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A Home Away From Home

The difficulty in finding appropriate accessible housing is an ongoing issue for many ageing Australians, those who live with disability and those who care for them.  A recent scoping study by the Australian Human Rights Commission found that given the increasing prevalence of disability, an estimated 60 per cent of homes will, at some point, be occupied by a person... Read More

by katie , 4 weeks ago

Health

Bowl Towards Your Health at Enoggera

Have you ever thought of starting the wonderful game of Bowls, but had no clue where to start?  Bowling can provide many health benefits which include; improved fitness, coordination and skill development along with improved mental wellbeing and, of course, there is the social benefit of feeling part of a community. Here we have outlined just a few of the... Read More

by katie , 2 months ago

Events, Health

Laughter Yoga Comes to Pine Rivers Gallery

Holocaust survivor, philosopher and author Hannah Arendt wrote of her friendship with author Mary McCarthy: “It’s not that we think so much alike; it’s that we do so much thinking business for and with each other”. That quote inspired Australian artist collective Barbara Cleveland to create the latest exhibition to be hosted by Pine Rivers Art Gallery ‘Barbara Cleveland: Thinking... Read More

by katie , 3 months ago

Health

New Local Support For Breastfeeding

North West Private Hospital in Everton Park has launched a Lactation Clinic for families seeking breastfeeding support, who have birthed either at North West or another obstetric facility, public or private. The clinic is operated by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) who are health professionals trained specifically in breastfeeding and can provide guidance, up-to-date information and support for breastfeeding.... Read More

by katie , 4 months ago

Events, Health

Prostate Cancer – Is It Secret Mens Business?

Rotary Club of Samford Valley will have as guest speaker at their meeting Distinguished Professor Judith Clements on the 8th February. While in the past prostate cancer has often been deemed to be, ‘secret men’s business’, the Rotary Club of Samford Valley want to see that change. We know that the occurrence of Prostate Cancer in men ranks equal to breast... Read More

by katie , 5 months ago

Health, Newsfeed

How About Yoga in 2022

Do you need to be flexible? Or young? Or thin? To put your body into amazing shapes? To be strong? To have time? To be peaceful? To be free from injuries or physical challenges? None of the above. All you need is to be able to breathe. To use your breath to come inside your body for a moment. To... Read More

by katie , 5 months ago

Health, Newsfeed

Decades Of Locals Caring For Locals

Albany Creek resident Karen and Ferny Hills resident Ellen and have both worked at North West Private Hospital for decades and say it’s the caring local community that keeps them there. ‘It’s the sense of family… it’s a tight knit community and we look after each other. I have patients coming back and looking out for me and it’s just... Read More

by katie , 5 months ago

Acreage Living, Health

Ageing Gracefully – A therapist’s guide

So, what is your biggest skin concern? When you look in the mirror, ask yourself what are the two most obvious areas you would like to improve. It could be fine lines around the eyes and a sagging jawline. Do you see sun damage and areas of darker pigment? The most common comment I hear is, “I don’t mind getting... Read More

by katie , 6 months ago

Health

Medicinal Cannabis and More

Since 2018, when the Federal Government relaxed restrictions around prescribing medicinal cannabis, thousands of Australians are now using it to treat conditions like chronic pain and mental health conditions. If conventional treatments are not satisfactory, a doctor may consider a trial of medicinal cannabis. In the past, it has been a long process to obtain a prescription, and a common... Read More

by katie , 8 months ago

Health

Seven Tips to Look After Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

During these challenging times it’s especially important to look after your mental health and overall wellbeing. Here are seven simple tips to assist: 1. Keep Physically Active Keeping physically active is great for your mind and body. Exercising outdoors is a great way to get fresh air and feel more energised. Exercise regularly and choose activities that you enjoy, such... Read More

by katie , 8 months ago

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