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WA town named Age Friendly city

A strategic plan for being age-friendly, recognition of Aboriginal elders and ongoing community consultations are just some of the programs that have made a Western Australia town an Age Friendly city. The city of Cockburn received the state government’s 2014 Age Friendly Communities Local ...

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Podcast: Interview with Jean-Paul Bell

For the final podcast in the creative ageing series, Aged Care Insite spoke to the creative director of the Arts Health Institute Jean-Paul Bell. Bell is co-founder of the Humour Foundation and authored a book in 2010 called Laughter is ...

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Podcast: Interview with Sue Broadway

The Play Up Convention will feature a workshop and talk from one the founding members of Circus Oz, Sue Broadway. She is the artistic director at Westside Circus in Melbourne and a creative fellow at the State Library of Victoria. ...

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Podcast: Interview with Bridget Brandon

In the next instalment of our creative ageing podcast series, Bridget Brandon sheds light on life writing. Brandon is the founder of Storyworks – a company that helps teach people how to write their life story. She will also be ...

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Podcast: Interview with Tim Sharp

Aged Care Insite spoke to Dr Timothy Sharp, adjunct professor in positive psychology at the University of Technology, Sydney and RMIT University. Sharp runs a clinical psychology practice and executive coaching practice and is the founder of The Happiness Institute, ...

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RDNS achieves in China

Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) was named a finalist in the inaugural Australia-China Achievement Awards yesterday. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the finalists and winners at a parliamentary dinner for Chinese president Xi Jinping on Tuesday. The awards cover arts, education ...

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Senior residency report scuttles myths

A report that looks into where seniors live in NSW was launched at State Parliament House in Sydney yesterday. Chief executive of COTA NSW Ian Day said the 50+Report – compiling the findings of COTA NSW’s 2014 state-wide consumer survey ...

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GPs working heavier caseloads

GPs are working harder now than they were a decade ago and older patients accounted for about a third of their clinical workload in 2013–14, new research shows. The results come from two reports published today from the Family Medicine Research ...

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