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Couples Reunite In Aged Care Facility

on Monday, February 23, 2015

Joan and Ron Wellington have been married for 74 years and are just as happy today as the day they met. They are one of four couples now living in Amana Living’s Lesmurdie care facility.

Eileen Kramer: Celebrating 100 Years of Creativity

on Friday, February 20, 2015

A unique and inspiring crowdfunding campaign was launched today by the Arts Health Institute. They hope to raise $26’000 by March 10th to help fund performances of a new dance work by Eileen Kramer. 

A Valentine’s Day of Reminiscing

on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Valentine’s Day was extra special this year for Benetas Lovell House resident June Little and her husband of 66 years Ian.

The couple celebrated Valentine’s Day with a beautiful high tea hosted by the Caulfield North aged care facility, with Ian arriving on the day with a bunch of red roses for his wife.

Twins Ageing Differently

on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

This photo series by Chinese photographer Gao Rongguo, was put together to highlight the physical differences in ageing between sets of identical twins.

Each set of twins is over the age of 50 and grew up with exactly the same upbringing and family life, but as they have aged, their physical features have changed dramatically.  

16-year-old Designs a Wearable Health Device for His Grandfather with Alzheimer’s

on Friday, February 13, 2015

When left alone for a while, people with Alzheimer’s have a tendency to wander. They get up and walk around aimlessly, creating unnecessary stress for family and caregivers who have to keep up with them. 

Australia's Oldest Man Knits Mini Jumpers for Injured Penguins

on Thursday, February 12, 2015

At 109 years old, Alfred ‘Alfie’ Date is Australia’s oldest man. Living in a retirement home on the New South Wales Central Coast, Alfie was asked by two nurses to help make the sweaters – putting his 80 years of knitting skills to good use. 

Playing a Musical Instrument Later in Life a Protective Factor Against Dementia

on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Many people know that learning to play a musical instrument as a young child benefits cognitive development and health of the developing brain. But what about learning to play a musical instrument as an adult?

Tall Trees Aged Care Information Forum: Understanding The Move to Care

on Friday, February 6, 2015

Tall Trees Communities are pleased to invite you to their Aged Care Information Forum: Understanding The Move To Care, to be held at the Tall Trees Rochedale Care Community, 28 Sunningdale Avenue, Rochedale from 2:00pm on Tuesday 17th February 2015. 

Hosted by Phil Usher, Co-Founder of Tall Trees Care Communities, three keynote speakers will be presenting on the areas of the decision making process that people often need most help with understanding. 

Selling a Property? Compare, Select and Sell with Agent Select

on Friday, February 6, 2015

Choosing a real estate agent to sell your home can be a daunting, stressful and time consuming process.  For families exploring aged care options for a loved one, the task of selling a property becomes all the more challenging.  Quite often, a family may not live in the same area as their elderly family member, which further compounds the anxiety of having to select the best real estate agent.  Understandably, the task can quickly become overwhelming.

This is where organisations such as Agent Select offer a compelling service.  Agent Select is a 100% free service that removes the stress, anxiety and considerable time involved in selecting the best performing real estate agent to sell your property. 

Launch of Karen Martini’s Menu Items at Aurrum: Masterclass & Sampling Session

on Thursday, February 5, 2015

Aurrum introduced some exciting food innovations to the Australian aged care sector with the introduction of Karen Martini as its Food Ambassador in December 2014.

Aurrum in Brunswick hosted Karen Martini on Tuesday February 3rd, where she conducted the first of her Masterclasses with Aurrum’s head chef and kitchen team to rain them on the preparation of a selection of menu items planned to be served across all Aurrum facilities.

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