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More weighty matters!

Yet another reason to lose weight!! Managing your weight to keep your Body Mass Index (BMI) within ‘normal’ range is likely to help reduce your later risk of dementia - and this could be even more relevant for women. Results from a new study out of University College London (UCL) associate obesity in late adulthood [...]

Beat the scammers!

Cyber scams are proliferating and we’re all on our computers more at the moment – that means we’re more vulnerable. The Federal Government has just committed more than a billion to cyber security but we don’t all have to spend up. Individuals can achieve better security through simple measures … keeping software up to date, [...]

2020-08-03T10:57:42+10:00General - news|

Group services reopening at HH Hub

  Clients at Hunters Hill Community Hub chat with Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts, in the Hub's courtyard when it reopened after refurbishment mid-2019. Now that a long list of Covid-safe precautions is in daily practice, Sydney Community Services’ group social supports for seniors and people with a disability are running again, [...]

2020-08-03T10:56:31+10:00General - news|

Artistic freedom to express and surprise yourself

David Phelan’s ‘self-body state’   Clients were understandably well satisfied with the wonderful works they created at their art expression classes last month. Group social support art teacher, Margareta Odlin, introduced new techniques to evoke clients’ feelings, interests and  ideas of  self-image. Lloyd Edwards and collage Gary Chalmers with collage [...]

Simple Alzheimer’s test coming up

A simple new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease, years in the making, is on its way to Australia via the Federal Government’s Australian Dementia Network or ADnet, a collaboration of 18 academic and clinical partners and philanthropists. The University of Gothenburg, Sweden, led the development of the new blood test which measures the protein ‘tau’, [...]

Under 65 and ineligible for NDIS?

People 18-64 years who are not eligible for low-level support via the NDIS can apply for ‘SASH’ support packages through NSW Health’s ComPacks program. Safe And Supported at Home packages, called SASH for short, support people with functional impairments to live independently and safely at home.  People with mental health issues, chronic or degenerative illness [...]

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