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Sun and fun: over-70s gather for beach party

More than 400 Western Australian seniors are expected at a huge beach party in Perth on Thursday. The big bash, solely for people who have eclipsed the 70-year mark, is organised each year by Amana Living, a Western Australian not-for-profit provider of ...

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Health and ageing in focus at new research institute

Australian Catholic University has launched a research institute in Melbourne dedicated to health and ageing. The multidisciplinary institute is led by professor Marita McCabe, a leading international expert in health and ageing. Her team will investigate people’s experiences of the ageing ...

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Reminders improve vaccination rates: APNA

An efficient reminder system might be pivotal to improving the low pneumococcal vaccination rates among Australians 65 and over. A survey by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) revealed that while many general practices do have a vaccination reminder ...

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Dogs 4 Dementia: furry friends providing care

The month of Dogtober is upon us. A campaign for awareness by Assistance Dogs Australia, this month also brings with it a government-funded project for dementia care at home.  Dogs 4 Dementia gives access to a specially trained assistance dog for couples ...

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