Vision health comes with early detection of AMD

VISION HEALTH: An older man uses an illuminated magnifying glass to help him read because he suffers from Wet macular degeneration.

When AMD occurs, two distinct diseases are diagnosed - Dry and Wet.

Archbishop found guilty of sex abuse cover-up

The Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, found guilty of sexual abuse cover up. Picture: Darren Pateman/AAP

Adelaide Archbishop found guilty found of sex abuse cover-up

Woman wins $4.8m lotto twice

The Melbourne woman bought the tickets as an anniversary present.

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'Stralia's on the move in search of retirement Utopia

It is not about how you travel, it's all about the travel itself.

A woman's fearless journey around Australia

CANINE COMPANY: Simone pictured at The Sisters, Blue Mountains in NSW with her two cross-bred Chiwawas.

The Sisters, Blue Mountains, NSW was one of many stops for Simone.

The grey migration

HEADING NORTH: They may be clogging the highways, but grey nomads are a mobile goldmine to many communities.

Frustrated truckies nickname them aluminium speedbumps

Dreaming in Kenworth SAR

"Peggy Joy” in its purple glory.

Custom SAR heads out on its maiden voyage.

Sign up for handy health records online

Doctor writing a medical prescription in hospital

Seniors and "grey nomads” are being urged to register

Book in for a unique grey nomad experience

UNIQUE ENCOUNTER: Grey nomads are invited to stop by RSPCA Brisbane's Wacol, to stay in its low-cost accommodation and lend a helping hand.

Combine volunteering and pets with this Brisbane visit experience.

Here's a vegan feast a whole family will love

Bombay Cricketers Club create a big vegan feast it or hate it?

CORIANDER FEAR: Coriander is used in food as a condiment and flavour enhancer, and even as a garnish.

Coriander is adored by some and despised by others.

RECIPE: Chorizo and broad bean bruschetta

Try this simple but tasty recipe - Chorizo and broad bean bruschetta.

Try this simple but tasty recipe.

Why you should eat chocolate every day

Photo: iStockSource:BodyAndSoul

New research shows the health benefits of eating dark chocolate.

One Anzac biscuit recipe, three different ways to cook it

FAMILY FAVOURITE: Three easy ways to cook a family favourite for Anzac Day.

Three easy ways to cook a family favourite for Anzac Day.

Discontinued cream still causing a stir for rural cooks

NOT HAPPY JAM: People in rural and remote areas are angry after Devondale discontinued its long-life cream.

Outback cook Raqual Humphries searches for alternatives to Devondale

It's a no brainer: Home buying needs solid research

WITH median property prices hitting $655,000 across our state capitals, it’s a no brainer that buying a home calls for solid research

Can the proposed changes to the work test benefit me?

MONEY ADVICE: The Coach talks changes to superannuation in federal budget.

The Coach talks changes to superannuation in federal budget.

Blinding financial advice in the spotlight

GOOD ADVICE: Learn from an expert by using these tips for  working well with financial advisors.

Top advice for working well with financial advisors.

Pathway opened to accessing home equity

Pension Loans Scheme home equity restrictions relaxed for seniors.

Pension Loans Scheme home equity restrictions relaxed for seniors.

Protect yourself from money scams at EOFY

BE AWARE: The end of the financial year brings the inevitable wave of scams.

The end of the financial year brings the inevitable wave of scams.

Budget 2018: What's in it for older Australians

BUDGET 2018: Check out the list of top items which the Federal Government propose introducing to benefit seniors.

Check out the list of top items to impact seniors.

'Good policy': Seniors advocacy group backs Budget 2018

BUDGET 2018: The Federal Government's budget has taken a comprehensive approach to managing and supporting older Australians into the future.

Senior's advocacy group is positive about the comprehensive budget.

Free service for Sunshine Coast seniors and their pets

AS WE age it can become difficult to meet a pet's physical needs such as exercise, bathing and grooming but a free service is at hand for elderly pet owners.

Prolific entertainer has a no-frills approach to beauty

ENTERTAINER: Maggie Britton has maintained her beautiful looks with an unusual beauty product.

Maggie has used her unique beauty product for more than 40 years.

What's on: Sunshine Coast

Jennifer and Denise Wenger enjoy a cocktail at the 2017 Noosa Food and Wine festival. Don't miss it this year, on from May 17-20.

There's a variety of entertainment and activities to enjoy in May.

Community notices: Sunshine Coast

FRIENDSHIPS: Clodagh Barwise-Smith, Val Davis and Noela Nolan from Caloundra Evening VIEW Club.

Get involved with activities at your local clubs & community groups.

Mustering up for an important cause

TOP CAUSE: Gympie Muster performer and prostate cancer survivor, Tim Gaze .

Muster to raise funds for critical research into prostate cancer.

The Trumpet Calls - WWI Tribute at museum

VALUED MEMORABILIA: Daphne Heaton holding the plaque issued to Private Roberts' family following his death in 1918. The personalised plaque, often referred to as the "Dead Man's Penny", was issued to next-of-kin of all service personnel who were killed as a result of the war.

The Nambour Museum is located at 18 Mitchell Street, Nambour.

Art of Ageing: Meet caretaker Lola

LOLA is an everyday senior who represents the wonderful diversity of NSW’s older residents.

Think before you respond - it could be a scam

BE ALERT: Don't get caught by scammers. Ask yourself if its for real before you provide your details.

Ask yourself if its for real before you provide your details.

New partnership arrow aimed at women’s hearts

WOMEN'S HEALTH: New campaign to raise awareness of a silent killer of women.

New campaign to raise awareness of a silent killer of women.

Books: Will the panic room reveal its secrets?

NEW BOOKS: Panic Room is Robert Goddard at his nerve-shredding best.

Panic Room is Robert Goddard at his nerve-shredding best.

Building the local community through donations

GOOD GIVING:  QCF philanthropy manager Jane Andersen, QCF chair Margaret McMurdo AC and Sunshine Coast QCF board chair Simon Gamble.

Adding in a constructive way to a comprehensive, cohesive community

Carnival set to blossom with fresh faces and events

YOU may think you've seen it all if you've been present for many of Toowoomba's 68 prior Carnivals of Flowers, but organisers always come up with something new.

What's on: Toowoomba and Darling Downs

Face of the 2017 Toowoomba Relay for Life, Ally Chant cuts the ribbon to start the relay. Queen's Park, May 2017.

See what's on in your region to enjoy these coming months.

Hampton Festival produces local wonders

LOVING LOCAL: Produce is at the centre of the Hampton Festival, which also focuses the spotlight on local art, craft and music.

The main festival day on Sunday, May 20.

Plane and car classic gears up for milestone year

ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW: The David Hack Classic will this year feature a Mustang P51-D conducing paid joy flights among about 30 aircraft and 300 classic cars, bikes and other vehicles. MUSTANG PHOTO: MARK GREENMANTLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Some 300 classic, vintage, modern cars, race cars are expected.

Veteran says volunteering is no solo performance

CHUFFED: Mike Gowdie with his Order of Australia Association Senior Volunteer Award for dedication to the RSL, music and the community.

Senior Volunteer Award recognises outstanding voluntary contribution

Doll, bear and craft show has new heart

HEART-WARMING: Barb Nimmo, of Country Heart Events, with her display of unique bears at last years Doll, Bear and Craft Show, reborn this year with a winter theme on May 19.

The Doll, Bear and Craft Show has a winter theme, on May 19.

You're never too old to say 'no' to domestic violence

May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, older women have particular hurdles to overcome in reporting domestic violence, but there are options.

May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

Gold Coast hosts food and wine festival

THE third annual Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival is set to explore the evolution of the city's culinary landscape.

Elegance the theme at Biggest Morning Tea

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea attracts supporters at Ashmore Retirement Centre

Locals are called on to fill their cups for a cancer-free future.

Over the Moon, instead of over the hill

Over  the moon group

We keep to small numbers in our classes, about eight people.

Weaving up the wool of love

Friday Craft Group: (L) Kathleen Horsfield, Shirley Floyd and Mary Wintle display their colourful creations.

The Gold Coast branch has vans from Southport to Surfers Paradise

World's best to bowl for glory at Australian Open

Mermaid Beach Bowls Club games director Ian Keleher, ladies' president Betty Ronnfeldt (centre) and player Margaret Panousis gear up for the Australian Open 2018.

More than 2000 bowlers are expected to turn up this June

'Bit of crazy': Folk group looking for 'eccentric' dancers

MORRIS folk dancing has an ancient history that may predate Christianity and is connected with fertility rituals.

Forget Me Not: Joyful choir sings to remember

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC: Grafton's Leigh Robertson and pianist Jenny Worrell hold the Forget Me Not Choir meetings every Tuesday at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium.

People living with dementia are rediscovering the joy of music.

Row into better health says coach

PADDLE POWER: Iluka Rowing and Aquatic Club coach Gayle Armour believes in the health benefits of rowing.

There is something relaxing and motivating about being on the water

Dog fostering keeps treasured pets alive

FOSTER MOTHER: Dawn McInnes with her rescue dogs and now family members, Louie and Sadie.

Little Sadie has found a home through the love of a foster mother.

What's On: Coffs and Clarence

DELISH: Tantalize your tastebuds at Taste Woolgoolga food and wine festival.

YOUR local area has lots to see and do.

Maclean author inspires TV mini-series

The book cover for From the Stars Above.

Peter Watt can be writing in the am & fighting bushfires in the pm.

Barbara's gig of a lifetime

PERFORMERS often speak about dying on stage, meaning their act failed. But in Vietnam in the late 1960s and early '70s, death was never far away.

Mother's Day Classic a family affair for Natalia

CLASSIC FUNDRAISER: From pram to pensioner to pet, every age and description is encouraged to join in the serious fun of the Mother's Day Classic at Davistown on Sunday, May 13, raising funds for breast cancer research.

From pram to pensioner to pet, can join the Mother's Day Classic.

Renewed Kantara House has plenty to sing about

NEW BEGINNING: The Charlotte Chapel at Kantara House where Opera in the Chapel will be held on Saturday, May 5.

Opera in the Chapel is from 3-5pm on Saturday, May 5.

Community notices: Central Coast

Local Wyong writers meet monthly to encourage and develop their writing skills. Meeting are on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Get involved and make new friends at your local club or group.

Flu vaccines now available for Central Coast

Getting vaccinated from mid-April will ensure you are protected before Australia's peak flu period, from around June to September.

It's important to get the flu shot every year, as the virus changes.

Potters Society celebrates half a century

NEVER BORING: Marienne Stollery says there is always something new to create and discover as a member of the Central Coast Potters Society.

Create something new at the Central Coast Potters Society.

MOVIE REVIEW: Han Solo origin story a fun ride

SOLO: A Star Wars Story charts a course through Star Wars folklore.

Archbishop guilty of sex abuse cover-up

The Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, found guilty of sexual abuse cover up. Picture: Darren Pateman/AAP

Adelaide Archbishop guilty found of sex abuse cover-up.

Former schoolboy found guilty of family axe murders

Henri van Breda is led out of the High Court in Cape Town, South Africa, Van Breda was found guilty of the murder of his parents and the attempted murder of his sister, more than three years after the gruesome attack.
Photo: Nasief Manie /  AP

A former Australian schoolboy has been found guilty of the axe murders of his...

Harry’s special wedding guest

Prince Harry reportedly flew African orphan he met 14 years ago over for wedding. Picture: BBC

An old friend attended the royal wedding, say hello to Mutsu Potsane

Princess Charlotte is the sassiest royal

Princess Charlotte and the Duchess of Cambridge. Picture: AFP PHOTO / POOL / Jane Barlow The Royal Wedding

Princess Charlotte has managed to steal the show again