Take 15 minutes for a hearing check
Australian Hearing will bring hearing services to St Clair, Penrith and Emu Plains, when its Hearing Bus stops by to offer free checks and promote awareness.
Visitors can also find out about common hearing problems and see a display of devices for use around the home such as headsets for the TV and alert systems for doorbells.
The checks take about 15 minutes and an appointment is necessary.
David Maple, area manager at Australian Hearing Penrith, said 60 per cent of Australians over 60 suffering from some form of hearing loss.
St Clair Shopping Centre, Bennett Road, 9am-3pm, Monday, March 4.
Penrith Markets, Penrith Showground, Station Street, 8am-noon, Wednesday, March 6.
Details: 131 797 or www.hearing.com.au
Residents rally maintains radioactive waste rage
People at a rally at Kemps Creek resolved last week to keep up the fight against the state government.
It was standing room only as 200 residents packed Kemps Creek Bowling Club auditorium opposing the proposed nearby dumping of radioactive waste.
Residents heard from Federal MPs David Bradbury and Chris Bowen and Penrith councillor Prue Car and had their say against the proposal.
The Western Sydney Residents against Radioactive Dumping action group said the mood was clear, and that people wanted to send a strong message to the government.
Residents were also expected to attend last night's Penrith Council meeting to find out councillors' stances.
City honours older people who help seniors
Nominations for Blacktown City's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year Award are open.
Anyone over age 50 who lives in the Blacktown local government area and who has given a voluntary commitment to senior citizens is eligible.
A nominee may be recognised for work undertaken in the past 12 months or over a number of years.
The winner will be announced on March 24 at the Seniors Luncheon and Concert.
Nominations close on March 8.
Details: Council's Civic Centre Information Centre (Flushcombe Road, Blacktown), 9839 6000 or blacktown.nsw.au.
Learn about those modern gadgets and gizmos
More than 33,500 seniors in St Marys-Mount Druitt could benefit from a partnership between Telstra and the state government to roll out the Tech Savvy Seniors training program to encourage more seniors to take on technology.
The program aims to bridge the gap between those seniors who use technology and those yet to embrace it.
The program provides low-cost or free training through community colleges. Topics include computers, tablets and smartphones that promote social connections, easier access to information and improve well-being.
Go to tinyurl.com/seniorstechsavvy for details.