ONE of Bankstown's golden girls and our favourite celebrity cook, Maggie Beer, 72 grew up in Lakemba as Margaret Anne Ackermann, attending Bankstown East Primary School and Wiley Park Girls High School before blazing a trail as a food author, restaurateur and food manufacturer.
PROVING that you're never too old to work toward a dream and have it come true, Bankstown's newest published author is 86-year-old Beverley Packer of East Hills.
SNAPPING this pic of 'Mina' during her recent trip to Sumatra to check the work of The Orangutan Project (TOP) there, Panania volunteer Gail Browning reports that 93,900 acres of rain forest land has been secured in The Bukit Tigapulah ecosystem, thanks to Australian fundraising efforts.
A CAMPAIGN is now underway to encourage older Australians, their families and carers to find out about their aged care options before a crisis event triggers that need.
DENNIS and Judy Cleaver are pictured taking advantage of the free computer and tablet training course at the Chester Hill Neighbourhood Centre.
IF you're looking for an enjoyable, easy way to stay active over winter, why not head to Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre which is offering free entry to pensioners every Tuesday, 8am-3pm.
THERE'S so much to see and do at Bankstown Sports Club with daily activities, free entertainment, special member promotions and a new winter bistro menu to enjoy.
A NATIONAL hotline has been set-up to connect people who have lost their pet with a trained counsellor who can help a person better cope with their loss.
SHOWING their community spirit, residents and staff of Advantaged Care at Georges Manor have once again hosted Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, raising much needed funds for the Cancer Council NSW.
A DISCUSSION at Georges Hall Community Centre has come to the conclusion that the Federal Government should show better flexibility when it comes to age pensioner entitlements.