Monday, 22nd January, 2018

Mum Maria has her skates on

IT’S not for the faint-hearted  but that hasn’t stopped Maria Foreman from Maitland strapping on her skates and elbowing in on one of the fastest-growing sports in Australia.

Known to her teammates by the roller derby name of Stitch This, Maria took up the contact sport four years ago when she turned 50. Described as rugby league on skates, the fast-paced game involves teams skating around a flat track in… more

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Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018

Village life much more than bowls and bingo

WHETHER its djembe drumming or deep sea fishing that rocks your boat, residents of retirement villages and lifestyle communities are keeping busy with a raft of different activities.

Living alongside other retirees doesn’t have to mean your only options are bowls and bingo.

Recent figures from the Property Council’s Retirement Census show retirement village residents like to be active. Just over 90 per cent of villages in Australia have a… more