The ‘Trivia Arvo’ held at Millwell Road Community Centre was hailed a huge success by members of the 15 teams who attended this afternoon of knowledge and fun.
“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” – George Burns
Following on from the success of last year’s Healthy Ageing Forum, Sunshine Coast Council is excited to stage another forum this year in partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC).
Want to learn how to maximise your quality of life with energy and vitality, and maintain physical, mental and emotional health as you age? Then come along for a day of learning at the Healthy Ageing Forum 2022, Rethinking Ageing – Moving and Grooving into Healthy Ageing
The forum gives you the opportunity to learn and engage with experts from UniSC, the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and other health practitioners who will showcase the latest research on health ageing. You will have the opportunity to chat with stallholders from local organisations and can join in the fun at ‘Move it and Groove it’ and yoga sessions.
Be entertained by MC Lynda Prout, morning presenter at the Sunshine Coast’s radio station, Sunshine FM 104.9.
When, Where & Cost
Date: Saturday 26 November 2022
Time: 8.30am – 3.45pm (registrations commence at 8.00am)
Location: Auditorium (in the Innovation Centre), University of the Sunshine Coast, Main Entrance, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs (free parking)
Cost: $15 (plus booking fee), includes morning tea and lunch
Bookings: Book now (bookings are essential as there will no tickets available at the door)
This event is presented in partnership by Sunshine Coast Council and UniSC, and supported with funding from Wellways Carer Gateway, and the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.
Photos taken on the day may be viewed in the Social Photos Gallery here.
Photos: (Top) U3A Belly Dancers entertain with style and colour.
(Above) U3A Line Dancers in Blues Brothers mood.
Mr Rosenblum’s List – by Natasha Solomons Reviewed by Steve Reilly and Ann Nearchou Sockhill
Steve Reilly’s review
What a delightful little story. We did this book in September 2011. But I really enjoyed this second read even though I knew what was going to happen; I savoured the story telling. With Sadie’s death the story took an unexpectedly dark turn, however it was a passing in the natural order. The fabric of the story, as I perceived it at that point, was violated. But Jack did get his wife back before she died, and what a joy it was to see her come totally on side. I thought the texture of the immediate post-war times was wonderfully rendered, like the difference between the food available in London and the country, a condition I assume to be true.
I was initially disappointed that the story did not end with the golf course in triumphant splendour, a flourishing concern, but upon reflection I realised that “Mr Rosenbloom’s List” is a morality tale. In the end Jack achieved the acceptance he craved not by gaining a position in society, a label, like having the word Englishman tattooed on his forehead, not by having others see him in a certain way, but by what he did, by being the sort of person he was. In fact his wife achieved this acceptance by what she did – the cakes and so forth – before Jack. So, in the end the golf course as such was not important, what was important were Jack’s actions and his relationship with others – his love and devotion to his friends and their friendship – friendship, loyalty, and devotion he earned. A lesson for us all probably. I pulled back one point from a nine because of a couple of niggly little things: some unnecessary bouncing around with POV and a minor author intrusion.
Mr Rosenblum’s List – by Natasha Solomons
Ann Nearchou Sockhill’s Review
This story was not hilarious (as stated on the cover) – please tell me if I’ve missed something!
It was told in a light manner which softened the reality of the situation.
There was a sadness for Mr Rosenblum’s need to belong with constant rejection experienced and for Sadie’s yearning for her old life when she felt she belonged.
This is the plight of many refugees and migrants all over the world. The plight of many outliers. In history, today and likely in the future.
For many couples, the relationship between Jack and Sadie is relatable, in varying degrees. In this case, moving in different directions to achieve their respective sense of belonging. One moving forward; the other the need to stay in the past.
As the story unfolded it became more heartening, when one interesting character Curtis?? saw something in Jack, that no-one else saw. Maybe he simply saw a fellow human being on the outer looking for acceptance and had the humanity to reach out. And the ball started to roll.
It was a matter of one step forward and two steps back for Jack, but thankfully good overrode evil in the end. And more heartening was his relationship with Sadie became stronger again.
I did enjoy this book, and I can envisage it as a light-hearted, “feel good” movie.
Mr Rosenblum’s List – by Natasha Solomons
June Young’s Review
Mr Rosenblum’s List provides a feel-good story with an uplifting ending. The first of two themes is the story of every new migrant – how to fit into the new community and gain acceptance. Jack, Mr Rosenblum, is of German Jewish background and worked to a formula.
The relationship between Jack and his wife Sadie was the second theme. Some of the best lines in the book came from the trying relationship. For example, Sadie in exasperation: “My mother warned me that your family was crazy. But I was young and foolish and taken in by your red bicycle and thick black hair”. The relationship rekindled as they faced the trials and tribulations of huge undertakings ending with Sadie really supporting Jack and his dreams.
An easy read and very enjoyable book.
Tutors may enter a team, or teams, up to a maximum of 6 members per team. Cost is $10 per team member. Participants must be a U3A member. Spouses are invited to come along and be part of the Challenge.
Tutors, please complete the entry form on the flyer and return it to the U3A Office by 1st October. All payments, to be collected by the Tutor, need to be paid to the U3A Office by 22nd October.
Director of ‘IAgeWell’, Tanya Dave envisages a splendid festival, with the theme ‘Connecting Community, Celebrating Life’. A special feature of the day will be a Talent Competition with prize money totaling $2000! This means any of the performing groups on the day could take home a cash prize in addition to entertaining the expected large crowd and promoting U3A activities.
“So to all our performers: choir, tap dancers, belly dancers, line dancers, international dancers, ukulele players, etcetera, you have three months to practise your performances and do U3A proud, ” said President Glyni Cumming.
“Very soon, we will be calling for volunteers to help tend our U3A stall on the day, so please put Thursday October 13th on your calendar.”
As part of the lead up to the ‘Seniors Festival’, Tanya Dave has also launched a new Facebook page here, the ’60+ Playground’, where our members may add stories and photos of their U3A classes and courses with a link back to website and Facebook pages.
“Our aim with the Facebook page is to connect people engaged in learning and lifestyle activities, such as the wonderful classes U3A provides so that seniors are aware of the advantages of joining organisations such as U3A,” Tanya said.
This Information Sheet published in July 2022 highlights some of the principal concessions.
If you enjoy singing and would relish making music with a group of like-minded musicians, then the Music Makers Band could be the place for you. All music is provided, though as vocalist, the ability to read music is not essential as long as you can sing by ear and hold a tune.
The Music Makers band meets weekly in Mooloolaba for the enjoyment of playing music. The program could include tunes of the 1930s to the present. Members have their own instruments. We do not teach music and therefore a certain level of musical competency is required to take part. Some band members may also entertain at aged care facilities across the coast; however, this attendance is on a voluntary basis.
Sessions are held at the Mooloolaba Uniting Church, 6 Meta Street, Mooloolaba on Tuesdays, 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm.
All types of instruments, whether they are woodwind, brass, strings, percussion or keyboard as well as vocalists are welcome to join.
If you are interested, please contact Colin Isaacs at email@example.com or phone on 0437 726 574.
Every day, without realising it, we are leaving digital footprints as our digital legacy. These can be a valuable treasure for those we leave behind, but they can also leave you open to identity theft and fraud if you don’t plan for your digital legacy.
nbn®, COTA Queensland and U3A Network Queensland would like to invite you to join us on this FREE Webinar taking place during Seniors Month in October, that will cover how you can manage and plan for your Digital Legacy.
Join us via Zoom on Wednesday 19th October at 10am until 11am. You may register for the webinar today by emailing your name and email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our special guest for this webinar will be Solicitor Peter Smith from GSD Law will join us for the Q&A session to answer some of the general legal questions related to digital legacy planning and execution.
Your Digital Legacy is shaped by the digital information you created online before your eventual passing. We often put a lot of thought into what happens to physical assets after we have passed on, but what about the digital assets and digital presence that remains? Here are some examples of digital information that you may want to protect, and make known to others after you are gone:
The 45-minute webinar will take you through the process of safeguarding your Digital Legacy step-by-step, showing you how to:
Please note, this webinar will not be recorded.
Weekly themes for Cyber Security Awareness Month are:
How can I get involved?
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) encourages everyone to participate and/or host an activity in your workplace, home, community or school.
Join the conversation about Cyber Security Awareness Month:
Where can I find the Cyber Security Awareness Month 2022 Resources?
All 2022 resources are now available for download from cyber.gov.au. These resources include:
Over the coming weeks, ACSC will post content to our social channels (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn) and encourages everyone to share the posts throughout the month of October with friends and family.
Let’s work together to ensure all Australian individuals and businesses stay secure online.
Are you a victim of cybercrime? Visit ReportCyber to take your next steps: