Activities, clubs, groups and services of interest to older people in the local area. For specific services provided by MADCOTA, see the MADCOTA Services page.

Aged Care Complaints Any older person who has a complaint about any aspect of their care, whether it be in private or public housing or residential accommodation can report the problem. If they are unable to do this personally they can arrange for it to be done on their behalf. Also any person who is concerned about the care being given to an older person can make a complaint. Call, toll-free
1800 550 552
Association of Independant Retirees Inc. Looking after the interests of self-funded retirees. Phone 4128 3214
Camera Club   Phone 4121 5030
Civilian Widows Association To raise the status of civilian widows. Phone 4122 3818
Community Health Information for all health and disabilty related support groups. Phone 4123 8733
Country Quilters Meeting monthly to do patchwork quilting. Phone 4129 2145
Dispute Resolution Centre The Dispute Resolution Centre provides an Alternative to the Court Process. It can mediate many kinds of dispute. contact Barbara or Free call 1800 68 1109
Eatonvale Golf Course   Phone 4121 3159
Excelsior Club Weekly Christian fellowship for older persons. Meets every Wednesday, around 9.30am in the Senior Citizens Centre for a time of fun and fellowship, which includes table games such as cards, scrabble, dominos etc., etc., etc. and afternoon entertainment involving many local artists. Most days attendance averages about 90, morning tea and lunch are provided. Outside activities include bus trips - cost per day $5.00. Phone 0414 844 331.
Fraser Coast Singles Social contact and activities for adults who are single, divorced, seperated or widowed. Phone 4124 1169
Funding Strategies for Community Groups. Fundraising Institute of Australia 3886 9963
Gem & Mineral Society Gemology, minerolgy and silversmithing. Phone 4121 3445
Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 The Guardianship and Administration Tribunal will have the power to appoint guardians and administrations and review such appointments regularly. Guardians and Administrators will be bound by principles to ensure that their powers are not abused. Phone (07) 3239 3478
Home Assist / Secure Providing help and practical assistance with the everyday issues of safety, security and home maintenance. Phone 4123 2234
Just Walk It Groups determine the frequency, place, time, distance and pace of their own walk and a leader is trained to keep records and give any emergency first aid if necessary. Incentives will be provided by the Public Health Unit for regular participation. Dept. Of Fitness & Recreation Wide Bay Institute of TAFE Phone 4120 6260
Justice of the Peace Witnessing Documents Contact Barbara.
Maryborough and District Senior Citizens Club Inc. Recreation and entertainment for over 50's, conducting a busy programme of activities for older persons, including indoor bowls, Euchre and pool, 500, garden club and socials. Phone 4121 2146
Maryborough Art Society Inc. Nurturing art in the city. Phone 4121 4534
Maryborough Choral Society Inc. Cultivation and advancement of choral music, foster a deeper appreciation of culture within the community. Phone 4121 0675
Maryborough Contract Bridge Club Inc. Duplicate and contract bridge. Tuition available. Phone 4121 4309 or Sec 4123 1052
Maryborough Escorted Transport Service For those who for any reason cannot access public transport. Phone 4121 0898
Maryborough Family Heritage Institute Promoting genealogy and tourism. Phone 4123 1620
Maryborough Horticultural Society Social and competitive gardening activities. Phone 4122 2538
Maryborough Indoor Bowls Club   Phone 4121 0170
Maryborough Organ Club Social and community music club. Phone 4129 8829 or 4122 1361
Maryborough Pensioners Association Inc. Active interest in pensioner welfare, provide a centre for members and public activities. Phone 4121 4388
Maryborough Scottish Dancers Assoc Inc A social gathering to dance to Scottish music. Phone 4123 5563
Maryborough Spinners and Weavers Inc. Craft and social club. New members welcomed. Phone 4122 1383
Maryborough Toastmasters Club Gaining confidence in communication and meeting procedure in a friendly atmosphere. Phone 4121 0384
Maryborough Wide Bay Burnett Historical Society Historical research and collection. Phone 4123 0001
Maryborough Wide Bay Philatelic Society Inc.   Phone 4125 1924
Maryborough Woodturners and Woodcrafters To promote and foster, practice and present the art of woodturning and kindred crafts. Phone 4122 1879
Maryborough & District Family History Inc. Help in tracing family history. Phone 4123 1842 or 4121 7852
Maryborugh District Orchid Society To promote and exhibit & assist new growers. Phone 4121 5811
Model Engineers & Live Steamers Association Model engineering and live steam hobby and preservation. Phone 4121 4341
National Seniors Seeking a better deal for over 50's. Phone 4121 5454 or 4121 2632
Neighbourhood Care Fraser Coast Run by Centacare Fraser Coast, the purpose of this program is to provide social visits, accompanied outings and support to HACC elegible persons in need of these services. Call 4121 6410
Point Lookout Croquet Club   Phone 4122 1528
Queensland Blind Association Inc Many benefits are available to persons who receive and age/disability support pension on the basis of blindness under section 95. Barbara on 4123 1564.
Reading Edge For those people who are print disabled for any reason, a machine is available in the Maryborough Library that will give you a tape recording of any document. Take along your own tapes. The service is free. Make an appointment with the library staff by phoning 4123 8892
Retirement Villages - Consumer Guide "Consumer Guide to the New Act... Retirement Villages". Anyone contemplating a move to this type of accommodation would do well to obtain a copy of the booklet which outlines rights and responsibilities of the resident and operators. Nursing Homes and Caravan Parks do not come under this legislation. Copies can be obtained from Office of Fair Trading, GPO Box 3111, Brisbane Qlds 4001.
RSL of Australia - Maryborough Ex-servicemen & women enjoy comradeship and information. Phone 4121 3372
Seniors Cards Discounts for Seniors 07 3224 2788 or Free Call 1800 175 500
Senior's Enquiry Line Linking seniors with community information. Phone 1300 13 5500
Sugar Coast Country Music Promoting traditional country music. Phone 4129 6301
Sunseeker's Ten Pin Bowling League Great sport for older people. and make arrangements to take group out for a game. Quarry Court, Maryborough. Contact Carol - Phone 4122 3100
The Elder Abuse Prevention helpline provides a free, statewide confidential support and information telephone service for older people, their family and friends Call
1300 651 192.
The Wide Bay Visually Impaired Support Group The Group meet on the 1st Monday of every month at the Recreation Hall, corner Ariadne Street and Woodstock Street at 1.30 p.m. Anyone with sight problems are invited to come along and join us in a game of indoor bowls if they wish to play, friendship and afternoon tea. Phone Marlene 4122 2212.
Tinana Dance Club Providing social dancing every week. Phone 4122 1670
Tourism Queensland motoring holiday guides Self-drive holidays are some of the most popular tourism experiences among the seniors market. Tourism Queensland has produced a successful series of Queensland motoring holiday guides. call 1800 222 689.
U.3.A. - University of The Third Age Learning for pleasure.Classes in many areas of Arts, Crafts, Music, Card & Board Games and Exercises. Phone 4122 1600
Wide Bay Branch of the ACMA Promoting Australia's Country Music Phone 4122 1189
Wide Bay District Bowls Association Promoting lawn bowls within the Wide Bay area. Phone 4124 9182
Wide Bay Ikebana Japanese flower arranging. Phone 5447 3230
Womens Aglow Fellowship of Australia Encouraging women of all races and creeds. Phone 4121 4303
Women's Infolink Information and referral service. Phone 1800 177 577

Contact us for further information or to arrange any of the above services.

Last modified July 2007

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