The Road Ahead : December 2011
QUEENSLAND GREAT ESCAPE T R AV E L MAKES YOUR DAY 33 DEC 2011/JAN 2012 THE ROAD AHEAD Looking for the best aged care option in Australia? Hundreds of ageing Australians are now turning to a whole new way in aged care called Seasons. The advantages of the new Seasons way over traditional nursing homes are so obvious we decided to simply list them and let you decide for yourself. Retain your independence, privacy and dignity Access to 24/7 low to high nursing care All care received in the privacy of your own Seasons home Fully self-contained apartments including all kitchen and laundry appliances No waiting list -- move in right away No formal asset testing or income testing Pets are welcome Delicious, home cooked meals in the dining room or cook in your own home Enjoy fun, friendship and freedom Family and friends can stay with you and enjoy community facilities High level of safety and security for all residents Couples can stay together, even when one's health needs change No ACAT assessment to enter Seasons Social Interaction and activities You can stay, even if your physical health needs change Freedom to choose onsite services with flexibility You only pay for services you need Retain your CACP and HACC benefits Full domestic support services available Home Care Services brokered on your behalf 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1300 506 116 www.seasonsagedcare.com.au SEE WHY SO MANY CHOOSE SEASONS which includes quolls, lyrebirds and the underwhelmingly- named common wombat. Despite its moniker, the furry little fellow is actually pretty rare and only found at Girraween. Twenty kilometres of walking tracks weave through the national park, with the more popular trails starting at the campgrounds. Dry forest and delicate wildflowers soften a dramatic landscape of stone archways and precariously balanced boulders. There are easy options for novice hikers but the fit and more adventurous can tackle the fabled Pyramid -- a massive granite dome ascending from the landscape. Not far from Girraween is the region's other highly prized and protected wilderness -- Sundown National Park. Sitting close to the border with New South Wales, the remote park features rocky ridge-lines and steep gorges, carved by the Severn River. Basic bush camping is allowed though be aware that you'll need a 4WD to reach some campsites. If you've brought the fishing rod along, a detour to Glenlyon Dam Tourist Park is recommended. The broad and serene waters of this freshwater impoundment are situated south- west of Stanthorpe. They're home to a healthy stock of golden perch, silver perch and the much sought after Murray Cod. For those less obsessed with angling, there's a playground and kiosk plus powered caravan sites and cabins, should the peaceful lakeside scenery persuade you to stay a while. The broad and serene waters of this freshwater impoundment are situated south-west of Stanthorpe.
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