How much coffee can you drink each day?

Although there are some benefits associated with consuming moderate amounts of caffeine, you can consume too much.

Can you drink too much coffee?

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

Sir Elton will come to Mackay and Cairns in September.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on March 14

Rising dementia rates call for national funding

The report found that if nothing is done to reduce the prevalence of dementia, the cost to the community could reach a startling $18 billion in 2025.

Second leading cause of death continues to rise

Local Partners

Historical Society celebrates 50 years in Schaeffer House

BACKWARD GLANCES: Today marks 50 years since the Clarence River Historical Society moved in and called Schaeffer House its home.

HISTORY: How the seaside shaped Hervey Bay since the 1800s

There have of course been a few significant changes.

Have your say on drink driving

Locals can now have their say on drink driving laws through an online survey.

Feedback on protecting the community

Nasa to reveal 'discovery beyond our solar system'

An artist's impression shows what HD 219134b could look like NASA/JPL-Caltech

Event will see the revelation of major information about exoplanets

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

RECIPE: Pickles, just like the good old days!

DELIGHT your taste buds and take a walk down memory lane with these pickles, just like those from the good old days!

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.

Chocolates and candles handmade with love

HANDMADE: Chocolate hearts

PERSONALISE your romantic gesture with homemade candles, chocolates.

Five romantic gestures that don't cost a thing

LOVE: Show it with a little extra care and attention.

SHOW your love with these cheap yet more personal ideas.

RECIPES: Delicious menu plan made for romance

Delicious Toblerone mousse.

IMPRESS your loved ones with a meal made with love.

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

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

Retired surgeon turned chorister lives life to the full

Krishna's love of singing came from joining his school choir.

KRISHNA Rao is the latest member of the Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir.

Mons Playgroup event for young and old

COLOUR FUN: Grandparents and children at Mons Playgroup Centre.

Grandparents and carers gather for support and social time

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

FULL lives are the goal of Baby Boomers as they hit the road looking for travel thrills.

Breaking down the fear surrounding online dating

Top tips from eHarmony to help you get online this Valentine's Day.

STOP dreaming and get online to find your new flame.

Military pipe band cuts a dash

The dashing National Servicemen's Memorial Band are looking for more members.

Bag pipes and rousing music makes this Brisbane band popular.

Top 10 gay holiday destinations around the globe

Sugarloaf Mountain and Botafogo District view by Sunset in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

FIND more fun at these top 10 destinations from around the world.

Qld Symphony Orchestra set to impress for 70th

Alondra de la Parra, just one of the international guests to celebrate QSO's 70th anniversary.

Conductor de la Parra and violinist Vengerov to headline QSO party.

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


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

IT'S the only place you'll find an event bringing together artisans of all descriptions to ply their trades and crafts

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.

DIGITAL EDITION: Seniors Toowoomba, Feb 2017

READ the digital edition of Seniors Newspaper: Toowoomba for February 2017.

READ the latest digital edition of Seniors: Toowoomba.

COMMUNITY NOTICES: What's on around Toowoomba

FELLOWSHIP: Burleigh Waters Probus members at Australia's Most Easterly Point at Byron Bay.

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

Point Danger Marine Rescue keeps a watching eye

SAVING lives on the water, that's the slogan that drives Point Danger Marine Rescue volunteers.

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.

Hot debate over Southport Spit improvements

Ron Nightingale, a member of the group Jobs for Our Youth Gold Coast, welcomes the ASF development on The Spit.

LIST of suggestions on how to improve the Southport Spit.

Seniors Tennis Club expansion start of something big

Australian representative and member of the Gold Coast Seniors Tennis Club, Linda Roberts, shows off the new courts.

UPGRADE from 9 to 15 courts the start of big events for Gold Coast.

Stroke victim reveals how life can change in an instant

Judy and Peter McGrath take advantage of the Aphasia Social Group after Peter suffered a stroke four years ago.

PETER McGrath had a stroke while on the operating table.

Sharing her love of Maryborough's rich history

MARYBOROUGH volunteer Ailsa Head, 80, found her passion for the city's past after realising how much history the region had to share.

Fifth generation of family starts at Granville school

TADITION: Karen Ann Laundry, nee Laban, and her siblings were third generation students at Granville State School. Karen, pictured on the right holding the slate, attended the school from 1960-66.

THE Vaughan family generations span from 1895-2017.

COMMUNITY NOTICES: What's on around Wide Bay

GOLFING PROWESS: Ernie Nankivell 89, regularly shoots his age on the golf course.

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

Great grandmother overcomes tech troubles at 82

Maureen Maguire and June O'Sullivan with the new photocopier at Meals on Wheels. Photo Renee Pilcher / The Gympie Times

MAUREEN Maguire has worked hard to keep up-to-date with technology.

10 top events on around the Wide Bay region

MON REPOS: A turtle hatchling makes its way to the sea.

ENJOY the month ahead with arts, culture, turtles and dolphins.

OPINION: Single, retired and invisible

THERE are over 1 million single people over 50 in Australia.

Jackie Kennedy's secret love revealed

Jackie Kennedy (Onassis) with her first husband, US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

ELOQUENT and moving, Jackie Kennedy's secret love letters revealed.

New workshop space to build Shedders' friendships

AFTER a long search, Ballina Community Men's Shed has found a suitable home that will meet the group's needs.

Four foods that are damaging your brain

Some food may be damaging your brain.

AVOID these foods – they’re bad for your brain!

It's no joke, private health costs are going up

Another price pike will force many older Australians out of private health insurance.

CAN you afford another increase in your health cover?

Learn how to avoid scammers with this Little Black Book

SCAMMED: Jim Shaw has lost thousands to a scammer claiming to be from the NBN.

WATCH out for scams using this ACCC guide.

12 romantic quotes to set your Valentine's heart aflutter

Sweet Valentine's Day messages for friends and lovers.

SHARE your love with friends, lovers and family with these messages.

NSW SENIORS FESTIVAL: Get with the program

The NSW Seniors Festival 2017 is on from March 3-12.

NSW Seniors Festival celebrates all things that bring us together.

Be aware of pitfalls of reverse lending

MORTGAGE OPTIONS: Retirees finding it tough to meet the cost of living may find a reverse mortgage is the answer.

IT'S an area where good legal and financial advice is essential.

Not feeling the love? Four top tips to manage conflicts

CALL on the Four Horsemen coping strategies to help repair your disruptive relationship.

Starting over: Adam's online search for sixth wife

Men are also finding love online through dating websites.

GROWING older alone was never going to be an option for Adam, 72.

Lifetime of connecting the community honoured

Lifetime Connect volunteers (clockwise from top left) Shirley Fraser, Barbara Lake, John Richardson and Laure Cook all won Australia Day Awards for Services to the Community by an Individual.

LIFETIME Connect in Macksville is riding a wave of success.

36 questions to help you achieve a deeper connection

Connect deeply with friends and family or find anew love.

IT WILL take just 45 minutes to achieve a better connection.

Look back at the way we once lived at Orara Museum

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST: Volunteer Wilma Towells with some of the Glenreagh museum's collection of green Depression-era glass.

MUSEUM full of historic objects mapping the evolution of the area.

Grafton drivers trucking ahead for 40th anniversary

MIGHTY MACHINES: Expect big rigs and more at the annual Grafton Truck Show parade in June.

THIS year will be the 40th Grafton Truck Show

DIGITAL EDITION: Seniors Coffs & Clarence, Jan/Feb 2017

Read the digital edition of Seniors Coffs & Clarence, Jan/Feb 2017.

READ the latest digital edition of Seniors: Coffs & Clarence.

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

MEETUP is a great online answer to finding new friends and getting socialising away from the computer.

'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

A guide to farming in an inner city space

The Urban Farmer by Justin Calverley & CERES.

THE Urban Farmer is for anyone who dreams of living the country life

ACTIVE-AGEING: Get fit with Aqua Zumba

FUN FITNESS: Aqua Zumba is perfect for seniors.

Dance fitness is a lot of fun and a low-impact exercise

One of the top five car collections in the world

A 1950 Alvis TB14 Roadster is a highlight in the museum.

Gosford home to largest, privately-owned classic car collection.

Good news! 'Nanna naps' increase productivity

Resting has seriously good benefits for your mind and body health.

AUTHOR claims we need to rest more in order to achieve more.

Five dead as plane crash sparks DFO explosion in Melbourne

FIVE people are dead after a plane crashed into a Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) shopping outlet in Melbourne.

Proof chronic fatigue isn't just in their heads

Griffith University scientists hope the breakthrough will lead to an effective treatment.

More evidence chronic fatigue isn't just in sufferers' heads

French waitress shows Aussies how to wrangle a goanna

The Australian native was no match for the brave waitress.

French waitress was taking no guff from an invading goanna

Robert Irwin introduces Jimmy Fallon to wild guests

Robert Irwin introduces Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to a cuddly sloth.

ROBERT Irwin continues Steve's legacy.

Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 models recalled

The Mazda2 (DE) models are being recalled.

More than 120,000 Mazdas are being recalled due to seat issues.

Make no exceptions in finding a fairer tax system

THERE seems to be some fresh banter floating about the airwaves and print media concerning who next to attack to save a national quid or two.

Disappointing to see hospital used as political football

Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital at Birtinya.

We would be unstoppable as a boom region.

Force people to improve their health

No one pressures people to lose weight, despite an obesity epidemic

LETTER: NZ treats seniors better than we do

Senior citizens are chased and penalised for their meagre savings.

Senior citizens are chased and penalised for their meagre savings.

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

We need to do more to fight cancer

Are we really doing enough to find a cure for cancer? asks Kathy Sundstrom.

Meanwhile, our politicians spend money on other priorities.

Miranda Divine: Sharia apologist's book tour a disgrace

Muslim activist's book tour is proof money means nothing to the govt