Western Suburbs Red Cross members Chris Hart, Helen Clarke and Judith Weston at the branch's Christmas lunch.
Western Suburbs Red Cross members Chris Hart, Helen Clarke and Judith Weston at the branch's Christmas lunch.

Community Notices: Brisbane

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The deadline for the February issue is January 23. Email Nicky or Chris: communitynotes@seniors newspaper.com.au.

U3A PINE RIVERS

WILL be holding their monthly Social and Information Day on Friday January 19 at Bray Hall, Cnr Cooke & O'Loan Sts Petrie gathering at 9.30am for a 10am start, finishing at 12 noon.  Guest Speaker will be Diane Carter author of book Dare to Live - Trust Yourself. Having spent most of her life in Africa, Diane's current life on Bribie Island is just as exciting. She is a gutsy, positive, never say die woman who has achieved success by embracing adversity and winning against all odds. Sharing her unique and unusual life story, Diane will talk about "Life and Other Animals”. Free admission - members and visitors are most welcome. Morning tea is available for a gold coin donation and there is always a raffle. For

The next guest speaker for U3A Pine Rivers is Diane Carter, author of Dare to Live - Trust Yourself.
The next guest speaker for U3A Pine Rivers is Diane Carter, author of Dare to Live - Trust Yourself.

more information, phone the Kallangur Centre on 38806677 or call in at 1480 Anzac Avenue, Kallangur during opening hours 9 to 12 noon. Seniors can enquire about membership at the meeting.

FOREST LAKE 50+ CLUB

OUR December activity was our Christmas Party, celebrated at Blue Fin Club, Inala and a wonderful way to finish off 2017. The Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club meet on the third Friday

FUN FESTIVITIES: Forest Lake 50+ club's Christmas Party celebrated at Blue Fin Club, Inala.
FUN FESTIVITIES: Forest Lake 50+ club's Christmas Party celebrated at Blue Fin Club, Inala.

of the month at The Lion, Pine Road, Richlands at 10.30am. Date claimers for the next two meetings are February 9 and March 16 (AGM). For more information on the Club and its activities, please contact Leonie (President) on mob 0427846057 or Les (Activities Officer) on 32799449 or mob 0466377618 to register your interest, email fl50plusc@gmail.com. New members are always welcome.

VIEW CLUBS

CENTENARY EVENING

OUR Club holds a dinner meeting at the McLeod Country Golf Club, 61 Gertrude McLeod Cres, Middle Park on the second Monday of the month from February to December. VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women and was founded by The Smith Family in 1960 as a service to women and the community. VIEW offers women the opportunity to meet with other women from all walks of life. To share a meal and listen to guest speakers who can educate and entertain, to form friendships and at the same time support disadvantaged Australian children through The Smith Family Learning for Life program. As well as monthly dinner meetings Centenary Evening VIEW ladies enjoy coffee mornings, visits to the theatre, various social gatherings and fund-raising activities. If you would like to attend a meeting or require more information, please email centenaryeveview@gmail.com.or ring Di 32029759 before noon on the Friday before the meeting.

ARANA

WELCOME back to the New Year. I hope everyone enjoyed Christmas and all the busy activities associated with that time of the year. We are back into our monthly meeting in February with our meeting being on February 7, 10.30 for an 11am start. Cost of lunch is $25 for the 2-course meal and tea and coffee. There will be our usual raffles and lucky door prizes with all proceeds going to the Smith Family's Learning for Life Programs and to support the students that we sponsor. Our February meeting is our Annual General Meeting so please attend to support the new committee. New members are always welcome and we have many exciting Social activities planned for the new year. Booking: Heather 33003733 by 4pm Monday February 5.

CHAPEL HILL

CHRISTMAS carols set the tone for the Chapel Hill VIEW Lunch in early December. Members joined their Choir, which is well known in the area for its wonderful singing, in a trip down memory lane with the singing of many Christmas favourites. As well there were secret Santas, a lucky door prize, many raffles, including a beautiful hand-made Afghan crocheted rug, and a well-resourced Christmas Trading table. Very few left empty-handed but all left with a smile! The Club, which currently supports eight students through the Smith Family Learning for Life Program, does not meet again until the first Tuesday in February when a new Committee will be inducted. Mahjong, Bridge and Canasta groups will recommence play and new members are always welcome. No experience is needed - we are all learners. No scoring! Just a fun morning and a cup of tea with friends. For more information on our Club, contact Bev on 32792819 or email us at: chapelhillview@gmail.com.

Chapel Hill VIEW members Judy Nulty, Jill Hillman-Marks, Bev Dixon and Beryl McDonald enjoying a monthly game of Mahjong in the Kenmore Village Library
Chapel Hill VIEW members Judy Nulty, Jill Hillman-Marks, Bev Dixon and Beryl McDonald enjoying a monthly game of Mahjong in the Kenmore Village Library

You might also like to visit our web page: view.org.au

REDLANDS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

THE men & women of our garden club will warmly welcome you. Guest speakers each month give enthusiastic talks. Alternate months we have competition tables, where members have the opportunity to share & admire best plants or flowers. We visit a member's garden each month to socially chat & get to know each other and find out more. Meet us in the hall on the corner of Island Outlook Avenue, Thornlands, & Cleveland-Redland Bay Road, third Monday of the month from 9am to 11.30. Plants for sale. Entry $3 includes a lovely morning tea and lucky door ticket. After a Christmas break we will resume in February 2018.

STAFFORD GARDENING CLUB

GAVE its annual Christmas donation to RizeUp, the charity that is dedicated to supporting the many families affected by domestic violence. A combination of members' contributions, plus some top-up from the Club's funds, went into the Donation basket. Every year, Stafford Garden Club has a very friendly and festive lunch at Chatters restaurant. There is no

Stafford Gardening Club members Christmas donation to RizeUp, the charity that is dedicated to supporting the many families affected by domestic violence
Stafford Gardening Club members Christmas donation to RizeUp, the charity that is dedicated to supporting the many families affected by domestic violence

monthly meeting in January but from then on, throughout 2018, the Club meets in the OES Hall, on the corner of Kitchener Road and Bohland St, Kedron, starting at 9.30am for 10am start. Tea, coffee and a bite to eat beforehand. If you'd like to belong to a friendly, supportive club with an interest in gardens, plants, garden design, soil improvement, herbs and their uses, and a host of other gardening-related topics with monthly speakers, give this club a try in February 2018.

CLONTARF QCWA

WE WILL recommence meetings on Wednesday February 13 at 9 for 9.30am start. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month. The Craft/Friendship days start February 14 at 9.30am. These are held second and fourth Thursdays of month. Both held at QCWA Hall Cnr Victoria Ave and Georgina St Woody Point. All ladies welcome.

SAMFORD MUSEUM

AUSTRALIA Day January 26 will be our first event for 2018. Attractions include medieval blacksmith, life size statue of a mounted trooper charging at Beersheba, childrens activities, family and WW1 & WW2 research, bush band and music machine, heritage upholstery, rag rug making, stingless native bees, sausages sizzle, billy tea & damper, vintage vehicles & motor bikes. Where?- Samford Museum, Station St, Samford Village For info Contact Geoff - 0417 610 983. On July 1, it will be 100 years since the train came to Samford. Celebratory events will be held. Details will be available closer to July.

WESTERN SUBURBS BRANCH, AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS

THE Branch topped off another successful year of fund raising this month by distributing $2000 to a number of worthy causes. There was the Night Café/Jeays St Community to assist with their Christmas hampers, the Red Cross Myanmar Appeal, matched dollar for dollar by the Federal Government, and the Red Cross Refugee Appeal. The work continued with

HELPING OTHERS: Western Suburbs Red Cross members Faye Morley, Lynne Cray, Annie Hall, Chris Hart and Merle Beresford packing the Biscuit Boxes.
HELPING OTHERS: Western Suburbs Red Cross members Faye Morley, Lynne Cray, Annie Hall, Chris Hart and Merle Beresford packing the Biscuit Boxes.

biscuit boxes for Meals on Wheels, all baked by members in their own homes and packed at Jane Prentice's Office. But there was time as well to celebrate with a Christmas lunch at Women's College. No fund raising this time, just a time for friendship and goodwill. We look forward to another successful year in 2018 and welcome new members. Join us on February 5 (first meeting of the year) at 9.30am in the Kenmore Village Library; help us help others in just a small but important way.

ALZHEIMER'S QUEENSLAND

Over 400 000 Australians now live with a form of dementia, and this number is rising. More people are accessing support services and entering residential aged care with a diagnosis of dementia. Dementia is a condition in which there is a lot of stigma and misconceptions, so it is important for people in health, aged care and other industries to have a good understanding of the disease. This is crucial not only to provide quality dementia care but also to maximise success in dealing with people with dementia in general. This workshop explores the meaning of dementia and its major causes, disease features, the stages of dementia and some important implications for practice and what to do following diagnosis.

Understanding Dementia & the Diagnosis Workshop will be held on Tuesday February 13 from 9.30am to 11.30am at 47 Tryon Street, Upper Mount Gravatt . The cost is $50 per person per topic 

To obtain a registration form for workshops or gain further information please phone: (07) 3422 3000 or 1800 639 331 (Free call 24/7 except from mobiles) or email: administration@alzheimersonline.org Registration forms also available online: www.alzheimersonline.org/education/professional.php. Registration is essential by Friday prior to the workshop

 


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