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Vol 14 No. 10 November 2009

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Santa Angel

Tips for Summer

To help prevent any heat-related illness, when it's hot remember to:

  • Wear loose fitting, lightweight clothing
    Wearing excess clothing or clothing that fits tightly won't allow your body to cool.
  • Seek a cooler home environment
    A good way to start is open secure windows, turn on air-conditioning or find a shady spot.
  • Drink plenty of fluids
    Staying hydrated (drink plenty of water)- this will help your body sweat and maintain a normal body temperature. Alcohol is not fluid.
  • Avoid being inside a hot car
    When parked in the sun, the temperature in your car can rise 20°F (more than 11°C) in just 10 minutes. Never leave children, pets or anyone else in a parked car in hot weather.
  • Avoid strenuous activity in the heat.
    Try to schedule exercise or physical labor for cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or evening. Taking breaks and replenishing your fluids during that time will help your body regulate your temperature.

By Mayo Clinic staff

race car

RACQ Seniors Motorists Road Tips

If setting out on a long drive:

  • Don't eat a large meal beforehand,
  • get a good night's rest,
  • take frequent driving breaks during the journey (at least 15 minutes every two hours) and
  • remember that back supports can also lessen fatigue.

"Don't Drink and Drive"

police car

I'm Not Over the Hill
I'm Simply Too Old to Climb It



Maryborough & District Senior Citizens Concert

Senior Citizens' Centre, 333 Alice Street, Maryborough
17 November 2009
1.30 pm Afternoon tea supplied


Senior Citizens Centre Christmas Closure

The Maryborough and District Committee on the Ageing Inc. Office will be closed from 18 Dec resume 19 Jan

The Senior Citizens activities will break 11 Dec resume 11 Jan

The U3A activities will break 11 Dec resume 27 Jan



The Maryborough and District Committee on the Ageing Inc.
wishes you all a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!


A Christmas Prayer

Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds,
and worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings,
and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.

May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children,
and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts,
forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus' sake.


by Robert Louis Stevenson


Telstra Boss Drops Bill Payment Fee After Customer Feedback

Telstra CEO David Thodey announced on 4 November that the Company will drop the $2.20 administration fee for bill payments over-the-counter or by mail after listening to feedback from customers and shareholders. 2010.


Meals on Wheels

Thinking of starting Meals on Wheels home delivery?
New Clients buy 6 frozen meals and receive a HOT Meal free. Conditions apply. Contact David on 4121 4297 for more information.

Meals on Wheels Fraser Coast participated in Maryborough Awareness Day held on the 7 October at Town Hall Green. Bikers Unite Against Child Abuse members with Emmah (4 from left) and Jill (3) the right who provided a cuppa and biscuit whilst answering enquiries from the public about Meals on Wheels.

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Preparations are underway for Meals on Wheels Christmas activities. Clients will receive their meals order form for the holiday period late in November. Remember if you liked the Christmas Hamper last year, you will need to have a meal delivered on Thursday 24 December this year to again receive the hamper. Thank you to all businesses who donate goods towards the hampers, and special thanks to Mary River Lions and Maryborough Cake Decorators for their contribution of the Christmas Cakes.

The service will be closed from Friday 25 December and re-opening Tuesday 29 December 2009. Also closed from Friday 1 January and re-opening Monday 4 January 2010.

Meals for the closure periods will be delivered frozen prior to the closures.

Board, Staff, and Volunteers wish all readers of the Shades of Grey a safe and happy holiday season.


MaDCOTA Volunteers

Thank you to all our valued volunteers.
Your contribution to the community is very much appreciated.


J o k e

In the Department Store at Christmas the little boy had been waiting patiently in the queue to meet Santa. When his turn came Santa picked him up, sat him on his knee and said: "Ho, ho, ho little boy and what would you like for Christmas?"
The little tyke jumped down and kicked Santa fair in the shins. "I just told you yesterday what I wanted".


What Do We Love About Christmas?

What do we love about Christmas;
Does our delight reside in things?
Or are the feelings in our hearts
The real gift that Christmas brings.
It's seeing those we love,
And sending Christmas cards, too,
Appreciating people who bring us joy
Special people just like you.

By Joanna Fuchs

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