From grey hair through to ‘senior’s moments’, ageing brings a wide range of changes to our bodies and minds. Those who cope best tend to be great at adapting and at making the most of what life offers.
Relaxed and happy in their tidy inner west flat, Glen and Jacqueline are a picture of domestic bliss. They enjoy cooking meals, singing along to the guitar, and hosting friends. But it wasn’t so long ago their lives were very different.
The right Home Care can make an enormous difference to an individual’s quality of life, but finding the best provider can be a baffling process. Here, General Manager for Home Services at BaptistCare, Sarah Newman, explains how to choose an aged care provider that meets all your needs.
Seeing coral is one of the great pleasures of a visit to a tropical marine environment. While they might look like plants, these brilliant undersea structures are in fact colonies of small marine animals whose bright colours come from beneficial algae living in their tissues. Sadly, the world’s reefs are under increasing threat from climate change.
Like the song says, you’ve got to have friends. Ageing tends to erode our social networks, but women over 60 can develop new, supportive friendships by exploring their interests and experimenting with technology.
Remaining socially connected takes a little extra work as we age. But aged care research shows keeping in touch with the community through clubs and other activities is closely linked to living a healthy and happy life.