Captain your own little boat through Europe

CANAL BOAT CRUISING: Canal du Midi, 11, Aude, in France.

SELF-drive yourself along the waterways of Europe.

Jane's palliative volunteering adds quality to her busy life

PALLIATIVE CARE: Jane Harriss at the John Flynn House at St Andrews Village, ACT, where she has previously supported a patient.

PALLIATIVE care volunteer Jane Harriss talks what she does and why.

TRAVEL: Romping it up at the Esk Races

The Esk races.

LIVE it up at Esk where there is fun on and off the track.

Local Partners

Specialist breast nurse and advocate Lee Millard

LEE Millard is a Specialist Breast Nurse at the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute, Coffs Harbour.

Creative twiddle muffs have caught our imagination

WARM TOUCH: Dougherty Villa activities co-ordinator Ros Houlahan and craft group organiser Jenny Vickery with some of the varied and colourful work made by Warm Touch 2460 members.

BRAIN simulation through creative hands is turning old into new.

Feel comfortable in breast cancer survivor garments

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: the team from A Comfortable Bra, Trish Dahl and Janell Rose.

UNDERGARMENTS fitted for breast cancer survivors is a speciality.

First-class care gives local women reassurance

CURE AND CARE: Specialist breast and plastic surgeon Dr Ellis Choy.

COFFS Harbour specialist is helping with breast cancer care and cure

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ANZAC 2017: Gail Forrer reports from the Battlefields

Gail Forrer reports from the battlefields of northern France as the towns stop to commemorate Anzac Day 2017

Anzac Day: All about mateship

MATESHIP: Retired W02 Ron Ritchie and Major Howard Baker served together in Afghanistan, and years later are at the Yamba Anzac Day Service together.

Ron Ritchie and Howard Baker commemorate important day together

What the Dawn Service is like at Villers-Bretonneux

A Commonwealth Memorial in Northern France

THE solemn service commences at 5am

2017 Anzac Day in Withcott

Many wreaths were laid at the 2017 Withcott Anzac Day service.

The Withcott community gathered to commemorate Anzac Day.

Yamba Anzac Day 2017

Footage from the 2017 Anzac Day service at the Yamba cenotaph

Nambour Anzac Dawn Service: school choir

Suncoast Christian College performed at the Anzac Day dawn service in Nambour

Anzac Video Blog 3: Northern France

Seniors News Editor Gail Forrer continues her journey through the French...

Comforting kits for during breast cancer treatment

COMFORT Kits are designed to be used when breast cancer patients are receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

Tina Graetz's long journey to innovative breast solution

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Tina Graetz is happy to be able to face her mirror and wear her favourite clothes once again.

Survivor Tina Graetz's reconstruction decision delay paid off.

Shirt makes showering easier after breast surgery

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: creative solution to managing showering after surgery.

SMART idea to help you shower major chest surgery.

BREAST CANCER: Achieving normality, with a bra

MOBILE CARE: Tracey Grills, of Tracey G Prosthetics & Lingerie, with some of the range available.

THE difference some silicone and lace can make after breast surgery.

Toowoomba breast cancer specialist takes on guiding role

TRUST: Toowoomba oncologist Dr Khageshwor Pokharel.

ONCOLOGIST'S approach eases fear of breast cancer diagnosis.

The Sojourners: Taking control of their breast cancer battle

FOCUS ON THE GOOD: Mark and Sharon Sojourner say it's vital to see the positives in this tumultuous experience.

SHARON shares her story of breast cancer and thinking positively.

It's never too late to make time for your health

Toowoomba resident and BreastScreen volunteer Shirley Meehan.

A breast screen for women at any age can be a life-saver.

DINNER FOR ONE: Easy peasy single-serve recipes

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

TOP TIPS: Cooking for one can be simple

Christine Perkin

Here are a few simple ways of making a decent meal with less effort.

8 ways to save $1000 before Easter

Gympie's famous mummy blogger Jody Allen shows us all how to save.

Let's all go on a diet so we have enough to cover the cost of Easter

REVEALED: How to save money, one byte at a time

Research the best Internet providers and see what they can offer.

How do we know which internet provider to use for the best deal?

RECIPE: Protein packed rice paper rolls

TASTY SNACK: Rice paper rolls are filling and healthy.

DISCOVER the secrets to making these light and tasty rolls.

How to cut your power bill right now by at least 20%

Megan Thomas was shocked to get a power bill for more than $1600
Photo Contributed

Don't get tricked into paying more for power

Cutting-edge kitchen gadgets to save you time

THE light Oven can makes cooking faster and more energy efficient.

AMAZING new appliances save time, effort and increase the fun.

New name and exciting program for Noosa Long Weekend

A NAME change, a new direction and now the program is set to be released on April 18.

OPINION: Last chance to review your superannuation

Stock image of cash for better business.

From July 1, changes to superannuation rules come into play.

Top tip from breast cancer fundraising guru

BREAST CANCER: Sunshine Coast Private Hospital's general manager, Wallis Westbrook, with Ngaire Roberts at last year's Pinktober luncheon for the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program.

LEARN from a dedicated volunteer tips for local fundraising.

Celebrating 50 years of sunshine on the Coast

GOLDEN CELEBRATION: The Merryatric Players will be performing Fifty Years of Sunshine at The Events Centre, Caloundra on April 23.

The Merryatric Players are back with a variety music concert.

TRAVEL: New business offers travelling carers

HOLIDAY WITH HELP: business owner and qualified carer, Leanne Harsh.

HELP with your holidays is a new Coast business using a great idea.

Murder thriller is sure to enthrall

Kate Stewart as Dora in BATS Theatre Co's production "Night Must Fall'.

BATS Theatre Co Inc presents Night Must Fall.

COMMUNITY NOTICES: Sunshine Coast region

SINGALONG: The Buderim Male Choir during rehearsals for a special Narration Concert in April.

EVENTS and news from community groups around the Sunshine Coast.

Change of heart on community legal centre funding

THE Federal Government announced today it has reinstated funding for community legal services.

LETTER: ANZAC Day also marks WWII anniversaries

ANZAC DAY: Thank you to those who have served our country.

WE owe our service personnel an immeasurable debt of gratitude.

Better outcomes for breast cancer patients

DEDICATED STAFF: Some of the Wesley Hospital's Breast Clinic team.

A diagnosis of breast cancer does not always lead to a bad outcome.

VICKI'S STORY: A day in the life of a nursing director

Bethesda Caring Centre nursing director Vicki Lea and two of her important support team members, Charlie Brown and Rudie.

LONG busy days are part of this passionate nursing director's job.

Breast cancer screening doesn't need to stop at 70

STAY VIGILANT: Consider continuing to be screened even after you reach 70.

KEEP up with breast cancer checks even after turning 70.

HEALTH: Tips for buying a hearing aid

WITH the wide range of hearing aids available today, from the ultimate hearing experience to something more budget friendly, there's a device to suit.

Top 10 outings in Toowoomba in April

PERFECT BLEND: Opera in the Vineyard @ the Ballandean Estate marries music and wine.

FUN flicks, fossils and more to do in Toowoomba during April.

HEARING: Five tips for healthy ears

Top tips to keep your ears and hearing healthy.

TOP tips to keep your ears and hearing healthy.

Croquet scores with skill, tactics and fitness

GIVE IT A SWING: The club’s longest-standing member Betty Belz shows her skill with the mallet, which saw her represent Australian.

TRY it today, croquet is gentle and tests skill and concentration.

Preserving Toowoomba history one piece at a time

HISTORICAL JOURNEY: Ray Ashford OAM and co-manager wife Pat had no idea how popular the pioneer village would become.

VILLAGE attraction keeps growing as it brings history back to life.

Sharing the spirit of the ANZACs in Toowoomba

AUSSIE SPIRIT: RAAF veteran Felix Parker OAM says Anzac Day is the most important day of the year for all Australians.

AIRMAN Felix Parker remembers his war years ahead of ANZAC Day.

Festival an Easter gift that's better than chocolate

FOOD HEAVEN: Enjoy the range of cuisine on offer at Little Eat Street in Art Gallery Park  from 10am to 5.30pm as part of Streets and Lanes Festival.

EASTER festival of music, markets and more for Toowoomba.

Senior students finishes her law study with help from STAR

OCCUPYING her mind has led Robyn Bree to complete her legal studies with the help of STAR.

Murphy the mule star of the show at aged care facilities

HEALING ANIMALS: Joe Howells pats miniature pony Oreo.

HEALING hearts through the love of four-legged friends.

Family history at Gold Coast to help hunt for ancestors

TRACING ANCESTRY: A family group on the beach at Burleigh Heads circa 1935.

HISTORY event to cover details on many ways to find ancestors.

Nasho heads for Vietnam to pay respects

Tony van Sleeuwen describes his experiences during the Vietnam War as “horrific”.

VETERAN to respectfully retrace Vietnam War steps.

COMMUNITY NOTICES: Gold Coast region

Sorrento Probus Club members recently celebrated their Silver anniversary with a delicious cake and lots of smiles.

EVENTS and news from community groups around the Gold Coast.

LETTER: What about older victims of domestic violence?

WHAT about those of us in our 50s and over who are victims of domestic violence?

Apply the 80/20 rule for better peace of mind

Change the way you think and you will start to feel better. Let go of needless worry, be open to solutions and enjoy a healthier, happier life.

CHANGE the way you think and you will start to feel better.

New thinking on breast cancer complementary treatments

BREAST CANCER: Cancer coaches to coordinate post-surgery rehabilitation is the newest move towards helping women to recover.

COACHING a survivor in using support services is the new thinking.

TRAVEL: 10 very good reasons to go cruising

CRUISING:  The Emerald Princess' movies under the stars.

TEN fabulous reasons to add cruising to your travel bucket list.

A nimble-fingered fundraiser

PRACTISE MAKES PERFECT: Maryborough's Elaine Harris, 82, has been knitting since she was seven years old.

ELAINE Harris has been knitting since she was seven years old.

Bottlebrush Crafts celebrate 40 years of creations

Maitlia Potter Audrey Reece sculpts a swagman during a class at Bottlebrush Craft Centre in Maryborough.

Bottlebrush crafts exhibition to be held at Gatakers Artspace

WEIGHT LOSS: Shiralee Club helps with unwanted burden

Maryborough Shiralee Night Weight Club members (back from left) Carolyne Neilsen, June Wheeler, Laurell Whittaker, (seated from left) Barbara Ryan and Gay Bazza have all got the same mind-set for a life change.

For just $1.50 you can get support and inspiration to lose weight.

WHAT'S ON: Yvonne's top 10 things to do for April and May

GET out and about in northern NSW in April and May with a selection of exciting events and activities to choose from

The plight of older women: Looking at 'why'

Older women are at increased risk of homelessness and poverty.

Dignified and practical dining fashion with a twist

DIGNIFIED DINING: Ruth happily wears her Picasso spillwear at every meal time at IRT St Georges Basin Care.

SPILLWEAR is a new product designed with flair and practicality.

Are you ready for the superannuation changes on July 1?

SUPER CHANGES: Here's what you need to know.

RULES about super contributions and tax breaks due to change.

Pop the cork! Champagne is good for your brain

Scientists discovered that drinking champagne may actually assist brain health.

STUDY discovered champagne may actually assist brain health.

CRUISING: Experience the ultimate in spa paradise at sea

LUXURY CRUISING: The Emerald Princess' fabulous magic show.

WELCOME to the world of spa paradise at sea.

What happened on the day you were born?

Happy times for seniors.

EVERYTHING you’ve ever wanted to know about your birth date.

Tips for reducing the risk of breast cancer

TAKE it from an expert, there are some ways to reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Is sex good for your health later in life?

It's the age-old debate – is sex in your later years good for your health?

THE answer might depend on whether you're a man or a woman.

Go for gold this Easter in Nundle

 The Nundle Go For Gold Chinese Easter Festival is on Easter weekend.

THE Nundle Go For Gold Chinese Easter Festival will be held on Easter Saturday and...

Exercise can take 10 years off your mind age

Research has shown that exercise helps to keep the mind sharp and could even take 10 years off your mind age.

STUDY proves exercise helps to keep the mind sharp.

HEALTH TIPS: Eight ways to care for your feet

IF YOU are over the age of 60 or have chronic health conditions, good foot care is even more important.

Over the age of 60 good foot care is even more important.

Autumn is agricultural show season on the coast

FLYING FINGERS: Maxine Keys uses her talents in many arts and crafts and also shares her skills.

Getting in the mood for the local coastal show season.

Coffs volunteers fight for future of well-loved garden

ON THE MOVE: Botanic Garden Friend Jan Moran at the wheel of the people mover, which can be booked for tours and helps make the Garden accessible to everyone.

COFFS seniors battle for the future of local Botanic Gardens.

Senior surfers unite to raise Dementia research funds.

HEAD to Queenscliff Beach on Sydney’s northern beaches on May 27 to watch 27 surfers show off their senior techniques in Wipeout Dementia.

War hero saluted in The Unseen ANZAC

The Unseen ANZAC

Incredible but true story of Australia's greatest war photographer.

Remembering Academy Award winner Gregory Peck

STAR OF THE BIG SCREEN: Gregory Peck still draws in fans of his fabulously dramatic movies.

BRILLIANT in dramatic roles, Gregory Peck still draws in his fans.

The little church kept alive by community love

COMMUNITY HEART: St Barnabas Church holds just 60 people but a lot of history.

Yarramalong means place of cedars

Computers reopen Ron's world after brain condition

SOCIAL AND SOCIABLE: Ron Ware's Windows 10 class at Long Jetty Senior Citizens Club.

RON Ware has gone from student to teacher over the last 10 years.

DIGITAL EDITION: Seniors Central Coast, Mar-Apr 2017

Seniors Newspaper: Central Coast, March-April 2017

READ the latest edition of Seniors Newspaper: Central Coast.

Principal dances her way through life's challenges

DANCE OF LIFE: Principal Shayne Player has taken on her unlikely role of cabaret dancer with good humour.

DANCE for Cancer fundraiser celebrates four years of giving back

Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin given overhaul by stylist

A CELEBRITY stylist was brought in to overhaul the Irwins and bring their looks “into the 21st century”.

15 years in anorexia hell: How Coast woman cheated death

Millie Thomas spent more than 15 years in the grips of anorexia nervosa, but is now healthy and hoping to help others.

Anorexia survivor who nearly died dedicates life to helping others

Dodge creates a tyre-smoking road legal drag car

WEAPON: Supercharged 6.2-litre Hemi Demon V8 produces 626kW and 1044Nm, hits 60mph (97kmh) in 2.3 seconds and sprints the quarter-mile in just 9.65 seconds.

Nine-second street legal drag car breaks host of records

Is Toyota getting cool again? SUV concept revives icon FJ

FUTURE PERFECT: Toyota hints at a more fun future with its funky FT-4X looking production ready.

FT-4X Concept shown at New York Auto Show

Is this the best and most beautiful car in the world?

STYLE STAR: The Jaguar F-Pace beat finalists Audi Q5 and Volkswagen Tiguan in an all-SUV top three to win the coveted 2017 World Car of the Year title.

Luxury British SUV scoops global title

LETTER: What can you do to stop the flu?

IT'S time for everyone to think about how we can prevent the spread of flu in our community.

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?

Gender gap will exist for many more years

The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap will not close entirely until 2186.

A forum predicts the gender gap will not close entirely until 2186.

Is medical cannabis the answer?

A reader is questioning the use of medicinal cannabis.

Heroin and cocaine also come from plants.

OPINION: We shouldn't forget once Anzac Day ends

Maroochydore ANZAC service. Crowds cheer on the marching.

More should be done for those sent to war

OPINION: We mustn't lose our Christian values

GROWING CONCERN: Our nation is founded on Christian values which must not be compromised, says Chris Lancaster.

We see a changing world with uncertain and fearful implications.

SOAPBOX: The solution to the litterbug problem

Do tougher measures need to be introduced to deter people from littering? Photo: Che Chapman

So how do we stop the filth? Here's one interesting approach