So, are you OK? One day yes, the next day, not so maybe? Being “depressed” or down can be normal for all of us at some time or another, and it is most often a response to grief and loss … Continue reading RUOK? Good mental health is a sense of well-being, confidence, and self-esteem.
“I Have a Dream” The public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington, D.C., for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. At the time, he called for an end to … Continue reading OPINION | Evolution takes time.
Neil Gaiman’s Wedding Poem This is everything I have to tell you about love: nothing This is everything I learned about marriage: nothing Only that the world out there is complicated, and there are beasts in the night, and delight … Continue reading POEM | Recited for Amber and James’ Wedding 10 March 2018
Ryan Midgley has over 17 years experience as a health professional. He is driven to deliver high-quality services thru Innovation, Leadership, and Intrepreneurship. He builds great teams to share his vision who have a “can do attitude” and is personally … Continue reading The perfect score audience member profile
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. 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
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
Australia Day is the official, yet debated, National Day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising … Continue reading Where will you be this Australia Day?
The Inaugural Vintage Ball saw old wisdom in new ways… our second Vintage Ball will take us into a jazz age. We are going to jazz up… and we’d love you to jazz up too. Anything from spatts to sparkles, … Continue reading Winelovers Vintage Ball | Let’s Jazz it Up!
By using the same images as each other – we are effectively saying to the consumer there is no difference between any of us.
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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 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
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
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
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
Time goes you say, ah no alas, time stays we go. ~Henry Austin Dobson Unearthing Winelovers Dinner Announcement Over our 10 year Unearthing Winelovers journey, we have enjoyed the marvelous marriage of food and wine on many occassion; we have … Continue reading The Progression Part One | Henry Austin
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
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
First things first, ours start with a ‘cheers”! This (wine group) all started 10 years ago in my home. It was to teach myself social media. It has taught me this in spades, as well as simply being social with … Continue reading Everything has a history. Vintage Ball Thankyou Speech.
The Inaugural Vintage Ball for the Unearthing Wine Group – it’s 10 year anniversary dinner. Founded y Charlie-Helen Robinson. Image gallery. Photos by Michael Gee. **Also scroll down page for photo creatives by Jessika-May Robinson. Image Gallery. Photos by … Continue reading We had a ball, at the ball.
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.
The origin of bellydance is an actively debated subject among dance enthusiasts. Regardless, historically, dance has always been an important part of our culture; and belly dance is a big part of this. Everything has a history! The dance is … Continue reading Inaugural Vintage Ball; Bellydancing Experience
Love transcends Pings us beyond any known Failure stings Like an ache that won’t go away Really, why must it stay? Too true, friends mean more than things. Hear their laughter Be at peace. Welcome the crazy fray. Love transcends Takes … Continue reading POEM | Transcends
The power of ‘our song’, the musical glue that binds friends and lovers across the ages Music can be a stronger trigger for shared memories than photos as we age, even in people with dementia. from http://www.shutterstock.com Amee Baird, Macquarie … Continue reading Our song; reconnecting with shared personal memories
We are about to host our first (Inaugural) Vintage Ball. It’s a sold out event – here are the deets: charlierobinson.wordpress.com/unearthing-wine/inaugural-vintage-ball/ The reason for the Vintage Ball? The Unearthing Wine group is turning 10 years old – and we wish … Continue reading 10 years in the making…
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
Summer days and hazy, come what mays. Come what mays, have a wine, check the time. Do the time, write the prose, smell the rose. Smell the rose, prune the trees, feel the breeze. Feel the breeze, make the pardon, … Continue reading POEM | What lies beyond.
Staying fit isn’t a sudden revelation. However, if you need local motivation, I personally recommend you join the growing trend of ‘fitness in the park’. Continue reading The hidden impact of not staying fit for caring
I’ll trade you a friend. What’s that you say? Well, if women are from Venus, and men are from Mars… there must be a slight difference in the way we do things, right? So, why not try trading … Continue reading FIVEaa Radio Interview; Meeting People Online, like Ray
A growing number of health apps – of varying quality – are available to support patients’ decisions about those options. And social media provide an instant network of peers with whom to share health concerns and experiences. Continue reading REPUBLISHED: How new technologies are shaking up health care
Floral prettiness Creates a stillness Awakens the senses Makes less senseless. All consuming The airs sweet perfuming Nature’s fresh smells This life fine-tuning. Branches gnarled Entwined and snarled Not unlike life’s defenses When we feel jarred. The spark precious Lovingly tenuous … Continue reading POEM | Floral Prettiness
Topical, especially given Ron Corso, my Unearthing Ideas colleague, frequently questioning this of himself. We doubt he will however, as Simon says in his article republished below, “Academic work becomes rapidly vocational. You quickly realise that you live to work, … Continue reading Can, or rather do, academics ever retire?
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
How to be a healthy user of social media Peggy Kern, University of Melbourne We can learn a lot about people through how they use social media. For example, Twitter language can be used to predict the risk of dying … Continue reading Republished; How to be a healthy user of social media
Great article wrap up 2016, the year that was: Arts and Culture Suzy Freeman-Greene, The Conversation 2016 was not a good year to be a famous male musician. In January, David Bowie died at just 69. He was mourned by … Continue reading Republished; 2016, the year that was: Arts and Culture