest co-ordinator, Iain Powell, indicated that at this stage the 140 site bookings would ensure another very successful Gemfest. There will be displays of gems (including opals and sapphires), lapidary equipment, minerals and jewellery. Gems and jewellery, along with beads, minerals and other associated products will be on sale. There will be demonstrations of facetting, stone polishing and setting. The presence of a large number of “tailgaters” – those who sell stones, minerals and gems from the boot of their car, will add colour to the day. As you may well imagine, for such a small club as ours, to host such an event places a high demand on our members and the limited resources at our disposal,” said president Eve. “Everyone is involved one way or another but if you would like to volunteer your services and be involved on the day, even if only for a short time, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.” Call Iain or Marcia on 5448 4183 Perhaps you have a stall that you think will fit the gem and jewellery environment. Again it’s Marcia or Iain on 5448 4183. Entry for the day is only $4.00 Children under twelve years of age are admitted free of charge. There is ample parking on the grounds and a small donation to the Palmwoods scouts would be appreciated. There will be entertainment, the Palmwoods Lions food van will be on site and refreshments will be available. Remember it is Saturday 9 th October in the Showgrounds at Nambour. Come along and have a great day !!!!!!

STEP into spring by supporting two Blue Care fundraising events in Caloundra this September! Springtime Fashion Parade: Following on from the outstanding success of its Winter Fashion Parade, Blue Care Caloundra Auxiliary will host a Springtime Fashion Parade on Thursday, September 9. The parade with feature the wears from local businesses, Sussanah’s of Caloundra and Shannon’s Shoes. Tickets are $7 at the door, with proceeds aiding Blue Care. The event runs from 9.30am-11.30am at Caloundra Uniting Church Hall in Queen Street. Enquiries to Gloria Curley on 07 5492 3318 or Blue Care Caloundra reception on 07 5438 5000.

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

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THE Twilight Jazz Sessions on Friday 3rd September and Saturday 4th September are a feature of this years’ Noosa Jazz Festival held on the main stage in Noosa Woods. Friday night is Big Band night and it doesn’t get much bigger than the Ralph Pyl Big Band featuring Australian icons Monica Trapaga, Doug Parkinson and Frank Bennett. Ralph has performed and recorded with many artists both in Australia and overseas including international stars K.C and the Sunshine Band, Shirley Bassey, Ronnie Corbett, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Ralph Carmichael, Buddy Greco and since 1998 has been lead trumpet with Tom Burlinson’s “Frank - The Sinatra Story in Song”. His world renowned ‘Sydney All Star Big Band’ has won four Australian Entertainment Mo Awards for best jazz ensemble of the year. Monica Trapaga is one of Australia’s most versatile entertainers and preeminent ladies of Jazz. She started singing at age 19 and has been performing with various jazz bands for over 20 years. Multi-ARIA nominee Frank Bennett will lend his incredible voice to this line up. He has sold over 40,000 albums. His unmistakable talent, personality and panache have led him to become one of the most popular and sought after entertainers in Australia today. Lending his legendary velvet voice to this Big Band is Doug Parkinson, a part of our music heritage. His imposing physique and stage presence holds your attention in a vice-like grip. A superstar with a string of hits including Dear Prudence, Without You and Everlasting Love, a show stopping icon of the stage in award winning musical theatre roles in everything from Tommy to stage spectaculars Jesus Christ Superstar and Grease. Next to hit the stage is renowned Australian pianist Paul Grabowsky along with Niko Schäuble and Philip Rex. The Paul Grabowsky Trio was established in 1985, led by Grabowsky’s innovative arrangements in classical and jazz music. Drummer Niko Schäuble won the Australian Jazz Award for best drummer. Bass player Philip Rex is one of Australia’s most in

Monica Trapaga

demand musicians, being a leading exponent of the Double Bass, and playing Tuba as his second instrument within the Australian Art Orchestra. Musicians and critics everywhere have noted his musical skill and versatility, both as an instrumentalist, bandleader, and producer. The Paul Grabowsky Trio has played in major Australian venues including the Sydney Opera House, and with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra and international jazz acts including Johnny Griffin, Scott Hamilton and Richie Cole. Rounding out the evening is one of the true legends of Jazz, the supremely accomplished and versatile Warren Vaché. A versatile and rare performer, Warren has been astounding audiences worldwide for decades with his superb cornet, trumpet and flugelhorn stylings. He conveys incredible warmth through his burnished tone and intelligent improvisations. Saturday is the Festival’s premier night and will be one to long remember featuring the best of Australian and US Jazz. A trio of Australia’s finest musicians featuring vocalist Diana Clark and long time collaborator, master guitarist Doug de Vries perform lyrical and fiery originals combining the spontaneity of jazz with the rhythm, romance and intricacy of Brazilian popular song. Be inspired as they bring good feeling, humour and passion to an original repertoire through cultivating the great traditions of choro, bossa nova, samba and jazz in their compelling performance inter-

play. You will be enchanted with capella quartet The Idea of North who defy categorization. As a quartet of musicians, their voices are their instruments: soprano, alto, tenor and bass, with a bit of vocal percussion thrown in. Their sound and style is distinct, yet they cross many musical genres: jazz, pop, folk, gospel, even comedy. Their arrangements are extraordinary. They take songs you know and songs you don’t and create songs you’ll love. But it’s not just about the music. The evening will be completed with the brilliant New York Trio The Bad Plus who will enthrall jazz buffs with their energetic and powerful performance. Noosa Jazz Festival Event Director, Mr Rod Lockwood says the festival is recognised as one of Australia’s most popular industry gatherings, with over 150 Australian and international artists making their way to Noosa. “It’s great that the Noosa Jazz Festival continues to attract jazz icons to the festival and we believe our ‘Twilight evenings in the park’ will be no exception,” said Mr Lockwood. 6.30-10.00pm, Friday 3rd September & Saturd a y 4 t h S e p t e m b e r, 2010 at Noosa Woods, Hastings Street, Noosa Heads.General Admission: $45 per night or $70 two-night package No seat provided or Seated: $65 per night or $100 two-night package. Tickets include non-allocated, undercover seating. For ticket enquiries or bookings call1300 797 723 or go to noosajazz.com.au


SENIORS NEWS Noosaville VIEW Club

Fun Musical About Harsh Realities

Cast of Fiddler on the Roof – Photo by Yanni Photography

FIDDLER opens at Noosa Arts Theatre on 1 September for a three week season. Bookings are brisk for this popular musical which has won many awards. To see Fiddler is a very entertaining and beautiful experience. It is full of wonderful musical, crisp witty dialogue, exciting dancing and spectacular ensemble numbers. You come out of the theatre having witnessed a very moving story which touches your heart and delights your senses. What also stands out about Fiddler, and distinguishes it from many other musicals, is that it deals head on with many real life issues that are still relevant today. The people of Anatevka face the challenge of new ideas to the traditional values and customs that guide their daily lives and they have to decide how far to bend and adjust to the new values. The young repeatedly test their parents’ beliefs. The younger women also challenge the traditional subservient domestic role of women in society. They want to be educated and decide who to marry. Religious and racial intolerance loom large for this little Jewish village in the Russia of the early twentieth century and the musical deals with this in a perceptive way, portraying the tragedy of intolerance. The genius of Fiddler is that it can confront these issues and at the same time be one of the happiest, funniest and most exhilarating musicals you will ever see. There is a zest for life in the characters and the village and a wonderful humanity and humour about the whole production. David Williams who directed the sell out, Annie, at Noosa Arts last year, is directing Fiddler. David’s

insights and brilliance reflect the wealth of experience as an Artistic Director in New Zealand in staging over 40 major musical productions The leads, Joe Jurisevic and Lorraine Bates, as Tevye and Golde are making these roles their own in a most convincing and appealing way. A wealth of young talent plays the daughters and their suitors and there is plenty of youthful talent in the chorus and dancing troupe as well. Ben Adams plays Perchik, the young university student from the city who comes to Anatevka bringing with him new ideas and an en-

thusiasm for change. He plays the role with a charming confidence and great pizzazz as well as being a vigorous and exciting dancer. Ben has been an avid enthusiast of music and drama, performing in school plays and musicals. He studies dance full time at the Sunshine Coast Academy of Dance Arts. Perchik’s romance with Hodel, one of Tevye’s daughters, is like a microcosm of the show. Hodel is a very pragmatic and traditional girl with her eye on marrying the Rabbi’s son. However, Perchik’s charm, intelligence and leadership qualities win her over. Hodel, played by SallyAnn Bates, shows great strength of character and resilience in her determination to marry a radical like Perchik in an era where arrests and Siberia were the lot of reformers. It is no surprise that SallyAnn brings great acting and singing talent to this role. She trained for seven years with the Australian Acting Academy, gained entry into the School of Excellence and has performed in the 2008 and 2009 Brisbane Showcases. This Noosa Arts production has some spectacular scenes. The scary and

bizarre Dream sequence and the exuberant Wedding will astound. Performances are on September 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18 at 7.30pm and September 5, 12 and 18 at 2.00pm. Tickets are Adults: $30, Conc $26, Groups $24: Children (12 and under). Bookings on 5449 9343, online at www.noosaartstheatre. org.au or counter bookings from 9am to noon Tues to Sat at Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Rd.

THE Smith Family’s Noosaville VIEW Club September luncheon will be on Thursday 23rd September 2010, at 11am for 11.30am start, at the Tewantin/ Noosa RSL. Our guest speaker will be Melinda Gregor from Gregor Lewis Travel. 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 will meet on Wednesday, 8th September at 9.30am at the Maroochy Baptist Centre, Wises Road, Maroochydore. Delegates to Aglow Australia National Convention in Newcastle will share. Morning tea is served and the entry cost is $6.50. Aglow is an International Christian women’s fellowship and welcomes women from all denominations. For further information phone Kath Parry on 5478 8034 or Jill O’Keefe on 5448 4993.

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SENIORS NEWS Resort-style facilities for the Over 50s at Kookaburra Village IF you are over 50 and considering moving to the Sunshine Coast, then Kookaburra Village, which was established in 1993 should be on your “must see” list. The gated Manufactured Home Park with 2 street access and covering 15 acres, has resort style facilities for residents to use and enjoy including 2 pools, an outdoor bowls green; 2 recreation halls; barbeque areas; library; bocce court; pool/dart room; wood-work workshop and a craft room. Also your small dog or cat is welcome, and a custodian lives on site. A Translink bus service on Mark Rd runs hourly during daylight hours, and on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday the Village Bus ferries residents to and from the Bus stop in the mornings. The social club organises interesting activities including dinners; bus trips; bowls and craft and produces a monthly newsletter. In Kookaburra Village, a Pre-loved home is for sale priced at $218,000. The home which was upgraded 3 years ago has timber flooring; two bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes; a spacious lounge and separate dining area; an attached utility room and a 2 car-carport. The home has a lovely big front verandah facing east to use and enjoy and is an easy walk to village amenities. In the extension to Kookaburra Village; “The Annexe”, modern Villa homes have been constructed on site. The Villas are insulated to the roof and external walls; have 9ft ceilings throughout and raked ceilings to living

areas; have tinted glass; ceiling fans and are air-conditioned. Stylish kitchens with stone bench tops; stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher and a built in pantry are all features. Presently there are 2 lowset villas available for re-sale. A stylish 2 bedroom/ 1bathroom home, 118m2 in area; has a front courtyard and a back patio facing east off the dining room and has been repainted internally is priced at $234,000 and a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom security screened Villa home, 124m2 in area has a spacious gated rear courtyard and a front patio off the second bedroom and is priced at $270,000. As Kookaburra Village owns the land the homes and villas are sited on, no Rates or Body Corporate fees are payable, instead a site rent is payable. Centrelink/DVA rent assistance may be available to aged/disability pensioners. There is no stamp duty payable on the purchase of a home or villa at Kookaburra Village. More information including a photo is available on the Kookaburra Village website www.kookaburravillage.com.au. To arrange home and villa inspections, Judy Goode is available at the Sales office at 123 Mark Road East off Daniel Street, on Wednesday and Saturday between 10am and 2.30pm or phone 07 54372394. For inspections at other times please phone 07 54915888. Please note- There is no visitor entrance at Lancewood St - only at 123 Mark Road East off Daniel Street. An information pack is available on request.

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 (Spring Theme) at Twin Waters Golf Club 11.00am, on Thursday 9 September, 2010. You are assured of a warm welcome so come along, wear a pretty flowery frock, if you like, to welcome in Spring and have some fun and make new friends. Our Guest Speaker will be John Stokes,

Presenter from ABC Coast FM Radio. John is an interesting speaker and is very entertaining. Please book with Carol 5450 5721. The next social function is on Thursday 23 September. We are having a Noni-B Fashion Parade to see the latest summer fashions, to be held at Gail’s home at 10.00am for 10.30am. Please bring a plate to share. Gold coin donation. Booking is essential. RSVP: Margaret 5450 7289 for more details.

Sunshine Coast Ladies Probus Club WELL known Buderim personality Laurel Asimus will be guest speaker at the next monthly meeting to be held on Friday, 3rd September. Laurel will speak about her attendance at the official memorial ceremony for HMAS Sydney which was sunk in the early stages of World War 11. 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 a 10.00 am start. Cost: $5. Our friendly, active Club members, offer newcomers the opportunity to join them in a variety of interesting activities. For further enquiries please phone our President, Sheila on 5477 1038.

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SENIORS NEWS Kawana Senior Citizens - The friendly Seniors club

GORDON Wallace became the new Patron of the Kawana Senior Citizens, at their AGM on Thursday 19 th. August, with Bob Caves their outgoing President after 5 years in the office. This month the Kawana Seniors will elect a new Management Committee 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 will be held in August 2011. The Seniors had a wonderful Christmas in July luncheon at the Headland Golf Club and in August a BBQ on Somerset Dam. Followed by lunch at ‘Silky Oaks’ near Tin Can Bay in September, a visit to the Glass House Seniors Club in October and finally in November, the ‘Bush Bashers’ at Esk. Forward bookings are now being taken for the bus trips until the end of the year, especially from all the new members, who we welcome to the 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 raffle. The Kawana Seniors, start at 9.30 am on Thursday mornings with musical entertainment for

Gordon Wallace (left) with outgoing President Bob Caves

1 hour and a delightful morning tea to follow. Games are then played throughout the morning. Join this very friendly senior’s club, who meet at the Kawana Community Hall, just behind the Kawana Shopping World in Nanyima Street,

Buddina, near the Kawana Library. Phone Bob Caves the outgoing President on 5493 5510 for any enquires, about this very active senior’s club of Kawana Waters. If you are lonely, come along and meet other local seniors

and join in the fun. Members come from all over the Sunshine Coast Mountain Creek, Glenfields, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Minyama, Buddina, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla, Currimundi and Caloundra.

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

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

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

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

• Home and Community Care (HACC) Domestic Assistance

Phone: 07-5450 4444

“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.

Send this coupon today to Drysdale Funerals. 27 Butler Street, Tewantin - PH: 5449 9383 Also 86 Maud Street, Maroochydore - PH: 5479 1055 EC Thomas Chapel 33 National Park Rd, Nambour - PH: 5441 1366 Please send me, free of charge, without obligation  Personal Profile Record/s Name:..................................................................................................................................................................... Address:.................................................................................................................................................................. ........................................................................................................................Postcode:........................................ Page 30 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - September 2010

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15 BIAS: Diagonal (bias) prejudice (bias) 16 GEAR: Cogwheel (gear) equipment (gear) 17 RESURGENT: Screen (hidden indicator) pictures urgently revived (key) 21 ALTER EGO: Change (alter) oneself (ego) into a very close friend (key) 22 DASHED: Rushed (dashed) and crushed (dashed) 24 COURT ORDER: A writ (key) to woo (court) neatness (order) 25 AWLS: Manufacture (anagram indicator) sawmills without (omission indicator) slim hand drills (key) 26 SEE RED: Become angry (key) when you spot (see) a communist (red) 27 BOXERS: Dogs (boxers) the fighters (boxers)

Down 1 CHASTEN: Castigate (key) the pure and virginal (chaste) bridge player (n) 2 TINEA: Small amount (omission indicator) of Argentinean fungal infection (key) 3 RESTART: Resume (key) and relax (rest) with the painting (art) 5 OODLES: Lashings (key) of chopped (omission indicator) noodles 6 DERAILING: Dragline I am foolishly (anagram indicator) sending off course (key) 7 RACKETS: Bats (rackets) make noisy disturbances (rackets) 8 OUT OF THE WOODS: In open country (out of the woods) and no longer in trouble (out of the woods) 14 TO A DEGREE: Partially (to a degree) where you’re heading at university (to a degree) 16 GALLOPS: American girl (gal) cuts (lops) and rides fast (key) 18 UNDERGO: And German (und) therefore (ergo) with experience (key) 19 NEEDLES: Goads (needles) for playing the old phonographs (needles) 20 DENOTE: Mean (key) and rudely (anagram indicator) toughened - don’t (omission indicator) hug 23 STARE: Gaze (stare) then tread (stair) on your ear (homo phone indicator)


SENIORS NEWS Historic Hay Cottage at Dayboro from Australian re-cycled timbers. Harry has also served on the Management Committee and is a dedicated member who can be relied upon to do just about anything. Harry was born in Newark, England and migrated to Australia at the ripe old age of twenty one. As a teen at high school he dabbled with wood in woodworking classes though did not continue with his craft at that time. RISING rents, family breakdown and the economic It was in later years when downturn have pushed more older women into the he retired from the ranks of the homeless. workforce that he was forWomen over the age of 45 are now outnumbering tunate enough to be able older men at government-funded homeless shelters according to official data, even though there are more homeless older men than women. An ABC analysis has found that in 2008-2009, 9 per cent of all clients or 11,300 people were women over the age of 45, according to the latest figures on government-funded specialist homelessness services from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Older men made up 8.3 per cent of clients or 10,400 people. There were also more older women than men in homeless shelters in the 2007-2008 for the first time on record. Sydney academic Ludo McFerran from the Older Women’s Network says the lack of affordable housing in Australia, higher rates of divorce and separation and the tendency of women to be in lower paid jobs have created a housing crisis for women in their fifties and sixties. Ms McFerran says women, who in the past were able to stand on their own two feet, are now finding themselves homeless. “We’re seeing a wave of ageing single women entering the homeless population with very few policies and plans to meet the need,” she said. Homelessness increases the risk of mental health problems and more housing for single, older people is needed. In a statement to the ABC, Federal Housing Minister Tanya Plibersek’s spokesperson said the Federal Government is spending nearly $6 billion on the construction of public housing, including specialist units for older people. It is also spending $5 billion over four years on programs to combat homelessness. Ms McFerran said the Government has made an “extraordinary committment” but that effort needs to be repeated over the long term because of years of neglect of public housing. “We’re concerned the research and policy that the government is looking at has neglected older women,” she said. Source: ABC News, Sydney THE scenic drive to Dayboro makes it worth the visit alone. Make your first stop at Hay Cottage in the centre of town, which provides tourist information as well as selling beautiful locally produced arts and crafts.

Harry Richardson (pictured) has been a member of Hay Cottage Arts and Crafts Association for nearly eight years and displays a superb range timber pieces both functional and artistic. Much of Harry’s work is crafted

Older women forced into homelessness

to pursue woodwork as a hobby. These days, in between travelling and other retirement activities, Harry spends many a happy hour working with wood and tools in his haven “The Shed”. A few years ago he joined a Crafters group at the historic Hay Cottage at Dayboro where he now displays and sells a variety of outstanding items, both functional and artistic. Hay Cottage is open seven days a week, from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Phone (07) 3425 1788.

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Disability action at Eumundi Markets BE prepared to be astounded when the Eumundi Markets hosts a showcase to support Disability Action Week from 9am on Wednesday 8 September. Community Engagement Representative from STEPS Kelly Paton said that the event is part of a state-wide celebration designed to encourage communities to become more welcoming and inclusive places for everyone. “It’s about the whole community celebrating the achievements of people with disabilities and the great work of their carers,” says Kelly. “The showcase is a great opportunity to promote the talents and abilities of people with disabilities, and will include a range of activities that reflect society – from sport to entertainment and the arts,” she says. “We’ll have wheelchair basketball and martial arts displays, singers and dancers, as well as an arts and crafts exhibition,” she says. Coordinated by STEPS, the showcase is the collaboration of Sunshine Coast based respite, mental health services and employment including Spiral Inc, Compass, Linkin, Endeavour Foundation, and House With No Steps.

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

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Cobb & Co Coach at Nambour during the re-enactment of the mail run from Gympie to Brisbane, 1959

Permission kindly given to reproduce map from Hessie Lindsell’s book Along The Track (Cobb & Co coaches on the Sunshine Coast)

WE have a new correspondent for our Seniors newspaper from the Sunshine Coast Hinterland; and he has some good stories to tell. David Parmiter was an ABC-TV Education Producer for 22 years in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. His many documentaries for schools often featured historical themes or stories about unique lifestyles around Queensland and the Northern Territory. More recently, David has been a grey nomad, wandering up to the Whitsundays and exploring the towns, museums and historical societies along the way. For the last 12 months, David has been notching up the miles (kilometres!) around the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, bothering the museums, the historical societies, the local living descendants of the original pioneer families and now, in the spring of 2010, the Sunshine Coast Council for help with funding so that the video can begin filming. The working title is “Hinterland Heritage – the story” and, as the title suggests, it is not a commercial, nor an academic history, but a colourful story about the people, places and things that make the Hinterland such a fascinating place to visit and explore. The video should be out in time for the Christmas holidays and the tourist season. Hopefully, those rushing to the coast for the sun, sand and surf will take the time to head for the hills and enjoy the peace and tranquillity, not to mention the beauty and coolness, of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

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Historical HINTERLAND The Sunshine Coast’s first Tea-rooms by David Parmiter IMAGINE if you will, the Sunshine Coast in the 1850s. The hills covered in hardwoods, bunya pines and sub-tropical rainforest. Unpolluted streams and abundant wildlife. Home for the last 30,000 years to the Wappa and Gubbi Gubbi peoples. To them ‘this is country; we belong to this country’. The only white men to have come here were escaped convicts or the odd explorer, looking for future farming land to settle. In the 1940s some cattlemen moved up into the inland around Durundur (now Woodford) and eyed the thick forest between their lush grasslands and the coast. Suddenly, in 1867, everything changed. James Nash discovered gold in Wide Bay. Word spread fast down south-to Victoria, where the land around Ballarat and Bendigo was already being pot-holed by the miners, including the Chinese – and also to Brisbane, where the new settlers turned into ‘gold-diggers’ overnight and rushed northwards. Or tried to. The trouble was, there was only one way to get to the area around what became the town of Gympie: by sailing boat up the coast to Maryborough, followed by a long walk inland. There had to be a better way. In Victoria, an American, Freeman Cobb, together with his partners, already had a coach business running. As well as passengers and freight, his coaches had the Royal Mail licence and in an era before the telephone, mobiles or broadband Internet, Cobb & Co was the only fast means of communication. Freeman Cobb came up to the newly proclaimed (1859) State of Queensland, and over time he established a huge network of coach runs covering the State as far as Charleville, Cloncurry and even to Mareeba up on the Atherton Tablelands. The Queensland Branch of Cobb & Co began on 1st January, 1869 and ran mainly out to the western Downs and beyond. In the south, services ran from

Brisbane to Gympie and onwards to Maryborough. The Brisbane coaches ran two or three times a week; but the Gympie to Maryborough service ran daily. These services continued for the next 30 years – until they were pushed aside by the fast-spreading railway. Then came the motor car; and by the 1920s the coaches were too slow and uncomfortable. The last coach ran from Surat to Yuleba in August 1924. The coaches ran on either five or seven horsepower; and the horses worked fastest when they were fresh. So coaching stations were built at 20km intervals (13 miles) along the rough track through the forests. And this is where the story gets interesting. The first stop was near Tom Petrie’s homestead at Murrumba (on the northern bank of the North Pine River). Here more passengers from around Redcliffe and Sandgate would join the coach. The next stop was near the crossing over the Caboolture River. This is remembered to day at the Caboolture Pioneer Village on old Gympie Road (now Steve Irwin Way). Then it was on through the Glass House Mountains, in the lee of Mt. Beerwah, to the next stop at what today is 2001, Old Gympie Road. It is now the Teamsters Museum, which is owned and operated by Stephen Ralph. Steve holds the World Record for the greatest number of horses pulling a Cobb & Co coach…and also for the greatest number of camels! He has a gleaming white C&C coach that he brings out on special occasions. Still in mint condition, it is one of only six original coaches left in Australia. Opposite the coaching station you’ll find Bankfoot house. Situated on ‘Lot#1, Glass House’, the original homestead was hewn from the forest and built by William Grigor in 1868. Continued page 34

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Historical HINTERLAND Continued from page 33

The Sunshine Coast’s first tea rooms

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Pumicestone Passage. The Campbell brothers built a sawmill on the banks of the creek at Mellum (now Landsborough). North of Palmwoods (1881) lies Woombye (1880). Once known as Cobb’s Camp, this was an overnight stop as well as a horse change station. Today the Cobb’s Camp signs are everywhere around the town. The route meandered northwards through Nambour, Yandina, Traveston and Coles Creek, before arriving finally at Gympie. The passengers, no doubt, were pleased to stretch their aching limbs and soothe their tender posteriors. The journey had taken two days; but to the weary travellers it must have seemed an eternity. “Next time we’ll do it by ship”, some of them must have thought; particularly the ladies. Although who would trade coach sickness on the bumpy track for sea sickness across Moreton

Bay and up the coast to Maryborough? For Cobb & Co, their coaching days were numbered. The snaking spread of the railway through the Glass House Mountains and the growing sugar industry feeding the mill at Nambour combined to provide competition for the slower mode of transport. The loss of the lucrative Royal Mail contract to the railways made the coach service financially unviable. The death-blow came in the 1920s with the arrival of the ‘must have’ motorcars in Brisbane. The first of these was bought by Mr. Trackson, a trader whose name later became famous as the first big electrical chain in Queensland in the 50s. Yes, it was Tracksons who

had owned the first motor car. The days of Cobb & Co were perhaps the most significant in the early days of south-east Queensland. They opened up the country to the new timber cutters and settlers, the dairy farmers and the banana growers, and the occasional brave ‘tourists’ who just wanted to see for themselves what this Hinterland was all about. As we enjoy our airconditioned coach tours around the region today, perhaps we should pause for a while and reflect upon the spirit, the determination and the plain hard work invested by those early Europeans in opening up the Sunshine Coast and its scenic Hinterland.

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Historical HINTERLAND The Hinterland – The Sunshine Coast’s Real History THE Sunshine Coast’s main claim to fame in 2010 is undoubtedly its fabulous beaches, its great tourist attractions, resorts, marinas and camping areas. But the Coast’s real history lies a little further west … in the Hinterland. The lands in and around the Glasshouse Mountains – first identified and named ‘The Glass Houses’ by Lt. James Cook from his observations aboard HM Barque ‘Endeavour’ in June 1770 – had been home to various groups of aborigines for 40,000 years. Collectively they were known as the Gubbi Gubbi people. The main tribe were the Wapa people, of whom there were four distinct and separate family groups. They gathered together each year at Baroon Pocket for the Bonyi Bonyi (Bunya) Festival; this was an opportunity to get together, to feast, to exchange news and views, and to settle any family/group/tribal differences. The First Visitors The first known European visitor to the hinterland was an escaped convict named James Davis, who probably came here from the Penal Settlement at Moreton Bay, on the site of modern Brisbane. In 1842 the Governor of New South Wales, Sir George Gipps, ordered by the Bunya Proclamation that the area be set aside as a reserve for aboriginal people only. He respected their ownership of the land, and the land’s ownership of them. In1859, following the Separation of Queensland from the colony of New South Wales, the new Government rescinded the Bunya Proclamation and opened up the area to white settlement. In 1871 the first settlers moved into the Obi

Obi valley area and established the Red Cedar tree-felling industry. The fast growing town of Brisbane had a huge need for building timber, and there was already a growing export trade by sea to England. From 1875, settlers began arriving up on the range, at first for the red cedar and other timbers suitable for building in the growing town of Brisbane. As the escarpment was cleared of hardwoods, dairy farming developed into the main industry along the Range. The 1890s and European expansion In the 1890s, Henry Smith and his brother Alfred arrived on Back Road (now Western Road) at Montville and started farming cattle. Henry built the first cattle dip, the first general store and the first Post Office in Montville. He also built a store down at Palmwoods (by the railhead and the sawmills) and set up a telephone line between the store and his home up on the Range – which he called ‘Belbury’. That house is till here, as a beautifully preserved private home. Later, Henry and Alfred’s nephews and niece were the first settlers to the north at Mapleton; while Joseph Dixon, the Wyers, Skenes, and Butts settled in between them, in the area known as Flaxton. In 1894 the Sawmill was built at Maleny, while whole Red Cedar logs were pushed down the ‘shutes’ (eg. Remington’s Shute and Landers Shute) to be hauled by bullock wagon teams to the coast. Other logs were sent down via McCarthy’s Shute to Mellum Creek (now Landsborough) and rafted around to Brisbane. In 1896-7 the first German settlers arrived at Razorback Ridge, down which a rough track led to the coast. They settled further inland

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and established Teutoberg (German Mountain). Later, when the outbreak of WW1 caused problems for German settlers in Australia, the area was renamed Witta. In 1896 the first school was set up at Montville by Miss Emily Palmer – later Mrs. Bulcock. (It is now part of the old teacher’s residence in the middle of town at the Razorback Lookout.) In 1903 the School of Arts was built; that is now the Montville Village Hall up on the Green and contains an excellent picture Gallery. During the early 1900s, the dairying industry grew, and in 1903 the Maleny Butter Factory was built. At one time there were 300 dairy farms in the area, supplying local milk, butter (Maleny) and cheese (Kenilworth), and by rail to Brisbane and the towns of the Sunshine Coast. Today in 2010 there are just 12 dairy farms left. In 1914, when WW1 called for volunteers, many local lads stepped forward to join ‘the adventure’. Their names and the names of the fallen are recorded on the Memorial Gates outside the Hall at Montville, erected by local subscription in 1921. The Memorial is unique in that it also records the names of ‘The Rejects’ – boys who may have been too young, too short or who had flat feet. In 1929 the first proper road to the coast was cut sown the hill from Montville to Palmwoods, where there was a railhead on the main line to Brisbane. In fact, the current Range road between Maleny, Montville and Mapleton was not completed until the 1950s. Today Maleny has a resident population of about 6000 and is the commercial centre of the Range region. As local organic growers and health-conscious residents became more

The Cirterion Hotel, Blackall Street, Woombye, 1955. Frederick Schubert built the hotel during the 1890s on land overlooking the Woombye Railway Station. He was granted a licence on February 10, 1900. Over theyears the hotel has been renovated and extended. It continues to trade as the Woombye Pub today

vocal, the Maleny Co-op was formed in 1979 in the old town Butter Factory building. Montville and Flaxton have about 600 residences and a combined population of about 1000 people. Montville is the focal point of today’s tourist industry, with its main street lined with arts and crafts galleries and upmarket restaurants. The Blackall Range area also has a large number of small and exclusive B&Bs catering for the ‘weekend away’ city dweller market. So today, in 2010, while tourism provides the bread and butter to the communities of the Hinterland, locals and visitors alike should know about and keep alive the real history of the Sunshine Coast.

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celebrations in Brisbane, Bundaberg, Caboolture, Cairns, Gold Coast, Mackay, Port Douglas, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Townsville. 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. V i s i t www.lightthenight.org.au or call 1800 500 088 to find out more about an event near you.

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Retirees News ARE you retired or about to retire? The Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) next general meeting will be held on Thursday September 9th 9:45 am Noosa Heads Bowls Club, Lanyana Way. Topic “International Food Aid - the Inside Story” and the speaker is Mike Sackett, retired Regional Director, Southern Africa, UN World Food Programme. $5 pp including morning tea. Visitors most welcome but bookings are essential. Call 5472 0880 for further information. A.I.R. is a not for profit organisation fighting for the interests of self-funded and partly selffunded retirees.

Get with the program at Sunshine Coast Libraries THE State Library of Queensland together with Sunshine Coast Libraries is currently running a free program to get locals up to speed with online technologies like podcasting and using Facebook. The online computer course – Looking @ 2.0 – is designed to help participants navigate their way through Web 2.0 technologies, including Facebook, MySpace and Skype, podcasts, blogging and sharing photos on Flickr. The State Library of Queensland is teaching the eight module course over four months, while local libraries are providing free support sessions to complement the program. The Looking @ 2.0 program is a great opportunity to learn how to be more technologically savvy and stay connected with friends and family. Sunshine Coast Libraries are offering support sessions to help people get started, but they can also register direct with the State Library to complete the course modules themselves. To find out more and register, go to the State Library of Queensland website: www.slq.qld.gov.au/learning. For available support session times, visit Sunshine Coast Libraries website: www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

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During September, Australian Hearing Maroochydore is offering free hearing device check-ups. According to Graham Gartshore, Area Manager at Australian Hearing Maroochydore, a hearing aid check up is a great opportunity for locals to come into the centre and discuss any problems they are experiencing with their current hearing device. “We are opening our doors and encouraging everyone who might find their current hearing device echo or lack clarity in noise, to come and receive a free diagnosis to ensure they are performing at the optimum level,” Mr Gartshore said. With 60 per cent of Australians aged over 60 experiencing hearing problems, there are now a number of different

solutions available to help people regain the sounds they have lost or find challenging to hear. “We offer many different hearing devices which feature a wide array of features,” Mr Gartshore said. “Locals will have an opportunity to try out some of the alternative hearing solutions such as devices for the TV, phone and doorbell.” If you’re unhappy with how your hearing device is performing call Australian Hearing Maroochydore on 5443 7808 to book in for a free hearing device check-up during September. Australian Hearing Maroochydore is located at 61 The Esplanade, Maroochydore. You can also check your hearing over the phone using Telscreen, toll-free on 1800 826 500.

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President Kyle Miers. “Finally deaf and hard of hearing people will be able to watch captioned films at their local “big 4” cinema at any session they choose. “The cinemas have clearly realised there is a benefit to them in making their cinemas accessible for everyone,” Mr Miers said. Starting this year, access will gradually be provided in a growing percentage of cinemas. By the end of 2014, captions and audio description will be available in at least one screen in every one of the 132 cinema complex run by Hoyts, Village Cinemas, Event Cinemas, and Reading International. The cinemas have also recognised the need to ensure deaf/hard of hearing and blind/vision impaired people are consulted, and they have proposed that an Advisory Group including community representatives be convened to provide advice and assist the cinema industry in meeting its goals. Deaf Australia will have a representative on this Advisory Group. For further information about this plan go to www.fahcsia.gov.au


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ECK Worship Service: Learn how everything has a spiritual purpose. Enrich your life with simple spiritual techniques of Eckankar. Learn more! “Spirit knows our situations, but it won’t heal or cure them until we have come to an understanding of what they are.” Harold Klemp ‘Love the Keystone of Life’ p57. The dynamic teaching of Eckankar helps you to see cause and effect-divine love and guidance at work each moment in your daily life. On Sunday September 19th from 10.30am – 11.30am at Buderim Craft Cottage, next to War Memorial Hall, Cnr. Main & Church Streets, Buderim. Free, all welcome. Contact Jennifer on 07 5496 5054 and/or visit www.eckankar.org 1300 132 039.

Noosa ME/CFS/FM Support Group THE next meeting of the Noosa ME/CFS/FM (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue/ Fibromyalgia) Support Group will be held on Wednesday 8th September at 224 Eumarella Rd Weyba Downs starting around 10:00 am. If you suffer with any of these problems please feel free to call Sandy on 5471 0039 and come along and have a cuppa and a chat.

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Combat training gives seniors the edge by Margaret Johansson AT 66, Kevin received a wake-up call when he became the subject of unwelcome attention while at a Hastings St café. “I got bothered by three punks,” he said. “That was not a great problem, but I realised I was not as fast as I was. “They don’t fight fair anymore, they are cowards.” So Kevin decided to even the playing field and presented himself at a course in self-defence under Martin Day, British Army unarmed combat training instructor for combat units in the British armed forces and abroad and 6th Dan Black Belt Karate and martial arts master, who himself can look back on 55 birthdays. Martin holds regular classes in self-defence locally, much of the course being based on his military experience. Those punks would be wise to give Kevin a wide berth in future. On August 10 he was among the graduation group of 17 who received their Certificate of Merit

commending them for “actively demonstrating training ability, dedication, respect, sportsmanship and true warrior spirit”. “This (training) gives me a bit of an edge, and the course itself is fantastic,” said Kevin with a grin. The group was representative of the community in general with a fair distribution of people of all ages. Kevin was the oldest in the group and 12-yearolds Jack and Jordan the youngest, and included were men from young adult to middle-aged, and several women. George, 63, was there for interest and enjoyment, and was only half-joking when he said it was in case he met anyone who wanted to pick on old people. Nick, 62, admitting to no longer being a spring chicken and, being about to do a bit of travelling, reasoned that “you don’t know what you might meet along the way.” “They might think if you’re old and grey they can pick on you,” said

From left – Justin (attacker), Martin Day (centre) and Kevin

Nick. The unanimous verdict was that the course was very helpful _ and a lot of fun! Murray, 70, who came along to the Noosa Leisure Centre to take photographs, likes to walk his dog in the Woods and several times was threatened by groups of youths. He graduated in the previous group and is now confident he can handle the situation. Instructor Martin put them through the drill,

reminding them that an attacker under the influence of drugs, especially heroin and crack, can be unusually strong and will not be aware of the consequences of his action, so a trained, effective, targeted response can save a life, and it could be your’s. If your organisation would like more information on self defence classes, please contact Martin on 0410 456 150.

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WOULD you like to improve your balance and mobility and prevent falls? If you answered ‘yes’, you need to consider learning Tai Chi. Studies have proven that Tai Chi is one of the most effective ways of preventing falls. Tai Chi helps improve balance, and build up an elderly person’s confidence when walking and climbing stairs. What is Tai Chi and what does it do for you? Originating in ancient China, it is an effective exercise for health of mind and body and an art form with great depth of knowledge and skill. It is easily learnt and delivers its health benefits in a short time. Essential principles include the mind being integrated with the body, fluid movements, controlled breathing and mental concentration. The central focus is to enable the qi (life force) to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body. Tai Chi also improves your memory, concentration, muscular strength, flexibility and stamina. It also strengthens your immune system, and improves your posture. It’s fun and a great way to make new friends in a safe, relaxed environment. Jenny Morris, who is an

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WHEN people feel down, stressed out, or anxious, they immediately turn to something to make themselves feel, at least temporarily, better. Unfortunately, from a physical health standpoint, many times they turn to food. To compound the problem, feeling depressed drains an individual of their energy, leaving them completely uninspired to get any physical activity. However, physical activity could be just the thing they need in order to lift, not only their mood, but also the darkness that seems to be hovering over their life. “Energy loss is one of the key characteristics of depression. Some people feel that it’s the key characteristic of depression,” says Robert E. Thayer, PhD, a psychology professor at California State University, Long Beach. He points to exercise as one of the best ways for depressed people to lift their mood. “Exercise generates energy,” Thayer says. According to Dr. Thayer, when depressed people begin to exercise, the following physiological changes take place: “There’s a whole series of things that happen when we begin to exercise. As we get up and begin to move and exercise, there’s a general bodily arousal state that occurs. It includes many different systems of the body —

everything from metabolism to cardiovascular activation, various kinds of endocrine changes in the brain, various kinds of hormonal changes and shifts.” When you take a short walk, you’ll notice that you begin to feel differently almost immediately. It doesn’t have to be a long walk and it doesn’t have to be at an intense, roadrunner pace! Even those of us who have not faced depression can’t help but recognise the “feel good” side effects of walking. If you’re in a good mood, it’ll only heighten the way you feel. If you’re feeling down, the activity will lift your spirits. The biggest hurdle an individual with depression faces when it comes to exercise is taking that first, all important, step. When you’re depressed, you have no energy. That’s not all in your head – depression, literally, zaps you of your energy and your will to do just about anything. In a situation such as this, it is all about taking that first step. Make yourself get up and move. Set yourself a goal to walk down the street and back – or once around the yard. Chances are, the instant you begin to feel your mood lift, you’ll want more where that came from and you’ll walk even longer. Source: www.webmd.com

Sunshine Coast Arthritis Support Group THE Sunshine Coast Arthritis Support Group will met at 12.45pm on Thursday 2nd September at the Maroochydore RSL Sub-Branch, RSL House, 106 Memorial Ave, Maroochydore. Contact Mary 5441 2259, 0403 339 057, Jeanette 5443 7446, 0413 482 147 or Bev 5457 3338. The guest speaker will be Dr Clinton Herd and the topic will be ‘Living with Arthritis’.

The serious side of kids’ humour

“IF you had a Dollar in one pocket of your coat,” asked the school teacher “and two in the other, what would that be?” The boy answered, “Someone else’s coat, Miss.” Asked if she said her prayers before she ate, a child replied: “No; my mother’s cooking isn’t that bad.” A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child’s work. As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, “I’m

drawing God.” The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.” Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, “They will in a minute.” A Sunday school teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service, “And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?” One bright little girl replied, “Because people are sleeping.” You can listen to thunder after lightning and tell how close you came to getting hit. If you don’t hear it you got hit, so never mind.

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unhealthy habits and their triggers,” she said. Lighten Up costs participants $20 and involves attending a two-hour workshop once a fortnight over 14 weeks. Any male or female over 18 years, who wants to improve their health and reduce their risk of chronic disease, is eligible to register. It should be noted that this prevention program is not designed for people with existing chronic illness/s. If you’re interested in making healthy lifestyle changes, register by calling Kerry Roach on 5470 6985 (Monday to Friday) or simply email your contact details to: kerry_roach@health.qld. gov.au. Courses are limited to 15 participants, so register early to avoid disappointment. For more information on the Australian Better Health Initiative’s Measure Up campaign, visit www.measureup.gov.au


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EACH year in Australia, lung cancer kills nearly 7500 people, and directly affects at least 50 families in my region of Port Maquarie. Should we all accept that 7500 Australians smoke and end up dying this way each year? Or should we try to do what we can to help them to stop smoking to reduce their risk of dying from lung cancer, and all the other smokingrelated diseases? Nearly half of smokers will eventually die from smoking. Smokers die on average 15 years before nonsmokers. Is the nicotine addiction really worth it, when you

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers coach tour BLUE Care Caloundra Auxiliary will host a coach tour to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers on Tuesday, September 21. The bus will depart Blue Care Caloundra reception in West Terrace, at 6.30am and the group will meet at 3pm at Queens Park in Toowoomba for the journey back.

Tickets are $68 and include a morning tea at Esk, a hot roast lunch at Toowoomba City Golf Club, entry to the orchid show and a stopping tour of the city’s prize-winning gardens. Tickets need to be pre-purchased by phoning Gloria Curley on 07 5492 3318 or Blue Care Caloundra reception on 07 5438 5000.

Always so much is included in our great prices on all our fabulous tours. Try our competitive charter process for your group or club! NAMBUCCA HEADS TOUR 27 Sept – 1 Oct 2010 (5 Days) Cost: $495.00 p/p T/S

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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

8-22 March 2011 (15 Days) Cost: A: $2,880.00 & P: $2,850.00 p/p T/S

MELBOURNE INT. FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW 27 Mar-5 April 2011 (10 Days) Cost: A: $2,069.00 & P: $2,039.00 p/p T/S

KEMPSEY & BARRINGTON TOPS 10-16 April 2011 (7 Days) *Itinerary available Cost: A: $1,445.00 & P: $1,415.00 p/p T/S

*Itineraries are available for all tours As always so much is included in our great prices on all our fabulous tours. TRY OUR COMPETITIVE CHARTER PRICES FOR YOUR GROUP OR CLUB!

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Travel presentation with European theme RACQ’s Maroochydore Travel office will be focusing on European tours during two free information presentations for seniors in October. Experts from leading escorted tour companies Trafalgar and Insight will join award-winning RACQ Sunshine Coast travel experts to provide potential travellers with everything they need to know about outstanding holidays in Europe. RACQ travel manager Ray Hands said the presentations would feature information about an exciting range of quality coach 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 discounts and there will be the allimportant question and answer sessions.

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agency at Maroochydore can help to arrange the best of holidays.” The Maroochydore RSL will be the venue for both presentations. The Trafalgar presentation will take place at 6pm

on October 18 and the Insight presentation will take place at 2pm and again 6pm on October 28. Entry is free but places are limited and attendees should call 5443 3306 to reserve their seats.

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NOW that we are all living longer and have better health, more and more of us are travelling overseas in our retirement. We have almost become as mobile as the young on their OE experience. Maybe it is your first time travelling and maybe you are travelling alone or maybe it is some years since you last went overseas. Over the next few articles I want to give you some tips and hints to make the journey easier and more enjoyable and to refresh the memory of those who have travelled previously. Firstly, it is important to remember that this is your trip, and although our well meaning friends give us tips and recommendations, listen, write them down, and think are those options what I want to do and see on my holiday? List all the things that in a perfect world, and with no budget restrictions you would like to do. Categorise them in order of importance and then begin to work out a plan for YOUR trip. Remember you are no longer 21 and whilst mentally we think like this, our bodies do need rest so allow for stopovers en route, free days to walk in a park or have a day to see a matinee or shop. You may also need to find a Laundromat for those bigger items that need washing. Laundry sent out from hotels can be expensive. Research is the keynote to a successful trip. Gather brochures on the destinations you wish to visit. Read up on these places so that when there you absorb the atmosphere and can take in all that the guides are telling you. Libraries are a great source of information, as are newspaper articles and the internet. The more you know about a place the more you will enjoy it, and immediately you will feel at home. Your travel agent should become your

new best friend. It is important to find one that you relate to and who can help you make decisions. They are the trained experts and most will have travelled extensively. Again, do your research into the best agencies. Ask friends whom they recommend. It is also important to have an agent with a 24 hour 7 day a week service because if you are on the other side of the world, and the airline goes on strike, or there is another volcanic eruption, which strands you or there is an emergency, your agent will be able to assist you. They are also your friend when a long way from home and are experienced in dealing with these things. In times of crisis there is nothing like that friendly reassuring voice who has your best interest at heart. There are many web sites that allow you to book on line and some airlines give you bonus reward points if you do this and are a member of their reward scheme. Airlines have safe sites for credit card payments should you choose to use this method. If you are booking accommodation and sightseeing via the Internet you will be asked to give your credit card details. Make sure that it is a recognised site and that it is secure. In some instances people have arrived and have been told there is no booking. Always print out any confirmations made via the Internet. Many hotels offer great deals on advance purchase accommodation but it is important to read all the terms and conditions applying to those deals. Often they cannot be amended or cancelled without you losing what you have prepaid. Look out for my next article on ‘Travel Documentation, Tickets & Medical Assistance’


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ONE of the main things guests love about cruising with Royal Caribbean is that they come away from their cruise feeling special. Dedicated onboard crew deliver a truly ‘Royal’ experience, with sumptuous food, world-class entertainment, first-rate amenities, great destinations and outstanding service. Guests can enjoy the Royal Caribbean cruise experience from Australia onboard the enchanting Rhapsody of the Seas, the newest and largest cruise ship sailing round-trip from Australia, to be joined in 2011 by Radiance of the Seas, Australia’s first twentyfirst Century superliner. The 2,000-guest Rhapsody of the Seas has a wide range of facilities including a stunning 11deck atrium, a unique 30foot rock climbing wall, state-of-the-art accommodation, indoor and outdoor pools, an exquisite two-storey dining room, boutique shopping

and a range of themed lounges and bars. She also features over two acres of glass canopies, skylights and floor-toceiling windows - providing one of the lightest and brightest atmospheres afloat and offering perfect viewing opportunities of the ocean and the destinations she visits. Children are especially well-looked after with the Royal Caribbean “Adventure Ocean” scheme, a free onboard program

that allows children to participate in a range of planned activities to suit their age group starting with Royal Babies (ages 6–18 months) and going all the way up to 12-17 year olds, who have a teen-only dance club and can hang out with friends in their own lounge. There are plenty of options onboard for action or total relaxation. Guests can swim laps, get fit on the running track, take a class in the gym,

float away during a relaxing massage or beauty treatment or simply relax with a drink around one of the two impressive swimming pools. Along with six whirlpool spas, there’s the spacious outdoor deck pool with its own kids’ section and the Egyptian-themed adultsonly indoor pool with retractable glass canopy – a rare feature for a ship based in Australia. Leading up to the 2011/ 12 Summer featuring the

two superior ships, Rhapsody of the Seas returns in October 2010 for her fourth summer cruise season in Australia, New Zealand and the enchanting South Pacific - including enticing new ports of call and a host of appealing new itineraries in 2010 and 2011. To book your Royal Caribbean Cruise, contact your local Travellers Choice travel agent.the Seas in Sydney.

DAY TOURS ***** OVERNIGHT & EXTENDED TOURS ***** SHOWTIME MUSICALS with your hostess Mary Burke Ask about our great charter prices for your club or organisation Calypso Bay Monday 27 Sept Enjoy a visit to the Beenleigh Historical Village, a local Tiger Prawn farm and enjoy the lunch while being entertained by Gerry Murphy and staff at the Irish themed hotel at Calypso Bay. Cost $60 all inclusive Maryborough Heritage Thursday 21 Oct Mary Heritage will board our coach to show us the heritage of Maryborough. Lunch inc. Cost $65 all inclusive Lets swing again 23 Oct 2 pm QPAC Saturday Enjoy the fabulous music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Glen Miller. Cost $88 includes coach transport & great seating Lyell Deer Park Tuesday 9 Nov Visit Old Petrie Town for morning tea before feeding the deer at Mt Lyell. BBQ lunch included. Cost $58 all inclusive West Side Story 17 Nov 1.30pm Lyric Theatre Wednesday Ground breaking choreography & unforgettable score with hits “ Maria” and “ Tonight”. Cost $100 includes coach transport The Golden West 25 Oct to 28 Oct 4 days in South West Queensland Visit Cecil Plains Homestead, Alcheringa Station, Euraba Aboriginal paper company, Texas Heritage Centre and the Jondaryan Woolshed Cost $683 pp twin share single supp $108 extra

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WORLD Discovery Tours has put together a once-in-a-lifetime tour of North America with the mature traveller in mind. Something new and different will greet travellers on each of the 60 days away. The tour departs Australia on 31 August 2011 and is escorted from Australia. The tour will take in the awe inspiring vistas of Niagara Falls, National Parks, the great cities and man made attractions. The cities to be visited include New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Boston, New Orleans, San Francisco, Memphis, Nashville, Williamsburg, Chicago and Orlando. The landmarks will include The Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Kennedy Space Centre, Mt. Rushmore, Bear Country USA, The Butchart Gardens, Giant Redwoods, Athabasca Glacier, Deadwood, Home of Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane, Tatanka – Story of the Bison, Carlsbad Caverns and Kittyhawk home of the Wright Brothers at Kill Devil Hills. Among the National Parks visited will be the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Yosemite, Banff and Jasper, and there will be a ride on the Athabasca Glacier on the Ice Explorer on the Columbia Icefields. While in Los Angeles, you will get the opportunity to tour Universal Studios, and Disneyland as well as travelling through Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, and the Avenue of the Stars – Hollywood & Vine. From here the tour heads south of the border to the Mexican border town of Tijuana where you can “shop till you drop” with a stop at the Crystal Cathedral on the return journey. The our takes in the southwest pro-

ceeding into New Mexico, through Carlsbad, Albuquerque Lincoln County of Bill the Kid Fame, Durango and the San Juan Skyway which is part of the Million Dollar Highway. In Memphis, we will be visiting the home of Elvis Presley, ‘Graceland’ and the Garden of Remembrance, the final resting place for Elvis and his family. We will also visit Sun Studios and the Martin Luther King Museum in Memphis – site of his assassination. As we are in the south, we will take a walk down Bourbon Street in New Orleans and through the French Quarter to experience its’ fascinating mix of Cajun and Creole cultures. In Nashville enjoy a dinner cruise and show on the General Jackson Showboat and experience your stay at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and an optional dinner and show at the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre – Home of Shotgun Red ! You will also have the opportunity to visit Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida especially Epcot Centre, ‘the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow’. You will also have an opportunity to take an airboat ride through the reeds at Christmas, Florida – similar to the Everglades. At World Discovery, we are sure that this tour will leave you with great friends, wonderful memories and stories that will last a lifetime. If you have already seen Disneyland and the USA’s west coast then you can fly to Vancouver and join the tour there at a reduced price! The tour includes all breakfasts, except Banff, 8 specialty dinners and 2 lunches, taxes and driver/ guide gratuities. Please refer to World Discovery Tours advertisement in this issue. For further information or a colour brochure please call World Discovery Tours on Toll Free 1 800 645 055 September 2010 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 47


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FOR sheer breathtaking beauty, the 2011 Cherry Blossom Tour from Mandarin World Tours will be hard to beat. Visitors will be able to explore Japan at its picturesque best when so much of it will be adorned with its symbol flower – Sakura, or Cherry Blossom as it is called here. The memorable ten days of the tour will include visits to castles, shrines, gardens, morning markets and much more. After settling in at your

hotel, you are taken to Tokyo for a visit to the Imperial Place and its gorgeous East Garden followed by a traditional Morning Tea ceremony at Happoen before a visit to Asakusa Kannon Temple - and a little shopping. Next day sees you at the Tokyo Metropolitan government building and from there to the observatory and on to Mt Fuji and Kaone arts and crafts centre., Owakudani valley and Peace Park. The next seven days are equally action packed including a stay at an Inn with hot spring facilities and a visit to Toyochashi on the east coast -a major port. Day 5 takes you in the ancient capital city of Kyoto famous worldwide for its temples, shrines and wonderful architecture. The day finishes with a show at Nishin Ori Centre and a visit to a temple. There’s a change of pace next day at Hiroshima which has recovered from that horrific atomic bomb attack in 1945 to become a modern cosmopolitan city with a multitude of great food and nightlife choices. Day 7 sees you at the Atomic Bomb Dome and Museum and the famous

HOLIDAY & Leisure Cherry Blossom Time Peace Memorial Park before travelling to Osaka ,the food capital of Japan and marvelling at the Osaka Castle, the strongest and most beautiful in Japan. There is a two night stay at an Osaka hotel where you finish this incredible holiday with a visit to Japan’s first castle – Himeji, Kobi city, a Sake Brewery and some last minute shopping before a special farewell dinner at the hotel. Included in this Cherry

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11 DAY GREAT OCEAN ROAD, KANGAROO ISLAND, ADELAIDE Dep: 26 October 2010 Fly to Avalon tour Great Ocean Road to Warrnambool then on to Victor Harbour, Kangaroo Island, 3 nights Adelaide, 2 nights Barossa Valley Tour flight home $2995 USA 24 DAYS - PANAMA CANAL CRUISE

Blossom package are return international flights, eight nights in twin-share accommodation at 4 star hotels, most meals, train tickets, admission fees, transport in air-conditioned vehicles and a professional English speaking national guide. According to Mandarin Travel World’s Navy Wang, the Autumn Leaves Spectacular is also very popular with highlights like a visit to a 7 th century Buddhist

temple among its many attractions. “We are also offering a special Three-Countries– in- One trip as well as a Christmas Tour to Southern China and. of course, we always have special discounts for Seniors,” Mr Wang said.. If you are planning a special holiday. check out details of these and many more at Mandarin World Travel on 3412 0328 or v i s i t www.mwtravel.com.au

Dep: 29 October 2010 or earlier if visiting more places See USA & finish up with a 15 night cruise on “Norwegian Star” From Miami through the Caribbean, Panama Canal & Mexican Riviera. Visit Las Vegas, Anaheim (Los Angeles) more if you want it! Grand Canyon , Monument Valley, Durango – Million Dollar Highway, San Antonio, New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville OR Orlando, Washington , New York. Fares from: $4995 – Outside Cabin & including Air Fares & taxes 8 DAY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING CRUISE Transfers to & from ship included. Dep: Brisbane 11th December 2010 – Pacific Dawn calling at Noumea, Lifou Isle & Vila. Fares from $995. 12 DAY TASMANIA TOUR Dep: 1st March 2011 & 6th March 2012 From $2795 Bris, $2595 Syd, $2495 Melb, $3995 Perth Concessions Apply. Dinner, Bed & B’fast & Sightseeing. Also 11 Day AIR Tour available, similar dates & price. 17 DAY NEW ZEALAND SPECTACULAR Dep: 14th March 2011. From $3,995 twin share Visit both Islands, Bay of Islands, Cape Reinga, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Tranz Alpine Express, TSS Earnslaw. Includes: Return Air, Accommodation, 16 B’fasts, 16 Dinners & Maori Hangi 31 DAYS - ENGLAND - SCOTLAND - WALES & IRELAND

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Dep: April 2011 – Return air fares – 2 nights London – 21 day tour – 23 breakfasts & 10 dinners. Add: 15 day European Cruise $5900 4 Extra nights in London $995 with sightseeing. Fares from: $6995 for Early Booking USA COUNTRY MUSIC TOURS Dep: 31 May & 5 October 2011 19 Days Las Vegas, Branson & Nashville from $5395. 21 Days as above + Memphis & New Orleans from $6395 (CMA Fan Fair May only). 27 Days Branson, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans Monument Valley, Grand Canyon & Las Vegas from $7495. Airfaire & taxes inc (October only) 39 DAYS GRAND CIRCLE YELLOWSTONE to ALASKA Dep: 12 June 2011 from $10,995 Las Vegas, Zion & Bryce Canyons, Salt Lake City, Jackson, Grand Teton N.P. Yellowstone N.P. Rockies, Alaska Hwy, Fairbanks, Denali N.P. Anchorage, Prince William Sound, Valdez, Haines, Skagway, Inside passage Cruise, Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Yosemite N.P. Includes: return air, taxes, accom, sightseeing, b’fasts, 5 dinners & 2 lunches. Other Alaska Tours: 17 Days from $7995, 24 Days from $8995, 25 Days from $8950 inc 7 day cruise 60 DAYS GRAND AMERICA & CANADA Dep: 31st August 2011. From $14,495 Visiting LA, USA Westcoast, Yosemite, SFO, Victoria Vancouver, Canadian Rockies, Mt. Rushmore, Niagara Falls, Autumn Leaves, Boston, New York, Orlando, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. Includes: Return Airfares, 56 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 8 Dinners WESTERN AUSTRALIA 8 Day Perth Wildflower Tour From $1995 Return airfares, 7 days Perth, 3½ day tours, 11 meals 14 Day Perth, Esperance & Kalgoorlie, Margaret River, Albany, Wave Rock, 17 meals. From $3995 9 Day Darwin to Broome, $4395 11 Day Broome to Perth, $5495 17 Day Darwin to Perth $6495 Return Air Fares included

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Take a leisurely tour of the Baltic States

TOURSGALLERY has just released a ‘slow tour’ of The Baltic States. Take time to discover the diversity of history and culture along the Baltic Sea Coast and inland to ancient villages, beautiful countryside,

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that they could only find short Baltic States tours.” “In most cities we stop for two or three nights, giving our guests ample time to see all the highlights and more.” Commencing in Berlin the tour visits Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia before finishing in Helsinki, Finland. Limited to only 20 guests touring in a 45 seat private luxury charter coach, the tour starts on 9 September 2011. Early booking price for this unusual tour is $8,400 per person twin share. Visit the website www.toursgallery.com for more information or contact Toursgallery on 1300 307 317.

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It could be safer for passengers in the front seat NEW research has found that adults travelling in the back seat of a vehicle are more likely to be injured in a car crash than those in the front. Front seat safety has improved enormously through the introduction of airbags and better seatbelts, but features for the back half of the car haven’t kept pace. Neuroscience Research Australia, who conducted the study, say the regulators and safety testers should

pay more attention to back seat safety. In older cars, the back seat was the safer place to be, but it appears that’s not the case anymore. In newer vehicles, because of all the improvements in safety in the front seat, in fact adults are safer in the front seat than in the rear seats. It’s not the same, however, for children. They are still safer in the rear seats.


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LIFELINE Community Care Sunshine Coast’s Bi Annual Bookfest will be held on 18th, 19th & 20th September 2010 from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Caboolture Centenary Lakes Indoor Basketball Courts, Apex Park, Morayfield Road. Books of every genre for every penchant whether it be fact, fiction, fantasy, horror, historic, futuristic, hobbies, novellas, short stories, biographies and much more. Catering to tots to teens and the more mature Three huge sale days stocking only

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Salvos take a stand against injustice THE Salvation Army in Caloundra is taking a stand against injustice and has introduced fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate into its corps (church). “As Salvationists we’re passionate about justice for all people – whether locally or internationally,” says Major Kevin Holland. “Our decision to only buy fair trade represents our belief that the most vulnerable people in our world deserve a fair and just reward for their labour.” The Salvation Army works in 118 countries around the world – many of them developing nations where extreme poverty hinders people’s abilities to lead a full and fruitful life. Caloundra is partnering

with hundreds of other Salvation Army centres across New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT to support fair trade companies that strive to alleviate poverty by paying workers in these developing nations appropriate wages. “It might seem like a small move,” says Major Holland, “but when you consider that all Salvation Army centres across three states are switching to fair trade products, you realise what a huge difference it will make in the lives of so many people who are literally struggling to survive.” The Salvation Army is also encouraging others to take a stand against injustice and change their purchasing

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habits. “It may cost slightly more to buy products with a Fair Trade label,” says Major Kevin Holland, “but that few cents can make all the difference. “When you buy fair trade you can be assured that the workers who made the product have been paid an appropriate wage, and that no slavery was involved in the production of that product.” Did you know

that The Salvation Army is producing its own Fair Trade coffee? Check out the Brisbane Streetlevel Mission web page: http:/ /salvos.org.au/ brisbanestreetlevel/fairtrade-coffee/ where you can download an order form and price list. For other fair trade products The Salvation Army recommends looking for the Fair Trade logo at your supermarket or logging

on to the Fair Trade Australia website www.fta.org.au Hundreds of Salvationists from across New South Wales, ACT and Queensland gathered in Sydney last week for the I’ll Fight social justice conference. Topics discussed included fair trade, refugee issues and human trafficking. (See salvos.org.au/illfight for more information.)

Dalai Lama confirms a Sunshine Coast visit LIBERAL National Federal Member for Fisher Peter Slipper is proud to announce His Holiness the Dalai Lama is visiting the Sunshine Coast. His Holiness has accepted an invitation to visit the Chenrezig Institute at Eudlo on June 16, 2011. “His Holiness is dedicated to spreading his message of peace around the world and that’s made him an inspiration to millions of people,” Mr Slipper says. “I am deeply honoured and humbled that he has accepted an invitation to visit.” During next year’s visit to the Institute, the Tibetan leader is expected to confer the official opening of its new Gompa, bless the memorial gardens and stupa, and give a short teaching in an outdoor amphitheatre, which seats around 3000 people. “His Holiness is always warmly embraced when he visits Australia and I have no doubt the public will be keen to welcome him back,” Mr Slipper says.

The latest invitation was extended in July last year, when Mr Slipper was part of the first ever Australian Parliamentary delegation to visit the Dalai Lama’s home in exile in India. His Holiness has met Mr Slipper on several occasions and has called him a “long time friend”. The Australia Tibet Council, which is helping to organise His Holiness’ Sunshine Coast visit, praises Mr Slipper’s fervent and long-time support of its cause. He is a co-convenor of the Australian All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet and has supported numerous initiatives to promote awareness of the Tibetan situation and a peaceful resolution. “Peter continues to be one of the strongest and most effective voices for Tibet in Federal Parliament,” the Council’s Simon Bradshaw says. “Peter has taken every opportunity to speak up for the human rights and democratic freedoms of the Tibetan people.”

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A STANDARD bus shelter has now been completed at the airport. It is located adjacent to the short-term drop-off point at the entry to the terminal. Several bus routes that go near the airport are currently being re-scheduled to allow them time to include the airport bus stop. While the bus stop was built by Council, the bus services are a state government responsibility. Following my strong advocacy to the state government, I have been advised that an announcement about the new services is imminent and that bus services will begin around October or November this year. An information campaign will be implemented to advise people about details of the new services. Please do not hesitate to contact me about any matter that concerns you. My contact details are debbie.blumel@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or phone 5475 8745.


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Coolum Quilters Group. COOLUM Quilters Group members recently rallied to a call joining in a Quilt-a-Thon to provide Children in Foster Care on the Sunshine Coast with a very special quilt to keep. The Coolum Group began with a 6 hour workshop and finishing off the quilts at home in just 3 weeks, were able to hand over an amazing variety of 32 quilts. Although most of the members are retired ladies, many are still working, or young mums, so this was a mammoth effort in such a short time. Coolum Quilters are now concentrating on making patchwork items and quilts to fill the hall on Saturday 14th May 2011, for the Quilt Show. The Coolum Quilters Group meet each Thursday at the Coolum Baptist Church Hall, from 9 am till approx 11am. For any info contact Cheryl 5446 1093.

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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 vege 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 handymans tools. We have car-boot sales and new stallholders are very welcome. Funds raised go to Dicky Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. For more information contact Bob on 0401 482 949.

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OUR meetings are held in the Immanuel Garden Community Hall, Magnetic Drive, Buderim on the first and second Wednesday of the month from 12.30pm 3.30pm, and the third and fourth Tuesday from 9am noon. Contact Diane 5443 1104 or Anne 5443 4344 BOOKINGS are already starting to flow in for the up- for more information. coming ‘Spring Up’ Market at the Eudlo Hall on Sunday 12th September. You really must book now for your chance to participate. For the first time our Hall will be offering tea, coffee and cake during the morning. A much missed stall holder will be returning with her tasty sauces and spreads and with some new additions to her table. Home-made by Niki now has THE Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Auxiliary is some well deserved accolades to boast about from holding a Fashion Parade by Casual Ladies Boutique the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show. The very at Eden Lea, Buderim on Tuesday 21st September com9.45 am. yummy passionfruit butter was awarded a first place, mencing the delectable lemon butter, was awarded a second Cost will be $ 12 pp which includes morning tea. For place, the very more-ish tomato relish was awarded a bookings call Erica on 5445 6892 or Maggie on 5445 second place, and the scrumptious, deadly, plus dairy 4652 please. free chocolate cake was awarded a first place. Come and get yours early! New stall holders welcome. For more details contact Annie 5445 0599 or 0402 334 199.

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THE Sunshine Coast Branch of the Australian Hibiscus Society will hold its next meeting on Sunday, 12th September, 2010 at 10.30am in the Lower Hall of the Woombye School of Arts Hall, Blackall Street, Woombye. Visitors are most welcome. Morning tea is provided at 10am prior to meeting. Come and see the beautiful hibiscus blooms and meet our friendly members. Phone Allan 5493 0309 or John 5445 9757.

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DREAM POT 5litre, blue 2 litre inner potto buy new $269 our asking price $175. Ph 0408 092 820. Des @ Caloundra. ELECTRIC HEATERS 1x8 Collumn Oil $75. 1 x 7 Collumn Oil - $65. Vogue Oscillating Electric Heater 1200/2400 $25. Ph 5437 6376. Currimundi. ELECTRIC LIFT/RECLINER CHAIR, lifts to walk out position, ‘Brampton’ model, hand control, corduroy type fabric VGC paid $1200, sell $400 ono ph 5448 1326 or 0417 194 343. Peregian Beach. E N T E R TA I N M E N T UNIT new condition, 11 storage spaces L&R adjustable towers, tinted glass doors, adjustable for TV. W 1,970 x H 1,250 x D 585. Pull apart 5 sections. New $1250 sell $295 ono. Ph 5445 5612. Buderim. EXERCISE BIKE body science excellent cond. Purchased new for $359 sell for $195. Ph 0408 092 820. Des @ Caloundra. FAN Dimplex 500mm floor mounted, black 3 speed, vgc. $75. Ph 0409 857 154. Palmwoods. FISH TANK 90cm wooden stand 2 filters pump 5 big goldfish extra. $200. Ph 5476 9983. Buderim. FREE COMPUTER MONITOR CMV thin style 18in. ph 5438 9931. Currimundi. FREEZER chest type 86x86 cm GC bargain at $99. Ph 5493 7765. Warana. BWhirlpool 420LT, GC working, new looking model. $170. ph 0439 774 926. Eudlo.

GARDEN FURNITURE Coalbrookdale table and two chairs. White painted wrought iron. $35. Ph. 0407 397 008. Montville. GENT’S large dark brown leather jacket 80cm long, 4 outside pockets press stud with zip & stud front. $100, ph 5478 9480. GENTS 21 SPEED, Shimano Gears push bike $50. Ph 5476 9841. GIVE AWAY 4 young Siamese fighting fish due to moving ph 5449 9750. Noosaville. GOLF BUGGIE, parmaker electric walker with umbrella holder and battery charger, very little use, perfect cond. $375. Ph 5479 1410. Maroochydore. GOLF CADDY electric with battery and charger. Chrome with seat. As new. $400. Bargain. Coat $1100. Ph 07 5493 8478. Parrearra. GOLF CLUBS full set of Brosnan golf clubs plus a lob wedge and a Callaway driver. All in a presentable golf bag and all clubs in VGC.(unwanted gift) will sell the lot for $250. Ph 07 5493 1006 or 0418 591 152. GOTALK PHONE brand new never used has $20 prepaid calls prepaid landline cost $50 sell for $25. Ph 5309 6387. HANDKERCHIEF COLLECTION brand stickers, many with lace P.C. 72 for $80 1950 – 1990. P.C. Ph 5443 7025. Alexander Headland.

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HARDWARE interesting bits and pieces include. Long handled screw driver, garbage disposer plug, jar of screws. Pasting tube $10 the lot. 5492 2902. Golden Beach. HEXAGON DINING TABLE and 4 chairs GC. $60 ono. Ph 5476 3267 or 0407 159 664. Nambour. HIGH DEFINITION SET TOP BOX with remote and instructions $50. Ph 5476 9841. HOLLAND BLINDS mellium backed, heat resistant, light beige. A large- W 5’9¼” x drop 5’ 1½”. W 1758 x drop 1560. B sml – 5’ x 9¼” x drop 3’ 3½”. W. 1758 x drop 1005. A- large new $180 sell $45. B- sml new $125 sell $25. Sell both $55. Ph 5445 5612. Buderim. HOSPITAL BED Invacare fully adjustable electric, self help pole, detachable rails. VGC. $500. Ph 5472 7627. HOT WATER CISTERN, electric ‘Wulfe’ 250 lt. VGC no rust (solar replaced) $160. Ph 5492 4881. Pelican Waters. JANOME SEWING MACHINE good cond. $150.00 Samsung mobile phone new unwanted gift. $30 in box. Ph 07 5492 5081. JIGSAW puzzles in GC. 1000pcs $2. 500 pcs $1. Ph 5474 9851. Sunrise Beach. JIGSAWS complete as new wide variety mostly scenes 500 and 1000 $2 to $5. Ph 5476 9983. Buderim LADDER 8ft Kennets wooden. VGC $60. Ph 5452 7323. Maroochydore. LADIES CLOTHING 18-22 some with new tags. ‘Autograph’ Ph 0754 791 979. Maroochydore LAWN BOWLS 1 set ladies and 1 set men’s $100 each. Ph 07 5442 4932. Noosaville. LCD 15" monitor $50. Ph 5476 9841.

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LOUNGE 2x2 + 1 seater, beige colour with timber trim. VGC. Ph 5499 5890. Meridan Plains. LOUNGE CHAIRS, red swivel x 2 $195 each chair. 2 seater lounges Noosa Style $245. 2 black square foot stools with storage in stool has wheels on each stool. $20 each. New brown foot stool $45. Ph 5449 8138. Tewantin. LOUNGE SUITE, 3 piece. 2 chairs, 1 x 3 seater. All fold out to make beds. Removable cover. Mustard and black colour. $250. Ph 5443 9413 / 0422 944 075 LOUNGE SUITE grey with fleck 1 x 3 seater, 2 singles VGC $175, ph 5476 9235. Sippy Downs. MATCHBOX CARS collectors set of 4 models of Yesteryear. Still in original box. $300. Ph 0449 889 233. Tewantin. MATTRESS, hospital mattress, vinyl covered, joyce foam cell, 5" thick, GC. $100. Ph 5472 7627. MENS LEATHER JACKET size 40 dark brown exc. cond. $30. Ph 5477 5659. Buddina. MICROWAVE OVEN, Panasonic 1100W oven cavity 225x375x386mm as new. $40. Ph 5493 5579. Wurtulla. MONITOR Dell 17" CRT, new in box $80. Ph 5493 9324 . Warana. NEST OF 3 TABLES mahogany colour VGC. $45. Ph 5450 0891. Bli Bli. OUTDOOR BBQ Settng, round table & chairs, cedar timber, seats 8. $350. Ph 5449 7739. Tewantin. OUTDOOR setting wrought iron white 2 ornate chairs E.C. 1st to see will buy. $75.ph 5493 7765. Warana.

PANTSUIT - 3 piece teal. Formal. Sleeveless lined top. Long tabard style ¾ sleeve jacket with gold and blue beading. Size 12. Jaki K brand. New . was $350 sell $180. Ph 5478 6332. PATIO HEATER gas 7’ high with surround table and zip cover never used. $275. Ph 5493 7765. Warana. PHONES Telstra F2300 handsfree. 1 base station plus 1 extra. vgc. $60. Ph 0409 857 154. Palmwoods. PURE WOOL HOUNDSTOOTH all 152cms wide 3 of 1m, 2 of 50cm. total 4m. suit skirts, jackets, dressing gown. P.C. $45. . Ph 5443 7025. Alexander Headland. QUEEN SIZE BED VGC. $100. Ph 5477 5236. Mooloolaba. ROLLTOP WRITING DESK 8 drawers P.C. $250. Ph 5499 7055 or 0405 103 610. Caloundra. ROVER SEVEN MOWER 4 stroke $150. Ph 5449 8138. Tewantin. ROYAL ALBERT CHINA made in England, various designs. ‘American Beauty’, ‘Sweet Violets’, Greenwood Tree’, ‘Old Country Rose’, ‘Lady Carlye’ and more trios from $35. Ph 5478 9480. SEWING MACHINE Star 110 Brother VGC operation manual. $150 ono. Ph 5491 7002. Caloundra. SHARP TV 51cn silver, $85. TV unit solid pine. $150. Ph 5449 8138. Tewantin. SOFA BED Keith Lord high backed floral print bed GC $200. Ph 0404 023 661. Noosa area. S T A I N L E S S ‘MASTERCLASS’ cooking pots with glass lid, 1/10 litre $25. 1/5 litre $20, never used. PH 5443 4508.

P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin, Qld. 4565 Fax: (07)5474 4975 • Email: free4sale@seniorsnewspaper.com.au SUIT – 3 piece in midnight blue Formal. Suit M.O.B. or Groom. Skirt fully lined in two layers. Sleeveless lined top with ¾ sleeve waist jacket with gold and silver beading. Pins & Needles brand. Size 12. Was $450 sell $200. Worn once. Ph 5478 6332. TAPESTRIES various sizes, all in good quality frames. $25 each. Ph 5492 4881. Pelican Waters. TEA TOWEL COLLECTION with pictures 1950s. 18 for $100. P.C. . Ph 5443 7025. Alexander Headland. TEDDY BEARS with personality plus! A collection of 50 cute and cuddly companions needing new homes to call their own. $130 for the lot. Buderim. 5456 1779. TODDLERS SLIDE AND PLATFORM Little Tikes, always used inside. Ex.cond $50. . Ph 5477 5659. Buddina. TREADMILL Hyper Extension ts 1368 7 programs including time, speed, incline, distance, calories, pulse & laps VGC $425. Ph 5492 1725. Pelican Waters. TV Magnavox 68cm good working order but with cracked plastic surround. $150 neg. ph 5493 9324. Warana. TV OUTSIDE ANTENA $20. Ph 0754 791 979. Maroochydore. TV Sharp 32" LCD full 1080 HD. Model #LC32PD5X, as new with remote & book. $350. Ph 0409 857 154. Palmwoods TV stand small 2 shelves GC. $20 Ph 0754 791 979. Maroochydore TYPEWRITER Brother electric VGC extra ribbons. $200 ph 5492 7383. Caloundra. VACUMN CLEANER power head Hoover. New approx. $215 sell $75 ono. N.B. will suit some other vac machine. Ph 5445 5612. Buderim. VINTAGED JANOME OVERLOCKER $35. Ph 5437 6376. Currimundi. WALL UNIT light teak VGC $80 wig new brown $30. CD player digital VGC. Ph 5492 5081. WASHING MACHINE Electrolux 8 kg water aid & water saver as new under 2 yrs old. Excellent order. $350. Ph 0401 927 750. Tewantin. WASHING MACHINE Hoover 6kg. GC. $200. Ph 5476 3267 or 0407 159 664. Nambour. WETSUIT 4mm thick women’s size 14 with boots helmet jacket with long sleeved and zip up front and long pants. Ph 5309 6387. WHEELCHAIR $100. Bed rail $50. Ph 5448 4820. Diddillibah. WHEELIE WALKER in GC. $35. Ph 5448 8147. Marcoola.

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minor roles before signing a long term contract with Universal who starred him in a series of budget westerns from 1950-65 all tailored to his personality. Plagued by bad investments and declared bankrupt in 1968, he also suffered personal problems related to war inflicted trauma. After completing a comeback movie, he died in a plane crash in 1971 aged 47. He was honoured in 1996 when he was inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame recognising his contribution to the western film. Can you give me information on the sitcom “Love Thy Neighbour”? Made by Thames TV from 1972-76 (40 Episodes),

this was the first British comedy to deal with race relations. Bigot “Eddie Booth” played by Jack Smethurst and wife Jane (Kate Williams) live next door to black West Indian couple, Bill and Barbie Reynolds (Rudolph Walker and Nina BadenSemper). Much of the bickering took place at the local social club with friends Arthur (Tommy Godfrey), Nobby (Paul Luty) and “I’ll ‘ave arf” Jacko (Jack Marsh). Such terms as sambo, nignog, snowflake and honky were used in a comedy sense with Eddie usually coming out worse for wear and learning a moral lesson. Writers Vince Powell and Harry Driver (George and the Dragon and Bless this

House) claimed that the intention of the show was to take the sting out of the racial conflict. It proved very popular topping the ratings for 5 years. The show paved the way for “Empire Rd” 1978-9, Britain’s first black conceived and written series and “The Fosters” (19767), the first all black comedy series. Actor Smethurst went on to play “Johnny Webb” in Coronation Street from 1980-3.

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Comedy duo Dianne & Lorraine singing ‘I don’t want to play in your yard’ from last month’s concert

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THE August 1st Pleasant Sunday Afternoon concert will as usual be a fun-filled afternoon, and will feature the very diverse talents of singer/dancer/violinist Joy Darmody, “Out of the Blue” - the very popular a capella singing group, Diane and Lorraine - a Comic Duo, 12 yr old Sally Skelton who will dance and sing her brilliant Junior Eisteddfod entries, Manfred Villars - a Funny Poet, Jenaya Keats - a brilliant pianist, Singers Judy Irvine (Chorale member), Trevor Mitchell and Rosie Camilleri (Senior Idol Finalists), Bev Gourlay, Aart Schouten and pianist Neil Booth complete the Variety line-up. These concerts are held at 2pm on the first Sundays of the months from May up to October 3rd 2010, with different artists each month. The venue is the CCSA Hall in Nutley St., Caloundra, and the cost is $9 which includes afternoon tea. Please check out the Chorale’s website on www.caloundrachorale.com.au


‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . The J joins jazz venue line-up

THE Noosa Jazz Festival is introducing the J Theatre as an official venue in 2010. The J Theatre has excellent acoustics and theatre seating for approximately 300 people. To celebrate 20 years of Noosa Jazz, some amazing jazz talent has been invited to grace the stage of this terrific venue. The J Theatre is the place to head to on the after-

noons of Saturday and Sunday to catch some of the best performances of this year’s Noosa Jazz festival. A trio of Australia’s finest musicians featuring vocalist Diana Clark and long time collaborator, master guitarist Doug de Vries perform lyrical and fiery originals combining the spontaneity of jazz with the rhythm, romance and intricacy of Brazilian popular song. Be inspired as they bring good feeling, humour and passion to an original repertoire through cultivating the great traditions of choro, bossa nova, samba and jazz in their compelling performance interplay. The MAG trio features three highly regarded Australian improvising musicians, Stephen Magnusson on guitar, Frank Di Sario – bass and Dave Beck on drums. Magnusson is one of the most accomplished, versatile and distinctive musicians in Australia. His

incredible technique and astoundingly beautiful tone on his instrument have made him an indispensable part of many bands and film scores. Di Sario has played with Dale Barlow, George Coleman Jnr, Don Burrows, Joe Chindamo, Paul Grabowsky, Barbara Morrison, Nigel Kennedy, Jerry Lewis, Rolf Harris, Howard Alden and many others. Beck studied music in Australia and abroad in the USA, for the past 4 years he has been playing with the original singers and songwriters Glen Shorrock, Graeme Goble and Beeb Beertles from the record-breaking Australian rock group, the Little River Band. Internationally acclaimed Barbara Jungr is renowned for her unique vocal style, approach to arrangements and interpretation of song. Her acclaimed releases and performances have brought her to the world stage and revealed her to be one of

Europe’s most exciting voices. Critics have compared Jungr to Nina Simone and Peggy Lee. She has been called, “a British Edith Piaf” and “one of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst rid-

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Pottery exhibition fires up at Cooroy A GROUP of local north Sunshine Coast potters known as the “Claymates” will showcase their creations at the Butter Factory Arts Centre in Cooroy throughout September. The Fire Works exhibition, running from 3 – 25 September will be officially opened by the Member for Nicklin, Peter Wellington at 6pm on Friday 3 September. The six potters formed “Claymates” to provide an opportunity to share their knowledge and skills and put their works on public display. The potters are Andrea Koeninger from Tewantin, Lucie McCann from Sunshine Beach, Brian Muir and Lynda Muir from Peregian Springs, Desley Turner from Doonan and Carol Watkins from Cooroy.

The Butter Factory Arts Centre is an initiative of the Sunshine Coast Council and presents a changing program of local and touring art and heritage exhibitions. The centre also offers an ongoing workshop program, kiln firing service and casual use of a wellequipped pottery area. The Claymates exhibition will feature a diverse range of works - sculptural, hand built and wheel thrown - using paper clay, stoneware, terracotta, porcelain and raku clay. Firings are also of different types – using gas, electric and raku kilns. The exhibition will be open at the Butter Factory Arts Centre between 10am and 4pm from Friday 3 September to Saturday 25 September. Admission is free.

Bennink, Billy Harper, Arthur Blythe, Cindy Blackman, Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani etc. For session times and tickets, contact 07 5455 4455 (Box office hours are 9 – 4.30pm Mon to Frid) or check the J online at www.thej.com.au.

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WITH perfect Spring days just around the corner, what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than sitting in the lakeside amphitheatre at Lake Macdonald and indulging in a couple of hours of thrilling, spine tingling opera and song. Queensland’s own OPERATIF! company once again presents a fine selection of artists and a program guaranteed to keep everyone enthralled on Sunday 19th September at 3.30pm at Lake Macdonald, Cooroy. Joining foundation members, soprano Jennifer Parish and baritone Stewart Cameron are fine Italianborn tenor, Virgilio Marino, soprano Sally Harrison, esteemed pianist John Woods from Qld Conservatorium and young Coloratura Soprano, Elizabeth Smalley. “We’ve presented a variety of artists at the amphitheatre in the past, but this line up will be fabulous,” said Stewart Cameron. “Many who attend Opera Queensland will have enjoyed hearing Virgilio in a variety of roles

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and the vivacious Sally Harrison is always popular.” Performing with OPERATIF! for the first time is Scottish-born pianist John Woods who has accompanied many great singers over the years and also Elizabeth Smalley who will graduate from the Qld Conservatorium this year and who possesses a marvellously high voice range. “People will certainly love her thrilling top notes,” Jennifer added. The Sunday before the Amphitheatre concert, the company will perform at the opening of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. “It’s rather a different scenario though,” Jennifer laughed, “Proceedings begin with a performance at the Mayoral breakfast and early mornings are always a challenge for voices!” To join OPERATIF! at the

Amphitheatre for a marvellous afternoon of Verdi, Puccini, Mozart and much more, it’s wise to book in advance. Many attendees enjoy a preconcert picnic in the beautiful Botanic Gardens which surround the lake. “It really is a magical venue in a stunning setting and the Sunshine Coast is very fortunate to have it,” Stewart said. “I can think of no-where

else in Australia which has a purpose-built amphitheatre, with structured seating and a stage complete with Greek columns. The positioning of the stage right in front of the lake means the audience have a truly beautiful backdrop to enjoy.” The performance will finish in daylight at around 5.30pm. To book phone 1300 308 385 or visit www.operatif.com.au

Looking for fitness, fun & value for money? GIVE Modern Square Dancing a go!! Keep fit – walk 2-3 kilometres each session in a safe, indoor environment and enjoy the company of like-minded people in a relaxed social atmosphere. We start slowly with the basics and then you determine how much of a “workout” you want. If you want to really push yourself, both physically and mentally, the higher phases offer whatever level of challenge you require. We offer a new and modern version of square dancing, a form of dance where you start by walking at a relaxed even pace. Gone are the hay, western twang and hillbilly country music. Even the fancy dress is optional. Wear relaxed

comfortable everyday clothing and enjoy all types of contemporary music. Come to our introductory Tuesday nights (7.15pm) on 7th, 14th or 21st September at our own large, well-lit facility at 260 Dixon Road, Buderim (near the motorway end) or Wednesday mornings (9.30am), 8th, 15th or 22nd September., Bring your friends, family (including the kids), and neighbours. The more the merrier. Free admission for your first session. You are under no obligation whatsoever, other than to have fun. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win your first 10 lessons free. More details on the night/day. Further information call Nev or Bev on 5445 1238.


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the advertisements in our entertainment section pages (and we’ll keep the gremlins at bay this time!) 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 September, 2010. The first entry out of the barrel will win someone a delicious meal!

Silent Laughter at the Majestic

SILENT laughter is the main theme at this year’s Majestic Silent Film Festival in the historic Pomona cinema. Organist and presenter Ron West has selected a varied program of films dating from 1917 through to 1929 for the Majestic’s 16 th annual silent film festival. The festival runs from the evening of Friday, September 3 to the afternoon of Sunday, September 5, with the traditional two hours of short comedies on Sunday morning. Dinner will be available on the Saturday night. The 1921-vintage Majestic, the world’s only silent movie house still in operation, is owned and oper-

ated by the not-for-profit organisation Pomona Progress Art Tourism Inc. Programs are listed on the website www.themajestictheatre.com.au A season ticket for the festival is $60, with individual sessions $15 or $12 for concessions. Bookings 5485 2330. The Festival program is as follows: Friday Sept 3 - 7.30pm - The Scarlet Car (1917) Saturday Sept 4 - 2pm - The Cheaters (Australia, 1929) Saturday Sept 4 - 7.30pm - The Clinging Vine (1926) Sunday Sept 5 - 11am - Comedy shorts Sunday Sept 5 - 2pm - The Cruise of the Jasper B (1926)

Brazilian Music from Oz A FEW short years ago 2 people (Anje West & Kym Ambrose) who were fascinated by Brazilian music decided to form a group that could not only sound like but play the music and rhythms of Brazil. A View from Madeleine’s Couch was formed with musicians who could also play the unique sounds from South America. The name was one of a series of names that Anje’s father had written as interesting for a music group. After all most music groups name have no relation to the music played. The group weaves a gorgeous musical spell that is simply unique. Samba, Salsa, Bossa Nova, Forro are some of the infectious Brazil rhythms you will hear. If you

enjoy dancing to the pulsating fiery rhythms of Rio, or just listening to the wonderful South American music, then this is an afternoon of pure musical magic. A View from Madeleine’s Couch will be performing at The Currimundi Hotel Function Room Buderim Street, Currimundi on Sunday 29 th September from 2.30-5.20pm. Food and refreshments are available. Cost for visitors is $25 and members $20. For booking telephone Ted 5491 6017 or Helen 5438 1976 (Credit Cards). A special showcase presented by the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club and Sponsored by 104.9 Sunshine FM.

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THIS ferocious pirate has a lot of bloodthirsty weap ons at his disposal as you can see, but he also has one important item tucked into his belt under his grea coat. What is it? It’s a shiny trumpet! Known to his fellow players in the Buderim Concer Band as Evan Nagel, this particular pirate is looking forward to performing in a sparking concert entitled “Music from the Shows” which the band will presen in Maroochydore on Sunday, 12th September, at 2 p.m Obviously Evan is particularly looking forward to play ing, with his band colleagues, music from that well known show, “Pirates of the Caribbean!” Evan says that the band members have a great program in store and are planning to present many othe well known melodies including familiar pieces from the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, and music from such show favourites as “The Incredibles”, “The Magnificent Seven,” “The Pink Panther” “Peter Gunn” etc. Evan advises that local singers, the O’Brien Sisters of Siena College and Anita Collingwood of the University of the Sunshine Coast, will be performing as part of a diverse, foot-tapping program and he assures us that that their sweet voices will impress. This concert is to take place at the Events Centre located on the top floor of the Maroochydore RSL Club in Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore. It will be gin at 2 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door Patrons are invited to arrive early to obtain good seats Evan says that that the show will not only provide some great entertainment for a modest price ($10 adults, $8 concession, $25 per family of two adults and two children) but will also support the valuable work of the Sunshine Coast Community Hospice. For further details, please contact the Secretary o f the Buderim Concert Band, Mrs Thelma Turpin, on 5445 8221, or President, Mrs Anne Atkinson, on 547 5851.

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Social Singing and Music Club Supports Festival

MEMBERS of the Social Singing and Music Club had a great afternoon singing in support of the recent Nambour Festival. This is just one example of the way this fun loving group supports local community, charity and other organisations and functions. They meet every Wednesday morning at 9.00 am in the Palmwoods Girl Guides Hut on PalmwoodsMontville Rd. During the morning they make merry singing songs from the 50’s and 60’s eras, plus selected songs from later years. The morning also includes a cuppa plus the chance to have a chat and make new friends. The Club is at present seeking new members, both male and female. Everybody is welcome. You do not have to be a great singer. If you would just like to come along and sit and listen, you would still be very welcome. It’s a great way to spend a morning and perhaps make new friends among this group of senior citizens as they “live it up” to the max. For more information telephone Warner on 5457 3317.

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Joint concert 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 are Maleny Singers and St Lucia Orchestra. For further information phone Chris Dent 5441 4136.

Support Your Community Seniors MANY people, once active in the Community, find their everyday activities significantly restricted in later life. Volunteering Sunshine Coast needs your help urgently, in order that it can facilitate a range of basic services to them. With the milder weather now approaching, why not step out in their cause. Are you willing and able to give a few hours each week? We urgently need Volunteers in Aged Care, Child Care, Home Visitations, Retail Assistants, Car and Bus Drivers. Your participation is cordially invited, with interviews to be arranged at our Caloundra, Noosa or Maroochydore Offices. Simply telephone one of our friendly team on 5443 8256.

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Calling all ex square dancers WE know that square dancing gave you a friendly, social outing and that many people whose circumstances have altered believe that it’s too late to rejoin and restart that fun again. But you can! You don’t need a partner or special dress, and you now have the opportunity to revise/relearn those steps in a relaxed and casual setting with our experienced caller, Nev. Come

and join us at the Buderim Square Dance Centre, 260 Dixon Road, Buderim on either a Tuesday at 7.30pm or a Wednesday at 9.30am. Plenty of parking is available, and if you don’t drive, there’s a bus stop right outside our door. We look forward to seeing you, and if you have further queries, feel free to give Nev or Bev a call on 5445 1238.

Would you like to sing in a choir? ARE you a singer or 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 is good fun, and very good for

you in many ways! Doonella A Cappella - Mondays - Hibiscus Resort, Tewantin. 10.15am. Good Vibrations - Mondays Anglican Church Hall, Cooroy. 7.00pm Spiritsong [classical] - Wednesdays Uniting Church Hall - Tewantin. 7.00pm Phone Andrew 5474 1498 or email andrewjemmet@gmail.com

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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 will be Vox Pacifica Chamber Choir and MC is Graham Shultz. For further information phone Chris Dent 5441 4136.

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

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

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 September 2010 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 63


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Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper September 2010  

Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper September 2010

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