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From art to astrophysics: The 8 best online course platforms in 2021

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Did you take advantage of the online classes boom during the pandemic? Ever wanted to learn embroidery? Interior design? Digital marketing? How about sitting in on a whole Harvard course, or taking conservation advice from Jane Goodall? Thanks to the events of 2020, there’s now a vast range of online learning platforms and classes. You… Continue reading From art to astrophysics: The 8 best online course platforms in 2021

Four Springboards to a Positive Retirement

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There is SO much open to you in retirement. It might not seem that way sometimes, but think about it: you’ve got the time. You’ve got the experience. All it takes now is some imagination and the right attitude to embrace a fulfilling retirement. Some things in particular make for a solid foundation to the… Continue reading Four Springboards to a Positive Retirement

Free education program to help improve dementia care

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Final Report highlighted dementia care and use of restrictive practices as areas for immediate attention. Residential aged care providers are encouraged to take part in a free dementia education program currently being delivered by NPS MedicineWise. The program is focused on person-centred care approaches and the role of… Continue reading Free education program to help improve dementia care

Six Ideas for Enjoying Social Isolation

If you’re in social isolation, you’re not alone. Let’s face it: things have changed for a while. Hand sanitiser (ahem, ‘sanny’) is now part of home décor around the world. Coughing is frowned upon. No-one blesses anyone when they sneeze. No-one. (Bless you) And we’re all looking for ways to enjoy the extra time inside.… Continue reading Six Ideas for Enjoying Social Isolation

How is GPT-4 being used to grow businesses?

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As an AI language model, ChatGPT can be used in various ways to grow businesses. Note that at the time of writing this article,the current version is GPT-4. Here are some examples: So, GPT-4 can be a valuable tool for businesses looking to grow and streamline their operations. By automating routine tasks and providing personalised… Continue reading How is GPT-4 being used to grow businesses?

How to Join A Women’s Shed

Women's sheds have teken off around Australia. Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Whether you’re looking for new skills, friendship, or a place to practice a hobby, women’s sheds around Australia have open doors for women of all ages. Here’s what you should know about women’s sheds, from how they work to how to find one near you. What are women’s sheds Like men’s sheds, women’s sheds meet… Continue reading How to Join A Women’s Shed

A hobby becomes a career: Tonya Trott is a furniture DIY expert

DIY furniture redecoration expert Tonya Trott loves being in her workshop.

Tonya Trott had a problem. It became an award-winning business. It was 2012 and Tonya and her husband had just moved to coastal NSW from country Victoria. They’d brought most of their country-style furniture with them. But it didn’t match their new home’s coastal surrounds, and that just wouldn’t do: Tonya, a qualified interior designer,… Continue reading A hobby becomes a career: Tonya Trott is a furniture DIY expert

World-first AI Avatar in dementia education set to improve care

Press Release: 6 May 2021 Dementia Australia has today launched a new immersive experience, Talk with Ted, designed to educate care workers to better communicate with and support people living with dementia. Talk with Ted uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to provide an online simulation of a typical communication experience between a care worker and someone… Continue reading World-first AI Avatar in dementia education set to improve care

12 Tips to Securing a Happy Retirement

Social security, financial stability, and good health are a big part of retirement. But there is so much more to retirement than meets the eye. Often, this next stage of life is met with a sense of foreboding or trepidation among most retirees in Australia. With the right planning for the future, securing a happy… Continue reading 12 Tips to Securing a Happy Retirement

Skilled Refugees Fill Staffing Demand at Aged Care Home

Princes Court's Mildura team celebrate their two new physiotherapists from Lebanon

Two refugees from Lebanon have joined a Mildura aged care home as full-time physiotherapists. The new staff members were hired through recruitment agency Talent Beyond Boundaries, which specialises in finding employers for skilled refugees and displaced people. Princes Court Homes CEO Jenny Garonne said having full-time onsite physiotherapists would mean better quality care for residents… Continue reading Skilled Refugees Fill Staffing Demand at Aged Care Home

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