Category: Society

Celebrating Life: how oral history can help preserve our stories

Celebrating Life: how oral history can help preserve our stories

Written by Stannah on 14th August 2019

From life stories worth recording to endangered languages in need of preservation, oral history shows us a way to preserve our unique voices and life stories. Ever met someone whose life story you thought should be shared with the world? How would you go about doing that? As a method of collecting life stories through […]

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a bright tomorrow: house of the future

House of the future; technology designed to age in place

Written by Stannah on 30th November 2018

How will we live when we’re older? We paid a visit to the house of the future. When we talk about a House of the Future, futuristic Jetsons kind of houses with a strong sixties allure seems to come to mind. However thrilling the idea of living in a high-tech apartment in space might seem, […]

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International day of Friendship

Happy International Day of Friendship

Written by Stannah on 24th July 2018

Today of all days, let’s take a moment to rejoice in the one thing that makes the world go around! Let’s Celebrate Love! What is Love? When we take a look at the dictionary definition it seems dull, like something almost tangible. The description that we thought described it best was: “Love is unconditional selflessness” […]

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Communal living or cohousing is a great way to live our lives

Independence through communal living: is cohousing the future?

Written by Stannah on 12th June 2018

Senior communal living, many of us don’t know what it is, much less that this way of life has many benefits! Cohousing, or communal living, is a trend that has picked up a lot of steam over the last 40 years and could very well be in your future. However, many people still don’t know […]

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senior woman looking thoughtful

World Day of Families: Senior Citizens life advice to younger people

Written by Stannah on 9th May 2018

On World Day of Families take some time to listen to what the elderly have to say! The theme for the International Day of Families 2018 is “Families and inclusive societies”. Although the focus is to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, we think promoting inclusive societies means much more than that. It […]

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Tiger lapping up water on world wildlife day

World Wildlife Day: The impact we can have on a big and small scale

Written by Stannah on 5th March 2018

Stannah talks about conservation, and shares a heart-warming story about a customer who took his pet’s well-being to the next level. Australian wildlife Helping animals closer to home A pet-friendly stairlift overlooking the Amsterdam canals Common Ailments in Senior Dogs Warning signs that your senior dog could have arthritis. What can you do to help […]

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Aging in place: how technology can help

How can technology help seniors who are aging in place?

Written by Stannah on 27th February 2018

One challenge of aging in place is living independently and safely for as long as possible. Technology could be an ally! According to the Australian Demographic Resource Centre, there are 3 million people over the age of 65, and over 1.5 million over the age of 75 in Australia. Considering this number is going to increase […]

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History of Personal Mobility Devices

The History of Personal Mobility Devices

Written by Stannah on 30th January 2018

The development of personal mobility devices has been slow, and there’s still a long way to go for truly universal access There is still a long way to go for truly universal access. Personal mobility devices have been used for centuries by people with reduced mobility. Their benefit to society is invaluable and of utmost […]

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