SENIORS

Natural Ways to Boost Immunity

Dipti Singh As the temperature drops by a couple of degrees, it is hard not to sneeze, cough or sniff. As you age, your immune system begins to weaken and becomes less effective in counteracting infections. For seniors, it is important to boost your immunity and...

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Staying Connected 101

Dipti Singh Coronavirus is still in full swing across the world and the chances of developing the disease increase with age. Public health experts suggest that social distancing and isolation are of utmost importance during this period. Four Australians out of five...

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Overcoming Loneliness

Dr Sue Ferguson Following submission of my piece on Overcoming Loneliness, in the Seniors Section of the 2020 April Issue, a lot has changed. Now as seniors, we have to be extra careful about social distancing. I’d rather call it physical distancing from others, as...

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Meaning in Life for Older Adults

Dr Sue Ferguson There is a lot of research now showing that having a sense of meaning or purpose is linked to not just psychological benefits, but also to physical health and even to longevity. Part of the meaning we experience in our life is linked to our sense of...

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What’s On This Senior’s Festival

Isabella Ross There are lots of fun events and programs running this month and the next regarding seniors! With something perfectly suited for everyone, now is the time to enjoy all the wonderful activities on offer for our local North Shore seniors. KU-RING-GAI...

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Coping with Bushfires

Even those of us not directly affected by the unprecedented bushfires can still be feeling distressed and helpless. This is a normal reaction to witnessing the level of destruction going on recently here in Australia (even if we only see it on the TV). So how should...

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Finding Hope After Losing a Spouse

Isabella Ross Losing a loved one, not to mention a partner, is one of the hardest things we can go through. In the later years of life, loss is understandably more common. So, it is important to learn a range of coping strategies and to hold onto hope during times of...

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Funding Needed For Aged Care

Isabella Ross There is no question that our seniors and older Australians within the community are some of the most vulnerable. National Seniors Australia have expressed their disappointment regarding the lack of necessary funding being directed towards aged care in...

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