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Vol 15 No. 7 August 2010

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Open Market Day "Our Place" Tea Room

"Our Place" is a drop-in tea room in the Maryborough City Hall, opened in conjunction with the Maryborough City Council. Refreshments are available, along with information and recreational reading matter. The room is staffed by volunteers, ready for a chat, and open each Thursday from 9am to 12.30pm.

Coffee mug

How good is your hearing?
"Free Hearing Check"

Do you have difficulty understanding people unless they are facing you?

Do you find it hard to hear conversations in noisy rooms with groups of people?

Do you have noises in your head or ears, miss the doorbell or telephone ringing?

Do other people complain that you have the TV turned up too loud?

If you said "YES" to any of the above, you may have a hearing impairment.

Date: Thursday 9 September 2010
Time: 9.00am 12.00noon
Venue: Senior Citizens Hall
Book In: Phone: 41 20 8300 Linda

Hearing test


"How are you, Higgins?" smiled Dr Nayland, the distinguished obstetrician. "Haven't seen you in a long time. Are you still writing those funny little "filler" paragraphs for the News?"
"Yep," said Higgins. "What about you doc? Are you still delivering those funny little people?"


The Maryborough and District Committee on the Ageing Inc.
Annual General Meeting

Date: Monday 30 August, 2010
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Senior Citizens Hall, 333 Alice Street, Maryborough

Membership Drive

Voluntary positions, whereby you utilize your talents, expertise and enhance your retirement.

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


A Seniors Week Prayer

When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you,
but merely opening your hands to receive something better.


we're making it possible

community busThe Powerhouse Community Centre Bus, kindly donated by "yes" Optus Maryborough, is designed to provide more accessible transport to the Maryborough Community. The bus can be hired for commercial use but is also available for complimentary use by needy organizations or individuals in the community.

For further information contact:
Kevin, Powerhouse Community Centre, Phone: 41 29 3227 or Mobile 0405 764 205.



It was in a pub where unattended beers were unsafe and Jake had a need to go to the loo. So he left a note beside his beer, reading: "I've spat in this."
When he returned there was an addendum to his note: "So have I."


U3A Celebrates 20th Birthday

The Maryborough and District Committee on the Ageing Inc. (MaDCOTA) President and members congratulate U3A Maryborough on celebrating its 20th Birthday on Saturday 28 August 2010. Congratulations to the present Executives as well as all past Executives, Tutors and members for their involvement & commitment for the past 20 years.

Twenty years ago MaDCOTA introduced U3A Maryborough, a worldwide organization with branches throughout Australia to the community.

U3A Active Retirement the third age of their lives.

  • To keep people mentally and physically active through a basic objective of shared learning.
  • To provide programs of learning activities which give stimulation and development of their lives.

This has been a wonderful achievement for both MaDCOTA and U3A Maryborough.

Balloon man

Coming Events And Date Claimers


Maryborough & District Senior Citizens
Monthly Concert

Lucky Door Prize/Raffle

Date: Tuesday 17 August
Venue: Senior Citizens' Centre,
333 Alice Street, Maryborough
Cost: Free - Afternoon tea supplied
Concert: 1.30 pm


Seniors Week - Art Competition
Judging at Maryborough "Mayoral" Morning Tea

Judging: Thursday 19 August, 2010
Venue: Maryborough City Hall
Function: Maryborough Seniors "Mayoral" Morning Tea
Subject: Mick Kruger Lookalike, Must be original, Capture the character
Rules: Use of paints, pencils, paper machee, (no photography) use your imagination.

All Mick Kruger Lookalikes will be on display at the Maryborough Seniors "Mayoral" Morning Tea. The peoples vote will be judged by gold coin donation, Peter Chapman (editor Chronicle) will judge the entrant he believes that captures the character of Mick Kruger.

All monies raised will be donated to Alzheimer Australia

For further information contact:
Ann-Maree Phone: 41 23 15 54

Mick Kruger

The Maryborough and District Committee
on the Ageing Inc.
Seniors Week Bus Trip

Date: Monday 23 August
Time: 9.30am (Depart Senior Citizen Hall car park)
Venue: Fraser Coast TESS Wildlife Sanctuary
Cost: $5 per person (including morning tea and entry)

The 13 acre sanctuary is home to dozens of kangaroos, wallaroos, emus, echidnas, birds and reptiles.


ESA International Alpha Zeta Branch
Cancer Luncheon - Mini Tombola

Fashion Parade courtesy Millers Fashions

Date: Wednesday 25 August
Venue: Granville Sports Club, Steindl 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


Date Claimers

  • 5-11 Sept
    Disability Action Week
  • 15 Sept
    St Stephens Hospital Ladies Auxiliary Springtime Fashion Morning Tea


Thought of the Month

Remember it's is not what's eating you,
But what you are eating that causes the problem.

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