Group guide: Wide Bay
FREE SUPPORT SERVICE FOR SENIORS
THE Seniors Legal and Support Service is a community service providing free legal advice and support for seniors 60 years and over, who are experiencing or at risk of elder abuse, mistreatment or financial exploitation. The service can provide information, advice and support including: Short term counselling / advocacy; Information on your legal rights; Advice on Enduring Power of Attorney documents; Referrals to other support, legal and consumer services; Community education.
For further information, phone the service on (07) 4124 6863 or call into their office situated at Shop 6, 16 Torquay Road, Hervey Bay (opp RSL) - Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm.
THE Hervey Bay and Maryborough Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meet on the first Friday of each month on the Deck at the Hervey Bay RSL at 10am for a coffee and a chat. This meeting will be our last for the year and a relaxed morning with discussion and plans for next year.
We will have Kallum (physiotherapist) and Jess, a massage therapist attending to talk and give advice on problems that arise for people with MS. We will then stay on for a Christmas lunch off the RSL menu.
Phone Bev on (07) 4128 2692 or email bev_cornwell11 @outlook.com for more information.
(Voice, Interest, and Education of Woman)
OUR Meetings and luncheon are always the second Monday of each month at the Club House, Tooth Street, Pialba from 10.30am and usually includes a guest speaker. Monthly socials are on the fourth Monday at various venues from 9.30am. Monday, December 10 was our last meeting for the year and we are pleased and reassured that all committee positions for 2019 at this stage have been filled.
As the saying goes... no committee no club and it has been very rewarding that our numbers have increased during the year, a sign of a healthy club. Our guest speaker for November was Yolande Bromet who related her interesting story as an exchange student in Japan with a host family and how she mastered the language and taught our ladies how to count to ten with simple hand gestures. Itchy, knee, sun, she, go, rocku, nana, hachi, que, dew.
The monthly trading table continues to be as popular as ever continually raising funds for our two young 'Learning for Life Students'. New or interested ladies are always welcome to join our fun and friendly club. Phone Mary on (07) 4128 3908.
GYMPIE NATIONAL SENIORS
LAST month nearly 30 National Seniors joined a Roundabout tours coach to explore three local produce places. After leaving Gympie the first stop was at Camelot Dairies at Scrubby Creek. After enjoying morning tea prepared by Cathy, they listened to an interesting talk by Melanie about the running of the camel dairy. They enjoyed feeding the camels their watermelon and rockmelon skins as well as giving them a pat.
They were introduced to the camels by their names and was amazed to see Wayne cuddle and pat the camels. The favourite camel was baby Eli who was only six weeks old. Wayne gave it an extra cuddle.
After leaving "Camelot Dairies” it was on to "Bunya Grove Produce” at Amamoor. Bunya Grove nurtures the earth, regenerates and enriches the soil to produce nutrient-rich food in a harmonious and diverse environment where all creatures prosper in a farming for the future program.
They have chickens for eggs and meat, ducks for eggs, pigs for pork, pastured beef and persimmons.
It was interesting to see the chickens in their caravans which are moved around the farm to fertilise the farm naturally with the chicken poo. Some people bought eggs. A picnic lunch at Amama Park was the next stop before travelling to Cooloola Berries for an afternoon visit and taste of their wonderful tasty fare. Even though the strawberries were finished early because of the hail storm damage, it was still a lovely place to visit and enjoy some tasty treats.
It was home to Gympie with everyone very happy after a wonderful day enjoying and seeing some of the local produce that we have around Gympie.