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"Things to do near me" the latest travel craze Posted by Liz Alderslade March 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has changed travel around the world dramatically over the last year. It is nearly impossible to go sightseeing overseas and tick things off your bucket list. Even travelling interstate or going out and about as an older person is incredibly difficult due to the coronavirus restrictions and unexpected city and State and Territory lockdowns. In these cases, it can be best to look into our own State or Territory and the amazing things you can do in your own backyard. South Australia...

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There are many things you can do to help prevent or manage mental health issues such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Some factors that can contribute to higher levels of mental health conditions include: 

  • social exclusion
  • financial hardship
  • loss of independence
  • bullying or discrimination in the workplace or social situations
  • ill health or going through multiple medical procedures 
  • issues with self-acceptance
  • coming to terms with an acquired disability

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Five ways to improve quality of life for seniors

Quality of life as we age has long been a topic of discussion by Governments, experts, and aged care advocates, trying to unravel how to best accommodate the needs and wishes of Australia's older generation.

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7 tips, forced lockdown, keeping sane, keeping your sanity, lockdown, sane -

How to keep your 'sanity' when forced into lockdown Posted by Liz Alderslade Feb 2021 As each State and Territory goes in and out of lockdown restrictions due to unexpected COVID-19 cases, many people are now having to prepare themselves for sudden isolation and quarantining. Only recently Melbourne went into a 'circuit breaker' lockdown to stop the movement of a new COVID-19 variant which is quite contagious. The unpredictable movement of the virus means people still need to be prepared for an unexpected lockdown. Additionally, you could end up infected with COVID-19, or in close contact with someone who is...

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Sleep will always be just as important to your mental and physical wellbeing as it was when you were a child and throughout your adult life. It helps your body and mind to recharge so you can be refreshed and alert during the day and allow your brain to function properly. 

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