REVEALED: Tips to avoid cuts to your pension

Losing your pension because of new changes? Here are some tips to help keep it.

Here are some tips to help you keep the part-pension

Lee Lin Chin's man-crazy, beer-loving side revealed

HAVE A BEER: Lee Lin Chin her tips and quips on life.

SBS newsreader Lee Lin Chin offers up satirical tips and quips.

Wartime Women's Weeklys discovered under reno lino

RENO RELICS: Pages from the 1938 and 1940 editions of the Australian Women's Weekly Grafton man Rob Osborne found while renovating a house in South Grafton.

Amateur history buff enjoys finding 70+ year-old magazines.

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Retreat with tennis court, pool, 10-car garage could be yours

HAVE you ever wanted to live in a private resort with a stunning beach just a stroll from your front door?

Scammers strike more often than hackers: IT specialist

SCAM ALERT: Australia Post published this fake email on its website on January, 11, 2017, warning people its a scam and not to click or past the link into your internet browser. 'Delete the email immediately'.

"Everything locks up; then a ransom note comes up."

Free Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy consultations

The Wesley Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine is offering free Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy consultations.

INNOVATIVE therapy is assisting diabetes and cancer suffers.

Coast accommodation providers make nation's top 12

BIG RAP: Montagues of Montville (pictured) and Phoenix Eumundi Bed and Breakfast achieved a "perfect score” on Booking.com.

Bed and breakfasts and holiday homes proven popular

Heritage to rule on the Gold Coast on Australia Day

The Antique Auto Club shows off motoring history.

GOLD Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum ready to celebrate Aussie Day.

The air-conditioning trick that could save you a fortune

IF you haven't read this on Facebook already, this little story could save you a small fortune.

How to make money through the sharing economy

DRIVE TIME: Uber has opened up the market for both customers and drivers.

BOOST your income by renting out a spare room or selling your skills

RECIPE: Ricotta gnocchi with burnt butter

Ricotta gnocchi with burnt butter.

THESE deliciously light ricotta gnocchi are incredibly moreish.

RECIPE: Easy, tasty spaghetti carbonara

spaghetti carbonara.

THIS delicious spaghetti carbonara can be whipped up in no time.

RECIPE: Simple but sensational caesar salad

Caesar salad is always a winning meal on hot summer's day or night, and this version is easy, simple and delicious.

CAESAR salad is always a winning meal on hot summer's day or night.

How to make extra cash: It's as Etsy as 1, 2, 3...

GET CREATIVE: Plenty of handmade, vintage items or craft supplies are available online to buy or sell via websites like Etsy.

TOP websites to make a few extra dollars from your creative exploits

RECIPES: Merry mince tarts and plum pudding

It's Christmas, time to indulge in a beautiful plum pudding and brandy caramel sauce.

EASY to prepare recipes will have your table laden with treats.

Sunshine Coast gearing up for 50th anniversary

ENTHUSIASM is hotting up for the Sunshine Coast's 50th anniversary celebrations which officially start on August 1.

'Happy New Year, I want a divorce!'

Heading into January's normality often sets divorce discussions in motion.

LAWYERS are at the ready, as divorce rates rocket during January.

Your chance to drive like Magnum P.I.

Tom Selleck in Magnum P.I. with his trusty 'side-kick' Ferrari.

FERRARI that appeared on classic detective show goes to auction.

ANTI-AGEING: Scientists find answer to wrinkles

An American scar treatment study has found a natural solution for wrinkles.

SCAR treatment study finds natural solution to wrinkles.

First journalist to report outbreak of WWII has died

Clare Hollingworth made her name by getting the scoop on WWII, from the frontline in Poland.

FAMOUS WWII journalist Clare Hollingworth has died, aged 105.

Help is needed to write local WWII history

Italian POW identity card which belonged to Vincenzo Tigani.

SUNSHINE Coast residents asked to help with Italian POW history.

Morning tea just won't be same for Noosa Shedders

HEALTHY CHOICES: Noosa Men's Shed's Col Staun and students Shononi Campbell and Zoe Richter.

HEALTH survey finds sweet buns are out, fresh fruit and veg are in.

Wynnum Manly Men's Shed gets a new start

GROUP secures the lease for a parcel of land at the old Wynnum Manly Bowls Club.

Tim Heard's new book creates a real buzz

Tim with the carbonaria species of Bee.

SALES of book about native bees have gone through the roof.

LETTER: What's in a date? A lot when it's Australia Day

Letter to the editor writer Clive Hodges argues that Australia Day should be January 1 - the day Australia became a nation.

AUSTRALIA Day should be January 1 - the day we became a nation.

BRAIN HEALTH: Get your body and mind off the couch

Time to get off the couch as researchers say inactivity can contribute to dementia.

BEING inactive can contribute to developing dementia.

OPINION: Optimistic about turning diary's page to 2017

Columnist Ann Rickard talks about how the new year should be an exciting time for us seniors. Just the fact we have got through another year and are still here is reason to celebrate.

THE fact we have gotten through another year is reason to celebrate.

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Indian Pacific travel a real Aussie adventure

THE Ghan takes you across Australia with style, variety and tables of gourmet treats

TRAVEL: The changing face of Japanese women

It seems everywhere you look the women of Japan are turning role-playing to add colour to their lives.

JAPANESE women give tourists a visual experience of their fantasies.

Prevent, arrest and even reverse chronic disease

EAT FRESH: Complete Health Improvement Program will be holding a free information session.

JOIN the Complete Health Improvement Program to improve your health.

10 things to do in the Toowoomba region this month

Scenic flights over the Toowoomba Region.

FROM markets, gardens and museums, there's so much to explore.

COMMUNITY NOTICES: What's on around Toowoomba

GET READY: U3A Toowoomba members will be available on the open day January 23 and 24.

EVENTS and community groups around the Toowoomba region.

Make a breast screen a priority this month

BE A WINNER: This month win a gift pack brimming with gorgeous beauty products.

BOOK in for a breast screen and you could win beauty products.

Facebook to fight hoaxes and fakes

Facebook Journalism Project set to make important enhancements to how Seniors use it.

HOAXES are out and literacy is in, as part of new Facebook changes.

Wine and dine in great style with celebs at expo

THREE days of celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, culinary presentations and more than 80 exhibitors showcasing their products, food and wine.

Program offers assistance and promotes active ageing

HELPING HAND: Molendinar resident Grant Keith benefits from the Safe and Confident Living Program administered by Churches of Christ Care.

OFFERING domestic assistance and social outings for over 60s.

WHAT'S ON: Events not to miss on the Gold Coast

URBAN ART: The Gold Coast City Art Gallery will be holding an exhibit starting in February by Urban artists Banksy and Bambi. 'Signs of the Time' street art collection is a must for all to see.

FROM urban artist Banksy to a health and spirituality festival.

Don's still saving lives after 34 years

Lifesavers (from left) Jim Burdett, John Towner and Don Power team up in the active reserve for patrol at Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club.

DON Power first joined the Surf Life Savers in 1983.

Residents mobilise to save Southport Spit

COMMUNITY BATTLE: Main Beach Association secretary Sue Donovan campaigns against a proposed high-rise development at The Spit.

PROTEST groups prepare for a big fight to save Broadwater.

Private health insurance costs look set to rise

BASED on the past three years, health insurance premiums are set to rise as pressure mounts from insurers.

Live 5 years longer, just by caring for your grandkids

Caring grandparents can live as much as five years longer.

ADD five years to your life courtesy of your grand-kids.

REVEALED: How your personality shapes your waist

The CSIRO Diet Types and Total Wellbeing Diet helps you to better understand how your personality impacts on your eating habits.

SCIENTISTS claim how we think is linked with how we eat.

Electricity & gas savings offered to Qld seniors

From April 1, 2017, Queensland pensioners and seniors may be eligible for electricity and natural gas rebates.

QUEENSLAND seniors can look forward to a government discount.

Cruise your way to adventure with P&O

TOP OF THE WORLD: There is the blue ocean 360 degrees view all the way the horizon.

ANN RICKARD tries and fails to take a leap of faith while at sea.

Why lifting weights could boost your brain power

Resistance exercise for over 55s has been found to improve brain health.

REGULAR resistance exercise can help your brain work better.

Top savings available with your Seniors Card

Make your money stretch further by taking advantage of the discounts available to Senior Card holders.

DON'T miss out on these readily available discounts.

Last moon walker Gene Cernan has died, aged 82

NASA moon mission pilot Gene Cernan, who was the last man to set foot on the moon and whose footprints remain on the surface, has died.

Five top tips to ensure you're correctly protected

Cancer Council Queensland's five tips for choosing sunscreen will help to reduce confusion over which product to buy, when to use it, and how to apply it.

STAY sun safe and perfect your use of sunscreen.

Natural born artists' find home at Park Lane Theatre

RAW: natural born artists is an artistic showcase that is designed to create a platform for emerging artists.

LENNOX Head theatre will come alive with up to 30 exciting creatives

A love of botany inspires imaginative artist

Mermaid Iris, watercolour and pen by Susan Kinneally.

ARTIST creates her own botanical world with water colours.

Natural voices help make up community choirs

Voices on Fire choir members Anne McRitchie (left), Greg Barnes and Jenny James find a musical connection.

AUDITIONS not required to join community choirs.

Sweeter season gives cane farmers reason to celebrate

HOME: Elizabeth and Jim Sneesby look out on their cane farm and the Broadwater Mill in the distance.

COUPLE riding the waves of history from Broadwater.

MARKET GUIDE: Port Macquarie to Yamba

Queensland Deputy Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington at Shalom Markets with Cr David Batt, the new LNP candidate for Bundaberg, Ms  Frecklington was in Bundaberg to add weight to Cr Batt's campaign

A GUIDE to the markets held from Port Macquarie to Yamba.

How to strengthen your bones & prevent osteoporosis

REGULAR weight-bearing and resistance exercises are the key to stronger bones.

Seniors' caravan competiton winners are grinners

Rodney and Jenny Simmons of Windsor, NSW, received their $69,990 Majestic Caravans 'Garoova' semi off-road caravan prize.

WINNERS of our caravan competition enjoy fun start to the new year.

Aggressive carpet cleaner took advantage of elderly

A door-to-door salesman who took advantage of elderly Victorians has been ordered to cease trading for five years.

DOOR-TO-DOOR salesman ordered to cease trading for five years.

WELLBEING: Eat like a Greek goddess for better health

Combine all the good things from the Mediterranean and add in some olive oil and red wine.

RED wine, olive oil and fresh food are all you need to live longer.

'Wheely' dedicated volunteer keeps residents moving

Coffs Harbour resident Marie Gordon has spent the past 25 years helping the elderly and disabled get out and about.

MARIE Gordon has spent the past 25 years helping the elderly.

Is this unique burial decision the start of something new?

Carrie Fisher's ashes were placed in an urn shaped as a Prozac pill.

COULD Carrie Fisher’s Prozac pill urn the start of a new trend?

Residents offered freedom through community transport

HELPING HAND: Community Transport volunteer driver Paul Orman helping Nambucca residents Lee and Pat Kealy home from an appointment.

SERVICE provides local residents with renewed independence.

Changing age of worshipers will shape global issues

THE WORLD’S ageing population is starting to impact on religious trends, and on community social and economic decisions.

Explained: Changes to home care services from February

Home Instead helps keep Seniors in their own home.

SENIORS will be able to receive care from a provider of their choice

Nosh to your heart's content on the Central Coast

FRESH IS BEST: Central Coast restaurateur and chef Alessandro Cigola.

ESCAPE the heat of the kitchen and dine out on the Central Coast.

Pirates chase winged fortune

 The birds turned out to be much more resilient than the sailors turned pirates, so the tale goes.

Sailors turned bumbling pirates try their hand at bird smuggling

The Sheik from Scrubby Creek is coming to town

YEE HAR: Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson, and (below) Chad Morgan, 'The Sheik of Scrubby Creek'.

THE Gwandalan Country Music Festival will be staged on January 14.

Calendar aims to make seniors safer on the roads

SAFETY FIRST: Four locals who recently completed the safe driving course on the Central Coast.

EACH month features tips to address local road safety issues.

Looking for local legends to immortalise in mural

Edward Hargraves.

INNOVATIVE approach taken to tackle graffiti in the Toukley region.

Giant 'prehistoric' eel caught on golf course

Sandy Gallop greenkeeper wrestles with beastly serpent from the deep

Melbourne pedestrians 'flying through air' after hit

People are seen hugging on the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth street after a rogue car ploughed through pedestrians at Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne.

"There were three or four contorted bodies on the ground.”

Trump flies into Michael Moore's '100 days of resistance'

US President-elect Donald J. Trump (L) and incoming First Lady Melania Trump (R) arrive at the 'Make America Great Again Welcome Celebration concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC

A-listers join thousands protesting incoming President

Carol's story a stark warning about cosmetic surgery

The effects of fillers on Carol Bryan's face Saving Face

'Months after the procedure, I was terrified of what I looked like'

North Korea to ‘nuke’ Donald Trump’s big day

Photo by: Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx1/11/17President-Elect Donald Trump holds his first press conference since the 2016 election in New York City.

Trump has vowed to tackle the North Korean ‘problem’ once in power

Streep's attack on bullying deserves applause

When bullying takes place, physiological, psychological and social damage is the result.

Urgent review needed on politicians' entitlements

Senator Nick Xenophon.

I'd say we will have a change of government if it isn't addressed.

Politicians think we are all stupid

The Federal Minister for Health Sussan Ley.

Clearly, pollies think the ordinary taxpayer is stupid and gullible.

LETTER: Pension changes make no sense

Pensioners are being targeted again.

It's debatable how pensioners will fair under super tax changes.

MY SAY: MPs may as well just burn our money

UNBELIEVABLE: The travel claims of Sussan Ley and some of her counterparts beggars belief.

OPINION: Why not just shovel cash into the jet engine as they leave?

Is the new lamb ad the solution to Australia Day?

This ad is not perfect, but it’s great nonetheless.

The latest MLA Australia Day ad is as controversial as ever

OPINION: New form of funding for affordable housing?

Seniors Newspapers Group Editor Gail Forrer continues her series on the housing situation for older women in Australia who don't own their own homes.

NEW model of funding for affordable housing being considered.