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Finding the right support to live well as you age, or recover from a health incident can be challenging to navigate and at times, overwhelming. Here, you will find educational articles and resources about retirement living, home care packages, residential care homes, living well with dementia and social experiences.

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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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Social inclusion week

Social Inclusion Connect, collaborate & celebrate for social inclusion Social Inclusion Week (19 – 27 November 2022) aims to help all Australians feel included and valued, giving everyone the opportunity to participate fully in society. What is social inclusion? Social inclusion is defined as the process of improving the terms
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What are the risks of being scammed?

Are you scam aware? Society’s growing reliance on technology is providing scammers with new opportunities to target Australians. First, it was mail scams then telephone scams. Nowadays the rise of digitalisation has provided scammers with an array of additional channels to execute their tactics. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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It’s time to Get Online

It’s time to Get Online! Get Online Week aims to close the digital divide. Campaign lead, Good Things Foundation Australia believes everyone deserves the opportunity to safely participate in our digital word. Research shows 1 in 4 Australians are digitally excluded which includes not having affordable access to the internet
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Preparing for your home care package

You’ve been approved for a Home Care Package and have been advised you’re on the national waiting list. What you can do during the wait time to prepare for your Home Care Package (HCP)? Avenues for short-term support Depending on the support you require, you may be eligible for help
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What is Livable Housing Design?

A livable housing design becomes one of the main considerations when it comes to retirement living options. A livable home is designed to built to meet the changing needs of residents across their lifetime.  Livable homes include key easy living features that make them easier and safer to use for
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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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A tale of working retirees

Most older Australians are living longer, healthier lives – and want or need – to work longer. Data published by the Council on the Ageing (COTA) revealed that only 49% of Australians aged 65 and older are retired — a decrease from 2018 figures where 60% of people in the
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John tees off living well with dementia

John tees off

 John has been social his entire life and this often involved playing a round of golf with clients and business associates when he worked in the travel industry. “When I worked in travel being social was important and I have always enjoyed a day of golfing with clients and friends,”
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Ian Gladstone living with dementia

Living well with dementia with Ian Gladstone

Living well with dementia Ian’s story Fifteen years ago, Ian Gladstone was diagnosed with early-onset semantic dementia, a type of Frontotemporal dementia which amongst other symptoms affects people’s word finding and communication skills. Following his diagnosis, Ian has become an advocate for living well with dementia, sharing his knowledge with
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