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Vol 15 No. 2 Mar 2010

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Hawaiian girl

Granville Anglican Church
Hawaiian Luau Morning Tea

Friday 5 March 2010
9.00 am 11.30 am
Morning Tea:
St Pauls Memorial Hall, Adelaide Street, M'bro
Best Hawaiian Shirt (Mens or Ladies)
Best Decorated Beach Hat

Mini Tombola, Lucky Door, Raffle, Flag Stall and entertainment

For more information: Phone: Stella 41 21 56 92 Phone: 41 21 63 02

Lady in Hat

Red Corss Calling

"Red Cross Calling"- Fundraiser

Saturday 13 March 2010
12.30 pm
Pensioners Hall, 84 Adelaide Street, Maryborough

Guest Artist - "Arthurs" of Bundaberg.
Mini-Tombola, Raffle, Lucky Door
Afternoon Tea provided.

For further information:- Phone: Margaret 41 21 58 82


Do you require a Justice of the Peace?

A Justice of the Peace is available at Station Square for your convenience and no appointment required:-

  • Thursday 3.30 pm 7.00 pm
  • Friday 1.30 pm 5.00 pm


Healthy Eating Supermarket Tours

Fraser Coast Community Health are presently conducting Healthy Eating Supermarket Tours. Many of us are unsure of what is "healthy" in the supermarket, confused by fancy food labeling etc. The tour is designed to educate people on healthy choices that may help you lose weight, increase your energy, reduce your stress levels and improve your overall health.

Next Tour
Monday 29 March - If you are interested contact
Jenny Pham (Community Nutritionist) on Phone: 41 22 87 33.


What Did You Say?

Good hearing is fundamental to our overall health, well-being and quality of life. It is vital that we all become more aware of how hearing loss negatively impacts our society.

  • One in three Australians adults have some form of hearing loss particularly those over 60 years of age.
  • Poor hearing has a major negative impact on people's lives creating feelings of extreme frustration and increasing isolation from their family and friends.
  • Large numbers of people with hearing loss don't recognise their problem or are in denial delaying treatment for 3 or more years and hearing responds better to early diagnosis.
  • It is recommended that everyone over 60 have their hearing checked every couple of years, and 12 months for anyone with diabetes.

Dr Ross Walker M.B., B.S. (HONS),FRACP,FRSANZ


Catholic Women's League
St Patricks
Concert & Mini Tombola

St Mary's Parish Hall, Bazaar Street
Sunday 14 March
1.30 pm
$5.00 Afternoon Tea Supplied


Maryborough & District Senior Citizens "Concert"

Senior Citizens' Centre, 333 Alice Street, Maryborough
Tuesday 16 March 2010
1.30 pm Afternoon tea supplied


St Stephen's Hospital
Ladies Auxiliary - Tombola

St Mary's Parish Hall, Bazaar Street, Maryborough
Saturday 20 March 2010
1.30 pm

Lucky Door Prize
Afternoon Tea Supplied
Tombola Prizes Galore!!
Homemade cooking,
Fruit & veggie and breakfast trays,
Easter goodies etc.

Help raise funds for Hospital Equipment

St Stephens Hospital

Senior Citizens Centre
Daily Hall Activities
333 Alice Street, Maryborough

Monday U3A 8.30am Exercise & Marching
    8.45am Bridge (Learners Welcome)
    10.00am Relaxation/Wellbeing
    10.45am Keyboard Kapers
  SCC 1.30pm Indoor Bowls
Tuesday U3A 8.30am Tai Chi/Qi Gong
  SCC 1.30pm 3rd Tuesday - Concert $3
  M'bro 7.30pm Maryborough/Granville Indoor Bowls
Wednesday U3A Tai Chi for Arthritis Accredited Tutor (under Dr Paul Lam Programme)
    9.00am Tai Chi - Advanced
    10.00am Tai Chi - Beginners
    1.00pm Mah Jong
Thursday SCC 9.30am Indoor Bowls
  U3A 1.00pm Canasta/Samba/Boliva
  SCC 7.30pm Indoor Bowls
Friday U3A 8.30am Line Dancing
    9.30am Sing-a-long
  SCC 1.30pm Cards 500 and Pool in the Games

Why not come along and try before joining!!

For Further Information Contact:-

Renting of Hall Phone: Colleen 41 21 01 70
U3A Maryborough Inc Phone: Ann 41 22 16 00
(SCC) The M'bro District
Senior Citizens Club Inc.
Phone: Barbara 41 22 25 70
(M'bro) Maryborough/Granville Indoor Bowls Phone: Colleen 41 21 01 70

We do not stop playing because we grow old;
We grow old because we stop playing
NEVER Be The First To Get Old!!


"Companion Card"

Fair ticketing for people with a disability who require a companion.

The Companion Card is a program designed for people with a disability who have a lifelong need for attendant care support in order to take part in activities and visit venues in the community. 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 additional ticket for their companion.

"Fraser Coast Show Society"
the holders of a Companion Card will be given
"two for one" entry tickets allowing their "companion"
free entry to the 2010 show.

It is imperative that applicants complete paperwork, etc. and their free identity card will be issued to enable eligible companions entrance to this year's Show.

The Maryborough and District Committee on the Ageing Inc. applauds this action and encourages other business to support the Companion Card program.

Can you match the Fraser Coast Show Society's offer??

For further information contact: Phone: Ann-Maree 41 23 1154 or Phone: 13 13 04

Application forms are available: www.companioncard.gov.au


Get Your Dancing Shoes On!

Old Time Dance:Tinana Hall
Date:Saturday 27 March
Time:8.00 pm
Music supplied by:Gypsy Rovers Band

Novelty Dances/Homemade Supper supplied

Couple Dancing
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Keeping Up with Local News!!

The "Oracle" (Talking Newspaper) for print impaired person. News from the Fraser Coast Chronicle is recorded onto CD's by volunteers and posted to clients every Wednesday, courtesy of Australia Post.

If you require any information about this service or know of someone who would benefit Phone: 41 23 15 54 Ann-Maree (Project Coordinator)

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pc user

Broadband For Seniors
Funded by the Australian Government

This initiative was created to increase the confidence and skills of older persons in using computers and internet. Encourage seniors to build their community participation and social inclusion while addressing the issue of seniors feeling isolated and left behind in technological age.

Free Broadband Seniors Training
Maryborough Computer Users Group Inc

The training is set up and designed to show you how to get onto the Internet, browse websites as well as search for information.

Don't Forget We are Never to Old to learn something new

Maryborough Computer Users Group Inc.
199 Sussex Street corner Farrell Street, Maryborough
Monday Friday 10.00 am 3.00 pm
Mike 41 29 01 09 for further information

All Seniors Welcome!!

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