Wellbeing News

Fri 18 Jan 2019

Age Care restraint rules on the improve

Age Care restraint rules on the improve

REGULATIONS around the use of chemical and physical restraint in Aged Care will change from July 1 this year.

Thu 17 Jan 2019

Hey baby ! Lay off the booze

Hey baby ! Lay off the booze

DRINKING at risky levels is on the rise among older Australians which isn't good health news.

Wed 2 Jan 2019

Independent Aged Care commission on the job from today

Independent Aged Care commission on the job from today

IT'S here; the one-stop Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission opens its doors today.

Fri 28 Dec 2018

What's in store for you in 2019?

What's in store for you in 2019?

THE new year is fast approaching, again, so before December 31 arrives, why not take some time to work out what you want to achieve in 2019.

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Kids behaving badly: Tips to care for disobedient grandkids

Kids behaving badly: Tips to care for disobedient grandkids

AS YOU take the hand of your grandkid over the holidays, your wealth of life knowledge will be invaluable in handling some of the challenges the child presents.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

MS volunteer's enthusiasm is heartwarming

MS volunteer's enthusiasm is heartwarming

BEV Cornwell won't let her disability define her. Instead, she uses it to keep herself energised and engaged in helping those around her also suffering from MS.

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Can I join in? How to overcome loneliness at Christmas

Can I join in? How to overcome loneliness at Christmas

IT'S a simple question, but just how many of us fear reaching out this way as we confront being lonely while life swirls around us during the Christmas period.

Tue 11 Dec 2018

An emergency plan could save your life

An emergency plan could save your life

THERE'S no doubt after the bad weather and devastating bushfires of recent weeks that this is not just the season to be merry.

Wed 21 Nov 2018

Dietitian shares top 10 myths about nutrition for seniors

Dietitian shares top 10 myths about nutrition for seniors

Dietitian and author Ngaire Hobbins shares her top tips from her book, Nutrition for Seniors: A guide to healthy habits for eating well as you age.

Sun 4 Nov 2018

Top tips for coping with the early summer heat

Top tips for coping with the early summer heat

DID you prepare yourself for this heat? Most of us won’t have our minds and bodies ready for the summer heat; it’s pleasure and its pain.

Fri 28 Sep 2018

6 tips to help stop hay fever taking over

6 tips to help stop hay fever taking over

THIS is the time of year when hay fever strikes and sufferers often become isolated as they seek shelter from the onslaught.

Thu 20 Sep 2018

'Move It Aus': New program to get seniors back into sport

'Move It Aus': New program to get seniors back into sport

THE Australian Government wants seniors to reignite their sporting passions after the launch of the ‘Move It Aus – Better Ageing’ grants program.

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Spring into relationships reflection and renewal

Spring into relationships reflection and renewal

AS THE days warm up and the sun stays shining longer, spring is a good time for seniors to work on renewing their social and support connections.

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Rural programs help health service provider claim top award

Rural programs help health service provider claim top award

A SPECIALIST health service provider that keeps seniors living and staying active in their community for longer has been awarded a top award in Australia.

Mon 2 Jul 2018

Steer clear: Doctor warns of health check-ups at chemists

Steer clear: Doctor warns of health check-ups at chemists

PHARMACISTS and GPs are at loggerheads over whether patients should undergo health checks at their local chemist shops.

Wed 20 Jun 2018

Blow the winter blues away and get active

Blow the winter blues away and get active

INSTEAD of hibernating as the cold weather settles in, why not use the cool of winter to get yourself active again using these warming tips.

Thu 14 Jun 2018

Move to the Groove helps treat dementia

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.

Sat 2 Jun 2018

Herbal remedies: Top tea recipes to beat winter ailments

Herbal remedies: Top tea recipes to beat winter ailments

THERE’S nothing quite like holding a warm cup of herbal tea in your hands. Not only does it make you feel cosy but a cup of tea is enough to warm the soul, too.

Wed 30 May 2018

South Australian bank goes dementia-friendly

South Australian bank goes dementia-friendly

BANKSA is taking the lead among the banks in South Australia by implementing a range of measures to make its branches dementia-friendly for its customers.

Fri 25 May 2018

Death education: Doctors want 'taboo' subject in schools

Death education: Doctors want 'taboo' subject in schools

QUEENSLAND doctors are calling for death education to be taught in the classroom in a bid to demystify the processes of ageing and dying.

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