Healthy eating focus for Queensland seniors

Healthy eating focus for Queensland seniors

A real food revolution is being embraced by tens of thousands of ageing Queenslanders as part of a Christmas calendar project which has been rolled out across the state. Recipes designed to be good for the mind and body of seniors are at the heart of the calendar which was delivered in the lead-up to Christmas by Ozcare to over 20,000 people, including many living with dementia.…

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The joy of Christmas past revived for the ageing in a shopping ‘memory’ project

Some of the Gold Coast’s oldest residents, including a 94-year old grandmother who has never had her photo taken with Santa, go on the shopping experience of a lifetime as part of reminiscence therapy for seniors.…

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Proud memories of war service revived for a group of Ozcare residents

Many proud memories of war service were revived for a group of Ozcare residents following Remembrance Day last week, including the remarkable journey of one of Queensland’s last surviving WWII veterans.…

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Spring Ozheart Winner - Leanne Sellwood

Congratulations to Leanne Sellwood, Care Assistant from the Sunshine Coast, on being voted our Spring Ozheart. This is the second time we have awarded an Ozheart to a Care Assistant on the Sunshine Coast as a result of a client nomination. It is great to see that when our staff genuinely love what they do, it makes a big difference in the lives of the people we care for and support. Leanne was nominated by her clients, Barney and Fay, for “all the little things she does to make their days better when she visits.”…

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Aged Care men’s shed provides community connection and mateship for older men with dementia

A newly opened men’s shed at a Glenvale aged care home is helping older men with dementia reconnect with their past and forge new friendships. Toowoomba West Men’s Shed president Murray Trewavas has collaborated with Ozcare Aged Care Facility on Greenwattle Street to provide residents with projects to work on in between his monthly visits to the onsite men’s shed, known as “The Folly”.…

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National Carers Week 2019

Throughout Queensland, it is estimated there are around 474,000 carers who take care of a family member or friend without being paid for the care and support they provide. From 13-19 October, National Carers Week 2019, raises awareness for and celebrates the outstanding contribution of our carers across Australia.…

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Parenting advice from older generations ‘touches hearts’ of new parents

Timeless advice from some of the Gold Coast’s oldest residents is helping transform new parents’ lives through an initiative aimed at connecting the very young and old in the region. As a generation who have raised their children, residents at Ozcare’s Ozanam Villa Burleigh Heads Aged Care Facility, are calmly giving back through a new `intergenerational nurture and play’ program.…

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Lives transforming through ‘play’ for Queensland’s oldest and youngest

A play-based initiative between some of Queensland’s oldest and youngest residents has become a major catalyst for transforming the lives of people living with dementia in a Brisbane aged care facility. The playgroup, held in the vibrant inner city suburb of New Farm, is part of a program of intergenerational activities run by Ozcare at aged care facilities across the state, breaking down age barriers through childhood play.…

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Dementia Action Week - 16 to 22 September 2019

Did you know that last year our Dementia Advisory & Support Service (DASS) supported 1,807 clients living with dementia and their families? Many people worry about their memory getting worse as they get older. The good news is that there are lots of things you can do to promote your brain health, at any age. It's never too late to start. In honour of Dementia Action Week, we're promoting five tips for Brain Health as suggested by DASS.…

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Singers with disability help with dementia connections

Unique musical pathways are working to break down the stigma around dementia on the Sunshine Coast, part of a region facing some of the highest rates of the illness in Australia. Participants from Sunshine Butterflies ‘Rhythm & Soul’ program forged connections with people living with dementia, conjuring the songs of yesteryear to deliver a heartfelt musical performance for Seniors Week on Friday. It is the second visit by the Sunshine Butterflies to Ozcare’s Noosa Heads Aged Care facility after a concert earlier this year left staff, residents and performers teary-eyed.…

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