The latest ‘Council News’ proudly announces that ‘LASER TRUCK ROAMS STREETS’. We are also told that previous laser assessments were done in 2012 and 2014.
We don’t need lasers to work out which roads are rubbish – a bit of common sense, some open eyes and your car lurching up and down are all that are needed.
How much did this laser technology cost? Whatever it cost it would have been far better spent on road repairs.
The previous assessments didn’t make any difference to council’s ability to prioritise roadworks, so why will this time around make any difference?
The council seems determined to spend our money on everything except the genuinely appalling stretches of road.
A previous ‘Council News’ in 2018 noted that Gordon Close, Gibbs Close and Loru Close were being resealed. How could these very minor roads be rated a higher priority than major thoroughfares that have been in appalling condition for years, e.g. Kooringal Road at Marshall’s Creek Bridge and the old railway lines.
The only need for a laser is to cut through the rubbish decisions being made regarding road maintenance in this city.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District is reminding the elderly of the benefits of a nutritious diet in preventing fell on April Falls Prevention Day 2018.
This year’s focus is Nutrition and Hydration – Eating well to prevent falls. Unfortunately, more than one in three people aged 65 or over fall at least once a year, and many end up in hospital.
MLHD Board Chair Gayle Murphy said when older people don’t consume enough food or water they lose muscle and strength and may become dizzy, putting them at greater risk of a fall.
“Eating healthy food in a balanced diet is very important to help you get the energy you need, maintain good health and have strong bones and muscles,” Ms Murphy said.
“We all know what healthy food is – a wide range of fruit and vegetables, some proteins such as lean meats, dairy and legumes/lentils, and not too much fatty or highly processed food. Drinking plenty of water is important, too.”
Murrumbidgee Local Health District is committed to ensuring that patients and aged care residents undergo regular nutritional assessments.
Initiatives include malnutrition screening when patients are admitted to hospital and the Multipurpose Service Living Well Program.
Look up to Justin
The other evening I was watching a program on Dr Justin Yerbury who has motor neuron disease.
Since his diagnosis he has spent his life studying the disease and qualifying as a doctor in order to fully understand the vagaries of the disease in order that he may now help others. He is wheelchair bound and has trouble breathing but spends his remaining energy helping others.
After the program I switched over to the news only to be confronted by three pathetic, snivelling cheating cricketers who were in tears no doubt not because of what they did but the fact that they got caught!
They deserved to have the book thrown at them.