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Vol 14 No. 6 July 2009

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Xstrata Marks the Spot

Every year, almost 400,000 Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer, costing the nation around $300 million in treatments annually. The deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma, claims the lives of over 1,200 Australians every year. Given these alarming statistics, mining company Xstrata has partnered with QIMR to fund the Xstrata Post-doctoral Fellowship in Melanoma & Skin Cancer Research. Established in 2008, the 3 year fellowship supports a scientist within QIMR's Cancer Control Laboratory to develop risk prediction tools for melanoma and other cancers of the skin.

Since being awarded the Fellowship, Dr Catherine Olsen has reviewed scientific publications relevant to melanoma risk factors and is developing a database that will later be used to design a computer-based program capable of determining an individual's risk of melanoma and other skin cancers.

"We aim to develop a programme based on the models successfully implemented for prevention of cardiovascular disease, "Dr Olsen said. "It will consider risk factors relevant to the individual's situation such as their level of UV exposure, age and genes and the expresses their risk as a percentage."

Dr Olsen and colleagues will be working closely with practitioners, government and community groups in the near future to test the program before it can be made available to the public.

(LifeLAB Better Health Through Medical Research Issue 73 May 2009)


J o k e

A senior citizen said to his eighty year old buddy:
"So I hear you're getting married?"
"Do I know her?"
"This woman, is she good looking?"
"Not really."
"Is she a good cook?"
"Naw, she can't cook too well."
"Does she have lots of money?"
"Nope! Poor as a church mouse."
"Well, then, is she good in bed?"
"I don't know."
"Why in the world do you want to marry her then?"
"Because she can still drive!!"

wedding bells

fast car

Maryborough & District Senior Citizens Club Inc.

35th Anniversary & Concert

Senior Citizens' Centre, 333 Alice Street, Maryborough
Tuesday 21 July, 2009
1.30 pm "Free" Afternoon tea supplied

birthday cake

Orange Anzac Slice Recipe


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup sweet orange marmalade
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 125g butter, chopped
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 11/2 cups plain flour (sifted)
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb of soda


  1. Grease a rectangular 19cm x 29cm slice pan, line base with a sheet of baking paper, extending paper 5cm above edges of pan.
  2. Combine oats, sifted flour, sugar and coconut in a large bowl (mix well).
  3. Combine butter, golden syrup and water in a medium pan, stir over low heat without boiling until butter is melted. Bring to the boil remove from heat. Stir in bicarb soda.
  4. Add syrup mixture to dry ingredients in bowl mix well.
  5. Press 2/3 of mixture over pan base, spread marmalade evenly on the top, crumble the remaining mixture over the top.
  6. Cook in a moderate oven (180) for approx 35 minutes. Cool slice for 5 minutes on wire rack then slice into squares (serve hot or cold)

mixing bowl

ESA Cancer Luncheon

Proceeds in aid of Cancer Research and local charities.

Wednesday 26th August 2009

Granville Sports Club (Steindl St)

Doors Open 11am for 11.30am

Cost per person: $25

Miller's Fashions Parade
Mini tombola, raffle and entertainment
$30 lucky door courtesy of Ann's Lingerie

Prepaid tickets available at Ann's Lingerie, Kent Street Prior 19 August 09.

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


Who is "MaDCOTA?"

We are an incorporated, non-profit organisation that is primarily funded by the Queensland Departments of Communities and Disability Services located at 333 Alice Street Maryborough. We aim to reduce social isolation, promote active ageing and friendly support to older persons and their carers.

The Senior Citizens Centre is owned by the Maryborough & District Committee on the Ageing Inc. The hall is accessible to all persons and is available for hire at reasonable rates.

We are seeking volunteers for "Oracle" (Talking Newspaper) for print impaired person, Computer Access (Internet) and "Our Place" (Tea room City Hall) on Market Day.

If you can spare any of your valuable time please contact
Donna 41 23 15 54 for further information.

read paper
water plant

"Ambassador" for Ageing Promoting Positive and Active Ageing

Noeline Brown is the Ambassador for Ageing and is passionate about promoting positive and active ageing within the community.

Regular Physical Activity is good for your body and your mind. It builds muscle and helps to manage weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, pain and bone and joint problems. It can also reduce the risk of disease and help to prevent falls and injury. And being fit and active also means that should you become ill or injured it will help your recovery.

For more information visit:
www.health.gov.au/ambassadorforageing or 1800 500 853.


FIERCELY INDEPENDENT? Want Your Right to Choose?

A sound diet will continue to see you strong enough
to maintain that independence.

Meals on Wheels Fraser Coast
Can provide you with
Nutritional, Fresh, Home delivered Meals
Maryborough 5 days a week
(weekend meals delivered on Friday)

From $25 per week

Prepared by Qualified Chef assisted by dedicated Volunteers.

Visit www.meals.org.au or phone 41 21 42 97 for more information


What is happening at the Meals on Wheels Kitchen?

The Board of Management recently took the decision, that though some clients prefer the smaller and less expensive meals, winter is the time to enjoy a hearty soup, so all clients will receive a full size soup. The $5.00 package has proven to be very successful, with clients finding less wastage in a meal size they are comfortable with and a cost that's affordable in this time of financial stress and ever increasing living costs.


Positively Ageless

15 August 23 August 2009


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