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Supporting seniors with technology difficulties during a pandemic

HAVE you tried turning it off and on again? It’s a common solution to a persistent tech issue, but when it comes to providing IT support to seniors during the pandemic, Rod Bush says families can’t just rely on the wonders of a power button. Mr Bush is the president of the Pastoral Healthcare Network Australia, a health ministry founded ... Read More »

Young Kamilaroi woman Shaunah Downton wants to end post-natal depression among her people

SHAUNAH Downton isn’t your average graduating senior.  The 18-year-old was awarded early entry to study midwifery at Australian Catholic University, Banyo, following a school-based traineeship with Metro North Hospital and Health Service. From the Kamilaroi people in Mungindi, overlapping NSW and Queensland borders but with a NSW postcode, Shaunah was named Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the ... Read More »

Doctors warn legalising euthanasia could target and harm vulnerable older people

DOCTORS have warned the introduction of voluntary euthanasia laws could be used to target vulnerable older people, and put pressure on those who might consider themselves a burden to others. “As a society we should be judged on our support of a sick, vulnerable and frail elderly,” Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Queensland president Dr Chrys Pulle ... Read More »

Care options coming home for seniors living at home ahead of aged-care royal commission

ON the eve of the aged-care royal commission, the Federal Government announced funding boosts for home-care packages, and for vital building modifications to help seniors stay living independently at home. An additional 5000 level-three and 5000 level-four home-care packages will be allocated by mid-year, providing funding for up to $50,000 of care services per person per year including nursing, home ... Read More »

Seniors and children all smiles during unique integenerational program

Two elderly ladies play music with a young boy from childcare

CHILDCARE centres don’t normally take children over six years of age so it was a surprise for some youngsters to find senior citizens roaming their halls last week. Residents living in Brisbane’s south-west and receiving support from Centacare’s aged-care services spent half a day at Good Shepherd childcare centre, Springfield Lakes, to trial a targeted intergenerational program. The senior citizens ... Read More »

New digital service to assist seniors navigating aged care options

  ONE of Australia’s leading aged care and retirement living providers has launched a new website that aims to help seniors and their families understand and navigate the aged care industry. St Vincent’s Care Services launched its new website — www.svcs.org.au — on May 1, and said the design of the service has been inspired by senior Australians. St Vincent’s ... Read More »

Free fitness classes soothe body and soul at Booval

Booval fitness

GREAT-grandmother Eileen Galligan has carried 15 children in her lifetime but now her 87-year-old legs are having trouble carrying anything else. “They don’t want to carry me,” Mrs Galligan said. The long-time Booval parishioner is one of nearly 20 seniors attending a free fitness class helping the former farmer get back on her feet. The classes are held every Friday ... Read More »

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