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Vol 16 No. 9 October 2011

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C h i l d b i r t h

Due to a power outage, only one paramedic responded to the call. The house was very dark, so the paramedic asked Kathleen a three (3) year old girl, to hold a flashlight high over her mother so he could see while he helped deliver the baby.

Very diligently, Kathleen did as she was asked. Heidi pushed and pushed and after a little while, Connor was born. The paramedic lifted him by his little feet and patted him on his bottom. Connor began to cry.

The paramedic then thanked Kathleen for her help and asked the wide-eyed three (3) year-old what she thought about what she had just witnessed.

Kathleen quickly responded, "He shouldn't have crawled in there in the first place ........ smack him again!"


Preventing Falls

Falls are a serious issue in older people. An estimated one third of those over age 65 fall each year.

So what can you do to help yourself and your family:

  • Around the home, check for hazards likely to lead to a fall. This includes mats, slippery floors, uneven walkways, poor lighting, cluttered living areas etc.
  • Always try to wear closed in shoes.
  • When people are on multiple medications, the risk of side effects or mistakes with doses increase. It is worth checking if treatment is still needed and doses are correct.
  • Get eyesight checked and corrected, where possible. Problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, or degeneration of the retina can slowly worsen vision in a way that is easily missed, making falling more likely.
  • Unsteadiness on the feet can be due to balance problems or low blood ask your doctor to check
  • Lack of exercise may lead to weakness of leg muscles and poor coordination, a light exercise progamme can make a huge difference. Equally, fixing simple problems with bunions or flat feet can prevent tripping.


104-year-old woman Interviewed

"And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?" the reporter asked.
She simply replied, "No peer pressure!!"


Maryborough Toy Library
and Special Needs Resource Centre
Temporary relocation Old Police House
84 Gympie Road, Tinana

The renovations and extensions at Lennox Street are funded by a $281,870 grant from Non-School Organisations Commonwealth Special Education. The toy library and special needs resource centre promotes skills development by providing stimulating and enhanced learning experiences with quality toys, educational resources, play equipment and special disability equipment.

The library hours and contact details Phone: 41 90 58 93:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 4.30pm,
  • Wednesdays from 10am to 4.30pm
  • Saturdays from 9am to noon.


Identity Theft - Seniors Safety (Part 2)

Identity theft occurs when a person takes another person identifying information to commit theft or fraud.

What You Can Do:

  • Place passwords on your important accounts (avoid using obvious passwords such as telephone numbers, birth dates etc)
  • Secure your personal information (place personal information in a lockable filing cabinet or safe).
  • Don't carry personal information unless needed (Never carry your PIN number in your wallet with the ATM card)
  • Make a list of your account details. Keep a list of all your accounts, credit cards and relevant contact details. Keep this list in a safe place, if you lose your wallet or purse, notify your bank immediately.
  • Check your billing and account records carefully (by checking all transactions on your banking and credit card accounts you may detect potential identity theft early. Follow up if your bills or accounts don't arrive on time.)


Good Eyes

This woman rushes to see her doctor, looking very much worried and all strung out. She rattles off, "Doctor, take a look at me. When I woke this morning I looked at myself in the mirror and saw my hair all wiry and frazzled up, my skin was all wrinkled and pasty, my eyes were blood-shot and bulging out and I had this corpse-like look on my face! What's wrong with me, Doctor?

The doctors looks her over for a couple of minutes, then calmly says, "Well, I can tell you that there ain't nothing wrong with your eyesight."


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

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.

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 cup

A Tonne of Pinching:

What weighs 2,000 pounds and pinches?

An elephant wearing a tight tuxedo!


BreastScreen Qld Wide Bay Service is visiting Maryborough

"40 years and Over FREE Breastscreening"

Date: Thursday 20 October - Thursday 15 December
Venue: Community Health Neptune Street.
Booking Officer: Phone: 13 20 50


Coming Events And Date Claimers


Date Claimers

  • Sat 8 Oct Brolga Theatre @ 2.00 pm
    Spoon Tree Productions present The Man The Sea Saw by Wolfe Bowart for further information Phone: 41 22 6060
  • Sat 22 Oct Torbanlea Annual Picnic Races
    Buses available contact Phone: 41 29 71 32 or Phone: 41 21 40 70


Craftfest 2011
Pioneer Women of Maryborough

Official Opening Thursday 6 October 10.00am

52 stalls, lucky giveaways throughout each day Sales and displays and demonstration and much morecrafts

Date: Thurs 6, Fri 7 and Sat 8 October
Venue: Maryborough City Hall
Time: 9.00 am 4.00 pm
Cost: $2

Proceeds donated to: Maryborough Hospitals Renal Unit and Meals on Wheels


Maryborough Senior Citizen Centre
Tuesday 18 October Activities

How good is your hearing?
"Free Hearing Check"

hearing testDo 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?

Date: Tuesday 18 October 2011
Venue: Senior Citizens Centre, 333 Alice Street
Time: 12.30pm 4.30pm
Book In: Phone: Ann-Maree 41 23 1554 or Sam 41 20 8300


Also On!
Maryborough & District Senior Citizens
Monthly Concert

Lucky Door Prize/Raffle

Date: Tuesday 18 October
Venue: Senior Citizens' Centre, 333 Alice Street.
Time: 1.30 pm
Cost: $3 - Afternoon tea supplied


Line Dance Social

line dance

Date: Sunday 30 October 2011
Venue: Senior Citizens Centre, 333 Alice Street
Time: 1 pm to 5.30 pm
Cost: $10 (Please bring a plate to share for afternoon
Tea and Coffee provided)
Further Info: Ailsa Phone: 41 21 59 56 or Merle 41 21 37 32

Proceeds to: Maryborough Kidney Support


Thought of the Month

Do not dwell on what went wrong,
Remember what went right!

puzzled man
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