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Hello Welcome to May enews.
Happy Mothers Day
In this issue:
**Transport reminder please book at least 24 hours prior otherwise we cannot guarantee service when you need it.
Easter Bunny has been (hopefully finding you and leaving some chocolates to enjoy) and now we are heading into the cold months, personally not my favourite time of year.
A Big congratulations to Ellie Luhr on winning our DSC Raffle which was drawn on the 17th at Bingo. Thank you to all that purchased tickets. I'm sure Ellie's family enjoyed the Hamper.
5th was the CEX Seniors Show. Entertainment was a Celtic Celebration and our favourite Bubbles who always makes us laugh with her jokes. These are always an enjoyable day.
8th SSS lunch and our Workshop "New Year, New You"with Maggie Cairns. It was disappointing that numbers have been down.
11th Lunch at Components Cafe was enjoyed with a small group.
18th The bus headed to Toormina Gardens what a busy day it was, the Bus struggled to find a park. But we enjoyed our time there as usual.
Coming Up In May
Wednesdays - Bingo at Hickory House 10.30am - 1pm, followed by Scrabble at 1pm - 3pm.
3rd CEX Seniors Show P/U 10.30 cost $15 lunch at own cost. This months entertainment is The Bush Poet, Errol Gray. Book your spot on 6657 2896.
6th SSS Lunch and Workshop "New Year, New You" with Maggie Cairns10am - 12pm. Lunch 12pm - 2pm, please book your spot for catering on 6657 2896.
9th Lets enjoy a catch up at Sip a While for lunch at 12 noon transport available phone Ph: 6657 2896
16th Eco Workshop at the Library 2pm-4pm
20th SSS lunch at Hickory house 12 noon please book for catering on 6657 2896
23rd Town Lunch at the RSL for Chinese 12noon please phone for transport and to book a seat - 6657 2896.
30th Bus Trip to Sandy Beach for a Picnic. Pickups will start at 9am and the cost for the day will be $25 which includes lunch.
*Reminder the Office is closed on Fridays and also town transport is unavailable on Bus Trip days.
**SSS Lunch please book in prior to the day for catering otherwise you may miss out on lunch or we have to cancel due to numbers.
Persian Love Cake
Preheat oven 170oc
Line and butter a 26cm spring form tin ( or smaller)
360g Almond meal (3 cups)
220g raw sugar (1 cup) 220g brown sugar (1 cup)
120g butter softened 2 eggs lightly beaten
250g greek yoghurt 1tblsp nutmeg
45g pistachios chopped
Combine almond meal, sugars, softened butter in a bowl mix until coarse crumbs form, place half the mix in prepared tin gently pressing to evenly cover base. Add egg, yoghurt and nutmeg to remaining mix and beat with a wooden spoon until creamy and smooth. Pour over base scatter with pistachios, bake until golden 35 45 minutes. Cool in tin. Serve with extra yoghurt and a sprinkle of rose petals if you have them.
Did you remember to change your smoke alarm battery in April. If they are over ten years old, it's time to replace them. Smoke Álarms should be tested at least monthly by pressing the test button. We are heading into the season where most house fires happen. So be safe!
The Dorrigo Fire Brigade will help you out if your batteries need replacing or the smoke alarm is over 10 years old. You can contact Tony on 6657 2017 or if you would like us to organise it for you contact the office 6657 2896
From the 1st July, Mission Australia Housing will take over all FACS housing properties.
Tenants will be receiving letters at the beginning of May, welcoming them to Mission Australia Housing. They will be required to complete paperwork to access Commonwealth Rent Assistance and other documents to help transfer their tenancies.
No tenant will be worse off, as long as they access the rent assistance they are entitled to.
Mission Australia Housing will be doing home visits and also holding Drop-In Sessions where tenants can get assistance with paperwork, hand it in or ask questions about the changes.
The nearest Drop-In session is in Bellingen, Thursday 9th May 10am to 1pm at the Bellingen Memorial Hall or contact their current Housing Officer at FACS Housing on 1800 422 322
U3A Second Term Schedule 29th April to 5th July
For information contact U3A on 0419 558 028
Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners
A Miscellaneous Medley
Spanish for Advanced Student
Who do you think you are?
Tech Savvy Seniors
National Sorry Day
Sunday 26th May
This is an annual event held in Australia since 26th May 1998. To remember and commemorate the mistreatment of the Country's Aboriginal People, the first Australians and Torres Strait Islanders.
We need to recognise the grief, suffering and loss suffered to the stolen generation and the affect it caused directly and indirectly on so many of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
June Bus Trip
Far North Coast 19th to 24th June
It's time to start packing your bag, we are off on another DSC Adventure. We will head north for some warm weather in June, checking out the sites around Ballina, Byron Bay etc. A visit to Crystal Castle, a River Boat Cruise, catch a market somewhere and much more. If you are keen to know more or if we can cater for you (special requirements), pop into the office or ring on 6657 2896. A deposit of $150 will book your spot and this is required before the 30th May. The Final Payment by the 12th June. Did you know you can pay a small amount each week for holidays if this is easier.
Crystal Castle Sculpture
ECO cleaning Workshop
Dorrigo Library Thursday 16th May 2-4pm
Come along to the free workshop and learn how to make your own ECO Cleaning Products.
ECO cleaning is a really easy and effective way to clean your home without harsh chemicals.
It also cuts down on lots of plastic cleaning containers and those nasty fumes in a lot of store bought chemicals.
Register- 66572234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or contact the Support Centre and we can book you in - 66572896
Breast Screen NSW
Free screening - Mammograms are available and are recommended every 2 years for Women aged 50 - 75. If you are over 75 you can still attend but it is best to speak to your Doctor whether it is a priority for you.
The Breast Screen Van will be coming to Dorrigo late May to early June - to Book your spot Call 13 20 50. The Van will be situated near the Memorial RSL.
National Volunteer Week 20th -26th
This is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. This year marks the 30th year of National Volunteer Week. If you are a volunteer thank you for the time you give or remember to thank a volunteer.
Dorrigo Health and Wellbeing
1 Gangara Ave - Phone 6657 1273
Dorrigo Health and Wellbeing Flu Clinics are in full swing for your flu vaccinations. There is one on the 1st May. Please ring to book in or find out when it is the best time for you. Don't let the Flu get you down - vaccinate.
Did you know there are many services available at the Dorrigo Health and Wellbeing Centre -
Dentist every Monday for Bookings phone 6652 3185
For more information on days and time phone - 6657 1273
|The Dorrigo Support Centre opening hours are 9am-4pm Monday to Thursday. You can contact us on (02) 66572896 or via email- email@example.com||
This monthly newsletter and schedule of events is supported by the Commonwealth Home Support Program.