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Help older Australians beat the heat

Industry leaders and academics are prompting Australians to be mindful of elderly people as hot weather sweeps parts of the country. University of Queensland School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work director of teaching and learning associate professor Christine Brown ...

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Free hearing checks

Australian Hearing, in partnership with Sigma Pharmaceuticals, has kickstarted its free hearing checks and hearing aid health checks for this year. The program offers adults non-invasive, in-pharmacy checks that take about 15 minutes. Emma Scanlan, principal audiologist, adults, with Australian ...

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Adelaide seniors get moving on public transport

On average, Adelaide’s Seniors Card holders are making more than 150,000 rides on public transport in the metropolitan area each week, a recent study has found. Study lead Dr Helen Feist, acting director of the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre ...

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Mobility scooter use under scrutiny

With frequent media reports on mobility scooter accidents and deaths, and an ageing population, experts are taking a closer look at road safety. Earlier this year, The Blue Badge Mobility Scooter Safety and Insurance Survey, from mobility insurance specialist Blue ...

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