Entries by aletahowe

Federal Government urged to continue funding specialist problem gambling counsellors

Until the day they sat in front of a counsellor, Sue* had no idea about the extent of her husband’s gambling addiction. On top of a $73,000 credit card debt, he had used $70,000 from his self-managed super fund. What’s worse, they now faced the possibility of being prosecuted because Joshua* had breached superannuation law to fund his pokie […]

Balancing Act: How to Remain Active for Life

In the United States, one in three adults, aged 65 and older, falls each year. Falls can lead to a downward health spiral. Broken bones or other injuries knock your confidence, build a fear of falling, and undermine independence. But falls are not an inevitable part of aging. In fact, most falls can be prevented. […]