Category Archives: Health

About Voluntary Assisted Dying

With the new laws in Victoria, coming into effect on June 29th, 2019, people who qualify can have doctors assist them to die in dignity and without pain. Continue reading

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Is a Tiny House Suitable for a Senior?

What is a Tiny House? I am not convinced that tiny houses are suitable for seniors. What are they? There are several definitions of a tiny house – they are generally small transportable/temporary houses, that are sometimes seen as the … Continue reading

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The Taste of Fresh Fruit

Picking Fresh Fruit I can remember it well.  In Adelaide’s hot summer weather, when I was very young, the fruit trees that grew in our back yard suddenly ripened.  We (my sister and I) would have surreptitiously picked some before … Continue reading

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Who is Eating Seaweed?

Seaweed? Seaweed is a popular food in Korea, though I do not recall seeing much or eating it in South Korea, other than on the outside of Sushi or similar foods when I was there.  I think it was in … Continue reading

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The Aged Care Revolution

Well, I hope there is a “revolution” in Aged Care.  I can remember back in the 1960’s when older people who were no longer able to stay at home were put in hospitals.  Then for many years some rather primitive … Continue reading

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More on Exercise for Seniors

UBC – Day 27 Exercise for Seniors I know that to improve our health we must exercise more.  However,  I am disappointed at the offering for ageing people. Let me explain. I am what is often referred to as a … Continue reading

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Exercise for Seniors

UBC – Day 18 Getting Older I don’t exercise much these days. How I wish I could be more agile, like I was many years ago.  Getting old has its challenges and while I have been quite fit for most … Continue reading

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Remembering Almonds

Remembering Almond Trees I have wonderful memories of our almond trees. Sometimes I feel very special, because I grew up in a semi-rural area (despite being in the suburb of a city), post-war, when we grew much of our own food … Continue reading

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A Biography Worth Reading

A Biography Worth Reading Just over a week ago, I visited the Wynnum Library to borrow some books.    I had not been in the new building, but had been a regular over four years ago at the old premises. … Continue reading

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In the Van

I’m in the van for a couple of weeks, learning bit by bit about how to live in it.  I had hoped to be more practiced by now, but an opportunity to do some house sitting changed that.  I have … Continue reading

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