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Eating well and being physically active are important as you get older to help you stay healthy and strong.  This website includes key information about eating well and being physically active for older people.

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  • Get ready for summer heat 17 Jan 2020

    Hot weather may affect older people more than others. Many older people are at increased risk of becoming ill in hot weather due to living alone, taking certain medications or having chronic medical conditions. Find out how to get ready for summer here.

  • It’s smoky outside! What can I do? 07 Jan 2020

    If you are over 65, smoke from fires can harm your health by reducing the quality of the air you breathe. Here’s what you can do.

  • Physical Activity Programs 20 Dec 2019

    Are you keen to join a physical activity program but don’t know where to start, where to go or who to contact? Are you wanting to share your love for exercise with others or meet new people?

    Or do you know an older person who would benefit from seeing an exercise physiologist or exercise professional?

    Find out more about physical activity programs in Tasmania here.

  • Connecting with others this festive season 12 Dec 2019

    The festive season can be a lonely time of the year for many older people.

    If you know of an older person who may be feeling lonely during this time of year, here are a few ideas that may help lift their spirits.

  • Physical Activity Providers: who can help? 25 Nov 2019

    It can often be difficult to know where to go and who can help with physical activity. Here, we explain the roles of three key physical activity providers.

  • Seniors Week 16 Oct 2019

    This week is the 22nd annual Seniors Week. The theme for this year is ‘Connections’.  Find out more about Seniors week, how you can get involved and how to get older people connecting to their local communities.

  • Spring has sprung! 02 Oct 2019

    It’s that time of year when the days are starting to warm up and the flowers are in bloom. As we all start to defrost from the Tasmanian winter, we look ahead to what this new season brings.

  • Preventing Malnutrition 01 Oct 2019

    This week is Malnutrition Awareness Week.

    Malnutrition is a major health problem for older people. Do you know the warning signs?

  • Finger foods for dementia 16 Sep 2019

    This week is Dementia Action Week, which aims to raise awareness of dementia and the issues associated with it. People with dementia may struggle to eat well for many reasons.

  • Eating well on a budget 06 Aug 2019

    It can feel hard to eat well when you’re on a budget. Other things like bills or medicine can often take priority over groceries. Take a look at these ideas on how to be thrifty and still eat well.

  • Winter Warmer 19 Jun 2019

    Winter has arrived in Tassie! The days are shorter and the nights are cooler. Here, we take a look at the produce that is in season and how you can cook up your own winter feast.

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