Wellbeing

Understanding cholesterol

Cholesterol is essential for the functioning of your body and for maintaining a healthy metabolism. It is a combination of lipid (fat) and steroid which is produced naturally. Cholesterol levels are controlled by your liver and regulated in your blood. Cholesterol is produced naturally by your liver
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Health and Reablement

Three must-have mobility aids for under $30

As we age it can become more and more difficult to complete tasks that used to be straight forward. Additionally, illness or injury can also prevent you from participating in the usual activities that
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Starting the conversation around mental health

If you have a feeling that something is just not quite right with someone you know or care about, start a conversation. Genuine care from family and friends can make a significant difference to those
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A stay in hospital does not have to mean a move into Aged Care

A stay in hospital does not have to mean a move into Aged Care. If you need some help following a stay in hospital, there are many options available to support you at home , rather than entering
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Carer Information

Suncare’s D Café – Dementia-friendly events

If you are a carer of someone with dementia, you know that sometimes social outings can be unpredictable. But social interaction is important, and without it you may feel isolated, especially if
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Carers allowance

If you are caring for someone who is aged or has a disability or serious illness, you may be eligible for a Carers Allowance. A Carers Allowance is an additional payment intended as an income
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Finding a mental health professional

Finding the right mental health professional for your needs is an important step to help you on your way to recovery, and it’s just as important as having the right doctor for your medical needs.
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Tips for Technology

Staying safe online

More than 200,000 scam reports were issued to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network amounting to losses of $340 million, in 2017. With increasing numbers of scams, it’s important to stay
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Internet searching - tips for seniors

As you become more tech-savvy and start exploring the internet from the comfort of your home, you may start to realise how much information is available on the internet. While it’s great to have vast
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Video calling to keep connected to family and friends

As we age and our mobility decreases, it can become more difficult to leave home on a regular basis. While there are many services available to support these changes in your lifestyle, reduced social
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Expert Advice

What you need to know about your Will

It can be difficult to talk about passing away, and what your wishes might be once you’ve gone, but it’s important for those your love for you to put a valid Will in place. Why do you need a Will? A
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Peace and Good Behaviour Orders

What to do if you are feeling threatened by physical violence By Julian Porter - Principal Solicitor at Suncoast Community Legal Service. The issue of domestic violence has received a lot of attention
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Door-to-door and home maintenance scams

Sadly, older Australians may be more susceptible to door-to-door and home maintenance scams which generally involve promoting goods and services that are of poor quality, or not delivered at all.
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