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Just when you thought you could cook a chook, this recipe will spice it up
Bethlehem's stories come alive in a loving new cookbook, which includes this barbecue chicken recipe.
Therese Murray
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Fadi Kattan's delicious barbecued chicken. Picture by Ashley Lima
From tiny homes to share flats, unusual-tional ways to downsize
Retirement village living not for you? Check out these options.
Rowan Cowley
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Tiny homes are an inexpensive and flexible downsizing option. Picture courtesy of Havenn Tiny Houses
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How ricotta balls in tomato sauce can take your tastebuds to cloud nine
Wild Figs and Fennel is simply la dolce vita in a cookbook. Try this recipe from it.
Therese Murray
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Ricotta cloudballs in tomato sauce. Picture supplied
Anzac Dainties: A twist on the celebrated wartime favourite
RECIPE | Need to fuel your troops? Try this classic CWA recipe.
Main picture: Anzac Biscuits fresh out the oven. Inset: A copy of The South Australian Country Women`s Association's 'Calendar of Cakes - A cake a day for 365 days.' Pictures Therese Murray/supplied
Empowering older adults: Study highlights need for user-friendly products
A study found most people struggle with parts like slippery handles and tight lids, while jars, bottles, cans and blister packs could also be tricky to open.
John Piggott
Opening a tin is often a no can do for seniors. Picture by Simon Cohen
Who invented the flat white? Italian sugar farmers from regional Queensland likely played a big role
Explore the cultural influences and history behind this global sensation.
Garritt C. van Dyk
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Italian sugar cane cutters in the Innisfail district, Queensland, in 1923. Left to right: R. Cavallaro, F. Leonardi, P. Zaia, A. D'Urso, M. Bonanna, S. Zappalo, L. D'Urso, G. Lizzio, Alfio Lizzio (child) and Carmela Lizzio (cook). Picture by State Library Queensland/Wikimedia Commons
Most Aussies hope to retire by 66, according to new data.
Rowan Cowley
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Tips and suggestions for finding the right retirement village for you
Where to start when looking for the ideal retirement village.
Therese Murray
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There's always activities at Macquarie Lodge which is run by The Salvation Army Aged Care. Picture supplied
What incentives do you need to downsize?
BUDGET 2024/25: You could keep your pension and sell your home, if this idea is allowed.
Anthony Caggiano
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The Retirement Living Council's 2024/25 budget submission includes an incentive model for people to downsize. Picture by Simone De Peak.
New Aged Care Act delayed: What it means for you
Older people will be at the centre of new legislation, but the jury is out about how long it's taking to roll out.
Anthony Caggiano
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The new Aged Care Act brings more protection for end customers and puts more pressure on service providers to deliver good service and use customer money wisely. ACM file picture/Phillip Biggs
Tax breaks, better respite: Unpaid carer burdens laid bare in parliament
Law can be changed to make this thankless job easier. Here's how.
Anthony Caggiano
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Tax breaks and better access to respite are among the recommendations suggested in Parliament to make unpaid carers' lives easier. Pictured are unpaid carer Heather Beattie-Davey with Helen Davey. ACM file picture
Burned-out, exhausted, isolated: The life of an unpaid caregiver
Report says unpaid carers provide care at an unsustainable level.
Eileen Wood
Unpaid caregiving can be demanding leading to burnout. ACM file picture

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