2018 Anzac Day services

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2018 Anzac Day services

This year’s ANZAC Day marks the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice signed in November 1918. It also marks the 102nd ANZAC Day Parade to recognise those that have and still continue to serve our country.

The Dawn Service at Brisbane’s Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square, will start at 4.28am. It will be followed by the Parade from 10am-1pm. All Veterans and their families are encouraged to march and should contact their Ex-Service organisation in advance. If you can not make it into the city to watch or partake in the parade there are still numerous services locally.

Kedron-Wavell RSL Services Sub-branch:
5.30am: Service at War Graves Section, Lutwyche Cemetery, 418 Gympie Rd, Kedron.
7.45am: Assemble at Burnie Brae Park (Kingsmill St) for march to Kedron-Wavell Services Club for service at 8.30am.

Kenmore-Moggill RSL Sub-branch
5.30am: Service at Bellbowrie Memorial in Booker Park, Birkin Rd, Bellbowrie.
7.45am: March from Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church car park, Kenmore, to Kenmore Memorial, Kenmore Village Shopping Centre car park, for 8.30am service.

Gaythorne RSL Sub-branch
6.15am: Main March at Sid Loder Park, Mitchelton, followed by service at 6.45am.

Geebung RSL Sub-branch:
4.27am: Dawn Service at Geebung RSL Club, 323 Newman Rd, Geebung.
6am: Service at Aspley Hornets AFL Club, 50 Graham Rd, Carseldine.

Sherwood-Indooroopilly Sub-branch:
5.15am: Dawn Service at Croll Memorial Precinct, opposite Sherwood Services Club, cnr Browne and Clewley streets, Corinda.
6.30am: Service at Sherwood Cemetery, 533 Sherwood Rd, Sherwood.
7am: Assemble in Appel St between Verney Rd West and Randolph St, Graceville. March to Graceville War Memorial, Memorial Park, Graceville, for 7.30am service.
7.30am: Service at War Memorial, Keating Park, Indooroopilly.
10.30am: Service at Oxley Memorial Stone, Bannerman Park, Bannerman St, Oxley.

Nundah Northgate Sub-branch:
6.30am: Dawn Service at Nundah Historic Cemetery, Hedley St, Nundah
8.30am: Service at Nundah Memorial Park, cnr Buckland Rd and Bage St, Nundah.


Michael kicks his goals

Jubilee Community Care client Michael Harman loves taekwondo, having just achieved his Blue Belt (6th Gup).

Michael, 61, is the oldest student in his class at Sun Bae Taekwondo and Hapkido and started the martial art almost four years ago.

“I get asthma and got into taekwondo to improve my breathing and co-ordination,” he said. “I love everything about it. It is very demanding and physical. It is not just kicking, you have to do patterned exercises too.”

Michael participates in competitions and recently received the 2017 Instructor’s Award at his Indooroopilly club. “I was very surprised at that,” Michael said. “When I got the trophy I kissed it. I will keep going as long as my body can.”

But taekwondo is not Michael’s only love. He has been recognised by the Sunshine Welfare and Remedial Association for his work there and also loves writing, having produced a small book about his love for Honey, his teddy bear.


Protect yourself against rebate scams

 

In 2016 Australians lost $83 million dollars to scams. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission revealed in its 2017 report Targeting Scams: Report of the ACCC on Scam Activity 2016, that the top three scam categories reported that year were phishing (attempts to gain personal information), advance fee frauds (send money upfront to receive a reward) and false billing scams, accounting for 36 per cent of all scams.

Reclaim scams were also popular wherein the scammer approaches someone with a false claim that they are entitled to a reimbursement or rebate, such as for overpaid taxes, bank fees or compensation. The scammer may make contact by mail, telephone, email, text message or social media.

Report a scam to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) by using its website www.scamwatch.gov.au         You may be encouraged to include the details of the scam contact you received, eg, email or phone number. If you have been threatened, assaulted or had your property stolen, contact your local police immediately.

 

 

 


Apps to improve lifestyle and daily living

Want to keep your mind active, stay connected to loved ones and find it easier to read your book or newspaper? Using a variety of apps (applications) on your smartphone, iPad or other tablet can help you do just that. Here are a few apps that might make daily living that little bit easier and fun. To explore more apps visit Apple’s iTunes store at www.apple.com/au/itunes or, for android devices, visit Google Play at play.google.com/store

 

Lumosity
Evidence shows that seniors who keep their minds active reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and related forms of dementia. Lumosity is an ideal app for seniors and is continuously being updated with new puzzles and brain games. Lumosity is proven to benefit memory recall and information retention.
Available on Android, iPhone, iPad or free on lumosity.en.uptodown.com/android

 

Skype
Seniors with Skype can talk face to face with their children or other loved ones no matter where they are in the world, encouraging social connections that are crucial to their wellbeing. Skype also supports voice-over-internet telephone and instant messaging for free or very low cost.
Available on Android, iPhone, iPad or free on skype.com/en/get-skype/

 

Find My iPhone
The Find My iPhone app help seniors to find their missing iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and protects data stored on the devices in case of theft. Sign in with your Apple ID to remotely lock the device, display messages to whoever has your device, and even erase the device completely.
Available through the iTunes app store on iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone.

 

Magnifying Glass with Light
Seniors can find it difficult to read small print. With this app, seniors can illuminate and magnify books, magazines, newspapers, restaurant menus and more by using an iPhone or iPad.
Available through the iTunes app store on iPad and iPhone.

 

 

Sudoku
Sudoku is a great option, containing thousands of puzzles and crosswords free. You are able to select your level of difficulty from easy to medium to hard to expert.
Available on Android, iPhone or iPad.


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