WHILE happy to have her annual medical that includes eye and reflex tests to gauge her driving fitness, Bankstown resident Silvana Gruber, 82, is horrified at the thought of not being able to drive anymore because of a perceived 'age' constraint.
THE most important role of a Residential Aged Care Home is to provide the best possible care for its residents both physically and mentally.
FOR over 30 years, the Bankstown community has been very fortunate to have local stalwart and former mayor Kevin Hill spend much of his time volunteering in many capacities to enrich the community.
OLDER Australians who access home care services, will now be able to exercise greater control with the Federal Government's launching of 'Increasing Choice in Home Care' in February.
THE number of people with dementia in Australia has soared to more than 400,000 – and almost 139,000 in NSW - with an estimated cost to the community of more than $14 billion this year alone, a new report has found.
WITH over 20 per cent of Canterbury Bankstown's 50,000 residents aged over 55, more and more pressure is placed on providing services for their growing numbers.
GREAT tasting food can be one of the real pleasures of life but dental prosthetist Sam Dias from Modern Healthcare Professionals in Chester Hill, warns that food is not so good if it is left on teeth or gums, especially not for those who wear dentures.
THE over 50s - the generation that has witnessed more change than any other in history - has the luxury of combining old-fashioned values with new-age innovations and is now reaping the rewards.