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Vol 14 No. 2 March 2009

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U3A Inc & MaDCOTA Inc
QIMR Morning Tea at 9.45am

(Queensland Institute of Medical Research)

Tuesday 31st March 2009
Cost Donation Gold Coin

Guest Speaker Peter Gumley - Population Health
Topic - Falls Prevention

Health Promotion is the process of enabling individuals and communities to increase control over and to improve their health.

Healthy Ageing is a process whereby people can achieve or maintain the best possible state of physical, mental, and cognitive health and well being, meaningful and positive engagement with people, community and institutions, and a personal sense of security and autonomy, adapting to the changes associated with ageing.

Browning and Thomas 2006

Healthy Active Ageing

  • is critical for quality of life, stay independent, actively participate in the community
  • need to consider how we can improve physical activity, nutrition, the work, social and built environment
  • key to preventing disability is falls prevention
  • take a life course approach
  • never too late to adopt healthy lifestyle.

U3A Maryborough Inc. is an active ageing group of people who enjoy any activities - gentle exercise, Tai Chi/Qi Gong, Tai Chi for Arthritis, Cards, Mahjong, Line Dancing, Singing, Fun in the Pool, Writing, Old Time Dancing to name a few. Very reasonable cost. For further information contact Ann on 4122 1600. All Welcome

This is the U3A Annual Fundraising Event for Queensland Institute of Medical Research


St. Stephen's Hospital Ladies Auxiliary

St. Mary's Parish Hall, Bazaar Street
Saturday 21st March 2009 at 1.30pm

Prizes Galore!
Including cooking, fruit and vegie trays, breakfast trays and goodies for Easter

Major Prizes! - Drinks for Sale!

Lucky Door Prize! - Raffle!

Continuous Afternoon Tea!


Come along for a great afternoon, and help St. Stephen's Hospital raise funds for Hospital Equipment.


Paddy Kerrigan was going through Irish customs after his trip to France. Among his suitcases stood a brown gallon container.
'And what might this be?' asked the customs officer.
'Sure, and that is holy water I am bringin' back to me loved ones, from Lourdes.'
The customs officer unscrewed the top, sniffed, blinked, raised the bottle, and tasted the contents. 'Water, did you say now?' he sputtered. 'This is brandy. Strong French brandy!'
'Praise the Lord!' cried Kerrigan. 'Another miracle!'

My grandfather always told me: "Don't look after your money, look after your health."
One day I was looking after my health, I found my money was gone. My grandfather took it.

Jackie Mason

"I bought a new clock," boasted Clancy. "It goes eight days without winding!"
"How long does it go if you do wind it?" asked the barman.



Some dates for your diary

  • International Composting Awareness Week takes place between 3rd-9th May, and highlights the importance of this valuable organic resource. To find out why composting is the responsible, sustainable choice, visit www.compostweek.com.au
  • World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8th, and looks at practical ways to conserve the world's oceans for future generations. For a list of activities and events, visit www.theoceanproject.org/wod.
  • National Tree Day falls on 31st July and is Australia's biggest tree-planting. Last year alone, 312,000 volunteers planted 1.6 million native trees and shrubs. Find out how you can get involved at www.treeday.planetark.com

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Seniors Legal and Support Service

The Seniors Legal and Support Service can help if you are experiencing, witnessing or concerned about elder abuse. For information or assistance contact your local service centre.

The Seniors Legal and Support Service cannot provide assistance in all areas of law. The service does not include preparing will, advice on real estate, financial or investment planning. If the service is unable to assist you, every effort will be made to refer you to an appropriate.

The Seniors Legal and Support Service is funded by the Queensland Department of Communities and delivered by community legal centres.

For further information phone Hervey Bay on 4124 6863.


It's nice to have something in common with your grandchildren you both think their parents are idiots.


We Wish for You.

Comfort on difficult days,
  Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow clouds
  Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunshine to warm your heart,
  Gentle hugs when spirits sag,
Friendship to brighten your being,
  Beauty for your eyes to see,
Confidence for when you doubt,
  Faith so that you can believe,
Courage to know yourself,
  Patience to accept the truth,
And love to complete your life.

Author Unknown


An Old Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.



After many months and many, many new learning experiences, MaDCOTA Inc has received its Accredition under the AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000 for the provision of talking newspapers to visually impaired members of the Maryborough and District Community which is funded by Disability Services Queensland.

The Well Aged Programme which is funded by the Department of Communities Self Assessment summary report was successfully completed and lodged by the due date.


Do you or any of your friends live alone?
Then you are cordially invited to attend the

Livealoner's Luncheon

An Afternoon of Nostalgia

Saturday 4th April 2009 Wesley Auditorium
St. Stephen's Church Complex, Sussex Street
11.30am for 12 noon

Guest Speaker Ann Miller

A three course meal will be served
Cost $12.50


RSVP by Monday 30th March (no bookings accepted after that date)
To Diane at the Church Office on 4121 3204 (Corrected Number)

This is an activity of the Uniting Church and everyone is welcome


The Irish Club invented a new parlour game "Guess Who?"
Any number can play. One player leaves the room!
The others must guess who it was.

Smoke Alarm

Can you hear me?

If you cannot hear a standard smoke alarm you may be eligible for financial assistance to help buy special smoke alarms designed for people who are deaf or hearing impaired.

For more information
Visit www.fire.qld.gov.au
or contact (07) 3635 3952



The Autumn menu commences on Monday 2nd March and runs for 13 weeks. This menu includes meals such as Apricot Chicken, Bacon & Shallot Tortellini and Traditional Roast Meats while salads are still available. Light summer desserts and warming winter delights will be offered.

The $5.00 Special is proving to be exactly that. Main meal, soup and dessert delivered to your door Monday to Friday hot, and cook/chill for weekends. For more information contact Vicki on 4121 4297



New to the Fraser Coast, the service will provide Home Help and Lawn Mowing services. As an extension to the Meals on Wheels service currently available, Fraser Coast Care aims to provide more services to assist with Independent Living and to reduce waiting lists. Telephone 4121 4297 and speak with Lorraine.


Pat & Mick were enjoying a pint of Guinness on Friday afternoon.
"What ayre ya doin' termorra, Mick?"
"Begorah Pat Oim spending it with me new paramour"
"God forgive ye Pat! Won't yer Moira mind?"
"No! To be sure she doesn't mind how I cut the grass."

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