‘Silver fox’ study in aged-care homes. This banner headline on page three of the local newspaper, The West Australian, demanded my attention. Articles about aged care always interest me. This one intrigued and then distressed me.
Sex in aged-care facilities made headlines in the West Australian Newspaper this week. Well, not exactly, but the headline grabbed my attention.
Financial elder abuse is an often poorly understood concept. One can only hope that financial advisors and journalists know what it means. Like everyone who suspects elder abuse, they need to call it out and to prevent it.
Notre Dame Cathedral has never been one of my favourite places. Strange, then, that I felt so sad when it caught fire and burned last month.
To make an Advanced Health Directive has been on my mind for about a year, but I’ve put it off, for no good reason.
To live simply is a value not a goal. This became evident when John and I moved to an apartment half the size of our previous house. I wrote about this here.
The Catholic Church reels, battered and broken. Many Catholics must ask themselves why they stay.
The need to make new friends hasn’t always been seen as a preventative health measure. However, social isolation and lack of connection with other people can be a serious health problem especially for older men and women. As I wrote in another blog, everyone needs a network of friends and acquaintances to keep them fully […]
A healthy social life reflects (and affects) our well-being. Somehow, this seems especially important at Christmas because everyone else seems to be having such a good time. It’s never too late to create a charmed life with friends.
Over 65 and Australian society calls us old, even though people now in their fifties must work until 67 before they can receive an age pension.