April 23 - 29, 2017: Issue 309

For you this week:

Surf Lifesavers Prepare To Lower Flags: Volunteer surf lifesavers will lower the flags on NSW beaches this Tuesday 25 April - 21,000 active patrolling members have collectively given over 560,000 hours of their time to ensure that beachgoers around NSW were protected throughout the season

'Don't Be Developed Out Of Pittwater' Rally At Mona Vale's Memorial Hall: Motion to Fight to Restore Pittwater Council Passed Unanimously

Junior Lifesavers Crowned NSW Best - Matilda Shirley (Byron Bay SLSC) and Elliott Prasad (Narrabeen Beach SLSC) win Junior Lifesaver of the Year award - from Surf Life Saving NSW

Around The Bends Ocean Swim Challenge - The Inaugural Swim Report by Rogers Sayers with great photos by Warren Young OAM, Christine Hopton OAM and Tim Hixson

Clifton Gardens Mosman: An Eternal Green and Saltwater Space, and Of Many Captains - for those who requested this, and in particularly for Mrs. Audrey Jackson

Reflections by George Repin: ANZAC COVE (ARI BURNU) - 25 April, 1997

Aquatics: The Caley Wetlands - Going, Going...GONE

Pictures: 20th International 2.4 Metre Yacht Australian Championship 2016/17 - Hosted By Sailability Crystal Bay by Allan Jones

Lifeline Classic Living Ocean Team Raises The Bar To Support Those Who Will Always Answer The Call For Anyone In Crisis - local students and surfers quickly raised 5k and need your support to reach 10!

Help Tamara Honour Aussie Debt To The Timorese With Education by Pittwater Friends of Soibada

Profile: Walter (Wal) Williams is a legend in Pittwater, a World War II Veteran, Mr. Williams has worked tirelessly for decades when Pittwater RSL Sub-Branch President to look after members and was present, along with fellow WWI Veteran Brian Sargeson at the May 16, 1999 dedication and Official opening of the original Cenotaph at Pittwater RSL.

Taken prisoner at the fall of Singapore, Wal worked on the Burma Railway prior to being sent to Japan to work, and experienced being sunk en-route. He survived Changi, he survived Burma, he survived being in the open ocean prior to being picked up again and sent to Japan for a year of hard work and being the focus of anger when the bombing of Japan began. He survived the firebombing of Tokyo and Yokohama by Allied bombers and finally returned home on October 10th, 1945 - his 23rd birthday.

Australian Bandstand 1963: Filmed at Avalon Beach SLSC

Milk study improves understanding of age-related diseases

April 20, 2017: Australian National University
A new study on UHT milk is helping scientists to better understand Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and type 2 diabetes, opening the door to improved treatments for these age-related diseases.

About 500 million people worldwide suffer from these diseases, which cause millions of deaths each year.

Co-lead researcher, ANU Professor John Carver, said that two unrelated proteins aggregate in UHT milk over a period of months to form clusters called amyloid fibrils, which cause the milk to transform from a liquid into a gel.

He said the same type of protein clusters are found in plaque deposits in cases of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

"Parkinson's, dementia and type 2 diabetes are big problems for the ageing population in Australia and many other countries around the world," said Professor Carver from the ANU Research School of Chemistry.

"Our interest in milk proteins led to a discovery of the reason for this gelling phenomenon occurring in aged UHT milk."

"The research does not suggest UHT milk can cause these age-related diseases."

Professor Carver said milk proteins changed structurally when heated briefly to around 140 degrees to produce UHT milk, causing the gelling phenomenon with long-term storage.

He said normal pasteurised milk did not form amyloid fibrils.

ANU worked with CSIRO, University of Wollongong and international researchers on the study, which is published in the journal Small.

Jared K. Raynes, Li Day, Pauline Crepin, Mathew H. Horrocks, John A. Carver. Coaggregation of κ-Casein and β-Lactoglobulin Produces Morphologically Distinct Amyloid Fibrils. Small, 2017; 13 (14): 1603591 DOI: 10.1002/smll.201603591

The Sydney Northern Beaches Retirement Village Expo

Sunday 7th & Monday 8th May 2017
10am to 3pm both days
Bayview Golf Club
1825 Pittwater Road
Mona Vale
Free admission

Devoted exclusively to retirement villages and over 55's resorts, the Northern Beaches (Sydney) Retirement Village Expo provides visitors with a wonderful opportunity to ask questions and gather information about many different retirement villages and resorts in a short period of time, and all with free admission.

Whether you or someone you love is exploring the idea of over 55's Resort Living, or looking for a retirement village that offers independent living, assisted or specialist care; this expo can help you. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity, it really could change your life!

2017 Concert Program

Become a member or renew your membership for 2017
Help us keep his valuable cultural experience on the Peninsula by joining now, so we can continue to bring talented and professional Australian & International Artists to perform for us in our own unique area.

Four concerts a year are held at
St Luke’s Grammar School, Bayview Campus 1977 Pittwater Rd. 
Friday nights at 8pm
Sunday afternoons at 2.30 pm

Postal address
The Hon Secretary Peninsula Music Club
16/67 Lynwood Ave, Dee Why 2099
Enquires Phone 9999-1937 or 0407-441-213

A feature of our concerts are the suppers we serve after each performance, where you can meet the artists and socialise with other members and friends. 

Friday 12th May: Monet: The Flowers of War
Be transported to France in the last days of the Belle Epoque, in the story of an iconic artist losing his greatest gift – his ability to see. Facing the death of everything he loves, everything meaningful to him, he creates more
work than any other artist during WW1, as he looks back on the world that is being lost - “le monde perdu”. This concert of sublime visual projections and French music brings together the paintings Monet created at Giverny
during the Great War including his Japanese Bridges, Water Lilies, Weeping Willows, and the Alley of Roses, alongside music written in 1914-1918 by serving or volunteering French composers such as Debussy, Ravel, Koechlin and Boulanger. This is a music+art / multimedia
concert, featuring artists Jane Rutter, flute, Andrew Goodwin, tenor, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, piano, Christopher Latham, violin and David Pereira, cello.

Sunday 23rd July: First Prize Winner 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, Andrey Gugnin
Andrey will perform a wonderful program featuring works by J.S.Bach, Franz Schubert, Dmitri Shostakovich, Leonid Desyatnikov and Michael Kieran-Harvey.

Friday 3rd November: Ensemble Aspherical
A new and exciting chamber group formed by four leading Sydney classical musicians who enjoy performing elegant and engaging music. The vibrancy and warmth of the violin and viola strings combine with the ethereal qualities of the flute and harp to create sounds and evoke images for the listener both congenial and colourful. 
Featuring sisters Marina and Justine Marsden (violin and viola) harpist, Louise Johnson and Flautist, Janet Web. 

myMoves for Seniors

Dear Editor,

I am writing to you to provide you with some information regarding an exciting new program, myMoves for Seniors, that has been developed by a team of physiotherapists and psychologists at Macquarie University and which may be of interest to some of your members. 

The myMoves Program is a new and innovative self-management program that has been designed to provide good information and to build the skills that allow seniors living with a chronic condition to create an active lifestyle that is right for them. It is a program delivered via email and telephone with support from an experienced physiotherapist. We are looking for people who are 65 years or over and are interested in improving their levels of physical activity to help us test this new program. Participation in this course is entirely free to participants.

You can get further information from our website: www.mq.edu.au/mymoves 

Please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or would like more information about this program or the research project.

Kind Regards 
Victoria Podmore.

Government Releases Innovative Superannuation Income Stream Regulations For Consultation

March 21, 2017: Media Release - The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, Minister for Revenue and Financial Services
The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP, today released draft superannuation income stream regulations and an explanatory statement for public consultation.

The regulations, when made, will continue the implementation of the Government’s superannuation taxation reforms and introduce a new set of design rules for lifetime superannuation income stream products that will enable retirees to better manage consumption and longevity risk in retirement.

The regulations are intended to cover a range of innovative income stream products including deferred products, investment-linked pensions and annuities and group self-annuitised products.

Superannuation funds and life insurance companies will receive a tax exemption on income from assets supporting these new income stream products provided they are currently payable or, in the case of deferred products, held for an individual that has reached retirement.

“These new rules will remove taxation barriers to the development of new products that will provide greater flexibility in the design of income stream products to give more choice to consumers, while ensuring income is provided throughout retirement,” Minister O’Dwyer said.

“The development of these new products is a precursor to the development of Comprehensive Income Stream Products for Retirement, or CIPRs.

“I encourage all interested stakeholders to provide their views so that we can give effect to these important reforms as effectively as possible.”

The exposure draft regulations and explanatory statement are available on the Treasury Consultation Hub.

Submissions are invited by 12 April 2017 and can be sent to superannuation@treasury.gov.au.

AvPals Newport Courses 2017

Avalon Computer Pals for Seniors has a new program of computer courses for seniors over 55 to be held at the Newport Community Centre.

There are courses for a range of subjects to assist beginners or those who need to keep up with the new technologies. These include the popular topics such as:
Beginners introduction to computers, Windows 10, Skype, iPads, Social media – Facebook and Twitter, Apple MAC, Digital Photography (extended 5 week course), Android Tablets, Smart phones, Genealogy, Scanning and printing.

Term 1 2017 listed below and downloadable from here
Want more information? Prefer the idea of one-to-one courses? Ring Peter on  02 8064 3574 or use the form here

Boating Anthology Seeks Contributors

Calling all ladies who have ever been on any boat. Do you have a story to tell about a boating experience - funny? Serious? Motivational? Whatever? If you have would you like to have it published in book form as part of an anthology. There is no cost involved.
If you answered yes then Frances Black and Margi Law’s project is for you. They are both published authors.

Each year or so they choose a theme that they would like to write about themselves. They then assemble a group of like-minded contributors. Each person writes their own story. Frances and Margi edit and produce a published book available on Amazon. The price will be set as low as Amazon will permit.

If you want to buy a copy then you purchase one on Amazon. 

The motivation is the pleasure of writing and providing a legacy for family and community of the contributors. If you are interested in learning more please email fran@blacks.id.au

Bobby Benton's Classic 60's

Sunday, April 2 at 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Beach Club Collaroy
Arlington Hall, 1058 Pittwater Road, 
Collaroy Beach
Featuring members of The Swinging Sixties, this energetic four piece faithfully dishes up nostalgic excitement by the truck load, with over 40 carefully chosen songs guaranteed to have any audience up dancing and singing along. 

Artists covered include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Monkees and The Easybeats to name but a few.

Come and escape back to the 60's with Bobby Benton's Classic Sixties.....and don't forget to wear your dancing shoes!

Ensemble Aspherical Brings Celestial Music To Forestville

Sunday 30th April at 4:00pm
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 9 Currie Rd, Forestville
Sydney’s exciting new chamber group, Ensemble Asperical, will open Wyvern Music Forestville’s 2017 concert season with a program of elegant and engaging classical music entitled Celestial Fantasies. Come and hear this inaugural event at Formed by four leading Sydney musicians, Ensemble Aspherical combines the vibrancy and warmth of the violin and viola strings with the ethereal qualities of the flute and harp to create sounds and evoke images for the listener both congenial and colourful. 

The varied program will include classical and romantic music from Europe and Japan and conclude with a taste of Argentinean tango. The four instrumentalists have all been long-standing members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra –Louise Johnson (SSO Principal harp) and Janet Webb (former SSO Principal flute), Marina Marsden (SSO Principal violin) and Justine Marsden (viola).

Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes before the concert and include refreshment: Full:  $25 Concession: $20 Students: $15 Children under 16 Free
Contact: Russell at Wyvern Music Forestville Tel: 9416 5234

Volunteer Drivers Needed To Help Our Elders Get Out And About 

01 March 2017
Easylink, a local not-for-profit organisation, is calling for new volunteer bus drivers to help meet growing demand from community elders and people with a disability for their community transport service.

Serving the northern beaches for 32 years, Easylink relies on over 60 passionate volunteer drivers to help people who have difficulty using public or private transport get out on social outings with their affordable, door-to-door service.

Rod Smith, a volunteer driver at Easylink said, “Some of our customers are so challenged mobility-wise they’d be isolated if it weren’t for us.

“When I retired two years ago, I knew I had a small window of opportunity to do something for the community, and volunteering at Easylink is rewarding and gives me the social interaction I miss from work.

“I really get a buzz when, after a few of my jokes, I see customers interacting and enjoying themselves!

“I take people on our social outings, so I’ve been to great places such as historic houses, the Blue Mountains, Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens and the Sydney Mounted Police stables.

Volunteer drivers need a C-class licence for Easylink’s cars or a Light Rigid licence to drive their minibuses.

Easylink also welcomes other volunteers, from bus assistants to office staff.

Formerly Manly Warringah Pittwater Community Transport, Easylink has evolved into an organisation with a 20 vehicle fleet, serving over 2000 northern beaches residents with door-to-door transport and care, and public transport travel training.

People interested in volunteering should call Pat Lang, Administration Manager on 9919 0700 or visit easylink.com.au.

Easylink volunteers at  2016 Christmas party - Peter Wilson, Yvonne Vodanov, Diane Hunter, Gaye McLindin, Laurelei Moore, Carolyn Rolfe and Rod Smith

Download Your 2017 Senior Card Discount Directory 

NSW Seniors Card is pleased to provide members with the 2017 Seniors Card Directory, your guide to the best discounts and special offers from thousands of participating businesses around the state.

Each year five directories are released, one for each region in NSW. The regions are: Sydney & Surrounds, Central Coast & Hunter, Northern NSW, Southern NSW and Western NSW.

To download your copy please click here

Copies of the directory are also available for pickup from Australia Post Outlets, MP Offices as well as participating Local Councils and Libraries.

Manly Warringah Pittwater Community Aid

Do you know someone we could help?
We're a local not-for-profit that help over 2,000 elderly members of the Northern Beaches community live happy, healthy and independent lives in their own homes.

If you know someone that could use our help, please let us know!
Call us on 02 9913 3244 or visit our website at http://mwpcommunityaid.com.au/

Senior Movers is a wonderful resource for the Pittwater senior community who are thinking about downsizing from their property.  Senior Movers want you to stop worrying about downsizing from the family home and let us take care of you.  Senior movers gives you peace of mind during stressful times of downsizing and moving to a smaller home.  No retirement living plan is too large or too small.  We are glad to help whether it is a move to a loved one’s home, assisted living or to a seniors apartment. We want you to we help you gracefully downsize with our experience and care.  www.seniormovers.com.au

Also see Belinda Grundy's Profile and other great Business; www.bgpropertystyling.com.au

Disclaimer: These articles are not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Pittwater Online News or its staff.

Australian Government Dept. of Health: Hearing Devices for Seniors

After reading the Media Release by National Seniors this week (runs below) we felt it is timely to remind our more mature Readers that under the Australian Government's Hearing Services Program (the program), you will be offered the option of being fitted with a hearing device if a hearing assessment identifies you have a hearing loss and a hearing device may assist you. 

You will be given a recommendation for a fully subsidised hearing device, and may also be offered the option of purchasing a partially subsidised hearing device. These devices have been approved by the Office of Hearing Services.

You can find out more about this program on the Australian Government's Department of Health webpage on the program here

Seniors call for hearing aid industry clean-up

April 20, 2017_ by National Seniors
National Seniors is calling on the Federal Government to take action to prevent the exploitation of older Australians by unscrupulous operators in the hearing aid industry.

Chief Advocate Ian Henschke will tell the Inquiry into the Hearing Health and Wellbeing of Australia, sitting in Brisbane tomorrow, that after two investigations of the industry in a decade, it is time to clean up problems that the ACCC has labelled scams.

Mr Henschke says one in six Australians have hearing loss, and the figure will rise to one in four by 2050.

National Seniors believes eligibility for free or subsidised hearing services must be extended to more seniors, along with better access to hearing aid banks as an alternative to public and private hearing services.

“We’ve been told some consumer horror stories,” Mr Henschke said.

“One member knew someone who re-mortgaged his house to buy $11,000 in hearing aids that were unsatisfactory and un-refundable. Another told of products that cost as much as $15,000 and last only five to 10 years before needing replacement.

“At the same time we also heard of people buying products that do the job at a fraction of the price.

“We are very disappointed with the lack of competition and price transparency in the market for hearing aids.

“Our members have told us they often feel pressured into purchasing expensive hearing aids without any understanding of the cost benefit of the product being sold. Many are being exploited by the unconscionable actions of retailers and sales people driven by commissions, rather than public health considerations.”

Mr Henschke said acquiring a hearing aid was an essential part of healthcare and a preventative measure, not a “lifestyle choice”.

“Having a hearing aid can save money overall by reducing health costs connected with social isolation and cognitive decline,” Mr Henschke said. “We also know poor hearing can cause an increased rate of falls.

“This is the second government inquiry in the past decade that’s heard of major problems in hearing health. The ACCC says consumers are being scammed by commission-driven sales people. It’s time the government listened and cleaned up these problems in the best interests of all Australians.”

Artful: Art & Dementia

There is a new and exciting 10 week art program being run at the Museum of Contemporary Art for people who have dementia. The program, Artful, has been developed by educators at the MCA and in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Australia to encourage older adults with cognitive decline in art viewing and art making.

In collaboration with the University of Sydney, research is currently being carried out on Artful to explore the benefits of such art programs to people with dementia, and their carers. If you have any patients, customers or patrons who may be interested in participating in this free initiative at the MCA, please pass on the information, or feel free to display the poster at your premises. 

So far, the MCA has enrolled 5 rounds of participants in their free program, and the feedback received from participants has been overwhelmingly positive. If you would like to know more about the art program or the research study, please do not hesitate to contact me on the details below.

Stacey West | Research Assistant
Healthy Brain Ageing Program | Brain and Mind Centre | School of Psychology
T +61 2 9114 4172

Be Part Of Something Beautiful

Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Bureau calls for Australian Weather Calendar 2018 entries

The Bureau of Meteorology's Capture the Weather photo competition gives entrants the chance to feature in the 2018 edition of the iconic Australian Weather Calendar.

This year, judges will be on the hunt for 13 unique images that capture Australian weather in a dramatic, captivating or creative setting. Interesting interpretations of frost, clouds, rainbows or sunshine have been the top picks in previous years.

The competition closes on 31 March 2017, giving amateur and professional photographers one more month to scour the Australian countryside for the perfect cloud formation, rainbow or lightning strike and capture the moment to share with the world.

Winners could have their image displayed in homes across Australia and overseas as part of a weather calendar tradition that has spanned more than 30 years.

CEO and Director of Meteorology Dr Andrew Johnson is looking forward to seeing images submitted for the 2018 calendar, published jointly by the Bureau and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. 

"We encourage photographers to send in work showcasing the diversity of Australian landscapes and weather including images that show the interaction of extraordinary weather phenomena with industry, infrastructure or communities."

Information for photographers wishing to submit their images is at: www.bom.gov.au/calendar/contest

You can view the winning images for 2017 by grabbing one of the final remaining Australian Weather Calendars online at shop.bom.gov.au.

Manly-Warringah Choir Concert 
6th May 2017

I am delighted to tell you that the Manly-Warringah Choir and Orchestra will soon be performing one of the great works of the choral repertoire – Brahms’ German Requiem.

This is a special occasion for us, because not only will we be performing it at our usual venue in Manly in May, but the choir has now established an international reputation and has been invited to join other choirs later in May to perform it at Carnegie Hall, New York.

The concert is on Saturday 6 May starting at 7:30pm at the Cardinal Cerretti Chapel at St Patrick’s in Manly.

Details of the performance and ticketing are in this Issue’s Events page. Please note that the box office for ticketing opens on the morning of Monday 6 March.

You can book on-line at www.manlywarringahchoir.org.au or by phone on 9953 2443 or 0432 656798.

I do hope that you can come and enjoy this sublime work with us.

Roger Pratt
President – Manly-Warringah Choir.

NLA Ebooks - Free To Download

The National Library of Australia provides access to thousands of ebooks through its website, catalogue and eResources service. These include our own publications and digitised historical books from our collections as well as subscriptions to collections such as Chinese eResources, Early English Books Online and Ebsco ebooks.

What are ebooks?
Ebooks are books published in an electronic format. They can be read by using a personal computer or an ebook reader.

This guide will help you find and view different types of ebooks in the National Library collections.
Peruse the NLA's online ebooks, ready to download - HERE

Community Connect

Need help on where to go to find the community information and assistance you need?

At Community Connect Northern Beaches, our professional staff and trained volunteers are knowledgeable, friendly and approachable and we will be only too pleased to help you find the service you want. We provide information and support, as well as advocacy and referral to other non profit community services and government agencies.

If we can’t help you we will get you someone who can. If you are newly arrived or do not have an English speaking background we can offer individual advice and support. Or Why not come to Specialist Community Support Workshops: Family Law, Power of Attorney plus Wills and Executors; Domestic Violence Support and Prevention; Positive Community Integration ; Crime Prevention; Or  Our Free English Classes. 

We also provide information on: Family Services: Child Care, Personal Support & Counselling; Health (Including Mental Health) ;  Material and Practical Assistance ; Advocacy to access state and federal MP assistance; Accommodation and Tenancy (help with form filling); Legal and Financial Matters ; Consumer Affairs ; Multicultural Issues; Conservation and the Environment ; Employment and Education; Accessing Community Facilities  -You are welcome to call in for: Brochures, booklets and fact sheets on a range of topics; Service Directories e.g. Council Guides and Migrant Directories; Publications e.g. The Senior newspaper and Nova.

Access to our community information data base, internet, email, fax and photocopying.(Please note there is a small charge for photocopying and use of the fax to cover the cost of paper, toner and fax call).  We also offer: A Legal Referral Program - Monday 1pm to 2pm at our 30 Fisher Road, Dee Why office.  Taxation Assistance for low income earners and pensioners from July to October. 

What does it cost?: Our services are free, however we are always grateful for a small donation where possible. The program is supported by NSW Department of Family & Community Services (FACS). CONTACT US: Phone: 02 99317777.


Contact Community Care Northern Beaches HERE:

The Senior Newspaper Online 


Media Releases concerning Seniors this week from National Seniors Australia

With around a quarter of a million members, National Seniors is Australia’s largest consumer organisation for the over 50s and fourth largest group of its kind in the world.

 Australian Ageing Agenda

Australian Ageing Agenda (AAA) is an independent and authoritative bi-monthly publication for people who work in or around the aged care and retirement sectors in Australia. It provides a broad range of news, education and opinion with an emphasis on knowledge sharing and research translation.

Each issue also contains regular updates on relevant business and financial issues along with a selection of well researched features on crucial systems and operations, clinical care, technology, built environment and other issues relevant to the ‘ageing sector’. AAA leads the way with the industry’s most comprehensive conference details and remains Australia’s number one source of news and information about ageing issues and aged care.

Have a look at their comprehensive website HERE

Avalon Computer Pals (Avpals) 

VPALS is a volunteer organisation dedicated to helping seniors improve their computer skills. Started in 2000 it now has 20+ trainers and many hundreds of students. At a really low cost (about $30 a school term) they can provide one-to-one training on most matters connected with computing and related technologies like mobile phones and digital cameras. From the smallest problem (how to hold the mouse!) to much more serious matters, there is a trainer who can help.

The training rooms are under the Catholic Church in Avalon and training is conducted Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. For more information visit AVPALS web site www.avpals.com or phone 02 8064 3574

Keep up to date on our Facebook page 

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner 

Any person can make a complaint to the Commissioner, including care recipients, family members, friends, staff, volunteers, or professionals.

Complaints may relate to any aspect of services including care, choice of activities, discrimination, catering, communication or the physical environment.

The 1800 550 552 helpline is staffed 9am to 5pm (AEDST) Monday to Friday.

Out of hours callers can leave a message, or contact the Commissioner at anytime through the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner website.


In 2014-15, there were 10,924 contacts to the Aged Care Complaints Scheme.

3,725 were assessed as a complaint, 3,812 ‘other’ contacts includes non-compulsory notifications, own motion investigations and compliance referrals. There were also 3,387 out of scope contacts which were not related to an approved provider or an approved provider’s responsibilities under the Aged Care Act.


Northern Beaches Concert Band is looking for flute, clarinet, saxophone, tuba and trombone adult players.  We cater for players from beginner to advanced and have a varied and exciting repertoire.  

Come and join us during school term time at 7.30pm, Pittwater High School, Mona Street, Mona Vale. 
Details 9970 7131 or 0414 560 263.

Heartmoves is a low-moderate intensity exercise program. Regular participation in Heartmoves will help to: Better manage weight, blood sugars, blood pressure and cholesterol; Improve fitness, balance, co-ordination and flexibility; Enhance your quality of life and meet other people. Ingrid Davey is a qualified Older Adult Instructor and accredited Heartmoves Leader who will guide you through an exercise program that is fun, safe and modified to suit you. Tuesday 9.30am and Thursday 10.30am at Nelson Heather Centre, 4 Jackson Road Warriewood.  The cost per class is $10.00 casual now and $17.00 for two classes. Phone Ingrid to secure your spot on 0405 457 063. www.heartfoundation.org.au

 Keep your Wits About You

A regular contributor suggests we all look at Lumosity to see if will suit keeping active mentally. Their website states: "improve Brain Health and performance. Designed by neuroscientists, Lumosity exercises improve core cognitive functions. Researchers have measured significant improvements in working memory and attention after Lumosity training. Dozens of research collaborations help improve the Lumosity training program and its effectiveness." You can visit their website to decide for yourself  at: www.lumosity.com/app/v4/personalization

Seniors Toy Repair Group needs your help

Volunteers are sought to help out on Wednesday mornings (7.30am to midday) at the group's workshed in Ingleside. Volunteers need their own transport and be willing to sort and clean toys that are picked up at different collection points on the Northern Beaches. 

Prospective volunteers can email Mary Kitchen to arrange a visit to the workshed. To arrange a donation pickup please call Terry Cook on 0410 597 327 or email himFind out more about this great community group HERE

 COTA – NSW - cotansw.com.au


The Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA NSW) is the peak organisation for people over 50 in our state. We’re an independent, non-partisan, consumer-based non-government organisation. We work with politicians, policy makers, and service providers as well as media representatives to make sure your views are heard and your needs are met. COTA NSW works to empower and engage people over 50. For decades, we’ve shaped the policies and programs that change lives.

Since our beginning in 1956, COTA NSW has introduced policies and programs that make a real difference to peoples’ lives. We have proud record, having created: ■Meals on Wheels, ■Retirement Village Residents Association, ■Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association, ■Seniors Clubs, ■Seniors Information Service, ■OM:NI – Older Men: New Ideas, ■Grandfriends, ■Grandparents, Relatives and Kinship Care Alliance, ■Medication Management for Older People, and the ■Mature Employment Line


EasyLink (formerly Easy Transport Manly Warringah Pittwater) - medical appointments,  shopping trips, mystery tours and Saturday Lunch - this great non-profit organisation offers great ideas and solutions