According to the National Australia Day Council (NADC), “Australia Day, 26 January, is the day to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate contemporary Australia and to acknowledge our history”.
Just when we thought all the Christmas festivities were over, we herald the arrival of Chinese New Year which is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar.  
By Beth Lueders   The ancient Greeks and Romans regularly practiced something many people are avid about today. Centuries ago, emperors to everyday citizens valued the healing remedy of steam baths and hot water pools featured in elaborate private and public baths. Today, Iceland, Japan, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom boast some of the most restorative thermal pools and natural hot springs on the planet.1 A new research field...
As the New Year approaches, we often make New Year’s resolutions. These resolutions can help us to improve in our personal lives and to help us have a good year. If you are ageing or care for an elderly person, here are some resolutions you can make to improve those areas of your life.   
During these festive and joyous seasons there are many traditions celebrated. Traditions vary from around the world and these seasons are a wonderful way to connect with loved ones and be around those who matter to you. The holiday season does not include just Christmas, instead it incorporates different festive celebrations from a range of different religions including Chanukah in Judaism, Diwali in Hindu culture, Kwanza in African American...
Ageing Successfully by Beth Lueders Brush and floss your teeth. Save and invest your money wisely. Eat nutritiously. Stay active. Surround yourself with caring, positive people. The list goes on for sound advice on how to prepare for “successful ageing,” a term credited to Dr. John Wallis Rowe, M.D. and psychology and public health professor Robert Kahn, Ph.D. In their Successful Ageing book, Rowe and Kahn noted that flourishing as you age...
Social activities play an equally important role as physical activity in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Providing this service in a home care scenario is vitality important to client mental health. As we head into the social Festive Season, social opportunities are abundant in our communities. But it isn’t always that easy for older members of our community to keep up with the action.
December 3rd is International Day of People with Disability. It is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
Australia is known for its high summer temperatures and this season looks to be no exception. Seniors are particularly vulnerable in the heat and should be monitored closely.
This 11 November 2019 will mark the 101st anniversary of the Armistice. In Australia, the Remembrance Day National Ceremony includes a formal wreath laying at the Australian War Memorial
Gardening is a healthy, stimulating activity that can be enjoyed by older people. It increases physical activity and maintains mobility and flexibility. As we approach the height of the Spring Racing Carnival in the southern states, the images of flowers and ceremony abound.Every Australian knows that Flemington Racecourse is home to the Melbourne Cup ‘the race that stops the nation’. But what many don’t know is that it is also home to the...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month started on October 1 and ends on October 31. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a great opportunity for the community to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease.
1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma. World Mental Health Day – October 10 — is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. It is an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide. 
World Alzheimer's Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer's organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia and is part of World Alzheimer's Month. This year's focus is stigma. 2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.
World Alzheimer's Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer's organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia (a form of Alzheimer's) and is part of World Alzheimer's Month. Last week we published a blog describing this year's theme which tied in with Australia's Dementia Action Week. In this week's blog we continue the education around...
Right at Home is a leading home care provider with over 512 offices around the world. We have expanded into the Sunshine Coast and are now open and ready to serve the community! Right At Home provides in-home supportive care for older Australians, adults with disability, and people recovering from surgery, to help them continue living independently in their homes.​
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and there are three main facts you should know about the disease:   In Australia, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men;Approximately 3,500 Australian men die of prostate cancer each year; and      More men die of prostate cancer than women die of breast...
Fathers are so important in the family and in the fabric of society. Father's Day is celebrated across the world to honour the contribution fathers make in our society. It is a day which celebrates the fatherhood, paternal bonds and the efforts of male parents towards their family and society. The day is meant to recall, recognise and remember the endless efforts and contributions of all the fathers around...
By Beth LuedersFatigue, change in mood, hair and nail changes, weight changes, and memory issues. Sound like signs of ageing? Maybe not. These could also be signs of a malfunctioning thyroid — a condition that can be mistaken for other reasons in older adults. The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland just above the collarbone at the base of the neck, is responsible for secreting hormones into the bloodstream that...
Ovarian cancer sneaks up on women because in its early stages, the symptoms aren't intense and present vaguely, and there is no dependablescreening test for the cancer. Most women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer when the cancer is already in its later stages and difficult to treat. The World Cancer Research Fund reports that "this cancer is usually fatal"*and ovarian cancer is the deadliest of cancers affecting the female...
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