Category: Way of Life

In home Care – What is available?

Most elderly Australians prefer living in the comfort of their homes, keeping friends, family and loved ones nearby. However, with life experience catching up to them, special needs arise. The need for extra care increases to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In-home care services are meant to help maintain own independence and reduce the need for …

7 Great Money saving tips!

Saving money is important to everyone, and possibly even more so to seniors who may be on a fixed income or who may have to find a way of dealing with a short term increase in their expenditure. Any older people who are interested in money saving tips should read on and find out how …

2 Day Cooking Opportunity for Aged Care Chefs & Cooks

Due to last year’s pilot success, the Maggie Beer Foundation has decided to go national with its education program for aged care chefs and cooks, opened to participants in Australia. The name of this education program is ‘Creating an Appetite for Life.’ It is a two-day opportunity to inspire and challenge ideas when it comes …

How To Discuss The Idea Of Death

Most people have a tendency to avoid talking about death or dying. Even among the elderly and at aged care facilities throughout Australia. It is simply not a topic of conversation. More often than not, no one seems to be willing to talk about it until it has a lready occurred. However, this can make …

4 Benefits Of Playgroup For The Young And Old

Have you ever heard of the young and old meeting in one place and having a fascinating, healthy interaction to remember? South Australian aged care organization ACH Group makes this possible. It has collaborated with Playgroup SA to deliver an innovative intergenerational playgroup, which brings the young and old together in one place. In ACH …

Why Seniors Prefer To Live At Home

Old age is daunting for many people due to the risks and problems one encounters during old age. Some of the issues one encounters include social isolation due to your kids being already grown-ups. The kids usually have relocated to urban living their parents in rural areas. Another chronic problem of old age is insufficient …

We Must Stop Abusing our Elderly

Cases of ill-treatment of children had been addressed, but we tend to forget that the elderly are also being abused in a similar manner. We need to create awareness across the community to stop this insanity. The elder abuse agenda was discussed this week by a panel of experts at the Leading Age Service Australia’s …

10 Types Of Scams Afflicting The Elderly

Seniors are becoming more and more the target of financial scams because they are presumed to have a lot of money stacked in their bank accounts. They are considered as low-risk crimes because no one reports that much when they happen. This kind of scam leaves many seniors devastated and in a very vulnerable position …