Wellbeing News

Wed 17 Apr 2019

Boost your day with a quick nap

Boost your day with a quick nap

TAKING a nap during the day can make a big difference to our mood and energy, but that nap can also interfere with our sleep patterns if we aren't careful.

Mon 15 Apr 2019

New awareness drives increased calls to Elder Abuse Helpline

New awareness drives increased calls to Elder Abuse Helpline

CALLS to the Elder Abuse Helpline increased by more than 17 per cent during the 2017-18 financial year, with more than 1900 Queenslanders reporting elder abuse.

Top tips for a good bra fit for older women

Top tips for a good bra fit for older women

WOMEN are told that ageing well involves getting physically active, but do they know how to make the right clothing choices for recreation and sport activities?

Thu 11 Apr 2019

Expert unsure new PBS-listed Parkinson's offers anything new

Expert unsure new PBS-listed Parkinson's offers anything new

FROM this month the Parkinson's management drug Xadago will be listed on the PBS.

Wed 3 Apr 2019

Five great foods you should be eating now

Five great foods you should be eating now

CARDIOLOGIST Dr Ross Walker wants us to start now adding these five foods to our diet as each has shown to increase in nutritional value as we age.

Fri 29 Mar 2019

Lodge your Advance Care Directive with My Health Record

Lodge your Advance Care Directive with My Health Record

SENIORS are being encouraged to upload to My Health Record their future health care preferences.

Wed 27 Mar 2019

Include the sunscreen in your morning routine

Include the sunscreen in your morning routine

SLAP on the sunscreen as part of your daily routine, experts are telling us.

Tue 26 Mar 2019

Senior's giant double leap for cancer

Senior's giant double leap for cancer

BILL Lennon didn't think twice about how he wanted to celebrate his 90th birthday, but he did jump twice - skydiving over Lake Macquarie to raise funds.

Sat 23 Mar 2019

At home with dementia and Parkinson's

At home with dementia and Parkinson's

DESMA Mitchell took on her mother's care and with same approach to positive action then documented the lessons she learnt from the experience.

Wed 20 Mar 2019

Survivor paddles to a positive future

Survivor paddles to a positive future

LOSING family members to breast cancer and being diagnosed with the disease herself wasn't a death sentence for Murwillumbah's Christine Lonie - far from it.

Mon 18 Mar 2019

Equal aged care access for multicultural communities

Equal aged care access for multicultural communities

THE Federal Government has released Australia's first Aged Care Diversity Action Plan to support older Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Australians.

Fri 1 Mar 2019

Simple tool to keep you safe in an emergency

Simple tool to keep you safe in an emergency

AVOIDING the time lapse to find out what medications a person is taking can have a critical impact on their wellbeing in an emergency situation.

Wed 27 Feb 2019

Apple Isle senior wants to drive melanoma message home

Apple Isle senior wants to drive melanoma message home

WITH one foot on the throttle of his caravanning dream and the other on continuing to survive his melanoma journey, Dennis Applebee is ready to hit the road.

Fall less with these simple better vision tips

Fall less with these simple better vision tips

IT'S A problem as we get older - misstepping, tripping and even falling - but, there are times when all this can be avoided with some simple strategies.

Thu 14 Feb 2019

Trust your head over your heart on Valentine’s Day

Trust your head over your heart on Valentine’s Day

IT'S A date but not necessarily the kind you really need or want. It's when lover scammers are very active on social media and dating apps.

Wed 13 Feb 2019

You could die waiting for aged care services

You could die waiting for aged care services

MARGARET Jolly fears her dad's days are getting longer and harder while he waits endlessly for My Aged Care help.

Talk to your GP about your sexual health

Talk to your GP about your sexual health

SEXUAL health researcher Dr Sue Malta is getting close to creating a viable nexus between GPs and seniors who to date are rarely found talking about sex issues.

Fri 8 Feb 2019

A windfall awaits many who haven’t registered with Medicare

A windfall awaits many who haven’t registered with Medicare

ABOUT 670,000 Australians are out of pocket by an average of $150 each because they haven’t provided Medicare with their current bank account details.

Wed 30 Jan 2019

Update your car seat belt settings today

Update your car seat belt settings today

AS our body shape changes we should regularly review the fit of our car seat belt to ensure it gives us the best possible protection.

Tue 29 Jan 2019

'Movement for Life': Seniors encouraged to get active

'Movement for Life': Seniors encouraged to get active

OLDER Australians are being encouraged to put their best foot forward after the Federal Government announced a major boost into keeping seniors fit and firing.

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