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Vol 14 No. 9 October 2009

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Welcome to Ann-Maree

sunflowerAnn-Maree Hasselbach has been appointed as Project Co-Ordinator for the Well Aged Program with the Committee on the Ageing due to the resignation of Barbara Paterson after 15 years of service with this program.

During the past twelve months whilst assisting Barbara with the accreditation for the committee with both the Departments of Communities and Disability Service Queensland many will have already met Ann-Maree.

Office hours will remain same and if the office and phone are unattended please leave a message and she will return your call as soon as possible.

Phone: 41 23 1554 or email


J o k e

earAn elderly gentleman...
Had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%.

The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, "Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again."

The gentleman replied, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times!"


Early Stage Dementia Support Group

A small group of people with early stage dementia and some of their carers are getting together regularly for a range of activities which include light physical activity, mental stimulation and social activities. All of the activities are designed to maximize brain function and help maintain independence and the group would like to see more people join.

The next two meetings will be:

Dementia and Memory Community Centre
Level 1, 200 Bazaar Street (Above L J Hooker)
Monday 19 October 9 12 noon
Monday 2 November 9 12 noon

There is no need to book, just show up!

For further information call 41 23 56 11.


Learn To Manage Your Pain
Guest Speaker Joyce Sears

Would you like to learn how to manage your pain?

If so, Alpha Zeta Branch of ESA Maryborough members welcome all:-

Wednesday 21 October
Senior Citizen's Centre,
333 Alice Street, Maryborough
7.30 pm Supper Provided

Everyone Welcome!


Queensland Health - Mobile Women's Service

The Mobile Women's Health Service is a network of specialist nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners who provide a free and confidential service for Queensland women. The service, provided by Queensland Health, aims to improve the health and well-being of women in rural and remote areas of Queensland.

Mobile Women's Health Nurses work as sole practitioners and provide a range of preventative health services for women, including Pap smears, education, information, counselling and support on a range of women's health issues. In some areas, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Health Practitioner works with the nurse to assist in meeting the needs of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women.

The Mobile Women's Health Service is based on the belief that each woman is unique, has the right to be treated with respect and must have the opportunity to be involved in decisions about her care.

The Mobile Women's Health Service can assist and support all women, through the provision of culturally appropriate information, support, clinical services and the promotion of health life choices.

The Mobile Women's Health Service work with both individuals and groups to provide a number of services.

How to find out about the service:

Julie Sankey & Fran Robertson
Mobile Women's Health Service
Phone: 07 41 22 87 33 or Fax 41 24 18 50

To make an appointment please contact:

Howard, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Tiaro & Woocoo Phone: 41 22 87 33
Dha'li Community Care/td> Phone: 41 24 04 31
Wide Bay Women's Health/td> Phone: 41 25 57 88


Meals On Wheels Fraser Coast Inc.

DinnerHello to the Shades of Grey readers from the Management, Staff & Volunteers of Meals on Wheels Fraser Coast. September is an active time at the kitchen with the introduction of the Spring Menu, which will continue until early December.

The 2009 Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 4 September with attendance of other local community groups, Fraser Coast Regional Council, volunteers and clients, at a dinner meeting held at the Doonvilla Bowls Club. The Board of Management for 2009 are Anne Maddern, Chairman, Norma Leach Secretary; Darren Dickson Treasurer and Board Members Fran Allan, Gwen MacBean, Helen Schellbach and Paul Muir. Kay Millsom stood down from the committee after 15 years, and her involvement in a management role will be sadly missed.

For support and friendly service with a home delivered fresh cooked nutritious meal included contact David on 4121 4297. Standard $8.50 price will get a full serve meal consisting of: Soup of the Day, Main Meal (Meat & Vegetables or Meat & Salad), Dessert & Juice. Smaller serves still available for $5.00.

Clients also receive a complimentary hamper at Christmas time with thanks to the Maryborough Cake Icing and Decorating group and Mary River Lions Club. The individual Christmas cakes included in the hampers are now being decorated.

money bag

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


Fair Trading warns of Digital TV Scheme

Minister for Fair Trading Peter Lawler has warned consumers to be on guard against door-to-door traders selling digital television set top boxes.

He said traders were targeting the elderly informing them they would have to purchase a digital set top box as the current analogue network will be switch off in January 2010.

video"Queensland area will not lose connection until July 2011 at the earliest."

You can phone 1800 20 10 13 or visit www.digitalready.gov.au to check exactly when the analogue will be disconnected.


Thank You To Carers

The Maryborough and District Committee on the Ageing Inc.
Congratulates and Supports
the many Carers whose devotion to family,
friends and clients enhances their lives.

Thank You!


Healthy Eating (Pasta - Vegetable Lasagne)


  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 x 825g can tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 zucchini, grated
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 375g fresh lasagne sheets
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 150g button mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 400g sweet potato, grated
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 500g reduced fat ricotta cheese
  • canola or olive oil spray
  • salt, freshly ground pepper or mixed herbs (to taste)


  1. Preheat the oven to moderate (180C). Spray a large pan with oil and heat. Add the onion and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes or until soft.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add the zucchini, sweet potato, mushrooms, tomatoes and tomato paste. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the sugar, and season to taste.
  4. Spray the base of a large lasagne dish lightly with oil. Cut the lasagna sheets to size and arrange a layer of sheets over the base of the dish. Top with a thin layer of sauce, then continue layering pasta and sauce, making one of the layer with the ricotta cheese. Finish with a thin layer of sauce on top, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and place back into the oven for 30 minutes.
  5. Stand for 5 minutes before cutting into squares to serve.
Contributed by: Australian Sports Commission


Maryborough & District Senior Citizens Concert

Senior Citizens' Centre, 333 Alice Street, Maryborough
20 October 2009
1.30 pm Afternoon tea supplied

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