Golden heart Buttrose in festive mood for pet program

Golden Hearts ambassador championing a better life for pets.

Granddaughter's music breaks through fog of Alzheimer's

Stuart Mutch disovers the healing power of music with granddaughter Bailey Heron. Picture: Sarah Marshall/AAP

Toddler Bailey Heron and her “Pa” Stuart are in perfect harmony.

Seniors, children enjoy a day out on the farm

Research shows time spent together benefits both generations.

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Man knocked out of wheelchair by truck

The man was taken to hospital after the incident. Picture: Keely McDonough

A truck has knocked an elderly man from his wheelchair

Top SMSF advice if dementia is on the horizon

GOOD ADVICE: Learn the importance of Enduring Power of Attorneys to SMSFs.

Learn the importance of Enduring Power of Attorneys to SMSFs.

No smoking under 21? Age change backed by Queenslanders

Queenslanders back a push to raise the age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21.

“Right now, half a million Queenslanders smoke every day.”

Assumption student Zac Bethwith is in a Broncos development squad

Assumption College student Zac Beckwith is excited to be part of a Broncos...

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Elderly nomad called this bus a home for more than 30 years

LEE Blake has lived on a converted passenger bus for more than 30 years, and says she feels safer on the road than anywhere else.

Grey nomads sick of being called camping 'free loaders'

Grey nomads are sick of being called free loaders.

"We don't want to stay in caravan parks that charge over $25"

Go west to kick up your heels at new resort

GREY NOMADS: The old Mt Gipps hotel near Broken Hill.

A new $5m outback resort is announced for Broken Hill.

Grey nomads deliver brutally frank message to CQ council

A senior couple having fun camping with camper van.

'We're not going to come if two days later we have to pack up'

LETTERS: Free camping issue is a complicated one

Free camping by grey nomads has become a contentious issue.

Grey nomads say the free camping issue is complex.

OPINION: Why this nomad doesn't need caravan parks

A Rockhampton nomad weighs in on caravan park debate after Yeppoon's lack of free camping areas left one couple claiming they may never return.

David Rickertt says some are 'out of touch' with modern travellers

RECIPE: Watermelon and Mozzarella Salad

BEAUTIFUL refreshing watermelon in a salad.

Grandma's cookbook: Recipes to spark taste buds, memory

The best recipes straight from your grandmother's kitchen.

RECIPE: Mez's Cauli Salad

Surprisingly lovely cauliflower salad.

I have had this salad many times and it's healthy and tastes great.

RECIPE: Delicious BBQ Prawns and Garlic Mayo

BBQ marinated prawns are a simple addition to the meal.

These BBQ prawns are so easy to make.

Recycling can be a good daily habit

GO GREEN: National Recycling Week 2017 is from Monday, November 13 to Sunday, November 19 but all year round is ideal.

There are many ways to donate, trade and exchange unwanted items.

RECIPE: How to cook the perfect steak

Perfect medium-rare steak.

I like to use a nice piece of rump for the barbie.

RECIPE: Easy Chocolate Truffles

Easy Chocolate Truffles.

THESE little beauties are from my childhood

Prenup court ruling good reminder to be careful

LAST week's High Court prenuptial agreement decision took many legal experts by surprise and served as a wake-up call.

Do you buy life insurance inside or outside super?

PLANNING AHEAD: The pros and cons of superannuation life insurance cover.

Learn more about life insurance, its benefits and disadvantages.

How you can buy a racehorse using your super

SUPER HORSE: Is it possible to own a racehorse inside a SMSF?

Is it possible to own a racehorse inside a SMSF?

Would you cash in your super to be slim?

Would you hit your super for weight-loss surgery?

How one phone call saved me $275

Don’t be caught out of pocket when something goes wrong. Photo: istock

Insurance policy renewals never the best deal

Downsizing not always the answer in retirement

Downsizing in retirement may sound attractive but is not always the answer, Paul Clitheroe says.

Moving to a smaller place may not be a quick-fix solution

Good advice on active and passive investment choices

MONEY: Tips on deciding how to allocate and invest retirement funds, choosing active over passive.

Tips on deciding how to allocate and invest retirement funds.

Federal grant a step in right direction for orthotics

IF YOU accept bad knees, dodgy hips and an aching back as a normal part of ageing, you may want to think again.

Grandparents Day an event for the whole family

Lisa Wilson and Ashlea Heisner - Teddy Bears' Picnic.

BRING the whole family to celebrate national Grandparents Day

Sunshine Coast family take STEPS to better education

Noosa mother Sue Arnold, 53 and her two daughters Lisa, 32 and Lauren, 25.

The family that studies together stays together.

Who said people don't read books anymore?

Volunteers Lachlan and Aidan Stone from Toowoomba who helped set up the Bookfest and serve the many customers.

That myth was de bunked at the 4th Annual Quota Bookfest.

Internet star: Senior wins hearts in beautiful picture

Who says seniors aren’t the leaders of the pack?!

New generation has chance to feel the forest

Intergenerational connections grow as environmental knowledge is shared and enjoyed.

O'Reilly family heritage linked to the restoration of the forest.

Learn how to cook without the stress with Wasabi

Wasabi restaurant, Noosa Heads.

Wasabi classes take the stress out of the kitchen.

Natural beauty at its very best in Iceland

ICELAND'S majestic landscapes is one for the travel bucket list with stunning natural backdrops to deep history and welcoming communities.

Famous Birthdays this week: Billy Connolly

Sir William (Billy) Connolly CBE is a comedian, musician, presenter and actor from Glasgow.

Scottish comedian has become superstar around the globe.

Learn about identifying and managing hearing loss

HEARING LOSS: Read expert tips for Seniors on identifying and dealing with hearing loss.

Expert tips for Seniors on identifying and dealing with hearing loss

About time! Fees on paper bills to be reviewed

PAPER BILLS: The Federal Government is to look at how to cut paper bill costs.

Government to look at how to cut paper bill costs.

What about me? When financial institutions transform

MONEY: Learn about credit unions and societies changing their structure.

Learn about credit unions and societies changing their structure.

Cully Fest 'more than you imagine' at new home

The 2017 Cully Fest is bigger and more jam-packed than ever at its new home of Toowoomba Showgrounds.

Foster carers are many dogs' best friends

BUNDLE OF FUN: Judy Kuhn with Spike, the runt of a litter of 13, fostered for Toowoomba RSPCA, and now in a new forever home.

JUDY and Carl Kuhn have been animal foster parents for 10 years

Wheelwright workshops help keep family tradition alive

HERITAGE TRADE: Kerry Riehl spreads his passion for making wheels to keep the skill alive.

Kerry Riehl want to keep wheelwrighting alive

'Humbled' leader takes out business award

HONOURED: Mary Wagner is humbled to have an award made in her name at the Downs Women in Business Awards pictured with her husband Henry.

The Women in Business Awards are celebrating their third year

Carnival of Flowers has its crafty side

Toowoomba Carnival of flowers never disappoints.

IT'S no secret that it's Carnival of flowers time again

Play School favourite falls to the dark side

AGELESS: Andrew McFarlane has been part of our TV lives since the 1970s, but his love of life and career show no signs of slowing.

Actor swaps loveable toys for grittier, darker roles.

Take a walk on Toowoomba's darker side

NOT ALL IT SEEMS: Darker Side Tour organiser Paul Herbert looks out from his office on a Toowoomba that hides many historical secrets.

DISCOVER the other side of Toowoomba's fascinating past.

Seniors the perfect candidates to lead Girl Guides

GIRL Guides on the Gold Coast are desperate for leaders and helpers, and seniors are considered ideal for the voluntary roles.

Seniors prove you're never too old to be tech savvy

Tech Savvy Seniors computer course graduates from Ace Community Colleges celebrate their success.

Seniors build confidence with new skills through tech savvy course.

What's On: Gold Coast

Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast celebrates some of the most iconic images from the past century of fashion at the Gold Coast City Gallery.

What's happening in your region throughout November and December

Australian aged care standards 'impress' expert

Professor Tine Rostgaard, Gwen Pryke, Mel Jones, John Pryke

Professor Tine Rostgaard gains first-hand knowledge of services.

Couple bash out ‘fun and silliness’ for good cause

VARIETY BASH: Richard and Sue Nevins passed on their love of the Variety Bash to their children Lizzy and Jack.

Having fun for a good cause as annual Bash gets on the road again.

'Veranda post town' will transform with Writers Expo

BOWRAVILLE is promoted to tourists as 'the veranda post town' but on Sunday, November 19 it will be 'the literary town'.

Community Notices: Coffs Coast and Clarence Valley

COLOURFUL GROUP: Members of the Probus Club of Coffs City recently had a very enjoyable morning tea amongst the spring time display at Total Gardens.

What's happening in your region for October and November.

What's on: Coffs Coast and Clarence Valley

CANCER GALA: Paul Mercurio, star of Baz Luhrmann's Australian film Strictly Ballroom, will be the celebrity judge of the 2017 Stars of the Coffs Coast Dance for Cancer gala fundraising night at C.ex Coffs on October 28.

What's happening in your region in October and November.

Grafton's miracle child has lived a healthy life

Little Judith Davidson (now Piercy) on her 9th birthday at Grafton Hospital in 1957, wearing her special dress.

Judith (nee Davidson) should not have survived her 9th birthday.

Single and ready to travel? Scandinavia is your destination

Brightly painted buildings are a feature of Nyhavn, a 17th century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

Christine Byrne has worked in the travel industry for 44 years.

Iron lung inhales interest at Schaeffer House

MIRACLE BOX: Schaeffer House volunteer Suzanne Gibson in the museum's medical section with the iron lung. The tall structure behind it is an X-ray machine.

The iron lung did not become obsolete until the 1950s.

AVEO opens first stage of Newcastle development

EIGHTY percent of the 50 properties in Aveo Newcastle's Stage 1 have sold, which comprises two-bedroom independent living villas priced from $399,000.

MP, Mayor join forces as protest grows against CommBank

WHICH BANK … IS NEXT?: Member for Dobell Emma McBride and Toukley Senior Citizens are calling for CommBank to talk to them about why the Toukley branch should be saved.

Seniors lead the charge in protesting bank closure.

Leagues Club transforms into the 'Heart of the Coast'

The Central Coast Leagues Club has undergone a major transformation.

“The club aspires to be recognised as the 'Heart of the Coast'."

'Walk in my shoes': MP looks to unite ‘unsung heroes’

Federal Member for Dobell Emma McBride.

“Carers are the unsung heroes in our community."

Harry's still jazzed with Coast life at 89

AT THE CONTROLS: Harry Harman at the desk for his weekly jazz program on Radio Five-0-Plus 93.3FM.

Happy, healthy, active and alert, Harry Harman is 89.

Sure footed: Seven steps to prevent falling

A few lifestyle changes can minimise the risk of falls.

Companions choir hits bazaar note by the sea

JUST FOR FUN: The Companions choir will sing at the ETTALONG 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre's Bazaar by the Sea on Saturday, October 28.

ETTALONG 50+ will host its first Bazaar by the Sea on October 28.

EXPLAINED: The story behind this touching viral photo

As she looked out towards Fraser Island, a dying woman looked up at two Hervey Bay paramedics and said "I'm at peace, everything is right”.

LIVE: Australia vs. England, first Test at the Gabba

James Vince of England bats during day one of the First Test Match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

SHAUN Marsh and David Warner have been passed fit to play

FLEA MARKET FIND: Billy the Kid photo worth millions

Frank Abrams, who bought the photo at a flea market says experts in forensics and facial recognition have verified the picture after several months of examination.

Photo allegedly depicts notorious outlaw with his eventual killer.

Baby, man, 90 taken to hospital after house fire

A 3-month old baby and a 90-year-old man were transported to hospital following a house fire in Coffs Harbour.

Investigations underway following fire on weekend

Partridge Family's David Cassidy in critical condition

David Cassidy

David Cassidy is in a critical condition

NBN will present the elderly with headache

NBN debacle delivered by the Turnbull Government is leaving many elderly and incapacitated people totally stranded

Essential to monitor our aged care providers

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I think it is essential we monitor our aged care providers.

Representatives need to know what we want

Former Attorney General Nicola Roxon.

How many let elected representatives know what they think or need?

Bad call set to leave elderly high and dry

A reader is concerned that under a new system during a power blackout the phone will not work.

Whenever there is a power blackout the new phone will not work.

YOUR SAY: 'A smack never did me any harm'

Does smacking hurt children? people have many different opinions.

The Fraser Coast has responded to a new study on smacking.

How soon is too soon to put your Christmas tree up?

When does the tree go up in your household? How soon is too soon?

It's obvious that the early Christmas marketing is working.

premium_icon Euthanasia move takes us back to Hitler's policies

Voluntary euthanasia laws have passed the lower house in Victoria. Picture: Thinkstock

Legalised euthanasia is little more than state-sanctioned murder