The Village Roses

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Anderson If the Covid Pandemic has taught us anything, it is that happiness, mental wellbeing and quality of life is not found in wealth, social status or even in the office, but in deep connection with family, friends and … Continue reading The Village Roses

Caring for Our Elders

I don’t know where the last two months have gone. October and most of November have just flown by taking all my good blogging intentions with them. 2022 is feeling a little like 2020. Remember 2020? The first Covid year. At the end of 2020 we were so glad to get to the end of … Continue reading Caring for Our Elders

Carers Week 2021 – Millions of Reasons to Care

“Carers are an essential part of our health system. They are the foundation of our aged, disability, palliative, and community care systems.” Every year 2.65 million Australian carers perform 2.2 billion hours of unpaid care. There are many reasons why a person may become a carer - disability, mental illness, chronic conditions, terminal illness and … Continue reading Carers Week 2021 – Millions of Reasons to Care

Living with Dignity

Today, December 3rd, is the International Day of People with Disability. It is an annual event designed to “increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.” Each year there is a specific theme, and this year, quite appropriately, it is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible … Continue reading Living with Dignity