Stateswomen bring new definition to ageing

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De Niro still a raging bull at 74

Robert De Niro

Two-time Oscar winner has starred in over 100 films.

Woolworths, Coles, Aldi: Why it pays to check docket

Do you know about your supermarket's 'freebie policy'?

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Australia Day date 'just wrong' says councillor

Memmbers of the public hold flags at an Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony and Flag Raising event in Canberra on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Lismore City Council moves to dump January 26

Which to choose: Retirement village or aged-care?

Aveo Springfield has opened in Springfield Central with the Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk in attendance to officially open the new retirement unit complex.

Village exit costs have changed affecting retirement living choices.

ABC host Emma Alberici accused of bullying in same-sex row

Lateline host Emma Alberici has fired up at a fellow journalist on Twitter.

Alberici expressed incredulity at being “labelled a bully”

Young drivers shocked in role play

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Seniors Week 2017: 'Bringing Queenslanders together'

WELCOME to our annual Seniors Week feature which hopes to challenge and entertain you, while breaking up traditional or negative 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.

Culture shifts focus on dementia research

National Ageing Research Institute Deputy Director. Social Gerontology, Dr Bianca Brijnath.

Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern families to get dementia help.

Ageing research forges ahead with innovative projects

AGEING SUPPORT: These some of the 20 National Ageing Research Institute team members working on finding answers to key ageing issues.

CUTTING edge ageing research projects are on the table for NARI.

Seniors Week 2017: Brisbane calendar of events

Time to celebrate being a Senior

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.

No camping: Nomads to snub Callide Dam

THE No Camping signs SunWater erected at Callide Dam last week have caused a stir among locals, business owners and the Grey Nomads and campers.

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

Illegal camping enforcement needed

Harry Bruce cartoon

Caravan owners are camping for free, often going against regulations

REVEALED: How much grey nomads are spending in town

SPENDING LOCALLY: John and Sandra Bewell from Harrington at the Doon Villa Football Club RV parking area in Maryborough.

"It is a lovely place to stay, we would definitely recommend it"

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”.

King of rock’s music still sends shivers down the spine

THE history books tell us it’s 40 years since Elvis Presley died, but it might have been only last year as we continually hear his name touted.

Senior Australian on the move for better future

SENIOR AUSTRALIAN: Sister Anne Gardiner remains proud of her faith and of the Tiwi people's willingness to safeguard their language and culture.

Scooting around Bathurst Island to help community rediscover respect

Learn about workers super tax treatment changes


Rules for deduction of personal super contributions have changed.

'Age is not a disability': Carers vow to change focus

Linda Marsden with Doreen.

"Age is not a disability ... time we stopped treating it like one."

Rethink retirement with the help from a friend

TAKING CONTROL: Joanna Maxwell with Ray Martin at the launch of her book, Rethink Your Career.

Take control of your working future with some practical tips.

Road runners motivated by group success

THE philosophy behind Toowoomba's Road Runners is about fun, fitness and giving people who enjoy running motivation.

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

Camellia show sprouts beyond green thumbs

REVVING UP FOR FLOWER SHOW: Members of the Historical Motor Cycle Club of Queensland Toowoomba Area join Deputy Mayor Cr Carol Taylor and fellow councillors to celebrate the launch of this year's Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo with show committee members.

Organisers "over the moon at the way the event has grown”.

Seniors get transport lifeline for 2018 Games

GOLD Coast seniors fearing a transport nightmare for the 2018 Commonwealth Games have been handed a lifeline with a new program called 'We’ll Get You There'.

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.

Get out and about with Probus Club

GOOD LIFE: Burleigh Waters Probus group members, relaxing at Schusters Park.

Looking to get out and about on the Gold Coast?

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.

Grandmother immortalised in prize-winning artwork

SYDNEY photographer Justine Varga's large-scale work in homage to her grandmother has won the $20,000 overall prize for the 2017 Olive Cotton Award.

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.

Life saver helicopter a worthy cause

CAN YOU HELP? Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter volunteers (from left) Marlene Croft, Bob and Sue Smith devote regular hours to the service.

Helicopter has delivered rescue services for 35 years.

Silver foxes spray paint the town red

A resident of Feros Aged Care has a crack at creating some graffiti.

Buddying artists were given the freedom to make their mark.

Meet refugees and then you'll understand says group

FRIENDLY PROJECT: Uki Refugee Group members (from left) Bryan McLelland, Matt Ottley and Tina Wilson meet to promote the production A Devilish Tale - The History of Harmony.

Supporting refugees is a focus for many on the Northern Rivers.

Authors return for iconic Byron Writers Festival

Zacharey Jane is one of the writers travelling west on the Byron Writers Festival Road Trip.

Get out and about there is so much to see and do

Local groups reap rewards of big-time success

FRIENDLY FUNDS: Community group representatives and Tweed Shire Council officers celebrate the handing over of more than $36,000.

From little things, big things grow.

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.

Baby joy for Matt Golinski and fiancee Erin Yarwood

MORE good news for celebrity chef Matt Golinski and fiancee Erin Yarwood.

Clive Palmer grounded as liquidators come for his plane

Clive Palmer's Cessna Citation X has been impounded for a year

BREAKING: Police find missing Coast woman

Kaye Marriott is missing from Mountain Creek.

The 60-year-old was reported missing after driving away from home

Break out the bikinis, we're heading for a scorcher

Maria Buci and Amy Crowe are ready to make a splash on the hottest August day since 2009. Picture Mike Batterham

SEQ is on track to sweat through its warmest August day

‘Lose 10 kilos in two weeks’

Be Fit Food founders Kate Save and Dr Geoff Draper.

A WEIGHT loss meal plan sparked a bidding war on Shark Tank.

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?

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

I say: Youth today are awesome not hopeless

And there are certainly plenty of young people doing awesome things.

With every new era, there are advantages and disadvantages.