October 15 - 21, 2017: Issue 333

For you this week:

Front Page Issue 333

Newport B-Line Update October 2017: Roundabout proposed for Neptune/ Barrenjoey roads - Newport Residents Association is holding a Community Rally around these issues on Sunday November 22nd at 12.30 p.m. at Newport Surf Club - all welcome. Transport for NSW is holding drop in sessions so you may ask questions and provide feedback - dates, times and places in page

Pilot Project Puts Microplastics in the Spotlight - What’s in our Lagoons? launched at the Narrabeen Lagoon

Surf Club Open Day 2017 Set To Make A Big Splash: Sunday October 15th

Local Surfers Shine in Round Two of Woolworths Grom Comp at Cronulla from Surfing NSW

The Long Hop to Freedom by Lynleigh Grieg, Sydney Wildlife

Soldier On Launches Side By Side: Soldier On NSW will be hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on October 22nd for a Family Sailing Day and BBQ - this week Soldier On HQ announced the launch of support for current and former staff from Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Immigration, Attorney-Generals and Defence and agencies such as the Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force

Next Generation Of Sydney and Northern Beaches Surf Athletes Put Through Paces from Surf Life Saving NSW

Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2017: Take part from 23 - 29 October - how many birds live here?

The Newport Sculpture Trailblazers 2017: runs from October 27th to November 13th

Aquatics: MC38s Draw Record Fleet And A Bevy Of Superstars by Lisa Ratcliff

Pictures: Couta Boat Australian Championship And Wattle Cup 2017: On Pittwater - Hosted by Avalon Sailing Club

Park Bench Philosopher Pacific Highway Koala Holocaust by Sue Arnold

Food: Mekong: Merchants of Taste - great new place to enjoy fresh authentic Vietnamese street food in Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach: salads, Pho (soup) Baguettes and more

Profile: Norman Godden: joined Warriewood SLSC in 1953, witnessed visiting American surfers at Avalon Beach in 1956, was born in Manly a little before that! A few insights into an earlier Warriewood and Manly - and surfing's turning point!! + a few extra Historical Warriewood insights

MVHA 2017 Fashion Parade

The Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary will be having their annual fashion parade on Tuesday, 24th October at Newport Bowling Club, cnr Palm and Barrenjoey Roads.  

Morning tea is at 10.30am followed by a Donna Lou Affordable Fashions parade.  

Proceeds will go towards providing medical equipment for the hospital and rehabilitation centres.  There is a $10 entry fee and there are raffles and lucky door prizes. 
All welcome. 
More info: 9979 5115

Apply for a Liveable Communities Grant

October 4th, 2017: NSW Government
Got an idea to make your community more responsive and inclusive of the needs of older people?

More than $1.3 million has been allocated to round three of the Liveable Communities Grants Program to fund projects that will increase older people’s participation in activities in the community.

Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said projects would be assessed on innovation and the potential to create sustainable long-term solutions to issues facing older people.

“We want NSW to lead the country in supporting fresh ideas that improve the lives of older people and the communities they live in,” Mrs Davies said.

“A liveable community means living without physical or mental barriers in place. When everyone does everything possible to remove those barriers, it makes for a happy and healthy community for older and younger people alike.”

The NSW Government encourages regional NSW applicants and projects targeted to indigenous communities to apply.

Who can apply?
We encourage organisations in NSW with innovative ideas to submit an application for grant funding. The grants program is open to non-government organisations, community organisations, universities, entrepreneurs, businesses and local councils.

How to apply
All grant applications must be submitted online through the SmartyGrants Portal.
For more information, including the selection criteria and terms and conditions, please read the Grant Guidelines.

Applications close at 2pm on 20 November 2017.

Attend an information session
Information sessions on Liveable Communities Grants are being held in Sydney, Wagga Wagga, Goulburn and Tamworth.

The sessions will focus on the types of projects the NSW Government is looking to fund and tips for writing a stand-out grant entry.

Moove & Groove

Specialised seniors silent disco tour experience
discoDtours has now developed a seniors program called MOOVE AND GROOVE which introduces the magical experience of silent disco to seniors!

Just turn up to try: NARABEEN RSL TLC Centre - 10 am Fridays ongoing from April 2017 and MANLY SENIOR CITIZENS - 10am Thursdays ongoing from May 2017.

A specialised seniors silent disco tour experience has been developed in conjunction with a music therapist and exercise physiologist. discoDtours was awarded a NSW Liveable Communities Grant to develop the program and has run a successful pilot 8 week program of weekly 1hr classes lead by a trained instructor onsite at the RSL Retirement Village at Narrabeen.

Participants are led on a guided dance routine both inside and outside in the natural environment of the village. They listen to a specifically selected and edited music track with wireless headphones with adjustable volume. Despite the disco being “silent” this experience provides a unique way to connect people, in that complete strangers can do a tour together and feel “connected”. They step out of their comfort zones “together” and are given permission to “loose their inhibition” and in doing so experience the joy and happiness of silent disco.

This experience combines three traditional stand along therapies into one unique experience namely dance, music and exercise. Participants benefit as they are healthier, happier and more connected. As part of the pilot we measured changes across those metrics.

We are currently running classes ongoing for a small fee $5-7 per class

Just turn up to try
NARABEEN RSL TLC Centre - 10 am Fridays ongoing from April 2017
MANLY SENIOR CITIZENS - 10am Thursdays ongoing from May 2017.

Just email us if you would like to come along - discodtours@gmail.com
Check out our VIDEO for our seniors program.

If you would like to bring Moove and Groove to your retirement village or aged care home bookings can be made by emailing us discodtours@gmail.com

Retirement Village Inquiry

Residents, members of the community and operators are invited to provide feedback on issues in the retirement village sector.

What's this about?
Politician and social advocate Kathryn Greiner AO will lead the Retirement Village inquiry that will review the fairness and transparency of business practices of retirement villages in NSW, including:
  • transparency and honesty of marketing activities
  • clarity of fees and contractual rights and obligations for prospective residents and their families
  • suitability and fairness of village maintenance and operational practices to maintain resident safety
  • availability and cost-effectiveness of dispute resolution mechanisms
  • fairness of arrangements to levy maintenance fees to maintain the village and address building defects.
To hear the views of residents and members of the community, forums will be held in Sydney, Hornsby, Ballina, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Wollongong, and Wagga Wagga during October 2017. 

To register for a forum, visit the consultation website

Have your say
There are three other ways you can provide your feedback:

Mail: Retirement Villages Inquiry
Better Regulation Division
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
McKell Building, 2-24 Rawson Place
Sydney NSW 2000 

Have your say by 31 October 2017.

More Information
Phone: 02 9372 7738

The Palmy Old Mal Old Log Rally 2017

Saturday, November 11 at 6 AM - 5 PM
Palm Beach

Entries close 3rd November 2017
First in best dressed Entry Fee $60 Open & over 50. Juniors & second events $40. 

Entry Options: 
1. Cheques and detached entry form to: Palm Beach Longboarders Inc. PO BOX 525 Avalon NSW 2107
2. Email Entry Form and EFT Payment Details to: peter.fodor@bigpond.com
3. Photo/SMS to 0419 466 955 (photo must be clear and capture the whole form!)

Entry form below - simply click on and 'save as'
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AvPals term 4 2017

The Avalon Computer Pals group Term 3 an Term 4 courses at Newport may be downloaded here and read below.

Avalon Computer Pals for Seniors has a program of computer courses for seniors over 55 held at the Newport Community Centre.
Address: Address:  11-13 The Boulevarde, Newport 2106

There are courses for a range of subjects to assist beginners or those who need to keep up with the new technologies. These include 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.

AVPALS is totally managed by volunteers. Our only costs are for rent, utilities and internet access. We put a little aside to buy new equipment. For this reason we only charge a nominal amount, typically $30 for a ten week one-to-one training term at Avalon and $15 a session at Newport. Most Newport sessions have around 5 participants.

Country Pensioner Excursion ticket: NSW Public Transport

Parents missing out on REAL face time? If they have a Pension Card, sign them up & they could get unlimited $2.50 Country Pensioner Excursion tickets*.
Call 13 22 32 to sign up.

Country Pensioner Excursion ticket (CPE)
A Country Pensioner Excursion (CPE) ticket is an affordable ticket for eligible pensioners and seniors to travel by train in regional NSW and the ACT.

For $2.50 you can book an economy class seat on a NSW TrainLink 

Regional train service. You will need to book 7 days or less in advance

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

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/

 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

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.

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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 

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.

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.

President of Ireland to give an address at UNSW on the ethics of remembering

October 10, 2017: by Wendy Frew UNSW
President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, will visit UNSW Sydney next week to deliver a keynote address entitled “Sharing the tasks of ethical remembering – Ireland and Australia”.

President Higgins wants to deepen Ireland’s long-standing bilateral ties with Australia. Credit: Maxwells Dublin.

In the first State visit to Australia by an Irish president since Mary McAleese’s visit in 1998, President Michael D. Higgins will focus on deepening and expanding Ireland’s long-standing bilateral ties with Australia and highlighting aspects of the two countries’ shared history.

The President’s visit comes a month after Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove visited Ireland, the first Australian governor-general to tour Ireland since Sir William Deane in 1999.

President Higgins, who took office in 2011, was the first Irish head of state to visit the UK where, in 2014, he addressed both houses of the UK Parliament.

A passionate political voice, a poet and writer, academic and statesman, human rights advocate, promoter of inclusive citizenship and champion of creativity within Irish society, President Higgins has previously served at almost every level of public life in Ireland, including as Ireland’s first Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht.

His address is open to UNSW staff and students, and members of the public.

What: Keynote address by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins
When: Thursday, 19 October 2017, 3.30pm
Where: Leighton Hall, UNSW John Niland Scientia Building

Calling for Expressions of Interest for a Board Sub-Committee

October 13, 2017: National Seniors
The Board is inviting members to nominate for a role on the sub-committee that supports and guides our travel agency business, making it more contemporary and relevant to our members. This is a voluntary role and the person can be located anywhere in Australia.

Please consider this opportunity if you have the following attributes:
  • High level of contemporary commercial acumen relating to today’s travel industry
  • Strong understanding, experience and passion for national and international travel
  • Experience in mentoring/technical knowledge of the travel industry
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to understand opportunities in a changing, technology-driven environment
  • Keen interest in issues and travel opportunities relating to people aged over 50.
The sub-committee will review all Expressions of Interest and make recommendations to the Board in line with National Seniors Australia’s Constitution and Governance Manual guidelines, which can be read here.

For more information and a copy of the Committee Charter, please click here.

Applications must be in writing and addressed to:
Company Secretary
EOI – Volunteer Committee Member
National Seniors Australia
GPO Box 1450
Brisbane QLD  4001

Expressions of Interest must be submitted by close of business Friday 27 October, 2017.

Pensioner Concession Card returned to 90,000 former pensioners

9 October 2017: Media Release - The Hon Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Human Services and The Hon Christian Porter MP, Minister for Social Services
More than 90,000 thousand former part-pensioners will have their Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) reinstated from this week.

The Turnbull Government announced the decision in the 2017-18 Budget in May to reinstate the card to those who lost access to the card as a result of reforms to the assets tests which commenced from January 2017.

“The January reforms to the assets test were a crucial step in ensuring that our pension system remains sustainable and affordable for future generations,” Minister Porter said.

“Those reforms increased the assets limits at the lower end, providing increased pension to people with lower levels of assets, whilst reducing the upper limits, meaning some part-pensioners with high levels of assets lost access to their part-pensions.

“As a consequence, those with higher levels of assets also lost their PCC and, as a consequence, lost access to a range of state/territory and local government and private sector benefits, such as discounted council rates or rail travel. The benefits of the card vary from state to state.

“In reinstating the PCC, the Turnbull Government is ensuring that these 90,000 former part-pensioners will be able to access those benefits again in the future.”

The Department of Human Services will automatically reissue the Pensioner Concession Card from today, 9th October. People who lost the card in January will get their new card in the mail over the next two weeks.

Minister for Human Services Alan Tudge said people expecting a re-issued card don’t need to do anything to receive it – the department will send it to them automatically.

“This change means people can regain access to discounts and concessions offered by states, territories and private businesses.

“Part-pensioners will also retain the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, which continued to be provided after the January 2017 pension changes. This means they will continue to be paid the energy supplement to help with energy costs.”

For more information about reinstatement of the pensioner concession card go to www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/news/pensioner-concession-card-rein...

For more information on assets levels, go to www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/assets.

19th Australian Computer Conference for Seniors

Sydney: Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th November 2017
One of the great strengths and delights of the last 18 ASCCA
Conferences has been the sense of excitement and cooperation between our volunteer speakers. They are always eager and generous as they search out the latest details and pass on their knowledge with fun and an
understanding of our needs and interests. In other circumstances, perhaps many of these presenters might be considered as “friendly rivals”.

Whether our speakers are technology experts from rival companies, research scientists, librarians or archivists, medical experts, family history experts, politicians of different “brands” or public servants appointed to
implement new policies of interest to seniors, there is always an atmosphere of respect and an overarching wish to inform and entertain
for the benefit of all our senior Australians.

Don’t be tempted to look at the list of speakers for the 19th Conference and think; “I have heard him/her before.” In the world of computer technologies
nothing stands still; so make the effort to come along and enjoy hearing about all the changes and new opportunities as well as some timely
warnings and suggestions.

The aim of everyone who works to bring you the ASCCA Conferences, is to give you the tools to understand and choose those things which will enrich
your life and strengthen the bonds between the different generations. It is unfortunate if a lack of understanding causes disruption and frustration in
our lives, when we could be equipped to accept or reject new experiences, proposals or inventions on their true merit and with confidence either way.

We will have the Hon Tanya Davies, NSW Minister for Ageing, who has shown great interest in the work of ASCCA as our opening speaker.
During the course of the two day Conference Peter Blasina, Charlie Brown and Alex Zaharov-Reutt will each enthral everyone in the room and engage our attention, with their own unique and entertaining style. Where else could this amazing opportunity be available?

This year there is a really compelling reason for users of Apple devices to make a decision to attend. On Day 1 there will be a one and a half hour workshop on iPhone and iPad Personalisation. This is not to be missed if Apple is in your sphere of interest.

Everyone looks forward to hearing from our Microsoft speaker each year - so many interesting things to discover with expert help at hand! We will also have Shane Treeves whose enthusiasm and ability to share the wonders of everything “Google” always carry his listeners off into cyber adventures with new possibilities.

Dr Monica Trujillo who is the Executive General Manager of Australian Digital Health, will discuss “eHealth and what this means for you”. It could save your life, but of course you will want to know about privacy and the keeping of ongoing accurate records. Will you or a carer have a password?
We will have Dr. Mandy Viser and her colleagues sharing their work on the development of new computer programs specially for seniors and some findings on hearing, cognition, and recognising emotions across the lifespan.

There is so much in store for you to enjoy; so keep up to date on the ASCCA Website and in our Newsletters and plan to attend.

Find out more at our website:- www.ascca.org.au

Australian Government Dept. of Health: Hearing Devices for Seniors

After reading a recent 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

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

 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

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.

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 


Contact Community Care Northern Beaches 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

Seniors Power Discount

NSW Seniors Card holders can save up to 25 per cent on their gas and electricity bills under a new deal the state government has reached with AGL.

If card holders switch to AGL before 31 August, they will get 25 per cent off electricity and 19 per cent off gas usage charges for 24 months.

For further details, visit the website here or call 1300 001 504.

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

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

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


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.