General Seniors News

Fri 3 Apr 2020

Aged care residents’ pouches help bushfire victims recover

Aged care residents’ pouches help bushfire victims recover

AUSTRALIA’S wildlife had its world turned upside down with the recent bushfires, with many native animals requiring a helping hand and a safe place to recover from...

Shared VIEW worth celebrating

Shared VIEW worth celebrating

SIXTY years ago, when women were expected to be homemakers and were excluded from joining service clubs, one man had a vision or a view.

Thu 2 Apr 2020

Campaigner Val French leaves behind unmatchable legacy

Campaigner Val French leaves behind unmatchable legacy

AFTER a long and distinguished media career, with a focus on mental health, women’s issues and older people, Val French (AM) passed away on March 12 at age 92, with her...

New Bribie over-50s meal delivery initiative

New Bribie over-50s meal delivery initiative

FEWER trips to the supermarket for residents over 50 and making social distancing easier is the aim of a new free meal delivery service at GemLife Bribie Island...

Wed 1 Apr 2020

Nursing stalwart reflects on 50-plus extraordinary years

Nursing stalwart reflects on 50-plus extraordinary years

OVER 50 years, recently retired nurse Kathy Quirk has seen the landscape of the Atherton Tableland town of Herberton change ever so slowly as she watched the ebb and...

Tue 24 Mar 2020

The best exercises to keep you safe at home

The best exercises to keep you safe at home

With self isolation in full force, many people are not as active as usual, which can have devastating effects on their physical and mental well being.

Mon 23 Mar 2020

Life perspective that’s fit for a King

Life perspective that’s fit for a King

ALMOST 30 years since he last pulled on a Maroons jersey, Wally Lewis is in a very good place.

Fri 20 Mar 2020

Keep in touch with tech

Keep in touch with tech

GOOD news. You don’t have to self-isolate or enact social distance from your home computer.

COVID-19 cash bonus to hit from March 31

COVID-19 cash bonus to hit from March 31

ABOUT 6.5 million Australians will get a one off payment as part of the Government’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Thu 19 Mar 2020

Answers for the grandkids

Answers for the grandkids

WONDERING how to explain COVID-19 to the grandchildren?

Tue 3 Mar 2020

Medical marvel recognised

Medical marvel recognised

AUSTRALIA’S most outstanding senior in 2020 is West Australian obstetrics specialist Professor John Newnham (AM).

Mon 2 Mar 2020

Masterful playwright signing off

Masterful playwright signing off

For 50 years playwright David Williamson has had his hand on the pulse of Australian society, crafting a plethora of memorable creative memories.

Mon 10 Feb 2020

War bride reaches out to others

War bride reaches out to others

JACKIE McLaughlin wonders if there are still women like her who came to Australia by ship at the end of World War II.

Sun 9 Feb 2020

Married at second sight

Married at second sight

WHO says romance is only for the young or that there is no such thing as kismet?

Thu 6 Feb 2020

Top Aussies’ poignant display

Top Aussies’ poignant display

A PAIR of boots are among objects chosen by this year’s 2020 Australian of the Year recipients for a national exhibition.

Tue 4 Feb 2020

Medical marvel honoured as Senior Australian of the Year

Medical marvel honoured as Senior Australian of the Year

MINISTER for Aged Care and Senior Australians Richard Colbeck has paid tribute to the 2020 Senior Australian of the Year.

Fri 31 Jan 2020

Pockets as deep as Reg’s big heart

Pockets as deep as Reg’s big heart

WHEN it comes to choosing a philanthropic project Reg Richardson (AM) looks to his “emotional quotient” to gauge what is the right one to support.

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Forging ahead in 2020 - the trick is to start small

Forging ahead in 2020 - the trick is to start small

The big news of 2019 has been the downward path of interest rates.

Tue 3 Dec 2019

‘Presents’ of mind in bushfire recovery

‘Presents’ of mind in bushfire recovery

Ravaged homes, distraught, displaced people and injured wildlife have been constant images recently reminding those fortunate to live out of danger about the plight of...

Mon 2 Dec 2019

Cash you later – the folding stuff is under threat

Cash you later – the folding stuff is under threat

THE days of coins clinking in our pockets could be numbered, with one in four Australians saying they don’t carry cash.

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