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.
Homelessness has many faces. Following the publication of my blog, ‘Thin line between poverty and homelessness‘, I was contacted by a woman who asked me to maintain her confidentiality. When you read what follows, you will understand why!
Two events this week prompted me to think about the thin line between poverty and homelessness. This is my very personal response.
Age discrimination (ageism) creeps up on us when we aren’t looking. One day, we belong in the mainstream. The next, we older people find ourselves invisible in a grey (or beige) crowd. People describe us, collectively, as a burden.
‘Our village must mobilise to support the well being of elders,’ read a recent headline in the West Australian Newspaper. The headline twists the African proverb, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’.