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Issue 8, 2014 Winter/Spring ~ Your Guide to “Living a Healthy & Happy Life”


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Book Reviews

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Wendy has embraced the “live every day” philosophy to rekindle her adventurous spirit

“I’m enjoying my life and my plans. A lot of what I achieve now would not be possible without my regular exercise and friendship with others at Life Care Active.”


tanding on the crest of a towering sand dune in the desert stretching across Namibia in western Africa is a powerful expression of achievement for somebody who is vision impaired.

Life Care Active is a community partnership enterprise of Life Care, an Adelaide-based aged care organisation that is dedicated to helping its residents and community clients to Live Every Day by focussing on what they Climbing the dune in this vast and can do, rather than what they are lonely sea of sand is also testament no longer able to achieve. to the fitness and confidence that Wendy Alexander has brought to Miles Lunde, Manager of Life her body and mind over the past Care Active, said Wendy was a three years. shining example of the benefits of embracing the Live Every Day Wendy, a Marden grandmother, philosophy. attributes the fulfilment of her adventurous spirit largely to Life Based at 230 Payneham Road, Care Active and her involvement Payneham – and with community in their tailored programs to outreach services at Reynella, maintain fitness and wellness. Everard Park, Aberfoyle Park and Aldinga Beach – Life Care Active “Not that long ago I wasn’t even programs are designed to keep able to catch a bus on my own in people of 55-plus healthy, mobile Adelaide,” she said. “But I have and engaged. since travelled to Africa and gone tobogganing at Mount Buller. The training and exercise programs Now, I’m planning a holiday in are supported by professional South America.” and individualised health services including dietetics, occupational Wendy’s vision impairment therapy, physiotherapy, exercise forced her to end a 38-year career physiology, podiatry, neurological in nursing, and for a while she physiotherapy and massage felt isolated from the things she therapy. loved to do. “We are proud to specialise in “I’ve always been a reasonably fit health and fitness programs that and active person, but problems support wellness among people with my vision impacted on my of 55 plus,” Miles Lunde said. “It confidence to get out and about,” reflects our commitment to help she explained. people keep their interests and dreams within reach every day.” “I joined an exercise group at Life Care Active about three years ago and it has been wonderful for me both physically and mentally. Apart from keeping fit and well, the exercises focus on balance, which is very important for a person who is visually impaired. For more information about Life “I’m enjoying my life and my Care Active programs and allied plans. A lot of what I achieve health services, please call 8168 now would not be possible 7600. without my regular exercise and Photograph: left - Wendy Alexander on her advenfriendship with others at Life tures in the desert of Namibia. above - participating in a fitness program at Life Care Active. Care Active.” 3

Contents General 6 Talking With Bob Day – Senator Elect 7 Discounts for Seniors 9 Training to be a Pharmacist with Australia Guild 12 Interview with Legend – Dawn Fraser 14 Orgone Effects Australia 15 Ghost Crime Tours

Arts & Entertainment 50 Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Celebrating the Arts at its best. 52 The latest Book Reviews - Our Star Rating 55 Talking Art with local Artist - Mark Lobert 58 Crossword & Horoscope


For your chance to win (2) bottles of exclusive wines courtesy of South Australia’s Boutique Wineries Amadio Wines & Bodhi Tree Wines. Simply write your name & address to: Today’s Lifestyle “ Wine Competition” GPo Box 1985, adelaide Sa 5001 *Winners notified by mail* *Note: must be 18 yrs & over to enter (entries close by July 31st 2014)

Home & Garden 60 Costa from ABC' s Gardening Australia talks to Garden enthusiasts for the over 55' s 62 Autumn Garden Tips

Fashion & Beauty

Health & Fitness 16 Confirm the Diagnosis of Osteoporosis 19 Living with a Hearing Loss – Flinders University Hearing Services 20 ihear Invisible Hearing Aids 22 Do you suffer from IBS? – Suffering from Digestive problems 24 Avoid a Winter Cold 25 Active Ageing 29 Apisant – On the spot identification

64 Fashion for the Grandmother of the Bride 66 Beauty Tips for over 50' s

Food & Wine

Bequests & Funerals 42 What Happens after Death 44 Your questions answered by a Funeral Director 48 Legacy Remembers

Pets & Animals 72 Cat Training 76 The Effects of Boredom 78 Adopt a Pet from the RSPCA

Travel 80 Discover Peterbourough South Australia' s hidden secret 82 Rock ` n' Roll Festival – Relive the swingin 50' s (Victor Harbor) 84 Stockman' s Challenge & Bush Festival – Australian bush traditions 86 Willunga Celebrating it' s 175th Anniversary

Autumn Garden Tips p62 Todays Lifestyle is proudly published & printed by Boma’s Graphics

Simply write to us and tell us why would you like to win a SOS Talisman in less than a 100 words. Winners will be notified by mail. Entries close by the 31st July 2014 Write to: Today’s Lifestyle “ SOS Talisman Comp” GPo Box 1985, adelaide Sa 5001

68 Yummy (Sugar Free) Recipes from Stevia 70 Visit our very recommended Wineries -Amadio Wines & Bodhi Tree Wines (86)

Retirement & Aged Care 34 Are you ready for Retirement? 38 Transition to Retirement with Intrinsic Financial Planners 40 Respite services for the AGED

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DAWN FRASER INTERvIEW PAGE 12 The Latest Book Reviews - Our 5 Star Guide p52 Gardening with Costa from Gardening Australia p60 How to Train your Cat p72 Do you suffer from IBS ? Suffering from Digestive problems p22 Fashion for the Grandmother of the Bride p64 Yummy (Sugar Free) Recipes from Stevia p68

Financial Planning p38 Get Smart with Intrinsic Finance

Senator Bob Day Interview p6

From The Desk

Welcome to our Winter/Spring issue of Todays Lifestyle Magazine. We have an exclusive interview with Dawn Fraser; and you, our reader, have a chance to win one of five Revitive IX machines, See pg 13. This issue also gives you a chance to win SOS Bracelet, books, and wine from two special wineries one being Amadio the other being Bodhi Tree. See pg70 and pg88. Our main feature is on Death - so many people do not like to talk about it, but have many questions; so hopefully we have answered some of them for you. Another story is “Transition to Retirement” by Intrinsic Financial Planner, Pam Grey. Look for the special feature on the Fleurieu Peninsula, Celebrating Willunga 175 years, to the Stockmans Challenge at Strathalbyn, to the Rock N Roll festival at Victor Harbor. Also, I spoke with Bob Day, well known Adelaide Builder and Senator-Elect. This issue is packed with new features; a six month Horoscope, a crossword and book reviews to name a few. Don’t miss Mr Grumpy and comments by Mrs Grumpy; I am sure lots of you will relate to both. I would love to hear from you about YOUR Mr or Mrs Grumpy; or tell me about YOUR retirement. Send stories to Our next issue promises to be full of exciting stories, features and give-aways, and full of Christmas Spirit- available at your Newsagent in November.

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You have had a great career and your company mandy Mining, Adelaide Bank, Adelaide Brighton, Homestead Homes has been very successful.Why News Ltd, Standard Chartered Finance to name just on earth would you want to go into politics? a few. It was an impressive list. Today there are just 2. From 20 to 2 in just over 20 years. Good question. Some of my business colleagues think I’m nuts but I just can’t sit idly by when there So what happened? Where did we go wrong? More is so much to be done. importantly, how are we going to rebuild our State and our nation? But why politics? Why not charitable boards or similar? You’ve copped a lot of flack for your outspoken views on things like housing affordability and Regrettably, most politicians these days have never had youth employment. a proper job. They are professional politicians. They go to university, get a job working for a politician or Yes I have, and I will continue to speak out on these a union and then become politicians themselves. The subjects. I often talk about “a home of your own and results are there for all to see. Australia needs political a job for your kids,” I think they are so important. leaders who understand how the world works, why Over the past 30 years I have helped lots of young investment decisions are made, how markets work people get a start in the workforce. As they have and how real jobs are created. Whether it’s mining, worked their way up they have created a future for farming, manufacturing, tourism or small business, themselves and their families. My aim is to help anything not based on economic reality is doomed people own their homes and get a job doing what to failure. they like doing. Australia used to be called The Lucky Country. We rode on the sheep’s back selling our wool to the world. Then came the mining boom and Australia prospered throughout the 1990s and 2000s. The big question now however is ‘What will happen when the mining boom ends?’

You’re involved with a lot of community groups and have received numerous awards including an Order of Australia.

First, what the end of a boom does not permit is the continuation of huge benefits for some whilst big sacrifices are being made by others. You realise very quickly that if something is not adding value, it is adding cost.

You seem to have built everything from houses for the homeless to respite facilities for the disabled. Is that the sort of practical assistance you mean?

When I see a problem, my natural response is to want to do something practical to help.

Yes, I believe actions speak louder than words.

It wasn’t that long ago that 20 of Australia’s Top 100 What advice would you give young people today? publicly listed companies had their head offices in South Australia – Fauldings, Southcorp, Elders, Nor- “It’s not where you start that counts.” 6


Many businesses offer discounts to seniors on presentation of their Seniors Card. Many discounts are available for cardholders throughout the retail, hospitality, sport, travel and health industries. The list of discounts that Seniors Cardholders are entitled to is very extensive. Seniors Card criteria differ from state to state. The card entitles older Australians to a variety of benefits and discounts provided by the Government and by businesses throughout Australia. The card is free and it is issued by State and Territory governments to eligible senior residents. The Australian Seniors Card is issued as a recognition of the contribution that seniors have made and continue to make to the Australian community. Seniors Cards are available to Australians who are aged sixty years and older, who are permanent residents and who are not working, or who are working part time. Eligibility does differ from state to state, but these are the basics criteria. Participating businesses will usually display the Seniors Card logo or a sign saying that Senior Cardholders are

welcome, but if you are in doubt it never hurts to ask if a store or business if they offer a seniors discount, you never know you may be pleasantly surprised and can save thousands of dollars a year just by showing your card. One of the most recent discount opportunities for Seniors Cardholders arose last year when a $50 million national agreement was put in place throughout Australia, so that seniors could benefit from nationwide public transport concessions. This means that all seniors throughout Australia can now access concession fares on interstate public transport systems. The scheme is provided as an incentive for seniors to spend their tourist dollars in Australia. Overall, there are many discounts and concessions for Seniors Card holders across all states and territories. Transport differs from state to state, but no matter where you travel this season or what you do within Australia make sure you have a Seniors Card on you. To apply for a Seniors Card please visit or pick up an application form from any Australia Post office.

There are many discounts and benefits available for Seniors Cardholders as mentioned before. These include: • Free or discounted public transport (dependant on states and times of day) • Council rebates etc. • Discounts and benefits at thousands of businesses including cinemas, restaurants, gyms and travel agents Homestead Homes - Retire with a peace of mind For most people the most important investment they will ever make is their family home. “But the benefits are not just financial”, says well-known Adelaide home builder Bob Day. “According to research, people who own their home experience better health, greater self-confidence, move less frequently and have greater financial security than those who rent. Their children also do better at school.” “And in retirement, the home ownership benefits of having both a reduced cost of living and a valuable asset means that retirees have many more choices about how and where they will live.” “If you do nothing else, make sure you own your own home by the time you retire!” he said.

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The word processor in the Document section is adequate for most needs and email is comprehensive with each screen a natural progression to the end. The Web is based on browsing and goes straight into Google. However you can go direct to the address panel and enter other web addresses. This is a great package for someone who wants to do basic word processing, emails and web browsing. Simplicity makes these tasks easy to learn and gives you confidence to go further. If you’re feeling adventurous, you may wish to use your computer for other programs, for example, have a go at editing photos or video.

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Equipment ranges from complex wheelchairs, walking frames, scooters (gophers) and electric recliner chairs to simple household gadgets such as long handled pick up sticks, book & card holders or devices to assist in putting on lotions in hard to reach places. For those who love cooking, an accessible kitchen is set up along with a range of slicing, peeling and cutting aids. Large handled cutlery, angled knives and a selection of jar and can openers are also popular for those who have trouble The act of opening a jar, turning a tap or grasping. standing up from a toilet can be a challenging, frustrating and possibly painful For those concerned about elderly relatives experience for someone living with an ill- or friends living alone, information on a ness, injury, disability or generally experi- personal alarm/ emergency call system encing the ageing process. There are many can provide peace of mind. Items such useful item of equipment available to help as height adjustable shower chairs, toilet make these everyday tasks easier and safer. seat raisers, grab rails and slip resistant applications can also assist in preventing The South Australian Independent Living accidental slips, trips and falls.

Make Life Easier Through Assistive Technology

Centre is a community service which provides information and advice on assistive technology (equipment) to help individuals improve their quality of life and maintain their independence. Staffed by Occupational Therapists the service is available to all members of the public and is free of charge.

Individuals can phone or email staff for personalised advice and information, or make an appointment to visit the centre to see and trial a range of equipment first hand. With the guidance of an experienced professional, visitors to the centre can discover for themselves equipment and techniques to assist with everyday tasks.

While it can be hard to sometimes accept the need for assistive devices it is important to realise that these items can be instrumental in staying safer and independent for as long as possible. Brochures, fact sheets and written product information are available for all equipment areas, including specific item descriptions, supplier details and approximate costs. For more information or to make an appointment please contact staff at the Independent Living Centre on:

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2014 Celebrating the 18th Annual



JOINING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH Many people are joining the Catholic Church in their journey of faith. Last year 123 people joined in the Adelaide Archdiocese through baptism or through full communion in the Catholic Church. The journey of faith is simply a gradual recognition of God’s influence in our lives. In the Catholic Church there are specifically seven sacraments which support the journey of faith. Also people find affirmation in the worshipping community, which supports the new seekers throughout a nine month series of steps toward full initiation into the Catholic Church. The first of the seven sacraments is baptism. Of course, prior baptism or christening in any of the major Christian denominations is recognised as the first step in the journey of faith even if this was taken many years ago. Now there is a pathway for an adult person to make up their own mind to go further on the journey in the Catholic tradition of Christianity. The whole preparation period is called the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) and the four periods are adjusted to a person’s needs. This is a spiritual journey, and help is given through liturgy and the Word of God.


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Clean Out your jewellery box of odd earrings, broken necklaces and old bangles. How much gold jewellery havent you worn in years? Have you inherited gold that you don’t wear or don’t like? Any unused, unwanted or broken jewellery.. How long since you cleaned out your jewellery box? It ‘s usually fully of odd earrings, broken chains, or rings that don’t fit anymore. Have you inherited grandma’s gold rings, gold bracelets, gold chains, some are broken, some or most of it you would never ever wear! Our business is to pay you a fair price for all that unwanted gold you may have stuck or tucked away in the drawer. Have you ever gone into a gold buyer and not been comfortable or felt embarrassed. We take the stress out of selling your old jewellery.

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DAWN FRASERINTERvIEW Dawn Fraser is Australia’s greatest Olympian. In November 1999, Dawn was awarded “World Athlete of the Century” at the World Sport Awards in vienna. In the same year was also awarded “Athlete of the Century” by the Australian Sports Hall of Fame. She was voted the person who best symbolises Australia and in 1998 was included as one of Australia’s National Living Treasures. Today’s Lifestyle had the opportunity to interview Dawn and asked her some questions regarding her swimming, her time on the Apprentice and some general questions.

Q Why did you choose swimming instead of netball, 18 hours a day. Now I am fitter, I would say yes. ballet etc. All my brothers & sisters swam and being the youngest, Q You chose “Riding for the Disabled” as your charity - why ? I followed I am the Patron of riding for the disabled and I am a Q 1962 you swam 100 mtrs freestyle under one minute keen horse person. I choose them because they were -1973 that record was broken to 58.9 Recently the having trouble raising money. Aust swimming titles were held in Brisbane - Cate Campbell swum 52.68. How can the swimmers of today Q How much money did you raise? reduce your record by 8.32 seconds. Do you think it is $40,000 technique, Diet, or core strength or something else? The rules have changed dramatically, I had to touch the Q Do you like to travel o/s or travel within Australia? wall with my hands; now the swimmers don’t have to I travel both overseas and in Australia. I am on the and that increases the speed by 5 mtrs. The Laureus World Sports Board. This year it was held in Kuala Lumpur. It is an annual award ceremony Q You were a young girl when you won your first honouring remarkable individuals from the world of Olympic medal. How did you feel? Did it register that sports along with the greatest sporting achievements you would be written in the history books. And did you throughout the year. I have been lucky to travel to imagine you would win another 7 medals. What I am many other countries. trying to say is “did you have a plan” It was a great honour to win an Olympic medal. It was Q What State have you not visited? the first time my Mother & Father saw me swim. No I I have visited all states didn’t have a plan Q SA is famous for our wine industry Do you like white Q Do you still swim on a regular basis. wine or red wine? Occasionally in summer; but not on a regular basis. Red Q I enjoyed watching you on the Apprentice, you look Q You have met many famous people, who comes to like a team player, were very confident, always pitched mind as the most memorable? in. Who did you connect with the most? I had lunch with the Queen & Duke on the Brittania. Layla, Jimmey, Roxie & Peter Everett Q Is there anything else you would like to achieve? Q Do you keep in contact with any of the other I haven’t made a bucket list, I have achieved many things celebrities? so far. I do want to keep fit; I promised my grandson I Peter, Kym, Layla & Roxie would dance at his 21st birthday. Q If you were invited to go back for another season Finish this question...”The secret to a happy life is?” - would you? Be honest and enjoy life. If you had asked me straight after the show I would have said no because it was so challenging; sometimes Interviewed by Julie Heffernan - (Today’s Lifestyle) 12


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he Geoclense is a Solid State Negative Ion resonance/Orgone Generator developed and manufactured in Australia by Orgone Effects Australia. The Geoclense changes the resonance of the electrical wiring which, in turn balances the resonance of Positive Ions created by all forms of EMF, RF, digital TV’s, Smart Meters and earth radiation, or geopathic stress, otherwise known as a noxious unhealthy energy, to a healthy Negative Ion resonance. 

EMF fields are instantly removed with a Geoclense operating in a building. This can be validated with Applied Kinesiology testing of organs affected by EMF, and Bioresonacne technology commonly used by naturopaths. This form of testing of how the Geoclense  operates is preferable because it directly relates how different types of noxious EMF fields place a resonant stress on our organs, and that the Geoclense by neutralizing EMF radiation, prevents the resonant stress on our organ.

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host Crime Tours are an Adelaide based Tour Company that offer tours about the criminal and paranormal history of Adelaide. We base all our tours on documented evidence, compiled either by local newspapers of the day, Police reports, Coroner findings, historical societies or family history resources and actual onsite interviews conducted by our research team.

From left to right: David Hogg GCT coowner; Robb Demerast, internationally famous paranormal investigator; Rebecca, tour guide; Darren Bacchus, GCT co-owner

Ghost Crime Tours owners David Hogg and Darren Bacchus started this tour company by having a love of local history and the criminal past of Adelaide. The paranormal has always had a fascination for us and have spent years researching and investigating the ghost stories that we are now able to share with you on our Ghost Crime Tours. Our tour guides at Ghost Crime Tours have been well equipped with our years of research into the paranormal and our wealth of knowledge about the local history of the location. They are always entertaining and are sure to keep your spine shivering, with all the stories of murder, ghosts and poltergeists activity. We have tours in Port Adelaide, one of the oldest suburbs in Adelaide, with a nickname of ‘Port Misery’, it was effectively founded in 1837 and since then, has been home to countless murders and ghost sightings! The Adelaide CBD Ghost Crime Tour, since 1836, Adelaide has become the home to some of the world’s most notorious crimes in Australia. Our latest tour location is the most haunted town in Australia, Kapunda. Book on a Kapunda Tour and discover the town’s world famous haunted past and its rich and fascinating heritage and how they saved the state from going bankrupt. All bookings for our tours are made online via our website at for enquiries you can email or phone 0402712681. TODAY’S LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE • WINTER/SPRING 2014



“Confirm the diagnosis of Osteoporosis”


by JEAN HAILES – For Womens Health



What is a dXa scan? A dual energy X-ray absorptiometry scan (DXA, previously DEXA) is a specialised X-ray technique, which specifically measures bone mineral density (bone mineral content) and provides the most accurate way to assess this. This is just like a normal X-ray, with no pain involved. It is used to: • confirm the diagnosis of osteoporosis • estimate severity of bone loss • determine whether the patient is responding to treatment It is a fast scan, has high resolution, is easily reproducible and has a lower radiation dose compared to other methods. Usually only the lumbar spine (lower back) and proximal femur (hip region) are measured. interpretation of dXa scan results The result of a DXA scan is presented as a T-score. This reflects how much your bone density differs from that of a healthy young woman (when peak bone mass is at its best), measured in ‘standard deviations’. A more negative T-score represents a more reduced bone density. In general, for every one standard deviation reduction in T-score, the risk of fracture doubles: i.e. someone with a T-score of -2 faces twice the risk of fracture of someone whose T-score is -1. The important aspect of this measure is that it quantifies loss of bone mineral density in the skeleton at the site of measurement. It is this loss of bone mineral density that leads to osteoporosis. There are stages in the progression of bone mineral density loss that eventually lead to osteoporosis. The majority of DXA studies measure bone mineral density at two sites – the hip and spine. It is important to realise that a low bone mineral density measure is associated with an increased risk of fractures. However, even when a woman does have a finding of a low bone density on a DXA scan, it does not mean she is going to have a fracture. Other factors influence the likelihood of fracture, not just the bone mineral density reading on a DXA scan. For instance, a woman in her 50s or 60s whose DXA scan indicates osteoporosis, but who is healthy, is less likely to have a fracture than a woman in her 80s whose DXA scan indicates osteoporosis and show has a tendency to fall due to other medical conditions. Who should have a dXa scan? People who have an increased risk of osteoporosis should talk to their doctor about having a DXA scan. A doctor’s referral is required for a DXA. Not all people will be eligible for the full Medicare rebate. The cost of a DXA scan is approximately $85.00. The cost may vary depending on where the test is performed. There are specific indications that allow for a Medicare rebate in Australia. These include: • People aged 70 years and over • 1 or more fractures occurring after minimal trauma • Monitoring of low bone mineral density proven by previous bone DXA • Prolonged steroid therapy • Female hypogonadism (oestrogen deficiency) lasting more than 6 months before age of 40. • Male hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency) • Primary hyperparathyroidism • Chronic liver disease • Chronic kidney disease • Proven malabsorption disorders, e.g. Coeliac disease • Rheumatoid arthritis • Hyperthyroidism Frequency of dXa scan Generally your doctor will arrange for you to have a repeat DXA scan every two years to monitor the status of your bones or assess the effects of therapy. It is also important to have the DXA scan performed on the same machine, to allow for accurate comparison of results. see more at: TODAY’S LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE • WINTER/SPRING 2014


• Today’s Lifestyle Magazine - Spring 2013 •

Early melanoma diagnosis saves lives! At Molechecks Australia our highly trained Doctors and Melanographers use the latest technologies to significantly increase early detection, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers. A special magnifying camera (dermoscope) is used to assess every mole on the body. Not all early melanomas are visually obvious – that is why we assess all of them. We have detected melanomas as small as 2mm in diameter. We use Molemax® technology which uses dermoscopy. Molemax® technology uses polarised light to create a 30x magnified image on a computer screen. Dermoscopy is a specialised technology that greatly enhances the ability to detect and diagnose early melanomas and other skin cancers. It enables us to look through the surface layer of the skin so that we can view a magnified image of the cell structure beneath. Digital images of abnormal moles are assessed and stored for comparison at future visits. Image capture is the only accurate way to compare, review and identify changes. Our review process has enabled diagnosis of melanomas that did not have obvious abnormal features.

Information you should know

Dermoscopy allows changes to be detected within a fraction of a millimetre. Changes this small would otherwise go undetected. We have diagnosed over 300 melanomas in recent years. Many of these have been very early melanomas smaller than 4mm. Many more basal and squamous cell skin cancers (more common than melanoma) have been diagnosed. Our Doctors & Melanographers are highly trained in dermoscopy and have many years of experience between them. There is ongoing development and training in dermoscopy technologies, procedures and systems, so we can maintain a consistently high standard of patient care.

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Very early growing melanoma 2 x 2mm 30x magnified

• Melanoma can occur on skin on any part of the body, not just on sun-exposed areas. • Melanoma can occur from within an existing mole OR on skin that has previously been mole or blemish free. Check any new growing lesion. • Melanoma is not always black or brown. Less common forms can appear as red, pink or pearly lesions. • Basal and Squamous cell skin cancers can grow very rapidly and can appear within a short period of time. A red scaly patch or sore that is persistent for 2 to 3 months that does not heal may be suspicious. • Check any lesion that bleeds for no apparent reason. • Having an examination using dermoscopy technology does not prevent you from getting a melanoma. • Storing images of moles using dermoscopy is a method used for the detection and monitoring of possible melanoma, it is not a 100% guarantee of detection. • Sun protection and regular checking of your own body is your responsibility.




Living wiTh A heAring Loss If you frequently find yourself straining to hear speech and think other people are mumbling. If you have difficulty understanding conversation in background noise or you have the television volume higher than other family members - then you may have a hearing loss and a hearing assessment is recommended. A hearing assessment is followed by an explanation of the results including information about the degree and type of hearing loss and what action you can take. Hearing strategies will often be suggested that will assist in difficult listening situations and if appropriate, the possible benefits of a hearing aid discussed. Hearing aid technology is constantly improving and hearing aids can assist many hearing losses and in many situations however they do not completely solve all hearing difficulties. It is therefore important to use hearing tactics with or without hearing aids.

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For exAmpLe Look at the speaker and make sure their face is in a good light. Select the best position for seeing and listening. Reduce or move away from background noise. Be assertive rather than aggressive and let people know what you have missed hearing.

CommuniCATion TAkes Two Communication is a two way process so letting others know that you have a hearing loss and how they can help you will often make conversation easier.

Family members, friends and others can assist if they for example: • Gain the hearing impaired person’s attention before speaking • Speak face to face, clearly and at a moderate volume- shouting is not helpful. • Have their face is in a good light and avoid putting hands in front of the face or objects in the mouth to ensure that visual information is available such as facial expressions and lip movements. • Repeat or rephrase if they are not understood. Flinders University Hearing Services provides hearing assessments, advice and assistance to people who are experiencing hearing difficulties. FUHS is based within Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park. TODAY’S LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE • WINTER/SPRING 2014



InvIsIble HearIng aIds? ihear brings the world’s smallest hearing aid to Adelaide Everyday thousands of Australians with hearing loss struggle through conversations instead of enjoying the rich sounds that life has to offer. There are many reasons why people choose against seeking a solution to their hearing problem. Some incorrectly believe a hearing aid won’t be able to solve their type of hearing loss. While others fear the social stigma of ‘old age’ that has been in the past associated with wearing hearing aids. And lets face it, no one wants to feel like they are getting old! Leading hearing specialists ihear, is excited to share the solution for those who say “you will never see me wearing a hearing aid”. The SoundLens is the world’s first completely invisible hearing aid, and is custom made for superior comfort. It is so tiny that it sits inside the second bend of the ear canal, offering complete invisibility.


Despite its small stature, the SoundLens is packed with the most advanced hearing technology to date, resulting in natural sound amplification and superior clarity for hearing speech in background noise. Local hearing expert, Audiometrist Simon Close from ihear is certainly impressed, “The SoundLens is truly amazing, and incredibly popular with our clients because it simply can’t be seen once it’s in the ear.” 20

According to Mr Close, “Hearing speech in noise is something that has previously been a challenge for hearing aid manufacturers. The SoundLens has overcome this challenge like never before, resulting in easy listening for the wearer that reduces listening effort and mental fatigue in noisy environments”. Today 50% of Australians with a hearing loss are below retirement age, so it is no wonder that there is high demand for an invisible hearing solution. “As the world gets louder, the age of those with hearing loss gets younger. The effect of noise exposure means we are increasingly seeing people in their 40’s and 50’s coming to us with a hearing problem,” said Mr Close. Why put off getting your hearing checked when a hearing screening takes about 15 minutes and it could change your life for the better? At ihear, we have a wide range of solutions to suit all types of hearing loss, lifestyles and budgets; and are conveniently located in Woodside, Hallet Cove and Seacombe Gardens. For more information on hearing loss, or to find out how the of the SoundLens could help you call the clinic today on 8296 5544.



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The aim of the IBS Clinic is to restore normal digestive function and improve health and vitality.




oday Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) effects one in five people. Linda Lowen naturopath of the IBS Clinic says “Many patients coming to the clinic also suffer from fatigue, anxiety, headaches, insomnia, skin rashes, joint and muscle pains.” Linda explains that all of these symptoms are related to an immune response to food. While most people are focused on food intolerances to reduce severity of IBS symptoms we focus on the immune response to food that causes the IBS symptoms and all of the above symptoms as well. The IBS Clinic offers a simple test that can identify reactive foods. Linda described her patient Veronica as having given up hope of a normal life; she had suffered with severe IBS for 20 years. This

seemed enough to deal with but Veronica also experienced muscle aches and pains and struggled to get dressed in the morning let alone do her housework. Shopping and appointments would leave her drained and exhausted and despite extreme fatigue she could barely sleep.

Linda Lowen identifying the causes of IBS

Veronica’s test revealed she was reacting to tea, milk, lemonade, lamb, cucumber, onion, potato and soy sauce. After avoiding these foods for just 4 weeks Veronica reported 60% to 80% improvement in her symptoms. Linda Lowen says “The aim of the IBS Clinic is not to help manage IBS symptoms but to restore normal digestive function and improve health and vitality. Like so many other patients Veronica is now active and enjoying life.”

details at or phone Linda Lowen 8395 2836 22


“ A few simple lifestyle changes can prevent kilo creep, without dieting”… Learn more “...


few simple lifestyle changes in how we eat and in how much physical activity we do each day can prevent kilo creep – and help you avoid a lifetime of dieting.

Keep healthy snacks close by – fresh fruit, nuts and low-fat yoghurt. Keep it simple. You don’t need fancy, packaged snacks. Take more control if you buy food out – ask what the food contains and ask for less sauce, Photo: Tina Rencelj at Dreamstime Stock Photos

less cream, less spread, less cheese or oil etc. Remember that you don’t have to eat everything on your plate. Reduce portion sizes. Most food servings are bigger than they need to be. Eat slowly and stop when you start to feel satisfied – not full. Young children are experts at this. They eat when they are hungry and stop when they’ve had enough. Try not to eat on the run or in front of your computer or TV screen. You’ll be distracted and won’t notice your body’s signals that you’ve had enough. Have an afternoon snack so you don’t arrive home starved at the end of the day and eat the first thing you can find. Don’t mistake thirst for hunger. Have a glass of water first and if you’re still hungry, eat. Any physical activity during the day is important. It keeps your metabolism working so you burn energy and fat. See more at: TODAY’S LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE • WINTER/SPRING 2014



Eat plenty of Vegetables and Fruit during the winter months. They contain many important nutrients vital to keeping colds and flu away.

Try & Avoid your common cough or cold this “ Winter “


It’s almost winter, yay for warm soups, ugg boots and dressing gowns, but nay for the pesky winter cold and cough. There’s nothing worse in winter than a raspy voice and congested chest. Our tips below will help you to avoid a cold this winter. 1. Get out of the house and the office. Most importantly, the office. Offices are usually breeding grounds for the common cold, if one person in your office gets sick, then usually the rest of them do too. Take regular breaks whilst you’re at

work and get some fresh air. If you see a co-worker sick, tell them to go home to stop the cold from going around the office. If you are sick at work, go home so you don’t make everyone else sick too.

2. Try exercising regularly. If you are healthy, then you are much less likely to suffer from colds and coughs. If you exercise regularly during the lead up to and throughout winter, you will be much less likely to get sick.

4. Eat well. Make sure to pack plenty of vegetables and fruit into your daily diet and to eat healthy and regular meals. The better you eat, the healthier you will be and the less likelihood there is of you catching a cold.

3. Keep your stress levels to a minimum. Try to not get stressed, as stress often leads to poor food and exercise choices and it also makes you more prone to catching a cold this winter.

5. Sleep. At least eight hours a night. The better your sleep pattern is, the less likely you will catch a cold this winter. Rest allows your body to regenerate and replenish itself and without eight hours sleep each night, your body will not function as well, leaving you more susceptible to colds and coughs.

These few tips will reduce the likelihood of a cold or cough this winter. Exercise, healthy eating, regular sleeping patterns, not being around those who are already sick and avoiding stress are sure ways to avoid your common cough or cold this winter. 24


Move more...sit less!

And it’s never too late to start! Active Ageing Australia More than half of all Australian adults are not active enough but luckily, benefits result regardless of when you start. According to Australia’s new Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines, you need to aim for at least 150 minutes of physical activity; break up long periods of sitting time; and include muscle strengthening exercises on at least two days a week. In fact regular physical activity really does make you feel better, giving you more energy to do the things you enjoy, while ensuring you get a good night’s sleep, can better manage stress and also enjoy improved concentration and enhanced memory. If you don’t keep active, daily tasks - such as getting in and out of bed, lifting the kettle, hanging out washing, carrying shopping bags, walking to the letterbox, bus stop and shops, gardening, even driving – can quickly become difficult, and the longer you leave it the harder it is to bounce back. Physical activity such as walking and balance and strength exercises keep your muscles strong so you can continue to perform the routine tasks of daily life, reduce your risk of falling and enjoy living independently for longer.

Keeping active also reduces your risk of chronic disease by controlling weight, blood pressure and cholesterol, and helps in the management of many chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and osteoporosis. There really is no good reason not to be active when you can. There are plenty of simple exercises you can do at home in addition to walking, whether over short or long distances. And for those interested in more social opportunities why not try an organised dance, exercise or tai chi class or join a recreational sporting group? Taking up sport, even in your mid-60s, can contribute to healthy ageing, according to recent British research. A new program in SA, managed by Active Ageing Australia, 5 for 10, offers you a chance to try fun recreational sport activities at an increasing number of community clubs. Currently on offer are dragon boating, aussie bocce, crafty croquet, rusty tennis, lifeball, beach volleyball, indoor rowing, fencing, hits and giggles squash, golf, stand up paddle boarding and even

surfing. You get to try 5 weeks in your chosen activity for $10. Activities are modified for your enjoyment with all equipment and coaching provided. “While walking is a great start, being involved in sport makes you run for the ball...and I like walking too, but this is more of a mental challenge, learning a new skill” claims Cathy of her beach volleyball experience at City Beach. Regulars at indoor rowing at West Lakes keep going back for more, claiming improved fitness for their efforts - and the coffees at the cafe add to the experience. One of our regulars commented, “The social aspect is brilliant. You meet new people and find out what they’re up to.” “I just want a lovely morning playing tennis with no responsibility”, claims one of the newbies to tennis at the Salisbury Recreation Precinct. And one of the 5 for 10 surfing group announced “I never learned to swim until I was 40”. If you haven’t exercised for a while, are recovering from illness or have a chronic condition and are worried about the risks of being active, make sure you talk to your doctor or allied health professional before you get going. Just remember it’s never too late to start and if you are already keeping active, keep at it and enjoy being healthier and happier! If you’d like any more information about the 5 for 10 program or advice on increasing physical activity throughout your day visit or phone Active Ageing Australia on 0883625599.





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arpa active over 50’s Cycling Group If you’re over 50 you’re probably aware that keeping active gets harder as the years go by. Exercises are not particularly interesting by themselves but fortunately there are other options. Have you considered cycling? The ARPA Active Over 50s Cycling Group was formed in April 2008 and runs weekly Wednesday rides around Adelaide and suburbs. The aim of the group is to encourage people to enjoy the benefits of cycling plus good companionship. Not having a bike is no drawback because you can easily hire one for the day from Bicycle SA.

Destinations have included Norton Summit, Barossa Valley, Outer Harbour, Belair, Gawler, Kuitpo Forest, Clare Valley, Millicent and Flinders Ranges, with some trips accessed by train or with overnight stops to allow rides further afield. A highlight for the group was the recent trip in March 2014 to Vietnam and Cambodia. A support vehicle was arranged and bikes were hired there. The trip commenced in Ho Chi Minh City cycling on peaceful roads to Chau Doc and the Cambodian border, on to Kep on the Gulf of Thailand, to Phnom Penh and on to Siem Reap.

The ARPA Cycling Group plan the majority of rides on bike paths around the city and occasionally on country paths that are safe to ride. Rides are set at about 90 minutes duration and conducted at a pace comfortable for all riders, and almost always included a coffee stop at a kiosk or café. The program advises if the terrain is easy, moderate or challenging or if on dirt roads. One Wednesday has a set program and riders decide a destination on the day for the alternate Wednesday.

For more information on the ARPA Active Over 50s Cycling Group go to or phone ARPA Office on 8211 9711 for a ride program.


For a healthy alternative to exercises come cycling with us!



Judy Powell spreading the message in Times Square, New York

Take a minute to check in with your lungs While checking our breast, skin or heart health has become second nature to many Australians, we often ignore our lungs – to our peril. Lung disease causes 14% of all deaths in Australia and it’s estimated that one in seven Australians 40 years or older have airflow limitation to their lungs, which jumps to almost one in three Australians 75 or older. This prompted Lung Foundation Australia to launch a campaign in March, urging Australians to ‘check in’ with their lungs. Lung Foundation Australia’s Director, Marketing and Health Strategy, Heather Allan, said the campaign encouraged people to take an interactive online Lung Health Checklist and to think about their lung health before issues arise.

“This is the first step towards making sure Australians recognise the importance of being in tune with their lungs,” Mrs Allan said. “Most Australians believe they have no lung health issues and very few actually give lung health much thought,” she said. “Lung disease doesn’t discriminate – it affects men and women, young and old, smokers, exsmokers and people who have never smoked,” she said. “Three out of five Australian adults report symptoms or risk factors that put them at risk of possible lung disease.” “We know that early diagnosis opens up more treatment options which can lead to better outcomes for people with lung disease.”


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ver the last six months in my clinic I have come across some absolutely amazing events. One of those is the healing benefits I have seen and heard of from the consumption of virgin coconut oil. Around November last year, I was sitting in my clinic room waiting for my next client when a gentleman I had seen some time ago popped his head around my door and asked me to look at a book he had been reading. I read a few pages here and there and said “it’s fantastic!” in fact I ordered it online that day, it is called Grain Brain by Dr Pearl Mutter. The book was about Alzheimer’s disease, the healing properties of coconut oil and much more.


This gentleman’s wife has Parkinson’s disease and it was quite aggressive, she had trouble walking and wouldn’t go out etc. After consuming three tablespoons of coconut oil per day for a period of less than two months her condition improved remarkably, so much so that she now walks normally and is not afraid to leave the house anymore, much to the surprise of her specialist.

Test Mary found her husband’s score was too low to be accepted into the study for a new vaccine, as part of the test he was asked to draw a clock; the drawing had several random numbers and circles that didn’t resemble a clock at all, so after doing a lot of research Mary came across a press release about an alternative energy source for the brain. The research indicated that in individuals with Alzheimer’s, the uptake of glucose in certain areas of the brain may be inhibited due to the receptors on the brain cells becoming insulin resistant, and as glucose is the primary energy source for the neurons (brain cells) they may suffer irreparable damage. I found this interesting because sugar cravings seem to be quite common in individuals with Alzheimer’s. Insulin resistance doesn’t only affect people with Alzheimer’s but also individuals with dementia, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Parkinson’s, ALS, even autism.

not be consumed, many of us tend to think of saturated fats as “artery clogging”, only virgin organic coconut oil is to be consumed, it is very stable and can stay stable at room temperature for around two years and in fact it can raise your HDL’s good cholesterol which reduces plaque in the arteries and lower LDL’s the so called ‘bad cholesterol’ After thoroughly looking into this Mary thought she had nothing to lose. Mary started her husband on two and a half tablespoons of coconut oil in his oatmeal, and later that day he sat another test in which he had markedly improved. By the end of the week he said it felt like someone had switched on a light, Mary continued to add a little more than two tablespoons of coconut oil to his breakfast every day. Steve’s face became animated again, he became more alert, started to cut the lawn again, empty the dishwasher etc. After two weeks on coconut oil Mary asked Steve to draw a clock again, he drew a circle with all the numbers around it and lines going out to the numbers, looking much more like a clock now! after 37 days on coconut oil it was even better again, his gait was better and he just continued to improve in other ways as well.

Shortly after this event, I watched a YouTube video about the benefits of virgin coconut oil in relation to Alzheimer’s, the speaker was Dr Mary Newport and the story was about her husband Steve who was in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s. After doing a Mini-Mental Status Exam

During Mary’s research she discovered that neurons could also use medium chain fatty acids as a source of energy which are readily available in coconut oil. Medium chain fatty acids are partially metabolised by the liver to Ketones which then enter the bloodstream. Ketones increase circulation to the brain and have the ability to readily cross the blood brain barrier so they can be used by the brain as fuel. Studies conducted on coconut oil around the 1940’s, were done using hydrogenated coconut oil which should



Mary has continued to do research about MCT oil and Ketones and has found a world-renowned researcher on Ketones, Richard L. Veech M.D., a metabolic specialist at the National Institute of

Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr Veech is hoping to eventually provide individuals with Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders with a more stable and constant blood level of Ketones by using a “ketone ester” that packs an ever greater punch than regular coconut oil, however this is not available to the public yet. I feel I must say that we need to remember that we are all unique individuals and what works for one doesn’t always work for another but coconut oil has definitely made an impression on me. And just maybe it can help someone dear to you. If you would like to read more about this fascinating subject Mary T. Newport has written a book titled: Alzheimer’s disease: What If There Was a Cure?

Lynne Singlewood Lynne Singlewood has taught Iridology and herbal medicine at Endeavour College, she also lectures Emotional Iridology at WEA. She has a passion to help the community with their health and well being. Her deep love of iridology and herbal medicine is infectious.

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Menopause does not protect women from cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is almost always linked to the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is spread through genital skin to genital skin contact during sexual activity. A recent study of women aged 35-60 found that HPV in women at, or after, menopause may have been acquired years earlier. In fact, menopause may occur at a time of higher risk for reactivation of the virus. There are many types of HPV, with some strains known to be more highly associated with cervical cancer than others. Some strains cause warts on the hands; others cause papillomas on the feet. While HPV is very common (affecting about 80 per cent of sexually active people at some point), most people never know they have it as they may not experience symptoms or symptoms may not appear for months or years down the track. Older women often mistakenly believe their risk of cervical cancer is low, perhaps because they have had a hysterectomy, are widowed or are no longer sexually active. This belief is far from the reality that most cases of cervical cancer occur in women over 50. This is a consequence of an approximate 10 year delay in the development of cervical cancer after being exposed to the HPV virus. The recurrence rate in older women highlights the need to continue to have regular Pap tests, even after stopping being sexually active. One of the biggest risk factors for cervical cancer is the number of sexual partners a woman has had. For baby boomers, many of whom enjoyed their sexual liberation in the sexual revolution of the ‘60s and ‘70s, may be at a significantly higher risk of HPV than women from previous generations.

The best advice for knowing whether you have HPV • • • •

The best way to detect HPV is by having regular Pap tests, even if you are no longer sexually active. For more accurate testing, a colposcopy or HPV DNA test can be done. These are usually only done with women who have a history of abnormal cervical changes. The HPV vaccine is highly effective in reducing the risk of cervical cancer; however, it must be administered before any sexual activity. If it was given after the commencement of sexual activity, it is recommended that you have regular pap screening. Pap tests are recommended every two years for women, even if they have had the HPV vaccine.


The future of Pap screening There is currently an important research project being conducted called COMPASS, which is a joint project between the Victorian Cytology Service and the University of NSW. This trial is looking at ways of screening for cervical cancer using HPV testing, as an alternative to Pap screening. The trial is also looking at increasing the length of time between Pap tests. The trial results will show if this new approach, coupled with the highly effective vaccination program, is more effective in cervical cancer prevention. Published with permission of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health 1800 JEAN HAILES (532 642) 30


Arthritis is the major cause of disability and chronic pain in Australia, with 3.85million Australians affected

Arthtritic Joints in a patients foot and hand.

Nearly one in five Australians has arthritis. Today arthritis impacts directly on more than 3.85 million people, or 18.5 per cent of the population. By 2050 it is projected there will be 7 million Australians with arthritis. And it’s wrong to think arthritis is just an inevitable part of getting older; it isn’t, most people diagnosed with arthritis are of working age and even children can get arthritis too. Arthritis is Australia’s major cause of disability and pain and in 2002 it was declared a National Health Priority.

There is a widely held belief that arthritis is simply a consequence of age, the pain of growing old. But arthritis is not a natural part of ageing. In fact 2.4 million of all people suffering from the disease are of working age.

Research suggests that early intervention can delay the onset of the disease and may reduce the number of cases of osteoarthritis by about 500,000 within 15 years. You can prevent arthritis by having a healthy diet, regular exercise and by eating plenty of foods Arthritis is an umbrella term for over 100 medical that are rich in omega three, such as fish. conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, specifically joints where two or more bones meet. Arthritis is not yet Arthritis-related problems include pain, stiffness, curable. While the inflammation and damage to joint cartilage and condition is usually surrounding structures. This can result in joint manageable, it weakness, instability and deformities that can invariably impacts on a interfere with the most basic daily tasks such patient’s quality of life as walking, driving a car and preparing food. and includes varying degrees of discomfort Arthritis is the major cause of disability and chronic and pain. pain in Australia, with 3.85million Australians affected at a cost to our economy of more than $23.9 billion each year in medical care. According to leading researcher Access Economics, current trends suggest that, by 2050, 7 million Australians will suffer from some form of arthritis.

While there are about 100 forms of arthritis, the three most significant - osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout - account for more than 95 per cent of cases in Australia.





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rial clogging and heart attack, has over the past years been approached with reduction and, or avoidance of dietary fats.

It has been led to believe that cholesterol, as many other conditions, is something we need to fight. Contrary to popular belief, what is commonly referred to as high cholesterol (>5.5) IS NOT a disease in itself. You should think carefully before decreasing blood cholesterol levels. One should seek to understand the reason for its increase rather than blindly succumbing to dangerously decreasing its levels. Cholesterol is a crucial steroid (fat/lipid) hormone

However, opposite to common belief nature-created fats in their raw state will rarely affect cholesterol levels the way man-made fats will. Transfatty acids, also known as margarine, vegetable oils or man-made oils may present a tendency to increase LDL cholesterol. There is nothing harmful about good quality raw milk butter, raw full-fat dairy products and grassfed animals. The issue lays in the fact the latter are no longer found in the quality that nature originally made

existing in ALL cells of our body; and is created in times of stress. Cholesterol is carried in the blood by small molecules call lipoproteins, low density lipoproteins (LDLs) referred to as “bad cholesterol”; high density lipoproteins (HDLs) referred to as “good Cholesterol”, and triglycerides (TGs)/ These three blood markers are the most widely looked at and tested medically. Reduction of DLD levels, which have been implicated in arte-

them, influencing our blood cholesterol. Homogenization, pasturization, reducing fat, taking the fat out, feeding animals grains of genetically modified origin have created a deleterious effect in the nature of dairy and animal flesh products.


Another food group have contributed equally if not more to the rise in cholesterol levels are carbohydrates and simple sugars. When man com-

menced the industrial revolution grains were heavily pushed into our diets: cereal grains for breakfast, white bread with every meal. The higher the intake of carbohydrates the higher the blood cholesterol and consequently the higher the risk for arterial clogging and heart disease. Cholesterol supports vitamin D production by converting sunlight to this vitamin. Cholesterol is further involved in production of sex hormones, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone as well as adrenal/steroid stress hormones such as cortisol, cortisone and adrenalin. It means that long-term stress levels will cause the body to manufacture more cholesterol from which the body will manufacture the stress hormones to help the body copy with the insult. Enviromental stresses such as heavy metal exposure can also stress the liver and consequently raise cholesterol levels. Exposure to mercury, cadmium and lead can disrupt absorption of essential nutrients that support

healthy blood lipids. Therefore, heavy metal testing and adequate treatment for the heavy metal is a fundamental step for maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels. Do not succumb to natural plant sterol or pharmaceutical treatment until your physician has looked for the cause and exhauster all treatment avenues.


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nsomnia is not only annoying but it can also cause many different issues during the day. It is hard to do daily functions when you have not had enough sleep to make your body work and to function at its highest potential to do all the things you need to do each day. There are many different symptoms associated with insomnia such as a hard time falling asleep, waking during the night many different times, having trouble getting back to sleep, waking up too early and not feeling refreshed when waking up in the morning.

Medical Causes of Insomnia There are several medical causes of insomnia. Some of these include depression, anxiety, chronic stress, along with pain or discomfort at night. Many different medications that are prescribed for other medical issues outside of insomnia also have the side effect of causing insomnia. Other causes include environmental causes such as noise, lighting and extreme cold or hot temperatures.

Causes of Insomnia in Elderly There are also several different causes of insomnia in the elderly. Mental stress can cause countless hours of laying awake at night worrying about the issues you or your partner are having. Medical issues can cause pain and discomfort. Along with medical

issues comes medication and many medications have side effects that will cause insomnia. Lack of being active during the day is a major reason, elderly people cannot sleep. Insomnia is usually not an isolated incident but rather a persistent condition. About 75 percent of people with insomnia say they have it for at least one year, and half suffer for three years. It can also take on many different forms and may include: Insomnia will affect your hormone levels and accelerate aging, and may also play a role in diabetes, depression and cancer. While it may be tempting to look for a pill to quickly help you sleep, these will not address the top underlying causes of such sleep disorders, which include: •

Stress: All types of negative emotions, including worry, fear, anxiety, etc., can keep you up at night. Stress tops the list when it comes to pinning down the cause of insomnia and other sleep disturbances. Thinking about the days events: could be health problems, you or your partner, financial, or the death of a family member

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Tips To help insomnia Try to go to bed at the same time each night. Make sure there is enough fresh air coming into the bedroom. Not too many blankets. Ensure your sheets smell fresh use lavender to store your sheets. Do not drink alcohol or caffeine 2 hours before bed-time. Have a warm not- too hotrelaxed bath or shower. Dissolve a cup of Himalayan Salt in water. Use candles or incents. 1/2 hour before bed, make a fist and massage the outside & inside of each leg in a downward motion. Have a cup of camomile tea. (no caffeine) Use lavender oil near your pillow, or use incense. Buy a lavender pillow Listen to some relaxing music. Or imagine you are resting on a cloud. Feel it slowly moving, as it moves, you become sleepy. See the cloud covering your body, watch the moon slowly drift past your cloud; at the same time concentrate on your breathing. Slow in and out breaths, until your breathing is relaxed. If you wake during the night and cannot get back to sleep DO NOT STAY IN BED. Get up and have a another cup of camomile tea. Return to bed, concentrate on breathing in and out.

in turn can affect your memory and immune system, your heart and metabolism, and much more -including your risk of cancer.

Why Does Too Little Sleep Driving a car with lack of sleep over 3 days; will affect your driving, it is Increase Your Risk of Death? like being over the limit and there is Too little sleep impacts your levels of thyroid and stress hormones, which

a very high percentage of having an accident.





ETIREMENT was something my husband & I had not actively planned or discussed We both knew it was coming but when you are both working and things are on track, we both wanted to work until it was not longer possible. In December 2010 we had gone on holiday to Queensland to stay with Dean’s brother and his family. Trevor has a wife and two adult girls. He has a business that takes him away from home and has five acres in the Hinterland at Cedar Creek. His youngest daughter, Brianne, (Bree) has 7 horses and is currently in the Queensland State Equestrian Team. We were enjoying our holiday and the subject of retirement came up and Trevor (brother) said something like when are you both retiring? We both shrugged and said we have no idea. Later the next day Trevor said to Dean “I have a proposition for you and Julie. How would you like to live here and look after the property, mow the lawn, feed the horses etc,

in exchange you can live in the other house for a small rent. So started our thoughts on retirement. Back in Adelaide, we discussed it lightly with a couple of friends, and their comment was What is stopping you. This was everyone’s thoughts. Gradually we came to the conclusion that our family was grown and living their own lives, why not give it a go. We could skype, text and Queensland is less than 2 hours away by plane. Our retirement would start June 30th 2011. This started to come together, as it happened a family member needed a house to rent, so he moved into our house. We arranged a few pieces of furniture, clothes and minimum of stuff to be transported. Dean was going to drive up there and Jake our cat and I would fly. We had a retirement party and took lots of photos and

said goodbye to everyone. Dean left 3 days prior to me, but we arrived on the same day. Look out retirement, here we come! The next couple of months we explored our new home....driving on the motor way was very scary. Now I am no “Driving Miss Daisy” type of driver, always getting picked up for speeding. These Queensland drivers are crazy, I am doing 110 and they are giving me dirty looks. “Hurry up old lady or get off the road.” The roads are great I must say. Initially I did find it very scary but with the help of our GPS we navigated our way around the round abouts; getting frustrated; but eventually I got the hang off just pulling out in front of any vehicle in my way and giving the finger to anyone who gave me “the look”. We bought a laptop, new TV, new lounge. This took time, we explored the shopping centres and several hotels. The closest being 17 klms away.

Are you ready for Retirement ?


Of course Dean & I shared the driving, he drove there and I drove home. Our cat Jake eventually found the courage to move off the patio; and just as his confidence rose, Courtney, Trevor’s daughter, came for a visit with her dog, who accidently came face to face with Jake. He took off, Jake took off and flew up huge tree and couldn’t get down. After about an hour he literally fell out the tree and hid under the house for another two hours. He came out and his only injury was one of his claws was bleeding a little and his confidence bruised. Needless to say it took him another 3 weeks to venture out. His did make friends with the other two shed cats named Sootie and Charlie.

us something to look forward to. As we settled into our life of feeding the horses, cleaning out the stables. Every afternoon, we enjoyed sitting out the back near the stables, having a glass of wine (Beer for Dean). Every afternoon, Dean said the same thing “This is like being in Heaven”. Sometimes Trevor & Kristen would join us, but mainly Brianne would wander down and talk about her horses, the dogs, what she thought of her becoming a teacher. She & Dean formed a lovely relationship. Her parents had left Adelaide when she was only 2, so she really did not know her Uncle (she was now 20) and it was so nice to watch them bonding. We played with the dogs, went swimming, I read books, (book after to book), had a fabulous tan.

Trevor and Kristen introduced us to the horse events and we met some lovely people and beautiful horses. Dean was so rapted, he became a cross country judge; enjoying every minute. I also helped out, this gave

Christmas came, we had been there for 6 months. I missed my family and friends. I didn’t know at the time; there is a name for it; I still don’t know what it is called; but I suddenly thought “ is this what I am doing for


the rest of my life? I know it sounds lovely, and it was, but something was missing. I did not say anything to Dean, but for a man he is quite perceptive sometimes. Out of the blue he said, “Do you want to go to Adelaide for a couple of days”. No No I’m fine, just feeling a little low, it will pass. He always goes to the V8 race and naturally already had tickets. He said “When I go to Adelaide, why don’t you get Suzie (my daughter) to come up here and you can spend time with her. So it was arranged for Suzie & Taylor (my grand daughter) to arrive as Dean & Trevor were leaving. We had a fabulous time, went shopping, went to Movie World, got drenched to the skin, but we didn’t care. The time went too fast and then they were gone. It was so good to see them, BUT it only increase my restlessness. Then came the humidity and the bugs. I cannot describe the humidity, how I hated it. The bugs - I was a magnet for every type of bug, they invaded the house, I


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walked outside and was covered with bugs. They bit me, and with every bite I became a little more emotionally hysterical. Then the crunch came, I got bitten by a group of ants, they had white heads and were on my wrist, and could not get them off. I went down to find Dean to show him the bites. While I was showing him, I got bitten 3 times by some flying ants, flying cockroaches, or some flying pre historical something. It was terrible, the bites developed into 3 red circles with a hard lump in the middle which started weeping. This tipped me be over the edge. I started crying. Now I am no fainting Lily, I think I am pretty adaptable to most situations; but this just made me feel so bad. Late that afternoon, Dean said very casually, “Do you want to go home?” I burst into tears saying yes. He said no more, I dried my tears and thought Oh well, the dramas over. But the next day, Dean said “Do you really want to go home” I said yes, then he

said “ok lets go”. You have never seen anyone get onto the transport company so fast. Unfortunately it would take 3 weeks before they could book us in. We would arrive back in Adelaide April 27 2012.

accident at home using the bobcat and tractor. Unfortunately he was killed instantly. I think our move was planned by the Universe -plans that did not include us living permanently in Queensland.

We started packing, the time dragged, Trevor was accepting, Brianne was sad, Kristen, well she just got on with her life.

Would I do it again? Yes? No? Maybe? I would retire, stay put for 6 months and then make a decision. I do know I am happy working part-time, Dean is happy in the garden, not a weed to be seen, he is happy wandering up to the local hotel talking bull to the old cronies. We did something different, for us it did not work out, we had an adventure, met some lovely people, some beautiful animals . We are now home and at peace.....................

We decided to drive home, this included Jake in the back seat, surrounded by stuff we needed when we got home. The rest of our furniture followed. Our house was ready for us, our family member moved out, he was not unhappy to move, knowing that if we came home, he would move. 2 days after we arrived home I had a job, not my ideal job, but I was mixing with other people, earning money again, able to see family and friends again. We have been back for 9 months, just after we arrived home Trevor had an

Do I have any advice for those of you about to retire? No you must do your own thing, do what is good for you - even if it turns out it isn’t right for you in the long run. The lesson I learned, appreciate those who love you and enjoy the ride to wherever it may take you......





entosa Residence Umalas, the new luxury residential enclave by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts, is now offering One Bedroom Villas, generously-sized One Bedroom and Two-bedroom Premium Villas and Three Bedroom Residences. Sprawling over 6.5 hectares of beautifully landscaped, verdant tropical gardens in Umalas, Bali’s most exclusive residential hamlet is nestled on the banks of the Umalas River and blends seamlessly with the picturesque rice terraces of the island’s southern Kerobokan region. This fully integrated resort-style community will operate under the management of Sentosa Worldwide Resorts, a name synonymous with contemporary tropical luxury and elegant simplicity.

“Sentosa Worldwide Resorts has always operated under the spirit and philosophy of ‘design-driven luxury’, affordability without compromising on service or quality. We are proud to launch Sentosa Residence Umalas as a game-changer in redefining a new generation of lifestyle shift-seekers. Located in one of Bali’s most desirable neighbourhoods, the design-savvy, contemporary architecture with a colonial twist blends perfectly with the natural setting that retains its harmony and beauty. Sentosa Residence Umalas will undoubtedly appeal to those people who are determined to live life to the fullest, with the comfort and security of a five star resort” said Ian Duffell, CEO of Sentosa Worldwide Resorts.

comforts of luxury resort-style living with the island’s generous charms. Residents can rest easy with round-theclock security, including secured parking for more than 100 vehicles, and enjoy the on-site conveniences of a bank and a 24-hour, fully equipped, world-class medical centre. Dining and shopping abound with international restaurants, boutiques and a gourmet deli on the premises, whilst relaxation and recreation choices include a state-of-the-art gymnasium, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a beauty salon, a well-stocked library, an art house offering classes in ceramics, drawing, painting and handicrafts, an outdoor cinema, a residents’ clubhouse, as well as treatments and therapies by a world-class spa and a medical spa. The richness and diversity of local culture is reflected in an enchanting and ornate Balinese temple flanking the edge of the resort community, whilst strategically positioned riverside Balinese-style wooden pavilions, miniature parks, a meandering jogging track around the resort’s periphery, recreational areas and mini gardens, provide residents with ample opportunities for outdoor barbecues, socialising with other residents or, simply, soaking up the beauty and serenity of local surroundings.

Ranging in size from 130 to more than 400 square metres, Sentosa Residence Umalas offers breezy, casual-chic, sophisticated living with an exclusive collection of 133 villas, all stylishly blending indoor and outdoor living with spacious outdoor decks and patios, and for all Premium Designed to be completely harmonious with Bali’s natural villas, either private gardens or private swimming pools. beauty and its myriad flora and fauna, Sentosa Residence Umalas comfortably balances the conveniences and



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Dining and shopping abound with international restaurants, boutiques and a gourmet deli on the premises. One Bedroom Villa French doors open to reveal sunny courtyards fringed with tropical greenery. Facilities include an LED flat screen TV, DVD player and ‘surround sound’ music system. A well-equipped open plan kitchen includes a breakfast counter with seating for two. A beautifully appointed en suite bedroom features a King Koil spring bed, fine linens, a walk-in wardrobe, and glass doors opening onto a patio. The One Bedroom Villas have a land size of 131 square metres and living space of 100 square metres. One Bedroom Premium Villa Includes features mentioned in non premium villa plus elegant sofas, home entertainment system and ‘surround sound’ music system. The stylish bedroom has an extensive built-in wardrobe, private timber deck with courtyard furniture and tropical plants. A generously-sized bathroom features sleek modern fittings, an oversize rain shower, and a beautiful freestanding bathtub overlooking the tranquil garden and private pool. The One Bedroom Premium Villa land size ranges from 190 to 238 square metres, including a spacious living area of 145 square metres. Two Bedroom Premium Villa Residents entering the Two Bedroom Premium Villas will find serene tropical gardens surrounding a private pool and deck, beautifully enhanced by a fully furnished tropical lanai. The stylish master bedroom opens up onto the pool and garden whilst a guest bedroom has its own private courtyard. Both bedrooms have extensive built-in wardrobes, private timber decks with courtyard furniture and tropical plants. Includes all lounge and bathroom features mentioned in premium villa.

Two Bedroom Premium Villas have a land size of 282 square metres, with 185 square metres of living space. Three Bedroom Residence the Three Bedroom Residences include all the comforts a luxury home has to offer, with the added security of a gated community. Spread over two levels, the freestanding residences include private undercover parking for up to three vehicles and a private swimming pool. With three beautifully designed colonial-style layouts to choose from, each Three Bedroom Residence comes fully furnished and is styled with soothing finishes and sophisticated modern furnishings. Spacious living areas overlook the swimming pool and include a fully equipped open-plan kitchen with breakfast bar, a large dining area comfortably seating eight people and plush sofas. The larger residences feature a library/study that could also be converted into a fourth bedroom. Includes all lounge and bathroom features from the Two Bedroom Villa. The Three Bedroom Residences have land sizes ranging from 400 to 442 square metres and build sizes ranging from 300 to 425 square metres.

Sentosa Residence Umalas The village of Umalas is an enchanting little ‘green belt’ hamlet on the banks of the Umalas River. Charming boutiques, cafes, art galleries and bakeries dot the neighbourhood, while a mere five minutes away Seminyak beckons with the more cosmopolitan allures of world-famous beach clubs, designer boutiques, gourmet restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. The award-winning Greg Norman-designed Nirwana Golf Club, with its dramatic ocean and rice paddy views, is a 30-minute drive, while Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar is just 45 minutes away by car.

Villas at Sentosa Residence Umalas range in price from USD 199,000 to USD 699,000 and completion of the project is expected by the end of 2015.

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Give your Retirement Funds a

in the lead up to finishing work

Transition To Retirement The super rules now allow people who have reached their preservation age (currently 55) to generate an income from their accumulated benefit. This can mean a cut back in working hours without reducing take home pay or putting in place increased contributions to super via salary sacrifice, again while keeping the same take home pay. The strategy may also be used just to generate extra income to fund higher mortgage repayments or pre-retirement home improvements. Transition to Retirement Pensions (TTR) are of benefit due to the favourable tax rates for super and pensions. When salary sacrificing to super you pay 15% tax rather than your marginal tax rate. The difference in tax rates mean that you can save more through super than by taking salary and saving directly.

Pensions received from super between age 55 and 60 may be partially taxed, depending on the components of your super, but a 15% tax rebate is received, effectively making this source of income less highly taxed than salary. Once you reach age 60, pensions from super are tax free and do not need to be reported on your tax return. In addition while income in a super fund is taxed at 15%, income in a pension fund is tax free. The combination of all these tax breaks is what makes TTTR so powerful in assisting people to retire earlier than they might otherwise be able to or allow them to give their retirement funds a super charged boost in the lead up to finishing work.

Retirement looks different with some financial advice Most of us have different ideas about when we’d like to stop work and what we’d like to do once we reach retirement. But the steps in between work and retirement can be complex. • Can I afford to retire? • Do I have to stop working or can I transition to retirement? • How can I maximise my age pension entitlement from Centrelink? • What do I need to do today to start making my retirement plans a reality?

Seeking professional and personal advice from a qualified adviser doesn’t have to cost the earth and it can help you: • Create an ongoing retirement income stream • Find peace of mind whilst avoiding costly mistakes • Implement a retirement solution tailored to your personal situation. We are delighted to offer you an obligation free appointment to see how we can assist. Call Intrinsic Financial Planning on 8236 1569 or visit our website at

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Give your Retirement funds a super Charged Boost Case study Elizabeth aged 55 earns $90,000 per annum. She plans to work for another 10 years and has $300,000 in super in a balanced portfolio, earning an average return of 7% per annum. Elizabeth does not want to change her current lifestyle. We advise Elizabeth to implement a TTR pension which will supplement her salary and to set up salary sacrifice into super through her employer.

Salary Less salary sacrifice TTR pension income Taxable income Tax and Medicare Levy 15% pension tax offset Take home pay

Without strategy

With strategy

$90,000 Nil Nil $90,000 $22,597

$90,000 $16,900* $13,586 $86,686 $21,321





* Salary sacrifice plus employer contributions are capped at $25,000 currently

Elizabeth now has an extra $779 contributed to super, after contribution tax is deducted, pays $3,314 less income tax and has pension funds building up tax free. Based on her assumed super returns it is estimated that over the 10 years she will save an extra $76,000 into her super compared to not using a TTR pension.

Pam Gray is an Authorised Representative of Financial Services Partners ABN 15 089 512 587, AFSL 237590. Intrinsic Financial Planning Pty Ltd ABN 66 130 796 318 is a Corporate Authorised Representative of Financial Services Partners Pty Ltd ABN 15 089 512 58, AFSL 237 590 The information (including taxation) in this article is general information only and does not constitute personal advice. It has been prepared without taking into account any of your individual objectives, financial solutions or needs. Before acting on this advice you should consider the appropriateness of this advice, having regard for your own objectives, financial situation and needs. You should seek personal financial advice from a qualified financial adviser before acting on the information.



orthern Respite Care offers three programs for carers living in the northern suburbs of Adelaide - one on one home visits, a Wednesday Men’s outing group and a Friday Ladies group. The aim of the program is to meet the needs of carers of the frail and aged who live in the Salisbury, Playford and Tea Tree Gully Council areas in order to help them maintain, with maximum independence, their caring role and to enhance the quality of life for both the carer and the care recipient. We achieve this through the commitment of a dedicated team of volunteers who provide services to the care recipient so the carer can have a break from the caring process. Home visits entail a volunteer visiting either in the home or through outings for a couple of hours each week or fortnight, the Ladies group have a team of female volunteers who pick up female care recipients each week for lunch and a visit to op shops, a park to

feed the ducks or general shopping, while our Men’s Outing service boasts a team of male volunteers who collect male care recipients each week for morning tea and then a lunch activity. The Service is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the National Respite for Carers Program and is auspiced by Lyell McEwin Volunteers. For further information regarding the programs or to volunteer, contact:

Program Manager P: 8182 9800 M: 0411 117 323 E:

Work until 70?

Why old dogs must learn new tricks By Greg Jericho


he numbers look bad for ageing Australia: The Victorian Health Department found in 2006 by 2050 only 46% of people will be of prime that males from the least disadvantaged 20% of the working age, while 25% will be over 65. population had a life expectancy of over three and half years more than a male from the most disadCurrently the retirement age is 65, but it will increase vantaged 20% of the population. by six months every two years from 2017 until it reaches 67 in 2025. This means that those born after This increased life expectancy occurs also for those 1 January 1957 will have to wait until they are 67 to who reached 60. Those 60-year-old males from the retire. least disadvantaged backgrounds are expected to live to 84 years and six months compared to 82 years The reason the Grattan Institute and others such as and two months for those from the most disadvanthe productivity commission believe the retirement taged backgrounds. age should be lifted to 70 can be summed up in two graphs. Thus raising the pension age hurts those who spend their days as labourers or working in a childcare The first is the life expectancy of people aged 65. centre more than someone who spends his days sitBack when the pension was introduced in 1909, ting behind a desk writing and making graphs (ie, 65-year-olds on average could expect to live for just me). Similarly, because the pension is means tested, 11 to more 12 years (depending on gender). Now a those who go on the full pension are, obviously, 65-year-old on average is expected to live for 18 to more likely to be on lower incomes. 22 more years. The Grattan Institute also proposes to hit older So people are on pensions for longer than they used wealthier Australians by increasing the age at which to be – which means they cost the government you can access superannuation to 70 and by reducmore. That would be OK if we had an increase in ing the 15% tax concession threshold on annual the number of people below the retirement age superannuation contributions from $25,000 (and working and paying tax to pay for it. for over 59-year-olds from $35,000) to $10,000. The Grattan Institute estimates that this measure In 2000, 56% of the adult population was in the would have almost no impact on the bottom 20% prime working age of 25 to 54, and only 16% were of income earners, as “superannuation contribution over 65. Just 13 years later, those in the prime work- concessions mostly benefit older people on high ing age have dropped by four percentage points incomes”. to 52%, and the over 65s have increased by two percentage points to 18%. Currently, over 65s account for 17% of the adult population and 3.5% of all employed. By 2050 This trend is expected to continue such that by they could account for 10% of all workers. 2050 (ie when those born in 1985 turn 65) only 46% of the population will be of prime-working And it is here that I believe the economic problem age, and 25% will be over 65. will require more than an economic solution. It will require both employers and employees to adapt – to This issue seems straightforward, but unfortunately realise that you can teach old dogs new tricks, that the “average” life expectancy varies across all strata just as people can change careers when they are 30, of society. Not surprisingly those on higher incomes they can when they are 55 – especially if they still who work non-manual labour live longer. have 15 years of working life to go. TODAY’S LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE • WINTER/SPRING 2014


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What to do when someone dies When a loved one dies it is normal for someone to contact a funeral home within the first few hours proceeding death. Sometimes if death has occurred in a nursing home the staff will make contact with the selected funeral home on the family’s behalf, otherwise a family member or friend will ring the funeral home. Most funerals homes provide a 24 hour service to support families at this very difficult time. Who will then advise on what actions need to occur next in order for arrangements to be made.


When a Death Occurs At Home When death occurs at home as the result of an illness, although expected is still distressing. In these cases the doctor should be called in order for death to be certified. Once the doctor has attended the funeral home can be 42

contacted and the deceased person can be removed from the home and taken into care. If a doctor is unable to issue a cause of death or the deceased has not seen their doctor in the last three months, the doctor will then refer the death to the Coroner.

When a Death Occurs elsewhere If death occurs away from the home and hospital and cause of death can be established a medical certificate will be issued by their own doctor in consultation with the attending doctor. Where cause of death cannot be established the death will be referred to the Coroner.

Registering a Death Once the medical certificate has been issued, death will be registered with Births Deaths and Marriages by the funeral home. Details taken from the family at the time of arranging the funeral

will be supplied to the Registrar and this will form the information on the death certificate when it is supplied. The death certificate is normally received by the funeral home approximately 10 working days after the funeral. If the death was reported to a Coroner and a Post Mortem performed to establish the cause of death, the initial certificate will only be an interim certificate. The certificate with the cause of death will follow a few months later once inquiry is complete. The interim certificate is still able to be supplied to whoever may require it. When supplying the death certificate to organizations, only ever provide a copy and the copy must be certified by a Justice of the Peace.


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Funeral services

A viewing is a special time for family and friends to pay their respects to their loved one who is present, dressed for service and presented in their coffin or casket. Holding a viewing is a valuable experience, and is part of the funeral traditions of many peoples and cultures. Should you wish to hold a viewing, various options are available.

Funeral services are formal gatherings, often presided over by a member of a church or a celebrant. They can be traditional or modern, a reflection on life, religious, spiritual or a celebration of a life.

Viewing can be in the funeral home, your home, a church, a chapel or at a difference place.

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The Role of the Coroner If death has occurred in any of the following circumstances the death may be referred to the coroner; Where the person died unexpectedly and the cause of death is unknown

Many funeral homes specialize Where the person died in a violent or in tailoring the funeral service unnatural circumstance to your spiritual, cultural and emotional needs A death during, as a result of or 24

Graveside services A service at the graveside can be an important time to say goodbye. Graveside services can be in addition to a funeral service held at another venue or can be the sole service. There are many options available to you should you wish to hold a graveside service to honour your loved one, for example through the release of balloons, doves or butterflies.

hours following a surgical procedure.

A death which occurs within 24 hours of being discharged from a hospital or within 24 hours of seeking emergency treatment from a hospital Where the person was ‘held’ in care or in custody immediately before they died. Where a doctor has been unable to sign a death certificate giving the cause of death or; Where the identity of the person who died is not known





Pictured: Mawson Chapel, Centennial Park

Q uestions for a Funeral director If my loved one dies suddenly, is it important to view the body. If so why? Regardless of whether someone passes suddenly, or it was anticipated due to medical issues, a viewing can be a beautiful experience for those who have lost a loved one. It can be helpful in coming to terms with the passing. It allows a time to say final goodbyes in private; and it can be reassuring to see a loved one at peace, especially after the care and attention has been given to the deceased by funeral staff. Your funeral director will usually make a recommendation if a viewing is not advisable for any reason, including the circumstance of the death. Who dresses the body & applies the make-up.

effects of rigor mortis and slows down decomposition. Natural fluids in the body are replaced with chemicals to restore a ‘plumpish’ look to the skin, and to restore volume to internal spaces and organs. During embalming, the facial features of a deceased are also set into a peaceful, relaxed position. How long does it take for the body to break down completely after a burial? It really does depend; factors such as embalming, the type of coffin, the water content and acidity of the soil will all have an impact. Generally, soft tissue decomposition is complete within a year. Teeth and bones may take up to 50 years to decompose. Nails and hair were never alive to begin with, as they are formed by dead cells. However, the skin of the scalp and fingers does shrink as it tightens and decomposes, and this can make it look like the hair and nails continues to grow. Have you seen a body sit up or move after death? No, although we did recently read about a man in South America recovering from a heart attack while in a morgue.

Usually a qualified mortician, their mortuary assistants and funeral home staff. Many morticians and mortuary assistants have skills as make-up artists and are happy to work to a photo provided by the family, or to accommodate special requests. Depending on the size of the funeral home, it may also be possible to request that a loved one be dressed by a female, or a male, depending on family preference. Sometimes family members request to dress their loved one for the funeral, which can be performed under the supervision of the mortician. I have heard of the “death rattle” what exactly is it and how does it sound? A dying person can sometimes lose their ability to swallow, leading to a build-up of saliva in the throat. This can create a sound somewhere between a gargle and a choking sound. After the body has been taken by the Funeral Director, can I sit alone with my loved one at the Funeral Home, before the funeral? When this is arranged formally, it is called a viewing. However, most funeral directors will, depending upon what else is happening at the funeral home, accommodate a request to spend some time with a deceased before they begin preparations begin for the funeral. However, this may not always be possible. Can you describe embalming? It is a preserving technique that takes several hours to perform and is performed by a qualified embalmer. It enhances the presentation of the body, counteracts the




Q uestions for a Funeral director What is being done to make “burying” more eco friendly. I read somewhere that a Swedish Company is freeze drying the body instead of burying the body & coffin so that burials will be “more green” in the future. Is this happening in Australia? Some cemeteries in Australia offer natural burial or memorial areas and to be able to use one, restrictions are placed on things like chemical embalming, what type of paints or stains can be used on a coffin, no metal handles, and coffins to be made from sustainable materials. When a deceased is interred in a natural memorial reserve, without embalming, in a coffin made from simple natural fibres; this represents the most environmentally-friendly form of burying someone. There are a range of new funerals options. Freeze drying (promession) is in its infancy and will be a while yet before it is available widely. Water cremation (aquamation) is available on the Gold Coast in Australia. Are more people being buried or cremated? Across Australia, close to 7 out of every 10 deceased will be cremated. However this largely driven by trends in metropolitan areas, as in rural and regional Australia, rates of burial to cremation vary greatly. What is the current trend at funerals?


There is no one-size fits all funeral and so the trend is definitely to tailor a funeral service

to the family it is for, and to the loved one being farewelled. For some, a traditional church service is what will give them the most comfort while for others, a real celebration of a loved one’s life is what is desired. As an adjunct to that though, technology has become an established part of funeral services, though digital music, videos, photos and online memorials being included in the ceremony. If my loved one has been murdered or committed suicide, do you recommend a viewing of the body from a mental point of view? After finding out the circumstances of the death, and speaking to the family, a funeral director will usually be well-placed to make a recommendation about whether a viewing will be a positive experience. A viewing can be an intimate moment. In the circumstances of suicide or a violent passing at the hands of another, it may provide a peaceful counterpoint to the manner of death. Another consideration will be the condition of the body once it is released by the coroner. Does the family have the right to refuse an autopsy if death happened in hospital? In South Australia, a next of kin can refuse a hospital autopsy, however this is not a right and can be overridden if, for example, there are legitimate public health issues or if the death is reportable to the Coroner.

The next of kin may make a written request to the Coroner not to perform an autopsy which will be considered but weighed against the Coroner’s judicial duties. What is the difference between an autopsy from the coroner and a hospital autopsy? An autopsy at a hospital is performed to determine the official cause of death which will be recorded on a Death Certificate. In a Coronial autopsy, a Coroner will also seek to make a finding of the circumstances of a death. A hospital autopsy may lead to a Coronial autopsy, depending on what the hospital determines or at the request of police. A Coronial autopsy is therefore part of a judicial investigation into a death. Some people don’t want a funeral service – how does this work? There can be many reasons not to hold a funeral service, in which case a deceased may simply be buried or cremated without a social gathering to mark the occasion. Arrangements will still need to be made for either a burial or cremation to take place. Finally on a lighter note. In the comedy movies, someone always drops the coffin and the body rolls onto the floor. Has this ever happened to you or anyone you know? Thankfully, not me personally but I do know of colleagues in the industry that this has happened to. It can happen to very experienced funeral directors, but it most commonly occurs when family members volunteer to pallbear the coffin. Coffins can be very heavy and the stride needed to move it successfully into and out of a church or chapel can be tricky. Add to this uncertain footing at a cemetery, the effects of weather, such as rain to make surfaces slippery or fatigue-inducing heat, and it can lead to disaster.

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Legacy RemembeRs Legacy RemembeRs R

emembrance Day 2014 is a time to again remember those who served our country in the Defence Forces—many of whom died on the battlefield or subsequently.  As Australians we are grateful for the sacrifices made both by those who have gone before as well as the families left behind.

Legacy was established nearly 90 years ago to help bridge the gap left when the digger was no longer there to support his family. While the Great War and WWII are now many years ago, Legacy nationally currently still supports some 100,000 families (many of whom are elderly widows). Importantly however there are also an increasing number of younger widows with children that are very grateful of how Legacy helps them. Legacy provides a range of assistance depending on the circumstances of the individual family, this can include things like help with power bills, assistance with school fees and uniforms for children, helping families cope with bereavement and loss, advocating for pension and other entitlements, providing a personal point of contact etc. With limited help from government, Legacy very much appreciates the generosity of the public in helping it continue to assist families of incapacitated and deceased veterans. If you would like to support the important work of Legacy, either with a donation or by leaving a lasting legacy in the form of a bequest, please contact Adelaide Development Manager, Geoff Banks (for a confidential discussion) on (08 8231 9812), Toll free (County calls only) 1800 182 270. Donations over $2 are tax deductible and will be gratefully received and faithfully applied.


No Will? There is a way! Research commissioned by The Salvation Army reveals 36.1% of Australians aged 25 or older do not have a legal Will. Further, this includes 17.8% of people aged 50 or older.* If you haven’t put your affairs in order yet, here are some good reasons to do so: 1. Compared to the value of most people’s estates, it’s easy and relatively inexpensive. The Salvation Army always recommends using a solicitor – even if your assets are not complex. 2. Passing away ‘intestate’ (i.e. without a Will) means the estate must be distributed among relatives according to a set statutory order – your wishes will have no bearing on the distribution of your hard-earned assets. 3. If you’ve been married since making a Will, your previous Will may be void. Time to update! 4. It feels good. There is comfort in knowing your wishes will still be respected, and that your assets will provide hope to someone after you have passed away. Yes, it is important to have a Will. But what about its contents? Most people opt to leave their treasured sentimental items – engagement rings, an old guitar, a special painting or beloved piece of memorabilia – to the people who will appreciate them most.

To my grandkids, I leave my Morris. To the Salvos, I leave hope. Include a bequest to The Salvation Army in your Will and leave behind a future for people in need. To find out more please call 1800 337 082 or visit us online at Please send to: Director, Wills & Bequests, The Salvation Army, PO Box 9888 in your capital city.

Yes, I’m interested in: (Tick one) Leaving a bequest to The Salvation Army Information to assist with preparing a Will Name Address P/C Email Tel

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After that, major assets – houses, cars, savings – tend to be divided among children and surviving partners and siblings. For some, this will be necessary, as remaining members of the family may be financially vulnerable after the deceased has gone. John Williamson, Territorial Bequest Development Director for The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory, states that, “It is vital to have a properly prepared Will, and equally important to provide for your family. Then, if there are funds available we ask that you consider a gift in your Will to The Salvation Army.” Contact The Salvation Army’s Bequest Department to speak about arranging a Will. Visit or call 1800 337 082. The Salvos periodically run Wills Days in local communities, where we have solicitors in attendance who will prepare your Will. We ask for a donation of $50 for each Will, which will be used by The Salvation Army in the local community. Bookings are essential, so call us on 1800 337 082. Keep an eye out on the website for any additions to our Wills Days. *The Roy Morgan research was conducted in 2010 by telephone with a random, representative sample of 640 people, aged 18 years and over.




Caberet Festival

6th - 21st June 2014 Over 470 Artists 173 performances 71 international artists 21 world premieres



delaide Cabaret Festival Artistic Director Kate Ceberano has unveiled a stellar line up of not your usual suspects for her final year as Festival Director.

Kennedy, Matt Lee and Ben Mingay – who’ll deliver a modern, daring take on the all-time swing classics with ‘swung’ verions of the biggest pop and rock songs of today backed by an 18-piece big band.

The 2014 program features over 470 Artists in 173 performances over 16 days and nights. There are 71 international artists from across the world as well as the best from Australia with 407 Australian artists and 244 South Australian performers. The 2014 Festival showcases 21 world premieres, 13 Australian premieres, 19 Adelaide premieres as well as Adelaide Exclusives. The vibrant program also features 20 international shows. Festival Designer David Bromley has returned to add a touch of dark whimsy to the look and feel of the Festival.

Famous for his Hollywood tough guy roles in License to Kill, Die Hard and Predator 2, formidable talent Robert Davi will croon a love letter to his icon, the legendary Frank Sinatra as he journeys through the great American songbook in Davi Sings Sinatra: On the Road to Romance.

Opening on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend 6 June and running until 21 June, this year’s Festival continues the colonial theme of Kate’s previous Festivals and is bigger than ever before. Last year’s Festival broke all previous box office records and was up 21% on the previous year and this year’s program is destined for similar success. With a record number of 10 performances in the Festival Theatre, the program boasts not one headliner but many, kicking off with The Variety Gala - Cabaret’s night of nights! Join Kate in her final year as Artistic Director at the opening night celebrations. The Gala will present a stunning collection of international and local artists from the Festival, backed by the impeccable Adelaide Art Orchestra. The opening weekend continues with Swing on This – starring Michael Falzon, Luke

The ARIA Award-winning Tripod and Helpmann Award winning and Logie nominated Eddie Perfect team up in Perfect Tripod: Australian Songs. The harmonising supergroup has reunited to craft a collection of gorgeous vocal arrangements of iconic Australian hits across the ages. For the first time in almost a decade, Australian musical theatre star, Anthony Warlow returns to the Festival Theatre stage with Tony Award winner Faith Prince, his Broadway co-star from the critically acclaimed US production of Annie. Anthony Warlow and Faith Prince: Direct from Broadway will be accompanied by a magnificent 30 piece orchestra, featuring music from some of musical theatre’s greatest productions. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9am, Friday 11 April 2014 through BASS 131 246 or online Program details are available in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival brochure. Get one free by calling the Adelaide Cabaret Hotline on (08) 8216 8666 or see

Pictured: Kate Ceberano performing live, photo by Alex Makeyev




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By Simon Bryant


Simon Bryant’s debut cookbook is vibrant, inspiring collection of veggie recipes that will appeal to vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Cauliflower Roasted with panch phoran & fresh turmeric. He tells you exactly what “panch phoran” is (5 blended spices) and how to cook it or not to cook it. Looks so good, can’t wait to try all the recipes. Excellent presentation, appealing recipes, beautiful photos.

Pooh & The Philosophers Philosophers by John Tyerman Williams

Strange that a child’s book , written in the early 40’s has so many hidden meanings. European philosophical tradition “consists of a series of footnote to Plato”. All we need to do is to delete “Plato”, insert Winnie-the-Pooh, and change a series of footnotes to “a series of introductions. The explanation is simple. In describing himself as a Bear of Very Little Brain, Pooh is merely continuing the tradition of Socrates, who constantly professed to be an ignorant enquirer. Pooh’s profession of stupidity, like Socrates’ profession of ignorance, was obviously a mask, and the mask sometimes slipped. In his “Anxious Pooh Song’, he says Pooh was a Bear of Enormous Brain (just say it again!) Of enormous brain –


This study will show how well justified that claim was, while still leaving vast areas of that enormous brain to be explored in the future. First published in 1995, reprinted 4 times in 1995. A classic that will always be a good read.

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The One Plus One By Jo Jo Moyes

With two jobs and two children, single mother Jess Thomas does her best day after day; but it’s hard on your own. Jess’s gifted, young daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she’ll never get a chance to shine. Nicky, Jess’s teenage stepson, can’t fight the bullies alone. Into their lives come Ed Nicholls, a man with a past and doesn’t know what his future will bring. He has time on his hands and knows what it is like to be lonely. He wants to help this unusual family. Likeable and engaging characters. Made me laugh, smile & cry. Simply must read.

King & Maxwell By David Baldacci

Former secret service agents Sean King & Michelle Maxwell turned private investigators. Both are hired to solve a mystery. Teenager Tyler Wingo has just received tragic news his father was killed in Afghanistan. But then Tyler received an email from his father……..after his supposed death. Sean & Michelle are hired to solve the mystery; and their investigation leads to deeper, even more troubling questions. Could Tyler’s father really still be alive? Was his mission all that is seemed? Has Tyler’s life been a lie, and could he be the next target? As usual David Baldacci writes so that you cannot put down the book. Twists and turns on every page.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North By Richard Flannagan

The despair of the Japanese POW camp on the Tahi=Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beathings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever. This beautiful novel is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.


By Lauren Destefano Running away from her forced polygamous marriage leads 17 year old Rhine Ellery straight into a trap; a twisted carnival whose ring mistress desires the beautiful Rhine as her star attraction. But with Gabriel – her lover and fellow escapee – Rhine remains determined to reach Manhattan, find her twin brother, Rowan, and start a life far from the gilded prisons that have confined her. The road to freedom is long and perilous – and in a world where women only live to age 20 & the men die at 25 – time is precious. Worse still, Rhine’s sinister father-in-law, Vaughan is determined to bring Rhine back to the mansion…by any means necessary. Must say not the best book I have read. Too many characters to deal with.


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delaide Theosophical Society was formed in 1891. The inaugural meeting was held in the offices of one of the eleven foundation members of the branch, Adelaide solicitor Mr Nathaniel Knox. This same Mr Knox became the second president of Adelaide Lodge, and remained in that role until his death in 1908.


Hundreds of Adelaide people attended a series of lectures given at the Town Hall by the second international President of the Society, Mrs Annie Besant, in late 1894. She was described in the Adelaide press as having ‘captivated her audiences by her clearness of thought, her impressive delivery and her talent’ (The Advertiser 29th November 1894).

The library is run by volunteers subjects as reincarnation, clairand membership is open to voyance, chakras, dreams, yoga members of the public. etc until these subjects became almost mainstream reading. The The Adelaide TS Bookshop bookshop continues to maintain opened in February, 1968, and an extensive range of hand-picked was the first metaphysical book- metaphysical titles, with an emshop in South Australia and still phasis on content quality. is the only non-profit bookshop of its type. The Society decided The Society moved to new that a bookshop would provide premises at 310 South Tce in the public with much sought-after 1996. It continues to run a spiritual literature, which was not varied programme of events at readily available elsewhere.   At no cost. Members of the public the time Theosophical bookshops are most welcome to attend. For were the only places where such more information on upcoming things as translations of ancient events, bookshop and library Indian and Tibetan texts were opening hours, book reviews sold. As time went on more and and more please visit our website more books were written on such

The Society began its library collection soon after it moved to the then new premises in King William Street, in 1914. It consisted of a modest collection of books, mainly by theosophical authors. Over the years, with an ever increasing availability of works from new theosophical, as well as other spiritually –oriented authors, it has accumulated a wide variety of books on many metaphysical subjects. 54


Lung Disease is Debilitating - Art Makes it Bearable Well known Adelaide artist and gallery director, Mark Lobert, 47, who has battled lung disease over the last 18-months says that art is his breath of fresh air.   Lobert, however, is one of many. According to the Lung Foundation Australia, some 7 million Australians over 35 are at risk of lung diseases,

including lung cancer and chron- days, I pushed myself to paint a few ic obstructive pulmonary disease strokes,” he said. “I would become (COPD). so absorbed in that work that eight hours later not only would I have “I started to paint as a creative way created a new art piece, but I also to express myself, and it grew from exercised my mind and body.” there,” said Lobert. “My art is who bottom left: A new painting from Mark’s I am,” he said. “Some works are Collection ‘Splash’ Acrylic on canvas. simple, bright and bold. Others bottom right: Mark Lobert. are complex, intricate and layered. I am all those things often at the same time.” And, it is art that may have been his haven during those times when his illnesses led to feeling overwhelmed or hopeless. “The lung disease can be so debilitating that just walking and doing everyday activities can make it hard for me to breathe,” said Lobert. “On those really tough


enting art is a fantastic way to furnish your work or living space without tying up your valuable capital. Your art collection can be worth a great deal, make a powerful statement, create that elusive “Wow” factor – yet cost you a fraction of the price of purchasing artwork. Art is like beautiful makeup that can put the finishing touches on interior design. No matter how nice

your house or apartment, we’ve sioned to produce art for private never seen an empty room look commissions, major charities, telspectacular. evision and profile celebrities. We know that strategically placed contemporary art can and does add considerable value to your home, especially when competing with other homes in the same area. Our key pieces enhance your décor and strengthen the beauty of your rooms. Distinctive art helps in terms of remembering places, on days when potential buyers might be viewing multiple properties. Eye-catching artwork could make buyers recall your home as “the place with the great art piece on the walls,”

Mark Lobert’s collaboration with Designer Rugs has seen him produce a rug design titles Tall Poppy as a statement to remind people that in life you need to stand loud and proud and dance for joy to be alive.

Mark Lobert is a passionate painter whose works grace countless walls throughout Australia and the world. The art pieces showcased in Mark’s galleries and at his exhibitions are indicative of the style and colours that he is personally inspired to create, however the talented painter is often commisTODAY’S LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE • WINTER/SPRING 2014



Grumpy Old Man


hate TV commercials, every few minutes we are bombarded by commercials. Last night I counted 9 between each break; not once but 5 breaks in a half an hour program. Got about 10 minutes of the show. Wasn’t that good anyway. Who cares final expenses insurance, I’ll be dead. Don’t care. The weather has been bothering me, too hot to go outside, then it rains, too wet to go outside. So I sit inside playing Candy Crush. Bloody cheating game. After I have yelled at the laptop, I go back to watching Nascaar. Dam good program, although the commentators never mention Marcus Ambrose. Must say I couldn’t stand him when he was driving in Australia. Don’t you hate when a TV announcer interviews someone and refers to them as elderly man or women. It turns out they are about 50 or 60. I’m 66 and got plenty of years left. Although my wife calls me the Phoenix. I didn’t know why for a long time; but apparently the Phoenix keeps rising from the ashes. I have been close to death 3 times and have come through it.



like to go to the local, and have a couple of beers with my mates. Let me tell you about Chubby, he should have been dead 20 years ago, he drinks rum with a dash of coke and has diabetes, after 3.00pm he talks Swahhealy & tells the same story we have heard a hundred times. Then there is Dembo, he lost his big toe though diabetes. He knows everything, we have some great arguments. We both think we win, because we both know it all. Then comes Garth, poor bugger has dementure, he sometimes comes in for a drink, goes home, forgets he’s already been for a drink and comes back again.

Then we have our bartender Matt, he is a happy 30 ish y.o guy, who can watch the bar, he has a drink ready on the bar as soon as he sees me get out of the car. He is also a lucky bastard, he has too gorgeous girls who live with him, to attend to his every need; if you know what I mean. Then there’s Michael my son-in law. My God is he loud, he is a Port Power supporter. Must say, he knows his football. He is always the first to call the radio station and give his opinion when they lose. He is like a son to me and I love him.

I hate It when:

I lIke It when:

• My wife yells at me for not putting the butter back in the fridge. • My wife leaves the car windows down and it rains. • My wife takes more notice of the cat, instead of me.

• Mmmm Can’t think of anything I like at the minute.



Mrs Grumpy “Better half of Mr Grumpy”


et me respond to Mr Grumpy’s comments. TV commercials (sigh) the minute he turns on the TV, he grips the remote; and does not put it down until he goes to bed. I think there is a secret society where men think they are entitled to have total control of the TV remote. We will be watching The Blacklist, I might go to get a drink and come back and we will be watching Big Cats or a fishing show. Now if you watch Blacklist, you know you cannot miss a minute so I tape it and watch it in piece later. In the middle of changing channels, he yells at the TV about how many commercials there are in one program. I am lucky though, he usually does stuff on the computer at 8.30 pm and goes to bed around 9.30pm. Then and only then can I watch Dr. Phil (also recorded) because he can’t stand his Texan drawl. OMG have you ever watched & listened to the commentary of Nascaars. Watch & see what I’m talking about.


e mentioned his mates at the local. They are a funny group, but if one is missing and hasn’t come in on his regular day twice in a row. One of them phones to make sure he’s OK. I overheard someone say “I haven’t seen Dembo for a couple of weeks, is there anything wrong?”. “Yes he’s OK; he and his missus have gone to Pt Lincoln until Tues” Everyone nods and goes back to gossiping about someone else.

He sits and admires the lawn after he’s cut it. Last week I chose to cut it. Should have let him do it. He started the mower, watched to make sure I was going in the right direction. Yelled out that I had missed a bit. OMG he is lucky I didn’t run him over. Now he is retired, his mobile MAY ring 3 times a week, it is either one of his sisters, or his mates from the pub. So when it rings, he hands it to me and says “Tell them I’m not here”. You have to be joking, is he more important than the Pope? I usually answer it, and he is silently shaking his head, mouthing “not here, not here”. I take great pleasure in saying to whoever is on the other end, “yes- Mr Grumpy is here, I’ll get him”. He scowls at me and sweetly says “Hi how you doing?” Then you can’t get him off the damn thing.....

Mr Grumpy loves his garden, calls it his Sydney Harbour Bridge - because by the time he has finished weeding one end, he has to start back at the beginning. We have a beautiful garden, this year the summer weather was so extreme; the vegetables were very second rate. Our flowers were & are spectacular. He has started propagating by seed. Never done it before; but to hear him tell of his success at the pub; you would swear he taught Don Burke. He is very Now for all his faults and frustrations, I wouldn’t generous though, he likes to give away some of the trade him. Why? Because it would take me too long plants he has grown; and everyone looks to him for to train another one. advice.

Art Credit: Dawn Hudson at Dreamstime Stock Photos

Till next time, Yours in Grumpiness, Mrs Grumpy.



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AsTROlOGiCAl FOReCAsT July - DeCembeR 2014 ARies



Rewards, confidence and opportunities with creativity, play and children increase from mid-July to the end of the year and beyond. Now is the time to join that art class, or start writing - express your talents!

July and onwards into 2015 marks your time to shine, to feel lucky, and to experience good things coming your way. Make decisions with confidence and go for what you want - make a flying start to that special project. People are also going to notice you more, so enjoy their appreciation and reciprocate their good wishes.

Travel, learning, and anything that can expand your horizons are your sign’s natural domain and are the keynote for the latter half of 2014. So commence or explore further studies, go on that hoped for overseas trip, or at least plan for these things.

If you are considering financial moves with others, it pays to be cautious. If you can, wait until the New Year to action these plans. Public status and career remain a focus of transformation, especially for those born 31 March - 3 April.

TAuRus There is a real focus on house, home or family life throughout July. You may have plans to renovate, redecorate, or simply stay more centred with family and friends at home. Your area of close relationships, especially with significant others, continues to undergo serious evaluation for the rest of the year. You will be tested and perhaps feel difficulties with others’ demands on you – you need to make realistic decisions about what responsibilities you wish to continue and those you do not.

Gemini Communications, your natural area of activity and play, experiences a golden time around now. Do what you do best Gemini – put energy into developing ways to communicate, diversify, or simply enjoy some light hearted social fun. On a more serious note, you may want to keep a watchful eye for major changes in relation to possessions or resources held with others, especially, say, around mid November. If possible, avoid major decisions about going into debt or commencing joint ventures at this time.

CAnCeR “Money, money, money” is your theme song for the rest of the year. Maximise whatever opportunities that come your way to make it, invest it, or spend it. Relationships with children or younger relatives can be a challenge now, so be careful about what sort of encounters and conversations you might have, as these could have a lasting effect. Close relationships continue to be the centre of deep transformations for you, especially to those of you born 4-6 July.

Home, house and family continue to be your areas of challenge and difficulty, prompting serious appraisals about what you will accept or reject.

ViRGO Don’t put off attending to financial arrangements that need to be reviewed or revisited, because this year, especially towards the end, is the optimal time for you to attend to money matters. The first half of 2014 witnessed busyness in your social life, and the second half will witness a slowdown in a more inward or spiritual turn. Perhaps you will be more inclined quietness and contemplation, or you might seek some sort of retreat or work on new awarenesses.

libRA The opportunity to expand your socialising commences from mid July. You may enjoy the company of friends and associates, further the goals of any organisations you belong to, or just get out there and meet new people. The area of finances continues to be one of challenge and discipline until the end of the year. Do what you have to do to keep an eye on the bottom line. Continue those debt repayments or whatever financial obligations are yours to meet.

sCORpiO The latter half of 2014 will greet you with rewards and opportunities in your professional life or public profile. Look for that promotion, advancement or recognition; or make that change in the hope for better placement or prospects. The severity of your self-focus, which started from the end of 2012, should lift by the end of the year. Those born between 8 and 22 November in particular face the task of coming to terms with sobering realities, responsibilities and making tough decisions.

You also continue to struggle with your inner demons – perhaps old fears, buried experiences, or things you would simply rather not deal with. Face them now before they explode into consciousness in unhelpful or uncontrollable ways later on.

CApRiCORn From mid July you are invited to become more receptive to what is possible to share with others – from opinions and values to finances and joint projects. Leave yourself open and consider them, especially if they come with the benefit of helping you draw closer to loved ones. Eclipses towards the end of the year open you to the unexpected concerning your career and public standing. Developments are likely – career “kick starts”, or perhaps the recognition of your unique abilities.

AquARius This is a good time to fall in love or reinforce existing close relationships. You are likely to lay aside your usual reserve and detachment, and notice what’s on offer. The optimal time to find that special someone is 23 July to 23 August. Your habits of thinking or understanding your world are likely to undergo a little shakeup around the time of the total lunar eclipse on 8 October. Welcome the changes as a step in the right direction.

pisCes Health, routines, exercise and fitness come under a favourable spotlight, encouraging you to maximise ways to care for yourself or, perhaps more importantly, to allow others to care for you. Take the time to be nurtured so you can be the best you. Money and finances may be an area that will experience a jolt for the better, especially if you are willing to act decisively. Face up to financial realities and make those important decisions based on what is revealed.

Lloyd Irving - Astrologer Heavens Above Astrology




“I’m at Orchid Grange - an over 55’s village in the north-western Sydney suburb of Beecroft,” says Costa. “Over the last year, residents here have been getting into gardening - many for the first time - and it’s largely due to the passion and energy of one person.” Jenni Corsaro moved into the complex in September last year. after selling her four-bedroom house - which had a huge garden. “I just brought all my plants with me and I filled in the holes where they needed it,” she tells Costa. “Well initially they were a bit worried, but then after a very short time, they were thrilled and it inspired a lot of other people to do stuff which is great.”

Costa Georgiadis at Orchid Grange

Jenni started gardening at her father’s feet at the age of about two. She says he could grow anything. Now that life-long passion is building momentum in the community itself. “It’s fantastic, because they’re getting out of their units,” Jenni says. “They’re coming to speak to me in the garden, they’re asking me to do things, they’re asking if they can do things and some of these people have never gardened before and it’s just an amazing feeling. It feels really good.” Resident Colin Eather says he’s enjoying the experience. “Gardening’s had a tremendous impact on this community. You can see it in everybody’s enjoyment in being outside and mixing with their friends. It’s just a great atmosphere. Just what you need when you’re in our age bracket!” Mary Farrell only took up gardening when she moved in. “It’s very rewarding. Nice to see things sprout and grow. It just brings us all together and makes us more friendly - getting to know each other,” she says.


Jenni says one of the best things about the village is the raised beds. “I mean, look at them! You can sit here, you can weed, you can plant, you can dig - you can do anything, even if you’re not very mobile. It doesn’t matter what health condition you have, you can get in and get into the gardens cause of these beautiful raised beds.” 60



egies are popular plants in the garden, with Jenni choosing plants that will give quick results. “Things that are easy to grow for instance Perpetual Spinach (Beta vulgaris cv.). You only have to plant it once and then you can harvest it for years to come. Also silverbeet (Beta vulgaris) - once again, it grows quickly and it just inspires people because they can see that things are happening and they’re growing quickly and they stay involved.” “We also have the beautiful Lemon Thyme (Thymus citriodorus). Everyone knows the other thyme, but Lemon Thyme tastes divine,” Jenni tells Costa. “A lot of people here had not seen it or tasted it before, but now they just love it. So do I!” There’s a lot more to the gardens than just vegies and herbs. The ornamental garden in the central village green is the focal point. “There’s always lots of colour, it’s constantly changing. Everybody all around looks down onto it and it’s just beautiful - always - but the main thing is it’s constantly changing colour and that’s what everybody loves,” Jenni says.

I’m seeing the community coming together - people meeting each other - they’re friendly, they’re out in the fresh air and it’s just basically a beautiful community feeling,” says Jenni. “They’re really nice people and I probably wouldn’t have met them if I wasn’t out in the garden. Plus I’m learning lots of stuff as well and so are they.” Colin agrees. “It’s never too late to start gardening. You’re in nature’s paradise and you know - it’s just great.” Resident Colette Murray says, “I think people have got to know each other much better and I think that’s a good result. If you know people well, there’s always someone to call on.” Jenny says, “We basically want to keep the enthusiasm high and keep everybody involved, which they are, and experiment a little bit. Maybe with vegies of all different colours - just whatever’s happening at the moment and whatever people suggest to me cause I mean, it’s everybody’s garden, it’s not just mine - and just grow with the gardens.”




Autumn is a great time to rejuvenate a garden for the new season and for next spring. The tips below are an autumn garden task list that will keep your garden flourishing.


• Autumn is the time to make new plants from cuttings. Take 10cm cuttings from hardwood herbs such as rosemary and bay or natives such as banksias, grevillea and coastal rosemary. Remove the lower leaves, dip cuttings into hormone powder and pot in small containers of premium potting mix. Keep just moist and shelter from strong wind and sun. • Trim hedges before the onset of winter to keep them compact and bushy from ground level. • Check your lawn and make sure any weeds you sprayed last month are dying. Repeat the treatment if necessary. Aerate the lawn with a garden fork and scatter lime lightly over it. This sweetens the soil after many years of lawn food application. Rejuvenate tired lawns with an autumn feeding to get them ready them for the onset of cool winter weather. • Gather fallen leaves, grass clippings, kitchen scraps and shredded prunings, and layer them in a compost bin. Turn periodically with a garden fork to allow air to circulate and feed organisms, and decompose the organic matter quickly. Don‘t overload your compost with one particular ingredient – maintain a mix. See the new Aerobin at garden centres; it makes excellent compost.



Autumn gardening tips • Earthworms are a sign your soil is fertile. When you add organic matter such as leaves and cow manure to your garden soil, you will attract earthworms, so there is no need to add more worms to your garden. The worms you’ve attracted with organic matter will add nutrients from their castings, and make tunnels. Check for borer damage on all deciduous trees, paying attention to the trunk at soil level. It‘s easier to check when trees are dormant and bare. • Don’t try to cultivate soil beneath large trees; you will only damage the roots. Make planting holes between the roots instead and insert small plants with tiny root systems that establish themselves readily. Bromeliads thrive under trees. • An old ladder makes a good support for climbing vines such as sweet peas. A splash of paint will give it extra impact in the garden or up against a wall. • Transfer the leaves that fall on your garden and lawn to the compost bin on a regular basis, otherwise they will smother your plants and grass. • Don’t rush to prune spent seed heads. They provide a wealth of food for birds that visit the garden. Magnolia fruit attract parrots who feast on their seeds. • Autumn is rose season, and they look gorgeous at this time of year. Choose the ones you love and order them from your local nursery. • If you have cymbidium orchids, they should be placed in full sunshine to encourage good flower spikes during winter and spring. • Divide evergreen perennials. Lift them from the soil, divide at the root and re-plant into well-conditioned soil. • Start a tradition by planting poppies to commemorate ANZAC day.

Go green If you can’t beat em’ – eat em’! Green tomatoes can be used in tasty receipes such as chutnies, soup and cake. Try them fried on chilly autumn nights.

Photo: Left Side Inset: Autumn Basket by Olga Vasilkova at Dreamstime Stock Photos; Right side inset: Tomatoes by Anna Chelnokova at Dreamstime Stock Photos, Outer Left and Right Sides: Citrus by Robert Lerich at Dreamstime Stock Photos, Bottom: Pumpkins by Colin Stitt at Dreamstime Stock Photos.




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The Grandmother of the Bride/Groom are very special and deserve to be honoured with special place at the Church and reception. It is such an exciting event, we Grandmothers need to shine. After all, we gave birth to our son or daughter, and they gave birth to this precious grand child.

Wedding Etiquette for Grandmothers As probably the oldest female relative, a thoughtful gesture may be to offer a “something borrowed” As part of the extended wedding party, it’s likely that you will be offered a corsage. Depending on the formality and size of the wedding, the bride and groom may choose to have a formal procession down the aisle. Usually the grandparents are first, followed by the groom’s parents and the bride’s mother. This is followed by the bridal procession, with the bridesmaids and groomsmen, flower girls and maid of honor, and finally the entrance of the bride and her father. At the wedding reception, you can expect to be seated close to the top table, to have a good view of the newly married couple. At the wedding itself, you are allowed a few tears during the ceremony, but the rest of the time, be sure to smile and have a great day!


Use these helpful tips as you choose your outfit for this happy day. Type of dress

Be comfortable

You choose different dress styles based on the venue, for a wedding held outdoors in the summer or a wedding held indoors in late winter. The time of day the wedding matters. Look for a longer dress with a hint of glitz for an evening wedding. For a morning wedding, go with a tea length gown with fewer embellishments.

Plan to be in your dress for 12 or more hours on the wedding day. Do not be tempted to forgo comfort over style. Test out the dress to ensure that you can sit, stand, kneel and dance comfortably at the wedding.

Go shopping with someone else

Do not be tempted to wait until a few weeks before the wedding to go shopping. Begin looking for a dress as soon as you know about the wedding. If you need to order a dress, you have time for it to arrive.

Shopping with the bride makes it much easier to choose. Trust her opinion. Be advised do not take more than 2 people.


Don’t Wait too long


At Boutique Mon Ami we have been dressing South Australian women for over 40 years. Whether you need an outfit for the new season, or that special event, come and see our lovely staff who are trained stylists. We can help you coordinate an outfit from head to toe (and even underneaths) in sizes 10-26. You can visit our website to see a selection of the beautiful range in store each season, and from there you can like our facebook page to keep up to date with the latest arrivals in store. One thing we are most known for is our extensive range of Mother of the Bride/Groom and formal wear. Every day we have customers visit us from far and wide to be dressed for their special occasion. Not only do we dress the Mother of the Bride, we have a beautiful range for the Grandmothers too. The Grandmothers of the Bride/Groom are a very special part of their Grandchild’s wedding, and they should also look elegant and feel special. Boutique Mon Ami offers generations of women the opportunity to wear great quality designer styles at affordable prices and we are incredibly proud of that. We are fortunate enough to have loyal customers who have grown up with our boutique, and they are now coming in with their daughters. We want to make women look amazing and feel great about themselves no matter their age or body shape.

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A few fine lines, a hint of gray. The normal changes of aging are inevitable. But with skin rejuvenation products, facial treatments that don’t involve surgery, and hair care products, there are plenty of options for women over 50 who want to enhance their natural beauty. 8 Natural Beauty Tips for Your Skin A few simple steps are all you need to care for your skin as you get older. These natural beauty tips can get you started. 1. If you smoke, stop. Research shows that smoking prematurely ages your skin.


2. Just say no to sunbathing and tanning salons. Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The sun’s rays are the strongest then. If you must be outside, wear a protective hat, long-sleeved shirt, pants, and sunglasses. Freckles, age spots, and blotchy complexions are linked to sun exposure. 3. Wear sunscreen religiously. Use products with SPF 30 or higher and with both UVB and UVA protection. Sun damage can result in such changes as fine wrinkles and an uneven skin tone. 4. Check your skin often for skin cancer. If there are changes that worry you, call your doctor right away. Older, fair-skinned people are at high risk and must have a yearly check. 66

Photo: Dmitry Fisher at Dreamstime Stock Photos


Skin and Hair and the Effects of Age Time in the sun, smoking, diet, and heredity all have effects that become evident on your skin as you get older. Stress, gravity, and obesity also affect the way skin looks. And as you age, your skin doesn’t produce new cells as quickly as it used to. So it gradually becomes less elastic and prone to dryness. Something similar happens to cells that give your hair its color. Hair pigment cells become less efficient at renewing themselves, which makes hair gray.

5. Soothe dry skin. Use a humidifier. Also use moisturizing soaps and lotions. See your doctor if you still have problems. 6. Eat right and hydrate. Good nutrition helps the body repair skin. Drinking lots of water helps hydrate skin from the inside out. 7. Try anti-aging products. If you’re over 50, over-the-counter creams and lotions can help enhance your natural beauty by rejuvenating your skin. Pentapeptides (a chemical compound in many new products) may help prompt skin cells to produce more collagen, which is the support structure that gives skin a firmer look. Prescription treatments and retinoid creams are also options. 8. Know about skin treatments. Injections of Botox or Dysport can ease wrinkles in the upper third of your face. Chemical peels can remove fine lines and smooth skin, especially around the eyes and mouth. Wrinkle fillers can plump up your skin and erase lines. Microdermabrasion erases ultrafine lines, rejuvenates your complexion, and improves skin tone and color. Laser resurfacing can improve sundamaged skin, scars, and other facial problems. TODAY’S LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE • WINTER/SPRING 2014



Tasty Ideas

Bananna Bread 1 loaf - 12 servings

couresty of Stevia Recipes

Ingredients 2 very ripe, medium to large bananas 1 teaspoon Nirvana Stevia™ Extract Powder ½ teaspoon Nirvana Stevia™ Liquid Concentrate 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 cups wholemeal pastry flour ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ⅓ cup oil 1 large egg ½ cup plain nonfat yogurt or buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Mango & Peach Smoothie Makes (2)


Ingredients ½ cup peaches (approx. 2 peaches) ½ cup mango (approx. 1 mango) 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon vanilla flavouring or 4 servings of Nirvana Liquid Stevia Vanilla Flavour 4 servings of Nirvana Stevia™ Extract Powder or Nirvana Stevia™ Liquid Concentrate Method Make sure the peaches are in small slices or chunks. The mangoes and peaches can be, but do not have to be, frozen. Optional – add ice cubes before blending. If using 4 servings of Nirvana Liquid Stevia Vanilla Flavour you will not need to add the Stevia Powder or Stevia Liquid Concentrate. Blend and serve. 68

Method Preheat the oven to 175˚C. Oil a medium-sized loaf pan (19cm x 9cm x 6c,). Mash the bananas in a small bowl. Mix the Nirvana Stevia™ Extract Powder, Nirvana Stevia™ Liquid Concentrate, and lemon juice into the mashed bananas. Set aside. Sift the flour, leavenings, and salt together in a bowl. Beat the oil and egg together in a mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in the yogurt or buttermilk and the vanilla. Stir the mashed bananas into the liquid mixture. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring as little as possible. Mix in the walnuts just before the flour is completely blended. Place into the loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour until a toothpick or fork stuck in the middle comes out clean. Turn out the loaf and cool on a rack. Note: For maximum flavor, use very ripe bananas (brown spotted). *Photo’s are for visual purposes only and are not indicative of the final result


Old Fashioned Pancakes

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Makes 14 to16 pancakes (12cm)

Makes 24 cookies

Ingredients 1½ cups sifted plain flour 1 teaspoon sea salt 1¾ teaspoons double-acting baking powder 3 eggs 3 Tablespoons melted butter 2 cups milk ¼ teaspoon Nirvana Stevia™ liquid concentrate (add more to taste) Method In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder. In a medium sized mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Add the butter, milk and Nirvana Stevia™, and continue to beat until well combined. Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over mix. Lightly butter a non-stick fry-pan and place over medium-high heat. Heat the fry-pan until a few drops of water bounce and sizzle on the surface. Ladle ¼ cup portions of batter into the fry-pan. To ensure well-rounded pancakes, don’t drop the pancakes from high above; rather let it pour onto the fry-pan from the side of the ladle. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until bubbles appear on the surface and the bottoms are golden brown. Flip the pancakes over and brown on the other side.

Ingredients 1 ½ cups plain flour ½ teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 ½ teaspoons Nirvana Stevia™ Extract Powder 2 eggs 2 cups rolled oats 1¼ cups cranberries or currants Method Preheat oven to 175˚C. Lightly grease a cookie sheet (or use baking paper) & set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder & nutmeg. Place butter in another mixing bowl & whisk until light & fluffy. Add the Nirvana Stevia™ & eggs (one at a time), whisking well after each egg. Add the flour mixture, about ½ cup at a time until thoroughly combined. Stir in the oats & currants. Form the mixture into 5cm balls & place about 5cm apart on cookie sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Variations: For cinnamon-raisin oatmeal cookies, simply substitute 1 cup raisins & ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon for the currants & nutmeg. For chocolate oatmeal cookies, substitute 1½ cups chocolate or carob chips for the currants.

Serve hot.



THE BUSINESS CLASS WINE... UPGRADE TODAY Amadio Wines represents Danniel Amadio’s contribution as the third generation to his family’s successful winemaking legacy. Stemming from his grandfather’s success in the early 30’s and his parents success in the 90’s, whose label rose to be acclaimed ‘most awarded boutique label in Australia’. Danniel is now continuing the family legacy.

Danniel personally selects the best fruit parcels from his family owned Kersbrook Vineyards in the Adelaide Hills and from other sites from the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale regions. Amadio Wines produces the best varietals most common to those regions whilst still maintaining a strong growing focus on the less mainstream ‘old world’ varietals.

Amadio Wines is recognised in over 9 countries for their quality, integrity and alternative wine styles. These alternative styles include Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Aglianico and Montepulciano in addition to iconic varietals such as Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc to name a few. Amadio Wines ‘Cellar Door in the suburbs’ at 461 Payneham Road Felixstow, boast’s 300sqm of fantastic state of the art tasting machines where you can try up to 16 wines before you buy. Accommodating bus tours (by appointment), corporate and social events, product launches, degustation dinners, why not make Amadio Wines your next winery of choice.

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Cat t raining it’s easier than you think

Pet Cafe, Australia’s leading pet haven opened at 938 Port Road, Woodville West. Bringing the latest trends in pet nutrition, high fashion, pet accessories and the very best of customer service. Pet Cafe Woodville West is a new approach pet store which is bring Adelaide pet owners to the fore with a solid response from across the city. Pet Cafe Woodville West recognises that families are becoming more and more open to sharing their hearts and homes to a wider variety of animals.

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Dogs, cats, birds, fish, rats, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits and reptiles name it Pet Cafe Woodville West can cater for them all. We love it when Pet Owners bring their pet into the store, because we can get to know them and work with them to ensure diet, grooming and general health.

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Pet Cafe is about meeting the demands of Pet Owners that want good quality health, nutrition and care for their pets. Pet Cafe is a total concept providing pet health through optimum nutrition and care.

Pet Cafe Woodville West is open 7 days a week so bring your pets along and meet our helpful team. We look forward to meeting you and your pets.


Cat Training - It’s easier than you think What commands can cats learn? Cats can learn all sorts of commands – to come when called, to sit, to roll over, to shake a paw. Cats like to do things in their own good time, so to train them we need to be really motivated, set aside some time and above all, be patient. Remember, cats are individuals and each one will react differently when training begins. Some will ignore you or look at you as if you are mad, whilst others will be very curious and eager.

How to train a cat Cats, like dogs, are motivated to do things in life that benefit them. Seeking tasty morsels of food or a  cat game with a favourite toy are favourite activities. Usually it is the cat who demands these from their owners. So let’s turn it around. Use these motivators to your advantage.

Teach one trick at a time. You can reinforce tricks your cat has mastered, but don’t confuse her by teaching more than one new behaviour at a time. Ringing the bell Outdoor cats can be frustrating or even destructive in their efforts to come back inside. Try suspending a small but loud bell on a string at your cat’s eye level. Ignore the meowing, scratching and other efforts to get your attention. Eventually, your cat will touch that bell and make it ring, at which point you reward her by opening the door. If this is repeated several times, your cat will soon learn to ring the bell deliberately. The rules of training • Rewards are the key to motivating your cat. If you are using food and your cat is not responding, she may not be hungry enough. Try a training session before a meal. (But don’t ‘starve’ your cat to make them eager to learn as a hungry cat will quickly become an annoyed one.) • With time, you can lessen the use of treats. Your praise or a pat may be a good enough reward on occasion. • Keep training sessions short, ending them before your cat gets bored or tired. Always finish a training session on a positive note and remember that, just like us, sometimes cats are not in the mood. • If possible, train your cat regularly, preferably every day. Training your cat once a month won’t get the results you want. Benefits of training • Training of a cat exercises their mind. Not only will you have a more intelligent companion but also one who is calm at other times. • Training their cat can bring immense joy to owners. Imagine hiding food under a tea towel or lightweight, plastic cups and your cat finding her treats. • Training your cat can keep her out of danger. If you need her to come to you if she escapes out on to a road, for instance, having a recall command can ensure your cat stays safe.

When we consider training, we automatically think of dogs, yet, cats can be trained. TODAY’S LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE • WINTER/SPRING 2014



What is the

Ideal Pet for


If you have a house or property with a large backyard, then a dog (or two) is the ideal pet for you. Labradors and Golden Retrievers make particularly good pets if you want to exercise with them or if the pet is going to be around children. If you have a unit or no backyard then why not invest in a small dog, such as a Chihuahua or in a cat. You can also try some fish, a turtle or a small bird. Fish are a great addition to any home (or workplace). They are colourful and they brighten the place up and many people find fish soothing. Another thing to factor into your pet planning is who the pet will be around. If you have young children and/or grandchildren, you need to think of them when making the decision of what pet to get.

What type of house you live in, determines what sort of pet you can have. If you have a smaller house, or a unit, like me, then a kitten or small dog is ideal, but if you have a larger property then why not try a larger furry friend. By Alyson Mitchell

No matter what pet you decide to get, a good place to find your next four legged friend is at the RSPCA. The RSPCA is the perfect place to find your next pet. Many of the animals that you can adopt from the RSPCA have been taken from a home where they have been mistreated, and have been worked with extensively, as well as groomed and cared for by the RSPCA staff and volunteers. And the RSPCA not only has dogs, cats, puppies and kittens for sale, but also rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, turtles, mice and the occasional pig.


Another great thing about purchasing an animal from the RSPCA is that the animal will have had all of their shots, will have been desexed and will have a great temperament, as a result of the RSPCA. Another reason for purchasing a new pet, particularly a dog, from the RSPCA is that you will get to play with the animal for several hours before you take it home. You can also bring your children and grandchildren along, to ensure that your new dog will get along with them too. TODAY’S LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE • WINTER/SPRING 2014 74

Dennis will do anything for the taste of real liver! Why liver?

As a Vet I’m often asked by pet owners why I chose real liver as the base of my love’em liver treats. The answer is easy - dogs and cats simply love the taste of real liver. From the strong, full flavour of beef and pork liver, through to the lighter, smoother taste of chicken liver. The aroma of real liver is also mouthwateringly irresistible, dogs and cats will seek it out - and keep coming back for more.

Tasty rewards and a healthy trainer.

Love’em liver treats are ideal for rewarding or training dogs due to the taste and ease of use. Simply break off and feed small pieces often to keep their focus on the task in hand without filling them up. Developed, recommended and guaranteed.

The love’em promise to pet lovers everywhere is to develop treats that enhance both the health of their pets and the enjoyment It’s more than just taste - it’s good for you too! Liver is an excellent source of iron, protein, copper, vitamin D, of pet ownership. You and your pet’s satisfaction with love’em products several B vitamins and essential amino acids which dogs and cats need from their diet to stay healthy. These taste and is unconditionally guaranteed or your money back. health benefits are fully preserved by slow oven-baking, making love’em liver treats the perfect healthy treat. 100% Natural. 100% True Blue.

All beef, pork and chicken liver used by love’em liver treats is certified by our suppliers as human-grade and is guaranteed 100% Australian grown. And - love’em liver treats contain NO artificial additives whatsoever.


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ost pet owners consider their four-legged friends as members of the family. Owners tell funny stories to friends about their pets amusing antics. Some pet owners even celebrate the birthdays of their feline and canine companions. Like other family members, owners cuddle with pets, talk to them, nurse them when they are sick, and punish them when they do things that are against the rules. You may have noticed that your happy go lucky dog or cool as a cucumber cat become agitated or tense as you brush your teeth or put your shoes on. This agitation becomes near panic as you reach for your keys and grab your coat.


Have you ever returned home to find that the kitchen cabinets have been opened and all of your dried, boxed food has been ripped open and strewn haphazardly on the floor?. The neighbors have started complaining that your pet has been barking and howling constantly and your door frames have been chewed to bits. A dog that is exhibiting signs of separation anxiety will often whimper or whine when they sense you may be preparing to leave. Cats who suffer from separation anxiety display many of the same behaviors as dogs. Many pet owners are fooled into thinking that cats have no apparent reaction to their

comings and goings. However, just because cats are not known to cause major property damage, there is no reason to ignore their suffering, or to believe they are not bothered by your absence. A cat that is suffering from separation anxiety will pace, and often becomes nervous and clingy & display noisy protests when an owner is preparing to leave for the day Providing your cat and dog with appropriate playthings can ensure comfort and entertainment when you are not at home. Make sure that your pet has plenty of bones, a kong, or balls, and offer your cat a catnip mouse and balls with bells inside. Additionally, know that a sleeping pet is a well-behaved pet.






Adoption animals



Three-year-old, Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross


“My name is Max and I would love to find a new home where I can be loved and be taken for a stroll every day! Humans say I’m super intelligent, which is why they’re always giving me fun toys to play with, friends to run around with, and try to teach me how to sit, stay, and drop! If you think you can love me please come and say hi!”

“Hi there! My name is Sylvester and I am looking for a nice warm lap to curl up on and a nice blanket to sleep on. I adore getting cuddles and really want to find a nice human who I can love forever. If you think we could be couch buddies please come and say hello to me!”

Are you interested in meeting Max? Call us on 1300 4 777 22 or visit us at our Lonsdale Shelter at 25 Meyer Road, Lonsdale. Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm Weekends and public holidays: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Sylvester is available to adopt from Petbarn Mile End, 2/138 Railway Terrace, Mile End SA, 5031. Monday – Wed, Friday – Sat: 8:00am – 6:00pm Thursday: 8:00am – 9:00pm Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

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“We are caring for more abandoned, abused, sick, injured, stray or surrendered animals than at any time in our recent history,” says Ms Kerriann Campbell, Executive Manager of Animal Operations at RSPCA South Australia. “At the moment we have more than 1,800 animals in our care who are looking for new homes across our shelter network. “Last financial year we cared for nearly 8,500 animals across our shelters. We are on-track to care for closer to 10,000 animals this year. “This is partly due to a record number of cruelty complaints we have received on our 24-hour hotline. Demand for all of RSPCA South Australia’s services has rarely been greater. Animals like Max and Sylvester are faces of this rise in demand. “Earlier this year, Sylvester was seized by one of our inspectors. He was found living in poor conditions in Adelaide’s northeast. Since coming into our care, the beautiful boy has been nursed back to health through our foster

care program. Sylvester is now fit, healthy and ready for adoption because of the time, effort and love of his foster carers. “Foster caring an animal is a great way to help us and to have a pet without making a lifetime commitment. The reality is there are some animals who come to us and don’t cope with the environment of an animal shelter. “These can include pregnant animals, those with young litters, orphaned kittens and puppies, seniors and animals with special needs. “We are always looking for new foster carers to take care of animals, especially during peak periods like kitten season.” “Foster caring is just one way to help RSPCA South Australia. We could not continue to provide our life-saving services without the generous support of the community. “We have a small army of volunteers who help to keep our three animal shelters, at Lonsdale, Whyalla and Port Lincoln, functioning. People who volunteer

with us do anything from walking and exercising dogs to reading to animals. “Reading to animals might sound a little strange but it helps to mimic a home environment. We find it keeps animals calm and gives them a personalised experience while they wait to be rehomed in the at-times noisy shelter environment. “We really are a community based charity. Nearly 90 per cent of RSPCA South Australia’s funding comes from the community. “The state government provides funding for nearly 50 per cent of the cost of running our inspectorate division, which is just one area of our operations. Without the donations and fundraising efforts of compassionate South Australians, we could not run our inspectorate, our team of rescue officers, our prosecution unit, our veterinary centre, our three shelters or our education and advocacy programs. “Without ongoing community support, we couldn’t continue to help animals in need. It’s as simple as that.”

To find out more about adopting an animal, volunteering and supporting RSPCA South Australia, please visit




Peterborough historic rail town in the beautiful Southern Flinders Ranges


South Australia

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eterborough SA once a busy railway town has gradually developed into a major destination for travellers. The multi award winning Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre is one of the most visited Tourism Icon in the Southern Flinders Ranges. Once South Australia’s largest Railway Maintenance Base employing over 1000 people it is now a living Museum; the heritage listed 23 Bay Round House and 3 gauge turntable all filled with historic rolling stock some of them from the old Transcontinental and the Old Ghan; this is complemented by the original workshops, and Diesel shed etc. Steamtown is open daily (except Christmas day) and conducts continuously guided tours, so visitors don’t have to wait they can join at any time between 9.00am and 3.30pm. Every night SHRC presents SA’s first and only Sound & Light Show, a spectacle not to be missed.

The Burg, (within Peterborough’s News agency) displays a spectacular mural of old Petersburg images done by a local artist Des Parker; well worth a look.

In the middle of the town is the historic YMCA building, now housing on the ground floor the famous MELDONFIELD Miniature collection including the old Petersburg Railway station built from the original old bricks, stone and timber by the late Eldon Zimmermann. Upstairs the Peterborough History group has a number of rooms dedicated to Petersburg’s/ Peterborough’s history with interesting and original displays.

St, Cecilia is the old Bishop’s residence, now offering bed and breakfast accommodation as well as “Murder Mystery Dinners, and a tour of this heritage building is a must to experience.

The Visitor Information Centre next door is housed in a heritage Rail carriage and worth a visit for all your information needs; in front of the VIC is “Bob the Dog” a statue of the famous railway dog who roamed the region in the 19th Century. Only a few hundred meters further down the road is the Council Chamber, which features one of Regional South Australia’s best Town Halls, as well as the Federation Quilt crafted by the Peterborough Patchworkers. In Jervois street is the Old Printing Shop worth a visit, with its old machinery and printing equipment. It is anticipated that one of the machines will be back in working order in the future. Further north down Jervois St is Peterborough’s Motorcycle museum certainly worth a visit for all motorcycle enthusiasts and those interested in old bric a brac.

Greg Duggan Reserve is located on Tank Hill at the end of Government Road and provides not only a panoramic view over the town but also a marvellous nature walk along a boardwalk. Victoria Park invites for a picnic and a little stroll around the lakes visited by ducks and swans. Dragons Rest, just a few hundred metres behind Steamtown is a 10 acre habitat Garden with beautiful plants changing according the various seasons. Enjoy the ponds filled with water lilies, goldfish; watch the bearded dragon lizards’ sunbaking on the rocks.

Peterborough not only has wonderful attractions but does cater for all your needs while enjoying your stay here. Accommodation ranges from bush escapes, motels, motor inns, B&Bs, an excellent Caravan Park, hotels, self-contained cottages and we are RV friendly with a dedicated camp area, dump site, and potted water availability; small amounts of rain water are available from the Visitor Information Service tank. Peterborough has several fuel outlets, a 7 day per week Foodland supermarket, a Laundromat, and several cafes and hotels for an expansive selection of meals. For craft enthusiasts we have all your sewing and quilting needs at The Sewing Nook. If you are coming through on a Wednesday Percy at Mercer’s Meat will have a roast cooked for you to pick up after 4pm as long as you ring before 12 noon. If you have any enquiries please contact the friendly staff at the Peterborough Visitor Centre on 08 8651 2708 or email and they will be more than happy to help.

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2014 Victor Harbor rock n roll FestiVal, 20tH & 21st september Rock n Rollers from all over the country are tapping on their blue suede shoes and checking their bobby socks for size in readiness for Victor Harbor’ annual Rock n Roll Festival. The event has now established itself on the annual calendar of Rock n Rollers and car enthusiasts, with the organisers expecting another huge crowd. Local residents Neil and Wendy Kozlowski have been attending the event since its inception. “We can’t wait for the event to roll around every year said Wendy”. “We’re apart of the Lost in the Fifties Rock n Roll Club in Adelaide, this year we have over 80 of our members coming down for the whole weekend, which are the most we’ve had.” Its so popular that Wendy and Neil’s club have pretty much booked out the Beachfront Caravan Park for the weekend.

The event, now in its 6th year has grown substantially since its humble beginnings in 2008. “In the first year we had around 60 cars and close to 1,000 Rock n Rollers attend, from this experiment we knew we were onto something” said Mark Przibilla Tourism Marketing & Events Co ordinator. The event was originated to support local businesses at a time of year where visitor numbers are seasonally down. “The numbers we are getting to support this event are incredible, each year we do a physical head count , last year we had 4,137 visitors”. While the number of visitors are good the what they spend is probably more important. “Based on our survey data collected last year we estimated that the event generated an economic impact of $177,000 within the local community” said Mark.

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rock n rollers r ollers and car enthusiasts from around the country will be here to enjoy 2 days of music and motor mayhem The festival program is due to be released in early July The 2 stages will then start with bands from 11am with some new exciting bands booked for this years with the action continuing on Sunday. event. The weekend schedule will be very similar To keep and eye on what’s happening with the to previous years with 2 full days of activities on festival register your email address through the Saturday and Sunday. The event will commence with website at a car cruise leaving from McLaren Vale on Saturday & ‘like us’ on facebook. morning finishing in Victor Harbor around midday.

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The Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge & Bush Festival

Strathalbyn, South Australia. 19th to 21st September 2014.


ased in the pretty country town of Strathalbyn on the Fleurieu Peninsula, gateway to the Coorong and Lower Lakes of the Mighty Murray, the Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge & Bush Festival Inc is a registered not-for-profit association dedicated to preserve the important cultural heritage of Australian bush skills and traditions; to promote, showcase and demonstrate our heritage in the community; and to foster public awareness, participation and community spirit. Our primary means of achieving those aims is by staging two concurrent and complimentary events, a Bush Festival and a Stockmans Challenge under the one banner with all proceeds in support of another true


2013 Brumby Catch Winner Darren Towns

Australian icon, the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge & Bush Festival event is designed to emulate and indeed to preserve the skills and abilities which were the hallmark of the famous pioneering Australian Bush Stockmen. Skills that in those days were born of necessity in an often remote, desolate and unforgiving landscape. The Australian Bush Stockman would often be alone for weeks patrolling fence-lines, or droving with a handful of mates for hundreds of miles in almost uninhabited country. These were the bush pioneers whose proficiency was developed as a simple matter of survival in a harsh land; they gave us our heritage, they were Legends!

2013 Brumby Catch 2nd Place Dan Lindley


The Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge & Bush Festival


he Lower Lakes Bush Festival is a celebration of Australian bush traditions and modern day fun. The Bush festival features food, fun and entertainment; including bush poetry, live music, children’s entertainment, demonstrations, displays, merchandise, a fantastic food court with great Aussie Tucker, a BBQ, bar, and camp oven cooking, as well as an Aussie Ute Muster on the Saturday and a live concert Saturday Night. The Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge is a competition attracting some of Australia’s finest and most successful Stockmans Challenge competitors from all over the country, in fact our own President, Shane Cooper, is a renowned and well respected top ten competitor on the national stockmans challenge circuit. The Challenge features six preliminary traditional stockmans skill tests held over two days on Friday and Saturday: Stock Handling, Whip Cracking,

Bareback Obstacle, Packhorse, and Cross Country, all contested on horseback, plus Horseshoeing. Only the top ranked competitors after the six preliminary events will make it through to compete for glory in Sunday’s action packed Finals where attempting to catch a genuine wild Brumby in under three minutes will be just one highlight of the day. The Challenge focus is on showcasing the skills and abilities of both horse & rider, the bond between them, the trust and respect they have for each other, and the way they work together to achieve success in each event. We will test our competitors and their horses; and celebrate the skills and abilities of those Legends of the Australian Bush who went before us, ultimately resulting in the crowning on Sunday of a new Aussie legend, the winner of the Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge and new “Legend of the Lower Lakes”!

The Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge & Bush Festival Three days of full-on family fun and action. Friday 19th to Sunday 21st September 2014. Gate Entry includes on-site parking, all events & entertainment: 1 Day Pass: Adult $15, Junior $10, 3 Day Pass: Adult $35, Junior $25,

Family (2+2) $40 < 12 free Family (2+2) $90 < 12 free

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Three Days of full-on family fun and action. Friday 19th to Sunday 21st September.



Willunga’s 175th Anniversary Year Willunga’s 175th anniversary in 2014 is fast approaching and the Willunga175 organising committee invites you to become involved in the celebrations. Willunga175 will provide a great opportunity for more people to discover the many fascinating aspects of Willunga – its past, present and future. A program of special activities aims to complement regular events held in Willunga and we want to engage as many residents, organisations and businesses as possible. You will find a full calendar of events on our website at

High St, Willunga c 1900, courtesy Willunga National Trust

Bodhi Tree Wines – “ Healthy energy that is infused into the wine to lift the soul “ McLaren Vale’s Bodhi Tree Wines is a new evolving winery that is doing things a little differently. It perhaps is best described as “minimal intervention”, which means they aim to have less of man-made, more of nature. They choose not to use sprays to keep weeds or grass down, but instead take a healthier option using grazing sheep and miniature cows from a nearby biodynamic farm. When the wine is in barrel they check into it less frequently than standard and add minimal sulphur, again preferring to keep things simple and closer to natural. However, this wine goes deeper than that. Not only are you drinking a wine to enjoy and to absorb some red wine health benefits, but there is also an intention to impart a positive, uplifting, healthy energy that is infused into the wine to lift the soul. The care and nurturing in its stages of growth and the production of this unique wine make this a special high quality product to be shared and savoured by you and those special to you.


Bodhi Tree Wines can be ordered online at If you would like more information please phone 0407 710 510. You will also see Bodhi Tree Wines at selected events, festivals and cafes in and around Adelaide. “It is our intention to connect and give that personal touch. When you see us, please come and say hello.”

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If an infusion of natural energy and balance sounds like itmay lift your heart... then Bodhi Tree Wines McLaren Vale Shiraz may be calling your name. We choose to drink wine that has deep flavours, with divine taste, expressing the care and energy captured from the land and enhanced through the wine making process. Bodhi Tree Wines is created reflecting our passion and philosophy and to share further afield. Fiona X Feb2014.indd 1


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Willunga’s 175th Anniversary Year

The town of Willunga, like most Southern Towns, more or less scattered with vacant allotments and old world   Gardens, separating the Buildings and  occasionally  enclosed by green hedges, in a word ‘a Garden City’ in the making. The Gardens,  the tree-lined Streets, the  Hedges and the Park-like enclosures, give the travelled Visitor the impression of an  English Village. The Churches, especially the Anglican, are the most conspicuous Buildings.  Many of the Private Houses are substantial & handsome & 2 Storied. The Public Institutions include a Post and  Telegraph Office, a Courthouse and Police Station, Agricultural

Willunga Courthouse, circa 1880s, courtesy Willunga National Trust

and Oddfellows’ Halls, Institute with a well-stocked Library and commodious Reading Room. There are several General Stores, that of Mr Matthew Goode being particularly worthy of note. It is a spacious, solidly   built, two-storied structure, elegant in design & with ample window space,  for the display of a varied stock. Three Hotels cater for the needs of the Residents & the Travelling Public, of whom considerable numbers make Willunga, a half-way stopping place on the journey  to Victor Harbour.

ings from the 19th century share the town and main street with those from the mid to late 20th century. At the top end of Willunga (61 High St) is the historic Willunga Courthouse and Police Station Museum complete with cell block and outbuildings. Many original mud, stone and slate cottages are still lived in and finding them dotted about the town is a fascinating past time. St Stephen’s Anglican Church with its stone walls and stained glass windows is sought after for weddings.

When you look around Willunga now, much of that old charm remains. Build-

More information is available on the Willunga175 website, including the names of those on the committee and the organisations they represent.

High St, Willunga, 1890s, courtesy Willunga National Trust







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Willunga’s Friendly Country Market Stock up on produce, brighten up your garden, buy a gift or search for a treasure at ‘Willunga’s Friendly Country Market’. MARKET DAY Second Saturday of every month 9am-1pm. Aldinga Road, Willunga M: 0408 897 393 (David) Follow us on Facebook




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Willunga Golf Course is arguably the best public golf course in South Australia. It is managed by the City of Onkaparinga with leases to the Golf Professional, Restaurant and Golf Club. With its picturesque setting amongst the foothills, vines, meandering creeks and magnificent gum trees. We are situated in the heart of Willunga with the entrance off St Peters Tce. • Largest

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