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HOW DO WE TURN A DRAIN INTO VALUED GREEN SPACE? FIRST, ASK THE RESIDENTS

How do we turn a drain into valued green space? First, ask the residents

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Stony Creek drain: untidy and often slightly threatening,informal green space still has value for residents,which appropriate intervention can enhance. Author provided (No reuse)   This article is based on a paper being presented at the State of...
eight simple changes to our neighbourhoods can help us age well

Eight simple changes to our neighbourhoods can help us age well

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  Staying physically active can play a big part in ageing well – and a well-designed neighbourhood helps with that. Where we live can play a big part in ageing well, largely because of the links between...
free to the public information & support

Free to the Public Information & Support

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Evenings for Family & Friends of Drug or Alcohol addicted loved ones Support & Education Evening for Families and Friends Affected by Drug or Alcohol Addiction The First Step Program is proud to announce a series...
For Australians To Have The Choice Of Growing Old At Home, Here Is What Needs To Change

For Australians to have the choice of growing old at home, here is what...

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When an ageing person is forced to move out of their family home, that can trigger a host of problems that policy is doing little to prevent. Diego Cervo/Shutterstock Ooh, a storm is threatening...
People Love Parklets, And Businesses Can Help Make Them Happen

People love parklets, and businesses can help make them happen

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The Wray Avenue Solar Parklet by Seedesign Studio is in Fremantle. Jean-Paul Horré, Author provided As councils across Australia strive to enhance their liveability, parklets are proving popular among city communities. A poll of 300-plus citizens gathered...
‘bang, bang, bang!’: the shock of a boy playing with a gun on a suburban street

‘Bang, bang, bang!’: the shock of a boy playing with a gun on a...

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Two young boys in helmets, playing   soldiers with toy guns (1908-1928). State Library of South Australia I was driving down a main street in Canberra’s north a few weeks ago when a young...
are you part of a social group? making sure you are will improve your health

Are you part of a social group? Making sure you are will improve your...

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Social connectedness supports our   physical and mental health. Photo by Matheus Ferrero on Unsplash It’s well established that people who feel socially isolated, or as though they don’t belong, have worse mental health than...
Listen To Older Voices : Charles Pallaghy – Part 1

Listen To Older Voices : Charles Pallaghy – Part 1

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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...
Listen To Older Voices : John Skrinjar – Part 2

Listen To Older Voices : John Skrinjar – Part 2

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Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times & Tagg Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and...
Ruminations From My Verandah #48: Am I A Baby Boomer Or An Oldie Boomer

Ruminations from My Verandah #48: Am I a Baby Boomer or an Oldie Boomer

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OK, I'm a Baby Boomer by birth, but am I any longer by age? Hi, I’m Rob Greaves. This is the forty-eighth posting in this on-going, and totally ad hoc column, called “Ruminations From My...