Vol 15 No. 6 July 2010
|In this Issue:
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 41 23 15 54 Ann-Maree (Project Coordinator)
Why is Physical Activity Important for Older Australians?
It makes you look and feel better:
Maryborough And District COTA
Increase older people's social participation in the community to strengthen their sense of community connection and enhance quality of life. Promote strategies to increase the health and well-being of seniors.
Voluntary positions, whereby you utilize your talents, expertise and enhance your retirement.
The Maryborough and District Committee on the Ageing Inc. is seeking new members for the Committee as well as volunteers to assist with the various services listed on the last page of this newsletter.
For further information:
Ergon Energy Warning
Since July 2007, a range of energy retailers have entered the Queensland market signing up electricity and gas customers in South East Queensland.
Don't allow yourself to be pressured into signing or agreeing over the phone to a contract you haven't read or don't understand – remember you have the right to take your time and think about changing energy retailers.
For further information contact Ann-Maree 41 23 15 54 or 1800 662 837 or www.eoq.com.au
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Women and cats will do as they please,
Meals on Wheels Fraser Coast Inc
Clients Services have produced the 'Winter Menu', which commenced on Monday 31st May, 2010. Chef has included winter warmer-favourites such as Roast meats with classic sauces, and his signature Lasagne, hearty Hot Pots, Shepherd's Pie and Curried Beef Sausages to help ward off the cold winter chills. To receive Meals on Wheels telephone David on 1300 960 093 or 4121 4297.
Purple People Feeder Bakery welcomed "Grace" to the team. Grace is a qualified Sydney trained pastry chef, and has added a new dimension to the products available through the bakery. Orders can be made by telephoning 4121 4636, the day before. Money raised through the bakery continues to be put back into Meals on Wheels Fraser Coast as a Fundraising division of the service.
Meals on Wheels Fraser Coast has a new telephone number to assist clients living in outlying areas to help reduce telephone costs. The office can be contacted on 1300 960 093, or if preferred the regular local number 4121 4297, 167 Churchill St, Maryborough.
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Two blonde ladies travelling in America wanted
to visit Disney Land.
Safehome – Could save your Life
The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) is urging Queenslanders to take advantage of a gift of a fire blanket when they book a Safehome visit by calling 1300 369 003 before July 30 this year.
Fire blankets are an effective fire fighting tool in a home or home unit. If used properly fire blankets can put out a fire in a contained item like a saucepan or rubbish bin and can also be used for clothing fires.
A Safehome visit will also provide residents with a checklist to help them make their home or home unit fire safe and assist residents design a fire escape plan for their home or home unit.
The impact a fire could have on a family can be dramatically reduced simply by calling 1300 369 003 to book a Safehome visit.
Fraser Coast Residents Community Briefing
Fraser Coast residents are invited to talk to Councillors and Senior Council staff face to face:
Winter is here and saving energy can mean saving dollars on the power bill. Here are some simple ways to save energy this winter:-
Happiness is that peculiar feeling when you are too busy to be miserable.
Coming Events And Date Claimers
Maryborough Computer Club
|Date:||Sunday 25 July 2010
Afternoon Tea Supplied
|Venue:||Doonvilla Bowls Club, Lennox Street|
|Time:||Doors open noon for 1.30 pm Start|
Great Tombola Prizes
(Breakfast Trays, Fruit Trays etc.)
|Date:||Saturday 17 July|
|Venue:||St. Mary's Parish Hall (opp Post Office)|
|Doors Open:||12.30 pm (First Call 1.30 pm)|
Excellent Prizes, Raffle and Lucky Door
Afternoon Tea Supplied
Fashion Parade courtesy Millers Fashions
|Date:||Wednesday 25 August|
|Venue:||Granville Sports Club, Odessa Street, Granville|
|Doors Open:||11.00 am|
|Admission:||Prepaid Tickets $27.00, Ann's Lingerie, Kent St.
Bookings close Wednesday 18 August 2010
|For Further Info:||Donna 41 22 10 23 or Kay 41 21 59 10|
Lucky Door - Gift Voucher from Ann's Lingerie Raffle
Proceeds Cancer Research and Local Charities
Lucky Door Prize
|Venue:||Senior Citizens' Centre,
333 Alice Street, Maryborough
|Date:||Tuesday 20 July|
Afternoon tea supplied
|Prizes for:||Best Piece of Christmas China
Best Crafted Plum Pudding
|Date:||Friday 23 July 2010|
|Venue:||Granville Community Hall, Cambridge St|
|Time:||9.00 am to 11.30 am|
|Admission:||Morning Tea $6.00|
|Booking Essential:||Close Monday 18 July 2010
Stella 41 21 56 92 or Jeanette 41 21 63 02
Lucky Door, Raffle, Flag Stall, Mini Tombola
I know that you believe you understand what you think I said
but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
The Maryborough & District Committee on the Ageing Inc.
Last modified Aug 2010.