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Contributions to this page will be gladly received by Bob, as mentioned in Club Newsletters.  Hopefully, the contents and links below will help fill in some time for all those members who are missing normal Club Activities during the Covid 19 restrictions.

Also check out the 'Important or Interesting Links' page and the many links on the 'Information Technology Training' page.  In particular scroll down and check out the section on 'Online Safety for Seniors'.

 

Each link you access opens up a new web page on your browser so it is a good idea to close the page before accessing a different link.

 

A Song to Brighten Your Day 

What a Beautiful World  (Thank you HM for this link)

 

Links from Members

Old Radio and TV Ads - a trip down memory lane thanks to GH

 

Our Club's Social Zoom Sessions - Each is about 40 minutes duration.

Probus Session 1  14 May 2020 

Probus Session 2 28 May 2020

Probus Session 3 11 June 2020

Probus Session 4  25 June 2020

Probus Session 5   9 July 2020

Probus Session 6  23 July 2020

Probus Session 7   6 August 2020

Probus Session 8   20 August 2020

Probus Session 9    3 September 2020

Probus Session 10    17 September 2020

Probus Session 11    1 October 2020

Probus Session 12 What Probus Means to You  15 October 2020

Probus Session 13  - 29 October 2020

Probus Session 14 - 12 November 2020

Probus Session 15 - 26 November 2020

 

Love in Lockdown

You are sure to enjoy this mini series.  The total time for all 6 episodes (lessons) is less than 40 minutes.

Lesson 1      Lesson 2     Lesson 3     Lesson 4    Lesson 5     Lesson 6

 

Dustyesky

The new Singing Group that has gone viral.

A group of Aussies from Mullumbimby who sing Russian songs.  You will love listening to this all male choir. 

Dustyesky                                 Dustyesky in Sydney            The Song of the Volga Boatmen

At the Mullum Music Festival       At the Woodford Folk Festival                       In Byron Bay


Well Known Songs Adapted to Have a Corona Flavour

This is how it all started:   Do Re Mi - Covid 19   (Speakers on and full screen)

This is how it progressed.   A family's lockdown adaptation of Les Miserables 'One Day More'.   

I Can't Get No (Sanitiser)

A Spoonful of Chlorox

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

The Beatles - Yesterday

Dorothy's Song

Quaranqueen (Dancing Queen Parody)

Father & Son (Cat Stevens Lockdown Parody)

My Favourite Things

Oompa Loompa Advice on Covid-19

Tom Jones Parody Corona Virus Sing Along Lyrics

Rhinestone Cowboy Parody Sing Along Lyrics

Simon & Garfunkel Fight the Virus - A Parody of Sound of Silence


Corona Poetry

Corona Poem

 

Corona Lament 

 

Coping With Self Isolation - Information and advice from Probus South Pacific


Four Ways to Stay Connected

 

7 Ways to Keep Busy When You Cannot Go Outside

 

5 Hearty Eating Tips for Self Isolation

 

Stay Safe  Corona Virus Survival Guide    Steps to Home Ladder Safety

 

The Staying Connected Series from PSP - Well worth checking out

Issue 1 - 6 April 2020        Issue 2 - 13 April 2020        Issue 3 - 20 April 2020     

Issue 4 - 27 April 2020      Issue 5 - 4 May 2020           Issue 6 - 11 May 2020

Issue 7 - 18 May 2020       Issue 8 - 25 May 2020         Issue 9 - 1 June 2020

Issue 10 - 8 June 2020      Issue 11 - 15 June 2020      Issue 12 - 22 June 2020

Issue 13 - 29 June 2020    Issue 14 - 6 July 2020         Issue 15 - 13 July 2020

Issue 16 - 20 July 2020     Issue 17 - 27 July 2020       Issue 18 - 3 August 2020

Issue 19  - 10 August 2020   Issue 20 - 17 August 2020   Issue 21 - 24 August 2020

Issue 22 - 31 August 2020    Issue 23 - 7 September 2020  Issue 24 - 14 September 2020

Issue 25 - 21 September 2020  Issue 26 - 28 September   Issue 27 - 5 October 2020

Issue 28  - 12 October 2020    Issue 29 - 19 October 2020  Issue 30  -   26 October

Issue 31  -  2 November 2020  Issue 32 - 9 November 2020  Issue 33 - 16 November 2020


Staying Connected During Self-Isolation

Apart from making phone calls and sending emails the electronic age provides us with several other options for staying in touch with loved ones and friends.   

  •  Social Media platforms such as Facebook and Messenger (visual and audio possible).

  •  Skype (visual and audio)

  • Zoom (visual and audio)  - This is a great way of linking up with several other people at a time.  It is relatively easy to set up and use, and is an ideal way for both informal and formal (eg. committee meetings) gatherings of Probus colleagues.  Read instructions here.

  • Create a Group Chat on Whats App Messenger.  Read instructions here for whatever device you wish to use.

It has been great to hear that there has already been a lot of ringing around between our Club Members.  If you were to ring just two other members each day, that makes 14 calls every week and 30 calls a month.    

Its Never Too Late to Connect Online

Keeping Connected by Meredith Stafford   

 


Things That People Are Doing During Self-Isolation

Many of our members have been keeping themselves occupied in a whole variety of ways during their self-isolation.  From phone calls already made there have been reports of members:

  •  Tackling some home maintenance and projects that have been previously put off.

  • Catching up on some reading

  • Catching up on some DVDS

  • Working on all those family photos and albums.  eg sorting, digitalising etc.

  • Cooking eg. florentines, bread 

  • Decluttering the house

  • Gardening and growing vegetables

  • Keeping an eye on their pelargoniums for this year's Garden Challenge.

  • Knitting penguin pullovers.  Check out out Club's progress here.

  • Going for walks

  • Playing games - online or with family

  • Tackling puzzles - crosswords, sudokus, jigsaws.

  • Being creative - painting, writing, quilting, sewing, knitting etc.

Don't forget the two projects our Club has been promoting in recent times - See Community Events and Projects page.

 

Links to other Websites

 

******  Geelong Art Gallery exhibition The Look  The exhibition we missed out on is now online and free for all to enjoy.    


National Gallery of Victoria - Floating Bowls.     A moment to pause and reflect

                                               More Floating Bowls - magical


A list of free, boredom busting free resources by Chatter Pack.  Thank you GS for providing this link which is being shared on the Surfcoast Community Facebook page.

 

Playing Mind Games

 

Some Nice Recipes using pantry staples courtesy of the ABC 

Also try Quick Butter Chicken.

 

Jokes

 

Corona Jokes     Corona Jokes courtesy of HM


Friday Funnies

Subscribe to receive the free Friday Funnies by email here and then scroll to the bottom

Instalment 1 of some old Friday Funnies.    Instalment 2   Instalment 3  Instalment 4

Instalment 5    Instalment 6   Instalment 7   Instalment 8   Instalment 9   Instalment 10

Instalment 11   Instalment 12   Instalment 13   Instalment 14   Instalment 15

Instalment 16   Instalment 17   Instalment 18   Instalment 19   Instalment 20

Instalment 21   Instalment 22   Instalment 23   Instalment 24   Instalment 25

Instalment 26   Instalment 27  Instalment 28    Instalment 29   Instalment 30

Instalment 31   Instalment 32  Instalment 33    Instalment 34   Instalment 35

Instalment 36  Instalment 37   Instalment 38     Instalment 39   Instalment 40

Instalment 41   Instalment  42   Instalment 43


Cartoons

Isolation Angel  - Leunig (The Age 21st March, 2020)

The World is Changing - Leunig (The Age 4th April, 2020)

Solitude - Leunig (The Age 11th April, 2020)

Corona Cartoons

Cartoons from the Internet:  Instalment 1    Instalment 2  Instalment 3

Puzzles

Sudoku  Choose your level - Easy, Medium, Hard, Evil.  There is also an option button to explore.

More Sudoku  At the top choose your level - Easy, medium, expert, hard

Crosswords for Seniors

More Crosswords - Choose your level including cryptic.

Logic Grid Puzzles - Grouped according to degree of difficulty


Games

Draughts

Crazy Whist   All our regular players will love this.  Enjoy!!

Euchre

Free Cell

Chess

Cribbage

Solitaire or Patience

Triangles - beware this could be addictive

Choose another game


Musical Videos

Make sure your speakers are switched on and you may need to close or skip annoying ads.  You can also choose the full screen mode from the icon in the bottom right of the video screen.  Use the 'Esc' key to escape full screen mode.

So of these have previously been loaded onto the Club Computer for possible use at an appropriate time during a General Meeting.  e.g. A guest speaker doesn't show up.   Enjoy!

Australian Pops Orchestra - What a Wonderful World

Press the play button in the centre and enjoy in full screen mode.


From the Arts Centre Melbourne

Big Night In with John Foreman Episode 1

Big Night in with John Foreman Episode 2   This episode finishes with the playing of 'You Raise Me Up' which is a very fitting tribute to frontline workers everywhere.

Big Night in with John Foreman Episode 3

Big Night in with John Foreman Episode 4

Big Night in with John Foreman  Episode 5

Big Night in with John Foreman Episode 6

Big Night in with John Foreman  Episode 7

Big Night in with John Foreman  Episode 8

Big Night in with John Foreman  Episode 9

Big Night in with John Foreman Episode 10

Big Night in with John Foreman Episode 11

Big Night in with John Foreman  Encore Episode 1

Big Night In   9th September 2020      Big Night In   16th October

Big Night In   23rd September    Big Night In    30th September

Big Night In   7th October    The Final Big Night In   14th October


 

From the Potato Shed  - Featuring Local Artists

James and Elena Nicholls  (47 minutes)

The Gems (62 minutes) 

More Gems (59 minutes)

 

From the Last Century

        Tops

           With the longer running videos you can just set them going and do other things.

 

From This Century - More to Come

Andrew Lloyd Weber in Isolation

This link gives you a great selection of videos you can watch.   Hopefully these will remain accessible for the foreseeable future.

 

Humorous Videos 

 Make sure your speakers are switched on.

Comedy Care Package  A Melbourne Comedy Festival Special.  Scroll down to the first play button.   Scroll down further for more play buttons and laughs.


Lano and Woodley's Ladder Sketch


Some Vintage Dave Allen


Teaching your Kid Time   Dave Allen at his best

Driving by Dave Allen

Flying by Dave Allen

Holidays and Holiday Resorts by Dave Allen

Post Offices by Dave Allen

Dave Allen Special (53 minutes)


Miscellaneous


Do it Yourself Face Mask with Kay  (How not to do it might be more appropriate)

What Old People do for Fun

Benny Hill - Wife Swap

The Box - Simon's Cat    All cat owners will relate to this and those that don't have a cat will probably be glad they don't.  More instalments of Simon's Cat to come.

Cat Man Do - Simon's Cat

Looking for Love - Simon's Cat

Simon's Cat & Friends - Collection

The Power of Words  The words you use in everday life can have a powerful effect if chosen wisely

Technology Has Hijacked Family Dinnertime


Facebook 


Cute Cats   Try not to laugh

Australia in 2020   featuring the elusive TR

Stewie goes shopping Go Cats

Anthony Albanese to the Principal's Office featuring Sammy J

The Ballad of Dunny Roll featuring Sammy J

Corona Yoga featuring Sammy J