Nutrition and Dietetics – for Aged Care Panel Discussion

Who what where and why? But first, how about this for a title?   BNutDiet, BSc(Hons), PhD, APD Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics College of Nursing & Health Sciences (Flinders University).   Impressive! Hotel Services Management Solutions have announced Dr Alison … Continue reading Nutrition and Dietetics – for Aged Care Panel Discussion

Ellis Wilkinson, creating healthy opportunities for aged care food discussions

Ellis Wilkinson. You couldn’t get anyone more passionate about food in aged care! But who is Ellis Wilkinson and why is he interested in innovation and changes for the Aged Care Hospitality Services sector? Catering expert Ellis Wilkinson is using his passion and skill to help create positive change around food quality and service for residents in aged care. Ellis is the director of Hotel Services Management Solutions, a management consultancy focusing all operational functions within catering, cleaning and laundry services. With over 30 years’ experience within the food services and hospitality industry as an executive chef, and within management … Continue reading Ellis Wilkinson, creating healthy opportunities for aged care food discussions

Innovation and Changes For Aged Care Hospitality Services

Hotel Services Management Solulions brings you the Tasting Australia event, the “Innovation and Changes Forum Aged Care Hospitality Services” This forum will be a detailed look at aged care cookery and the changes it has undergone in recent years – and where it is heading. With a focus on creating a sustainable future for the industry, the event will showcase molecular gastronomy, demonstrating its place in aged care cookery. It encourages those currently working in hospitality who wish to create positive impact; either to understand how to improve the consumer experience through the use of food, that takes in consideration … Continue reading Innovation and Changes For Aged Care Hospitality Services

SPEECH | Aged Care Workshop; Creatively addressing the aged care challenge

Thank you for having me. For those I have not yet met, for your knowledge, I have worked with Ron Corso since 2010 through the UniSA Idea Generation class. We have written two papers specifically looking at the combination of creativity and … Continue reading SPEECH | Aged Care Workshop; Creatively addressing the aged care challenge

Republished; Five common myths about the ageing brain and body

Republished with thanks from The Conversation Will you still be able to do the crossword when you’re 80? Yep, better than ever, probably. from http://www.shutterstock.com.au Hannah Keage, University of South Australia and Blossom Christa Maree Stephan, Newcastle University This article is … Continue reading Republished; Five common myths about the ageing brain and body

OPINION | Migraines

It has been an unsettled night of sweats, tummy grumbles and fog. On waking, one eye pops open and notices a feint fog in the distance. The mind seems so detatched it hasn’t appreciated the fog is caused of its own doing.  Determination and responsibilities see me rise but as the morning kicks in, so does the nausea and eye shakes, the blurring.  The head pain increases.  Considerations for regular pain relief happens but after the expected wait time, its administration seems pointless as the headache has merely increased along with the stomach gurgles, nausea and fog. The fog now … Continue reading OPINION | Migraines

Let’s share mother’s day again; via an app

Mum has always loved getting my postcards sent to her via Touchnote. If you haven’t heard of it, Touchnote is a postcard-sending service. #hattip Touchnote first came into my world via Helen Sanderson. The Wiki explanation of Helen is this: she … Continue reading Let’s share mother’s day again; via an app

What should have been said in my ABC Adelaide interview

Being onair (radio) is a curious process. In creativity processes, ie idea generation work, we often talk of the “thinking behind the thinking”. In fact it’s a quote Ron Corso (my UniSA research/paper writing partner) is famous for. So, when I … Continue reading What should have been said in my ABC Adelaide interview

How 3D food printers could improve mealtimes for people with swallowing disorders

Article republished from The Conversation.Written by Bronwyn Hemsley, University of Newcastle; Abbas Kouzani, Deakin University; Russell Oliver, Deakin University; Scott Adams, Deakin University; Stuart Palmer, Deakin University, and Susan Balandin, Deakin University   It’s hard to imagine food prepared in a … Continue reading How 3D food printers could improve mealtimes for people with swallowing disorders

When irony makes a post more engaging, it’s fate is sealed

It was only a few years ago people would request the sarcasm font (what seemed like) every post… Ha! Oh the irony of black and white characters appearing straight up on a computer screen, not helping people to be funny, so … Continue reading When irony makes a post more engaging, it’s fate is sealed

This socially responsible group have every reason to celebrate their 10 years in the making… and it’s all in the aide of mental health this time.

The Inaugural Vintage Ball **Note from me – this has been written for an external media audience, however, in the spirit of sharing moments, here is the media release: 10 years in the making… The South Australian founded social club … Continue reading This socially responsible group have every reason to celebrate their 10 years in the making… and it’s all in the aide of mental health this time.

Announcing the Inaugural Vintage Ball Charity for Unearthing WineLovers

The Inaugural Vintage Ball With our true #winelover generous style, we will again be donating to the Chat ‘n’ Chew program, managed by Uniting Care Wesley, Port Adelaide. To date, we have donated approximately $450. Chat ‘n’ Chew provides an opportunity for more than 700 people each year to enjoy some independence, make friends and feel connected with others in our local community. One in five Australians will suffer from a mental illness in any given year. Good mental health is a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem. Advertisement for Chat ‘n’ Chew Volunteer We are seeking an understanding, non-judgemental … Continue reading Announcing the Inaugural Vintage Ball Charity for Unearthing WineLovers

Republished; Simple thinking in a complex world is a recipe for disaster

In an era of post-truth and pseudoscience, what can you do?

Our “LifeFlip” initiative – which is using the “Afternoon Conversations with Ron” to tease out some of the complexities we face as we age in particular, is one way we are working to improve our world. In particular,‘Life Flip’ is the exploration of what our life will look like as contributing and valuable citizens in our later years ie past the 60+ of typical retirement. Continue reading Republished; Simple thinking in a complex world is a recipe for disaster

Social Media Guidelines; The Elevator Pitch

Way back when… the mobile telephone and fax machine were innovations, as were numerous other communication devices. We traveled through the period of everyone wanting a website, survived the dot.com crash, lived through ‘everyone wants an app’ and have rolled our … Continue reading Social Media Guidelines; The Elevator Pitch