November 11 - 17, 2018: Issue 383
Pictures: Warriewood and other Creek Chirrups by Pittwater Pathways +++ - we could all enjoy a good dose of the opposite!
New Funds for Pittwater Foreshore and Pedestrian Upgrades from Office of the Hon. Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater
Maserati Takes The Chequered Flag In Act 5 and The MC38 2018 Season by Lisa Ratcliff
DIY Ideas: Garden Design and Plant Management to Minimise Tick Attacks and Infestations - insights from an essay by Bill Conroy BSc. (Agr) (Syd) + a Tribute to Wilfred Lawrence Conroy CBE by Keith Jackson, PNG and others
Park Bench Philosopher: Filmed In Pittwater: A Sentimental Reprise + Some Extra Narrabeen Notes - History
Aquatics: Champion Casey Shatters NBI's Pittwater Paddle SUP Record by Lisa Ratcliff
Manly Marlins Make their Mark on Mental Health - from Office of James Griffin, MP for Manly
Insomnia’s Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise Regatta Countdown by Lisa Ratcliff
Remembrance Day 2018 - 100 Years From Armistice Day 1918: Some Pittwater Veterans From The First World War
In Canberra today the multi award nominated and winning film Beneath Hill 60, the true story of the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company’s mining Hill 60 in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front and setting off what was then the biggest explosion known to humankind, apparently felt in Dublin and heard in London, will be screened as part of Remembrance Day activities. This is one of Bill’s films - one story that 'had to be told'.
There are a lot of Bill Leimbach productions, in fact there are so many films and documentaries, someone needs to make a definitive filmography of his work. Bill has worked with the best in the business here. The works are authentic - well researched, well written, well acted and directed. They 'stick' with you - the mark of any decent film.
It's not only films he's been an integral part of getting made that he's interested in either. Next Saturday Bill has arranged a screening of another WWI favourite of the thousands of Australians sent oversea, The Sentimental Bloke, which is also marking its century this month. The screening will take place at the Avalon Bowling Club with Elanora's The Volantinski Quartet providing music to accompany the classic silent film and even a menu of food from 1918 to heighten the whole experience for those who attend.
Mona Vale Hospital Supporters To Hold Wake At Parliament House
- 143 needed immediate resuscitation.
- 4,729 needed help within 10 minutes for life-threatening conditions.
- And another 12,588 needed to be seen within 30 minutes.
Bush2Beach Rugby Gala
THE SENTIMENTAL BLOKE with the Volantinsky Quartet
The Golden Age Of Piano With Concert Pianist Christopher Malek
Drinking coffee may reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer's or Parkinson's
New insights into the neural risks and benefits of marijuana use
- Prenatal exposure to THC in rats has lasting effects on metabolites in the brain, making the animal more vulnerable to stress later in life (Robert Schwarcz, abstract 609.12).
- Rats exposed to synthetic compounds that are similar to THC during fetal development show impaired formation of the neural circuits involved in learning and memory as adolescents (Priyanka Das Pinky, abstract 424.17).
- Cannabinoid use by adolescent rats boosts activity in brain pathways responsible for habit formation (José Fuentealba Evans, abstract 602.07).
- In adolescent rats, cannabinoids may disturb the development of a protein lattice important for balancing excitatory and inhibitory activity in a brain region involved in decision-making, planning, and self-control (Eliza Jacobs-Brichford, abstract 645.09).
- Long-term cannabinoid use alters metabolism and connectivity of brain regions involved in learning and memory in adult mice (Ana M. Sebastião, abstract 778.08).
- Treating Alzheimer's disease mice with the psychoactive compound found in marijuana improves memory and reduces neuronal loss, suggesting a possible therapy for the human disease (Yvonne Bouter, abstract 467.14).
AvPals Term 4 Program
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.
We offer “one to one” personal tuition or special short courses in the training rooms under the Catholic Church in Avalon. 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
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Noah’s Dog Walking Service
Appliance replacement scheme slashes power bills
- 40% off the cost of a fridge
- 50% off the cost of a television
- Replacing an old, inefficient fridge can save between $100 and $200 per year on your energy bills.
- Replacing a plasma or cathode ray tube (CRT) television with an LCD television can save between $50 and $125 per year on your energy bills.
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Health Care Card or Low Income Health Care Card from Centrelink
- Veterans' Affairs Gold Card
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 him. Find out more about this great community group HERE
RSPCA's Community Aged Care Program
- services our Aged Care program offers include: temporary foster accommodation and/or emergency pet boarding if the owner requires medical treatment, respite or other assistance
- assistance with veterinary treatment
- home visits to assist the elderly with basic pet care
- assistance with pet grooming
- assistance with transport to and from the local veterinarian
- a volunteer network to assist with dog walking and short periods of in-home care if the owner requires medical treatment, respite or other assistance
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
WIND, BRASS AND PERCUSSION PLAYERS!!!!!
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
Remembrance Day 2018
Song For Grace By Ted Egan Sung By Nerys Evans
NSW Seniors Festival: Love Your Life in 2019
Older drinkers falling through the cracks
Labor must drop franking credit policy
Macquarie Lightstation: Celebrating 200 Years Of Light
Royal Commission Terms of Reference
- Quality and safety including the extent of substandard care.
- How to best deliver care services to people with disabilities residing in aged care facilities including younger people.
- How to best deliver care to the increasing number of Australians living with dementia.
- The future challenges and opportunities for delivering accessible, affordable and high quality aged care services, including people’s desire to remain living at home as they age, and aged care in rural, regional and remote Australia.
- What the Government, the aged care sector, Australian families and the wider community can do to strengthen care services to ensure quality and safety.
- How to allow people greater choice, control and independence and how to improve engagement with families and carers.
- How to best deliver sustainable aged care services through innovative care and investment in the aged care workforce and infrastructure.
- Any matters that the Commissioners believe is relevant to their inquiry.
Nature Writing Prize 2019
Australian Government Dept. of Health: Hearing Devices for Seniors
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.
NLA Ebooks - Free To Download
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.
2018 Seniors Card Directory Available Now
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
Country Pensioner Excursion ticket: NSW Public Transport
Manly Warringah Pittwater Community Aid
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
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:
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
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