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REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS
AGM – Cooma Senior Citizens AGM will be held
on Thursday 28th SEPTEMBER at
The Cooma Ex-Services Club,
Coombah lounge @ 3pm. All welcome.
Friday 14th July: Music afternoon in the BERRIDALE CWA
rooms on the second Friday of each month @ 1.30pm.
Everyone's welcome. If you would like to recite poetry,
sing or play music, you'll be most welcome. $2 includes
afternoon tea. Next music afternoon is on Friday 14th July.
Contact Pat 64564347.
Sunday 23rd July: COOMA MUSIC COMPETITION at
St. Paul's Anglican Church Hall, 136 Commissioner St
Cooma. Heats from 12 noon. Finals concert starts at 7pm.
Small charge. All ages, solos, groups, ensembles,
instruments & singing. All welcome.
Entries close Thursday 20th July. Contact Cooma School
of Music 64526067 or email email@example.com
Tuesdays: Tai Chi with Trish – 9.30am to 10.30am
Anglican Church Hall Cooma. $5, contact Trish 64521726
SUNDAY- cards - 500: - 2nd and 4th Sundays of each
month @ Cooma Ex-Services Club 1pm til 5pm -
afternoon tea - free.
THURSDAY: Every Thursday 12.30pm til 3pm – Euchre
afternoon tea - $2 – Cooma Ex-Services Club
- Coombah lounge
We'll be having a Cooma Senior Citizens Club column in
The Monaro Post on the second Wednesday
of each month, so check it out to see what we'll be up to.
If you have any suggestions for our Club,
please speak to a committee member or ring
Judy 64523572 or Elaine 64525925.
Judy Costello, Julie Turner, Vic Weston,
Elaine Lonergan, Valmai Mylan,
Going to the doctor? Don’t draw a blank at
your next visit, be prepared to ask questions
Australians are being encouraged to plan
ahead for their medical appointments and
have the confidence to ask questions about
the tests and treatment options they’re
As part of a national push to reduce
unnecessary healthcare, today Choosing
Wisely Australia has launched a new
video campaign with two key messages:
times have changed and it’s okay to ask
questions of health professionals; and
prepare questions in advance so you don’t
Choosing Wisely Australia is part of a
global movement to improve the safety and
quality of healthcare through better patient-
doctor conversations. NPS MedicineWise
launched the initiative two years ago to
help eliminate unnecessary or inappropriate
health care, where evidence shows there is
no benefit or there is a risk of harm.
Dr Robyn Lindner, Client Relations
Manager at NPS MedicineWise, said: “It’s
important patients have all the information
they need about the benefits and risks of
any test, treatment or procedure being
“This can assist in improving their
health literacy and help people to make
an informed choice about how they want
to proceed with the management of their
condition,” Dr Lindner said
The Australian Commission on Safety
and Quality in Health Care has reported
that only 40 per cent of adults have the
level of individual health literacy they need
to be able to make well-informed decisions
and take action about their health.
“How much a person understands about
risks associated with health decisions, how
confident they are in asking questions, and
how well they can balance options when
decisions need to be made all contribute to
their health literacy,” said Dr Lindner
“This isn’t about people second guessing
GPs or questioning their expertise, but
being confident and comfortable about the
joint decisions they’re making about their
“How many times have you sat in in the
doctor’s surgery, been asked by the doctor
if you had any questions and your mind
goes blank? Do you have an older friend or
relative who grew up being told ‘you don’t
question the doctor’?
“Our new videos explore these
concepts with the aim of helping empower
Australians to actively participate in the
management of their own health.”
Watch the videos at Facebook.com/
YouTube: ‘Old v New’ https://youtu.be/
zS67Nvh3wQc, ‘TumbleWeed’ https://
A ‘5 Questions to ask your doctor’
resource is available at choosingwisely.org.
au/resources/consumers and is available in
10 community languagues.
Firies urge residents to be winter fire safe
With a cold snap predicted over the next
few days, Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is
urging residents to take every precaution
to avoid a fire in the home.
FRNSW Community Safety and
Research Chief Superintendent Jeremy
Fewtrell said the cooler months see
a 10% increase in the number of
home fires, with more
fires in bedrooms and
heaters, electric blankets
and the like.
“Don’t put yourself or
your family at risk. We want
to remind people to be
careful when using heaters
and to keep everything in
the house ‘a metre from the
heater’,” he said.
There are a number of
other simple steps you can
take to prepare your home
against the risk of fire this
• Turn off heaters and
electric blankets before leaving home or
getting into bed
• Clean lint filters in the clothes dryer
before or after each use
• Don’t overload powerboards
• Keep candles away from curtains and
put them out before leaving the room
• Don’t use LPG cylinders for cooking
or heating indoors as they can leak and
the gas is both toxic and highly explosive.
• Ensure you have a working smoke
Chief Superintendent Fewtrell said
residents should also ‘keep looking
when cooking’ to avoid kitchen fire
“Kitchen fires account for 45 per cent
of all residential fires and 34 per cent of
injuries in NSW. Flames or heat
sources being left unattended
are the most common cause
contributing to kitchen fires. It can
take just three minutes for a fire
to take hold, but only seconds to prevent
one,” he said.
“To avoid kitchen fire catastrophes,
we urge people to “keep looking when
cooking”. It’s a simple way to avoid losing
your home or even worse, your loved
ones or your own life.”
FRNSW recommends the following
simple safety checklist for
• Never leave cooking
unattended. If you leave the
kitchen, turn off the stove. It
takes just three minutes for
a fire to take hold, but only
seconds to prevent one.
• Don’t put anything
metallic in the microwave.
• Keep matches and
lighters out of reach of
• Don’t cook under the
influence of alcohol or
Turn pot handles
inwards to avoid being
knocked or grabbed by children.
• Keep your oven and rangehood clean.
Excess grease and fat can ignite in a fire.
• If your pan catches fire, don’t throw
water on it – GET OUT, STAY OUT AND
CALL TRIPLE ZERO ‘000’
Chief Superintendent Fewtrell said if you
remember these simple rules, you’ll be on
your way to having a safe, fire-free winter.
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