General Seniors News

Tue 5 May 2020

Veteran muso reflects on career high notes

Veteran muso reflects on career high notes

WHEN Jill Atkinson’s great-grandfather switched from “an instrument of the Devil” to “an instrument of God”, little did he know of the lifelong effect this would have...

Sun 3 May 2020

USC students to connect with seniors

USC students to connect with seniors

ISOLATED older people facing visitor restrictions during the global pandemic are being invited to book a weekly chat with friendly USC Counselling students.

Fri 1 May 2020

Dutch migrant honoured for family’s heroics in hiding Jews

Dutch migrant honoured for family’s heroics in hiding Jews

THIS is Gerry Zwart’s story. His parents received a prestigious award, but it really belongs to the whole family who willingly harboured Jewish children and dozens of...

Thu 30 Apr 2020

Bowled over by history-maker mentor

Bowled over by history-maker mentor

WITH the summer of cricket over, the women’s team at Noosa have kicked up their heels to celebrate their friendship with mentor Patsy Fayne.

Tue 28 Apr 2020

Crude awakening – negative oil prices don’t mean free petrol

Crude awakening – negative oil prices don’t mean free petrol

COVID-19 has seen Australians deal with a lot of firsts – from social distancing and widespread workplace shutdowns to drive-thru health tests. The latest ‘first’ is...

Fri 24 Apr 2020

Veteran Ralph shares 101 years of memories

Veteran Ralph shares 101 years of memories

FOR Ralph Edwards, resident of Bolton Clarke Milford Grange, Anzac Day has added significance every year.

Commemorate Anzac Day by lighting up the dawn

Commemorate Anzac Day by lighting up the dawn

LAKE Macquarie City Council is encouraging residents to commemorate this Anzac Day at home by lighting up the dawn.

Join the driveway Dawn Service this Anzac Day

Join the driveway Dawn Service this Anzac Day

THIS Anzac Day will be very different, but you can still show your support for those who have served and sacrificed in times of war.

Tweed Mayor calls for ongoing Anzac effort

Tweed Mayor calls for ongoing Anzac effort

TWEED Mayor Katie Milne has called for residents to continue to honour the Anzac tradition on Saturday, despite COVID-19 restrictions.

Wed 22 Apr 2020

Online inspiration gems from our best

Online inspiration gems from our best

THE 2020 Australian of the Year Award recipients are sharing their tips and inspirational advice during lockdown through a series of videos on the Australian of the...

Mon 20 Apr 2020

Grants to help isolated seniors during COVID-19 battle

Grants to help isolated seniors during COVID-19 battle

THE NSW Government has launched the Combatting Social Isolation for Seniors during COVID-19 Grants Program.

Fri 17 Apr 2020

Coast shelter asking for help

Coast shelter asking for help

COAST Shelter is still operating for everyone who requires its help, through meals, crisis accommodation and information about services – but it’s not easy.

Thu 16 Apr 2020

Filmed Anzac service to fill gap

Filmed Anzac service to fill gap

ANZAC Day holds a special place in the hearts of Australians, so the news that ceremonies were cancelled across the country came as a major blow for both...

Recipe for morale boost from CWA

Recipe for morale boost from CWA

SELF-ISOLATION can be tough but self-isolation without snacks is even tougher.

Australian Museum turns ‘inside out’ to share virtual content

Australian Museum turns ‘inside out’ to share virtual...

THE Australian Museum has opened its ‘virtual doors’ to curious visitors.

Wed 15 Apr 2020

Ton of reasons to party

Ton of reasons to party

The luck of the Irish meant Florence Drury’s family was able to surprise her for her 100th birthday.

Shop looking at new chapter

Shop looking at new chapter

THE Book Tree owner Ann Hewitt says one of the joys of owning a book store is “there’s always something new on the horizon”.

Tue 14 Apr 2020

Expert’s advice to keep in touch

Expert’s advice to keep in touch

Keeping people feeling connected is vital.

Virtual idea gets a run for cancer funds

Virtual idea gets a run for cancer funds

ORGANISERS of the Mother’s Day Classic are determined not to let it become a victim of coronavirus – taking the much-loved 23-year-old fundraiser virtual.

Accept grief and other feelings amid COVID-19 pandemic

Accept grief and other feelings amid COVID-19 pandemic

AS the COVID-19 pandemic upends life, it is perfectly acceptable to feel sad.

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