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November 2014
Dear Member

Welcome to the November edition of EXTRA!

Have you downloaded the new Seniors Card mobile app yet? If not then head over to either the App Store or Google Play,  search for "NSW Seniors Card" and download the app for free.

You will be spoilt for choice with competitions to enter this month, we have 9 in total ranging from tickets to see the spell bounding musical WICKED to $250 worth of gourmet Christmas pudding vouchers (We can’t believe it’s almost that time of year again) 

You'll also find our usual articles with Gardening from Yates, Finance from NICRI, Readers corner and Travel.

So sit back, relax, read, enjoy and have a happy and healthy month!

Till next time,

The Seniors Card Team
 
Recipes
 
Risotto Milanese

This typical Milan recipe is a perfect base for risotto dishes.

5 minutes preparation + 20 minutes cooking 

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Fruity Ice Treats 

As summer nears, this is the perfect easy and refreshing snack for you. Even the grandkids will love these alternative ice blocks.  

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Gardening
 
Gardening - Weeks 1 and 2 

Week 1:    November gardening              
          
Summer’s on its way, so make sure you enjoy the last month of spring in the garden.

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Gardening - Weeks 3 and 4 

Week 3: Gardenias are warm weather favourites

Gardenias have become firm favourites with Australian gardeners.  Their evergreen good looks and their refined, white, stunningly perfumed flowers have seen their popularity skyrocket in recent years. 

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Health
 
Joint Discussions

An article on the ‘ins and outs’ and ‘dos and don’ts’ of joint pain, from the researchers of the 1000 Norms Project- Physiotherapists and PhD Students Jennifer Baldwin and Marnee McKay. Jen and Marnee have a combined 26 years of clinical experience, and hope to share some insights with you.

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Relaxation techniques for stress relief

Relaxation can help to relieve the symptoms of stress. It can help you calm down and take a step back from a stressful situation. Although the cause of the anxiety won’t disappear, you will probably feel more able to deal with it once you’ve released the tension in your body and cleared your thoughts.

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Finance and Insurance
 
Estate Planning – more than just a Will 

Having a valid Will states your wishes as to how your estate is managed and distributed after your death. The effect this could have on the beneficiaries and those who consider they should have been included in the Will can be significant.

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Readers' Corner
 
 
Kerry Stokes: The Boy from Nowhere by Andrew Rule

RRP:
$49.99
BT Price: $34.95
Seniors Card: $31.45


The compelling and inspirational story of the rags to riches life of Kerry Stokes, a remarkable Australian. 

Kerry Stokes is a remarkable Australian. Not because he is one of Australia's wealthiest and most powerful people, but because of what he overcame to get there and because he has endured when others didn't. His success and his rise have intrigued the business world for decades but there is so much more to him than multi-million dollar deals or mergers. 

Behind the laconic front is a human story as tough and touching as a Dickens tale: Oliver Twist with great self-expectations. It is the story of a poor boy who stared down poverty, ignorance and the stigma of his illegitimate birth to achieve great wealth and fulfilment. He's a backstreets battler who has become a power player. It's a compelling and inspiring story that, until now, he has not told.

Click here to buy the book. You will be redirected to the Booktopia website, where you will receive your Seniors Card discount upon checkout.

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More Fool Me: A Memoir by Stephen Fry

RRP:
$45.00 
BT Price: $31.50 
Seniors Card: $28.35

Following on from his hugely successful book, The Fry Chronicles, comes the next chapter in Stephen Fry's life. 

Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me. It is a heady tale of the late Eighties and early Nineties, in which Stephen - ever more driven to create, perform and entertain - burned bright and partied hard with a host of famous and infamous friends, regardless of the consequences. This electric and extraordinary book reveals a new side to Mr Fry. 

Click here to buy the book. You will be redirected to the Booktopia website, where you will receive your Seniors Card discount upon checkout.


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The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story Life by Ian “Molly” Meldrum
RRP: $39.99 
BT Price: $27.95 
Seniors Card: $25.15

Molly Meldrum's warm, vivid, often hilarious and always compelling account of life in and out of Countdown. 

More than thirty-five years in the making, this is the story of Ian 'Molly' Meldrum and the television show that stopped the nation.

In 1974 Ian 'Molly' Meldrum was working as a record producer and music journalist when he was offered the chance to host a new music show called Countdown. It was a show that would run for the next thirteen years and become one of the most-loved and most-watched programs on Australian television. It also turned Molly into a national institution (or 'mental institution' as one of his friends put it). 

Click here to buy the book. You will be redirected to the Booktopia website, where you will receive your Seniors Card discount upon checkout.

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Travel
 
Win a 2 night beachside getaway at Country Comfort Terrigal for 2 people (and your dog), 

Member Stories
 
Triathlete @ 70 – 'Love in Lyrca' by Paul Coombes 

Love changed me from a lay about to a triathlete at the age of 70. That was because I loved my partner, Annette, who wanted to be a triathlete, and I wanted to be with her. That meant getting into the swing of it, or being left in the ditch.

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'Out Of My comfort Zone' - by Noreen Solomon 

I did an about-face when I turned sixty.  With my Seniors Card I could’ve travelled around Sydney all day for a pittance.  Instead, I caught a plane to China and, for a year, went on a roller-coaster ride.

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Extra!
 
Scam warning!

 
Seniors Card would like to warn of a potential scam currently in operation which is targeting seniors. 

It has been brought to our attention that members of the public have received telephone calls from people claiming to be carrying out a survey for the NSW Office for Ageing. 

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Movember! 

Movember is an annual event throughout November which raises awareness for men’s health issues prostate and testicular cancer and men’s mental health.  

The Movember campaign originated in Australia just over 10 years ago and is now participated globally in a number of countries from the UK to South Africa. 

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The Sunday Telegraph 50% off offer! 

Sunday just isn't Sunday without kicking back with
The Sunday Telegraph Home Delivered

What could be better than having The Sunday Telegraph, packed with all the lift-outs like Escape, Sport, body+soul, TV Guide and Sunday Style, home delivered?

What about having The Sunday Telegraph delivered to your home for half what it would cost to walk up the street and buy it yourself? 

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Healthy adults aged 80+ wanted!

Thanks to the great response from Seniors Card members to the 1000 norms article featured in our September edition of EXTRA! The project has now just about recruited all volunteers in their  60’s and 70’s they require.
The project is now focusing on recruiting children (all ages), working age adults (30’s- 50’s) and the 80+ category.

Do you consider yourself healthy for your age? Would you like to contribute to global healthcare?

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16th Australian Computer Conference for Seniors

Be part of an event that is renowned for its quality organisation, topics, speakers and venue year after year.

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Competition - 'In Good Spirits' book 

It is not only illness that can play havoc with our lives. Other life crises have similar effects? Broken relationships, bereavement, unemployment, the serious illness of a loved one, fear of the future and many others can all cause personal suffering and can affect our body, mind and spirit. Also, negative emotions such as bitterness, resentment and guilt may ultimately do great harm.

It is now widely accepted that when stress is lowered, our immune system is heightened, which greatly assists the healing process. The therapeutic benefits of positive emotions promote peace of mind, hope, a feeling of well-being, and therefore healing.

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Competition - 'Pride' Movie tickets 

In cinemas October 30

Pride tells the incredible true story of a Welsh mining community struggling to make ends meet during the 1984 miners’ strike, when hope arrives with the unlikeliest of allies – a group of gay and lesbian activists who decide to raise money for the miners. 
A rousing British crowd-pleaser in the spirit of Billy Elliot and The Full Monty, starring Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton, Pride is a funny, affecting and truly inspiring film about two seemingly opposite communities who unite to form an extraordinary bond.

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Competition - 'My Old Lady' movie tickets 

In selected cinemas November 13 

Starring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas, My Old Lady is a warm and witty tale set in the City of Light. Hard-up New Yorker Mathias (Kline) travels to Paris to sell a grand old apartment he has inherited from his estranged father. But he is stunned to find a refined and spirited old lady, Mathilde (Smith), still living there with her very protective daughter Chloé (Scott Thomas). He soon learns that under ancient French law, he will not gain possession of the property until Mathilde dies. 

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Competition - 'A Thousand Times Goodnight' movie tickets 

In cinemas November 27

Drama starring: Juliette Binoche (Three Colour Trilogy) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones). Rebecca is one of the world's top war photographers. On assignment while photographing a female suicide bomber group in Kabul, she is badly hurt in an explosion. Back home, another bomb drops. Her husband and daughters can no longer bear the thought of her on assignment. She is given an ultimatum: her work or her family. The choice seems obvious... 


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Competition -  'Beyond Desire' theatre tickets 

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet and E.M Foster’s novel Maurice, the World Premiere of Beyond Desire is playing at Hayes Theatre Co from Friday, 21 November to Sunday 14 December 2014.
Competition - 'Schools Spectacular' tickets 

Come along and celebrate the beauty of our country!

2014 marks the 31st Anniversary of the extraordinary Schools Spectacular. The year’s celebration will be held at the Qantas Credit Union Arena 

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Competition - 'WICKED' theatre tickets 

Prepare to be spellbound!

The most awarded new musical and Broadway’s number one show is thrilling Sydney audiences at the Capitol Theatre. Awe-inspiring and spectacular, WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz.


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Competition - Win gourmet pudding vouchers

What better way to celebrate Christmas lunch or dinner with your family than a beautiful hand-made pudding. 

Read on  to win one of 10 x $250 vouchers for gourmet puddings from  Pudding Lane! 

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Octobers Competition Winners 

Congratulations to all of the winners of last month's competitions. The Seniors Card team were busy giving away some amazing prizes to some very lucky members! We hope you enjoy your prizes!

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Government Information
 
Feeling Festive? Find Old, Find New

NSW is abuzz with major arts festivals in November. Get out of the city and follow one of Museums & Galleries of NSW trails while you soak up heartland culture. 

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Care for your carer

Caring for a carer you know can be as simple as offering a smile or encouraging word, or as practical as picking up some groceries for a carer. These gestures of support will mean the world to many carers. 

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Help the NSW Government develop the NSW Disability Inclusion plan 

The NSW Department of Family & Community Services is asking for your help to develop a new plan for inclusion in NSW. 

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