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Hello Welcome to this months enews.
This is for all our mobile phone users that text. This will get the younger family members thinking if you text them.
Seniors Texting Codes-
Young people have theirs now we seniors have our own texting codes:
ATD - At the Doctors
BFF- Best friend fell
BTW- Bring the Wheelchair
CUATSC- see you at the seniors centre
FWIW- For got where I was
GGPBL - Gotta go, Pacemaker Battery low
GHA- Got heartburn again
HGBM - Had good bowel movement
LMDO - laughing my dentures out
OMSG - Oh my! sorry, gas
WAITT - Who am I texting to?
WWNO - Walker wheels need oil
ROFLACGU - Rolling on floor laughing and can't get up
GGFMG - Gotta go find my glasses
Enjoying the beautiful weather at Urunga
In this issue:
1 tblspn olive oil 1 onion chopped
1 chopped stick of celery 1 clove of garlic
1 leek thinly sliced
1 carrot peeled and diced 1 potato peeled/diced
1 tblsp tomato paste 400g tin Tomatoes
1 litre of chicken stock 1/2 cup Pasta
420g cannelloni beans or kidney beans
1/4 cabbage or Kale spinach Leaves
100g beans cut 2cm lengths
piece of pumpkin sweet potato or any other vegetable you like.
Variation - Rasher of bacon chopped if you like.
2 tblsp parsley chopped or herbs of choice.
Parmesan cheese and warm crusty bread to serve.
Heat oil in pot add (bacon if using) onion celery leek cook till soft add garlic carrot, potato and other hard vegetable for 4 minutes. Add tomato paste, tomatoes, stock and 1/2 cup extra water(more if need). Bring to Boil reduce to gentle boil for 10 minutes, add Pasta simmer until tender, add cannelloni beans, cabbage/kale, green beans cook 2 minutes till tender season to taste. to serve scatter with herbs and Parmesan. Crusty Bread on the side.
Enjoy- this is a great winter Soup Make up a Batch and freeze it in serving portions.
CEX seniors show we enjoyed songs from the past such as Elivs and Roy Orbison that kept us all tapping away.This is always a great day of entertainment.
The 17th we ventured to Urunga for fish and chips at the board walk. what a perfect weather it was. some of us checked out the town centre others just enjoyed the board walk and sitting by the water.
Our Monday SSS lunches for the month saw us finding out about things that happened in the 1930's. we concluded the month by a trivia quiz and a meal of Corned beef with white sauce and vegetables finished by jelly and custard. to fit in with the 1930's theme. Somethings we found out - the Aeroplane jelly song was first played on the radio. Phar lap won the Melbourne cup 1930 and was found dead in 1932.
The Sydney Harbour bridge was finished in 1932 and also the Grafton bridge.
1935 the cane toad was introduced to help control the cane beetle.
Freddo frogs where introduced to Australia along with fantales in 1930,1931 smith Chips, 1934 Milo, 1937 Coke Cola and chocolate crackles, 1939 meadow lea.
Chocolate Crackles 1937
5 ozs rice bubbles 8 ozs icing sugar
2 1/2 ozs fine coconut 2 1/2ozs cocoa
8 ozs copha
Mix dry ingredients, melt copha and pour over dry ingredients. Mix and spoon into paper cups. Allow to set.
4 cups kellogg rice bubbles 1 cup icing sugar
3 tablespoon cocoa
1 cup desiccated coconut 250g cohpa
Whats on in June
Due to only being one SSS lunch in June on the 25th we are going to skip a month of our dining through the decade.The 1940's will be in July stay tuned.
Why Social Support is important in Older Age
Studies have shown the benefits of being social have major health and well being positives for older Adults - This can include lowering blood pressure, being more active, eating better, helping with depression which can be a major factor with the aging population due to the loss of a partner or close friends. It is also found to help lower inflammatory type diseases such as Alzheimer's, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer.
So get out there and enjoy life, you are never to old to meet new people and make new friends. Experience new places or try new food. Life is what we make it so lets make it enjoyable.
**REMINDER Flu season is upon us. If over 65 or have a medical condition you are eligible for a free flu vaccination. Vaccination is the most effective way of preventing the spread of the Flu. The peak season for the Flu is June to September. Also you can't get the Flu from the vaccine as it does not contain any live virus.
Talk with your Doctor or Pharmacist if you need to know more about the Flu vaccination.
** June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
1 in 13 are diagnosed with this cancer. 90% of Bowel cancer can be treated successfully if found early. Remember screening every 1 to 2 years over the age of 50 can help with early detection.
Breast Screen NSW Mobile Unit is in Dorrigo from late May
Contact- 13 20 50
|12th to 15th June is our Trip to Yamba, final payment is due 8th of June. Places are filling up fast. Contact the Office for Itinerary and to secure a spot. These are always popular with many people booked in from the previous trips away.|
|The Dorrigo Support Centre opening hours are 9am-4pm Monday to Thursday. You can contact us on (02) 66572896 or via email- firstname.lastname@example.org||
This monthly newsletter and schedule of events is supported by the Commonwealth Home Support Program.