Jamie Gardiner on long road to equality

Jamie grew up gay in 1960s Australia, when following his heart made him a criminal. That’s no longer the case, but he says anxiety is only an introduction away...

Ric and Peter: Can you guess who is the retiring type?

Coming to terms with retiring is still a work in progress for some, particularly men. Good friends Ric O’Shay and Peter Pitt have different perspectives...

Joys to be had in the gran scheme of things

Annabel Sharkey believes grandparenting is an important, but undervalued role in modern society. ‘I feel very lucky,’ she says. ‘For me, it’s a joy.’...

Lella's volunteering has her top of her pier group

Lella Cariddi says don’t wait to be invited to become a volunteer. ‘Be a catalyst and get involved …think of the difference your intervening can lead to.’...

Julia and Joseph tell of special bond carers create

Julia Block had to move house when her father’s health deteriorated, but says she got a lot of pleasure from making sure he had the ‘quality of life he deserved’...

Ron and Joan's home-spun residential aged care advice

After 60 years on the road, this Edithvale couple has finally settled down to let others look after them. And they couldn’t be happier...