Jettys Journal - August 2017

Jettys Journal

August 2017

A lifestyle village for the young at heart

FROM THE MANAGERS DESK

Hello Residents,

Well I hope everyone is keeping warm and has had their flu shots so we can all get through this winter without too much sickness.

Just a friendly reminder to pet owners; please keep your dogs and cats on a lead throughout the Village. The off-leash area is located at the Croquet courts and all dogs are welcome to utilise the area to get some much needed exercise.

Staff are busy keeping the Village running at its best and I’m sure you appreciate their work as much as I do – thanks team!

Beside is a photo of our Evacuation Marshalls who have ever so kindly agreed to donate their time to help all Residents in case of any evacuations. From left to right is Anne, Ted, Liz, Les, Charlie & Cathy, please familiarise yourself with their faces as these are the people who will be assisting you when the time comes to evacuate.

By now you should all have received your Evacuation Checklist to be placed on your fridge, in case of an evacuation please refer to the checklist to make sure you take care of the important things.

The Community Hall renovation is progressing well, the outside is almost done, with the roof to go on hopefully next week.

Are there any residents who enjoy Scrapbooking? Please make yourself known as I have a lot of Scrapbooking items I would like to see go to good use – maybe someone would like to start up a Scrapbooking group?

Until next month, Jodie

The Jettys Journal is now viewable online at www.jettysbythelake.com.au under the heading of “News”.

August 2017 | Volume 14 | Issue 8

RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

Hi Residents,

Our AGM was held on the 12th July along with some other groups, over the course of the day.

A thank you to management for supplying a large marquee in case of bad weather, but as it turned out it was a very lay back social day. The social club put on a sausage sizzle for lunch which was great.

I must thank everyone who helped erect and demolish the big top as it made it very easy for me.

The same committee was re elected with an addition of two new committee members, being BEV KING AND MARGARET GOBERT. Welcome aboard ladies. Notice will be given when our next meeting will be held.

TED HUTCHISON PRESIDENT

TED HUTCHISON

PRESIDENT SECRETARY

274

LEE JOHNSON

21

ANNE PETERSON

PUBLIC OFFICER/TRES COMMITTEE MEMBER COMMITTEE MEMBER COMMITTEE MEMBER COMMITTEE MEMBER

131B

COLIN BUCHANAN THELMA ARNOLD

210

20

PAULINE GERSTENBERG

192B

MABS MAIDMAN

77

Any resident that has something that they wish to contribute to the Jettys Journal, whether a poem, photo’s, jokes, even a story etc., please feel free to email it to the office at any time. renae@hampshirepropertygroup.com.au or jodie.c@hampshirepropertygroup.com.au Or amber.b@hampshirepropertygroup.com.au

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SOCIAL CLUB

Hello everyone, As you are all aware the Social Club AGM was held on 12 th July and the new committee was elected. We did lose Mick Vekar who was a very valuable member of the team. Mick just needed some time out he will be sourly missed. But we did gain one of our lady residents who I am sure will be a valuable member. The new committee’s names and site numbers are listed below. Please do not hesitate to approach anyone of us if you have some ideas for social events. I must thank Ted Hutcheson for organising the hire of the marquee on the day, even though we decided to sit in the sun for our meeting, it was nice to know it was there if we needed it.

At the time of writing this report we are eagerly awaiting our coach trip to the St Georges Basin Country Club on Friday 28/7 for the Morning Melodies and lunch day out.

We have been trying to think of social events that we can hold each month until the hall opens again. So far for August I have planned lunch, at a very reduced rate, at the Windang Bowling Club. We will need to take bookings for this and we will be in touch very soon to advise you of the date and how to book. Regards to all, Margaret Gobert Social Club Committee

President

Margaret Gobert

Site 140

Vice President

Mabs Maidman

Site 77

Secretary

Joy Boyd

Site 247

Asst. Secretary

Lee Johnson

Site 21

Treasurer

Charlie Martin

Site 141

Asst. Treasurer

Betty Mallon

Site 213

Publicity Officer

Sue Speechley

Site 262

Committee Member

Kevin Crocker

Site 21

Committee Member

Dulcie Drake

Site 209

Committee Member

Sandra Martin

Site 141

Committee Member

Margaret Jarrett

Site 123

Committee Member

Ken Drake

Site 209

Committee Member

Robyn Ford

Site 190C

Committee Member

Dorothy White

Site 132

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ST GEORGE’S BASIN BUS TRIP

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RESIDENT ACTIVITIES

Hi Everyone

A few class mates and their partners travelled north to visit a farmers market in Sutherland. The weather was kind and as it turned out it was the markets first birthday. Their was entertainment by a Pipe band, rock and roll dancers and more. Plenty of stalls with lots of goodies. While 4 of us were resting and waiting for the others a young lady came up to us and asked if we would like to win a voucher. Three of us picked a voucher from her bag, I got a $5 gift voucher, Diane picked up some beauty products and Helene Rogers received a great hamper from a smoke house supplier. Always good to get something for nothing. Everyone arrived at the meeting place right on time. We had a short walk to a Chinese restaurant I lined up for lunch. Butchers paper for table cloths, ceiling fans that had seen better days and original Chinese pictures on the wall, but as I suspected fabulous food and plenty of it. After a long lunch we all returned home and enjoyed the whole day. August is very busy for Diane and myself as we are travelling to Belmont for a few days and then when we return just enough time to pack our bags to fly to Norfolk Island for 8 days. September could be a good time to go on a foodies walk around Warrawong to show people what is on offer close to home. Their are some hidden secrets around Cowper Street and now in the Plaza. EVERYONE IS WELCOME, more information in next journal.

KEEP ON KOOKING TED HUTCHISON 0412 256 758

DIANE HUTCHISON SECRETARY/TREASURER TED HUTCHISON FOOD CO-ORDINATER MABS MAIDMAN COMMITTEE MEMBER

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RESIDENT ACT IVITIES

PLEASE NOTE VILLAGE VOICES WILL BE IN RECESS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Enquiries – Janet Green Site 138 or phone 0412661690

Are you looks for something fun to participate in on Tuesday Morning? “Windangers” Bowls Group, made up mostly of residents within the village, are looking for new faces to join them at Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club from 9.45am till approximately 12 noon each Tuesday. We play inside on synthetic Rinks, so there is no worry about the outside weather elements. You do not need any experience as you will learn as you go along and bowls can be hired from the Club Interested Residents should contact one of the following people.

KEVIN - site 21

KEITH - site 202

DOUG - site 221

ROY - site 203

We play Kelly Pool in the hall every Wednesday from 3pm to 5.30pm. You are welcome to come join us for a game, a chinwag, and a bit of fun. B.Y.O.G. Contacts: Charlie - Site 141 - 0407216792 - President Ken - Site 209 - 42961391 - Vice President

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RESIDENT ACT IVITIES

July started out great on Sunday 2/7/17. We had 16 starters, great weather and it was also our pizza Sunday. Good games followed by a good lunch. At the time of writing this report we have had to cancel 2 croquet days due to high winds, I'm sure the August winds are early again. Unfortunately, another day, Wednesday 12/2/17 was also cancelled due to AGM's being held in the village by 4 different groups. At our AGM, Dave Maidman stood down as Treasurer after having held the position since day one. Thanks Dave, for all your hard work over so many years. Hopefully your health improves and we begin to see you more often at our games. I was re-elected as Captain, Arthur Felvus has made a return, this time as Treasurer and Mick Vekar was re-elected as Vice Captain. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to 2 of our members, Frances Cartwright and John Williams,

both have not been well and we wish you both speedy recoveries. A previous member, Jim Puckeridge, has made a return to croquet and has quickly got back into the swing of things showing that the skills have never left. We also welcome a new member, Michael Halikos who is already scoring his share of hoops. JUST A REMINDER THAT $5 MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE NOW DUE. Our playing times are 9.30am on Sundays and Wednesdays. We also play twilight croquet on Fridays at 2.30pm. Friday is just for fun and practise, so bring along a drink or two and enjoy yourself. Until next month,

Charlie 141

Not much to report on the Ukulele front. But we still have a dedicated band of strummers we have just go one gig for next month at the Farmborough Care Centre at Unanderra. Last month

we played at the “Figtree’s” at Figtree and got a wonderful reception. We had high tea in the Green Room (that’s show biz talk) and then played for the residents. A great afternoon all round. If there is anyone out there that would like to sing with us you don’t need to play then you would be made very welcome. Just contact me Arf at site 206 or ring me 0424768684

Arf 206

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RESIDENT ACT IVITIES

‘What do the Elderly teach me?’

1. Be Grateful 2. Don’t visit life, live life. 3. Smile with love. 4. Humbly accept diminishment. 5. Live in the present. 6. Still be amazed.

7. Socialise. 8. Develop an Interest. 9. Try to forgive. 10. Learn to be patient.

11. It takes humility, to ask for help. 12. Try to pray to a higher being.

Everyone is welcome to use our Free Library or if you have any books to donate, we would love to take them off your hands. Our Girls Shed is a Community Room and anyone can call in with their dogs, have a chat, cuppa or glass of wine.

Opening times are: Tuesday 10am til Late Wednesday 10am til Late Friday 12noon til Late

8 Jettys residents with companions are going on a Cruise for 7 nights in March next year. The Cruise calls at Melbourne, Hobart, Port Kembla and back to Sydney.

The Ship is the Explorer of the Seas, WOW. Deposits have been paid. Transfers to and from the Ship have been arranged, so it's full steam ahead for our 80th year.

So start training now! Mike Dobson

Hi Folks

Nice to see our Men;’s Shed is operational and the doer’s are doing. Don’’t forget it is for all to see and pop in and say hello when you see the doors open.

Yours in woodwork

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RESIDENT ACTIVITIES

The AGM was held on Wednesday 12 July. Prior to the election Elizabeth Russell announced a decision not to stand again for the position of chairperson. Janet Green also announced her decision to step down from the position of convenor of Village Voices. Thanks were expressed to both of them for their years of invaluable service. Following reports, the existing committee stood down and proceedings were handed over to Ray Green. The following people were elected to the new committee: Chairman Michael Sweeney-Knapp Treasurer Cathy Wort Assistant Treasurer Pat Little Secretary Helene Rogers Assistant Secretary Pat Little Business Manager Marg Nyberg Michael Sweeney-Knapp was asked if he would become the new convenor of Village Voices and agreed to do this. Realising that only five of the required 7 committee members have been elected and that an assistant chairperson will be required, it is the intention of the new committee to take steps to rectify the situation at their first meeting. Michael explained to the meeting that both the players and voices are currently in recess pending completion of the hall renovations. It is hoped that Voices will be able to hold Christmas carols and that Players can present a grand re-opening evening to celebrate our wonderful new performance venue. Anyone, especially new residents, interested in either group is warmly invited to contact Michael, site 254. Michael Sweeney-Knapp, Chairman

G`DAY HAPPY GARDENERS A lot of prep work is going on,with some planting so we get ready for the warmer months.All residents are welcome to come and have a look on whats going on and see if you want to get involved.Plans are being drawn up to rebuild the chook pen and the fruit trees have been pruned ready for their next crop.There are still garden plots available for anyone to take on and plenty of help for the beginner. Our main work days are Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning for a couple of hours depending what needs to be done.So come and get your hands dirty and reap the benefits when your crop is ready to har- vest.

SECRETARY GARDEN ORGANIZER CHRIS UEBEL SECRETARY TED HUTCHISON TREASURER ANNE PETERSON

FRESH IS BEST TED HUTCHISON

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CROQUET QUIPS

HELENE & GEOFF ROGERS This months profile features a couple that have made a gallant return to this wonderful game, having been a part of the original team way back when, just as another of our great stalwarts, Jim Puckeridge has done, but more on him later.

Geoff was born in Longreach QLD (nice and warm this time of year) in 1936 and he's lived an eventful life, serving first in the army briefly, before transferring to the RAAF. During this time he saw service in Malaysia, and Vietnam (2 postings) working in refrigeration, also as a chopper crewman. He was discharged in 1978. (sure beats the hell out of my little stint in the "Nasho's”) Not one to stand idle for too long, he joined the NSW Ambulance Service as a rescue officer, and Control Room Co-ordinator for 17 years. Still not ready to put his feet up, he joined the SES for a short time. (There's no truth in the rumour that Geoff was the driver of the truck that made waves during our flood event last year) Meanwhile Helene was born in Stanmore Sydney in 1938, and at 17 she commenced her nursing career at Concord Repatriation Hospital under a very strict regime of ex army sisters, along with a Matron who ruled with an iron fist, but all that discipline put Helene on the right track to forge a career in nursing, including screening, and immunisation against Tuberculosis for South East Asian refugees. This work was carried out at Liverpool Hospital. Helene also worked for the Drug, and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in Wollongong. The type of people she had to deal with on a daily basis would have no doubt put her under a great deal of stress.

Helene,& Geoff were married in 1977,(that's 40 years come October) They loved to travel and saw quite a lot of this beautiful country. It's possible that while on these trips, Helene became quite an accomplished game fisher (person?) and so, after living in Kiama for some time, they made the move to Jettys, where they have made many friends in a relaxed environment. they enjoy the lifestyle so much that apart from an upcoming cruise, they have no desire to travel, preferring instead to sit back, relax, and spoil their ever expanding family of grand,& great grand kids.

Well done guys Col. B.

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NEWS

Escape to the beautiful south coast area of Shellharbour this winter and receive a very special accommodation offer at Surfrider Caravan Park Stay 3 Nights and Only Pay for 2! Call 02 4295 1941 www.surfridercaravanpark.com.au * Offer is subject to availability and is valid until 31 August 2017. Mention ‘Hampshire Villages’ to take advantage of this discounted rate.

Escape north to Port Macquarie this winter and receive a very special accommodation offer at Leisure Tourist Park 25% off the rack rate! Call 02 6584 4555 www.leisuretouristpark.com.au * Offer is subject to availability and is valid until 31 August 2017. Mention ‘Hampshire Villages’ to take advantage of this discounted rate.

Wife sends a text message to her husband on a really cold winter morning: Windows are totally frozen, will not open. Husband replies: “Carefully pour some warm water over it and tap the edges first with your hand, if that doesn’t work, then gently with a hammer.” 15 minutes later, the wife texts back: “Oh no, I think the laptop is now totally gone.” A cannibal is invited to a teambuilding week in the mountains. The instructions say he can also bring one friend. But when he arrives, he brings ten people. The organizer is shocked: “Come on Alan, what the

heck, the invitation said you can only bring one person!” "Yeah, but it also said bring your own food, didn’t it?!” Last night a Chinese guy came to my favourite bar. I asked him if he knew Kung Fu or some other martial art. He said, “Why do you ask me that? Is it just because I’m Chinese?!” “No it’s because you’re drinking MY beer!“

Website - Jettys by the Lake has a brand new website - jettysbythelake.com.au Electronic communication - If you are yet to hand in your email address and mo- bile number to the front office please do so at your earli- est convenience. For all

residents who are now receiving the monthly journal via email, we welcome your feedback on the new format.

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60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CONGRATULATIONS

Dorothy Joan Brimage affectionately known as “Brim” married Joseph William Paulucci - always known as “Joe” At All Saints Parish Church Speke, Liverpool, England on Saturday 10th August 1957. As a result - see family photo taken at 42 Cowper Street Port Kembla about 20 years later. “4 Girls” at Port Kembla! 60 years of married BLISS. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH

Look Before You Leap

When you get to eighty There are things you shouldn’t do So if you come a cropper Well more fool you To try and get your pants on Please sit down on the bed Instead of hopping round the room Then fall and break a leg Knives you know are very sharp Don’t test it on your finger For the blood will drip quite quickly And the pain of stitches linger Don’t go climbing up on chairs To fiddle with things out of reach A ladder is so much safer Or you’ll land on the floor with a screech

When we were kids and saw a hill We would run up to the top Then lie down flat and roll right down It was fun to spin till we stopped But if you see a grassy slope Don’t try to run to the top For you’ll find yourself going backwards And land with an almighty flop

Just a few things to consider As old age catches up

And bones grow brittle and fragile And the brain slows down to stop

By Joan Paulucci

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WHAT ’S ON?

Travelling Film Festival Wollongong 2017

The Travelling Film Festival (TFF) treats Wollongong to the best in world cinema at Greater Union Cinemas. They will be returning with an exciting new program in 2017. The always-popular Opening Night celebration will in- clude free drinks after the screening. Make sure you stay in the loop by 'liking' the dedicat- ed Facebook page for updates, special offers and exclusive competitions! Venue: Greater Union Cinemas 68 Burelli Street, Wollongong, Date and Time: 21-24 Jul 2017 | 7pm - 10 pm

Jamberro Village Markets Come along and enjoy the country atmosphere. A wide variety of stalls to browse through, with

lots to see. Jamberoo Village Markets have something for everyone and is on the last Sunday of every month. Run by Jamberoo Business Group.

Musical groups will be performing at the monthly mar- kets in the new rotunda in Reid Park from 11am for approx 1 hour. This is an initiative of the Jamberoo Valley Ratepayers and Residents Association. Following are details of the entertainment for next month. Venue: Reid Park Allowrie St Jamberoo, Date and Time: Last Sunday of the month | 27 th August | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

WEDNESDAY NIGHT 2 nd August BUSH DANCE with music by No Such Thing Since 1989 The Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club has held a so- cial bush dance every Wednesday night at the Wongawilli Com- munity Hall, West Dapto Road, Wongawilli from 8pm to 10.30pm. The bush dances began in the old Heinenger Hall Dapto in 1985.

The evening generally includes 10 bush dances which are all called and walked through. Novice dancers and musicians are invited to participate. A light supper with tea and coffee is provided also. The cost is generally only $3 per adult and children free. More information contact David De Santi - info@wongawillicolonialdance.org.au

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RESIDENT INFORMATION

LET’S CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS Robyn 364 5th Margaret 248 12th

DO YOU NEED A J.P?

We have a few Resident JP’s at Jettys By The Lake Please contact: Les 4297 1509 or 0408 627 732 Anne 0419 626 517 Lance or Nancy 0416 295 626 Ray 4295 1497 COMMUNITY BUS The community bus is looking at offering 2 hr shopping trips to various local shopping centres every 2nd Monday for $7. To register your interest please see Carol Clarke in the sewing room.

REFLECTIVE HOUSE NUMBERS This plate is a 300x150mm Alupanel that is attached to the outside of your home facing the oncoming traffic. The idea of this is to quickly identify your home in case of an emergency, especially at night. Plates can also be made vertically.

ORDER FORM HOUSE NUMBER: __________________________ NAME:___________________________________ CONTACT NUMBER: _________________________

ONLY $15

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AUGUST CALENDAR

Sun

Mon

Tue

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Thu

Fri

Sat

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4

5

6 10am Croquet

7 6pm J.U.G.S

8 10am Sewing & Craft’

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10

11 12 noon Sit, Craft & Chat

12

10am Croquet

2pm Men's Shed

10am Sewing & Craft

12 noon JUGS

2.30pm Heads

13 10am Croquet

14 6pm J.U.G.S

15 10am Sewing & Craft’

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17

18 12 noon Sit, Craft & Chat

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10am Croquet

2pm Men's Shed

10am Sewing & Craft

12 noon JUGS

2.30pm Heads

20 10am Croquet

21 6pm J.U.G.S

22 10am Sewing & Craft’

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25 12 noon Sit, Craft & Chat

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10am Croquet

2pm Men's Shed

10am Sewing & Craft

12 noon JUGS

2.30pm Heads

27 10am Croquet

28 6pm J.U.G.S

29 10am Sewing & Craft’

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10am Croquet

2pm Men's Shed

10am Sewing & Craft

2.30pm Heads

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COMMUNITY NOTICES

Wollongong City Libraries Tech Savvy for You program provides free training so you can learn to use technology such as computers and tablets. You can use technology to learn new skills, develop and maintain hobbies, find out about travel, family history and pet care, and participate in online forums and important discussions that affect their lives.

WARRAWONG

If anyone has any events, celebrations or items for sale and would like to promote it in the Journal please contact Amber or Renae in the office on 4295 1773 or place in our office letterbox.

Meeting Day : 2nd Monday of the month Meeting Location: Windang Senior Citizens Hall 50 Kurrajong St Windang Are you over 55? Come along and join us. Activities include: Craft groups Bowls Card days Bus trips Committee meetings For all enquiries call 0449227713

Rainfall for 20th June to 20th July mm

Game On! - Monthly Game Night - Warrawong Library

Do you love Board Games? Cards? Or just friendly chances for World Domination? Game On! is the new monthly gaming get-together that has it all! It’s a drop-in gaming club for anyone interested in gaming, whether you’re an expert or a novice. All ages welcome. B.Y.O Games or play using ours. Last Friday of the month 10am—2pm

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NEWS

Appliance replacement offer We are offering discounts on new energy efficient fridges and TVs so you can replace your old inefficient models. New appliances can cut your energy bills, improve your household and family living costs and help protect our environment. We are offering: • 40% off the cost of a fridge (save up to $200 a year on your energy bill) 50% off the cost of a TV (save up to $125 a year on your energy bill) Is this offer for you? To receive this offer you must: • be a NSW resident • hold one of the following:  Pensioner Concession Card  Health Care Card or Low Income Health Care Card from Centrelink  Veterans' Affairs Gold Card  own a fridge 6 years old, or older, and want to replace it own a plasma or cathode ray tube (CRT) television and want to replace it Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders are not eligible for this offer. Want to apply? There are 3 easy steps and the application takes only minutes to complete. Make sure you have your valid concession card with you when you apply. Apply online @ http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/households/appliance-replacement-offer.htm See the website for appliances on offer. For face to face assistance go to Service NSW or your local library. Office of environment and heritage 1300 361 967 Donate to give life Make your decision count this DonateLife Week. DonateLife week is Sunday 30 July to Sunday 6 August 2017. It’s a great time to: • think about organ and tissue donation discuss your decision with loved ones Last year 1,713 lives were saved, thanks to 770 donors and their families. Around 1,400 Australians are on transplant waiting lists today. Just 1 donor can save and improve the lives of 10 or more people. The Australian Organ Donor Register is the only national register to record your decision. It’s easy to register and it leaves your family in no doubt of your decision. Nine in 10 families agree to donation when their loved one has registered. Talk to your family about your decision. Next steps Read more about the Australian Organ Donor Register. Read more about how to register your decision on the Organ and Tissue Authority website.

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/news/donate-give-life

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NEWS

Pension age on its way north IF YOU’RE about to turn 65 and hoping to become eligible for an age pension or part pension, you’re out of luck. From July 1, the pension age rose by six months to 65 years and six months as part of the federal government’s attempts to cut back on welfare spending, particularly across the ageing sector. The pension eligibility age will continue to rise by six months every two years until it reaches 67 in July 2023.

There are no changes for anyone born before July 1, 1952. For these people the age pension qualifying age remains 65.

The federal government has also confirmed that its proposal to raise the pension age to 70 by 2035 is still policy although not yet legislated.

ALL THIS LIVING! Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association policy co-ordinator Paul Versteege described the plan as “a cynical money-saving policy that will throw tens of thousands of post- baby boomers on the Newstart scrap heap”. “Blue-collar workers, tradies and people in disrupted industries who don’t make it to 70 in their jobs, may face well over a decade on Newstart, which is 40 per cent lower than the age pension for singles and 22 per cent lower for couples,” he said. In effect, it means unemployed older people who can’t find a job, or who are no longer physically capable of working in their chosen field (but not eligible for a disability support pension), will be paid the Newstart allowance – about $579.30 a fortnight at today’s rates for a single person after nine continuous months on income support, and dependent on assets. They may be able to draw on superannuation but will risk exhausting this funding by the time they become eligible for a pension, leaving them solely reliant on the welfare payment. In some circumstances money taken out of superannuation for day-to-day living may also be considered an asset. The move to age 70 pension eligibility has remained on the Coalition’s books since the 2014 budget, despite other unpopular measures being axed. It is opposed by Labor. “How does [Prime Minister] Malcolm Turnbull expect construction workers, miners, nurses and farmers to work until they’re 70? He’s completely out of touch,” said shadow social services spokesperson Jenny Macklin.

To read more visit http://www.thesenior.com.au/news/pension-age-on-its-way-north/

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EMERGENCY CALLS

Using other emergency numbers Australia’s primary emergency call service number is Triple Zero (000), which can be dialled from any fixed or mo- bile phone, pay phones and certain Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. There are also two secondary emergency call service numbers—112 is available from all GSM or GSM derived mo- bile phones. 106 connects to the text-based relay service for people who have a hearing or speech impairment. All calls to the emergency numbers, whether from fixed, mobile, pay phones or VoIP services are free-of-charge. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has produced a webpage of Frequently asked ques- tions on the Emergency Call Service. For more information on the 106 Text Emergency Relay Service, Triple Zero (000) by internet relay and Triple Zero (000) by Speak and Listen, go to the National Relay Service website. 106—Text Emergency Relay Service If you have a hearing or speech impairment and your life or property is in danger, you can contact police, fire or ambulance on 106 directly through a TTY (also known as a teletypewriter or textphone). It is not possible to contact emergency services using the Short Message Service (SMS) on your mobile telephone. The Australian 106 Text Emergency Relay Service is provided as part of the National Relay Service (NRS). The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls made using the 106 service are given priority over other NRS calls. Using the 106 Text Emergency Relay Service • Dial 106, which is a toll-free number • You will be asked if you want police (type PPP), fire (FFF) or ambulance (type AAA). Note Speak and Listen (or voice carry over) users just need to say 'police', 'fire' or 'ambulance' to the relay officer • The relay officer will dial the correct service and stay on the line to relay your conversation • As a TTY is connected to a fixed line, the emergency service can locate where you are calling from • You will be asked to confirm your address • The 106 service can only be dialled from a TTY, it cannot be used by: • an ordinary phone • text message (SMS) on a mobile phone, or internet relay. If you have further questions you can contact the National Relay Service Help Desk (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm AEST). When calling from a mobile telephone Triple Zero (000) is Australia's primary telephone number to call for assistance in life threatening or time critical emergency situations. 112 is a secondary emergency number that can be dialled from mobile phones in Australia. Special capabilities, in- cluding roaming, once only existed when dialling 112, however mobile phones manufactured since January 2002 also provide these capabilities when dialling Triple Zero (000) to access the Emergency Call Service. There is a misconception that 112 calls will be carried by satellite if there is no mobile coverage. Satellite phones use a different technology and your mobile phone cannot access a satellite network. Important – if there is no mobile coverage on any network, you will not be able to reach the Emergency Call Service via a mobile phone, regardless of which number you dialled. To find out more about calling Triple Zero (000) from a mobile telephone, visit the Australian Communications and Media Authority website. In an emergency, can you be found? Make sure your phone address details are accurate—it could save your life Did you know that the address details you give to your phone company may be used to send help if you make a Triple Zero (000) emergency call? Your phone company is required by law to provide your address to a secure data- base which is used for responding to emergency situations. When you call Triple Zero, the address details that are stored in the Integrated Public Number Database will automatically appear on the operator's screen and be passed on to the emergency service organisation you request (police, fire or ambulance).

https://www.triplezero.gov.au/Pages/Usingotheremergencynumbers.aspx

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RECIPE

Healthy Meatloaf

Ingredients 500g extra lean beef mince 1 cup fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs 1 small brown onion, grated 1 carrot, peeled, coarsely grated 2 tablespoons tomato sauce 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/4 cup barbecue sauce

Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place mince, breadcrumbs, onion, carrot, tomato sauce, parsley and egg in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Using clean hands, mix until well combined. Shape mince into a 10cm x 18cm rectangle. Place on prepared tray. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until firm to touch. Remove from oven. Drain excess fat. Spoon barbecue sauce over top of meatloaf. Return to oven and cook for a further 10 minutes or until top is glazed. Stand on tray for 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

Refined sugar-free chocolate chip cookies Ingredients 125g unsalted butter, melted 60ml (1/4 cup) light agave nectar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 225g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour 1 teaspoon cornflour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 75g sugar-free chocolate, coarsely chopped

Method Combine the butter, agave nectar, egg and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Sift in the flour, cornflour, baking powder and cinnamon. Stir until a soft dough forms. Stir in the chocolate. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 180C / 160C fan-forced. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Roll tea- spoonfuls of cookie dough and place on the prepared trays. Flatten each with a fork. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden on the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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He l p fu l In forma t i on

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Office contact details Phone: 02 4295 1773 Email: renae@hampshirepropertygroup.com.au or amber.b@hampshirepropertygroup.com.au After hours: Our staff are on duty, seven days a week for emergencies. Please note: After hours the boom gate access must be managed between yourself and your visitors. If staff are required to open the gate after hours (except in the event of an emergency) a $5.00 charge will be added to your account. Resident accounts Please remember, the front office doesn’t have access to your account information. If you have queries concerning your account with regard to site fees, electricity and water payments or any other questions about your statement we will have to forward on to our accounts department. Thinking of selling your home? If you’re considering selling your home, it’s important to understand all the facts before entrusting a selling agent with the task. After all, it’s likely to be one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make. • We have a unique understanding of the value of these types of homes and the benefits of living in land lease communities such as ours. • Unlike real estate agents, we are specialists and have a full understanding of the new Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act. • We have a database of prospective buyers who are ready right now to purchase your home. • We have an onsite sales office and our sales team are available 6 days a week for tours of the village and inspections of the houses that we have for sale. • Anecdotal evidence suggests that sales achieved by us are higher than what real estate agents achieve. • You’ll benefit from our significant marketing and promotional efforts. • The new legislation puts various legal obligations on to the vendor and their agent. We will ensure you comply with these requirements. • You won’t have to worry about solicitor fees and we will arrange for a new site agreement for the buyer of your home. • We will ensure a smooth handover of your home to your buyer. Here are just some of the benefits of selling your home through us -

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