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SHADES OF GREY

Vol 16 No. 2 Mar 2011

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Do you require a Justice of the Peace?

A Justice of the Peace is available at Station Square for your convenience and no appointment required:-

  • Thursday 3.30 pm 7.00 pm
  • Friday 1.30 pm 5.00 pm


man at desk
 

Heart Foundation

The aim of the Heart Foundation Walking groups is to make regular physical activity enjoyable and easy, especially for people who are not used to being active. Each Heart Foundation Walking group is led by a local volunteer called a Walk Organiser. Walk Organisers are the glue that holds walking groups together.

Heart Foundation Walking provides:

  • An easy, accessible way to stay physically active
  • Social contact and community spirit
  • A safe way to be healthy
  • Regular newsletters which include health information
  • Encouragement and incentives to keep walking

If you would like more information on how to start a Heart Foundation Walking group or contact details of an existing group, contact the Community Development Officer on ? 1300 79 49 29 or visit www.heartfoundation.org.au/walking



Exercise Class
 

Tips for Summer - Heat and Humidity

To help prevent any heat-related illness, when it's hot remember to:

  • Wear loose fitting, lightweight clothing -
    Wearing excess clothing or clothing that fits tightly won't allow your body to cool.
  • Seek a cooler home environment -
    A good way to start is open secure windows, turn on air-conditioning or find a shady spot.
  • Drink plenty of fluids -
    Staying hydrated (drink plenty of water)- this will help your body sweat and maintain a normal body temperature. Alcohol is not fluid.
  • Avoid being inside a hot car -
    When parked in the sun, the temperature in your car can rise 20 F (more than 11 C) in just 10 minutes. Never leave children, pets or anyone else in a parked car in hot weather.
  • Avoid strenuous activity in the heat.
    Try to schedule exercise or physical labor for cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or evening. Taking breaks and replenishing your fluids during that time will help your body regulate your temperature.

By Mayo Clinic staff



 
 

Mobility Scooter Safety Hints

mobility scooter
  • Make sure other pedestrians and motorist can see you.
  • Attach a reflective safety flag to your scooter that's high enough for motorists and cyclist to see. You can get these from a bike shop.
  • Wear brightly coloured clothes.
  • Display a white light at the front, a red light at the back and reflectors for times when there is less daylight.
  • Don't drink and drive.
  • Plan your trip using routes where you know there are footpaths
  • It is recommended you wear a safety helmet to reduce the risk of head injury.

www.accc.gov.au



 
 

PADDY announced "I wrote that song myself,"
"It's nice of you to take the blame," Mick replied.



singer
 

The Maryborough and District Committee on the Ageing Inc. (MaDCOTA)

333 Alice Street, Maryborough Qld 4650

Seniors -50 years and over

Mission: To protect and promote the well-being of older people in our local community.
Aim: Increase older people social participation in the community to strengthen their senses of community connection and enhance quality of life. Promote strategies to increase the health and well-being of seniors.


 
 

How Weird Is This

1/11/11
11/1/11
11/11/11..

AND go figure this out

Take the last two digits of the year you were born
Plus the age you will be this year, it will equal 111



 
 

MaDCOTA Internet Hire (Seniors Citizens Hall)

Internet available: Monday Thursday
Time: 9.00 am 11.30 am
Cost: $1.00/hr pensioner, concession card holder and Seniors. $3.00/hr general public
Printing: 10 cents a copy


computer user
 

Deaf Services Queensland
Auslan Club (short for Australian Sign Language)

Deaf Services Queensland is offering a monthly Auslan Club on Friday evening for anyone who would like to continue practice signing. Whilst some signing skill is preferred it is not essential. You will mix with native Auslan volunteers for a deaf chat, play board games, jokes, storytelling etc.

Venue: 26 Wilson Street
Time: 6.30pm
Date: Friday 18 March 2011
Cost: $5 per adult (children free)
Contact: For further information Phone: 07 41 21 5222 or
email cherie.wilkie@deafsq.org.au

Tea, Coffee and snacks provided



Deaf Services Qld
 

Coming Events and Date Claimers


calendar
 

Date Claimers

  • 1 & 3 April Brolga Theatre Phone: 41 22 6010
    Bi-annual Community Musical "The Music Man"
  • 28 April Brolga Theatre Phone: 41 22 6010
    Morning Melodies Concert Jackie Love
  • 20-28 August Seniors Week 2011


 
 

Maryborough & District Senior Citizens Club Monthly Concert

Venue: Senior Citizens' Centre,
333 Alice Street, Maryborough
Date: Tuesday 15 March 2011
Cost: $3 - Afternoon tea supplied
Concert: 1.30 pm Lucky Door Prize/Raffle



pianist
 

St Patricks Concert

in aid of Catholic Women's League, Maryborough

Irish Tombola & Entertainment

Bring your friends and enjoy good old Irish fun and fellowship

Venue: St Mary's Parish Hall, Bazaar St.
(opposite Post Office)
Date: Sunday 13 March 2011
Time: 1.30 pm (Doors open at 1.00 pm)
Cost: $5.00 Delicious Irish Afternoon Tea



leprechaun
  St Stephens Hospital

St Stephen's Hospital Ladies Auxiliary - Tombola

Prizes Galore!

Homemade cooking, Fruit & veggie and
Breakfast trays and goodies for Easter!

Help raise funds for Hospital Equipment

Venue: St Mary's Parish Hall, Bazaar Street, Maryborough
Date: Saturday 19 March 2011
Time: 1.30 pm



Lucky Door Prize
Raffle
Continuous Afternoon Tea

fruit
 

Thought of the Month

Five (5) things you can't recover in life

The stone after it's thrown
The word after it's said
The occasion after it's missed
The time after it's gone
A person after they die.



puzzled man
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