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Vol 16 No. 4 May 2011

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A Senior's Moment

A little silver-haired lady calls her neighbor and says, "Please come over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to get started." Her neighbor asks, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?" The little silver haired lady says, "According to the picture on the box, it's a rooster."

Her neighbor decides to go over and help with the puzzle. She lets him in and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table. He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says, "First of all, no matter what we do, we're not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster."

He takes her hand and says, "Secondly, I want you to relax. Let's have a nice cup of tea, and then," he said with a deep sigh, "Let's put all the Corn Flakes back in the box."


Cornflake Slice Recipe


1 cup self raising flour
1 cup Cornflakes
1 cup coconut
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
150 grams butter


  1. Place all dry ingredients in bowl and mix well.
  2. Melt butter, add vanilla and pour into dry mixture.
  3. Press into ungreased slice tray.
  4. Bake in slow oven 150 degrees Celsius (300 Fahrenheit) for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. May be frozen.

cornflake slice

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

Modern Technology

website cartoon

Australian Hearing

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.

Do you 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: Wednesday 18 May 2011
Time: 9.00am 12.00noon
Venue: Senior Citizens Hall
Book In: Sam Phone: 41 20 8300

Hearing Test

Australian Hearing

Brolga Theatre Hearing Induction Loop

The Brolga Theatre has installed a new Hearing Induction Loop. For those familiar with the main auditorium, this installation will provide coverage from rows D-J and from N-U or approximately 50% of the theatre. Patrons will be able to turn their hearing aid to the "T" position and benefit from this new installation.


Free "Seniors" Broadband Training

Contact: M'Bro Computer Users Group Inc.
Mike Phone: 41 29 01 09

All Seniors Welcome!

computer user

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 Fraser Coast Regional Council. Tea or Coffee (biscuits), 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 cup

Little Johnny

One day Little Johnny says to his father: I want to get married.
Father: Oh, so do you have someone special in your mind?
Johnny: Yes, Grandma.
Father: What? There is a problem now, you want to marry my mother?
Johnny: Why not? You married my mother.

wedding couple

Friendly Reminder
Analogue Switch off Date

Wide Bay Hervey Bay, Bundaberg and Maryborough Date: 1 July 31 December 2011


Drinking Alone

A man in a bar sees a friend at a table, drinking by himself. Approaching the friend he comments, "You look terrible. What's the problem?"
"My mother died in August," he said, "and left me $25,000."
"Gee, that's tough," he replied.
"Then in September," the friend continued, "My father died, leaving me $90,000."
"Wow. Two parents gone in two months. No wonder you're depressed."
"And last month my aunt died, and left me $15,000."
"Three close family members lost in three months? How sad."
"Then this month," continued the friend, "absolutely nothing!"


Regulation Change
Smoke alarms in "Caravans and Campervans" now!

It's essential for people to install smoke alarms in caravans, campervans and other moveable dwellings where people sleep, following regulation changes from 25 February 2011.

Caravans and campervans have limited escape options in fire events. You have just a few seconds to get out of a burning caravan, because they are made of lightweight and highly combustible fittings and fires can take off very quickly. So the warning a smoke alarm gives can mean the difference between life and death.

Residents are urged to install smoke alarms with a 'hush' button to reduce the nuisance of false alarms from cooking or other smoke. Smoke alarms cost as little as $15.

This change to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation applies to all new, and existing moveable dwellings where people sleep (regardless of whether they are registered for road use or not). This includes caravans, campervans, holiday vans, park van annexes and associated structures. Tents are excluded from the regulation.

Owners have six months to comply with the regulation before fines apply. For further information Phone: 1800 151 614 (Department of Planning's new legislation regarding caravan smoke alarms).


Coming Events And Date Claimers


Date Claimers

  • Friday 27 May Brolga Theatre Kitty Flanagan 8pm
    Kitty made her comedy television debut on the TV Show "Full Frontal". For further information Phone: 41 22 6010

  • Friday 3 June Line Dance Social with B.B.Q Dinner at the Maryborough Services Bowls Club. Bookings essential R.S.V.P 1 June 2011 Phone: Alisa 41 21 59 56.

  • Sat 11 June Scrapbooking and Papercraft Expo of the year in Brisbane.
    Cost $41 including bus and entry into the expo.
    Relax at Southbank for the day, cost for bus $30
    For further information contact Phone: Maurie 41 23 59 31

  • 14-28 August Seniors Week 2011


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

computer user

Maryborough & District Senior Citizens Club
Monthly Concert

Venue: Senior Citizens' Centre,
333 Alice Street, Maryborough
Date: Tuesday 17 May 2011
Cost: $3 Afternoon tea supplied
Concert: 1.30 pm Lucky Door Prize/Raffle


Thought of the Month

You must be capable of changing and rearranging your priorities, so that your final goal can be achieved!

puzzled man
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