SENIORS

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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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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Self-managing Chronic Disease

Brooke Fryer Chronic diseases may affect any age group, at any time, but as we grow older the chances of getting a chronic disease increases. There are specialised services available to help people suffering from chronic diseases, but in order to keep the disease in...

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How to escape boredom in retirement

Isabella Ross Ah, Retirement. A time to feel proud of your decades’ long work, lifetime of achievements and welcome the next chapter. Retirement is often spent relaxing, in stark contrast to your adult period where the clock was constantly ticking and the juggling of...

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Seniors are becoming tech-savvy

Isabella Ross With an increase in digital connectivity and innovation occurring within current society, it has always been a concern that older Australians would become isolated. But recent statistics have revealed that the impacts of technology on the older...

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SELF-MANAGING CHRONIC DISEASE

Brooke Fryer Chronic diseases may affect any age group, at any time, but as we grow older the chances of getting a chronic disease increases. There are specialised services available to help people suffering from chronic diseases, but in order to keep the disease in...

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More on Superannuation Changes

Peter Vickers, Chartered Accountant The government’s recent changes to super only commence on 1st July 2017. The major impact is going to be on those people with more than $1.6 million in all their super funds. In most cases this will just end up as an increase in the...

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