Wellbeing News

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.

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Working out with no ordinary Sheila

Working out with no ordinary Sheila

AT 94 Sheila Hall last year became the star of her own professionally filmed exercise DVD, The Sheila Story.

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.

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