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April 2014
Dear Member

Welcome to the April edition of EXTRA! 

This month, among our usual serving of movie tickets, DVD competitions, and other competition giveaways, we have an exclusive member event to see the movie Belle at the Opera Dendy. Read through our newsletter for competitions and our regular sections, travel by Silverneedle, gardening provided by Yates, finance information by NICRI, recipes and loads more.

Another successful NSW Seniors Week has passed! We hope you enjoyed the celebrations and took part in some of the hundreds of events around the state. Seniors Card has been a proud supporter of 2014 NSW Seniors Week. Be sure to read our NSW Seniors Week article and complete the survey. Your feedback is invaluable to planning future events. 

We hope you're already looking forward to Seniors Week 2015!
 
Come to the great new Seniors Hub at the Easter Show – great events, activities, competitions and giveaways. Bring your old show photo or take a new photo at the Show and you could win a trip to Disneyland, California.

Seniors Card would like to acknowledge the sacrifice made by the ANZACS on the
centenary of World War 1, 1914 - 1918. 




 
Recipes
 
Tuna and Avocado Salad

Use this delicious recipe for Tuna and Avocado salad with pita bread pockets, wholemeal roll,; or pile on top of a baked jacket potato or toasted Turkish bread.

10 minutes preparation
10 serves of vegies in this recipe

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Veggie Frittata

Serve this delicious recipe for veggie frittata with a bread roll and some side garnish.

15 minutes preparation + 30 minutes cooking
19 serves of vegies in this recipe

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Smartphone use
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Gardening
 
April Gardening - Autumn

Week 1: April gardening
 
April, mid autumn, is a gentle month in the garden.
 
Vegies to sow in April – Peas
The generation of kids who’ve grown up thinking that peas come in plastic bags from the supermarket freezer will be astonished to discover that peas grow on living plants.  Introduce this miracle of nature to the children in your life, or grow fresh peas just because they taste so good.  Snow peas, which do well in pots, are the answer if you lack space.  

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April Gardening - ANZAC Day

Week 4: Remembrance plants for Anzac Day
 
Anzac Day this year will be a particularly poignant occasion as it will be 100 years since the start of World War 1, which was heartbreakingly dubbed ‘the war to end all wars’.   While there’ll be all sorts of commemorations taking place, one simple thing you can do in your own backyard is to make a remembrance planting to mark this anniversary.  Depending on your space, you may choose a tree or something as small as a flowering plant.  It’s not the size or longevity that counts, but the significance to yourself and your family.

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April Gardening - Flavour of the Month

Broad Beans Early Long Pod

Yates Seed of the Month for April 2014, Broad Beans Early Long Pod, is a heavily cropping, traditional favourite broad bean with pods that reach more than 20cm long on 2m tall plants. 

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Health
 
Need help for your pain?

If you or someone you know has been living with pain that refuses to go away and it is affecting your daily life, there is now information and support resources available at local libraries across NSW and online. 

Dr Chris Hayes, Pain Expert and Co-Chair of the ACI Pain Management Network explained that chronic pain is pain that persists for more than three months or beyond the usual time for tissue healing. 

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Cycling for Fun and Exercise

Cycling is a fun and enjoyable hobby If you're looking for a great form of exercise that will get you outside in the sunsine and fresh air. Read the guide below for starting out if you are a beginner. 

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Older People and Physical Activity

Many older people are actively and happily engaged in activities through a wide array of programs, activities and clubs. 

The benefits of participating in these programs and activities are well documented and are generally include improved health and wellbeing, reduction or delayed onset of chronic disease, improved mental health, reduced risk of falls and promotion of social contacts. 


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Finance and Insurance
 





Financial Advice - Beware the Latest Scams

One of NICRI’s objectives is to highlight consumer issues relevant to the financial welfare of investors. Most Australians are ‘investors’ to some degree and all of us are consumers. One major issue for both investors and consumers that never really goes away is the risk of being scammed. 

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Seniors Hub at the Royal Easter Show - plus ticket competition


FIND OUT WHAT’S ON:
This year, there will be great new offerings for seniors on the Seniors Days at the Show brought to you by Family and Community Services, Telstra and the Royal Agricultural Society. Seniors Card are giving away 15 double passes to the Easter Show, read on to find out how to win. 

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Readers' Corner
 
 
Sapphire Skies by Belinda Alexandra
RRP: $29.99 RRP
Seniors Card Price: $21.55

The wreckage of a downed WWII fighter plane is discovered in the forests near Russia's Ukrainian border. The aircraft belonged to Natalya Azarova, ace pilot and pin-up girl for Soviet propaganda, but the question of her fate remains unanswered. 

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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
RRP: $29.99 
Seniors Card Price: $21.55

The extraordinary journey of one unforgettable character - a story of friendship and betrayal, loyalty and redemption, love and loneliness and the inevitable march of time
Harry August is on his deathbed. Again.

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Crimson Dawn by Fleur McDonald 
RRP: $29.99
Seniors Card Price: $$21.55

Laura Murphy will need to call on all her grit and determination to retain her beloved farm... But will her fierce self-reliance close her off to the possibility of love?

Since inheriting Nambina, the property that's been in her family for generations, Laura Murphy has worked wonders. 


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Travel
 
Win a refreshing and relaxing 2 night at a SilverNeedle® Hotel in Australia 


 
Whether you’re on a self drive holiday, a weekend away with friends, visiting family or treating someone to a special getaway, you’ll feel at home with us.

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Cathy visits Perth - A location for your bucket list

Day 1 in Perth
ONE TOUR YOU MUST NOT MISS!

A tour that encourages speed grazing that I must confess I have been practicing for years is the TasteBud Tour. The morning tour is for sweet foods and wine while in the afternoon it is a savoury food, wine and beer tour. At $85 it's good value and has many rewards.

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Member Stories
 
Member Stories - Gary Newman

Back in 1969, I was on holidays in Darwin and whilst strolling along Nightcliff Beach, something caught my attention in a rock pool.  It ended up being a large corroded bullet casing so I rolled my sleeve up and sifted around deeper and found four more corroded cartridges and two bullet heads in the sand.

Also, what my hand latched onto appeared to be a flat rectangular piece of coral, but when I pressed against it, it didn’t break.  This intrigued me and I started to scratch away at the surface.  A chunk of coral like substance broke away to reveal a letter that was back to front, which appeared to be stamped on brass. 

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Member Stories - Gloria Chambers 

Hi! my name is Gloria Chambers and I'm 64. This is my story. 

In 2010, I moved into a unit across the road from the house I grew up in for the first 19 years of my life. It was upon the insistence of my daughter-in-law. She told me that I was not getting any younger and it would not take much to maintain it. 

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Extra!
 
Seniors Card Members VIP Story telling event

Last month Seniors Card NSW held a competition online for all of our members to write their stories and the fifty top winners would be chosen to attend an inaugral event at Sydney's Town Hall.

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NSW Seniors Week wrap up

Australia’s largest celebration for seniors is over for another year and we’d love to hear what you thought.

Take the
NSW Seniors Week campaign survey  and you’ll go in the draw to win one of five $1,000 travel vouchers!

There was something for everyone this NSW Seniors Week, with events covering 

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Time Warp - 1965

This issue, we timewarp back to 1965 for a brief look at films, music, culture and world events. 

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Movie competition - Exclusive members screening of Belle

Would you like to be one of 125 seniors to win a double pass to an exclusive members event for the screening of the movie Belle

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DVD Competition - Rake

In the third series of Rake, Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh) languishes in prison surrounded by enemies but also a few friends. His cellmate Mal (Dan Wyllie), a convicted murderer, fancies himself more than just a friend. 

Cleaver needs both cunning and luck to avoid assaults, protect his friends and find a way to outwit those who put him away. 


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DVD Competition - Monty Don

In this collection of three definitive gardening programs, acclaimed garden writer and presenter Monty Don takes us on a stunning journey through the horticultural highlights of Britain, Italy and France. 

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DVD Competition - Tech Savvy Seniors DVD

Are your computer skills a little bit rusty? Maybe you're a newbie and you'd like to learn a few more things? 

Due to massive demand, we have managed to source another ten copies of this great DVD.


The Tech Savvy Seniors DVD has a series of short and easy to follow videos that cover, email, mobile phones, in internet, social networking...
 


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Competition - Your Rights at Retirement book

Many decisions surround retirement, and not just retirement but later life in general as well.

This publication covers a broad range of topics that may help you plan better and make more confident decisions.
 


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Competition - Ride the Rails

Sydney Olympic Park is giving three lucky seniors the chance to ‘Ride the Rails’ of the historic railway with a guest of their choice at the historic Newington Armory. The train leaves every Sunday 10.30am to 1.00pm, every half hour. 
 
Then, to entice our three winners back, they will be invited with a guest to experience high tea at Lilies on the Park Café on a weekday, in the picturesque surrounds of Bicentennial Park. 
 
Two great locations and two great experiences... all at Sydney Olympic Park.

To enter this competition, visit this page
 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SeniordCardRidetheRails



Australian Heritage Week  - April 12 - April 20

Australian Heritage Week is an annual national celebration of Australia’s unique heritage. In 2014 Australian Heritage Week will be held from Saturday 12 April until Sunday 20 April.

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Young at Heart

Introduced in January 2014, Young at Heart Culture Club is a monthly event for over 55s, held at the gorgeous Erskineville Town Hall in Sydney’s Inner-West. Each month features exclusive daytime screening and/or talk or workshop. It’s the perfect hub for seniors community to chat about movies and the arts over free tea and biscuits! 

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Book Competition - The Green Desert

‘For some reason I knew the desert had something in store for me’ – Peter Elfes 
 
For the last five years award winning photographer Peter Elfes has been travelling to the Lake Eyre region, documenting the people, the landscape, the floods, the animals and wildlife. 

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Book Competition - Shackleton's Epic - Recreating the Worlds Greatest Journey of Survival

In 1916, Sir Ernest Shackleton prevailed in what has been called the greatest survival story of all time. His epic journey to rescue his trapped and desperate men through the wild oceans and treacherous glaciers of Antarctica has never been replicated. 

Until now…

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Government Information
 
Going north, south, east or west?

No matter in which direction you are travelling this Easter or Anzac Day break, there are 400 galleries and museums to see on the way.

Using your smart phone, tablet or computer the Museums and Galleries of NSW website makes choosing an unforgettable cultural experience easy.


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Planning Ahead for Later Life

Free Planning Ahead for Later Life Seminar - Sydney CBD.

Back by popular demand, you are invited to come along to this informative seminar to gain a greater understanding of essential planning ahead documents for later life. 

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Competitions, Events, and Special Offers

Don't forget to have a look at our website for some great offers, competitions and events. 

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