Category Archives: Elderly

Smart ways to leave farming

by Ted O’Kane, Goulburn DPI Rural Resilience Officer. As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual. Respected Monaro grazier and cattle breeder, Howard Charles, cites a number of logical reasons for ‘half retiring’ and leasing his property but admits that if it were … Continue reading

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Money: Life transitions and your finances

By Jo Stephens, Financial Adviser.  As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual Life is ever-changing. During our lifetime many aspects of our lives will change, bringing highs and lows of certainty and uncertainty, comfort and fear of the unknown. There are many … Continue reading

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4 days left to nominate your Hidden Treasure!

Have you nominated your Hidden Treasure yet? There are only FOUR days left to nominate a Hidden Treasure from your community. Volunteers are so important to our regions. They contribute over $5 billion annually to NSW and without them many … Continue reading

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What rural women are saying

To better understand the current challenges impacting rural women, NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) Rural Women’s Network (RWN) engaged directly with 350 women at the 2015 NSW Rural Women’s Gathering at Glen Innes. Over the Gathering weekend women … Continue reading

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SUPPORT A MATE

Support a mate is about helping farmers, their families and rural communities through tough times such as drought. Support A Mate Rural Outreach is about helping connect farmers, their families and rural communities to support services and a regular outreach … Continue reading

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Anxiety: Learn, think, do

‘Anxiety: learn, think, do’ With 32% of women in Australia experiencing anxiety over their lifetime, Jean Hailes is proud to have partnered with MLC Community Foundation to develop this innovative evidence-based online resource aimed at preventing common mental health problems … Continue reading

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Rebecca Sullivan – Dirty Girl Kitchen: Safeguarding granny skills

As featured in The Country Web  Number 59 Spring 2013 edition. Rebecca Sullivan is a self-taught cook and has worked with some of the world’s best producers, environmental academics, activists, chefs and restaurants as an ecoagronomist, activist, sustainable food writer, urban farmer and … Continue reading

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Men’s Matters with Greg Millan – Depression: Don’t go it alone

As featured in The Country Web  Number 59 Spring 2013 edition. A lot of men can think that depression and anxiety are signs of personal weaknesses but they are serious medical disorders just like heart disease or gout. They can darken … Continue reading

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Time’s running out to nominate your hidden treasure!

Nominating a rural woman for the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a great way to celebrate rural women from across NSW who give so much of their time to improving our communities and neighbourhoods. You can nominate a friend, family … Continue reading

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The Whiddon Group – Helping Older People Live Independently

As featured in The Country Web Number 58 Autumn 2013 edition.  Older people are generally happier, healthier and more connected to their communities when they continue to live in their own homes. Most want to delay entry to a retirement … Continue reading

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