Don’t miss the Choir of Hard Knocks in Joyful! Joyful! Deakin Edge this Saturday at 3pm

Choir of Hard Knocks with Dr Jonathon Welch AM
What could be more joyous than supporting the iconic Choir of Hard Knocks continue their inspiring work? This award winning and heart-warming Choir will feature as a special guest in our spectacular fundraising concert Joyful! Joyful! at Deakin Edge, 3pm on Saturday 1st...

Listen To Older Voices : Margaret Healy – Part 3

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life...

Planning for death must happen long before the last few days of life

People need time to learn about their options and think about their preferences. Val Vesa/Unsplash Our experience of death obviously shapes the final moments of our own life. It also shapes the experience and remains in the memories of those around us. Around 160,000 Australians die each year, but few...

Peer mentoring program shows promise for preventing African youth violence

Participants in a new peer mentoring outreach program aimed at reducing crime in the African community in Western Australia.  Author provided Recent episodes of violence among Australian youth of African descent have been a topic of mounting concern for politicians, the police and African communities alike. The...

I’ve always wondered: are SUVs and 4WDs safer than other cars?

Whatever’s driving the popularity of SUVs like the Toyota Kluger, crash tests and accident data show people are mistaken if they think they increase safety on the road. Toyota/AAP The Sydney suburbs around me are clogged with huge...

Australia’s residential aged care facilities are getting bigger and less home-like

Residential aged care facilities should be more like a home and less like a hospital. from shutterstock.com Most older people want to stay at home as long as they can. When this is no longer possible, they move into residential...

A community fix for the affordable housing crisis

Caggara House in Brisbane caters for low-income residents aged 55 and over who previously lived alone in state-owned houses that were too big for their needs. UDIA Qld/Facebook Jeannie loves her apartment. It has a separate bedroom, a...

After a long struggle, the Uniting Church becomes the first to offer same-sex marriage

For some, this recent decision is a source of celebration and perhaps even symbolic, finally, of full equality in the church for gay and lesbian members. Wes Mountain From Friday, September 21, the Uniting Church (UCA) will be the first of the three major Australian Christian denominations...

Silver Screen Classics playing this Saturday – Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy

Dr Jonathon Welch AM will present Silver Screen Classics, on Saturday, at Australian Catholic University, at 3pm. This spectacular, free concert celebrates beautiful music and also the launch of Jonathon’s new vision for arts inclusion for all Australians. A myriad of...

A new project shows combining childcare and aged care has social and economic benefits

Intergenerational care programs encourage relationship building between generations. Griffith University What happens when you bring a group of older residents to mix with young children in childcare? Clapping hands and singing songs is just one way they spend the morning together. These interactions are made...