Entries by Catherine Rickwood

How volunteering reduces depression, cardiovascular disease & more

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics nearly one-third of all Australians, that’s 4.4 million Australians, do voluntary work contributing 704.1 million hours of labour.  We know that remaining active and engaged in life is essential to living a long, happy, and healthy life.  However, who would have guessed that volunteering could provide these physical and […]

6 factors to consider so you can stay at home as you age

Whilst some of us are happy to move to a retirement village when we’re older it’s not for everyone.  I’m probably in this latter group.  However, a danger of remaining at home is loneliness and isolation and potentially poorer health.  Keep reading to learn what we need to consider to remain healthy and happy if […]