Don't ignore it: When bowel cancer is detected

WHEN bowel cancer is detected, the best thing you can do is to make sure your doctors pursue it quickly to reduce further problems long term.

Chronic post-surgery pain: Overcome notorious condition

UNDERSTANDING PAIN: Chronic surgical pain often remains difficult for seniors to understand and deal with both physically and mentally.

Know more why and what is being done to treatment this pain

Protecting the vulnerable: Seniors to get free flu shot

NEW VACCINES: Everyone encouraged to get new flu vaccine, available from April.

Everyone encouraged to get new flu vaccine, available from April.

'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.

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Birthday girl still fit and well at 100

A LIFESTYLE that focuses on exercising and eating well has paid off for Elizabeth "Belle” Mowat.

Blow the winter blues away and get active

WINTER HEALTH: Stay healthy this winter by using the cool weather to be active.

Stay healthy this winter by using the cool weather to be active.

Aged Care minister wants seniors to think about the future

AGED CARE: Federal Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM.

Ken Wyatt talks Aged Care, gap year and attitude changes.

Giving the locals the lowdown on diabetes

DIABETES TALK: U3A Tweed Coast's First Friday Forum speaker on diabetes, Michel Quirk.

Sharing and caring about diabetes is part of Michel Quirk's make-up.

Aged Care: Accreditation key processes explored

AGED CARE: Gain a better understanding of Australia's Aged Care facility and service provider quality controls to help ease worries over finding the best support for ageing family members.

Gain a better understanding of Aged Care facility quality controls.

Try Taoist Tai Chi to put balance back into life

FEELING BETTER: A session of Taoist Tai Chi in the park ... Have a go days are being held for beginners from June to August.

Regain your balance and flexibility with this gentle exercise.

Talking dementia, out in the open

DEMENTIA NEWS: Expert says we need to learn more and talk more about dementia.

Expert says we need to learn more and talk more about dementia.

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.

Move to the Groove helps treat dementia

MOVE to the Groove is a highly engaging, social and collaborative dance program for people living with dementia in the Central Coast.

Herbal remedies: Top tea recipes to beat winter ailments

What will you be brewing this winter?

Herbal teas are considered warriors for many health-related concerns

South Australian bank goes dementia-friendly

BANKING SOLUTIONS: BankSA’s customer service advisor Christine Losic using the VR headset alongside  BankSA chief executive Nick Reade and Dementia Australia regional director SA & NT David Furniss.

Bank a leader in creating dementia-friendly banking experience.

Death education: Doctors want 'taboo' subject in schools

Should death education be taught in schools? Queensland doctors say "yes".

Lessons will help remove stigma around death says experts.

What matters most when the horizon is getting closer?

PLAN AHEAD: talking about end of life care is important for all of us.

Don't wait until it's too late to tell others what you want.

AGED CARE ABUSE: Peak bodies call for calm amidst storm

Aged care generic seniors elderly

"There are isolated incidents where errors and oversights occur."

Making sense of post-death red tape nightmare

MANAGING DEATH: Launched today is a free online guide from COTA Victoria on how to close a person’s life.

Launched today is a free guide on how to close a person’s life.