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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Seniors: Love later life

If you’re seeking help to live your best life at any age, check out this special feature showcasing businesses and services in the Canberra region that particularly cater to the wants and needs of seniors.

‘Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art.’ – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec


Arthritis ACT assists with pain management

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From sports injuries to chronic pain conditions including arthritis, neuropathic pain and osteoporosis, the team at Arthritis ACT are here to help.

With thorough consultations either in their offices in Bruce or Pearce or they can come to you, Arthritis ACT will help you set goals and achieve them.

As pain management specialists, Arthritis ACT will treat you as an individual, listen, provide support, and tailor a program to suit your individual requirements.

They provide a wide range of practical support in physiology, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy and group exercise classes.

A dietician can help you take weight off, reduce inflammatory food intake and check your gut health.

The government-funded charity provides low-cost services and work with NDIS clients and concession holders.

Arthritis ACT treats clients holistically and provides education seminars and small conversation groups for people with a lived experience of pain.


Keep your affairs in order with BAL Lawyers

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The Estates and Estate Planning Team at BAL Lawyers know how important it is to have  your affairs in order. A good estate plan comprises a well drafted Will and Enduring Power of Attorney, and often warrants a review of superannuation deeds and aged care agreements. Whatever your estate planning needs, the experienced team can work with you. The team has multiple practitioners with over 40 years in the industry, so you can trust BAL to ensure your affairs are in order. Priding themselves on their client-focused approach, the team thrives in maintaining the good reputation that comes with the name Bradley Allen Love. If you’re looking for an experienced practitioner, whether for your personal affairs or as an executor, contact the team at BAL.

Contact the Estates and Estate Planning Team at BAL on 6274 0802 or visit www.ballawyers.com.au for more information.


Health Plus GP for your regular health needs

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With its GP-led collaborative outreach service, Health Plus’s ROMS (Residential Outreach Medical Service) program offers high quality, holistic ongoing medical care, and peace of mind to aged care residents and their families.

The multi-disciplinary healthcare provider delivers convenience, comfort, and safety as they work one-on-one with their clients to assess their condition, set goals, and create and manage a plan that works for them.

The weekly visits are fully covered by Medicare and begin with a detailed health assessment, medication review and recommended action plan.

The Health Plus team understands the barriers that aged care residents face in accessing prompt and out-of-hours medical care and has launched ROMS to fill this service gap.

Call Health Plus on 02 6109 9320 for more information or to enrol in the ROMS program.


Braidwood: the perfect place to retire

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Secure  –  Healthy  –  Fun

Summerfield Estate in the NSW country town of Braidwood is the perfect place to retire, with lush, green rolling hills and fresh country air. In fact, some say it’s Australia’s best location to kick back, relax and enjoy retirement.  

The over 55s community of 56 designer villas, conveniently located between Canberra and the Coast, features spacious, freehold three-bed, two-bath, two-car homes as well as key facilities that have already been built – think a club house, indoor heated pool, arts and crafts hub and a community garden.

And, if you want peace of mind and the knowledge you’ll have access to healthcare when you need it, Summerfield Estate is adjacent to the new Braidwood Hospital (MPS), which commenced operations in August. The MPS integrates community health services, a 37-bed aged care wing,

emergency and acute services to provide flexible health care to the community. 

At half the price of Sydney and two-thirds the price of Canberra, Summerfield presents extraordinary value with luxury, freehold homes with no exit fees for less than $600,000. 

Contact Jane on 0400 472 577 for more information.


Your Happy Feet: Happy by name and by nature

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You might not expect podiatrists to be cheerful about their work, given all the feet, but Charlie Reynolds and Ben Haggett certainly are.

“It’s enjoyable,” says Ben. “You can have a patient limp in with a lot of pain and after 20 minutes, they walk out with that pain substantially reduced.”

“It can be a simple fix, or it can take six months to learn what’s going on and create an orthotic that’s brilliant so they can walk properly,” Charlie adds.

The duo met while studying in Newcastle, becoming firm friends as well as colleagues.

Over the years they have handled some complicated cases: “A regular patient came in for general nail care,” says Charlie. “I could see one leg was slightly swollen … so I did some vascular testing. We established that she had poor circulation, so I walked down the corridor to the Ochre Medical Centre, got her an immediate appointment and it turned out she had a DVT leg clot that needed acute care from the doctor and then in hospital. That’s the benefit of us being in an integrated health hub.”

Your Happy Feet, Ochre Health’s Kippax Health Hub, 76-80 Hardwick Crescent, Holt.

T: 6133 9654


Live life with Higher Function

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At Higher Function Physio & Pilates in Canberra City, our physiotherapists and exercise physiologists (EP) determine the cause of your physical problems and prescribe specific evidence-based therapeutic exercises to treat them. We keep up to date with the latest scientific research and incorporate new advances into our clinical exercise classes, claimable through most private health funds. We do a full musculoskeletal assessment, provide manual therapy and exercise treatment, and prescribe self-management strategies. We offer small group clinical exercise classes (formerly called clinical Pilates) taught by our physios and EPs. Classes include Matwork and Reformer classes and our popular GLA:D classes for hip and knee osteoarthritis.

23 Petrie Plaza, Canberra City ACT 2601


Just Better Care Canberra & South Coast

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Just Better Care Canberra & South Coast are your local, reliable team of dedicated support professionals providing aged care and disability support services, enriching the lives of our customers.

With a new Ownership and Management team, our Community Support Professionals work closely with local NDIS and aged care bodies and are well connected to the local community and allied health professionals. We take the time to really get to know our customers and consider our approach highly tailored to the specific needs of our customers.

We pride ourselves on being straightforward and transparent with our pricing too so you can have peace of mind.

To find out more about Just Better Care, visit justbettercare.com/canberra or call 02 6280 4070.


This feature was created in partnership with these businesses. For more information on sponsored partnerships, click here.