Community, Finding your new tribe, Fitness, Health, Hobbies, Mental health

Exercise – beyond deep water running

Beyond deep water running Last year, I retired from full time work and started to exercise. Back in August, I shared my new deep water running adventures at the Palm Beach Aquatic Centre.  I continue to “tread water” every Tuesday morning. I  love the workout and feel very virtuous that I have braved the pool… Read More Exercise – beyond deep water running

Community, Finding your new tribe, Mental health, Personal development, Relationships, Retiring from work, Spirituality, Writing

The birth of Classic Women and my story (of transition to retirement)

The birth of the Classic Women blog A big thank you to the of you who have followed Classic Women over the past six months. In January 2017, I took a trial break from my paid job. I launched the blog, Classic Women. My qualification??? I love writing. I know about being a 50+ year old woman.… Read More The birth of Classic Women and my story (of transition to retirement)

Community, Family, Finding your new tribe, Fitness, Health, Hobbies, Retiring from work, Travel

Another Classic Woman story. Introducing Lisa Raimondo – woman in transition.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE YOUR STORY OF TRANSITION? Please contact me by signing up to this blog (see boxes below) or via the Classic Women FB page. Introducing classic woman, Lisa and her transition to retirement. Lisa is having fun experimenting with a range of past times. She has many interests, and is open to exploring more. I… Read More Another Classic Woman story. Introducing Lisa Raimondo – woman in transition.

Ageing, Health

How to keep your telomeres long

What are telomeres? Recently, I wrote about how our telomeres shorten as we age – or conversely, we age as our telomeres become shorter. Telomeres are the tiny ‘caps’ that book-end our chromosomes, preventing them from becoming damaged or tangled.  While our understanding of why and how they make a difference, in simple terms, longer telomeres are good. How can… Read More How to keep your telomeres long

Ageing, Health

Assistive technology will improve the chances of older people staying home

Disadvantaged Aussies Did you know that the Therapeutics Good Administration prevents Australian companies from promoting the medical benefits of assistive technology? This makes it difficult for people to make informed choices about aids that will make life easier. Have a look at this article by the Community Care Review, which is a conversation with UK-based… Read More Assistive technology will improve the chances of older people staying home

Health, Research - ageing

Can we control the ‘visible signs’ of ageing?

What are international experts saying about controlling the ‘visible signs’ of ageing? Are you interested in TV ads about  this cream or that serum to minimise the ‘visible signs’ of ageing. But what is going on in the research into ageing? The Irish Times recently reported that doctor and author Sara Gottfried has reversed the… Read More Can we control the ‘visible signs’ of ageing?