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Want to get to know some of the members of the Seniors Discount Club? You can read all of our beloved Member Spotlights here!
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From the Editor: Recently, we went behind the scenes with the creators of the Seniors Discount Club, Maddie and Jon. You can read their spotlight here. Now, it’s time to re-introduce one of the first people you likely ever spoke to on the forum, @Sethia Soliman! She is one of the SDC’s longest-standing team members and lives and breathes the...
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We recently asked what you would like to know about Maddie and Jon. It’s finally time for the results! The main theme revolved around waiting to know how they came up with this ‘brainchild’ (credit to member @Judio). Our first question comes from member @Dennis, who asked: ‘What gave the pair of you the idea of this wonderful club? It is...
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Member Spotlight: 'My "Wake" while I am still awake' by Member @EILEEN W As my 80th birthday approached, I was about to have my fourth surgery in 12 months. I looked back over an incredible life and realised that so many people had played a huge part in my four score years, and how could I let them all know how grateful I was for their...
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Members, I am so excited to announce a new expert column by one of your favourite writers, member Alan G! This column will focus on all things technological. If you have any questions or topic suggestions, we’d love to hear from you. For those who aren’t familiar with his background, here’s a quick summary from the man himself: I was told...
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Note from the Editor Today, we’re shining the spotlight on one of the earliest Seniors Discount Club members! Introducing member @Placid! I was born in 1944 in Warrnambool and grew up with my family on a dairy farm. I was the sixth of 13 children. I will turn 80 in May this year. I started work as a welder/truck driver for the first 20...
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Note from the Editor This member has shared some absolutely breathtaking photographs on the forum, but today, we’re going to dig deeper into the man behind the camera. Introducing member @Big Al! Tell us a little bit about yourself! Born in NZ in 1954 to a dairy farmer and a Parson's daughter. Hence, my claim that there's Methodism in my...
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Note from the Editor: Member Alan G. is the brains behind the recent article: Bluetooth Anti-Theft Adapter: Enhance your home security for under $20. But did you know that Alan was ‘almost famous’? Here’s member Alan G.’s story. ‘Almost Famous’ When I was a lot younger, I really wanted to be rich and famous! Well, I’ve never been rich (so...
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Member @Observer is a long-time member whose wife says he is addicted to the SDC! So, of course, we had to ask for a member spotlight. Now, let’s learn a little more about who is behind the screen! Tell us a little bit about yourself! I am a 63-year-old male who has now retired because I can afford to do so. What's something about you that...
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Content warning: This story contains mentions of miscarriage. Reader discretion is advised. Today we’re shining a spotlight on one of our most active members. She's done everything from consistently contributing to the Cooking/Recipes forum to sharing interesting news insights and Yesterday’s Australia nostalgia! Need a hint? Have you ever...
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Note from the Editor: We received this wonderful email from member Bruce P. and had to share it with you all (with permission!). Without further ado, meet member Bruce P. and take a stroll through his memories as a jackaroo. My name is Bruce P.; I was born in 1938, and when I turned 80, my daughter-in-law told me to write some of my memories...
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Facing Your Demons This account was inspired by well known and respected SDC forum member, Suzanne Rose. What you about to read is one of many struggles faced by everyday Australians. That is, the subject of substance abuse, specifically alcohol, from a personal perspective. My first foray into alcohol was at the tender age of eight when Dad...
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It’s time for another member spotlight! Today, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to member @Jan A. She’s a long-time member who you will have seen around the forum offering compassionate advice, kind comments, useful recommendations and beautiful photos! Without further ado, here’s member @Jan A! ‘When invited to give some background on...
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You’ve likely spotted member @Babybird featured in our newsletters for fantastic recipes and all things positivity and inspiration! We always have a smile on our faces here at the SDC HQ when we see member @Babybird has a new post. In honour of this, we reached out to learn more about them. Without further ado, meet member @Babybird. I am 68...
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Members, today we have something extra special for you. You’ve likely seen his name on the forum and in countless newsletters; he’s the man behind your daily laughs and has cracked the SDC team up more times than we can count. Introducing, member @Skipton! If you’ve ever wondered about the person behind the screen, now is your chance for an...
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Introducing the original riddle master, member @Dennis! You’ve likely come across Dennis’ puns and riddles in our newsletter and on the forum, as well as some fantastic jokes and insights on articles. We thought it was time you all got to know the brains behind the screen! Firstly, how did you find the SDC? I came across an article about SDC...
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Members, we came across the most exciting piece of news recently! We have an O.A.M [Medal of the Order of Australian] recipient among us! The format of this member spotlight will be slightly different as we are sharing the announcement detailing Keith’s many accomplishments. For those of you who are unfamiliar with The Order of Australia...
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Due to popular demand, we have a part two to member @Ricci’s story! If you missed part one, don’t worry, you can catch up here. Buckle in and grab a cuppa, it’s time to hear all about Ricci’s first few months in Australia! Without further ado, here’s part two of Ricci’s member spotlight! ‘To continue our immigration saga, having landed...
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Content warning: Child loss Hello, members! We have another member spotlight for you today that has been so kindly shared by member @Ricci. You’ve likely seen @Ricci on the forum as one of our most active community members. In fact, @Ricci recently celebrated her one-year SDC membership anniversary! Congratulations and thank you for being...
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Warning: Mentions miscarriage. Today we’re shining the spotlight on member @janj and the story of her marriage. The tale starts in an expected way, ‘I got married 44 years ago it was lovely but the next day had a miscarriage and all the nurses at the hospital wouldn't believe I got married the day before. [It’s an] unreal and true story.’ We...
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