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Vol 15 No. 8 September 2010

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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 Ph: 41 21 21 41 Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre
Tiaro Ph: 41 29 24 53 Tiaro Library

man at desk

Little Fred

A new teacher was trying to make use of her Psychology courses. She started her class by saying,
"Everyone who thinks you're stupid, stand up!"
After a few seconds, Little Fred stood up.
The teacher said, "Do you think you're stupid, Little Fred?"
"No, ma'am, but I hate to see you standing there all by yourself!"


Meals On Wheels Fraser Coast Inc

Wednesday 25th August 2010 was celebrated as National Meals on Wheels Day for 2010, the theme this year being "What you should eat".

The Spring Menu will start at the end of August, chef has included many of the regular favourites like Chicken & Asparagus Mornay, Roast Meats with Vegetables, and sweet treats include Cheesecakes & Sticky Date Pudding, amongst an extensive list.

Client Services telephone: Ph: 41 21 42 97.


Growing old is mandatory,
Growing up is optional!


Are you a veteran?
Do you need some help?

RSL Home Care

RSL HomeCare provide services to eligible veterans

  • Domestic Assistance
  • In-Home Respite Care
  • Home and Garden Maintenance

For further information Ph: Donna 41 31 19 15


Happy Fathers Day
Grandfathers Are Fathers Who Are Grand

Grandfathers are fathers who are grand,
Restoring the sense that our most precious things
Are those that do not change much over time.
No love of childhood is more sublime,
Demanding little, giving on demand,
Far more inclined than most to grant the wings
Allowing us to reach enchanted lands.
Though grandfathers must serve as second fathers,
Helping out with young and restless hearts,
Each has all the patience wisdom brings,
Remembering our passions more than others,
Soothing us with old and well-honed arts.


Looking for somewhere to go?

Fraser Coast TESS Wildlife Sanctuary on Mungar Road is open 10.00am 3.00pm seven days a week. As part of Seniors Week MaDCOTA hired a bus and 60 seniors visited the sanctuary. Ray and his team were outstanding in accommodating any questions by the seniors. There is a barbeque, hot water, tables available inside the sanctuary. It is a must see venue!

For further information contact: Ray Phone: 0427 872 236

Gold Coin donation

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

Card Player

Maryborough & District Senior Citizens Club Inc

333 Alice Street, Maryborough

The Seniors Citizen's Club is committed to providing recreational and social activities for all persons aged 50 and over

Motto: Unity is strength and harmony makes peace and happiness for all.

Monthly Concert:

This organization is blessed with very talented members who provide wonderful entertainment every 3rd Tuesday of the month, at 1.30 pm at the Senior Citizens' Centre.

Indoor Bowls:

For those who enjoy a sporting active life without strenuous physical contact, the indoor bowls at the Seniors Citizen's Centre on Monday and Thursday mornings and Thursday evening provide both exercise and friendships.

The Seniors also cater for Card Players, Bridge, Pool and occasional coach trips.


Eat Well Be Active

Enjoy eating well

Eating well is about enjoying the food you eat, not just about nutrients. Vitamin and mineral supplements should not, and cannot, be used to replace a balanced diet. So get into the habit of enjoying tasty, fresh and healthy meals. It's easy once you're in the swing of it! Here are a few tips:

  • eat a healthy breakfast
  • avoid snacking between meals
  • plan healthy, quick and easy meals for busy days
  • enjoy cooking - experiment with new foods and try new recipes
  • make the most of foods in season
  • make mealtimes special occasions for the whole family
  • eat slowly and savour every mouthful
  • listen to your body - stop when you feel full

If you require a speaker for your group/meetings re: the above subject, contact Council of the Ageing (COTA) Queensland Peer Educator (Robyn Bishop) Phone: 41 22 43 62 or 0412 181 997.


Lindy Brown (Fairhaven Artist) and Councilor Debbie HawesLindy Brown (Fairhaven Artist) and Councilor Debbie Hawes at the Fairhaven Seniors Art Exhibition On Friday 20 August


Little Johnny

Little Johnny was eating breakfast one morning and got to thinking about things.
"Mommy, mommy, why has daddy got so few hairs on his head?" he asked his mother.
"He thinks a lot," replied his mother, pleased with herself for coming up with a good answer to her husband's baldness.
Or she was until Johnny thought for a second and asked, "So why do you have so much hair?"


Coming Events and Date Claimers


How good is you hearing?
"Seniors Free Hearing Check"

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

Puzzled man

Internet Hire (Seniors Citizens Hall)
333 Alice Street, Maryborough

Internet: Monday Thursday
Time: 8.30 am 11.30 am
Cost: $1.00/hr pensioner, Concession card holder and Seniors.
3.00/hr general public
Printing: 10 cents a copy and colour 20 cents a copy

woman at pc

Community & Disability Services Expo 2010

Date: Thursday 16 September 2010
Time: 9.00am 12 noon
Venue: City Hall, Kent Street, Maryborough


St Stephen's Hospital Women's Auxiliary.
Springtime Fashion Morning Tea

Fashions by Noni B

Date: Wednesday, 15 September, 2010
Time: 9.30 am
Venue: St Mary's Parish Hall, Bazaar Street, Maryborough

Flag Board, Lucky Door Raffles etc.

Come and join us and have a lot of fun, enjoying a luscious homemade Morning Tea

slice of cake

Maryborough & District Senior Citizens
Monthly Concert

Lucky Door Prize/Raffle

Venue: Senior Citizens' Centre,
333 Alice Street, Maryborough
Date: Tuesday 21August
Cost: $3 - Afternoon tea supplied
Concert: 1.30 pm


Date Claimer

  • Sun 26
    Sept Horse Sale, General Auction (Saddles & Chattels) also Trash and Treasure Markets at the Maryborough Showgrounds, Bruce Highway, Maryborough.
    For further information
    contact the Fraser Coast Show Society: Phone: 41 23 53 11


Thought of the Month:

Allow Your Own Inner Light to Guide

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