Year: 2017

World Heart Day: Preventing Heart Disease & Promoting Healthier Living

Written by Stannah on 27th September 2017

“Listen to your heart.” It’s a phrase we hear a lot. It might be your favourite line from a classic romantic comedy or sound advice delivered to you by a cherished loved one. Regardless of where you first encountered the phrase, the idea that our hearts are central to who we are as people has […]

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Tips to help seniors safely use Social Media

8 Tips to Help Seniors Safely Use Social Media

Written by Stannah on 30th August 2017

The Australian Communications and Media Authority estimates that 79% percent of individuals over the age of 65 have accessed the internet in the past year, and many are venturing into the world of social media: Facebook, Twitter, Skype and beyond. Social media is a fantastic resource for seniors to keep in touch with family and […]

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Learning new skills and having quality time with your family are key to a happy retirement

Happy Retirement – Make the most out of life

Written by Stannah on 21st August 2017

Age is just a number and retirement is now considered by many to be the “golden age” of adulthood. As life expectancy increases, having a happy retirement is now more important than ever. This is perhaps unsurprising, as retirees finally find themselves with sufficient free time to pursue those interests that most excite and stimulate […]

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senior couple on a beach

Knee pain: know the symptoms, causes and prevention measures

Written by Stannah on 3rd August 2017

When you, or someone you know, experience severe knee pain caused either by knee injury or Osteoarthritic disease or even Rheumatoid Arthritis, you’ll know how distressing and painful it can be walking 200 yards to the groceries store, complete your everyday activities, getting in and out of the bath or walk up and down the […]

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Senior benefitting from practicing yoga outside

5 Reasons to Conquer Ageing with Yoga

Written by Stannah on 10th July 2017

The desire to age in place has become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly among the ageing Baby Boomer generation. While the ambition of seniors is undeniable, the increased risk of illness, chronic pain and psychological distress that accompanies ageing can create some difficulties in achieving this goal. Fortunately, research has discovered that yoga is […]

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7 Ways to Stay Healthy in Winter

7 Ways to Stay Healthy in Winter

Written by Stannah on 26th June 2017

If you were a character in the epic TV show Game of Thrones, you would feel a chill in your bones at the words ‘Winter is Coming’. But because you’re Australian, you may even welcome the winter season after the long and hot summer. The truth is that Australians are lucky in that our climate […]

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Fall Prevention with Proper Senior Footwear

Written by Stannah on 19th June 2017

While much of the discussion around fall prevention focuses in avoiding obstacles, it is important to look at footwear and analyse how they can increase the risk of falling, especially important among seniors. As a child, we often desired shoes with bright colours and bold designs. A new pair of shoes may have made us […]

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Technology can benefit the mental and physical well-being of seniors

Aging and Technology: preventing Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Written by Stannah on 12th June 2017

As the world’s population is getting older, Aging and Technology are pressing themes, and since technological devices are advancing faster than many of us could have ever imagined. Self-driving cars and virtual reality headsets have adapted from science-fiction to reality right in front of our eyes. These rapid changes may intimidate some seniors, as new […]

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