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Kiama Council Blaming Union for their Own Incompetence

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Kiama Council have began a process of blame shifting to others over the impending financial loss they are about to incur for selling their Aged Care services significantly under market value.   In an extraordinary meeting last night (27/06) council moved a report that included a statement blaming the union and political opponents for the … Continued


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A Churchill Fellow from South Australia believes the National Housing and Homelessness Plan, and state and territory housing strategies, must incorporate explicit consideration for housing for older Australians.    Churchill Fellow, Victoria Cornell says housing for older people is largely missing from housing policy discussions to date. Despite the limited options currently available for older … Continued

Keyton to add much needed retirement living capacity in nation’s capital

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With Australia’s retirement living villages sitting at over 90 per cent occupancy, it’s important village owners and operators continue to reinvest in and expand on their existing stock of residences.   In the ACT, Keyton has extensive waitlists for its three properties. To help meet this demand, its The Grove, Ngunnawal community is being extended with 45 brand new … Continued

Millions of Australians unknowingly at increased risk of heart failure

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    More than four million Australians are unaware of other health conditions that can increase the risk of heart failure.  Less than half of all Australians are aware of the link between heart failure and type 2 diabetes, a condition that affects 1.2 million people, and kidney disease which affects approximately two million Australians.1,2  … Continued

Dementia Expert Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

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At the 2024 Australian Dementia Research Forum, Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) Professor Henry Brodaty AO was acknowledged for his lifetime service to dementia.  In 1982, 42 years ago, inspired by his own personal experience and what was happening in USA and UK, Henry Brodaty led a group that established the … Continued

Research suggests higher intake of fruit reduces development of depression

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Globally, depression is a major public health concern. According to the World Health Organisation it is the largest contributor to non-fatal burden of disease, with more than 80% of this burden represented across low- and middle-income countries. A growing body of evidence suggests that dietary behaviours – in particular higher consumption of fruit and vegetables … Continued

Doubling demand by 2030: How one program is easing joint replacement woes.

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MONDAY, 03 JUNE 2024: HCF, Australia’s largest not-for-profit health fund, is partnering with four hospitals across New South Wales and Victoria, to provide patients with affordable, supported solutions, after recent research revealed over 120,000 Australians undergo hip and knee joint replacement surgery every year,1 often encountering long wait times and out-of-pocket costs. This number is expected … Continued

MEDIA DIARY ALERT – National Crochet Conference 2024 – in Melbourne, Australia- July 27-29.

By API User Not so Granny and not so Square Knitting’s cool and funky little sister is BACK – in MELBOURNE for 2024.   Thousands expected to attend the 3 day event – that has the theme: “CROCHET YOUR WAY TO MENTAL HEALTH”     LOCATION:        Treacy Centre 126 The Avenue, Parkville Melbourne VIC Australia   DATES:              Thursday 27 … Continued

New centre to bring more international eye clinical trials to Victoria and boost access to sight-saving therapies

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A new clinical trial centre launched today in Melbourne will bring more international trials to Victoria and give people living with vision loss and blindness early access to sight-saving therapies.To mark World Clinical Trials Day, Victorian Deputy Premier and Minister for Medical Research, the Hon Ben Carroll, launched Cerulea Clinical Trials – a new specialist … Continued