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Healthy Ageing

At ACH Group, we believe your best self, starts with your best health. Good health is one of the foundations of living a good life as you age. Research around the world has shown that people who are active and socially connected are happier and have a better sense of wellbeing and overall health, regardless of age or health status. That’s why we focus on healthy ageing to assist you to remain physically, mentally and socially active and live a full and active life.

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Downsizing: 5 simple tips to get started

Have you ever looked around the house and felt a bit overwhelmed by the clutter surrounding you? Do you dream of living a minimalistic lifestyle? Is excessive clutter around the house causing you stress and affecting how you live life? Downsizing isn’t a new topic for many of us, especially
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5 ways to practise gratitude in 2023

How to practise gratitude this holiday season, reflect on the past year and plan for 2023 The holiday season is here and there are many things to look forward to. It could also be a good time to pause, reflect and show gratitude to your loved ones. The practice of gratitude
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What is the role of an Occupational Therapist?

What is the role of an Occupational Therapist? There are a lot of misconceptions around the role of an Occupational Therapist. Often people are confused about the role and purpose of an Occupational Therapist (commonly known as an OT). Occupational Therapists work alonside people to determine challenges they might be
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Ageism: what is it?

Ageism: what is it? What is it like to grow older today? Age is one of the first things we notice about other people. It also shouldn’t be a reason why our older years can’t be some of the best of our lives. The definition of ageism Ageism can be
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Dementia Action Week

Dementia Action Week 19 – 25 September 2022 Dementia impacts close to half a million Australians and almost 1.6 million Australians are involved in their care.  People living with dementia can live active and fulfilling lives many years after diagnosis. A little support makes a big difference. The concept for
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The importance of staying connected

Feeling socially connected is more important than ever Spending time with happy and positive friends can elevate your mood, while having stronger social ties has been linked with a lower risk of depression, healthier blood pressure and body mass index. Human beings are inherently social creatures. As far back as
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Lesley reignites her passion for art

Lesley Collett has always appreciated and enjoyed creating art and since her diagnosis with Multiple Scleroris (MS), has been able to reconnect with her passion through her participation in ACH Group ceramics group. It’s Tuesday just before 1pm and the ACH Group ceramics class. There’s  general chatter about what everyone’s
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Diet to improve heart health

Poor diet is a leading risk factor for heart disease in Australia. Having a poor diet can increase your chance of developing high blood pressure and cholesterol, being overweight and diabetes. In turn, these conditions increase your risk of heart disease. Keep reading to learn about eating to maintain your
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Strength training weighs up

Strength training isn’t just for bodybuilders. Incorporating this type of training into your exercise program provides many benefits to support healthy ageing. Strength training, also known as weight or resistance training, involves exercises using your own bodyweight or equipment, like dumbbells, resistance bands, and weight machines, to build muscle mass,
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5 tips for brain health

As we age, our brain changes and mental function changes along with it as we get older. Although it is one of the most common consequence of ageing, there are ways you can help to maintain your brain health and keep it healthy. There is growing evidence that people can
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Paprika Prawns with Romesco Sauce and Lemon Bean

Summer is the best time for alfresco dining, barbecues and picnics galore. It’s a perfect opportunity to make the most of the seasonal produce such as prawns, tomatoes and beans – all at their very best. This refreshing and summer-inspired curry created by ACH Group contributor Callum Hann is perfect
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