Do you live with pain? You're not alone

Chronic pain is a major health issue for Australians.

CHRONIC pain education is urgently needed for GPs.

PROPERTY: Investors snap up old charms in Maryborough

103 Cheapside Street, has plenty to offer at the asking price of $290,000.

As long as the price is right, they'll often get snapped up.

Home Care Package changes kick in from today

Home Care major reforms which give the consumer more control over their care services, comes into place today.

MAJOR reforms come into place today.

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GOTTA SEE THIS: Swimming wallaby's saltwater adventure

A PAIR of boaties have spotted something a bit fishy in the water near the Sunshine Coast - a swimming wallaby.

Large donation to fund new Katie Rose Cottage hospice

WINDFALL: The new Katie Rose Cottage charity, which has been raising money through sales at op shops in Tewantin and Cooroy, has now been boosted by a large donation.

A large donation will be used to buy property for a hospice

VIDEO: A day in the life of an Ipswich paramedic

SAVING LIVES: A day in the life of Ipswich paramedic Steve Kleise.

'To laugh and have a bit of a giggle is half the pain relief'

New exhibit is breaking the boundaries

NAKED TRUTH: Athol Herrick Kelly - just one of the subjects to feature the No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory) exhibit by Deborah Kelly and collaborators, coming to Warwick Art Gallery on March 3.

Life-sized nudes at debut Warwick exhibition

When can I get NBN: Finally website will tell you

For the first time, you will be able to find out.

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

A GROWING number of Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages.

Want free stuff from Aldi? Here's how

Aldi is looking for product samplers.

FINALLY, the wait is over.

The banking secret that will save you a fortune in fees

Fee-free bank account is available for eligible customers.

NEVER pay bank fees again with a fee-free account

RECIPE: Pickles, just like the good old days!

Home-made pickles, just like those from the good old days!

TAKE a walk down memory lane with these tasty pickles.

RECIPE: Melt-in-the-mouth lamb shanks

Slow cooker lamb shanks.

DELICIOUS slow cooker lamb shanks with bacon and mushrooms.

RECIPE: Quick and easy halloumi and zucchini fritters

Delicious halloumi and zucchini fritters

SERVED with a green salad, they make the perfect light meal.

Asking "Is the machine switched on?" could save you bucks

A Maryborough man almost lost money when he recharged his modem.

Masterclass on making the best retirement decisions

LEARN how to best navigate the retirement decision-making process at series of masterclasses.

Technology helps churchgoers hear the message

Immanuel Lutheran Church's Lester Neideck demonstrating the hearing assistance system.

HARD of hearing parishioners benefit from new technology.

GREY NOMAD: Pre-plan to ensure the trip of a lifetime

HERE THEY COME: Grey Nomads flock to Woolgoolga in winter.

PRACTICAL tips to assist you in getting started on your dream-trip.

Miffy creator Dick Bruna dies aged 89

Author and illustrator Dick Bruna.

CHILDREN’S author Dick Bruna was best known as the creator of Miffy.

REVEALED: Covers lifted on sex for seniors over 70

Sex in Your Seventies author, Doreen Wendt-Weir.

AUTHOR examines 33 stories about sex for the older generation.

OPINION: Talking about love and the real deal

Gail Forrer, group editor Seniors Newspapers network.

THE world of 55+ year old is not the world we were told it would be.

Marjie's group for silver fitness enthusiasts

ACTIVE AGEING: Marjie Andrews walking for fitness and fun.

FOR anyone wanting to get fit - it's never too late to start walking

How to protect your assets when moving in with family

IT'S possible for a joint-family living arrangement to work well but, in some cases, it can go horribly wrong.

New program to help keep elderly at home for longer

Short-Term Restorative Care program for older Australians will help them to stay living at home longer.

SHORT-Term Restorative Care program for injured or ill seniors.

Sharing our aged care expertise with China

Wesley Mission Queensland's Janet Morghanti in China with a resident of a Chinese Christian Church aged care home.

CULTURAL exchange opens the door to aged care for China.

David Cassidy reveals private battle with dementia

David Cassidy.

1970s teen heartthrob reveals he is struggling with dementia.

TRAVEL: You only live once, so seniors go for thrills

Baby Boomers are living the high life, travelling to every possible destination where there is something new to see and do.

THRILL-seeking seniors are on the YOLO move

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Improve your wellbeing by simply appreciating nature

SIMPLY noticing everyday nature can increase your wellbeing and your sense of connectedness to the community.

Elder Abuse reports on the rise in Queensland

More money is needed to help protect the state's older residents from elder abuse.

ABUSED elders need more support through more government funding.

Join in and 'Have a Go' at Cobb & Co

TRY YOUR HAND: Signing up for a mini-workshop such as copper-foiling includes your entry costs to all that the Have a Go Festival has to offer.

HANDS on fun with a whole range of new crafts to experience.

Sew good: Pauline's hobby success stitched up

QUILTING JOURNEY: Pauline Rogers has taken her unique quilting methods, her new book and self-designed tools to the world.

BIG plans for hobby business as interest in quilting hots up.

Grandparents give all to offer kids the best chance

My Time Grandparents Toowoomba convenor May Benstead with her grandson Harley Wright.

BIG hearted grandparents pave way to positive future.

Council Cab trial offers freedom to the over-60s

FREEDOM:  The Council Cabs service does more than allow people to do their shopping once a week, it gives a feeling of independence and for many becomes a social outing.

SERVICE offers eligible seniors a $2 each-way shared taxi service.

Cautious approach to online dating leads to love

Zoe's cautious approach to finding love online ensured her a good result.

CAUTION and investigation led Zoe, 62, to a great dating outcome.

ACT NOW: Get ahead of the winter flu

THE AMA recommends every senior should get ahead of the winter blues by getting a flu vaccine every year in autumn.

Learn how to get the best electricity price

Switch back on in south-east Queensland with the help of COTA Queensland.

COTA holding free electricity pricing information sessions.

Third time's the charm for Max and Marcia

Max, 93, and Marcia Wyss, 89, and Marcia reside at Ozcare’s Keith Turnbull Place aged care facility on the Gold Coast, where they share a room and a love that has lasted half a century.

IT WAS love at first sight for Max Wyss and his wife Marcia.

Point Danger Marine Rescue keeps a watching eye

Point Danger Marine Rescue radio operator Gary Burch and unit commander Glenda Ashby keep an eye on coastal traffic.

JOB open for volunteers wanting to watch over boaties.

LETTER: Gain the best prospects against ovarian cancer

This February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

OVARIAN cancer is one of the hardest cancer to detect.

Tiaro Tourist Stopover wins top award

CLEANLINESS and friendliness has shot them to stardom, awarding them as one of the best accommodation providers in the country.

Joan honoured for endeavouring to make a difference

Joan Massingham has been volunteering at the Endeavour Foundation in Maryborough for 50 years.

JOAN Massingham leaves behind a legacy of advocacy.

Apply for DVA grants to honour our military history


APPLY for grants towards projects that honour military history.

'Our Glad': 125th celebration of Queen of Song's birthday

GLADYS MONCRIEFF: Leoni Egan with the display cabinet at the Botanical Gardens, Bundaberg Historical Museum; Bundaberg opera singer Gladys Moncrieff, after whom the Moncrieff Theatre was named, performing in the 1930s (courtesy of the National Library of Australia); and Gladys Moncrieff with flowers.

AUSTRALIA'S Queen of Song, is set to make a comeback

Vale Ena Featherstone - you will be missed

GREAT LIFE: Ena Featherstone when she celebrated her 106th birthday with family and friends at Petrie Gardens Aged Care, Tiaro; and Ena (on the right) with her daughter Melody and son-in-law Errol Williams at the Rockhampton Show in 1964. Ena made the dresses.

ENA FEATHERSTONE has left a lasting mark after 107 years.

DIGITAL EDITION: Seniors Wide Bay, Feb 2017

Seniors Newspaper: Wide Bay for February 2017.

READ the latest digital edition of Seniors: Wide Bay.

Val surprised at award for doing what she loves

CARE GIVER: Val Russell-Wilson, volunteering at the oncology unit with client Alice Smith; and receiving her award from Barbara Hovard, Deputy Chair of Wide Bay Hospital & Health Service Board.

WINNER of Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service Australia Day Award.

NSW Seniors Festival packed full of fun and games

NSW SENIORS Festival, from March 3-12, is packed full of exciting activities

Marine Rescue keeps a watch on the water

GREAT VIEW: Point Danger Marine Rescue radio operator Gary Burch and unit commander Glenda Ashby keep an eye on coastal traffic.

SAVING lives on the water drives Marine Rescue Volunteers

Group singing releases 'feel good' endorphins

MEDICINE OF SONG: The Headliners Chorus is an all female group who can endorse the benefits of singing. It's all about feeling good and lifting spirits.

MUSIC can take your mind off everything else.

Top 10 events coming up around Northern NSW

Byron Bay Surf Festival.

TOP events set to inspire you to get out and enjoy the region.

DIGITAL EDITION: Seniors Northern NSW, Feb 2017

Seniors Newspaper: Northern NSW for February 2017.

READ the latest digital edition of Seniors: Northern NSW.

Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum houses rich history

Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum volunteers (from left) Andrew Chapman, Ron Herbert and John Reid look over the pages of history.

VERY little history remains of the Ballina settlement

New workshop space to build Shedders' friendships

Ballina Community Mens Shed members move their gear into a perfect space at Smith Drive.

NEW home found but long-term plans ongoing.

Secret retirement village tales revealed in picture book

DISCOVER the exciting stories hidden behind wrinkles, walking frames and wheelchairs.

COMMUNITY NOTICES: What's on around Coffs & Clarence

DANCE PARTNER: Taloumbi Gardens residents Marie Finch and Naomi James were caught dancing with the bear that Marie won.

EVENTS and the latest news from community groups around the region.

NSW Seniors Festival: Meet the ambassadors

Festival ambassadors Rev Dorothy McRae-McMahon, Robina Beard OAM, Kumar Pereira, and Aunty Sandra-Lee having fun in the NSW Seniors Festival kitchen.

DOING more together in 2017 is the NSW Seniors Festival creed.

Learn how to get tech savvy and well connected online

SAVVY SENIORS: It's time to get connected with the help of the Telstra Tech-Savvy Seniors Program.  (Supplied: Telstra)

TECH Savvy Seniors courses are jargon free, suitable for all levels.

Seniors jokes: 15 one liners for the over-60s

Go on, have a laugh!

ENJOY a giggle with these 15 one liners that only apply to seniors.

This simple exercise could save you from hospital time

Sedentary older Australians are being encouraged to get walking to help reduce their time in hospital.

STEPPING out can help reduce the time you spend in hospital.

Not feeling the love? Four top tips to manage conflicts

It's worth the effort to try repairing a disruptive relationship bogged down in verbal conflict.

REMOVE the bog from your love with these four tips.

Staying at home just got easier with meal deliveries

MEALS on Wheels has teamed up with Home Instead Senior Care to deliver new and improved service.

COMMUNITY NOTICES: What's on around the Central Coast

Probus Club of Wyong had a wonderful lunch on Australia Day at the Point Cafe, (Japanese Gardens) East Gosford.

EVENTS and the latest news from community groups around the region.

RESEARCH: The truth about sexual health and seniors

More over 60 singles, more dating, more partners, more sex, more sexual health problems - but are we talking about it?

SEXUAL health discussions have remained mostly quiet until now.

ACTIVE AGEING: Making healthy normal in NSW

NSW Health want residents to make good health a normal part of their life.

NSW ageing residents are benefiting from new health program.

How to move your life forward and 'Meetup' with new friends

PhotoWalking is jut one of the many and varied groups on offer.

MEET new friends by joining an online group and get outside.

'The best thing to hold onto in life is each other'

Anthony Perkins and Audrey Hepburn setting the movies on fire with their romantic scenes.

LOVE quotes from the rich and famous to share on Valentine's Day.

Festival highlights health benefits of creative pursuits

Creative Ageing  Festival

THE MID North Coast Creative Ageing Festival is an innovative event

HUGE OSCARS FAIL: Wrong film handed Best Picture award

IN A monumental stuff-up, La La Land was incorrectly named Best Picture. During the acceptance speech, the real winner was revealed.

Oscars winners 2017: Full list of Academy Award winners

Viola Davis accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for Fences at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

WHO won Oscars this year? Here’s a full list of every winner.

Why can’t Nicole Kidman clap properly?

Nicole Kidman's style of clapping has puzzled Oscars viewers.

FOR some reason, it seems Nicole doesn’t really know how to clap.

Three hurt in golf buggy accident on Hamilton Island

Three believed injured after golf buggy rolls down hill on Hamilton

QBE chief's pay docked $550,000 over affair

John Neal of QBE who said today some recent decisions were ‘inconsistent with the board’s expectations’. Picture: Renee Nowytarger / The Australian.

‘Recent decisions were inconsistent with board’s expectations’

Nude beach support

Queensland should be given the power to allocate clothing-optional beaches within their shires

Our elderly deserve better

The Queensland Nurses' Union wants better staffing levels in aged care.

The nurses' union has campaigned for better aged-care staff levels

Bring back the cane

Criminals fill our jails and courts.

It's time to bring back the cane: Dr Spock's advice hasn't worked

Make no exceptions in finding a fairer tax system

LIVING EXPENSES: What will be become of aged pensions?

Retirees and pensioners seem to be the whipping block yet again

Is Tony Abbott biggest threat to Turnbull right now?

Tony Abbott... has had plenty to say about Malcolm Turnbull.

Political pundits are now wondering whether Turnbull can survive

Pauline Hanson hits back at Labor 'lies' on One Nation

Pauline Hanson says Labor spreading lies about One Nation.

Who is Murray Watt? Because that’s the first thing I asked?

QLD must embrace coal or face blackouts, simple

coal generic mine mining Hay Point stacker retriever

Alternative energy sources such as solar power will replace coal