Samsung Galaxy Note8: 'Bigger is better' for seniors

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will sell for almost $1500 in Australia – making it the Korean giant’s biggest and most expensive phone ever.

New Samsung device the perfect smartphone for seniors.

Valley's longest-living resident has 105 reasons to smile

BIRTHDAY GIRL: Win Jeffries, who turns 105 today, is still as full of life as ever.

Clarence Valley's oldest woman still the queen of cards

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Reduce your salt intake for better health

REDUCE THE SALT: It's surprising just how much salt is in all manner of foods we eat every day.

If it’s packed, then it’s most likely packed with salt.

'Cops suck ****': Ute sticker shocks the country

“This flog drives around with an offensive message trying to defame every single NSW police officer,” said Fordham of the driver of this car bearing the obscene sticker. Picture: Supplied

“I wonder what kind of attention he is trying to attract?"

Statues under threat: Capt Cook monuments be torn down?

The Captain Cook statue has stood in Hyde Park for 126 years.

“What’s next? Are they going to tear down Anzac memorials."

Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival.

An insight look to the annual Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival.

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Australia's oldest sea lion up to mischief on the Coast

AUSTRALIA'S oldest known sea lion has been up to something on the Sunshine Coast.

Heritage museum hosts open day for Seniors Week

HISTORY:  Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum volunteer Wayne Baguley demonstrates how hard life was in a slab hut.

Special activities at Heritage Museum to celebrate Seniors Week.

Seniors Week 2017: Gold Coast calendar of events

SET SAIL: Get out and about and explore the events and activities on offer during Queensland Seniors Week.

Seniors week is for you to see what's on in your community.

Seniors Week 2017: 'Bringing Queenslanders together'

Seniors Week Feature

Seniors News will help break traditional stereotypes about ageing.

Stressed-out animals need tender loving care

PETS AND AGEING: To rehabilitate from trauma, humans and animals need to feel safe and away from cues that trigger the individuals threat response.

How do we help stressed animals to recover?

Arthur writes new chapter with inspiring memoir

Arthur Rosbrook is an inspiration to everyone, young and old.

Nearing his centenary, Arthur has written and published his memoir

How to start writing your life story

CREATIVE AGEING: Draw on life to tell a story you can treasure or share with others.

TURN your writing dream into reality with these tips.

Psarou Bay: When your secret holiday spot is uncovered

THE gin-clear waters of Psarou Bay were once a hidden treasure on the island of Mykonos - but how things change over a decade of travel.

Summer sensation: 10 reasons to travel south of France

The red earth vibrancy of Roussillon

Ann Rickard gives us 10 good reasons to travel to the France

Coastal town a tapas heaven in Spain

A tapas bar in Spanish city of Sitges.

You'll need plenty of rest to soak up the atmosphere of Sitges.

History, food, shopping: A tourist's dream in Avignon

Avignon offers the best of everything in one beautiful location.

French cafe the perfect spot for food and a show

Ann Rickard and her tour group enjoy their lunch at Terroirs in Uzes, France.

Three words sum up French cafe: location, location, location.

Take a trip on Ann Rickard's Tour de Europe

Ann Rickard.

Take a trip on Ann Rickard's Tour de Europe.

Long queues worth the wait for Monet's Gardens

The beauty of Claude Monet's famous lily ponds.

Beautiful gardens silence the hordes of tourists.

Yeppoon park owner hits back at bypassing grey nomads

Josh Dillon said those who drove past Yeppoon missed out

Why these grey-nomads might never visit Yeppoon again

GREY NOMADS: Ian and Gail Roche had to stay on their boat in Yeppoon because of the lack of free camping areas.

Retired travellers say they've never encountered a stricter town

No camping: Nomads to snub Callide Dam

SPENDING IN TOWN: Regulars campers from Callide Dam cannot believe SunWater won't allow free camps on the dam foreshore any more.

'We will just keep passing by and find another free camp to go'

Glamping in a campervan: Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo review

Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo campervan starts from $63,627 before on-roads. It cleverly converts from an eight-seat family van into a motorhome with two large double beds, one on the roof and one in the main cabin.

The Mercdes-Benz Marco Polo start from $63,627 plus on-roads.

Grey Nomad blitz stuns local parks

Peak season is approaching for Seaforth Camping Reserve.

Local caravan parks are reporting increased numbers

Training for caravanners could save lives: road experts

As Grey Nomads flock north this winter, Coast road experts believe additional training could save lives.

Experts call for additional training for caravanners

SDRC to revisit Dalveen camp fee

Southern Downs Regional Council will consider introducing a camping fee of $10 a camper a night at Dalveen's Jim Mitchell Park.

Council to table paid camping tomorrow

Putting the Y into DIY

BEFORE you jump into a 'Do It Yourself' project, make sure you have weighed up all the pros and cons of taking on the task.

Gardening: How to grow your own potatoes

Potatoes are one of the easiest crops to grow and now is the time to begin planting.

This versatile veggie is easy to grow

RECIPE: warm your evening up with curry laksa

TIME TO WARM UP: Enjoy a Curry Laksa, full of flavour.

A FAVOURITE Asian spicy soup to enjoy any time of day.

RECIPE: Pasta with a delicious mix of beans, pancetta and pesto

Using salty water to cook pasta is important - one tablespoon of salt per litre of water should do it.

Try this easy pasta recipe for crowd-pleasing dinner

WINTER WARMERS: Recipes perfect for your slow cooker

Baked lemon ricotta and ginger cheesecakes, by Sally Wise.

Sally Wise shares three of her slow cooker favourites.

DINNER FOR ONE: Easy peasy single-serve recipes

Try the delicious Chrisanella Salad  you will make it again and again.

FOUR easy recipes for the next time you find yourself cooking for 1.

Five cost efficient ways to ensure your home stays warm

The Home of Thrones look is going nowhere. Add some instant glamour and warmth by adding throws to your living space this winter.

Here's how to make sure your house stays warm without spending big

Infinite intricacies woven into new art show

ARTIST Meaghan Shelton has woven themes of handicraft, femininity and tradition into her new show 'Intricate Infinite' at the Gympie Regional Gallery.

Feeling isolated? Cooroy Care there to help

Members of the Cooroy Care and Share group welcome you to join them.

This seniors social group has been running for more than 30 years.

Croquet club a hidden gem on the Coast.

GAME ON: Ann Rickard enjoys a game of croquet..

The genteel game is full of surprises.

New exercise a gravitational pull for a better back

ACTIVE AGING: Bob O'Brien demonstrates his AntiGravity zero-compression inversion exercise with Suncoast City Performing Arts Centre's Alicia Bryant.

Anti-gravity exercises are for every age and gender.

Have your say on aged care on the Coast

POLITICAL SUPPORT: Ted O'Brien MP with Federal Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt.

Calling all over 50s on the Sunshine Coast.

Change bad habits and enjoy a balanced lifestyle

HEALTH & VITALITY: Author of Changing Habits Changing Lives, Cyndi O'Meara.

At 57, Cyndi O'Meara glows with health and vitality.

Author pops the cork on mature heroines

LOCAL AUTHOR: Maggie Christensen with her new book, Champagne for Breakfast.

Writer fighting to tell stories "about mature women”.

Clothing salvation helps protect environment

OUR unwanted clothing items are being reused, reinvented and upcycled by Salvo Stores as they divert each year close to 30,000 tonnes of items from landfill.

Try this easy midweek quick roast today

RECIPE: Easy cooking to get you over hump of Wednesday and set you up for a great second-half of the week.

Easy and affordable midweek meal.

Scammers watch: Fake NBN targeting seniors

SCAMWATCH: watch out for scammers impersonating NBN service providers.

NBN doesn't sell to the public so don't be scammed by callers.

Early inheritance has thorns warns expert

WILLS: Waiting for the inheritance to buy a  home.

Do you give your money away now or wait until you die?

How to find the secret ingredients of a creative life

CREATIVE AGING: Australian Centre for Arts and Health patron and former NSW governor Dame Marie Bashir with ACAH founding director Margret Meagher.

The arts are like chocolate for the brain.

Climb aboard a Harley and Cruise for Cancer

WHAT is so good about climbing on the back of a Harley Davidson as part of the Cruise for Cancer?

Road runners motivated by group success

RUNNING HOT: Toowoomba Road Runners at July’s Jetty 2 Jetty – one of the events club members travel together to enjoy.

Fun and fitness in equal measure is the philosophy.

History back on track with MG Special

HISTORY ON WHEELS: Cambooya's Col Schiller races his John Nind 1939 MG TB Special at the Mount Cotton Hill Club. It will create a lot of interest at Leyburn, where it ran in Australia's first Grand Prix in 1949.

CAR enthusiasts to revel in the reappearance of '39 MG TB Special.

Two big events with hospice at heart

TACKLING FUNDRAISING: Toowoomba Hospice chairman Graham Barron OAM, Ladies' Day organiser Teagan Killen, Toowoomba Rangers Rugby Club secretary Danny Wiedman, and event sponsor, Andrea Hohn, from Connolly's Lawyers with one of the specially designed player jerseys.

Twin events raise much needed funds.

What's on in your town?

Ten Tenors are touring Australia.

Check out Alison's top things to do in your region

USQ Bookcase is a real page-turner

CURTAIN UP: Playwright, author and USQ alumnus David Burton speaks at last year's Bookcase writers' festival.

The bookworm in all of us encouraged to shine at festival.

Jazz up winter at Queensland's 'quirkiest' festival

ALL WELCOME: Visitors come from across the state to enjoy the festival, including Helen Heathwood (Bundaberg), Sue Brownjohn (Caloundra) and Carol Cherry (Beerwah).

Queensland's quirkiest yarnbombing and jazz winter festival turns 14

Square dancers round-up at Gold Coast

THE annual square dancing convention which has been running for 36 years has for the first time been held on the Gold Coast.

Seniors get transport lifeline for 2018 Games

Gold Coast seniors may be left stranded during Commonwealth Games.

Birthday girl celebrates milestone in 'paradise'

BIRTHDAY BRIDGE: Daughter Marilyn accompanies Narelle Morris on a Story Bridge climb in Brisbane for her mums 80th birthday.

Tugun is paradise for Narelle and her husband Grant

Pet pooches stay fit and active in the community

FURRY FRIENDS: Sally Purbrick-Illek at play with her beloved pets Champ and Pepper.

Sally Purbrick-Illek believes in keeping her pets active and useful.

Australia's oldest beauty queen still turning heads

MRS EARTH HEALTH: Gold Coast dynamo Suzi Dent carries off a third place in the Mrs Earth Health 2017.

Suzi Dent, 55, has claimed the title of Mrs Earth Health 2017.

What's on in Wide Bay

AUSSIE Rock legend Jimmy Barnes is set to headline Gympie's G150 concert to be held at Albert Park on Saturday October 14.

Quota helps local kids

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Act for Kids practice supervisor Angelita Healy, with Act for Kids Fraser Coast & North Burnett intensive family support officer Caterina Schulz, and Quota International of Maryborough president Val Harvey, thanking Quota for the donation.

Local club helping out kids.

Local seniors have VIEW to saviour

LETS GET ACTIVE: Hervey Bay VIEW Club June social Walk for View at Scarness.

Local groups and interest groups let you know what's on

Artisans given festive challenge to help troops

HELPING OUR TROOPS: Maryborough Heritage CraftFest 2017 will be presented by Maryborough Aritsans Inc members.

Challenge to support Care Packages for Australian troops overseas.

Mem's Magic comes to the Fraser Coast

MAGIC STORYTELLER: Australian author Mem Fox will be coming to the Mary Poppins festival on the Fraser Coast.

Beloved author will attend the Mary Poppins Festival.

Seniors News Wide Bay online edition

Seniors News cover featuring William McInnes.

Get the latest stories from the online edition of Seniors News.

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Fraser Coast

Volunteers are the stars across the Fraser Coast!.

Volunteers are being recognised as the stars of the Fraser Coast.

Police keep in contact with Next of Kin

THE NSW Police has an innovative program for residents living alone where they can register with the police an emergency contact.

RSL club a 'home away from home' for Betty

HOME FROM HOME: Longtime Ballina RSL Club member Betty Sanders relaxes in the comfortable surrounds of Level One.

The RSL club is a home from home, a meeting place.

School's milestone brings back generations of memories

TIME TO REFLECT: Deslie Daniels recalls fond memories of her time at Byron Bay Public School.

The walk will start at Apex Park and end at the school grounds.

Gardeners prepare for judgment day

BLOOMING IN COLOUR: Ted Chilcott tends to his bed of mixed flowers.

Look out for the 40th Murwillumbah and District Garden Club comp.

Young visitor eases the symptoms of dementia

BABY LOVE: Little Lola brings a new level of enjoyment to dementia sufferer Morleen at Feros Care Bangalow Residential Village.

There's a very special bond between Morleen and Lola.

Grandmother immortalised in prize-winning artwork

Winning photographer Justine Varga and 2017 judge Dr Shaune Lakin with overall prizewinner, Maternal Lines.

Award-winning photographer pays homage to grandmother.

Bret's on the trail of a big adventure

FAMILY MAN: Bret Wilson with daughter Sam and grandkids Charni, Ashton, Saxon and Harper.

Still fit and strong Bret was in need of a physical challenge.

Push of an ebutton helps to save lives

IAN Kinny arrived on the Coffs Coast to carry out a work contract, but he and his wife fell in love with the place and decided to stay on.

Giving death a new lease on life

EVERLASTING VIEWS: It may not be a modern bushland burial ground, but Nambucca Heads cemetery has a peaceful ambience, sea views and some colourful new life flourishing among the monuments.

People are now requesting a range of various burial styles .

Working towards a legacy for the future

EMBRACING LIFE: Diana Ryall AM has spent her working life doing jobs she loves.

Everyone should write their epitaph at about 50 years old

Climate warriors battling for future generations

CONCERNED CITIZEN: Russell Chiffey, of the Coffs Coast Climate Action Group, was arrested at a protest at Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker's office in Coffs Harbour on Monday, June 6, 2017.

These people are prepared to fight for our future generations.

Seniors' needles dazzle at quilt show

BEAUTIFUL TREASURES: Quilter Ann Finlay in front of a display of her work at the quilt show.

Fabric was transformed by talented quilters over the long weekend.

Lifeline looking for volunteers for crisis support

Lifeline help line.  01 June  2016.

All you need is the ability to care and to listen

Seniors News Coffs Coast online edition

Seniors News cover featuring William McInnes.

Get the latest stories from the online edition of Seniors News.

Grandparents urged to show their Superhero Stride

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is hoping to see lots of grandparents alongside youngsters at the Superhero Stride.

Shelter a home for the homeless

NOT SO ROUGH: Celebrity chef Julie Goodwin doles out a hot drink to Coast Shelter executive officer Laurie Maher at last year's Million Star Executive Sleepout, a fundraiser giving executives a taste of life for those who don't have it so easy.

Shelter incorporates refuges and provides support to the homeless.

Bookclubs going strong on the Coast

LET'S TALK: Erina Library Book Club members discuss Suite Francaise at this month's meeting, but despite the smiles, don't expect it to have been a winner with everyone.

While book shops are hard to find, book clubs are on the rise.

New Council catching attention of Federal Government

CENTRAL COAST JEWEL: Tuggerah Lakes will benefit from a $3 million Federal Government grant on top of the $7 million council has already spent to improve water quality.

A number of projects and upgrades are slated with the new funds.

What's on in the Central Coast

Doug Parkinson presents the ultimate tribute to Joe Cocker.

Get out and about in your region

Sleepless runner calls on her adventurous heritage

WHAT'S NEXT?: From Mt Everest Base Camp, to Antarctica, running New Zealand's trails to a 100km Ultra Trail through the Rugged Blue Mountains, Judy Murray's philosophy has simply been she'll give it a go.

Runner was the great niece to teammate of Ernest Shackleton.

Artist bridges gap between inspiration and recognition

INSPIRED: Rosie Wood rediscovered photography after retiring and has taken out second prize in this year's Exposure Photographic Prize.

Rosie Wood finds great inspiration living on the Central Coast.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Why stick with 'exploding' brand?

A year after Samsung recalled its flagship Galaxy Note 7, the burning question remains. Why stick with a name which has become synonymous with exploding phones?

George Christensen gets word from UK Home Office

Dawson MP George Christensen

The Nationals MP was born in Mackay, the son of a Scottish woman.

How much you really need to earn to lead a 'reasonable' life

MONEY MONEY MONEY: It's time to start sorting out those dockets and getting organised for tax time.
Photo Candyce Braithwaite / Warwick Daily News

New study talks how much Aussies need to earn to live healthy

Seniors are 'highest risk' of substance abuse

Researchers from the South London Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Flinders University in Adelaide have found that seniors are consuming alcohol and drugs at alarming rates.

"People over 50 have higher rates than younger age groups."

Australia has six classes: Which one do you fall into now?

The 'established middle' see themselves as 'working class'.

Representatives need to know what we want

However, how many people take the time to let their 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.

LETTER: What can you do to stop the flu?

VACCINATE: Flu season is coming.

Things you should know about vaccine

Damned if they do and damned if they don't

A reader says to stop whinging about council officers who are just trying to enforce very clear laws regarding dogs and protect the rights of all.

How would you feel if your animal was torn apart by an off-lead dog?

Stateswomen bring new definition to ageing

Come on down you fabulous characters and show yourself

PAUL MURRAY: Let the people speak on same-sex marriage

Paul Murray, the outspoken host of Paul Murray Live, one of the most watched programs on Sky.

Many of them have lost all objectivity and are in full campaign mode

OPINION: Religion is a weak argument against equality

For something that can and should be resolved incredibly simply, the hysteria surrounding same-sex marriage is ridiculous.

God's a weak excuse to block fairness