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.
Sometimes life throws more at you than you can handle. Just ask brickies labourer, Jim. In the space of just six months in 2015, he lost his close friend and ex-wife to cancer and his 28-year-old son to suicide.
It’s amazing the difference a year can make. Single mum Marina and her daughter Sam started 2017 on a bleak note. After the breakup of Marina’s marriage, the pair were living in a cramped studio in Newtown with shared facilities and almost no cooking amenities.
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.
Winter is a magical time of year: crisp blue skies, frost-tipped grass, nature in waiting. The colder weather is a great chance to snuggle down and get cosy, but the cooler, darker days can also present a number of health challenges for older people. Follow these five tips to keep yourself or an older loved one warm, safe and healthy this winter.
Having good mates that you can rely on is important at any age, but as men grow older strong female and male friendships are the key to staying healthy and happy. Here are five ways older men can make – and keep – new friends.
A diagnosis of dementia needn’t spell the end of an individual’s independence. Occupational therapy can keep people in their own homes for longer with a high quality of life, explains BaptistCare aged care expert Nicole Donohoo.
Never before in human history have the world’s oceans and the creatures that live in them been under greater stress. With the human population of the Earth now topping seven billion, fish are being harvested for the table in record numbers, with many species being hunted to extinction.