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The best mobile apps for a healthier, safer and easier life

The best mobile apps for a healthier, safer and easier life

Nearly 84% of older Australians now own a smartphone. Smartphones can act as mini televisions or live radios, they support video chats with family and friends, and speak to us on command with the time and weather, and play the music we love. They can monitor our health, remind us when to take our medications, and enable us to engage in learning new things. There is little that smartphone,...

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Writing a memoir – an enriching project in our later years

Writing a memoir – an enriching project in our later years

Aside from the positive emotional and mental benefits, writing is one of the most accessible creative pursuits, requiring minimal resources or physical effort. It can be as simple as a few lines of poetry through to an epic memoir and anything in between. Here are 5 simple and fun ways to bring writing into your daily life.

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Sleep and ageing: tips for a good night’s sleep for seniors

Sleep and ageing: tips for a good night’s sleep for seniors

Sleep is essential for physical, mental and emotional health. The negative effects from lack of sleep are linked to a range of conditions from weight gain and obesity through to neurological disorders. For some, enjoying a peaceful, undisturbed sleep is part of their healthy routine and they wake feeling refreshed and ready to start the day. But for others, the experience is the opposite.

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When to know it’s time for in-home care

When to know it’s time for in-home care

Ageing at home can be a positive and happy experience. Our homes aren’t just bricks and mortar. They are the places where children were raised, lasting friendships were formed, and some of life’s most significant memories were created. There’s comfort in walking...

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7 Tips to Prepare for a Healthy Winter

7 Tips to Prepare for a Healthy Winter

Managing our health and daily routines in the lead up to winter is essential for positive wellbeing over the colder months. As the days get shorter and darker and the wet and cold sets in, it’s easy to let trusted habits slip (and let a few not-so-good ones slip in!)....

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Writing a memoir – an enriching project in our later years

Aside from the positive emotional and mental benefits, writing is one of the most accessible creative pursuits, requiring minimal resources or physical effort. It can be as simple as a few lines of poetry through to an epic memoir and anything in between. Here are 5 simple and fun ways to bring writing into your daily life.