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Sun newspapers Wed 31 Jul 2013



Sun newspapers Wed 31 Jul 2013


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2013. Sun Newspapers 21 Get ready for a month of fun Get out and about during Seniors Month. WE love to celebrate and in Australia we have plenty to celebrate every year. There are birthdays, anniversaries and sometimes just Fridays at the end of a busy week. Then there are the celebrations that have serious messages attached, such as Childrens Week, Dementia Awareness Week and Anzac Day. To celebrate cultural diversity we have NAIDOC week and other cultural festivals. This week marks the start of Seniors Month, which will run for the whole of August. A full month of activities has been put together by seniors organisations, local councils and community groups for the benefit and enjoyment of our older citizens. It is a much-treasured period of events and if the Seniors Month Calendar hasnt arrived by mid-July, people start getting concerned tickets will be sold out before they get a chance to check out whats on offer. Seniors organisations which have planned events know when the calendar has hit the letterbox. Last week COTA knew when the phones started ringing off the hook at 8.30am on Monday. By Thursday, tickets on the Harbour Cruise and the Multicultural Lunch were sold out. But there is a lot left, starting tomorrow, with Getting to Know Your Past with the Genealogical Society, Basic Computer Skills Training and Scottish Dancing. Local seniors have more than three events being offered most week days in August: l Sports events (golf, clay and target shooting). l Craft (workshops, what you can make with paper, quilting). l Education/information (basic computer skills, investment for retirement, age pension and your choices, living with low vision). l Adventure (getting out of town, Ulysses bike ride) and just plain fun (celebrating with the Lord Mayor, seniors @ sunset, seniors at Emerald Springs). If you havent received your calendar, view it online at dcm.nt.gov.au/strong community/seniors/ seniorsmonth Around Australia communities take the time to celebrate and engage with seniors through a Seniors Week or Month (the NT does everything bigger and better). August has lots on offer for the whole community starting with the horse-racing events and finishing with the Darwin Festival. Many tourists join us each year for these events, and its a time when friends and family arrive from all over Australia. For those who call the NT home, it is an opportunity to encourage older family members to join in activities with other seniors and the extended family. The benefits of remaining actively involved with the community can be surprising. Social engagement brings a feeling of health and wellbeing to seniors and the community is richer for recognising seniors as part of its history and daily life. Its a time to renew interest in whats happening around us and join in a happiness class or simply watch the antics of others. This year has also attracted a visit from the Ambassador for Ageing, Noeline Brown, renowned artist and comedian. Well known for her role in the Mavis Bramston Show, Ms Brown was appointed as Ambassador for Ageing in 2008. She will meet seniors at events sponsored by COTA NT and councils in Alice Springs, Palmerston and Katherine, and COTA and Office of Womens Advancement in Darwin. Ms Brown speaks on a range of subjects and presents a fabulous role model for continuous engagement in the things you love at any age. She is one of Australias bestloved actors and works tirelessly for arts organisations such as the Actors Benevolent Fund. She is also the patron of Starting Points, a charity for children with special needs. Celebrating 25 Years Essence of Beauty Satepak House Palmerston Cct, Palmerston 8932 2201 M e m b e r o f A A B T h . C ID E S C O I n t D ip . C IB T A C I n t D ip . Skin good enough to eat ... s Facials s Skincare Consultation s Lash Tinting/Perming s Brow Shaping/Tinting s Waxing s Body & Spa s Massage s Tanning s Manicure and Pedicure s Indulgence Packages s Make-up s Gift Vouchers Specialising in TERRITORY CHILDCARE GROUP INC. Affordable | Flexible | Small Groups Individual Carers | Monitoring & Support 8920 0600 | 45 Malak Crescent, Malak info@daycaredarwin.com.au www.territorychildcare.org.au Your childs home away from home 0000019031 M: 0419 034 379 P: 8942 1825 If you want IT problems xed without the jargon, call us today: We can help you understand your IT problems and get them fixed - Full after hours support - Help desk for ongoing queries JOHN SMARTTASKCOMAUsWWWSMARTTASKCOM ?? ? ?? ? ? YOUR COMPUTER PROBLEMS explained in plain English PC & Mac repairs - Network problems - Soware assistance - Phone support Small or Large Groups If you need a bus give Steve a call

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