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Protecting the vulnerable: Seniors to get free flu shot

IF YOU are aged 65 and over, the newest flu vaccines, targeted at protecting vulnerable older Australians, will be available to you at no cost.

'Risks and benefits': How to better manage your medicines

GOOD ADVICE: Learn to ask the right questions from the right people, about your medications.

Use this guide to help you manage how and when you take medications.

Government commits more funds for MyAgedCare development

AGED CARE: The government is continuing improve MyAgedCare website services available to seniors and their carers.

The government is continuing improve services available to seniors.

Under the knife overseas causes puffy response

SURGERY PROBLEMS: The women — wrapped chin-to-dome in bandages — were barred from boarding a flight home at an airport in South Korea.

Plastic surgery results cause passport troubles at airport.

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How a simple Google search could save your life

USC research shows how regular skin cancer can be detected through online searches

Government joins the worldwide battle against 'superbugs'

SUPER BUGS: New government funding will help researchers address problems of antimicrobial resistance is urgently needed.

Addressing problems of antimicrobial resistance is urgently needed.

Finding love: The tips to help you find the right partner

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Vitality and attractiveness, status and resources and warmth and trustworthiness are usually top the list of a person’s needs

Help is at hand for finding your new partner.

'National disgrace’: Pensioners fed on just $6 a day

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) called the report findings “disgraceful and appalling”.

Prisoners, guinea pigs have better meals than senior Australians.

Is it time for all Australians to be paid by the government?

“We all have a right to a decent minimum income: to a fair share”.

Speak out for better aged care staffing

AGED CARE: Online survey opens for public comment on future aged care services.

Online survey opens for public comment on future aged care services.

TRAVEL: New business offers travelling carers

IT'S a smart business offering mobility restricted people of any age carer assistance while on holiday on the Sunshine Coast or when travelling from the Coast.

Council Cab trial offers freedom to the over-60s

FREEDOM:  The Council Cabs service does more than allow people to do their shopping once a week, it gives a feeling of independence and for many becomes a social outing.

SERVICE offers eligible seniors a $2 each-way shared taxi service.

'Wheely' dedicated volunteer keeps residents moving

Coffs Harbour resident Marie Gordon has spent the past 25 years helping the elderly and disabled get out and about.

MARIE Gordon has spent the past 25 years helping the elderly.

Residents offered freedom through community transport

HELPING HAND: Community Transport volunteer driver Paul Orman helping Nambucca residents Lee and Pat Kealy home from an appointment.

SERVICE provides local residents with renewed independence.

Ross puts stamp on fundraising for mobility

STAMPS AHEAD: Ross Paine happily collecting stamps for charity.

STAMPS are sent to auction to raise funds for mobility assistance.

Elder's Abuse: Helping men have the conversation

THE Men's Sheds approach to informal conversations over a cuppa or a handyman project is helping the shed members open up about elder abuse concerns.

Elder abuse: The guide to meeting with an adviser

ELDER ABUSE: Check out these 11 tips to help prepare for meeting with an adviser to discuss your concerns.

Expert provides tips on getting the best out of an advisor meeting.

Kick start your year with healthy tips

An apple a day really does keep the doctor away.

Many seniors find February a month to plunge into resolutions.

Awaken the day and your body with Tai Chi

TAI CHI: The graceful movements of this ancient Chinese practice are carried out so slowly they have a quiet beauty about them.

Tai Chi has surprising benefits for the body and the soul.

Sex and ageing: this is a conversation we should have

SEX AND AGEING:  It's most important for good health to remain sexual, whether you are partnered or on your own.

It's okay to remain sexual whether you are partnered or not.

Ovarian cancer: Know the warning signs

OVARIAN CANCER: Becoming aware of ovarian cancer symptoms could save your life.

Becoming aware of ovarian cancer symptoms could save your life.

Is the codeine policy change good for pain management?

PAIN: There is a whole raft of treatment options that are useful for pain management.

There is a raft of options that are useful for pain management.