Vol 15 No. 9 October 2010
|In this Issue:
Granville Anglican Church
|Date:||Friday 8 October 2010|
|Venue:||Granville Community Hall, Cambridge St.|
|Time:||9.00am to 11.30am|
|Cost:||Morning Tea $5.00|
Shoe Parade by
Williams the Shoemen
Guest Speaker: Mark from Dan Everson Podiatry
Prizes for: Best decorated Shoes or Happiest Socks Best Shoe Ornament
The MaDCOTA Office will be closed the week of:
Monday 11 October to Friday 15 October inclusive.
The barman at the bush pub was one of the toughest he
had ever seen; muscles, tats, unshaven, sweaty and
pulling beers in a black singlet. The shearer couldn't
take his eyes off him. "What the hell d'yer think yer
staring at?" said the barman eventually.
"I just can't get over the likeness. It's truly remarkable resemblance," said the shearer. "You are a dead-ringer for my wife. In fact if it wasn't for the moustache..."
"I haven't got a moustache," interrupted the barman.
"No but my wife has!"
September has been ticking over nicely at Meals on Wheels Fraser Coast. The spring menu is now in place, and will continue until the beginning of December. The service provided lunch at the Disability Expo held at Town Hall on the 16 September which was another opportunity to showcase Meals on Wheels Fraser Coast. The Annual General Meeting is Friday 3 December.
Client Services are gearing up for the Christmas period, and have started making arrangements with suppliers for donation of goods toward the much appreciated Christmas Hampers clients receive each year. Timeframes for deliveries are being discussed.
Do you want to receive Meals on Wheels?
Contact David on 4121 4297 and he will assist you.
M'Bro Computer Users Group Inc. Mike 41 29 01 09
All Seniors Welcome!!
Queensland pensioners have been losing their energy rebates when they receive a new pension card.
The Energy Ombudsman Queensland found some pensioners were losing their concessions when their old card expired. This is despite the fact that it was the responsibility of retailers to validate pensioner concession eligibility with the Department of Communities, Centrelink and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Energy Ombudsman Barry Adams said his office had received several complaints where this did not occur. "I'm disappointed that pensions have been left out of pocket because energy retailers have not done their job," he said. Investigation by EOQ resulted in affected customers receiving new bills with the rebate applied and a compensation payment.
"I understand the billing problems impacting pensioner rebates have now been fixed."
The State Government provides electricity and gas rebates, the Electricity Life Support Concession Scheme and the Medical Cooling and Heating Concession for pensioners. Those eligible for an electricity rebate also do not pay the Community Cover Levy.
"While the onus is on retailers, I would suggest pensioners contact their energy retailer if they receive a new pension card so the rebate continues," Mr Adam said.
A Justice of the Peace is available at Station Square for your convenience and no appointment required:-
Queenslanders will take a day to say thank you to their grandparents when the State becomes the first in Australia to proclaim a Grandparents Day on November 7.
Premier Anna Bligh said the day would honour all grandparents, including those who a primary carers, for their love and support.
Many Queenslanders will have very fond memories of spending time with their own grandparents as a child, and I know many parents rely on grandfathers and grandmothers to provide care and guidance in their family.
There are around 14,000 families in Australia who have grandparents as the main carer.
KinKare spokeswoman Maree Lubach (Grandparent Groups) said the organisation was "absolutely thrilled" the State Government had recognised the important role grandparents play. This will mean so much to grandparent carers. Some grandparents give up their retirement dreams to parent beloved grandchildren when the parents can't.
What weighs 2,000 pounds and pinches?
An elephant wearing a tight tuxedo!
Local Celebration of the International Year of the Nurse
Local Artisans many of whom will be dressed in period costume
Sales displays and demonstrations
|Date:||Thurs 14, Frid 15, & Sat 16 October|
|Venue:||Maryborough 100 year old City Hall|
|Time:||9.00am – 4.00pm|
|Entry:||$2.00 (children under 12 years free)|
Official Opening 10am Thursday 13 October
Cr Barbara Hovard
For further information: Narelle 41 23 29 11
All proceeds from door, raffle & refreshments will be donated locally (Blue Care, Feel Gook Look Good, Cancer Support, Maryborough Base Hospital – Day Surgery and Imaging Depts)
|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|
Lucky Door Prize/Raffle
|Venue:||Senior Citizens' Centre,
333 Alice Street, Maryborough
|Date:||Tuesday 19 October|
|Cost:||$3 - Afternoon tea supplied|
|Tuesday||SCC||1.30pm||Concert 3rd Tuesday of the Month
$3 afternoon tea supplied
|M'bro||7.30pm||Maryborough/Granville Indoor Bowls|
|Friday||SCC||1.30pm||Cards 500 and Pool in the Games|
Why not come along and try before joining!!
For Further Information Contact:-
|MaDCOTA Project Coordinator||Ann-Maree||4123 1554|
|Hall Rental||Colleen||4121 0170|
|(SCC) The M'bro District Senior Citizens Club Inc.||Barbara||4122 2570|
|(M'bro) Maryborough/Granville Indoor Bowls||Colleen||4121 0170|
"We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody's weakness."
The Maryborough & District Committee on the Ageing Inc.
Last modified Nov 2010.