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Vol 14 No. 5 June 2009

  In this Issue:  

Security for Seniors
"Practical ways to improve your security"

Seniors like everyone else have the right to feel safe at all times. Research show that those who appear confident and take security precautions are less likely to be victims of crime.

At Home:

Improve your physical security at home. Doors, locks, grilles etc are your first line of defence. Your home should be clearly visible to the street, neighbours and passers-by. Bushes and trees that obstruct a clear view of windows or doors provide perfect cover for intruders.

A good quality security door on all your external doors helps with ventilation and is a barrier for unknown calls and offenders.

External doors should be of solid-core construction and fitted with deadlocks. When going out, certain deadlocks can be locked in such a way that they can only be unlocked with a key from either side.

Remember, do not open the door to a stranger no matter how urgent it sounds. Check First and ask for identification before opening the door. If someone is seeking help, leave that person outside while you make the emergency call.

Door knob
man reading paper

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.

woman reading paper

Seniors Week
Positively Ageless

Saturday 15 August to Sunday 23 August 2009

The committee is presently working towards the Maryborough Seniors week and a programme of events will be available in the next edition.



His wife used to have a nice firm chin. But now the firm chin has taken on a couple of partners.


Living with Dementia
Free Course for "Family Carers"

This course supports family carers of people with dementia by helping them to better understand their own needs and the needs of those for whom they care.

Date's available:
9, 16 or 23 June 2009
Dementia & Memory Community Centre,
Level 1 200 Bazaar Street
10.00 am to 2.30 pm
(includes morning tea & lunch)
Reserve a seat:
phone: 07 3895 8200 or
email admin@alzqld.asn.au

man in chair


The lady of the manor decided to dismiss the parlour maid and dressed her down with some sarcastic remarks about her unsatisfactory service as a cook and general housekeeper.

But the fiery parlour maid took the opportunity for a parting shot. "Your husband happens to think I am a better cook and a better housekeeper than you are," she retorted. "And what's more I am a damn sight better in bed than you are."

"Oh, and my husband told you that too?"
"No, Jeeves told me that!"


H e a l t h y   E a t i n g
"Quick Quiche Recipe"


6 eggs
cup cheese grated
1 cup vegetables (peas, beans, carrots & corn)
cup bacon or ham
1 cup trim milk
1 x 20cm deep dish pie shell
Fresh herbs

Cooking directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Sprinkle vegetables and bacon or ham into a 20cm deep pie shell.
  3. Beat eggs, milk and seasoning. Pour over filling.
  4. Bake for 30 40 minutes in the oven. Garnish with fresh chopped herbs.
  5. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.



The bald man was astounded to be charged $15 for a cut and trim.

"That's more than you charge for people with a full head of hair," he complained.

"Yeah," said the barber." "A treasure hunt costs more!"


Teebar Country Stampede
"Rodeo" and "Campdraft"

Teebar Showgrounds - Brooweena
Head off on the Biggenden Road
Approx 50 klm
Saturday 20 June 2009
Good old country style cooking available
Arena 1

7.00 am Campdraft ACA affilitated
Novice, Maiden and Open

Arena 2
10.00 am Non Stop Rodeo Action
Open Competitors:
Bulls, Novice Bulls, Saddles & Bares
All Men's & Ladies Time Events
Junior Events:
Barrels race, Junior Steer Ride

The Fraser Coast Chronicle once again has sponsored two hind quarters to be drawn on the day. Entry forms in the daily paper.

1st draw
all readers have a chance.
2nd draw
winner must be present and will be redrawn until a winner is present.

"A Great Family Day"


Senior Citizen's Concert
"A Day at the Races with My Fair Lady".

Senior Citizens' Centre, 333 Alice Street, Maryborough
Tuesday 16 June 2009
1.30 pm

horse race

Christmas in July
Morning Tea

Come Join - Alpha Zeta Branch ESA

Wednesday 8 July 2009
Parish Hall Bazaar Street
9.30 am

Raffle, Stall & Mini Tombola

Scrumptious morning tea!!

More Information Phone: Narelle: 41 22 22 34
Christine: 41 21 10 87

Proceeds for Cancer Research and local charities.

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