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Seniors come from all walks of life and contribute to our community in myriad ways. Meet some people whose stories may cause you to reflect on your own.
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One of the benefits of being a senior is you have more time to pursue your interests. Here are some activities you may not have considered or others you'd like to know more about.
Everyone experiences financial pressures from time to time. Learn how to access free advice, avoid being taken advantage of or cost-saving measures you can apply at home.
Some seniors feel less safe with each passing year. Others are prone to accidents more than when they were younger. Here is some advice on how to protect yourself and your assets.
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Elder abuse can take many forms, and essentially it boils down to a trusted person such as a close friend or family member imposing undue influence, restriction or control over an older person against...
One of the things that older people often say to me is, as they age, they feel like they’re living in a closet, that it’s like becoming isolated and lonely. But that’s something we can do things about...
For many, the transition into senior years is marked by exciting and interesting opportunity, yet for others it is marked by continuation of challenges present throughout their lives or by new...
Dementia Awareness Month is a great opportunity to get a better understanding of dementia...
Research from around the globe tells us that, for people to age positively and well, staying connected with family, friends and community is vital. There is no better time to think about our health...
In our society, partners, families and friends provide an enormous amount of support for older people. Most of the time, this support is focused on the expressed wishes and needs of the older person...
The Bureau of Meteorology advises that it is going to be a long hot summer. Some groups of seniors, including people over 75, people with a pre-existing medical condition and those with a disability...
Nelma is a volunteer who has spent many years looking after a Community Register. Here she shares her story of how she got involved, and the rewards she received for volunteering to call people to...
There are three things that the Commissioner for Senior Victorians has learned from his recent listening tour...
In 2015, the issue of family violence has been in the spotlight. Victoria's Royal Commission into Family Violence is busy speaking with the community to learn how we can all improve our response to...
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