General Seniors News

Fri 5 Jun 2020

Lockdown revives air-raid memories

Lockdown revives air-raid memories

DOLPH Baker remembers clearly long hours in the little air raid shelter at his home in London.

Ray’s still right at home at 75

Ray’s still right at home at 75

TELEVISION host and journalist Ray Martin has always kept his personal life private.

Spared by Nazis, Marlies marks milestone

Spared by Nazis, Marlies marks milestone

THERE were times when Marie-Louise (Marlies) Green didn’t think she would make it to 25 never mind 100.

Stretching the friendship

Stretching the friendship

THE enormous success of the ABC television series Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds has led to researchers looking at how this intergenerational experiment can be...

Club Zooms in on a world of mutual pride

Club Zooms in on a world of mutual pride

ZOOM – it’s a word many of us had never heard of before COVID-19, but what a difference it has made to lives, clubs and businesses operating in isolation.

Virus sparks a spike in riding

Virus sparks a spike in riding

IT SEEMS two wheels are better than four during social distancing as Brisbane locals ride out the quarantine lockdown on the back of a bike.

Thu 4 Jun 2020

Vitality to thrive in village

Vitality to thrive in village

JOINING the Sunshine Coast’s burgeoning health and wellbeing sector is ComLink’s Vitality Village, with construction starting in late April on its Kawana location.

Art-felt wish now a reality

Art-felt wish now a reality

IT’S not skydiving or swimming with dolphins, but seeing his paintings exhibited was a wish come true for 94-year-old artist William (Bill) Baker.

Wed 3 Jun 2020

Kathryn Greiner: The New Normal – what will it be like?

Kathryn Greiner: The New Normal – what will it be like?

MEMO to ScoMo: 70 is not “elderly”, bristles Kathryn Greiner (AO) as she stares down the barrel of the “new normal’’.

Fri 22 May 2020

Taste of success delights Hakea Grove residents

Taste of success delights Hakea Grove residents

Hakea Grove Aged Care’s Head Chef Kylie Horton has fully embraced lessons learned at a Maggie Beer Masterclass and residents at the Central Coast facility are reaping...

Fri 15 May 2020

Chopper chalks up milestone with 10,000th mission

Chopper chalks up milestone with 10,000th mission

THE Lismore-based Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has recently surpassed a significant milestone by flying its 10,000th mission.

More support for carers

More support for carers

IF YOU are caring for a family member or friend, or someone you know is, there are new support services available through Carer Gateway.

Gympie Library using technology to help battle COVID-19

Gympie Library using technology to help battle COVID-19

STAFF at the Gympie Regional Libraries have been hard at work creating 3D-printed face shield headframes that will be used by Queensland Health during the COVID-19...

Son of famed Coast naturalist gives insight into amazing animal adventures

Son of famed Coast naturalist gives insight into amazing animal...

GENERATIONS of kids have visited the David Fleay Wildlife Park at Tallebudgera, but only two grew up there: David and Sigrid Fleay’s son Stephen and his sister...

Time to brush up on your art skills

Time to brush up on your art skills

TIRED of being bored at home because of the coronavirus pandemic?Enter the 2020 Du Rietz Art Awards and unlock your creative side while banishing the lockdown blues.

Meals on Wheels deliveries continue in local community

Meals on Wheels deliveries continue in local community

THE wheels are still turning and the kitchen is churning out meals for Bundaberg residents as Meals on Wheels does its bit to help residents stuck at home due to...

Mon 11 May 2020

Care Army and police saving lives during COVID-19

Care Army and police saving lives during COVID-19

THE QUEENSLAND Police Service has been praised by the Premier for coming to the aid of an 80-year-old woman who broke her hip and was unable to move in her home for...

Fri 8 May 2020

Blooms help lift the gloom while home-bound

Blooms help lift the gloom while home-bound

FLOWERS are substituting for hugs, showing love and sharing celebrations in the time of COVID-19.

Thu 7 May 2020

Adding to success story of maths education dynamo

Adding to success story of maths education dynamo

MATHEMATICS innovator and former lecturer Dr Calvin Irons says everywhere we turn, across the ages, maths is in our lives.

Tue 5 May 2020

Heiress a driven lifesaver

Heiress a driven lifesaver

THE heroism of a daredevil Brisbane heiress who saved a former Russian president from Stalin and the Nazis is the rollicking tale shared by Australian biographer...

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