SENIORS

Seniors and Furry Friends

Isabella Ross Animals hold a big place in our hearts. Whether it is the classic dog, a feline friend, a budgerigar or even a fluffy bunny, domestic pets are a staple for many Aussies. According to the RSPCA, approximately 62% of Australian households are pet owners....

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Is Your Glass Half Full?

Optimism involves expecting good things to happen whether by chance, other people or events, or by your own actions. Having positive thoughts about the future can motivate you to set goals for your future and to come up with plans to deal with future stressors....

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A Generation Gap

Tayla Foster We have all been there – the comprehensive set of rules barked at us by our parents in a mantra of what we can and cannot say in front of our grandparents. “Cover your tattoos.” “Don't swear.” “Use your manners.” Majority of which are simply appropriate...

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Local North Shore Activities for Seniors

Dipti Singh It takes some imagination and preparation to find an enjoyable activity that is ideal for the skills of a senior, but it is worth shaking up the routine a bit and getting out of the house. Connecting with others, learning and getting all the senses...

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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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