A pawfect walking partner in your retirement

The best thing about retirement is having all the free time

Southern Downs QCWA closes after 77 years

Last day for QCWA branch leaves members reeling

Could Brexit hurt businesses closer to home?

UK REELS: Protestors on the day British PM David Cameron announced his resignation after the EU Referendum.

Will our staff be able to move freely in Europe? asks Jetts CEO

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STATISTICS: Mental health in an ageing population

THERE is no doubt that the worlds population is changing. People are having less children, coinciding with the world's life-expectancy increasing.

Michael Jackson predicted Prince's premature death

Michael Jackson reportedly felt animosity towards Prince

Tributes flow for NYC photographer Bill Cunningham

New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham has died

QLD STATE BUDGET: Focusing on age-friendly Queensland

Queensland to become a more age-friendly community

Jan de Villeneuve modelling again decades after retirement

Model Jen de Villeneuve, 70, exudes life, colour and vibrance

WATCH: Creating beautiful and wearable pieces of art

WE LIVE in a materialistic world, in a world where clothes, bags, shoes, anything you can imagine now comes in the millions rather than the few.

LIVE+SAVE: Tips and tricks to save money grocery shopping

We all spend a considerable portion of income on grocery shopping

REWARDS: How to receive your seniors discounts

To be eligible for a Seniors Card or Seniors Card+go you must be...

EDITORIAL: Upcycle, repurpose and save your cents

Ideas from Chris and Nicky are all about looking at what we have

THRIFTY AND THRIVING: How to upcycle jars

Upcycling is a fun and innovative way to reuse materials

CHEAP EATS: Home brewing can save you big dollars

Wine, sparkling wine, beer, ginger beer, cider, stout, cordials

FOOD: Everything you need to know about pomegranates

Pomegranates are believed to also prevent and protect against cancer

WATCH: IFA director Njuakom Nchii Francis, Cameroon Africa

NIJUAKOM Nchii Francis is Founder and Chief Executive of CDVTA, Cameroon’s leading organization in providing assistance and support to older people.

VIDEO PORTRAIT: IFA Global Conference, Linda Rosenman

COTA Queensland director Linda Rosenman spoke to Seniors News

VIDEO PORTRAIT: IFA Global Conference, Thibauld Moulaert

Professor Thibauld Moulaert from Belgium spoke to Seniors News today

VIDEO PORTRAIT: IFA Global Conference, Suzanne Garon

Sociologist and full professor Suzanne Garon spoke with Seniors News

VIDEO PORTRAIT: IFA Global Conference, Jenny Blakey

Seniors Rights Victoria manager Jenny Blakey spoke to Seniors News

VIDEO PORTRAIT: IFA Global Conference, Godfred Paul

HelpAge International Seniors Regional Manager Godfred Paul

VIDEO PORTRAIT: IFA Global Conference, Ayuk Eyong Christian

IFA Japan director Ayuk Eyong Christian spoke with Seniors News

Explore the new-look, modern refurbished Kawana Library

BE among the first library lovers to experience the vibrant, inviting and modern refurbished Kawana Library at a free morning tea on June 30 at 10am.

Local community groups share more than $100,000 in funding

More than 70 community projects have received $101,384 in funding

Free Maroochydore workshop to help manage your Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes, become better informed, with skills to live a healthier lifestyle.

Free workshop in Maroochydore on Wednesday, June 29.

Picnic Day at Maroochy Botanical Gardens

Maroochy Botanical Gardens Picnic Day

There were more than 450 people from various garden clubs

Easy cheesemaking sessions for Sunshine Coast food lovers

Easy Cheesemaking sessions at Libraries throughout the Sunshine Coast.

Free Easy Cheesemaking sessions at Sunshine Coast Council’s libraries.

Sunshine Coast man proves you're never to old to learn

Garry Maher received his formal government VET qualification 'Teaching the advanced skills of martial arts - karate'.

Garry, a former police sergeant took up karate nine years ago

Sunshine Coast Airport hits all-time passenger high

Sunshine Coast Airport is witnessing a period of strong growth

RECIPE: Spicy Chlli con carne

Make it as hot as you like, serve with boiled rice or use for a topper for Beef Nachos or baked potatoes just add sour cream, grated cheese for a delicious meal

Historic Ekka firsts lead to super savings

A beast in the main arena at the 2012 Ekka.

Historic hip pocket savings make this year’s Royal Queensland Show

Journey North back in time to the world of 1980s QLD

Queensland Art Gallery commissioned photographs for the bicentenary

LETTER: Funding care Seniors in Petrie need and deserve

At Richmond Lodge Aged Care facility in Casino. John Sherwin, Geoff Bates, Kym Watling, Thelma Hayward (on violin), Helen Carbery and Joyce Waldron (in recliner.)

$3.1b has been stripped from Australian aged care since 2014-15

Former MasterChef contestant releases healthy cookbook

Sarah Todd

Long gone are days when we had limited knowledge about what we ate

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Toowoomba Hospice, built by locals, to support locals

THE Toowoomba Hospice launched its new website at the weekly networking and fellowship ‘Backscratchers’ breakfast earlier this month.

LETTER: Thank you from the Toowoomba Hospice

Melda Bradney (left) and Dorothy Bramston at Toowoomba Municipal Band's Aspects of Love fundraising concert for Toowoomba Hospice at USQ Arts Theatre, Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Thank you for supporting the Toowoomba Hospice concert

Shop local in Lockyer Valley to celebrate Queensland Week

Lockyer Valley residents are encouraged to shop local

Commonwealth Home Support programme Forum and Market Place in Toowooomba

On Wednesday May 18 at the City Golf Club, Toowoomba.

Zonta Club of Toowoomba recognises women’s rights

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN: Helen Horan, Kathryn Galea, Commander Catherine Hayes, Helen Miller, Kay Pimm at event celebrating the first female Commander HMAS Toowoomba.

Chartered as a club of Zonta International in 1978

Darling Downs’ war history commemorated as memorials

Crows Nest War Memorial

Every country town in Australia has one, our major cities a few.

History behind the Victor Denton Memorial at Nobby

REMEMBRANCE: The Nobby war memorial.

The first known World War I monument erected in Queensland

WATCH: First female Toastmaster reveals artistic expression

AT 13 years old, Rivella Lewis was offered a job at Disney Studios but her dad, "being a staunch Jewish father," wouldn't let her go.

Gold Coast a golfers paradise – 24 golf courses in city

Featuring some of the greatest resort golf courses in Australia

WATCH: Thousands of seniors join fun at Gold Coast Expo

Developer Michael Brown and Bruce Paige at the opening of Gympie’s first display village at The Aspect.

The Gold Coast Seniors Expo 2016 was another roaring success

Sounds of country on coast for Broadbeach Music Festival

Hayley Marsten performing at the Rotary Club of Gladstone's Midday Markets, Dawson Highway, Gladstone.

The free Broadbeach Country Music Festival on June 17-19

Get closer to nature at David Fleay Wildlife Park

Visit to David Fleay Wildlife Park is entertaining and inspiring day

Construction industry feel effects of ageing population

CONSTRUCTION Skills Queensland (CSQ) called for greater collaboration to combat the significant challenges the building and construction industry will face.

Preserving the Great Barrier Reef paradise

Preserving the Great Barrier Reef and retaining its paradise

RECIPE: Hopping mad about this delicious carrot cake

Winter and carrot cake go together like Easter and chocolate

Shark control gear reset following improved conditions

South East Queensland shark control nets have been reset

High-tech hospital bed improves Gympie patients’ safety

Hospital beds are at a critical shortage on the Fraser Coast.

Gympie Hospital’s kids ward has a new state-of-the-art VersaCare bed

Free Type 2 diabetes information session in Gympie

Report reveals many young Aussies are not thorough enough when monitoring their blood sugar levels.

Learn to better manage your diabetes with a free workshop in Gympie

Be inspired at Maryborough's Relish Food and Wine Festival

June 4 for local favourite, the Relish Food and Wine Festival

STATISTICS: Mental health in an ageing population

THERE is no doubt that the worlds population is changing. People are having less children, coinciding with the world's life-expectancy increasing.

Shark technologies on show at North Coast forum

The NSW Government will hold another public forum about sharks

6th Birthday celebrations for Currumbin-Elanora VIEW Club

'Flower Power' fashion parade on Tuesday, June 28 at 10.30am.

Whale watching season gears up in Byron Bay

Whale Watching Byron Bay preparing for start of season

Meatworker: Live cattle exports responsible for lack of work

Meatworkers protest against live exports.

Protest at Tamworth campaign office of Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce

SURVEY: QLD has misguided attitude to disability dilemma

Queenslanders are naive about their options if they required care

NASA telescope spots stunning natural firework display

NASA'S Hubble Space Telescope has captured a display of "fireworks" in a small, nearby galaxy, which the space agency says resembles a July 4th skyrocket.

Australian childhood cancer deaths drop sharply

Childhood cancer deaths in Aus have decreased by nearly 40 per cent

Two months to go until 2016 Census of Population, Housing

Glenwood resident, Lorraine Brown, cleaning the kitchen. One of the region’s residents who spends 30 hours a week working around the home.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is finalising its plans

RECIPE: Spiced yoghurt chicken

Mix yoghurt, garlic, cumin, coriander and Sweet Chilli sauce

RECIPE: Polish potato and cheese dumplings

These are arguably the most popular of Polish dumplings.

Inquiry into transport access for seniors in rural areas

What about the plight of those in rural and remote areas?

Indigenous cancer survival improves significantly

NAIDOC flag raising and awards ceremony at the Fraser Coast Cultural Centre in Hervey Bay - the Aboriginal flag.Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Survival of Indigenous cancer patients improved since late 90s

Scientists: Genes may be reason you're naughty or nice

SCIENTISTS have uncovered a mathematical model of predicting the likelihood of an individual being nasty or nice.

The important role of grandparents with dementia

Help with teaching family to understand effects of dementia

Australian Regional Media expands the Seniors News Network

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Seniors News expands into New South Wales

$3.3m upgrade unveiled for Kanangra Drive, Gwandalan

A Bundaberg Council grader repairing a section of road on the Isis Highway. Photo: Scottie Simmonds/NewsMail

A $3.3 million upgrade to Kanangra Drive, Gwandalan was unveiled

$15,000 grant for Toukley and District Art Society

Toukley and District Art Society president Ann Sonter (second from left) with members of the organising committee at the opening of the art exhibition

Toukley and District Art Society to build on its reputation

Central Coast’s long-awaited arts venue has opened

The Central Coast's long awaited premier new arts venue

Central Coast Council hosts Reconciliation exhibiton

Toukley Public School's Indigenous Dance Group at the reconciliation launch

Council is hosting the 14th annual Reconciliation exhibition

15 changes that could affect you from July 1

AS THE start of the financial year beckons it brings with it a number of changes that could hit your hip pocket.

Together we're united for 6.8m regional Australians

Fairgo for regional australia.

Open letter to Malcolm Turnbull and bill Shorten

BLACK LUNG: 55-year-old Bowen Basin miner diagnosed

Black lung is and ongoing issue.

Fifty-five year old underground coal miner diagnosed

ISIS blamed for Turkish airport attack

Turkish rescue services gather outside Istanbul's Ataturk airport, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Two explosions have rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing several people and wounding others, Turkey's justice minister and another official said Tuesday. A Turkish official says two attackers have blown themselves up at the airport after police fired at them

The death toll is expected to rise

Maserati's first SUV lands in Sydney, and is it a bargain?

SYDNEY REVEAL: A diesel SUV Maserati? It's the luxury all-wheel-drive family high rider you've been waiting for, but can it steal Range Rover Sport and Porsche Cayenne buyers?

New SUV should double Maserati sales volume in Australia

READER'S VIEW: Australia Post a waste of time and money

AUSTRALIA Post should be given the WOFTAM Award, which translates to ‘Waste Of Flipping Time and Money’.

LETTER: 1 in 6 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer

Gloria Newell talks about her experience with cancer picked up after a breast screen.

One in six will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime

LETTER: Poor track record

Airport funding prevarication shows contempt for the Sunshine Coast

LETTER: Well-deserved OAM

Brian William Day, of Maleny, has been honoured with an Order of Australia Medal for his service to the community through social welfare advocacy roles.

Congratulations to Brian Day on being awarded an OAM

OPINION: No more piecemeal politics

Editor Shelley Strachan

Gympie region does not want any more piecemeal politics

OUR SAY: Help us identify local heroes

We want you to help be a part of celebrating out local legends