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Vol 15 No. 6 July 2010

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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)

Reading Paper

Why is Physical Activity Important for Older Australians?

It makes you look and feel better:

  • Gives you more energy
  • Helps you sleep better
  • Helps you to relax
  • Is fun
  • Tones your body
  • Helps you to meet people and make friends

Exercise class

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.

Membership Drive

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:
Brian Phone: 41 21 46 75 (President) Phone: Donna 41 22 10 23 (Treasurer)


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.

Be Aware:

  • If you switch to another retailer you cannot return to Ergon as a retail customer at the same property.
  • If you sell the property after changing to another retailer, future residents cannot return to Ergon Energy either.
  • If you are considering buying or renting a property, you may wish to check which company is the current electricity retailer at the address.

For further information contact Ann-Maree 41 23 15 54 or 1800 662 837 or www.eoq.com.au

power plug


Women and cats will do as they please,
And men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.


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.

GracePurple 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.


J o k e

Two blonde ladies travelling in America wanted to visit Disney Land.
However whilst driving there they saw a road sign which stated "Disney Land Left"
So they turned around and went home.

Puzzled man

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:

Venue: Maryborough City Hall, Kent Street, Maryborough
Date: Tuesday 27 July
Time: 5.30 pm 7.00 pm


Saving Energy

Winter is here and saving energy can mean saving dollars on the power bill. Here are some simple ways to save energy this winter:-

  • Capture the sun's warmth by opening curtains during the day and closing them before it gets dark.
  • Keep doors, curtains and blinds closed in heated rooms and in the evening. Don't heat rooms you're not using
  • Place heaters away from windows, Seal off draughts.
  • Block off unused fireplaces.
  • Use the thermostat and timer on your heaters so they automatically turn on and off as required.
  • Unplug unused appliances or switch them off at the wall. Even standby mode uses power.

light bulb

Happiness is that peculiar feeling when you are too busy to be miserable.


Coming Events And Date Claimers


Maryborough Computer Club

Lucky Door and Raffle

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.)


Catholic Women's League, Maryborough Branch

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


ESA International Alpha Zeta Branch
Cancer Luncheon - Mini Tombola

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 Phone: 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


Maryborough & District Senior Citizens
"Monthly Concert"

Lucky Door Prize

Venue: Senior Citizens' Centre,
333 Alice Street, Maryborough
Date: Tuesday 20 July
Cost: $3.00
Concert: 1.30 pm

Afternoon tea supplied


Granville Anglican Church
Plum Puddings Galore for Christmas in July

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 Phone: 41 21 56 92 or Jeanette 41 21 63 02

Lucky Door, Raffle, Flag Stall, Mini Tombola

plum pudding

Date Claimers

  • Tues 17 Aug
    Tiaro & District Seniors Week Morning Tea
  • Thurs 19 Aug
    Maryborough Seniors Week Mayoral Morning Tea
  • Sun 22 Aug
    Woocoo Seniors Week Morning Tea


Thought of the Month

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.

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