Thursday, 18 August 2016

Did you know that Hearing Awareness Week commences this Sunday? 21st of August 2016

                                 Hearing is precious and fragile


Hearing impairment or deafness, is when your hearing is affected by a condition or injury. Some people are born with hearing loss, while others may develop it as they get older.

Statistically we all begin to lose our hearing when we are in our 30s and 40s. One adult in five and more than half of all people over the age of 80 suffer from hearing loss.


Hearing Awareness Week reports that some of the early warning signs of hearing loss are: you can hear but not understand, you find it hard to hear in noisy situations or groups of people, you think people mumble, you need turn the TV up louder than others or, you don't always hear the doorbell or the phone.

To locate a free hearing test offered by Australian Hearing you can select ‘Find your nearest event’ on their web page and then add your postcode to receive contact details of your nearest Hearing Centre.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Did you known that Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is hosting a 'Your Brain Matters' seminar on the 6th of August in Little Bay?

                                    Your Brain Matters - The Power of Prevention

A third of all Alzheimer's cases worldwide are preventable, a study published in 2014 by researchers at the University of Cambridge has found:
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/a-third-of-all-alzheimers-cases-preventable-claims-new-cambridge-study-9605367.html

The research, which was carried out by Cambridge University’s Institute of Public Health and published in the medical journal The Lancet said that one in three Alzheimer’s cases could be avoided if there was a change to people’s lifestyles.

Using population data, researchers were able to work out the seven main risk factors that brought about Alzheimer’s in later life.

A lack of exercise, smoking and poor diets (including obesity) were all seen as significant factors in making people more susceptible to the disease, while factors such as low educational attainment, depression and other conditions brought on by poor lifestyle, including vascular disease, were also seen as contributors.

The researchers led by Professor Carol Brayne, predicted that if these “modifiable risk factors” were reduced by just 10 per cent, nearly nine million cases of Alzheimer’s disease could be prevented.


http://www.princehenrycommunity.com.au/assets/Uploads/images-and-pdfs/Whats-on/Your-Brain-Matters-PresentationPosterAugust-2016.pdf
Alzheimer’s Australia NSW will be holding a ‘Your Brain Matters, The Power of Prevention’ presentation on the 6th of August from 11am to 1pm and following the presentation staff will be available answering questions until 3pm.

The program will explore the five simple steps to maximize your brain health.

This program is suitable for anyone in the community who is interested in learning what they can do to reduce their risk of developing dementia.

When: Saturday the 6th of August
Time: 11am-3pm
Where: The Prince Henry Nursing and Medical Museum, 2 Brodie Avenue, Little Bay
No bookings are required.
For all enquiries contact 9399 0972 or email frida.kitas@randwick.nsw.gov.au 

Following the presentation feel free to discuss any concerns you may have
about your memory with staff from Alzheimer’s Australia and the local Dementia Advisory Service.


If you would like to locate a 'Your Brain Matters'
prevention presentation closer to where you live contact Alzheimer’s Australia NSW on 9805 0100 or email helpline.nsw@alzheimers.org.au (link sends e-mail). 

Why not test your brain by taking one of the 'Your Brain Matters' quizzes?

If you have any questions about Alzheimer's or dementia contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. The National Dementia Helpline is available 9.00am to 5.00pm across Australia, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Have you heard of War Memorial Hospital’s upcoming ‘Dying Wishes’ seminar?


War Memorial Hospital will be hosting a ‘Dying Wishes’ seminar on the 1st of August 2016.
http://www.care-necessities.co.uk/

 













  • Find out about power of attorney, enduring guardianship, advanced care directives and wills
  • Role of palliative care team and its services

When: Monday the 1st of August 2016

Venue: Day Centre, War Memorial Hospital, 125 Birrell St Waverley

Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

For more Information and bookings contact Catriona Beaumont on 93690215 or

catriona.beaumont@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.a




Thursday, 14 July 2016

Have you heard of Limmud FSU Australia's upcoming Festival on Russian Jewish Culture?

Limmud FSU Australia will holding a festival on Russian Jewish Culture at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific on the 17th and 18th of September 2016.
http://limmudfsu.org.au/en/
Limmud FSU's festival consist of:

-World known international speakers

-Australian celebrities

-Famous musicians

-Educational lectures

-History and culture

-Concerts

-Family fun activities

-Food

-Games

-Discussions

-Entertainment

For more information on Limmud FSU 2016 events contact: 0410558624, ANNA@KANGARUSSKI.ORG.AU or you may like to check out their Facebook page.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Have you registered for War Memorial Hospital’s upcoming free Vision and Hearing Seminar?


War Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free Vision and Hearing Seminar on the 4th of July 2016.

This seminar will include:

· Information on common eye conditions and the latest treatments

· Hearing problems, use of aids, and free hearing assessments



When: Monday the 4th of July 2016

Venue: Day Centre, War Memorial Hospital, 125 Birrell St Waverley

Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm

For more Information and bookings contact Catriona Beaumont on 93690215 or
catriona.beaumont@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Image source: http://images.wisegeek.com/older-woman-touching-hearing-aid.jpg
https://oldagepeople.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/common-vision-problems-in-old-age/

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Be Winter Wise - Top Tips for Winter Health


With winter now in full swing, many of us are exposed to an increased risk of illness.

Community Aged Services recommends that we all follow some simple steps to improve our health and wellbeing not only during the winter months but all year round!

Check out Top Tips for Winter Health by NSW Health to find some useful tips to improve our health and wellbeing so we have a better chance of keeping those nasty germs at bay.



- Keep well by using good hygiene practices (thorough hand washing, using hand sanitisers, keeping your home clean, discarding of tissues or other contaminated materials)

- Wait at least 24 hours after your fever resolves before you return to public activities so you do not infect others

- Get a local GP

- Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods from the five major food groups and aim to include 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetable in your diet each day

- Limit intake of foods containing saturated fat, added salt, added sugars and alcohol

- Keep hydrated - drink plenty of water

- Be active every day in as many ways you can 

Image source:
http://www.ambulance.nsw.gov.au/Media-And-Publications/Latest-News/A-winter-message-from-Ambulance.html
http://www.traumaready.com/2014/10/top-5-ways-protect-ebola-airplane/#.V1em6-QnlHM  

http://cliparts.co/clipart/3558436
http://blogs.newcastle.edu.au/blog/2013/09/30/study-can-fruit-and-vegies-help-you-look-healthier/

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Did you know that War Memorial Hospital is holding a free ‘Chronic Pain Seminar’ next week?

War Memorial Hospital will be holding a free ‘Chronic Pain Seminar’ on the 6th of June 2016.

http://betterhealthkare.com/understanding-chronic-pain-and-its-symptoms/
  • Dr Sachin Shetty, rehabilitation and pain specialist POWH
  • Alternative treatments for chronic pain
When: Monday the 6th of June 2016
Venue: Day Centre, War Memorial Hospital, 125 Birrell St Waverley

Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

For more Information and bookings contact Catriona Beaumont on 93690215 or

catriona.beaumont@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Seniors only event