Wellbeing News

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.

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Can I join in? How to overcome loneliness at Christmas

Can I join in? How to overcome loneliness at Christmas

IT'S a simple question, but just how many of us fear reaching out this way as we confront being lonely while life swirls around us during the Christmas period.

Tue 11 Dec 2018

An emergency plan could save your life

An emergency plan could save your life

THERE'S no doubt after the bad weather and devastating bushfires of recent weeks that this is not just the season to be merry.

Wed 21 Nov 2018

Dietitian shares top 10 myths about nutrition for seniors

Dietitian shares top 10 myths about nutrition for seniors

Dietitian and author Ngaire Hobbins shares her top tips from her book, Nutrition for Seniors: A guide to healthy habits for eating well as you age.

Sun 4 Nov 2018

Top tips for coping with the early summer heat

Top tips for coping with the early summer heat

DID you prepare yourself for this heat? Most of us won’t have our minds and bodies ready for the summer heat; it’s pleasure and its pain.

Fri 28 Sep 2018

6 tips to help stop hay fever taking over

6 tips to help stop hay fever taking over

THIS is the time of year when hay fever strikes and sufferers often become isolated as they seek shelter from the onslaught.

Thu 20 Sep 2018

'Move It Aus': New program to get seniors back into sport

'Move It Aus': New program to get seniors back into sport

THE Australian Government wants seniors to reignite their sporting passions after the launch of the ‘Move It Aus – Better Ageing’ grants program.

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Spring into relationships reflection and renewal

Spring into relationships reflection and renewal

AS THE days warm up and the sun stays shining longer, spring is a good time for seniors to work on renewing their social and support connections.

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Rural programs help health service provider claim top award

Rural programs help health service provider claim top award

A SPECIALIST health service provider that keeps seniors living and staying active in their community for longer has been awarded a top award in Australia.

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