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Vol 15 No. 3 April 2010

  In this Issue:  

Cooking Classes
Learn how to cook good food
Reduce your "Grocery Bill" at the same time

Date: Every Tuesday
Senior Citizens Centre
333 Alice Street, Maryborough
Time: 9.15 am 12 noon

For further information: Marj Phone 54 846 463

Fruit & Veg

Taylor Street Community Legal Service

The Taylor Street Community Legal Service is a non-profit community service which provides free, non-discriminatory legal advice to socio-economically disadvantaged people on the Fraser Coast. Advice is free and all consultations are private and confidential. However, due to limited resources and time, there is a maximum of 20 minutes for each consultation.

This Service is available on Wednesdays commencing at 5 p.m. at the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre, 25 Ellena Street.

All free legal advice sessions are by appointment only!

Maryborough Phone 41 21 21 41 Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre
TiaroPhone 41 29 24 53 Tiaro Library

office worker
RSL Badge

Anzac Day
25 April

QX60338 Reg Grandad Spry
Light Horse 3yrs prior to joining
9th Division 2nd 43rd Battalion
QX9601 Peter Wilkinson
X.P.O.W. Burma Line

Exactly one year after the Australian and New Zealand forces were sent into battle at Gallipoli resulting in heavy losses, the 25 April was officially named ANZAC Day. The day was marked by ceremonies and services in Australia, a march through London and a Sports Day in the Australian camp in Egypt. From this time on Anzac Day was celebrated across Australia.

It wasn't until 1927 that every state observed a public holiday for the first time. By mid 1930's all the rituals we now associate with the day, dawn vigil, marches, memorial services, reunions, and "two up" games were firmly entrenched. In subsequent years the meaning of Anzac Day has broadened to include all Australian killed in military operations in which Australia has been involved.

The haunting melody, we know as the "The Last Post" used at military funerals has the words:-

The Last Post

Day is Done, Gone the sun,
From the lakes, From the hills, From the sky.
All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh

Fading light, Dims the sight, And a star.
Gems the sky, Gleaming bright, From afar
Drawing nigh, Falls the night

Thanks and praise, For our days,
Neath the sun, Neath the stars, Neath the sky
As we go, This we know, God is nigh

Lest We Forget


Meals On Wheels Fraser Coast Inc

Our valued volunteers have just returned from a four day break and back doing what they do best, assisting in providing quality meals at an affordable price for residents of Maryborough and surrounding areas. Clients are now able to order from the bakery and have items delivered with their meals, fresh baked pies, sausage rolls, bread & rolls. Half loaves are proving very popular.

Standard Meals $.9.00
full serve meal consisting of: Soup of the Day, Main Meal (Meat & Vegetables or Meat & Salad), Dessert & Juice
Smaller Meals $5.50

For further support and friendly service please contact:
Office Phone 41 21 42 97


How To Clean The House

  1. Open a new file in your PC .
  2. Name it 'Housework.'
  3. Send it to the Recyle Bin.
  4. Empty the Recycle Bin.
  5. Your PC will ask you,
    'Are you sure you want to delete Housework permanently?'
  6. Calmly answer, 'Yes,' and press mouse button firmly......
  7. Feel better?

Works for me!


Flu Injections
Available at Doctors Surgery's "NOW"

The flu is more serious than a common cold. Many people with flu are forced to rest in bed for a week or more, which means they can't go to work or take care of their family or themself. For others who are considered "at risk" of complications from the flu, the illness can be much more serious and can lead to hospitalisation."At Risk" conditions include severe asthma, COPD (emphysema), diabetes, heart disease and chronic kidney disease and over 65 years old.

The vaccine is free under the National Immunisation Programme for people over 65 years and "At Risk" condition listed above.

You cannot get the flu from the vaccine. There is no live virus in the vaccine. You can spread flu before you feel any symptoms or even know that you have got the flu (one sneeze can spread flu up to one metre.)

See your doctor and ask about the best way for you to reduce the risk of the flu.

For further information www.flu.com.au
Or contact Krissa at Immunisation Programs immunecoord@health.gov.au


Thought of the Month :

Do not dwell on what went wrong,
Remember what went right!

Reading paper

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)


Fraser Coast Hearing Impaired Support Group

The weekly meetings offer programmes and support for hearing impaired, including hearing loss management sessions, lip reading and fun Auslan,

Venue: Kathleen Costello Centre
Date:Tuesday (Weekly)
Time: 9.00am 12 noon



Paddy goes to the doctor for a check-up. Doctor examines him thoroughly. The doctor says "Paddy I have bad news for you, You have only two weeks to live."
Paddy sits and contemplates for a while and says "Well Doc, I will have one week in December and one week in March."

Courtesy Fred


The Maryborough and District Committee On The Ageing Inc. (MaDCOTA)

Information "Dementia Awareness" Seminar

How your memory works/How to look after your Brain

If you are interested in how your brain ages you should attend the following:-

Date:Thursday 29 April 2010
Venue:Maryborough Seniors Citizens Centre
333 Alice Street. Maryborough
Time: 9.00 am

Morning Tea Supplied

Dementia Topics include:

  • Common memory changes associated with age
  • Factors that may have an impact on memory
  • Medical conditions that may affect memory
  • The dementia risk reduction areas
  • How to look after your brain

Carol Phone 41 23 56 11 Mon-Thurs
Ann-Maree Phone 41 23 15 54 Mon-Thurs


Maryborough & District Senior Citizens
"Monthly Concert"

Venue: Senior Citizens' Centre,
333 Alice Street, Maryborough
Date: Tuesday 20 March 2010
Cost: $3.00
Concert: 1.30 pm Afternoon tea supplied

Lucky Door Prize!!

Concert Singers
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