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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 17 2008
6 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 18, 2008 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Cemetery plans a lively Birthday provides rare opportunity to explore SYDNEY'S dead centre -- Rookwood Necropolis -- is celebrating its 140th birthday with a huge open day on Sunday. Thousands of visitors are expected to flock to the historic cemetery for tours, talks and even musical performances and devonshire teas. One of the highlights will be the 11am parade featuring hearses, people in period costume and the Australian Heritage Dancers. The funerary museum will be open and there will be talks on embalming and grave-digging demonstrations. If that all sounds a bit morbid, why not do one of the heritage walks around the graves of some of Sydney's most notable citizens? Buses will transport people around the huge cemetery to interesting buildings like the Frazer Mausoleum and St Michael the Archangel Chapel which is only open once a year. All the offices will be open for family history enquiries. The open day has been organised by Friends of Rookwood, a voluntary group who raise money to help with restoration projects within the cemetery. The open day, from 9am to 3pm, is free, but all tours are by gold- coin donation. For details call Robyn Hawes on 0418 480 634. Day for those with burning curiosity IF you've ever wondered what goes on behind the curtain at a crematorium, this Sunday is your chance to find out. Rookwood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium is hosting a special presentation to demystify the cremation process. ''There are many misconcep- tions about the cremation pro- cess,'' said Rosanna Kleckin, fam- ily services manager at Rookwood Memorial Gardens. ''People find it educational and reassuring to see photographic images of the processes and have their questions answered by trained, sensitive professionals.'' The crematorium says there is ''nothing ghoulish'' about the cremator area, describing it as ''clean, safe, orderly and con- trolled''. ''It's perfectly normal to be curious about funerals and crem- ation, and we encourage people to be open-minded and to ask as many questions as they like,'' Ms Kleckin said. Australia's first Catholic Crematorium is also running tours on the open day. IWW 2054835iL WK12 Expression of Interest for Physical Activity/Nutrition Providers Do you provide physical activity and/or nutrition programs in the community in the Southern Highlands, Macarthur and Central Sydney region? (A list of LGAs is available by contacting us). The Prevent Diabetes Live Life Well program is an intervention targeting people 50 -65 at high risk of developing diabetes. Following participation in our program participants will be encouraged to attend appropriate community based physical activity and/or nutrition programs to assist them to achieve and maintain their goals. We are looking for providers that provide community based programs so that we can include them on a list /online database of available providers for our participants. Providers will be assessed to ensure that their programs are consistent with the goals of our program. The assessment of providers aims to ensure that they provide safe and effective advice consistent with goals of Prevent Diabetes Live Life Well program for clients at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. SSWAHS will not endorse any providers but the name of the provider will be placed on a list of providers available to participants. If you would like your programs to be assessed for inclusion on our database please contact Rose Avery/ Simone Roberts on 02 9828 5911.
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