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Active Retirees : Active Retirees Dec-Jan 2013
Active RetireesTM | 11 NEWS WINNERS ARE GRINNERS The lucky winner of the music competition in the June/ July issue of Active Retirees is Irene Horton from the Montmorency Probus Club, who found 110 titles. "I think I must have gone overboard with 110 song titles using only the headings," Irene says. "But I had a lot of fun." Irene will receive a gift pack containing a selection of books, CDs and DVDs. Rural areas better for health: study A recent study has found that Australians over 45 who live in rural and remote areas are less likely to be affected by chronic non-infectious diseases than those in cities. Researchers from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Health Sciences tracked seven years' health data of more than 1200 Australians aged over 45, finding a difference in the disease rates of city and rural dwellers, as well as links between socioeconomic status, environment and health. "In the city you're exposed to a range of environmental stressors," explains the lead author of the report Professor Deborah Black. Prof Black cites poor air quality, aircraft and road noise, high-density housing, lack of adequate transport, poor urban design, and a lack of green spaces and shade trees as some of those stressors. "As people get older, their bodies are less able to cope physiologically with environmental stressors, and exposure can accelerate the ageing process and trigger or exacerbate disease, " Prof Black says. With every year of age after 45, the odds of having a chronic health condition increased by five per cent. The odds increased by 90 per cent each year for people living in the lowest socioeconomic area, a difference attributed to the prevalence of cheaper housing in areas with higher levels of environmental stressors, such as those close to airports, industrial areas and busy roads. "With 85 per cent of Australians living in the city and 22 per cent of Australians estimated to be 65 or older by 2026, it's crucial that we update policy, urban design and primary care in line with the realities of our population," says Prof Black. Only 2 minutes walk from Woy Woy station the M.V. Saratoga departs Fisherman's wharf Monday to Friday at 9.00am, 10.45am and 12.30pm and on the Weekends at 9.30am, 10.45am and 12.30pm for a relaxing ride on the beautiful Brisbane water. If you would like to stop and have some lunch or a cold beer then just inform the captain and he will ring the club prior to your arrival and arrange the courtesy bus for your pick up at Central wharf. The Bus departs at 1:05 pm & 2:05 pm to meet the ferry for your return journey. During weekdays you can have the option for the Bus to take you to Lintern St Wharf, on request, to catch the 3:45pm School Ferry - this must be pre arranged with the club on booking. Group bookings essential. Phone skipper 0418 63 13 13 or email email@example.com www.centralcoastferries.com.au Functions Davistown RSL offers a function venue away from the noise and traffic of the CBD. We can cater for all functions from 3 to 300 people. Phone Sandra Shearim on 4363 0103 to make Davistown RSL Club your next venue destination. Cold Beers We offer 16 Icy cold beers on tap as well as bottled beer and the finest wine, you will surely find something to tantalise your tastebuds. Brasserie and Café Whether it's just a cup of coffee and cake or a dish from our ever changing menu, we will have something to tempt you all. Kids Playground Why not bring the whole family including the grandkids to the Davistown RSL, whilst you are enjoying the beautiful surrounds the kids can play on the sun- shaded and fully-fenced playground. Love Your Lawn Bowls If you're a member of another lawn bowls club why not organise a group of your fellow members to ride the ferry and play on one of our two grass greens and make it a great day out. Call Sandra Shearim 4363 0103 for further availability and function packages.
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