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Vol 14 No. 4 May 2009

  In this Issue:  

Granville Anglican Church
The Hen Party
(Roosters welcome)

Friday 19 June 09
Granville Community Hall
Cambridge Street

9.00 am to 11.30 am
Morning Tea $5.00

Lucky Door, Raffle, Flag Stall
Mini Tombola, Goodies Tree & Entertainment

Prizes for:- Best Hen or Rooster
Best piece of craft featuring The Chook Yard

More Information Phone
Stella 41 21 56 92
Jeanette 41 21 63 02


If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn't have given us grandmothers.


Come & Try Afternoon Point Lookout
Croquet Club

"F r e e - Everyone Welcome"

Croquet Lawns
23 North Street
Sunday 31 May 2009
1.30 pm
Comfortable clothes, soft sole shoes and hat
Club supplies equipment
41 23 04 84 or 41 22 27 65
Tea & Biscuits supplied


Australia's Biggest Morning Tea & Apron Parade

Uniting Church, Wesley Auditorium
21 Susses Street,
Thursday 28 May 2009
9.30 am 11.30 am
June 41 21 09 81 or Diane 41 21 32 04 by 25 May 09

Bring your prettiest, most useful or novelty apron and for a gold coin donation enter it in the Apron Competition.


May's Senior Citizen's Concert

Senior Citizens' Centre,
333 Alice Street,
Tuesday 19 May 2009
1.30 pm

Wonderful Entertainment
Delicious Afternoon Tea


Joke of the Month

A motorist was cruising along the Hume Highway at the normal speed when he suddenly noticed a police car right behind him. He accelerated to 100 km/h and then 115 km/h, and so on, but with every increase in speed the police were still close behind.
Soon the squad car overtook him and signalled him to stop. A very irate constable demanded an explanation for his erratic and illegal behaviour.
The motorist was most anxious to explain.
"It's like this sergeant. Last week one of your officers ran away with my wife, and I was afraid he was bringing her back!!"

police car
woman reading newspaper

Keeping Up with Local News!!!

The "Oracle" (Talking Newspaper) is available for weekly distribution to print impaired person.

News from the Fraser Coast Chronicle is recorded by volunteers and tapes are sent to clients free weekly by Australia Post.

If you require any information about this service or know of someone who would benefit:

Phone: Donna 41 23 15 54 for further information.

man reading newspaper

For Mothers

Hope you had a Special Day, breakfast in bed, plenty of flowers, chocolates, love and kisses.

"God could not be everywhere,
so he created Mothers"
(Yiddish Saying)

hears and flowers

Companion Card Program
Open For applications

The Queensland Companion Card program has been introduced for people with a disability with a lifelong need for attendant care support in order to enable them to participate in community life.

The program promotes fair ticketing for people who need this kind of support and removes one of the barriers to their participation in activities and events - the expense of purchasing an additional ticket for their companion.

Businesses affiliated with the program will issue cardholders with a second ticket for their chosen companion at no charge.

The Companion Card brochure contains further information about the program, including eligibility and applying for and using a card.

People wishing to proceed with an application can obtain an application form and handbook by:


"Fall Prevention Review"

I would like to share this great news with you. Scientific evidence is important in helping us to promote tai chi so that we can share it with more people.

Med Page Today published an interesting article about an extensive review of 111 studies involving 55,303 participants about preventing falls for older adults. (Gillespie L D, Robertson M C, Gillespie W J, Lamb S E, Gates S, Cumming R G, Rowe B H. 'Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD007146. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007146.) Injury from falls is the most expensive item for all the western countries. In USA it costs more than 20 billion dollars per year. Many studies were undertaken to find out what works. The key finding of the review is "...Exercising in supervised groups, participating in Tai Chi, and carrying out individually prescribed exercise programmes at home are all effective."

Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for fall prevention. Tai chi is the only individually prescribed highly effective exercise program. Please note: not all exercises are as or even effective. Previous studies have shown swimming and walking did not significantly reduce the risk of falling for older people. Naturally swimming and walking are wonderful exercises for many other reasons.

This is an evidenced based endorsement for tai chi at saving significant health cost.

Tai chi also improves pain for arthritis, helps various conditions, improve immunity, reduces stress, more importantly, tai chi significantly improves quality of life!

U3A Tai Chi classes are available at the Maryborough Senior Citizens' Centre, 333 Alice Street, contact coordinator Alisa Abbs 41 215956 for further information.

tai chi
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